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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
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,
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