Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: R1237
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
21 Mar 45 Bombing Bocholt
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
North American Mitchell II HD356 EV-J 180 Sqdn RAF 0915 Melsbroek (B.58)
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Hit by light Flak over target Emergency landed at Eindhoven Airfield (B.78) Cat B/E Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot S/Ldr. E.F. Sall 40568 RAF SAFE -
Navigator/Bomb Aimer F/Lt. M.J.T. Brooks 50467 RAF SAFE -
Special Operator F/O. L.E. Lovelock 49834 RAF SAFE - G-H Operator
Wireless Operator F/Lt. H.O. Stephens 45977 RAF SAFE -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner F/O. V.J.A. Collard 129064 RAF SAFE - Belgian. Seriously injured in leg, amputated at thigh
Air Gunner F/Lt. R.G. Simmons 44077 RAF SAFE -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Shores & Thomas, ‘2nd Tactical Air Force January-May 1945’, page 457; TNA AIR37/33 for radio letter

Version May, 2022