Geoffrey William Ardern Higson        Updated:  02 JAN 2012

Airman: a096006.htm Surname: Higson Init: GWA Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 9

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

Crash_d: d240942 Buried_d: b091042 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 besætnings-
medlem (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 (Flight Engineer) Geoffrey William Ardern Higson, 28 år, var søn af Harold og Frances E. Higson.
Han var gift med Marjorie Kendal Higson, Gorton, Manchester, United Kingdom.
(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 (Flight Engineer) Geoffrey William Ardern Higson, 28, was the son of Harold and of
Frances E. Higson, and the husband of Marjorie Kendal Higson, of Gorton, Manchester, United Kingdom.
(Source: CWGC)
Remembrance

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.