Michael James Carr Harwood                 Updated: 04 FEB 2019

Airman: a019007.htm Surname: Harwood Init: MJC Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 106

P_link: p045.htm Plane: HAM AE301 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Limfjorden near Hals

Crash_d: d270841 Buried_d: b300841 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 6

HAM AE301 på en mineudlægningsopgave blev 03:30 den 27 august 1941 ramt af flak og styrtede
ned her på ca. 2,5 m vanddybde sydvest for batteriet "Flakzug Hals" i den lille skov på Nordmannshage. Næsepartiet var totalt knust, men det lykkedes tyskerne at bjærge F/Sgt N.T. Powell med svære kvæstelser. Han kom på feltlazarettet i Aalborg, og senere blev han overført til
Tyske krigsfangelejre.

I de næste dage bjærgede tyskerne ligene af F/O M.J.C. Harwood og F/Sgt W.A. Oastler, der blev
begravet i Frederikshavn den 30. august, mens F/Sgt N. Lusher blev begravet samme sted den 8.
september efter at være fundet ved Hals Barre, omkring her. (Kilde: FT 89-69-19 og Kenneth Kristensen, Kystmuseet Bangsbo)

Flying Officer (Pilot) Michael James Carr Harwood, 21 år, var søn af Wilfred James Harwood og
Maud Harwood; gift med Joan Armstrong Harwood, Chiswick, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
Hæderstegn: Distinguished Flying Cross.
(Kilde: CWGC) 4 flyvere. 

During a minelaying operation HAM AE301 was hit by flak at 03:30 on 27 August 1941 and crashed
here into the Limfjorden at a depth of about 2.5 m southwest of the battery "Flakzug Hals" in the little
wood at Nordmannshage. The nose of the plane was totally crushed, but the Germans managed to
rescue F/Sgt N.T. Powell, who was badly injured. He was taken to the German field hospital in Aalborg. Later he was
taken to German POW-Camps.

In the following days the Germans rescued the bodies of F/O M.J.C. Harwood and F/Sgt W.A. Oastler,
who were buried in Frederikshavn on 30 August, while F/Sgt N. Lusher was buried in the same place on 8 September after he was found at Hals Barre, about here. (Source: FT-89-69-19 and Kenneth Kristensen, Kystmuseet Bangsbo)

Flying Officer (Pilot) Michael James Carr Harwood, 21, was the son of Wilfred James Harwood and
Maud Harwood, and the husband of Joan Armstrong Harwood, of Chiswick, Middlesex, United Kingdom.
Awards: DFC, the Distinguished Flying Cross.
(Source: CWGC)
Always loving you Darling. Your loving wife and baby Ann.

Hampden I AE301 ZN-  took off from RAF Coningsby at 22.00 hrs on 26 AUG 1941.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) See RAF Coningsby at RAF-Lincolnshire-info and RAF Coningsby 2018.
See No. 106 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia. See No. 106 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World War. See Google Map RAF-Coningsby. 4 airmen.