John Bernard Gudgeon                      Updated:  01 DEC 2016

Airman: a096051.htm Surname: Gudgeon Init: J B Rank: P/O 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)

Pilot Officer (Navigator) John Bernard Gudgeon, 23 år, var søn af John Edmund Gudgeon og
Mildred Gudgeon (f. Trolove), 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)

Pilot Officer (Navigator) John Bernard Gudgeon, 23, was the son of John Edmund Gudgeon and of
Mildred Gudgeon (nee Trolove), 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.