Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2227
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
30 Apr/1 May 43 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III ED783 KM-F 44 Sqdn RAF 0025 Waddington
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0320 Shot down by Hptm. W. Thimmig of Stab III./NJG 1 Crashed at Vennenbergweg at hamlet of Vennenberg near Dalfsen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. L.J. Ellis 20 145792 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 9
Flight Engineer Sgt. R.L. Le Page 20 577884 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 11
Navigator F/O. W.A. Rollings J/21818 RCAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 12
Bomb Aimer Sgt. J.B. Browne 20 1336517 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 8
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. H.C. Ellis 1270431 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 10
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R. Williams 21 974495 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 7
Rear Gunner Sgt. S.S. McClellan 1384317 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 6
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 129; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 83; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 403

Version March, 2022