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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 BeveridgeJames RalphFlying OfficerJ2675617th April 1918 in Colony Bay, WalesCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without Trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 245
Paradie DatabaseSon of John Ferdinand and Catharine (née Cocker) Beveridge of London, Ontario, Canada. B.Sc

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone
2 GarrettCharles WilliamSergeant18962381908Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without Trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 229
Son of Andrew and Louise Garrett; husband of Kathleen D. Garrett, of West Dulwich, London.

Photograph provide by Shirley Stone
3 GuernseyLorne StanleyPilot OfficerJ861882nd January 1919 in Kenora, OntarioCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 250
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Stanley Montague Loris and Rose Hilda (née Seller) Guernsey of Kenora, Ontario, Canada

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone
4 HarmanFrederic CuthbertFlight SergeantR1723923rd September 1912 in St. Vital, ManitobaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 250
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J89312) with effect 25th August 1944

Son of Harold Frederic and Marion (née Parlett) Harman of Cadboro, British Columbia, Canada.

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone
5 HawkinsJames ReidSergeantR25181210th August 1924 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 250
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J95166)

Son of James and Josephine (née McDermott) Hawkins of Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone
6 LongWendell LyallFlight SergeantR17207931st May 1923 at William Lake, British ColumbiaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 251
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J89159) with effect 28th August 1944

Adopted son of John Donald and Irene Viola Clark (née Morgan) Long of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone
7 PharisGeorge WilliamSergeantR20269011th September 1914 in Diamond City, AlbertaCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 252
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J95167) with effect 1st September 1944

Runnymede Memorial Panel 252. Son of Leslie E. and Mary Gertrude (née B) Pharis of Magrath, Alberta, Canada

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone

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