David Lachlan Bain     Photo: Knud Riis  Updated:  04 MAR 2021

Airman: a014097.htm Surname: Bain Init: D L Rank: Wt/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 429

P_link: p144.htm Plane: WEL BK540 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d300343 Buried_d: b120743 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A3. 7. 22

Kl. 19.45 den 29. marts 1943 lettede WEL BK540 fra RAF East Moor på et bombetogt mod
Bochum.  Flyet gik tabt i havet, antageligt i Nordsøen. Der var ingen overlevende. (Kilde: p144MACR)

D. L. Bain blev fundet som lig i Esbjerg havn (omkring her). Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. juli 1943. (Kilde: FAF)
Warrant Officer Class II (Navigator) David Lachlan Bain, 27 år, var søn af James M. og
Jean Sutherland Bain, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

1 flyver fra WEL BK540 blev begravet i Esbjerg. 4 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 5 flyvere.

At 19.45 hrs. on 29 March 1943 WEL BK540 took off from RAF East Moor on a bombing raid
targeting Bochum, see The Nazi era and World War II.
It was lost at sea, North Sea presumed. There were no survivors. (Source: p144MACR)

The body of D. L. Bain was found in the harbour of Esbjerg (about here). He was buried in Esbjerg on
12 July 1943. (Source: FAF)
Warrant Officer Class II (Navigator) David Lachlan Bain, 27, was the son of James M. and
Jean Sutherland Bain, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Source: CWGC)
We who watched that life / so bright & brief / mark this marble / with our love & grief
His name is engraved on the Memorial Wall at the BC Museum of Canada.
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial has this. He is remembered on The Walls of Names
at the International Bomber Command Centre, Phase 2, Panel 125.

airman from WEL BK540  was buried in Esbjerg. 4 airmen have no known grave.
See No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons*
No. 429 (Bison) Squadron)*429 sqn RCAF Research
429 Squadron RCAF Association*429 Transport Squadron
Wellington III BK540 AL-  took off from RAF East Moor at 19.45 hrs. on 29 MAR 1943.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this).  5 airmen.