Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

Home

Allied:
1939-1940 Updated 2/7-19
1941 Updated 7/6-19
1942 Updated 6/3-20
1943 Updated 5/11-19
1944 New 23/3-20/Updated 22/5-20
1945 Updated 17/3-20


German:
1939
1940 New 22/5-20
1941 Updated 18/10-18
1942 Updated 10/5-18
1943 Updated 4/9-19
1944 Updated 17/4-20
1945 New 27/4-20

Books  New Book by Steve Smith
Sources
Contact
Links

Search this site by entering search words:



powered by FreeFind

Halifax II W1274 crashed in Elsø moor on 24/9-1942.


The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 405 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded LQ-R.
T/O 00:19 Topcliffe. OP: Flensburg.


On its way to the target W1274 was hit by flak from 1./306 in cooperation with 1./Schein 609 at 04:08 and crashed in Elsø moor west of Kelstrup plantation killing all onboard. They were all laid to rest in Aabenraa cemetery on 26/9-1942.

They were Pilot P/O William M. Webb, Flt. Engr. Sgt John M. Rankin, Navigator P/O Edward E. Gervais, Air Bomber Sgt John H. Kaufman RAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. F/Sgt William Sheldon RAF, Air Gnr.F/Sgt Mervyn K. Burke RAAF and Air Gnr. F/Sgt John Ott.

 


 (Ole Rønnest)

At the crash site was erected a memorial

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sources: BCL, LBUK, CWGC, AS 70-125, RL 19/472, BA.
 

 

Back to 1942

Top of page
Top of page

 

 

  Copyright  ©  Søren C. Flensted 2004 - 2020