Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Lancaster III PB239 crashed in the North Sea near the island of Sylt 17/8 1944.
 

The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 405 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded LQ-D.
T/O 21:15 Gransden Lodge. OP: Kiel.


It is believed that PB239 was claimed by a German night fighter and crashed in the North Sea south west of Denmark killing the whole crew.

Today Pilot F/O Charles H. Fisher and W/OP WO1 Forest D. Billingsley rest in Kiel War Cemetery.

Navigator F/L John S. Bruce RAF, Air Gnr. F/S Joseph W. Carter and F/L Maxwell B. Calhoun DFC RAF have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

After about a week Air Bomber F/Lt Kenneth D. Kemp was washed ashore on the beach near Højer Sluse lock. The Germans left the body on the beach for 6-7 days before they buried it on the spot where it was found.
On 9/1 1946 his remains were disinterred and taken to Fovrfelt cemetery in Esbjerg where he was laid to rest on 10/1-1946.

Flt. Engr. Sgt Eric N. Jolly RAF and Air Gnr. F/O Kenneth A. Nordheimer were found washed ashore on the island of Rømø and were laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 7/9 1944.


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Sources: BE, CWGC, KK, AS 65-232.
 

 

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