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Military aircraft losses during WWII 1943


Locations Fryslan & the Islands,
(Arum, Franeker, Harlingen, Kimswerd, Terschelling, Vlieland, Witmarsum)


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   1943 Lest we Forget......  


January 1943

21-01-1943 18:45Lt BK432/AL-S Wellington Mk.III No.429sq RAF Homebase : RAF East Moor, Yorkshire UK

Target: Laying of mines (called Vegetables) at the Terschelling area. This operations where called: Gardening.
Fate: Hit by German FLAK at Harlingen and crashed at 18:45Lt into the Wadden Sea near Roptazijl, North of Harlingen.

K.I.A: Flight Officer I.S. Johnson (30) Pilot RNZAF, Sgt C. Risingham# (22) Navigator, Flight Officer I.N. Stirton## (41) Bomb Aimer.
Cemetary : Harlingen, #Pietersbierum, ##Usquert, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt A.G. Dymick (..) Tail Gunner, Sgt J. Stuart (21) Wireless operator / Air Gunner.


27-01-1943 11:55Lt 41-23690 B-24D-1-CO "Liberator" 44thBG/68thBS Homebase : McDill Field, USA.

Target: Naval instalation at Wilhelmhafen, Germany
Fate: Crashed between Harlingen and West-Terschelling near the Slenk and the Zuidwal into the Waddensea after an Mid Air Collision with an Luftwaffe FW-190 from the JG/1 3 Staffel (Serial 5604/Yellow3) flown by Pilot FRITZ KOCH The FW-190 crashed also into the Wadden Sea.

M.I.A: 1Lt N.B. Cargille (..) Pilot, 2Lt K.H. Moore (..) Co-Pilot, Capt. O.H. Wilkinson (..) Navigator, 2Lt P.H. Keilman (..) Bomber, T.Sgt.S. Suskind (..)Flight Engineer / Top Turret Gunner, SSGT M. Geriok (..) Wireless operator, SSGT V.C. Stewart (..) Right waist Gunner, SSGT P.M. Crane (..) Belly Gunner.

27-01-1943 11:55Lt 5604/ Gelbe3 Focke Wolf FW-190 3./NJG.1 Homebase : Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden

Target: Intercept Allied Aircrafts.
Fate: Crashed between Harlingen and West-Terschelling near the Slenk and the Zuidwal into the Waddensea after an Mid Air Collision with an B-24D "Liberator" from the 44thBG/68thBS (Serial 41-23690), The crew is Missing In Action (M.I.A). The body of FW Fritz Koch was found near Roptazijl, Harlingen.

K.I.A:. Feldwebel Fritz Koch (25)
Cemetary : German cemetary Ysselstein, The Netherlands.

28-01-1943 00:30Lt W7918/DY-T Halifax II No.102sq RAF Homebase : RAF Pocklington, Yorkshire UK.

Target: Düsseldorf, Germany.
Fate: Hit by FLAK in the target area, Crashed int the Waddensea east near Den Helder.

K.I.A: Sgt W.A. Bennett (..) Flt. Engineer, Flt.Lt. G.J. O'Hanley# (..) Observer RCAF.
Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands, # Reichswald forest war Cemetery, Germany.
M.I.A: Flt.Lt. B.K. Lindsey (..) Pilot.
P.O.W: F/O J.M. Colquhoun (..), Sgt R. Thomson (..), W/O A.F. Turner (..) RCAF


March 1943

23-03-1943 21:18Lt HE167/ZO-A Wellington Mk.X No.196sq Homebase : RAF Leconfield, UK

Target: Laying of mines (called Vegetables) at the Terschelling area. This operations where called: Gardening
Fate: The bomber was perhaps noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling The Wellington crashed 3Km South East of Oosterend Terschelling..

K.I.A: Sgt D.R. Jeffrey (30) Navigator, Sgt S.R.O Hermon (24) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Sgt H.C. Duckmanton (24) Pilot RNzAF, Sgt B.J. F. Crook (21) Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, The Netherlands.
P.O.W: W/O E.W. Booth (29) Air Gunner.


