Airwar over Denmark

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Halifax MZ805 crashed in the sea east of the island of Langeland 12/1 1945.


The aircraft belonged to RCAF (RAF) 424 Sqn.Bomber Command and was coded QB-X.
T/O Skipton in Swale 17:22. OP: Gardening Flensburg Fjord.


After having crossed the North Sea MZ805 was to head for a point near the island of Langeland before turning south west and west for the garden in Flensburg Fjord which was located between the Danish village Skelde and the German coast between Glüksburg and Gelting. It is believed that this was the Halifax which was claimed by a German night fighter piloted by Oberfeldwebel Hans Schadowski of 3./NJG 3 at 21:05 hours near Langeland.
The Halifax exploded in the air and no remains have been found.

The crew which consisted of Pilot F/O Alexander M. Mackie DFC RCAF, Flt. Engr.Sgt James J. Farquhar RAF, Navigator F/S James S. Netzke RCAF, Bomb aimer F/O Harry D. Christie RCAF, Wop/Air Gnr. W/O Harold A. Carruthers RCAF, Mid upper gunner F/S Fernand W. Dobbs RCAF and Rear gunner F/S Claude H. Hudson RCAF have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.



Sources: LBUK, CWGC, AIR 27/1835, AIR 25/144, AIR14/2680, BC loss card, Nonnenmacher file.

 

Minelaying on the night of January 12/13 1945

Halifax MZ805 crashed in the sea east of the island of Langeland 12/1 1945

Halifax III NP947 crashed in Flensburg Fjord 12/1-1945

Halifax III NA201 attacked west of the city of Aabenraa 12/1 1945

Halifax III MZ812 crashed in the North Sea west of the island of Rømø 12/1 1945

Halifax III RG346 “attacked” west of the island of Rømø 12/1 1945

Halifax III NR173 crashed in the sea east of the island of Als 12/1 1945

 

 

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