Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T3877
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
20/21 Jul 44 Bombing Bottrop
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Handley Page Halifax III MZ511 LK-M 578 Sqdn RAF 2305 Burn
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
0111 Shot down by Maj. M. Drewes of Stab III./NJG 1 Crashed 3,5 km nw Heerde Gelderland
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. A.T. Hope-Robertson 21 127900 RAF KIA Heerde 664 Found 31 Aug 44
Flight Engineer Sgt. G. Johnson 18 1590858 RAF KIA Heerde 660 Found 21 Jul 44
Navigator F/Sgt. J. Smith 177571 RAF POW - wounded
Bomb Aimer F/O. K.C. Parsons 130602 RAF EVD -
Mid Upper Gunner F/Sgt. T.R. Gunn 20 1433278 RAF KIA Heerde 659 Found 21 Jul 44
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. G.H. Jones 23 1125703 RAF KIA Heerde 661 Found 22 Jul 44
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 340; Boiten, ‘Nachtjagd Combat Archive May-July 1944’, page 125; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 407; Jansen, 'Wespennest Leeuwarden III', page 249-258

Version March, 2022