Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ju W 34 serial number 993 crashed by Fasterholt 5/8 1944.

The aircraft belonged to 7./ NJG 1and was coded ?
T/o Fliegerhorst Grove. Op: Transfer flight.

Oberfähnrich Günter Hechtel and Prüfer Paul Müller was on a transfer flight in the summer evening.

The plane was seen flying over Fasterholt and the engine was hear running rough.

Three red flares was fired from the plane that continued along the railroad south of Fasterholt towards Brande.

Apparently Hechtel tried to land at Flø moor in the weak evening light but mismanaged and crashed instead at 22:20 hrs.

The aircraft broke up but no fire started. The two crew member had been thrown clear of the wreckage and was found death from their injuries by local people.

The Luftwaffe only arrived on the scene at noon on the next day and collected the bodies and the wreckage.

The bodies was brought to Fliegerhorst Grove and later to Esbjerg where they were laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery on 10/8 1944.




Sources: WASt, BE, Hans Jensen Lemvig.



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