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Ju 88A-4 serial number 2167 collided with Ju 88 near Østervraa 4/6 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 11./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+HV.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Training.


Three Ju 88`s was practising formation flying in the area south of Østervraa. When the formation turned to one side 4D+IV turned in the opposite direction and cut the tail off 4D+HV and both aircrafts fell to the ground at 12:00 hours.

4D+HV started turning round and round as it now had no tail to stabilize it and no of the crew were able to bail out.

The tail fell between Skovfogedgaarden farm and St. Nejsum farm and the fuselage with the crew fell on the grounds belonging to St. Nejsom farm. The aircraft was a 100% loss.

Pilot Unteroffizier Hans-Jürgen Skopnik, Navigator Obergefreiter Karl.Heinz Müller, Wop Gefreiter Heinz-Günther Kaltenhausen and Air gunner Flieger Hans Sontopski were all laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 10/6 1943.

 

 


                (Brønden Lokalhistorisk arkiv)

 


                    (Brønden Lokalhistorisk arkiv)

 


 (Flemming Sørensen via Kystmuseet, Bangsbo fort)

 


 (Flemming Sørensen via Kystmuseet, Bangsbo fort)

 


 (Flemming Sørensen via Kystmuseet, Bangsbo fort)

 


 (Flemming Sørensen via Kystmuseet, Bangsbo fort)

 


 (Flemming Sørensen via Kystmuseet, Bangsbo fort)

 





Sources: RL 2 III/1190, WASt, LBUK, BF.

 

 

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