Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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

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

The aircraft was shot down by fighters and crashed in the Tranum plantation. It exploded on impact killing the crew.

The bodies of Pilot P/O Clive W. Wigley, Navigator Sgt Arthur H. Patchett and Air gunner Sgt. Archibald F. Morrison were laid to rest in Vadum cemetery on 16/8-1940.










On 13/8-2013 a memorial was inaugurated on the crashsite at 57.09.810N 09.34.453E. The memorial was unveiled by the British Military Attaché from the British Embassy in Denmark and the Mayor of Jammerbugt Kommune. This very well organized unveiling was attended by approximately 300 people. On the same day a memorial was unveiled for the crew of T1934 that was shot down at about the same time.


Sources: Ole Rønnest, Aabybro, LBUK, 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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