Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster III PB208 crashed in the North Sea 24/7-1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 619 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PG-S.
T/O 23:00 Dunholme Lodge. OP: Kiel.

PB208 is believed to have crashed into the North Sea, probably south west of the island of Sylt where a German night fighter piloted by Leutnant Molowitz of 9.NJG 3 claimed two four engine bombers.
One at 01:45 hours and the other at 02:00 hours.
The body of Air Bomber P/O Allan D. Aumell RCAF was found washed ashore at Thorsminde beach and was laid to rest in Søndre Nissum cemetery by the Wehrmacht on 12/9-1944.
Pilot John Parker, Flt. Engr. Sgt Norman M. Rice, Navigator P/O George A. Grigg, W/Op Sgt William A. Sharp, Air Gnr. F/S James Broll and Air Gnr. Sgt Allan Dickson have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.


Sources: BCL, FAF, CWGC.


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