Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T1999
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
23/24 Jan 43 Bombing Düsseldorf
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Avro Lancaster I W4308 UV-C 460 Sqdn RAF 1714 Breighton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2056 Shot down by Oblt. W. Kuthe of 11./NJG 1 Crashed at Warns near Scharl Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot S/Ldr. R.B. Osborn 74686 RAF POW -
Flight Engineer Sgt. I.H.S. Hayes 646058 RAF POW -
Navigator F/O. H.E.L. Longworth 19 AUS403620 RAAF POW -
Bomb Aimer Sgt. J.V. Conlon 23 AUS411084 RAAF KIA Bakhuizen 24 12
Wireless Operator Sgt. P.H. Martin 26 AUS406441 RAAF POW -
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R.A. Brown 21 AUS401812 RAAF POW -
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. S.C. Methven 30 AUS400391 RAAF KIA Bakhuizen 24 11
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 26; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 19; Veer van der, 'Luchtoorlog boven zuidwest Friesland', page 122-125 and 313

Version September, 2022