Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 22/7-17
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Blenheim IV R3803 crashed in the North Sea on 30/7-1941.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 82 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded UX-N.
T/O 12:43 Bodney. OP: Kiel Canal.

It is believed that Blenheim R3803 as well as V6176 and V6322 fell prey to Bf 110`s from II. / ZG 76 who on this day claimed five Blenheims between 16:18 and 16:30.
Pilot Sgt. Peter Stocks have no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Eric S. Hale was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 1/9-1941 after being found on the beach near Nymindegab on 31/8.
Observer Sgt. Geoffrey G. Lee was found on the beach of the island of Mandø on 31/8.






Lee along with the bodies of two English and two German flyers was taken from Mandø to Ribe by Wehrmacht soldiers on 2/9-41. From Ribe they were taken to Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg where they were all laid to rest on 5/9-1941.


                   (Judith via David Wakefield)

Observer Sgt. Geoffrey G. Lee





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


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