Airwar over Denmark

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Si 204D-1 serial number 321255 crashed into the Køge Bugt bay 22/11 1943.


The aircraft belonged to Flugzeug Führer Schule B 34 and was coded BH+FW.
T/o Kastrup. Op: Training.


The aircraft crashed into the Køge Bugt bay and was a 100% loss.
 
The crew of four were retrieved from the water and today rest in København Vestre cemetery.
They were Pilot Oberfeldwebel Emil Varklas, Wop Helmut Löbermann, Student Unteruffizier Werner Dulski and Student Unteroffizier Albert Krickmeier.

It is believed that one of them was found in the sea about 150 metres from the shore near Krudttaarn 3, Dragør on 28/11 at 08:05 hours.
On 29/11 two more crew members were found. One was found in the sea 30 metres off shore near Fælledvej-Hovedvej St. Magleby at 08:10 hours and the other was found washed ashore near Krudttaarn 4, St. Magleby almost at the same time. In all cases they were collected by The Luftwaffe.

Dulski, Löbermann and Krickmeir were laid to rest in København Bispebjerg Cemetery on 3/12 1943 at 10:00 hrs, the ceremony taking place from the Southern Chapel. On 22/3 1944 their remains were transferred to København Vestre Cemetery where also the grave of Varklas is found.



Sources: RL 2 III/777, WASt, VDK, BK, AS 22-97.
 

 

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