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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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See Archive report for details mid air collision with BM467
Born 10th October 1913 at Lwów in Poland. (now Ukraine) Escaped via Romania to France, later to England. After training joined 306 squadron in January 1941. Joined 81 squadron on the 29th March 1942. Posted to 316 squadron on the 07th July 1942 then to 182 squadron on the 28th September 1942. Survived the war and settled in England. Already a British citizen he changed his name by deed poll to Edward Tadeusz Bubess on the 09th January 1959. Lived at Frearson House, 134 Chewton Street, New Eastwood, Nottingham. Died on the 09th May 1988 and was buried at Newark-on-Trent.
See Archive report for details mid air collision with BM518
Warmfield Churchyard Extension (St. Peter). Row U. Grave 11
Born on the 31st January 1921 at Wapella. Prior to enlisting on the 15th January 1940 at Wapella he worked at Bragg stores as a clerk. Son of William Martin Woodhead (died 1960, age 68) and Clara Annie Woodhead (née Teal - died in 1962, age 93), of Kirkthorpe, Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Grave inscription: 'Beloved Son Of William M And Clara A. Woodhead. Formerly Of This Parish'.