Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T1950
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
17/18 Dec 42 Bombing Neustadt
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster I ED333 OF-B 97 Sqdn RAF 1722 Woodhall Spa
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2038 Shot down by Oblt H. Lent of Stab IV./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 4 km e of Urk IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. S.L. McBurney J/8785 RCAF KIA Amersfoort 13 13 208-210 Recovered at Noordoostpolder in 1949
Flight Engineer Sgt. J. Izatt 22 960182 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 7
Navigator W/O. L.E. Thornyecroft 29 R/78983 RCAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 4
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. S.F. Mattoon 20 R/113277 RCAF KIA Amersfoort 13 13 208-210 Recovered at Noordoostpolder in 1949
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. W.H.P. Kelleher 26 1006928 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 3
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G. Bull 19 1422760 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 D 8
Rear Gunner W/O. II C.C. Trudell 21 R/83089 RCAF KIA Amersfoort 13 13 208-210 Recovered at Noordoostpolder in 1949
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 279; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 120

Version March, 2022