Stirling III BF463 crashed in Store Bælt off Halskov on
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
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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