Jack Clark                                                                                    Updated: 11 MAR 2018                              See photo

Airman:
 o888331.htm Surname: Clark Init: J Rank: F/Sgt Service: RAAF Sqdn: 466

P_link: p256.htm Plane: HAL HX294 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Langelandsbælt

Crash_d: d290144 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

Den 29. januar 1944 styrtede HAL HX294 i havet øst for Langeland, i forbindelse med et bombetogt til Berlin. Se p256MACR og Flyveruten.
Se Google Map p256 HAL HX294 med angivelse af hvor flyverne landede. 1 mand omkom. 6 flyvere
blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.  (Kilde: En dråbe i havet)

Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"Flyet blev skudt ned af en tysk natjager, og hele besætningen sprang ud med faldskærm. Piloten, Squadron Leader Alan Ower McCormack og en anden flyver
landede på Langeland, to flyvere landede ved/Tåsinge, medens to landede Strynø og Siø. - - -" (FT 85-78-20)
Clark landede omkring her vest for Vornæs Skov. Han holdt sig skjult om dagen efter råd fra smed Niels Peder Jensen omkring her. Kulden og den ringe mulighed for
at komme væk fra øen Taasinge fik ham til at henvende sig til frugtavler Holger Larsen i Eskær. Derpå blev han krigsfange.  (Kilde: En dråbe i havet)

"Sgt J.R.Clark blev interneret i lejrene L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel med Sgt R.Collings, F/S S.L.Smith, F/S G.Walker og F/S R.A.Whitfield.
S/L A.O.McCormack i L3 Sagan." (Lost Bombers) 7 flyvere. Se foto

On 29 January 1944 HAL HX294 crashed into the sea east of Langeland, in connection with a bombing raid on Berlin. See p256MACR and Flight Path.
See Google Map p256 HAL HX294 with indications of where the airmen landed. 1 man perished.
6 airmen
were taken to German POW-Camps. (Source: A drop in the sea)

(Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:
"The plane was shot down by a German night fighter and all of the crew bailed out. Pilot, Squadron Leader Alan Ower McCormack and another airman landed on Langeland, two airmen landed on/near Taasinge while two landed on Strynø and Siø. - - -" (FT 85-78-20)
Clark landed about here west of Vornæs Wood. He hid during the day after advice from blacksmith Niels Peder Jensen about here.The cold and the poor possibility that
he might get away from the island of Taasinge made him contact fruit grower Holger Larsen in Eskær. Then he became a Prisoner of War. (Source: A drop in the sea)

"Sgt J.R.Clark was interned in Camps L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel, with Sgt R.Collings, F/S S.L.Smith, F/S G.Walker, and F/S R.A.Whitfield.
S/L A.O.McCormack in Camp L3 Sagan." (Lost Bombers) See photo

See Bomber Command No. 466 Squadron RAAF * 466 Sqn RAAF - Wikipedia * Australian War Memorial has this.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum. See Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All.
Halifax III HX294 HD-A
took off from RAF Leconfield at .0007. on 28 JAN 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)   7 airmen.