Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster I DV330 crashed in the Langelandsbælt 15/2 1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 619 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded PG-O.
T/o 16:37 Coningsby. OP: Berlin.

The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Langelandsbælt with the loss of the whole crew.

On 22/4 the body of F/O William H.C. Pateman was found at Albuen near Nakskov and was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 30/4 1944.

The body of Pilot F/O Robert M. Rumble was found in the sea east of the island of Femø on 19/5 and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 22/5 1944.

F/O Philip J. Coleman was found on 3/6 at Brundragene near Rødby and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 6/6 1944.

Air Gnr. F/O Richard C. Parry and Wop/Air Gnr. Sgt George H. Carpenter rest in Berlin while F/S Robert H. Little and Sgt John P.V. Cole have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.






Sources: CWGC, BCL, BS, UA.



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