avro lancaster mk iii (nf923)

Homeward-bound, the aircraft was shot down by night fighter pilot Hauptmann Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer of the Stab IV./NJG 1, who was flying a Bf 110 G-4 from Dortmund-Brackel airfield in Germany.

One crew member did not survive the jump and P/O. Benting died of his injuries some two days later. The pilot died in the aircraft when it crashed near Lochem:

Pilot / F/Lt. G.S. Stout DFC 145510 RAF / Lochem cemetery
Flight Engineer / P/O. A.W. Benting 182038 RAF / Enschede cemetery (Overijssel); died of wounds on the 25th of September
Navigator / F/O. C.E.M. Graham Mid 159937 RAF / Oosterbeek War Cemetery
Bomb Aimer / F/O. W.A. Rupert J/27691 RCAF / evader
Wireless Operator/ Air Gunner / F/O. R.J. Allen DFC 52101 RAF / prisoner of war
Mid Upper Gunner / F/Sgt. P.L. Whittaker DFM 1587036 RAF / prisoner of war
Rear Gunner / F/O. R.H. Petch DFC 50189 RAF / evader
  1. DAMBUSTERS Whittaker, Peter Linn

    SURNAMEWhittaker FORENAMEPeter Linn UNIT617 Squadron,R.A.F. RANKFlight Sergeant NUMBER1587036 AWARDDistinguished Flying Medal PLACELondon Gazette 7.12.1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONair gunner Lancaster NF923 Ladbergen (Dortmund-Ems Kanal) damaged by night-fighter,abandoned and crashed 2300 hours...
  2. DAMBUSTERS Benting, Alan William

    SURNAME Benting FORENAME Alan William UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Pilot Officer NUMBER 182038 DATE OF DEATH 25th September 1944 AGE 22 GRAVESITE Enschede Eastern General Cemetery,Netherlands Joint grave 200-201 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of William and Elizabeth...
  3. DAMBUSTERS Graham, Clyde Euan Miles

    SURNAME Graham FORENAME Clyde Euan Miles UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flying Officer NUMBER 159937 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery,Netherlands 4.C.13 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Maj-Gen.Sir Miles,KBE,CB,MC and Lady...
  4. DAMBUSTERS Stout, Geoffrey Stevenson

    SURNAME Stout FORENAME Geoffrey Stevenson UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Flight Lieutenant NUMBER 145510 DATE OF DEATH 23rd September 1944 AGE 23 GRAVESITE Lochem New General Cemetery,Netherlands Row 1 Grave 2 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Jacob Stevenson and Emma...