Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3778
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
12/13 Jun 44 Bombing Gelsenkirchen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster I ME785 AR-H2 460 Sqdn RAF 2305 Binbrook
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0134 Shot down by Fw. K.-G. Pfeiffer of 11./NJG 1 Crashed near Wesepe Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot P/O. A.F. Roche 26 AUS5136 RAAF KIA Duur 24
Flight Engineer Sgt. J.B. Ross 1673067 RAF KIA Duur 22
Navigator P/O. J.R. Fry 33 AUS422165 RAAF KIA Duur 23
Bomb Aimer F/Sgt. R.T. Hill 24 AUS20076 RAAF KIA Duur 20
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner F/Sgt. T.E. Sage 22 1146986 RAF KIA Duur 25
Mid Upper Gunner Sgt. G.G. Barker 19 1894666 RAF KIA Duur 19
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. M.T. Whittenbury 21 AUS417920 RAAF KIA Duur 21
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 276; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-July 1944’, page 56; Bulletin Air War 302, page12-18

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