Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1902
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
8/9 Nov 42 Gardening Nectarines area
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II DT550 MP-B 76 Sqdn RAF 1701 Linton-on-Ouse
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2012 Shot down by Flak Crashed on Rottumerplaat Waddenzee
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. G.G. Sawatzky R/106599 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 106
Flight Engineer Sgt. E.H. Seares 25 752001 RAF KIA Oldebroek 43-44 Initially buried Rottumerplaat
Navigator F/O. W.G. Barrett 120409 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 66
Bomb Aimer Sgt. J. McGauchie 22 1148266 RAF KIA Oldebroek 43-44 Initially buried Rottumerplaat
Wireless Operator Sgt. C.R. Finley 22 R/110336 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 103
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R.H.G. Bowkett 22 1339505 RAF KIA Oldebroek 42 Initially buried Rottumerplaat
Rear Gunner Sgt. T.A. Keech 612229 RAF KIA Sage War Cem 7 D 13
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 257; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 112

Version March, 2022