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Stirling III BF467 crashed in Langelands Belt near Kappel on 29/4 1943.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 75 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded AA-W.
T/O 20:38 Newmarket OP: Gardening Radish (Fehmarn Belt)


At 00:08 hours Marine flak battery MAA 508 by Kappel claimed that they had shot down an aircraft in Langelands Belt.
All crewmembers onboard BF467 died.
 
The dead bodies of Air Bomber Sgt John M. Williams RAAF and Flt. Engr. Sgt Clifford Abbott were found in the water near Nakskov on the very same day, and were laid to rest in Svino cemetery on May 1 1943.

The body of Navigator F/S James A. Ramsay RCAF was found at Kappel near Nakskov on May 1 and buried in Svino cemetery on May 14. W/Op Sgt Ernest R. Jenkins RNZAF was found washed ashore at Kappel near Nakskov on May 15 and was laid to rest in Svino on May 18.
 
Air Gnr. Sgt George Phillips drifted ashore near Nakskov on May 23 and was buried in Svino cemetery on May 26.
Also Pilot P/O Desmond L. Thompson RNZAF and Air Gnr Sgt John T. Glendinning rest in Svino cemetery. Both were found in the Baltic Sea off Nakskov.
Thompson was found on 14/5 and was laid to rest on 1/5-1943, while Glendinning was found 14/5 and was laid to rest on 18/5.

 


                  (Via Finn Buch)

W/Op Sgt Ernest R. Jenkins

 


    (Via Finn Buch)

The crew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Sources: UA, CWGC, LBUK, BS, RL 19/455+456, Loss card via Finn Buch.

 

Minelaying on the night of 28/29 April 1943

Lancaster I W4898 crashed in the southern part of Kattegat 29/4-1943

Stirling III BK807 crashed in Langelands Belt on 29/4 1943

Wellington X HE395 crashed at Over Jersdal on 29/4 1943

Stirling I BF447 shot down near Vrønding on 29/4 1943

Stirling III BF467 crashed in Langelands Belt near Kappel on 29/4 1943

Stirling III BF515 shot down by Taagerup on 29/4 1943

Wellington X HE170 tried to crash land near Bjerndrup 29/4 1943

Wellington X HZ278 crashed Esbjerg on 29/4 1943

Lancaster I W4945 crashed 29/4 1943 at Remmerstrand

Stirling I EF356 shot down near Aadum on 29/4 1943

Lancaster III ED733 crashed at Jordrup on 29/4-1943

Stirling I serial number R9290 crashed in the Langelandsbælt near Vesternæs of Lolland 29/4 1943


 

 

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