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He 111H-3 crashed in the Baltic off Møn 24/7 1940.
The aircraft belonged to 6./ KG 26 and was coded 1H+LP.
T/o Lübeck. Op: Training.
Leutnant Karros expierenced engine problems when over the Lille Bælt and looked
for a suitable place to land at the island of Møn. He found no place that
satisfied him and he started back towards Germany.
He was about 3 ½ miles
southeast of Klintholm harbour when the He 111 crashed.
Karros and two more of the crew managed to get out of the aircraft and were soon
picket up from the water by fisherman Frederik Hansen and his farther Skipper
Hans Christian Hansen in fishing vessel K1000.
On the way to shore they met the Danish patrol boat R8 and handed the Germans
Unteroffizier Leo Kasnitz and Gefreiter Ferdinand Köhling did not get out and
Köhling was found at Molen Lübecker Bucht bay and was laid to rest in Wiek
cemetery in Germany while Kassnitz have no known grave.
Sources: RL 2 III/1174, VDK, Report Stege police.
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