Lancaster III LM652 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 27/8
The aircraft belonged to RAF 166 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded AS-R.
T/o 20:35 Kirmington. OP: Gardening Danzig Bay.
The load were 3 Mk VI mines and 2 Mk IV mines.
At 03:16 hours it was reported from the lighthouse at the island of Sejrø that
an aircraft had gone down in flames on course 279 degree. No distance reported.
At 03:20 hours Unteroffizier Rupp of 4./NJG 3 claimed a Lancaster in Pl.Q. NB
which covers the waters surrounding the northern end of the island of Samsø.
It is believed that the Lancaster was LM652 on its return flight as the body of Pilot F/O Royden G.
Bradley RCAF was found washed ashore in Begtrup Vig bay on 4/10 and was laid to
rest in Tved cemetery on 6/10 1944.
(Via Geraldine Chase)
Pilot F/O Royden G. Bradley RCAF
("Library and Arcives Canada" via Bob
Mid upper gunner F/O Gustaf Flegel RCAF
Mid upper gunner F/O Gustaf Flegel RCAF was found washed ashore at Skjernøen
near Kleven i Norway on 30/10-1944. He was laid to rest in Mandal cemetery at
09:00 hrs on 1/11 1944.
Engr. Sgt Walter France, Bomb Aimer Sgt Richard Smith RCAF, Navigator F/Sgt
Ernest V. Hammond, W/Op F/O Albert Scott and Rear gunner F/O Frank K. Morley
have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.
Sources: FAF, LBUK, CWGC, LW, TW, BCL, Library and Archives Canada.
26/27 August 1944
Lancaster I LM127 crashed in the North Sea 27/8 1944
Lancaster III PB180 crashed the in Baltic Sea 27/8
Lancaster III PB302 ditched in the North Sea 27/8
Lancaster III ND807 crashed in the sea off the
island of Sejrø 27/8-1944
Lancaster III LM652 crashed in the sea of Kattegat
Lancaster III PB292 crashed Høgsholt near Vejle
Lancaster III LM694 crashed Aastruplund 27/8 1944
Lancaster I ME650 crashed at Sønder Grene near
Skarrild 27/8 1944
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