May 1943

05-05-1943 01:40Lt W4888/SR-P Lancaster MkI No.101sq Homebase : RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor

Target: Dortmund, Germany.
Fate: Returning from a succesful bombing mission on Dortmund the Lancaster was intercepted over the IJsselmeer by a nightfighter of the type
Messerschmidt BF-110G4 (4857 "G9+C2) from the 4./NJG.1, from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden flown by Commander 12.NJG1 OBLT Lothar Linke (33) and his radar operator Walter Czybulka, during this interception fired OBLT Linke with his guns, the Lancaster immediately caught fire. The burning plane crashed on the southside of the Aldedyk


K.I.A: Flight Officer N.J. Stanford (28) Pilot, Flt.Sgt. G.W.E. Reynolds (19) Air Gunner, Sgt A.J.L. Lyon (21) Observer,Sgt W.T. Lewis (28) Wireless operator RCAF,
J.M. Hadfield(22) Air Gunner, Sgt A.H. Clark (22) Flight Engineer
P.O.W: P/O R.D. Paterson (29) Bomb Aimer


Location monument : Aldedyk


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12-05-1943 DT627/RF-P Halifax Mk.II No.136(SOE)sq PoAF/ (RAF) Homebase : RAF Tempsford, UK

Target: Special mission "LEEK7" : Dropping secret agents in The Netherlands
Fate: Enroute for their mission at Holland the Halifax was shotdown and crashed into the Wadden Sea near Sint Jacobiparochie, Fryslan.

K.I.A: Flight Lt J Polnik (24) Pilot, Flt.Sgt. B. Wojno (28) 2nd Pilot, Sgt K. Bednarski# (27) Air Gunner, Sgt K. Germansinski## (29) Wireless operator / Air Gunner .
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # St.Jacobiparochie, ## Breda, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt J. Kurzak (35) Air Gunner, Sgt E. Piatkowski (24) Flight Engineer, Flight Officer J.H. Polkowski (30) Navigator.


13-05-1943 02:02Lt DT645/MH-B Halifax Mk.B No.51sq RAF Homebase : RAF Snaith, East Yorkshire UK

Target: Bombing raid, Duisburg, Germany.
Fate: On the way to the target, Duisburg town, the bomber was noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling , and send an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110G4 (4857 "G9+C2) from the 4./NJG.1, from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden flown by Commander 12.NJG.1 OBLT Lothar Linke (33) and his radar operator Walter Czybulka. At about 5000 meters of the ground, fired OBLT Linke with his guns on the Halifax. thereby shooting some steering surfaces from the tail of the Bomber. The uncontrollable plane went down and crashed between Harlingen and Achlum. Before crashing, the unmanaged Halifax broke into pieces and spead across a large area near Harlingen and Achlum.

K.I.A: Sgt. B.A. Bunting (20) Airgunner, Sgt. E.R. Kinerman (21) Flight Engineer , Sgt. C.L. King (32) Wireless operator, Sgt. W.J.Merrigan (20) Airgunner, Flt Sgt. D.C. Smith (21) Pilot, Sgt. M.H. Nesbitt (23) Mid upper gunner, Sgt. E.W. Thomson (22) Navigator.
Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands.


Location "Halifax" monument: Harlingen, Achlumerdijk "zwarte weggetje"


13-05-1943 23:51Lt ED589/WS-P Lancaster Mk.III No.9sq RAF Homebase : RAF Bardney, Lincolnshire UK

Target: Skoda weapons factory at Pilsen, Tjechie-Slovakia.
Fate: On their way for the bombing mission the Lancaster was noticed by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110G4 (4857 "G9+C2) from the 4./NJG.1, from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden flown by Commander 12.NJG1 OBLT Lothar Linke (33) and his radar operator Ofw. Walter Czybulka. The Lancaster was intercepted and shot down and crashed at 23:51Lt 1Km near Hieslum.

K.I.A: Sgt J. Buntin (19) Tail Gunner, Sgt J.C. Owen (24) Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Hieslum (Parrega), The Netherlands
M.I.A: Sgt D.C. Ferris (22), Flt.Sgt. W.R. Mac Donald (26) RCAF, Sgt R.M. Morris (22) Bomb Aimer, Sgt J. Reddish (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner,
Sgt G.H. Saxton (27/28) Pilot.


