Airwar over Denmark

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He 115c werknummer 2411 crashed into Aalbæk Bugt bay 3/5 1940.

The aircraft belonged to 1./ Kü.Fl.Gr.906 and was coded ?
T/O Aalborg See. Op: Escort for conwoy Jaguar.


At 06:15 hrs the He 115 crashed into the Aalbæk Bugt bay due to Pilot Obergefreiter Sebastian Hanslmeier being exhausted.
The He 115 was a 100% loss but the German Kriegsmarine managed to rescue Hanslmeier and W/Op Gefreiter Harry Schönherr.
Schönherr suffered from extravasations on the left leg while Hanslmeier suffered from the same thing on his left foot and from a broken nose. He was taken to the lazarett in Aalborg for treatment.
The body of Navigator Leutnant zur See Siegfried Tautenhahn was found washed in at the harbour of Halmsted, Sweden. He was laid to rest in Halmstad cemetery on Sunday 14/7 1940. In 1966 he was transferred to Pålsjö cemetery in Helsingborg.

 

 

Halland newspaper 15/7 1940 via Dieter Friedrich.

 


  (Dieter Friedrich)

 



Sources: RM 35 I/64 via Jens Andersen, RL 2 III/884, WASt, Matti Salonen, Dieter Friedrich.


 

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