Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Bf 109G-6 serial emergency landed on the island of Ærø 24/2 1944.


The aircraft belonged to II./ JG 11 and was coded ?
T/o ?. Op: Attack on American bombers.


The aircraft believed to be piloted by Gruppenkommandeur Major Günther Specht was seen twice to attack the bombers from below at approximately 16:00 hours. After this it dived and made a belly landing in the moor near Bro dairy.

Peter Rasmussen, who’s farther owned “Sognefogedgården” farm, was repairing fences in the moor when the Bf 109 landed. By help of gestures it was made clear to Peter that Specht wanted to use a telephone, but before they moved to Peters home, Wehrmacht soldiers from the barracks at Oldemark arrived and took Specht to the barracks.
They also guarded the Bf 109 until a Luftwaffe recovery team arrived under command of Wilhelm Schröder and with Willy Unger of Hammelev as second in command.


                             (Peter Rasmussen)

Wilhelm Schröder

 


                         (Peter Rasmussen)

Willy Unger



They placed rubber bags underneath the wings and pumped them full of air thereby lifting the aircraft. Next the wheels were lowered and the wings were removed. Peter Rasmussen used three horses to pull the Bf 109 over to “Sognefogedgården” farm where it was placed in the barn until it on 9/3 was loaded on a truck and taken away.

 


                        (Peter Rasmussen)

 


                         (Peter Rasmussen)

 


                        (Peter Rasmussen)

 


                       (Peter Rasmussen)

 


                        (Peter Rasmussen)

 



Sources: LBUK, JG 1/11.

 

 

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