Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Wellington III Z1564 crashed near the island of Fanø 8/5-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 57 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded DX-S.
T/O 22:10 Feltwell. OP: Gardening.

At 03:09 Wellington Z1564 was hit by flak from Luftwaffe flak 2./844 and Marine flak near Esbjerg and crashed in the sea north west of Fanø island killing all onboard.
The dead bodies of Observer P/O Dennis Percival, Wop F/Sgt George Richard and Air Gnr. Sgt Maurice Prescott were found near the wreck and were taken to Esbjerg by the German Marine while Air Gnr. Sgt John Collie was found drifted ashore on Fanø.
They were laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 12/5-1942.
The Pilot P/O John A. Sligo was found drifted ashore near Ballum lock and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 20/10-1942.


  (Pat Sligo)

Pilot P/O John A. Sligo at Methwold


  ( Manawatuheritage via Finn Buch)

Pilot P/O John A. Sligo







Sources: KT, LBUK, CWGC, RL 19/472, AS 64-318, BE, Pat Sligo.


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