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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                        
1201 BakerMaurice F CaptainO-730333USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1202 BakerRay G 1st LtO-559051USAPilotUSAAF355th Fighter Group358th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1203 BakerRobert L 1st LtO-733581USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group82nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1204 BakerRichard JamesWarrant Officer Class I771963UKPilotRAFVRRAF India28 Sqd RAF
1944-06-08HurricaneIICLD784RAF Imphal10:30RecceIntercepted by 20 enemy fighters, pilot RTB'd heavily damaged.SafeAccident reportPilot dove for the ground followed by 6 Japanese Zeros, Enemy fighters made multiple quarter attacks on him greatly damaging his aircraft. Pilot managed to get his aircraft within the friendly AAA humbrella over Tulihall field forcing the enemy aircrafts to break off.
1205 BalchinDavid HenrySergeant Air Gunner (Rear)J/89965RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB258SR-VRAF Ludford Magna,Lincolnshire2134BraunschweigPossibly shot down by night fighter piloted by Lt. Josef F̦rster and crashed at Barver, GermanyPoW No. 546 Stalag Luft Bankau-Kreulberg - L7Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1206 BaldEdward W.Technical SergeantSergeant3648397216th January 1923AmericanEngineerAM

US Army Air Force8th Air Force700th Bomber Squadron (445th Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-12B-24J44-10493RN:?Tibenham (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandHanau marshalling yards (Mission #748), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and buried at the Nokomis Cemetery, Nokomis, Illinois
1207 BaldwinE AFlight SergeantA22230RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12LancasterIW4329UV-Binbrook2235Bochum?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1208 BaldwinA HSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-12LancasterIPD230PO-XWaddington2130RusselheimKilledHotton War Cemetery
1209 BaldwinC SPilot OfficerBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-05HalifaxIIINA511EN-CFull Sutton100MaisyCrash landed on take offInjured
1210 BaldwinRonald HurlstonSergeant1202711Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command35 Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1943-06-28HalifaxIIHR850TL:SGraveley23:09KolnHR850 was claimed by Ofw. Fritz Schellwat, his 14th Abschuss, from 5./NJG1, 600m south of Ülppenich, 8 km west fo Euskirchen at 02:10 hrs. Also claimed by Flak units but the victory was confirmed for Schellwat on the 20th December 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 295, Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-SilesiaDFM awarded whilst with 10 Sqn, gazetted 18th May 1943

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (149047) whilst a PoW
1211 BaleFrank Edwin FrickerSergeant W/Op/Air/Gnr976784RAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIME868DX-KRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2219St-LeuCrashed at Fresnay-le-LongInjured - died later from injuriesDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 6.C.19. Read Archive Report
1212 BaleDFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command195 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterING351JE-EWrattling Common1055WittenCrash landed at Grimbergen Belgium
1213 BalfourAndrew GeorgeSergeantJ/95200Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxVIINP771OW-JRAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1723Oberhausen See archive report for full details KilledVenray War Cemetery. Grave VI.F.12Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1214 BallT WFlying OfficerBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM508SR-FLudford Magna2317WesselingCrashed near Werkendan {Noord-Brabant}PoW
1215 BallJ D PPilot OfficerBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-23HalifaxIIIMZ871DY-GPocklington1153MulheimCrashed near NeussPoW
1216 BallPeter WilliamFlying Officer1691251922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIME827EM:ISpilsby23:32WesselingSee Archive report for detailsKilledBergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Coll. grave 6.E.2-7.
1217 BallF CSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-12-02LancasterIW4119VN-QSkellingthorpe1510TrainingCrashed at East Kirkby LincsKilled
1218 BallWilliamFlying Officer155546NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-09-12MosquitoXVIMM1278K:?Oakington20:41BerlinHit by flak/nightfighter which damaged the fuel tanks. Subsequently ran low on petrol and abandoned at 01:05 having regained the East Anglia coast. (possible damaged claim by three pilots. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie)UninjuredDFC awarded whilst with 571 sqn, gazetted 22nd May 1945
1219 BallMelville R 1st LtO-798081USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers504th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1220 BallSanborn N 1st LtO-736069USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1221 BallantyneJohnSergeant580936Age 23ScotlandW/Op/Air/GnrRAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1940-06-12BattleIL5334RH-?Moisy830St Valery See archive report for further details KilledBeaurepaire Cemetery, France Read Archive Report
1222 BallantyneTSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILL789PO-PWaddington1913StuttgartCrashed at PfahlbronnKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1223 BallantyneRaymond Robert StanleyFlight Lieutenant47517Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-15LancasterIIIND365MG-LOakington1701BerlinClaim by Hptm Erhard Peters 9/NJG3 - East of Flensburg: 6,200m at 20:04. Crashed in the sea off Vornæs on the island of Taasinge. The Lancaster exploded in the air killing six members of the crew of eight. The fuselage crashed into the sea 100 metres off Vornæs while two engines were found on the beach and two were found in a nearby forest.KilledSvendborg General Cemetery Plot K Collective Grave 1Where and when the bodies of Flt Lt Ballantyne and Flt Sgt Sefton was found is not known. On 12 May 1945 their remains were found buried on the grounds of the Dragoon Barracks in Svendborg. On 17 May 1945 their remains were finally laid to rest in Svendborg cemetery, Reverend Petersen officiated at the graveside ceremony which were attended by an officer and 6 privates of the British army, an guard of honour of resistance fighters, County chief administrative officer Lassen, Judge Filip Hansen, Mayor Ferdinand Jensen, Kaptain Krarup and Baron Schaffalitzky de Muckadell as well as several local people. (Air war Over Denmark)

