Donald John Jeffs                                                     Updated:  15 APR 2013

Airman: o888012.htm Surname: Jeffs Init: D J Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 15

P_link: p083.htm Plane: STI W7531 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Galsklint, Fyn

Crash_d: d180542 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

Sergeant (Tail Gunner) Donald J. Jeffs var eneste overlevende fra STI W7531. Han blev på mirakuløs vis
kastet ud af flyet, inden det ramte jorden. Han landede i toppene af graner, som tog af fra faldet.
Han slap med en brækket arm og et brandsår i hovedbunden.
(Kilde: Middelfart Venstreblad, 1/2 1993)

Han blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre - Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.

Hans søn Philip Jeffs lavede hjemmesiden MacRobert´s Reply om flyet, besætningen og sin far.

Se Axel Sommerby om flystyrt ved Gals Klint og fotos fra Axel Sommerby.
9 flyvere. 

Sergeant (Tail Gunner) Donald J. Jeffs was the sole survivor from the crash. Miraculously, he was
thrown out of the STI W7531 before it hit the ground. He landed in tops of spruces that cushioned his fall.
He only had a broken arm and a burn on his scalp.
(Source: The newspaper Middelfart Venstreblad, 1 February 1993)

He was taken to German POW-Camps - Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. (Source: Air Force PoWs 1939 to 1945)

His son Philip Jeffs made the website MacRobert´s Reply about the plane, the crew and his father.

See Bomber Command No. 15 Squadron and XV (R) Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Wyton.
See also photos from Axel Sommerby.

9 airmen.