Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1259
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
7/8 Sep 41 Bombing Berlin
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Vickers Wellington Ic Z8845 WS- 9 Sqdn RAF 2030 Honington
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0459 Shot down by Oblt. H. Lent of 4./NJG 1 Crashed near Bruggelaan at Terwispel Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Sgt. J.C. Saich 20 1253402 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 3-6
Second Pilot Sgt. R.A. Banks 21 1100940 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 3-6
Observer F/Sgt. W.B. Lowe 28 516598 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 1
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. W.R. Balls 20 952991 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 3-6
Front Gunner Sgt. E. Trott 20 1062958 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 2
Rear Gunner Sgt. A.S. MacDonald 27 1365180 RAF KIA Gorredijk A 3-6
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1941’, page 140; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive July 1941-May 1942’, page 43; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden I', page 173-174

Version July, 2022