Harry Bernard Smith    Updated:  05 JAN 2012
                  Photos from David Fell and Mogens Jeppesen

Airman: a113045.htm Surname: Smith Init: H B Rank: P/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 103

P_link: p127.htm Plane: LAN W4786 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Gejlbjerg

Crash_d: d171242 Buried_d: b111111 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 2-7

"Under en mineudlægningsoperation til Storebælt, ved Nyborg, (omkring her) blev et Lancaster fly skudt ned af en tysk natjager over Sønderjylland.

Flyet styrtede ned ved Gejlbjerg (som er her) nordøst for Skærbæk
den 17. december 1942. Flere beboere såredes, og der skete skade
på 13 ejendomme, da en af minerne eksploderede. Hele flybesætningen omkom.

Piloten, H.B. Smith har ukendt begravelsesdato." (FAF)
Pilot Officer (Pilot) Harry Bernard Smith, 27 år, var søn af John og Annie Smith; gift med Mary Smith,
Cross Gates, Yorkshire. B.A. (Leeds) United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Se LAN W4786 om alle de 7 flyvere, der blev begravet i Aabenraa.
Se Lancaster fotos
og Minelægningsområder. 7 flyvere.

This Lancaster was shot down by a German night fighter during a minelaying operation to the
Great Belt (about here).
LAN W4786 crashed at Gejlbjerg (which is here) on 17 December 1942. Several residents were injured
and at least 13 houses were damaged, when one of the mines exploded. All of the crew perished.

It is not known when Pilot H.B. Smith was buried. (Source: FAF) See LAN W4786 about all of the airmen.
Pilot Officer (Pilot) Harry Bernard Smith, 27, was the son of John and Annie Smith, and the husband of Mary Smith, of Cross Gates, Yorkshire. B.A. (Leeds) United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)

See LAN W4786 about all the 7 airmen who were buried in Aabenraa.
See Bomber Command No. 103 Squadron * RAF Elsam Wolds Association * Lancaster photos
* Minelaying areas. Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.