Lancaster I W4230 - Smålandsfarvandet                                             Updated:  02 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777189.htm Beaton J A F/Sgt RAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777191.htm Crozier N H Sgt RNZAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777190.htm Gray J C Sgt RNZAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a096005.htm Henry J W Sgt RNZAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 b221042 c096.htm Svinø
a096006.htm Higson GWA Sgt RAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 b091042 c096.htm Svinø
e777188.htm Smith HFB F/O RNZAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777187.htm White O B F/Sgt RNZAF 9 p113.htm LAN W4230 Bomb G Smålandsfarvandet d240942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 24. september 1942 styrtede LAN W4230 i Smålandsfarvandet nær Vejrø, måske omkring her. LAN R5909 gik tabt i den samme operation.

"83 Lancasters fra 5 BG angreb Wismar (her) og den nærliggende Dornier fabrik. 4 fly gik tabt. Mellem kl. 0215 og 0400 skød flere tyske skibe i Store Bælt mod de overflyvende bombemaskiner, og den 26. september blev et landingshjul og dele af en benzintank bjærget i farvandet nær Vejrø. Senere drev liget af et besætningsmedlem (Sgt G.W.A. Higson) ind på kysten ved Holsteinborg (måske omkring her) på Sjælland, og liget af et andet besætningsmedlem (Sgt J.W. Henry) drev i land på Skalø (her)." (FT 86-88)

2 flyvere fra
LAN W4230 er begravet på Svinø Kirkegård, 5 har ingen kendt grav. Se Lancaster fotos. 7 flyvere.

On 24 September 1942 LAN W4230 crashed into the sea near Vejrø, maybe about here. LAN R5909 was lost in the same operation.

"83 Lancasters from 5 BG attacked Wismar (here) and the Dornier factory nearby. 4 planes were lost. Between 02.15 and 04.00 hours several German ships in the Storebælt shot at the passing bombers. On 26 September a landing wheel and parts of a fuel tank were salvaged at sea near Vejrø. Later the body of a crew member (Sgt G.W.A. Higson) was washed ashore at Holsteinborg on Zealand, and the body of another crew member (Sgt J.W. Henry) drifted ashore on Skalø (here)." (FT 86-88)

2 airmen from LAN W4230 are buried in Svinø Churchyard, 5 have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 9 Squadron  and IX (B) Squadron Association. This Lancaster - see Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF Waddington
Lost Bombers has this.
7 flyvere.