Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 22/7-17
1941 Updated 28/1-18
1942 Updated 14/1-18
1943 Updated 15/2-18
1944 Updated 13/8-17
1945 Updated 13/3-17

1940 Updated 20/2-18
1941 New 15/2-18
1942 Updated 7/9-17
1943 Updated 13/10-16
1944 Updated 7/9-17
1945 Updated 30/5-17

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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 his body was retrieved from the lake on 28/8.

He was laid to rest in (Kirke) Værløse cemetery on 2/9-1940.
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.



                    (Jes Touvdal)


 (Marco Hansen)


Pilot Unteroffizier Günther Brandts funeral on 2/9-1940













On Heldengedenktag 1941 a detachment from Fliegerhorst Værløse visited the graves at Kirke Værløse cemetery.












Above pictures from funeral and heldengedenktag by Søren C. Flensted.

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


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