Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T4591
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
29 Oct 44 Bombing Venlo
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
North American Mitchell II FV967 EV-M 180 Sqdn RAF 1500 Melsbroek (B.58)
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
1610 Shot down by Flak Crashed near Eindhoven Noord-Brabant
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot Lt. J.R.C. Armstrong 328244V SAAF SAFE - Returned
Navigator/Bomb Aimer F/Lt. F.W. Silvester 130785 RAF SAFE - Returned
Wireless Operator/Air Gunner F/O. W.H. Deane 135448 RAF SAFE - Returned
Air Gunner S/Ldr. W.S. Fielding-Johnson 52 73613 RAF SAFE - Returned
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Shores & Thomas, ‘2nd Tactical Air Force July 1944-January 1945’, page 333; Zwanenburg, 'En nooit was het stil II', page 426-427

Version March, 2022