Thomas Kinnoch McCash Photo: Mogens Jeppesen
27 DEC 2011
P_link: p258.htm Plane: LAN JB412 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Varnæs
Crash_d: d290144 Buried_d: b020244 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 4-19
"Natten til den 29.
januar 1944 var RAF´s bombemål i Tyskland, som så ofte før, Berlin. Ruten både
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas Kinnoch McCash, 21 år, var søn af Thomas K. og Hilda Kathleen McCash, Langside, Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Kilde: CWGC)
Se en personlig beretning om dette flystyrt fra
Hans Brandt om Bomberen. Dengang en vaks dreng på 11 år,
"On the night before 29 January, 1944, the target for a RAF bombing raid was, as so often before, Berlin. The route both out and home was over Denmark. 4 planes crashed this night over Southern Jutland, 2 of them after a collision in the air over Als." (FAF) It was HAL JD273 near Kliplev, LAN JB412 near Varnæs and after the collision LAN JA967 near Broballe here and LAN HK537 near Mjels here.
LAN JB412 crashed over a great area north east of Varnæs with the centre here, overview here. Two crew members, presumably T.K. McCash and J.J. Martin bailed out with their parachutes too near the ground and were killed. They were buried in Aabenraa on 2 February 1944. J.R. Tree was found drowned at Sønderborg (maybe around here) in June 1944. The burial took place on 22 June 1944. Four crew members survived and became POWs. (FAF)
Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Thomas Kinnoch
McCash, 21, was the son of Thomas K. and Hilda Kathleen McCash, of Langside,
Glasgow, United Kingdom. (CWGC)