Arthur Wood                                              Updated: 23 DEC 2019

Airman:
 a008002.htm Surname: Wood Init: A Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 77

P_link: p396.htm Plane: HAL MZ924 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Smålandsfarvandet

Crash_d: d140245 Buried_d: b260445 C_link: c008.htm At_Next: Brarup

"I forbindelse med en mineudlægningsoperation natten til den 15. februar 1945
nedstyrtede en "Halifax" i havet et sted syd for Sjælland. Hele besætningen omkom.
Se Google Map p396 og Maleri af HAL KN-D.

M.C. Eddleston blev fundet ilanddrevet ved Guldborg på ”Vilhelmsdals” jord. (Omkring her)  Begravet af sognepræst Palle Bartholin den 13. april 1945. A. Wood blev fundet på Alstrup Strand (omkring her)
den 24. april 1945 og blev begravet 2 dage senere af sognepræsten.De to begravelser fandt sted uden den tyske værnemagts viden, og der var intet oplyst på forhånd om,
hvornår de skulle finde sted. Ikke desto mindre var Brarup Kirke, i hvert fald ved den ene begravelse,
fyldt  til sidste plads. De folk, der overværede den, var med til en af besættelsestidens få illegale
begravelser af allierede flyvere.
" (FAF) Se Avisudklip om de illegale begravelser i Brarup fra Ib Walbum.

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Arthur Wood, 22 år, var søn af Wilfred og Lizzie Wood,
Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom.
(Kilde:CWGC)

Besætningen på HAL MZ924 er begravet i Skælskør (1), Brarup (2), Stubbekøbing (1), Svinø (2) og Bogø (1).
7 flyvere.

"In connection with a minelaying operation the night before 15 February, 1945 a "Halifax" crashed
into the sea somewhere south of Zealand. All of the crew perished.
See Google Map p396 and
Painting of HAL KN-D.

M.C. Eddleston was found washed ashore at Guldborg on the property of “Vilhelmsdal”.
(About
here) Buried by vicar Palle Bartholin on 13 April, 1945. A. Wood was found on Alstrup Strand
(about
here) on 24 April, 1945 and buried 2 days later by the vicar. The German Wehrmacht did not know anything about the 2 funerals, and nothing was announced in advance when they were to take place. Nevertheless Brarup Church was, at least at one of the funerals, filled to the last seat. The people present were attending one of the few illegal burials of allied airmen during the occupation." (FAF)

Flying Officer (Air Bomber) Arthur Wood, 22, was the son of Wilfred and Lizzie Wood,
of Heaton Norris, Stockport, Cheshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
No.77 Squadron RAF * 77 Squadron Association * Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * LAN-HAL.
Halifax III MZ924 KN-D took off from RAF Full Sutton at 18.05 hrs on 14 FEB 1945. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) Google Map 77 Squadron DK