Charles Raymond Hanks   Photo: Knud Riis   Updated:  16 JAN 2012
                                                                             
Airman:
 a014227.htm Surname: Hanks Init: C R Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 207

P_link: p292.htm Plane: LAN ME688 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d100444 Buried_d: b150444 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg, A. 13. 23

"Natten til den 10. april 1944 foretog RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation ved Danzig (Gdansk her).
I forbindelse med overflyvningen af dansk område blev mindst 7 britiske bombefly skudt ned, mens flere nedstyrtede i Nordsøen, i større eller mindre afstand fra Vestkysten. Fra 6 fly nedstyrtet i Midtjylland, og
2 i Nordsøen, ligger 35 omkomne flyvere begravet i Esbjerg. Samtlige flyvere begravedes den 15. april 1944." (FAF)

Kl. 21.26 den 9. oktober 1944 startede LAN ME688 fra RAF Spilsby. Det styrtede ned i Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. (Kilde: MACR)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Charles Raymond Hanks, 19 år, var søn af Charles og Sarah Hanks, Knowle, Bristol, United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere fra LAN ME688 blev begravet i Danmark. 3 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

"On the night before April 10 1944, the RAF carried out a big minelaying operation at Danzig (Gdansk
here). At least 7 British bombers were shot down as they flew over Danish territory, and several crashed into
the North Sea, off the west coast of Jutland. From 6 planes crashed in the central part of Jutland, and 2 in the North Sea, 35 airmen were buried in Esbjerg. All of the airmen were buried on April 15 1944." (FAF)

At 21.26 hours on 9 October 1944 LAN ME688 took off from RAF Spilsby. It crashed into the North Sea.
No survivors. (Source: MACR)

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Charles Raymond Hanks, 19, was the son of Charles and Sarah Hanks, of Knowle, Bristol, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
At the going down of the sun  and in the morning  we will remember

4 airmen from LAN ME688 were buried in Denmark. 3 have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 207 Squadron * 207 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire.info.
This Lancaster took off from RAF Spilsby. See Lancaster Photos. Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.