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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
1251 BlackR HFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-12HampdenIP1239PT-YWaddingtonEssen?Killed
1252 BlackI MSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK918SE-FCroft2350BerlinCrashed at base on return
1253 BlackJSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08WellingtonXLN451QO-WSkipton on Swale2254Hannover?KilledHannover War Cemetery
1254 BlackJamesSergeant1002830UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIILW596WL-ZCroft2230HamburgKilled
1255 BlackCharles NoolaPilot Officer405437AustraliaRAAF408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-04RAAF Honour Roll
1256 BlackallHPilot Officer60092PilotRCAFFighter603 Sqd
1941-07-23SpitfireVR7341ASR EscortDitched ?KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1257 BlackburnJosephPilot Officer186889UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe02:22DuisburgInexplicably crashed from an altitude of approximatly 500 feet shortly after a normal take offKilledCarlisle {Dalston Rd} Cemetary, Ward 14. Sec. N. Grave 51. United KingdomAccident report
1258 BlackhallR OPilot OfficerJ17313RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-04HalifaxIIJB898EQ-QLeeming2243DortmundCrashed at Akkrum HollandKilledUtingeradeel {Akkrum} GeneralParadie Archive Database
1259 BlackmanHenry FrancisFlying Officer134380NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK993AL-JRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2316LeipzigSee archive report for full detailsKilledBerlin War Cemetery Grave 9.G.16 Archive Report
1260 BlackmanEric CharlesFlight Sergeant921671920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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.1
Son of William and Susannah Blackman
1261 BlackmoreG RSergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1941-09-10WellingtonIcR1396PM-Elsham Wolds2004Torino?Killed Paradie Archive Database
1262 BlackmoreW WSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK238NA-IMiddleton St George2128PeenemundeCrashed near Barth-VelgastKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1263 BladesW HSergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-08-29WellingtonIcX9826KO-DMarham2014MannheimCrashed Martlesham Heath SuffolkKilledParadie Archive Database
1264 BladesJ WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-28LancasterXKB770NA-DMiddleton St George1638StuttgartKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1265 BlagborneC WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-03HalifaxIIJD326AL-PLeeming1645Dusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1266 BlainN PFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command189 Sqd
1945-02-02LancasterIPB848CA-QFulbeck2009KarlsruheKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1267 BlairJack FrederickFlight SergeantR/17220126 June 1916CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIJN952DY-LPocklington1945MagdeburgGerman documents state that the aircraft was shot down at Wietzendorf 13km West the airfield at Faszberg and was completely destroyed. It crashed about 700m North East of Wietzendorf in the middle of a sawmill and burned on the ground for approximately two hours. (Part extract from report by Flt.Lt. R E G Redman Section 23 No.4 MREU dated 10th January 1948)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 254
Paradie Archive Database Son of John A. and Louise Blair, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
1268 BlairReginald GeorgeFlight SergeantR/793799 Nov 1915CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-10-15StirlingIW7526OJ-VLakenheath1950KolnClaim by Ofw Bruno Eikmeier 2/NJG1 - near Ingen 5km West of Rhenen: 3,000m at 2333hrs. Crashed in the vicinity of Ingen and Lieden South of Lek and 9km NE of TielKilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13 Row 4 Collective Grave 66
Paradie Archive Database Son of George Augustin and Alice Winifred Blair, of Shawinigan Falls, Province of Quebec, Canada
1269 BlairTimothy ClaytonFlight SergeantR/751171909CanadianBomb Aimer (Air Gunner)RCAFBomber Command207 Sqn
1942-07-23LancasterIR5632EM-NBottesford00:48DuisburgSee Archive ReportKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery, Plot 69. Row D. Joint Grave 15.

