Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Stirling III EF191 crashed by Hemmet on 1/12 1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 90 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded WP-H.
T/O Wratting Common 15:13. O/P Gardening Krauts (Kattegat)


When EF191 reached the Danish west coast it was attacked and shot down by Oberleutnant Gerhard Raht from 4/NJG3 flying Ju 88C-6 Werk 750371. His crew were Unteroffizier Heinemann and Unteroffizier Hesse.
 


                             (Via Hemmet Lokalarkiv)

Oberleutnant Gerhard Raht

 


           (Aage Laursen via Uffe Bregendahl)

 


At 17:52 hours the Stirling crashed in a meadow outside Hemmet. The crew which consisted of Pilot W/O Dennis J. Nixon, Flt. Engr. Sgt. James L. Blackwood, Air Gnr.Sgt. Edwin Draper, W/Op Sgt. John H. Flack, Air Bomber F/Sgt Clark E. Quickfall RCAF, Navigator Sgt. Harry E. Steele and Air Gnr. Sgt Ronald G. Whitmarsh all rests in Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg, where they were laid to rest on December 17 1943.
 
 


                                    (Via Kjeld Simonsen)

Navigator Sgt. Harry E. Steele

 

Local people fenced the crash site and made it a memorial grove.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: RL 8/91-94, AS 62-436, LBUK, CWGC, BE.

 

 

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