Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2187
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
9/10 Apr 43 Bombing Duisburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III ED618 SR-X 101 Sqdn RAF 2040 Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2245 Shot down by Lt. O. Köstler of 10./NJG 1 Exploded midair and crashed at Doornspijk Gelderland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot W/O. II J.D. Steele 23 R/94702 RCAF KIA Doornspijk 1
Flight Engineer Sgt. J. Hence 23 632926 RAF KIA Doornspijk 2-5
Navigator F/Sgt. M.J. Bennet 26 957663 RAF KIA Doornspijk 2-5
Bomb Aimer Sgt. D. Gould 22 1255195 RAF KIA Doornspijk 6 From New Zealand
Wireless Operator F/O. N.J. Ritchie 21 AUS412843 RAAF KIA Doornspijk 2-5
Mid Upper Gunner F/Sgt. S. Grundy 23 626664 RAF KIA Doornspijk 2-5 From South Africa
Rear Gunner Sgt. W.D.G. O'Brien 21 1323095 RAF KIA Doornspijk 2-5
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 99; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 59; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuearden II', page 116-124

Version March, 2022