Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Lancaster I ME372 ditched in The North Sea 22/3-1945.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 227 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded 9J-U.
T/O 01:22 Balderton. OP: Hamburg.


ME372 took part in a attack on Deutsche Erdölwerke in Hamburg. The last message from the Lancaster was received 05:03 hours after which it is believed that ME372 was ditched in the North Sea about 40 miles west of Denmark on position 54N 07E.

The body of Pilot F/O Edward K. Whitechurch RNZAF was found washed ashore on Vejers Strand beach on 19/6 1945. The body was placed on a horse drawn carriage and taken to the farm of receiver of Wrecks Bloch, Vejers where the inspection of the body by a medical officer was performed on 20/6. On 23/6 1945 Whitechurch was laid to rest in Mosevraa cemetery.

 


                       (Via Finn Buch)

Pilot F/O Edward K. Whitechurch

 

Pilot F/O Edward K. Whitechurch's grave at Mosevraa cemetery

 



Flt. Engr. Sgt Thomas L. O’Marah, Navigator F/S Edward D. Wilkinson, Air Bomber F/S Frederick H. Debarr, W/Op F/S Frank M. Ashworth RNZAF, Air Gnr. Sgt Thomas J. Jones and Air Gnr. Sgt Graham H. White have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources : UA, CWGC, BCL.


 

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