Pilot Officer K.F Shaw RNZAF and Crew

Date of Operation Sunday 3rd October 1943
Target KASSEL
Code Name (Ref) Bream “E”
Master Bomber Call Sign
Take off-time 18.47hrs
Base RAF Downham Market, Norfolk.
Time of Loss 22.37hrs (German time )  October 3rd 1943
Cause of Loss Night Fighter : Lt Hans-Heinz Augenstein 7/.NJG.1 (16th kill).
Aircraft Crashed Windhausen, 7 kms east of Target.
Escape & Evasion Report
Crew reported Cause of Loss
Loss Card Details ‘Aircraft crashed in woods in Kassel area’
Zero Hour over Target 21.15hrs
Scheduled To Attack Zero + 10 to Zero + 15
Wave Third
Bombing Height 13,000ft – 16,000ft
Bomb Load 810x4lb I.B + 64 x 30lb I.B
Bombing Method if Known ‘Newhaven’ ground markers.
Route Ref  Loss Card.
Special Equipment Gee

 

Pilot

Pilot Officer Keith Fred SHAW415815 RNZAF Age 23 of Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand Married to Hazel DoreenRunnymede Memorial Panel 198 
2nd Pilot Flight Sergeant Clarence Milton CARRR58600 RCAF Age 31 of Toronto, Canada Son of Charles and Catherine Carr Runnymede Memorial Panel 181Note.Flight Sergeant Carr RCAF was involved in a flying accident while training with No.30 Operational Training Unit, RAF Hixon, Staffordshire on July 31st 1943. Airborne in Wellington Mk.X Serial HE917 the aircraft suffered loss of hydraulics. On landing the aircraft swung off the runway and swerved across a railway line and burst into flames. There was no fatalities but all on board were injured.

 

Navigator

 

Pilot Officer Frank Ian CALVERT 421676 RNZAF Age 27 of Roslyn Bush, South Island, New Zealand (Married to Agnes Jean) Runnymede Memorial Panel 198Calvert-Frank-Ian-World-War-II-1939-1945-21681-629923 Left :Pilot Officer Frank Ian Calvert RNZAF
Wireless Operator Sergeant Thomas Phillip ROWLANDS 1330566 RAFVR Age 22 of Corringham, Essex Son of Thomas and Hilda Rowlands Runnymede Memorial Panel 163
Flight Engineer Sergeant Robert CORNWALL 1169754 RAFVR Runnymede Memorial Panel 146
Bomb Aimer Sergeant Frederick Walter BATE 1461147 RAFVR Age 23 of Buckhurst, Essex Runnymede Memorial Panel 142

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Fred Walter Bate
Photograph Catherine Fisher (niece) via Graham Etheridge

 

Mid Upper Gunner Sergeant I OWENS1620090 RAFVR Prisoner of War Number 259894 Prisoner of War Camp(s) Stalag Luft I Barth
Rear Gunner Flight Sergeant R.J BUCKHAM42318 RNZAF Prisoner of War Number 259854 Prisoner of War Camp(s) Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)

Lt. Augenstein

Hans-Heinz Augenstein
No.623 Squadron nemesis and 16th kill

Bomber Command Night Raid Report

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Route to Target