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Kl 35D serial number 2032 crashed near Oddesund 26/9 1943.
The aircraft belonged to Ld.Kdo.65 and was coded BG+SN.
T/o Rom. Op: Target for flak.
The Kl 35 had for some time been flying over the Oddesund bridge and Oddesund
when it at 10:30 hours crashed into a uninhabited small house at Oddesund South
belonging to Colstrup & Andersen of Holstebro. The Kl 35 and the house caught
The first to reach the burning wreckage were members of the Wehrmacht who pulled
the crew of two from the wreck. Obergefreiter Helmut Gries was found dead while
Pilot Obergefreiter Friedrich Beran was
severely wounded and suffered from a broken skull, damage to the brain, a broken
upper arm and other wounds along with burns. He was taken to the hospital in
Lemvig by the Wehrmacht, but
died a few hours after arrival.
When the Wehrmacht had pulled the crew from the
wreck they left the house to burn and the local police called for the fire
brigade from Lemvig to extinguish the fire.
A Field Priest officiated at the graveside ceremony when they were
laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 1/10 1943.
Sources: LBUK, WASt, RL 2 III/776, BL, KLe, Lemvig police report,
Sygehusberetninger for 1943, Ringkøbings Amtsråd.
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