14-05-1943 4857 G9+C2 Messerschmidt BF110G4 12 Staffel 4./NJG.1 Homebase : Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden

Target: Intercept Allied Aircrafts.
Fate: During an night mission at the South West Fryslan, the right engine was on fire, Linke and Czybulka had to bail out, Linke was killed during the bailout,
after hitting the tailsection. The Messerschmidt was found the next day North of Tacozijl, near Lemmer.

K.I.A: OBLT Lothar Linke (33)

Cemetary : German cemetary Ysselstein, The Netherlands.
Bailed out: Ofw. Walter Czybulka


14-05-1943 02:20Lt JB924/EY-M Halifax No.78sqn RAF Homebase : RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Target: Bochum, Germany.
Fate: On the way back to their homebase Linton-on-Ouse, the bomber was noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling , and send an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe Ace Hptm Helmut Lent the Halifax was shot down and crashed at the Haulewei, 1km west of Wijnaldum.

K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. E. Pritchard (..) Pilot,Sgt R.D. Matches (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Flt.Sgt. R. Kew (21) Air Gunner RCAF, Flight Lt R. Grey (25) Flight Engineer, W/OII J.M. Farrell# (21) Navigator RCAF, P/O R.E. Bragg (26) Pilot, Sgt D. Baxter (..)Air Gunner
Cemetary : Wijnaldum, # Donjum, The Netherlands.
P.O.W: H.E. Gell (22) Bomb-Airmer

Cemetary Wijnaldum

Cemetary Dongjum #

16-05-1943 22:57Lt ED934/AJ-K Lancaster Mk.III No.617sq RAF Homebase : RAF Scampton, UK.

Target: Attack Sorpe Dam South West of Arnsberg, Germany Operation "CHASTISE"
Fate: Hit by FLAK at Texel, crashed West of Harlingen into the Waddensea.

K.I.A: Flt. Sgt. J. McDowell (32) Air Gunner RCAF.
Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: P/O V.W. Byers (32) Pilot, Sgt C.M. Jarvie (21) Air Gunner, Sgt A.J. Taylor (20) Flt Engineer, F/O J.H. Warner (..) Navigator, P/O A.N. Whitaker (..) Bomb Aimer, Sgt J. Wilkinson (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner.


23-05-1943 02:01Lt ED970/DX Lancaster Mk.III No.57sq RAF Homebase : RAF Scampton.

Target: City of Dortmund, Germany.
Fate: Intercepted by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe Ace Hptm Helmut Lent and his crew. The Lancaster was shot down and crashed into the North Sea 40 Km West of Egmond aan Zee.

K.I.A: Sgt W.J. Bennett (..) Air Gunner, P/O P. Daly# (..) Air Gunner, Sgt H. Kleiner## (..) Flight Engineer.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Nes Ameland, ## Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt P. Hemingway (..) Bomb Aimer, Sgt A.K. Henderson (22), Sgt A.R. Leslie (20) Pilot, P/O J.R. Morton (22) Navigator.

28-05-1943 01:45Lt ED821/HW-E Lancaster MkIII No.100sq Homebase : RAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire, UK

Target: Essen, Germany.
Fate: On the way to the target, Essen, Germany, the bomber was noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG1, flown by OBLT Rudolf Sigmund after being shotdown the Lancaster crashed 1.5Km North East of Witmarsum.


K.I.A: P/O S.A. Bishop (26) Navigator RCAF, Flt.Sgt. A.E. Chapman (25) Air Gunner RAAF, Sg P.M. Cosgrove (..) Air Gunner,
Flt.Sgt. E. Short Bomb Aimer, L.A. Townrow (24) Pilot RNzAF, Sgt J.P. Fitchet (..) Flight Engineer
P.O.W: P/O J. Bolderson (31) Wireless operator
Cemetary : Witmarsum, The Netherlands.


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June 1943

12-06-1943 01:35Lt JD145/EY-. Halifax Mk.II No.78sq RAF Homebase :RAF Linton-on-Ouse

Target: Bochum, Germany.
Fate: The bomber was intercepted and shot down by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG.1 flown by Major ROLF LEUCHS and his crew (Claimed the Kill). The Halifax crashed into the North Sea 50Km West of Texel.

