Lancaster I R5909 - The Baltic Sea                                                        Updated:  11 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a096003.htm Carnley J W Sgt RAAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 b091042 c096.htm Svinø
e777528.htm Dickenson G K F/Sgt RAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777525.htm Gotts R A Sgt RAAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777527.htm Phillips H A Sgt RAAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777529.htm Trottier W H Sgt RAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777526.htm Wade H J F/Sgt RAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a096004.htm Watson C F Sgt RAAF 9 p115.htm LAN R5909 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d230942 b091042 c096.htm Svinø


Den 23. september 1942 styrtede LAN R5909 i havet syd for Lolland, måske omkring her 1,5 km nordøst for Hyllekrog Fyr. (Kilde: AOD)

"83 Lancasters fra 5 BG angreb Wismar (her) og den nærliggende Dornier fabrik. 4 fly gik tabt. Umiddelbart før R5909 passerede sydkysten af Lolland, eksploderede det i luften, muligvis som følge af et natjagerangreb." (FT 86-88-6) LAN W4230 gik tabt i samme operation.

Sgt C. F. Watson og Sgt J. W. Carnley drev i land ved Hyllekrog, måske omkring her. De blev begge begravet på Svinø Kirkegård den 9. oktober 1942. Resten af besætningen forsvandt i havet. (Kilde: FAF)

2 flyvere fra LAN R5909 er begravet på Svinø Kirkegård. 5 flyvere fra LAN R5909 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 23 September 1942 LAN R5909 crashed into the sea south of Lolland, maybe about here 1.5 km north east of Hyllekrog Lighthouse. (Source: AOD)

"83 Lancasters from 5 BG attacked Wismar (here) and the Dornier factory nearby. 4 planes were lost. Just before R5909 passed the south coast of Lolland it exploded in the air, possibly due to attack by a night fighter." (FT 86-88-6) LAN W4230 was lost in the same operation.

Sgt C. F. Watson and Sgt J. W. Carnley were found at Hyllekrog, maybe about here. On 9 October 1942 they were buried in Svinø Churchyard.
The rest of the crew disappeared into the sea. (Source: FAF)

2 airmen from
LAN R5909 are buried in Svinø Churchyard. 5 airmen from LAN R5909 have no known graves.
See Bomber Command No. 9 Squadron
and IX (B) Squadron Association. This Lancaster, see Lancaster Photos, took off from RAF Swinderby.
Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.