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This database consolidates all data previously held in our Fighter Command and Bomber Command databases and that held in our Polish Honour Roll database

* 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. Our date is always the Take Off date as this 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. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). 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 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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
151 AldousG ESergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-07LancasterIIDS689OW-SLinton on Ouse2032StuttgartCrashed Rachecourt-sur-BlaiseKilledRachecourt-sur-Balise
152 AldredW MSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIILK833SE-RCroft2209HamburgCrashed at HohenaspeKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
153 AldridgeTSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-07-24HalifaxIIHR941NP-ALissettHamburgCrashed near SchleswigKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
154 AldridgeSergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-01-20VenturaIIAJ171EG-DFeltwellTrainingcrashed NW of Bury St Edmunds SFKInjuredParadie Archive Database
155 AldworthFrank CarterFlight LieutenantJ/13051PilotRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-14LancasterIPB899QB-A RAF Skipton on Swale, North Yorkshire 1758Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 278Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
156 AleoJFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1943-01-13LancasterIW4261ZN-CSyerston1640EssenCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
157 AlexanderJames RSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-01HalifaxIIBB216LQ-DRAF Topcliffe, Yorkshire2303Saarbrucken See archive report for further information Injured None - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
158 AlexanderR LSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-02-03HalifaxIIW7921DY-MPocklington1838HamburgCrashed near QuakenbruckKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
159 AlexanderJames RichardFlying OfficerJ/17186Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW173WL-KRAF Croft, County Durham2244ArrasArras - Communications. Possible claim by Lt. Heinz Altner 8/NJG5 - Lens area either at 01:39 or 01:41 hrs.KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery. Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10Paradie Archive DatabaseCalais Canadian War Cemetery. Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10 Information courtesy John Jones March 2021.
160 AlexanderI SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIILW596WL-ZCroft2230HamburgKilledParadie Archive Database
161 AlexanderJames WFlying OfficerJ41173No details knownCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterING240CF-F2Kelstern1639ChemnitzShot down by night fighter.Crashed near Klášterec nad Ohří, CzechoslovakiaPoW - details not known Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
162 AlexanderR McKSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVDK271NA-QMiddleton St George1857MannheimCrashed GeinsheimPoW
163 AleyH GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-11-25LancasterIIIJB221OF-WBourn.0030.FrankfurtCrashed BrandauKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
164 AlfordR ASergeantCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ8826U-CEast Moor1602DusseldorfDamaged on returnInjured
165 AlfordR ASergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-13HalifaxIIJD459VR-QMiddleton St George2131le MansCrash landed at base on return
166 AlgerA AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-08Halifax IIILW394KW-ZTholthorpe242Wanne-EickelAbandoned over Belgium Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
167 AlisonW H DSergeant1377990Bomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12HalifaxIIJB791VR-XMiddleton St George2318DuisburgCrashed at Bedburg-HauDied of woundsHotton War Cemetery
168 AllanF BSergeantRAAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIJD410VR-VMiddleton St George1941MannheimBroke up over targetKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
169 AllanFrances Frederick GeorgePilot OfficerJ19942PilotRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIDV220AS-JRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire2321Leipzig, Germany Shot down and crashed near Krahne, Brandenburg, Germany KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave ref: 8.K.12Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
170 AllanJ LFlying OfficerJ/19586PilotDFC

