John Maxwell Rankin    Photo: Mogens Jeppesen   Updated:  05 JAN 2012
                                                                              
Airman:
 a113035.htm Surname: Rankin Init: J M Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 405

P_link: p112.htm Plane: HAL W1274 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Ellesø Mose

Crash_d: d240942 Buried_d: b260942 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 2-10

 Den 24. september 1942 styrtede HAL W1274 ned i Ellesø Mose nordøst for Kruså.

Alle 7 besætningsmedlemmer omkom.
Flyverne blev begravet den 26. september 1942 i Aabenraa.
Pastor Carl Beuck forestod begravelsen og foretog jordpåkastelsen. (Kilde: FAF)

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) John Maxwell Rankin var søn af Joseph og Jane Stevenson Rankin,
Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Se monument rejst ved nedstyrtningsstedet her 64 år senere. 7 flyvere.      

HAL W1274 crashed into Ellesø Moor northeast of Kruså on 24 September, 1942.

All 7 members of the crew perished.
The airmen were buried on 26 September, 1942 in Aabenraa.
Vicar Carl Beuck carried out the burial and officiated at the graveside. (Source: FAF)

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) John Maxwell Rankin was the son of Joseph and Jane Stevenson Rankin,
of Paddockwood, Saskatchewan, Canada. (Source: CWGC)

See monument erected at the crash site here  64 years later.
See Bomber Command No. 405 Squadron RCAF and  405 Squadron - The Canadians
No. 405 Squadron of the RCAF. RAF - Handley Page Halifax. This Halifax took off from RAF Topcliffe
Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.