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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
1101 BerryGordon HewittFlight SergeantR114954CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ518LK:CBurn22:44DusseldorfMZ518 was claimed by Ofw.Hans Zettel, his 2ns Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Eppinghoven, W. Dinstaken at 5.000 m at 01:38 hrs. Victory confirmed 08.09.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 3568, Stalag 357Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off whilst as a PoW
1102 BerryG WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-13HalifaxIIILK756LK-JBurn2219le MansCrashed near Selby Paradie Archive Database
1103 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:
1104 BerryWFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}Evader Attacker
1105 BerrymanStuartFlight SergeantR18638818th April 1922 in Hamilton, OntarioCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1945-04-26LancasterXKB879NA:YRAF Middleton St. GeorgeCross Country Flying Training See archive report for detailsKilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Section A Grave 842
Paradie Archive Database
1106 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.
1107 BerthiaumeJ F E GPilot OfficerJ17079 RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-05-25StirlingIIIEF361MG-BOakington2357DusseldorfCrashed near JulichKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1108 BertoiaCPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW584QO-YEast Moor1905FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1109 BertramR EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command25 OTU
1942-09-10Wellington?-LFinningley2022DusseldorfPresumed crashed in seaKilledAdegem Canadian War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1110 BertramRichard EdgarWarrant Officer Class 2R/75831CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command25 OTU1942-09-13WellingtonIIIBJ987PP-LFinningley 2022DusseldorfProbable claim by Hptm Horst Patuschka 8/NJG2 - North Sea 30km West of Schouwen at 0137KilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery Plot 1 Row E Grave 6
1111 BertrandJoseph NormanFlying OfficerC/21287CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command129 Sqd
1944-10-18MustangIIIFB389DV-MRAF Andrews Field, Essex0912Armed ReconnaissanceSee archive report - Abandoned near Zuid BevelandPoW Stalag Luft Barth-Vogelsang
Courtesy Oleg Marin
Paradie Archive Database
1112 BertrandJ H T RSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-03HalifaxIIILW378KW-ATrainingCrashed at CraykeKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1113 BertrandLSergeant1050195Bomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonIIIHE238NA0XReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1114 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
1115 BessentHenry RobertsSergeantR/19874017th April 1925, Winsor, OntarioCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqn RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB481LQ-RGransden Lodge16:37BerlinAircraft crashed crashed at 01:30 hours near Marham, Norfolk, when returning from operations, owing to lack of fuel and bad weather conditions.KilledCambridge City Cemetery Grave 14558A
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Herbert Gordon and Elsie May Roberts Bessent, of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada
1116 BessetteB J AFlight SergeantR94993RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-04-16StirlingIIIBF474LS-HMildenhall2146MannheimCrashed at St-Erme-Soutre-et-Ramecourt FranceKilledSt-Erme Communal Paradie Archive Database
1117 BessetteB J ASergeantR94993RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-03-22StirlingIIIBK667LS-HBourn1928St NazaireCrashed Clyffe Pypard WILTS Paradie Archive Database
1118 BessetteG MFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW420PT-UTholthorpe2127AugsburgKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1119 BestTPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-04-01WellingtonICZ8805BU-StradishallHanau?KilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1120 BestA GSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIINR114WL-UCroft1707OberhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1121 BestW FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIJA690WS-MBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Beaumont-les-Nonains {Oise}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1122 BestH F SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterILM183WP-LTuddenham2313HombergCrashed near Boxtel {Noord-Brabant}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1123 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
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1124 BestAlanSergeant22073201925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILW591KW-TTholthorpe2140KarlsruheSee Archive report for detailsEvader
1125 BestelE G RSergeantR70458RCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-01-14ManchesterIL7309EM-OBottesford1709Hamburg?PoWSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1126 BesterJ FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW166ZL-SLeeming2210VilleneuveCrashed at Obville {Yvelines}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1127 BeswickW EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK260IP-MTholthorpe2117PeenemundeCrashed near WolgastPoWParadie Archive Database
1128 BeswickHerbert RussellceFlying OfficerJ/12047CanadianRCAFBomber Command23 OTU
1943-11-24WellingtonIIIZ1682FZ-?RAF Pershore16Night cross-country trainingWhile flying in cloud, lost control and crashed at 0235 hours at Holm Farm, Marston, on the northern outskirts of Oxford.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 173
1129 BethellP ESergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW426PT-QTholthorpe1908StuttgartCrashed Echterdingen airfieldKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1130 BettridgeO ASergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-10LancasterIIDS665KO-NLittle Snoring2205NurnbergCrashed at Chart Sutton KentKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1131 BettsB GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1132 BettsN GSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-22HalifaxVEB255IP-PTholthorpe2112LeverkusenCrashed near Tongeren BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1133 BettsE WSergeant1219830Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE157OW-Dishforth2349Duisburg?KilledBergen op Zoom
1134 BettsworthCyril JackSergeant1604632Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
1943-10-07LancasterIIDS689OW:SLinton on Ouse20:32StuttgartSee Archive report for detailsEvader
1135 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
1136 BeveridgeMassey WilliamsonWing CommanderJ/15070RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-06MosquitoNFXIIIMM587PatrolInjured
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
1137 BeveridgeMassey WilliamsonWing CommanderJ/15070RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-20MosquitoNFXIIIMM586PatrolCrashed at St AndreKilledFlavacourt Churchyard France

Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report MM586

Paradie Archive
1138 BeveridgeJames RalphFlying OfficerJ2675617th April 1918 in Colony Bay, WalesCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-31HalifaxIIIMZ879BM:OSkipton on Swale10:36Ile de CézambreMission to bomb Coastal Battery near St-Malo. Lost without Trace. On the 11th July 2018 two amateur scuba divers and World War II enthusiasts, discovered the wreckage of a Halifax off the coast of Saint-Malo. Their investigation determine that this was the wreckage of MZ879.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 245
Paradie DatabaseSon of John Ferdinand and Catharine (née Cocker) Beveridge of London, Ontario, Canada. B.Sc

Photograph provided by Shirley Stone

1139 BewsA RFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-14Halifax VIINP691QO-VEast Moor1530GrevenbroichLanded damaged on return to baseParadie Archive Database
1140 BeyakA EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxIIJD363AL-Leeming1730KasselCrashed RijkevorselKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1141 BiardR HSergeantRCAFBomber Command1900-00-00PoWParadie Archive Database
1142 BibbyT JSergeantR158840CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn, RCAF
1944-09-15HalifaxIIINA629PT:WTholthorpe21:56KielThey bombed the at 01:19 hours from 1800ft before turning for home. On the return journey the hydraulic system failed, probably holed by Flak. The loss of hydraulics caused the flaps to lower followed by the undercarriage the the bomb doors. The wireless operator put out an SOS and despite attempts by the crew to rectify the situation, Motherwell was forced to ditching this highly dangerous configuration at 04:05 hours. They were 70 miles off the East Anglian coast. At times a search scene could resemble flies around a honeypot and this was the case during the search for Motherwell and his crew. Sqn Ldr Simpson in Hudson L/279 and Fg Off Garven in U/2279 were scrambled at 18:01 and 18:23 respectively. On arrival at the search area and they discovered three Lancasters and two Halifaxes, one of which was another 420 Sqn aircraft flown by Flt Lt E S Heimpel RCAF, circling two dinghies containing the seven survivors. The Hudsons dropped smoke floats to help mark the position and shortly afterwards a Walrus amphibian arrived and picked up the survivors. Sometime later an RML was homed to the area and the survivors were transferred to this from the Walrus. The RML then took the Walrus under tow and headed home. (Dinghy Drop: 279 Squadron RAF 1941-1946 - Tom Docherty)RescuedParadie Archive Database
1143 BibbyG HSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK908NA-IMiddleton St George1717KasselLanded Snetterton Heath NORFOLK on return
1144 BickR WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxVIINP775OW-KLinton on Ouse1719BochumPoW Paradie Archive Database
1145 BickertonG SSergeantRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICHD991StratfordBremenCrashed at Ramsool HollandKilledAmersfoort GeneralParadie Archive Database
1146 BickfordPeter WilliamFlight LieutenantJ/25920PilotRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-09-16LancasterIIILM693KO-TRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2128MoerdijkCollided with 90 Squadron Lancaster LM169 crashed at Strijen {Zuid-Holland}KilledStrijen Protestant Cemetery. Grave 5.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1147 BiddenByron StanleyPilot OfficerJ/15780W/Op. Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-08-27WellingtonIVZ1424QT-FRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2045Kassel No details available - anti-aircraft fire? KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 11.C.6Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1148 BiddiscombeL GFlying OfficerBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL191ZL-NLeeming1610BerlinCrashed at Westwick Norfolk on returnKilled
1149 BiddleF HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIIMZ427AL-ELeeming1859MagdeburgPoWParadie Archive Database
1150 BidermanDPilot OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20LancasterIIDS716OW-ULinton on Ouse1707Frankfurt?PoW

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