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 near Nakskov on May 1
and buried in Svino cemetery on May 14. W/Op Sgt Ernest R. Jenkins RNZAF drifted
ashore 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
Sources: UA, CWGC, LBUK, BS, RL 19/455+456.
Minelaying on the night of 28/29 April 1943
Lancaster I W4898 crashed in the
southern part of Kattegat
Stirling III BK807 crashed in Langelands Belt on
Wellington X HE395 crashed at Over Jersdal on 29/4
Stirling I BF447 shot down near Vrønding on 29/4
Stirling III BF467 crashed in Langelands Belt near
Kappel on 29/4 1943
Stirling III BF515 shot down by Taagerup on 29/4
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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