Lancaster III LM652 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 27/8
The aircraft belonged to RAF 166 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded AS-R.
T/o 20:35 Kirmington. OP: Gardening.
At 03:16 hours it was reported from the lighthouse at the island of Sejrø that
an aircraft had gone down in flames on course 279 degree. No distance reported.
At 03:20 hours Unteroffizier Rupp of 4./NJG 3 claimed a Lancaster in Pl.Q. NB
which covers the waters surrounding the northern end of the island of Samsø.
It is believed that the Lancaster was LM652 as the body of Pilot F/O Royden G.
Bradley RCAF was found washed ashore in Begtrup Vig bay on 4/10 and was laid to
rest in Tved cemetery on 6/10 1944.
(Via Geraldine Chase)
Pilot F/O Royden G. Bradley RCAF
("Library and Arcives Canada" via Bob
Mid upper gunner F/O Gustaf Flegel RCAF
Mid upper gunner F/O Gustaf Flegel RCAF was found washed ashore at Skjernøen
near Kleven i Norway on 30/10-1944. He was laid to rest in Mandal cemetery at
09:00 hrs on 1/11 1944.
Engr. Sgt Walter France, Bomb Aimer Sgt Richard Smith RCAF, Navigator F/Sgt
Ernest V. Hammond, W/Op F/O Albert Scott and Rear gunner F/O Frank K. Morley
have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: FAF, LBUK, CWGC, LW, TW, BCL, Library and Archives Canada.
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
Lancaster III PB302 ditched in the North Sea 27/8
Lancaster III ND807 crashed in the sea off the
island of Sejrø 27/8-1944
Lancaster III LM652 crashed in the sea of Kattegat
Lancaster III PB292 crashed Høgsholt near Vejle
Lancaster III LM694 crashed Aastruplund 27/8 1944
Lancaster I ME650 crashed at Sønder Grene near
Skarrild 27/8 1944
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