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This database consolidates all data previously held in our Fighter Command and Bomber Command databases and that held in our Polish Honour Roll database

* 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                        
101 AdamsonR HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIIJB724OL-VWyton1752BerlinCrashed Sautour {Namur}KilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
102 AddisonJoseph HoraceSergeantC/1668313 April 1914CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-06-25LancasterIW4827PM-WElsham Wolds2319GelsenkirchenCrashed 0308 at New Vennep (Noord Holland), 12km S of HaarlemKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 69.Row B.Coll.grave 19Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously promoted to Pilot Officer

Son of Horace Howell Addison and Clare Addison; husband of Irene Addison, of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
103 AddisonD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK632SE-MTholthorpe1640MannheimCrashed Hoben-SulzenKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
104 AddisonW ESergeantBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW460QB-USkipton on Swale1924FrankfurtCrashed at Wolf on the MoselPoW
105 AdelsreinJ JSergeantRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-08-23LancasterIIILM333HW-VGrimsby2030BerlinCrashed at LagebreichtPoWParadie Archive Database
106 AdilmanB MFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-06LancasterXKB821SE-PCroft1504HanauKilled Paradie Archive Database
107 AdilmanB LPilot OfficerBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIX3963PT-DLeeming1829KielCrashed near Docking NFK
108 AdlamA A AFlight Sergeant6266241Bomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-04HalifaxIIJB904LQ-EGransden Lodge2150DortmundCrashed QuendorfPoW
109 AdlamO P E R JSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-12WellingtonIIIBJ778ZL-DCroft1726GardeningCrashed Black Intake MoorKilled
110 AdlardWilliam RobertPilot OfficerJ/88714Age 20CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV963AL-VRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2247Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
111 AdlerW LSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIJB540PH-LWickenby2013SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
112 AdrainR R AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1945-04-08LancasterINX584JO-VWaddington1812LutzkendorfAbandoned on way homeKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
113 AdsettFrederick CharlesFlight SergeantR/92747Age 22CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-10-02WellingtonIIIBK271KO-ARAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1845KrefeldSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 8 Row E Joint Grave 9-10