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1270 BlairR WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILV985ZL-KLeeming315MondevilleKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Paradie Archive Database
1271 BlairJohn LawrenceFlight SergeantR85445CanadanObserverRCAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-09-10LancasterIW4111QR:NRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire20:20DusseldorfSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Coll. grave 4.B.3-19Paradie Archive Database
1272 BlaisJoseph Lauent AndrewSergeantR194239CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterIILL687EQ:HRAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire22:38HamburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Grave 17.D.6Paradie Archive Database
1273 BlakeFrederick HenryWarrant OfficerR/78495Age 26USA (Oregon)PilotRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT795NP-NRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1941EssenClaimed by Uffz.Emil Heinzelmann of 8./NJG1 Halifax DT795 at Wapenveld, 10km S Zwollow (Rheinsalm) at 4600m at 2350. Crashed at Wapenveld HollandKilledAmersfoort General Cemetery (Oud Leuesden). Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 95


Memorial at crash site

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Excavation of crash site in Holland 2014


Of the crew of seven, only three crew members were officially accounted for, and are buried near Amersfoort. The other four were officially still Missing in Action, and remembered on the Runnymede memorial. However, a war grave at the local cemetery at Wapenveld contains the remains of 2 unidentified crew members that were recovered from the wreck in the weeks after the 1943 crash when the main wreckage was lifted from the canal. Now after 73 years all crew members will have a final resting place: Sgt. Thomas Victor Trollope (tailgunner, age 22), W/O Frederick Henry Blake (pilot, age 26) and WO2 Rodney Webber (gunner, age 21) had been identified in 1943 and are buried in Oud Leusden. Sgt. Philip Henry Eldridge (wireless operator, age 29), Sgt. William David Hawkins (navigator, age 23), Sgt. John Ceredig Jones (bombaimer, age 31) and Sgt. Gerard Stanley Walters (engineer, age 22) had been declared missing in 1943. Unidentified remains of 2 crew members found during recovery operations in 1943 have been buried in Wapenveld since 1943, but did not account for all four crew members. A further investigation and recovery effort shortly after the war did not produce any further remains. The 2014 full excavation did, and the BIDKL was then able to identify all four remaining missing crew members. They will be laid to rest in Wapenveld. The existing memorial headstone to the unknown RAF crewmember(s) that was erected by local villagers will be retained and joined by four CWGC headstones.

Born on the 30th of Sep tember 1916 at Mongtreal. Son of Frederick Herbert (died 15th January 1968, age 79) and Mary Annie Blake (died in 1933, age 39) Remarried a Gladys D. Blake on the 29th March 1945 (died on the 29th December 1996, age 91), of The Dallas, Oregon, USA, husband of Barbara Blake. Grave inscription ' And How Can Man Die Better Than Facing Fearful Odds, For The Ashes Of His Fathers...

1274 BlakeWilliam Vincent 'Bill'Flying Officer PilotJ/14132DFC

RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-23HalifaxIILW285MA-ZMiddleton St George2046Gardening. Baltic areaShot down. Claimed by Hptm. Werner Husemann of Stab 1./NJG3 at 2356hrsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 245Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1275 BlakeJ MSergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-12-20HalifaxIILW330EY-OBreighton1622FrankfurtCrashed near HowdenKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1276 BlakeR BWarrant OfficerR9529RCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF462WP-PRidgewell2148StuttgartCrashed Soude-Notre-Dame KilledChalons-sur-Marne Paradie Archive Database
1277 BlakeEric StuartFlight SergeantR/1505425 June 1916CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command19 OTU: C-Flight
1943-04-28WhitleyVLA841ZV-EKinloss2200TrainingNight cross-country. Dived at high speed and crashed at 0200 hours into the Moray Firth, 2 miles off Nairn. The next morning the wreck of the a/c was located, lying on its back, the lowered undercarriage protruding clear of the water. An inflated dinghy was floating nearbyKilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Grave 53, Row B.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John Moore Blake and Emily Stuart Blake, of Kitscoty, Alberta, Canada
1278 BlakeW HSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL169ZL-LLeeming2000MagdeburgAbandonedPoW
1279 BlakelyWilliam JohnSergeantR/16596816 Jan 1922CanadianFlight EngineerRCAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND330OL-OGransden Lodge7BerlinThe aircraft was borrowed by 405 Sqn who also provided the crew. The Lancaster was brought down by enemy fire 3km West of Wahrenholz at approximately 0230 hrs. It is possible that this aircraft was shot down by Lt Heinz Oloff 2./NJG1 (Nachtjagd, War Diaries - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten) .The crews burials took place at Wahrenholz Cemetery on 6 Jan 1944KilledHanover War Cemetery Plot 6 Row G Collective Grave 2-7
Paradie Archive Database Son of William Welsh Blakely and Aleath Leone Blakely, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1280 BlakeneyL FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW420PT-UTholthorpe2127AugsburgKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1281 BlakeyAlexander DouglasSergeant R/78705PilotRCAFFighter Command401 Sqd1942-03-09SpitfireVbBL538YO-?RAF Biggin Hill, KentNot knownAir testSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave: 36.G.8Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1282 BlamiresRonald GordonPilot OfficerJ/6951 (From New Zealand)PilotRCAFFighter Command418 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-01BostonIIIW8264Not knownRAF Bradwell Bay, Essex2359Night IntruderSee archive report for further dtailsKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery. Grave: XXVII.H.2

