Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Blenheim IV Z7319 crashed in the North Sea on 22/7-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 114 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded RT-P.
T/O 22:50 West Raynham. OP: Intruder to Vechta airfield.

The Blenheim crashed into the North Sea killing all three onboard.
Observer Sgt Samuel Beaumont was found drifted ashore near Bøvling on 9/9, while Wop/Air Gnr. Sgt Albert Harris was found drifted ashore by Reciever of Wrecks Peter Rønn Vrist in Beach area 16 near Vrist.

Harris was taken to Peder Rønn Vrists farm and identified by his dog tag.

The German Wehrmacht brought the body to Rom airfield, and together with Beaumont he was laid to rest in Lemvig cemetery on 11/9-1942.
Pilot F/O Leslie J. Jackson has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources: BCL, CWGC, BL, Police report, UA.



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