Manchester I L7463 - Visgårde at Tinglev                                          Updated: 01 OCT 2018       

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888082.htm George J C Sgt RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888084.htm Hamilton I Sgt RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888083.htm Lewis N S Sgt RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888080.htm Paton J H Sgt RCAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888079.htm Pollock N P/O RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888081.htm Prescott-Decie T P/O RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 o888 o888.htm POW
a113007.htm Stoffer H M P/O RAF 106 p064.htm MAN L7463 Bomb G Visgårde at Tinglev d240442 b020542 c113.htm Aabenraa


"I forbindelse med et bombetogt mod en fly-fabrik i Rostock nedstyrtede et "Manchester" fly den 24. april 1942 kl. ca. 03.00 ved Visgårde 3 km sydøst for Tinglev.
Flyet var i brand i luften. Flyets pilot, H.M. Stoffer, blev fundet dræbt. Han begravedes den 2. maj sammen med 6 andre britiske flyvere.
De øvrige 6 ombordværende flyvere reddede livet og blev taget til fange." (FAF)

Sgt J.C.George blev ført til lejrene L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow.
Sgt I.Hamilton til L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel med Sgt N.S.Lewis. Se Ian Hamiltons faldskærm. Klik på ikon til venstre for foto i fuld størrelse.
P/O J.H.Paton til L3 Sagan med F/O N.J.C.Pollock og F/L Prescott-Decie. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)


MAN L7463 styrtede ned ved Visgårde (måske omkring her). En informationstavle er her syd for Visgårdvej 8, 6200 Aabenraa. 
På siden Flystyrt ses Styrt v. Visgårde med mange detaljer! Seneste tilføjelse i 2011, kort og data: Simon Pollock's reconstruction.

1 flyver fra
MAN L7463 blev begravet i Aabenraa. 6 blev krigsfanger og blev sendt til Tyske krigsfangelejre. 7 flyvere.

"In connection with a bombing raid on an airplane factory in Rostock a "Manchester" plane crashed on April 24, 1942 at about 0300 at Visgårde 3 km
south east of Tinglev. The plane was on fire in the air. The pilot, H.M. Stoffer, was found killed. He was buried on May 2 together with 6 other British airmen.
The other 6 members of the crew on board the plane saved their lives and were captured." (FAF)

Sgt J.C.George was interned in Camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow.
Sgt I.Hamilton in Camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel with Sgt N.S.Lewis. See Ian Hamilton's parachute. Click on icon to the left for full size photo.
P/O J.H.Paton in Camp L3 Sagan with F/O N.J.C.Pollock and F/L Prescott-Decie. (Source: Lost Bombers)

MAN L7463 crashed at Visgårde (maybe about here). An information table is here south of Visgårdvej 8, DK-6200 Aabenraa.
On the website
Flystyrt is Styrt v. Visgårde (Air crash at Visgaarde) with photos and details. Latest addition in 2011, map and data: Simon Pollock's reconstruction.
1 airman from 
MAN L7463 was buried in Aabenraa. 6 were captured and taken to German POW-Camps.

Manchester I L7463 ZN-  took off from RAF Coningsby at 22.00 hrs on 23 APR 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.) See also p064MACR.
See RAF Coningsby at RAF-Lincolnshire-info and RAF Coningsby 2018.
See No. 106 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia. See No. 106 Squadron (RAF) during the Second World War. See Google Map RAF-Coningsby. 7 airmen.