Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T4288
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Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
23/24 Sep 44 Bombing Ladbergen
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
AVRO Lancaster I ME700 VN-V 50 Sqdn RAF 1843 Skellingthorpe
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
2331 Probably shot down by Hptm. D. Schmidt of 8./NJG 1 Crashed Welsummerweg at Welsum near Dalfsen Overijssel
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. O.G. Korpela J/24402 RCAF EVD -
Flight Engineer Sgt. H. MacFarlane 1822135 RAF EVD -
Navigator F/Sgt. E.H. Tunnell 23 1395660 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 21
Bomb Aimer F/O. C.D. Lucas 153271 RAF EVD -
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Sgt. R. Larcombe 21 1332939 RAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 22
Mid Upper Gunner F/O. A.B. Harvey 25 J/38162 RCAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 23
Rear Gunner F/O. J.M. Dunsmuir 26 J/21396 RCAF KIA Dalfsen 6 1 20
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1944’, page 432; Nachtjagd Combat Archive July-October 1944’, page 86; Cornelissen, 'Van grasmat tot Fliegerhorst', page 347

Version March, 2022