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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
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.
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