Norman William Buchanan Photo: Mogens Jeppesen  Updated:  26 JAN 2015
                                                                                
Airman:
 a113071.htm Surname: Buchanan Init: N W Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 49

P_link: p209.htm Plane: LAN JA691 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Barsmark

Crash_d: d180843 Buried_d: b210843 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 6-9

"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.

Se monument for flyverne fra LAN JA691 ved nedstyrtningsstedet her.
Se også The Loss of Lancaster JA691 af Malcolm Brooke på siden BomberHistory.co.uk.

Flight Sergeant Norman William Buchanan, 22 år, var søn af Duncan Gordon Buchanan og
Ellen Buchanan, Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia.
(Kilde: CWGC)

"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.
See monument
to the airmen of LAN JA691 at the crash site here.
See also
The Loss of Lancaster JA691 by Malcolm Brooke on the website BomberHistory.co.uk.

Flight Sergeant Norman William Buchanan, 22, was the son of Duncan Gordon Buchanan and
Ellen Buchanan, of Barcaldine, Queensland, Australia. (Source: CWGC)

An Australian hero. Ever remembered

See the official Peenemunde, Historical Technical Information Center and Peenemünde in Wikipedia. See Lancaster Photos and a special website with RAF Fiskerton.
See Bomber Command No. 49 Squadron * 49 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire - 49 Sqn.
Lancaster III JA691 EA-L took off from RAF Fiskerton at 21.46 hrs on 17 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.