Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup 30/8 1944.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 103 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PM-D.
To 21:11 Elsham Wolds. OP Stettin.
On the return flight from Stettin Lancaster LM116 was attacked by a night
fighter piloted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow of 1./NJG 1 while flying at
3000 metres. The Lancaster caught fire and at 03:51 hours it crashed in a field
near Karup killing all onboard.
The Germans buried the remains of the crew on
the crash site. In 1949 the RAF Missing research and Enquiry Unit excavated the
crash site and found the remains of the crew. They were laid to rest in Kiel war
They were: Pilot F/O William Nixon, Navigator F/O Charles B. Whitmore,
Flt. Engr. Sgt William C. Sadler, Air Bomber Sgt Thomas Barton, W/Op F/Sgt
Thomas Adcock, Air Gnr. Sgt Sidney W. Allen and Air Gnr. Sgt Niel G. McSporran.
Sources: LBUK, TW, CWGC, AIR 27/876.
Night of 29/30 August 1944
Lancaster I PA163 crashed into Lovns
Bredning bay 29/8 1944
Lancaster I LM184 crashed Aalestrup
Lancaster III PB202 crashed at Førby
Hede heath 30/8 1944
Lancaster X KB709 crashed in the sea
of Kattegat 6 miles off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944
Lancaster III PB143 crashed at
Ingerslev / Estruplund 30/8 1944
Lancaster III NE144 ditched in the
sea of Kattegat off the island of Anholt 30/8 1944
Lancaster III EE193 crashed in the
sea of Kattegat 30/8 1944
Lancaster I ME718 crashed at Ove
Lancaster III PB436 crashed Gunderup
Lancaster I LM116 crashed near Karup
Lancaster III LM479 crashed Dejbjerg
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