Airwar over Denmark

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Blenheim IV R3821 crashed at Aalborg West on 13/8-1940.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 82 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded UX-N.
T/o 0840 Watton OP: Aalborg.

Pilot P/O Hale managed to get thru to the airfield, but before Observer Sgt. Oliver could unload the bombs R3821 was hit by flak from 3/Flak Abt.615 and crashed on Aalborg West, its bomb load exploding on impact.

Pilot P/O Earl R. Hale, Observer Sgt Ralston G. Oliver and Air gunner Sgt. Alfred E. Boland were all killed and were laid to rest in Vadum cemetery on 16/8 1940.

 


                                         (Via Ib Lødsen)

Pilot Officer Earl Hale

 


       (Ole Rønnest)

Observer Sgt Ralston G. Oliver

 


      (Ole Rønnest) 

Air gunner Sgt. Alfred E. Boland 


          (Daily Mail via Ole Rønnest)

 

The wreckage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parts from R3821 being removed

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources : Ole Rønnest, Aabybro, LBUK, RL, WD.

 

Links to the other crashed aircrafts:

August 13 1940 attack on Aalborg West

Blenheim IV R1933 crashed in Restrup enge on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3800 crashed in Limfjorden on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R2772 ditched in Limfjorden north of Egholm island on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3821 crashed at Aalborg West on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3829 crashed in Torpet Kær, Vadum on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3904 crashed two km. east of Aabybro on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV T1827 crashed two km. east of Kaas on 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3802 crashed two km. east of Kaas 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV T1934 crashed in Tranum dune plantation 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV R3913 crashed in Tranum dune plantation 13/8-1940

Blenheim IV T1889 crash landed near Vust 13/8-1940
 

 

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