Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ju 88D-1 serial number 1301 crashed at Hærup 20/9 1941.

The aircraft belonged to 1./ Küstenfliegergruppe 106 and was coded ?
T/o Barth Op: Training navigation.

The aircraft took off from Fliegerhorst Barth near Stralsund on a navigation training flight.
When it was over Hærup 15 kilometres southwest of Hobro the weather had become foggy and the Ju 88 was heard circling the area coming lower for each circle. At 17:30 hours it was too low and one wing touched a field belonging to Farmer Niels Jensen.
The aircraft cart wheeled across the field and “became smaller and smaller” while breaking up. One flyer was thrown out of the wreck while the rest remained inside the wreckage.
The Ju 88 was a 100% loss and the crew of four died.

Navigator Oberleutnant z. See Hans Helmut Thiele, Pilot Unteroffizier Otto Harbich, Wop Obergefreiter Hans-Joachim Freund and Student Pilot Gefreiter Heinz Schlegel were all laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 26/10 1941.

Sources: RL 2 III/755+1178, WASt, LBUK, BF.


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