Airwar over Denmark

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Ju 88A-4 serial number 1738 crashed near Dokkedal 14/7 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 12./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+DW.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Bombing practice.


After having dropped their concrete practice bombs on the practice range on the beach north of Dokkedal early in the evening Pilot Unteroffizier Josef Görlich pulled up too late and hit the ground north of the observation bunker at 19:45 hours.

The Ju 88 broke up and the wreckage continued across a meadow and through a windbreak belt. The tail section ended up in a nearby gravel pit while one of the engines hit and destroyed the privy belonging to the smallholders farm at Dokkedalvej road number 91. Luckily this was not occupied at the time.
The wreckage was spread over a wide area and a fire started in the heather. The crew were thrown clear of the wreck and was found death by the people living on the nearby farms. The JU 88 was a 100% loss.

The death bodies of Pilot Unteroffizier Josef Görlich, Navigator Gefreiter Karl Karner, Wop Unteroffizier Karl Riegel and Air gunner Obergefreiter Hermann Bauer were collected by the Luftwaffe and were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 21/7 1943 at 13:00 hours.

 


(Horst Jeckel)

 


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Wop Unteroffizier Karl Riegel

 


(Flemming Hansen)

 


(Flemming Hansen)



Sources: RL 2 III/1191, WASt, LBUK.
 

 

 

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