Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T0915
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
3/4 Dec 40 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Bristol Blenheim IV N3594 UX-F 82 Sqdn RAF 0043 Bodney
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0845 Damaged by Flak over Essen Crash landed near Hulsen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Sgt. W.H.M. Butcher 26 745131 RAF POW - Captured 4 Dec 40 Holland
Observer Sgt. W.J.P. Sheppard 747895 RAF POW -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. J. Ferguson 755247 RAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1939-1940’, page 136; Boiten, 'Blenheim Strike', page 254; TNA AIR28/902 for take off time; TNA WO344/50/2 for details Butcher

Version October, 2022