Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1761
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
6/7 Aug 42 Bombing Duisburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II W1237 EY-P 78 Sqdn RAF 0049 Middleton St. George
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0415 Shot down by Hptm. H. Prinz zu Sayn-Wittgenstein of 9./NJG 2 Crashed into North Sea 10 km w of Hoek van Holland North Sea
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. J.M.J.A. d'Ursel 36 60506 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 66
Flight Engineer F/Sgt. W.E.S. Luck 29 562643 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 75
Navigator Sgt. W.J. Cole 28 1379680 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 80
Bomb Aimer Sgt. G.W. Scott 26 1262777 RAF KIA Hoek van Holland F 18 from New Zealand
Wireless Operator F/Sgt. A.G. Johnston 27 R/59551 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 104
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G.J.M. Cantwell 798616 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 98
Rear Gunner Sgt. J.G.A. Hoare 28 1289983 RAF KIA Hoek van Holland F 19 Washed up Hoek van Holland 22 Sep 42
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 175; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 66

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