Lancaster I R5616 - Sea S of Mandø       Mandø flystyrt - Mandø air crashes      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
a014048.htm Douglas T Sgt RAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014049.htm Edmonds W M F/O RAAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014050.htm McLean J A F/Sgt RCAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014051.htm Quinlan D J F/O RCAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg
o888531.htm Read J Sgt RAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 o888 o888.htm POW
a014052.htm Robson R Sgt RAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014053.htm Southwell A J P/O RAF 207 p099.htm LAN R5616 Minelaying Sea S of Mandø d170842 b220842 c014.htm Esbjerg


Den 17. august 1942 styrtede LAN R5616 ned ved Mandø (omkring her).

Flyet var på en minelægningsoperation, da det blev skudt ned af en tysk natjager.
Se Minelægningsområder.
6 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer blev begravet i Esbjerg den 22. august 1942. 1 overlevende flyver blev taget til fange. (Kilde: FAF)
Lancaster Mk. I, R5616 skudt ned af natjager kl. 02.45 den 17 AUG og styrtet i havet SSV for Mandø. (Kilde: p099MACR.)

Sgt J.Read var alvorligt såret og tilbragte 7 måneder i Obermassfeld før han blev interneret i de
Tyske krigsfangelejre   9C Bad Sulza / L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. (Kilde: Lost Bombers) Se Lancaster fotos. 7 flyvere.

On 17 August 1942  LAN R5616 crashed near Mandø (about here).

The plane was on a minelaying operation when it was shot down by a German night fighter.
See Minelaying areas.
6 perished crew members were buried in Esbjerg on 22 August 1942. 1 surviving airman became a prisoner of war. (Source: FAF)
Lancaster Mk. I, R5616 shot down by night fighter at 02.45 hours on 17 AUG and crashed in sea SSW of Mandø Island. (Source: p099MACR.)

Sgt J.Read was severely injured and spent seven months at Obermassfeld before internment in
the
German POW-Camps 9C Bad Sulza / L3 Sagan / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel. (Source: Lost Bombers)

See No. 207 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia * 207 Squadron Royal Air Force History * Lancaster Photos.
Lancaster I R5616 EM-J took off from RAF Bottesford at 21.00 hrs on 16 AUG 1942. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
7 airmen.