William Austin McMullan          Knud Riis    Updated:  26 JAN 2017

Airman: a014087.htm Surname: McMullan Init: W A Rank: P/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 35

P_link: p131.htm Plane: HAL W7886 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Sdr.Stenderup

Crash_d: d170143 Buried_d: b230143 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 8. 21

Den 17. januar 1943 styrtede HAL W7886 ned her nær skovkanten mellem Mørkholtgård og
Hørregård. En vinge landede her 2 km derfra. (Kilde: Harry Skov) Se Kolding Folkeblad 19 JAN 1943.
Se
monument rejst her i 1995 nær nedstyrtningsstedet. Se Google Map p131 Halifax W7886.

Over Lillebælt blev flyet angrebet af en tysk natjager. 4 af flyverne klarede at springe ud med faldskærm, men  P/O L. R. Adcock landede i Lillebælt og hans lig blev fundet ved Hagenør (her) på nordsiden af
Kolding Fjord den 19. januar 1943. Flyet styrtede ned
her nær skovkanten mellem Mørkholtgård og Hørregård. Da ilden i vraget var døet ud fandt man 3 omkomne flyvere: F/S Frederick D. McColl,
P/O F. A. Braybrook og P/O W. A. McMullan. De 4 omkomne flyvere blev begravet i
Esbjerg den 23. januar 1943.

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) William Austin McMullan, 23 år, var søn af Clifford og
Helen Elizabeth McMullen, Belfast, Nordirland.
(Kilde: CWGC)
7 flyvere.

On 17 January 1943 HAL W7886 crashed here near the edge of the forest between Mørkholtgård and Hørregård. A wing landed here 2 km away. (Source: Harry Skov) See Kolding Folkeblad on 19 JAN 1943.
See the
monument erected here in 1995 near the crash site. See Google Map p131 Halifax W7886.

Over the Lillebælt the plane was attacked by a German night fighter. 4 of the airmen managed to bail
out, but P/O L. R. Adcock landed in the Lillebælt and his body was found at Hagenør (
here) on the north side of the Kolding Fjord on 19 January1943. The plane crashed here near the edge of the forest
between Mørkholtgård and Hørregård. When the fire in the wreckage had died out 3 perished airmen
were found: F/S Frederick D. McColl, P/O F. A. Braybrook and P/O W. A. McMullan.
The 4 perished airmen were buried in Esbjerg on 23 January 1943.

Pilot Officer (Air Gunner) William Austin McMullan, 23, was the son of Clifford and Helen Elizabeth McMullen, of Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Source: CWGC)
"With Christ which is far better"

See Halifax * Halifax Print * Bomber Command No. 35 Squadron.  See No. 35 Sqn RAF - Wikipedia -  one of the Pathfinder Squadrons of No. 8 Group RAF
led by Air Vice Marshall Don Bennett.   
Halifax II W7886 TL-C took off from RAF Graveley at 17.03 hrs on 17 JAN 1943 heading for Berlin. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.