Lancaster I NG396 - The Baltic Sea                                                       Updated:  11 MAY 2016

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777263.htm Boyle B F F/O RCAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777266.htm Doggart T W F/Sgt RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777268.htm Hance C J Sgt RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777264.htm Pickup J P/O RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777267.htm Smith J C F/Sgt RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a096054.htm Thornton W C Sgt RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 b230646 c096.htm Svinø
e777265.htm Turner WJC F/Sgt RAF 44 p403.htm LAN NG396 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d070345 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 7. marts 1945 styrtede LAN NG396 i Østersøen i forbindelse med et bombetogt til Sassnitz (her). Hele besætningen omkom.

W. C. Thornton blev fundet i Storstrømmen (omkring her) af en fisker. Han blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård den 23. juni 1946. (Kilde: Kirkebogen)

6 flyvere blev meldt savnet.

7 flyvere.

On 7 March 1945 LAN NG396 crashed into the Baltic Sea in connection with a bombing raid on Sassnitz (here). All of the crew perished.

W. C. Thornton was found in the Storstrømmen (about here) by a fisherman. He was buried in Svinø Churchyard on 23 June 1946. (Source: The church register)

6 airmen were reported Missing in Action.

See Bomber Command No. 44 Squadron of the Royal Air Force and No. 44 Squadron (RAF): Second World War.

RAF-Lincolnshire.info: 44 Squadron. This Lancaster -  s
ee Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF Spilsby.

7 airmen.