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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AdamsRoydon JamesPilot Officer205795AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-11RAAF Honour Roll
2 AldridgeAlfred RamseySergeant5226AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
3 AllsopJohn WilliamFlight Lieutenant39452AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1939-10-02RAAF Honour Roll
4 AmosClifford Oswald WilliamFlying OfficerAUS/3332Wireless OpRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-04-18SunderlandT9075RB-CPembroke DockCrossover Patrol, Brest Short of fuel, gave the crew the option bailing out over Eire or attempting to force land in the Irish Sea. They opted to stay with the aircraft. Killed Archive Report
5 AmosClifford Oswald WilliamCorporal3332AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1941-04-29RAAF Honour Roll
6 AndersonDavid Flying Officer408946AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-10-03RAAF Honour Roll
7 BarryJames Pilot Officer400034AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1941-06-20RAAF Honour Roll
8 BartramChristopher Edward ThomasFlying Officer401759AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-07-31RAAF Honour Roll
9 BaxterK AFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-10-02HalifaxIIW1116ZA-PMelbourne1841Krefeld?PoW
10 BehrndtRaymond CarlFlight Lieutenant416406AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-11-17RAAF Honour Roll
11 Bell Ralph DouglasLACAUS/207712Flight Engineer 2RAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-04-18SunderlandT9075RB-CPembroke DockCrossover Patrol, Brest Short of fuel, gave the crew the option bailing out over Eire or attempting to force land in the Irish Sea. They opted to stay with the aircraft. Missing Archive Report
12 BellJohn NapierFlight LieutenantAUS/162Born on the 25th April 1916 (Age 24)AustralianPilotRAAFCoastal Command10 Sqd RAAF
1940-06-18Supermarine WalrusIL2312Not knownRAF Mount Batten, Plymouth300Special Intelligence ServiceSee archive report for detailsKilledSt Yves Church Yard Ploudaniel, Brittany, France. Grave 4Read Archive Report
13 BellDavid Sergeant406430AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-07-31RAAF Honour Roll
14 BellJohn NapierFlight Lieutenant162AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1940-06-18RAAF Honour Roll
15 BellRalph DouglasLeading Aircraftman207712AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1941-04-29RAAF Honour Roll
16 BenisonPhillip MervynSergeant11065AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
17 BenningtonDouglas EdwardSergeant33244AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-11RAAF Honour Roll
18 BigginGeoffrey MoylePilot Officer408831AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
19 BinghamClive ThomasSergeant4559AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-07-31RAAF Honour Roll
20 BirchErnest HughFlight Sergeant38770Mid Upper GunnerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV881ZA-YMelbourne2216NurnbergShot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Helmut Pleines of the 3./Nachtjagdgruppe 10, who had taken off from Bonn-Hangelar airfield in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Crashed Steinheim near HungenKilled Age 21Hannover War Cemetery 16. E. 14. Epitaph: Semper Fidelis


German intelligence had identified Nuremburg as the target that night and defences were well prepared; every available night-fighter was lying-in-wait and the ground defences of searchlights and anti-aircraft flak guns were increased along the bomber stream’s route. It is also documented that the evening was clear and featured a full moon; unusual for a night mission and against normal procedure. The task force was intercepted as they crossed over the Belgian border with 82 bombers being lost in the first hour. A further 13 aircraft were lost on their return and it is clear that LV881 met its fate in these circumstances along with the other casualties.

Son of Harold Ernest and Victoria Maud Margaret Birch, of Bunbury, Western Australia.
21 BirchErnest HughFlight Sergeant38770AustraliaRAAFAttached 10 Sqd RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
22 BirchHugh MiltonGrp CptAustraliaPilotDFC

MiD (x2)

RAAFCoastal Command10 Sqd RAAF









Distinguished Flying Cross GVIR (GRI 1918); 1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star, - clasp - Air Crew Europe (see note below); Africa Star; Pacific Star; Defence Medal 1939-45; War Medal 1939-45 with 2 MID emblems; Australia Service Medal 1939-45; Malta George Cross 50th Anniversary Commemorative Medal 1992.
23 BirdHugh AlexanderFlight Sergeant410210AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-03RAAF Honour Roll
24 BonusSidney OwenFlying Officer264815AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-07RAAF Honour Roll
25 BowenIan WilliamFlying Officer412372AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-11RAAF Honour Roll
26 BowleyRobert GeorgeFlying Officer416015AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-17RAAF Honour Roll
27 BrahamD FPilot Officer72463AustraliaRAF10 Sqd RAF
RAAF Honour Roll
28 BrookingAlexander ThomasSergeant419082AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-11-17RAAF Honour Roll
29 BroomheadDavid AlfredLeading Aircraftman5458AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-04RAAF Honour Roll
30 BuddHamilton Roland DacreFlying Officer416307AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-01RAAF Honour Roll
31 BunningBruce AlanFlying Officer410303AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-10-03RAAF Honour Roll
32 BurbidgeHugh EdwardFlight Sergeant414990AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
33 BurcherG MPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-04-27HalifaxIIILV863ZA-OMelbourne105AulnoyeCrashed on take off
34 BurleighHerbert KeithSergeant49216AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-12-15RAAF Honour Roll
35 BurnhamJohn Sergeant413165AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-30RAAF Honour Roll
36 CarsonReginald Flying Officer406469AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
37 ChallinorJames EdwardSergeant32957AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-11RAAF Honour Roll
38 ChatawayCosmo CliveFlying Officer405394AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
39 ChelmanWilliam OssianAircraftman Class 125061AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
40 ClelandWilliam RobertFlying Officer415006AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-20RAAF Honour Roll
41 CockremH W GPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1943-09-27HalifaxIIHX159ZA-LMelbourne1921Hannover?KilledHannover War Cemetery
42 CockremHarry William GeorgePilot Officer414001AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAF
1943-09-27RAAF Honour Roll
43 CoghillKelvin Sergeant23756AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-11-17RAAF Honour Roll
44 Coldham-FussellHumphrey Sergeant8710AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-10-03RAAF Honour Roll
45 ColemanMervyn JohnFlight SergeantAUS/436070Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIILV825ZA-GRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire20DomlegerSee archive report for detailsSurvived - injured None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
46 CollinsVictor Denis WilliamFlying Officer409027AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
47 CollumbellDFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-01-28HalifaxIIJP133ZA-DMelbourne2345BerlinCrashed at FalkenseePoW
48 CorcoranLen GFlying OfficerAUS/4503Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-04-18SunderlandT9075RB-CPembroke DockCrossover Patrol, Brest Short of fuel, gave the crew the option bailing out over Eire or attempting to force land in the Irish Sea. They opted to stay with the aircraft. Injured Archive Report
49 CorlessVictor JamesFlying Officer401913AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-17RAAF Honour Roll
50 CourtneyEdgar BruceSquadron Leader0348Age 27AustraliaPilotRAAFCoastal Command10 Sqd RAAF
1941-12-05SunderlandIT9072RB-VRAF Oban, Scotland0925Transit FlightSee Archive report for further detailsInjured

Paul McGuiness Archives

Of Malvern, Victoria survived the crash with minor injuries and quickly returned to service. He was repatriated back to Australia to fight in the Pacific and survived the War remaining in the RAAF until 14th November 1969. Air Commodore Edgar Bruce Courtney MVO OBE. Born on the 14th November 1914 at Malver, Victoria. Died 30th November 1999, age 84.

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