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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
1501 BellmanGeorgeSergeant2216234Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command630 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIIND685LE:QEast Kirkby00:29Rail Communications CaenClaim by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 – 10-50km South West of Caen (UT): 1,000m at 02:42. Also claimed by Flak of 2 & 4/lei Flak Abt 996 and 2/lei Flak Abt 835 (“Unknown aircraft Caen 02:40”). Oblt Rokker’s victory confirmed on 7 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).

The aircraft crashed at Franquerville near Caen.
PoWHeld at Wetzlar 06/07/1944-14/07/1944/Stalag Luft VII Bankan near Kruelberg Upper Silesia 19/07/1944 – 27/10/1944/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/Stalag 7A Moosburg (Isar) 06/03/1945 – 06/04/1945
1502 BeloeP CFlying Officer150172PilotFighter501 Sqd
1944-07-12SpitfireVAD353RecceKilledLa Delivrande War Cemetery Douvres France
1503 BelshawArthur ErnestSergeant1795491Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-09-06LancasterIED392PH-D2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1956Munchen See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 142 Read Archive Report
1504 BelshawWilliam DennisFlight Sergeant1808996UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterIME846PG-CDunholme Lodge2301WesselingShot down by flakPoW Accident report
1505 BelyesD GFlight LieutenantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB127KO-TWitchford2151BraunschweigPoW
1506 BemroseF ESergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterING323WP-JLossiemouthTransitCrashed at Tuddenham
1507 BenderJosephSergeant1867969Flight Engineer RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ642DY-URAF Pocklington, Yorkshire2312Sterkrade See archive report for full details KilledSteenderen Cemetery, Netherlands. Coll. Grave 3-4 Read Archive Report
1508 BenefielRobert E 1st LtO-820204USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1509 BennettFredFlight SergeantAUS/434492W/Op/Air/GunnerRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterING330HA-MRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk1115Vohwinkel See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 1.E.13 Read Archive Report
1510 BennettK E HFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterILL847JO-DWaddington1631MunchenCrashed at le Gros-Theil {Eure}Killedle Gros-Theil Communal Cemetery Read Archive Report
1511 BennettBrian CoghlanSquadron Leader413659 October 1917PilotAFC

RAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-12-10LancasterIIIPB474MG-LOulton823Wanne-EickelShot down over Lavesum and claimed by the 6th Flak Division. The aircraft was found and recovered from a forest near Heiden in 2015PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug AFC awarded on 31 Mar 1944. Promoted to Air Cdre on 1 Jan 1966. Died 3 Aug 2010
1512 BennettVickers LavenderSergeant1601205W/Op Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ541C8-URAF Leconfield, Yorkshire2223Trappes - railway yardsCrashed Epernon {Eure-et-Loir}KilledEpernon Cemetery. Coll. Grave
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1513 BennettDonald HowardFlying OfficerJ/3788114 June 1920CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.2.Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of George Howard Bennett and Eileen Bennett, of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.
1514 BennettLloyd DouglasFlight SergeantR/188356Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information KilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. G. Row A. Grave 12 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1515 BennettR SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM599UM-A2Wickenby2139BraunschweigCrashed at WestercellePoWParadie Archive Database
1516 BennettSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1721KO-RMarham2342HammCrashed near base on return
1517 BennettWilliam GeraldPilot Officer189802Age 21BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-07Halifax IIINP973NP-QRAF Lissett, East Riding of Yorkshire1911GochSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 17. D. 12-15Posted into the squadron from 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 17th August 1944. Son of William G. and Dora Annie Bennett, of West Croydon, Surrey, England.
1518 BennettW RFlight LieutenantPilotFighter453 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-24SpitfireXVISM187NAbandoned near HaquerharlotPoW
1519 BennettR WSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM729QR-VSkellingthorpe1640MunchenCrashed near MunchenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1520 BennettR JFlight SergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM637LE-VEast Kirkby842Urft DamCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1521 BennettW JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ539NP-XHolme on Spalding Moor2214BlainvilleCrashed at Ferme Long VoisinEvader
1522 BennettFred Flight Sergeant434492AustraliaRAAF218 Sqd RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1944-12-31RAAF Honour Roll
1523 BennettBruce WilliamFlying Officer420637AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
1524 BennettKenneth Edwin HaroldFlying Officer424117AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-18RAAF Honour Roll
1525 BennetteCharles J 1st LtO-2045126USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1526 BenoitF JFlying OfficerBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIPB687UM-Q2Wickenby1451Osterfeld
1527 BenoitNorman R 1st LtO-763040USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1528 BensonGeorge HenrySergeant989053Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of William and Laura Benson, of Spennymoor, Co. Durham
1529 BensonLeslie BPilot OfficerNavigatorDFM

Bomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL900EA-TFiskerton2317WesselingCrashed at Julich-MerschKilledRheinberg War CemeteryShot down by night fighter
1530 BensonLSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB728F2-BDownham Market2338LensCrashed near Beaurains {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
1531 BensonAldrich M 2nd LtO-766399USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1532 BensonSydney A.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-81855828th March 1922 in MassachusettsAmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th Air Force862nd Bomber Squadron (493rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-29B-24 Little WarriorH42-94812Issued but not displayedDebach airfield (Station #152), Suffolk, EnglandFallersleben (Mission #447), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts.
1533 BensteadCharles EdwardSergeant13830491914Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1942-09-06HalifaxIIW1219PM-SElsham Wolds106DuisburgClaim by Oblt Wilhelm Beier 9/NJG2 - 5km South West of Venlo at 0503. Crashed near TegelenKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 12 Row I Grave 6Flt Sgt Benstead was initially buried on the lawn of Venlo Cemetery

Son of Horace Victor and Alice Benstead; husband of Edna Violett Benstead, of Kingsworth, Kent
1534 BentleyW JFlying OfficerJ/18928PilotRCAFFighter443 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12SpitfireIXML303RecceAbandoned near BernayKilledSt- Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery France
Paradie Archive Database
1535 BentleyStanley GeorgeSergeant1388598Age 20W/op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND710PH-LRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1832BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.2.Son of Jessie Maria Bentley, of Enfield, Middlesex, England.
1536 BentleyJohn M 1st LtO-671489USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1537 BentonAlfred E CaptainO-447208USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1538 BentzW BPilot OfficerCroix de Guerre
RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW682OW-MLinton on Ouse2211Leuven Crashed Schendelbeke {oost-Vlaanderen} KilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1539 BeresfordA GFlight SergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL840VN-MSkellingthorpe2317Scholven-BuerCrashed at Oene {Gelderland}PoW Read Archive Report
1540 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-04P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1541 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1542 BerkleyRobert ErnestFlying Officer401410AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
1543 BerlinAlpheus F 1st LtO-673978USAPilotUSAAF324th Fighter Group314th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1544 BerlinguetteJoseph Jean Paul OsiasSergeantR/219122CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command22 OTU (RAF)1944-12-05WellingtonXNC967RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, WarwickshireBombingCrashed near Inwardleigh, Devon, UKKilledCommemorated Brookwood Military Cemetery, 51. I. 4. United Kingdom.Accident report
1545 BernaskiL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIME774UM-L2Wickenby2155VierzonKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1546 BerndssonN BSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1941-06-12WhitleyVZ6565DY-Topcliffe2348SchwerteCrashed at base on return
1547 BernierJoseph Wilfrid Laurier FernandoFlying OfficerJ/29412CanadianNavigatorDFC
RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe02:22DuisburgInexplicably crashed from an altitude of approximatly 500 feet shortly after a normal take offKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. G. Row D. Grave 10. United Kingdom
Accident report
1548 BernierHubert Roland BernierFlying OfficerJ/18676CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-24TyphoonIbMN457I8-RRAF Hurn21:50Armed recceTaxied into a parked aircraft damaging bothUninjuredAccident report
1549 BernierWilliam Daniel1st LtO-670067Born Lewis and Clark County, Montana USA November 11, 1915USABombardierUSAAF90th Bomber Group321st Bomber Squadron Heavy
1944-04-10B-24D Liberator#42-41188 'Hot Garters'Nazdab Air Base, Papua New GuineaAttack AA site Hansa Bay, Papua New GuineaShot down by AA fire over Madang. Papua New GuineaKilledAugusta, Montana USA
pacificwrecks.comFour of the 12-member crew exited the aircraft after it had been hit and those captured by the Japanese were murdered. Donald Crotteau was one of the men who bailed out, along with fellow crew members Hyler and Handleman. They were likely injured and managed to evade capture for two days. On April 12, 1944, however, they were captured and ultimately were murdered or died of their injuries. The other crew members went down with the plane and the entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Donald Greenman was another of the four who bailed out. He was likely captured on April 10, 1944 by a Japanese Army patrol sent to investigate a report of an enemy aircraft being shot down. Japanese records say a patrol captured an 'American pilot' (likely Greenman) and the next day took him to Diri and later he was walked or transported to Hansa Bay. The Japanese report says on April 16, 1944 four PoWs from the crash were transported to Bogia. According to the Japanese, two of the prisoners - Greenman and Handleman - 'died on route'. Possibly, this was a Japanese euphemism meaning they were murdered or otherwise killed. The fact is when Leading Private Oshina returned to Hansa Bay he had only two prisoners with him and Greenman was not one of them. William Hyler was reportedly captured by Japanese troops and murdered about 2 weeks later. Paulsen's remains were recovered and identified by American authorities on July 16, 2014 and he and the others identified were interred on March 18, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours.
1550 BernoskeRobert 1st LtO-525128USAPilotUSAAF65th Fighter Wing357th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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