Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax II W1233 crashed in the North Sea 12/8-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 78 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded EY-?
T/O 21:39 Middleton St.George. OP: Mainz

W1233 must have crashed into the North Sea. On 27/9 Air Gnr. P/O John F. Myrick RCAF was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg together with an unknown Englishman. One of them was found drifted ashore at Aaberg Forstrand beach near Husby klit on 20/9.

Pilot F/S John Fleetwood-May, Flt Engr. F/S Francis N. Thomasson, Navigator Sgt Leonard Kelly, Air Bomber F/S G.H.D. Higgens RAAF, Air Gnr. Sgt Maurice J. Hisley and Air Gnr. Sgt Jackson O. Harrison have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


          (Betty Myrick Russell, Delhi, Ontario)

Air Gnr. P/O John F. Myrick RCAF

          (Betty Myrick Russell, Delhi, Ontario)



Sources: BCL, CWGC, BE, UA.



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