Technical Specs

Type Stirling
Serial Number EF399
Squadron 75
Operation M_lheim
Date 1 22nd June 1943
Date 2 23rd June 1943

Serial Range EF384 – EF400. 17 Stirling Mk.1.
Part of a batch of 150 Short S.29 Stirling Mk.1/111/1V. EF327- EF369; EF384-EF400 Mk.1; EF401-EF412 Mk.111; EF413 Mk.1; EF425- EF470; EF488-EF518 Mk.111; EF404; EF429; EF435; EF446; EF470;EF506 were converted to Mk.1V.

Delivered by Short Brothers Ltd between Mar43 and Jun43. Contract No.763825/38. Initially delivered to No.15 Sqdn 21May43, to No.75 Sqdn 6Jun43. EF399 was one of four No.75 Sqdn Stirlings lost on this operation.
See: BK810; EF408; EH889. Airborne 2337 22Jun43 from Newmarket.

Last heard on W/T at 0225 indicating the Stirling had been badly damaged by Flak. Soon after making this call, the bomber was intercepted by a night-fighter (Hptm Egmont Prinz zur Lippe Weissendfeld, 111./NJG1) and shot down at 0247 near Markelo (Overijssel) 23 km SW of Hengelo, Holland. All are buried in Markelo General Cemetery.

  • F/S K.A.Burbidge RNZAF KIA
  • Sgt G.Lockey KIA
  • F/S W.F.Wilcockson RNZAF KIA
  • F/S A.J.McEwin RNZAF KIA
  • F/S D.E.Martin RNZAF KIA
  • Sgt G.Cameron KIA
  • Sgt K.F.Shaw KIA ‘Air Battle of the Ruhr’,
  • A.Cooper, records F/S A.J.McEwin as Sgt A.J.Mecewin and Sgt K.F.Shaw as Sgt K.F.Shawk.