Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register


Loss chart: T3719
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
24/25 May 44 Bombing Aachen (G)
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax III LW137 AL-K 429 Sqdn RAF 2253 Leeming
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0130 Shot down by Ofw. K.-H. Scherfling of 12./NJG 1 Crashed in Emilia Polder at Made and Drimmelen Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. T. Rawlinson 168670 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 24 J 6 Initially buried Oosterhout
Flight Engineer P/O. A. Bates 28 175422 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 24 J 7 Initially buried Oosterhout
Navigator P/O. G.L. Caunt 174007 RAF EVD-POW - Arrested in Belgium
Bomb Aimer P/O. A.J. Murphy J/86671 RCAF KIA Jonkerbos 24 J 1 Initially buried Oosterhout
Wireless Operator P/O. W.J. Bush 173860 RAF EVD-POW -
Mid Upper Gunner P/O. A.C. Shierlaw J/19859 RCAF EVD-POW - Arrested 15 Jun 44 Antwerp
Rear Gunner P/O. J.R.H. Cochrane J/86710 RCAF KIA Jonkerbos 24 J 1 Initially buried Oosterhout
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 243; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-July 1944’, page 25

Version March, 2022