Jack Maxwell Whiting      11 NOV 2019                Photo from David Whiting                                            Photo: Knud Riis
                                                                           

Airman:
 a014240.htm Surname: Whiting Init: J M Rank: P/O
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.A.12.18-24 = A12.24

  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. (Kilde: 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 foto af R.W. Bailey, J.M. Whiting og andre.

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.

Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer) Jack Maxwell Whiting, 31 år, var søn af Harry og Mary Scott Whiting; gift
med Muriel Whiting, Great Bounds, Kent, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

 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
and 1945*1946,1*1946,2*1948*1949*1986*Awards*DW+Medals*1994*2014

Pilot Officer (Flight Engineer) Jack Maxwell Whiting, 31, was the son of Harry and Mary Scott Whiting,
and the husband of Muriel Whiting, of Great Bounds, Kent, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
For it is in dying that we are born to eternal life

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.