Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 9/4-24
1941 Updated 28/4-22
1942 Updated 17/8-23
1943 Updated 15/4-24
1944 Updated 15/4-24
1945 Updated 4/12-22

1940 New 30/11-23
1941 New 23/7-21
1942 Updated 19/3-24
1943 Updated 28/1-23
1944 Updated 23/7-23
1945 Updated 16/7-23

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Blenheim IV R3732 crashed in the North Sea on 9/7 1940.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 21 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded YH-L.
T/O 08:00 Lossiemouth. OP: Stavanger.

At 11:45 the Blenheim reported to base that it had sustained battle damage. After that nothing was heard.
Sgt Albert T.Summers and Sgt.Christopher J.Burt have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
The body of W/C Leslie Clive Bennett was found washed ashore near Lønstrup on 28/9 and was laid to rest in Lønstrup cemetery on 1/10. The parish minister of Lønstrup J.F.Lind Thomsen officiated at the graveside ceremony. Attending the ceremony were a number of local citizens as well as the German Kommandant of Hjørring Hauptman Zimmermann. A detachment of 21 German soldiers fired a salute of honour.


   (Via Ole Rønnest)

Bennetts grave 1940


Bennetts grave 2004


   ( Via Finn Buch )

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Sources: FAF, CCL, WD, CWGC.


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