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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
1451 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-07P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1452 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-30P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1453 BeckerMarvin H 1st LtO-810458USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-30P-47 Thunderbolt2.75Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
1454 BeckettC SSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-05-12HalifaxIIIMZ562C8-ALeconfield2156HassettCrashed Balen-Wezel {Antwerpen}PoW
1455 BeckleyD JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPB113LQ-JGransden Lodge1552BingenCrash landed at Downham Market Norfolk on return Paradie Archive Database
1456 BeckwithF W WSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1457 BeddisH JSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SElsham Wolds2310AulnoyeCrashed Meharicourt {Somme}PoW Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Helmut Bergmann (8./NJG4). Near Beauquesne,Meharicourt at 3,000m Time 02:50. This would be his 24th kill. Hptm Helmut Bergmann scored 7 kills on this night bringing his total to 26. He started at 02:20-02:30-02:35-02:43-02:50-02:54 and finally at 03:06. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1458 BeddisonB DFlight SergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJA899VN-DSkellingthorpe2243ProuvilleCrashed at Ribeaucour {Somme}KilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen
1459 BeechC TFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK792WL-NCroft2258SterkradeCrashed at Otterlo {Gelderland}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
1460 BeechK ASergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1461 Beecher 'Frank' Thomas FrancisWarrant OfficerAUS/410208W/Op/Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM115DX-MRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2306Wesseling See archive report for further information KilledSchoonselhhof Cemetery. Grave IVA.F.18 Read Archive Report
1462 BeecherJohn Edward ArthurSergeant948008Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1943-10-03HalifaxVLK904MP:THolme on Spalding Moor18:19KasselClaimed by off. Kurt Welter, his 3rd Abschuss, and 1st of 2two this night, from 5./JG301 SW Kassel at 4000 m at 22:29 hrs. Crashed at 23:00 hrs at Moorhausen. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledHanover War Cemetery Coll.grave 5. K. 1-6
Son of Alfred Charles and Winifred Mable Beecher, of Grangetown, Cardiff.
1463 BeecherThomas FrancisWarrant Officer410208AustraliaRAAF57 Sqd RAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1464 BeecroftJames MorrisonFlight Sergeant418787AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW195DY:HPocklington21:22BraunschweigShot down by a night-fighter, whose fire killed Sgt Craig, crashing near RinteinPoW No 550, Stalag Luft 7
1465 BeecroftR GSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIND927KO-BWaterbeach2143BraunschweigKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
1466 BeecroftJackFlight Sergeant1438194Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command582 Sqn
1944-08-09LancasterIIIPB1236O:OLittle Staughton06:30le Havre – Strong Points near garrisonPilot Officer Mackenzie reported: “At 7.15am on 8 September 1944, the plane came in over Le Havre under the cloud with a base of 5,000 feet. The Germans opened up with flak hitting us. I was sitting at the side of Johnny (Goddard) in the second pilot’s seat, when there was a crash, the intercom went dead and fire broke out around the wireless operator. There was a second bang right after the first and the whole front cabin filled with smoke and fire. Johnny shouted for full power and then shouted “jump Mac”. I got down and went back to the navigator’s cabin which was full of smoke, and dragged my chute out, then Neville’s, and then shouted into the smoke that we had to get out. A voice shouted OK. I turned back to the front escape hatch with two figures behind me, which might have been Neville and Howard. When I reached the hatch, it was open and Alan De Beer was just jumping. I went straight out over his heels. After my chute opened I could see the plane with all of the fuselage on fire flying on, until it disappeared into cloud. I looked below and saw another chute, Alan De Beer. After coming down some distance, I heard a crash which I assumed was the plane hitting the ground, but could not see any more chutesKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 215Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. G. Beecroft, of Bradford, Yorkshire.
