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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
101 LovelandJ TSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
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102 ŁagońskiJerzyKapral StrzelecSergeantP.783106Born 13 January 1918 Łódź (Age 24 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt. , Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Polish Plot. Grave I 306


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103 ŁukasikFidelis JózefKapitan NawigFlying OfficerP.1054Born 23 April 1905 Kraśnik (Age 37 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row A Grave 1
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104 MacPhersonDonald JamesPilot OfficerJ/1032921 May 1915CanadianObserver RCAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIX3310JN-AKirmington1730HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - near Raard 5km West of Dokkum (Tiger or Schei): 2,600m at 2255 hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 1/Res Flak Abt 222, 2/schw Flak Abt 606. 1, 2&4/schw flak abt 262 and 2/schw Eisb Flak Abt 416 (Wellington North of Raard near Westdongeradeel 2300 hrs. Flak claim rejected by OKL 19 Oct 1944. Oblt Becker victory confirmed 27 Oct 1944KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 24 Row H Collective Grave 1-6 Paradie Archive Database
105 MalecFranciszek TadeuszPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.0308Born 6 January 1917 Leżajsk (Age 25 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,
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106 MariniJohn Anthony HenryFlight SergeantR161818CanadianWireless Operator/ Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor22:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of Koblenz.PoW Unknown campParadie Archive Database
107 MartinESergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

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108 McCarthyWilliam Ronald BerrymanPilot Officer1498801920PilotDFC

RAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledRunnymede Memorial 70Son of Cornelius and Ethel McCarthy, of Treforest, Glamorgan
109 McFaddenT CSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

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110 McLachlanIanSergeant10559301921Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command150 Sqd
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIX3310JN-AKirmington1730HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - near Raard 5km West of Dokkum (Tiger or Schei): 2,600m at 2255 hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 1/Res Flak Abt 222, 2/schw Flak Abt 606. 1, 2&4/schw flak abt 262 and 2/schw Eisb Flak Abt 416 (Wellington North of Raard near Westdongeradeel 2300 hrs. Flak claim rejected by OKL 19 Oct 1944. Oblt Becker victory confirmed 27 Oct 1944KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 24 Row H Collective Grave 1-6Son of John Morham McLachlan and Anne Logie McLachlan, of Edinburgh
111 McMahonWSergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoWParadie Archive Database

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112 MedhurstGordon FrancisSergeant13125881922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 31 Row C Grave 5
The body of Sgt Medhurst was washed up near Den Helder pole 18 on 16 September 1942

Son of Francis and Elsie Medhurst, of Hassocks, Sussex
113 MenaryBasil HughesSergeant1237634Air gunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV857MH-H2RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2211Nurnberg See archive report for full details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Grave 4.H.17
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114 MichalowskiMarian Stanisław KostkaPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP.0313Born 14 November 1903 (Age 38)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Missing Presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,
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115 MillenBeresford BruceFlight Sergeant12894791921PilotRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-02-25LancasterIIIJA941GT-AWarboys1903AugsburgClaim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 - Roggenbach 20km South West of Rottweil (BP): 5,000m at 21:49. This is the same claim as Hptm Heinz-Horst Hissbach 5./NJG2 - Schwarzwald area: 5,500m at 21:51. This aircraft was shot down in two Nachtjager attacks to crash at Seelbach near Lahr/Schwarzwald. Victory for Oblt Becker confirmed on 23 June 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 8 Row H Plot 5Son of Basil Wickham Millen and Hephzibah Millen, of Bethersden, Kent
116 MonkEdmund Joseph PaulSergeant1390097W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV857MH-H2RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2211Nurnberg See archive report for full details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Grave 4.H.18
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117 MottsGeorge EdwinSergeant1623131Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK795MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor22:13NurnbergClaimed by Oblt. Martin Becker, his 21st Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Etzbach, 2 km NE Hamm at 5.000m. at 00:23 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledReichswald Forest Cemetery 1.D.1Son of George Francis and Doris May Motts, of Lincoln
118 MyersJ W AFlight SergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoW

