Lancaster III PA988 - Near Allindemagle                                           Updated:  24 AUG 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
v999069.htm Budd ACD Sgt RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
o888309.htm Durfee B F/O RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 o888 o888.htm POW
a096048.htm Musgrave P A P/O RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 b170844 c096.htm Svinø
v999068.htm Rafter R H Wt/O RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
o888310.htm Umscheid J L Sgt RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 o888 o888.htm POW
v999066.htm Walter B H F/O RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
v999067.htm Wiens R C F/O RCAF 405 p344.htm LAN PA988 Bomb G Near Allindemagle d170844 v999 v999.htm EVD to S


Den 17. august 1944 kl. 01.45 styrtede LAN PA988 ned nær Allindemagle (her). Flyet eksploderede i luften og blev spredt over et stort område.
Se steder i Google Map p344.

Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"461 Lancasters skulle bombe Stettin (Szczecin her), medens 348 RAF bombefly minerede i Østersøen. RAF's samlede tab denne nat var 9 Lancasters og
6 Halifaxes. Lancaster PA988
blev angrebet og skudt i brand over Sjælland af en tysk Me410. Mid-upper gunner, P/O Philip Arthur Musgrave, blev dræbt under
angrebet, men det lykkedes resten af besætningen af forlade det brændende fly med faldskærm. To flyvere blev hurtigt taget til fange af tyskerne, men det
lykkedes de resterende fire at få kontakt med modstandsbevægelsen, og efter 10-14 dage var de samlet i
Sverige."
(FT 88-41-29)

1 flyver fra LAN PA988 blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård og 2 blev taget til fange, men det lykkedes 4 flyvere at nå Sverige. Se 4 flyvere fandt en vej. 7 flyvere.

On 17 August 1944 at 01.45 hours LAN PA988 crashed near Allindemagle (here). The plane exploded in the air and was scattered over a large area.
See places in Google Map p344.

(Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:
"461 Lancasters were to bomb Stettin (Szczecin here) while 348 bombers from the RAF were on minelaying operations in the Baltic Sea. This night the total losses
of the RAF were 9 Lancasters and 6 Halifaxes. Lancaster PA988 was attacked over Sjælland by a German Me410. It was hit and caught fire.
P/O (Mid Upper Gunner) Philip Arthur Musgrave was killed during the attack, but the rest of the crew managed to bail out. Soon 2 airmen were captured by the
Germans, but the remaining 4 airmen managed to contact the resistance movement. After 10-14 days they were together in Sweden."
(FT 88-41-29)

1 airman from
LAN PA988 was buried in Svinø and 2 were captured, but 4 airmen managed to reach Sweden. See 4 airmen found a way.

See Bomber Command No. 405 Squadron RCAF405 Squadron - The Canadians * No. 405 Squadron of Canadian WingsLancaster photos
This Canadian Lancaster took off from RAF Gransden Lodge. 7 airmen.