Flying Officer Edwin Essenburg - 427 Squadron  

Flying Officer Edwin Essenburg


Flying Officer Edwin Essenburg was serving as Bomb Aimer on board Halifax MKBIII NP942 coded ZL-T for an  operation to bomb the the Rhenani Ossag synthetic oil refinery at Monheim on February 20/20, 1945. The aircraft departed Leeming at 2147hrs but failed to return, F/O Essenburg and P/O Wallace were killed.

The other crewmembers were:

Name Service Trade Hometown  Age
F/L J. Murphy - POW RCAF Pilot - -
Sgt G. Tate - POW RAFVR Flight Engineer - -
F/O G. Mann - POW RCAF Navigator - -
F/O Edwin Essenburg RCAF Bomb Aimer Winnipeg, Manitoba 23
W/O2 E . Perdue RCAF W/Op/AG - -
F/O A. Breault RCAF Air Gunner - -
P/O John Wallace RCAF Air Gunner - 27


F/O Edwin Essenburg is buried in Rhienberg War Cemetery in Germany.

  Photo courtesy of Robert Essenburg.