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Ju 88A-1 serial number 3103 crashed at Kraghede 26/8 1940.
The aircraft belonged to 6./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+FH
T/o Grove. Op: Attack on conwoy HX.65A.
When returning from England Leutnant Günter Kiessner apparently lost his
bearings, and due to low fuel he tried an emergency landing at Kraghede at 23:50
The landing took place near the farm “Vester Kraghede”. The Ju 88 approached
from northwest and touched down in a potato field from which it continued for
another 175 metres before it hit a 2,50 metre height rise in the terrain and
The engines were found further 150 metres ahead, one having hit and killed a
horse while the other had damaged a house.
The wreckage was spread over a 2500 square metres area, and among it were found
the four dead crew members.
Pilot Leutnant Günter Kiessner, Wop Unteroffizier Helmut Schulz, Air Gnr. Gefreiter Max
Stange and Bombardier Unteroffizier Alfred Müllich were laid to rest in
Lindholm cemetery on 29/8 1940 and Field Priest Vorrat of Hamburg officiated at
the graveside ceremony.
In the late sixties their remains were transferred to the German cemetery in
Wop Unteroffizier Helmut Schulz
The graves in Lindholm cemetary
Underneath are the graves in Grove
Sources: WASt, RL 2 III/1174, Letter from W. Stahl, AD, Report Sæby police,
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