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Beaufort IV W6522 crashed in the North Sea off Holland on
The aircraft belonged to RAF 22 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded OA-K.
T/O 00:44 Thorney Island. OP: Rotterdam E-.boat base.
The Beaufort was hit by flak from Hoek van Holland and crashed into the North
Sea killing all onboard. Pilot P/O James O.H. Willing rests in Sage War
Cemetery, Germany while Pilot P/O Ralph L. Blackmore RCAF and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt.
James Parsons rest in Noordwijk General Cemetery, Holland. They
were both washed ashore on Noordwijk Beach. Blackmore on 5/7 and Parsons on 6/9
On 12/8 W/Op-Air Gnr.
Sgt. Harold K. Orme was found washed ashore on the beach of Havgård between
Hjerting and Sædding near Esbjerg and laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg
on 18/8 1941.
Sources : UA, BE, CWGC, AIR, Dennis Peschier.
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