Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3419
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 II DS794 OW-W 426 Sqdn RAF 1747 Linton-on-Ouse
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2238 Shot down by Ofw. H. Vinke of 11./NJG 1 Crashed into IJsselmeer nw of Elburg Flevoland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. B.W. Pattle J/86160 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 252
Flight Engineer Sgt. A.B. Chester 1607353 RAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 227
Navigator P/O. P. Labach 22 J/86448 RCAF KIA Harderwijk 1 62
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. L.W. Hicks 23 R/145342 RCAF KIA Harderwijk 1 60
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner P/O. L.T. Prosser J/86197 RCAF KIA Harderwijk 1 61 Recovered from IJsselmeer 3 May 44
Mid Upper Gunner P/O. W.K.M. Love 25 J/86496 RCAF KIA Elburg A 5 Recovered from IJsselmeer near Elburg 16 Jun 44
Rear Gunner P/O. O.W. Hicks J/88333 RCAF MIA Runnymede Memorial 250
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 79; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive January-March 1944’, page 80

Version March, 2022