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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                        
1651 BlaubaumMaxwell BibraFlight Sergeant428038AustraliaRAAF622 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
1652 BlaydesHerbertWarrant Officer Class 2J88416CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 3
Paradie Archive Database
1653 BlayneyAlfred Goodman WellsPilot OfficerJ/90837Age 27CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further details KilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery: VIII.B.7.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1654 BleachS RSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-05-06HalifaxIIINA522MP-Air TestForce landed at Hotham
1655 BlenkarnA NSergeant1474283Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIME797VN-JSkellingthorpe2247DuisburgCrashed Forst. Hit by flakKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave Ref-Coll. grave 26.F.12-13(Additional information from John Jones)
1656 BlewettASergeantBomber Command12 OTU
1944-08-26WellingtonXLN293Chipping NortonDiversionCrashed at KeynshamKilled
1657 BlighWilliam AlexanderFlight Sergeant1304364PilotRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-08-06MosquitoIIW4074HB:?Air TestOvershot and crashed at 18:15 at West RaynhamInjured
1658 BloodgoodDonald L 2nd LtO-720756USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1659 BloomBenjaminSergeant1414792Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIILL690JI:JRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire23:14Railway yards at ValenciennesSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 235.
1660 BloomfieldEFlight Sergeant1094825Bomber Command97 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED816OF-UBourn2304BochumCrashed at Wieringwaard HollandPoW
1661 BlowfieldP HPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-14BattleIL5396PH-Souge1540EvreuxShot down at Damville Killed
1662 BloyR FSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-12-30HalifaxIIINA171MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor1753KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1663 BlumKenneth V 1st LtO-796072USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1664 Blumer'Red' Richmond Antony BarrettWarrant OfficerAUS/411854Age 23AustraliaPilotRAAFFighter Command91 Sqd
1944-06-25SpitfireXIVRM617DL-?RAF West MallingDiver PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilled on take offBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 4. N. 17

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 19th April 1921 at Sydney. Enlisted on the 21st June, 1941 in Sydney. Son of Cecil Herbert Blumer and Alice Ruby (née Barrett) of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia. His younger brother Alexander Gordon Barrett Blumer DFC Aus/411735, also served. Grave inscription: Deeply Loved Sadly Mourned Proudly Remembered'.
1665 BlumerRichmond Antony BarrettWarrant Officer411854AustraliaRAAF91 Sqd RAF
1944-06-26RAAF Honour Roll
1666 BlundellCecil LeonardFlight Sergeant1602657W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-12-24LancasterIIIPB366TL-SRAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire1535Koln See archive report for further details KilledShirley (Hollybrook) Cemetery. Sec. M. 12. Grave 41 Read Archive Report
1667 BlundellJohn JamesSergeant22051431925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPA967AA:DMepal23:20HombergPA967 was claimed by Ofhr. Gerhard Wartenborger, his 1st Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 SW of Eindhoven at 5.200m at 01:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at around 01:00 hrs in open countryside some 4km north of Nederweert (Limburg), 4 km NE from the centre of Weert, HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4.H. 2-8Son of John Thomas Blundell and Ellen Blundell, of Liverpool.
1668 BluteJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-02-06WellingtonIIZ8491PH-FBinbrook1739BrestCrashed on Edge Moor YORKSInjured
1669 BlyFrederick W 2nd LtO-748536USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group379th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1670 BlythKenneth DigbySergeant1895914Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW463C8-ALeconfield2307Sterkrade Crashed at Tolkamer {Gelderland} Killed Herwen-en-Aerdt {Tolkamer} General Cemetery

Age 34
1671 BlytheD ASergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME752DY-KPocklington755MontorqueilOvershot on return to base
1672 BłażeńskiRomualdKapral Strzelec BombardierFlight SergeantP.793669Born 28 January 1920 Łódź (Age 23 when killed)PolandBomb Aimer / Air GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ589GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to Poland One of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Cemetery at Casamassima, Italy (some reports No Known Grave - Drowned off Brindisi, Italy)

