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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
1001 BellinghamW H LPilot OfficerJ/25376PilotRCAFFighter412 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-19SpitfireIXPL159Crashed near GeldernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
1002 BellinghamR FPilot OfficerBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK663IP-FTholthorpe1727KasselCrashed GodelheimPoW
1003 BellisleA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterINN758PM-SElsham Wolds1715NurnbergCrashed near LaichingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1004 BellmanW ASergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-12-16HalifaxVLL119NE-LTempsford2045SOEDitched off Felixstowe Paradie Archive Database
1005 BelousWesley LeonardWarrant Officer Class 1R/6181228 November 1918CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-07-19HalifaxIIW7670MP-BMiddleton St GeorgeBremen-VegesackOut-bound the a/c suffered engine trouble so the crew turned around and made for home. As they approached base the offending engine caught fire, the a/c was reported to have flown over base at 3000 feet but was seen to be flying erratically. The order to bale out by the pilot was given and five did so successfully, the Pilot and Flight Engineer stayed with the aircraft to try and crash-land it but at 0145 whilst attempting a landing the a/c crashed near Spittal Flat Farm, Yarm killing both men. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire).KilledDarlington West Cemetery Section W.7J. Grave 359Paradie Archive Database Son of Alec N. Belous and Nadazda Belous, of Stenen, Saskatchewan, Canada
1006 BeltDallas EugeneFlying OfficerJ/28877Air BomberRCAFBomber Command570 Sqd RAF
1944-07-29StirlingIVLK133V8-JRAF Harwell, Berkshire2240SOE See archive report for further details KilledOrleans Main Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 3Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1007 BeltonAlfred JohnsonSergeant1038227Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.3
1008 BeluseJ E MSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILK798KW-ATholthorpe125Haine-St-PierreCrashed West-VlaandirenPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1009 BelyeaA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIME721PM-MElsham Wolds2221NurnbergCrashed HunfeldKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1010 BemiFWarrant OfficerR74917RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonXMS479PT-Middleton St George2115DuisburgCrashed at Essen-BorbeckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1011 BemisterJohn EdwardPilot OfficerJ/17735Navigator RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-27HalifaxIIDT749EQ-ORAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2230Hamburg See archive report for full details POW No. 222459 Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)None - thought to have survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1012 BemroseMFlight SergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
1013 Ben-HertzMSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-02HalifaxIIDG228LQ-HTopcliffe1826KrefeldCrashed at Vredbest FarmKilledNoordwijk General Paradie Archive Database
1014 BenaboRFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-09LancasterIIIPA970LQ-YGransden Lodge657le HavreEvader Paradie Archive Database
1015 BenderL GSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxIIJB971VR-XMiddleton St George1909Mannheim?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1016 BenditskiSamuelSergeantR/108306CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-09-19HalifaxIIR9383ZA-AMelbourne1927SaarbruckenThis crew released their bombs over the target and made for home without incident. It is of note that the pilot was not experienced in flying this type of a/c. On returning to Yorkshire they overshot their base by some distance and became lost, the a/c eventually struck a tree standing on high ground. Here available sources vary greatly, one states this was near Thruscross village, to the west of Harrogate. Another source suggests this was nearer Grassington - some miles away. This tree strike damaged the port aileron which caused the a/c to fly to starboard. Left with little option the pilot attempted to get the a/c as high as possible before ordering his crew to bale out. After climbing to about 700ft all the crew baled out. The a/c is believed to have continued fro a while before crashing at 0245hrs a mile or so W of West End (Thruscross) village and was totally destroyed. The resulting clear up pretty much wiped the site clean with it being so close to an access road. The area was also on the edge of a military practice range and military personnel would have been on the scene very quickly. The cause of the crash was the rudder overbalance problem that is known to have afflicted many early HalifaxesInjured Paradie Archive Database
1017 BenfordS MSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-09-04HalifaxIIW1214NP-DEast Moor2359BremenCrash landed at NewmarketParadie Archive Database
1018 BenfordS MSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-11-18HalifaxIIBB209NP-GRufforth1739TorinoCrashed at Castle Bytham LincsParadie Archive Database
1019 BenjaminKennethSergeant1331554W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE175NA-URAF Dalton, Yorkshire1935Bochum Ditched in North Sea - all crew lost Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 142 Read Archive Report
1020 BennellR JWing CommanderC/1376DFC

