Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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JU 88A-1 serial number 4033 ditched in the Arresø lake 26/8 1940.


The aircraft belonged to 6./ KG 30 and was coded ?
T/o Grove. Op: Attack on conwoy HX.65A.


When returning from England the pilot lost orientation and finally attempted a ditching at Arresø lake near Frederiksværk on the island of Sjælland.

Pilot Unteroffizier Günther Brandt did not survive and were laid to rest in Kirke Værløse cemetery.
On 27/6 1944 his remains were moved to København Vestre cemetery.

Bombardier Unteroffizier Felix Stäge, Wop Unteroffizier Alois Meisenhaimer and aircraft engineer Gefreiter Martin Schönenback all survived with minor injuries.

 


            (Søren C. Flensted)

 


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Pilot Unteroffizier Günther Brandts funeral 

 

Sources: RL 2 III/1174, WASt, AD.

 

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