B 24 GR8 KK299 - Kattegat                                                                        Updated:  03 NOV 2011

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
a118008.htm Allen R J F/Lt RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 b100545 c118.htm Århus
a115001.htm Dale A J Wt/O RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 b140545 c115.htm Aalborg
e777044.htm Devins W A F/Sgt RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777040.htm Hill G W F/Lt RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777041.htm Howatson J L F/O RAAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777048.htm Keown C A F/Sgt RCAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777047.htm McLean R J F/Sgt RCAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777045.htm Parks H P/O RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777043.htm Phelan P D Sgt RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777042.htm Sweeney V D F/O RCAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN
e777046.htm Tyrer A E Sgt RAF 547 p433.htm B24 KK299 Anti ship Kattegat d050545 e777 e777.htm NO KNOWN


Den 5. maj 1945 var 4 tyske U-både på vej mod Norge, hvor krigen endnu ikke var slut. Britiske fly ville standse denne trafik. De cirklede rundt om U-bådene og
en U-båd åbnede ild kl. 19.30. B24 KK299 kastede en bombe tæt på U-534 som fortalt i 
den lange version. U-båden skød tilbage og B24 KK299 styrtede i havet
nordøst for Anholt 3 sømil fra U-båden.
U-534 sank omkring her. De 11 flyvere omkom. (Bombeskytte Neville Baker sænkede U-534 - han nævnte kun 3 U-både.)

2 tyske skibe opsamlede overlevende fra U-534 og liget af Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) Reginald James Allen, der blev sejlet til Århus og begravet på
Vestre Kirkegård i Århus.
Liget af
Warrant Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Arthur John Dale blev fundet ved Hals (som er her). (På havet? På stranden?) Han blev ført til Aalborg.
9 flyvere fra
B24 KK299 har ingen kendt grav. (Kilde: FT 91-11-58) Se den lange version med mere om træfningen. Se detaljer om U-534. 11 flyvere.

On 5 May 1945 4 German U-boats were heading for Norway, where the war was not over yet. British planes wanted to stop this traffic. They circled around the
U-boats and a U-boat opened fire at 19.30 hours.
B24 KK299 dropped a bomb close to U-534 as told in the long version. The U-boat returned the fire and
B24 KK299 crashed into the sea north east of Anholt 3 nautical miles from the U-boat.
U-534 sank about here. The 11 airmen perished. (Bomb Aimer Neville Baker
sank
U-534  - he only mentioned 3 U-boats.)

2 German ships retrieved survivors from U-534 and the body of
Flight Lieutenant (Navigator) Reginald James Allen, who was taken to Århus, to
Aarhus West Cemetery.
The body of
Warrant Officer (Wireless Operator / Air Gunner) Arthur John Dale was found at Hals (which is here). (At sea? On the beach?) He was taken to Aalborg.
9 airmen from
B24 KK299 have no known grave. (Source: FT 91-11-58) See the long version with more about the engagement. See details about U-534.

This B-24 Liberator took off from RAF Leuchars. See 547 Squadron * Coastal Command. 11 airmen.