Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax BII JB842 crashed in the Fehmarn Belt 30/3-1943.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 77 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded KN-E.
T/o 22:06 Elvington. OP: Berlin

It is believed that JB842 was attacked by a night fighter and crashed into Fehmarn Belt not far from the German coast killing all on board.
Pilot F/S Charles H. Newman, Navigator F/O John R. Armstrong, Navigator/ Air Bomber F/O Anthony Metcalf and  Air Gnr F/S Ronald Brough rests in the 1939-1945 War Cemetery in Berlin while Air Gnr. Sgt Edwin S. Bowen and Wop F/S Archibald F. Smith have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
On 8/6 the body of Flt. Engr. Sgt James M. Donald was found in the Store Belt at Albuen near Halskov and was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 12/6-1943.



Sources: BCL, UA, CWGC, BS.


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