Flight Sergeant R V Love RNZAF & Crew

Date of Operation 7th November 1943
Target Mining Laying
Code Name (Ref) DEODARS (Garden Area)
Master Bomber Call Sign
Take Off Time 22.55hrs
Base RAF Downham Market
Time of Loss Unknown
Cause of Loss Unknown
Aircraft Crashed Sea
Escape & Evasion Report
Crew reported Cause of Loss
Loss Card Details
Zero Hour over Target 03.40hrs-03.50hrs
Scheduled To Attack
Wave
Bombing Height 4,000-5,000ft
Bomb Load 2 x1500lb Sea Mines
Bombing Method if Known
Route See Loss Card
Special Equipment Gee

 

Pilot

Flight Sergeant Reginald Vivian LOVE

392047 RNZAF

Age 31 of Matapuna, Auckland, New Zealand

Son of William and Jessie Love

Runnymede Panel 199

Navigator

 

Sergeant Leslie Collier GRANT

1473338 RAFVR

Age 31 of Willerley, Yorkshire

Married to Edna Grant

Son of John and Alice Grant

Runnymede Panel 151

Wireless Operator Flight Sergeant Kenneth Owen SCHULTZ

417238 RNZAF

Age 25, of Inglewood, Taranaki, New Zealand

Married to Lorna Doreen Shultz

Runnymede Panel 199

Schultz-Kenneth-Owen

Flight Sergeant Kenneth Owen Schultz

Flight Engineer Sergeant Geoffrey Oswald PAYNE

1583937 RAFVR

Age 20, of Loughborough, Leicestershire

Son of Ernest and Hilda Payne

Runnymede Panel 161

 

Bomb Aimer Flight Sergeant Maurice Basil LAING

414992 RNZAF

Age 30 of Wakari, Dunedin, New Zealand

Son of Andrew and Charlotte LAING

Runnymede Panel 199

Air Gunner Sergeant Phillip Grenville ROBERTS

2209068 RAFVR

Age 19, of Wimbolds, Trattford, Cheshire

Son of Edward and Edith Roberts

Runnymede Panel 163

Air Gunner Sergeant James Aikman JOHNSTON

1566488 RAFVR

Age 19, of Edinburgh, Scotland

Runnymede Panel 155

Bomber Command Night Raid Report

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Deodars mining area

Mining areas along the coast of France. The Deodars Garden area is in blue