Halifax V DK261 - Off Mandø          Mandø flystyrt - Mandø air crashes             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
o888534.htm Brooks R C Sgt RCAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 o888 o888.htm POW
v999098.htm McLernon R A S/Ldr RCAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
a014167.htm Messenger F V Sgt RAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 b020943 c014.htm Esbjerg
o888535.htm Plenderleith J Sgt RCAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 o888 o888.htm POW
e777371.htm Snyder C W Sgt RCAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a014168.htm Stevenson M W Sgt RAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 b020943 c014.htm Esbjerg
o888533.htm Welters R S Sgt RCAF 434 p211.htm HAL DK261 Bomb G Off Mandø d240843 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 24. august 1943 blev HAL DK261 under returflyvning fra Berlin skudt ned af en tysk natjager ved Mandø. Flyet styrtede ned vest for øen, måske omkring her.
Se p211MACR med mange detaljer.


2 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer fra dette fly, F. V. Messenger og M. W. Stevenson, blev begravet i Esbjerg den 2. september 1943.
C. W. Snyder har ingen kendt grav.
R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith og R. S. Welters blev taget til fange. De blev sendt til Stalag IV-B Mühlberg - en af de Tyske krigsfangelejre. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)
Det lykkedes piloten, S/Ldr Roy McLernon via Esbjerg og Århus at nå Sverige den 16. september 1943. (Kilder: FAF og AOD)
Se McLernon - fra Mandø til frihedenMandø Museum om 2. Verdenskrig på Mandø. 7 flyvere. 

On 24 August 1943 HAL DK261 on the return flight from Berlin HAL DK261 was shot down by a German night fighter at Mandø. The plane crashed west of the
island of Mandø, maybe about here. See p211MACR with many details.

2 perished crew members, F. V. Messenger and M. W. Stevenson, were buried in Esbjerg on 2 September 1943. C. W. Snyder has no known grave.
R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith and R. S. Welters were captured. They were taken to Stalag IV-B Mühlberg - one of the
German POW-Camps. (Source: Lost Bombers)
On 16 September 1943 S/Ldr Pilot Roy McLernon managed to get to Sweden via Esbjerg and Århus. (Sources: FAF and AOD)
See McLernon - from Mandø to freedom.

No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron RCAF was formed within No. 6 Group, see No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons and RCAF 434 Squadron 1943-1945.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All. No. 434 Squadron RCAF.

Halifax V DK261 IP-V took off from RAF Tholthorpe at 20.26 hrs on 23 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.