Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bv 138C serial number 310114 emergency landed near København 21/7 1942.

The aircraft belonged to Flieger Erg. Gruppe (See) Kamp and was coded 6H+OH
T/o ? Op: Feindflug.

The Bv 138 was on a operational flight when it suffered from engine failure. Pilot Oberfeldwebel Helmuth Feldmann made an emergency landing in the Øresund at 14:15 hours but the aircraft was a 100% loss and the whole crew were wounded.
Feldmann, Navigator Leutnant Helmuth Mruck, Radio operator Feldwebel Willi Eck, Engineer Unteroffizier Otto Beldner and Air gunner Obergefreiter Josef Leirich were all rescued.

When the accident happened 500 metres north of Flakfortet the ship “Kongedybet” with crew from “Flakfortet” set out and Marine Obergefreiter Büttner managed to save Leutnant Mruck from drowning risking his own life. They also picked up two more flyers while the remaining two flyers were rescued by a seaplane.


Sources: AD, RL 2 III/773, Axel Kleckers.


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