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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 ClarkeRobert EdwardWarrant Officer Class IR/69558Age 31USAWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAF2 TAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-08-19MitchellIIFW216QM-?RAF Hartford Bridge00:30Pathfinder flare dropShot down by flakKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxiv. F. 6. FranceAccident reportEnlisted in RCAF on 22nd June 1940. RAF training at No. 16 Operational Training Unit flying the Hampden. Joined 226 squadron on the 23rd March 1944 from 180 squadron. Son of Stephen Francis and Helen Bernice (nee Adams) Clarke, of Atlanta, Georgia, USA and husband of Vera Joyce Clarke, of Putney, London, England. Served in the US Marines from 05th March 1929 - 06th October 1939 before going to Canada. Also served in 486 and 180 squadrons.

Not to be confused with P/O. Robert Edward Clarke J/11210 Killed whilst with 7 squadron flying Stirling W7569 on the 17th September 1942.

2 DunnErnest LeslieFlight SergeantNZ/421966Age 23New ZealandWireless Op/Air GunnerRNZAF2 TAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-08-19MitchellIIFW216QM-?RAF Hartford Bridge00:30Pathfinder flare dropShot down by flakKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer H. 33. France. Courtesy AWMM Accident reportBorn on the 25th February 1921 at Hikurangi. Worked as a farmer in the Whakapara district prior to service. Enlisted ar Rotorua on the 21st March 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 29th May 1942. After training awarded his Air gunner badge and promoted to sergeant on the 05th April 1943. Further training at 34 Operational Training Unit flying the Mitchell. Following attachment to various units joined 226 squadron on the 20th July 1944. Son of Edward Dunn and of Mary Flemington Dunn (nee Boyd - died 01st January 1982, age 81) husband of of Puhi Puhi, Auckland, New Zealand; husband of Kathleen Mary Dunn (née Stanley), Brighton, Sussex, England.
3 HartJohn MooreFlight SergeantNZ/424460Age 28New ZealandPilotRNZAF2 TAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-08-19MitchellIIFW216QM-?RAF Hartford Bridge00:30Pathfinder flare dropShot down by flakKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxii. A. 5. France.

Courtesy AWMM

Accident reportBorn on the 20th August 1916 at Hastings. Worked on the Tupurupuru sheep Station, Masterton prior to service. Enlisted on the 02nd May 1942 at Rotorua. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 24th July 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 24th December 1942, Further training at No. 7 Service Flying Training School. Awarded pilots badge and promoted to sergeant on the 11th June 1943. Further training at 34 Operational Training Unit flying the Ventura. Embarked for England on the 24th November 1943. Following attachment to various units joined 226 squadron on the 21st July 1944. Son of John A. Hart and of Jessie Agatha Hart (nee Moore), of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 435 flying hours logged and completed 16 operational sorties
4 HunterJoseph RobertFlight SergeantR/170618Age 21CanadianNavigatorRCAF2 TAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-08-19MitchellIIFW216QM-?RAF Hartford Bridge00:30Pathfinder flare dropShot down by flakKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxiv. F. 7. France
Accident reportWorked for the signals department with Toronto Railways prior to service. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunter. Brother of Joan of Belleville. Ontario, Canada. Grave inscription: 'He Gave His Life For Us'.
5 KozlofAlexanderFlying OfficerJ/27922Age 23CanadianAir GunnerRCAF2 TAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-08-19MitchellIIFW216QM-?RAF Hartford Bridge00:30Pathfinder flare dropShot down by flakKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxiv. F. 4. France.
Accident reportBorn on the 07th June 1921. Enlisted in RCAF on the 21st September 1942. Joined 226 squadron on the 20th July 1944 from 13 Operational Training Unit. Son of Roman and Barbara Kozlof (nee Alapnovich) and husband of Annie Kozlof, of Fruitland, Ontario, Canada. Grave inscription: 'Your Memory Is As Dear Today As In The Hour You Passed Away. Love, Wife Ann'.

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