Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Hampden I AE148 crashed Sanderum 11/12-1941.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 408 Sqn. and was coded EQ-B.
T/O 17:15 Balderton. OP: Gardening Kiel Bay.

At 21:00 hours the aircraft crashed in a field between Dyrup and Sanderum near Odense. Apparently the aircraft exploded before hitting the ground and parts of the aircraft as well as parts of human beings were found spread over quite a large area.
The aircraft seems to have still been carrying the mines when exploding since a crater 6 x 12 meter wide and 3 meters deep was found in the field. The crew of four died.

During the evening the remains of Sgt Lynn Harding and Sgt Samuel Jamieson were found in the field while the remains of Pilot P/O William Francis Hull RCAF and Sgt Duncan Luin Todd RNZAF were found in the wreck the next day.
They were laid to rest in Odense Assistens Cemetery on 15/12-1941 at 09:00. The graveside ceremony was performed by a German Field priest and no Danes except Mayor Werner, Vice Mayor Christensen and Head of Police Seldorf were allowed to enter the cemetery while this was done.




The graves of the crew.


 (Frank Hansen)


 (Frank Hansen)


 (Frank Hansen)





Sources: Erik Jensen, T-501, AS 28-23+24, LBUK.


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