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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                        
151 CookThomas WesleySergeant78390AustraliaRAAF5 Maintenance GP Melbourne1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
152 CooksleyB WSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
153 CooperP GSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetPoW
154 CooperNorman Ernest Flying Officer152008Bomb Aimer1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV874EY:PBreighton23:42Rail yards at DouaiClaim by Oblt Werner Hopf 8/NJG5 - 20km South West of Lille (PF) at 02:05.(Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bersee {Nord}KilledBersee Communal Cemetery Grave 30.
Commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, and was posted to 78 Sqd from 1658 OTU on 7 March 1944. He flew his first sortie on 18 March 1944, a bombing raid on Frankfurt, where they were hit by flak over the target area- further operational sorties included the Krupps Works at Essen, The Nuremberg Raid of 30-31 March 1944, during which 95 aircraft out of a total force of 795 were lost, on what was the worst loss suffered by the RAF on one night during the entire War; and the rail marshalling yards at Lille, Tergnier, Villeneuve, and Montzen Acheres. On D-Day there were involved in a bombing raid on St. Lo.

This was the crew’s 18th operational sortie.

Cooper is buried alongside his crew in Bersee Communal Cemetery, France. His medals were sent to his father, Ernest Cooper. Dartmouth Castle, 26 Glenthorn Road, Hammersmith, W6
155 CopelandJames CoulterWarrant Officer Air GunnerJ/92259RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 249.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
156 CoulsonEFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
157 CoupeauMSgcFFAFBomber Command346 Sqd Free French
1944-06-12HalifaxVLK955H7-Elvington2201AmiensCrash landed at Carnaby on return
158 CouperM WSergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
159 CowellJ RSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal Cemetery
160 CraigJohn MacdonaldSergeant622827Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/KiA 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
161 CraigPeterSergeant13574111922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot X Row M Grave 1Son of Peter Merrilees Craig and Anne Trevis Craig, of Camelon, Falkirk, Stirlingshire; husband of Margaret Craig, of Camelon
162 CrawfordDorcas HerbertFlight Lieutenant (A)J/12105Age ?CanadaW/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW173WL-KRAF Croft, County Durham2244ArrasPossible claim by Lt. Heinz Altner 8/NJG5 - Lens area either at 01:39 or 01:41 hrs.PoW No: 6075 Camp: Stalag Luft 3 Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive DatabaseInformation courtesy John Jones March 2021.
163 CribbinGeorge NormanSergeant14742101920Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ568EY:EBreighton22:52Rail communications at JuvisyClaimed by 1./Flak Abt. 911 and exploded at 02:00hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris falling between Corbell-Essones and Courances a village some 10 km awayKilledCourances Communal Cemetery, Grave 3

Son of George and Daisy Cribbin; husband of Elizabeth Girvan Cribbin, of Ashton, Preston, Lancashire.
164 CrobianMAdjutantFFAFBomber Command346 Sqd Free French
1944-06-12HalifaxVLK955H7-Elvington2201AmiensCrash landed at Carnaby on return
165 CroftArthur CorneliusFlight Sergeant915189NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterILL974ZN:PMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Hptm Hans-Karl Kamp Stab III./NJG4 - 2-15km West of Chalons-sur-Marne (AJ 2): 01:49. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Thibie (Marne), 11 km WSW from the centre of Châlons-sur-Marne.KilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Collective Grave M. 8-13Son of William and Alice Croft; husband of Eileen Eleanor Croft, of Eltham, London, England.
166 CurpheyAlbert LeonardSergeant1512109NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqdn(Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/KiA 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
167 CurrieDuncan Jamieson McCormickFl/Sgt. W/Op Air Gunner1365086DFM

RAFVRCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 216 Read Archive Report
168 CurrumsW NSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ592LK-GBurn2338AmiensCrashed at Mailly-Raineval {Somme}KilledRunnymede
169 CurtisWFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
170 DaddsLincoln ClapcottFlying Officer417622AustraliaRAAF228 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
171 DadsonR CPilot OfficerBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF299HA-ZWoolfox Lodge2257GardeningCrashed at base on return
172 DaviesHerbert WilliamFlying Officer42214318th October 1909 in Narrandera, New South WalesAustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 4
Son of Herbert and Jane Davies; husband of Sadie Kathleen Davies, of Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia. B.A.
173 DaviesD ISergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
174 DaviesN DSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIND424PH-CWickenby.0029.VairesEvader
175 DaviesFrederick WillliamSergeant9532421921Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1943-06-28StirlingIIIEH888LS:ZMildenhall23:45KolnClaimed by Maj. Walter Ehle, his 29th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG1, near Houwaart 14 km WSW Diewst at 4.200 m. at 02:33 hrs. Note: also claimed by Flak of 2./gem. Flak Abt. 594 ('Stirling Haubert 02:33hrs'). Victory for Maj, Ehle confirmed on 20.12.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at 02:40 hrs in the IJssel river near Heeswijk.KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13, Row 8, Grave 164
Son of Frederick Charles and Maud Davis, of Northfield, Birmingham.
176 De BreyneArthurPilot Officer PilotCanadaRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144Cambrai Shot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre EvaderNone
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

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177 DeaMSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
178 DeeleyG RSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW675LK-BBurn2331AmiensCrashed near Thieux {Oise}KilledThieux Communal Cemetery
179 DelacourHerbert Samuel 'Bert'Pilot OfficerAUS/425136Age 20AustralianRAAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Coll. grave 173-176

Lancaster 'The Lily Mars'

