Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Beaufighter VI.T. JL615 crashed in the North Sea 5/2-1943.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 254 (TF) Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded QM-O.
T/O 09:20 North Coates. OP: Recco. off the Dutch Coast.

The aircraft must have crashed into the North Sea killing both crew members.

The body of Pilot F/Sgt Arthur A. MacKenzie was on Sunday 14/2 found drifted ashore in beach area no. 36 on Søgård Forstrand by Receiver of wrecks Mogens Christensen Aae.
Members of the German Wehrmacht placed the body in an coffin and took it to Lemvig where it was laid to rest in the cemetery on 17/2-1943.

The Navigator F/S Harold J. Knight has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources: AIR 27/1515, Report Ringkøbing police, CWGC.


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