K.I.A:Sgt E. Wright (..) Air Gunner, Sgt C.W Payne# (22) Wireless Operator / Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Schiermonnikoog, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt J.N. Angus (..), Flt.Sgt. W.H. Jordan (28) Navigator, Sgt E.G. Westall (19) Air Gunner, G.Young (..), Flight Sgt M. Baxter (21)


13-06-1943 01:15Lt ED652/KO-B Lancaster Mk.III No.115sq Homebase : RAF East Wretham, UK

Target: Bochum, Germany
Fate: The Lancaster was probably noticed by an German radar post, they send an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 G4 from the satelite airfield Bergen 11./NJG 1, flown by Hauptmann HANS-JOACHIM JABS and his crew. After being shotdown, the Lancaster crashed into the Waddensea 15Km North-East of Den Oever.

K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. F. Cuffey (21) Airgunner (washed ashore northside of the afsluitdijk pole19 26-04-1943), Sgt. J.R. GLendinning (23) Wireless operator / Air Gunner
(washed ashore Ameland 24-04-1943), Flt. Sgt. I.R.V. Ruff# (27) Pilot RNzAF (washed ashore Ameland 23-04-1943).
Cemetary : Makkum, # Nes Ameland, The Netherlands.
M.I.A:Sgt. P.D. Deck (20), N.W. Proctor (22) Sgt. J.F. Mustchin (19), Sgt. A.A. Rush (30)


13-06-1943 02:10Lt ED603/OL-L Lancaster Mk.III No.83sq Pathfinder Homebase : RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire, UK

Target: Bochum, Germany
Fate: Overhead the target at Buchum City, Germany the Lancaster was hit by FLAK, The damaged Lancaster returned towards their homebase, when the Lancaster was noticed by an German radar post, they send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 10./NJG1, flown by OBLT Rudolf Sigmund and his crew. After being shotdown the Lancaster crashed into the Northern part of the IJsselmeer. Four crewmembers washed ashore at various locations.

K.I.A: P/O A.G. Fletcher (20) Bomb Aimer RCAF, P/O H.E. Howsam (31) Navigator, F/O G.R. Sugar# (22) Rear Gunner, Flt.Lt. E.A. Tilburg## (25) Pilot.
Cemetary : Workum, # Hindelopen, ## Stavoren, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: P/O R.E. Moore (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, P/O C.F. J. Sprack (24) Mid Upper Gunner, P/O A.B. Smart (..) Navigator


22-06-1943 02:39Lt BK799/OJ-O Stirling Mk.III No.149sq Homebase : RAF Lakenheath, UK

Target: Krefeld City Northrhein-Westfslen (Ruhrgebiet), Germany.
Fate: The bomber was intercepted and shot down by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 12.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe OBLT ERNST-GEORG DRÜNKLER (third of 47 confirmed kills) and his crew. The Stirling crashed into IJsselmeer, Makkumerwaard 1 mile near Makkum.

K.I.A: F/O D.H. Lyne (21) Navigator, P/O J. Lowrie (21) Pilot, Sgt. D.C.H. Fudge (22) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Sgt. J. Atkinson (28) Flight Engineer, Sgt. A. Coull (19) Bomb Aimer, Sgt. E.C. Waite (21) Airgunner, Sgt. E.G. Hird (29) Airgunner.
Cemetary : Makkum, The Netherlands.


22-06-1943 03:04Lt EE121/OL-K Lancaster Mk.III No.83sq Pathfinder Homebase : RAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire, UK

Target: Krefeld City Northrhein-Westfslen (Ruhrgebiet), Germany.
Fate: The bomber was intercepted and shot down by an nightfighter of the type Messerschmidt BF-110 from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG.1 flown by Luftwaffe Ace Major HELMUT LENT (his 69th Victory) and his crew. The Lancaster was shot down at "RAUM CH99" at Altitude 3200mtr and crashed into the North Sea 70Km West of Vlieland.

