Pilot Officer N.J Veech RAAF & Crew

Date of Operation 4th  December 1943
Target Mining Laying
Code Name (Ref) NECTARINES II  (Garden Area)
Master Bomber Call Sign
Take Off Time 23.41hrs
Base RAF Downham Market
Time of Loss 03.03hrs (German Time)
Cause of Loss Unknown
Aircraft Crashed Waddensea
Escape & Evasion Report
Notes Crews instructed to plant mines on GEE.
Loss Card Details
Zero Hour over Target 0100hrs-0115hrs
Scheduled To Attack As above
Bombing Height 4,000-5,000ft
Bomb Load 6 x sea mines
Bombing Method if Known 4000-6000ft
Route See Loss Card
Special Equipment Gee



Pilot Officer Neville John Veech

412765 RAAF

Age 22,of Parks New South Wales

Enlisted Sydney 22nd July 1941.

Son of John Veech

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Pilot Officer John Veech RAAF



Sergeant Arthur David Peacock

1339367 RAFVR

Age 20, of Manor Park, Essex

Son of Ernest and Lillian

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Wireless Operator Sergeant Alan George Norton

1258052 RAFVR

Age 23, of Pen-Y-Cae, Denbighshire

Son of John and Amelia Norton

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Flight Engineer Sergeant John Sydney Bates

1800729 RAFVR

Age 20, of Bethnal Green, London

Son of Herbert and Minnie Bates

Husband of Rose Violate Bates

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Bomb Aimer Flight Sergeant Wilfred Kastner Sutherland

R/145237 RCAF

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Air Gunner Sergeant John Phillips

1631900 RAFVR

Age 22, of Darlaston, Staffordshire

Son of William and Elizabeth Phillips

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Air Gunner Sergeant John Desmond Hickling

911628 RAFVR

Age 23, of Edgware, Middlesex

Son of Sydney and Annie Hickling

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Left to right Karl-Heinz Scherfling, Heinz Vinke and Karl Pfeiffer.

Bomber Command Night Raid Report

4th december 1943

December 4th/5th 1943

Interception and Tactics Report for the night

Interception Summary reports June to December 1943 037 (2)

Note comments relating to a aircraft seen falling in flames!

Bomber Command Gardens off Holland

Gardening Areas 2 - Copy

Nectarines II in Blue