Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster III PB378 crashed in the North Sea 16/9-1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 582 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded 60-T
T/O 22:26 Little Staughton. OP: Kiel.

The aircraft crashed in the North Sea.

Pilot F/Lt Graham W. Nixon was washed ashore on the beach of the island of Fanø and was by the Wehrmacht buried on the spot where he was found. His remains were disinterred on 18/12 1945 and was laid to rest in Fovrfeld cemetery in Esbjerg on 19/12 1945.

Apparently Flt. Engr. Sgt Michael G. Lamb rest in Fovrfeld cemetery in Esbjerg. Where and when he was found is not known. According to the cemetery register he was laid to rest on 18/5 1944. And that can hardly be possibly.

Strandfoged Otto Sørensen reported to the police in Ringkøbing on 28/7-45 that the remains of an allied soldier had been found buried in Beach area no. 1a on Søgård Forstrand beach. A wooden cross was found on the grave.
The Wehrmacht had buried the body on 15/10 1944 and Sørensen found it proper to transfer the body to Haurvig cemetery.
The remains were disinterred on 29/6 and was placed in a coffin and were on 1/7 1945 laid to rest in a common grave in Haurvig cemetery together with two more soldiers.
He was later identified as W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Arthur Robson.


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The two other soldiers were F/S Colin J. Blyth of RCAF 405 Sqn and Sgt F.W. Webster of RAF 138 Sqn.

Navigator Sgt Kenneth M.G. Durrant and Air Bomber F/O Herbert Wilkens today rests in Kiel War Cemetery, Germany while Air Gnr. Sgt Robert V. Fishpool and Air Gnr. P/O John T.W.G. Norris DFM have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




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The graves at Haurvig cemetery




Haurvig cemetery 2014



Sources: BE, BCL, Police report, CWGC.



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