Glyn Jones                                               Updated: 28 SEP 2017

Airman: a096042.htm Surname: Jones Init: G Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 77

P_link: p305.htm Plane: HAL LW270 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Near Hjelm, Lolland

Crash_d: d240444 Buried_d: b300444 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

HAL LW270 styrtede ned kl. 23:50 den 23. april 1944 på en mark nær Hjelm, som er her. Dette fly skulle lægge miner ud for Rostock, omkring her.
"114 RAF bombefly foretog denne nat mineringer i Østersøen og 4 Halifaxes og 1 Stirling gik tabt fortrinsvis p.g.a. tyske natjagere. LW270 blev vest for Nakskov (omkring her) angrebet af en Me110 fra 10./NJG3 baseret på Westerland på Sylt (her). Flyet brød i brand og mid-upper gunner, Sgt W.H. Loverock, der var med på sit første togt, blev hårdt såret. Alle 7 besætningsmedlemmer sprang ud med faldskærm over den nordøstlige del af Lolland og den nordlige del af Guldborgsund (området omkring dette punkt). Sgt Jones (flight engineer) faldskærm åbnede sig ikke, og han blev fundet dræbt i en grusgrav nær Sørup på Falster (omkring her)." (FT 86-92-27)
Se Memories from World War II af James H. Murray.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Glyn Jones, 32 år, var søn af Thomas and Jane Jones, Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire, United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)
7 flyvere.

At 23:50 on 23 April 1944 HAL LW270 crashed into a field near Hjelm, which is here.
This plane was to lay mines off Rostock, about here.
"114 RAF bombers carried out minelaying operations in the Baltic Sea, and 4 Halifaxes and 1 Stirling
were lost, mostly due to German night fighters. LW270 was attacked west of Nakskov (about here) by a Me110 from 10./NJG3 based in Westerland, Sylt (here). The plane caught fire and Sergeant (Mid Upper Gunner) W.H. Loverock was severely injured on his first sortie. All 7 crew members bailed out over the northeastern part of Lolland and the northern part of Guldborgsund (the area around this point). Sergeant (Flight Engineer) G. Jones´s parachute did not deploy and he was found killed in a gravel pit near Sørup
on Falster (about here)." (FT 86-92-27)
See Memories from World War II by James H. Murray and p305MACR - Missing Air Crew Report, Target here.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Glyn Jones, 32, was the son of Thomas and Jane Jones, of Llanfairfechan, Caernarvonshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
Eu henwau´n perarogli sydd a´u hun. Mor dawel yw. / Their names are fragrant still and their slumber is so peaceful (Translated by Philip Barnett)

Bomber Command No.77 Squadron * 77 Squadron Association * Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum.
Halifax II LW270 KN-P took off from RAF Elvington at 21.05 hrs on 23 APR 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) Google Map 77 Squadron DK 7 airmen.