Percy Dryden Nixon                              Updated: 22 MAR 2019

Airman: a084002.htm Surname: Nixon Init: P D Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 44

P_link: p012.htm Plane: HAM L4087 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Tannis Bugt (Bay)

Crash_d: d200740 Buried_d: b250740 C_link: c084.htm At_Next: Skagen

HAM L4087 blev under en minelægningsoperation ved Frederikshavn den 20. juli 1944 ramt af flak
og styrtede ned ved Kandestederne, omkring her.
Flyet tog vandoverfladen ca. 100 m fra kysten, tippede om på ryggen og sank på 6-8 meter vand.
2 besætningsmedlemmer omkom. Se p012MACR.

Sgt R.T. Miller og Sgt P.D. Nixon blev begravet på Skagen Kirkegård den 24. og den 25. juli 1944.

Sergeant (Observer) Percy Dryden Nixon var fra United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)

De 2 andre besætningsmedlemmer blev snart taget til fange og tilbragte resten af krigen som krigsfanger
i Tyskland. (Kilde: FT 89-32-5) 4 flyvere.

During a minelaying operation at Frederikshavn on 20 July 1944 HAM L4087 was hit by flak and
crashed at Kandestederne, about here.
The plane ditched about 100 m off the coast, tilted to its back and sank at a depth of 6-8 m. 2 crew members perished.

Sgt R.T. Miller and Sgt P.D. Nixon were buried in Skagen Cemetery on 24 and 25 July 1944.

Sergeant (Observer) Percy Dryden Nixon was from the United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

The 2 other crew members were soon captured and they spent the rest of the war as POWs in Germany.
(Source: FT 89-32-5)

Hampden I L4087 KM-C took off from RAF Waddington on 19 JUL 1940.
(Source:
Aircrew Remembered has this and Archive Report.) See No. 44 Squadron RAF in Wikipedia
No. 44 Squadron (RAF): Second World War * RAF-Lincolnshire.info: 44 Squadron * See RAF Waddington now.
More about this Hampden and the crew in the Archive Report. See also p012MACR. 4 airmen.