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119 NarumChester RussellFlight SergeantR15911613th April 1920 in Mannyberries, AlbertaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor22:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of Koblenz.KiAHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 6 Row E Collective Grave 3
Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Neuville American Cemetery Belgium. Reinterred 11 June 1948

Posthumously commissioned and promoted to J87636 Plt Off with effect 29th March 1944

Son of Claus Peter and Florence Ethyl (née Engleking) Narum of Rosemary, Alberta, Canada
120 NogajZygmunt Plutonowy Radio Operator Strzelecelec SergeantP.794000Born 26 April 1914 Poznań (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row B Grave 6-8
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121 NorrisLouis Robert MartinSergeant9265851918Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 90Son of Reginald Robert and Lilian Mary Norris, of Burtle, Somerset
122 O'BrienC EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database

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123 OsmanRonald CharlesSergeant1209008Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-12-04LancasterING145DX:JEast Kirkby16:30HeilbronnClaim by Lt. Peter Spoden Stab II./NJG6, his 13th Abschuss and the first of three this night, 0-10km South of Heilbronn, at 3,000m at 19:33hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 October 1944 - 31 December 1944) Part 5 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Oberstenfeld, 15km SSE of Heilbronn.KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 9 Row D Joint Grave 18-19Those who perished were initially buried in Oberstenfeld Civil Cemetery. Sgt. Osman/Sgt. Lees - Grave 60. Sgt. Roselt - Grave 61. Flt Sgt. Deacon - Grave 62. Lt. Becker SAAF - Grave 63. Flt Sgt Ching RNZAF - Grave 64. Reinterred 7 May 1948

Son of William John and Edith Emily Osman; husband of Violet Eileen Osman, of Iver, Buckinghamshire
124 PalmerE HFlight LieutenantDFC

Bomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND640OF-RBourn2230NurnbergCrashed MunchholzhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery

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125 ParisW McWFlight SergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND535ZN-QMetheringham2231NurnbergCrashed KonigsbergPoW

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126 PaszkowskiAleksander JanKapitan NawigFlying OfficerP.1436Born 27 March 1909 Sosnowiec (Age 33 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,
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127 PęczkowskiWojciechKapral StrzelecSergeantP.793713Born 16 April 1906 (Age 36 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt

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128 PigeonLouis EdmundSergeantR183788CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor22:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of KoblenzPoW No 3822, Stalag Luft 4Paradie Archive Database
129 PolakEdmundKapral StrzelecSergeantP.794249Born 27 April 1912 Inowrocław (Age 30 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Missing, presumed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,
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130 ProsserDouglas VarySergeantR/10480127 Sep 1917, Brownsburg, Quebec, CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIX3310JN-AKirmington1730HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - near Raard 5km West of Dokkum (Tiger or Schei): 2,600m at 2255 hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 1/Res Flak Abt 222, 2/schw Flak Abt 606. 1, 2&4/schw flak abt 262 and 2/schw Eisb Flak Abt 416 (Wellington North of Raard near Westdongeradeel 2300 hrs. Flak claim rejected by OKL 19 Oct 1944. Oblt Becker victory confirmed 27 Oct 1944KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 24 Row H Collective Grave 1-6 Paradie Archive Database Son of William Vary Prosser, and Edith Prosser, of Brownsburg, Province of Quebec, Canada
131 PuttM EFlight SergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND640OF-RBourn2230NurnbergCrashed MunchholzhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery

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132 RathwellRobert WilliamSergeantR20789713th April 1925 in Billing's Bridge, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Mid-Upper)RCAFBomber Command432 (Leadside) Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor22:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of KoblenzKiAHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 6 Row E Collective Grave 3
Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Neuville American Cemetery Belgium. Reinterred 11 June 1948.

