Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Bf 109G-14 serial number 464243 crashed near Mariager 14/1 1945

The aircraft belonged to JG 5 and was coded: No code issued.
T/o Værløse.  Op: Transfer flight.

Three Bf 109G`s were on a transfer flight from Fliegerhorst Værløse to Fliegerhorst Stavanger in Norway when northern Denmark became covered by fog.
The Bf 109G is believed to have tried to find a place to land when it at 15:30 hrs hit he ground at a fairly flat angle between “Bakkegaarden“ farm and Skødstrup skov forest. It bounced up again and came down again a couple of hundred meters from the farm and exploded. Germans that was billeted in Skødstrup village hall was informed by Svend Domino of „Bakkegaarden“ and soon arrived on the crash site.
The Bf 109 was a 100% loss and Pilot Gefreiter Alfons Kolbe died. He was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 22/1 1945.
Note: The communication within the German forces was not very good. Since German troops were seen on the site, Danish officials did not report the crash.
Neither did the German soldiers and the aircraft was later on the day listet as missing by Fluko Aalborg. Fluko asked the Danes if they had knowledge about it and thus was a report forwarded by Danish officials at 19:40 hrs.


                            (Claus Madsen)

Sources: WASt, LBUK, BF JJ.


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