1467 BeedleGeorgeSergeant1594241Flight Engineer (Under Training)RAFVRBomber Command1667 HCU
1944-07-05HalifaxVDG414Sandtoft12:50Dual Instruction TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledFylingdales Churchyard
1468 BeeleyKPilot OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIILM198OW-VLinton on Ouse2218MetzEvader
1469 BeerA D DFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterIPD215PO-Waddington1638MunchenCollided with 50 Sqn Lancaster & abandoned near Chalons-sr-Marne
1470 BeerLeslie WilliamFlying Officer179985PilotRAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterING302VN-R RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1612Munchen Shot down by friendly fire. Crashed at Goes {Zeeland} KilledSchoonselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium - Grave V.A.76 Read Archive Report
1471 BeerReginald HenrySergeant1170688Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command84 OTU (Operational Training Unit)1944-12-05WellingtonXLN231Not known RAF Desborough, Northamptonshire 2103Training See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 224 Read Archive Report
1472 BeerR G WFlight Sergeant1335174Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND710PH-LRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1832BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 3363 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone - Survived the war
1473 BeerbowerDon M CaptainO-730341USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-06-14P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1474 BeesleyJoseph Frances TerenceFlying OfficerJ278539th August 1922 in Smithers, British ColumbiaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW382OW{OLinton on Ouse01:59Coastal Battery HoulgateThe aircraft was outbound when it exploded in mid air. It crashed near RAF Bircham Newton. The primary cause of the accident was obscure. The aircraft caught fire in the air then exploded while still airborne and before any member of the crew could bale out.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row G Grave 5
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John Joseph and Margaret Anne Tryphena (née Heffernan) Beesley of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
1475 BeesonJohn LeslieFlying OfficerAus/427427Age 26AustraliaPilotRAAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-07Halifax IIINP973NP-QRAF Lissett, East Riding of Yorkshire1911GochSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 17. D. 12-15Born 25th December 1918 at Freemantle. Enlisted 14th July 1942. Posted into the squadron from 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 17th August 1944. Son of Sydney Arthur (died 18th May 1974, age 92) and Catherine Maud Mary Beeson (died 12th September 1958, age 68), of Mount Hawthorn, Western Australia and husband of Nonie Teresa Beeson, of Mount Hawthorn. Grave inscription: 'Our Beloved Husband & Daddy. Nonie, Leslie And Isobel, Perth, W.A. R.I.P'.
1476 BeesonW JSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB728F2-BDownham Market2338LensCrashed near Beaurains {Pas-de-Calais}KilledRunnymede
1477 BeesonJ ESergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ679MP-CHolme on Spalding Moor2159BlainvilleCrashed at Leages {Aisne}KilledLeages Churchyard
1478 BeesonThomas H CaptainO-022510USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group377th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-14P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1479 BeethamM JFlight LieutenantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-12-02LancasterIW4119VN-QSkellingthorpe1510TrainingCrashed at East Kirkby Lincs
1480 BeggR KFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJB460UL-V2Elsham Wolds151FlersKilledRunnymede
1481 BeggReginald KennethFlight Sergeant419081AustraliaRAAF576 Sqd RAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1482 BehlingGeorge A 1st LtO-826607USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1483 BehrendWilliam W 1st LtO-686535USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-08-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1484 BellMaxwell HeronPilot OfficerAUS/405995PilotDFC

