Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2097
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
AVRO Lancaster I W4847 OL-V 83 Sqdn RAF 1943 Wyton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2234 Shot down by Maj. H. Lent of Stab IV./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer off Hindeloopen IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. H.A. Partridge 22 J/16966 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 177
Flight Engineer Sgt. R.O. Fulton R/87122 RAF KIA Hindeloopen D 1 6 Recovered near Schuilenburg 8 Mar 43
Navigator F/O. L.W. Sprackling 23 116671 RAF KIA Workum D 1 1
Bomb Aimer Sgt. H. Fell 21 1379924 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 149
Wireless Operator Sgt. J.M. Freshwater 27 1376200 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 150
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. A.D. Dinnis 21 1337405 RAF KIA Makkum M 34 Recovered from IJsselmeer near Gaast 7 Jun 43
Rear Gunner Sgt. J.L. Organ 24 541922 RAF KIA Hindeloopen D 1 5 Washed up 6 Mar 43
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 66; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 38; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 108-109; Veer van der, 'Luchtoorlog boven zuidwest Friesland', page 160-161

Version March, 2022