Ivar Larson          Photo: Mogens Jeppesen  Updated: 30 NOV 2016
                                                                       
Airman:
 a113122.htm Surname: Larson Init: I Rank: Sgt Service: RCAF Sqdn: 75

P_link: p303.htm Plane: STI EF137 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Sea E of Tåsinge

Crash_d: d230444 Buried_d: b010544 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 4-4

114 RAF bombefly foretog denne nat mineringer i Østersøen, og 3 Halifaxes og 2 Stirlings gik tabt.
STI EF137 blev skudt ned af en tysk natjager og styrtede i havet øst for Tåsinge omkring her. Hele besætningen omkom. (Kilder: FT 88-40-26 og AOD) Et monument for flyverne er rejst i Vemmenæs.

"Hele den omkomne besætning blev ført til Aabenraa, hvor begravelsen fandt sted den 1. maj 1944. Jordpåkastelsen forrettedes af en tysk feltpræst." (FAF) Mere ved STI EF137.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Ivar Larson var fra Canada. (Kilde: CWGC)
Han var født i Norge! Se Fra Austevoll til Aabenraa (pdf 6,79 MB) af Bernard Duncan Lyng.
Arne Austeen og Herman Hirsch Becker var også fra Norge.
7 flyvere.

That night 114 RAF bombers carried out minelaying operations in the Baltic Sea, and 3 Halifaxes and
2 Stirlings were lost.
STI EF137 was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed into the sea east of Tåsinge about here. All of the crew perished. (Sources: FT 88-40-26 and AOD) A monument to the airmen was erected in Vemmenæs.

All of the perished crew were taken to Aabenraa and buried on 1 May 1944. A German army chaplain
officiated at the graveside.  (Source: FAF) More at
STI EF137.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) Ivar Larson was from Canada. (Source: CWGC)
He was born in Norway! See
Fra Austevoll til Aabenraa (pdf 6.79 MB) - in Norwegian but with photos.
Arne Austeen and Herman Hirsch Becker were also from Norway.

See Bomber Command No. 75 Squadron and No. 75 Squadron RNZAF.
75 Squadron Association NZ + UK.
Stirling III EF137 AA-E took off from RAF Mepal at 20.42 hrs on 23 APR 1944.
(Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 75(nz)squadron has more, also 75(NZ) Squadron RAF Records
from April 1944, find entry of 23.4.1944, and see that this plane with Captain Lammas failed to return. 7 airmen.