Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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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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