Unknown Australian Airman  Stadil 4 SEP 2013  Updated:  02 DEC 2013

Airman: a096059.htm Surname: Unknown RAAF Init: xx Rank: xx Service: RAAF Sqdn: xx

P_link: p216.htm Plane: LAN EE138 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Stadil

Crash_d: d040943 Buried_d: b130647 C_link: c096.htm At_Next: Svinø

På hjemturen efter et bombetogt til Berlin blev LAN EE138 ramt over Vestjylland og brød i brand.
Det styrtede ned
her nær Stadil ved et vådområde.
Vragrester fra flyet var vanskelige at indsamle, da det meste lå i et vandfyldt hul. En forbrændt torso
(del af en krop) i australsk uniform blev begravet nær stedet af tyske soldater.

Den 13. juni 1947 blev torsoen begravet på Svinø Kirkegård med denne headstone.
"Ukendt" fordi der var 4 fra RAAF på flyet! 
Known unto God
I denne database er der derfor 9 besætningsmedlemmer, selv om der faktisk kun var 8 flyvere!

Det var ikke muligt at identificere enkelte flyvere, så selv om man præcist kender nedstyrtningsstedet, har
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission valgt at mindes disse 8 flyvere på the
Runnymede Memorial sammen med over 20.000 andre flyvere, der ikke har nogen kendt grav.

Se mange links ved LAN EE138.
Lancaster EE138 AR-E2 har mange detaljer.

On the return flight from a bombing raid to Berlin LAN EE138 was hit over Western Jutland and
caught fire. It crashed
here near Stadil in a rather wet area.
Debris from the crash was difficult to collect, as most of it was in a water filled hole.

A burnt torso (part of body) with some Australian battle dress material was buried near the spot by
German soldiers. Ingemann Halkjær had a wooden cross placed on the grave. The torso was buried in
Svinø Churchyard with this headstone to "An Airman, Royal Australian Air Force". Unknown, because
there were 4 from the RAAF on the plane!
Known unto God
That is why this database has 9 members of the crew even if there were only 8 airmen.

It was not possible to identify any of the airmen, so even if the crash site is known precisely,
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission has chosen to commemorate these airmen on the
Runnymede Memorial together with more than 20,000 other airmen who have no known grave.
See many links at
LAN EE138. More:

Lancaster EE138 AR-E2 is a website made by relatives of the airmen with many details including Commemorations in 2008 and 2013, and the Fly Past in 2011.

The website of 460 SQUADRON also tells about Lancaster EE138. See  Lancaster-Archive with an enormous amount of information.
Bomber Command No. 460 Squadron RAAF This Lancaster took off from RAF Binbrook, see RAF-Lincolnshire.info about RAF Binbrook.
8 airmen. See also Lancaster photosLAN JA713 of 7 Squadron was also lost - see a lot about the operation. See also Stadil 4 SEP 2013 70 years after the crash.