Sergeant Hinrik Guttormson - 431 Squadron  
   

Sergeant Hinrik Guttormson 

 

 

 Sergeant Hinrik Guttormson was serving aboard Rear Gunner aboard Lancaster Mk.X KB858 coded SE-G on an operation to Chemnitz on March 5/6, 1945. The aircraft departed Croft at 1635hrs but crashed in Oberweldbach, the entire crew was lost.

 The crew consisted of:

Name

Service

Trade

Hometown

Age

F/O Stan Reid

RCAF

Pilot

Niagara Falls, Ontario

21

Sgt William Salisbury

RAFVR

Flight Engineer

-

-

F/O John Feldhans

RCAF

Navigator

Sudbury, Ontario

21

F/O Herbert Beaton

RCAF

Bomb Aimer

-

-

W/O Colin Macdonald

RCAF

W/Op/AG

Amherst, Nova Scotia

23

Sgt Howard Harris

RCAF

M/U Gunner

-

-

Sgt Hinrik Guttormson

RCAF

Rear Gunner

Poplar Park, Manitoba

-

 

 Photos courtesy of Jim Watt author of "Lost in War" (The brave Life and Mysterious Death of a Canadian Airman", on his first cousin, Sgt Guttormson RCAF,the rear gunner and his crew.

He can be reached for copies of this book at jnrwatt@rogers.com