James Middleton Donald               Updated:  11 AUG 2017

Airman:
 a096009.htm Surname: Donald Init: J M Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 77

P_link: p145.htm Plane: HAL JB842 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Fehmarn Belt

Crash_d: d300343 Buried_d: b120643 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

Den 30. marts 1943 styrtede HAL JB842 i Fehmarn Belt (måske omkring her).
"329 fly angreb Berlin og på grund af vanskelige vejrforhold og dårlig markering af målet mislykkedes angrebet.
21 fly gik tabt. Under indflyvningen til Berlin blev JB842 angrebet af en tysk natjager, og nær den nordtyske
kyst eksploderede flyet i luften, hvorved alle besætningsmedlemmer blev dræbt." (FT 86-88-8)
"Opgave: Nedkastning af brochurer og bomber. Mål: Berlin."
 (MACR)

J. M. Donald blev fundet i dansk farvand. Han blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård den 12. juni 1943.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) James Middleton Donald, 26 år, var søn af Alex og Mary Donald.
Han var gift med Helen Loudon Donald, Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

1 flyver fra HAL JB842 blev begravet på Svinø og 4 i Berlin. 2 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 30 March 1943 HAL JB842 crashed into the Fehmarn Belt (maybe about here).
"329 planes attacked Berlin and due to difficult weather conditions and bad marking of the target the attack
failed. 21 planes were lost. During the bombing run on Berlin JB842 was attacked by a German night fighter,
and near the coast of North Germany the plane exploded in the air killing all on board."
(FT 86-88-8)
"Mission: Dropping of leaflets and bombing. Target: Berlin." (MACR)

J. M. Donald was found in Danish waters. On 12 June 1943 he was buried in Svinø Churchyard.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) James Middleton Donald, 26, was the son of Alex and Mary Donald,
and the husband of Helen Loudon Donald, of Wishaw, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

Ever remembered

1 airman from HAL JB842 was buried at Svinø and 4 in Berlin. 2 airmen have no known grave.
Bomber Command No.77 Squadron * 77 Squadron Association * Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum.
Halifax II JB842 KN-E took off from RAF Elvington at 22.06 hrs on 29 MAR 1943.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) Google Map 77 Squadron DK
7 airmen.