Wellington III Z1564 - Off Fanø                        Esbjerg - Varde                                    Updated:  02 FEB 2019

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a014019.htm Collie J Sgt RAF 57 p072.htm WEL Z1564 Minelaying Off Fanø d080542 b120542 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014020.htm Percival D P/O RAF 57 p072.htm WEL Z1564 Minelaying Off Fanø d080542 b120542 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014021.htm Prescott M Sgt RAF 57 p072.htm WEL Z1564 Minelaying Off Fanø d080542 b120542 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014022.htm Richard G F/Sgt RAF 57 p072.htm WEL Z1564 Minelaying Off Fanø d080542 b120542 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014023.htm Sligo J A P/O RNZAF 57 p072.htm WEL Z1564 Minelaying Off Fanø d080542 b201042 c014.htm Esbjerg


Den 8. maj 1942 styrtede WEL Z1564 ned ved Nordby Havn på Fanø (omkring her) under en minelægningsoperation til Pumpkin (græskar) i Storebælt.
(Kilde: Kortet Flystyrt ved Esbjerg af Torben Thorsen og Morten S. Jensen)
(Kilde: p072MACR - se også Minelægningsområder og
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron.) Hele besætningen omkom.

D. Percival, G. Richard og M. Prescott blev fundet nær flyvraget og taget til Esbjerg af tysk marine. J. Collie blev fundet drevet i land på Fanø.
De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. maj 1942.

J. A. Sligo drev i land nær Ballum Sluse (her). Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 20. oktober 1942.
(Kilde: AOD)

5 flyvere.

On 8 May 1942 WEL Z1564 crashed at Nordby Harbour, Fanø (about here) on a minelaying operation to Pumpkin in the Great Belt.
(Source: The map Air Crashes at Esbjerg by Torben Thorsen and Morten S. Jensen)
(Source: p072MACR - see also Minelaying areas and
Google Map 57 + 630 Squadron.) All of the crew perished.

D. Percival, G. Richard and M. Prescott were found near the wreckage of the plane. They were taken to Esbjerg by the German Navy.
J. Collie was found drifted ashore on Fanø. They were buried in Esbjerg on 12 May 1942.

J. A. Sligo was found drifted ashore near the Ballum Lock (here). He was buried in Esbjerg on 20 October 1942.
(Source: AOD)

See No. 57 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia57 & 630 Squadron Association * Wellington.
Wellington III Z1564 DX- took off from RAF Feltwell at 22.10 hrs on 07 MAY 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)

5 airmen.