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Beaufighter JL843 crashed in the North Sea on 4/5 1943.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 235 Sqn Coastal Command and was coded LA-S.
T/o 10:50 Leuchars. OP: Middle Stand recco (Coast of Norway from Lister to Egero)
While attacking a convoy of M 401, M 5202, D/S Taube and Boknafjord the
Beaufughter was hot by flak from the flak battery based at Osbrestad and crashed
into the North Sea.
The body of Pilot Sgt Nathan Cohen was found washed ashore in Beach area no. 44
on Søgard Forstrand on the night of 22-23/6 by the German Wehrmacht. On the next
day the Wehrmacht placed it in a coffin and took it to Lemvig where it was laid
to rest in the cemetery on 26/6- 1943.
Navigator Sgt Richard P. Dormer has no known grave and is commemorated on the
Sources: LBUK, CWGC, BL, Report Ringkøbing police, FB.
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