Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1953
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
17/18 Dec 42 Bombing Soltau
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster I W4266 VN-N 50 Sqdn RAF 1701 Skellingthorpe
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2110 Shot down by Oblt. H. Lütje of 8./NJG 1 Crashed n of Haerst ne of Zwolle Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. N.E. Goldsmith 80127 RAF KIA Zwolle (de Kranenburg) Gen Cem K 1 2
Flight Engineer Sgt. R.W. Game 22 1264796 RAF KIA Zwolle (de Kranenburg) Gen Cem K 1 1
Navigator P/O. W.J. Farrelly 27 AUS404628 RAAF POW - Captured 17/18 Dec 42 Zwolle
Bomb Aimer Sgt. D.M. Wilson 21 1062601 RAF KIA Zwolle (de Kranenburg) Gen Cem K 1 4
Wireless Operator Sgt. J.D. Chapman 1498555 RAF POW -
Mid Upper Gunner F/Sgt. J.H. Mitchell 920369 RAF POW -
Rear Gunner F/O. H. Gilleland 31 115640 RAF KIA Zwolle (de Kranenburg) Gen Cem K 1 3
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1942’, page 278; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-December 1942’, page 120; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 402; TNA WO344/106/1 for details Farrelly

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