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Ju 88A-4 serial number 537 crashed near Tårs 16/2 1945.


The aircraft belonged to 5./ KG 200 and was coded ?
T/o Tirstrup ?.  Op:Non operational flight


The Ju 88 was on fire when it attempted a emergency landing east of the farm “Volsholt” near Tårs. It hit a hill at the east side of a snowy field at 17:00 hrs and disintegrated and bust into flames.
The crew of Pilot Unteroffizier Joachim Beyer, Beobachter Unteroffizier Ludwig Lang, Wop Feldwebel Friderich Münkel and Air gunner Unteroffizier Erich Fullmann died.

The local farmers Ejner Christensen and Christiansen rushed to the crash site only to be met by the owner of “Volsholt” Thomas Andersen who told them that there was no one alive in the wreckage.
At the same time Blacksmith Kristian Jensen called Kai Sandvig of the Civil guards in Tårs to inform about the crash. This done, he joined the others at the crash site.

It did not take long before the Wehrmacht arrived and collected the flyers. The bodies was loaded on a horse drawn sledge belonging to Thomas Andersen and taken to the main road.
Here the bodies were examined by Doctor Søren Larsen who announced that all bones in their bodies were broken. The bodies were not burned so they must have been thrown clear of the wreckage when it disintegrated.
The flyers were loaded on a truck and taken to Frederikshavn where they were laid to rest in the cemetery on 20/2 1945.


 
Sources: RL 2 III/766, BF.

 

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