Stirling III EF505 - Rømø                                                                              Updated:  09 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a014187.htm Atherton C Sgt RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b110244 c014.htm Esbjerg
a045014.htm Clifton C P/O RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby
a045015.htm Johnston A Sgt RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby
a045016.htm Newman W Sgt RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby
a045017.htm Ord T E P/O RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby
a045018.htm Rush L G Sgt RAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby
a045019.htm Sealy A E F/Sgt RCAF 199 p253.htm STI EF505 Minelaying Rømø d280144 b030244 c045.htm Kirkeby


Den 28. januar 1944 blev STI EF505 under en minelægningsoperation skudt ned af en tysk jager. Flyet styrtede ned ved Juvre Sande (omkring her).
Hele besætningen omkom.

Den 3. februar 1944 blev 6 flyvere begravet i Kirkeby af marinefeltpræst Bukin fra Sild.
Den 11. februar 1944 blev Sgt Atherton begravet i Esbjerg. (Kilde: FAF)
Han drev ind på kysten ved Vester Vedsted (omkring her) den 10. februar 1944. (Kilde: Lost Bombers)

7 flyvere.

On 28 January 1944 STI EF505 was shot down on a minelaying operation by a German fighter. The plane crashed at Juvre Sande (about here).
All of the crew perished.

On 3 February 1944 6 airmen were buried in Kirkeby. Navy Chaplain Bukin from Sylt officiated at the graveside ceremony.
On 11 February 1944 Sgt Atherton was buried in Esbjerg. (Source: FAF)
He was washed ashore near Vester Vedsted (about here) on 10 February 1944. (Source: Lost Bombers)

See Bomber Command No. 199 Squadron. This Stirling took off from RAF Lakenheath. See also Stirling Aircraft Society. Lost Bombers has this.
7 airmen.