Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2594
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
AVRO Lancaster III ED831 WS-H 9 Sqdn RAF 2230 Bardney
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0301 Shot down by Hptm. R. Sigmund of 10./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer 3 km s of Hoorn IJsselmeer
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot S/Ldr. A.M. Hobbs 25 NZ40230 RNZAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 15 Washed up near Urk 5 Jul 43
Flight Engineer Sgt. F.W. Sanderson 30 573844 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 17
Navigator F/O. J.H. Sams 27 106546 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 15 Washed up near Hoorn
Navigator/ Bomb Aimer P/O. K.G. Mott 20 148375 RAF KIA Schellinkhout 26 second navigator
Bomb Aimer Sgt. C.P. King 1383417 RAF KIA Harderwijk 2 4 from Barbados. Washed up S of Harderwijk 5 Jul 43
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. E.C. Bishop 30 1200299 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 15 Washed up near Hoorn
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. W.C. Rowlands 20 1575968 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 17
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. W. Slater 21 1575183 RAF KIA Amersfoort 13 8 16 Recovered from IJsselmeer 5 Jul 43
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 208; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive June-September 1943’, page 16; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 256

Version March, 2022