Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1732
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
28/29 Jul 42 Bombing Hamburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Vickers Wellington III BJ661 AA-X 75 Sqdn RAF 2235 Feltwell
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0304 Shot down by Lt. W. Kuthe of 6./NJG 2 Ditched at IJsselmeer n of Nunspeet IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. J.E. Gilbertson 22 NZ41894 RNZAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 E 17
Observer F/Sgt. M.J. Byrne 32 NZ404529 RNZAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 E 18
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. R.P. Callaghan 21 NZ411739 RNZAF POW - injured
Front Gunner Sgt. A.W. Rutherford 33 NZ404572 RNZAF POW - injured
Rear Gunner Sgt. W.A. Titcomb 21 1291758 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 15
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 165; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 56

Version March, 2022