Halifax II HR722 - Off Drøsselbjerg Klint                                      Updated:  20 OCT 2015
 

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a096022.htm Banks DFR Sgt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b111111 c096.htm Svinø
a096023.htm Cole G W Sgt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b111111 c096.htm Svinø
a096024.htm Donaldson D J F/Lt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b070543 c096.htm Svinø
a096025.htm Fitzgerald M J Sgt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b111111 c096.htm Svinø
a096026.htm Lay HFD Sgt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b111111 c096.htm Svinø
a096027.htm Parsons W J F/Lt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b210543 c096.htm Svinø
a096028.htm Whyatt L Sgt RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b140543 c096.htm Svinø
a096029.htm Willis G H P/O RAF 158 p158.htm HAL HR722 Bomb G Off Drøsselbjerg Klint d210443 b210543 c096.htm Svinø


 Den 21. april 1943 endte HAL HR722
i vandet her få meter fra strandkanten nær Sandkrogen 11, 4200 Slagelse. (Kilde: Janus Barfoed) Se fotos.
Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"20.-21. april 1943 (Kl. 02.16). Drøsselbjerg Klint, 14 km NV for Slagelse. Halifax B.II HR722 (NP-C). 158 BS, 4 BG, Lissett, Yorks. (Stettin) 8 MA (Svinø).
Under returflyvningen blev flyet ramt af flak over Korsør, og piloten forsøgte en nødlanding ved Drøsselbjerg Klint. Flyet ramte jorden, men hastigheden var for stor,
og det fortsatte ud over vandet. Næste dag blev vragrester fundet ca. 200 meter fra kysten, og den efterfølgende måned drev ligene af besætningsmedlemmerne
i land langs kysten syd for klinten." (FT 88-32-9)
Se Korsør Avis om flystyrt og Fotos af Christian Larsen, Dele med numre  og Besøg ved nedskudt flyvers gravsten.
See også Nordvestnyt: 28 AUG - 02 SEP-1 - 02 SEP-6 
Monument 2015 * Strand 2015.

8 flyvere. Se Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943.  Den 21. april 2014 blev en Mindeplade afsløret her på stranden nær Grusvejen 9, 4200 Slagelse.

On 21 April 1943 HAL HR722 ended up in the water here a few metres from the beach near Sandkrogen 11, 4200 Slagelse. (Source: Janus Barfoed) See photos.
(Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:
"20 - 21 April 1943 (at 02.16 hours). Drøsselbjerg Klint, 14 km NW of Slagelse. Halifax B.II HR722 (NP-C). 158 BS, 4 BG, Lissett, Yorks. (Stettin) 8 MA (Svinø).
During the return flight the plane was hit by flak over Korsør, and the pilot attempted a forced landing at Drøsselbjerg Klint (Cliff). The plane hit the ground, but the
speed was so high that it went on and ended up in the water. Next day pieces of wreckage were found about 200 metres off the coast. The crew members were
washed ashore south of the cliff in the following month." (FT 88-32-9)
See Korsør Avis about air crashes, Photos by Christian Larsen, Parts with numbers and A visit at the gravestone of an airman shot down over Denmark.
See also Nordvestnyt: 28 AUG - 02 SEP-1 - 02 SEP-6 
Monument 2015 * Strand 2015.
See
Bomber Command No. 158 Squadron and RAF - Handley Page Halifax. This Halifax took off from RAF Lissett. See also  158 Squadron - Strength in Unity
including Memorial History. See also The 158 Squadron Memorial by Artist Peter Wallwork Naylor and 158 Unveiling on May 16th 2009.
8 airmen. See Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943.
  A memorial plaque was unveiled at the crash site on 21 April 2014.