Airwar over Denmark

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Ju 88A-7 serial number 5190 crashed in the sea near Grenå 11/8 1943.


The aircraft belonged to 13./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+DX.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Training.


The JU 88 was on a training flight when it at 15:25 hours unintentionally hit the water near Fornæs lighthouse 5 kilometres south of Grenå.
The aircraft crashed in the sea 100 metres off the beach and was a 100% loss.
 
Wop Gefreiter Gerhard Leyer was injured but made it ashore while Pilot Unteroffizier Rudolf Wölfle, Navigator Feldwebel Siegfried Stadermann and Air gunner Gefreiter Jacob Adler lost their lives. They were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 17/8 1943.


Sources: RL 2 III/1192, WASt, BF, LBUK.
 

 

 

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