Son of Herbert Samuel Binning Ballantyne and Millicent Louisa Ballantyne, of Paddington, London
1224 BallardGeorge JamesFlying Officer425417AustraliaRAAF1 Ferry Control Pool RAF1944-03-06RAAF Honour Roll
1225 BallingerW SSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME617SR-NLudford Magna2127RuselheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1226 BallochFWarrant OfficerPilotFighter165 Sqd
1944-06-07SpitfireIXMK855ERodeoForce landed near CarhaixPoW
1227 BallsDonald Albert OliverSergeant1853283Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command150 Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterING164IQ-DRAF HemswellOsterfeldCircumstances of loss unknown. However the Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie records three German night fighter pilots each claiming a probable from one of three Lancasters of 150, 166 or 626 Sqns.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1228 BalmanJ HSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-11-12LancasterING350JI-CWaterbeach833OsterfeldCrashed at SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1229 BalsdonD EFlying OfficerBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterINN697KM-RDunholme Lodge2203EtampesCrashed at Morigny-ChampignyKilledMorigny-Champigny Communal Cemetery
1230 BamberoughRFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-09-23LancasterING116PH-OWickenby1829NeussCrashed at AldkerkKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1231 BamfordTFlight SergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIHK552KO-JWitchford.0037.ChevreusseCrashed at Montchauvet {Yvelines}KilledMontchauvet Communal Cemetery
1232 BamfordJFlying OfficerPilotFighter421 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-27SpitfireIXMK969Dive BombingCrash landed at VaravillePoW
1233 BancroftBruce DouglasPilot Officer421635AustralianPilotDFC

GC
RAAFBomber Command158 Sqn
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).
SafeAwarded DFC. Gazetted 17 July 1944: Citation reads: "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."

