John Alfred Knowles                          Updated:  21 SEP 2011

Airman:
 a019050.htm Surname: Knowles Init: J A Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 199

P_link: p246.htm Plane: STI EF154 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Near Hirsholmene

Crash_d: d011243 Buried_d: b081243 C_link: c019.htm At_Next: Frederikshavn, gr. 58

STI EF154 skulle kaste miner ved indsejlingen til havnen i Frederikshavn den 1. december 1943.
Flyet blev ramt af flak og styrtede ned i
målområdet mellem Frederikshavn og øerne Hirsholmene omkring her.
Kort efter nedstyrtningen blev ligene af 3 besætningsmedlemmer bjærget, og de blev begravet på Frederikshavn Kirkegård den 8. december 1943.

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) John Alfred Knowles, 23 år, var søn af Eli George og Lucy Mabel Knowles, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. Hæder: Mentioned in Despatches. (Kilde: CWGC)

4 besætningsmedlemmer har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FT 89-70-30)
7 flyvere. 

STI EF154 was to drop mines at the entrance to the harbour of Frederikshavn on 1 December 1943.
The plane was hit by flak and crashed in the drop zone between Frederikshavn and the islands
Hirsholmene about here.
The bodies of 3 crew members were recovered shortly after the crash, and they were buried in
Frederikshavn Cemetery on 8 December 1943.

Flight Sergeant (Pilot) John Alfred Knowles, 23, was the son of Eli George and Lucy Mabel Knowles,
of Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom. Awards: Mentioned in Despatches. (Source: CWGC)


4 crew members have no known grave. (Source: FT 89-70-30)

See Bomber Command No. 199 Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Lakenheath.
See also the Stirling Aircraft Society. Lost Bombers has this.
7 airmen.