Gerard McClelland                                 Updated: 03 FEB 2020

Airman: a003004.htm Surname: McClelland Init: G Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 77

P_link: p302.htm Plane: HAL LL235 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Sea off Tranerodde

Crash_d: d230444 Buried_d: b180644 C_link: c003.htm At_Next: Assens

"I forbindelse med en minelægningsoperation natten til den 24. april 1944 nedstyrtede en Halifax
ved Traner Odde på Als."(FAF)
Se Natligt luft-drama - og Google Map p302 Halifax LL235.
Nedstyrtningsstedet var her i havet 200 m fra mindestenen. Se informationstavlen og Flystyrt på Als, informationstavler og Gunnar Hounsgaard. Med filer fra Gunnar Hounsgaard til seniorsergent L.Larsen, PISEK, Hærens Sergentskole, har forsvaret lavet hele informationstavlen sat op her. Zoom.
Mindestenen blev afsløret den 23. april 2005 her 150 m nordvest for Karlsmindevej 21, 6430 Nordborg.
Se program med liste over besætningsmedlemmer.

Flying Officer (Navigator) Gerald McClelland, 21 år, var søn af Margaret McClelland, Coleraine,
Co. Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Hæderstegn: DFM, Distinguished Flying Medal.
(Kilde: CWGC)
Han blev fundet som lig ved Helnæs 17. juni 1944 og blev begravet næste dag. (Kilde:FAF)

6 flyvere blev dræbt. 2 blev begravet i Aabenraa, 1 i Faaborg, 1 i Assens og 2 har ingen kendt grav.
1 mand blev krigsfange. 7 flyvere.

"In connection with a minelaying operation on the night before 24 April, 1944 a Halifax crashed at Traner Odde on Als." (FAF) See Drama in the Night - -
and Google Map p302 Halifax LL235.
The crash site was here at sea 200 m from the memorial stone. See the information board and 
Air crashes on Als, information boards and Gunnar Hounsgaard.
With files from Gunnar Hounsgaard to SSG L.Larsen, PISEK, the Army NCO School the defence has made the complete information board placed here.  Zoom. A memorial stone was unveiled on 23 April, 2005 here 150 m northwest of Karlsmindevej 21, DK-6430 Nordborg. See programme with list of the crew.

Flying Officer (Navigator) Gerald McClelland, 21, was the son of Margaret McClelland, of Coleraine,
Co. Derry, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. Awards: DFM, the Distinguished Flying Medal. (Source: CWGC)
Peacefully sleeping  free from pain  we would not wake him  to suffer again.
His body was found at
Helnæs 17 June, 1944. He was buried next day. (Source: FAF)

6 airmen perished. 2 were buried in Aabenraa, 1 in Faaborg, 1 in Assens og 2 have no known graves. 1 airman became a POW.
No. 77 Squadron - Wikipedia* 77 Squadron Association*Halifax*Halifax-BC Museum.Canada* Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum*p302MACR
Halifax V LL235 KN-L took off from RAF Elvington at 21.00 hrs on 23 APR 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) Google Map 77 Squadron DK 7 airmen.
Halifax Mk III at YAM, 23 photos *49 airmen of 77 SQN: 23 buried in Denmark, 4 in Germany, 17 no known grave, 1 prisoner of war and 4 airmen evaded to Sweden.