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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. Our date is always the Take Off date as this 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. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). 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 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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1 AlderGeorgeSergeant5682971920Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command1651 CU
1942-07-28StirlingIN3655BS-TWaterbeach2330HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea 30km North of Terschelling at 0048KilledBecklingen War Cemetery Plot 26 Row J Grave 2Son of Robert and Marion G. Alder, of McLure, British Columbia, Canada
2 BakeE.SergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

Attacker

3 BanksJohn Charles LyonSergeant9174621920Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 77Son of William George Wilson Banks and Violet Mary Gladys Banks, of Broad Oak, Heathfield, Sussex
4 BaxterJ CWarrant OfficerDFM

Bomber Command156 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND466GT-ZUpwood2230NurnbergCrashed EisfeldKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryAttacker
5 BayleyGeorge CorbettPilot Officer1133431919Pilot (Skipper)DFC

RAFVRBomber Command1651 CU
1942-07-28StirlingIN3655BS-TWaterbeach2330HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea 30km North of Terschelling at 0048KilledBecklingen War Cemetery Plot 6 Row J Grave 3Son of Herbert Bell Bayley and Nancy Bayley
6 BeardPeter FranklynSergeant1601748Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 8 Row F Grave 10
7 BeckerRobert S.Sergeant1812596Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-02-15HalifaxVLL140MP-A RAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire 1730Berlin See archive report for full details PoW No: 1467 Camp: Stalag Kopernikusnone - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
8 BeckerR BFlight SergeantR/152224NavigatorRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIIDS777A4-CWitchford2019MagdeburgGerman documents examined post war record that the aircraft was shot down in the vicinity of Sommersdorf, some 40 miles west of Magdeburg. As Magdeburg was located in the Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany it was not possible for investigating teams to visit the crash sitePoW No 924, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO whilst as PoW
9 BeckerB JSergeantRCAFBomber Command1664 CU
1944-10-14HalifaxIIHR802DishforthDuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
10 BeckerP ALieutenantSAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterING145DX-JEast Kirkby1630HeilbronnCrashed at OberstenfeldKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
11 BeckerR SSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-11-02HalifaxVLL189MP-CHolme on Spalding Moor1100Air TestCrashed on take offInjured
12 BeckerSergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1941-08-24WhitleyVZ6742EY-Middleton St George2017DusseldorfCrashed Mistley Essex
13 BeckerMarvin H 2nd LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
14 BeckerMarvin H 2nd LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
15 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-07P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
16 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-30P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
17 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-30P-47 Thunderbolt2.75Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
18 BeckerRobert H 1st LtO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-02-25P-51 Mustang1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
19 BeckerRobert H 1st LtO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-13P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
20 BeckerRobert H 1st LtO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-30P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
21 BeckerRobert H CaptainO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
22 BeckerRobert H CaptainO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
23 BeckerRobert H CaptainO-739239USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-51 Mustang7Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
24 BinderJack Percival GeorgeSergeant1337685PilotRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV857MH-H2RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2211Nurnberg See archive report for full details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Grave 4.H.13.
Read Archive Report

Attacker

25 BirdJoseph RonaldFlight Sergeant9000121920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledRunnymede Memorial 73Son of Joseph and Annie Bird, of Derby
26 BlachowskiZygfrydKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781526Born 9 April 1915 Wiłkowo (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-09-04Vickers Wellington lVZ1320BH-KRAF Ingham23:04BremenObst. Ludwig Becker 6.NJG2, claimed three Wellingtons on this date, one each from 101, 300 and 419 Sqns. (North Sea 40 Km N. Ameland: 4200 m, 0415; North Sea 40 Km N. Ameland: 3200 m, 0455; Sea 35 km Schiermonnikoog: 1000 m, 0509) Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt., No Known Grave - Aircraft believe lost at sea

Archiwum Polish Database
27 BlanceIan EdwardPilot OfficerNZ/421496PilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200Stuttgart See Archive report for further details KilledMillery Communal Cemetery. Grave 4Read Archive Report

