Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2095
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
5/6 Mar 43 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II HR687 EY-G 78 Sqdn RAF 1838 Linton-on-Ouse
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2135 Shot down by Hptm. H. Lütje of 8./NJG 1 Crashed Leidijk Dekkersweg at Staphorst Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. J.R. Thompson 21 141457 RAF KIA Rouveen 4
Second Pilot Sgt. K.W. Mercer 1128120 RAF POW - injured
Flight Engineer Sgt. O.V. Proctor 1060706 RAF POW -
Navigator Sgt. A. Loveland 1381066 RAF POW - injured
Bomb Aimer Sgt. A.C. Leyshon 1128555 RAF POW - injured
Wireless Operator F/Sgt. A.E. Blackwell 1377328 RAF KIA Rouveen 3
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. E.C.B. Williams 23 1337753 RAF KIA Rouveen 2
Rear Gunner Sgt. D.R. Chiswell R/122801 RCAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 66; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 38; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 402

Version March, 2022