Stirling III BK774 crashed in the North Sea / Skagerak 4/9-1943.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 15 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded LS-K.
T/O 20:17 Mildenhall. OP: Gardening Silverthorn (Kattegat)
The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the sea off the Danish west coast.
On the same night Truppenluftschutch H.K.A. 2/180 fired 45 rounds from their 2.5
cm gun at an aircraft which crashed 4 kilometres north of Klitmöller at 00:36
The body of Navigator Sgt Robert O. Lander was found near Klitmøller on 4/9 and
was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 13/9 1943.
Pilot F/Sgt Eric A. Hill was found near Klitmøller, presumably on 11/9 and was
laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 18/9 1943.
Air Bomber F/Sgt Harry Perry was on 21/9 found at Lildstrand and was laid to
rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 29/9 1943.
The body of Air Gnr. Sgt Robert E. Belton was found near Hansted, presumably on
21/9 and was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 29/9 1943.
Flt. Engr. Sgt Victor J. Caselton, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Ralph E. Lawson and Air Gnr.
Sgt William J. Price have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede
Sources: BCL, UA, CWGC, BF, KTB K.i.A. Nordjütland.
Night of the 3. and 4. September 1943
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Stirling III BK774 crashed in the North Sea /
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Helsingborg, Sweden 4/9 1943
Lancaster III JA713 crashed in the sea of Kattegat
off Tunø 4/9 1943
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