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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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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 BisheffG EPilot OfficerJ18162RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21HalifaxIIDT772EQ-ELeeming2340KrefeldCrashed Zeist HollandKilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) Gen Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1102 BishopD CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1945-01-01Halifax IIILV785ZA-CMelbourne1635DortmundBomb jettisoned over North Sea on return to base crashed near Laytham Grange Farm near airfieldParadie Archive Database
1103 BishopDSergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-09HalifaxIIIMZ309ZA-BMelbourne1617MunsterCrash landed at Woodbridge Suffolk on returnParadie Archive Database
1104 BishopStanley AdolfsonFlying OfficerJ/13118Age 26CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Witmarsum). Row 36. Grave 18.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1105 BishopGFlying OfficerJ/23710RCAFFighter406 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25MosquitoNF30MM736RangerKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1106 BishopJ H WSergeantR69969RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21HalifaxIIJD209EQ-BLeeming2345KrefeldShot down in target areaPoWParadie Archive Database
1107 BishopM WSergeantR65139RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-27HalifaxIIDT634VR-RMiddleton St George2002BerlinShot down by nightfighter N of HambergPoW Paradie Archive Database
1108 BishopJ PSergeantR133344RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE771PT-CroftDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured Paradie Archive Database
1109 BishopJohn PhilpottFlight SergeantR/13334415 Dec 1910CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXLN296AL-East Moor2256KolnClaim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II/NJG1 - 1km North of Grooten-haak 7km North West of Diest (Meise): 4,500m at 0048 hours (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)

All were buried at Averbode, but in Nov 1945, their remains were reinterred at the Bergan-Op-Zoom cemetery
KilledBergan-Op-Zoom Canadian War cemetery, 11.H.12
Paradie Archive Database Son of John Augustus and Mabel Jessica Bishop, of Vernon, British Columbia
1110 BishopA GSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-26HalifaxIIIMZ509SE-CMemburyTransitCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1111 BishopG EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxVLK701SE-LCroftBerlin?KilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1112 BishopH GPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-09LancasterXKB853SE-ACroft1142EssenCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1113 BishopErnest HowardPilot OfficerJ/86577Born on the 30th June 1921 Age23CanadaNavigator RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIINP702QO-BRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2241Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 249
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1114 BishopJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxVIIINP722QO-NEast Moor1604EssenCrashed at Manston Kent on returnParadie Archive Database
1115 BishopJ DWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPA996VN-JSkellingthorpe2203St-LeuCrashed at Mesnil-Mauger {Seine-Maritime}KilledMesnil-Mauger Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1116 BishopG MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-11-22LancasterIED311OL-KWyton1810StuttgartDitched English ChannelPoW Paradie Archive Database
1117 BishopS B SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1945-02-03LancasterIPA158WP-STuddenham1614DortmundKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1118 BishopS BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterING323WP-JLossiemouthTransitCrashed at Tuddenham Paradie Archive Database
1119 BishopEFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-22LancasterXKB832WL-FCroft1055HildesheimCollided with 431 Sqn Lancaster KB811 SE-T at base destroyed after bomb load explodedParadie Archive Database
1120 BissellDonald CliffordFlying OfficerJ/24280NavigatorRCAFFighter Command418 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-03MosquitoVILR268RAF Ford, Sussex315Intruder See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 245Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1121 BissetW McMFlight SergeantR136065RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE744ZL-JCroft1950 CroftBochum?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1122 BissetR CSquadron LeaderDFC

Bomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1123 BissettJohn AlexanderSergeantR/67791CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-02-26HalifaxIIV9986ZA-MLeeming18:23Kiel. bomb floating dockLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1124 BissettJack MontgomerySquadron LeaderJ/16991CanadaPilotDFM


RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220NurnbergShot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed HerhohnKilled Age 23Rheinberg War Cemetery 14. E. 8.
Personnel date on Paradie RCAF ArchiveHalifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427 Sqd lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
1125 BissonG EFlight LieutenantJ16354Bomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1126 BissonnetteG A RSergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1184EY-Middleton St George2253Hamburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1127 BistA CPilot OfficerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-07BostonIIIW8358Night IntruderPoW
1128 BittenF CSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-06WellingtonIIIZ1742KW-CDishforth1710Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1129 BittnerJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-29WellingtonIIIDF626PT-Middleton St George1632LorientCrashed at Exeter DEVONKilledExeter Higher Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1130 BjarnasonStefan AgustFlying OfficerIcelandAir BomberRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-08-07LancasterIIILM641ZN-DMetheringham2130SecquevilleCrashed at Quetteville {Calvados}Evader

