Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1948
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
16/17 Dec 42 Bombing Diepholz
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Short Stirling I R9168 LS-T 15 Sqdn RAF 1730 Bourn
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2009 Shot down by Lt. W. Rapp of 7./NJG 1 Crashed into woods e of Gortel near Epe Gelderland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. F.S. Millen 21 J/16197 RCAF KIA Epe 2 10 627
Flight Engineer Sgt. G.C.G. Hutton 576008 RAF KIA Epe 2 10 626
Navigator P/O. E.H. Kieswetter 24 J/16319 RCAF KIA Epe 2 10 616-118 from USA
Bomb Aimer Sgt. R.H. McKillop 25 NZ404389 RNZAF KIA Epe 2 10 616-618
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner P/O. R.N. Holmes J/16538 RCAF KIA Epe 2 10 616-618
Mid Upper Gunner P/O. H.E. Hill J/16537 RCAF KIA Epe 2 10 625
Rear Gunner Sgt. J.F. Perring 539068 RAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 277; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 116; Cornelissen, 'Van Grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 402

Version March, 2022