Airwar over Denmark

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Ta 152 belly landed north east of Vejle 5/5 1945.


The aircraft belonged to III./ JG 11  and was coded ?
T/o Leck   Op: Transfer to Norway due to capitulation in northern Germany.


Feldwebel Gerhard Fontain took off from Fliegerhorst Leck at 06:30-7:00 hrs in the morning for a transfer flight to Fliegerhorst Aalborg for fuel and then to Norway.

The Ta 152 was observed at approx. 08:00 hrs with the landing gear down preparing to land in a field at Julianebjerg 7 kilometres east northeast of Vejle. It appears that the fuselage broke upon landing and Fontain was seen to sit slumping in the cockpit.
The owner of the farm helped Fontain to the farmhouse. What happened to him afterwards is not known.
On 8/5 it is reported that the aircraft have been scrapped.
 
It should be remembered that the German capitulation in Holland, Northern Germany and Denmark took place at 08:00 hrs on the morning of 5/5 1945.
 
Sources: LBUK, “JG 1-11” by Prien/Rodeike.
 

 

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