Thomas McKinstry         Photo: Knud Riis     Updated: 14 JAN 2019
                                                                                  
Airman:
 a014222.htm Surname: McKinstry Init: T Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 460

P_link: p288.htm Plane: LAN JB734 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: At Gunderup Hede

Crash_d: d100444 Buried_d: b150444 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 7. 22

"Natten til den 10. april 1944 foretog RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation ved Danzig (Gdansk her)."
(FAF) Se Minelægningsområder.
"Lancaster JB734 angrebet af natjager på hjemvejen og kl. 0355 skudt ned ved Bjærgmose nær Horne,
omkring 12 km NNØ for Varde." (p288MACR - blanket om tabt besætning)
Styrtet var måske omkring her, overblik her.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas McKinstry, 21 år, var søn af John og Jessie McKinstry, Glasgow.
Hans bror John faldt også.
(Kilde: CWGC)
7 flyvere. 

"On the night before April 10 1944, the RAF carried out a big minelaying operation at Danzig (Gdansk

here)." (FAF) See Minelaying areas.
"Lanc. JB734 attacked by night fighter on return flight and at 0355 hrs. shot down at Bjaergmose near
Horne, about 8 miles NNE of Varde." (p288MACR - Missing Air Crew Report)
The crash was maybe about here, overview here.

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas McKinstry, 21, was the son of John and Jessie McKinstry, of Glasgow.
His brother John also fell. (Source: CWGC)
We loved him in Life  Let us not forget him in Death   R.I.P.

See No. 460 Squadron RAAF - Wikipedia. The website 460 SQUADRON also tells about Lancaster JB734.
See also Lancaster photos.

Lancaster III JB734 AR-R2
 took off from RAF Binbrook at 21.15 hrs on 09 APR 1944.
(Source:
Aircrew Remembered has this.)

7 airmen.