Ralph G. Humphreys                                                                          Updated:  04 JAN 2012

Airman: o888056.htm Surname: Humphreys Init: R G Rank: Sgt Service: RNZAF Sqdn: 35

P_link: p102.htm Plane: HAL W1226 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Near Sønderborg

Crash_d: d190842 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

 HAL W1226 blev på vej til bombemålet Flensburg skudt ned af en tysk natjager og styrtede ned nær Sønderborg.

Alle besætningsmedlemmer klarede at springe ud med faldskærm, også Sergeant (Air Gunner) Ralph G. Humphreys.

De blev taget til fange og sendt til Stalag VIII Lamsdorf. (Kilde: AOD, se detaljer) Læs mere om Tyske krigsfangelejre.

Styrtet var omkring her ud for Peter Graus Vej 1, 6400 Sønderborg. Nedstyrtningsstedet er ikke markeret på nogen måde. (Kilde: Gunnar Hounsgaard)

7 flyvere.

On its way to bomb Flensburg HAL W1226 was shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near Sønderborg.

All crew members managed to bail out, also Sergeant (Air Gunner) Ralph G. Humphreys.

They became POWs and were sent to Stalag VIII Lamsdorf. (Source: AOD, see details) Read more about German POW-Camps.

The crash was about here opposite Peter Graus Vej 1, DK-6400 Sønderborg. The crash site is not marked in any way. (Source: Gunnar Hounsgaard)

See RAF - Handley Page Halifax * Bomber Command No. 35 Squadron. It took off from RAF Graveley. Lost Bombers has this.

See also No. 35 Sqn RAF - Wikipedia -  one of the Pathfinder Squadrons of No. 8 Group RAF led by Air Vice Marshall Don Bennett

7 airmen.