Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3414
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
15/16 Feb 44 Bombing Berlin
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster III JB420 DX-S 57 Sqdn RAF 1725 East Kirkby
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2259 Shot down by Oblt. H. Greiner of 11./NJG 1 Crashed in Baarlingerpolder near Blokzijl Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/O. T.W. Briggs 29 55018 RAF KIA Blokzijl 133
Flight Engineer Sgt. P.J. Doye 22 1607202 RAF KIA Blokzijl 130
Navigator Sgt. L.S.D. Swanston 20 1488758 RAF KIA Blokzijl 132
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. A. Munday 27 1390520 RAF KIA Blokzijl 129
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner Sgt. H. Lewis 1391807 RAF KIA Blokzijl 128
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. E. Mell 35 1594035 RAF KIA Blokzijl 131
Rear Gunner Sgt. L. North 1497697 RAF KIA Blokzijl 127
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 76; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-March 1944’, page 80

Version March, 2022