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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                        
1051 AppletonA SWarrant OfficerPilotFighter41 Sqd
1944-12-18SpitfireXIVRM699SweepAbandoned near MunsterPoW
1052 AppsKSergeant1334148Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND325PM-CWickenby30BerlinBailed out

The aircraft made a forced landing with wheels down but incurred damage to right main wheel on an obstruction at Wingsbach 3km North of Taunusstein and well off its track
PoW No. 269827, Stalag 4B Muhlberg

1053 ArabasJan LStarszy SzeregowiecAircraftman 2nd ClassP.704639Born 30 March (or April) 1911 in Matuszyn, Radom District (Age 33 when killed)PolandAircrafthand General DutiesMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-09RAF ChivenorDied in Sanitorium at Southfield. Location : United Kingdom. Assigned to ground personnel of 304 Squadron. Owing to illness he was graded as Medical Category 'E' and was discharged on 25 January 1944. After treatment in the R.A.F. Hospital at Liberton wh was sent to the Sanatorium at Southfield where he diedDied after dischargeEdinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery - Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Sec B Grave Joint 1460Archiwum Polish Database
1054 ArbonH ESergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIPD260AS-NKirmington2120BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
1055 ArbourJ E J GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW682OW-MLinton on Ouse2211LeuvenCrashed Schendelbeke {oost-Vlaanderen}KilledGeraardsbergen Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1056 ArchardL TSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME753DY-MPocklington749MontorqueilCrashed at Fontaine l'Etalon {Pas-de-Calais} Collided with 77Sqn Halifax III LL549 KN-NKilledFontaine l'Etalon Churchyard
1057 ArcherJ TSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV882ZA-DMelbourne2236TrappesCrashed near Hermeray {Yvelines}KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery
1058 ArcherJ DSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJA899VN-DSkellingthorpe2243ProuvilleCrashed at Ribeaucour {Somme}KilledFransu Churchyard
1059 ArchibaldKFlight SergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIND9696O-FLittle Staughton2205RusselheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1060 ArchibaldDavid B 1st LtO-803926USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-51 Mustang5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1061 ArctBohdan StanisławSquadron LeaderP-109027.05.1914 WarszawaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFFighter Command316 Sqd Polish
1944-09-06MustangIIIFB351SZ-BRAF Coltishall, NorfolkRamrod 1260See archive report for further detailsPoW - Stalag Luft BarthNone - survived the war - passed away 11th May 1973 Siedlce, PolandArchiwum Polish Database
1062 ArelLuther J 1st LtO-686799USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group84th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1063 ArgentEdward JamesPilot Officer1566471924PilotRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-12-20LancasterIIIED700WS-OBardney1702FrankfurtShortly after bombing the primary target, the Lancaster was attacked by a night- fighter, who fire killed Sgt. Knox, RCAF. Considerable damage was inflicted and later the crew were obliged to ditch at 2322 hours out of fuel and roughly 15 miles N of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and within 4 miles of the shore. The survivors were picked up by an ASR launch after spending 4 hours in their dinghy and taken into Great YarmouthRescued, Killed in action 15 Jan 1944 9 Sqn, Lancaster III, ED721
1064 ArkseyWalter LynwoodSergeantR20536014th March 1923 in Langruth, ManitobaCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command460 (RAAF) Sqn
1944-06-10LancasterIME696AR:B2Binbrook23:13Acheres Rail FacilitiesPost war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Elancourt, two miles West of Trappes,16 miles WSW of Paris. The aircraft hit high tension wires at 01:00 and all the crew were killed.KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row B Grave 22.Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Elancourt Communal Cemetery

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J89952) dated 9th June 1944

Son of John 'Jack' and Maude (née Bott) Arksey of Langruth, Manitoba, Canada
1065 ArmitageB HSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterILM106PH-HWickenby2359CourtraiKilledRunnymede
1066 ArmsbySherman 2nd LtO-814628USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group375th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1067 ArmstrongM LFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME784AR-Binbrook1227SiracourtForce landed at Manston Kent on return
1068 ArmstrongGordon ArthurFlight Sergeant423597AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIINA508KN:AFull Sutton23:15SterkradeSee archive report for detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 259
1069 ArmstrongDavidSergeant Air Gunner1795827RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIHK550KO-YRAF Witchford, Cambridgshire2305Valenciennes Crashed at Oisy-le-Verger {Pas-de-Calais} KilledOisy-le-Verger Communal Cemetery. Grave 2.Read Archive Report
1070 ArmstrongD RFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter229 Sqd
1944-06-23SpitfireIXPatrolDamaged Paradie Archive Database
1071 ArmstrongA TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10LancasterIIIND352LQ-TGransden Lodge2326VersaillesCrashed at Auneau {Eure-et-Loir}KilledAuneau Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1072 ArmstrongJohn FrederickFlying OfficerJ/24240NavigatorRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterILM221WS-KRAF Baldney, Lincolnshire2159Culmont See archive report for further details Killed Cour-I'Évêque Churchyard, France Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1073 ArmstrongJ WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SElsham Wolds2310AulnoyeCrashed Meharicourt {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Helmut Bergmann (8./NJG4). Near Beauquesne,Meharicourt at 3,000m Time 02:50. This would be his 24th kill. Hptm Helmut Bergmann scored 7 kills on this night bringing his total to 26. He started at 02:20-02:30-02:35-02:43-02:50-02:54 and finally at 03:06. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1074 ArmstrongD HFlight SergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIIND990PM-Elsham Wolds2123RevignyAbandoned near Carnaby Yorks
1075 ArmstrongR LSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterILL953ZN-OMetheringham1630GravenhorstCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1076 ArmstrongCharles AnthonyFlight Lieutenant40136815th April 1918New ZealandPilotDFC

