LAN I W4782 - Novrup near Esbjerg                          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
o888448.htm Currier W Sgt RCAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 o888 o888.htm POW
o888451.htm Johncock R F Sgt RNZAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 o888 o888.htm POW
o888450.htm Lucas ROS Sgt RAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 o888 o888.htm POW
o888449.htm MacDonald D F Sgt RCAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 o888 o888.htm POW
a014073.htm McLean E C F/Sgt RCAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 b121242 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014074.htm Milligan D A Sgt RAAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 b121242 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014075.htm Quinn F P Wt/O RCAF 101 p126.htm LAN W4782 Minelaying Novrup near Esbjerg d081242 b121242 c014.htm Esbjerg


Den 8. december 1942 styrtede LAN W4782 ned ved Novrup (omkring her) øst for Esbjerg.
(Kilde: Kortet Flystyrt ved Esbjerg af Torben Thorsen og Morten S. Jensen)

Det var under en minelægningsoperation i Storebælt, se Minelægningsområder. (Kilde:  p126MACR)
3 omkomne flyvere blev fundet i maskinens vrag. De blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. december 1942.
4 overlevende besætningsmedlemmer blev taget til fange.
(Kilde: FAF) De blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.
"Sgt W.E.Currier blev interneret i lejrene L1 Barth / 7A Moosburg / 4B Mühlberg.
Sgt R.F.Johncock i lejrene L1 Barth / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel.
Sgt R.O.S.Lucas i lejr L1 Barth.
Sgt D.F.MacDonald i lejrene L1 Barth / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow." (Lost Bombers)   
Se Lancaster fotos. 7 flyvere.

On 8 November 1942 LAN W4782 crashed at Novrup (about here) east of Esbjerg.
(Source: The map Air Crashes at Esbjerg by Torben Thorsen and Morten S. Jensen)
It was on a minelaying operation to the area Asparagus, see Minelaying areas. (Source: p126MACR)
3 perished airmen were found in the wreckage. They were buried in Esbjerg on 12 December 1942.
4 surviving crew members were captured. (Source: FAF) They
were taken to German POW-Camps.
"Sgt W.E.Currier was interned in Camps L1 Barth / 7A Moosburg / 4B Mühlberg.
Sgt R.F.Johncock in Camps L1 Barth / L6 Heydekrug / 357 Thorn-Fallingbostel.
Sgt R.O.S.Lucas in Camp L1 Barth.
Sgt D.F.MacDonald in Camps L1 Barth  / L6 Heydekrug / L4 Gross Tychow." (Lost Bombers)

See No. 101 Squadron RAF - Wikipedia and Lancaster photos,
Lancaster I W4782 SR-J took off from RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor on 08 DEC 1942.
(Source:
Aircrew Remembered has this.) 7 airmen.