1939-1940 Updated 21/7-20
1941 Updated 7/6-19
1942 Updated 29/11-20
1943 Updated 9/3-21
1944 New 23/3-20/Updated 22/2-21
1945 Updated 20/1-21
1940 Updated 9/3-21
1941 Updated 18/12-20
1942 Updated 10/5-18
1943 Updated 17/6-20
1944 New / Updated 7/2-21
1945 New 27/4-20
Books New Book by Steve Smith
site by entering search words:
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.
Back to 1943
Top of page