Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax II LW341 crashed in The Baltic Sea 15/2 1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 77 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded KN-D.
T/o 17:24 Elvington. OP:Berlin

The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the Baltic Sea south of the islands of Lolland and Falster killing all onboard.

The dead body of, mid upper gunner, F/Sgt Norman L. Newell RAAF was found at Riddertofte Strand beach on the island of Lolland on 30/8 and was laid to rest in Kappel cemetery on 1/9 1944.



Pilot W/O Arthur F. Edmonds, navigator F/O Richard E. Padget RCAF, bomb aimer F/S J.J. O`N Kennedy, wireless operator Sgt Clifford O. Tyler, rear gunner F/S Raymond W. Wheeler and flight engineer Sgt Bernard Coughlin have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Sources: BCL, CWGC, UA, FAF, Paul Leforte.



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