NR132 Halifax III HD-Z

  
4th November 1944
                 
Pilot Bomb Aimer Navigator Wireless Operator Flight Engineer Mid Upper Gunner Rear Gunner  
                 
  P/O N C R Dodgson F/S H J Tolhurst F/S E M Ryder W/O E A McCasker Sgt F Caffrey F/S J S McLay W/O R D Stopher  
  RAAF - P.o.W. RAAF RAAF RAAF   RAAF RAAF  
     
                 
   
                 
                 
  Take Off :- 17:17   Base :- RAF Driffield   Mission :- Bochum  
            Modern Overlay view of the target area  
                 
  Details :- Shot down near Julich on the outskirts of Cologne on the return from Bochum at approx 20:00.  
                 
 

NR132 exploded with 2 of the crew being blown out of the aircraft, both sustaining bad injuries, W/O McCasker later dying from his wounds. P/O Dodgson was badly injured with 2 broken wrists and a fractured neck, his injuries were only crudely set before he was dispatched to a PoW camp.

 
       
  Those of the crew who died were buried in Düren New Cemetery before being re-buried in 1949 to Rheinberg War Cemetery.  
     
  P/O Dodgson - PoW number is 13034 in camp 6G.  
     
  Picture of P/O N C R Dodgson kindly donated by Phillip Dodgson.  
  Picture of Heinz Rokker from Aces of the Luftwaffe  
               
 

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