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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 DrinkwaterThomas Henry DesmondSquadron Leader47841Age 29PilotDFC

RAFFighter Command122 Sqd
1944-05-18MustangIIIFZ164MT-?RAF Ford, SussexRangerSee other archive report for further brief detailsKilledNantes (Pont-Du-Cens) Communal Cemetery. Plot L. Row B. Grave 21. Son of Thomas and Kathleen Drinkwater, of St. Mawes, Cornwall, England and husband of Winifred Drinkwater.

Courtesy Richard Little

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2 FordRoy DouglasFlying OfficerJ2722516th Sep 1920CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-27HalifaxIIILV831ZL:PLeeming23:31Bourg-LeopoldClaim by Fw Hans-Eugen Gienanth 11/NJG1 - Genappe: 2,600m at 02:17. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft plunged out of the sky and collided with 429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF Halifax MZ295. Both aircraft exploded over Baisy-Thy 2km SSE of of Genappe.KilledHaverlee War Cemetery 2.G.8Paradie Archive Database429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF Halifax III MZ295, AL:Y

Son of William Ernest and Mabel Annie Ford, of Stratford, Ontario, Canada
3 FordErnest GeorgeP/O
Canada (though British parents)PilotRAFVRTraining Command37 Service Flying Training SchoolEngine failure, spin and crashHarvardAJ759414:55Training1942-12-10KilledCalgary Burnsland Cemetery

Canadian Virtual War Memorial shows that P/O Ernest Ford was born in Wolseley, Saskatchewen on 21st March 1914 and enlisted in the RAF on 1st November 1937 with number 81636. CWGC: Ernest George Ford son of William & Amanda Ford of Hessle, Yorkshire.`

On the 10th of December 1942 at 14:55 hours, Harvard Mk. II s/n AJ759 belonging to No. 37 Service Flying Training School, crashed near R1 at Airdrie. It was a dual training flight. The instructor was Flight Lieutenant Ernest George Ford. His pupil pilot was 1512542 L.A.C. H. N. Hall. The Harvard experienced an engine failure after take-off, stalled and spun in. The A.I.B. determined that the petrol cock had been turned off resulting in fuel starvation.
4 HaytonGilbert McLeanFlight LieutenantAge 25New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command89 Sqd1942-09-12Laconia sinking - U-156Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 247Born on the 12th May 1917 at Hawera, the son of Ernest Colin Hayton and of Lilian May Hayton (née Dickson), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. A metal finisher for the Ford Motor Company prior to enlisting on the 12th June 1939. Credited with 5 enemy aircraft destroyed - making him an ace.
5 JoyceErnest Leslie 'Nipper'Squadron LeaderNZ/40770Born on the 17th February 1920 at HamiltonNew ZealandPilotDFM

RNZAFFighter Command3 Sqd

73 Sqd
243 WgTF
122 Sqd
1944-06-17MustanglllFX986MT-?9RAF Ford, Sussex1825RecceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilled 1944-06-18 Age 24 Marville-Les-Bois Communal Cemetery France

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Ace 10 (Shores-Will)

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Son of Ernest Joseph and Cora Winifred Joyce (née Patterson), of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand.

6 StubeltRobert FordFlight SergeantR200124Air gunnerRCAFBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-05-07LancasterILL891ZN-BRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire22:19SalbrisSee archive report for full detailsKilledOrleans Main Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row A. Collective grave 16-27
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