Whitley V N1405 - Off Morsum, Sylt                                                  Updated: 12 OCT 2011

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e444026.htm Baskerville J E F/Lt RAF 51 p002.htm WHI N1405 Bomb G Off Morsum, Sylt d190340 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
e444028.htm Close L LAC RAF 51 p002.htm WHI N1405 Bomb G Off Morsum, Sylt d190340 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
a045001.htm Newton W G LAC RAF 51 p002.htm WHI N1405 Bomb G Off Morsum, Sylt d190340 b280540 c045.htm Kirkeby
e444027.htm Fennell E O P/O RAF 51 p002.htm WHI N1405 Bomb G Off Morsum, Sylt d190340 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
e777401.htm Shepperson B D Sgt RAF 51 p002.htm WHI N1405 Bomb G Off Morsum, Sylt d190340 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 19. marts 1940 styrtede WHI N1405 i Nordsøen ved Sild (den tyske ø syd for Rømø. Styrtet var måske omkring her ud for Morsum. Kilde: AOD)
Hele besætningen omkom.

Wireless Operator William George Newton blev fundet ilanddrevet på stranden på Rømø (måske omkring her) den 26. maj 1940.
Ved den af værnemagten arrangerede militærbegravelse den 28. maj foretog sognepræst R. Jørgensen jordpåkastelsen.

Bertram David Shepperson forsvandt i havet. John Edward Baskerville, Leslie Close og Emery Orville Fennell ligger begravet i Kiel i Tyskland. (Kilde: FAF)
 

5 flyvere. Se Google Map 51 Squadron.

On 19 March 1940 WHI N1405 crashed into the North Sea at Sylt (the German island south of Rømø. The crash was maybe about here off Morsum. Source: AOD)
All of the crew perished.

On 26 May 1940 Wireless Operator William George Newton was found drifted ashore on Rømø (maybe about here).
On 28 May the Wehrmacht carried out a military burial where Vicar R. Jørgensen officiated at the graveside.

Bertram David Shepperson disappeared at sea. John Edward Baskerville, Leslie Close and Emery Orville Fennell are buried in Kiel in Germany. (Source: FAF)

This Whitley from Bomber Command No. 51 Squadron took off from RAF Dishforth. See also No. 51 Bomb Squadron and The 51 Squadron Website.

5 airmen. Lost Bombers has this.
See Google Map 51 Squadron.