Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2389
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
27/28 May 43 Bombing Essen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II HR775 NP-V 158 Sqdn RAF 2253 Lissett
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0137 Shot down by Lt. H.-H. Augenstein of 7./NJG 1 Crashed Okkenbroekstraat at Nieuw Heeten - Okkenbroek Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. W.H. Wyatt 21 R/99557 RCAF KIA Raalte 15-16
Flight Engineer Sgt. W.J. Erdbeer 22 1037117 RAF KIA Raalte 12
Navigator Sgt. J.L. Atha 1436421 RAF KIA Raalte 14
Bomb Aimer Sgt. R.A. Tilbury 1337416 RAF KIA Raalte 17
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. G. Henderson 1294468 RAF KIA Raalte 15-16
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R.R. Mantha 19 R/151473 RCAF KIA Raalte 13
Rear Gunner Sgt. J. Simmons 21 1334759 RAF KIA Raalte 11
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 166; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 106; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 300 and 404

Version March, 2022