Roy Aubrey McLernon                                                                            Updated:  07 JAN 2019

Airman: v999098.htm Surname: McLernon Init: R A Rank: S/Ldr Service: RCAF Sqdn: 434

P_link: p211.htm Plane: HAL DK261 Operation: Bomb G Crash_site: Off Mandø

Crash_d: d240843 Buried_d: v999 C_link: v999.htm At_Next: EVD to S

Den 24. august 1943 blev HAL DK261 under returflyvning fra Berlin skudt ned af en tysk natjager ved Mandø. Flyet styrtede ned vest for øen, måske omkring her.
Se p211MACR med mange detaljer.

2 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer fra dette fly, F. V. Messenger og M. W. Stevenson, blev begravet i Esbjerg den 2. september 1943.
C. W. Snyder har ingen kendt grav.
R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith og R. S. Welters blev taget til fange.
Det lykkedes piloten, S/Ldr Roy McLernon via Esbjerg og Århus at nå Sverige den 16. september 1943. (Kilder: FAF og AOD) 
Se McLernon - fra Mandø til friheden.
7 flyvere.

On 24 August 1943 HAL DK261 on the return flight from Berlin HAL DK261 was shot down by a German night fighter at Mandø. The plane crashed west of the
island of Mandø, maybe about here.

2 perished crew members, F. V. Messenger and M. W. Stevenson, were buried in Esbjerg on 2 September 1943.
C. W. Snyder has no known grave.
R. C. Brooks, J. Plenderleith and R. S. Welters were captured.
On 16 September 1943 S/Ldr Pilot Roy McLernon managed to get to Sweden via Esbjerg and Århus. (Sources: FAF and AOD)
See McLernon - from Mandø to freedom.

No. 434 (Bluenose) Squadron RCAF was formed within No. 6 Group, see No. 6 Group and the Canadian Squadrons and RCAF 434 Squadron 1943-1945.
Halifax * Halifax-BC Museum.Canada * Halifax-RAF Museum * Halifax-The Yorkshire Air Museum * Halifax Print and Halifax - Bless 'Em All. No. 434 Squadron RCAF.

Halifax V DK261 IP-V took off from RAF Tholthorpe at 20.26 hrs on 23 AUG 1943. (Source: Aircrew Remembered has this.)  7 airmen.