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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 BernardDavidFlight SergeantR/151425Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-12-20LancasterIR5552AS-P2RAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1727FrankfurtSee archive report for detailsKilledMiddelharnis Cemetery Grave 2Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1002 BernaskiL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIME774UM-L2Wickenby2155VierzonKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1003 BerndtE JSergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-11-26HalifaxVLK946MP-FHolme on Spalding Moor1651StuttgartCrashed at MalbornKilledKoln-Sud FriedhofParadie Archive Database
1004 BernhardtDouglas PaulSergeantR/183965Age 19CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-05-31LancasterILL782GI-HRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2341TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledPoingy-la-Foret Communal Cemetery. Joint grave

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Oscar George and Verda V. Harwood Bernhardt, of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. A memorial to him been erected in front of the Town Hall of Poigny-la-Forêt.
1005 BernickL ASergeantRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-02-25LancasterIIIED520WS-TWaddington Nurnberg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1006 BernierJoseph Wilfrid Laurier FernandoFlying OfficerJ/29412CanadianNavigatorDFC
RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe02:22DuisburgInexplicably crashed from an altitude of approximatly 500 feet shortly after a normal take offKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. G. Row D. Grave 10. United Kingdom
Accident report
1007 BernierJ WFlying OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-31HalifaxIIILK880OW-CLinton on Ouse2208Au FevreCrashed at base on return
1008 BernierC LFlight SergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL191ZL-NLeeming1610BerlinCrashed at Westwick Norfolk on return
1009 BernierHubert Roland BernierFlying OfficerJ/18676CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-24TyphoonIbMN457I8-RRAF Hurn21:50Armed recceTaxied into a parked aircraft damaging bothUninjuredAccident report
1010 BernykMichaelFlying OfficerJ/3874024 August 1923CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.5Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of William and Mary Bernyk, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1011 BernykV HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIIDV244UM-L2Wickenby2132KarlsruheCrashed PlottersdorfKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1012 BerriganL TFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND581MG-MOakington1842BerlinShot down target areaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1013 BerryW LSergeantRCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1941-08-14HalifaxIL9500TL-HLinton on Ouse2206MagdeburgCrashed AndervenneKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1014 BerryJ HSergeantRCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-02-13HalifaxIIW7885TL-BGraveley1820LorientAbandoned near Carhaix FranceEvaderParadie Archive Database
1015 BerryL JFlying OfficerJ/25130RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-14MosquitoVIRG571GPatrolCrashed on returnKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1016 BerryG RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-31LancasterXKB869VR-QMiddleton St George601HamburgReported shot down by Me262PoW Paradie Archive Database
1017 BerryJ L PSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV944QB-USkipton on Swale2159NurnbergCrashed FalkensteinKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1018 BerryM DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINP999KW-WTholthorpe1630HannoverPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1019 BerryD EFlight LieutenantAFC

RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02LancasterXKB792NA-IMiddleton St George2020WiesbadenExploded over target areaKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1020 BerryG WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-13HalifaxIIILK756LK-JBurn2219le MansCrashed near Selby Paradie Archive Database
1021 BerryAdam BarrFlying OfficerJ/27466CanadaRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegPoW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive DatabaseOutward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
1022 BerryWFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}Evader Attacker
1023 BerrymanStuartFlight SergeantR/186388Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-26LancasterXKB879NA-YRAF Middleton St. GeorgeCross Country Flying Training Crashed near Burston Cottage Farm, A51 RoadKilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Section A Grave 842
Paradie Archive DatabaseSee Archive Report
1024 BertelsenFrederick CastellFlight LieutenantJ/9077Age 22CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJA9686O-ORAF Little Staughton2242MontdidierSee archive report for further detailsKilledMontdidier French National Cemetery. Collective Grave 5822 – 5824 Courtesy Operation Picture Me

