Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Stirling I N3727 crashed in the North Sea on the night of 27-28/4 1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 7 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded MG-G.
T/o 21:33 Oakington. OP: Gardening off Helgoland.

The Stirling crashed into the sea with the loss of all onboard. It is believed that it was claimed off the island of Rømø at 01:07 hours by a nighfighter from Stab II./NJG 3 piloted by Hauptman Günther Radusch.

Wop/Air gnr. P/O George W. Wilkinson was found drifted ashore on Havsande near Rømø island on 5/10 and laid to rest in Kirkeby cemetery on 7/10 1942 with Marine Field Priest Bukin officiating at the graveside ceremony.

The remaining crew which consisted of Pilot F/L Bernard M. Denny, Flt. Engr. F/S leslie N. Hodgins RCAF, Navigator Sgt George W. Craft, Air Bomber Sgt Lloyd F. Evans, Air Gnr. Allan Penman and Air Gnr. Sgt Terence J. Savage have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Sources: CWGC, UA, BCL, KK, Nonnenmacher file.


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