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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
1551 BernierHubert Roland BernierFlying OfficerJ/18676CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-24TyphoonIbMN457I8-RRAF Hurn21:50Armed recceTaxied into a parked aircraft damaging bothUninjuredAccident report
1552 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.
1553 BernoskeRobert 1st LtO-525128USAPilotUSAAF65th Fighter Wing357th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1554 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
1555 BerryW RFlight SergeantAUS.33396RAAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIW4791PH-WWickenby2327DusseldorfCrashed at Wijk-aan-ZeeKilledBeverwijk General
1556 BerryAdam BarrFlying OfficerJ/27466CanadaRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegPoW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive DatabaseOutward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
1557 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
1558 BerryAFlight SergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterIIIND682ZN-KMetheringham.0045.GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
1559 BerryW ASergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterINF928PH-SWickenby637DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1560 BerryJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM516PH-DWickenby2204Maiily-le-CampCrashed Poivres {Aube}KilledPoivres Churchyard
1561 BerryWFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}Evader Attacker
1562 BerryA MSergeantBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILV919HD-OLeconfield2151HassettCrashed Zondereigen {Antwerpen}KilledSchoolselhof Cemetery Attacker
1563 BerryThomas CromwellSergeant1391597Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command467 Sqn RAAF
1944-08-12LancasterIPD230PO:XWaddington21:30RusselheimSee Archive report for detailsKilledHotton War Cemetery Grave V11.E.2.
1564 BerryESergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-12-17HalifaxIIINR248MH-ASnaith249DuisburgCrashed at Broekhuizen {Limburg}KilledVenray War Cemetery
1565 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.
1566 BerryWeston RobertFlight Sergeant33396AustraliaRAAF12 Sqd RAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
1567 BerryStanley GeorgeFlight Sergeant40182AustraliaRAAF303 Ferry Transport RAF1943-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
1568 BerryLawrence J 2nd LtO-756453USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-14P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1569 BerrymanA A NPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIILM450PO-KWaddington2232ProuvilleCrashed at Neuilly-l'Hopital {Somme}Killed
1570 BerrymanArthur Albert WilliamPilot Officer415495AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1571 BertzaEmil 1st LtO-807119USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1572 BeruldsenKenneth CupplesFlight Lieutenant410034AustraliaRAAFCoastal Command235 Sqd RAF
1944-12-16RAAF Honour Roll
1573 BestF G SPilot OfficerBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-18LancasterIPB7239J-WBalderton1653GydniaKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery
1574 BethelStanley JamesFlying OfficerAUS/411987Born on 18th February 1920AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-12LancasterIIIPB542AR-D2RAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire1559Essen See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 13.G.14 Read Archive Report
1575 BethelR EWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-06-09LancasterIIIND764OF-BConingsby2154EtampesExploded near Boissy-sous-St-Yon {Essonne}PoW
1576 BethelStanley JamesFlying Officer411987AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
1577 BethellRichard AnthonyFlying Officer120413PilotRAFVRFighter Command268 Sqn
1942-12-07MustangIAP212VRAF Snailwell, NorfolkRhubarb HollandHit by light Flak while flying low level at 20 ft. The aircraft crashed at Groeneweg - Bergerweg roads at Bergen, Noord-Holland. He was captured by Wehrmacht soldiers and. After the prerequisite visit to Dulag Luft he was sent to Stalag Luft 3.PoW No. 858, Stalag Luft 3 Promoted to Flt Lt. on the 7th February 1944.

He was one of the 76 Great Escapers and one of the 15 returned to Stalag Luft 3
1578 BetleyRoland Desmond ErnestFlight Sergeant4214951922New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-06-15LancasterILL888AA:XMepal23:09ValenciennesClaim by Oblt Peter Ehrhardt 9/NJG5 - Cambrai/Lille/Valenciennes area: 2,000m at 00:52. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed Rieux-en-Cambresis (Nord) 9km ENE of CambraiKilledRieux Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 8-10Six of the crew were found. with the wreckage. The seventh, and RAF member of the crew, appears to have died on baling out, his body being found by local inhabitants a few km to the NW. He was buried at Iway before being reinterred alongside his comrades at Rieux.

Son of John Ernest Betley and of Amy Violet Betley (nee Shaw), of Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand; husband of Barbara Isobel May Betley, of Oroua Downs, Wellington, New Zealand.
1579 BettertonDSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND973KM-ADunholme Lodge2312WesselingCrashed at Herkenbosch {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
1580 BettingtonM MWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIHX271HD-VLeconfield2222TrappesCrashed Dannemarie {Yvelines}KilledDreux Communal Cemetery
1581 BettingtonMax MilsonWarrant Officer412306AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-03RAAF Honour Roll
1582 BettneySSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-23HalifaxIIIMZ827DY-Pocklington1148MulheimCrash landed at Carnaby on return
1583 BettyRowland DavidFlying Officer515011914Wireless OperatorRAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIILM428VN-OSkellingthorpe24BerlinPossible claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - near Molchow North of Neuruppin (DF 8): 5,800m at 03:12. Crashed Steinberg where the crew were initially buried. (Nachtjagd War Diaries, Vol 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row Z Collective Grave 24-28
Investigating officers from the RCAF visited the village of Steinberg 40 miles NW of Berlin. They were told by the villagers that a large British aircraft had crashed four to five hundred yards west of the villa and that the crew had been buried in a communal grave in the local cemetery. It was believed that the aircraft had been shot by night fighters. The grave was exhumed but unhappily Sgt. Taylor the Flight Engineer and the Bomb Aimer Fg.Off. Daynes of the crew were the only ones who could be individually identified. (Extract from letter to Mrs Presland by Wg.Cdr. Gunn RCAF Causalities Officer dated 23 March 1950)

