Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1688
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
8/9 Jul 42 Bombing Wilhelmshaven
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Vickers Wellington III X3557 AA-X 75 Sqdn RAF Feltwell
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0130 Shot down by Hptm H. Lent of Stab II./NJG 2 Crashed into Waddenzee s of Rottumeroog Waddenzee
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. T.H. Smith 24 NZ41953 RNZAF KIA Oldebroek 41 Initially buried Rottumeroog 9 Jul 42 grave 22
Second Pilot P/O. D.N. Potts 25 NZ412267 RNZAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 116
Observer P/O. A.S. Broun NZ405367 RNZAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 115
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. F.E. McKenzie 22 NZ391085 RNZAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 117
Front Gunner Sgt. G.A. Young 21 NZ405771 RNZAF KIA Schiermonnikoog 84
Rear Gunner P/O. J.R. Gavegan 30 NZ402128 RNZAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 116
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 148; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 46; TNA AIR25/66 for radio letter

Version March, 2022