Stirling I R9310 - Storebælt off Asnæs                                                 Updated:  14 APR 2016

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a041001.htm Baillie J H Sgt RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 b270742 c041.htm Kalundborg
a041002.htm Coldwell G W P/O RCAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 b140742 c041.htm Kalundborg
a041003.htm Collins W Sgt RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 b100742 c041.htm Kalundborg
e777281.htm Currie J Sgt RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777280.htm Frost A J P/O RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a110002.htm Gent R P P/O RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 b110842 c110.htm Kirke Værløse
a041004.htm Smith A H Sgt RAF 149 p081.htm STI R9310 Minelaying Storebælt off Asnæs d170542 b230742 c041.htm Kalundborg


Den 18. maj 1942 kl. 01.40 (Kilde: MACR) styrtede STI R9310 i Storebælt 10 km SV for Kalundborg, omkring her, overblik her.
Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:
"17.-18. maj 1942 Storebælt SV for Asnæs, 10 km SV for Kalundborg. Stirling Mk. 1 R9310 (OJ-P). 149 BS, 3 BG, Lakenheath, Suffolk. (Minering i Øresund)

32 Stirlings og 28 Wellingtons fra No. 3 BG skulle minere i de danske farvande og ved de frisiske øer. 5 Stirlings og 2 Wellingtons gik tabt. Vejret over det danske område var dårligt, og under overflyvning af Storebælt blev flyet ramt af flak ved Nyborg, men fortsatte på en NØ-retning. Næste dag fandt fiskere vragdele i farvandet ud for spidsen af Asnæs, og i de efterfølgende måneder drev ligene af flere besætningsmedlemmer i land." (FT 88-31-2)

4 flyvere fra STI R9310 blev begravet i Kalundborg og 1 i Kirke Værløse. 2 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 18 May 1942 at 01.40 hours (Source: MACR) STI R9310 crashed into the Storebælt 10 km SW of Kalundborg, about here, overview here.
(Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:
"17-18 May 1942 Storebælt SW of Asnæs, 10 km SW of Kalundborg. Stirling Mk. 1 R9310 (OJ-P). 149 BS, 3 BG, Lakenheath, Suffolk. (Mining in the Sound)

32 Stirlings and 28 Wellingtons from No. 3 BG were to lay mines in Danish waters and at the Frisian Islands. 5 Stirlings and 2 Wellingtons were lost. The weather over Danish territory was bad. This plane was hit by flak at Nyborg, but it flew on in a north easterly direction. Next day fishermen found debris in the waters off the tip of Asnæs, and the bodies of a number of crew members were washed ashore in the following months." (FT 88-31-2)

4 airmen from STI R9310 were buried in Kalundborg and 1 in Kirke Værløse. 2 have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 149 Squadron and 149 Squadron History.  This Stirling took off from RAF Lakenheath.  7 airmen.