Henry Riles           Photo: Knud Riis      Updated:  17 MAR 2013

Airman: a014090.htm Surname: Riles Init: H Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 426

P_link: p135.htm Plane: WEL Z1680 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d300143 Buried_d: b120243 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 8. 22

Kl. 12.54 den 30. januar 1942 lettede WEL Z1680 på et dagsbombetogt mod Oldenburg (her).
SOS - signal modtaget kl. 16.29 fra en position 10 miles fra den hollandske kyst. Intet hørt siden.
Flyet styrtede i Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. (Kilde: MACR)

H. Riles drev ind på Fanø (måske omkring her). Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. februar 1943. (FAF)
Sergeant (Air Gunner) Henry Riles gjorde tjeneste i Royal Air Force.
(Kilde: CWGC)

3 flyvere fra WEL Z1680 blev begravet i Esbjerg. 3 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 6 flyvere.

At 12.54 hrs. on 30 January 1942 WEL Z1680 took off from RAF Dishforth on a day bombing raid targeting Oldenburg (here).

SOS - message received at 16.29 hrs. from a position 10 miles off the coast of Holland. Nothing heard
later. The plane crashed in the North Sea. No survivors. (Source: MACR)

H. Riles was washed ashore on Fanø (maybe about here).He was buried in Esbjerg on 12 February 1943.
(Source: FAF)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Henry Riles served in the Royal Air Force. (Source: CWGC)

3 airmen from WEL Z1680 were buried in Esbjerg. 3 airmen have no known grave.

Bomber Command No. 426 Squadron RCAF *   No. 426 Squadron of the RCAF
RCAF 426 "Thunderbird" Squadron Association
6 airmen.