F/S GJ Davis - Pilot POWSgt EJ Roberts - Navigator KIASgt RJ Seddon - Air Bomber KIASgt H Morris - WOP/AG KIASgt AR Bird - MU Gunner KIASgt WDB O'Dea RAAF- Rear Gunner KIASgt J Smethurst - Flight Engineer KIA24-Dec-43 LL671 A2-B Berlin F/O Whitting According to F/S Maloney, the only survivor, it is believed that F/O Whitting, the pilot, was killed during an attack on the aircraft.
Other 514 Sqn aircraft had bombed the target at around 1915hrs.
Walter Barte of Stab III./NJG3 West of Bennebostel and shot down, crashing 800 metres W of Bennebostel, 5 km S of Celle, where all were buried on 15th Jan44.
S/L Sly was the highest ranking officer to be lost by the squadron.
Both gunners fired on the enemy aircraft with commendable , and under stable, enthusiasm whilst F/O Greenburgh once again threw the Lancaster into a corkscrew.
Undeterred, F/O Greenburgh pressed on to the target and was on the return leg near the site of the first attack when the mid upper gunner, Sgt Carey, saw another Ju88 manoeuvring to attack them.