Barrie Kendal Nicholls     Photo: Knud Riis   Updated:  30 MAR 2013

Airman: a014005.htm Surname: Nicholls Init: B K Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 7

P_link: p034.htm Plane: STI N6013 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d010741 Buried_d: b180841 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 14. 13

Kl. 12.00 den 1. juli 1941 lettede STI N6013 fra RAF Oakington med 2 andre fly på dagangreb mod Borkum Vandflyvebase (omkring her). Sprængninger blev observeret på beddinger og i havnen.
STI N6013 blev sidst set kl. 15.11, da den cirklede omkring en gummibåd med besætningen fra et
ukendt fly og så blev angrebet af 2 jagere. (MACR)

3 af de omkomne flyvere drev ind til den danske kyst og blev begravet i Esbjerg.
4 flyvere fra STI N6013 har ingen kendt grav.

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Barrie Kendal Nicholls, 21 år, var søn af
Stanley A. og Winifred Nicholls, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

B. K. Nicholls blev fundet ved Darum Strand (måske omkring her) og begravet den 18. august 1941.
Han var Air Gunner på STI N6013. (Kilde: FAF og MACR)

At 12.00 hrs. on 1 July 1941 STI N6013 took off from RAF Oakington with 2 other aircraft on a
daylight sortie to Borkum Seaplane Base (about here).
Bursts were observed on slipways and across harbour. STI N6013 last seen at 15.11 hrs. circling
dinghy with crew of unknown aircraft and then attacked by 2 fighters. (MACR)

3 of the perished airmen were washed ashore on the coast of Denmark and buried in Esbjerg.
4 airmen from STI N6013 have no known grave.

Flight Sergeant (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Barrie Kendal Nicholls, 21, was the son of
Stanley A. and Winifred Nicholls, of Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
Born of the sun... They left the vivid air  signed with their honour.

B. K. Nicholls was found on Darum Beach (maybe about here) and buried on 18 August 1941. 
(Source: FAF)

See Bomber Command No. 7 Squadron * No. 7 Squadron RAF * 7 Squadron Association.
This Stirling took off from Oakington, see Former RAF Oakington.  7 airmen.