Studiegroep Luchtoorlog 1939-1945

Loss Register

Loss chart: T5267
Day or Night of operation Operation Target Nickname Aircraft
21/22 Feb 45 Bombing Duisburg
Factory Aircraft Mk Serial/Wnr. Code Unit Air Force TO/t Airfield
Avro Lancaster I NN744 TC-V 170 Sqdn RAF 1909 Hemswell
Time Cause of the Crash Crash Location Damage Province
Crashed Vliegerberg near Oude Baan at Bergen Limburg
Function Mil Rank Ini Name Age Mil reg Air Force Fate Cemetery Grave Remarks
Pilot F/Lt. T.C.B. Smith 173785 RAF KIA Jonkerbos 17 B 2
Flight Engineer F/Sgt. L.R. Willis 22 1604003 RAF DOW Kallenkote 2 4 Died 6-4-45
Navigator F/Sgt. J.C. Hartley 21 AUS426587 RAAF POW - Injured
Bomb Aimer W/O. A.C.N. Bates 1253513 RAF POW - Injured
Wireless Operator F/Sgt. W.F.E. Mole 1587035 RAF POW - Injured
Mid Upper Gunner F/Sgt. J. Downing 1517775 RAF POW - Injured
Rear Gunner F/Sgt. R.E. Price 1301587 RAF POW - Injured
Wartime Records Background Info
Operations Record Book Chorley, ‘Bomber Command Losses 1945’, page 88

Version September, 2022