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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
1151 BidmeadW EWarrant Officer657234PilotRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-10WellingtonXHE213SE-FRAF Bourn, Yorkshire2315FrankfurtSee archive report for full detailsPoW No: 978 Camp: Stalag Heydekrug (Memelland, now in Lithuania)None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
1152 BielbyK TSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK839NP-SLissett2159KielCrashed at Foston on the WoldsKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1153 BielbyRichard RossSergeantCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-06HalifaxIIILW377OW:GLinton on Ouse21:35Coutances, Normandy, FranceSee Archive Report for detailsSafeParadie Archive Database
1154 BiersRobert LloydFlight SergeantJ/86395Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIW5010WS-LRAF Bardney, Lincolnshire2348LeipzigCrashed StendalKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery. Grave 8.E.1 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1155 BiggerstaffRichard Alan Pilot OfficerJ95425CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIINP793OW-HRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire1642Chemnitz Crashed Kirbymoorside Yorkshire KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H. Row P. Grave 13. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1156 BiggsWilliamPilot Officer Pilot155227DFM

RAFVRBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-06HalifaxVLK628ZL-Leeming1924MunchenCrashed near StarnbergKilledDurnbach. War. Cemetery. Grave Ref 6.G.27 . Read Archive Report
1157 BiggsWilliam 'Billy'Flight Sergeant Pilot1239042RAFVRBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-09HalifaxVEB247ZL-Leeming2310Mannheim Abandoned near Hartford Bridge HAMPS Safe Read Archive Report
1158 BiggsH DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPA977LQ-DGransden Lodge1549BingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1159 BiggsE ASergeant1210605Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29HalifaxIIDT679EQ-QLeeming2142BerlinCrashed StapelmoorKilledSage War Cemetery
1160 BiggsA HSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJN966NA-VMiddleton St George1651StuttgartCollided with Lancaster III ED417 103 Sqn and crashed near Middleton St GeorgeKilled
1161 BigorayWilliam WalterWarrant Officer Class 2J/89731Age 25 Born 13th September 1918CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-04-27LancasterIIIJB676MG-KRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2226FriedrichshafenSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave Ref. Coll. Grave 8. K. 10-13 Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John and Nasta (née Krickay) Bigoray of Redwater, Alberta, Canada. At the time of his loss, two younger brothers, Nicholas Peter and Anthony were serving in the RCAF. (4) Enlisted on the 15th March 1941 in Edmonton. Awarded the DFM (Distinguished Flying Medal) 29th December 1942. Flight Sergeant William Walter Bigoray, RCAF "for great gallantry, fortitude and devotion to duty in exceptionally hazardous circumstances"
1162 BigorayWilliam WalterFlight SergeantR/93566CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrDFMRCAFBomber CommandWireless Interception Flight 1474 (Special Duties)1942-12-03WellingtonicDV819DT-G RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 202Special Duties See archive report for further brief detail SafeKilled later in 1944Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1163 BilanJFlight SergeantR/172682W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information Safe Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1164 BilbieJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILV821ZL-NLeeming2115BraunschweigCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1165 BilkeyJames DaltonLeading Aircraftman R/56212Age 24 - Born on the 29th March 1916CanadaPilot U/TRCAFFighter Command6 Service Flying Training School1940-12-14NA-64 Yale64-22093351Dunnville, Ontario, Canada1350TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilledHudson Heights St. James Cemetery, Section C. Lot 202Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 29th March 1916, the son of Paul E. Bilkey and Sarah E. D. Bilkey, of 427 Mount Stephen, Westmount, Quebec, Canada.
1166 BillVictor EdwardFlying OfficerJ/6683CanadianPilotRCAFEastern Air Command10 Sqd (RCAF)1943-09-04LiberatorV589DRCAF GanderTrainingLoss of control shortly after take off, crashed in Gander lake and sank.KilledOttawa Memorial, Panel 2. Column 3. Canada
Accident report
1167 BillingJ WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-02VenturaIAE680EG-TrainingCrashed near Lakenheath SFKKilledFeltwell {St Nicholas}Paradie Archive Database
1168 BillingG DFlying OfficerPilotFighter401 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-01SpitfireIXML135Crashed at CarentanEvaded
1169 BillingsleyF DWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-16LancasterIIIPB239LQ-DGransden Lodge2115KielCrashed off DenmarkKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1170 BillingtonWalterFlight Sergeant7517501912Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-02WellingtonXHZ260AL-KEast Moor1901GardeningDitched some 87 miles off Cromer, Norfolk. Reason unknownKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 135DFM Gazetted on the 19th Sep 1941 whilst serving with 144 Sqn

