Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Ar 96B serial number 4213 crashed in Tofte skov  9/11 1944.

The aircraft belonged to 1./ JG 102 and was coded ?
T/o Aalborg Ost.  Op: Training.

Student pilots Gefreiter Werner Kubitza and Gefreiter Johannes Wirts were practising instrument flying in the Aalborg area when the Arado Ar 96B crashed for unknown reason in the Tofte Skov forest between Øster Hurup and Dokkedal.

The aircraft was found by Forester Laurits Jacobsen standing tail up/nose down in the ground in Kragelundsmarken field. Both pilots were death. The local German garrison at Knarmov Gaarde was informed and soldiers were dispatched to guard the wreckage. Later on the same day a truck and other cars arrived. The aircraft was dismantled and was along with the death flyers taken to Aalborg.

The flyer were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 21/11 1944.
The aircraft was a 100% loss.


Sources: Former Flying Instuctor Feldwebel Adolf Kuzel. Frode Jacobsen, Kirketjenesten.


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