Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Ju 88A-5 serial number 6371 crashed into the North Sea 16/7 1941.


The aircraft belonged to 3. / Küstenfliegergruppe 606 and was coded 7T+FL.
T/o Lannion, France Op: Attack on convoy escorts off the English east coast.


The Ju 88 reported back to base at 23:40 hours that it had lost an engine due to loss of cooling liquid and would return to base.
At 00:04 a SOS was sent. After that nothing was heard. The aircraft is recorded as a 100% loss.

The dead body of Bombardier Unteroffizier Kurt Preuss was found washed ashore near Wittdün on the island of Amrum, Germany on 1/9 1941. He now rest at the Kriegsgräberstätte in Westerland on the German island of Sylt.

Wop Heinz Städer was found washed ashore near Klegod on the west coast of Jylland on 3/9 and was laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 6/9 1941. Reverend Bendsen of Lemvig officiated at the graveside ceremony.

The body of Pilot Feldwebel Erwin Reinhard was washed ashore near Wenningstedt on the German island of Sylt and now rest in Kriegsgräberstätte in Westerland.

On 5/9 1941 the body of Flight Engineer Unteroffizier Fritz Baumayer was found washed ashore at Kærgaard beach and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on the same day.

 

 

 


            (Martin Hahn)

 


            (Martin Hahn)

 




Sources: WASt, RL 2 III/754, BL, KLe, BE.
 

 

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