Lancaster I LL950 - Vesterlund                                                            Updated: 27 JUN 2017

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a014234.htm Bailey R W P/O RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014235.htm Henderson J M F/Sgt RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014236.htm Lindsay J Sgt RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014237.htm Murton M E Sgt RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014238.htm Richardson C H F/Sgt RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014239.htm Truesdale A E F/O RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014240.htm Whiting J M P/O RAF 630 p324.htm LAN LL950 Minelaying Vesterlund d220544 b270544 c014.htm Esbjerg


  Denne Lancaster, LAN LL950, på minelægningsoperation natten til den 22. maj 1944 blev skudt i brand af en tysk natjager over Midtjylland og styrtede ned
lige vest for Vesterlund (her Kilde: David Whiting - Monument rejst
her). En del af flykroppen blev fundet øst for Dørken by (faktisk her 700 m NV for Dørken, se mere).
Alle ombordværende blev dræbt. De dræbte flyvere blev begravet i Esbjerg den 27. maj 1944. (Kilde: FAF)
 
De blev begravet i en fællesgrav A.12.18-24. (Kilde: CWGC HISTORIEN 2017 baseret på en række kilder.
Se Google Map p324 Lancaster LL950Øjenvidneskildring 1946 * Historien 1946 * Et dystert minde 1969 * Historien 1986 * Historien 1994 * Information 2017

Se avisartikel, politirapport og Meldinger fra Landscentralen modtaget fra Arne Mosgaard.
Se foto af R.W. Bailey, J.M. Whiting og andre.  

Se mindesten med inskription og sten for de 7 flyvere inde mellem træerne. Se også Lancaster fotos og
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron. 7 flyvere.

 On a minelaying operation on the night before 22 May 1944 LAN LL950 was shot down by a German night fighter over Jutland, caught fire and crashed just
west of Vesterlund (here - Source; David Whiting - Monument erected
here, overview here and here.) A part of the fuselage was found east of the village of Dørken
(as a matter of fact here 700 m NW of Dørken, see more). All on board perished. The killed airmen were buried in Esbjerg on 27 May 1944. (Source: FAF)
They were buried in Collective grave A. 12. 18-24. (Source: CWGC) THE STORY 2017 based on a number of sources. 
See Google Map p324 Lancaster LL950 *Eye witness account 1946 * The story 1946 * A gloomy memory 1969 * The story 1986 * The story 1994 * Information 2017.

See newspaper article and police report and Reports about a crashed aircraft received from Arne Mosgaard.
See photo of R.W. Bailey, J.M. Whiting and others.  
See documents and photos from David Whiting: 1945*1946,1*1946,2*1948*1949*1986*Awards*DW+Medals*1994*2014

The memorial stone with inscription and the stones to the 7 airmen are among the trees.
See also Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron with LAN ME650.

See Bomber Command No. 630 Squadron * 630 Squadron Home Page * 57 & 630 Squadrons' Association * Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre * Lancaster Photos

Lancaster I LL950 LE-Y
took off from RAF East Kirkby at 22.18 hrs on 21 MAY 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.