Dennis Barton Ireland                                                                              Updated:  10 NOV 2011

Airman: e223002.htm Surname: Ireland Init: D B Rank: F/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 138

P_link: p220.htm Plane: HAL HR666 Operation: SOE to PL Crash_site: Storebælt off Sprogø

Crash_d: d140943 Buried_d: e223 C_link: e223.htm At_Next: NORWAY

Den 14. september 1943 styrtede HAL HR666 i Storebælt mellem Halsskov Rev og Sprogø, måske omkring her.
Det var på en nedkastningsoperation til Polen sammen med en del andre polske og britiske fly. (Kilde: FAF)

Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"Under
overflyvning af Storebælt blev flyet skudt ned af tysk flak på Halsskov Rev." (FT 88-34-16)

Flying Officer (Navigator) Dennis Barton Ireland, 33 år, var søn af Henry Ezekiel og Beatrice Ina Ireland, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
Han er begravet på
Kristiansand Civil Cemetery i NORGE, VIA. D. 4. (Kilde: CWGC)

2 flyvere fra HAL HR666 blev begravet i Korsør, 1 i Frederikshavn og 1 i Norge. 1 har ingen kendt grav. 2 flyvere blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre. 7 flyvere.

On 14 September 1943 at 22.30 hours HAL HR666 crashed into the Storebælt between Halskov Reef and Sprogø, maybe about here.
It was on an SOE-mission to Poland. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"Overflying the Storebælt this plane was shot down by German flak on Halskov Reef." (FT 88-34-16)

Flying Officer (Navigator) Dennis Barton Ireland, 33, was the son of Henry Ezekiel and Beatrice Ina Ireland, of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
He is buried in Kristiansand Civil Cemetery in NORWAY, VIA. D. 4. (Source: CWGC)

2 airmen from HAL HR666 were buried in Korsør, 1 in Frederikshavn and 1 in Norway. 1 has no known grave. 2 airmen were taken to German POW-Camps.

See Bomber Command No. 138 (Special) SquadronRAF - Handley Page Halifax * Tempsford Special Duties Squadrons. Lost Bombers has this.
See also No. 138 Squadron * RAF Tempsford * A History of RAF Tempsford * The Tempsford Airfield Pages Roll of Honour, Tempsford. 7 airmen.