Halifax III MZ793 - At Sdr. Asmindrup                                                  Updated:  03 DEC 2018

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888316.htm Andrews P F Sgt RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 o888 o888.htm POW
a030001.htm Berry A J F/Sgt RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 b160245 c030.htm Holbæk
o888317.htm Chaderton S P/O RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 o888 o888.htm POW
a030002.htm Grayshan J F/O RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 b160245 c030.htm Holbæk
v999072.htm Maddock-Lyon R Sgt RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
v999074.htm Mills H L F/Sgt RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
v999073.htm Petre J F/Sgt RAF 10 p393.htm HAL MZ793 Minelaying At Sdr. Asmindrup d140245 v999 v999.htm EVD to S


Den 14. februar 1945 styrtede hovedparten af HAL MZ793 ned omkring her 200 m nord for
monument afsløret i 2005, overblik her. (Kilde: AOD)
Flyvehistorisk Tidsskrift skriver:

"14.-15.
februar 1945 (Kl. 20.41). Asmindrup, 7 km S for Holbæk. Halifax B.111 MZ793 (ZA-X). 10 BS, 4 BG, Melbourne, Yorkshire. (Minering ved Stettin
her)
Over
Sjælland blev flyet skudt i brand af en tysk natjager, og det lykkedes 5 besætningsmedlemmer at springe ud med faldskærm før flyet eksploderede
i luften, og de sidste to flyvere blev dræbt. To besætningsmedlemmer blev hurtigt taget til fange, men de sidste tre fik kontakt med modstandsbevægelsen,
der sørgede for en hurtig og sikker udskibning til Sverige." (FT 88-43-43)

2 flyvere fra
HAL MZ793 blev begravet i Holbæk. 3 nåede Sverige og 2 flyvere blev blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.
Se Halifax Print og folk bag en Halifax klar til en mission. 7 flyvere.

 On 14 February 1945 the main part of the fuselage of HAL MZ793 crashed about here 200 m north of the monument unveiled in 2005, overview here. (AOD)
(Danish) Aviation Historical Review writes:
"
14.-15. February 1945 (20.41 hours). Asmindrup, 7 km S of Holbæk. Halifax B.111 MZ793 (ZA-X). 10 BS, 4 BG, Melbourne, Yorkshire. (Minelaying at Stettin here)
The plane burst into flames over Zealand due to fire from a German night fighter. 5 crew members managed to bail out before the plane exploded in the air, killing the remaining 2 airmen. 2 crew members were soon captured, but the last 3 airmen made contacts with the resistance movement which provided a speedy and safe
transport by ship to Sweden.
" (FT 88-43-43)

2 airmen from HAL MZ793 were buried in Holbæk. 3 reached Sweden and 2 airmen were taken to German POW-Camps.

See No. 10 Squadron RAF Wikipedia*RAF 10 Squadron Association * Handley Page Halifax * Halifax - BCMuseum of Canada * Halifax Print * Halifax - Bless 'Em All.
Halifax III MZ793 ZA-X took off from RAF Melbourne at 1807 hrs on 14 APR 1945. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)                                        
YouTube video 37:20  Halifax MZ 793 - Lecture by crew members Peter Andrews and Jim Petre introduced by Dan Ch. Christensen, the author of THE CRASH.
 7 airmen.