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Bf 109G ditched 2 nautical miles south of Øster Hurup 27/2 1945.


The aircraft belonged to 3./ JG 102 and was coded 374.
T/o Aalborg.  Op: Schwarmeinsatz (Training)


Unteroffizier Erhard Münch took of from Fliegerhorst Aalborg West at 11:18 hrs for a training flight at 7800 meters altitude. The Bf 109G suffered an engine fire.
Münch ditched the Bf 109G 1 nautical mile from the shore in Aalborg Bay, 2 nautical miles south of Øster Hurup at 11:50 hours.
Münch sank with the aircraft on three meters of water but managed to get out and surface and swim to the shore.
The aircraft was a 100% loss.

The fighter was recovered on 12/4 1952 by diver Leonhard Andersen of Aalborg and sold as scrap to Scrap dealer Mejer Antonsen in Aalborg.


 
Sources: Münch Flugbuch, Fyrvæsnet J. 502k/1952, Münch via JJ.

 

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