Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2451
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
12/13 Jun 43 Bombing Bochum
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III ED603 OL-L 83 Sqdn RAF 2301 Wyton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0211 Shot by Oblt. R. Sigmund of 10./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 5 km e of Den Oever IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. E.A. Tilbury 25 127147 RAF KIA Stavoren I 29 Washed up 22 Jun 43
Flight Engineer P/O. A.B. Smart 51914 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 133
Navigator P/O. H.E. Howsam 31 146295 RAF KIA Workum D 1 9 Washed up 23 Jun 43
Bomb Aimer P/O. A.G. Fletcher 20 J/17802 RCAF KIA Workum D 1 8 Washed up 21 Jun 43
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner F/Sgt. R.E. Moore 52074 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 132
Mid Upper Gunner P/O. C.F.J. Sprack 24 51543 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 133
Rear Gunner F/O. G.R. Sugar 22 127055 RAF KIA Hindeloopen D 1 B Recovered from IJsselmeer 22 Jun 43
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 182; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-June 1943’, page 120

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