Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2170
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
3/4 Apr 43 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II DT617 VR-G 419 Sqdn RAF 1952 Middleton St. George
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2337 Shot down by Hptm. H. Lütje of 8./NJG 1 Crashed at Duur - Olst Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. P.D. Boyd 22 125482 RAF KIA Duur 7
Flight Engineer Sgt. S.N. Hall R/65638 RCAF KIA Duur 6
Navigator F/O. G.W. Lawry 22 J/12970 RCAF KIA Duur 8
Bomb Aimer Sgt. J.B. Langley 19 1511061 RAF KIA Duur 9
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. L.H. Ransome 23 1079156 RAF KIA Duur 10
Mid Upper Gunner P/O. H.T. MacDonald 132735 RAF KIA Duur 12
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. B.W. Agar 26 R/105759 RCAF KIA Duur 11
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 92; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 54; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 403

Version March, 2022