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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 BainVictor AlbertFlying Officer196750Age 27PilotRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransitSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 11Read Archive Report
2 BarkerRichard Percival WilliamPilot OfficerNZ/41464Age 25New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command28 Conversion Flight. 4 Group

10 Sqd

1941-12-22HalifaxIL9522-RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1025Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrantham Cemetery. Sec. 17. Row M. Grave 11

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Born on the 22nd February 1916 in Reigate, Surrey, England. Emigrated to New Zealand in 1920. Worked as a shepherd on his fathers farm in Gisbourne prior to service. Enlisted on the 18th January 1941 at Levin. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 05th July 1941. Attached to 28 Conversion Flight on the 15th December 1941 from 10 squadron. Son of Richard and Sheila Hall Barker, of Gisbourne, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 206 flying hours logged and completed at least 3 operational sorties. It seems that he was on this aircraft as a passenger. Note: His older brother, Fl/Lt. Desmond Wallace Ferguson Barker DFC 70043 RAF, was killed on the 12th February 1941. 83 squadron Hampden I AD722 OL-X returning from an operation to Bremen. Whilst circling the airfield in very poor visibility crashed into a house killing 3 crew, 1 survived injured.
3 BartlettEric EdwardFlight sergeant1851891Age 20W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 2. Read Archive Report
4 BissetThomas Neish WattersFlight Lieutenant1214301920Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ568EY:EBreighton22:52Rail communications at JuvisyClaimed by 1./Flak Abt. 911 and exploded at 02:00hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris falling between Corbell-Essones and Courances a village some 10 km awayKilledCourances Communal Cemetery, Grave 1

Flt Lt. Bissett was the squadron's Signals Leader

Son of Shepherd and Williamina Bisset, of Cellardyke, Fife
5 BoansonJohn George ShepherdFlight Sergeant1873573Born on the 22nd June 1922 Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIDS822JI-TRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire37Massy-Palaiseau rail yards Crashed near la Celle-les-Bordes {Yvelines} KilledLa Celle-Les-Bordes Communal Cemetery. Grave 2
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6 BrownNorman LeslieFlying Officer184107Age 25NavigatorRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 9. Read Archive Report
7 CameronHenry1105554Age 20W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-08-11WellingtonXHZ544BL-ZHani West, Tunisia2200Messina See archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 270 Read Archive Report
8 CoxLeonard Arthur1384083Age 43NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-08-11WellingtonXHZ544BL-ZHani West, Tunisia2200Messina See archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 269 Read Archive Report
9 CundyNeil EdwardSergeantNZ/412660Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAFMediterranean Air Command260 Sqd
1943-02-26KittyhawkIIAFL285HS-?El Assa, Libya0900GabesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSfax War Cemetery. Grave XIII D 1