K.I.A: Sgt A.J. Boar (22) Navigator, Sgt G.A. Livett (..) Bomb-Aimer, Sgt F.W."BILLY" Turner (22) Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt W. Anderson (..) Air Gunner, Sgt A.A. Crank (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Flight Officer H. Mappin (22) Pilot, Sgt E.W. Wiggett (25) Flight Engineer,

Message from the Guestbook #59 | 22/03/2018, 1:36:56 pm, GMT +2 | David Turner
Sir. Reading through your site came across Military aircraft losses ww21943. and noticed uncles gravestone,
at Terschelling with two of hits crew his name Sgt FW Turner (Billy) Kia 22-July 1943 my daughter and myself
came over to Terschelling May 2017. When we put photo on grave first time any family has managed to see
the grave ,and we hope to come back early next year,,,

Thank you for showing photos.


24-06-1943 HZ413/..-U Vick.Wellington Mk.X No.192sq RAF Homebase : RAF Feltwell, UK

Target: Special mission at the Dutch coast.
Fate: Perhaps shot down by night-fighter, crashed 30km West of Katwijk.

K.I.A: Sgt L.W. Smith (21) Air Gunner, P/O E.V Eastham# (20) Pilot, P/O W.J. Herrington## (29) Navigator, Sgt K. Moore### (22) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, Flight Officer G. Sansom### (34) Navigator.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Bergen aan Zee, ## Den Haag, ### Noordwijk, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Flt.Sgt. J. Livesey (33)


26-06-1943 02:21Lt BK699/..-E Short Stirling III No.15sq RAF Homebase : RAF Mildenhall, UK.

Target: Gelsenkirchen, Germany.
Fate: The bomber was noticed by German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4.NJG1, flown by OBLT Rudolf Sigmund after being shot down the Stirling crashed into the Waddensea at the "Danzigergat" north of Ferwerd.

K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. D.E. Campbell (20) Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Harlingen, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: F/O M.A. Chapman (24) Pilot, Sgt J. Condron (23) Wireless operator / Air Gunner, P/O R.F. Pavely (22) Navigator, Sgt A.K. Smith (..) Air Gunner, Sgt T.E. Warbey (..), F/O A. Woodward (22) Bomb Aimer.


July 1943

10-07-1943 01:30Lt JD126/KN-C HP Halifax MKII No.77sq RAF Homebase : RAF Elvington, UK

Target: Gelsenkirchen
Fate: Shot down by FLAK possible from the 3.Marine-Flak-Abteilung 246 Battery Vlieland West and 3.Marine-Flak-Abteilung Battery 815, crashed at the Baarderbuorren, Arum,
K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. K.W. Morrison(30) RAAF (Pilot), sgt W. McElroy(25) (Flight Engineer), sgt E.F. Fare(24) (Navigator),sgt A. Thompson(21) (AirBomber),
J.G. Greening(21) (wireless Air gunner), sgt K. Foster(19) (Mid upper gunner), sgt H. Williams(..) (Rear gunner)
Cemetary first : Witmarsum, The Netherlands.
British military war Cemetary reburied: Collective grave 1-7, box 20, row H, Jonkerbos, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Pilot : Flt.Sgt. K.W. Morrison(30) RAAF


Possible Crash-site Baarderbourren 2018:


16-07-1943 15481 "GELBE3" Messerschmitt BF109G 9Staffel JG.1 Homebase : Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden

Target: Exercises.
Fate: After Georg had dropped his bombs, he skimmed over the "ship" at a height of 500 meters to see if he had hit a target. The Messerschmitt 109G, becomes covered, uncontrollable and pours into the soft clay. The box is so deep in the mud that storage is not possible.
The crash location will be the field grave of Georg Wilhelm.
K.I.A: Unteroffizier Georg Wilhelm (21)
Cemetary : Field grave at the Noorderleech.


28-07-1943 02:50Lt W4946/PO-U Lancaster Mk.I No.467sq Homebase : RAF Bottesford, UK

Target: Hamburg, Germany.
Fate: The Lancaster was perhaps noticed by the German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4./NJG.1, flown by Luftwaffe Ace Hptm HANS JOACHIM JABS and his crew. The Lancaster crashed into the North Sea 10Km North West of Terschelling.

