Airwar over Denmark

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Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944.


The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 428 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded NA-G.
T/o 21:19 Middleton St. George. OP: Stettin.


It is believed that this is the aircraft that was seen to crash in to the sea of Kattegat at 01:00 hours 6 miles southwest of the island of Anholt.

The body of Navigator F/O Llewellyn H.C. Gardiner was found washed ashore in Pakhusbugten bay on the island of Anholt on 9/9 1944. He was buried at Anholt cemetery on the same day by the German Wehrmacht.
 
Air Bomber WT/O John B. Gravelet – Chapman was washed ashore in Pakhusbugten Bay, Anholt on 11/9 1944 and was buried at Anholt cemetery by the German Wehrmacht on the same day.
 
On 6/11 1944 was found the body of Flt. Engr. Sgt James McFarlane RAF at Vesterstrand beach, Anholt. He was buried at Anholt cemetery on the same day by the German Wehrmacht.
 
The bodies of Wop/Air Gnr. F/O Thomas Baillie, Air Gnr. F/Sgt Harold Gordon RAF and Air Gnr. Sgt Douglas A.G. Sparkes was found washed ashore on the Swedish west coast and today rest in Falkenberg cemetery, Sweden.

Pilot F/O Leonard S. Plunkett has no known grave and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 

 


   (Hans Møller Hansen)

 


   (Hans Møller Hansen)

 


   (Hans Møller Hansen)

 


   (Hans Møller Hansen)

Anholt cemetery

 


  (Dieter Friedrick)

 


  (Dieter Friedrick)

 


  (Dieter Friedrick)

 


  (Dieter Friedrick)

Falkenberg cemetery



Sources: CWGC, FAF, AIR 27/1350, Lighthouse directorate, FT.

 

Night of 29/30 August 1944

Groups

Squadrons

Combats

Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns Bredning bay 29/8 1944

Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup 29/8 1944

Lancaster III PB202 crashed at Førby Hede heath 30/8 1944

Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB143 crashed at Ingerslev / Estruplund 30/8 1944

Lancaster III NE144 ditched in the sea of Kattegat off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 30/8 1944

Lancaster I ME718 crashed at Ove 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup 30/8 1944

Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup 30/8 1944

Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg 30/8 1944

 


 

 

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