Stirling I W7514 - Near Kravlund                                                             Updated:  05 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888491.htm Bateman A B P/O RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888490.htm Conran JEM F/O RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW
a113008.htm East D J Sgt RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 b020542 c113.htm Aabenraa
o888492.htm Lawson R R Sgt RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888493.htm Skinner RAJ Sgt RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW
o888494.htm Stephen R T Sgt RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW
a113009.htm Surridge G H Sgt RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 b020542 c113.htm Aabenraa
o888489.htm Young AHH P/O RAF 15 p067.htm STI W7514 Bomb G Near Kravlund d260442 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 26. april 1942 styrtede STI W7514 ned ved Kravlund her (overblik her) ca. 300 m øst for Julianehåbvej 32, 6360 Tinglev på et bombetogt mod
Rostock.
(Det var ved Jørgen Jørgensens barndomshjem. Flyet eksploderede i luften og vragstykker blev spredt over flere hundrede meter. På positionen midt i nedstyrtnings-området blev et stykke af flykroppen med det trefarvede RAF-mærke fundet. (Kilde: Jørgen Jørgensen - webmaster på Flystyrt.)

Flyets radiotelegrafist, Sgt. East, var blevet dræbt i luften inden nedstyrtningen. Et andet besætningsmedlem, Sgt. Surridge, blev hårdt såret ført fra
en gårdejer i Pebersmark til Tønder Sygehus, hvor han døde den 28. april 1942. Begge flyvere blev begravet i Aabenraa den 2. maj 1942.
De 6 øvrige besætningsmedlemmer sprang ud med faldskærm. De blev i mere eller mindre såret tilstand via det danske politi overgivet til værnemagten. (Kilde: FAF)

De blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.
F/O A. B. Bateman blev interneret i 9C Bad Sulza / L3 Sagan. F/O J. E. M. Conran i L1 Barth / L3 Sagan.
Sgt R. A. J. Skinner i L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel med Sgt R. T. Stephen. 
Sgt R. R. Lawson og P/O A. H. H.Young in Camp L3 Sagan. (Source: Lost Bombers)

2 flyvere fra STI W7514 blev begravet i Aabenraa. 6 blev krigsfanger. 8 flyvere.

On 26 April 1942 STI W7514 crashed at Kravlund here (overview here) about 300 m east of Julianehåbvej 32, 6360 Tinglev on a bombing raid on Rostock.
(It was the childhood home of Jørgen Jørgensen. The plane exploded in the air and pieces of wreckage were scattered over several hundred metres. A big part of the fuselage with the the Royal Air Force roundel was found at the position shown in the middle of the crash site area. (Source: Jørgen Jørgensen, webmaster of Flystyrt.)

Wireless Operator, Sgt East had been killed in the air before the crash. Another crew member, Sgt Surridge, was taken, severely wounded, from a farmer's in
Pebersmark to Tønder Hospital, where he died on 28 April 1942. Both airmen were buried in Aabenraa on 2 May 1942.

The 6 other crew members bailed out. More or less injured they were handed over to the German Wehrmacht by Danish police. (Source: FAF)

They were taken to German POW-Camps.
F/O A. B. Bateman was interned in Camp 9C Bad Sulza / L3 Sagan. F/O J. E. M. Conran in Camps L1 Barth / L3 Sagan.
Sgt R. A. J. Skinner in Camps L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Fallingbostel with Sgt R. T. Stephen. 
Sgt R. R. Lawson and P/O A. H. H. Young in Camp L3 Sagan. (Source: Lost Bombers)

2 airmen from STI W7514 were buried in Aabenraa. 6 were captured.
See Bomber Command No. 15 Squadron and XV (R) Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Wyton. Lost Bombers has this. 8 airmen.