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Stirling I N6129 shot down in The North Sea west of Romo/Sylt on 29/7 1942.



The plane belonged to RAF 218 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded HA-X.
T/O 23:27 Marham. OP: Hamburg.


It is believed that N6129 was attacked by a German night fighter and crashed into the sea to the west of the islands of Romo and Sylt. The bodies of two crew members were found between the islands of Sylt and Rømø on 30/7 and laid to rest in the cemetery of Kirkeby on Rømø on 1/8 with German Army Chaplain Bukin from Sylt officiating at the graveside ceremony.

They were Observer P/O Roger C. Eldridge and Flt. Engr. Rodney K. Helyer.

The Pilot P/O Colin Macqueen Farquharson and Air Gnr. Sgt Ronald D. Horder have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while Navigator Sgt Harold Windle, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Norman Jackson and Air Gnr. Russell S. Brandish today rest in Kiel War cemetery.
 


                                                  (Steve Smith)

Stirling I N6129

 

 

 

 

 

 


Sources: UA, KK, CWGC, BCL.
 

 

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