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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
16851 WharfN GSergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIINE127DX-JEast Kirkby2223BraunschweigCrashed Dorkwerd {Groningen}PoW Paradie Archive Database
16852 WheadonSydney JohnFlight Sergeant2213579Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW431KW:UTholthorpe21:35AugsburgUnknownPoW/Killed by friendly fireBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 6.B.19On the 19th April 1945 Typhoons strafed a PoW column near Gresse and amongst the many victims was Flt Sgt. Wheadon. He was initially buried in the Communal Cemetery at Gresse

Son of Sidney and Matilda Wheadon, of Salford, Lancashire.
16853 WhearJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-09-16WellingtonIVZ1380QT-AGrimsby2020Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16854 WheatleyL MSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK693IP-ATholthorpe1657Mannheim?PoWParadie Archive Database
16855 WheatleyRichard John AmbroseFlying OfficerJ16134CanadianNavigatorDFM
RCAFBomber Command83 Sqn
1944-05-10LancasterIIIND494OL:GConingsby22:28GennevilliersClaim by Walter Prues 7/NJG1 - 26km North East of Lisieux: 1,500m at 01:02. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft was hit by light flak at low level when passing close to Rouen homebound. Flt Lt. Meredith tried to gain height, but the Lancaster was attacked by a night fighter, which set the starboard wing on fire, and a crash-landing was carried out on a hillside between Rouen and Caen, about twenty miles short of the Normandy coast. (83 Squadron - Chris Ward)PoW No 5109, Stalag Luft 3Flt Sgt Wheatley was awarded DFM whilst with 207 Sqn. London Gazette 20th November 1942. Citation: 778287 Flight Sergeant William James ROSE, No. 207 Squadron. 1271000 Sergeant Ronald Sydney WILSON, No. 207 Squadron. Aus.408145 Sergeant John Henry LOVELL, Royal Australian Air Force, No. 207 Squadron. 1258979 Sergeant Arthur John PERRIN, No. 207 Squadron. Can./R.100368 Flight Sergeant Charles Woodrow Wilson PECK, Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 207 Squadron. As navigator, pilot, wireless operator/air gunner and rear gunner respectively, these airmen flew in an aircraft which took part in an attack on Le Creusot on 17th October, 1942. Shortly after taking off, engine trouble developed. Despite great efforts, Sergeant Wilson was unable to continue his mission and course was set for base. Near to the French coast, whilst flying at only 40 feet above the sea, the aircraft was attacked by three enemy float planes. In the face of a trying situation Sergeant Wilson displayed fine airmanship and, splendidly supported by his gunners whose skill destroyed two of them and drove off the third, he eventually flew the aircraft back to an aerodrome in this country. During the combat Flight Sergeant Rose coolly continued his duties and his subsequent navigation was of the greatest assistance to his pilot. Throughout, this crew displayed great courage, high skill and perfect teamwork.
16856 WheatleyColin HavelockSergeantJ/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1942-04-07WellingtonIcR1773Not known RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire 120Training See archive report for further brief details Seriously injured - killed later on 1943-11-24 with 37 SquadronSee LN329 - Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16857 WheatleyColin HavelockFlight Lieutenant J/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command37 Sqd1943-11-23WellingtonXR1773LF-NDjedeida No. 1, Tunisia1930Turin See archive report for further brief details Killed Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16858 WheatleyColin HavelockFlight Lieutenant J/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command37 Sqd1943-11-23WellingtonXLN329LF-NDjedeida No. 1, Tunisia1930Turin See archive report for further brief details Killed Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16859 WheelerG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-02-25LancasterIED356EM-WLangar1950NurnbergCrashed at LudwigshafenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16860 WheelerM WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-29HalifaxIIHR912VR-FMiddleton St George1819VairesKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16861 WheelerJ WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxVLK971WL-YCroft1719BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16862 WheelerJ E Pilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK953IP-CTholthorpe1642BerlinCrashed at BarsselermoorPoWParadie Archive Database
16863 WheelerC ESergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-10-24WhitleyVZ6874MH-Dishforth1737FrankfurtCrashed near Pihen-les-GuinesKilledPihen-les-GuinesParadie Archive Database
16864 WheelerJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIND503DX-EEast Kirkby2357LeipzigCrashed near VolkseKilledHannover War Cemetery
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16865 WheelhouseClifford JamesSergeant175807Age 21Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-20HalifaxIIILW692PT-VRAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire2113LensSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrandcourt War Cemetery. Grave E.4.Son of John Henry and Emily Alice Wheelhouse, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England
16866 WhelanJoseph William Beter PaulSergeantR/1713621924CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILW591KW-TTholthorpe2140KarlsruheSee Archive report for detailsEvader Paradie Archive Database
16867 WhelanJ JSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxVLK701SE-LCroftBerlin?KilledHannover War Cemetery
