Edgar Ivan Ford                             Updated:  18 DEC 2016

Airman: a068001.htm Surname: Ford Init: E I Rank: F/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 58

P_link: p427.htm Plane: HAL JP336 Operation: Anti ship Crash_site: Kattegat.

Crash_d: d240445 Buried_d: b161145 C_link: c068.htm At_Next: Odder

  HAL JP336 var nødt til at nødlande på havet (måske omkring her nordøst for Gjerrild på Djursland)
den 24. april 1945.
"Den 23. april 1945 kl. 20.15 lettede F/O Lawrence Barclay Davey fra Stornoway i HAL JP336. Ved
midnat opdagede flyet en tysk konvoj fra Norge, og under det første angreb blev flyet svært beskadiget
af flak. Davey forsøgte at nå land, men ca. 1 sømil (måske omkring her) nordøst for Gjerrild på Djursland (Gjerrild Fyr her) måtte flyet lande på vandet, hvor det holdt sig flydende i brændende tilstand i en halv
time. Fra land blev branden observeret, men ingen sejlede til undsætning.
" (FT 91-10-54)
Se hele historien ved
HAL JP336.

"Liget af Sgt Oddy blev den 11. november 1945 fundet i strandkanten ved Saksild plantage (omkring her)
og transporteret til Odder Sygehus. Henholdsvis den 11. og 12. november 1945 fandt man syd for Rude Strandhotel (omkring her, nu Rude Strand Højskole) yderligere ligene af 2 omkomne flyvere (Parker og Ford). De 3 flyvere blev begravet (på Odder Ny Kirkegård) den 16. november 1945 som
ukendte." (FAF) Se de 3 flyvere blandt 47 navne i London og Horsens. Se Google Map HorsensEH47

Se mindesten for Sgt E.N. Oddy og F/O E.I Ford og F/O M.A. Parker.
Flying Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Edgar Ivan Ford, 20 år, var søn af Edgar Ford og
Elizabeth Anne Ford, Gilroy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Fra
HAL JP336 er 3 flyvere begravet i Odder, 1 i Sverige, 2 har ingen kendt grav og 3 blev ført til
Tyske krigsfangelejre. 9 flyvere.

HAL JP336 had to ditch in the Kattegat (maybe about here northeast of Gjerrild in Djursland)
on 24 April 1945.
"F/O Lawrence Barclay Davey took off from Stornoway in HAL JP336 on 23 April 1945 at 20:15. At midnight the plane spotted a German convoy from Norway, and the plane was heavily damaged by flak during the first attack. Davey tried to reach land, but the plane had to
ditch about 1 nautical mile (maybe about here) northeast of Gjerrild in Djursland (Gjerrild Lighthouse here). It floated burning for half an hour. The fire was seen from land,
but nobody sailed out to their rescue.
" (FT 91-10-54) See all of the story at HAL JP336.

"On 11 November 1945 the dead body of Sgt Oddy was found by the water´s edge at Saksild plantation (about here) and taken to Odder Hospital. On 11 and 12
November 1945 the dead bodies of 2 more airmen (Parker and Ford) were found south of Rude Strandhotel (about here, now Rude Strand Højskole).
The 3 airmen were buried (in Odder New Churchyard) as unknown on 16 November 1945." (FAF) See the 3 airmen among 47 names in London and Horsens.
See also Google Map HorsensEH47.
See monument to Sgt E.N. Oddy and F/O E.I Ford and F/O M.A. Parker.

Flying Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Edgar Ivan Ford, 20, was the son of Edgar Ford, and of Elizabeth Anne Ford, of Gilroy, Saskatchewan, Canada.
(Source: CWGC) Beloved son of Elizabeth A. Murrell and half-brother of Ronald.

3 airmen from HAL JP336 are buried in Odder, 1 in Sweden, 2 have no known graves and 3 were taken to German POW-Camps.

See Bomber Command No. 58 Squadron * RAF Coastal Command *  This Halifax from No. 18 Group RAF took off from RAF Stornoway.
Robin Hudson of RAFA Stornoway sent details of airmen from HAL JP333 * HAL JP302 * HAL JP173 * HAL PN402 * HAL JP299. Also HAL HX224 * HAL JP336
HAL HR686 and HAL JP330 took off from RAF Stornoway. See Lost Airmen from RAF Stornoway.  9 airmen.