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180 DennisStewart LeighFlight Lieutenant40391431st October 1920, Sidney, New South WalesAustralianNavigatorDFC

RAAFBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB209GT:EUpwood22:01RusselheimClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 90th Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1 at Wasserliesch, 14 km south of Trier at 4,300 m at 00.48 hrs. Schnaufer was the most successful night fighter in the world. Survived the war but died 2 days after a car accident in France on the 15th July 1950.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.grave 8.H.11-13

DFC awarded as a Fg.Off. whilst with 156 Sqn, Gazetted 15th September 1944

Son of Spenser and Florence Dennis; husband of Muriel Alberta Dennis, of Enfield, New South Wales, Australia
181 DennisG CSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING251BQ-JNorth Killingholme1634LeunaCrashed at DolzigKilled
182 DevereuxSidney JohnSergeant12244141921Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1943-06-28StirlingIIIEH888LS:ZMildenhall23:45KolnClaimed by Maj. Walter Ehle, his 29th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG1, near Houwaart 14 km WSW Diewst at 4.200 m. at 02:33 hrs. Note: also claimed by Flak of 2./gem. Flak Abt. 594 ('Stirling Haubert 02:33hrs'). Victory for Maj, Ehle confirmed on 20.12.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at 02:40 hrs in the IJssel river near Heeswijk.KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13, Row 8, Grave 160
Son of Lilian Devereux, of Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.
183 DewJ VSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA969HW-MGrimsby2307GelsenkirchenKilledRunnymede
184 DienoG AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
185 DilkesMaurice FrancisSergeant1584011Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard Row D. Grave 14
186 DixonJohn Arthur GlanvilleFlight Sergeant1602182Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN:NMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 - Fontainebleau/Ferrieres area (CF-DF): 2,800m at 01:25. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne}KilledBransles Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Son of Richard Corless Dixon and Mahala Dixon, of Cowes, Isle of Wight.
187 DobieWilfredSergeant22113471918Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 178 Sqn1944-06-12LiberatorIVEW139Foggia No 1/CeloneVentimigliaCrashed on take off at 2335. Destroyed by fire. Detailed to bomb the Marshalling yards at VentimigliaKilledMalta Memorial Panel 14, Col 2 Son of William Phillips Dobie and Clara C. Dobie, of Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire
188 DolbyLawrence AlbertSergeant945635Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL970WS:YRAF Bardney, Lincolnsire22:50ProuvilleSee archive report for full detailsKilledLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Grave Ref: Plot 8. Row B. Coll. Grave 12 - 15
189 DomaradzkiTadeusz JózefKapitan NawigFlight LieutenantP.0630Born 12 December 1902 Lwów Ukraine (Age 41 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorBZ949GR-RAF Brindisi, ItalyVilla Castelli, Italy Aircraft crashed at Villa Castelli, Italy, whilst on a training flight. Location : Italy. Killed on Training Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in Cemetery at Brindisi. Later exhumed and buried in Polish War Cemetery, Casamassima, five miles from Bari, Italy
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190 DonnellyClarence ArmfieldFlying OfficerAUS/421844PilotRAAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details PoW No: 6720 Camp: Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang (L1)None - survived the war Read Archive Report
191 Dowgalski (Grant)EugeniuszSierzant PilotWarrant Officer79222927.11.1918 Teremno UkrainePolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFFighter306 Sqd Polish
1944-09-17MustangIIIFB350PPatrolInjured. Died 06.12.1976 Hamilton New Zealand Archiwum Polish Database
192 DowneyJosephFlight Lieutenant1165041918PilotDFM

RAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-06-10MosquitoXVIMM1258K:MOakington23:55BerlinClaimed by Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow, his 18th Abschuss, & Uffz. Schneider from 1./NJG 1, who were flying Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AK from Venlo airfield. 8 km S. Alkmaar airfield, at 6.000 m at 02:50 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledBergen General Cemetery Plot 2. Row A. Grave 5.
742499 Sgt Downey was awarded the DFM whilst at 83 Sqn, gazetted 23rd September 1941.

Son of Capt. William Joseph Downey and Helen Downey, of Anstruther, Fife; husband of Mary Downey, of Hull.
193 DraperIvor ReginaldFlying Officer1522421921Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XV Row A Grave 2Son of Walter Reginald and Ellen Elizabeth Draper; husband of Edna Margaret Draper, of Thornton Heath, Surrey
194 DrewCornelius StanleySergeant13969931915NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-06-05MosquitoVIPZ1893P:?Little Snoring23:00BSHeaded for Lille area. Hit by flak of 1./lei. Flak Abt. 845 (o) ('Mosquito sea 03:30 hrs') and crashed in the Channel at 03:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 228Son of William Edward and Mary Drew; husband of Elsie Suzanne Drew, of Forest Hill, London.
195 DrylandRodneyFlying Officer162837Age 22PilotDFC

RAFVRFighter Command3 Sqd
1944-12-24TempestVEJ747JF-?Over 20 V1's and 4 enemy aircraftALG B.80 VolkelPatrol See archive report for further brief details EvadedNone - survived the war. Killed 1949-06-15 Read Archive Report


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196 DubeauE DSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFoncquevilliers Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
197 DuffinE RWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFoncquevilliers Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
198 DulaitA J GFlying OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS772EQ-TLinton on Ouse2201CambraiCrashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert {Nord}KilledMont-sur-Marchienne Communal CemeteryAttacker
199 DuncanWSergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme Churchyard
200 DuncanGlenn E ColonelO-398671USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group1944-06-12P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
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