Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: R1278
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
18 Oct 44 Close Air Support -
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Hawker Typhoon Ib MN212 EL- 181 Sqdn RAF 1250 Eindhoven (B.78)
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1355 Undercarriage could not be lowered and collided with lorry at end runway Crash landed at Eindhoven Airfield (B.78) Cat. B Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot W/O. R.E. Gardiner 22 AUS410652 RAAF SAFE -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Shores & Thomas, ‘2nd Tactical Air Force July 1944-January 1945’, page 328

Version September, 2022