Rex Alfred Gotts                                                                                    Updated:  11 JAN 2012        

Airman: e777525.htm Surname: Gotts Init: R A Rank: Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 9

P_link: p115.htm Plane: LAN R5909 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The Baltic Sea

Crash_d: d230942 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

Den 23. september 1942 styrtede LAN R5909 i havet syd for Lolland, måske omkring her 1,5 km nordøst for Hyllekrog Fyr. (Kilde: AOD)

"83 Lancasters fra 5 BG angreb Wismar (her) og den nærliggende Dornier fabrik. 4 fly gik tabt. Umiddelbart før R5909 passerede sydkysten af Lolland, eksploderede
det i luften, muligvis som følge af et natjagerangreb." (FT 86-88-6)
LAN W4230 gik tabt i samme operation.

Sergeant Rex Alfred Gotts, 22 år, var søn af David Rex Elmo og Reubena Elizabeth Gotts; gift med Emily Joan Gotts, Alphington, Victoria, Australien.

Hans navn er på Panel 112 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (Kilde: CWGC)

2 flyvere fra LAN R5909 er begravet på Svinø Kirkegård. 5 flyvere fra LAN R5909 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.


On 23 September 1942
LAN R5909 crashed into the sea south of Lolland, maybe about here 1.5 km north east of Hyllekrog Lighthouse. (Source: AOD)

"83 Lancasters from 5 BG attacked Wismar (here) and the Dornier factory nearby. 4 planes were lost. Just before R5909 passed the south coast of Lolland it
exploded in the air, possibly due to attack by a night fighter."
(FT 86-88-6) LAN W4230 was lost in the same operation.

Sergeant Rex Alfred Gotts, 22, was the son of David Rex Elmo and Reubena Elizabeth Gotts, and the husband of Emily Joan Gotts, of Alphington, Victoria, Australia.
He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 112, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Source: CWGC)

2 airmen from
LAN R5909 are buried in Svinø Churchyard. 5 airmen from LAN R5909 have no known graves.

See Bomber Command No. 9 Squadron and IX (B) Squadron Association. This Lancaster, see Lancaster Photos, took off from RAF Swinderby.
Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.