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Stirling III BK807 crashed in Langelands Belt on 29/4 1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 75 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded AA-M.
T/O 20:30 Newmarket OP: Gardening Radish (Fehmarn Belt)


At 00:08 Marine Flak Batteri MAA 814 claimed that they had shot down an aircraft in Langelands Belt. The whole crew on BK807 perished.

The dead body of Air Gnr. Sgt Malcolm E. J. Shogren RNZAF was found in number three ferry berth in Korsor ferry harbour on June 2. The body was taken to the chapel of Korsor Hospital and handed over to the German Wehrmacht. It was laid to rest in Svino cemetery on June 5, while Air Gnr. Sgt Harry P. Holme was found by Nakskov on June 24 and laid to rest in Svino cemetery on June 28.
 
Pilot P/O Douglas V. Hamar, Navigator Sgt Desmond R. Ross RNZAF, Air Bomber Sgt Ross C. Buckley RNZAF, W/Op Sgt William L. F. Brian RNZAF and Flt Engr. Sgt George L. Lennox have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 


                   (Via Finn Buch)

Air Gnr. Sgt Malcolm E. J. Shogren

 

 



 

Sources: CWGC, RL 19/455, UA, LBUK, BCL, BS.

 

Minelaying on the night of 28/29 April 1943

Lancaster I W4898 crashed in the southern part of Kattegat 29/4-1943

Stirling III BK807 crashed in Langelands Belt on 29/4 1943

Wellington X HE395 crashed at Over Jersdal on 29/4 1943

Stirling I BF447 shot down near Vrønding on 29/4 1943

Stirling III BF467 crashed in Langelands Belt near Kappel on 29/4 1943

Stirling III BF515 shot down by Taagerup on 29/4 1943

Wellington X HE170 tried to crash land near Bjerndrup 29/4 1943

Wellington X HZ278 crashed Esbjerg on 29/4 1943

Lancaster I W4945 crashed 29/4 1943 at Remmerstrand

Stirling I EF356 shot down near Aadum on 29/4 1943

Lancaster III ED733 crashed at Jordrup on 29/4-1943

Stirling I serial number R9290 crashed in the Langelandsbælt near Vesternæs of Lolland 29/4 1943


 

 

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