Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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B 17F 42-5882 crashed in the North Sea between the German coast and Helgoland 28/7-1943.

The aircraft belonged to USAAF, 8 Air Force, 95 Bomb Group, 336 Bomb Squadron and was coded ET-D.
T/O Horham. OP: Oschersleben.

On its way to the target the aircraft which was christened “Spook II” was shot down and crashed into the sea not far from Helgoland.

The body of Co-Pilot 1.Lt William J. Parker was found washed ashore near Højer Sluse lock and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 26/8-43. On 30/4-48 his body was disinterred and taken to the US Millitary Cemetery Neuville-en-Condron in Belgium.

2. Lt Thomas J. Nix Jr. is claimed to have been found washed ashore on the island of Rømø and laid in a ”Isolated grave”. Today he rest in USA.

T/Sgt Alonzo G. Paul , Pilot 1. Lt Francis J, Regan , 1.Lt Samuel F. Wilderson, T/Sgt George D. Starkebaum, S/Sgt William F. Brunson, S/Sgt Harold B. Lofton, Sgt Merle G. Fear and 2.Lt Warren W. Guenther have no known graves and their names are found on Tablets of the Missing at Cambridge American Cemetery, Cambridge, England.


Sources: BE, FB, ABMC.


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