Stirling I R9351 - Storebælt off Nyborg                                                         Updated:  03 MAR 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777074.htm Brown T B Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777071.htm Greenbeck S Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777075.htm Heathcote R A Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777073.htm King EAJ Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777070.htm Newman J G Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777072.htm Smith T C Sgt RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
o888133.htm Steel J M P/O RAF 15 p109.htm STI R9351 Minelaying Storebælt off Nyborg d190942 o888 o888.htm POW


 Om
STI R9351 af typen Short Stirling på informationstavlen ved propellen placeret her:

"Flyet startede tidligt om morgenen den 19. september 1942 fra England, og var på en minelægningsopgave sydvest for Sprogø, da det kl. 06.30, i 200 meters
højde, blev skudt ned af tysk antiluftsskyts. Det medbragte 8-10 søminer og et ukendt antal L-bomber." Vragguiden har dette. Flyet styrtede ned her.

6 flyvere fra  STI R9351 omkom, og ingen af dem har en kendt grav. Se Fotos af Thomas C. Smith.
1 mand overlevede og blev som krigsfange sendt til
Stalag Luft III.   
7 flyvere.

About STI R9351, a Short Stirling, on the information table at the propeller placed here:

"The plane took off in the early morning of 19th September 1942 from England and was on a mining mission southwest of Sprogø when it was shot down from
600 feet by German anti-aircraft guns at 06.30. The plane carried 8 - 10 mines and an unknown number of L-bombs. 5 crew members perished. The co-pilot,
John Miller Steel, survived. The crew consisted of two pilots, three gunners and one bomber." Vragguiden (Guide of wreckages) has this. The plane crashed here.

6 airmen from STI R9351 perished and none of them has a known grave. See Photos of Thomas C. Smith.
1 man survived and was as a POW taken to Stalag Luft III.

See Bomber Command No. 15 Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Bourn - see details. Lost Bombers has this.
7 airmen.