Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2424
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
11/12 Jun 43 Bombing Düsseldorf
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster I ED357 PH-S 12 Sqdn RAF 2240 Wickenby
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0202 Shot down by Oblt. H. Bergmann of 8./NJG 4, detached Stab/NJG1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 20 km n of Harderwijk (now Elandweg at Oost Flevoland) Flevoland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. D.M. Thomson 26 AUS409256 RAAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 20
Flight Engineer Sgt. J.L. Osborne 20 1172557 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 20
Navigator Sgt. K. Bowes 23 1098656 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 143
Bomb Aimer Sgt. W.M. Ward 20 1553630 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 20
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. D.N. Campbell 21 1345600 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 19
Mid Upper Gunner W/O. W.T. Pingle R/146605 RCAF POW -
Rear Gunner W/O. C.W.A. Sparling R/51866 RCAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 174; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 115

Version March, 2022