Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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He 111 H2 serial nummer 2754 ditched in the Channel /North Sea 11/10 1940.

The aircraft belonged to 5./KG 1 and was coded V4+EW.
Take off Rosieres-en-Santerra. Operation: Kanal Feindflug.

The He 111 suffered from technical problems and ditched in the Sea near Gravelines, Calais at 03:30 hours.
Pilot Unteroffizier Erich Linke died while the rest of the crew survived. On 25/11-1940 his remains was washed ashore on the Danish west coast near Lyngby south of Hanstholm. He was taken to Aalborg where he was buried on 30/11-40 as an unknown soldier. Later he was identified due to his Dog tag.

It should be noted that the grave stone gives 25/11-40 as the date of death. That must however be the day his body was found washed ashore. This was common practice by the Germans.



Sources: RL III 752, Jørn Junker, Michael Balls, Aalborg cemetery register, Namenbuch, Steve Roberts.



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