Airwar over Denmark

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Ju 88A-5/F serial number 746 crashed at the Faroe Islands 18/8 1941.


The aircraft belonged to 1.(F) Aufk. Gr. 120 and was coded A6+HH.
T/o Stavanger-Sola. Op: Armed recce of the Faroe Islands.


The Ju 88 hit the Lokki Mountain near the village of Norddeble due to heavy fog in the area. The aircraft was 100% destroyed and was together with the crew spread over a wide area.
The human remains were collected and taken to Norddeble for the Coroners inquest. This was performed on 20/8 and afterwards were what was determined to be at least three flyers laid to rest in a common grave at the cemetery at Norddeble a Bordö with Vicar Axel Carlsson officiating at the graveside ceremony

After a period of time the Vicar of Ore learned that there were still human remains to be found at the crash site, and he took upon himself to recover these. On 16/9 1941 these remains were laid to rest in the common grave.
 
The flyers were: Pilot Oberleutnant Walter Budden, Navigator Leutnant Bodo Möller, Wop Unteroffizier Herbert Rudolf Schlichting and Air Gnr. Feldwebel Adolf Kühne.

On 6/10 1967 the flyers were disinterred and were evacuated to the cemetery at Grove where they rest today.

 


                        (Via Sverri M. Johannesen)

 


                       (Via Sverri M. Johannesen)

 


      (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

Air Gnr. Feldwebel Adolf Kühne

 


      (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

Navigator Leutnant Bodo Möller

 


      (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

Pilot Oberleutnant Walter Budden

 


        (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)


Wop Unteroffizier Herbert Rudolf Schlichting

 


                 (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

Herbert Rudolf Schlichting Kreuz

 


                (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

 


                 (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)

 


                     (Via Olaf Berg Nielsen)
 

 



Sources: RL 2 III/755, VDK, Parish register Norderøernes østre Præstegæld.

 

 

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