Airwar over Denmark

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Halifax II JB918 crashed in the North Sea off Holland 27/4 1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 102 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded DY-T.
T/O 00:41 Poclington. OP: Duisburg.


JB918 crashed in the North Sea killing all onboard.
It is believed that this was the Halifax claimed by Unteroffizier Georg Kraft of 12./NJG 3 in Plan Quadrat 4482 H5 in See at 04:29 hours.

Pilot Sgt Ames G. Grainger RCAF rests in Vlieland General Cemetery, Holland.

Flt. Engr Sgt Frederick G. Harris and W/Op Sgt William A. Willis have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial while Navigator Sgt Kenneth Oatridge, Air Bomber Sgt William Foley and Air Gnr. Sgt Howard Beck all rests in Texel Cemetery in Holland.
 
The body of Air Gnr. Sgt Thomas A. Wells was found washed ashore in Beach area 1a at Søgaard Forstrand by Police Constable Kristensen on 24/6 at 12:15 hours. He informed Assistent Receiver of Wrecks Sillesen who in turn informed the Police station in Ringkøbing. The police inspected the body and Truppenführer Springer, Küstwache in Nymindegab was called for. The body was taken to Esbjerg by the Wehrmacht and laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 29/6-1943.

 

 


      (Jan Nieuwenhuis)

 


      (Jan Nieuwenhuis)

 


      (Jan Nieuwenhuis)



 

Sources: CWGC, BCL, Report Ringkøbing and Coastal police, BE, TW.
 

 

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