Stirling III BK698 shot down over The North Sea on 21/4 1943.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 149 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded OJ-O.
T/O 22:03 Lakenheath. OP: Rostock.
It is believed that this was the aircraft which was claimed by a German night
fighter piloted by Oberleutnant Günter Koeberich of 11./NJG 3 at 03:24 hours in
Koeberich was flying a JU 88C-6 with the crew of Bordfunker Unteroffizier Walter
Heidenrich and Bord mech. Feldwebel Walter Kramell when he attacked a bomber
returning from east towards west. The bomber tried to escape, but while doing
so, its pilot stalled the aircraft and it crashed to the sea from 800 meter.
Planquadrat 8611 is the German code for the area west of Esbjerg and Ringkobing.
The dead body of Navigator / Bomber F/Lt David I. McNarey RNZAF was washed ashore a
little to the north of groyne number 31 at Beach area 17 at Knopper where it was
found by Reciever of Wrecks Chr. Langer.
The body was collected by a Luftwaffe commando from Rom airfield and laid to
rest in Lemvig cemetery on May 15 1943.
The rest of the crew have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede
They were Pilot F/L George I. Ellis RNZAF, Pilot P/O Ian A.M. Holloway, Flt Engr.
Sgt Fred L.C. Kelly, Navigator P/O Ernest Booth, W/Op Sgt Edwin R. Ginn, Air Gnr.
Sgt Frederick Sheppard and Air Gnr. Sgt Peter B. Mills.
Kilder : CWGC, BL, UA, Report Lemvig police, Heidenreich flugbuch and Diary.
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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