Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Bf 109E-7 serial number 3288 landed near Støvring 6/10 1941.


The aircraft belonged to Luftzeugamt Erding and was coded ?
T/o ? Op: ?


Gefreiter Ferdinand von Niekisch landed the Bf 109 wheels down in a field belonging to the farm located at Præstevej road 75, Støvring due to lack of fuel. The aircraft overturned and ended up lying on the back with the canopy closed and the pilot inside it.
 
Farmer Lars Elkær Busted who was ploughing nearby ran over to help, but moved back again when he saw the pilot waving a pistol.
The pilot used the pistol to break the canopy to be able to get out. The aircraft was 65% damaged and von Niekisch was slightly injured.

Lars took von Niekisch to his nearby farm “Bustedgaard” from where the flyer called Aalborg.
 
Soldiers from the garrison at Rebild soon arrived to guard the aircraft while von Niekisch was taken to Aalborg.
After a few days the Bf 109 was removed by the Luftwaffe.
 



Sources: RL 2 III/771.
 

 

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