Airwar over Denmark

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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 hours.

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 Memorial.

 

 

 


                               (Claus Madsen)

 

 

 

 

Sources: BCL, UA, CWGC, BF, KTB K.i.A. Nordjütland.

 

Night of the 3. and 4. September 1943

Lancaster III EE138 shot down 4/9-1943 near Stadil

Stirling III BK774 crashed in the North Sea / Skagerak 4/9-1943

Lancaster III W4988 crashed Larös North West of Helsingborg, Sweden 4/9 1943

Lancaster III JA713 crashed in the sea of Kattegat off Tunø 4/9 1943


 

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