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Bf 110 crashed in Roskilde Fjord 24/5 1940.
The aircraft belonged to ErgZGr Vaerloese and was coded ?
T/o ? Op: ?
The Bf 110 crashed into Roskilde Fjord about 1,8 kilometers north of “Kronprins
Frederiks” bridge near Frederikssund where it sank in 6 meters of water.
Pilot Leutnant Karl Kaiser left the aircraft by parachute, but this did not
deploy properly and Kaiser died when he hit the water surface. What happened to
the other crew member is not known.
Apparent the body of Leutnant Karl Kaiser was brought back to Germany
as he do not rest in Denmark.
Bordfunker Gefreiter Walter Steinhoff also perished. It is believed that
also he was brought back to Germany for burial as he do not rest in Denmark.
For some reason the Luftwaffe did not recover the aircraft
and in 1951 permission to do so was granted Mr. Chr. Petersen of Frederikssund
by the Danish Ministry of Defence.
Sources: AD, RL 2III/884, The Lighthouse directorate, Kartotek over tyske
soldater begravet udenfor Kbh, Rigsarkivet, LW-Kartei via Matti Salonen.
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