Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1769
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
9/10 Aug 42 Bombing Osnabrück
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Vickers Wellington IV Z1463 UV-L 460 Sqdn RAF 0010 Breighton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0307 Shot down by Oblt. R. Knacke of 1./NJG 1 Crashed Remmelinkdijk e of Keijenborg near Hengelo Gelderland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. J.A. Finlay 29 AUS403175 RAAF KIA Hengelo Gld 1
Navigator Sgt. R.A. Ponton 29 AUS401080 RAAF KIA Hengelo Gld 5
Bomb Aimer W/O. N. Dan 23 AUS403561 RAAF KIA Hengelo Gld 4
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner F/Sgt. S.B. Goord 28 NZ39099 RNZAF KIA Hengelo Gld 2
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. K.A. Smith 27 AUS402832 RAAF KIA Hengelo Gld 3
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 177; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 66

Version March, 2022