Lancaster III PB180 - The Baltic Sea                                                        Updated:  10 JAN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e444047.htm Baxter W S P/O RAAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
e444048.htm Butson J F P/O RAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e444 e444.htm GERMANY
e777745.htm Fisher D R P/O RAAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777744.htm Godfray M G F/Sgt RAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e222024.htm Smaill W B F/Lt RNZAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e222m e222m.htm Malmø, S
e777746.htm Twell N F/Sgt RAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
a051001.htm Wooliscroft A K F/Sgt RAF 007 p347.htm LAN PB180 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d270844 b180944 c051.htm Lyderslev


Den 27. august 1944 styrtede LAN PB180 i Østersøen eller den sydlige del af Øresund. Hele besætningen omkom.
Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"382 RAF bombefly bombede de centrale dele af Kiel (her), og 17 Lancasters gik tabt. PB180 gik tabt over Østersøen, og liget af flight engineer
F/Sgt Albert Kenneth Wooliscroft drev i land ved Fællesskov rev (omkring her) den 15. september 1944. Tre dage senere blev han begravet på
Lyderslev kirkegård." (FT 88-41-32)

1 flyver fra LAN PB180 er begravet i Lyderslev, 1 i Malmø, Sverige, 2 i Kiel, Tyskland og 3 har ingen kendt grav. 7 flyvere. 

On 27 August 1944 LAN PB180 crashed in the Baltic Sea or the southern part of the Øresund. All of the crew perished. (Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:

"382 bombers from the RAF bombed the central parts of Kiel (here) and 17 Lancasters were lost. PB180 was lost over the Baltic Sea.
On 15 September 1944 the body of F/Sgt (Flight Engineer) Albert Kenneth Wooliscroft drifted ashore at Fællesskov Rev (about here).
Three days later he was buried in Lyderslev Churchyard." (FT 88-41-32)

1 airman from LAN PB180 is buried in Lyderslev, 1 in Malmø, Sweden, 2 in Kiel, Germany and 3 airmen have no known grave.

See Bomber Command No. 7 Squadron and 7 Squadron Association. This Lancaster took off from RAF Oakington.
See also Former RAF Oakington and Lancaster Photos. Lost Bombers has this. 7 airmen.