Wilfred Ambrose Griffiths      Knud Riis   Updated: 01 FEB 2019

Airman: a014109.htm Surname: Griffiths Init: W A Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 102

P_link: p155.htm Plane: HAL DT747 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Hjertingvej, Esbjerg

Crash_d: d210443 Buried_d: b300443 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 10. 12

Den 21. april 1943 styrtede HAL DT747 brændende ned her ved Hjertingvej (Kilde: Søren Diers)
ikke langt fra Fiskeri- og Søfartsmuseet i Esbjerg.
Se også Kortet Flystyrt ved Esbjerg af Torben Thorsen og Morten S. Jensen.

Det deltog i et bombetogt til Stettin.
Fra 8 af disse fly blev i alt 40 dræbte flyvere begravet i Esbjerg.
De 37 begravedes om formiddagen den 30. april 1943 ved den største jordfæstelse af allierede flyvere under besættelsen. Ved højtideligheden medvirkede en tysk feltpræst, og der blev nedlagt kranse fra
både den tyske værnemagt og Esbjerg byråd.
(Kilde: FAF)

Sergeant (Pilot) Wilfred Ambrose Griffiths, 20 år, var søn af Martha Jane Griffiths og stedsøn af
John Peel, Hakin, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943 * Halifax Print * folk bag en Halifax klar til en mission. 8 flyvere.

On 21 April 1943 HAL DT747 crashed, burning, here  at Hjertingvej (Source: Søren Diers)
not far from the
Fisheries and Maritime Museum in Esbjerg.
See also The map Air Crashes at Esbjerg by Torben Thorsen and Morten S. Jensen.
The plane exploded when it hit the ground. All on board perished.  
It took part in a bombing raid on Stettin. From 8 of these planes 40 perished airmen were buried in Esbjerg. 37 of them were buried before noon on 30 April 1943 at the greatest interment of allied airmen during the occupation. A German army chaplain took part in the ceremony, and wreaths were laid from
the German Wehrmacht and the Town Council of Esbjerg. (Source: FAF)

Sergeant (Pilot) Wilfred Ambrose Griffiths, 20, was the son of Martha Jane Griffiths, and stepson of
John Peel, of Hakin, Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

See No. 102 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943
Air-raid warnings in Esbjerg * See also STI BK714 with account from S/Ldr.
Halifax II DT747 DY-P took off from RAF Pocklington at 21.20 hrs on 20 FEB 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum. See Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All.
8 airmen.