Wellington X HE395 - At Over Jerstal                                                  Updated:  23 MAY 2016

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a113053.htm Bonard I N F/Lt RAF 196 p171.htm WEL HE395 Minelaying At Over Jerstal d290443 b070543 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113054.htm Burns IJW F/O RAF 196 p171.htm WEL HE395 Minelaying At Over Jerstal d290443 b070543 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113055.htm Curtis B A P/O RAF 196 p171.htm WEL HE395 Minelaying At Over Jerstal d290443 b070543 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113056.htm Ford JIP P/O RAF 196 p171.htm WEL HE395 Minelaying At Over Jerstal d290443 b070543 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113057.htm Potter A R P/O RAF 196 p171.htm WEL HE395 Minelaying At Over Jerstal d290443 b070543 c113.htm Aabenraa


 "Natten til den 29. april 1943 udførte RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation over Østersøen og de indre danske farvande, hvorunder mindst 10 bombefly gik tabt
over dansk område.

Et af disse, et Wellington fly, styrtede ned ved Over Jerstal kort efter midnat den 29. april 1943. Alle ombord blev dræbt. De 5 omkomne flyvere begravedes den
7. maj 1943." (FAF) Af de 207 fly gik 15 fly tabt over dansk område, se Google Map p169+MINELAYING.
Kun 4 flyvere fra de 23 fly overlevede!
Se også Minelægningsområder og Lancaster fotos.

Se avisartikel fra 1983 fra JYDSKE HADERSLEV: Beboere i Over-Jerstal om den dramatiske nat.

Se monument for de 5 flyvere fra WEL HE395 rejst her syd for Over Jerstal - og samme Monument 1983 - 1988 - 2007.   5 flyvere.

"On the night before 29 April 1943 the Royal Air Force carried out a big minelaying operation over the Baltic Sea and inner Danish waters.
At least 10 bombers were lost over Danish territory.

One of these, a Wellington, crashed at Over Jerstal shortly after midnight on 29 April 1943. All on board were killed.
The 5 perished airmen were buried on 7 May 1943." (FAF)
15 of the 207 bombers were lost over Danish territory, see Google Map p169+MINELAYING. Only 4 airmen from the 23 lost planes survived!

See monument to the 5 airmen from WEL HE395 erected here south of Over Jerstal - and the same Monument 1983 - 1988 - 2007.

See Bomber Command No. 196 Squadron and 196 Squadron. This Wellington took off from RAF Leconsfield

5 airmen.