Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 22/7-17
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1942 Updated 14/1-18
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Wellington III BJ693 crashed in the North Sea on 14-15/9 1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 115 Sqn. and was coded KO-J.
T/O 19:58 Marham. OP: Wilhelmshaven.

Apparently the aircraft crashed into the North Sea due to engine problems.

2nd Pilot Sgt Kenneth J. Warner RNZAF was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 13/10-1942.

Observer Sgt Laurence A. Shepherd was found drifted ashore near Hjerpsted and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 20/10-1942.
Wop/Air Gnr. Sgt Frank J. Sears was on 12/10 found drifted ashore on German soil and today rests in Kiel War Cemetery.
Pilot P/O Frank B. Boaden RNZAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Frank G.R. Jeffries and Air Gnr. Sgt Herbert A. Roberts have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




Sources: BCL, FAF, BE, CWGC.


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