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Bf 109G-6 serial number 163716 collided with another Bf 109G-6 north of Fliegerhorst Aalborg West 18/10 1944.


The aircraft belonged to 3./ JG 102 and was coded KL+FD.
T/o Aalborg Ost.  Op: Training.


It was early in the afternoon when Feldwebel Karl Bodek approached Aalborg from the north at 500 metres. When  over the farm „Nielsminde“ near Vadum he collided with a Bf 109 G-6 of 3./JG 102 and his Bf 109 lost the tail.
Bodek bailed out but his parachute did not deploy properly and he fell to his death northwest of „Bjørumgård“ farm.
The Bf 109 was a total loss.
Feldwebel Karl Bodek was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 21/10 1944.
 
It is believed that the BF 109 G-6 involved in  the collision crashlanded at „Gelsiggård“ farm in Hvorup. It ended up in a plantation and burned. The location has however not been confirmed from official sources.


 
Sources: BF, WASt via JJ.

 

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