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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 ClarkeJohn EdwardSergeant1803722RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder Killed Age 21Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 229.
Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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2 HarveyDonald BruceSergeant1394496RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 152.
Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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3 IrelandJohnSergeant1435308RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder Killed Age 22Runnymede Panel 154.
Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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4 JordanEric Ronald EdwardSergeant1275767RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder Killed Age 21Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 231.
Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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5 MacFarlaneRonald ErnestFlight LieutenantJ/16696CanadaDFM

RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625BerlinShot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polderKilled Age 21Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 230

Courtesy Oleg Marin


Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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6 ThompsonLorne EdgarFlying OfficerCanadaRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder KilledRunnymede Panel 175
Paradie Archive Database Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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7 WestallFrederick Ronald Sergeant1394339Air Bomber1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder Killed Age 21Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 221.

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Air Bomber with 101 Squadron, joining with his crew directly from 1656 Conversion Unit on 9 October 1943. He flew his first operational sortie on 3 November 1943, a raid on Düsseldorf, and carried out a further five missions that month, to Modena, Stuttgart, and three trips to the ‘Big City’, Berlin, including the first raid of the Battle of Berlin, on 18 November 1943. Westall was killed in action when Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.
8 WilsonLeonard DinsdaleSergeant1621809RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder KilledLemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 228.
Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.

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