Leo Thompson Wardell     Photo: Knud Riis   Updated:  20 MAR 2019
                                                                                 
Airman:
 a014194.htm Surname: Wardell Init: L T Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 431

P_link: p275.htm Plane: HAL LK705 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site:  Klelund Plantage

Crash_d: d260244 Buried_d: b080344 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, Coll.g.A.8.24-25 =A.8.25

 Den 26. februar 1944 styrtede HAL LK705 under en minelægningsoperation ned her i Klelund Plantage,
hvor der i 1947 blev rejst et monument.
Se Forget-me-not ved Kiel i Minelægningsområder.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Leo Thompson Wardell, 20 år, var søn af Mordwan D. og Pearl C. Wardell,
Waterford, Ontario, Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Medens 594 bombefly fløj til Augsburg, foretog 131 bombefly et togt til Kielerbugten og lagde miner.
Tre Halifaxes og en Stirling gik tabt under mineringen. LK705 blev ramt af en tysk natjager og styrtede
brændende ned i Klelund plantage. Hele besætningen omkom og blev i begyndelsen af marts begravet
i Gravlunden i Fourfeldt ved Esbjerg. Den 5. maj 1947 afsløredes en mindesten for de dræbte flyvere
tæt ved skovfogedboligen i Klelund plantage. (FT 90-102-19)
Se Halifax Print og folk bag en Halifax klar til en mission. 7 flyvere.

 On 26 February 1944 during a minelaying operation HAL LK705 crashed here in the Klelund Plantation
where a monument was erected in 1947.
See Forget-me-not at Kiel on the map Minelaying areas.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Leo Thompson Wardell, 20, was the son of Mordwan D. and Pearl C. Wardell, of Waterford, Ontario, Canada. (Source: CWGC)

While 594 bombers targeted Augsburg, 131 bombers carried out a minelaying operation in the Kiel Bay.
3 Halifaxes and 1 Stirling were lost during the operation. LK705 was hit by a German night fighter and
crashed, burning, into
the Klelund Plantation. All of the crew perished. In the beginning of March the
airmen were buried at Esbjerg. On 5 March 1947 a memorial stone to the killed airmen was unveiled
in the Klelund Plantation. (Source:
FT 90-102-19)

See Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All.  7 airmen.