Courtesy AWMM

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1283 BlanchardS SWing CommanderRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-14WellingtonIIIX3420OW-Dishforth1806KolnCrashed WSW of RoermondKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1284 BlanchardW LWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1285 BlanchardJ JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxVLK971WL-YCroft1719BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1286 BlanchettJ Pierre GSergeantR/56507CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-04-27HalifaxIIW1048TL-SKinloss2030Tirpitz Hit by flak in the target area, which started a fire in the starboard wing. The pilot retained control and skilfully crash-landing on the ice covered lake near Hocklingen, Norway. Evaded to Sweden returned to Leuchers 9 April 1943Paradie Archive DatabaseDFM awarded 25 May 1943

Following the Crash-Landing, the burning Halifax melted through the ice and settled on the bottom of the lake. From here, in 1973, the near complete wreck was recovered and has since been put on display in the RAF Museum at Hendon. It is believed to be the only genuine Halifax bomber in existence.
1287 BlandL AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW542LK-SBurn1903StuttgartCrashed WurmlingenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1288 BlandE AFlight LieutenantPilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-24SpitfireIXBS198CircusCrash landed at KenleyInjured
1289 BlaneJ DWing CommanderRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIILV997QB-ESkipton on Swale2220HamburgCrashed at WesselburenerKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1290 BlaneyL AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-20LancasterXKB804VR-EMiddleton St George2126DortmundHit by flak crew baled outKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1291 BlaskoJoseph ArthurSergeantJ/92514RCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 19 Commemorated Cramoisy Communal Cemetery, France.

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Aircrew Deaths Database
Son Of Joseph And Elizabeth Margaret Blasko, Of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1292 BlatchfordH PWing Commander37715PilotDFC

Fighter412 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-25SpitfireVbCircus 137Injured
1293 BlaydesHerbertWarrant Officer Class 2J88416CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 3
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1294 BlayneyAlfred Goodman WellsPilot OfficerJ/90837Age 27CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further details KilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery: VIII.B.7.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1295 BleichJ AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NaheKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1296 BlenkarnR JSergeantR/105569RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-27BostonIIIW8262Intruder PatrolKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1297 BlenkinsopEdward “Teddy” WeymanSquadron LeaderJ/3467CanadianPilotDFC

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
RCAFBomber Command405 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27LancasterIIIJA976LQ:SGransden Lodge00:01Montzen railway yards, BelgiumSee archive report for detailsEvader/KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 278
Accident Report
1298 BlewettW CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-10-08LancasterIIDS691KO-BLittle Snoring2340HannoverCrashed S of FuhrbergPoWParadie Archive Database
1299 BlewettJ DSergeantR91430RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-27HalifaxIIDT674EQ-ALeeming2315EssenCrashed target areaPoWParadie Archive Database
1300 BlewettJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-23HalifaxIIDT678EQ-CLeeming1716LorientCrash landed at OssingtonParadie Archive Database

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