Arthur Hartley Sawtell  Photo: Mogens Jeppesen Updated: 09 JAN 2022
 a113117.htm Surname: Sawtell Init: A H Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 75

P_link: p272.htm Plane: STI EH948 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Kiel Bay/Baltic Sea

Crash_d: d240244 Buried_d: b050744 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 5-19

Den 24. februar 1944 styrtede STI EH948 i Kiel Bugt/Østersøen måske omkring her i forbindelse
med en minelægningsoperation, se

Kun A. H. Sawtell blev fundet skyllet i land. Han blev begravet i Aabenraa den 5. juli 1944.
H. H. Bruhns, L. L. Butler, R. E. Hall, J. W. Harry, W. J. Summers og E. A. Wilkes blev meldt savnet.
(Kilde: FAF)

Flight Sergeant Arthur Hartley Sawtell, 19 år, var søn af John Hartley Sawtell og Ida Marie Sawtell, Unley, South Australia. (Kilde: CWGC)
Short Stirling.  Google Map planesRNZAF   7 flyvere.

On 24 February 1944 STI EH948 crashed in the Kiel Bay / the Baltic Sea maybe about here in connection with a minelaying operation, see Minelaying areas.

Only A. H. Sawtell was found washed ashore. He was buried in Aabenraa on 5 July 1944.
H. H. Bruhns, L. L. Butler, R. E. Hall, J. W. Harry, W. J. Summers and E. A. Wilkes were reported Missing in Action.

Flight Sergeant Arthur Hartley Sawtell, 19, was the son of John Hartley Sawtell and
Ida Marie Sawtell, of Unley, South Australia. (Source: CWGC)
His duty fearlessly and nobly done. Ever remembered  Virtual War Memorial Australia has this.
He is remembered on The Walls of Names at the International Bomber Command Centre, P 2, P 238.

See No. 75 Squadron RNZAF - Wikipedia. 75 Squadron Association NZ + UK.
Stirling III EH948 AA-Q took off from RAF Mepal at 18:10 on 24 FEB 1944.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this

75(nz)squadron has more, also 75(NZ) Squadron RAF Records from February 1944, find entry of
24.2.1944, and see that this plane with Captain Bruhns failed to return. Google Map planesRNZAF.