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


The aircraft belonged to RAF 90 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded WP-Q.
T/O 21:53 Ridgewell OP: Rostock.


Between 01:21 and 02:41 Stirling BF463 was hit by flak and crashed into Store Bælt off Halskov killing the crew of seven.


The body of W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Thomas E. Hall was found on the beach by Sønderstrand on Sjællands Odde on April 27 at 16:15 hours. It was claimed by Oberleutnant Detcher of the German Wehrmacht and buried in København Bispebjerg cemetery on May 1.
 
Navigator / Bomber Sgt Norman Shield was found in Store Bælt on May 24 and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on May 26.
 
Air Gnr. Sgt John D. Lindrea was found in Store Bælt on May 26 and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on May 31.

A fisherman brought the dead body of Pilot P/O Sydney N. Cross RNZAF to Reersø harbour on May 27. The body was placed in the chapel at the church of Reersø. Cross was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on May 31 1943.
 
The body of Navigator /Bomber Sgt Lancelot Tagg is reported to have been found by Uggerløse on May 27 and laid to rest in København Bispebjerg cemetery on June 2. (The mentioning of Uggerløse is probably a mistake since it is located more than 30 kilometres to the east of Store Bælt).

Flt. Engr. Sgt Cyril L. Cruttenden was found in Store Bælt on May 28 and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on May 31, while Air Gnr. Edwin M. Offen was found by Lejeodde by Skelskør on June 9 and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 12/6-1943

 

 

Pilot P/O Sydney N. Cross RNZAF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Sources: UA, AS 11-129, LBUK, CWGC, BS, RL 19/455+456.

 

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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