Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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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 fire.

The first to reach the burning wreckage were members of the Wehrmacht who pulled the crew of two from the wreck. One of the flyers was dead while the other was severely wounded and suffered from burns. He was treated by the Wehrmacht but died later on the same day.

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.

The crew were Pilot Obergefreiter Friedrich Beran and Engineer Obergefreiter Helmut Gries. 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.

 

 

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