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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
16651 WatsonW JSergeantRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-07-04LancasterILM229BQ-SNorth Killingholme2208Orleans Crashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
16652 WatsonJ APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1941-10-26WellingtonIcR1722DX-Feltwell1820HamburgCrash landed at Berners Heath SuffolkKilled Paradie Archive Database
16653 WatsonJ AFlying OfficerMiDRCAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-04-27LancasterIIIND781GI-RMildenhall2150FriedrichshafenCrashed St-Hippolyte {Haut-Rhin}KilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16654 WatsonR MSergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-10-03HalifaxVDK247MP-WHolme on Spalding Moor1821KasselCrashed near OldenburgKilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16655 WatsonHarry RaeburnFlight SergeantR/9814010 Sep 1921Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-09-10LancasterW4104OL-AWyton43Dusseldorf The aircraft crashed at Neuss (Flak?) KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 11 Row D Grave 8 Paradie Archive Database The crew were initially buried in the Nordfriedhof Dusseldorf Plot 3A Graves 97-101,109 and 111
16656 WatsonHerbert GeorgeWarrant Officer Class 2R14008329th October 1923 in Lethbridge, AlbertaCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED558WS:NBardney22:43BochumED558 was claimed by Hptm. Manfred Meurer, his 40th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1 over Braamt, 3 km north of Zeddam at 6.200 m at 01:14 hrs. Victory confirmed on the 19th December 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiABergh (Zeddam) Protestant Cemetery Grave 2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Herbert Hutton and Aileen (née Bond) Watson, of South Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
16657 WatsonJ HFlight SergeantR/57840Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-19StirlingIN6073MG-YOakington2305MannheimClaimed by Ofw Wilhelm Engel 8/NJG4 - near Munscheweiler at 0113.PoW No.102 Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database
16658 WatsonR VPilot OfficerPilotFighter411 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-25SpitfireIXPK992Dive BombingAbandoned near Wesel
16659 WatsonA MFlying OfficerPilotFighter416 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03SpitfireIXBR978Ramrod 49PoW
16660 WatsonRSergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax VIINP795OW-TLinton on Ouse1835MagdeburgTyre burst on take off
16661 WatsonRichard ArthurWarrant Officer Class IIR/135831CanadianPilotCroix de Guerre (France)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
RCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-18TyphoonIbMN644I8-TB-9 Lantheuil07:55Armed recceHit by flak, abandoned near FrementelSafe Accident reportPilot walked back to unit in charge of 120 enemy prisonners the Canadian Army dumped on him.
16662 WattJSergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-09-13LancasterIIIPB456SR-Ludford Magna1905TrainingCrashed at DumbartonKilledParadie Archive Database
16663 WattD HSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-02-02HalifaxIIW7882DY-PPocklington1835KolnKilledEindhoven (Woensel)Paradie Archive Database
16664 WattE TWarrant Officer Class 2R/145226CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIJN952DY-LPocklington1945MagdeburgGerman documents state that the aircraft was shot down at Wietzendorf 13km West the airfield at Faszberg and was completely destroyed. It crashed about 700m North East of Wietzendorf in the middle of a sawmill and burned on the ground for approximately two hours. (Part extract from report by Flt.Lt. R E G Redman Section 23 No.4 MREU dated 10th January 1948)PoW No. 1087, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database
16665 WattA CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterINN758PM-SElsham Wolds1715NurnbergCrashed near LaichingenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16666 WattT MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-11-20WellingtonIIIBK536QT-CWaterbeach1828TorinoAbandonedPoW Paradie Archive Database
16667 WattAlickFlight SergeantJ/89063Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-08-15LancasterILM263EM-NRAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire959Dealen Luftwaffe airfield See archive report for further details KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Plot XV.C.10
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report LM263
16668 WattWalter DavidFlying Officer Air BomberJ/21540RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-23HalifaxIILW285MA-ZMiddleton St George2046Gardening. Baltic areaShot down. Claimed by Hptm. Werner Husemann of Stab 1./NJG3 at 2356hrsInterned Sweden Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16669 WattB EPilot OfficerJ90946RCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED427EA-OFiskerton2114PlzenCrashed at LaumersheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 2 Row F collective grave 19-20Paradie Archive DatabaseInformation courtesy Traugott Vitz - February 2018
16670 WattA RSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-27HalifaxIIILV945ZL-FLeeming1654NeussCrashed at Shipdham Norfolk on return
16671 WattT RFlight LieutenantPilotFighter443 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-26SpitfireXVISM364RecceInjured
16672 WattLawrence Charles JosephLeading Aircraftman441609AustraliaRAAF4 Bombing & Gunnery School RCAF1945-01-20RAAF Honour Roll
16673 WattersJ FSergeantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-30HalifaxIIILV797BM-LSkipton on Swale1719BerlinCrashed at FrankendorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16674 WattersISergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-31HalifaxIIW7718LQ-TPocklington.0034.DusseldorfCrashed SE of Heppeneert BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
16675 WattersonD DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIIMZ503PT-LTholthorpe2135KarlsruheCrashed Zuilichem {Gelderland}KilledZuilichem General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16676 WatterworthMack WilliamSergeantR/68126Age 21CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-10-05StirlingIBF322HA-FRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1926AachenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBeck Row (St. John) Churchyard, Suffolk. Grave Ref: Row C. Grave 6.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Wilfrid and Albina Beauregard of St. Hyacinthe, Province of Quebec, Canada
16677 WattsR McGSergeantR122699RCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-07-12LancasterIED769PM-UElsham Wolds2215Torino?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16678 WattsHumphrey StanleyFlying OfficerJ37111CanadianPilot RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIINP793OW-HRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire1642Chemnitz Crashed Kirbymoorside Yorkshire KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H Row P. Grave 16. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16679 WattsFrederick HubertFlying OfficerJ/25939CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-08-16LancasterIIILM133UL-H2Elsham Wolds2110StettinFlak damaged, abandoned & crashed at Hoor SwedenKilled, accidentally strangled by parachute cordsMalmo Eastern Muncipal Cemetery
16680 WattsJack VincentSquadron LeaderJ4688CanadaNavigatorDSO

