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He 115C serial number 2771 crashed near København 5/5
The aircraft belonged to Erg, Kü. Flg. St.and was coded ?
T/o København See. Op: Training.
The He 115 crashed into a shack in the “Kvintus” area of Refhaleøen island near
København in the morning. A fire started that also ignited a nearby peat store.
A combined effort by København fire brigade and German fire engines extinguished
Pilot Unteroffizier Hans Bussewitz died from the crash while Navigator
Unteroffizier Herbert Weichhaus was wounded. Two more crew members were
Bussewitz was laid to rest in København Vestre Cemetery on 8/5 at 11:00 hrs. The
ceremony took place from the Eastern Chapel.
Sources: UA, København Firebrigade protocol, Helme.
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