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 02nd July 1920 at Wellington. Prior to service worked as a shepherd for the Glendonal9d Station. Enlisted at Levin on the 04th May 1941. After training in Canada awarded his pilots badge on the 21st November 1941 and promoted to sergeant. 239 training flight on 12th aNovember 1942. Slightly injured by enemy fire flying a Kittyhawk on the 22nd December 1942. Joined the squadron on the 09th January 1942. Son of Clifford Edgar Cundy and Blanche Evelyn Cundy (nee Willis) of 143 Moxham Avenue, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 257 flying hours logged
10 DannLeonard WilliamSergeant9298681916Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-01-31ManchesterIL7396QR:?Woolfox Lodge18:50BrestLast heard transmitting distress signals, which were plotted some 50 miles south of Plymouth, Devon. Two RN Destroyers on convoy escort duties in the Channel were detached to make a search of the area, but nothing was foundKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 81Son of Albert William and Emily Dann, of Shepherd's Bush, London.
11 DixonJohnSergeant613966Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235Hamburg See archive report for further details PoW No. 25165 Stalag Lamsdorf None - survived the war Read Archive Report
12 EdwardsJoseph EdmundWarrant Officer1425499Age 23W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 7. Read Archive Report
13 EliasLancelot Benjamin AlbertFlight Lieutenant134167Age 24NavigatorDFCRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 4 . Read Archive Report
14 FellGeorge GardinerSergeant6415601930Air GunnerRAFBomber Command97 Sqd
1941-12-18ManchesterIR5795OF-WWaddington934BrestClaimed by Lt Horst Walbeck 3/JG2. Crashed in the sea 6km off Brest at 1403KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 43. Son of Harry and Dora Louisa Fell, of Shepherd's Bush, London
15 FunnellVictor FrankFlight Lieutenant89804Age 31PilotRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 5 . Read Archive Report
16 GibsonChristopher FrancisFlying Officer39981Age 31BritishPilotLater DFCRAFBomber Command105 Sqd
1940-05-14BattleIL5585GB-?Villeneuve-les-Vertus1540SedanCrashed behind enemy linesEvader - Killed later with 138 SqdLater: Durnbach War Cemetery. Coll. grave 7. D. 16-17Son of James Arthur and Lucy Catherine Gibson, of Holne, Devon. Croix de Guerre avec Palme. Grave inscription: 'The Lord Is My Shepherd: Therefore Can I Lack Nothing'.
17 GreenWilliam RaeburnFlying OfficerNZ/416479Age 28New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIIJB178EA-URAF Fiskerton, Lincolnshire2238RevignySee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHerbisse Churchyard. Grave 3
Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 30th November 1915 at Marton. Worked as a hairdresser prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 30th November 1941. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying School and No. 2 Service Flying School. Awarded his pilot badge on the 27th July 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 17th October 1942. Embarked for England on the 20th November 1942. Received his commission on the 07th February 1944. Joined 49 squadron on the 21st March 1944 from No. 5 Lancaster Finishing School. Son of William Franceys Green, JP., and Mignonette Green (nee Shepherd), of Pokeno, Auckland, New Zealand. Other sources list him as Fl/Lt but it is understood that this is a mistake. A total of 717 flying hours logged and lost on his 28th operational sortie.

DFC Citation L.G. 08th April 1944:

'One night in June, 1944, this officer piloted an aircraft detailed to attack a target in the Ruhr. When nearing the target the aircraft was engaged by a fighter but it was driven off. Soon afterwards another fighter closed into the attack and before the engagement terminated P/O. Green's aircraft sustained damage. One engine was put out of Action but this did not deter P/O. Green from pressing home his attack. He Afterwards flew safely to base. This officer has completed very many sorties and has invariably displayed a high standard of skill, determination and devotion to duty'.

18 KimberleyGilbert TheodorePilot OfficerNZ/391359Born 0n the 3rd November 1916 Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFMiddle East3 Group Training Flight06-04-1941WellingtonIcN2818-RAF Stradishall, Suffolk0300Transit to MaltaCrashed in AlgeriaKilledBone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria. Grave II. D. 10

Son Of The Ven. Archdeacon, Oliver James Kimberley And Of Hilda Annie Kimberley (Née Kempthorne), Of All Saints Vicarage, Nelson, New Zealand. Born 0n the 3rd November 1916 at Auckland. A shepherd prior enlisting on the 19th November 1939
19 KingEdward HenrySergeant918289Age 23W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command214 Sqd
1941-07-07WellingtonIcT2992BU-JRAF Stradishall, Suffolk2204KolnSee archive report for further detailsKilledAs Communal Cemetery. Grave 4Son of Ernest Edward and Caroline Alice Louise King, of Shepherd's Bush, London, England. Grave inscription reads: "Not Gone From Memory Not Gone From Love But Gone To Our Father's Home Above".
20 KnowlesThomasFlight Lieutenant141092Age 24PilotRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 1 . Read Archive Report
21 LawrenceWalter HenrySergeant1388668W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 OTU
1943-09-07WellingtonIIIBJ621Not knownRAF Chipping Warden2152Training exerciseAccidentKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon) Sec. A. Grave 156 Read Archive Report
22 LeesReginald SidneyPilot OfficerNZ/404907Age 26New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235HamburgHit by anti-aircraft fireKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave 13.C.8. Read Archive Report
23 LewisLionel HSergeant1609465Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND354OL-AWyton11BerlinA later Missing Research & Enquiry team report stated “when outbound the aircraft was shot down and crashed approx 0300 hours at Lutten, 5km North East of Vechta. Possible claim by Lt Wendelin Breukel 5/NJG2 - at 0300 hrsPoW/Dulag Luft/Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)/PoW Number 369893 The explosion at 21,000ft threw Sgt Lewis clear and he was made a PoW. He describes his incredible escape from death. “This was to be our first operational flight with the target Berlin, and our Lancaster ND354 was brand new. At briefing the Squadron Commander Wg Cdr Abercromby DFC said he would fly with us as first pilot. Take off was perfect and we climbed to altitude and joined the bomber stream.

