Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


1939-1940 Updated 28/1-23
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Hampden I X2973 crashed in the North Sea off the Frisian Islands on 17/10-1940.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 144 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded PL-?
T/O Hemswell OP: Merseburg.

The aircraft was heard sending distress calls and is believed to have crashed into the sea 20 miles north of Terschellingen.
The body of Pilot Sgt John H. Brown was on 3/12-40 found drifted ashore by Receiver of wrecks Niels Laurids Christensens in beach area 9, Søgård forstrand near Haurvig and laid to rest in Nr. Haurvig cemetery on 8/12-1940.

Observer Sgt Robert G.Young, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt John A.Ferguson and Air Gnr. Edward A.G.Rands have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




Sources : CWGC, Police report, BCL.




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