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1673 BoagJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
1674 BoalEarle WilliamPilot OfficerJ85000925th January 1921 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, CanadaCanadianNavigatorDFC


RCAFFighter418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-02MosquitoFB.VITH:?RAF Holmsley South14:30Intruder, Day Ranger, north German coast.Took off from RAF Coltisahall. Fg.Off. Caine Stated: We followed Sqn.Ldr. Scherf at Ribnitz, seeing him attacking 2 HE.115s on the water. We attacked 4 DO.18s, seeing strikes on all four. Two of them burst into flames and- exploded. (1548 hours), (two bursts 2 and 4 secs from 500 to 50 yards.) We then flew to Barth, where we attacked a JU.52 on the ground from 500 ft., with a 2 second burst. He exploded immediately, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf saw him burning (1622 hours) . We then attacked HE.111, on which we saw strikes, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf came in and finished it off. A JU.88 was next attacked from 300 to nil feet, with a one second burst, and he burst into flames. After that, we attacked a JU.86 en the ground, seeing strikes. We came round and attacked again from E. to W., destroying a JU.34 on the S. side of the A/F. It burst, into flames and we flew through them, coming round and attacking the JU 86 previously damaged, from W, to E., leaving him in flames and flying through his debris, some of which hit us. We set course for Greifsweld, following Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, who was 500 yards ahead of us, and 5 minutes later. our port engine packed up. We called Sqn.Ldr. Scherf , but could not regain visual contact, so headed N. Before we crossed out, we decided to make for Sweden, and flew about 10 miles out to sea on a northerly heading, before making up our minds to try for base, North of the Island.of Fehmarn, we were fired on by an armed trawler, the fire falling short. We flew right over the convoy described by Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, without incident.Survived DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 12 May 1944, Citation reads: "Pilot Officer Earl William BOAL (Can,/J.85009), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 418 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron. As observer, Pilot Officer Boal has taken part in numerous sorties and has assisted in the destruction of six enemy aircraft. He is a highly skilled and gallant member of aircraft crew and his example both in the air and on the ground has been worthy of emulation."

