John Alvin Duffield               Links           Updated: 18 DEC 2018

Airman: a019028.htm Surname: Duffield Init: J A Rank: F/Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 61

P_link: p114.htm Plane: LAN R5679 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Near Grønhøj

Crash_d: d250942 Buried_d: b290942 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 32

"Udsendt på minelægningsoperation natten til den 25. september 1942 blev en Lancaster skudt
ned over Jylland. Flyet ramte jorden ved Grønhøj nord for Karup. Alle ombord blev dræbt. Hele den
dræbte besætning begravedes den 29. september 1942." (FAF)
Google Map p114 Lancaster R5679.

LAN R5679 styrtede ned her, tæt på her, overblik her. Se Nær nedstyrtningsstedet vest for
Resenfeldevej 17, 7470 Karup og avisartikel Himlen lyste op, da bombeflyet brændte.
En flyver blev dræbt, da han ramte jorden
her. Han kom ud af flyet for sent til at gøre brug af
faldskærmen. Den nåede ikke at folde sig ud.
Se I 1942 faldt et fly ned i Grønhøj og T. R. Bevan.

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) John Alvin Duffield var fra Canada. (Kilde: CWGC)
Hans navn er indgraveret på Mindemur på Bomber Command Museum. Canada.
Denne del af Navigator Duffields logbog viser, hvordan RAF omhyggeligt trænede Pilot Morrisons
besætning i Manchester og derpå i Lancaster fly. (Fra Scott Duffield via David Geddes)

Alle 7 flyvere fra LAN R5679 blev begravet i Frederikshavn. Se Begravelse, del I - Begravelse, del II - Begravelse, del III -  Tysk gravmarkering - CWGC metalkors. Se Foto af dette fly og
Fotos og tekster fra David Geddes om Pilot L.W. Morrison og de andre flyvere.
Se Mindesten og 6 pdf filer i RAF Mindestue.

A Lancaster was shot down over Jutland on a minelaying operation the night before 25 September, 1942. The plane crashed at Grønhøj north of Karup. All on board were killed. The airmen were buried
on 29 September, 1942. (Source: FAF)
See Google Map p114 Lancaster R5679.

LAN R5679 crashed here, at close range here, overview here. See Near the crash site west of
Resenfeldevej 17, DK-7470 Karup and
the newspaper article The sky lit up when the bomber burned.
One airman was killed, when he hit the ground
here. He got out of the plane too late to make use of his
parachute. It did not have time to open up.
See In 1942 a plane fell down in Grønhøj and T. R. Bevan.

Flight Sergeant (Navigator) John Alvin Duffield was from Canada. (Source: CWGC)
His name is engraved on the Memorial Wall at the Bomber Command Museum of Canada,
This part of Navigator Duffield's log book shows how the RAF carefully trained the crew of Pilot Morrison
on Manchester and then Lancaster planes. (From Scott Duffield via David Geddes)

All of the crew of LAN R5679 were buried in Frederikshavn. See Burial, part I - Burial, part II - Burial, part III - German grave markers - CWGC metal crosses.
See a Photo of this aircraft and Photos and texts from David Geddes about Pilot L.W. Morrison and other airmen followed by My uncle fell down in Grønhøj
The first email from David Geddes to Gregers Laigaard * Local information on air crash in Grønhøj 70 years ago * Lancaster located.
See They found the crash site * The crash site in the wood * They found pieces of wreckage. Decoy A/F Karup/Grove


See also  Lancaster * Lancaster Photos * No. 61 Squadron in Wikipedia * No. 50 & 61 Squadrons Association
Lancaster I R5679 QR-O
took off from RAF Syerston at 19.50 hrs on 24 SEP 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
See the Memorial stone and 6 pdf files in the RAF Memorial Room. 7 airmen.