J. F. McLean                                                                                              Updated: 28 MAY 2018

Airman: o888035.htm Surname: McLean Init: J F Rank: P/O Service: RAF Sqdn: 97

P_link: p263.htm Plane: LAN ND478 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Faaborg

Crash_d: d150244 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

"Med Berlin som mål nedstyrtede Lancaster ND478 den 15. februar 1944 kl. 19.58 ganske tæt ved Faaborg. Vraget splintredes i større og mindre dele over et 2 kvadratkilometer stort område på "Sundet" og "Grevens Eng". Flyets bomber sprængtes med et vældigt brag, og ca. 100 store butiksruder i byen blev sprængt." (FAF)

Se monument flyttet fra nedstyrtningsstedet til nuværende sted i 1996. 5 flyvere fra LAN ND478 er begravet i Faaborg.  
2 blev taget til fange og blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre. Se en propel fundet i "Sundet" og Lancaster fotos.

Pilot Officer J.F. McLean blev hentet af tyskerne på Nyborg Sygehus, hvor han efter at
have vandret tværs over Sydfyn var blevet indlagt med blødende mavesår. (Kilde: FAF) Pilen her viser bare et punkt midtvejs mellem Faaborg og Nyborg.

7 flyvere.

Targeting Berlin on a bombing raid LAN ND478 crashed on 15 February 1944 at 19.58 very near Faaborg. Debris from the plane was scattered over an area of about
2 square km on "The Sound" and "The Count´s Meadow". Bombs on the plane were detonated with an enormous bang, and about 100 big shop windows in the town
were broken. (Source: FAF)

See monument moved from the crash site to its present place in 1996. 5 airmen from LAN ND478 are buried in Faaborg. 2 became POWs.See propeller found in
"The Sound".

Pilot Officer J.F. McLean walked across South Funen to Nyborg, where he was admitted to Nyborg Hospital with a bleeding stomach ulcer after having walked across
half of South Funen. The Germans fetched him there. (Source: FAF) The arrow
here  just shows a point between Faaborg and Nyborg.

5 airmen from LAN ND478 are buried in Faaborg. 2 became POWs and were taken to German POW-Camps.
See monument moved from the crash site to its present place in 1996. See a propeller found in "The Sound"
and Lancaster Photos.

Lancaster III ND478 OF-Q took off from RAF Bourn at 17.05 hrs on 15 FEB 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
See No. 97 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia *
97 Squadron Association * RAF Pathfinders Archive: 97 Squadron Aircrew
7 airmen.