Airman: e222014.htm Surname: Norman Init: J Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 061
P_link: p169.htm Plane: LAN W4898 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Kattegat, S
Crash_d: d280443 Buried_d: e222p C_link: e222p.htm At_Next: Pålsjö, S
"Natten mellem den
28. og 29. april 1943 foretog RAF krigens hidtil største minering. 226 fly
4 flyvere fra LAN W4898 har ingen kendt grav. 1 begravet i Frederikshavn, 1 på Bispebjerg Kirkegård i København og 1 i Sverige. 7 flyvere.
"On the night between 28 April and 29 April 1943 the RAF carried out the biggest minelaying operation so far in the war. 226 planes dropped 593 mines into Danish waters and into The Baltic Sea. As the sky was overcast at several mining areas the bombers had to fly at an extra low altitude to come in sight of land, before the mines were dropped at the right positions. That made the planes easy targets for flak in the area. German night fighters were active again, but due to the low flying altitude only a few attacks by night fighters were reported. The RAF lost 7 Lancasters, 8 Stirlings, 6 Wellingtons and 2 Halifaxes this night." (FT 90-50-13) 11 of the bombers were lost over Danish territory. (Source: AOD)
Sergeant (Flight Engineer)
Jack Norman was from the United Kingdom.
4 airmen from
have no known grave. 1 is buried in Frederikshavn, 1 in Copenhagen and 1 in Sweden.