Lancaster I R5488 - NW of Esbjerg                                                        Updated: 30 MAR 2013

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a050006.htm Brown J Sgt RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 b110742 c050.htm Lemvig
e777478.htm Knight E Sgt RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777479.htm Komiski R W F/O RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a050007.htm Marshall E C Sgt RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 b110742 c050.htm Lemvig
a014031.htm Morton J W Sgt RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 b080742 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014032.htm Storey R L P/O RCAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 b080742 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014033.htm West PWM S/Ldr RAF 61 p086.htm LAN R5488 Minelaying NW of Esbjerg d040742 b080742 c014.htm Esbjerg


Kl. 22.25 den 3.juli 1942 lettede LAN R5488 fra RAF Syerston på en minelægningsopgave i danske farvande.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 styrtede i Nordsøen, formodentlig nær den danske kyst. Ingen overlevende." (MACR)

Både J. Brown og E. C. Marshall blev fundet ved Fjaltring Strand (omkring her, overblik her) den 10. juli 1942. Begravet i Lemvig den følgende dag af pastor J. Bendsen.

J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey og P. W. M. West blev efter få dage fundet ved Hvide Sande (måske omkring her). De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 8. juli 1943.

E. Knight og R. W. Komiski forsvandt i havet. De har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FAF)  7 flyvere.

At 22.25 hrs on 3 July 1942 LAN R5488 took off from RAF Syerston on a minelaying mission to Danish waters.
"Lancaster Mk. I R5488 crashed in the North Sea, near Danish coast presumed. No survivors." (MACR)

On 10 July 1942 both J. Brown and E. C. Marshall were found on Fjaltring Beach (about here, overview here).
On the following day they were buried by Vicar J. Bendsen.

After a few days J. W. Morton, R. L. Storey and P. W. M. West were found near Hvide Sande (maybe about here). They were buried in Esbjerg on 8 July 1943.

E. Knight and R. W. Komiski disappeared into the sea. They have no known grave. (Source: FAF)

See also The Wartime Memories Project - No. 61 Squadron * Bomber Command No. 61 Squadron * No. 61 Squadron in Wikipedia
No. 50 & 61 Squadrons Association.  This Lancaster - see Lancaster Photos - took off from RAF Syerston. 7 airmen.