Wilfred Milton Edwards   Photo: Knud Riis   Updated: 07 JAN 2019

Airman: a014049.htm Surname: Edmonds Init: W M Rank: F/O Service: RAAF Sqdn: 207

P_link: p099.htm Plane: LAN R5616 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Sea S of Mandø

Crash_d: d170842 Buried_d: b220842 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 10. 17

Den 17. august 1942 styrtede LAN R5616 ned ved Mandø (omkring her).

Flyet var på en minelægningsoperation, da det blev skudt ned af en tysk natjager.
6 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer blev begravet i Esbjerg den 22. august 1942.
1 overlevende flyver blev taget til fange. (Kilde: FAF)
Se Minelægningsområder.

Flying Officer Wilfred Milton Edmonds, 32 år, var søn af Milton Eugene og Kezia Edmonds;
gift med Sarah Joyce Edmonds, Katoomba, New South Wales. Australia.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Se Lancaster fotos. 7 flyvere.

On 17 August 1942  LAN R5616 crashed near Mandø (about here).

The plane was on a minelaying operation when it was shot down by a German night fighter.
6 perished crew members were buried in Esbjerg on 22 August 1942.
1 surviving airman became a prisoner of war. (Source: FAF)
See Minelaying areas.

Flying Officer Wilfred Milton Edmonds, 32, was the son of Milton Eugene and Kezia Edmonds, and the husband of Sarah Joyce Edmonds, of Katoomba, New South Wales. Australia. (Source: CWGC)
His duty nobly done

See No. 207 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * 207 Squadron Royal Air Force History * Lancaster Photos.
Lancaster I R5616 EM-J took off from RAF Bottesford at 21.00 hrs on 16 AUG 1942.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.