ED874 took part in the following Key Operations: With No.97 Sqdn as OF-L, Dortmund 23/24May43; Düsseldorf 11/12Jun43; Bochum 12/13Jun43. With No.106 Sqdn, Berlin 3/4Sep43; Mannheim 23/24Sep43; Hannover 18/19Oct43; Berlin 18/19Nov43; Berlin 22/23Nov43-aborted; Berlin 26/27Nov43; Berlin 2/3Dec43-Lost.
There is a suggestion that this aircraft was battle-damaged against Bochum 12/13Jun43 which would account for the lack of operations until 3/4Sep43. Unable to find provenance for this. However, it is duly noted.
When lost this aircraft had a total of 294 hours.
Airborne 1640 2Dec43 from Metheringham.
Crashed at Lindenberg, a small town some 14 km NE from the centre of Berlin and on the main autobahn to Bernau.
Sgt Harmes has no known grave, the others are buried in Berlin 1939-45 War Cemetery.
P/O R.F.Neil KIA
Sgt M.J.Sheryn MiD KIA
Sgt J.F.Harmes KIA
F/O G.L.Ashman KIA
F/S T.J.Robertson KIA
Sgt R.P Prothero KIA
Sgt G.H.Stubbs KIA