Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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FW 44 Werk nummer 2966 crashed near Avnø 16/4-1941.

The aircraft belonged to Sch./Fl.Ausb.Rgt.42 and was coded CO+CJ
T/o Avnø   OP: Training flight

Two FW 44 aircrafts were practizing “Ziel-Landeflug” when they at 18:18 hours collided when flying at 1200 meters. Both crashed to the ground and both pilots died.

The aircraft burned and Gefreiter Rudolf Kühn suffered from severe burns. His body was taken to Copenhagen where he was laid to rest in Bispebjerg cemetery on 19/4 at 11:00 hrs. The ceremony took place from the Eastern chapel.

NOTE: According to RL 2 III/770 this crash is recorded as in Neustadt-Gleve, but as the pilots rest in Denmark that is highly unlikely.

NOTE: On the Kriegsgräberfürsorge headstone at Vestre Cemetery the date of death reads 16-3-1941.

 


  (Marco Hansen)

Coffins in a hangar at Avnø

 


  (Flemming Hansen)

 

Sources: København cemetery protocol / RL 2 III/770, WaSt, Jørn Junker.

 

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