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16868 WhelerT RFlying OfficerPilotFighter411 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-07SpitfireIXMK941RecceAbandoned near Lisieux
16869 WhettonL MPilot OfficerBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
16870 WhighamR G MFlying OfficerBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcW5551LQ-UPocklington1130BrestShot down at PloudanielKilledLesneven Communal
16871 WhinfieldG A FSergeantRCAFBomber Command1664 CU
1944-10-14HalifaxIIHR802DishforthDuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16872 WhippleJohn WilliamFl/Sgt. W/Op. Air GunnerR/105760RCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HampdenIL4084GX-RAF Thorney Island, HampshireTraining Crashed at Goose Green, near Arundel, Sussex KilledLittlehampton Cemetery, Sussex. Sec. D. Grave 4271Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16873 WhippleJ APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIIPN226OW-NLinton on Ouse952HeligolandReturned to base damaged Paradie Archive Database
16874 WhistonArthur JamesFlight LieutenantJ/8406PilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22LancasterIIDS778EQ-URAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1756Kassel See archive report for further information KilledHanover War Cemetery. Collective grave 15.G.2-7Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16875 WhitbreadDennis LawsonSergeant1624919Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIIMZ828BM-H RAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire 1038St-Leu See Archive report for further details KilledKempston Cemetery. Block J. Grave 30 Read Archive Report
16876 WhitbyS ASergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVEB207NA-BMiddleton St George1848Mannheimcrashed at UersfeldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16877 WhiteE FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-10-15LancasterIW4195ZN-WSyerston1900KolnCrashed near ValburgPoWParadie Archive Database
16878 WhiteC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-09-26WellingtonIcR1332KO-XMarham1850EmdenDitched off Frisian IslandsKilledParadie Archive Database
16879 WhiteEarl DouglasSergeant Air GunnerR/200964RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-07-17LancasterIIILM616KO-JRAF Witchford420Emieville (Operation Goodwood) Crashed at West End Farm, Great Offley, Hertfordshire on return KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery 52.F.8.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report 3 Civilians within the farm house buildings also killed.
16880 WhiteD HSergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-09-14HalifaxIIHR666NF-ETempsford1753SOEShot down off Korsor DenmarkPoW Paradie Archive Database
16881 WhiteKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-06-29StirlingIBF310OJ-HLakenheath.0025.BremenCrashed in IJsselmeer off HoornKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
16882 WhiteD HPilot OfficerJ16896RCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF500OJ-MLakenheath2157StuttgartCrashed Belval FranceKilledBelval CommunalParadie Archive Database
16883 WhiteG PWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIED323LS-DMildenhall1750BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16884 WhiteErnest GriffithFlight SergeantR8593820th December 1918 in OntarioCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICX9696DD:ZWellesbourne Mountford22:04HamburgReason for loss unknown. Two unidentified Wellingtons were claimed by German night fighters on this mission.KilledKiel War Cemetery Coll.grave 5.C. 14-15
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur Chandler and Elizabeth Ann (née Giles) White, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
16885 WhiteD ASergeantRCAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV941?-GWing2029EssenCrashed off Dutch coastKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16886 WhiteE KSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-25HalifaxIIHR864LQ-MGransden Lodge2146EssenCrashed at Ten Boer HollandKilledTen Boer Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16887 WhiteJ DWarrant OfficerR91819RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT808LQ-VLeeming1958EssenShot down near Vierlingsbeek Holland KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
16888 WhiteJ GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIILL633EQ-LLinton on Ouse2204NurnbergCrashed GerolzhofenPoWParadie Archive Database
16889 WhiteC HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIINP776EQ-RLinton on Ouse1019HeligolandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16890 WhiteRFlying OfficerJ/3253RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-23BostonIIIW8394Night IntruderKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
16891 WhiteC CSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16892 WhiteR GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-27LancasterXKB724VR-KMiddleton St George1743MimoyecquesCrash landed at Appleton Wiske Yorkshire on take off Paradie Archive Database
16893 WhiteLloyd ErnestFlight SergeantR/8739010 Aug 1921CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIX3808PT-BMiddleton St George1852KolnPossible claim by Lt Erich Gollasch 12/NJG1 - Sea 30km North West of Vlieland (Salzhering or Tiger): 800m at 2321 hrs. The aircraft may have been claimed by Flak of IV Zug 2/lei Res Flak Abt 988 and light Marine Flak (Wellington North of Juist in sea 2105 hrs)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 107 Paradie Archive Database Son of Herbert W. and Lillian White, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
16894 WhiteR CSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03WellingtonXHE367QB-TrainingOvershot Topcliffe Paradie Archive Database
16895 WhiteRobert JohnFlying OfficerJ/17506CanadaNavigatorDFM

RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn Killed Age 26Rheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427 Sqd lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
16896 WhiteV MFlying OfficerJ22537RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxVDK135ZL-Leeming2307WuppertalCrashed WSW RotterdamPoW Paradie Archive Database
16897 WhiteJFlight SergeantR114141RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-04WellingtonXHE727NA-KDalton2234DortmundCrashed at WilnisKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16898 WhiteT HWarrant OfficerR100561RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonXHE176NA-FDalton2114StuttgartCrashed FreiburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
16899 WhiteW GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB835WL-JCroft1631HagenCrashed at Landen [Brabant]KilledHasselt [Kruisveld] Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16900 WhiteJames WalkerSergeant R/193905 Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIED870VN-JRAF Skellingthorpe2158Mailly-le-Camp Shot down over Poivre. Crashed Poivres {Aube} KilledPoivres Churchyard Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

Lancaster ED870, piloted by Pilot Officer A. Handley, was shot down and crashed over Poivres, whilst on a bombing raid to the German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp, on 3-4 May 1944. All the crew were killed.

The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Late on 3 May 1944, 346 Lancasters of 1 and 5 Groups along with pathfinder Mosquitoes attacked the large German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp. The control of this raid in the target area failed to operate according to plan. The initial low level markers were accurate and well backed up by Lancaster marker aircraft. The Marker leader (Wing Commander G. L. Cheshire) ordered the main force to come in and bomb but the main force Controller (Wing Commander L. C. Deane) could not transmit the order to do so to the waiting Lancasters because his VHF set was being drowned by an American Forces Broadcast and his transmitter was wrongly tuned. German fighters arrived during the delay and bomber casualties were heavy. The main attack eventually started when Deputy Controller (Squadron Leader E. N. M. Sparks) took over. Approximately 1500 tons of bombs were dropped with great accuracy. 114 barrack buildings, 47 transport sheds and some ammunition buildings in the camp were hit; 102 vehicles including 37 tanks were destroyed 218 German soldiers were killed and 156 were injured.’ Because of the delay Luftwaffe Night Fighters arrived in force and managed to shoot down 42 Lancasters. 50 Squadron lost four aircraft during this operation with 24 crewman losing their lives.

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