JG 5 lost 5 Messerschmitts in this air battle. One at Klokksegga in Urkedal. The second one at Breifonndal on the other side of Hjørundfjord.

Another ditched in the Hjørundfjord, south-east of Urke. WNr. 167223 "Schwarz" 12. The pilot parachuted and was rescued. The pilot was probably Lt. Werner Heinicke.

Gefr.Georg Ecke's Black 3 (WNr.782180) crashed during take off and he spent the rest of the war in hospital.

They attacked a group of 12 Mustangs, 21 Beaufighters, 12 Mosquitos and outriders, looking for German ships in Norangfjord.

Photos by M.Moe 2001

Messerschmitt Bf 109 G-6 Grøtdalstindene, Møre og Romsdal

10./III./JG 5 Werknr.782249 16.02 1945

Shot down by Mustangs of 65 Sqdn RAF (F/Lt.Foster and F/Lt.Abbot) which attacked M/S "Dithmarschen" at Hjørundfjord. The pilot (from Magdeburg?) parachuted and survived.

11.10.2013 © kjell sørensen
kjell sørensen 12.09. 2015
Werknr.782249 discovered by Roy-Magne Mo at the crashsite on November 2022.