John Ernest Fitzgerald                           Updated: 18 DEC 2016

Airman: a023002.htm Surname: Fitzgerald Init: J E Rank: F/Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 166

P_link: p352.htm Plane: LAN LM694 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Aastruplund

Crash_d: d270844 Buried_d: b111111 C_link: c023.htm At_Next: Gl. Rye

Denne flyver og resten af besætningen fra LAN LM694 hviler på Gl. Rye Kirkegård.
Denne Lancaster blev på tilbagevejen efter mineudlægning i Danzig/Gdansk-bugten her skudt ned af en tysk natjager her over Midtjylland ved Aastruplund.
Nedstyrtningsstedet tæt på er ved mindekorset
rejst her efter Danmarks befrielse i maj 1945.
Se Anders Lund på nedstyrtningsstedet.

Gennem årene har der været mange kontakter mellem flyvernes familier og familien på Åstrupgård.
Se Anders Lund: Mine 7 flyverhelte og Vragdele på siden Åstrupgård.


Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Ernest Fitzgerald, 19 år, canadier, var søn af John Ernest og
Effie Viola Fitzgerald, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada. Hæderstegn: DFM, Distinguished Flying Medal.
(Kilde: CWGC)  Meget mere om ham i engelsk version.
Se hans navn blandt 47 navne i London og Horsens. Se også Google Map HorsensEH47. 7 flyvere.

This airman and the rest of the crew of LAN LM694 rest on Gl. Rye Kirkegård.
On the return flight after minelaying in the Danzig (Gdansk) Bay
here this Lancaster was shot down
by a German night fighter
here over the central part of Jutland at Aastruplund. The crash site at close
range is at the memorial cross erected here after the liberation of Denmark in May 1945.
See Anders Lund at the crash site.

Over the years there have been many contacts between relatives of the airmen and the family on the
farm.
See Anders Lund: MY 7 FLYING HEROES and pieces of wreckage at the website Aastrupgaard.

Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Ernest Fitzgerald, 19, a Canadian citizen, was the son of
John Ernest and Effie Viola Fitzgerald, of New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada.
Awards: DFM, the Distinguished Flying Medal.  (
CWGC) Love and remembrance last for ever
The Canadian Letters & Images Project has a fine Collection about John Ernest Fitzgerald.

See his name among 47 names in London and Horsens. See also Google Map HorsensEH47.
See Bomber Command No. 166 Squadron * 166 Squadron RAF-Lincolnshire.info
166 Squadron - Cogeco * Lancaster photos.

Lancaster III LM694 AS-M2 took off from RAF Kirmington at 20.45 hrs on 26 AUG 1944.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
7 airmen.