Airwar over Denmark

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Lancaster III ND682 crashed in the sea of Kattegat 16/12 1944.


The aircraft belonged to RAF106 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded ZN-K.
T/o 00:45 fra Metheringham. OP: Gardening


The Lancaster is believed to have been claimed at 03:54 hours while flying at 2300 metres in the southeast part of the sea of Kattegat by a German JU 88 night fighter of 3./NJG 3.
The JU 88 was piloted by Hauptmann Eduard Schröder with the crew of Hessenmüller, Zeinert and Brunsendorf.

The body of Pilot F/O Elgar Barratt was found washed ashore at Kulla Gunnarstorp north of the Swedish town Hälsingborg and was laid to rest in Hälsingborg Municipal Cemetery.

The remains of Flt. Engr. Sgt John F. W. Emerson were retrieved from the sea 8 miles south of Anholt harbour on 6/3-1945. He was laid to rest by the Wehrmacht in Anholt cemetery on 7/3 1945.
 
W/Op F/S Cleve P. Calvert RAAF, Mid Upper Gunner Sgt Raymond E.B. Day, Tail Gunner Sgt Percy E. Green, Navigator F/S Arnold Berry and Bomb Aimer F/S Edward G. Towle have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 

 


 (Dieter Friedrich)

 


 (Dieter Friedrich)

 


 (Poul via Flymøller)

 


 (Poul via Flymøller)

 

 



Sources: CWGC, FAF, Schröder Abschüssebeteilung, MFS, BCL.

 

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