RAF Stirling III EF 154 shot down - Hirsholmen, Denmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Klabautermanden
N 57° 29.214 E 010° 37.199
32V E 597116 N 6372745
Quick Description: Den 1. december 1943 blev en engelsk Stirling III bombemaskine på mineudlægningsmission skudt ned af antiluftskytskanoner. Ingen af de ombordværende overlever styrtet.
Location: Denmark
Date Posted: 9/15/2021 5:46:46 AM
Waymark Code: WM14Z0R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin
Views: 1

Long Description:
Den 1. december 1943 blev en engelsk Stirling III bombemaskine på mineudlægningsmission skudt ned af antiluftskytskanoner. Ingen af de ombordværende overlever styrtet.

Stirling III EF 154 fra RAF 199 squadron Bomber Command skydes ned den 1/12 1943. Flyet oplyses af projektøren LUZI. Sydbatteriet afgiver i følge rapporten 40 skud mod flyet, der passerer i cirka 100 meters højde. Nordbatteriet - hvor du befinder dig nu - affyrer 39 skud. Flyet styrter i havet omkring 1500 meter fra øen i retning Frederikshavn. Ingen blandt 7 mand store besætning overlever styrtet. Kun ligene af tre, 2ndLt Carlson, Flight Sgt. Knowles og Sgt. Robotham, bliver efterfølgende fundet.

English: On December 1, 1943, an English Stirling III bomber on a mine-laying mission was shot down by anti-aircraft guns. None of the occupants survived the crash.

Stirling III EF 154 from RAF 199 squadron Bomber Command is shot down on 1/12 1943. The aircraft is illuminated by the projector LUZI. According to the report, the southern battery fires 40 shots at the plane, which passes at an altitude of approximately 100 meters. Nordbatteriet - where you are now - fires 39 shots. The plane crashes into the sea about 1500 meters from the island in the direction of Frederikshavn. None of the 7-man crew survives the crash.

Only the bodies of three, 2ndLt Carlson, Flight Sgt. Knowles and Sgt. Robotham, is subsequently found.

Drone photo by Bondegaard-Rydbjerg
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Date of Crash: 12/1/1943

Aircraft Model: Stirling III

Military or Civilian: Military

Tail Number: EF154

Cause of Crash:
Shot down by german FLAK


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