Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2548
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
22/23 Jun 43 SD / SOE St. Paul / Marrow / Catarrh
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax V DG405 MA-Y 161 Sqdn RAF 2335 Tempsford
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0206 Shot down by Maj. H. Lent of Stab IV./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 7 km w Urk IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. R.G. Higgins 143695 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 132
Flight Engineer Sgt. N. Blanchard 27 903776 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 21 Body brought in from Urk 29 Jun 43
Navigator F/Sgt. M.H. Moore 29 R/141174 RCAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 21 Body brought in from Urk 29 Jun 43
Navigator Sgt. C.W. Hartin 32 1432989 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 20 Recovered from IJsselmeer 2 Jul 43
Bomb Aimer Sgt. G. George 658532 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 150
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. F. Groom 1382101 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 151
Rear Gunner Sgt. G.N. Cochrane 997456 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 145
Air Despatcher Sgt. R.D. Pryde-Watson 1572859 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 16 Body brought in from Urk 7 Jul 43
Dutch Agent - G.A. van Borssum-Buisman - SAFE - Agent, landed savely before the crash
Dutch Agent - H. Letteboer - SAFE - Agent, landed savely before the crash
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 201; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive June-September 1943’, page 6; Zwanenburg, 'En nooit was het stil II', appendices page 81

Version March, 2022