Manchester I L7489 - At Marienborg, Møn                                            Updated:  01 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888242.htm Avery H F P/O RCAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW
o888245.htm Broadhead D Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW
o888244.htm Garbutt S Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW
a096001.htm Gruber M Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 b130542 c096.htm Svinø
o888246.htm Johnson KGR Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW
o888243.htm Pearce J Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW
o888247.htm Solomon R Sgt RAF 50 p074.htm MAN L7489 Bomb G At Marienborg, Møn d090542 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 8. maj 1942 angreb 193 fly Warnemünde (her) mens 9 Manchesters skulle bombe den nærliggende Heinkel flyfabrik. MAN L7489  blev muligvis ramt af flak og kl. 02:20 (4½ time efter start) sendte flyet radiosignal "Crew bailing out". 6 besætningsmedlemmer nåede at springe ud, før flyet styrtede ned omkring her ved Store Lind nær Marienborg Gods (her - Marienborg Alle 3A, 4780 Stege). Sgt (Pilot) Maurice Gruber, der var frivillig fra Rhodesia, blev dræbt, da bombelasten eksploderede. Den 13. maj blev han begravet som den første allierede flyver på Svinø Kirkegård.

De 6 andre besætningsmedlemmer blev taget til fange og sendt til Tyske krigsfangelejre. (FT 86-87-3 og FAF)
7 flyvere.

On 8 May 1942 193 planes attacked Warnemünde (her) while 9 Manchesters were to bomb the nearby Heinkel aircraft factory. MAN L7489 may have been hit by flak, and at 02:20 (4½ hours after takeoff) a radio signal was sent from the plane: "Crew bailing out". 6 crew members managed to bail out before the plane crashed about here at Store Lind near Marienborg Estate (here - Marienborg Alle 3A, DK-4780 Stege). Sgt (Pilot) Maurice Gruber, a volunteer from Rhodesia, was killed when the bomb load exploded. On 13 May he became the first allied airman to be buried in Svinø Churchyard.

The 6 other crew members were captured and taken to German POW-Camps. (FT 86-87-3 and FAF)
From
Dulag Luft at Oberursel they were all taken to Stalag Luft III Sagan. Later some of them were transferred to Stalag Luft VI Heydekrug and on to Stalag 357 Thorn / Fallingbostel.

See Bomber Command No. 50 Squadron and RAF-Lincolnshire.info about 50 Squadron RAF. This Manchester took off from RAF Skellingthorpe.
7 airmen. Lost Bombers has this.