Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T2994
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
20/21 Oct 43 Bombing Leipzig
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III JA907 MG-U 7 Sqdn RAF 1739 Oakington
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2245 Shot down by Lt. H.-H. Augenstein of 9./NJG 1 Crashed near Oudleusen between Dalfsen and Ommen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. J.W. Leitch 29 AUS409060 RAAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 13
Flight Engineer Sgt. F.W. Lashford 945729 RAF POW -
Navigator F/Lt. A.G. MacLeod 36 81062 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 15
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. C.B. Jolliffe 31 1320077 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 17
Wireless Operator Sgt. J. Hardy 23 1032217 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 17
Mid Upper Gunner F/Sgt. F.E. Noble 20 1805859 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 14
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. F.H.P. Simmonds 29 1378201 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 16
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 361; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive September-December 1943’, page 52; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 312 and 405; Cornelissen, 'Huzaren van de Nacht', page 240

Version March, 2022