Lancaster I W4277 - Søst Skov (Forest)                                               Updated:  04 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a113046.htm Cameron A G F/O RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160143 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113047.htm Colonna ARA Sgt RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160143 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113048.htm Hutchinson J Sgt RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160143 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113049.htm Lightfoot J H Sgt RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160143 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113050.htm Mogg D B Sgt RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b111111 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113051.htm Paige M J F/Sgt RCAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160343 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113052.htm Wright S Sgt RAF 44 p129.htm LAN W4277 Minelaying Søst Skov (Forest) d080143 b160143 c113.htm Aabenraa


 Den 8. januar 1943 styrtede LAN W4277 ned i Søst Skov her ca. 4 km vest for Aabenraa. Se monument på nedstyrtningsstedet.
Hele besætningen omkom. De 7 flyvere blev begravet i Aabenraa.       

5 af de 7 flyvere blev begravet den 16. januar 1943.
Pilot, F/Sgt M. J. Paige synes at være fundet i vandet ved Middelfart, måske omkring her. Han blev begravet den 16. marts 1943.
Sgt Hutchison eller Sgt Mogg kan muligvis også være fundet i havet. (Kilde: FAF)                 

Den 8. januar 1943 kl. 17.36 startede denne Lancaster fra RAF Waddington  på en mineudlægningsoperation til Daffodil-området omkring her i Øresund.
Det blev angrebet af en tysk natjager og styrtede ned kl. 19.40. (Kilde: AOD)
Se Minelægningsområder. 7 flyvere.

On 8 January 1943 LAN W4277 crashed into the Søst Skov (Forest) here about 4 km west of Aabenraa. See monument at the crash site.
All of the crew perished. The 7 airmen were buried in Aabenraa.

5 of the 7 airmen were buried on 16 January 1943.
Pilot,
F/Sgt M. J. Paige appears to have been found at sea near Middelfart, maybe about here. He was buried on 16 March 1943.
Possibly Sgt Hutchison or Sgt Mogg was also found at sea. (Source: FAF)

On 8 January 1943 at 17.36 hours LAN W4277 took off from RAF Waddington on a minelaying operation to the Daffodil-area about here in the Sound.
It was attacked by a German night fighter and crashed at 19.40 hours. (Source: AOD)

See Bomber Command No. 44 SquadronNo. 44 Squadron (RAF): Second World War *44 Squadron Casualties * No. 44 Squadron RAF at Wikipedia.
RAF Waddington now * Lancaster Photos * RAF-Lincolnshire.info: 44 Squadron. This Lancaster took off from RAF Waddington. Lost Bombers has this.
7 airmen.