James Henry Baillie            Monument     Updated: 14 APR 2016                                                   Photo via Niels Plaschke


Airman:
 a041001.htm Surname: Baillie Init: J H Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 149                                               

P_link: p081.htm Plane: STI R9310 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Storebælt off Asnæs

Crash_d: d180542 Buried_d: b270742 C_link: c041.htm At_Next: Kalundborg

Den 18. maj 1942 kl. 01.40 (Kilde: MACR) styrtede STI R9310 i Storebælt 10 km SV for Kalundborg,
omkring her, overblik her. Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver: "17.-18. maj 1942 Storebælt SV for Asnæs, 10 km
SV for Kalundborg. Stirling Mk. 1 R9310 (OJ-P). 149 BS, 3 BG, Lakenheath, Suffolk. (Minering i Øresund)

32 Stirlings og 28 Wellingtons fra No. 3 BG skulle minere i de danske farvande og ved de frisiske øer. 5 Stirlings
og 2 Wellingtons gik tabt. Vejret over det danske område var dårligt, og under overflyvning af Storebælt blev flyet
ramt af flak ved Nyborg, men fortsatte på en NØ-retning. Næste dag fandt fiskere vragdele i farvandet ud for spidsen
af Asnæs, og i de efterfølgende måneder drev ligene af flere besætningsmedlemmer i land." (FT 88-31-2)

Den 23. juli 1942 blev J.H. Baillie fundet på nordkysten af Asnæs, omkring her. Han blev begravet den 27. juli 1942
i Kalundborg. (Kilde: FAF)
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) James Henry Baillie var fra the United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere fra STI R9310 blev begravet i Kalundborg og 1 i Kirke Værløse. 2 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 18 May 1942 at 01.40 hours (Source: MACR) STI R9310 crashed into the Storebælt 10 km SW of
Kalundborg, about here, overview here. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes: "17-18 May 1942 Storebælt
SW of Asnæs, 10 km SW of Kalundborg. Stirling Mk. 1 R9310 (OJ-P). 149 BS, 3 BG, Lakenheath, Suffolk. (Mining in the Sound)

32 Stirlings and 28 Wellingtons from No. 3 BG were to lay mines in Danish waters and at the Frisian Islands.
5 Stirlings and 2 Wellingtons were lost. The weather over Danish territory was bad. This plane was hit by flak at
Nyborg, but it flew on in a north easterly direction. Next day fishermen found debris in the waters off the tip of
Asnæs, and the bodies of a number of crew members were washed ashore in the following months." (FT 88-31-2)

On 23 July 1942 J.H. Baillie was found on the north coast of Asnæs, about here. He was buried in Kalundborg
on 27 July 1942. (Source: FAF)
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) James Henry Baillie was from the United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

4 airmen  from STI R9310 were buried in Kalundborg and 1 in Kirke Værløse. 2 have no known grave.
See Bomber Command No. 149 Squadron and 149 Squadron History.  This Stirling took off from RAF Lakenheath.  7 airmen.