Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Blenheim IV T1832 crashed in the North Sea off Texel on 16/6-1941.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 139 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded XD-?.
T/O 15:21 Horsham St. Faith. OP: Anti shipping in Beat 9.

Blenheim T1832 crashed into the North Sea off Texel after being attacked by Bf 109E`s piloted by Lt. Weber and Fw. Portz of I./JG 52. W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Harry Gretton was found drifted ashore on Skalling Ende on 14/8 and laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 18/8-1941.

Pilot F/O Ralph R. Langley DFC and Observer Sgt Islwyn D.Scourfield have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources: BE, UA, CWGC, BCL, TW.



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