Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T2995
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 JB175 MG-A 7 Sqdn RAF 1744 Oakington
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1913 Shot down by Oblt. H.-W. Schnaufer of 12./NJG 1 Crashed near cemetery of Gieten Drenthe
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Sgt. D.M. Watson 20 1316881 RAF KIA Gieten B 773
Flight Engineer Sgt. D.S.I. Wilson 21 631262 RAF KIA Gieten B 776
Navigator Sgt. F.E. White 23 570403 RAF KIA Gieten B 774
Bomb Aimer Sgt. E.C. Pocknell 21 1320385 RAF KIA Gieten B 795
Wireless Operator Sgt. E. Carter 1271552 RAF KIA Gieten B 775
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. L.W. Searle 29 930345 RAF KIA Gieten B 796
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. K. Gore 23 656684 RAF KIA Gieten B 797
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 361; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive September-December 1943’, page 51; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden II', page 334-335

Version March, 2022