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads: " Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has taken part in numerous sorties during which he has assisted in the destruction of 9 enemy aircraft. He is an extremely efficient member of aircraft crew whose fearlessness and determination have set an inspiring example."
1675 BoansonJohn George ShepherdFlight Sergeant1873573Born on the 22nd June 1922 Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIDS822JI-TRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire37Massy-Palaiseau rail yards Crashed near la Celle-les-Bordes {Yvelines} KilledLa Celle-Les-Bordes Communal Cemetery. Grave 2
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1676 BoardL ESergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-05-12HalifaxIIIHX334NP-CLissett2156HassettCrashed Monastry BokrijkEvader Attacker
1677 BoardmanE J TSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIIJB358PH-JWickenby1734BerlinAbandoned near FrankfurtPoW
1678 BobbHoward BStaff Sergeant358748281919AmericanBall Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force349th Bomber Squadron (100th Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-19B-17 Flying FortressG42-8514 Lassie Come HomeXR-RThorpe Abbotts (Station #139), Norfolk, EnglandFrankfurt, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsReturned to Duty
1679 Bobby Frank EdwardSergeant 11833491914 at Wandsworth, LondonBritishNavigatorRAFVRMiddle East CommandNo. 104 Sqd1944-06-08WellingtonIIW5564EP-H21Pantelleria, ItalyShot down by flak and crashed into the seaMissing believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 7, Column 1.Read Archive Report
1680 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1681 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1682 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1683 BockE AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME733CF-ZKelstern2125BraunschweigKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1684 BocquinVictor E 1st LtO-814639USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1685 BoddingtonJ PSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-08BattleISouge1140Battle areaShot down near Abbeville. KilledAbbeville
1686 BodenGeorge RexSergeant16953052Age 22Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIPB894LE-?RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1620Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - Believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 273 Read Archive Report
1687 BodeyLancelot RossFlight SergeantAUS/424313W/op/Air/GnrMiDRAAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW383LK-K BarRAF Burn, Yorkshire2149Russelheim See Archive report for further details EvaderNone - survived the war - passed away 1993. Read Archive Report
1688 BodgerHSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIPD260AS-NKirmington2120BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
1689 BodnoffIsrael JosephFlight SergeantR/180936CanadaCanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerDFM
RCAFCoastal Command162 Sqd RCAF1944-06-24Canso9754PRAF WickAnti-SubmarineShot down by flak from U-1225 during low level attackSurvived
1690 BodyGeoffrey DellerFlight Lieutenant100086Age 27PilotRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-17HalifaxIIILV818ZA-FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire600Duisburg See archive report for further details Missing - believed killed Runnymede Memorial Panel 201
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1691 BoehmerAlbert Edward CharlesPilot OfficerC87869Air Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW433WL:WRAF Croft22:54SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledBergen Op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Grave 7 G 10
Paradie Archive Database
1692 BoettcherArthur HaroldFlight SergeantAUS/414305Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIILM372PO-KWaddington2324BerlinCrashed at CelleKilledHanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 1.G.12 Read Archive Report
1693 BogleC SFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME852WP-QTuddenham2146BraunschweigKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
1694 BoguszKazimierzKapral StrzelecSergeant P.782542Born 28 October 1915 Warszawa (Age 28 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-30Avro LancasterIIIED814BH-NRAF Faldingworth22:18VierzonTook off from Faldingworth 22.16 30 June 1944 on an Operation to bomb railway yards at Vierzon. Shot down by a German night fighter and crashed Le Bois Carre, near Beauvilliers, Loir-et-Cher, 5 km North West from Ouceques at 03.17.. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in the Military Plot at Beauvilliers, 30 miles from Orleans, but were later moved to the Polish Field of Honour at Grainville-Langannieres, Calvados, France
Archiwum Polish Database
1695 BohnaRobert H 2nd LtO-769696USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1696 BohuszewiczWitoldPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP.0638Born 25 March 1914 Sobotniki Belarus (Age 29 when killed)PolandPilotZłoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ589GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to Poland One of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Cemetery at Casamassima, Italy (some reports No Known Grave - Drowned off Brindisi, Italy)

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1697 BolderstonGeorge ThomasFlying OfficerJ/26382Age 22CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM137UM-G2RAF Wickenby1825Frankfurt1.5 miles North of PlittersdorfMurdered 1944-09-12Durnbach War Cemetery Collective grave 3. H. 14-16.Paradie Archive Database See Paradie Archive Information courtesy Traugott Vitz

Vitz Archive War Crimes
1698 BolefahrWayne N CaptainO-024907USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1699 BolgerThomas JohnFlying Officer405291Age 23AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-09-25MosquitoVIPF393P3:?Gransden Lodge19:06MannheimCrashed at Mignault (Hainaut), 18 km ENE of Mons. Crashed into the end of a farmhouse which was badly damaged, but had it flown on for another few seconds would have crashed in to the main part of Mignaut itself.

While the takeoff was from RAF Gransden Lodge 692 Sqn were based at Graveley a few miles away.

A report by the Belgian Secret army Headquarters stated that the pilot, Leonard Brennan's remains were still inside the burnt out aircraft, while Thomas bolger's body was found with an unopened parachute, having baled out
KilledMignault Communal Cemetery Grave 2

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 15th April 1921 at Maryborough, Queensland. Worked as a clerk for the Ordinance Department, Australian army prior to service. Enlisted on the 10th July 1940 at Brisbane. Son of Thomas and Elsie Josephine Bolger (nee Moran). Bother to Hugh Burke, Moia Theresa Agnes, Brian Patrick (died age 3 in 1925) of Hendra, Queensland, Australia.

His brother 20 year old Fl/Sgt. Hugh Burke Bolger Aus/414193 was killed on the 12th July 1943. 467 Squadron Lancaster ED531 PO-T crashed at Sion, Switzerland with the loss of all 7 crew.

1700 BolinderRobert G 1st LtO-747196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-16Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

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