Frank Arthur Hayes     Photo: Knud Riis    Updated: 14 JUN 2018
                                                                            
Airman:
 a014046.htm Surname: Hayes Init: F A Rank: Sgt 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. 9

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.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Frank Arthur Hayes, 22 år, var søn af Francis og Ada Hayes, Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. (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.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Frank Arthur Hayes, 22, was the son of Francis and Ada Hayes, of Reading, Berkshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
We loved our only son in life; Let us not forget him in death. R.I.P.


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.