Burial Site

Attacker

Attacker Operational Record
28 BoothRonaldSergeant Air Bomber1549733RAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV834TL-N RAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire .0003.Leipzig Attacked by night fighter piloted by Oblt. Martin Becker, exploded and crashed at Gohre KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave No. 8.E.8Read Archive Report

Attacker

29 BowersW HSergeant977278RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-03-08WellingtonIIIX3411WS-Waddington. (originally RAF Honington- Moved to RAF Waddington August 1942.)0.0028EssenDitched in North SeaKilledRunnymede Panel 78Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Ludwig Becker (6./NJG2).North Sea 8 km North of Petten (Eisbar) at 04:11. This would be his 14th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
30 BowleyK WPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoW

Attacker

31 BrearJamesSergeant1521636Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV857MH-H2RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2211Nurnberg See archive report for full details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Grave 4.H.16.
Read Archive Report

Attacker

32 BrychRyszardKapralSergeantP.783077Born 14 September 1918 Słupia Jędrzejów (Age 24 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham18:39KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt., No Known Grave - Aircraft lost over North Sea
Archiwum Polish Database
33 ButtelAlbert FrancoisSergeant 2nd Pilot403717RAAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-06-06ManchesterIL7469EA-Scampton2313EmdenClaimed as shot down by Obit. Lugwig Becker of 6/NJG2 and lost over the North SeaKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave ref. 7.C.5 Read Archive Report
34 CaleRonald PhilipSergeant1381147Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 79
35 CarletonR HFlying OfficerBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

Attacker

36 CarrellGerald P.Flight Sergeant Air Gunner (Mid Upper)1319244D.F.M.RAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV834TL-NRAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire.0003.LeipzigAttacked by night fighter piloted by Oblt. Martin Becker, exploded and crashed at GohreKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave No. 8.G.1-16Read Archive Report

Attacker

37 ClimoFrederick Walter PercivalFlight SergeantNZ/4210148W/op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200Stuttgart See Archive report for further details KilledMillery Communal Cemetery. Grave 2Read Archive Report

Burial Site

Attacker

Attacker Operational Record
38 ClowesJ WSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoW

Attacker

39 ComptonW H SSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
Attacker
40 CraigJFlying OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command97 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND640OF-RBourn2230NurnbergCrashed MunchholzhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

Attacker

41 CritchisonStanley BryanFlying Officer1005491921PilotRAFVRBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-07-09WellingtonIVZ1324QT-AGrimsby2337GardeningClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG 2 - North Sea NE of Terschelling at 0112.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 66.Son of Stanley Lascelles Critchison and Mary Elizabeth Critchison, of Sheffield
42 DanikJanPlutonowy StrzelecSergeantP.794118Born 12 November 1912 Łuniniec Białoruś (Age 29 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers Wellington IVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row B Grave 6-8
Archiwum Polish Database
43 DawsonRFlight SergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourEvader

Attacker

44 De Mestre Peter MorriceSquadron Leader Pilot41678DSO London Gazette 1942-05-26

DFC

September 1940
RAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-06-06ManchesterIL7469EA-Scampton2313EmdenClaimed as shot down by Obit. Lugwig Becker of 6/NJG2 and lost over the North SeaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 65 Read Archive Report
45 DougallJFlying OfficerBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoW

Attacker

46 EagleLeonard ReilSergeant5701001922NavigatorRAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 82Son of Leonard Charles and May Caroline Eagle, of Southsea, Hampshire
47 EdwardsJeffrey HughFlight Lieutenant42052PilotRAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 65
48 EllickMSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND535ZN-QMetheringham2231NurnbergCrashed KonigsbergKilledHannover War Cemetery

Attacker

49 EllisJ ESergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
Attacker
50 EmondJoseph Edward HectorPilot OfficerJ/152656 July 1914 in Ottawa, ON, CanadaCanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-07-09WellingtonIVZ1324QT-AGrimsby2337GardeningClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG 2 - North Sea NE of Terschelling at 0112.KilledSchiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery Grave 82. Paradie Archive Database Son of Bertha Emond of Ottawa, ON, Canada

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