The crew members are not so lucky. On the Pelmolenpad a crew member falls through a kitchen roof, of course he does not survive. In the nearby village of Bobeldijk, an airplane tailpiece with a paratrooper attached to it crashes at De Nobelshoeve farm. He still tries to kick himself in the air, his cords are tangled. He won’t survive either. In total, thirteen of the twenty crew members perished. The Germans capture six of the survivors, only Sergeant Arthur F. Brown manages to escape.
Brown probably landed with his parachute in Berkhout. After a few days of wandering, he is found in the village of Hem by Alie Commandeur, in the land behind their farm. Her father Tamis Commandeur happens to be in the resistance and has good contacts with the Enkhuizen Knokploeg. That’s how Brown manages to escape. He poses as a deaf-mute watchmaker and miraculously returns to England safely. The first thing he does? He gets back into a bomber heading for Germany.