Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2309
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
13/14 May 43 Bombing Bochum
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II JB966 LQ-D 405 Sqdn RAF 2352 Gransden Lodge
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0225 Shot down by Hptm. H. Lütje of 8./NJG 1 Crashed Den Kaat near Avereest Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. H.D. Beattie 21 J/10119 RCAF KIA Oud Avereest 1
Flight Engineer W/O. J.D. Gibson R/75127 RCAF POW -
Navigator F/O. J.S. Hawtin J/11941 RCAF POW -
Bomb Aimer W/O. K.W. Clarke 1376493 RAF POW -
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. S.B. Hawley 22 1269142 RAF KIA Oud Avereest 3
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R. Ferguson R/141618 RCAF POW -
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. R.E. Hart 22 R/95244 RCAF KIA Oud Avereest 2
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 149; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 92; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 403

Version March, 2022