RCAFFighter198 Sqd
1944-11-03TyphoonIbMN702FForce landed at Zuid BevelandDoWSchoonselhof Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
171 AllanJames McGregorFlight SergeantR/9318816 Feb 1918CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-11-25LancasterIR5695EM-GLangar1504HaselunneFTRKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 102 Paradie Archive Database Son of James McGregor Allan, and of Jean Allan, of Mimico, Ontario, Canada
172 AllanW CFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB477LQ-OGransden Lodge1636BerlinCrashed near GraveleyDied of Injury 28/12/43Oxford (Botley) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
173 AllanJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-07LancasterIII PB229LQ-XGransden Lodge1950MunchenBelieved collided in air with 635 Sqn Aircraft 19KK SSE of NurnbergKilled Paradie Archive Database
174 AllanW BSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-23HalifaxVIINP781EQ-ULinton on Ouse1134LohausenKilledVenray War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
175 AllanJ WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterING346QB-NSkipton on Swale1645DessauKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
176 AllanRalph GrantPilot OfficerJ/16754CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-28WellingtonXHE294QO-PSkipton on Swale02:12EssenShot down by Bf-110 nightfighter of Stab IV./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 175Accident report
177 AllanRFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ284BM-TSkipton on Swale1613Castrop-RauxelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
178 AllanJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxVDK250IP-WTholthorpe1750FrankfurtCrashed in English ChannelKilledParadie Archive Database
179 AllanR ESergeantRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIME587UM-X2Wickenby1718BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
180 AllanWilliam EverittSergeantR/613021917Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1941-08-25StirlingIN6020MG-BOakington2102KarlsruheThought to have crashed at Trier as the result of a combination of enemy action and bad weather.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.grave 8.F.6-9Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Frederick William and Margaret Allan, of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
181 AllanMcKSergeantRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-01-30LancasterIIIED481WS-NWaddington2350HamburgCrashed NW of HelmsleyKilledDIshforth Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
182 AllanK T PFlight SergeantR73769Bomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-16WellingtonXHE682PT-TMiddleton St George2114MannheimExploded W of Wellin BelgiumPoW
183 AllanK T PSergeantR73769Bomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-10WellingtonXHE422PT-Middleton St GeorgeFrankfurtAbandoned vicinity of Tenby
184 AllanJSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVEB210NA-EMiddleton St George1848KasselWrecked after landing Tangmere
185 AllanFrancis BarkerPilot Officer409786AustraliaRAAF419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-06RAAF Honour Roll
186 AllenFrankSergeant Air GunnerR/87266RCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-12-11HalifaxIIW7933DY-D RAF Pocklington. East Riding of Yorkshire 1654Torino Crashed at Hawnby Moor, North Riding of Yorkshire KilledBarmby-on-the-Moor (St. Catherine) Churchyard, East Riding of Yorkshire - Row B. Grave 6Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
187 AllenSSergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-10-18LancasterIIDS683KO-RLittle Snoring1815HannoverCrashed on return to baseKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
188 AllenT WFlight LieutenantJ/15015PilotRCAFFighter121 Sqd
1942-05-31SpitfireVbW3645RoadsteadKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
189 AllenB PPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxIIHR725NP-CLissett1959BerlinCrashed near SoltauPoWParadie Archive Database
190 AllenW W JSergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIILM385AS-Kirmington1625BerlinCrashed Caistor LincsKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
191 AllenH GWarrant OfficerR78939RCAFBomber Command196 Sqd
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE385ZO-MLeconfield1944Bochum?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
192 AllenJWarrant OfficerPilotRCAFFighter198 Sqd
1944-01-01TyphoonIbAttack on Boulogne HarbourCrash landed at Manston on return Paradie Archive Database
193 AllenR A HFlying OfficerJ/85623RCAFFighter406 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-23MosquitoNF30MM740PatrolKilled Weerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
194 AllenA GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07Halifax VIINP718EQ-BLinton on Ouse1843HemmingstedtCrashed at NordhastedtKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
195 AllenJ BSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV944QB-USkipton on Swale2159NurnbergCrashed FalkensteinKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
196 AllenH LPilot OfficerJ/86427CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVDK237NA-LMiddleton St George1932MagdeburgThe aircraft was damaged so badly by flak fire that the crew had to parachute. According to other sources, it is also possible that the damage to the machine caused by an attack by a German night fighter. With the autopilot turned on, the Halifax flew to the Alps, where it crashed on the rock face below the Kreuzkarspitze (2,591m). Over time, the debris slipped into the underlying KreuzkarseePoW No. 270001, Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe) Paradie Archive Database
197 AllenJ AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIDS739QO-YEast Moor2354BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
198 AllenJ AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS832QO-KEast Moor1657BerlinAbandoned near Whitby YorksParadie Archive Database
199 AllenAFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331Gelsenkirchen Crashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland} KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Paradie Archive Database Archive Report Notes
200 AllenBasil DerrikSergeant10215451920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1942-11-16StirlingIW7566OJ-CLakenheath1721GardeningOn the night of 16/17 November Oberleutnant Reinhald Knacke and his bordfunker, Unteroffizier Heu of 1./NJG1 destroyed a Short Stirling when 65 aircraft were engaged in ‘Gardening’ operations from Lorient to the Friesian Islands, Short Stirling I W7566 OJ-C on 149 Squadron flown by Sergeant Thomas Anderson West and two Wellingtons tailed to return from the night’s operations. The Stirling had taken oft from Lakenheath at 1721 hours. Leu picked it up on his Li set at 16,350 feet at 4,000 yards distant. Knacke peered out in the direction of the plot but could not see him for the vision of the human eye in the dark is not more than 100 to 200 yards. His nerves were at breaking point but West was still flying calmly towards the defence zone and would only be at action stations once the first searchlight was turned on. West was taking no avoiding action. Knacke gave full throttle and rapidly closed the distance. Suddenly Heu reported anew contact at 2,000 yards distance as another Viermot crossed their field slowly, from north to south. For a moment Knacke was undecided which opponent to pursue and then he decided on the nearest Viermot. The enemy machine had begun to weave and was now travelling on the Li set alternately from port to starboard and back. Heu gave Knacke the final Li readings but three pairs of eves scanned the sky in vain for his shadow. Knacke finally shot the Stirling down into the sea off Vielle-Sce-Gironde. In his excitement Knacke fired immediately into the full petrol tanks. Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin RCAF the rear gunner lost his head, abandoned his machine guns and bailed out, landing right in the propeller of Knacke’s 110, There was a dull thud, which made the Messerschmitt shudder. The engine began to vibrate so badly that Knacke had to shut it down. He landed his clumsy 110 at Venlo on one engine. Mechanics rushed over and lit up the machine. By the light of their torches they could still see traces of blood and hair on the propeller. Strips of uniform were hanging on the antennae of the Li. The fate of the Canadian gunner upset everyone. McMullin was buried at Hourtin Communal Cemetery while the body of Sergeant Herbert Carter, the only other bady that was recovered from the sea was laid to rest at Vielle-Ste-Gironde Communal Cemetery. All the other members of the crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Extract from Nachtjagd Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 (Martin W Bowman)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 77 Son of Basil Douglas Allen and Marion Allen, of High Green, Sheffield

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