MiD

RNZAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-06-11MosquitoIVDZ609XD:?RAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire23:27BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

1077 ArmstrongRFlying OfficerPilotFighter198 Sqd
1944-06-18TyphoonIbMN314ZPoW
1078 ArmstrongASergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND683EA-KFiskerton2311WesselingCrashed off coast of HollandKilled
1079 ArmstrongRFlight SergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIW4824VN-ZSkellingthorpe945Bois de CassanCrashed at PontoiseKilledVal d'Oise Communal Cemetery
1080 ArmstrongG RSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-06HalifaxIIIMZ619LK-HBurn231ChateaudunCrashed near Jallans {Eure-et-Loir}KilledVilleneuve-St-Georges New Communal Cemetery
1081 ArmstrongJames EdwardFlight Sergeant423610AustraliaRAAF15 Sqd RAF
1944-06-08RAAF Honour Roll
1082 ArmstrongGordon ArthurFlight Sergeant423597AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
1083 ArmstrongClifford F 1st LtO-793481USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1084 ArnellAlgot LeonPilot OfficerJ/85254Age 21CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIME565SR-Q RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2322Foret de Cerisy See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 249
courtesy Dave Champion
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1085 ArnellJohn LeonardFlying Officer425108AustraliaRAAF612 Sqd RAF
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
1086 ArnoldAlanFlying OfficerAus/410136Visual Air BomberRAAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-06-23LancasterIIIME625OF-ORAF Coningsby, LincolnshireTrainingCollided with Lancaster ND981 and crashed near Cloot House Farm, Crowlands, LincolnshireKilledBuried at Cambridge City Cemetery Grave No. 13966Read Archive Report
1087 ArnoldR SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIILM638KM-PDunholme Lodge2143CulmontCollided with 576 Sqn Lancaster ND859 UL-L2 & crashed at Auberive {Haute-Marne}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1088 ArnoldPhilip SydneyPilot Officer1253821904Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIIND680ZN:PMetheringham00:30Coutances – Line of CommunicationsClaim by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 – 25-35km South West of Caen (UT): 1,000m at 02:51. Crashed near Caen.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 204Promoted to Fg.Off. wef 29th February 1944, gazetted 14th March 1944

Son of Robert William and Jennie Evelyn Arnold, of Ilford, Essex; husband of Marie Eileen Arnold.
1089 ArnoldS JSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND447PH-CWickenby1840StuttgartCrashed HartheemKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1090 ArnoldRaymond Flying Officer429006AustraliaRAAF7 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-13RAAF Honour Roll
1091 ArnoldAlan Flying Officer410136AustraliaRAAF97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
1092 ArnoldJohn H 2nd LtO-665158USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1093 ArnoldMax C 2nd LtO-671484USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group367th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1094 ArnottHFlight LieutenantBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-06StirlingIR9259MG-JOakington1741MannheimCrashed Saunveniere BlegiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1095 ArthurRober Peter Sergeant Air Gunner1821788RAFVRBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ572LK-LRAF Burn, Yorkshire2357BottropShot down by Fw. Erwin Egeler of 12./NJGIMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 224. Read Archive Report
1096 ArthurG AFlying OfficerBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterILL756SR-QLudford Magna1748le HavreCrashed at base on return
1097 ArthurL CFlying Officer129410Bomber Command9 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED558WS-NBardney2243BochumCrashed at BraamtPoW
1098 ArthurKeith Sergeant416736AustraliaRAAF1 Air Navigation School1944-12-25RAAF Honour Roll
1099 ArtyniukJ PPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ602SE-UCroft2354VersaillesCrashed at Blevy {Eure-et-Loir}KilledBlevy Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1100 ArundellDavid RobertSergeant1567566Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV792NP:ELissett22:16TrappesAttacked by a night fighter which tore a massive hole in the centre section of the aircraft. During the confusion of the blaze, three of the crew are thought to have fallen out. Two survived, unfortunately Sgt Dwan’s body was never found.

Plt Off Bancroft landed the aircraft RAF Hurn at 02:49. The aircraft was totally beyond repair (Cat E). The instrument panel was salvaged and is now on display in the Australian War Memorial Museum Canberra. The four members of crew who returned were decorated for their bravery.

LV792 was claimed by Hptm Fritz Sothe 4/NJG4 North of Evreux (UC): 2,700m at 01:19. Victory listed in OKL/RLM 4/NJG4. Confirmed Abschussubersicht, but no confirmation date. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).
SafeDFM awarded, Gazetted 17 July 1944: Citation reads: 1567566 Sergeant David Robert ARUNDEL, RAFVR, 158 Squadron. These officers and airman were air bomber, pilot, navigator and air gunner respectively, of an aircraft detailed to attack Trappes. The target was successfully attacked and on the return flight the aircraft was attacked, by an enemy fighter, causing. extensive damage. The inter-communication system was put out of action. The navigational instruments were rendered useless whilst fires broke out in the bomb bays and fuselage; the starboard inner engine also caught light. The situation seemed most serious, but Pilot Officer Bancroft held resolutely to his course.. Meanwhile Flying Officer Tansley and Pilot Officer Fripp promptly directed their efforts towards fighting the 'fires. They were quickly joined by Sergeant Arundel who had struggled his way out of his damaged turret. Together these members of the crew finally succeeded in extinguishing the flames. Afterwards they co-operated splendidly with their captain. Pilot Officer Bancroft, who flew the badly damaged aircraft to an airfield in this country. In harassing circumstances these members of aircraft- crew displayed coolness, courage and devotion to duty worthy high praise.

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