Posthumously commissioned and promoted to J90916 Plt Off with effect 29th March 1944

Son of Robert Henry and Annie Ellen (née McEwen) Rathwell of Billings Bridge, Ontario, Canada
133 ReesFrancis GeorgeSergeant13357441923NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 8 Row F Grave 12Son of Albert and Florence K. C. Rees, of Guildford, Surrey; husband of Kathleen Elizabeth Rees
134 RenwickRichard AlanSergeant15023881921Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 8 Row F Grave 11Son of Richard Edmund Wetherall Renwick and Doris Ida Renwick, of Tynemouth, Northumberland
135 ReynoldsBenjamin SamuelFlight Sergeant13354771908Bomb Aimer (Navigator)RAFVRBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-02-25LancasterIIIJA941GT-AWarboys1903AugsburgClaim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 - Roggenbach 20km South West of Rottweil (BP): 5,000m at 21:49. This is the same claim as Hptm Heinz-Horst Hissbach 5./NJG2 - Schwarzwald area: 5,500m at 21:51. This aircraft was shot down in two Nachtjager attacks to crash at Seelbach near Lahr/Schwarzwald. Victory for Oblt Becker confirmed on 23 June 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 8 Row H Grave 4Son of Charles Henry and Catherine Sarah Reynolds, of Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire; husband of Bessie Reynolds, of Hemel Hempstead
136 RobertsCSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND535ZN-QMetheringham2231NurnbergCrashed KonigsbergKilledHannover War Cemetery

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137 RoseC APilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND466GT-ZUpwood2230NurnbergCrashed EisfeldKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery

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138 RoseltAdrain RuysehSergeant710346Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-12-04LancasterING145DX:JEast Kirkby16:30HeilbronnClaim by Lt. Peter Spoden Stab II./NJG6, his 13th Abschuss and the first of three this night, 0-10km South of Heilbronn, at 3,000m at 19:33hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 October 1944 - 31 December 1944) Part 5 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Oberstenfeld, 15km SSE of Heilbronn.KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 9 Row D Grave 14Those who perished were initially buried in Oberstenfeld Civil Cemetery. Sgt. Osman/Sgt. Lees - Grave 60. Sgt. Roselt - Grave 61. Flt Sgt. Deacon - Grave 62. Lt. Becker SAAF - Grave 63. Flt Sgt Ching RNZAF - Grave 64. Reinterred 7 May 1948

Son of Eryl Roselt, and of Emily Roselt, of Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
139 RussellHenry MillenSergeantR8546930 Aug 1919CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledRunnymede Memorial 106Paradie Archive Database
140 SaprunoffSamuelSergeantR16872010th May 1921 in Sutherland, SaskatchewanCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor20:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of Koblenz.KiAHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 6 Row E Collective Grave
Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Neuville American Cemetery Belgium. Reinterred 11 June 1948.

Posthumously commissioned and promoted to J89247 Plt Off with effect 26th March 1944

Son of William and Tatiana (née Hologubow) Saprunoff of Trail, British Columbia, Canada

Brother WO2 Stephen Saprunoff R149100 RCAF PoW No. 3390, Stalag Luft 3. 28th January 1944, 434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF Halifax V LL134
141 ScanlanThomas PatrickPilot Officer1065531909ObserverDFC

RAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 31 Row C Grave 8
The body of Plt Off Scanlan was washed up at Callantsoog on 25 September 1942

Son of John Christopher and Katherine Scanlan; husband of Peggy Marion Scanlan, of Caldy, Cheshire
142 ScrivenerJ VFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND466GT-ZUpwood2230NurnbergCrashed EisfeldPoWParadie Archive Database

