Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

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Bf 109G-5 serial number 27099 crashed by Fonnesbæk 21/5 1944.


The aircraft belonged to 10./ JG 11 and was coded White 18.
T/o Aalborg Ost. Op: Interception of Day Rangers.


When Aalborg was hit by Day Rangers consisting of two Mosquitos of 418 Squadron RCAF and 8 Mustangs of 19 Squadron Unteroffizier Wolfgang Schröder-Barkhausen took off in Bf 109G-5 coded White 18 and chased them south and caught up with the Rangers southeast of Herning. He attacked very aggressivly and collided with Mustang FX999 piloted by F/Lt Bird at 16:40 hours. The two aircrafts fell to the ground killing both pilots.

Schröder-Barkhausen was laid to rest in Esbjerg cemetery on 23/5 1944.

 

 



Sources: LBUK, WASt, BE, AIR 27/1821, AIR 28/169+366, AIR 50/146+10.
 

 

 

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