K.I.A: P/O J.T. Buchanan (31) Pilot RAAF, P/O A.L. Gibbons (21) Navigator RAAF, P/O K.M. Hoffman (22)Wireless operator RAAF, Flt.Sgt. R.G. Rue# (20) Air Gunner RAAF.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Vlieland, The Netherlands.
 


August 1943

03-08-1943 03:29Lt W7448/KM-T Lancaster Mk.I No.44sq RRhodAF Homebase : RAF Dunholme Lodge

Target: Hamburg, Germany.
Fate: The Lancaster was perhaps noticed by the German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden 4./NJG.1, flown by Luftwaffe Ace Hptm HANS JOACHIM JABS and his crew. The Lancaster crashed into the WaddenSea 10Km of Terschelling.

K.I.A: Sgt W.A. Sewell (22) Air Gunner, Sgt L.G. Croft (21) flt. Engineer, Sgt R.E. Fincham# (..) Air Gunner, Flt. Sgt. A.R Moffatt## (21) Pilot.
Cemetary : Harlingen, # Pietersbierum, ## Holwerd, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Sgt S.A. King (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner.
P.O.W: Sgt P.L. Swan (24), F/O E.B. Kirkham (21) Navigator RCAF.


September 1943

20-09-1943 21:45Lt DG252/NF-B Halifax Mk.V No.138(SOE)sq RAF Homebase : RAF Tempsford, UK.

Target: Special operation.
Fate: The Halifax was shot down by German FLAK at Harlingen, and crashed into the Waddensea near the Pollendam, .

K.I.A: Sqn Leader R.P. Wilkin (23) Pilot RCAF, Flight Officer J.W.H. Brown# (35) Navigator, P/O G.A. Berwick## (26) Flight Engineer, Flight Officer H. Burke### (27) Wireless operator.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Harlingen, ## Pietersbierum, ### Nes Ameland, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Flt.Sgt. A. Hughes (23) Air Gunner.


October 1943

03-10-1943 23:22Lt DK230/MP-A Halifax Mk.V No.76sq RAF Homebase :RAF Holme-on-Spalding moor,Yorkshire UK

Target: Fieseler aircraft plant and Henschel plant at Kassel, Germany.
Fate: Returning from the bombing mission the Halifax was perhaps noticed by the German radar post "TIGER" at Terschelling and send an nightfighter from the 4./NJG.1, flown by Luftwaffe Ace OFW HEINZ VINKE and Uffz. FW Karl Schodl. The Halifax was intercepted and shot down and crashed at 23:22Lt East of Terschelling near Formerum into the Waddensea .

K.I.A: Flight officer M.G. Sheerman (26) Air Gunner, Sgt A. Hayes# (21) Flight Engineer, 2Lt N.S.D. Eckhoff## (26) Pilot RNoAF.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, ## Oslo, Norway.
P.O.W: Sgt C.H.E. Coster (19) Air Gunner, Sgt R. Coupe (23) Bomb Aimer, Sgt S. Meieran (..) Navigator RNoAF, Sgt J. Skejelanger (..) Wireless operator / Air Gunner RNoAF,


04-10-1943 21:17Lt JA972/OL-D Lancaster Mk.III No.83sq RAF Homebase : RAF Scampton, UK

Target: Kassel, Germany
Fate: The FLAK Batterie at Vlieland noticed the Lancaster in the western direction and fired with the 32x 10.5cm Guns, The burning Lancaster crashed near De Koog Pole 21 & 22, Texel.,

K.I.A: Flt.Sgt. G.S. Taylor (21) Flight Engineer RCAF, Flight Officer A.J Ellis# (23) Air Gunner RCAF, Sgn Leader J.E.R. Hayter# (24) Pilot, Flt.Sgt. J.K. Prudhoe (..) Wireless operator, Flight Lt F.R. Heeley## (36) Air Gunner.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, # Den Burg, Texel, The Netherlands, ## Esbjerg, Denmark.
M.I.A: Flt.Sgt. G.J.T. Horton (20) Bomb Aimer, Flight Lt F.C. Webb (23) Navigator.


 

20-10-1943 JA714/CF-R Lancaster Mk.III No.625sq RAF Homebase : RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire UK.

