Stirling I N6013 - The North Sea                                                            Updated:  30 MAR 2013

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777434.htm Bolton T E P/O RAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777433.htm Elliott J G P/O RCAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777435.htm Huntley K Sgt RAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a014004.htm Kinnane J F/O RAAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 b110741 c014.htm Esbjerg
e777436.htm Marsh W G Sgt RAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a014005.htm Nicholls B K F/Sgt RAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 b180841 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014006.htm Taylor F G Sgt RAF 7 p034.htm STI N6013 Bomb G The North Sea d010741 b180941 c014.htm Esbjerg


Kl. 12.00 den 1. juli 1941 lettede
STI N6013 fra RAF Oakington med 2 andre fly på dagangreb mod Borkum Vandflyvebase (omkring her).
Sprængninger blev observeret på beddinger og i havnen. STI N6013 blev sidst set kl. 15.11, da den cirklede omkring en gummibåd med besætningen fra et ukendt
fly og så blev angrebet af 2 jagere. F/O D.T. Witt DFM fik sit fly N6005 angrebet 4 gange i træk af en Bf 109 F, som til sidst blev skudt ned af Rear Gunner
P/O J.L.A. Mills.

Stirling N3655 blev angrebet af en jager og ramt af flak, men returnerede til basen med N6005. (MACR)

3 af de omkomne flyvere drev ind til den danske kyst og blev begravet i Esbjerg. 4 flyvere fra STI N6013 har ingen kendt grav.

J. Kinnane blev fundet nær Ribe (måske omkring her) og begravet den 11. juli 1941. Han var Pilot på STI N6013. (Kilde: FAF og MACR)
B. K. Nicholls blev fundet ved Darum Strand (måske omkring her) og begravet den 18. august 1941. Han var Air Gunner på STI N6013. (Kilde: FAF og MACR)
F. G. Taylor blev begravet den 18. september 1941. Han var Flight Engineer på STI N6013. (Kilde: FAF og MACR) 7 flyvere.

At 12.00 hrs. on 1 July 1941 STI N6013 took off from RAF Oakington with 2 other aircraft on a daylight sortie to Borkum Seaplane Base (about here).
Bursts were observed on slipways and across harbour. STI N6013 last seen at 15.11 hrs. circling dinghy with crew of unknown aircraft and then attacked
by 2 fighters. F/O D.T. Witt DFM had his aircraft N6005 attacked 4 times in succession by Bf 109 F which was finally shot down by Rear Gunner P/O J.L.A. Mills.
Stirling N3655 attacked by fighter and hit by flak but returned to base with N6005. (MACR)

3 of the perished airmen were washed ashore on the coast of Denmark and buried in Esbjerg. 4 airmen from STI N6013 have no known grave.

J. Kinnane was found near Ribe (maybe about here) and buried on 11 July 1941. He was the Pilot of STI N6013. (Source: FAF og MACR)
B. K. Nicholls was found on Darum Beach (maybe about here) and buried on 18 August 1941. He was an Air Gunner of STI N6013. (Source: FAF og MACR)
F. G. Taylor blev begravet den 18. september 1941. He was the Flight Engineer of STI N6013. (Source: FAF og MACR)

See Bomber Command No. 7 Squadron * No. 7 Squadron RAF * 7 Squadron Association. This Stirling took off from Oakington, see Former RAF Oakington.
7 airmen.