Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2276
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
Vickers Wellington X HE530 HD- 466 Sqdn RAF 2233 Leconfield
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0058 Shot down by Oblt. L. Linke of 12./NJG 1 Crashed near De Wijk 7 km ese of Meppel Drenthe
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Sgt. L.F. James 19 AUS414299 RAAF EVD-POW - Captured 8 May 43 'Ryalt' near Zwolle
Navigator Sgt. R.E. Dolby 26 AUS414212 RAAF EVD-POW -
Bomb Aimer Sgt. R.L. Lutton 21 AUS413214 RAAF POW -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. J.R. Baxter 1148282 RAF POW -
Rear Gunner Sgt. F.G. Latham 21 AUS412543 RAAF KIA De Wijk 141
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 138; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page85; Jansen 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 165; TNA WO344/160/2 for details James

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