Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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He 111P-3 serial number 2444 crashed near Dragør 21/12 1942.

The aircraft belonged to Blindflugschule 4 and was coded BA+NX.
T/o Kastrup. Op: Training.

The aircraft ran out of fuel and at 21:14 hours a emergency landing was attempted. The aircraft hit the ground at a steep angle and crashed near Nordre Dragørvej road and burst into flames killing the crew of seven.


                 (Paul Brygger via Ib Lødsen)

They were Flying instructor Unteroffizier Werner Aus dem Bruch, Wop instructor Unteroffizier Remigius Trausner, Engineer feldwebel Simon Statz, Student pilot Feldwebel Otto Picker, Student pilot Feldwebel Heinz Tangemann, Student Wop Unteroffizier Albert Knörr and Student Wop Gefreiter Willi Leuker.
They were all laid to rest in København Bispebjerg cemetry on 29/12 at 11:00 hrs. The ceremony took place from the Eastern Chapel. On 21/3 1944 their remains were transfered to København Vestre cemetery.


                  (Henrik Olsen)


Sources: WaSt, LBUK, RL 2 III/ 774.


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