Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Do 217N-1 crashed near Edslev 5/5 1945.

The aircraft belonged to 5./ Aufklgr.Nacht and was coded K7+GN.
T/o Odense ?   Op: Transfer to Norway.

It is believed that the Do 217 was en route from Odense to Norway when it was heard to circle the area at a rather low altitude before it a hit a low hill 50 metres east of a farm belonging to farmer Arnold Jensen and disintegrated killing the crew of four.

“Statens Civile Luftværn” was informed by telephone and in the morning a truck from Fliegerplatz Ry arrived. They collected the death bodies and took them to Ry where they were laid to rest in Gl. Ry cemetery on 7/5 1945. The crew were Fahnenjunker Unteroffizier Martin Gerok, Unteroffizier Frotz Handreg, Unteroffizier Hans-Jürgen Kock and Unteroffizier Günther Lux.
They were transferred to Gedhus German cemetery in the sixties.
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.

                  (Anne Mette Jensen)


                   (Anne Mette Jensen)


                  (Anne Mette Jensen)



Sources: JJ, CP, VDK, Parish register Gl. Ry.


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