At the Dutch coast the pilot asked me to go into the bomb aimer’s position to push window out, which I did, taking my parachute with me. By now we had reached our operational height of 21,000ft and Wg Cdr Abercromby engaged the auto pilot and we were flying straight and level on a very predictable course. In quite a short time we saw the whole sky lit up like a cauldron; twice this happened, and the pilot requested the navigator to log that it was an aircraft blowing up. We had no warning when the aircraft gave a lurch and went into a steep dive, and I could see a glow coming from the bomb bay area, and the order came to abandon aircraft. I grabbed my parachute and put it on, removed my helmet and oxygen mask and remember putting my hands on the cushion to get at the escape hatch, but did not make it. There were vivid colours and an explosion. When I came to, I was falling through the air, on my back, spinning round and round. I pulled the parachute release and the handle and cable just came away and nothing happened. I got my fingers under the flap and pulled at the press studs, and the parachute opened with such a jerk that I passed out again. I came to and felt very cold and found that my flying boots had gone. I came down amongst fir trees and the parachute caught up and I was swinging six feet off the ground. I released the harness and fell to the ground. The feeling of utter loneliness and wondering what to do next is something I will never forget. I was not injured, only superficial wounds to my head and hands, and very heavy bruising down my left side. It was too dark to move around so I sat down and cut up my Mae West and parachute to make some footwear. As soon as it was light I started to head towards Holland. I’d found bits of newspaper with Bremen on, so had some idea where I was. Lots of aircraft debris was scattered around, one section was the nose, forward of the bomb bay, with the escape hatch intact.I stayed in the trees which gave very good cover; at one clearing I saw a farmer looking at one of our engines that had fallen into his field. Late that afternoon, having walked some distance I heard voices. I got back in the trees and thought I was well hidden, but the next thing I remember was being confronted by the biggest German shepherd dog I have ever seen, followed by a Werhmacht and five civilians who each searched me and asked where I had come down, and where was my parachute. They took me to a house and sat me in a room and gave me a piece of hard brown bread and a glass of Schnapps. The entire population then came to view this RAF man.I was later collected by two servicemen in a Volkswagen and taken to an army camp and put in a cell, prior to my wounds being treated by nuns in a small hospital. The doctor called me ‘baby killer, murderer, terror flier’ and I was glad when a Werhmacht Feldwebel collected me and I was taken by rail to Bremen, and then to Dulag Luft 3 at Frankfurt for interrogation etc. With a number of other prisoners we were taken in cattle trucks on a long tiring journey, stopping at night in sidings because of bombing raids to Stalag Luft 4B at Muhlberg/Elbe, where we remained until we were relieved by the Russians who handed us over to the Americans, who flew us to Brussels, and the RAF flew us back to England.”
24 MacdonaldGeorge RodowaySquadron Leader36191Age 23New ZealandPilotMiD

RAFCoastal Command236 Sqd
1942-10-20BeaufighterVICEL280ND-?RAF North Coates, Lincolnshire1135Training FlightSee Archive report for further details.KilledBelfast City Cemetery. Sec.1. Grave 16.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 20th November 1918 at Waikuku. Worked as a shepherd prior to service with J.A.P. Cameron of Ben Ohau, South Island. Accepted for RAF short service commission on the 23rd May 1938. RNZAF and Canty Aero Club as pilot under training on the 20th June 1938. Commission awarded on the 13th September 1938. 'A' licence obtained on the 10th October 1938. Pilots badge awarded on the 17th December 1938.

