John Coles Sprott   Photo: Mogens Jeppesen    Updated: 25 DEC 2019
                                                                               
Airman:
 a113130.htm Surname: Sprott Init: J C Rank: F/O Service: RCAF Sqdn: 433

P_link: p342.htm Plane: HAL MZ863 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Sea W of Langeland

Crash_d: d170844 Buried_d: b290844 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 5-16

Den 17. august 1944 styrtede HAL MZ863 i havet måske omkring her under en minelægningsoperation ved Kiel. Alle ombord omkom.
(Forget-me-not, se Minelægningsområder - kilde p342MACR.)

J. C. Sprott og G. Scott blev fundet ved Kegnæs (som er her) den 25. august 1944 af en
grænsegendarm. De blev begravet i Aabenraa den 29. august 1944.
M. H. Fleming blev fundet den 26. august 1944. Han blev begravet den 27. august 1944 i
Aaabenraa uden ceremoniel af nogen art. (Kilde: FAF)
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Flying Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Coles Sprott, 31 år, var søn af Walter og
Blanche Emma Sprott, Miami, Manitoba, Canada.
(Kilde: CWGC)

3 flyvere fra HAL MZ863 er begravet i Aabenraa, 1 i Bagenkop og 1 i Kiel.
2 flyvere har ingen kendt grav.
7 flyvere.

On 17 august 1944 HAL MZ863 crashed into the sea maybe about here on a minelaying operation
at Kiel. All on board perished. (Forget-me-not, see Minelaying areas - source p342MACR.)

On 25 August 1944 J. C. Sprott and G. Scott were found at Kegnæs (which is here) by a border gendarme. They were buried in Aabenraa on 29 August 1944.
M. H. Fleming was found on 26 August 1944. On 27 August 1944 he was buried in Aabenraa
without any kind of ceremony. (Source: FAF)

Flying Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) John Coles Sprott, 31, was the son of Walter
and Blanche Emma Sprott, of Miami, Manitoba, Canada. (Source: CWGC)

3 airmen from HAL MZ863 are buried in Aabenraa, 1 in Bagenkop and 1 in Kiel in Germany. 2 airmen have no known grave.
No. 433 (Porcupine) Squadron was formed within No. 6 Group, see No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons
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Halifax III MZ863 BM-I
took off from RAF Skipton-on-Swale at 21.15 hrs on 16 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  p342MACR   7 airmen.