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
Lancaster III ED620 crashed near Stadil 20/4-1943
Lancaster III ED614 crashed Vester Vedsted
Unknown Lancaster crashed Strandgården farm, Halskov
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
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
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
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
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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