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Ju 88A-4 serial number 2045 crashed near Brønderslev 31/8
The aircraft belonged to 10./ KG 30 and was coded 4D+GU.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Training.
The Ju 88 crashed at Kraghede about five kilometres southeast of Brønderslev at
17:00 hours when it unintentionally touched the ground and was 90% damaged.
The Wop was unharmed while Pilot Unteruffizier Rudi Mann, Navigator Karl
Rethorst and Air gunner Arthur Seefelder all suffered from damage to the head
and one of them a broken finger.
The aircraft “landed” in a field belonging to a farm at Wittenborgvej road 20.
The crew walked over to the local grocery store at Kraghedevej 215 and borrowed
the phone from Grocer Anker Jensen to call back to base.
A call was also made for Doctor Jensen of Sulsted who soon arrived and treated
After a while personnel arrived from Aalborg to guard the plane and the flyers
were taken to Krankenrevier Fliegerhorst Aalborg West.
The wreck was removed after about a week.
The German recovery crew taking a rest by the grocery store in
Sources: RL 2 III/1191, WASt, LBUK.
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