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive Database
1131 BlackCharles NoolaPilot OfficerAUS/405437W/Op/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIHR713EQ-FLeeming1945Essen See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 190 Read Archive Report
1132 BlackWilliam RexSergeantAUS/417292Age 19AustralianAir/GnrRAAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-30HalifaxVEB242ZL-?RAF Leeming, Yorkshire2220Remscheid See archive report for brief details PoW No: 222465 Camp: Stalag Muhlberg (Elbe 4B)None - survived the war Read Archive Report
1133 BlackD IFlying Officer124923NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11HalifaxIIJD143VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2240Dusseldorf See Archive report for further details PoW No: 1488 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan - L3None - survived the war Read Archive Report
1134 BlackR ESergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIIIJB401PM-PElsham Wolds1654Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1135 BlackG S GSergeantR/65151CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command107 Sqd
1942-04-27BostonIIIZ2194OM-Great Massingham1422LilleClaimed by Hptm Johannes Seifert Stab 1/JG26. near Bourbourg at 1550PoW No. 222 Stalag Luft 6 HeydekrugParadie Archive Database
1136 BlackW AFlight LieutenantJ/1444PilotAFC

RCAFFighter2 Sqd
1944-06-27MustangIFR902SortieAbandoned near AlenconKilledLe Mans West Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1137 BlackD ASergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-09HalifaxIIHR872LQ-KGransden Lodge2252MannheimCrashed at Awenne BelgiumKilledFlorennes Communal Paradie Archive Database
1138 BlackWilliam AndrewFlight LieutenantJ/7980Born on the 05th January 1920 Age 23CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-03HalifaxIIDT680EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1800HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHamburg Ohlsdorf War Cemetery. Grave 10A.M.8Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of William and Dorothy Ellen Black (née Castle) of 5510 Blenheim Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1139 BlackJ MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP757EQ-BLinton on Ouse2010Wanne-EickelAbandoned and crashed near North WithamParadie Archive Database
1140 BlackRichard BursleighFlying OfficerJ/11844Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS771OW-P RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1906Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.12
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1141 BlackJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}PoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1142 BlackJohn HannahSergeantR/11805920 Feb 1920CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-21WellingtonIIIDF624AL-East MoorTraining The crew were undertaking a training flight from their base at East Moor and while the a/c was close to the North Yorkshire Moors the a/c suffered an electrical failure which caused the propellers on both engines to go into a fully fine pitch. This then caused the engines to over-rev and eventually to overheat. Fearing he was loosing control of the a/c the captain ordered his five crew to abandon the a/c, this was done successfully. The pilot and rear gunner received slight injuries on landing, the pilot suffered his injuries after landing on a fence. The a/c crashed near Kirkby, a few miles south of Stokesley and was destroyed. RAF East Moor took charge of the crash site; they sent transport to collect the crew, put a guard on the a/c and destroyed secret equipment it was carrying. (References- Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire) Survived - Killed in Action 2 Mar 1943 Paradie Archive Database 429 Sqn Wellington HZ260
1143 BlackJohn HannahSergeantR/11805920 Feb 1920CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-02WellingtonXHZ260AL-KEast Moor1901GardeningDitched some 87 miles off Cromer, Norfolk. Reason unknownKilledSutton-on-the-Forest (All Hallows) Churchyard Extension, Section E, Grave 2 Paradie Archive Database Died from Hypothermia on 2nd Mar 1943 a few hours before help could arrive. Buried on 8th Mar 1943
1144 BlackH GSergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-02-07LancasterIED309KM-SWaddingtonLorient?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1145 BlackGordon RonaldSergeantR/75540RCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-03-10LancasterIED305KM-SWaddington Gardening - Little Belt, Lyngsodde (Danish Coast) Crashed in seaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 186Paradie Archive DatabaseInfo sent in by John Jones - August 2016. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Gerhard Raht (4./NJG3). The sea near Strib, Fyn Island (Faun) at 4,500 meters. Time:- 22:12. This would be his fourth kill. See Kracker Archive on this site
1146 BlackR HFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1147 BlackI MSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK918SE-FCroft2350BerlinCrashed at base on return
1148 BlackJSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08WellingtonXLN451QO-WSkipton on Swale2254Hannover?KilledHannover War Cemetery
1149 BlackJamesSergeant1002830UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1150 BlackCharles NoolaPilot Officer405437AustraliaRAAF408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-04RAAF Honour Roll

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