Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 30/8
The aircraft belonged to RAF 550 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded BQ-C.
T/o 21:13 North Killingholme. OP : Stettin
EE193 is believed to have been claimed by a German night fighter. It crashed in
the sea of Kattegat northwest of the island of Sejrø at approx. 01:00 hours with
the loss of all onboard.
The body of Flt. Engr. F/Sgt Geofrey W. Battersby was found washed ashore on the
west coast of Reersø and brought to the chapel in Reersø. Local fishermen
collected money to be able to give Battersby a decent funeral, and at 06:00
hours in the morning of 6/9 1944 he was laid to rest in Reersø cemetery. The
Wehrmacht allowed on Vicar Glenthøj and the gravedigger to be present in the
cemetery, but despite the early hour quite a few people had shown up outside the
cemetery to pay their respect.
Pilot W/O Washington H.S. Ansell, F/O Ivor H.R. Hood, Sgt Alfred Anderson, Sgt
Ernest W. Parker, Sgt Oliver Tabuteau and F/O Clare R. Cameron RCAF have no
known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: LBUK, FAF, FT, CWGC, AIR 27/2037.
Night of 29/30 August 1944
Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns
Bredning bay 29/8 1944
Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup
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
Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup
Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup
Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg
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