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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.
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.
(Via Ringkøbing Skjern Museum)
Pilot F/Sgt George N. Fullerton
The funeral in Frederikshavn
Sources: RL 19-453, CCL, LBUK, UA, T-501, WD, AS 62-94, BF.
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