NF980

 

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards

Air Historical Branch: Air Movement Cards – NF980

Date Target Notes Code Pilot Duration
1 10/09/44 Montivilliers JN-K F/O Scott 03:56
2 16/09/44 Moerdijk JN-K F/O Scott 02:38
3 17/09/44 Emmerich JN-K F/L Andrew 03:05
4 20/09/44 Calais JN-K F/S Scott 03:23
5 23/09/44 Neuss JN-K F/O Smith 04:06
6 25/09/44 Calais JN-K F/O Smith 02:57
7 26/09/44 Cap Gris Nez JN-K F/O Smith 02:11
8 27/09/44 Calais JN-K F/L Waugh 03:07
9 03/10/44 the West Kapelle Dyke JN-K F/O Boyer 03:00
10 05/10/44 Saarbrucken JN-K F/O McIntosh 05:15
11 07/10/44 Emmerich JN-K F/S McCartin 03:51
12 14/10/44 Duisburg JN-K F/O Smith 04:23
13 14/10/44 Duisburg(2) JN-K F/O Smith 04:48
14 15/10/44 Mining in the Kattegat Area JN-K F/O Scott 05:59
15 19/10/44 Stuttgart JN-K F/L Waugh 05:45
16 21/10/44 Flushing JN-K F/O Smith 03:00
17 22/10/44 Neuss JN-K F/O Smith 04:01
18 23/10/44 Essen JN-K F/O Boyer 04:32
19 25/10/44 Essen JN-K F/O Butler 04:06
20 29/10/44 West Kapelle JN-K F/O Wood 02:57
21 30/10/44 Wessling Hit by flak 7 times (AC) JN-K F/O McIntosh 04:34
22 15/11/44 Dortmund JN-K F/O Cuming 04:57
23 16/11/44 Heinsberg JN-K F/O McIntosh 03:53
24 20/11/44 Homberg I think that the stated serial is incorrect, describing as it does the only record of NF986 – the record document clearly shows this number but I think that its wrong JN-K F/O McIntosh 04:41
25 27/11/44 Cologne Marshalling Yard Hit by flak 6 times JN-F F/O McIntosh 04:38
26 30/11/44 Osterfeld Missing – A/C believed to have had its tail shot off JN-F F/O McIntosh missing
Total Op hours 99:43

 

30/11/1944 – Attack Against Osterfeld
Eighteen aircraft took off as detailed carrying 4,000 lb, 1,000 lb, 500 lb, and Incendiary bombs to attack the coking plant at Osterfeld. Seventeen aircraft attacked the target successfully through ten tenths cloud with tops 10,000 feet, and the raid was reported as being well concentrated. One aircraft captained by NZ411915 F/O J.A. McIntosh is missing and the aircraft is believed to have had its tail shot away.

Lancaster Mk.I NF980 JN-F
Missing – A/C believed to have had its tail shot off

F/O James Alexander McIntosh, RNZAF NZ411915 – Pilot.
F/S Robert Carhampton Morgan, RNZAF NZ421389 – Navigator.
F/S Ronald Wynne Newman, RNZAF NZ4210960 – Air Bomber.
F/S Robert James Boag, RAAF AUS.432097 – Wireless Operator .
F/S Richard Thomas Taylor, RAFVR 1401963 – Flight Engineer.
Sgt. Cyril Brewer, RAFVR 1418695 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Sgt. Edward Roy Cooper, RAFVR 2221308 – Rear Gunner.

Take Off 10:55 – Landed missing
Flight Time – Missing

Lancaster Mk.I NF980 JN-F received a direct hit by flak over the target and it appeared to another crew flying close by, to have lost most of its tail-plane. The aircraft fell sharply out of the sky and struck the ground violently. The rear gunner was the only survivor but he too, died from his injuries in a hospital about 3 weeks later.

F/O James Alexander Mcintosh, RNZAF NZ411915 – Pilot.
Killed age 26.
Son of Alexander and Gertrude Mcintosh, of Huntly, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 25. A. 13-18.

F/S Robert Cashampton Morgan, RNZAF NZ421389 – Navigator.
Killed age 26.
Son of Gerald H. and Jessie P. Morgan, of Penrose, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 25. A. 11.

F/S Ronald Wynne Newman, RNZAF NZ4210960 – Air Bomber.
Killed age 29.
Son of Ludvic M. and Elsie Newman; Husband of Kate I. Newman, of Gisborne, Auckland, New Zealand.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 25. A. 7.

F/S Robert James Boag, RAAF AUS.432097 – Wireless Operator.
Killed age 24.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Boag, of Arncliffe, New South Wales, Australia.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 25. A. 13-18

Sgt. Richard Thomas Taylor, RAFVR 1401963 – Flight Engineer.
Killed age 21.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 25. A. 13-18.

Sgt. Cyril Brewer, RAFVR 1418695 – Mid Upper Gunner.
Killed age 22.
Son of John and Catherine Brewer, of St. Athan, Glamorgan.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – Coll. grave 25. A. 13-18.
‘May the winds of heaven
Blow gently
On this sacred spot’

Sgt. Edward Roy Cooper, RAFVR 2221308 – Rear Gunner.
Died of injuries 3 weeks later age 20.
Son of Albert and Charlotte Cooper, of Stafford.
Buried Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany..
Grave location – 14. A. 1.
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And he will walk with me’