Edward Littleton Farrands                                                                 Updated: 22 MAR 2019

Airman: o888157.htm Surname: Farrands Init: E L Rank: Sgt Service: RAF Sqdn: 44

P_link: p012.htm Plane: HAM L4087 Operation: Minelaying Crash_site: Tannis Bugt (Bay)

Crash_d: d200740 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

HAM L4087 blev under en minelægningsoperation ved Frederikshavn den 20. juli 1944 ramt af flak og styrtede ned ved Kandestederne, omkring her.
Flyet tog vandoverfladen ca. 100 m fra kysten, tippede om på ryggen og sank på 6-8 meter vand. 2 besætningsmedlemmer omkom. Se p012MACR.

Sgt R.T. Miller og Sgt P.D. Nixon blev begravet på Frederikshavn Kirkegård den 24. og den 25. juli 1944.

De 2 andre besætningsmedlemmer blev snart taget til fange og tilbragte resten af krigen som krigsfanger i Tyskland.

Sergeant (Pilot) Edward Littleton Farrands fik beskadiget det ene ben, men det lykkedes ham at komme i land, hvor han gemte sig i et sommerhus.
Den næste dag fik han kontakt med en dansker, der tilbød hjælp, men Farrands ønskede kun at overgive sig til tyskerne.

Farrands kom også til Stalag Luft I i Barth. Ved juletid 1941 fik han et voldsomt tilfælde af tyfus.
Efter flere måneder i karantæne kunne han vende helbredt tilbage til Barth. (Kilde: FT 89-32-5) 4 flyvere.

During a minelaying operation at Frederikshavn on 20 July 1944 HAM L4087 was hit by flak and crashed at Kandestederne, about here.
The plane ditched about 100 m off the coast, tilted to its back and sank at a depth of 6-8 m. 2 crew members perished.

Sgt R.T. Miller and Sgt P.D. Nixon were buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery on 24 and 25 July 1944.

The 2 other crew members were soon captured and they spent the rest of the war as POWs in Germany.

One of Sergeant (Pilot) Edward Littleton Farrands´ legs was hurt, but he succeeded in getting ashore, where he hid in a summer cottage.
The next day he got in touch with a Dane, who offered help, but Farrands only wanted to surrender to the Germans.

Farrands also came to Stalag Luft I in Barth. By Christmas 1941 he was very ill with typhoid fever.
After months in quarantine he was cured and could return to Barth. (Source: FT 89-32-5)

Hampden I L4087 KM-C took off from RAF Waddington on 19 JUL 1940. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this and Archive Report.)
See No. 44 Squadron RAF in Wikipedia * No. 44 Squadron (RAF): Second World War * RAF-Lincolnshire.info: 44 Squadron * See RAF Waddington now.
More about this Hampden and the crew in the Archive Report. See also p012MACR. 4 airmen.