Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Wellington X HE491 crashed in the North Sea on 11/4-1943.

The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 425 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded KW-B.
T/O 21:10 Dishforth. OP: Gardening.

The aircraft is presumed lost in the target area. Pilot Sgt Earl R. Carvajal, Observer P/O Gordon W. Elliott, W/Op-Air Gnr. P/O Robert J. Howard and W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Bernard W.A. Perry RAF have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

The body of Air Gnr. P/O Elliott Kitt was found washed ashore in Beach area 13 at Kgl. Søgaard Forstrand by Receiver of Wrecks Chr. Lauritsen Christensen on 20/6. The body was brought to the telephone exchange in Haurvig and the Danish police was informed. They in turn informed the German Kriegsmarine in Esbjerg who would collect the body.

For one reason or another they did however not collect the body until 24/6 or 25/6. On 29/6 Kitt was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg.



Sources: BCL, BE, Report Ringkøbing police, CWGC.


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