Kelvin Hewer Shoesmith   Photo: Knud Riis   Updated: 04 JAN 2022

Airman: a014042.htm Surname: Shoesmith Init: K H Rank: Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 115

P_link: p092.htm Plane: WEL BJ670 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d270742 Buried_d: b220842 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 10. 18

Den 27. juli 1942 lettede WEL BJ670 fra RAF Marham på et bombetogt mod Hamborg.
I alt mistede denne squadron 4 fly den nat. 2 rapporteret gået i havet. Dette fly styrtede ned i Nordsøen.
3 overlevende samlet op af tyskerne. Efterfølgende blev de krigsfanger. (Kilde: p092MACR)
De blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre

K. H. Shoesmith blev fundet i Ho Bugt (her) den 21. august 1942.
Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 22. august 1942. (Kilde: FAF)

Sergeant Kelvin Hewer Shoesmith, 21 år, var søn af William Stanley Boyde Shoesmith og
Ella Maude Shoesmith.
(Kilde: CWGC)
1 flyver fra WEL BJ670 blev begravet i Esbjerg og 1 i HOLLAND. 3 flyvere blev krigsfanger. 5 flyvere.

On 27 July 1942 WEL BJ670 took off from RAF Marham on a bombing raid targeting Hamburg.
In all, 4 aircraft lost by squadron that night. 2 reported down in sea.
This plane crashed in the North Sea.
3 survivors picked up by the Germans. POWs subsequently. (Source: p092MACR)
They were taken to German POW-Camps.

K. H. Shoesmith was found in the bay Ho Bugt (here) on 21 August 1942.
He was buried in Esbjerg on 22 August 1942. (Source: FAF)Sergeant Kelvin Hewer Shoesmith,
21, was the son of William Stanley Boyde Shoesmith and Ella Maude Shoesmith. (Source: CWGC)
He gave his life that we might live in peace. Always remembered
Virtual War Memorial Australia has this.
is remembered on The Walls of Names at the International Bomber Command Centre, P2, P241.

1 airman from WEL BJ670 was buried in Esbjerg, and 1 in HOLLAND. 3 airmen became POWs.
See Wellington * No. 115 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia
Wellington III BJ670 KO-K
took off from RAF Marham at 22:53 on 26 JUL 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this including details of the operation.)
 IBCC: "403 aircraft sustained 7.2 % losses. - - - 823 houses demolished, over 5000 damaged." See articles about bombing.
5 airmen.