Wing Commander E J Little DFC & Crew

Date of Operation Night of Tuesday 31st August / Wednesday 1st September 1943
Target BERLIN
Code Name (Ref) Whitebait
Aiming Point Whitebait “B”
Master Bomber Call Sign
Take off-time 20.29hrs
Base RAF Downham Market, Norfolk
Time of Loss
Cause of Loss Flak (Presumed)
Aircraft Crashed Werbig, 9kms NE of Belzig
Escape & Evasion Report NA
Crew reported Cause of Loss
Loss Card Details
Additional Information
Zero Hour over Target 23.30hrs
Scheduled To Attack Z + 11 to Z + 18
Wave Third
Bombing Height
Bomb Load 1 x 2000lb + 4 x 500lb HE
Bombing Method if Known H2S Blind Marking
Route Ref Loss Card
Special Equipment Gee

 

Pilot Wing Commander Edwin John Little

37572 RAF

DFC 3 x MiD

Age 28 of Elstree, Herts

Son of Arthur William and Elizabeth Alice Little

Runnymede Memorial 118

 

2nd Pilot Flight Sergeant Oliver James Tanner

414170 RAAF

Age 20 of Queensland, Australia

Son of James Edward and Elizabeth Tanner

Initially buried in mass grave at Goerzke with Sgt Millin and 3 unknowns. Re-interred Berlin1939-1945 Cemetery1950.

Berlin 1939-1945 Cemetery : Coll Grave 5.F 15-18

Navigator Pilot Officer Ellis Edward Huxter

135873 RAFVR

Age 28, of Barry, Glamorgan

Son of Frederick and Beatrice Huxture

Runnymede Panel 125

Wireless Operator Sergeant Alfred John Henry Millin

1097417 RAFVR

Initially buried in mass grave at Goerzke with F/Sgt Tanner RAAF and 3 unknowns. Re-interred Berlin1939-1945 Cemetery1950.

Berlin 1939-1945 Cemetery Coll : Grave 5.F 15-18

Bomb Aimer

Sergeant Alfred Clifton Brooksbank

1438247 RAFVR

Age 21,of Didsbury, Manchester

Son of James Clifton and Lucy Brooksbank

Runnymede Panel 143

Flight Engineer Sergeant William Lowe

1683548 RAFVR

Age 20, of Skelmersdale, Lanarkshire

Son of John and Ellen Lowe

Runnymede Panel 157

Mid Upper Gunner Sergeant Charles William Sweeting

990927 RAFVR

Age 22, of Whitgift, Yorkshire

Son of Robert and Mary Sweeting

Runnymede Panel 166

Rear Gunner Flight Sergeant Edwin Richard Galligan

425149 RAAF

Age 27, of Childers, Queensland, Australia

Son of John and Emma Galligan, husband of Dorothy May Galligan

Runnymede Panel 192

F/Sgt E Galligan’s brother was killed on operations with No.44 Squadron on June 29th 1943. Sergeant F Galligan was also a rear gunner.

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Mr David Major produced a small book on the life of Wing Commander Little DFC titled “JACK LITTLE

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Jack Little