William Henry Francis     Photo: Mogens Jeppesen    Updated: 14 OCT 2019
                                                                             
Airman:
 a113140.htm Surname: Francis Init: W H Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 466

P_link: p374.htm Plane: HAL MZ915 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: At Nørreskoven, Als

Crash_d: d160944 Buried_d: b180944 C_link: c113.htm At_Next: Aabenraa, R 5-13

"Natten til den 16. september 1944 rettede RAF et angreb mod Kiel. I forbindelse med dette
bombetogt stødte 2 "Halifax" fly sammen i luften over Als kl. 01.05. Flyene nedstyrtede nord-øst
for Elstrup, hvor stumperne spredtes over et mange kvadratkilometer stort område.

Samtlige 14 ombordværende flyvere blev dræbt. - - -" (FAF)

HAL NP719 styrtede ned omkring her og HAL MZ915 styrtede ned omkring her. Flere links ved HAL MZ915.
Se Monumenter 2019 * Mindesten 16 SEP 2019 dette fly * Artikel: Clive, John og James i JV.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) William Henry Francis, 19 år, var søn af Charles Edward og Rosetta Francis,
Dunton Green, Kent, United Kingdom.
(Kilde: CWGC)

 "The RAF attacked  Kiel on the night before September 16 1944. In connection with this bombing
raid 2 Halifax-planes collided in the air over Als at 0105 hrs. The planes crashed north east of Elstrup,
where fragments were scattered over an area of many square kilometres.
All 14 crew members on board perished. - - -" (FAF)

HAL NP719 crashed about here and HAL MZ915 crashed about here. More links at HAL MZ915.
See Monuments 2019 * Memorial stone to this crew * Article in Danish with photos in JV + Translation.

Sergeant (Air Gunner) William Henry Francis, 19, was the son of Charles Edward and
Rosetta Francis, of Dunton Green, Kent, United Kingdom. (Source: CWGC)
In memory of our dear son and brother  "Bill"  Mum and Dad   sister and brothers