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Wellington II W5397 crashed in the North Sea 14/7-1942.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 12 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PH-?
T/O 00:09 Binbrook. OP: Duisburg.
The aircraft crashed into the North Sea. On 25/9 Wop/ Air Gnr Sgt Robert F.
Shorthouse was found driftet ashore near Østre Oksby. He was laid to rest in
Oksby cemetery on 30/9-1942.
Pilot P/O David A. Welch, Observer Sgt John G. Reid, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt John
G. Strachan and Air Gnr. F/S Harold H. Harrison RCAF have no known graves and
are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: BCL, FAF, CWGC.
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