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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
1651 BlackburnE AFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorKilled
1652 BlackburnRobert Allan McCullochSergeant1555057Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1943-10-03HalifaxVLK904MP:THolme on Spalding Moor18:19KasselClaimed by off. Kurt Welter, his 3rd Abschuss, and 1st of 2two this night, from 5./JG301 SW Kassel at 4000 m at 22:29 hrs. Crashed at 23:00 hrs at Moorhausen. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledHanover War Cemetery Coll.grave 5. K. 1-6
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J Blackburn, of Hamilton, Lanarkshire.
1653 BlackhamP DFlying OfficerBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIJA957WS-DBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Ecquevilly {Yvelines}KilledEcquevilly Communal Cemetery
1654 BlackieDavidSergeant22058271925Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND552KM:XDunholme Lodge22:58WesselingND552 was a probable claim by Oblt Werner Baake 2/NJG1 - Aachen: 5,300m at 01:46.Crashed between the coal-mine and the As-Lanklaar road, near Lanklaar (Limburg), 10 km SSW of Masseik in Belgium.KilledLanklaar Communal Cemetery Coll.grave 1-7Son of James and Marie Blackie, of Liverpool.
1655 BlacklockTSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV882ZA-DMelbourne2236TrappesCrashed near Hermeray {Yvelines}KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery
1656 BlacklockH WFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterINF906HA-BMethwold1847FrankfurtCrashed at Bad Homburg vor der HoheKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1657 BlackmanThomas A 1st LtO-755852USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1658 BlackwellR GSergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ705KN-QFull Sutton2320SterkradeDitched off Lowestoft Suffolk on return
1659 BlackwellSamuel Peter JohnFlying OfficerBritish266 Sqd (Rhodesian)

1943-12-01Hawker TyphoonMk.IbJP906ZH-LRoadstead. Attack ship 'Pietro Orseolo' breaking blockadeShot down by return fireSurvived, captured, EvaderJust after shooting down Junkers Ju-52 Minensucher (Mine layer) Werk Nümmer 33 coded DF+DG of 1./Minenschuchgruppe 1, Flying Officer Samuel Peter John Blackwell, at the controls of Hawker Typhoon Mk.Ib registration number JP906 ZH-L of 266 Sqd RAF, on an attack mission on the blockade runner 'Pietro Orseolo', at anchor south of the island of Groix, attacks a Junkers Ju-88 of 1./ZG 1, and is hit and shot down by the bomber's defensive fire. He ditches at sea between Glénans and Groix, and is picked up and captured by a German seaplane. He will escape: Put on a train for Brest, he jumps off at Lamballe. Supported by the Resistance, he is finally exfiltrated by sea from Plouha, in the Côtes du Nord (now known as Côtes d'Armor) and will reach England after 2 days of sailing between January 29 and 30, 1944.

