Wellington III X3815 - Spandet Hede                                                      Updated:  05 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a113028.htm Butcher REN F/O RAAF 101 p110.htm WEL X3815 Minelaying Spandet Hede d210942 b260942 c113.htm Aabenraa
o888472.htm Mitchell C H P/O RCAF 101 p110.htm WEL X3815 Minelaying Spandet Hede d210942 o888 o888.htm POW
o888471.htm Otter G L Sgt RNZAF 101 p110.htm WEL X3815 Minelaying Spandet Hede d210942 o888 o888.htm POW
a113029.htm Paterson V R S/Ldr RAF 101 p110.htm WEL X3815 Minelaying Spandet Hede d210942 b081042 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113030.htm Rowe E J F/Sgt RAF 101 p110.htm WEL X3815 Minelaying Spandet Hede d210942 b260942 c113.htm Aabenraa


Den 21. september 1942 styrtede WEL X3815 ned i Spandet mose her, overblik her (Kilde: Jesper Olesen)
1 km nord for Nørrehedevej 27, 6780 Skærbæk. "Angrebet af en natjager i 4.000 fods højde, før flyet nåede målområdet."

R. E. N. Butcher, V. R. Paterson og E. J. Rowe blev dræbt ved styrtet. De blev begravet i Aabenraa.

C. H. Mitchell sprang ud med faldskærm inden styrtet. Han gik hen til Laurids Christensens gård her. (Kilde: Jesper Olesen)
Der blev ringet til sognefogeden, og det endte med at C. H. Mitchell kom til Stalag Luft 3 Sagan. (Kilde: AOD)

G. L. Otter sprang også ud med faldskærm inden styrtet. Han gik hen til Petersens gård her. (Kilde: Jesper Olesen)
Der blev ringet til sognefogeden, og det endte med at G. L. Otter  kom til Stalag 8B og senere Stalag 344 Lamsdorf. (Kilde: AOD)


3 flyvere fra
WEL X3815 blev begravet i Aabenraa. 2 flyvere blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre. 5 flyvere. 

On 21 September 1942 WEL X3815 crashed into the Spandet moor here, overview here (Source: Jesper Olesen)
1 km north of Nørrehedevej 27, 6780 Skærbæk. "
Attacked by a night-fighter at 4,000 feet, before reaching the target area." (Lost Bombers)

R. E. N. Butcher, V. R. Paterson and E. J. Rowe were killed in the crash. They were buried in  Aabenraa.

C. H. Mitchell bailed out before the crash. He went to Laurids Christensen's farm here. (Source: Jesper Olesen)
The Parish Executive Officer was called on the telephone. In the end C. H. Mitchell was taken to Stalag Luft 3 Sagan. (Source: AOD)

G. L. Otter bailed out before the crash. He went to Petersen's farm here. (Source: Jesper Olesen)
The Parish Executive Officer was called on the telephone. In the end G. L. Otter  was taken to Stalag 8B and later Stalag 344 Lamsdorf.  (Source: AOD)

3 airmen from WEL X3815  were buried in Aabenraa. 2 airmen were taken to German POW-Camps.
See Bomber Command No. 101 Squadron and 101 Squadron Association. This Wellington took off from RAF Stradishall. Lost Bombers has this. 5 airmen.