Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 109G-6 Werknummer 165103 crashed near Hals 7/11-1944

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

The squadron was on a training flight in the morning at 08:15 hrs when Student Pilot Feldwebel Heribert Kersten lost control over his Bf 109G when passing through clouds and fell out of the formation. Apparently he regained some sort of control and tried to emergency land the aircraft in a field near Hals Nørreskov wood. He failed and the aircraft ploughed through approximately 100 metres of trees.
The Bf 109G was a total wreck and Feldwebel Heribert Kersten died.
A recovery team from Aalborg arrived and the body was recovered from the wreck and placed in a barn at Farmer Basberg`s farm next to the wood.
Two of his comrades were detached to guard the body during the night and to look after the wreckage.
They however spent most of the night in the warmer farmhouse with the Basberg family.

Heribert Kersten was taken to Frederikshavn the next day.

Feldwebel Heribert Kersten was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 14/11-1944 11:00 hrs.


   (Flemming Hansen)





 Sources: NVM via Matti Salonen , Kirketjenesten RA , Instructor Unterofizier Manfred Wimpff via Helme,


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