DFC
DFC Bar

RCAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-04-08MosquitoXVIML957HS:RLittle Staughton20:50EssenHit by flak and crashed-landed at 00:05 at Bradwell Bay, Essex.Safe

Courtesy Francois Dutil

Sqn Ldr Watts was awarded the DFC whilst with 10 Sqn. Gazetted 4 August 1942.

Awarded Bar to DFC whilst with 109 Sqn. Gazetted 13 October 1944. Citation reads: "This officer has completed more than 100 sorties. He has at all time's displayed the greatest keenness and devotion to duty and his example has impressed all. Squadron Leader Watts is a navigator of high merit and the successes obtained on the many sorties in which he has taken part are a fine tribute to his outstanding skill. This officer has proved of the greatest value to the Squadron."

Awarded the DSO whilst with 105 Sqn. Gazetted 27 April 1945.
16681 WattsE MPilot OfficerBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-08-28WellingtonIIW5488LQ-BPocklington2350Duisburg?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16682 WattsR ESergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery
16683 WattsG LFlight SergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-27LancasterIIILM345LQ-LGransden Lodge1920Hannover?Evader
16684 WattsJohn BradfordFlight Sergeant419978AustraliaRAAF1 Bombing & Gunnery School (RCAF)1944-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
16685 WattsCharles ReginaldFlying OfficerJ/23393CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command524 Sqd RAF
1944-08-30WellingtonXIIIMF1757RBircham NewtonKilled
16686 WaughA EWarrant Officer1042277RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-06-21StirlingIIIBK815LS-VMildenhall2355KrefeldCrashed near Melsele BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
16687 WaughD HFlight SergeantR108809RCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1943-04-26LancasterIW4140GT-KWarboys.0043.DuisburgCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16688 WaughH CWarrant OfficerR58818RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT723LQ-FLeeming1956EssenShot down near RotterdamPoW Paradie Archive Database
16689 WaughJames HarrySergeantR/201625Air GunnerDFM
RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIHX346PT-UTholthorpe1532Castrop-RauxelCrash landed after hitting trees on landing at LeemingInjured Paradie Archive Database
16690 WaughJamesFlight SergeantR201625CanadianAir GunnerDFC

DFM
RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIINA190PT-URAF Tholthorpe1629ChemnitzCrashed Hazelwood Castle YorkshireAbandoned aircraft, parachuted safely. SurvivedAccident ReportArchive Report
Later commissioned, retired a Flying Officer.
16691 WayWilfred HowardFlight LieutenantJ/107722 October 1920PilotRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE173PM-FFull Sutton2140VireCrashed at CouloncesKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, XII.C.13-15 (Coll.)Paradie Archive Database Son of Edgerton S. and Helen Way, of Edmonton, Alberta
16692 WayD CFlight SergeantR92992RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08HalifaxIIBB327VR-QMiddleton St George2147DuisburgCrashed near BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16693 WayWilliam AlbertPilot OfficerJ94149CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIINP793OW-HRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire1642Chemnitz Crashed Kirbymoorside Yorkshire KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H. Row P. Grave 15. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16694 WayJ OWarrant OfficerR102353RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIBF451AA-ZNewmarket2214MannheimCrashed at Rilly-la-MontagneKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16695 WayC WPilot OfficerDFC

Bomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINA192PT-QTholthorpe1846MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
16696 WayceS VSergeantR93302RCAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-08LancasterIED367PO-HBottesford1726Duisburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16697 WaychukW SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-10LancasterIILL675EQ-TLinton on Ouse2158TrainingCrashed at Eaton LeicestershireKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16698 WayeWendell CliffordFlight SergeantR/154885Age 21USAAir BomberRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-30HalifaxIIILV782MH-ERAF Snaith, YorkshirePMVillers-Bocage See archive report for further details KilledBretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XVIII.F.3.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16699 WeakleyL O'NWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-01-27HalifaxIIDT721MH-JSnaith1750DusseldorfCrashed Huize Padua Mental Hospital HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
16700 WealKenneth GeorgeLeading AircraftmanNZ/413287Age 19New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air Gunner (U/T)RNZAFTraining Command9 Bombing and Gunnery School

No. 3 Training Command

1942-05-19Fairey BattleI2022PQRCAF Mt. Joli, Quebec, Canada1000TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledMetis Beach Cemetery (United Church). Lot 34. Grave 1.
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 23rd May 1922 in Ngaruawahia. A grocers assistant for W.A Waltin in Franklin. Enlisted at Levin as a wireless operator/air gunner on the 08th June 1941. Embarked for Canada on the Dominion Monarch 22nd July 1941. With wireless school on the 18th August 1941. (hospital 17th November - 18th December 1941). wireless operator badge in late April 1942. With 9 Bombing and Gunnery School 30th April 1942. Son of Arthur Thomas (died 28th January 1961) Weal and Christina Weal (née McKinnon), of Pukeatua, Auckland, New Zealand.

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