Wellington III Z1680 - The North Sea                                                      Updated:  17 MAR 2013

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777555.htm Fitz-Gibbon G D P/O RCAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777557.htm Lemke J J Sgt RCAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777556.htm Lowe R H F/Lt RCAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a014089.htm McLeod I G F/Sgt RCAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 b300443 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014090.htm Riles H Sgt RAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 b120243 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014091.htm Sprosen A T F/Lt RAF 426 p135.htm WEL Z1680 Bomb G The North Sea d300143 b180543 c014.htm Esbjerg

 
Kl. 12.54 den 30. januar 1942 lettede
WEL Z1680 på et dagsbombetogt mod Oldenburg (her).
SOS - signal modtaget kl. 16.29 fra en position 10 miles fra den hollandske kyst. Intet hørt siden.
Flyet styrtede i Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. (Kilde: MACR)

H. Riles drev ind på Fanø (måske omkring her). Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 12. februar 1943.
I. G. McLeod blev fundet i Esbjerg Havn (omkring her). Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 30. april 1943.
A. T. Sprosen blev begravet i Esbjerg den 18. maj 1943. (Kilde: FAF)

3 flyvere fra WEL Z1680 blev begravet i Esbjerg. 3 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 6 flyvere.

At 12.54 hrs. on 30 January 1942 WEL Z1680 took off from RAF Dishforth on a day bombing raid targeting Oldenburg (here).

SOS - message received at 16.29 hrs. from a position 10 miles off the coast of Holland. Nothing heard later.
The plane crashed in the North Sea. No survivors. (Source: MACR)

H. Riles was washed ashore on Fanø (maybe about here). He was buried in Esbjerg on 12 February 1943.
I. G. McLeod was found in the harbour of Esbjerg (about here). He was buried in Esbjerg on 30 April 1943.
A. T. Sprosen was buried in Esbjerg on 18 May 1943. (Source: FAF)

3 airmen from WEL Z1680 were buried in Esbjerg. 3 airmen have no known grave.

Bomber Command No. 426 Squadron RCAF *   No. 426 Squadron of the RCAF * RCAF 426 "Thunderbird" Squadron Association.  6 airmen.