Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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He 111H-4 crashed in the North Sea 15/8 1940.


The aircraft belonged to 8. / KG 26 and was coded ?
T/o Stavanger. Op: Attack on Dishforth.


During the attack 8./ KG 26 lost five aircrafts.

The body of Unteroffizier Karl Schlick from one of these was washed ashore at Grærup Strand beach on the morning of 11/10 1940.
It was found by Receiver of Wrecks Niels Harborg who brought it back to his farm in Grærup for identification. The body and what was found on it was on the same day handed over to the German Wehrmacht who brought the body to Flensburg where it was laid to rest in Flensburg-Am Fiedenshügel cemetery in Germany.




Sources: RL 2 III/1174,VDK, WASt, Report Varde police.

 

 

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