Halifax V LK705 - Klelund Plantage                                            Updated: 04 MAR 2019

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a014188.htm Bates R L Sgt RAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b030344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014189.htm Howey E C P/O RCAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b030344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014190.htm MacGillivray A D Sgt RAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b030344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014191.htm Metcalf E R Sgt RAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b080344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014192.htm Munro AMG P/O RCAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b080344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014193.htm Stevenson G E Wt/O RCAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b030344 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014194.htm Wardell L T Sgt RCAF 431 p275.htm HAL LK705 Minelaying Klelund Plantage d260244 b080344 c014.htm Esbjerg


 Den 26. februar 1944 styrtede HAL LK705 under en minelægningsoperation ned her i Klelund Plantage, hvor der i 1947 blev rejst et monument.
Se Forget-me-not ved Kiel i
Minelægningsområder.

"Medens 594 bombefly fløj til Augsburg, foretog 131 bombefly et togt til Kielerbugten og lagde miner. Tre Halifaxes og en Stirling gik tabt under mineringen.
LK705 blev ramt af en tysk natjager og styrtede brændende ned i Klelund plantage. Hele besætningen omkom og blev i begyndelsen af marts begravet i
Gravlunden i Fourfeldt ved Esbjerg.
Den 5. maj 1947 afsløredes en mindesten for de dræbte flyvere tæt ved skovfogedboligen i Klelund plantage." (FT 90-102-19)
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 On 26 February 1944 during a minelaying operation HAL LK705 crashed here in the Klelund Plantation where a monument was erected in 1947.
See Forget-me-not at Kiel on the map
Minelaying areas.

While 594 bombers targeted Augsburg, 131 bombers carried out a minelaying operation in the Kiel Bay. 3 Halifaxes and 1 Stirling were lost during the operation.
LK705 was hit by a German night fighter and crashed, burning, into
the Klelund Plantation. All of the crew perished. In the beginning of March the airmen were
buried at Esbjerg. On 5 March 1947 a memorial stone to the killed airmen was unveiled in the Klelund Plantation. (Source:
FT 90-102-19)

Halifax V SE-X took off from RAF Croft at 20.27 hrs on 25 FEB 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)
See No. 431 (Iroquois) Squadron and No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons.

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