Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted

Home

Allied:
1939-1940 Updated 22/7-17
1941 Updated 26/12-16
1942 Updated 22/9-17
1943 Updated 1/9-17
1944 Updated 13/8-17
1945 Updated 13/3-17


German:
1939
1940 Updated 6/6-17
1941
1942 Updated 7/9-17
1943 Updated 13/10-16
1944 Updated 7/9-17
1945 Updated 30/5-17

Books  New Book by Steve Smith
Sources
Contact
Links

Search this site by entering search words:



powered by FreeFind

Mosquito FBIV DZ407 crashed Tveje-Merløse 27/1-1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 105 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded GB-R.
T/O 14:26 Marham. OP: Burmaister & Wain, Copenhagen.


When heading towards west after the attack DZ407 piloted by Sgt James George Dawson and Navigator Sgt Ronald H. Cox flew low to avoid the German flak. When passing over Tveje-Merløse DZ407 hit a tree which tore part of the wing of. The aircraft continued across the village pond where it hit some electrical wires which started a fire which again caused the aircraft to explode at 17:13 hours killing both crew members. The wreckage was spread over 500 x 400 metres.

 

 



The flyers were laid to rest in Tveje-Merløse cemetery on 30/1-1943.
A German field priest officiated at the graveside ceremony. A speech was held by the German Fliegerhorstkommandant of Værløse Major Sonntag, and a German guard of honour fired a salute.

 

The Guard of Honour

 

Major Sonntag

 

 

 

 


Sources: RL 19/455, AS 9-83, Tveje-Merløse church office, LBUK, BCL.

 

Back to 1943

Top of page
Top of page
 

 

  Copyright  ©  Søren C. Flensted 2004 - 2017