Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ju 88A-5 serial number 7117 crashed in the Channel 4/5-1941

The Ju 88 belonged to 6./KG 77 and was coded 3Z+FP.
Take off: Beauvais. Op: Belfast.

The aircraft was last heard from by radio when it was near the south coast of England. It crashed/ditched into the sea at 12:15 hrs and was a 100% loss.

Pilot Oblt Martin Baumann, Radio operator Fw Wilhelm Hopfer drowned and have no known graves.

Observer Ofw Karl Auernhammer was found washed ashore on Uggerby beach in Denmark, on 6/9-1941 and identified by a name tag in his shirt. He was laid to rest in Frederikshavn on 8/9 1941.

Gunner Oberfeldwebel Emmerich Schieting survived and was rescued by a ship and captured.

Note: The date of death given on Auernhammer`s grave stone is actually the day his body was found on Uggerby Beach.




Sources: RL III 1176, Jørn Junker, Steve Roberts, Michael Balls, Grave cards Frederikshavn, Auernhammer death certificate, Frederikshavn parish register.



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