Jack Edward Irwin                                                                                   Updated:  10 NOV 2011

Airman: e777288.htm Surname: Irwin Init: J E Rank: Sgt 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: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

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)

Sergeant Jack Edward Irwin, 21 år, var søn af Edward MacKenzie Irwin og Florence Elizabeth Irwin, Sketty, Swansea, United Kingdom.
Hans navn er på Panel 154 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (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)

Sergeant Jack Edward Irwin, 21, was the son of Edward MacKenzie Irwin and Florence Elizabeth Irwin, of Sketty, Swansea, United Kingdom.
He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 154, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (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.