Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 21/7-20
1941 Updated 28/4-22
1942 Updated 26/2-22
1943 Updated 19/12-21
1944 Updated 18/2-22
1945 Updated 22/3-22

1940 Updated 16/4-22
1941 New 23/7-21
1942 Updated 3/2-22
1943 Updated 14/3-22
1944 Updated 2/4-22
1945 Updated 16/8-21

Books  New Book by Steve Smith

Search this site by entering search words:

powered by FreeFind

Ju 87R serial number 5840 crashed north of Fliegerhorst Aalborg West 4/9 1943.

The aircraft belonged to II/ LLG 1 and was coded ?
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Flight to Stavanger.

Pilot Leutnant Elfried Eichhoff and Wop Gefreiter Gerhard Köhler took off from Fliegerhorst Aalborg West with a fully loaded DFS 237 glider in tow.
The purpose was to tow it to Stavanger in Norway where it should demonstrate a glider assault. The Ju 87 stalled shortly after take off and at 13:10 hours crashed in a field belonging to Farmer Røn of Vadum killing Leutnant Eichhoff outright and severely wounding Gefreiter Köhler.

Köhler was taken to Luftwaffe Lazarett Aalborg where he died on 6/9.
On 13/9 1943 both Eichhoff and Köhler was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery.

The Ju 87 was 90% damaged.

The pilot of the glider reacted quickly when the JU 87 stalled, and let go of the tow wire and landed safe in a field belonging to Farmer Therp a little southwest of the crash site.

Sources: RL 2 III/1193, LBUK, JJ.


Back to 1943

Top of page
Top of page


  Copyright  ©  Søren C. Flensted 2004 - 2022