Wilfred James Fingland Photo: Knud Riis  Updated: 29 MAY 2018
                                                                           
          Airman: a085003.htm Surname: Fingland Init: W J Rank: P/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 630

P_link: p353.htm Plane: LAN ME650 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Skarrild

Crash_d: d270844 Buried_d: b111111 C_link: c085.htm At_Next: Skarrild

"I forbindelse med RAF´s første bombeangreb på Königsberg (her, nu Kaliningrad) i Østpreussen nedstyrtede Lancaster ME650 den 27. august 1944 ved Clasonsborg i Skarrild sogn. Hele besætningen blev dræbt". (FAF).
Nedstyrtningsstedet er her lige øst for Sdr. Grenevej 4, 6933 Kibæk omkring 1 km sydvest for Clasonsborg, nu Skarrildhus (her). (Kilde: Knud Erik Green via Skarrild-Karstoft Museum)
Se også
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron. Flyverne er begravet på Skarrild Kirkegård.
Se Flyvergraven og mere på www.skarrild.dk og se en propel fra en anden Lancaster.

Pilot Officer (Navigator)  Wilfred James Fingland var fra Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

7 flyvere.

"In connection with RAF´s first bombing raid to Königsberg (here, now Kaliningrad) in East Prussia
Lancaster ME650 crashed on 27 August 1944 at
Clasonsborg in the parish of Skarrild. All of the crew perished." (FAF).

The crash site is here just east of Sdr. Grenevej 4, 6933 Kibæk about 1 km south west of Clasonsborg, now Skarrildhus (here). (Source: Knud Erik Green via
Skarrild-Karstoft Museum)
See also Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron and a propeller from another Lancaster.
The airmen are buried in Skarrild Churchyard. See Grave of the Lancaster Crew and more on www.skarrild.dk.

Pilot Officer (Navigator)  Wilfred James Fingland was from Canada. (Source: CWGC)
The Canadian Virtual War Memorial has this about him.

See No. 630 Squadron RAF * 630 Squadron Home Page * 57 & 630 Squadron Association * Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre * Lancaster photos.
Lancaster I ME650 LE-B took off from RAF East Kirkby at 19.58 hrs. on 26 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.