Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

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Beaufighter TFX NV414 crashed in the North Sea near Petershead 26/2 1945.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 455 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded UB-L.
T/o 18:15 Dallachy. Op: Anti shipping.


After having attacked a convoy near Arendal NV414 was seen at 20:22 hours with the left engine stopped. Upon reaching Petershead the crew baled out and navigator F/Sgt W. A. Hirst landed safely on the beach while Pilot F/O Henry J. Brock drifted out over the sea.

On 4/7 his dead body was found washed ashore on the beach near Rødhus. On 6/7 1945 he was laid to rest in Hune cemetery.

 

Brock's grave at Hune Cemetery

 

Pilot F/O Henry J. Brock

 

Summer 2022 the grave was given a "facelift" by the churchyard gardeners.

 


    (Ole Rønnest)



Sources: FAF, FT, Helme.
 

 

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