Halifax II HX151 crashed in the sea east of Omø island
The aircraft belonged to RAF 102 Sqn Bomber Command and was coded DY-M.
T/o 21:10 Pocklington. OP: Gardening the Baltic Sea.
On its way to the target HX151 was attacked by a Bf 110 night fighter of 10./NJG
3 and crashed into the sea east of the island of Omø at 23:42 hours killing all
The Bf 110 G-4 night fighter was coded D5+BV and was piloted by Leutnant Walter
Briegleb with the crew of Feltwebels Brandt and Bräunlich.
Fw Bräunlich, Leutnant Walter Briegleb and Fw Brandt
The body of Sgt Christopher G. Woplin was found in the waters of Storstrømmen
400 metres north of Orehoved and was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 16/5
Sgt Norman Pearce was found washed ashore on the island of Omø on 20/6 and was
laid to rest in Omø cemetery on 22/6 1944.
P/O Ivan A. Weir RCAF was found near Karrebæk on 2/7 and was laid to rest in
Svinø cemetery on 3/7 1944.
On 4/10 1944 the body of Pilot F/O Alexander H. Hall was found washed ashore on
the beach near Avnø. The Wehrmacht buried Hall on the beach. On 6/2 1946 the
remains was discovered and Hill was laid to rest in Svinø cemetery on 10/2 1946.
Sgt Robert D. Loke, Sgt Robert J. Clarke and F/O Arthur J. Painter have no known
grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: CWGC, AS 19-285, FAF, LBUK, JJ, Briegleb Feindberuhringen.
23/24 April 1944
Stirling III LJ526 crashed Øster Skerninge
Halifax V LL235 crashed in the sea off Traner Odde
Stirling III EF137 crashed near Vemmenæs east of the
island of Tåsinge 23/4-1944
Halifax II HX151 crashed in the sea east of Omø
island 23/4 1944
Halifax II LW270 crashed near Hjelm on the island of
Lolland 23/4 1944
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