Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3219
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
16/17 Dec 43 Bombing Berlin
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III JB545 EA-O 49 Sqdn RAF 1627 Fiskerton
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1823 Shot down by Oblt. H.-W. Schnaufer of 12./NJG 1 Crashed Lindedijk between Sonnega and Oldetrijne Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. G.L. Ratcliffe 23 158689 RAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 15-16
Flight Engineer Sgt. A.E. Marsland 1214303 RAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 14
Navigator Sgt. E. Holloway 25 1580024 RAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 17
Bomb Aimer Sgt. W.R. Day 20 1452920 RAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 15-16
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. W.T. Rees 23 1313451 RAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 13
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. R. Losa R/154427 RCAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 11
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. B.J.M. King 19 AUS423760 RAAF KIA Wolvega 16 1 12
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 421; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive September-December 1943’, page 103; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden III', page 81

Version March, 2022