Jack Gregory                                                                                          Updated: 02 JUL 2018

Airman: e444049.htm Surname: Gregory Init: J Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 051

P_link: p482.htm Plane: HAL MZ349 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d130844 Buried_d: e444 C_link: e444.htm At_Next: GERMANY

Den 13. august 1944 omkring kl. 02.00 nødlandede HAL MZ349 i Nordsøen på tilbagevejen fra et bombetogt til Brunswick (Braunschweig her).
Det brændte på grund af et angreb fra tysk side. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Jack Gregory, 23 år, var søn af Jack og Ada Gregory, Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
Han blev begravet på Kiel War Cemetery, 4 E. 8 i Tyskland.

Mange flere end de 152 fly nævnt i www.airmen.dk styrtede i Nordsøen, men dette medtages i www.airmen.dk fordi F/O Edmond T. Tunstall fra dette fly senere
blev skyllet i land på Fanø (der er her). Fra august 1944 var det en stående tysk ordre, at omkomne flyvere skulle begraves "på stedet". Dette skete også med
E. T. Tunstall - og efter krigen var det umuligt at finde liget af ham igen! Han har ingen kendt grav. Se mere på siden om
F/O E. T. Tunstall.

F/O A. A. A. Bradley har ingen kendt grav. Sgt J. Gregory, Flight Engineer blev fundet ilanddrevet den 4. september 1944, og han blev begravet i Tyskland.
4 flyvere blev krigsfanger og blev sendt til
Tyske krigsfangelejre. Sgt E. T. Boyes og Sgt I. P. Cundall blev sendt til  Stalag Luft 7 Luckenwalde, mens F/Lt A. Hannay
og F/O R. A. McDonald blev sendt til Stalag Luft 3 Sagan. (Kilde: Lost Bombers) Se foto af besætningen.

7 flyvere. Flere links i engelsk version.

On 13 August 1944 at about 02.00 hours HAL MZ349 ditched into the North Sea on the return flight from a bombing raid on Brunswick (Braunschweig here) - set
on fire by enemy action. (Source: Lost Bombers)

Sergeant (Flight Engineer) Jack Gregory, 23, was the son of Jack and Ada Gregory, of Brierfield, Nelson, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
He was buried in Kiel War Cemetery 4. E. 8 in Germany.

Many more than the 152 planes mentioned in www.airmen.dk crashed into the North Sea, but this is included in www.airmen.dk because F/O Edmond T. Tunstall from this plane later was found washed ashore on the island of Fanø (which is here). From August 1944 it was a standing procedure for the Germans that perished airmen
were to be buried "on the spot". This also happened to E. T. Tunstall - and after the war it was impossible to find his body again! More on the page about F/O
E. T. Tunstall.

F/O A. A. A. Bradley has no known grave. Sgt J. Gregory, Flight Engineer was found washed ashore on 4 September 1944 and he was buried in Germany.
4 airmen became Prisoners of War and they were taken to 
German POW-Camps. Sgt E. T. Boyes and Sgt I. P. Cundall were taken to L7 Luckenwalde, while
F/Lt A. Hannay and F/O R. A. McDonald were taken to L 3 Sagan. (Source: Lost Bombers) See Crew Photo.

See No. 51 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * The 51 Squadron Website * Google Map 51 Squadron.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum. See Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All.
Halifax III MZ349 MH-U
took off from RAF Snaith at 21.09 hrs on 12 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.