Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2603
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
Short Stirling III BK768 AA-L 75 Sqdn RAF 2335 Newmarket
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0113 Shot down by Oblt. W. Husemann of Stab 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 F/O. W.R. Perrott 21 NZ416155 RNZAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 15 Initially buried Urk
Flight Engineer Sgt. W.W. Hilditch 23 611325 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 153
Navigator F/Sgt. G.D. Thomson 22 NZ42317 RNZAF KIA Harderwijk 2 12 Recovered from Ijsselmeer 4 Jul 43
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. C.J. Whitelaw 22 NZ416188 RNZAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 199
Wireless Operator Sgt. C.C. Mould 29 1314162 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 160
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G.W. Colyer 19 1809432 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 14 Initially buried Urk
Rear Gunner Sgt. H. Squire 31 1302829 RAF KIA Amsterdam NOB 69 B 14 Initially buried Urk
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 209; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive June-September 1943’, page 15; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 264

Version March, 2022