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Beaufighter TFX NV414 crashed in the North Sea near
Petershead 26/2 1945.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 455 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded UB-L.
T/o 18:15 Dallachy. Op: Anti shipping.
After having attacked a convoy near Arendal NV414 was seen at 20:22 hours with
the left engine stopped. Upon reaching Petershead the crew baled out and
navigator F/Sgt W. A. Hirst landed safely on the beach while Pilot F/O Henry J.
Brock drifted out over the sea.
On 4/7 his dead body was found washed ashore on the beach near Rødhus. On 6/7
1945 he was laid to rest in Hune cemetery.
Brock's grave at Hune Cemetery
Sources: FAF, FT, Helme.
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