Henry Astell-Burt      Photo: Knud Riis     Updated: 14 JUN 2018 

Airman: a014045.htm Surname: Astell-Burt Init: H Rank: P/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 7

P_link: p098.htm Plane: STI W7579 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Off Nymindegab

Crash_d: d140842 Buried_d: b180842 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 10. 10

Den 14. august 1942 styrtede STI W7579 i Nordsøen 2-300 m fra land ud for Nymindegab
(omkring her). Flyet var på en minelægningsoperation.

3 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer blev fundet lige syd for Strandvejen og begravet i Esbjerg
den 18. august 1942.

Pilot Officer (Observer) Henry Astell-Burt, 26 år, var søn af Henry John og Kathleen Astell-Burt,
Temple, City of London. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.). King's Scholar of Eton College.
(Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere forsvandt i havet. 1 mand reddede sig med faldskærm og blev af tyskerne fanget i Nymindestrømmen.
(Kilde: FAF)  8 flyvere.

On 14 August 1942 STI W7579 crashed into the North Sea 2-300 m off the coast near Nymindegab (about here). It was on a minelaying operation.

3 perished crew members were found just south of Strandvejen. On 18 August 1942 they were buried
in Esbjerg.

Pilot Officer (Observer) Henry Astell-Burt, 26, was the son of Henry John and Kathleen Astell-Burt,
of Temple, City of London. B.A., Hons. (Oxon.). King's Scholar of Eton College. (Source: CWGC)
"There's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England"


4 airmen disappeared into the sea. 1 airman bailed out. He was taken captive in the Nymindestrømmen
by the Germans. (Source: FAF)

See No. 7 Squadron RAF * 7 Squadron Association * Short Stirling
Stirling I W7579 MG-Y took off from RAF Oakington at 21.28 hrs on 13 AUG 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 8 airmen.