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Bf 109B serial number 391 crashed at Almind 23/10 1941.
The aircraft belonged to Jagdgruppe Drontheim (Jagdfl. Schule 3) and was coded ?
T/o Grove. Op: Training.
Apparently Student Pilot Gefreiter Hermann Beinkämper experienced a problem with
his aircraft and bailed out.
The Bf 109 crashed at 15:00 hours near the church
of Almind village nine kilometres southwest of Viborg and was a 100% loss.
Either he was too low when he bailed out or his parachute malfunctioned because
at 16:55 hours Beinkämper was found standing to his knees in a bog near
Snabegaarde about 1½ kilometres northeast from the crash site.
When Svend Fisker
found him he was still alive and mumbled a few words before he passed away.
Beinkämper was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 29/10 1941.
The canopy of the aircraft was found at Tolstrupgaard farm south of Almind about
2 kilometres to the southeast of the crash site.
Note: German reports states that the crash was due to Beinkämper having hit an
Sources: RL 2 III/771, LBUK, Svend Fisker.
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