Lancaster I LM116 - Near Karup                                                        Updated:  06 NOV 2019

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a121001.htm Adcock T F/Sgt RAAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121002.htm Allen S W Sgt RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121003.htm Barton T Sgt RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121004.htm McSporran N G Sgt RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121005.htm Nixon W F/O RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121006.htm Sadler W C Sgt RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup
a121007.htm Whitmore C B F/O RAF 103 p370.htm LAN LM116 Bomb G Near Karup d300844 b111111 c121.htm Karup


Under returflyvningen fra et bombetogt til Stettin 30. august 1944 blev Lancaster LM116 skudt i brand over Jylland. Flyet styrtede ned lige nord for Karup.
Hele besætningen blev dræbt.

I 1949 fandt RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Unit de jordiske rester af besætningen fra LM 116 på nedstyrtningsstedet, hvor tyskerne havde nedgravet den
sammen med rester af flyet. Flyverne blev derpå overført til  KIEL WAR CEMETERY. (FAF) De blev begravet i en fællesgrav (Collective grave 5. E. 13-19) (CWGC)
En skjorte med data fra en af flyverne gjorde det muligt at identificere ham og dermed flyet og besætningen. (E.V.H. Jensen) Se fotos 2019 fra Kiel.
Det blev fastslået i p370MACR at identiteten af flyet var et mysterium til "det i 1949 endeligt blev identificeret på nedstyrtningsstedet ud fra Sgt Sadlers skjorte."

Flyet kom fra sydøst med kurs mod nordvest. Det ramte jorden første gang midt på kvartcirklen Poppelvej og næste gang i Hvidtjørnen inden styrtet som angivet her. Motorer faldt 500 m nord for hovedkrateret vist med pilen. (E.V.H. Jensen)  Se Google Map p370 Lancaster LM116.
Se Lancaster fotos og 
Operation 30 AUGUST 1944 - ruter og tab. 103 Squadron gruppebillede * Lancaster/Halifax * Duxford 2018 med LANCASTER.
7 flyvere. 

Lancaster LM116 was hit and caught fire over Jutland on the return flight from a bombing raid to Stettin 30 August, 1944. The plane crashed just north of Karup.
All of the crew perished.

In 1949 the RAF Missing Research and Enquiry Unit found the earthly remains of the crew of LM 116 at the crash site, where the Germans had dug them down
together with parts of the plane. The airmen were then transferred to KIEL WAR CEMETERY. (FAF) They were buried in Collective grave 5. E. 13-19. (CWGC)

A shirt with data of one of the airmen made it possible to identify him and then the plane and the crew. (E.V.H. Jensen) See photos 2019 from Kiel.
It was stated in p370MACR that the identity of the plane was a puzzle till "in 1949 it was finally identified at crash site by the collar of Sgt. Sadler."

The plane came from south east heading for north west. It hit the ground the first time in the middle of the quarter circle Poppelvej and next time in Hvidtjørnen
before the crash indicated here. Engines fell 500 m north of the main crater shown with the arrow. (E.V.H. Jensen) See Google Map p370 Lancaster LM116.

See No. 103 Squadron - Wikipedia * 103 SQUADRON RAF * 103 Squadron group photo * Lancaster/HalifaxLancaster photos * RAF Elsham Wolds Association

Operation 30 AUGUST 1944 - routes and losses. This Lancaster took off from RAF Elsham Wolds. RAF ELSHAM WOLDS. Duxford 2018 with LANCASTER.
7 airmen.