Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Four German sail planes destroyed by fire near Lønstrup 24/6 1943.


The aircrafts belonged to Fl.Pl.Kdo. A 7/XI and was coded ?
T/o NA Op: NA.


Grunau-Baby serial number 125, 10429, 2305 and Kranish serial number 624 was 100% destroyed due to a fire, as was a Danish owned sail plane.

The fire in the hangar that was owned by “Dansk Svæveflyveunion” was observed at 02:30 hours in the morning. Luftwaffe had rented the hangar that was located near Maarup old church and used it to hangar three single seat and one double seat sail planes used for training. A team of Luftwaffe soldiers had been training on 23/6 and had just left for Frederikshavn in the evening.
The hangar was therefore unmanned as it was only used when the weather was fit for sail flying.

When the Danish police searched the tomb it became clear that the fire had been started on purpose as the remains of a fire was found next to the Kranish.
The Danish police investigated the matter but those responsibly for the fire were never caught.

 


                            (Rigsarkivet)




Sources: RL 2 III/775, AS 43-236.

 

 

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