Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3107
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
22/23 Nov 43 Bombing Berlin
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax II LW231 VR-F 419 Sqdn RAF 1633 Middleton St. George
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1900 Crashed in Staatsbos near Diever Drenthe
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. W.L. Hunter 21 J/86851 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 3
Flight Engineer Sgt. W.B. Jones 18 1814011 RAF KIA Diever E 5 4-7
Navigator F/O. R.J. Newman 21 J/21637 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 4-7
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. M.A. McKellar 20 R/157077 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 4-7
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. G.A. Howitson 21 R/225109 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 4-7
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G.A. May 19 R/197082 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 2
Rear Gunner W/O. II J.A. Lesage R/65939 RCAF KIA Diever E 5 1
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 392; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden III', page 47

Version March, 2022