Arthur John Sayer                         Updated:  11 JUL 2016

Airman: a049002.htm Surname: Sayer Init: A J Rank: F/Lt Service: RAF Sqdn: 7

P_link: p261.htm Plane: LAN ND365 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Vornæs

Crash_d: d150244 Buried_d: b060344 C_link: c049.htm At_Next: Landet

"Natten til den 16. februar 1944 overfløj mange RAF fly den sydlige del af Danmark med Berlin som mål. Herunder nedstyrtede mindst 4 bombefly på dansk område. Et af disse, en Lancaster, styrtede i havet mellem Skarø og Tåsinge." (FAF) Alle 8 flyvere sprang ud med faldskærm. LAN ND365 styrtede
ned omkring her.

"A.J. Sayer blev den 6. marts 1944 fundet som lig i strandkanten ud for Vornæs. Begravet under tysk militær honnør af sognepræst N.L. Nielsen." (FAF)

Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) Arthur John Sayer, 32 år, var søn af Captain James Arthur Sayer og Geogiana Margaret Sayer, Sparham, Norfolk, United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)

2 flyvere fra LAN ND365 blev begravet på Skarø, 2 i Landet på Tåsinge og 2 i Svendborg.
2 blev krigsfanger og kom i
Tyske krigsfangelejre. 8 flyvere.

"On the night before 16 February, 1944 many RAF planes flew over the southern part of Denmark targeting Berlin. At least 4 bombers crashed in Danish territory. One of these, a Lancaster, crashed
into the sea between Skarø and Tåsinge." (FAF) All 8 airmen bailed out.
LAN ND365 crashed
about here.

On 6 March 1944, A.J. Sayer was found dead on the beach off Vornæs. Buried with German military honours by vicar N.L. Nielsen. (Source: FAF)

Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) Arthur John Sayer, 32, was the son of Capt. James Arthur Sayer, and Geogiana Margaret Sayer, of Sparham, Norfolk, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

2 airmen from LAN ND365 were buried on Skarø, 2 in Landet on Tåsinge and 2 in Svendborg. 2 became POWs and were taken to German POW-Camps.

See Bomber Command No. 7 Squadron and 7 Squadron Association. This Lancaster took off from RAF Oakington.
See also Former RAF Oakington and Lancaster Photos.  8 airmen.