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FW 190A-2 serial number 2208 emergency landed near
Bindslev 15/9 1942.
The aircraft belonged to 10./ JG 5 and was coded Weisse 3
T/o Frederikshavn. Op: Heimat.
The FW 190 was seen over Sdr. Bindslev at 12:20 hours when Staffelkapitän
Oberleutnant Herbert Huppertz dropped the aircrafts canopy that fell in the
fields of Farmer Gunner Sørensen, Aasen.
About three minutes later Huppertz made an emergency belly landing in a field
belonging to Farmer Søren Sørensen of St. Mogensbæk farm due to engine failure.
It touched down in a turnips field and skidded on to the next field where the
aircraft came to a halt.
Huppertz had damaged his left leg and was bleeding from wounds on his head and
was found to be unconscious when Søren Sørensen along with his employees ran
over to the aircraft.
The flyers left leg was stuck in the cockpit but they managed to free him and
brought him to the farmhouse and called for Doctor Greisen of Bindslev.
Greisen arrived and dressed the wounds of the flyer who had now regained
consciousness. It appeared that Huppertz also suffered from concussion.
The Wehrmacht in Frederikshavn was called and at 13:30 hours a party arrived
with an ambulance and took Huppertz to the German hospital in Frederikshavn.
A number of soldiers from the German garrison in Sindal arrived to guard the FW
190 and billeted at St. Mogensbæk farm.
When darkness fell one soldier was guarding the aircraft and when Jens Sørensen
walked over towards him with a warm cup of coffee, he became nervous and warning
shots were fired. Only when his comrades joined him from the house did he calm
It took several days to dismantle and remove the aircraft that was 30% damaged.
Sources: RL 2 III/763+1183, AS 51-175, LBUK.
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