John Macpherson       Photo 26 JUL 2014, AS    Updated:  17 DEC 2014

Airman: a064002.htm Surname: Macpherson Init: J Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 207

P_link: p292.htm Plane: LAN ME688 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: The North Sea.

Crash_d: d100444 Buried_d: b210749 C_link: c064.htm At_Next: Nr. Lyngvig

"Natten til den 10. april 1944 foretog RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation ved Danzig (Gdansk her).
I forbindelse med overflyvningen af dansk område blev mindst 7 britiske bombefly skudt ned, mens flere nedstyrtede i Nordsøen, i større eller mindre afstand fra Vestkysten. Fra 6 fly nedstyrtet i Midtjylland, og
2 i Nordsøen, ligger 35 omkomne flyvere begravet i Esbjerg. Samtlige flyvere begravedes den 15. april
1944." (FAF)
Kl. 21.26 den 9. oktober 1944 startede LAN ME688 fra RAF Spilsby. Det styrtede ned i
Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. (Kilde: MACR)

Flying Officer John Macpherson, 32 år, var søn af Alexander og Martha Macpherson, Edinburgh;
gift med Edith Howarth Macpherson, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

4 flyvere fra LAN ME688 blev begravet i Danmark. 3 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

"On the night before April 10 1944, the RAF carried out a big minelaying operation at Danzig (Gdansk
here). At least 7 British bombers were shot down as they flew over Danish territory, and several crashed
into the North Sea, off the west coast of Jutland. From 6 planes crashed in the central part of Jutland, and
2 in the North Sea, 35 airmen were buried in Esbjerg. All of the airmen were buried on April 15 1944."
(FAF) At 21.26 hours on 9 October 1944 LAN ME688 took off from RAF Spilsby.
It crashed into the North Sea. No survivors. (Source: MACR)

FFlying Officer John Macpherson, 32, was the son of Alexander and Martha Macpherson, of Edinburgh,
and the husband of Edith Howarth Macpherson, of Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom.(Source:CWGC)
May his sacrifice not be in vain

4 airmen from LAN ME688 were buried in Denmark. 3 have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 207 Squadron * 207 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire.info.
This Lancaster took off from RAF Spilsby. See Lancaster Photos.  7 airmen.