1939-1940 Updated 22/7-17
1941 Updated 28/1-18
1942 Updated 14/1-18
1943 Updated 25/6-18
1944 Updated 13/8-17
1945 Updated 28/4-18
1940 Updated 30/6-18
1941 Updated 8/7-18
1942 Updated 10/5-18
1943 Updated 9/7-18
1944 Updated 8/7-18
1945 New 31/5-18
Books New Book by Steve Smith
site by entering search words:
V 1 landed near Bodelsker on the island of Bornholm 22/8
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
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.
Back to 1943
Top of page