Ralph Aubrey Tapp                       Photos: Ebbe Bork                                                 Updated:  15 APR 2018

Airman: a004001.htm Surname: Tapp
Init:
 R A Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 103 P_link: p313.htm Plane: LAN LL963 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Off Avernakø Crash_d: d160544 Buried_d: b170544 C_link: c004.htm At_Next: Avernakø

 Under en mineudlægningsoperation til Kiel Bugt natten til den 16. maj 1944 blev LAN LL963 ramt af flak og styrtede i havet ved Avernakø.
Hele besætningen omkom. Se om styrtet. Se propel som monument og tak til flyverne. Meget mere ved flyverne begravet på Avernakø og Drejø.

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber)
Ralph Aubrey Tapp
var fra United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC) Efter hans mors ønske under besøg i 1949 hviler han under den danske sten.

LAN LL963 styrtede ned her. R.A. Tapp blev fundet på sydkysten af Avernakø den 16. maj 1944 (måske omkring her) (Kilde: FAF)
Se mere i folderen nævnt ved Avernakø Kirke.

1 flyver begravet på Avernakø, 1 på Drejø, 1 i Faaborg, 1 i Aastrup og 3 har ingen kendt grav.
Se Google Map p313 Lancaster LL963.
Se
Minelægningsområder og Lancaster fotos.
Besøg 2016. 7 flyvere.

On its way to a mine laying operation in Kiel Bay on the night before 16 May, 1944,
LAN LL963 was hit by flak and crashed into the sea at Avernakø.  All of the crew perished.
See about the crash. See propeller as monument and thanks to the airmen. See much more at the airmen buried on Avernakø and Drejø.

Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) Ralph Aubrey Tapp was from the United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC) According to his mother´s wish during her visit in 1949 he rests
under the Danish stone with the text F/Sgt R.A. Tapp, RAF, died 16 May, 1944. Thank you for your help. The Parish of Avernakø erected this memorial.

LAN LL963 crashed here. The body of R.A. Tapp drifted in on the south coast of Avernakø on 16 May, 1944, (maybe about here) (Source: FAF). See more in the
folder mentioned at Avernakø Church.

LAN LL963 crashed here. 1 airman buried on Avernakø, 1 on Drejø, 1 in Faaborg, 1 in Aastrup and 3 have no known grave.

See Google Map p313 Lancaster LL963  and Memorial Sail with MHV 817 - 13 MAY 2017. MHV 817 Partisan
See No. 103 Squadron RAF*103 Squadron Group Photo*RAF Elsam Wolds Association*Minelaying areas*Lancaster Photos*Visit 2016.
Lancaster I LL963 PM-D took off from RAF Elsham Wolds at 22.13 hrs on 15 MAY 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.