Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 110G-4 crashed in the sea of Skagerak 30/5 1943.

The aircraft belonged to 7./ NJG 3 and was coded D5+DR.
T/o Kastrup Op: Calibration flight for radar.

Pilot Unteroffizier Berg and crew member Oberfeldwebel Wirths took off from Fliegerhorst København – Kastrup at 14:05 hours for a calibration flight in the Skagerak for a radar station.
Wirths had his every day work as an Instructor at the Blindflugschule 4.

When the job was done they sighted an “English” fright ship and attacked this. The ship fired back with flak and the Bf 110 was hit and the engines stopped.

The aircraft was ditched in the Skagerak at 16:10 hours and the crew survived to be rescued after a long stay in the water. Oberfeldwebel Wirths was taken to the Lazarett Copenhagen where he stayed until 30/6.

Sources: Flugbuch Ofw Wirths via “Jet&Prop.



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