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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 BrowneJ BSergeant1336517Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
2 EllisLeslie JamesPilot Officer1457921923 RomfordPilot1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45,RAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.Essen Attacked by nightfighter. Crashed at Rechteren Holland KilledDalfsen General Cemetery


Son of William and Margaret Ellis of Romford, Essex. Enlisting in the RAF in 1941, he was selected for pilot training and embarked the the U.S.A. Returned to the U.K. in the summer of 1942 as a Pilot Officer in the RAFVR, and was posted to 44 Sqd (Rhodesia), a Lancaster unit operating out of RAF Waddington, in March 1943. Having then participated in nine operational sorties, including an outing to Essen on the night of 3-4 April 1943, when his Lancaster was coned by searchlights and the port inner engine rendered useless owing to enemy action - and been subjected to fighter attack in another outing to Spezia on the 18 April - Ellis took-off on his final wartime sortie, a strike against Essen on the night of 30 April. Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.


Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
3 EllisH CSergeant1270431Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
4 Le PageR LSergeant577884Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
5 McClellanS SSergeant1384317Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
6 RollingsWilliam ArnoldFlying OfficerJ/21818RCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig
7 WilliamsRSergeant974495Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIIIED783KM-FWaddington.0025.EssenCrashed at Rechteren HollandKilledDalfsen General Cemetery
Attacked by German ace Hauptman Wolgang Thimmig on the homeward bound trip, his Lancaster burst into flames and crashed 13 miles south-east of Zwolle. There were no survivors and today the crew are buried side by side in Dalfsen General Cemetery, Holland.

Attacker Wolfgang Thimmig

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