Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax V LL192 crashed in the Sea of Skagerak 8/5 1944

The aircraft belonged to RAF 138 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded NF-A.
T/o Tempsford. OP: Tablejam 46.

The Halifax set course for 56`58`42N 09`43`54E at Sønderholm heath about 6 kilometres east of Nibe where it should drop 12 containers and 2 packages to the Danish resistance. After having dropped the load the return flight started.

At 02:19 the Halifax was intercepted and shot down into the North Sea approximately 60 kilometres north of Thisted by Feldwebel Klaus Möller of 12./ NJG 3. All onboard the Halifax perished.

Pilot F/O Harcourt H. McMullan RAAF, Bomb Aimer F/O Kevin J. Murphy RCAF, Mid upper gunner Sgt Angus A. Macpherson and Flt. Engr. Sgt Ronald Boffey have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Navigator F/O Leslie F. Stannard was found washed ashore outside Tjärnö and laid to rest at the local cemetery while W/Op Sgt Bernard Stynes was found washed ashore south of Grebbestad both Sweden.

After the war they were both exhumed and reburied at Kviberg cemetery, Göteborg, Sweden.
On 12/5 at 20:00 hours the body of Tail gunner Sgt Leslie L.J. Smith was retrieved from the sea 2½ miles NNW of Hirtshals by the Danish fishing vesset 138 “Toni”.
On 17/5 1944 Smith was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery.


   (Dieter Friedrich)


  (Dieter Friedrich)



Sources: BCL, MFS, LW, BF, KF,AIR 20/8270, O. Nieman, Aalborg.


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