Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Beaufighter JL843 crashed in the North Sea on 4/5 1943.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 235 Sqn Coastal Command and was coded LA-S.
T/o 10:50 Leuchars. OP: Middle Stand recco (Coast of Norway from Lister to Egero)

While attacking a convoy of M 401, M 5202, D/S Taube and Boknafjord the Beaufughter was hot by flak from the flak battery based at Osbrestad and crashed into the North Sea.

The body of Pilot Sgt Nathan Cohen was found washed ashore in Beach area no. 44 on Søgard Forstrand on the night of 22-23/6 by the German Wehrmacht. On the next day the Wehrmacht placed it in a coffin and took it to Lemvig where it was laid to rest in the cemetery on 26/6- 1943.

Navigator Sgt Richard P. Dormer has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




Sources: LBUK, CWGC, BL, Report Ringkøbing police, FB.


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