Airwar over Denmark

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Mosquito VI RF607 crash landed Lomborg 19/4-1945.


The aircraft belonged to RAF 235 Sqn. Coastal Command and was coded LA-V.
T/o 13:35 Banff. OP: Anti shipping in Kattegat.


Together with 20 more Mosquitos and 14 Mustangs RF607 was tasked with a anti shipping operation in the sea of Kattegat. After having attacked German naval vessels in Kattegat, the aircrafts returned toward west. When passing over the Oddesund Bridge at 17:22 hours flak was fired and RF607 was hit in one engine.
Pilot F/S A.llan G.R. Mckenzie was not able to feather the propeller he chose to belly land the Mosquito near Lomborg at 17:25 hours.

The other Mosquitos reported back at base that there had been seen no smoke, except from the left engine.

It is however reported from The civil Air Defence that the aircraft was found burned and a charred body was found next to the wreck. A wounded flyer was taken to the hospital in Lemvig, where he passed away later on the same day. The wounded flyer was F/Sgt Frank A. Relfe.
 
The Mayor of Lemvig asked the Wehrmacht for permission to bury the flyers and after some discussion he was allowed to bury them in Struer.
 


                 (Via Lars Bjørnsten)
 


             (Via Lars Bjørnsten)
 


          (Via Lars Bjørnsten)

 

They were laid to rest in the German Soldiers Cemetery in Struer, and on 16/6 1945 they were moved to Struer cemetery where they rest in a common grave.

 

Sources: LBUK, NES, AIR 25/450+27/979+27/1444.

 

 

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