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Hudson V AM715 crashed near Skjern 23/11-1941.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 608 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded UL-T.
T/O 10:30 Thornaby. OP: South Hornli Patrol.


During the patrol AM715 flew over cross country and followed the railroad from Tarm towards Skjern. South of Skjern it dropped two bombs which fell between the railroad track and the main road without exploding. Apparently AM715 struck a telephone pole at 14:41 hours and crashed into the ground.

 



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 Pilot F/Sgt Russel H. MacMillan RCAF and Pilot F/Sgt George N. Fullerton were killed by the crash while W/Op–Air Gnr. Sgt John Short and Wop/Air Gnr. Sgt. Francis G. Simmonds were brought to Skjern hospital, both badly wounded. Short perished shortly after arrival while Simmonds died at 09:00 hours the following day. The whole crew were laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 28/11 1941.

 

The funeral in Frederikshavn

 

 

 

 

 



Sources: RL 19-453, CCL, LBUK, UA, T-501, WD, AS 62-94, BF.
 

 

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