Embarked for England the 17th April 1939. Joined 48 squadron on the 03rd June 1939 flying the Anson and Hudson. Attached to 206 and then 502 squadron (no dates available). Joined No. 6 Coastal Operational Training Unit on the 21st January 1942 as an instructor. Then No. 21 (C) Operational Training Unit 07th September 1942. Finally joining 236 Squadron on the 14th September 1942.

Son of Ronald and Catherine Mabel Annie Macdonald (nee Scott), of Waikuku, North Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 1790 flying hours logged and over 300 operations flown.

25 MayEdward JosephFlight Sergeant7556311920Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-09-04LancasterIR5682QR-RSyerston25BremenInitially hit by flak and then was finished off by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - Wartena 15km South East of Leeuwarden: 4,700m at 0251 hrs. Crashed near Wartena 9km South East of LeeuwardenKilledTietjerksteradeel (Eernewoude) Protestant Churchyard Plot 15 Grave 2Son of Edward Marsh May and Ethel May; husband of Dorothy May May, of Shepherd's Bush, London
26 MorganHarry WrightPilot Officer43708Age 27New ZealandPilotRAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1940-10-01WhitleyVP4964EY-?RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire1906SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledHummelo-En-Keppel General Cemetery (Hummelo). Collective grave 1-5.

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th April 1913 at Ashburton, New Zealand. Worked as a shepherd farmer for H. Pilbrow prior to service. Selected for a short service commission in the RAF. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Rongotai on the 20th September 1939. Joined No. 1 Elementary Flying Training School on the 19th December 1939. Pilots badge awarded on the 13th February 1940. Embarked for England on the 26th April 1940. Joined No. 12 Operational Training Unit on the 30th June 1940. Then to No. 10 Operational Training Unit on the 11th August 1940 flying the Whitley. Joined 78 squadron on the 07th September 1940 flying the Whitley and completed 9 operational sorties. Son of William Arthur (died 25th June 1928, age 52) and Florence Jenny Myra Morgan (nee Wright - died 27th September 1929, age 61) brother of Florence Barbara (later Pilbrow - died 17th July 1954, age 44), of Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand. 366 Flying hours logged and on his 9th operational sortie.
27 MorrowGeorge Donald HectorSergeantR/163708Air BomberRCAFBomber Command12 OTU
1943-09-07WellingtonIIIBJ621Not knownRAF Chipping Warden2152Training exerciseAccidentKilledChester Cemetery (Blacon) Sec. A. Grave 905Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
28 MurrayAubrey Robert778598Age ?Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-08-11WellingtonXHZ544BL-ZHani West, Tunisia2200Messina See archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 269 Read Archive Report
29 NationJohn RossSergeantNZ/40945Age 22New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-07-03WellingtonIcW5621AA-ERAF Feltwell, Norfolk2308EssenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 64
Born on the 03rd October 1918 at Hastings. A shepherd working on his fathers farm prior to enlisting on the 09th April 1940. Son of Esdaile Chilcott Nation and Mavis Nation (née Mchardy), of Waipawa, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. 284 flying hours logged and completed 18 operational sorties.
30 PayneGeorge William1270198Age 22W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-08-11WellingtonXHZ544BL-ZHani West, Tunisia2200Messina See archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 271 Read Archive Report
31 PetersonRichard A 'Pete' in WWII, 'Bud' in home state & to family1st. LieutenantFlying OfficerO-739334AmericanPilotSilver Star

DFC (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

AM (13 Oak Leaf Clusters (2 Silver, 3 Bronze)
, Croix de Guerre (French)
USAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-05P-51 Mustang 'Hurry Home Honey'.1 Luftwaffe destroyed
ETO (European Theatre)

Fighter Pilot; Operations Officer; Bomber Escort; Dean of 'Clobber College'

