Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1606
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
19/20 Jun 42 Bombing Emden
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Short Stirling I N3762 BU-C 214 Sqdn RAF Stradishall
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0237 Crashed near De Driehoek at Arrierveld 5 km nne of Ommen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot S/Ldr. P. Nixey 22 42257 RAF KIA Ommen 7
Second Pilot F/O. R. McD. Mitchell 23 J/7330 RCAF POW - Captured 20 Jun 42 near Zwolle
Flight Engineer Sgt. W.E. Pearson 568448 RAF KIA Ommen 4
Navigator F/O. C.D. Noble J/15080 RCAF POW -
Bomb Aimer W/O. L.R. Burgin 935079 RAF POW -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. D.A. Melville 913638 RAF KIA Ommen 5
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. A. Buckley 23 614046 RAF KIA Ommen 6
Rear Gunner Sgt. J.H. Bailey 1110527 RAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 127; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 283; TNA WO344/221/2 for details Mitchell

Version March, 2022