Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster III PB180 crashed the in Baltic Sea 27/8 1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 7 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded MG-G.
T/O 20:03 Oakington. OP: Kiel.

PB180 was lost over the Baltic Sea.

The body of Flt. Engr. F/Sgt Albert K. Wooliscroft was found washed ashore at Fælledskov Rev on the island of Sjælland on 15/9 and was laid to rest in Lyderslev cemetery on 18/9 1944.

Pilot F/Lt William B. Smaill DFC was found on the south coast of Sweden and was laid to rest in Malmö Eastern Municipal Cemetery.

Today Bomb aimer P/O William S. Baxter RAAF and W/Op P/O James F. Butson rest in Kiel War Cemetery while Navigator P/O David R. Fisher RAAF, Mid upper gunner F/S Norman Twell and Tail gunner F/S Marcus G. Godfray DFM have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


 (Bob Cobley)


 (Bob Cobley)


 (Bob Cobley)


 (Dieter Friedrick)



Sources: FAF, BCL, CWGC.


26/27 August 1944

Lancaster I LM127 crashed in the North Sea 27/8 1944

Lancaster III PB180 crashed the in Baltic Sea 27/8 1944

Lancaster III PB302 ditched in the North Sea 27/8 1944

Lancaster III ND807 crashed in the sea off the island of Sejrø 27/8-1944

Lancaster III LM652 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 27/8 1944

Lancaster III PB292 crashed Høgsholt near Vejle 27/8-1944

Lancaster III LM694 crashed Aastruplund 27/8 1944

Lancaster I ME650 crashed at Sønder Grene near Skarrild 27/8 1944



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