Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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He 111H-5 serial number 3764 crash landed near Aalborg 5/2 1941.

The aircraft belonged to Stab. / KG 26 and was coded ?
T/o Aalborg West ? Op: Training

The aircraft made a belly landing north of “Brøndumgård” farm just northwest of Store Brøndum south of Aalborg due to engine failure.
It approached Store Brøndum from the south and belly landed in a frozen field. It skidded over several fields and had metres of barber wire trailing it when it stopped. The belly of the fuselage had been badly damaged by the frozen earth and the aircraft was reported to have been 35% damaged.

The crew was reported to be unharmed, but it seems that the pilot suffered from a sprained thumb.

A team from Fliegerhorst Aalborg arrived and took the aircraft apart and transported it to Aalborg. While the work was in process, the team were billeted at the nearby farms.
A civilian aircraft specialist named Arthur Mitschell was billeted in the local co-op.

Sources: RL 2 III/753+1176.



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