Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 110G-4serial number 5469 crashed in the North Sea 17/8 1943.

The aircraft belonged to12./ NJG 1 and was coded G9+EZ
T/o Leeuwarden. Op: Feindflug.

The Bf 110 was attacked and shot down by a Beaufighter of 141 Squadron RAF piloted by WC J. R. D. Braham about 40 kilometres north of Borkum.
Wop/Radar operator Unteroffizier Rudolf Dunger saved his life by means of parachute while Pilot Feldwebel Georg Kraft died.
His dead body was found washed ashore in Beach area no. 12 near Aargab on the morning of 21/9 by Keeper of Wrecks Jeppe Svingel.
The body was loaded on a horse carriage and taken to Svingel`s farm and the Danish police and the German guard at Hvide Sande was advised. They in turn advised the German Kommandantur in Ringkøbing and Unteroffizier Bahnsen promished to take care of the body.

Feldwebel Georg Kraft was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 27/9 1943.

The Bf 110 was a 100% loss.


Sources: WASt, “The Penemünde raid” by Mittlebrook, Report Ringkøbing Police, RL 2 III/1192, BE.



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