Alexander Hannay                                                                                 Updated: 02 JUL 2018

Airman: o888606.htm Surname: Hannay Init: A Rank: F/Lt Service: RAF Sqdn: 051

P_link: p482.htm Plane: HAL MZ349 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: The North Sea

Crash_d: d130844 Buried_d: o888 C_link: o888.htm At_Next: POW

Den 13. august 1944 omkring kl. 02.00 nødlandede HAL MZ349 i Nordsøen på tilbagevejen fra et bombetogt til Brunswick (Braunschweig her).
Det brændte på grund af et angreb fra tysk side. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)

Mange flere end de 152 fly nævnt i www.airmen.dk styrtede i Nordsøen, men dette medtages i www.airmen.dk fordi F/O Edmond T. Tunstall fra dette fly senere
blev skyllet i land på Fanø (der er her). Fra august 1944 var det en stående tysk ordre, at omkomne flyvere skulle begraves "på stedet". Dette skete også med
E. T. Tunstall - og efter krigen var det umuligt at finde liget af ham igen! Han har ingen kendt grav. Se mere på siden om
F/O E. T. Tunstall.

F/O A. A. A. Bradley har ingen kendt grav. Sgt J. Gregory blev fundet ilanddrevet den 4. september 1944, og han blev begravet i Tyskland. 4 flyvere blev
krigsfanger og blev sendt til
Tyske krigsfangelejre. Sgt E. T. Boyes og Sgt I. P. Cundall blev sendt til  Stalag Luft 7 Luckenwalde, mens F/Lt A. Hannay, Pilot og
F/O R. A. McDonald blev sendt til Stalag Luft 3 Sagan. (Kilde: Lost Bombers) Se foto af besætningen.

7 flyvere. Flere links i engelsk version.

On 13 August 1944 at about 02.00 hours HAL MZ349 ditched into the North Sea on the return flight from a bombing raid on Brunswick (Braunschweig here) - set
on fire by enemy action. (Source: Lost Bombers)

Many more than the 152 planes mentioned in www.airmen.dk crashed into the North Sea, but this is included in www.airmen.dk because F/O Edmond T. Tunstall
from this plane later was found washed ashore on the island of Fanø (which is here). From August 1944 it was a standing procedure for the Germans that perished
airmen were to be buried "on the spot". This also happened to E. T. Tunstall - and after the war it was impossible to find his body again! More on the page about F/O
E. T. Tunstall.

F/O A. A. A. Bradley has no known grave. Sgt J. Gregory was found washed ashore on 4 September 1944 and he was buried in Germany. 4 airmen became
Prisoners of War and they were taken to 
German POW-Camps. Sgt E. T. Boyes and Sgt I. P. Cundall were taken to L7 Luckenwalde, while F/Lt A. Hannay, Pilot
and F/O R. A. McDonald were taken to L 3 Sagan. (Source: Lost Bombers) See Crew Photo.

See No. 51 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * The 51 Squadron Website * Google Map 51 Squadron.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum. See Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All.
Halifax III MZ349 MH-U
took off from RAF Snaith at 21.09 hrs on 12 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.