Awarded the George Cross. Gazetted 2 July 1946. Citation reads: "The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Medal to the undermentioned:-— Flying Officer Bruce Douglas BANCROFT, DFC (421635), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 96 Squadron. On the 13th June 1945, Flying Officer Bancroft was captain of a Dakota aircraft detailed to carry freight from Bikram to Meiktila. About 30 minutes after the aircraft was airborne, an explosion occurred in the port engine and it caught fire. The aircraft lost height and the pilot was forced to 'land. In doing so the aircraft hit an earth bank and burst into flames. Flying Officer Bancroft, although badly burned, succeeded, with the help of the navigator, in extricating four members of the crew from the burning wreckage. Although in great pain, Flying Officer Bancroft then immediately took steps to get help and, refusing the use of a bullock cart as being too slow, he set out on foot for a railway station five miles away, believing he could summon help toy telegraph." He became unconscious on the way but revived and carried on despite the pain from his burns and the great heat of the noonday sun. Flying Officer Bancroft eventually reached the railway station only to find that there were no telegraph facilities available. He had to wait some hours for a train, which took him to a place where he was able to contact a doctor. Only when he was assured that help was on the way to his comrades, did this officer allow his injuries to be treated. Throughout, his thoughts were only for his crew, and, by his brave and unstinting efforts, Plying Officer Bancroft displayed a high standard of devotion to duty and a complete disregard of self. "
1234 BancroftW SFlight SergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIME674PM-TElsham Wolds2135RevignyCollided with 550 Sqn Lancaster I LL796 BQ-O & crashed at Couvonges {Meuse}KilledCouvonges
1235 BandurSigmund BernardPilot OfficerJ884136th September 1915 at Broderick, SaskatchewanCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterINN695PG:XDunholme Lodge22:58DuisburgIt is reported that the aircraft was shot down by an intruder over East Anglia. The aircraft crashed near RAF East Wretham airfield.

Uffz. Eberhard Baier, his 5th Abschuss, from 6./KG51 claimed a Liberator 20 km north of Bury St.Edmunds at 600m at 02:51 hrs. However it was probable that this was Lancaster NN695 (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)
KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row C Grave 6
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Barney and Angela (née Jarva) Bandur from Broderick, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He was promoted to Plt.Off. on the 21st May 1945 , effective 2nd October 1944.
1236 BanhamASergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterILM126AS-A2Kirmington.0010.VersaillesCrashed at Bois d'Arcy {Yvelines}KilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
1237 BankRaymond M 1st LtO-810457USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1238 BankeyErnest E JrCaptainO-752095USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-51 Mustang5.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1239 BanksArthurSergeant16079921920PilotGC RAFMediterranean and Middle East 112 Sqd
1944.08.18 (1944.12.20)Mustang (P-51B/C)III GA-?LG CreteReconnaissance On an armed Reconnaissance of the Ravenna and Ferrara areas and after being damaged made a forced landing. Sgt. Banks destroyed the aircraft and made for Allied lines MurderedArgenta Gap War Cemetery, Emilia-Romagna, Italy . Plot III, A, 7.Sgt Banks was posthumously awarded the George Cross. Citation see London Gazette of 5th November, 1946. Son of Charles Chaplin Banks and Harriet Margaret Banks, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
1240 BanksD EFlying OfficerBomber Command192 Sqd
1944-12-09HalifaxIIIMZ817DT-QFoulsham1826BSCrashed on take off
1241 BanksC AFlight LieutenantBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-18LancasterIPB7239J-WBalderton1653GydniaKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery
1242 BanksRFlight LieutenantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM103CF-NKelstern1823FrankfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryNone
1243 BanksPSergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterING294CF-HKelstern1442LugwigshafenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1244 BanksR J LFlight LieutenantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIIINE126MG-ROakington1913FrankfurtCrashed at DamscheidKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1245 BanksWilliam H 1st LtO-748824USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group429th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-06P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1246 BannihirR HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW169QB-LSkipton on Swale532SiracourtCrashed at St-Pol {Pas-de-Calais}KilledSt-Pol War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1247 BanningJoseph David JamesWarrant Officer Class 1R117093CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW128AL:VLeeming23:15Acherers Rail YardsSee archive report for detailsPoW 204, Stalag Luft VII Bankan near Kruelberg Upper SilesiaParadie Archive Database
1248 BanvilleR TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterILL896AS-RKirmington2125RevignyCrashed at Montiers-sur-Saulx EvaderParadie Archive Database
1249 BaptistRobertSergeant3040779Age 19Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW546MH-RRAF Snaith, Yorkshire1910HazebrouckSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 217Son of Robert and Grace Baptist, of Gateshead, Co. Durham, England
1250 BaranMWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16LancasterXKB734VR-FMiddleton St George2305SterkradeCrashed at Zeist {Utrecht}KilledAmersfoort {Oud Leusden} General Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

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