Thomas Edwin Tomlin     Photo: Mogens Jeppesen   Updated:  04 SEP 2018
                                                                      
Airman:
 a113070.htm Surname: Tomlin Init: T E Rank: P/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 49

P_link: p208.htm Plane: LAN JA851 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Hellesø

Crash_d: d180843 Buried_d: b200943 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 3-2

"Natten til den 18. august 1943 angreb næsten 600 RAF bombere den tyske forsøgsstation ved Peenemünde på øen Usedom, nord for Stettin. Under returflyvningen fra dette mål blev 3 "Lancaster" fly skudt ned mellem kl. 02.54 og 03.11 af en og samme tyske natjager. Samtlige ombordværende britiske flyvere omkom." (FAF)
Se beretning fra Pilot, Oberleutnant Hans Meisner
modtaget fra Jørgen Jørgensen, Flystyrt.dk.
De 3 fly: LAN JA851 styrtede ned her ved Hellesø gård, LAN JA691 ved Barsmark her, og LAN EE117 ved Ustrup her.

LAN JA851 styrtede i havet her efter først at have ramt strandvolden, hvor flyet efterlod tydelige fordybninger fra de 4 motorer. (Kilde: Gunnar Hounsgaard). Flyets pilot, T.E. Tomlin blev begravet den 20. september 1943, tilsyneladende uden gejstlig medvirken. De øvrige 6 besætningsmedlemmer har ingen kendt grav.

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Thomas Edwin Tomlin, 22 år, var søn af Edwin og Hilda Gertrude Tomlin, Mutley, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Hæderstegn: DFC, Distinguished Flying Cross.
(Kilde: CWGC)

Se monument afsløret 17. august 2003 her ved Hellesøvej 1, 6430 Nordborg i landsbyen Holm og
mindetale af Gunnar Hounsgaard.
Se Ruten over Danmark og Nedskydning og øjenvidneberetning fra Jørgen Jørgensen.
7 flyvere.

 "On the night before 18 August, 1943 nearly 600 RAF bombers attacked the German military test site at Peenemünde on the island of Usedom, north of Stettin. During the return flight from this target 3 Lancasters were shot down between 02.54 and 03.11 by the very same German night fighter. All British airmen on board perished." (FAF)
See account from Pilot, Oberleutnant Hans Meisner received from Jørgen Jørgensen
, Flystyrt.dk.
The 3 planes: LAN JA851 crashed here at Hellesø gård, LAN JA691 at Barsmark here  and LAN EE117 at Ustrup here.

LAN JA851 crashed into the sea here after it had hit the embankment at the beach, where the plane left visible dents from the 4 engines. (Source: Gunnar Hounsgaard)
The pilot, T.E. Tomlin, was buried on 20 September, 1943, apparently with no ecclesiastical assistance. The other 6 members of the crew have no known grave.

Pilot Officer (Pilot) Thomas Edwin Tomlin, 22, was the son of Edwin and Hilda Gertrude Tomlin, of Mutley, Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Awards: DFC, the Distinguished Flying Cross. (Source: CWGC)   At the going down of the sun and in the morning  we will remember

See monument unveiled on 17 August, 2003 here at Hellesøvej 1, DK-6430 Nordborg in the village of Holm and  memorial speech by Gunnar Hounsgaard.

See No. 49 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * 49 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire - 49 Sqn. See Lancaster Photos and a special website with RAF Fiskerton.
Lancaster III JA851 ES-P took off from RAF Fiskerton at 21.43 hrs on 17 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
7 airmen.
See Bomber Command No. 49 Squadron * 49 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire - 49 Sqn. See Lancaster Photos and a special website with RAF Fiskerton.
Lancaster III JA851 ES-P took off from RAF Fiskerton at 21.43 hrs on 17 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.