William Bagley Smaill                        Updated:  10 JAN 2012                        Photo: Lars Wikander, 28 AUG 2010

Airman: e222024.htm Surname: Smaill Init: W B Rank: F/Lt Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 007

P_link: p347.htm Plane: LAN PB180 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The Baltic Sea

Crash_d: d270844 Buried_d: e222m C_link: e222m.htm At_Next: Malmø, SWEDEN

Den 27. august 1944 styrtede LAN PB180 i Østersøen eller den sydlige del af Øresund. Hele besætningen omkom. Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"382 RAF bombefly bombede de centrale dele af Kiel (her), og 17 Lancasters gik tabt.
PB180
gik tabt over Østersøen, og liget af flight engineer F/Sgt Albert Kenneth Wooliscroft
drev i land ved Fællesskov rev (omkring her) den 15. september 1944. Tre dage senere blev
han begravet på Lyderslev kirkegård." (FT 88-41-32)

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) William Bagley Smaill, 32 år, var søn af Charles Stewart Smaill
og Margaret Smaill (f. Bagley), Greenhithe, Auckland, New Zealand. Hæderstegn: DFC, Distinguished Flying Cross. Han er begravet på Malmø Eastern Municipal Cemetery i SVERIGE.
(Kilde: CWGC) Se Östra kyrkogård, Malmø.

1 flyver fra LAN PB180 er begravet i Lyderslev, 1 i Malmø, Sverige, 2 i Kiel, Tyskland og
3 har ingen kendt grav.
7 flyvere.

On 27 August 1944 LAN PB180 crashed in the Baltic Sea or the southern part of the Øresund. All of the crew perished. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"382 bombers from the RAF bombed the central parts of Kiel (here) and 17 Lancasters were lost. PB180 was lost over the Baltic Sea. On 15 September 1944 the body of F/Sgt (Flight Engineer) Albert Kenneth Wooliscroft drifted ashore at Fællesskov Rev (about here).
Three days later he was buried in Lyderslev Churchyard." (FT 88-41-32)

Flight Lieutenant (Pilot) William Bagley Smaill, 32, was the son of Charles Stewart Smaill and of Margaret Smaill (née Bagley), of Greenhithe, Auckland,
New Zealand. Awards: DFC, the Distinguished Flying Cross. He is buried in Malmø Eastern Municipal Cemetery in SWEDEN. (Source: CWGC) See
Östra kyrkogård.

1 airman from LAN PB180 is buried in Lyderslev, 1 in Malmø, Sweden, 2 in Kiel, Germany and 3 airmen have no known grave.
See Bomber Command No. 7 Squadron and 7 Squadron Association. This Lancaster took off from RAF Oakington.
See also Former RAF Oakington and Lancaster Photos. Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.