Airwar over Denmark

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Bf 109G emergency landed near Hesselbjerg 13/6 1943.


The aircraft belonged to III./ JG 54 and was coded Black 6.
T/o Oldenburg. Op: Attack on American bombers.


The pilot Leutnant Walter Bock emergency landed the Bf 109 near Hesselbjerg 15 kilometres south of Rudkøbing on the island of Langeland at 10:00 hours due to lack of fuel after air combat. The Bf 109 was apparently less than 10% damaged and the pilot was unharmed.

The aircraft was taken apart by the Luftwaffe and loaded on a railway wagon at Nordenbro railway station from where it was sent to Ofenerdiek near Oldenburg.
When it arrived it was clear that the canopy had been forced open during the transport and the Luftwaffe complained to the Danish government demanding that those involved should be found and punished.
An investigation was launched and it was found that the damage had been done by members of the Wehrmacht as it was common for guards to climb the wagons and get into the damaged aircrafts when the trains was parked in the railway stations.

 

 

 




Sources: LBUK, AS 25-77, KTI, Gerhard.

 

 

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