John A. Boyes                            Updated: 11 FEB 2019        Photos from Neil Smith History Team, The 51 Squadron Website.
 

Airman: o888608.htm Surname: Boyes Init: J A Rank: Sgt 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 112 fly nævnt i Fly klar i AirmenDK 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. Billederne her blev modtaget med en tekst med henvisning til E. T. Tunstall: Dette er Jack Boyes, besætningens radiotelegrafist og  Tubby’s bedste ven dengang & nu…

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 og F/O R. A. McDonald
blev sendt til Stalag Luft 3 Sagan. (Kilde: Lost Bombers) Se foto af besætningen.

7 flyvere. Siden opdateret 12 JAN 2012. 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 112 planes mentioned on Planes ready on AirmenDK 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.
The photos were received with a caption referring to E. T. Tunstall:
This is Jack Boyes the Wireless Operator of the crew and Tubby’s best friend then & now…

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 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.