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* 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. Take Off date 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. 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 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 Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1501 BrentonL AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIIJB719MG-BOakington2204KarlsruheCrashed Soufflenheim {Bas-Rhin}KilledSoufflenheim Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1502 BrestClarence SamuelFlying OfficerJ/21331PilotRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL135WL-RRAF Croft, Yorkshire1620Berlin See archive report for full details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave 2.N.14-19Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1503 BrettH BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterILM134BQ-HNorth Killingholme2310SterkradeCrashed near Achterberg {Gelderland}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1504 BrewerD LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-15HalifaxVIINP773EQ-MLinton on Ouse1722WilhelshavenPoWParadie Archive Database
1505 BrewerE CSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS829OW-OLinton on Ouse1908StuttgartPoW Paradie Archive Database
1506 BrewerM JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-27Halifax IIIRG347ZL-GLeeming1242MainzTyre burst on take offKilledHarrogate (Stonefall ) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1507 BrewerH RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIIHX353BM-XSkipton on Swale2219VilleneuveKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1508 BrezinaF GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIME729LE-East Kirkby2204TrainingAbandoned & crashed at DunureKilledDunure Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1509 BrianE JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterILM261EM-LSpilsby2104DarmstadtKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1510 BriceVincent LesliePilot OfficerJ/15860Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-01-15HalifaxIIL9622ZA-GRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1812Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledLeeming (St.John The Baptist) Churchyard. Grave G-4Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1511 BriceFrancis Thomas SargentFlight LieutenantJ/23221Age 25CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Collective Grave Plot 2, Row G, Grave 5-7 Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Stephen Leslie and Frances Haywood Brice of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Mount Brice on the eastern boundary of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, British Columbia, is named after Fl/Lt. Brice and his brother P/O. Vincent Leslie Brice who was killed in 1942. (See Halifax L9622)

1512 BriceKenneth OliverSergeant922835Age ?Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIJB866EQ-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1952Essen See archive report for further information KilledUden War Cemetery 4.F.6.
Courtesy See Archive report
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1513 BridewellMaurice EdwardFlight Sergeant1394634Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK993AL-JRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2316LeipzigSee archive report for full detailsKilledBerlin War Cemetery Joint Grave 9.G.18-19 Archive Report
1514 BridgeE ASergeantR130220RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVED209NA-CMiddleton St George2352AachenAbandoned near Marche-en-Famenne BelgiumEvader Paradie Archive Database
1515 BridgemanW GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-18Halifax IIIMZ910PT-QTholthorpe.0025.WittenAbandoned near BarmenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1516 BridgemanT BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-09-07HalifaxIIILV799EY-CBreighton1130BenapreDitchedParadie Archive Database
1517 BridgewaterC BSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1164NP-BEast Moor2300HamburgCrashed in North SeaPoWParadie Archive Database
1518 BridgmanE FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIDS667A4-GWitchford.0030.BerlinPoWParadie Archive Database
1519 BridgmanW FFlying OfficerJ/25799PilotRCAFFighter416 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-13SpitfireXVISM279RecceKilledHotton War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1520 BridleWSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1521 BriersG RSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIIMZ316ZL-JLeeming2105StuttgartAbandoned over Normandy
1522 BriffettGeorge WilliamSergeantR/108275CanadaA/GRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVLK644ZL-CLeeming1630FrankfurtShot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights.Killed Age 21Hannover War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. C. 13-19. Epitaph NOT JUST TODAY BUT EVERY DAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER
Paradie Archive DatabaseOn 20–21 December, the target was Frankfurt. Frankfurt. 650 aircraft, 41 losses (6.3%). The German controllers were able to accurately plot the route as soon as the main force left the English coast and were therefore able to deploy night-fighters at many points along its route. A diversionary raid on Mannheim failed to draw off many fighters until the main raid was over. The target was mainly cloud covered whereas the forecast had predicted clear conditions. Marking did not, therefore, go to plan. The Germans used both decoy fires and also decoy target indicator. By a twist of good fortune, considerable creepback resulted in the bombing coming back over the city. Many public and municipal buildings were hit including many schools. 23000 people were bombed out of their homes. Three Danes were part of the raid: Fg Off. Niels Erik Westergaard and both Sondergaard brothers. This was Sondergaard’s final operation. The crew failed to return. Halifax V LK644/ZL-C took off from RAF Station Leeming at 16.15 hours, and nothing was heard from the crew following take off. The crew of seven was killed. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights.

