Thomas Ernest Parker Rosenthal
26 NOV 2021
Photo: Lars Wikander
P_link: p427.htm Plane: HAL JP336 Operation: Anti ship Crash_site: The Kattegat
Crash_d: d240445 Buried_d: b260745 C_link: e222v.htm At_Next: Varberg, S
var nødt til at nødlande på havet (måske omkring
nordøst for Gjerrild på Djursland)
De kunne se den danske kyst, men vinden kom fra
vest, og strømmen førte dem hurtigt til havs. Den efterfølgende nat døde F/Sgt
Rosenthal, og da gummibåden var utæt, måtte han begraves til havs. Senere drev
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Thomas Ernest Parker Rosenthal, 21 år, var søn af Ernest og Ivy Louise Rosenthal, Downham, Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom. Han er begravet på Varberg Kirkes Nye Kirkegaard. (Kilde: CWGC)
HAL JP336 er 3 flyvere begravet i Odder og deres navne
47 navne i St. Clement Danes og i
HAL JP336 had to ditch in the Kattegat (maybe about here northeast of Gjerrild in Djursland) on 24 April 1945.
"F/O Lawrence Barclay Davey took off from Stornoway in HAL JP336 on 23 April 1945 at 20:15. At midnight the plane spotted a German convoy from Norway, and the plane was heavily damaged by flak during the first attack. Davey tried to reach land, but the plane had to ditch about 1 nautical mile (maybe about here) northeast of Gjerrild in Djursland (Gjerrild Lighthouse here). It floated, burning, for half an hour. The fire was seen from land, but nobody sailed out to their rescue. When F/O Davey got off the plane, he heard Co-Pilot F/Sgt Thomas Ernest Parker Rosenthal shouting for help from within the burning plane. Davey crawled into the wreck and helped Rosenthal out. The Wireless Operators F/O John Vilhjalmur Johnson and Sgt Gerard Anthony Guinane had also come off the plane and together they inflated their dinghy and rowed around to find the other 5 crew members, but in vain.
They could see the coast of Denmark, but the wind came from the west and the current quickly took them off the coast. F/Sgt Rosenthal died in the following night, and as the dinghy leaked he had to be buried at sea. However, Rosenthal later drifted ashore at Svarthall (maybe about here), and he was buried in Varberg Cemetery in Sweden on 26 July 1945." (FT 91-10-54)
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) Thomas Ernest Parker Rosenthal, 21, was the son of Ernest and Ivy Louise Rosenthal, of Downham, Bromley, Kent, United Kingdom. He is buried in Varberg Church New Cemetery. (Source: CWGC)
3 airmen from HAL JP336 are buried in Odder, 1 in Sweden, 2 have no known graves and 3 were taken to German POW-Camps.
No. 58 Squadron RAF * RAF Coastal
Command * This
Halifax from No. 18
Group RAF took off from
RAF Stornoway. Halifax