John Patrick Arthur Giles                  Updated:  01 DEC 2016

Airman: a096050.htm Surname: Giles Init: JPA Rank: F/Sgt Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 75

P_link: p372.htm Plane: LAN LM268 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Ørslev Kohave

Crash_d: d120944 Buried_d: b130944 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

"Under en mineudlægningsoperation blev et "Lancaster" fly natten til den 12. september 1944 skudt
i brand. Flyet kom lidt over midnat ind over Sydsjælland, hvor det styrtede ned i en ejendom i Ørslev Kohave. (Her, zoom.) Herved omkom ejeren parcellist Pommergaard, hans kone og tre voksne børn.

Af de 7 ombordværende flyvere omkom de 5.
3 besætningsmedlemmer blev dagen efter nedstyrtningen begravet på Svinø kirkegård." (FAF)

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Patrick Arthur Giles, 21 år, var søn af
George R. Giles og Isabella Giles (f. Bayne), Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Fra LAN LM268 blev 3 flyvere begravet på Svinø og 2 i Ørslev. 1 flyver blev krigsfange og 1 nåede Sverige.
Se Lancaster fotos og
Minelægningsområder. 7 flyvere.

During a minelaying operation a Lancaster was hit and caught fire on the night before 12 September, 1944. The plane came in over south Zealand a little after midnight, where it crashed into a small farm in Ørslev Kohave. (
Here, zoom) The owner Carl Pommergaard, his wife and their three adult children
perished.

Of the 7 airmen aboard 5 perished.
3 members of the crew were buried in Svinø Churchyard the day after the crash. (Source: FAF)

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Patrick Arthur Giles, 21, was the son of George
R. Giles and of Isabella Giles (nee Bayne), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. (Source: CWGC)

3 airmen from LAN LM268 were buried in Svinø and 2 in Ørslev. 1 airman became a POW, 1 reached Sweden.
See Bomber Command No. 75 Squadron and No. 75 Squadron RNZAF.
75 Squadron Association NZ + UK. See Lancaster Photos and Minelaying areas.
Lancaster I LM268 AA-D took off from RAF Mepal at 19.35 hrs on 11 SEP 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 
75(nz)squadron has more, also 75(NZ) Squadron RAF Records from September 1944, find entry of 11/12.9.44,
and see that this plane with Captain Hadley failed to return.  7 airmen.