Son of James and Margaret Briffett, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
1523 BrigdenD AFlying OfficerJ/24901PilotRCAFFighter442 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-01SpitfireIXMK420KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
1524 BriggsAlfred NeilP/O. ObserverJ/15116RCAFCoastal Command404 Sqd RCAF
BlenheimIVZ6245EE-LRAF Dyce, ScotlandNorth Stand Patrol Shot down near Stavanger, Norway PoW No. 544 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - died on 2nd September 2000Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
1525 BriggsT SPilot OfficerJ/16215RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-18BeaufighterVIX7893RangerKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
1526 BriggsW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW418PT-Tholthorpe1853StuttgartLanded damaged at Friston Sussex on returnKilled Paradie Archive Database
1527 BriggsJ HSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochPoW
1528 Briggs-JudeR WSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK233NA-XMiddleton St George2020BerlinAbandoned crashed near OberhachingKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1529 BrighouseMalcolm StanleySergeant40538821 feb 1922, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-28HampdenIAT228EQ-UBalderton2009SaarbruckenClaim by Oblt Kurt Fladrich Stab III/NJG4 - 1km South of Liesse, North East of Laon: 2,100m at 0246. Crashed Liesse, 15km North East of LaonKilledLiesse Communal Cemetery Military Plot Row B Grave 13
Son of Cecil George and Ruby Alice Brighouse, of Wilston, Queensland, Australia
1530 BrighouseMalcolm StanleySergeant405388AustraliaRAAF408 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-29RAAF Honour Roll
1531 BrightT JFlight SergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-16HalifaxIILW240VR-SMiddleton St George1904Modane?Evader
1532 BrillingerDonald StewartWarrant Officer Class 2R/133764Age 22CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV963AL-VRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2247Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.17
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1533 BrimicombeV EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINP999KW-WTholthorpe1630HannoverPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1534 BrineJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW417KW-GTholthorpe1907FrankfurtPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1535 BrinkworthR GPilot OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-29HalifaxIIHR662EQ-HLeeming1656Lorient?KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery
1536 BrinkworthErnest PeterFlying OfficerJ/3276CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command86 Sqd RAF
1942-03-18BeaufortIW6474St. EvalFerry to GibraltarMissing over Bay of BiscayKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 99Accident report
1537 BrintonReginald HerbertFlight Lieutenant85935PilotRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXLN296AL-East Moor2256KolnClaim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II/NJG1 - 1km North of Grooten-haak 7km North West of Diest (Meise): 4,500m at 0048 hours (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)

All were buried at Averbode, but in Nov 1945, their remains were reinterred at the Bergan-Op-Zoom cemetery
KilledBergan-Op-Zoom Canadian War cemetery, 11.H.11
1538 BriscoF LSergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIED601EM-NSpilsby1637BerlinCrashed SaalowKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1539 BrissonJ P GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILW633KW-OTholthorpe2230DusseldorfCrashed St-Oedenrode {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel} Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1540 BristowT JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB814VR-NMiddleton St George1627HagenCrashed at MonchengladbachEvader Paradie Archive Database
1541 BristowD ASergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
1542 BritlandG DSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-10LancasterIILL675EQ-TLinton on Ouse2158TrainingCrashed at Eaton LeicestershireKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1543 BrittJ LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1544 BrittainP HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIILV912ZA-AMelbourne2311BottropCrashed at SchoppingenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1545 BrittainW BSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ355ZL-WLeeming1801GardeningShot down at KnaplundPoWRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker Oblt H.Koch - I / NJG 3
1546 BrittainWilliam Sydney EverardFlying Officer151521UKNavigatorRAFVR2 TAF418 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-22MosquitoVIRS604TH-M1 x V1RAF Hartford Bridge11:19Massed squadron 20 aircraft daylight raid over NW Germany and the NLHit by flak, ditched off Dutch coast with wing on firePoW Accident report
1547 BrittenA GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIILM640PG-LDunholme Lodge2303RevignyCrashed at Villers-St-Genest {Oise}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1548 BrittonC W AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-11HalifaxIIIHX356NP-GLissett2017TrainingCrashed at GemblingKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1549 BrittonHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-10HalifaxVIINP738QO-JEast Moor727Wanne-EickelCrashed at base on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
1550 BrittsAlfred JosephWarrant Officer Class 2J88665Age 28CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPB174LQ-PGransden Lodge2340BottropSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledTubbergen RC CemeteryParadie Archive Database

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