John Adam Wilson Heatlie              Updated:  04 NOV 2011

Airman: a084004.htm Surname: Heatlie Init: JAW Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 206

P_link: p421.htm Plane: B24 HK259 Operation: Anti ship Crash_site: Kattegat

Crash_d: d090445 Buried_d: b080945 C_link: c084.htm At_Next: Skagen

"Tre Liberators (B 24) patruljerede denne nat. 30 km nordøst for Skagen angreb den ene Liberator en
tysk konvoj. Et skib blev muligvis ramt, men flyet kunne ikke foretage flere angreb, da beskydningen fra eskortefartøjerne var for intens. KK259 forsøgte muligvis også at angribe den samme konvoj.

Kl. 04.25 meldte piloten F/Lt B.L. Howell kort, at hans fly var beskadiget. Derefter ophørte al kontakt med
flyet. Liget af bombekasteren, F/O John Adam Wilson Heatlie, blev fundet ved Spirbakken (omkring her)
den 6. september 1945, og to dage efter blev han begravet på Skagen Kirkegård. En af skytterne,
Sgt G.A. Ellison, blev fundet på kysten ved Marstrand i Sverige, og han blev begravet på Kviberg Kirkegård
ved Göteborg." (FT 89-73-44)

Flying Officer (Navigator / Bomber) John Adam Wilson Heatlie, 24 år, var søn af Adam John og
Jane Heatlie, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

10 flyvere fra B24 HK259 har ingen kendt grav. 12 flyvere.

"Three Liberators (B 24) were on patrol this night. One of the Liberators attacked a German convoy
30 km northeast of Skagen. Possibly one ship was hit, but the plane could not carry out more attacks due
to too heavy shooting from the escort vessels. Also KK259 may have tried to attack the same convoy.

At 04:25 F/Lt (Pilot) B.L. Howell reported shortly that his plane was damaged.  All contact with the plane ceased after that report.
The body of F/O (Bomb Aimer) John Adam Wilson Heatlie was found at Spirbakken (about here) on 6 September 1945, and he was buried in Skagen Cemetery two days later. One of the gunners,
Sgt G.A. Ellison, was found on the beach at Marstrand in Sweden, and he was buried in Kviberg Cemetery
at Gothenburg." (FT 89-73-44)

The body of F/O (Bomb Aimer) John Adam Wilson Heatlie was found at Spribakken (about here) on 6 September 1945, and he was buried in Skagen Cemetery two days later. One of the gunners, Sgt G.A. Ellison, was found on the beach at Marstrand in Sweden, and he was buried in Kviberg Cemetery at Gothenburg." (FT 89-73-44)

Flying Officer (Navigator / Bomber) John Adam Wilson Heatlie, 24, was the son of Adam John and Jane Heatlie, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

10 airmen from B24 HK259 have no known grave.
See 206 Squadron * 206 Squadron: Coastal Command and  This B-24 Liberator took off from RAF Leuchars. 12 airmen.