According to locals, the AC was shot down by enemy fighters, but this can not be confirmed in written sources so far.

Morten and our exellent guide Arne Erik Eikvik inspecting the crashsite.

The pilots are buried at Stavne Cemetery, Trondheim

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de Havilland Mosquito Stavøya, Sogn og Fjordane

235 Squadron RAF (Banff Strike Wing) serial HP967 "L" 04.11 1944

Took off from Banff on a anti-shipping strike. Together with Mosquitos from 248 Sqdn they were attacking a convoy near island Kinn when they were hit by flak and crashed in the bog at Stavøya.
Pilot, Flying Officer Harold Llewellyn Powell (RNZAF) and navigator Flying Officer Norman Louis Redford (RAAF) were both killed in this crash. They were buried at Florø, but later buried at Stavne Cemetery, Trondheim.

Stavøya 27.July 2005 © kjell sørensen
Stavne 2008