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Aircraft Information
Aircraft Whitley V
Serial Number Z9307
Markings -H
Memorial information
Burial/Memorial Country Belgium
Burial/Memorial Place Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp
Grave Reference II. H. 41.
IBCC Memorial Information
Phase 2
Panel Number 134
Enlistment information
Service Number 404884
Service Royal New Zealand Air Force
Squadron 1502 Flt
Trade Pilot
Country of origin if different New Zealand
Last Operation information
Start Date 30-May-1942
End Date 31-May-1942
Takeoff Station Driffield
Day/Night raid Night
Operation Cologne. 1047 sortie raid- the first of the 1000 Bomber Raids. 1455 tons of bombs dropped, one third being incendiaries. Local reports state that there were 1700 large fires but no firestorm unlike Rostock and Lubeck since Cologne was a modern city with building
Reason for Loss Shot down by a night-fighter on return leg in the SW suburbs of Antwerp, the port engine having detached fro the wing