Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1842
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
16/17 Sep 42 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Short Stirling I BF353 LS-E 15 Sqdn RAF 2025 Bourn
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Crashed into IJsselmeer 10 km nw of Harderwijk Flevoland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. L.W. O'Hara 112290 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 71 from USA
Flight Engineer Sgt. L. Cowen 528664 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 9
Navigator Sgt. R.J. Mumford 655837 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 90
Bomb Aimer Sgt. T.C.F. Orr 28 1332202 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 8
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. R.E. Evans 22 1286192 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 17
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. K. Forster 24 985822 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 7
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. W.E. Johnson 29 R/84435 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 104
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 218

Version March, 2022