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Stirling I N3727 crashed in the North Sea on the night of
The aircraft belonged to RAF 7 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded MG-G.
T/o 21:33 Oakington. OP: Gardening off Helgoland.
The Stirling crashed into the sea with the loss of all onboard. It is believed
that it was claimed off the island of Rømø at 01:07 hours by a nighfighter from
Stab II./NJG 3 piloted by Hauptman Günther Radusch.
Wop/Air gnr. P/O George W. Wilkinson was found drifted ashore on Havsande near
Rømø island on 5/10 and laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 7/10 1942 with
Marine Field Priest Bukin officiating at the graveside ceremony.
The remaining crew which consisted of Pilot F/L Bernard M. Denny, Flt. Engr. F/S
leslie N. Hodgins RCAF, Navigator Sgt George W. Craft, Air Bomber Sgt Lloyd F.
Evans, Air Gnr. Allan Penman and Air Gnr. Sgt Terence J. Savage have no known
graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: CWGC, UA, BCL, KK, Nonnenmacher file.
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