Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2886
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
15/16 Sep 43 Bombing Ladbergen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Avro Lancaster III JB144 KC-N 617 Sqdn RAF 2358 Coningsby
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0345 Damaged by Flak at Lingen Crashed along Jansmansweg at Den Ham Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. L.G. Knight 22 AUS401449 RAAF KIA Den Ham 765
Flight Engineer P/O. R.E. Grayston 155194 RAF POW -
Navigator P/O. H.S. Hobday 119291 RAF EVD - Returned
Bomb Aimer F/O. E.C. Johnson 119126 RAF EVD -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner P/O. R.G.T. Kellow 26 AUS411453 RAAF EVD - Returned
Front Gunner F/Sgt. F.E. Sutherland R/108628 RCAF EVD - Returned
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. L.C. Woollard 1332301 RAF EVD -
Rear Gunner Sgt. H.E. O'Brien R/142252 RCAF POW -
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 322; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive June-September 1943’, page 120; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 305-306

Version September, 2022