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 17 June 1920. Son of Charles Lesley and Bertha Merle Adsett (née Horne), of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Enlisted May 1941.
114 AfflickW RPilot OfficerJ18155RCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1943-03-08LancasterIW4896GT-WWarboys2015NurnbergBelieved crashed near FurthKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
115 AgarB WFlight SergeantR105759RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT617VR-GMiddleton St George1952EssenCrashed Duur HollandKilledOlst {Duur} General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
116 AgassizRoland Ernest GarnaultFlying Officer NavigatorJ/14194RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-16HalifaxIIHR832LQ-RAF Gransden Lodge, CambridgeshireNot known crash time 19.05Cross country training flightTraining - crashed Clifton Farm, Clenchwarton, NorfolkKilledSutton Bridge (St. Mathew) Churchyard Sec. S. Grave 33 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
117 AgateJ VFlight SergeantE121039RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-28WellingtonXHE728NA-BDalton2057Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
118 AgateG ESergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
119 AgglePPilot OfficerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-10MosquitoVIHJ715IntruderCrashed near FordKilled
120 AgnewR MSergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1943-02-11LancasterILM303ZN-MSyerston1732WilhelmshavenCrashed off BorkumKilledSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
121 AgnewDavid RenwickFlying OfficerJ/21038Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-28HalifaxIIJD215VR-BRAF Middleton St. George2304Koln See archive report for further details KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, Grave XV.F.3 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
122 AgnewJ GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-12Halifax IIILV998QB-YSkipton on Swale1724GardeningPoW Paradie Archive Database
123 AgurP GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIMZ302AL-ELeeming2205MetzEvaderParadie Archive Database
124 AhrensW CSquadron LeaderJ/16213PilotRCAFFighter257 Sqd
1944-07-16TyphoonIbMN879AAbandoned near DieppeKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery Hautot-Sur-Mer FranceParadie Archive Database
125 AickenJ NFlight SergeantRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-08Halifax IIINR2496U-JEast Moor256Wanne-EickelPoW Paradie Archive Database
126 AikenDavidPilot Officer W/Op Air GunnerJ/18207RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-25HalifaxIIJB858EQ-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2324GelsenkirchenCrashed Holtwick, GermanyKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 12.D.3.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
127 AikensS JFlight SergeantR/77762CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax VIINP759QO-CEast Moor 19:30HannoverExploded in mid air, crashed at Lichenhorst-SteimbkePoWAccident report
128 AileyJ DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-27HalifaxIIW1175LQ-QPocklington2332BremenPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
129 AinsworthL PPilot OfficerBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29HalifaxIIJB860VR-Middleton St George2131BerlinOvershot on return
130 AinsworthR ESergeantBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-02HalifaxIIIMZ807BM-CSkipton On Swale1749HagenKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
131 AistropCharles SidneyFlight LieutenantJ/13484CanadianPilotAFC
RCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-06TyphoonIbMN805I8-DB-78 Eindhoven08:30Armed recceFailed to pull out of dive into target. Crashed near GeldernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery, 25. F. 16. Germany
Accident Report
132 AitchisonEdward GrantFlight LieutenantJ/8387CanadianPilotRCAFFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-31SpitfireXVITB737KH-B-78 Eindhoven06:35RecceShot down by flak while dive bombing a trainKilledNederweert War Cemetery, Grave IV. B. 5., Netherlands.
Paradie RCAF DatabaseArchive Report
133 AitchisonH MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-09-15WellingtonIcX9759AA-FeltwellHamburg?KilledHamburg CemeteryParadie Archive Database
134 AitkenJ WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-20LancasterXKB786VR-PMiddleton St George151HeideCrashed at OdderadePoW Paradie Archive Database
135 AitkenG ESergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK959ZL-DLeeming1736KasselCrashed at OstayenKilledBergen op Zoom
Paradie Archive Database
136 AitkenG SFlight SergeantPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-02SpitfireVbW3564KRodeoAbandoned off Dover
137 AitkenG DSergeantPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-13SpitfireIXBR630Ramrod
138 AitonHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-24HalifaxVLK907WL-MCroft1704Air TestCrash landed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
139 AlbersM MFlying OfficerBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-02HalifaxIIILV828ZL-Leeming1950Cross Country and Fuel consumption TestCrashed 22:17 approximately 1 mile from RAF Grafton Underwood 3 miles ENE of Kettering. All went well until a few moments before 22:00, when the port motors of the bomber became unserviceable. After ordering his crew to stand by to abandon the aircraft, he ordered his crew to bale out whilst he valiantly held the aircraft steady so as to insure the maximum of safety for his crew as they parachuted to safety, one by oneSurvived - Bailed out Paradie Archive Database
140 AlbertJoseph Henry YvonSergeantJ/88332Air BomberRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIILW395KW-O RAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire 1847Training See archive report for full details KilledPershore Cemetery. Plot R. Grave 109Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
141 AlbertJohn AmosSergeantR/134836Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVEB251ZL-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2020Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 26.D.10 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
142 AlbertsEdward LloydPilot Officer Air BomberJ/85518RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22LancasterIIIJB684LQ-UGransden Lodge2223LaonCrashed Conde-sur-Aisne {Aisne}KilledConde-sur-Aisne Communal Cemetery Grave 1 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
143 AlbrightRobert BakerFlight SergeantJ155901916CanadianPilot (Skipper)RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-23HalifaxIIW7769LQ-KPocklington37DuisburgJust before 0500 the a/c was in the circuit of Pocklington airfield prior to landing when the port outer engine failed. This failure was due to a coolant leak which led to the engine overheating. Around the moment the engine caught fire the flight engineer assumed that the failure was down to a fuel supply shortage to the engine so switched the fuel cocks that supplied the fuel to both port engines. This resulted in the port inner engine's fuel supply being cut off. The a/c swung, and the port wing dropped causing a loss of control resulting in the a/c diving into the ground. It crashed into houses and then the school on New Street in Pocklington. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)KilledBarmby on the Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard Row G Grave 1. Paradie Archive Database Posthumously promoted to Plt.Off
144 AlcazarW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-29HalifaxIIW7715LQ-HPocklington2304BremenCrashed at BorgermoorKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
145 AldcornW FFlight SergeantPilotFighter412 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-19SpitfireVbBL587RecceAbandoned
146 AlderC DSergeantR4607RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE771PT-CroftDuisburgCrashed on return to baseKilledDarlington {West} Paradie Archive Database
147 AlderdiceWilliam YarrSergeant1056825W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-28HampdenIAE426EQ-WRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire2201Kiel See archive report for full details KilledOhlsdorf Cemetery, Hamburg, Germany. Joint grave: 4A.G.9-10 Read Archive Report
148 AldersonJohn GordonSergeantR/89283Flight EngineerRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1943-04-30LancasterIED451ZN-ORAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire2355Essen See archive report for further information KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. 17. B. 13 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
149 AldersonE HFlight SergeantR123174RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-23HalifaxIIJB841EQ-KLeeming2306DortmundCrashed BergkamenKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
150 AldersonRFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP686OW-TLinton on Ouse1615DusseldorfCrash landed at Namur Belgium Paradie Archive Database

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