Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup 30/8 1944.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 103 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PM-D.
To 21:11 Elsham Wolds. OP Stettin.

On the return flight from Stettin Lancaster LM116 was attacked by a night fighter piloted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow of 1./NJG 1 while flying at 3000 metres. The Lancaster caught fire and at 03:51 hours it crashed in a field near Karup killing all onboard.

The Germans buried the remains of the crew on the crash site. In 1949 the RAF Missing research and Enquiry Unit excavated the crash site and found the remains of the crew. They were laid to rest in Kiel war Cemetery.

They were: Pilot F/O William Nixon, Navigator F/O Charles B. Whitmore, Flt. Engr. Sgt William C. Sadler, Air Bomber Sgt Thomas Barton, W/Op F/Sgt Thomas Adcock, Air Gnr. Sgt Sidney W. Allen and Air Gnr. Sgt Niel G. McSporran.









Sources: LBUK, TW, CWGC, AIR 27/876.


Night of 29/30 August 1944




Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns Bredning bay 29/8 1944

Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup 29/8 1944

Lancaster III PB202 crashed at Førby Hede heath 30/8 1944

Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB143 crashed at Ingerslev / Estruplund 30/8 1944

Lancaster III NE144 ditched in the sea of Kattegat off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944

Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 30/8 1944

Lancaster I ME718 crashed at Ove 30/8 1944

Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup 30/8 1944

Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup 30/8 1944

Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg 30/8 1944




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