John Wallace Henry                             Updated:  02 JAN 2012

Airman: a096005.htm Surname: Henry Init: J W Rank: Sgt Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 9

P_link: p113.htm Plane: LAN W4230 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Smålandsfarvandet

Crash_d: d240942 Buried_d: b221042 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

Den 24. september 1942 styrtede LAN W4230 i Smålandsfarvandet nær Vejrø, måske omkring her.

"83 Lancasters fra 5 BG angreb Wismar (her) og den nærliggende Dornier fabrik. 4 fly gik tabt. Mellem
kl. 0215 og 0400 skød flere tyske skibe i Store Bælt mod de overflyvende bombemaskiner, og den 26. september blev et landingshjul og dele af en benzintank bjærget i farvandet nær Vejrø. Senere drev liget
af et besætningsmedlem (Sgt G.W.A. Higson) ind på kysten ved Holsteinborg (måske omkring her) på Sjælland, og liget af et andet besætningsmedlem (Sgt J.W. Henry) drev i land på Skalø (her)."(FT 86-88)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Wallace Henry, 26 år, var søn af Samuel og Annie Maria Henry.
Han var gift med Aileen Henry, New Brighton, Canterbury, New Zealand.
(Kilde: CWGC)

2 flyvere fra
LAN W4230 er begravet på Svinø Kirkegård, 5 har ingen kendt grav.
Se Lancaster fotos. 7 flyvere.

On 24 September 1942 LAN W4230 crashed into the sea near Vejrø, maybe about here.

"83 Lancasters from 5 BG attacked Wismar (here) and the Dornier factory nearby. 4 planes were lost. Between 02.15 and 04.00 hours several German ships in the Storebælt shot at the passing bombers.
On 26 September a landing wheel and parts of a fuel tank were salvaged at sea near Vejrø. Later the
body of a crew member (
Sgt G.W.A. Higson) was washed ashore at Holsteinborg on Zealand, and the
body of another crew member (Sgt J.W. Henry) drifted ashore on Skalø (here)." (FT 86-88)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) John Wallace Henry, 26, was the son of Samuel and Annie Maria Henry, and
the husband of Aileen Henry, of New Brighton, Canterbury, New Zealand. (Source: CWGC)

2 airmen from LAN W4230 are buried in Svinø Churchyard, 5 have no known grave.
See Bomber Command No. 9 Squadron
 and IX (B) Squadron Association.
This Lancaster - see Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF WaddingtonLost Bombers has this.
7 flyvere.