Lancaster III ED614 crashed Vester Vedsted 21/4-1943.
The aircraft belonged to RAF 103 Sqn. Bomber Command and was coded PM-G.
T/o 21:41 Elsham Wolds. Op: Stettin.
At midnight the Lancaster was seen on fire over Vester Vedsted while being fired
at by a German night fighter piloted by Hauptman Baer of 4./NJG 3 with the crew
of Feldwebel Lingen and Oberfeldwebel Heise.
At 00:02 the tail broke off the Lancaster which fell to the ground.
When local people arrived on the scene they heard a moaning from the tail of the
aircraft and it turned out that the tail gunner F/Sgt Patrick J. Cramer RAAF was
still alive. He was taken to Ribe hospital where he perished later on the same
Wood via Anne Storm)
Tail gunner F/Sgt Patrick J. Cramer RAAF
The whole crew were laid to rest in Fourfelt cemetery in Esbjerg on 30/4.
Apart from Cramer it were: Pilot P/O George M. Pettigrew , Flt. Engr. Sgt. James
Cooper, Air Gnr. Sgt. Arthur Daley DFM, Air Gnr. Sgt. Raymond G. Elkins, Bomb
Aimer Sgt. Archibald I. Mackay and Observer Sgt. Walter D. Ramsay.
A memorial was inaugurated at the crashsite on 21/4 2012
Sources: LBUK, RL 19/455+456, BE, Nonnenmacher file
The night of 20/21 April 1943
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