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Do 217J-1 serial number 1328 emergency landed near Vilslev
The aircraft belonged to 4./ NJG 3 and was coded ?
T/o ? Op: Heimat.
Pilot Oberfeldwebel Karl Haisch emergency landed the Do 217 near Vilslev about 7
kilometres northwest of Ribe due to engine failure at approximately 17:00 hours.
The aircraft skidded along and broke through two small dikes before Engineer
Obergefreiter Adam Gerhardt was thrown out of the aircraft and ended up
underneath it when it came to a halt.
When the aircraft was moved it was found that Gerhardt was dead.
The aircraft was 85% damaged and Haisch and Wop Unteroffizier Erwin Bormann were
both lightly injured.
Obergefreiter Adam Gerhardt was laid to rest in Fourfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on
Sources: RL 2 III/ 763 +1183, LBUK, BE.
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