The end of DF+DG: Ju-52 equipped with a search and release device for magnetic mines
1660 BlahaOldrich DennisSergeant12597861923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-09-06LancasterIR5752EA-DScampton116DuisburgWhen the starboard outer engine was put out of action by the flak over the target, Sgt Gregory-Coleman was killed by shrapnel, and the Captain was slightly injured. The Captain jettisoned the bombs and turned for home. Over the Dutch coast the starboard inner failed and the a/c steadily lost height but reached the English coast at a height of 2000 ft. The Captain ordered the crew to bale out with the exception of the W/Op. The a/c was circling RAF Martlesham prior to landing when the port inner failed at a height of 1000 ft and the Captain was compelled to crash land near Great Bealings N of RAF Martlesham. The Captain and the W/Op escaped from the a/c which was destroyed by fire with the exception of the tail unitBaled out, Killed in Action 2 Jan 1944 44 Sqn Lancaster I W4831 KM-C
1661 BlaikieD VSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterIIIJB714EA-KFiskerton2139EtampesCrashed at Morigny-ChampignyKilledMorigny-Champigny Communal Cemetery
1662 BlainWilliam RossFlying Officer432648AustraliaRAAF7 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-13RAAF Honour Roll
1663 BlairRobert Alexander WaltonFlight Sergeant415498AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIINA508KN:AFull Sutton23:15SterkradeSee archive report for detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 258.
1664 BlairR RFlight Sergeant1555577PilotFighter257 Sqd
1944-07-06TyphoonIbMN766LAbandoned near LivarotKilledLa Cressonniere Churchyard France
1665 BlairRobert Alexander WaltonPilot Officer415498AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
1666 BlakeW PSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIILL731JI-UMildenhall1844FrankfurtCrashed at KordelKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1667 BlakemoreEric JPilot OfficerBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL840VN-MSkellingthorpe2317Scholven-BuerCrashed at Oene {Gelderland}Evader Read Archive Report
1668 BlakesleeDonald Jm Lt ColonelO-885264USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group: Debden Eagles
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1669 BlakeyJackSergeant1582692Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIPB126CF-TRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2210Vierzon See archive report for further information EvaderKilled later in the war. Kuala Lumpur Civil Cemetery (Cheras Road). Row 13 Grave 853 Read Archive Report
1670 BlakeyJackSergeant1582692Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIND995CF-?RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2315Achères See archive report for further details Survived - no injuriesNone Read Archive Report
1671 BlanchGordon FrancisSergeant420827AustraliaRAAF5 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
1672 BlanchardJ WSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM570ZN-ZMetheringham2315Scholven-BuerCrashed at Rossum {Gelderland}KilledUden War Cemetery Holland
1673 BlanchardASergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1674 BlandE BSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME753DY-MPocklington749MontorqueilCollided with 77Sqn Halifax III LL549 KN-N & crashed at Fontaine l'Etalon {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFontaine l'Etalon Churchyard
1675 BlandfordG EFlying OfficerBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB127KO-TWitchford2151BraunschweigKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1676 BlatchfordL GSergeantBomber Command189 Sqd
1677 BlaubaumMaxwell BibraFlight Sergeant428038AustraliaRAAF622 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
1678 BlaydesHerbertWarrant Officer Class 2J88416CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 3
Paradie Archive Database
1679 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
1680 BleachS RSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-05-06HalifaxIIINA522MP-Air TestForce landed at Hotham
1681 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)
1682 BlewettASergeantBomber Command12 OTU
1944-08-26WellingtonXLN293Chipping NortonDiversionCrashed at KeynshamKilled
1683 BlighWilliam AlexanderFlight Sergeant1304364PilotRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-08-06MosquitoIIW4074HB:?Air TestOvershot and crashed at 18:15 at West RaynhamInjured
1684 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)
1685 BloomBenjaminSergeant1414792Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIILL690JI:JRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire23:14Railway yards at ValenciennesSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 235.
1686 BloomfieldEFlight Sergeant1094825Bomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED816OF-UBourn2304BochumCrashed at Wieringwaard HollandPoW
1687 BlowfieldP HPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-14BattleIL5396PH-Souge1540EvreuxShot down at Damville Killed
1688 BloyR FSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-12-30HalifaxIIINA171MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor1753KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1689 BlumKenneth V 1st LtO-796072USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1690 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'.
1691 BlumerRichmond Antony BarrettWarrant Officer411854AustraliaRAAF91 Sqd RAF
1944-06-26RAAF Honour Roll
1692 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
1693 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.
1694 BluteJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-02-06WellingtonIIZ8491PH-FBinbrook1739BrestCrashed on Edge Moor YORKSInjured
1695 BlyFrederick W 2nd LtO-748536USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group379th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1696 BlythKenneth DigbySergeant1895914Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW463C8-ALeconfield2307Sterkrade Crashed at Tolkamer {Gelderland} Killed Herwen-en-Aerdt {Tolkamer} General Cemetery

Age 34
1697 BlytheD ASergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME752DY-KPocklington755MontorqueilOvershot on return to base
1698 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 LiberatorlllBZ859GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to PolandOne 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)

Casamassima Polish Cemetery Italy
1699 BoagJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
1700 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."

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