The Loss of Lancaster JA691

The crew of Lancaster JA851 (49 Sqn)


Takeoff 2143hrs from Fiskerton. Shot down by a nightfighter piloted by Hans Meissner of II/NJG3 and crashed at 0256hrs at Hallesogard 5km W of Norborg, Denmark.
Further details of this loss and the subsequent search for the grave of one of the crew are detailed in this website.


Aabenraa Cemetery



P/O T E Tomlin DFC


Runnymede Airforces Memorial

Sgt K E Watson
F/S W J Rooke RAAF
F/S W A Davies MID
Sgt C Stancliffe
F/S T Tonklin DFM
 F/S G B Silvester DFM


Note that George Silvester is suspected as being buried somewhere in the Aabenraa cemetery.
See the website for more details of "The Missing Airman".