B 24 GR8 HK259 - Kattegat                                                                           Updated: 16 APR 2013

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777116.htm Barton A J F/Sgt RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e222008.htm Ellison G A Sgt RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e111111 e222k.htm Kviberg, S
a084004.htm Heatlie JAW F/O RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 b080945 c084.htm Skagen
e777109.htm Howell B L F/O RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777114.htm Jerome M F/Sgt RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777115.htm Mason AWA Sgt RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777111.htm McDonald J E F/Lt RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777113.htm Milligan W C F/O RAAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777117.htm Milne K W F/O RAAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777118.htm Poole F Wt/O RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777112.htm Stass A G F/O RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777110.htm Tupman C F/S RAF 206 p421.htm B24 HK259 Anti ship The Kattegat d090445 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


"Tre Liberators (B 24) patruljerede denne nat. 30 km nordøst for Skagen angreb den ene Liberator en tysk konvoj. Et skib blev muligvis ramt, men flyet kunne
ikke foretage flere angreb, da beskydningen fra eskortefartøjerne var for intens. KK259 forsøgte muligvis også at angribe den samme konvoj.

Kl. 04.25 meldte piloten F/Lt B.L. Howell kort, at hans fly var beskadiget. Derefter ophørte al kontakt med flyet. (Styrtet var måske omkring her.)
Liget af bombekasteren, F/O John Adam Wilson Heatlie, blev fundet ved Spirbakken (omkring her) den 6. september 1945, og to dage efter blev han begravet på
Skagen Kirkegård. En af skytterne, Sgt G.A. Ellison, blev fundet på kysten ved Marstrand i Sverige, og han blev begravet på Kviberg Kirkegård ved Göteborg."
(FT 89-73-44)

10 flyvere fra B24 HK259 har ingen kendt grav. 12 flyvere.

"Three Liberators (B 24) were on patrol this night. One of the Liberators attacked a German convoy 30 km northeast of Skagen. Possibly one ship was hit,
but the plane could not carry out more attacks due to too heavy shooting from the escort vessels. Also KK259 may have tried to attack the same convoy.

At 04:25 F/Lt (Pilot) B.L. Howell reported shortly that his plane was damaged.  All contact with the plane ceased after that report. (The crash was maybe about here.)
The body of F/O (Bomb Aimer) John Adam Wilson Heatlie was found at Spirbakken (about here) on 6 September 1945, and he was buried in Skagen Cemetery
two days later. One of the gunners, Sgt G.A. Ellison, was found on the beach at Marstrand in Sweden, and he was buried in Kviberg Cemetery at Gothenburg."
(FT 89-73-44)

10 airmen from B24 HK259 have no known grave.

See No. 206 Squadron - Wikipedia. This B-24 Liberator took off from RAF Leuchars. 12 airmen.