Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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He 115C serial number 2771 crashed near København 5/5 1944.

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 the fire.

Pilot Unteroffizier Hans Bussewitz died from the crash while Navigator Unteroffizier Herbert Weichhaus was wounded. Two more crew members were unharmed.
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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