Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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V 1 landed near Bodelsker on the island of Bornholm 22/8 1943.

The aircraft belonged to Luftwaffe in Peenemünde and was coded NA
T/o: From a He 111. Op: Testing.

The V 1 was fired from a He 111 for testing purpose and landed two kilometres west northwest of Bodilsker church at 13:05 hours. The yellow painted V 1 touched down in a grass field and bounced across a small road to end up in a turnips field belonging to Klippedam farm owned by Farmer Svend Å. Kofoed,.
This was reported to the police in Nexø and Constable Johs. Hansen and Explosive expert Leutenant Captain Hasager Christiansen prepared to drive to the location. Not until they were ready to go did Hansen inform the Wehrmacht as was his duty.
This gave them a 15 minutes advantage to the Germans which was used to take several pictures of the V 1 and to put down a very detailed description in writing.
By 15:00 hours the wreck had been removed by the Wehrmacht
This material was soon after sent to London via Sweden.

Note: The V 1 flew all the way to Bornholm instead of crashing in the Baltic Sea due to having had added too much fuel.

Sources: LBUK, AS 18-214, “Bornholmske Samlinger” 1976, RL 36/66 via JJ.


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