Son of William and Frances Alice Billington, of Old Trafford, Lancashire
1171 BillsonVictor Lloyd GeorgeLeading AircraftmanR/139004CanadianGround crewRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-09HalifaxVIINP710EQ-SRAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1834See Archive report - Information courtesy John JonesInjuredParadie Archive DatabaseLAC. Victor Billson Suffered lacerations to scap and concussion, was taken to RAF Northallerton hospital and discharged on the 14th of September being granted 7 days sick leave.
1172 BilodeauJ A MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINR178KW-JTholthorpe1624HannoverCrashed near SchneerenPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1173 BilsonF WFlying OfficerBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08LancasterIIIJA980LQ-ZGransden Lodge2315HannoverCrashed S of EngernKilledHannover War Cemetery
1174 BilyardR GSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxIILW282VR-YMiddleton St George1648BerlinAbandoned near BerlinPoW
1175 BinderHector FrederickFlight SergeantJ/72273Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterILL797UM-B2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1810SchweinfurtCrashed Marsal {Moselle}KilledMarsal (Moselle) Churchyard Cemetery Grave 3Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1176 BingGerrard RoyFlight SergeantJ/861025 Aug 1917CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIX3808PT-BMiddleton St George1852KolnPossible claim by Lt Erich Gollasch 12/NJG1 - Sea 30km North West of Vlieland (Salzhering or Tiger): 800m at 2321 hrs. The aircraft may have been claimed by Flak of IV Zug 2/lei Res Flak Abt 988 and light Marine Flak (Wellington North of Juist in sea 2105 hrs)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 99 Paradie Archive Database Son of Gerrard Andrew and Florence Gladys Bing, of Port Hammond, British Columbia, Canada
1177 BinneG A VSergeantRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINR2536U-LEast Moor1825MagdeburgCrashed at BornePoW Paradie Archive Database
1178 BinnieNSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW674PT-ETholthorpe2203VersaillesCrashed at Theuville {Eure-et-Loir} EvaderParadie Archive Database
1179 BinnsM RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-03-01LancasterIIIND566KM-ODunholme Lodge2317StuttgartCrashed near ReutlingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1180 BiolloPeter JosephFlying OfficerJ/26543Age 20CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIIPB253UL-A2RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire2118StuttgartCrashed at ChaumouseyKilledChaumousey Communal Cemetery. Grave 3
Courtesy Relatives
Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the -1st September 1923 at Edmonton. Son of Peter Paul Biollo (died 1982,, age 81) and of Doris May Biollo (née Caswell - died 1975 age 73), of Edmonton. Alberta, Canada
1181 Bion Pierre CecilSergeantR58350Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command20 OTU
1942-05-28WellingtonICZ8852RAF Elgin, Moray, Scotland00:05TrainingCrashed near Fodda Bridge (1 mile east of RAF Elgin)Safe but injuredParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1182 BirbeckA FFlight SergeantR102142RCAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-25LancasterIIIED695PO-JBottesford2336DusseldorfCrashed at Burgerbrug {Noord Holland}KilledBergen General Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1183 BirchRFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-28HalifaxIIIMZ420WL-FCroft1325KolnCrashed near Linton on OuseParadie Archive Database
1184 BirchK ASergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-14HampdenIAT219PT-CWaddington2138DortmundCrashed North Hykeham LINCSKilled
1185 BirchR WPilot OfficerNavigatorBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxIIILK799WL:ECroft20:32la Hogue Strong PointOn take off the aircraft swung out of control and hit another Squadron aircraft LW176 WL:J before crashing through a brick wall. No injuries reported.Uninjured
1186 BirchallAlbertPilot OfficerJ/15411Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-09-19StirlingIW7578LS-ARAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire1935Munchen See archive report for further details KilledNoyers-le-Val Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 1-4
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1187 BirchallAPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-09-09StirlingIBF352LS-UBourn2015GardeningEmergency landing at Waterbeach Paradie Archive Database
1188 BirchallRolandWarrant OfficerR/90351Age 20CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIJB854EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2105Pilsen See archive report for further details KilledLouppy-le-Chateau Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 3-5

Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1189 BirdHerman Albert BenjaminSergeant927772W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-27HampdenIAE219EQ-RRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1927GardeningShot down by night fighterMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 78 Read Archive Report
1190 BirdD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command28 OTU
1943-06-12WellingtonICR1324WymeswoldAir Sea Rescue?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1191 BirdD JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-28Halifax VIINP768OW-QLinton on Ouse1906StuttgartShot down by night fighterPoW Paradie Archive Database
1192 BirdS DFlight SergeantR115874RCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-06-14LancasterIIIED453EA-GFiskerton2216OberhausenCrashed near LembeckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1193 BirdR FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-01-16LancasterIED332QR-DSyerston1630Berlin?Killed1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1194 BirklandHenryPilot OfficerJ5233CanadianPilotMiD

RCAFFighter Command72 Sqn
1941-11-07SpitfireVbW3367RN:?RAF Acklington, Northumberland13:30RodeoSee Archive report for detailsPoW No. 689, Stalag Luft 3 / MurderedPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery, 7.C.3.Paradie Archive Database
1195 BirksR SFlight SergeantJ/17309PilotRCAFFighter56 Sqd
1943-04-10TyphoonIbR8799RhubarbKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1196 BirksWilliam SidneyFlight Sergeant R/1930251923CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIIJB186PG-ODunholme Lodge2250619 Sqn put up 13 aircraft on this mission to destroy a railway junction at RevigayJB186 was one of 5 aircraft that failed to return. While eastbound, JB186 was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down at Auger-St-Vincent (Oise), 8km WSW from Crepy-en-Valois. (Note: Of the 5 aircraft lost by 619 Sqn only two have been attributed to a particular German claim, 1 probable (LM378) and 1 victory (PB205)KilledAuger-St. Vincent Communal Cemetery, Grave 1 Son of William and Rosa Birks; husband of Agnes Birks, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1197 BirminghamJoseph PatrickSergeantR200346CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIINA604LK:TRAF Burn, Yorkshire21:37RusselheimSee Archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective Grave G7.F 7-11Paradie Archive Database
1198 BirnieHugh WaldiePilot OfficerJ1916216th January 1922 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn (Thunderbird) RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIDS757OW:DLinton on Ouse14:25Air test and sea searchFlying low over the water, the port outer engine failed and in an attempt to gain height, the aircraft stalled into the sea losing its tail sectionInjured, Murdered on the 22 Aug 1944Paradie Archive Database
1199 BirnieHugh WaldiePilot OfficerJ/1916216th January 1922 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIINP683OW-MLinton on Ouse22:20Metz marshalling yards, FranceSee Archive report for detailsMurderedRunnymede Memorial Panel 245Paradie Archive Database
1200 BirtchG E PSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxIIJD720VR-PMiddleton St George1958BerlinCrashed target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database

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