Michael de Beauchamp Collenette    Updated:  04 NOV 2011

Airman: a019034.htm Surname: Collenette Init: MdB Rank: Wt/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 61

P_link: p169.htm Plane: LAN W4898 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Kattegat, S

Crash_d: d280443 Buried_d: b060543 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 38

Natten til den 29. april 1943 udførte RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation over Østersøen og de
indre danske farvande. Mindst 10 britiske fly blev den nat skudt ned over dansk område.
Se Minelægningsområder og Lancaster fotos.

Et af disse, LAN W4898 må være nedstyrtet i Kattegat, muligvis ved Hesselø, som er her.
Alle ombord omkom. Flyets pilot, Wt/O M. de B. Collenette synes at være fundet på havet ved Anholt,
som er her. Begravet i Frederikshavn den 6. maj 1943.
(Kilde: FAF)

Warrant Officer (Pilot) Michael de Beauchamp Collenette, 22 år, var søn af Frank de B. og
Marie Nora Collenette, Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom. Hæderstegn: DFM, Distinguished Flying Medal. (Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere fra LAN W4898 har ingen kendt grav. 1 begravet i Frederikshavn, 1 på Bispebjerg Kirkegård i København og 1 i Sverige. 7 flyvere.

On the night before 29 April, 1943 RAF carried out a big mine laying operation over the Baltic Sea and
the inner Danish waters. At least 10 British planes were shot down that night over Danish territory.

One of these, LAN W4898 must have crashed into the Kattegat, possibly at Hesselø, which is here.
All on board perished. Pilot, Wt/O
M. de B. Collenette appears to have been found at sea at Anholt,
which is
here. Buried in Frederikshavn on 6 May, 1943. (Source: FAF)

Warrant Officer (Pilot) Michael de Beauchamp Collenette, 22, was the son of Frank de B. and
Marie Nora Collenette, of Brighton, Sussex, United Kingdom. Awards: DFM, Distinguished Flying Medal. (Source: CWGC) Killed in action here after fighting German aggression for three and a half years

4 airmen from LAN W4898 have no known grave. 1 is buried in Frederikshavn, 1 in Copenhagen and 1 in Sweden. 7 flyvere.
See Bomber Command No. 61 Squadron * No. 61 Squadron in Wikipedia * No. 50 & 61 Squadrons Association * Minelaying areas * Lancaster photos
This Lancaster  took off from RAF Syerston.
Lost Bombers has this.