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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 BeechK ASergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
2 BowlesHSergeant1676288Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.Berlin Believed shot down by night fighter KilledHannover War Cemetery Burial Plot 8 K 12
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
3 BurgessCSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
4 CoombeAnthony PaulSergeantBomb Aimer1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45,RAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.Berlin Believed shot down by night fighter KilledHannover War Cemetery

Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)

Born in September 1923 and, after attending school at Scunthorpe, enlisted in the Royal Air Force. Duly trained as a Bomb Aimer, he joined No. 44 Sqd (Rhodesia), a Lancaster unit operating out of Dunholme Lodge, towards the end of 1943, and flew his first operational sortie on the night of 20-21 December, against Frankfurt - an eventful trip for Coombe owing to the fact the bomb load hung up and had to be jettisoned live by means of ‘a violent dive and pull up’. On his next sortie, however, a strike against the “Big City” on the night of the 23rd-24th, as a member of Sergeant R. L. Hands’ crew, his Lancaster was shot down by an Me. 110 night fighter piloted by Oberleutnant Paul Zorrner - one of three bombers claimed by him that night. Coombe’s aircraft crashed near Diepholz, all of the crew being killed and, having been buried locally by the Germans on Christmas Day, were re-interred in Hannover War Cemetery after the War
5 HandsR LSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
6 PhillipsG ESergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
7 WildeJ ASergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)

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