Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Hampden I AT194 crashed in the North Sea off the Frisian Islands 24/2-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 144 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PL-?.
T/O North Luffenham. OP: Gardening the Frisian Islands.

The aircraft was probably claimed by Oberleutnant Prinz zur Lippe Weissenfeld of 5./NJG 2 at 21:49 or 22:02 hours. He had two claims in that area on this night, and 144 Sqn lost two aircrafts.

Pilot Sgt Karl Hugo Eklund RAAF, W/OP-Air Gnr. Sgt James R. Dobson and W/OP-Air Gnr. Sgt Peter A. Thomas have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Observer Sgt Geoffrey Hamilton Anderson rests in Lemvig cemetery. He was found washed ashore near Fjaltring, believed on 7/8, and was laid to rest on 8/8-1942. Vicar Lund of Lemvig officiated at the graveside ceremony.



Sources: BCL, CWGC, BL, TW.



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