Stirling III BK774 - North Sea/Skagerrak                                                  Updated:  17 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a019037.htm Belton R E Sgt RAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 b290943 c019.htm Frederikshavn
e777637.htm Caselton V J Sgt RAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a019038.htm Hill E A F/Sgt RAAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 b180943 c019.htm Frederikshavn
a019039.htm Lander R O Sgt RAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 b130943 c019.htm Frederikshavn
e777638.htm Lawson R Sgt RAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a019040.htm Perry H F/Sgt RCAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 b290943 c019.htm Frederikshavn
e777639.htm Price W J Sgt RAF 15 p217.htm STI BK774 Minelaying NorthSea/Skagerrak d040943 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Kl. 20.17 den 4. september 1943 startede STI BK774 på en minelægningsoperation.
Se Minelægningsområder.
Siden hørte ingen fra flyet. Hele besætningen omkom.

E. A. Hill og R. O. Lander blev fundet i havet ved Klitmøller (omkring her). De blev begravet i Frederikshavn henholdsvis den 18. og 13. september 1943.
R. E. Belton blev fundet på havet ved Hansted (omkring her) og H. Perry fandt man på havet ved Klitmøller. De blev begge begravet den 29. september 1943.

V. J. Caselton, R. Lawson og W. J. Price forsvandt i havet.
 (Kilde: FAF)
7 flyvere.


At 20.17 hours on 4 September 1943
STI BK774 took off on a minelaying operation. See Minelaying areas.
Since then nothing was heard from the plane. All of the crew perished.

E. A. Hill and R. O. Lander were found in the sea off Klitmøller (about here). They were buried in Frederikshavn on 18 and 13 September 1943, respectively.
R. E. Belton was found in the sea off Hansted (about here) and H. Perry was found off Klitmøller. They were buried on 29 September 1943.

V. J. Caselton, R. Lawson and W. J. Price disappeared into the sea.
(Source: FAF)

See Bomber Command No. 15 Squadron and XV (R) Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Mildenhall.
7 airmen.