Donald George Denslow   Photo: Knud Riis  Updated: 11 MAY 2019
 
Airman:
 a014094.htm Surname: Denslow Init: D G Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 166

P_link: p140.htm Plane: WEL BK368 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Near Filskov

Crash_d: d090343 Buried_d: b130343 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 7. 4

Den 9. marts 1943 kl. 21.30 styrtede WEL BK368 ned nær Filskov ved stedet her, (overblik her) hvor
et monument blev afsløret den 5. maj 2008. Flyet havde været på en minelægningsoperation. p140MACR.
Se Minelægningsområder. Samme dag afsløredes et monument for besætningen på LAN ND675.
Se Folder p290 + p140 fra Filskov Lokalhistoriske Arkiv via Anne-Vibe Jensen, Billund Kommune. 2 sider om LAN ND675 fulgt af 2 sider om WEL BK368.

Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift:
"Medens 264 RAF bombefly fløj til München, minerede 62 fly i de danske farvande, Kielerbugten og ved de Frisiske øer. Tre Wellingtons gik tabt, og mindst to af disse havde mineret i Lillebælt. - BK368 blev skudt
ned af en tysk natjager. -  Pilot P/O John Patrick Kavanagh og et andet besætningsmedlem blev fundet
dræbt i flyet." (FT 90-48-9)

Flying Officer (Navigator) Donald George Denslow, 28 år, var søn af John Reginald og Amelia Denslow, Ledbury, Herefordshire, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere fra WEL BK368 blev begravet den 13. marts 1943 i Esbjerg. 1 besætningsmedlem blev krigsfange. Han endte i Tyske krigsfangelejre. (Kilde:FAF)  5 flyvere. 

On 9 March 1943 at 21.30 hours WEL BK368 crashed near Filskov at the place here, (overview here) where a monument was unveiled on 5 May 2008. The plane had been on a minelaying operation.
See Minelaying areas. On the same day a monument to the crew of  LAN ND675 was unveiled.

(Danish) Aviation Historical Review:
"While 264 bombers from the RAF headed for Munich, 62 planes were on minelaying operations in Danish waters, the Kiel Bay and at the Frisian Islands. 3 Wellingtons were lost, and at least 2 of them had
dropped mines into the Lillebælt. - BK368 was shot down on the return flight by a German night fighter. -
 Pilot Officer (Pilot) John Patrick Kavanagh and  1 other crew member were found killed in the plane."
(FT 90-48-9)

Flying Officer (Navigator) Donald George Denslow, 28, was the son of John Reginald and Amelia Denslow, of Ledbury, Herefordshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

4 airmen from WEL BK368 were buried on 13 March 1943 in Esbjerg. 1 crew member became a POW. He was taken to German POW-Camps. (Source: FAF)
See No. 166 Squadron RAF-Wikipedia * RAF 166 Squadron * 166 Squadron RAF-Lincolnshire.info.
Wellington III BK368 AS-P took off from RAF Kirmington at 18.43 hrs on 09 MAR 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) See p140MACR. 5 airmen.