Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Halifax II HR712 crashed Store Bælt near Slipshavn 21/4-1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 102 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded DY-M.
T/O 21:34 Pocklington. OP: Stettin.


While flying over Store Bælt near Nyborg the Halifax was hit by flak from III. Zug I./lei 985 commanded by Hauptmann Seifert and 8./MAA.508 and crashed at 02:26 hours in the water near Slipshavn.
 

Oliver and Meldrum in København

 


              (Via Steve Kendall)

Pilot Sgt P. R. Oliver

 


           (Via Steve Kendall)

Flt. Engr. Sgt G. S. Meldrum
 


 There were only two survivors namely Pilot Sgt P. R. Oliver and Flt. Engr. Sgt G. S. Meldrum who were rescued by the ship MS Nordmark and at 03:20 hours brought to Nyborg and handed over to Flakeinsatz Nyborg.

They were taken to København for initial interrogation before being sent to Oberursel. Later they were sent to Stalag Luft I Barth, Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug to end up in Stalag 357 Thorn/Fallingbostel.

On 3/5 three bodies were retrieved from the crashed aircraft 1550 metres off Slipshavn by the Danish salvage ship “Absalon” and brought to the Marine station at Slipshavn where they were handed over to the Wehrmacht. It was the bodies of Sgt Frank W. Day, W/O Gordon H. Bartman RCAF and Sgt James B.M. Irving who were all laid to rest in Nyborg cemetery.

 


             (Denise Day)

Sgt Frank W. Day


 

Nyborg cemetery

 


             (Via Steve Kendall)

Sgt Alexander F. Warner


On 5/5 the body of Sgt Alexander F. Warner was found in the Store Bælt and brought to the Marine station in Slipshavn by MS Nordmark and laid to rest in Nyborg cemetery.

 


                           (Via Steve Kendall)

Sgt George L. Doidge



On 9/6 the body of Sgt George L. Doidge was found washed ashore on the island of Lindholm. It was brought to the hospital in Nyborg and later laid to rest in Nyborg cemetery.

 

 

The wreckage in Nyborg Harbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sources: UA, RL 19/456, LBUK, CWGC, OLCB, KTI.

 

The night of 20/21 April 1943

Halifax II JB930 crash landed near Esbjerg 20/4-1943

Lancaster III ED620 crashed near Stadil 20/4-1943

Lancaster III ED614 crashed Vester Vedsted 21/4-1943

Unknown Lancaster crashed Strandgården farm, Halskov 21/4-1943

Stirling III BK714 crashed Tarp, Esbjerg 21/4-1943

Stirling III BF508 crashed in Fænøsund on 21/4 1943

Halifax II DT747 crashed Hjertingvej road in Sædding, Esbjerg 21/4-1943

Lancaster III ED557 believed crashed Store Bælt 21/4-1943

Stirling I R9261 crashed by Kongsmark on 21/41943

Halifax II HR722 crashed Store Bælt off Drøsselbjerg Klint 21/4-1943

Halifax II HR712 crashed Store Bælt near Slipshavn 21/4-1943

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 1943

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 21/4 1943

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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