Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3222
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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 II DS831 QO-N 432 Sqdn RAF 1629 East Moor
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1845 Shot down by Oblt. H.-W. Schnaufer of 12./NJG 1 Crashed at Weidum - Wijtgaard Friesland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. W.C. Fisher 22 T-190910 USAAF KIA Ardennes American Cem C 7 50 Neuville-en-Condroz. Initially buried at Huizum
Second Pilot F/Sgt. O.D. Lewis R/55041 RCAF POW -
Flight Engineer Sgt. R. Hughes 19 1808927 RAF KIA Huizum 10 5
Navigator W/O. J.S. Briegel R/113427 RCAF KIA Huizum 10 4
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. T.W. Pragnell 22 1219197 RAF KIA Huizum 10 1
Wireless Operator F/Sgt. M.A.T. Brudell 20 AUS413340 RAAF POW -
Mid Upper Gunner W/O. R.K. Saunders 23 AUS406814 RAAF KIA Huizum 10 3
Rear Gunner W/O. II H.A. Turner 24 A18079 RCAF KIA Huizum 10 2
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1943’, page 428; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive September-December 1943’, page 103; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden III', page 81

Version September, 2022