Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1832
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
13/14 Sep 42 Bombing Bremen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II BB205 NP-B 158 Sqdn RAF 2354 East Moor
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0430 Damaged by Flak of Bremen, overheated engines Crashed at Ter Idzard 3 km ne of Wolvega Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Sgt. F. Caldwell 655627 RAF POW -
Second Pilot Sgt. R.H.D. Bren 909207 RAF POW -
Navigator Sgt. C.A. Hunt R/78615 RCAF POW -
Bomb Aimer Sgt. J.J. Reid 1053920 RAF EVD-POW -
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. R.J. Cantillon 25 AUS401230 RAAF POW - Captured morning 14 Sep 42 in Friesland
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. D.F. Readman 946535 RAF POW -
Rear Gunner Sgt. L.J. Soper R/116639 RCAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 215; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 93; TNA WO344/54/2 for details Cantillon

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