Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Wellington II W5527 crashed in the North Sea on 3/8-1941.

The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 405 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded LQ-F.
T/O 22:35 Pocklington. OP: Hamburg.

It is believed that this aircraft was claimed by Ofw. Siegfried Ney of 4./ NJG 1 at 04:35 hours crashing into the North Sea.. Five of the six man crew have no known graves.
That is Pilot P/O Reginald Cox RAF, Co-pilot P/O John R. Horn RAAF, Observer P/O Andrew O. Learmonth, W/Op-Air Gnr. F/S Ronald M. Thomas RAF and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt John M. Reed RAF. They are all commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

On 23/8 Receiver of wrecks Henrik Petersen found the dead body of Air Gnr. Sgt Henry B. McKenzie RAF on the beach of Husby klit. On 26/8 Mckenzie was laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery, Reverent J. Bendsen officiating at the graveside ceremony.


Sources: BCL, FAF, CWGC, BL, AS, Ringkøbing police journal.


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