Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ju 88C-6 serial number 360308 ditched in the North Sea off Hanstholm 19/3 1943.

The aircraft belonged to 11./ NJG 3 and was coded D5+EW.
T/o Grove. Op: Feindflug.

The night fighter was ditched in Pl.Q. 8879c which is in the North Sea off Hanstholm.
The aircraft sank and was a 100% loss a the crew drowned.

Pilot Oberleutnant Erhard Hösel and Wop Obergefreiter Alfons Kaffl was found washed ashore near Thyborøn and was laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 23/3 1943 with a German field priest officiating at the graveside ceremony.

Engineer Oberfeldwebel Paul Keyer has no known grave.



Sources: RL 2 III/1187, BL, KLe, WASt.



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