Lancaster I ME688 - The North Sea                                                       Updated: 23 OCT 2017

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777689.htm Duffy R Sgt RAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a062001.htm Edmonds S A F/O RAAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 b300844 c062.htm Nysogn
a014227.htm Hanks C R Sgt RAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a014228.htm Heslop T Sgt RAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 b150444 c014.htm Esbjerg
a064002.htm Macpherson J F/O RAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 b210749 c064.htm Nr. Lyngvig
e777691.htm McLeod A C F/O RCAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777690.htm Mills S H Sgt RAF 207 p292.htm LAN ME688 Minelaying The North Sea d100444 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


"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.

Kl. 21.26 den 9. oktober 1944 startede LAN ME688 fra RAF Spilsby. Det styrtede ned i Nordsøen. Ingen overlevende. (Kilde: MACR)
4 flyvere fra LAN ME688 blev begravet i Danmark. 3 har ingen kendt grav.
7 flyvere.

"On the night before April 10 1944, the RAF carried out a big minelaying operation at 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.

At 21.26 hours on 9 October 1944 LAN ME688 took off from RAF Spilsby. It crashed into the North Sea. No survivors. (Source: MACR)
4 airmen from LAN ME688 were buried in Denmark. 3 have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 207 Squadron * 207 Squadron Association * RAF-Lincolnshire.info.
This Lancaster took off from RAF Spilsby. See Lancaster Photos.
7 airmen.