Halifax II HR722 crashed Store Bælt off Drøsselbjerg Klint
The aircraft belonged to RAF 158 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded NP-C.
T/O 21:18 Lissett. OP : Stettin.
The aircraft was hit by flak and crashed at 02:01 hours into the Store Bælt off
Drøsselbjerg Klint killing all onboard. Some sources claim that a crash landing
was attempted on Drøsselbjerg Klint, but that the speed was too high and that
the aircraft skidded in to the water.
Apparently the bodies of Sgt Michael J. Fitzgerald, Sgt Henry F.D. Lay and Sgt
David F.R. Banks were all retrieved from the sea off Drøsselbjerg on 21/4 and
laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 24/4-1943.
On 27/4 the body of Sgt George W. Cole was found near Nakskov and laid to rest
in Svinø cemetery on 1/5-1943.
On 5/5 F/Lt Davis J. Donaldson was found near Drøsselbjerg and laid to rest in
Svinø cemetery on 7/5-1943.
On 13/5 Sgt Leonard Whyatt was found near Nakskov and laid to rest in Svinø
cemetery on 14/5-1943.
On 18/5 the two last crew members, namely F/Lt Wilfred J. Parsons and P/O George
H. Willis was found near Drøsselbejrg and laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on
F/Lt Wilfred J. Parsons
One of the landing gears seen in Halskov ready to be shipped
off to Germany
The remains of the aircraft being shipped of
Plaque in Svinø church.
Sources: BS, RL 19/456, BCL, CWGC.
The night of 20/21 April 1943
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Halifax II HR722 crashed Store Bælt off
Drøsselbjerg Klint 21/4-1943
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Stirling III BF463 crashed in Store Bælt off
Halskov on 21/4 1943
Lancaster III ED818 crashed Vresen Ø 21/4-1943
Stirling III BF506 shot down by Bøgballe on 21/4
Lancaster I W4330 crashed Vestbirk 21/4-1943
Halifax II HR714 crashed in the tidal area off the
island of Mandø 21/4 1943.
Stirling III BK698 shot down over The North Sea on
Stirling III BF476 crash-landed at Kragelund Fælled
North of Vejle on 21/4 1943
Lancaster ED709 crashed Ringkøbing Fjord 21/4 1943
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