Airwar over Denmark

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Bf 109G-2 serial number 14037 crashed near Jonstrup 10/4 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 2./ JG 5 and was coded +3 (Schwarz)
T/o Værløse. Op: Training.

At 16:28 hours Pilot Feldwebel Hainz Graupner lost speed when banking the Bf 109 sharply and stalled and eventually crashed in a field near Jonstrup Vang forest not far from Fliegerhorst Værløse.

The aircraft buried its nose in the ground and formed a Fliegerkreuz. The plane did not catch fire even though smoke rose from the wreck.

Two young girls from nearby farms ran over to the aircraft only to realize that the pilot was dead as his head had been crushed.

A number of local people including the local village constable Poulsen gathered in the field but soon members of the Luftwaffe arrived and told the people to leave.

The soldiers retrieved Graupner from the wreckage and placed the body on a truck and took it to Fliegerhorst Værløse.

The Luftwaffe placed guards by the Bf 109 that was a 100 % loss. They were billeted in a scout cabin by the wood. Only several days later did a crew arrive and removed the wreckage.

Feldwebel Heinz Graupner now rest in København Vestre cemetery.

 

Sources: LBUK, WASt, RL 2 III/1188, Account by Solvejg Persson and Lise Hededam via Værløse Lokal arkiv.
 

 

 

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