Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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BV 138 serial number 120 believed crashed in the Sea of Skagerak 22/8 1942.

The aircraft belonged to 1./ Küstenfliegergruppe 706 and was coded 6I+AH
T/o Aalborg. Op: Recce over the North Sea.

The BV 138 took off from Aalborg on a recce over the North Sea as far west as ½ degree west. When it did not return a search was launched but to no avail.
The aircraft is believed to have crashed in the sea of Skagerak or in the North Sea and was a 100% loss.

Pilot Feldwebel Wilhelm Kühl and 1. Engineer Feldwebel Mathias Gützloe has no known graves while Air gunner Gefreiter Erwin Ahrens today rest in Alfaset cemetery in Oslo, Norway.

Wop Gefreiter Max Kirmse was found on the west coast of Sweden near Ulän and was laid to rest in Ulän cemetery on 3/9 1942.
After the war his remains were moved to Kviberg cemetery in Göteborg, Sweden.
Navigator Oberleutnant Siegfried Schwarz was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 3/9 1942.

Sources: Wast, RL 2 III/762+1182, LWIS, BF, VDK.


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