Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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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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