Cyril Atherton           Photo: Knud Riis    Updated:  09 JAN 2012
                                                                       
Airman:
 a014187.htm Surname: Atherton Init: C Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 199

P_link: p253.htm Plane: STI EF505 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Rømø

Crash_d: d280144 Buried_d: b110244 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 8. 22

Den 28. januar 1944 blev STI EF505 under en minelægningsoperation skudt ned af en tysk jager.
Flyet styrtede ned ved Juvre Sande (omkring her). Hele besætningen omkom.

Den 3. februar 1944 blev 6 flyvere begravet i Kirkeby af marinefeltpræst Bukin fra Sild.
Den 11. februar 1944 blev Sgt Atherton begravet i Esbjerg. (Kilde: FAF)
Han drev ind på kysten ved Vester Vedsted (omkring her) den 10. februar 1944. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Cyril Atherton, 31 år, var søn af Thomas og Clara E. Atherton, Birmingham; gift med Beatrice K. Atherton, Hay Mills, Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)
7 flyvere.

On 28 January 1944 STI EF505 was shot down on a minelaying operation by a German fighter.
The plane crashed at Juvre Sande (about here). All of the crew perished.

On 3 February 1944 6 airmen were buried in Kirkeby. Navy Chaplain Bukin from Sylt officiated at the graveside ceremony. On 11 February 1944 Sgt Atherton was buried in Esbjerg. (Source: FAF)

He was washed ashore near Vester Vedsted (about here) on 10 February 1944. (Source: Lost Bombers)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Cyril Atherton, 31, was the son of Thomas and Clara E. Atherton, of Birmingham, and
the husband of Beatrice K. Atherton, of Hay Mills, Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
"Until" Loved and remembered always by wife Katie, Mom, Dad, Clarice and Tom. R.I.P.

See Bomber Command No. 199 Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Lakenheath.
See also Stirling Aircraft Society. Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.