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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
1401 BoyleE F1st LieutenantUSAAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ514SE-PCroft2229DusseldorfCrashed VeenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1402 BoyleAlexander DavidSergeant9963481918Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command77 Sqd
1942-12-29HalifaxIIDT631KN-EElvingtonTrainingThe a/c took off from RAF Elvington at 1035 hrs so the crew could carry out a navigation exercise combined with a practice bombing and photographic flight. With the exercise complete the crew were making for base and while turning to make its final approach to land at Elvington the a/c stalled and spun into ground near Dunnington at 1528 hrs. All on board were killed. It was thought that the port outer engine had failed and that the pilot lost control of the a/c prior to the crash (control could be lost if a turn was made with the wing with the failed engine being allowed to drop or was turned into). Cat E2/FA Burnt damage was recorded on the paperwork and it was written off. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)KilledCamelon Cemetery Falkirk Section 12 Grave 439Son of Joseph and Elizabeth McFarlane Allan Boyle, of Bonnybridge
1403 BoytonBasil Sergeant401100AustraliaRAAF415 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-04RAAF Honour Roll
1404 BozerD MSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1941-09-02WhitleyVZ6946DY-Topcliffe2056FrankfurtCrashed Kirton SuffolkKilledIpswich Paradie Archive Database
1405 BøggildCarl CliffordPilot Officer (Flt Lt ?)J/2244022 November 1922 in Randers, DenmarkDenmark CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-27LancasterIIDS659KO-TLittle Snoring2143NurnbergThe aircraft is shot down by a Me 109 in the target area. Crashed target areaPoW Stalag Luft III (1635)Paradie Archive DatabaseCarl C Bøggild is born on 22 November 1922 in Randers, Denmark. He is the son of Hans and Esther Bøggild (nee Fjerdingstad). The parents are married in St. Martin, London, in 1919. He arrives in Canada with his family on 17 November 1928, and becomes naturalised British subject on 18 June 1934 boggild
1406 BrabbinsEarl StuartFlying OfficerJ4069010 August 1921 at Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsBaled out - survived none - thought to have survived the war Paradie Archive Database First French Canadian squadron
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1407 BrackenWilliam HenryFlight SergeantR/617805 March 1916CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-19StirlingIW7520MG-SOakington2258MannheimClaimed by Oblt Friedrich Gutezeit 6/NJG1 - Brustem 1km East of St Trond: 3,000m at 02:24.

Oblt Fritz Gutezeit St Kapt 6/NJG1 and his Funker Uffz Januschewski intercepted a homeward bound 7 Sqn Stirling W7520 over Brustem. Their victim exploded, burning wreckage plunged into his Bf110 E-1 (G9+HP) and both crews crashed to their deaths. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years - Theo Boiten)
KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 3 Row C Grave 11Paradie Archive Database
1408 BrackenWilliam DavidSergeant1457457Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK906NA-DRAF Middleton St. George, County Durham1638BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHannover War Cemetery. Collective grave 10.D.13-17
Son of Miles and Lucy Annie Bracken of Farnhill, Yorkshire, England
1409 BrackenburyS B KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-28HampdenIP1165EQ-BBladerton1855HulsCrashed at Winterswijk HollandPoWParadie Archive Database
1410 BrackenridgeD MSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-07HalifaxIIHR655EQ-SLeeming1908Lorient?KilledGuidel Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1411 BradH ASergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIIND853ZN-JMetheringham2137SchweinfurtCrashed target areaKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1412 BradbrookL HSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-29HalifaxIIW7715LQ-HPocklington2304BremenCrashed at BorgermoorKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1413 BradburnC MSergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-10-02HalifaxIIW1116ZA-PMelbourne1841Krefeld?PoWParadie Archive Database
1414 BradburyR FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW7654DY-QTopcliffe2355BremenPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1415 BradeyJ CSergeantRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIW4766QR-JSyerston2123PeenemundeExploded over target areaKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1416 BradfordJ McKWarrant OfficerR125961RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-03-29LancasterIIDS625KO-WEast WrethamBerlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1417 BradfordN WFlying OfficerFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12MosquitoNFXVIIHK459APatrol
1418 BradfordEdward ThomasPilot Officer100615UKUKPilotRAFVREastern Air Command118 Sqd RCAF1941-11-27Sea HurricaneXIIBW840RCAF Station DartmouthFerryOvershot airfield in bad weather, lost over AtlanticMissingOttawa Memorial Panel 1. Column 1. CanadaAccident report
1419 BradleyC RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-12-28LancasterIIIPB634SR-ULudford Magna1522BonnKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1420 BradleyGordon ClarkWarrant Officer Class IR/80038RCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-08-02LancasterIIIED645PM-FElsham Wolds2300Hamburg Shot down by flak. Crashed near target KilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery 4A. K. 6.
Paradie Archive Database ED645, piloted by Warrant Officer J. S. Stoneman, was shot down by flak whilst on Operation Gomorrah, the Firestorm raid against Hamburg, on 2-3 August. All the crew were killed.
1421 BradleyJ EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-01-08LancasterIW4371PH-CWickenby1857Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1422 BradleyJ RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-09-16HalifaxIIJD156NF-WTempsford1826SOEDitched off JutlandKilledRanders North Paradie Archive Database
1423 BradleyR GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterIIILM652AS-RKirmington2035GardeningCrashed in BalticKilledTved {Nols} CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1424 BradleyAllen CattoPilot OfficerJ/1860225 Dec 1912Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-29HalifaxIIDT576LQ-UTopscliffe1005FerryCrashed near Melmerby KilledDishforth Cemetery Grave 50 Paradie Archive Database Son of John and Sarah Bradley; husband of Gladys Lillian Bradley, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

