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Ju 88A-4 serial number 2093 collided with Ju 88-4 serial
number 053 over Langå 28/3 1944.
The aircraft belonged 10/ KG 30 to and was coded 4D+NU and 4D+GU.
T/o Aalborg West. Op: Training.
All aircrafts of 10./ KG 30 were practising formation flying at 4000 metres when
4D+NU and 4D+GU collided between Langå and Jebjerg villages and both fell to the
ground at 14:30 hours.
4D+GU crashed north of Langå village killing three of the four man crew. When
Constable Carl Wilhelmsen arrived on the scene he found two crew members dead
inside the wreckage while one man was found in the filed about 50 metres from
the wreck with a unopened parachute. They were Pilot Unteroffizier Herbert
Michael, Navigator Obergefreiter Franz Geschwendter and Wop Helmuth Lindner.
The Engineer, who’s name is unknown to the author, had more luck.
He baled out but his parachute caught up with the tail of the Ju 88 when it
opened and he was pulled down with the aircraft. When the aircraft hit the
ground he and his chute was thrown back up in the air, and he eventually landed
He was of cause shaken, but when he had regained his senses, he borrowed a bicycle
and rode over to “Brogård” farm east of Gudenå river where he had seen Navigator
Obergefreiter Georg Holzhausen of 4D+NU land in some tall trees.
4D+NU crashed in a field near “ Solvang” farm. Pilot Gefreiter Hermann Grimm was
found death in the aircraft while Wop Obergefreiter Benjamin Seischab was found
dead a short distance away. He had bailed out at too low a altitude and had
fallen to his death.
Engineer Feldwebel Joachim Kühle saved his life by bailing out suffering only
from a broken finger. He landed safely in a field belonging to “Jebjerggård”
farm where he met a farmhand who took him to the farm. After a while he was
picked up by a German car, and was eventually taken to Aalborg West
Krankenrevier where his finger was treated.
Navigator Obergefreiter Georg Holzhausen had bailed out but his parachute had
been damaged and he fell rather fast and landed in some tall trees near
“Brogård” farm. He had broken both legs and had taken quite a beating when
landing in the trees. Police Constable Anker Mogensen had seen him fall and
together with the owner of “Brogård” farm and yet another bystander brought a
ladder to the place where Holzhausen had landed. They placed his parachute on
the ladder and Holzhausen on top of it and took him to the farm where the
farmer’s wife treated him with a glass of Cognac.
The engineer of 4D+NU arrived soon after.
Constable Mogensen had seen a flyer fall from the sky near “Solvang” farm, and
when an ambulance from “Zonen” arrived he and the Engineer drove to “Solvang”
They found Seischab lying dead in the field. His eyes were open, and the
engineer closed them and placed a small stone on each eyelid.
Holzhausen were taken to “Centralsygehuset” hospital in Randers for treatment
and stayed there for more than a month.
The wrecks in the Langå area was collected by personnel from
Flugzeugbergungstruppe 7./ XI of Fliegerhorst Grove. Both aircrafts was 100%
Those who died were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on ¼ 1944.
Sources: LBUK, JJ, WASt
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