, AM
RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09MosquitoVILR270RangerKilledLessay Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1021 BennerD RSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7858DY-Pocklington1757FlensburgCrashed in seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1022 BennettJames GordonFlight SergeantR1434041 June 1911 at Vancouver British Columbia CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-11-26LancasterIIIDV289SR-TRAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire1724BerlinCrashed HeuchelheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery - Coll. grave 11. C. 26-28.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1023 BennettD WSergeantRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1941-09-11WellingtonIcX9879OJ-VMildenhall2052KielShot down near KielKilledKielParadie Archive Database
1024 BennettT HSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-02-26WellingtonIIZ8536NP-SPocklington1856KielCaught fire on take off crashed S of YaphamKilledParadie Archive Database
1025 BennettDonald HowardFlying OfficerJ/3788114 June 1920CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.2.Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of George Howard Bennett and Eileen Bennett, of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.
1026 BennettJFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1945-01-02LancasterIII LM687AS-NKirmington1450NurnbergHit by AA Fire at 4855N 0645E and baled out 5 minutes later over FranceParadie Archive Database
1027 BennettGSquadron LeaderDSO

DFC

RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-24LancasterIIIND526LQ-MGransden Lodge.0024.Aachen Crashed Hilvarenbeek {Noord-Brabant} KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1028 BennettG NSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL719EQ-VLinton on Ouse.0008.LeipzigKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1029 BennettKenneth HughSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS788EQ-OLinton on Ouse.0003.Leipzig Crashed at Kropswolde {Groningen} KilledHoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church
Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew of Lancaster DS788 was on its operational debut. They were airborne 0003 20Feb44 from Linton-on-Ouse on a mission to Leipzig, Germany. Shot down by a night-fighter from 20,000 feet and the resulting fire destroyed the rudders causing the Lancaster to crash at Kropswolde (Groningen) in the SW outskirts of Sappemeer, Holland. Also killed in the crash were the 19 yr old pilot F/O J.A.Frampton; P/Os J. J. Astles and K.Smith; and Sgt K.W.Tindall RAF Two survived: F/O G.W.Reynolds was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.3537 and F.W.C.Robertson evaded.
1030 BennettJ BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-04Halifax VIINP712EQ-NLinton on Ouse1943HarburgPoWParadie Archive Database
1031 BennettJames GordonPilot OfficerJ/19011Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS710EQ-ARAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1747Berlin Mid air collision with night fighter - read archive report KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 14.E.14Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1032 BennettJ AR77405RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-05HalifaxIIDT646VR-CMiddleton St George1857EssenCrashed near ElstPoW Paradie Archive Database
1033 BennettD EPilot OfficerJ12978RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonXHE280PT-VMiddleton St GeorgeEssen?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1034 BennettC JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-30WellingtonIIIBK389ZL-LCroft1345Oldenburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1035 BennettD JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-30HalifaxIIIMZ903ZL-YLeeming1814KolnCrashed at Manston Kent on return Paradie Archive Database
1036 BennettJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-29WellingtonXLN294QO-ESkipton on Swale2219HamburgCrashed near LuneburgKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1037 BennettJ N ESergeantRCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND672EA-UFiskerton1911FrankfurtCrashed BeckumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1038 BennettR JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIDS813JI-NWaterbeach2154StuttgartCrashed at DeinvillersKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1039 BennettR A JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIILL627JI-UWaterbeach2000MagdeburgCrashed in IJsselmeerKilled Paradie Archive Database
1040 BennettLloyd DouglasFlight SergeantR/188356Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information KilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. G. Row A. Grave 12 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1041 BennettR SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM599UM-A2Wickenby2139BraunschweigCrashed at WestercellePoWParadie Archive Database
1042 BennettW HSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxVLK967SE-JTholthorpe2352FrankfurtBaled out vicinity of ParisPoW
1043 BennettLeon Herbert BernardLeading Aircraftman439559AustraliaRAAF15 Service Flying Training School RCAF1944-07-20RAAF Honour Roll
1044 BennettAlfred StephensonSergeant407818AustraliaRAAF407 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
1045 BennisHWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-04-18LancasterILL867A4-JWitchford2243RouenShot down near Base on return by intruderKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1046 BenoitJ PWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-08HalifaxIIIHX275BM-SSkipton on Swale1031Bois de Cassan? Paradie Archive Database
1047 BensonR LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command196 Sqd
1943-02-26WellingtonXBE161ZO-Air TestCrashed E of Middleton on the WoldsKilledParadie Archive Database
1048 BensonP HSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW559ZL-FWarboys1845StuttgartPoW Paradie Archive Database
1049 BensonI BFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-25Halifax IIIMZ452ZL-ELeeming1658GardeningLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1050 BentWilliam ThomasPilot OfficerJ/1584522 Aug 1916CanadianPilotDFM

RCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIBJ711QT-ZGrimsby1740HamburgHit by 1&3/162, 3&4/schw Flak Abt 613 and 1/Luftsperr Abt 201. Crashed near Hamburg-Ohlsdorf at 2015 hoursKilledHamburg Cemetery Coll.grave 8A.C.1-15 Paradie Archive Database Immediate DFM awarded for his determination and skilled airmanship during operations over the Ruhr in Sep 1942. Details Gazetted on 6 Oct 1942

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