Stirling I W7615 - Sea south of Ærø                                                      Updated:  20 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777506.htm Burkitt A E Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a069013.htm Davies H R Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 b011042 c069.htm Odense
e777505.htm McAuley G P/O RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777509.htm Neale GLA Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e444038.htm Nettleton E Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
e777508.htm Roberts B W F/Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a113027.htm Stevens S E F/Sgt RAF 218 p103.htm STI W7615 Minelaying Sea S of Ærø d200842 b220842 c113.htm Aabenraa


Den 20. august 1942 styrtede STI W7615 i havet (måske omkring her) i forbindelse med en minelægningsoperation til Kiel. Se
Minelægningsområder.
Tog afsted 20.25 den 20. august 1942 fra RAF Downham Market. 4 fly mistet fra denne squadron den nat. (Kilde: MACR) Kun
STI W7615 er i www.airmen.dk .

H. R. Davies blev den 27. september 1942 fundet som lig ved Fuglsbølle Sønderskov (omkring her) på Langeland.
Begravelsen i Odense fandt sted den 1. oktober 1942 ved 8-tiden. Kisten var kort før ført fra banegården til kapellet (her) og der henstillet indsvøbt i det engelske flag. (Kilde: FAF)

S. E. Stevens blev fundet som lig i Vemmingbund (omkring her) den 21. september 1942. Han blev begravet i Aabenraa den følgende dag. (Kilde: FAF)
E. Nettleton er begravet i Kiel. G. McAuley, B. W. Roberts, A. E. Burkitt og G. L. A. Neale blev meldt savnet. (Kilde: MACR)

1 flyver fra STI W7615 blev begravet i Odense, 1 i Aabenraa og 1 i Kiel i Tyskland. 4 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 20 August 1942 STI W7615 crashed into the sea (maybe about here)     in connection with a minelaying operation to Kiel. See Minelaying areas.
Left 2025 hours 20th August 1942 from RAF Downham Market. 4 lost from squadron that night. (Source: MACR). Only STI W7615 is on www.airmen.dk.

On 27 September 1942 the body of H. R. Davies was found at Fuglsbølle Sønderskov (about here) on Langeland. He was buried in Odense at about 8 a.m. on 1 October 1942. A short time earlier his coffin had been taken from the railway station to the chapel of rest (here) and placed there wrapped up in the Union Jack. (Source: FAF)

On 21 September 1942 the body of S. E. Stevens was found in Vemmingbund (about here). The following day he was buried in Aabenraa. (Source: FAF)

E. Nettleton is buried in Kiel. G. McAuley, B. W. Roberts, A. E. Burkitt and G. L. A. Neale were reported Missing in Action. (Source: MACR)

1 airman from STI W7615 was buried in Odense, 1 in Aabenraa and 1 in Kiel in Germany. 4 airmen have no known grave.
See Bomber Command No. 218 Squadron and 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron Association. This Stirling took off from RAF Downham Market. 7 airmen.