Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2270
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
4/5 May 43 Bombing Dortmund
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Short Stirling I EF343 OJ-B 149 Sqdn RAF 2215 Lakenheath
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0018 Shot down by Maj. H. Lent of Stab IV./NJG 1 Crash landed 1 km se of Hommerts near Heeg Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. W.E. Davey 21 120435 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 12
Flight Engineer Sgt. C.W.E. Leach 345474 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 18
Navigator F/Sgt. R.F. Whitaker 35 1384532 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 15
Bomb Aimer F/O. T.C. Timney 28 125606 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 13
Wireless Operator Sgt. D.R. Higgs 20 1291126 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 17
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. J.J. O'Neill 31 1033308 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 14
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G.J.C. Hall 1396863 RAF KIA IJpecolsga E 19
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. E.H. Finch 34 AUS406674 RAAF KIA IJpecolsga E 16
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 136; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 85; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 156; Veer van der, 'Luchtoorlog boven zuidwest Friesland', page 167-170

Version March, 2022