Lancaster III JB734 - At Gunderup Hede                   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
a014220.htm Boyce W G F/Sgt RAAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014221.htm Edwards S Sgt RAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014223.htm Martin D H F/Sgt RAAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014222.htm McKinstry T Sgt RAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014224.htm Oberhardt E F/Sgt RAAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014225.htm Proud R J P/O RAAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014226.htm Ryan L M F/O RAAF 460 p288.htm LAN JB734 Minelaying At Gunderup Hede d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg


"Natten til den 10. april 1944 foretog RAF en stor mineudlægningsoperation ved Danzig (Gdansk her). I forbindelse med overflyvningen af dansk område blev mindst 7 britiske bombefly skudt ned, mens flere nedstyrtede i Nordsøen, i større eller mindre afstand fra Vestkysten. Fra 6 fly nedstyrtet i Midtjylland, og 2 i Nordsøen, ligger 35 omkomne flyvere begravet i Esbjerg. Samtlige flyvere begravedes den 15. april 1944." (FAF)
Google Map Mine 10 APR 1944.

"JB734 var en af tre No.460 Sqdn Lancasters tabt under denne operation. Se: ME663; JB600. I luften 21.15 fra Binbrook for at lægge miner i Østersøen.
Blev afskåret af en natjager og skudt ned mellem 03.00 og 03.30 nær Gunderup, 10 km nordøst for Varde. Alle blev begravet 15. april 1944 i Esbjerg."
(Lost Bombers)

"Lancaster JB734 angrebet af natjager på hjemvejen og kl. 0355 skudt ned ved Bjærgmose nær Horne, omkring 12 km NNØ for Varde." (p288MACR - blanket om tabt besætning) Styrtet var måske omkring her, overblik her. 7 flyvere. 

"On the night before April 10 1944, the RAF carried out a big minelaying operation near Danzig (Gdansk here). At least 7 British bombers were shot down as they flew over Danish territory, and several crashed into the North Sea, off the west coast of Jutland. From 6 planes crashed in the central part of Jutland, and 2 in the North Sea,
35 airmen were buried in Esbjerg. All of the airmen were buried on April 15 1944." (FAF)
Google Map Mine 10 APR 1944.

"JB734 was one of three No.460 Sqdn Lancasters lost on this operation. See: ME663; JB600. Airborne 2115 9Apr44 from Binbrook to lay mines in the Baltic. Homebound, was intercepted by a night-fighter and shot down between 0300 and 0330 near Gunderup. 10 km NE of Varde, Denmark. All were buried 15Apr44 in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery." (Lost Bombers)

"Lanc. JB734 attacked by night fighter on return flight and at 0355 hrs. shot down at Bjaergmose near Horne, about 8 miles NNE of Varde." (p288MACR - Missing Air Crew Report) The crash was maybe about here, overview here.

See No. 460 Squadron RAAF - Wikipedia. The website 460 SQUADRON also tells about Lancaster JB734. See also Lancaster photos.
Lancaster III JB734 AR-R2 took off from RAF Binbrook at 21.15 hrs on 09 APR 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)

7 airmen.