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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                        
1501 BennettR JFlight SergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM637LE-VEast Kirkby842Urft DamCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1502 BennettW JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ539NP-XHolme on Spalding Moor2214BlainvilleCrashed at Ferme Long VoisinEvader
1503 BennettFred Flight Sergeant434492AustraliaRAAF218 Sqd RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1944-12-31RAAF Honour Roll
1504 BennettBruce WilliamFlying Officer420637AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
1505 BennettKenneth Edwin HaroldFlying Officer424117AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-18RAAF Honour Roll
1506 BennetteCharles J 1st LtO-2045126USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1507 BenoitF JFlying OfficerBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIPB687UM-Q2Wickenby1451Osterfeld
1508 BenoitNorman R 1st LtO-763040USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1509 BensonG HSergeantBomber Command214 Sqd
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB702BU-AOulton1900BSCrashed off CalaisKilledRunnymede
1510 BensonLeslie BPilot OfficerNavigatorDFM

Bomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL900EA-TFiskerton2317WesselingCrashed at Julich-MerschKilledRheinberg War CemeteryShot down by night fighter
1511 BensonLSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB728F2-BDownham Market2338LensCrashed near Beaurains {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
1512 BensonAldrich M 2nd LtO-766399USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1513 BensonSydney A.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-81855828th March 1922 in MassachusettsAmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force8th 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.
1514 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
1515 BentleyW JFlying OfficerJ/18928PilotRCAFFighter443 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12SpitfireIXML303RecceAbandoned near BernayKilledSt- Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery France
Paradie Archive Database
1516 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.
1517 BentleyJohn M 1st LtO-671489USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1518 BentonAlfred E CaptainO-447208USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1519 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
1520 BeresfordA GFlight SergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL840VN-MSkellingthorpe2317Scholven-BuerCrashed at Oene {Gelderland}PoW Read Archive Report
1521 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-04P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1522 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1523 BerkleyRobert ErnestFlying Officer401410AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
1524 BerlinAlpheus F 1st LtO-673978USAPilotUSAAF324th Fighter Group314th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1525 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
1526 BernaskiL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIME774UM-L2Wickenby2155VierzonKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1527 BerndssonN BSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1941-06-12WhitleyVZ6565DY-Topcliffe2348SchwerteCrashed at base on return
1528 BernierJ W L FFlying OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe222DuisburgCrashed at AlneKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1529 BernierHubert Roland BernierFlying OfficerJ/18676CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-24TyphoonIbMN457I8-RRAF Hurn21:50Armed recceTaxied into a parked aircraft damaging bothUninjuredAccident report
1530 BernoskeRobert 1st LtO-525128USAPilotUSAAF65th Fighter Wing357th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1531 BernykMichaelFlying OfficerJ/3874024 August 1923CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.5Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of William and Mary Bernyk, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
1532 BerryW RFlight SergeantAUS.33396RAAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIW4791PH-WWickenby2327DusseldorfCrashed at Wijk-aan-ZeeKilledBeverwijk General
1533 BerryA BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerAbandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}PoW Paradie Archive Database
1534 BerryKenneth HerbertFlight Lieutenant1409071920PilotDFM

RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIIIND363PM-AElsham Wolds 1710Berlinlaim by Lt Kurt Matzak 12/NJG1 - Waddenzee East of Texel (Lowe): 6,400m at 22:50. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 1 - Theo Boiten) Crashed into the Waddenzee East of TexelKilledTexel (Den Burg) General Cemetery Plot K Row 7 Grave 148Flt Lt Berry was awarded an immediate DFM whilst a Sgt with 103 Sqn. Gazetted 12 Feb 1943. Citation: "This airman has completed many operational missions and has invariably pressed home - his attacks with great determination On one occasion, when attacking Kiel, his aircraft was hit and damaged by anti-aircraft fire Despite this, Sergeant Berry displayed great persistence and bombed his objective successfully On another occasion he displayed commendable skill and initiative during a flight to Turin In a recent attack on Essen, Sergeant Berry pressed home his attack with great spirit although his aircraft was damaged by opposing fire Throughout his operational career, this airman has set a fine example. This award was very well deserved as that was a hard series of operations at a difficult time for 103 Squadron and Bomber Command. Unusually there is not one early return which is an indication of the determination and fighting spirit of this crew".

Son of Robert Michael Berry, and of Florence Elizabeth Berry, of Walthamstow, Essex
1535 BerryAFlight SergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterIIIND682ZN-KMetheringham.0045.GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
1536 BerryW ASergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterINF928PH-SWickenby637DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1537 BerryJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM516PH-DWickenby2204Maiily-le-CampCrashed Poivres {Aube}KilledPoivres Churchyard
1538 BerryWFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}Evader Attacker
1539 BerryA MSergeantBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILV919HD-OLeconfield2151HassettCrashed Zondereigen {Antwerpen}KilledSchoolselhof Cemetery Attacker
1540 BerryT CSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-12LancasterIPD230PO-XWaddington2130RusselheimKilledHotton War Cemetery
1541 BerryESergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-12-17HalifaxIIINR248MH-ASnaith249DuisburgCrashed at Broekhuizen {Limburg}KilledVenray War Cemetery
1542 BerryLeslie FrederickFlight Lieutenant77960Air Gunner (Rear)DFC

RAFBomber Command622 Sqn
1944-05-31LancasterIIIND926GI:DMildenhall23:43Trappes Railway YardClaim by Hptm Fritz Sothe 4./NJG4 - Meru 40km North West of Paris (UE 1) at 01:54. Debris was scattered between Housoye (Oise) and Porcheux 7km South West of Auneuil. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)EvaderFlt Lt Berry was awarded the DFC whilst with 622 Squadron. Gazetted 6 June 1944

Died on the 6th October 1946 He was serving with No 431 Equipment Depot and died near Houshall Sands, River Elbe in Germany. He is buried in the Hamburg Cemetery Grave 9A.E.4. Son of Frederick Herbert and Ethel Agnes Berry; husband of Dora Berr.
1543 BerryWeston RobertFlight Sergeant33396AustraliaRAAF12 Sqd RAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
1544 BerryStanley GeorgeFlight Sergeant40182AustraliaRAAF303 Ferry Transport RAF1943-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
1545 BerryLawrence J 2nd LtO-756453USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-14P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1546 BerrymanA A NPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIILM450PO-KWaddington2232ProuvilleCrashed at Neuilly-l'Hopital {Somme}Killed
1547 BerrymanArthur Albert WilliamPilot Officer415495AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1548 BertzaEmil 1st LtO-807119USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1549 BeruldsenKenneth CupplesFlight Lieutenant410034AustraliaRAAFCoastal Command235 Sqd RAF
1944-12-16RAAF Honour Roll
1550 BestF G SPilot OfficerBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-18LancasterIPB7239J-WBalderton1653GydniaKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery

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