Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T0728
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
23 Jun 40 Bombing Soest
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Bristol Blenheim IV R3688 OM- 107 Sqdn RAF 1335 Wattisham
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1551 Shot down by Lt. M. Sonner of 3./JG 51 Crashed at 'Ronde Blesse' near Willemsoord nw of Steenwijk Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. S.G. Esson 20 40376 RAF KIA Willemsoord O 1
Observer P/O. J.J. Tozer 20 77983 RAF KIA Willemsoord O 1
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. G.R. Murchison 21 967455 RAF KIA Willemsoord O 1
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940’, page 81; Boiten, 'Blenheim Strike', page 246; Jansen, 'Fliegerhorst Schiphol I', page 201-202

Version March, 2022