Captain Richard A "Bud" Peterson, a P-51 Mustang pilot of the 357th Fighter Group, explains fighter tactics to a B-17 Flying Fortress crew, led by Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs, of the 34th Bomb Group at Mendlesham. In the front row from left to right: Second Lieutenant Seymour W. Isaacs; Captain Richard A. "Bud" Peterson; Sergeant William W. Muntger, from 4C20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Second Lieutenant Robert M. Platz, from Glensdale, Pennslyvania 5 and 2d; Lieutenant Kenneth C. Hood, from Globe, Arizona. Rear row, left to right: Corporal Samuel W. Peteroff, from Miami Beach, Florida; Corporal Eddie K. Jones, from Norfolk, New York; Second Lieutenant Edgar D. Rabun, from 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Texas; Sergeant Berchmans L. Oliver, from 831 Salem Street, Malden, Massachusetts; and Sergeant John R. Mason, from Tenefly, New Jersey. Official Photograph. Printed caption on reverse: '5562C USAF - England - At the bomber base to which he was invited by the B-17 Flying Fortress crew commanded by 2d. Lt. Seymour W. Isaacs, 20, 2827 West 28th Street, Brooklyn, N.Y., in gratitude for his escorting them home from their first bombing attack on a Nazi industrial target, P-51 Mustang pilot, Capt. Richard A. Peterson) 21, of Alexandria Minnesota, explains 8th Air Force fighter tactics. Front row left to right: Lt. Isaacs; Capt. Peterson; Sgt. William W. Muntger, 4c20 Hartel St., Philadelphia, Pa.; 2/Lt. Robert M. Platz, Glensdale, Pa. 5 and 2d Lt. Kenneth C. Hood, Globe, Arizona. Rear row, left to right: Cpl. Samuel W. Peteroff, Miami Beach, Fla.; Cpl. Eddie K. Jones, Norfolk, N.Y.; 2d. Lt. Edgar D. Rabun, 224 North Sylvania Ave., Fort Worth, Tex.; Sgt. Berchmans L. Oliver, 831 Salem Street, MAlden, Mass.; and Sgt John R. Mason. Tenefly, N.J. U.S. AIRFORCE PHOTO.' This gathering occurred on June 18, 1944 after Pete Peterson escorted the bomber back to England. In gratitude, the bomber crew picked him up at his base in Leiston, England, and let him fly their bomber back to their base for a "thank you" party in gratitude for his escort efforts. A subsequent story about this escort and other similar ones by Pete Peterson was written up and published in the Chicago Tribune entitled "Shepherd of the Sky".
32 RobertsonNorman BrucePilot OfficerNZ/411101Age 25New ZealandW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-07-26WellingtonIIIZ1596AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk2235Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledSage War Cemetery Grave 13.C.6.
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
Read Archive Report
33 ScottArthur William AtkinsonFlight Lieutenant154713Age 22PilotRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 10 . Read Archive Report
34 ShephardHarry RaymondFlight Lieutenant106979Age 23PilotDFCRAFVRTransport Command525 Sqd1946-01-30DC-3 DakotaKN500WF-?RAF Membury, BerkshireTransit See archive report for further details KilledLe Grand-Luce War Cemetery, France Row C. Grave 3 . Read Archive Report
35 ShepherdT DSergeantRAAFBomber Command150 Sqd
36 ShepherdM LFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1942-04-28WellingtonIVZ1290UV-TBeighton2226KielCrashed near NeumunsterKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
37 ShepherdGeorgeCorporalTechnicianRAFCoastal Command144 Sqd
1942-09-05HampdenIP1344PL-KRAF Sumburgh, Shetland IslesFleet protection See archive report for full details PoW - Stalag Teschen (8B) None - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
Until 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
38 ShepherdJohn AdamsonPilot Officer41621Age 25CanadianPilotRAFFighter Command1 SqdSee archive reportHurricane INo details - seek further informationNo details - seek further informationChateaudun, FranceNo details - seek further informationPatrolSee archive report for further detailsKilledSt. Sever Cemetery Ext, Rouen. Block S. Plot 4. Row O. Grave 4Read Archive Report
39 ShepherdWilliamSergeant1551889PilotRAFVRBomber Command12 OTU
1943-09-07WellingtonIIIBJ621Not knownRAF Chipping Warden2152Training exerciseAccidentMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 154Read Archive Report
40 ShepherdDWarrant Officer1525009NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-05-23HalifaxIIHR844MH-Snaith2309Dortmund?PoW No: 1271 Camp: L1
41 ShepherdHenry WrightFlight Sergeant10535391919ObserverRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-08-11LancasterIW4109ZN-Coningsby2300MainzCrashed Koblenzer Strasse near BAD camp Waldesch 9km SSW of Koblenz (Flak?).KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 10 Row E Grave 16.
The crew were initially laid to rest in the French Friedhof Koblenz

