Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Wellington IC DV892 crashed in the North Sea on 18/12-1942.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 1474 Flt. (Wireless Investigation Flight) Bomber Command.
T/O 14:21 Binbrook. OP: Cloppenburg.

The aircraft was seen circling Hopton at 15:50 and then head to the southeast. It is reported to have crashed into the North Sea off Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England.
Pilot P/O Frederick A. Couper RAAF was found washed ashore on Vejers Beach on 15/2 and was laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 18/2-1943.

P/O William T. Pickles was on 20/12 found in the sea 7 miles south east of Lowestoft (52`16N 01`49E) and was laid to rest in Batley cemetery, Yorkshire, England.

The remaining crew who were Navigator F/O John Williams, Wop F/S L Edwin Francis Mckenna RNZAF, Observer P/O Peter R. Ackernley, Wop-Air Gnr. P/O Sidney C. McLellan and Air Gnr. F/S Arthur Taylor have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Sources : BCL, AIR 27/1156, BE, CWGC, UA.


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