Halifax III MZ863 - The Baltic Sea west of Langeland                          Updated:  25 DEC 2019

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777309.htm Atkinson R I Sgt RAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e444012.htm Baker T L F/Sgt RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
a113128.htm Fleming M H F/O RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 b270844 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113129.htm Scott G F/O RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 b290844 c113.htm Aabenraa
a113130.htm Sprott J C F/O RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 b290844 c113.htm Aabenraa
a005001.htm Tolmie J A P/O RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 b230844 c005.htm Bagenkop
e777308.htm Valk J C F/Lt RCAF 433 p342.htm HAL MZ863 Minelaying Sea W of Langeland d170844 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN

Den 17. august 1944 styrtede HAL MZ863 i havet
måske omkring her under en minelægningsoperation ved Kiel. Alle ombord omkom.
(Forget-me-not, se Minelægningsområder - kilde p342MACR.)

J. C. Sprott og G. Scott blev fundet ved Kegnæs (som er her) den 25. august 1944 af en grænsegendarm. De blev begravet i Aabenraa den 29. august 1944.
M. H. Fleming blev fundet den 26. august 1944. Han blev begravet den 27. august 1944 i Aaabenraa uden ceremoniel af nogen art.
Den 21. august 1944 blev liget af  J. A. Tolmie indbjerget til Bagenkop Havn. Begravelsen i Bagenkop blev foretaget af en tysk feltpræst den 23. august 1943.
T. L. Baker er begravet i Kiel. R. I. Atkinson og J. C. Valk forsvandt i havet. (Kilde: FAF) Se Halifax Print og folk bag en Halifax klar til en mission.

3 flyvere fra HAL MZ863 er begravet i Aabenraa, 1 i Bagenkop og 1 i Kiel. 2 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere.

On 17 august 1944 HAL MZ863 crashed into the sea maybe about here on a minelaying operation at Kiel. All on board perished.  
(Forget-me-not, see Minelaying areas - source p342MACR.)

On 25 August 1944 J. C. Sprott and G. Scott were found at Kegnæs (which is here) by a border gendarme. They were buried in Aabenraa on 29 August 1944.
M. H. Fleming was found on 26 August 1944. On 27 August 1944 he was buried in Aabenraa without any kind of ceremony.
On 21 August 1944 the body of J. A. Tolmie was taken to Bagenkop Harbour. On 23 August 1943 a German Army Chaplain officiated at the graveside ceremony in Bagenkop. T. L. Baker is buried in Kiel. R. I. Atkinson and J. C. Valk disappeared into the sea. (Source: FAF)

3 airmen from HAL MZ863 are buried in Aabenraa, 1 in Bagenkop and 1 in Kiel in Germany. 2 airmen have no known grave.
No. 433 (Porcupine) Squadron was formed within No. 6 Group, see No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons
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Halifax III MZ863 BM-I
took off from RAF Skipton-on-Swale at 21.15 hrs on 16 AUG 1944. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  p342MACR   7 airmen.