Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1430
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
8/9 Mar 42 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Manchester I L7426 OL-D 83 Sqdn RAF 2250 Scampton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0324 Shot down by Oblt. L. Becker of 6./NJG 2 Crashed at frozen IJsselmeer 3 km ene of Enkhuizen IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. C.R. Frost 25 114266 RAF KIA Bergen NH 1 D 27
Second Pilot F/O. I.F. Livingstone 25 61282 RAF KIA Bergen NH 1 D 6
Observer P/O. W.A. Harris 24 J/5082 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 100
Wireless Operator F/Sgt. W.D. Biltcliffe 22 901690 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 73
Front Gunner Sgt. J.H. Stone 931488 RAF KIA Bergen NH 1 D 5
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. S. Grunwell 27 1326330 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 84
Rear Gunner Sgt. H.R. Ray 1376053 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 92
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 43; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive July 1941-May 1942’, page 90; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden I', page 207-211

Version March, 2022