Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2588
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
25/26 Jun 43 Bombing Gelsenkirchen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II HR731 MH-C 51 Sqdn RAF 2338 Snaith
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0209 Shot down by Oblt. A. Geiger of 7./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 20 km ese Edam Flevoland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Sgt. A. Osmond 22 1390052 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 160
Flight Engineer Sgt. B. Huggan 22 573249 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 154
Navigator Sgt. G.C. Mortimer 21 1576506 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 6 Recovered from IJsselmeer 6 Jul 43
Bomb Aimer Sgt. T.J. Barton 21 1585435 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 141
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. P. Blundell 30 1027741 RAF KIA Amersfoort 13 8 167 Recovered from IJsselmeer 6 Jul 43
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. J. Emerson 22 1300003 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 148
Rear Gunner Sgt. J. Rorison 1358058 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 10 Recovered from IJsselmeer 6 Jul 43
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 208; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive June-September 1943’, page 15

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