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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AlexanderJames MichiePilot Officer170100NavigatorCGM

RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledSkaro Cemetery Grave 73 Plt Off Alexander was awarded the CGM whilst a WO at 7 Squadron. Gazetted 18 Jan 1944.

The bodies of Plt Off Alexander and WO Hawkins were found on the 16 Feb 1944, floating in their Mae West`s in the sea SE of the island of Skarø by Fisherman Marius Eriksen and his daughter Inger. The bodies were taken to Skarø end placed in an outbuilding. The police was informed and they in turn informed the Wehrmacht who would take care of the airmen. An officer and six privates arrived from Svendborg with two coffins. The flyers were placed in the coffins and loaded on a horse drawn carriage driven by Grocer Madsen and taken to the church. The airmen were laid to rest in Skarø cemetery in the night of 16-17 Feb 1944 by the Germans who refused Erichsen and Madsen permission to be present (Air war Over Denmark)

Son of James and Thomasina M. Alexander, of Muswell Hill, Middlesex
2 BallantyneRaymond Robert StanleyFlight Lieutenant47517Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledSvendborg General Cemetery Plot K Collective Grave 1Where and when the bodies of Flt Lt Ballantyne and Flt Sgt Sefton was found is not known. On 12 May 1945 their remains were found buried on the grounds of the Dragoon Barracks in Svendborg. On 17 May 1945 their remains were finally laid to rest in Svendborg cemetery, Reverend Petersen officiated at the graveside ceremony which were attended by an officer and 6 privates of the British army, an guard of honour of resistance fighters, County chief administrative officer Lassen, Judge Filip Hansen, Mayor Ferdinand Jensen, Kaptain Krarup and Baron Schaffalitzky de Muckadell as well as several local people. (Air war Over Denmark)

Son of Herbert Samuel Binning Ballantyne and Millicent Louisa Ballantyne, of Paddington, London
3 GlausLouis GodfreyFlight Sergeant536667Air GunnerRAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledLandet Parish Churchyard Plot B Row 4 Grave 9 The body of Flt Sgt Glaus was found in the sea between the wreckage 400 metres off Vornæs on 30 Jun 1944 and brought ashore. On 1 Jul 1944 the Wehrmacht placed the body in a coffin and took it to Landet cemetery where it was laid to rest on the same day. Vicar Nielsen officiated at the graveside ceremony.(Air war Over Denmark)
4 HawkinsWalterWarrant Officer Class 1R/988641919CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerDFC

RCAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledSkaro Cemetery Grave 74 Paradie Archive DatabaseWO Hawkins RCAF was awarded the DFC (effective 14 Feb 1944) whilst with 7 Sqn. Gazetted 21 December 1945. Citation: WO Hawkins has completed 37 operational sorties with the Pathfinder Force, 35 of which have been as a Marker. This WO has taken part in all the recent bombing operations against many of the heavily defended targets in Germany. His devotion to duty and ability have proved a valuable asset to the squadron. His cooperation and coolness have contributed in a large measure to the success of the many operational flights carried out by his crew. WO Hawkins has at all times displayed the most commendable courage and devotion to duty.

The bodies of Plt Off Alexander and WO Hawkins were found on the 16 Feb 1944, floating in their Mae West`s in the sea SE of the island of Skarø by Fisherman Marius Eriksen and his daughter Inger. The bodies were taken to Skarø end placed in an outbuilding. The police was informed and they in turn informed the Wehrmacht who would take care of the airmen. An officer and six privates arrived from Svendborg with two coffins. The flyers were placed in the coffins and loaded on a horse drawn carriage driven by Grocer Madsen and taken to the church. The airmen were laid to rest in Skarø cemetery in the night of 16-17 Feb 1944 by the Germans who refused Erichsen and Madsen permission to be present (Air war Over Denmark)

Son of Thomas J. and Emma Hawkins, of Naicam, Saskatchewan, Canada
5 SayerArthur JohnFlight Lieutenant706041912NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledLandet Parish Churchyard Plot B Row 4 Grave 8 On 6 Mar 1944 the body of Flt Lt Sayer was found in the sea 100 metres north of the crash site by Fiskerman Laurits Hansen and Smallholder Christian Rasmussen who took it to the beach of Vornæs forest. It was found that a bullet had passed thru Sayers head. At 20:00 the body was picked up by four German soldiers who brought a white coffin in which they placed Sayers. The coffin was taken to Landet cemetery where Sayers was laid to rest on the night of 6-7 Mar 1944. Vicar Nielsen received permission by the Germans to officiate at the graveside ceremony.(Air war Over Denmark)

Son of Capt. James Arthur Sayer, and Geogiana Margaret Sayer, of Sparham, Norfolk
6 SeftonNorman BennettFlight Sergeant16758041925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledSvendborg General Cemetery Plot K Collective Grave 1Where and when the bodies of Flt Lt Ballantyne and Flt Sgt Sefton was found is not known. On 12 May 1945 their remains were found buried on the grounds of the Dragoon Barracks in Svendborg. On 17 May 1945 their remains were finally laid to rest in Svendborg cemetery, Reverend Petersen officiated at the graveside ceremony which were attended by an officer and 6 privates of the British army, an guard of honour of resistance fighters, County chief administrative officer Lassen, Judge Filip Hansen, Mayor Ferdinand Jensen, Kaptain Krarup and Baron Schaffalitzky de Muckadell as well as several local people. (Air war Over Denmark)

Son of Sidney and Edith Sefton, of Hull, Yorkshire
7 StaniforthG SFlight SergeantBomb AimerBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.PoW , unknown camp Flt Sgt Stanisforth managed to bail out of the burning aircraft and landed in a field on the island of Skarø and broke one leg. He did not manage to release the parachute and was pulled across the frozen field hitting his head on rocks. He was found by Edvard Broholm and Rasmus Andersen who lifted him down to the beach and cleaned the blood from his face. Stanisforth was then brought to the home of Rasmus Andersen. Picked up by the Wehrmacht and taken to Svendborg where he met with Flt Lt Williams. After questioning Flt Sgt Staniforth was taken by ambulance to the German lazaret in Fredericia for treatment. He stayed there for three months and was well treated. Next he was sent to a camp in Annaburg between Leipzig and Berlin. This camp was for prisoners of war who was to be repatriated due to being wounded. Flt Sgt Staniforth and 2195 other wounded allied soldiers and 850 civilians were brought to Marseilles where they were loaded onboard ships. On 5 February 1945 Staniforth and 762 other arrived at Princes Dock in Liverpool onboard “Arundel Castle” at 18:00 hours. (Air war Over Denmark)

Repatriated to UK
8 WilliamsP K BFlight Lieutenant109490PilotDFC

Bomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.PoW 3519, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria Flt Lt Williams bailed out of the aircraft and landed in the sea off the island of Skarø. He managed to get up in his dinghy and shouted for help. He was heard by the brothers Aage and Hans Strange Rasmussen who set out in a small boat and brought him ashore. Williams was taken to the house of Marius Erichsen and given dry clothes. Picked up by the Wehrmacht and taken to Svendborg where he met with Flt Sgt Stanisforth. (Air war Over Denmark)

Dismissal by sentence of General Court Martial 16 Jun 1948

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