Son of Rowland T. Betty and Jean W. Betty; husband of Betty Betty, of Hartford, Cheshire
1584 BeutelWFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterILL975ZN-HMetheringham2225PommervalKilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen
1585 BeutelWilliam Flight Sergeant434288AustraliaRAAF106 Sqd RAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1586 BevanHerbert Cyril ClaudeSergeant563098ObserverRAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1940-06-07BattleIP2162PH:QEchiemmes17:28PoixSee archive report for further detailsKilledSt. Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Coll. grave A, 24-26
1587 BeveridgeMassey WilliamsonWing CommanderJ/15070RCAFFighter409 Sqd RCAF
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
1588 BeverstockAlbert SmedleyLeading Aircraftman62078AustraliaRAAFRAAF Station Bradfield Park1944-06-13RAAF Honour Roll
1589 BevertonH AFlight SergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterINF958LS-MMildenhall1841FrankfurtCrashed at Wieblingen BanhnofKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1590 BevinArthurFlight Sergeant1685716Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command35 Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-10-28LancasterIIIPB612TL:PGraveley14:06KolnThe route was Base, Orfordness, 5110N 0240E, 5020N 0615E, Target, 5058N 0715E, 5035N 0720E, 5020N 0615E, 5110N 0240E, Orfordness, Base PB612 failed to return and the squadron’s Operations Record Book shows: 'This aircraft is missing; was last heard of at 16.28 hours giving Attack unsuccessful'Killed. Remains not recoveredRunnymede Memorial Panel 215Son of James Booth Bevin and Annie Louise Bevin, of Haslington, Cheshire

It was equipped with H2S, GPI and Fishpond and was carrying 1 x 4000lbs HC (NI), 2 x 1000lbs ANM59 and various target indicators. Its designated Path Finder role was Deputy Master Bomber
1591 BickelCarl G 1st LtO-744680USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-06-29P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1592 BickellGeorge R Lt ColonelO-392737USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group1944-03-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1593 BicknellE SSergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIINN723PG-JStrubby1631GravenhorstCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede
1594 BielbyPeter RaymondSergeant1318936Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIW5009CF-ZRAF Kelstern2144Nurnberg See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery- Coll. Grave 17. D. 12-18. Read Archive Report
1595 BielbyRichard RossSergeantCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-06HalifaxIIILW377OW:GLinton on Ouse21:35Coutances, Normandy, FranceSee Archive Report for detailsSafeParadie Archive Database
1596 BielickiJózefPlutonowy PilotWarrant OfficerP.793845Born 12 February 1922 Warszawa (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

(Posthumous- By order of Polish PSZ command Number 4/44)
Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-15Consolidated LiberatorVlKG890GR-SRAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply dropEngaged on Warsaw Supply Drops. Aircraft was shot down by a German Night Fighter and crashed at Nieszkowicach Wielkich, Bosnia . Location : Poland.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried at Pogwizdowie, but later exhumed and was re-buried in Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot III Row A Grave 3

Polish War Memorial Northolt UK

Kraków British Cemetery Poland
Archiwum Polish Database
1597 BieżuńskiJan Adam Starszy Sierzant Radio Operator SergeantP. 780314 (783314?)17.06.1905 Ulatowo PrzasnyszPolandRadio OperatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-04-03BrindisiWeller 5. SOE support for Polish Home ArmyKnown as 'Orzyc' and 'Minus'. Parachutist. During the September 1939 campaign he served in the 1st Air Regiment. On September 17 he crossed the Polish-Romanian border, he was interned, from where he escaped to France, where from November 1939 to January 1940 he served in the Polish Air Force. From January 1940 he was in Great Britain, where he served as a radio operator in 300 Squadron, with whom he participated in the first, historical expedition of Polish bomber aviation from Great Britain to Germany on the night of 14 to 15 September 1940 (3 bombers from 300 and 301 Squadrons) ). In total, he made 45 operational flights.

After training for the aviation tasks in the underground, as well as in radiotelegraphy and sabotage, he was sworn in on March 4, 1943, and adopted the pseudonym 'Orzyc' and then transferred to the Main Transit Base in Brindisi, Italy.

He was dropped in Poland on the night of 3 to 4 April 1944 as part of the 'Weller 5' air operation. He was assigned to the Aviation Department of Division III of the Home Army Headquarters. A few days after the jump, on April 7, 1944, he was accidentally arrested in Warsaw. After getting out of Pawiak, he was transferred from Warsaw and assigned to the Lublin AK District. On July 18, 1944, he took a radio station from the 'Pajak' partisan detachment and, together with a five-man security service, went to the east, probably to the Lwów AK area. The details of the task are unknown.

After the Second World War, he was persecuted by the UB and harassed by frequent interrogations. He settled in the Bartoszyce commune and became the head of the elementary school in Kiertny Wielkie. After a sudden death in 1968, he was buried in the municipal cemetery in Bartoszyce at ul. Kętrzyn
Died March 18 1968Bartoszyce CemeteryArchiwum Polish Database
1598 BiggsH DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPA977LQ-DGransden Lodge1549BingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1599 BiggsWilliam FrankSergeant569401Age 23BritishFlight EngineerRAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIIIDV157PH-ZRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2322DusseldorfSee archive report for further detailsKilledBergen General Cemetery. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 11
Courtesy Martijn Visser
Son of Walter Seth Biggs and Helen Amelia Biggs, of Reading, Berkshire, England. Body washed up near Bergen aan Zee on the 18th June 1943.
1600 BigorayWilliam WalterFlight SergeantR/93566CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrDFMRCAFBomber CommandWireless Interception Flight 1474 (Special Duties)1942-12-03WellingtonicDV819DT-G RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 202Special Duties See archive report for further brief detail SafeKilled later in 1944Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

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