Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster I W4230 crashed in the sea of Smålandsfarvandet on 24/9-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 9 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded WS-P.
T/O Waddington. OP: Wismar.

At 02:46 hours W4230 was hit by flak from 3.Lei 844 and crashed in the sea off the island of Vejrø killing all onboard. On 25/9 a wheel and a fuel tank was found in the sea and brought to Vejrø.

On 28/9 Flt.Engr. Sgt Geoffrey W.A. Higson was found drifted ashore near Holsteinsborg and was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 9/10-1942.

On 18/10 the body of Air Gnr. Sgt John W. Henry RNZAF was found drifted ashore on the island of Skalø. Henry was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 22/10-1942.
Pilot F/Sgt Owen B. White RNZAF, F/O Harry F.B. Smith RNZAF, F/Sgt James A. Beaton, Sgt James C. Gray RNZAF and Sgt Noel H. Crozier RNZAF have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.




Sources: CWGC, RL 19/455, BCL, LBUK, UA.



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