Stirling III BF508 - Fænøsund                                                                                 Updated:  30 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777202.htm Dunstan R H Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777201.htm Leathley W T Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777203.htm Leonard M Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a014143.htm McKelvie C D Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 b290743 c014.htm Esbjerg
e777204.htm Munnery H Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a069021.htm Prioleau ASW F/Lt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 b230443 c069.htm Odense
a014144.htm Stowe D Sgt RAF 90 p154.htm STI BF508 Bomb G Fænøsund d210443 b090643 c014.htm Esbjerg


Den 21. april 1943 styrtede STI BF508 i Fænøsund nær Teglgaarden,
måske omkring her. (Kilde: AOD) Det blev ramt af flak på vej til Rostock.
Alle ombord omkom. Ligene af 3 flyvere blev fundet samme nat. De blev ført til Odense og begravet den 23. april 1943 kl. 8 som ukendte. Se dæk.

I 1946 blev F/Lt A.S.W. Prioleau identificeret.
De 2 andre flyvere fra
STI BF508 blev ikke identificeret. De er de eneste ukendte flyvere, der er begravet i Odense.
2 andre besætningsmedlemmer savnes også, så det er umuligt af de 4 med sikkerhed at udpege de 2, der er begravet i Odense.
De 4 uden kendt grav er Sergeant R. H. Dunstan, Sergeant W. T. Leathley, Sergeant M. Leonard og Sergeant H. Munnery.
 

Sergeant D. Stowe blev fundet den 15. juni 1943 ved Odden i Fænøsund, måske omkring her. Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 19. juni 1943. 
Sergeant C. D. McKelvie blev fundet den 23. juli 1943 ved Skrillinge Strand, måske omkring her. Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 29. juli 1943.
(Kilde: AOD)

2 flyvere fra STI BF508 er begravet i Esbjerg og 1 i Odense. 4 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere. Se Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943.

On 21 April 1943 STI BF508 crashed into the Fænøsund near Teglgaarden, maybe about here. (Source: AOD) It was hit by flak on its way to Rostock. See tyre.
All on board perished.
That night the bodies of 3 airmen were found. They were taken to Odense. On 23 April 1943 at 8 a.m. they were buried as unknown airmen.

In 1946 F/Lt A.S.W. Prioleau was identified. The 2 other airmen from STI BF508 were not identified. They are the only unknown airmen buried in Odense.
2 more crew members are also missing, so it is impossible, out of the 4 men, to point out the 2 who are buried in Odense.
The 4 airmen with no known graves are Sergeant R. H. Dunstan, Sergeant W. T. Leathley, Sergeant M. Leonard and Sergeant H. Munnery. (Source: AOD)

On 15 June 1943 Sergeant D. Stowe was found at Odden in the Fænøsund, maybe about here. He was buried in Esbjerg on 19 June 1943. 
On 23 July 1943 Sergeant C. D. McKelvie was found on Skrillinge Strand, maybe about here. He was buried in Esbjerg on 29 July 1943.
(Source: AOD)

2 airmen from STI BF508 are buried in Esbjerg and 1 in Odense. 4 airmen have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 90 Squadron. This Short Stirling took off from RAF Ridgewell. See Stettin + Rostock 20 - 21 April 1943. 
7 airmen.