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John Andrew McLean

In memory of:

Flight Sergeant John Andrew McLean

August 17, 1942

Sea south of Mandø, Denmark

Military Service


Service Number:

R/66065

Age:

26

Force:

Air Force

Unit:

Royal Canadian Air Force

Division:

207 (R.A.F.) Sqdn

Additional Information


Son of Peter and Margaret Laird McLean, of Victoria Harbour, Ontario.

Commemorated on Page 97 of the Second World War Book of Remembrance. Request a copy of this page.

Burial Information


Cemetery:
Grave Reference:

AIII. 10. 12.

Location:

Esbjerg is a port in south-western Jutland. ESBJERG (FOURFELT) CEMETERY is about 3 kilometres to the north of the town, off the road to Hjerting, along the Gravlundvej.

Information courtesy of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

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  • Memorial– Father J P Lardie's comments as inscribed on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Andrew McLean is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Memorial– Flight Sergeant John Andrew McLean is also commemorated on the Bomber Command Memorial Wall in Nanton, AB … photo courtesy of Marg Liessens
  • Photo of JOHN ANDREW MCLEAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN ANDREW MCLEAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Photo of JOHN ANDREW MCLEAN– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper (1)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Attestation paper (2)– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter of recommendation– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Letter– Submitted for the project, Operation Picture Me
  • Plane wreakage– Photo of wreckage and information re crash courtesy Airwar Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com 

RAF 207 Sqn. Lancaster coded EM-J.
crashed on Operation Gardening (Mining)  Geranium.
At 02:58 Lancaster R5616 was attacked by a German night fighter and crashed burning in the tidal area 200 metres south of the Island of Mandø.
Only FLt. Engr. Sgt Jack Read managed to get out of the Lancaster before it crashed, and landed in his parachute in deep water at Sønder Hoved east of Mandø.
The rest of the crew of Lancaster R5616 perished and were laid to rest in Fovrfelt cemetery, Esbjerg on 22/8-1942. 

They were Pilot P/O Anthony J. Southwell, Air Observer F/O Dennis J. Quinlan RCAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. F/O Wilfrid M. Edmonds RAAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Robert Robson, Air Gnr.Sgt Thomas Douglas and Air Gnr. F/Sgt John A. McLean RCAF.
  • Group Photo– Photo of crew of Lancaster I R5656  (Via Finn Buch)
They are:Pilot P/O Anthony J. Southwell, Air Observer F/O Dennis J. Quinlan RCAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. F/O Wilfrid M. Edmonds RAAF, W/Op-Air Gnr. Sgt Robert Robson, Air Gnr.Sgt Thomas Douglas and Air Gnr. F/Sgt John A. McLean RCAF.
Courtesy Air War Over Denmark www.flensted.eu.com

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