Halifax II HR714 crashed in the tidal area off the island of Mandø 21/4 1943.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 77 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded KN-K.
T/o 21:21 Elvington. Op: Stettin.
Homeward bound the Halifax was attacked by a German night fighter piloted by
Hauptmann Baer of
4./ NJG 3, with the crew of Feldwebel Lingen and Oberfeldwebel Heise, and
crashed at 03:21 hours on the southwest corner of Koresand southwest of Mandø island.
This is a tidal area and for years the wreckage could be seen at 55.13.2N
08.28.3E at low tide. It has now disappeared in the sand and cannot be seen
The crew of seven perished and were laid to rest in Forvfelt cemetery in Esbjerg
Navigator Sgt. Andrew P. Deighton, Pilot Sgt. Robert Watson, Air Gnr. Sgt.
Anthony Luke and W.Op. / Air Gnr. Sgt. Thomas Pearson were all brought to Esbjerg
from the island of Mandø while Flt. Engr. Sgt. Robert C. Douglas and Air Gnr.
Flt.Sgt. Raymond G. Hume were brought to Esbjerg from Ribe.
It is not known where Air Bomber Sgt. John B. Watt was found.
The funeral in Esbjerg Fovrfeld Cemetery on 30/4-1943.
Sources: CWGC, LBUK, BCL, BE, JJ.
The night of 20/21 April 1943
Halifax II JB930 crash landed near Esbjerg
Lancaster III ED620 crashed near Stadil 20/4-1943
Lancaster III ED614 crashed Vester Vedsted
Unknown Lancaster crashed Strandgården farm, Halskov
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
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
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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