405 Sqn were in the process of moving from RAF Topcliffe to undertake a detachment at RAF Beaulieu in Hampshire. A number of bicycles are believed to have been also loaded on board. The a/c took off from RAF Topcliffe and headed initially in a north-easterly direction before making a turn over Melmerby and then to fly a course which would have been in a southerly passing the westerly side of Dishforth airfield before heading towards Hampshire. Before it got back over the general area of the airfield and while flying at 300 ft the a/c turned onto it's back and crashed near Melmerby. Sadly all fifteen airmen on board were killed in the crash. It was the worst non-operational loss in Yorkshire in the whole of the war. A house was damaged prior to the crash and it was thought to have been struck by a wire aerial hanging from the a/c. While there was some suggestion locally that the a/c was overloaded the crash investigation thought otherwise and the reason for the crash was obscure other than it probably stalled at a low height.(Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
1425 BradleyEPilot OfficerJ90044RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT808LQ-VLeeming1958EssenShot down near Vierlingsbeek Holland PoW Paradie Archive Database
1426 BradleyR JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS849EQ-XLinton on Ouse1748BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1427 BradleyK WFlight SergeantRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINR2536U-LEast Moor1825MagdeburgCrashed at BornePoW Paradie Archive Database
1428 BradleyFSergeantR/86295RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-09BostonIIIW8304Night IntruderKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
1429 BradleyN WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-16WellingtonIIIX3359VR-NMildenhall2355EssenCrashed near WuustwezelPoW Paradie Archive Database
1430 BradleyAllan GeorgeFlight SergeantJ/93961Age 19CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP819OW-BRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire2044Wanne-Eickel Crashed at Castle Farm near Manston Kent after losing control KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Grave 56 G 4. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1431 BradleyR IFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIINP803QO-IEast Moor1630WormsPOWParadie Archive Database
1432 BradleyF WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1945-01-07LancasterING363BQ-PN Killingholme1815MunchenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1433 BradleyRPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIED661QR-Syerston2112PeenemundeCrashed near GreifswaldKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1434 BradleyJohn WilliamSergeantR19617616 June 1923 at Fort William, Ontario CanadaCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-05-31LancasterIIILM427CF-GRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire.0001.TergnierCrashed Nullemont {Seine-Maritime}PoW No. 107 Camp: Stalag Luft 7 Bankau, Silesia, Germany (now Bąków, Opole Voivodeship, Poland Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1435 BradleyDesmond GeorgeSergeantNZ/401801Age 22 Born on the 05th December 1918New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-10-20HampdenIP1212EQ-TRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire1814BremenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery Sec. Q. Grave 300.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Vincent Henry and Edith Victoria Bradley (née Barnes), of Waipukurau, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as sheep farmer. A total of 322 flying hours logged and on his 10 operational sortie
1436 BradleyR CSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK249NA-KMiddleton St George2018BerlinCrashed HolxdorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1437 BradleyHoward EldonWarrant Officer Class IIR/119875CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFMiddle East458 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-13WellingtonXIMP629RAF Protville, TunisiaU/KArmed recce off the north east coast of SardiniaMissingKilledMalta Memorial, Panel 10, Column 2Accident report
1438 BradshawGeorge WilliamPilot Officer182554Age 30Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIINP702QO-BRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2241Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 210 Read Archive Report
1439 BradshawD C EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIHX149DY-JPocklington2011MagdeburgPoWParadie Archive Database
1440 BradshawJamesSergeantR/595821919CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command114 Sqd
1941-10-27BlenheimIVZ7309RT-GWest Raynham1305Anti ShippingHit by flak and finished off by Uffz Fritz Muschter 4/JG53 - Shot down 15km North West of Texel (50-100m) at 15:07 whilst attacking a convoy off Den HelderKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 60Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Leonard and Jessie Bradshaw
1441 BradshawR LFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-06-06HalifaxIIR9439TL-ALinton on Ouse2319Emden?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1442 BradshawS VFlight SergeantR128173RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXMS484PT-Middleton St George1933BochumCrashed near Wanroij HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
1443 BradshawA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV822MH-Z2Snaith2200NurnbergCrashed GuntersdorfKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1444 BradyFrancis Joseph DesmondSergeantJ/18523PilotRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK243ZL-?RAF Leeming, Yorkshire2125Peenemunde See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective Grave 14.Z.13-15Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

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1445 BradyAlbert ThomasFlight SergeantR/540331909CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-10-31WhitleyVZ9220MH-VDishforth1738HamburgLast heard on the radio calling for help at 0032. Hit by Marine Flak and crashed in the sea off BrunsbüttelkoogKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 291.Paradie Archive DatabaseOn 10th November 1941 a dinghy belonging to Z9220 was picked up by a trawler 17 miles east of Yarmouth. The dinghy contained the body of one crew member who could not be identified.

Son of Charles C. Bradly and Bilanda Bradly, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; husband of Ethel Lydia Bradly (née Kneen), of Ottawa
1446 BradyC JSergeantRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-09-23LancasterINN711UL-L2Elsham Wolds1851NeussCrashed at KapellenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1447 BradyJoseph GordonFlight Sergeant R/93554Canada Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command617 Sqd
1943-05-16LancasterIIIED865AJ-SRAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.0011.Chastise: Dambusters Raid Crashed near Gilze Rijen Holland KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery. Grave 23.A.1
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1448 BragerK LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20LancasterIIDS758EQ-HLinton on Ouse1620Frankfurt?KilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1449 BragerK LSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-07LancasterIIDS732EQ-FTrainingCrash landed Newton on OuseParadie Archive Database
1450 BraggJ PFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-02-02StirlingIR9264MG-LOakington1926KolnCrashed at Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht HollandPoW Paradie Archive Database

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