Short Stirling Mk IV Langang, Tvedestrand

190 Squadron RAF code L9-G serial LK-566 22.02 1945

Took off from Great Dunmow airfield on a mission to drop weapons and equipment to D-12 in Hakadal. Around midnight the aircraft became engaged in an air combat with several German night fighters from Kjevik. The burning Stirling crashed into a litle hill called Lusa and exploded. The of crew of six were killed instantly. W/O Stanley Bernhard Currie(28). F/S Donald Hollinrake(23). F/S Thomas James Alexander Grant(21). F/S Lewis George Baldock(21). F/S Kenneth Frank Newman(21). F/S Robert Edwin Davies(22).
English and American aircraft carried out at least 700 successful drop missions over Norway. Around30 aircraft were lost, and 200 men perished.
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The crew is buried at Holt churchyard.