Son of Joseph and Ann Shepherd, of Blackpool, Lancashire
42 ShepherdLaurence ArthurSergeant1430261W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-09-14WellingtonIIIBJ693KO-JRAF Marham, Norfolk1958Wilhelmshaven See archive report for further information KilledEsbjerg Fourfelt Cemetery. Grave A111.9.18 Read Archive Report
43 ShepherdCaleb Stanley KennethSergeant11122371922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-08-06ManchesterIL7385EM-U BarBottesfordTrainingCollided with 207 Sqn Conversion Flight Lancaster R5550 EM-GKilledChester (Overleigh) Cemetery Section C New Portion Grave 233At 0005 hours on the Aug 6th, Lancaster R5550 and because of repairs being undertaken on the perimeter track, was ordered by Flying Control to taxi back down the runway in use. Meanwhile, thinking that a/c was already clear, permission was given for Manchester L7385 to land on the same runway. The two a/c met head-on, there was an explosion, and although both the ambulance and fire tender raced to the scene, four aircrew had died instantly. A fifth died minutes later in the arms of the Medical Officer, Alan Ambrey-Smith. Amongst the dead were the pilot of the Lancaster and the flight engineer. Miraculously, five crewmen had escaped from the collision alive, although with varying degrees of injury. The pilot of the Manchester was admitted to the Burns Unit at RAF Hospital at Rauceby. He later returned to flying, but not operationally. The rear gunner of the Lancaster suffered shock and concussion. His only recollection of the accident was of waking up briefly in the ambulance and seeing another airmen whose face was covered in blood, at which point he passed out again. Sent home to Brighton to convalesce, he stayed out later than usual one night and decided to catch a bus home. Unfortunately the driver was having none of it, and declared ‘This bus is for war-workers only!, Dick lkin’s reply is not recorded. (Extract from "On the wings of the Morning" Vincent Holyoak)
44 ShepherdJosephSergeant2209614W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIILL645A2-RRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2219Nurnberg See Archive report for further details KilledHeywood Cemetery. Grave 883 Read Archive Report
45 ShepherdThomas George WilliamSergeant1546655Age 20Navigator U/TRAFVRBomber Command1654 CU
1943-08-31LancasterIR5698UG-PRAF Wigsley1526Training See archive report for full details KilledStockton-On-Tees Cemetery (Durham Road) Sec. M.1. C. of E. Row E. Grave 9.Name not shown on many records for this crash - relative contacted us in 2018 with proof.
46 ShepherdH IFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-09-23LancasterIIIND868ZN-QMetheringham1930LadbergenCrashed at SchierlochKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
47 ShepherdH LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command189 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIPB691CA-OFulbeck1659PolitzCrashed at Mandal NorwayKilledAseral CemeteryParadie Archive Database
48 ShepherdJ EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND881LQ-QGransden Lodge2302MontdidierKilledMontdidier French National Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
49 ShepherdA A Flying OfficerJ/13948RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-30MosquitoVIIntruderKilledClichy Northern Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
50 ShepherdH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-19HalifaxVLK956NA-SMiddleton St George1606LeverkusenAbandonedPoW Paradie Archive Database

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