Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Ju 52 serial number 7764 emergency landed near Frederiks 20/10 1943.


The aircraft belonged to Flugzeug Führer Schule B 34 and was coded ?
T/o ? Op: Training.


The aircraft was seen coming low from the southeast at 10:00 hours. It suffered from a fire in the centre engine and was emergency landed in a field belonging to Farmer Johansen of Benslehøj.
It passed underneath some high tension leads but hit a small dyke and lost one of its main wheels. Next it hit a wind mantle and a number of trees thus loosing speed. When it lay still a number of flyers hurried out of the burning aircraft bringing a injured pilot with them.

The flyers who were all injured to some degree were Pilot Oberfeldwebel Frans Rost, Engineer Unteroffizier Erich Budrass, Pilot Oberfeldwebel Willi Schwarze, Student Feldwebel Heinz Fabian, Student Oberfeldwebel Josef Schubert, Student Unteroffizier Alfons Kriesten and Student Unteroffizier Hans Nehaus.

The aircraft burned and was a 100% loss.
On 22/10 the remains of the aircraft hade been removed by the Luftwaffe and on 25/10 the area was inspected and cleared by the Danish authorities.



Sources: RL 2 III/777, LBUK.
 

 

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