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Ju 88A-4 serial number 1713 crashed into Vejle Fjord 18/5
The aircraft belonged to 3./ KG 26 and was coded KR+KQ.
T/o ?. Op: Navigation flight.
The Ju 88 was seen coming on fire from the north and ditch on the water of Vejle
Fjord near Tirsbæk beach. It hit the water 100-200 metres off shore and exploded
at 16:00 hours and sank on 6 metres of water.
A search for the crew was mounted and by the use of a anchor Fisher Arne
Lauersen managed to retrieve the body of a flyer and a fuel cell and land both
at Adolph Ustrups Boatbuilder`s yard in Bredballe.
The next day Fisher Krintel was hired to recover the wreckage from the Fjord.
When the fuselage was brought to Adolph Ustrup`s yard a flyer was found inside it.
Wop Unteroffizier Ewald Kampmeier and Air gunner Unteroffizier Heinrich
Vosskühler were taken to Esbjerg and were laid to rest in Fourfeld cemetery in
Esbjerg on 23/5 1944.
On 17/6 1944 at 21:00 hours Fisher Holger Hansen was on a evening stroll along
the Fjord near Rosenvold when he spotted some clothing and a nude death person
that was washed ashore. The body was identified as Navigator Unteroffizier
Günther Busse. He was laid to rest in Horsens Vestre cemetery on 23/6 1944. His
body was transferred to Gedhus cemetery after the war.
On 13/7 1945 a corpus dressed in a leather jacket was found near Brønsodde by
Fisher Johannes Jensen. The corpus was brought to the Chapel at Vejle hospital.
On the body was found a cigarette case and some German cigarettes.
The body was laid to rest in Bredballe cemetery as: a unknown body found in
Vejle fjord. Probably from a German aircraft. The remains were transferred to
Gedhus cemetery in the sixties.
It is believed by this author that it was in fact the remains of Pilot Feldwebel
Hubert Link that was found on 13/7 1945.
Sources: WASt, Bredballe and Horsens cemetery protocol, BE, LBUK, Vejle Amts
Folkeblad (Newspaper), Horsens police, Vejle police.
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