Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Stirling III EH928 crashed in the North Sea 3/8-1943.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 75 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded AA-A.
T/O 23:14 Mepal. OP: Hamburg.

EH928 was attacked by a German night fighter piloted by Hans Joachim Jabs of IV./NJG 1 and crashed at 03:51 hours into the North Sea 25 kilometres North West of Terschelling killing all onboard.

The body of Pilot P/O Cyril P. Bailie was found washed ashore in Beach Area 11, Haurvig by Receiver of Wrecks Jørgen Haugaard Pedersen who brought the body to his house. The Danish police and Unteroffizier Bahnsen of the German Wehrmacht were informed and Bahnsen promised to inform the Naval station in Esbjerg. The Wehrmacht brought the body to Lemvig cemetery where it was laid to rest on 25/9-1943.

The remaining crew consisting of Co-Pilot F/S Jack Thomson RNZAF, Flt. Engr. Sgt William H. Thompson, Navigator F/O William Turner RNZAF, Air Bomber Sgt Joseph Isherwood, W/Op Sgt Eddie Millward, Air Gnr. Thomas Purdie and Air Gnr. Ernest F. Hunting have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources: BCL, CWGC, Report Ringkøbing police, BL, Nonnenmacher file, Theo Boiten, Holland.


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