Target: Leipzig, Germany.
Fate: Shot down by enemy FLAK enroute their mission to Leipzig, The Lancaster crashed into the Wadden Sea 3Km SouthEast off Oosterend, Texel.

K.I.A: Flight Officer A.V. Snook (..) Bomb Aimer RCAF.
Cemetary : Longway West-Terschelling, The Netherlands.
M.I.A: Flight Officer W.P. Cameron (20) Pilot RCAF, Sgt J.W. Diggle (20), Sgt J.H. Hawkins (25) Wireless operator, P/O C.W. McFarlane (22) Air Gunner, Sgt F.A. Porter (21) Air Gunner, Sgt L. Wild (..) Navigator.



November 1943


December 1943

16-12-1943 14:20Lt 42-3265/AW-Z B-17F Flying Fortress 337BS/96BG USAF Homebase : RAF Snetterton, UK

Target: Bremen, port area, Germany.
Fate: Crashed returning from a bombing mission at Bremen Germany, when the B-17F "Holy Mackeral" was hit by enemy FLAK that caused explosions on the plane. The pilot 1Lt E.J. Le Blanc (22)lost all control due to the damage, and crashed North East of the village in an field.

K.I.A: Sgt A.E. Coleman (20) Turret Gunner, P.J. Dudus (20) Wireless operator, V. Hovorka (24) Co Pilot, 1Lt E.J Le Blanc (22)
Pilot, Sgt J. Mattarochia (19) Starboard Gunner
M.I.A: G.A.Kinney (21) Tail Gunner, Sgt S. Martire (..) Back Turrut Gunner, Sgt R.E Sudberry (21) Waist Gunner
P.O.W: 2Lt L. Rogers (..) Bomb Aimer, 2Lt K.S. Wales (..) Navigator
Location monument: Kimswerd, Dijksterbuursterlaan


22-12-1943 14:40Lt 42-64438/IS-L B24-H-5CF Liberator 445BG/700BS Homebase : RAF Tibenham, Norfolk UK.

Target: Osnabruck, Germany.
Fate: Was hit by enemy FLAK at the target area, on the way back to their homebase the B24 was intercepted by an Messerschmitt BF-110-G2 from the ZG26/1, flown by UFF. JOSEF HOLZMANN and crew. The B-24 was shot down and crashed at 14:40Lt 1Km South of Bolsward.

K.I.A: 1Lt. N.M. Nelson (..) Pilot, 2Lt. G.J. Clark (..) Co-pilot, 2Lt. C. Silverman (..) Navigator, 2Lt. M.P. Bulger (..) Bomb Aimer, Tech.Sgt G.H. Entzminger (..) Air Gunner, Tech.Sgt C.E. Smith (..) Wireless operator, Staff.Sgt W. Derdzenski (..) Belly Gunner, Staff.Sgt F.H. Folkner (..) Left Waist Gunner, Staff.Sgt A.P. Small (..) Right Waist Gunner, Staff.Sgt J.Y. King (..) Tail Gunner.
Cemetary : (Bolsward) Margraten Limburg, The Netherlands.


22-12-1943 15:15Lt 120019/Schwarze8 M.schmitt BF110-G2 8staffel Zerstor Geschwader26 Homebase : Fliegerhorst Leeuwarden

Target: Enemy aircrafts.
Fate: During air combat hit several times and exploded in the air, killing the pilot direct and wounded the radio operator and crashed at 15:15Lt Northwest of Witmarsum.

K.I.A: Feltwebel Cyprian Gropper (26) Pilot.
Cemetary : Leeuwarden, The Netherlands.
German military war Cemetary reburied: Grave 45, box AR, row 2, Ysselstein, The Netherlands.
Wounded: Unterofficer H.F. Lange (23) Radio operator.

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Abbreviations :

138(SOE))sq = 138 Special Operation Executive Squadron, FLAK = Flugabwerekanone (Antiaircraft Gun), Flt.Off. = Flight Officer, Flt.Sgt. = Flight Sergeant, Gardening = Laying mines, P/O = Pilot Officer, Sgt = Sergeant, W/O = Warrant officer,


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