Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax BIII W7924 crashed in the North Sea on 6/12-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 102 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded DY-E.
T/O 17:08 Pocklingham. OP: Mannheim.

The Halifax must have crashed into the North Sea due to Flt. Engr. Sgt David M. Sannheim RAF being found washed ashore near Gammel Skagen on 14/2-1943. He was laid to rest in Frederikshavn cemetery on 20/2-1943.

The rest of the crew which consisted of Pilot Sgt Frederick D. Buchwalter, Sgt Henry Jones, F/S Clifford Carr, Sgt Charles R. Pendelpho, Sgt William E. Hawke RCAFand Sgt John T. Pinkney have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Sources: BCL, CWGC, KF, BF.



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