Crew : Flight Sergeant Oliver James Tanner RAAF
Service Number : 414170
H.C.U : Unknown
No.623 Squadron : 18th August 1943
F/Sgt Shaw & Crew
Target attacked from 17,500ft on Green TI Markers. Fires well concentrated around TI’s.
Two mines dropped on Gee, one brought back due to electrical failure which prevented jettisoning
W/Cdr Little DFC
2029hrs – MISSING
Short Stirling EE949 IC-G crashed at Werdig, 9kms NW of Belzig, Germany. Only two of the crew were subsequently buried and details kept, the 20-years-old pilot and the crews wireless operator. Both were initially buried in the parish cemetery of Goerzke, 45 miles SW of Berlin. The bodies and that of three unknown aircrew were buried in a mass grave. The remains of both Flight Sergeant Tanner and Sergeant A J Millin RAFVR were both exhumed in 1950. They now both rest in the Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. The remaining crew, including the squadron commander are recorded on the Runnymede Memorial.