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Albert Frederick & Florence Rebecca Bertelsen of Salmonhurst, Victoria Co., New Brunswick, Canada.
1025 BerthiaumeJ F E GPilot OfficerJ17079 RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-05-25StirlingIIIEF361MG-BOakington2357DusseldorfCrashed near JulichKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1026 BertoiaCPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW584QO-YEast Moor1905FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1027 BertrandJ NFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter129 Sqd
1944-10-18MustangIIIFB389RamrodAbandoned near Zuid BevelandPoW Paradie Archive Database
1028 BertrandJ H T RSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-03HalifaxIIILW378KW-ATrainingCrashed at CraykeKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1029 BertrandLSergeant1050195Bomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonIIIHE238NA0XReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1030 BesseClaude AndrewFlight SergeantR/167515Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIILL676EQ-ERAF Linton-on-Ouse1623Berlin Possible that aircraft crashed at Heyrothsberge, Germany Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 181Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1031 BessetteB J AFlight SergeantR94993RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBF474LS-HMildenhall2146MannheimCrashed at St-Erme-Soutre-et-Ramecourt FranceKilledSt-Erme Communal Paradie Archive Database
1032 BessetteB J ASergeantR94993RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-03-22StirlingIIIBK667LS-HBourn1928St NazaireCrashed Clyffe Pypard WILTS Paradie Archive Database
1033 BessetteG MFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW420PT-UTholthorpe2127AugsburgKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1034 BestTPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-04-01WellingtonICZ8805BU-StradishallHanau?KilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1035 BestA GSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIINR114WL-UCroft1707OberhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1036 BestW FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIJA690WS-MBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Beaumont-les-Nonains {Oise}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1037 BestH F SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterILM183WP-LTuddenham2313HombergCrashed near Boxtel {Noord-Brabant}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1038 BestRobert AugustaFlight SergeantR/221087Age 19CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-11-08StirlingIVLK198NF-HRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2300SOE See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 254
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1039 BestelE G RSergeantR70458RCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-01-14ManchesterIL7309EM-OBottesford1709Hamburg?PoWSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1040 BesterJ FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW166ZL-SLeeming2210VilleneuveCrashed at Obville {Yvelines}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1041 BeswickW EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK260IP-MTholthorpe2117PeenemundeCrashed near WolgastPoWParadie Archive Database
1042 BethellP ESergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW426PT-QTholthorpe1908StuttgartCrashed Echterdingen airfieldKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1043 BettesworthC JSergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-07LancasterIIDS689OW-SLinton on Ouse2032StuttgartCrashed Rachecourt-sur-BlaiseEvader
1044 BettridgeO ASergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-10LancasterIIDS665KO-NLittle Snoring2205NurnbergCrashed at Chart Sutton KentKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1045 BettsB GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1046 BettsN GSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-22HalifaxVEB255IP-PTholthorpe2112LeverkusenCrashed near Tongeren BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1047 BettsE WSergeant1219830Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE157OW-Dishforth2349Duisburg?KilledBergen op Zoom
1048 BettyRowland DavidFlying Officer515011914Wireless OperatorRAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIILM428VN-OSkellingthorpe24BerlinPossible claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - near Molchow North of Neuruppin (DF 8): 5,800m at 03:12. Crashed Steinberg where the crew were initially buried. (Nachtjagd War Diaries, Vol 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row Z Collective Grave 24-28
Investigating officers from the RCAF visited the village of Steinberg 40 miles NW of Berlin. They were told by the villagers that a large British aircraft had crashed four to five hundred yards west of the villa and that the crew had been buried in a communal grave in the local cemetery. It was believed that the aircraft had been shot by night fighters. The grave was exhumed but unhappily Sgt. Taylor the Flight Engineer and the Bomb Aimer Fg.Off. Daynes of the crew were the only ones who could be individually identified. (Extract from letter to Mrs Presland by Wg.Cdr. Gunn RCAF Causalities Officer dated 23 March 1950)

Son of Rowland T. Betty and Jean W. Betty; husband of Betty Betty, of Hartford, Cheshire
1049 BeveridgeMassey WilliamsonWing CommanderJ/15070RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-06MosquitoNFXIIIMM587PatrolInjured
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
1050 BeveridgeMassey WilliamsonWing CommanderJ/15070RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-20MosquitoNFXIIIMM586PatrolCrashed at St AndreKilledFlavacourt Churchyard France

Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report MM586

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