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Stirling I N6129 shot down in The North Sea west of Romo/Sylt
on 29/7 1942.
The plane belonged to RAF 218 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded HA-X.
T/O 23:27 Marham. OP: Hamburg.
It is believed that N6129 was attacked by a German night fighter and crashed
into the sea to the west of the islands of Romo and Sylt. The bodies of two crew
members were found between the islands of Sylt and Rømø on 30/7 and laid to rest
in the cemetery of Kirkeby on Rømø on 1/8 with German Army Chaplain Bukin from
Sylt officiating at the graveside ceremony.
Observer P/O Roger C. Eldridge and Flt. Engr. Rodney K. Helyer.
The Pilot P/O
Colin Macqueen Farquharson and Air Gnr. Sgt Ronald D. Horder have no known
graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, while Navigator Sgt
Harold Windle, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Norman Jackson and Air Gnr. Russell S. Brandish
today rest in Kiel War cemetery.
Stirling I N6129
Sources: UA, KK, CWGC, BCL.
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