Peter Wynn Mason West     Photo: Knud Riis    Updated: 30 MAR 2013 

Airman: a014033.htm Surname: West Init: PWM Rank: S/Ldr Service: RAF Sqdn: 61

P_link: p086.htm Plane: LAN R5488 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: NW of Esbjerg

Crash_d: d040742 Buried_d: b080742 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 11. 14

Kl. 22.25 den 3.juli 1942 lettede LAN R5488 fra RAF Syerston på en minelægningsopgave i danske farvande.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 styrtede i Nordsøen, formodentlig nær den danske kyst. Ingen overlevende." (MACR)

Squadron Leader (Pilot) Peter Wynn Mason West var søn af Ernst Vilhelm og Carrie Buick West, Palmerston North, New Zealand. Hans bror David George døde også i tjenesten.
Hæderstegn: D F C, Distinguished Flying Cross. (Kilde: CWGC)

Både J. Brown og E. C. Marshall blev fundet ved Fjaltring Strand (omkring her, overblik her) den 10. juli 1942. Begravet i Lemvig den følgende dag af pastor J. Bendsen.
J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey og P. W. M. West blev efter få dage fundet ved Hvide Sande (måske omkring her). De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 8. juli 1943.
E. Knight og R. W. Komiski forsvandt i havet. De har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FAF) 7 flyvere.

At 22.25 hrs on 3 July 1942 LAN R5488 took off from RAF Syerston on a minelaying mission to
Danish waters.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 crashed in the North Sea, near Danish coast presumed. No survivors." (MACR)

Squadron Leader (Pilot) Peter Wynn Mason West was the son of Ernst Vilhelm and Carrie Buick West,
of Palmerston North, New Zealand. His brother David George also died in service.
Awards: D F C, the Distinguished Flying Cross. (Source: CWGC)

On 10 July 1942 both J. Brown and E. C. Marshall were found on Fjaltring Beach (about here, overview here).
On the following day they were buried by Vicar J. Bendsen.
After a few days J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey and P. W. M. West were found near Hvide Sande (maybe about here). They were buried in Esbjerg on 8 July 1943.
E. Knight and R. W. Komiski disappeared into the sea. They have no known grave. (Source: FAF)

See also The Wartime Memories Project - No. 61 Squadron * Bomber Command No. 61 Squadron * No. 61 Squadron in Wikipedia
No. 50 & 61 Squadrons Association.  This Lancaster - see Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF Syerston. 7 airmen.