RAAFFighter19 Sqd
1944-09-09MustangIIIbFX887Not knownRecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave IX.A.12Read Archive Report
1485 BellPeter EdwinSergeant Navigator1606089RAFVRBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIHE644GI-DRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1655KoblenzKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Collective Grave 9.C.13-16 Read Archive Report
1486 BellJohn 'Dinger'Flying Officer51820Rear GunnerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterILM230PH-ARAF Wickenby2009Kiel See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204 Read Archive Report
1487 BellAlex JosephFlight Sergeant1580819Age 20W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRTraining Command3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit1944-12-31Avro AnsonIAX538None issued RAF Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton Training See archive report for further details KilledWellingborough Cemetery (Doddington Road). Section N, Grave 65. Read Archive Report
1488 BellJ IFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27HalifaxIIIMZ291ZL-OLeeming300OpladenCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1489 BellCFlying OfficerCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ537SE:HCroft23:14SterkradeShot down by Nightfighter - Lt. Kristopher of 3/NJG-7 at Tiel, Holland at 01:20.

The Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten has a claim by Lt Ludiger Krimphove 3/NJG7 - Tiel: 5,800m at 01:20. Crashed at Puiflijk (Gelderland) about 3 km SW of the small town of Druten, S of the Waal and 19 km WNW of Nijmegen
PoW No. 4791, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive MZ537
1490 BellD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-04HalifaxIIILW614QO-SRAF East Moor, YorkshireTrainingEngine failure - Crashed near HacknessKilledParadie Archive DatabaseFor brief details: Read Archive Report
1491 BellTSergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIINA524KN-FFull Sutton2310SterkradeCrashed at Berkel {Zuid-Holland}PoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1492 BellWalter JohnFlight Lieutenant1740251919PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIR5904LS:LMildenhall23:30HombergClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 85 Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1, Twixt Den Hout-Made, north o Boxtel at 2.500 m at 01:51 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near the hamlet of Steelhoven (Noord-Brabant), 7 km NW of Oosterhout.KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 24.I.6Son of John James Bell and Agnes Rebecca Bell, of Ipswich, Suffolk.
1493 BellWalter JohnFlight Lieutenant1740251919PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL781LS:LMildenhall00:48Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesProbable claim by Ofw Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 – West of Paris: 1,600m at 02:22. Around 02:21 five minutes after leaving the target Massey, attacked by Two Me410’s. The navigator was killed and the pilot was wounded. The aircraft sustained damage to centre section of fuselage, wings and starboard aileron which broke away. Crash landed RAF Fiskerton at 03:39 and caught fire. The crew received superficial burns, Second attacking Me410 claimed destroyed in return fire. Full victory confirmed for Ofw Altner on 18 August 1944. Aircraft classified as Cat E damaged. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 -Theo Boiten)Injured/KiA 21st July 1944DFC promulgated in the London Gazette 14th July 1944. Citation reads: "Acting Flight Lieutenant Walter John BELL (174025), RAFVR, No. 15 Squadron. One night early in June, 1944, Flight Lieutenant Bell was pilot and captain of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in France. Shortly after bombing the target, he encountered two Messerschmitt 410. One of these, approaching from the port, was driven off by the gunners. At the same time the second opened fire and caused severe damage to the aircraft from cannons and machine guns. The gunners opened fire and hit the Messerschmitt on the fuselage. It dived and exploded in the air. A cannon shell had however, exploded . in the fuselage of Flight Lieutenant Bell's aircraft. The navigator was killed and the pilot sustained a slight injury. Part of the starboard wing was shot away, carrying with it the starboard aileron. The starboard inner engine then caught fire. The. front turret and instrument board were out of action and the brakes and flaps unserviceable. In this precarious position however, with assistance from the bomb aimer who took over the navigator's tasks, Flight Lieutenant Bell, though in pain from his wound, by skilful and determined airmanship succeeded in flying the damaged aircraft back to this country and executed a difficult crash landing with great coolness."

15 Sqn Lancaster I R5904 LS:L
1494 BellJ P OSergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIILM468LS-FMildenhall2300DreuxCrashed at Ste-Gemme-Moronval {Eure-et-Loir}KilledSte-Gemme-Moronval Churchyard
1495 BellBernard ErnestFlying OfficerJ/44311CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27TyphoonIbMP1455V-B-78 Eindhoven12:00Armed recceShot down by flak and small arms. Abandoned aircraft near St VithPoW Accident report
1496 BellD McF FSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME675EA-RFiskerton2303WesselingCrashed at Lage Mierde {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel}
1497 BellBryan EsmondFlying Officer1514711920PilotRAFVRBomber Command49 Sqn
1944-06-09LancasterIIIND533EA:NFiskerton21:36Etampes Railway JunctionSee Archive ReportKilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XVI Row C Collective Grave 10
1498 BellR DFlight LieutenantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-10HalifaxIIIMZ343MH-TSnaith1439SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1499 BellEdward Inkerman JordonSquadron Leader43090PilotDFC

RAFBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-01-08MosquitoIVDZ293AZ:LOakington18:19FrankfurtShot Down, no further information.PoW No, 3294, Stalag Luft 3 DFC awarded whilst with 12 Sqn, Gazetted 12th March 1943

Sqn.Ldr. Bell was OC B Flight. He had joined the Squadron on 17th November 1943
1500 BellF JWarrant OfficerBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIIIPB533OL-QConingsby1636PolitzCrashed at Metheringham on returnKilled

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