Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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Halifax III NA344 crashed in the North Sea 19/4-1945.

The aircraft belonged to RAF 298 Sqn. 38 Group Fighter command and was coded 8T-Q.
T/O 20:31Tarrant Rushton. OP: SOE to Tablejam 327 10 km northeast of Brande.

Nothing was recieved at TJ 327 even thou a aircraft was heard from NW at 00.35 hrs

The Halifax crashed into the North Sea.

Rear gunner Air Gnr. F/Sgt Frederick Bridge was found washed ashore in Beach area no. 4 near Bøvling Klit on 5/6. He was laid to rest in Søndre Nissum cemetery on 6/6 1945.



Pilot W/O Ronald F. MacKrill was found washed ashore on Vangså Nordre Strand beach and was on 5/6 1945 laid to rest in Vang cemetery.



         (Museumscenter Hanstholm)


         (Museumscenter Hanstholm)


         (Thisted Amts Tidende 2/6 1945 via Museumscenter Hanstholm)



F/S Robert H. Healey, F/S Douglas Smedley, F/S William H. Wall and Sgt Albert W. Pannell have no known graves and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

Sources: CWGC, FAF, Report Lemvig Police, Report on the inspection of the body of MacKrill by a medical officer.


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