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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 ChmielowiecTheodore EdwardF/OJ/27442Winnipeg ManitobaCanadaNavigatorRCAF180 Sqd
1944-04-23MitchellFV915Killed 1944-04-23 Age 24Brookwood UK
Paradie Archive DatabaseSee Paradie Archive
2 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.

3 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.
4 MitchellEdward W 'Tubby'Flying Officer37820PilotFighter79 Sqd
1940-07-08HurricaneIP3461Intereception incoming raid Do-17sShot downKilled Hawkinge Cemetery United Kingdom

F/O Mitchell’s Hurricane crashed at Green Lane, Temple Ewell, near Dover. The crater burned for well over an hour and no positive identification could be made of F/O ‘Tubby’ Mitchell’s mortal remains until armourers had checked the serial numbers from his Browning machine-guns. F/O ‘Tubby’ Mitchell possibly fell to the guns of Oberleutnant Josef Fözö of the 4th Staffel of Jagdgeschwader 51 who claimed the destruction of a ‘Spitfire’ north of Dover at 3.45pm. His wife, Carmen, had given birth to their only child, a boy, Anthony William, on 23rd June 1940, and it is believed that Flying Officer ‘Tubby’ Mitchell only saw his son on one occasion when he flew to Northolt to visit the nursing home at Stoke Poges, Bucks, before he was killed. At 3.15pm, Pilot Officer ‘Dimsie’ Stones found himself leading the Squadron because his section was sent off first from Hawkinge, followed five minutes later by the rest of the squadron (at this time the squadron was depleted to a total of nine aircraft), which was scrambled to intercept an incoming raid in the Dover area. The Squadron searched fruitlessly for an hour before being ordered to return to base, land and refuel. ‘Dimsie’ Stones later wrote; ‘ it was one of those days when we had a solid layer of cloud at about 8,000 feet and on turning back to Hawkinge, some 109’s must have come through that overcast and picked off Woody and Tubby Mitchell, who were at the rear of our formation. The rest of us saw nothing.’
5 MitchellAnthony WilliamFlying Officer1940-06-23 Age 2110 Sqd
1962-06-16VictorXA929RAF CottesmoreLone RangerCrash on TakeoffKilledSon of Battle of Britain pilot Edward Mitchell of 79 Sqd. Posted to fly Victor bombers with 10 Sqd. Whilst on a ‘Lone Ranger’ operation from RAF Cottesmore to RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus on 16th June 1962 the aircraft, XA929, failed to take-off and crashed with the loss of all crew. F/O Mitchell, aged twenty-one, ejected but at ground level the parachute failed to open in time and he died from multiple injuries.
6 MitchellPeter EdmondSergeant1587838BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command178 Sqd
1944-07-06LiberatorB.VlEV822VAmendola, Italy2141Attack Feuersbrunn air field, AustriaSee Archive reportKilledBelgrade War Cemetery. Grave 5. E. 3
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