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143 Sidney-SmithDesmond Edwin SprouleSergeant1056817Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-03-28StirlingIW7501MG-ZOakington1938LubeckClaimed by Oblt. Ludwig Becker, his 17th claim, from 6.NJG2 at 22.05. The aircraft crashed in the sea north of Vlieland (Frisian Islands)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 93Son of Tredgar and Irene Sidney Smith, of Sydenham, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
144 SkeltonJohn CharlesSergeant13787831914Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-07-09WellingtonIVZ1324QT-AGrimsby2337GardeningClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG 2 - North Sea NE of Terschelling at 0112.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 93.Son of William and Mary Annie Skelton, of Bardon Mill, Northumberland; husband of Winifred Mary Skelton, of Bardon Mill
145 SmithamGordon MatthewSergeant1587946Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK795MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor22:13NurnbergClaimed by Oblt. Martin Becker, his 21st Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Etzbach, 2 km NE Hamm at 5.000m. at 00:23 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 3432, Stalag 357
146 Søndergaard (Sondergaard)SvendSergeantR/10949229 December 1921 in Jebjerg in DenmarkDenmarkFERCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVLK644ZL-CLeeming1630FrankfurtShot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights.Killed Age 31Hannover War Cemetery Coll. Grave 4. C. 13-19. Germany Epitaph: IN LOVING MEMORY OF OUR DEAR SVEND. EVER REMEMBERED, EVER LOVED
Paradie Archive DatabaseEnlisted in the RCAF in July 1941. To England March 1943 426 Squadron as an Airframe Mechanic (ground crew). Applied for aircrew duties. ‘Very keen to follow in brother’s footsteps who had just completed tour of Ops as F/Eng.’ Posted to 1659 CU. He finished training on 10 October 1943, and joined the crew of Fg Off. J. M. Grieve (J/22270) for flying training. The crew was posted to 427 Squadron for operational duties on 8 November, and he carried out his first operation on 26–27 November 1943, Stuttgart. On 3–4 December, Sondergaard and his brother were briefed for a raid on Leipzig. A. C. Sondergaard’s crew was first of the two over target, observing a number of scattered target indicators and flares on arrival. The bomb load was released at 03.58 hours, and the crew dropped two target indicators just after. At this point, the bombing appeared scattered. Minutes later, Sondergaard’s crew arrived over the target area and bombed at 04.13 hours. The bombing seemed well concentrated, but the cloud cover made observation impossible. The Pathfinders had marked the target accurately, and the bombing was, as it turned out, effective. The result was the most successful raid on Leipzig during the entire war. Both brothers returned to safely to base.

On 20–21 December, the target was Frankfurt. Frankfurt. 650 aircraft, 41 losses (6.3%). The German controllers were able to accurately plot the route as soon as the main force left the English coast and were therefore able to deploy night-fighters at many points along its route. A diversionary raid on Mannheim failed to draw off many fighters until the main raid was over. The target was mainly cloud covered whereas the forecast had predicted clear conditions. Marking did not, therefore, go to plan. The Germans used both decoy fires and also decoy target indicator. By a twist of good fortune, considerable creepback resulted in the bombing coming back over the city. Many public and municipal buildings were hit including many schools. 23000 people were bombed out of their homes. Three Danes were part of the raid: Fg Off. Niels Erik Westergaard and both Sondergaard brothers. This was Sondergaard’s final operation. The crew failed to return. Halifax V LK644/ZL-C took off from RAF Station Leeming at 16.15 hours, and nothing was heard from the crew following take off. The crew of seven was killed. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights. Sondergaard’s Halifax was one of forty-one aircraft lost in the operation.

Son Of Christian And Kirstine Sondergaard, Of Ponoka, Alberta, Canada. Younger brother of Andrew Christian Sondergard, DFC, who served in 405 Sqn. The family emigrated to Canada in 1929.
147 SpencerRonald HowardFlight Sergeant1575186BritishAir BomberRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND756AA-MRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2200StuttgartSee Archive report for further detailsKilledMillery Communal Cemetery. Grave 1

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Son of William H. Spencer and Elsie Spencer, of Bescot, Staffordshire, England.

148 StarkeyRPilot OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND535ZN-QMetheringham2231NurnbergCrashed KonigsbergPoW

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149 StevensD NSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
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150 StockHerbert SidneySergeant13817021906Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-07-09WellingtonIVZ1324QT-AGrimsby2337GardeningClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG 2 - North Sea NE of Terschelling at 0112.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 94.Son of Sidney Herbert and Annie Elizabeth Stock, of Selsdon, Surrey

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