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


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.

 


            (Bent Løwe)

 


           (Bent Løwe)

 


           (Bent Løwe)

 



Sources: LBUK, FAF, FT, CWGC, AIR 27/2037.

 

Night of 29/30 August 1944

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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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