Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2430
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
11/12 Jun 43 Bombing Münster
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III ED935 GT- 156 Sqdn RAF 2338 Warboys
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Crashed into IJsselmeer nw of Lemmer IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. K.L.W. Lay 25 AUS408724 RAAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 193
Second Pilot F/O. J.A. Cowley 23 120216 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 20
Flight Engineer Sgt. R.E. Ratcliff 31 743397 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 162
Navigator F/O. R.M. Bryant 22 AUS411748 RAAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 C 19
Bomb Aimer Sgt. D.C. Bauman 22 1320428 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 142
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. W.J. Drake 23 1380012 RAF KIA Lemmer C 8 235 Recovered from IJsselmeer 28 Jun 43
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. J.R. Curtis 22 1483600 RAF KIA Lemmer C 8 234 Recovered from IJsselmeer 28 Jun 43
Rear Gunner Sgt. W. Forster 20 1533997 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 149
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 177

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