LOSS OF LANCASTER DV160
OF 460 SQUADRON RAAF
DURING AN OPERATION OVER OBERHAUSEN

 

DATE LANCASTER PILOT & CREW OPERATION/LOCATION
14/15 Jun 1943 Lancaster III, DV160, AR-? Sgt R E Crooke (KIA)
Sgt J R Morrison RAAF (POW)
Sgt S J Marriage RAAF (KIA)
Sgt C R Buckeridge RAAF (KIA)
Sgt C E Grimshaw (KIA)
Sgt G W G Fletcher (KIA)
Sgt D R Grant RAAF (KIA)
Oberhausen

 

3 aircraft from 460 Squadron RAAF were lost on 14/15 June 1943. The other two aircraft were EE167 and LM324.

Lancaster DV160 took off at 22.57 hrs from Binbrook on 14 June 1943. It was shot down by a night-fighter and crashed at 02.21 hrs at Schellingwoude (Noord Holland) in the north eastern suburbs of Amsterdam, where those who died rest in the city's New Eastern Cemetery.

 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I'd like to thank "Bertie" Booth for his assistance with this home page.

 

REFERENCE BOOKS

"Bomber Command Losses, 1943"
by W R Chorley

 

 

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