Graven Sgt Day, Pil Off Dunn, Sgt Mayor - crew Wellington T2984

Periode: WOII
Type: Begraafplaats
Militair of Burger: Militair
Status: Beschermd
Datum registratie: 
11/11/2006
Datum gebeurtenis: 
04/07/1941
Eigenaar: 
Overheid
  • ©Steven Volcaerts, 03/11/2007
Locatie: 
Kerkhof aan de St.-Leonarduskerk aan de Smeetsstraat - CWG

Volgens info van CWG graven van :

Day, Sergeant (Air Obs.), Francis John, R/60129. 99 (R.A.F.) Sqn Royal Canadian Air Force. 4th July 1941. Grave 3.

Dunn, Pilot Officer (Pilot), JOHN ROBERT LESLIE, 86391. 99 Sqn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 4th July 1941. Age 26. Son of John Thomas Dunn and Elizabeth J.Dunn, of Scarborough, Yorkshire; husband of Marian Dunn. of Scarborough. Grave 1.

Mayor, Sergeant (Pilot), SPENCER RONALD, 1152989. 99 Sqn Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. 4th July 1941. Age 25. Son of Francis Maitland Mayor and Muriel Katie Castle Mayor, of Kingsgate Bay, Kent. Grave 2.

In Molenbeersel liggen Sgt Francis John DAY (air observer), Sgt Spencer Ronald MAYOR (pilot) en P/O John Robert Leslie DUNN (pilot) begraven. Info via Steven Volckaerts :

Wellington T2984 Information
Type Wellington
Serial Number T2984
Squadron 99
X1D LN-?
Operation Essen
Date 1 3rd July 1941
Date 2 4th July 1941

Further Information
"Serial Range T2951 - T3000. 50 Wellington Mk.1C. Part of a batch of 300 Wellington Mk.1C. T2458-T2477; T2501-T2520; T2541-T2580; T2606-T2625; T2701-T2750; T2801-T2850; T2873-T2922; T2951-T3000 delivered by Vickers (Weybridge) between Jun40 and Feb41. T2919; T2977; T2979; T2982; T2988 converted to Mk.V111. T2850; T2920; T2969; converted to Mk.XV1. T2545 converted to Mk.11 and later used as an engine test bed. Airborne 2328 23Jul41 from Waterbeach. Crashed near Molenbeersel (Limburg), 10 km NNW of Maaseik, Belgium. The airmen who died in the crash are buried in Molenbeersel Churchyard, while Sgt Robertson is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland after being shot while trying to escape from Sagan 29Apr42. He died of his injuries 1May42. P/O J.R.L.Dunn KIA Sgt S.R.Mayor KIA Sgt F.J.Day RCAF KIA Sgt G.Kilburn PoW Sgt H.M.Robertson RCAF PoW Sgt W.Stogdale PoW Sgt G.Kilburn, after a period in the Alkmaar Marinelazaret, was interned in Camps L6/357, PoW No.6423. Sgt H.M.Robertson in Camps 9C/L3. No PoW No. Sgt W.Stogdale in Camps 9C/357, PoW No.39243. "

In Molenbeersel aan de Sint-Leonarduskerk (Smeetsstraat) liggen Sgt Francis John DAY (air observer), Sgt Spencer Ronald MAYOR (pilot) en P/O John Robert Leslie DUNN (pilot) begraven. Hun Wellington T2984 LN- (99 Sqn) stortte op 4 juni 1941 neer tijdens een missie naar Essen. Sgt Kilburn, Sgt Stogdale en Sgt Robertson werden krijgsgevangen gemaakt. Sgt Robertson werd begraven in het Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery (Poland), de man werd neergeschoten toen hij op 29 april 1942 als krijgsgevangene probeerde te ontsnappen uit Stalag Luft III Zagan. Op 1 mei overleed hij aan zijn verwondingen.