Messerschmitt Bf 110 E-1 Pajala, Haparanda Sweden

Jagdgeshwader 1.(Z)/I./JG 77 WNr.4113 LN+KR 01.09 1941

The Kette (four planes) got lost due to bad weather in northern Sweden after returning from a mission in Russia. Two of the Messerschmitt's had to make forced landings there. The aircraft overturned in the rough landing. Uffz. Rudolf Reitz. Uffz. Guntram Weigl were interned by the Swedes.
The other Bf 110 (LN+FR WNr.4114) made a forced landing near by at Tärendö. Lt. Felix Brandis and Fw.Albert Harnack were interned.
On 7th. September both crews were returned to the Germans. Both aircraft's were also returned later on in September.
©hannu valtonen
©hannu valtonen