Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Bf 109G emergency landed at Bredebro 24/2 1944.


The aircraft belonged to JG 302 and was coded ?
T/o ?. Op: Attack on American bombers.


At 16:30 hours Leutnant Günther Sinnecker belly landed his Bf 109 in a field belonging to Farmer Anders Friis of Nørre Vollum. Sinnecker had attacked B 17 serial number 42-31561 that crashed at Øster Højst but had been hit in the oil cooler by fire from the B 17 in the process.

Sinnecker was unharmed and asked the Danish police to guard the aircraft until the Wehrmacht would arrive. Sinnecker was billeted locally and treated with the best food and drinks. He was given a lot of food to take back with him and was in a privately owned car driven to the Danish-German border where he was met by a car from Schleswig.



Sources: LBUK, Report Tønder police, JJ.
 

 

 

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