Martin Ernest Murton   Photo: Knud Riis       Updated: 11 NOV 2019
                                                                           
Airman:
 a014237.htm Surname: Murton Init: M E Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 630

P_link: p324.htm Plane: LAN LL950 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Vesterlund

Crash_d: d220544 Buried_d: b270544 C_link: c014.htm At_Next: Esbjerg,Coll.g.A12.18-24 =A12.21

  Denne Lancaster, LAN LL950, på minelægningsoperation natten til den 22. maj 1944 blev skudt i brand af en tysk natjager over Midtjylland og styrtede ned lige vest for Vesterlund, sydvest for Nr. Snede (monument rejst her). En del af flykroppen blev fundet øst for Dørken by (faktisk her 700 m NV for
Dørken, se mere).
Alle ombordværende blev dræbt. De dræbte flyvere blev begravet i Esbjerg den 27. maj 1944. (FAF)
  
Se mindesten med inskription og sten for de 7 flyvere inde mellem træerne.
Se også Lancaster fotos
og Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron.
Se avisartikel, politirapport og Meldinger fra Landscentralen modtaget fra Arne Mosgaard.
Se foto af R.W. Bailey, J.M. Whiting og andre. Se Google Map p324 Lancaster LL950.
Se Natoperationerne 21-22 maj 1944*p324MACR*Minelægningsområder*Lancaster fotos.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Martin Ernest Murton var fra United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)
Martin Ernest Murton, 23 år, var søn af George Ernest Murton og Amy Caroline Eades,
Faversham, Kent, England. (Kilde: Genealogy Pages)

 On a minelaying operation on the night before 22 May 1944 LAN LL950 was shot down by a German night fighter over Jutland, caught fire and crashed just west of Vesterlund, south west of Nr. Snede (monument erected here.) A part of the fuselage was found east of the village of Dørken (as a matter of
fact here 700 m NW of Dørken, see more)
All on board perished. The killed airmen were buried in
Esbjerg on 27 May 1944.
The memorial stone with inscription and the stones to the 7 airmen are among the trees.
See photo of R.W. Bailey, J.M. Whiting and others.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Martin Ernest Murton was from the United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
Martin Ernest Murton, 23, was the son of George Ernest Murton and Amy Caroline Eades,
of Faversham, Kent, England. (Source: Genealogy Pages)

See Google Map p324 Lancaster LL950 and Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron with LAN ME650 Skarrild.
See No. 630 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * 630 Squadron Home Page * 57 & 630 Squadrons' Association
Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre*Lancaster Photos*Night operations 21-22 MAY 1944*Minelaying areas.
See newspaper article and police report and Reports about a crashed aircraft received from Arne Mosgaard.
Lancaster I LL950 LE-Y took off from RAF East Kirkby at 22.18 hrs on 21 MAY 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) See also p324MACR. 7 airmen.