Victor Charles Howes                                                                         Updated: 01 DEC 2016

Airman: e777797.htm Surname: Howes Init: V C Rank: Sgt Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 075

P_link: p460.htm Plane: STI R9290 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: SW of Lolland

Crash_d: d280443 Buried_d: e777 C_link: e777.htm At_Next: NO KNOWN

Sergeant Victor Charles Howes, 20 år, var søn af V. R. og Dolina Howes, Albury, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
Hans navn er på Panel 199 på the Runnymede Memorial blandt mere end 20.000 navne på flyvere, der ikke har en kendt grav. (Kilde: CWGC)

Den 29. april 1943 styrtede STI R9290 i havet omkring her nær Vesternæs. Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"28.-29. april 1943 (kl. 0035) Langelands Bælt nær Vesternæs Stirling Mk. I R9290 (AA-X)
75 BS, 3 BG, Newmarket, Suffolk
(Minering: Vestlige del af Fehmarn Bælt (omkring her))
7 MIA.

Muligvis skudt ned i området, men ingen spor efter fly eller besætning." (FT 86-88-10) Se Minelægningsområder.


Sergeant Victor Charles Howes, 20, was the son of V. R. and Dolina Howes, of Albury, South Canterbury, New Zealand.
He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial, Panel 199, among more than 20,000 airmen who have no known grave. (Source: CWGC)

On 29 April 1943 STI R9290 crashed into the sea about here near Vesternæs. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"28 - 29 april 1943 (00.35 hours) The Langelands Bælt near Vesternæs.  Stirling Mk I W7513 (AA-G)
75 BS, 3 BG, Newmarket, Suffolk.
(Minelaying: The western part of the Fehmarn Belt (about here))
7 MIA.

Possibly shot down in the area, but the plane and the crew disappeared without a trace." (FT 86-88-10) See Minelaying areas.

See Bomber Command No. 75 Squadron and No. 75 Squadron RNZAF. 75 Squadron Association NZ + UK.
Stirling I R9290 AA-X took off from RAF Newmarket at 20.41 hrs on 28 APR 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 

75(nz)squadron has more, also 75(NZ) Squadron RAF Records from April 1943, find entry of 28.4.1943,
and see that this plane with Captain Lewis failed to return.
7 airmen.