Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1632
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
25/26 Jun 42 Bombing Bremen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II W1067 EY- 78 Sqdn RAF 2300 Middleton St. George
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0042 Shot down by Uffz. H. Vinke of 5./NJG 2 Crashed into IJsselmeer ssw of Hindeloopen IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. J.A. Whittingham 28 102567 RAF KIA Koudum A 1 18
Flight Engineer P/O. G. Gibson 22 112497 RAF POW - Captured 26-06-42 IJsselmeer
Observer Sgt. D.B. Donaldson 1304324 RAF POW -
Wireless Operator Sgt. A.G. Springthorpe 568948 RAF POW -
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. H. Dronfield 28 1107042 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 82
Rear Gunner Sgt. R.A. Brown 25 614115 RAF POW Runnymede Memorial 269 pow died 22-4-45; his grave has been lost ever since !
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 136; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 36; Veer van der, 'Luchtoorlog boven zuidwest Friesland' page 85-88; TNA WO344/118/1 for details Gibson

Version March, 2022