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Lancaster III ED557 believed crashed Store Bælt 21/4-1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 100 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded HW-Y.
T/o 21:57 Grimsby. OP : Stettin.


On the return flight the aircraft was apparently hit by flak at 01:31 hours from II Zug I./lei 985 and from Sperrbrecker 22 and crashed into the Store Bælt.

Pilot F/Lt William A. Jones, Sgt Donald R. Ling, F/O Guy B. Herring RAAF, Sgt Bernard M. Cooper, Sgt Alfred M. Hodges and Sgt Samuel J. Houston have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

On 28/4 the body of Sgt Clifford Walker was found in Samsø Bælt and was laid to rest in Bispebjerg cemetery in København on 1/5-1943.

 



 

Sources: FAF, RL 19/455+456, UA, BCL.

 

The night of 20/21 April 1943

Halifax II JB930 crash landed near Esbjerg 20/4-1943

Lancaster III ED620 crashed near Stadil 20/4-1943

Lancaster III ED614 crashed Vester Vedsted 21/4-1943

Unknown Lancaster crashed Strandgården farm, Halskov 21/4-1943

Stirling III BK714 crashed Tarp, Esbjerg 21/4-1943

Stirling III BF508 crashed in Fænøsund on 21/4 1943

Halifax II DT747 crashed Hjertingvej road in Sædding, Esbjerg 21/4-1943

Lancaster III ED557 believed crashed Store Bælt 21/4-1943

Stirling I R9261 crashed by Kongsmark on 21/41943

Halifax II HR722 crashed Store Bælt off Drøsselbjerg Klint 21/4-1943

Halifax II HR712 crashed Store Bælt near Slipshavn 21/4-1943

Stirling III BF463 crashed in Store Bælt off Halskov on 21/4 1943

Lancaster III ED818 crashed Vresen Ø 21/4-1943

Stirling III BF506 shot down by Bøgballe on 21/4 1943

Lancaster I W4330 crashed Vestbirk 21/4-1943

Halifax II HR714 crashed in the tidal area off the island of Mandø 21/4 1943.

Stirling III BK698 shot down over The North Sea on 21/4 1943

Stirling III BF476 crash-landed at Kragelund Fælled North of Vejle on 21/4 1943

Lancaster ED709 crashed Ringkøbing Fjord 21/4 1943


 

 

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