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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
17051 WillisLSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayEvader Paradie Archive Database
17052 WillisJ D WPilot OfficerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-12BostonIIIZ2210Night IntruderPoW
17053 WillisFrank CameronSquadron Leader40332Age 27UKPilotRAFVRFighter Command421 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-08SpitfireVbEN779Circus 235See archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 65


Courtesy Oleg Marin

Son of Mr and Mrs Frank L. Willis of 327 Poplar Crescent, Saskatoon, Canada
17054 WillistonR OFlight SergeantR76596RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJD159VR-YMiddleton St George2230KolnCrashed MuizenPoW Paradie Archive Database
17055 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIILL672A2-C2Waterbeach2001MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17056 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-10-15StirlingIIIEF149QS-XChedburgh1215TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on T/O Paradie Archive Database
17057 WillmottD MSergeantRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report Notes
17058 WilloughbyD ASergeant1288344Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-29HalifaxIIILW366PT:RAF TholthropeTrainingCrashed 300 yards North East of farm buildings Hafod Farm near Aberystwyth at 15:10Slightly InjuredProceedings of the Court of Enquiry or Investigation available
17059 WilloughbyEdwin BertramPilot OfficerJ/85159RCAFBomber Command25 OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonICT2909PP-EFinningley2336DusseldorfCrashed off coast of HollandMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 101Paradie Archive DatabaseInfo via John Jones November 2016
17060 WilloughbyJames ByronFlying OfficerJ351305 August 1914 at Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, CanadaCanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1945-03-18Halifax IIIMZ494C8-B RAF Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire 00:44 Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Shot down over the targetPoW - details not known Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17061 WilloughbyS AFlying Officer49765Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE913AL-East Moor2350DuisburgCrashed HuppelKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
17062 WillsRobertSergeant1799461Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-10-15LancasterIMF748AS:QRAF Kimington22:15DuisburgLancaster LM165 or 166 Sqn Lancaster MF748 was hit by flak from 3./schw. Flak Abt. 446 (Eisb.), 1. schw. Flak Abt. 472 (0), 1./schw, Flak Abt. 243 (0) and 8. & 9./schw. Flak Abt. 244. One aircraft crashed at Hamborn-Bruckhausen at 01.35 hrs, the other crashed at the railway station of Meiderich-Neumühl at 01:34 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten) Note: According to ‘Report on Duisburg crashes 14/15th October 1944’ from RAF Graves Service Rheinberg to Air Ministry dated 03.08.1950, LM165 and MF748 collided in mid-air and crashed in fairly open grounds near Flak barracks in the area between the Brahmsstraße, Neumitihler Straße, Moriansmuhle and the Oberhauser Allee in Duisburg-Meiderich. An engine excavated from the crash scene was identified as having come from LM165, four of the crew of LM165 were buried in the North Cemetery at Duisburg-Hamborn, and the pilot of MF748 was found by personnel of the Flak barracks and buried in Essen South West Cemetery. During the second half of the 1940's, farmers working in the fields of the crash location found two lots of human remains, which were buried in Rheinberg Military Cemetery, Plot VIl-D-21 and in Plot XXIX-B-7. Still, the whole crew of LM165 and six of the crew of MF748 are officially posted as missing in action to this day. fFound in the Canadian Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 of Fg Off. Archie Verdun Batty J21182 RCAF trom 428 Sqn Lancaster KB780),KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 240
17063 WillshireA HSergeant1268645Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-28WellingtonXHE443SE-OBurn2330Koln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
17064 WillsonLFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1945-02-13LancasterIPB686KO-DWitchford2150DresdenAbandoned and crashed at Joncourt [Noord]Paradie Archive Database
17065 WillsonA BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxIIJD382VR-AMiddleton St George1710KasselCrashed LauenfordeKilledHannover War Cemetery
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17066 WillsonD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILV985ZL-KLeeming315MondevilleKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Paradie Archive Database
17067 WillsonJohn CampbellFlight SergeantR14548130th January 1924 Edmonton, AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM434KM:PDunholme Lodge22:55WesselingLM434 was a probable claim by Oblt Georg Fengler, his 8th Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1 - FF St Trond: 6,200m at 01:35 hrs. 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 1-7
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Charles Alwyn and Euphemia Lily (née Campbell) Willson, of Encinitas, California, U.S.A.
17068 WilmotE DSergeantRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterING239CF-AKelstern824Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17069 WilmotBrian EdmundSquadron LeaderJ/23777PilotDFC & bar
RCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-21HalifaxIIIMZ633TransitMid air collision with Halifax NA609KilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17070 WilschkeC FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1945-03-05Halifax IIINA173LK-KBurn1657ChemnitzLanded at Bovingdon struck by plane above Paradie Archive Database
17071 WilsherF HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterIIIPB525LQ-PGransden Lodge1553Scholven-BuerKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17072 WilsonJamesSergeant1822188Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIINP711EQ:ORAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire17:14WormsSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Collective grave 18. G.2-5
17073 WilsonA WSergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1943-01-09HalifaxIIBB252ZA-XMelbourne1617GardeningCrashed near Het BalgKilledVredenhof CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17074 WilsonRobert HectorFlight SergeantR/54053ObserverRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-09-06WhitleyVZ6478ZA-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1949Huls See archive report for further details KilledOldebroek General Cemetery. Grave 3Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17075 WilsonR JWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW159DY-OPocklington2210BlainvilleCrashed at Coeuvres-et-Valsery {Aisne}KilledCoeuvres-et-Valsery Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17076 WilsonJackFlight SergeantJ/90298Air BomberRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW143DY-OPocklington2157BlainvilleCrashed at Beauvais {Oise}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery Grave 264
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17077 WilsonJ PSergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-10-15LancasterIW4195ZN-WSyerston1900KolnCrashed near ValburgPoWParadie Archive Database
17078 WilsonH EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command107 Sqd
1942-12-06BostonIIIAL737OM-UGreat Massingham1122EindhovenCrashed off HollandKilledParadie Archive Database
17079 WilsonV HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-10-25LancasterIPD276KO-XWitchford1323EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17080 WilsonW CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-02-07LancasterINF925PH-TWickenby1909KleveCrashed at NistelrodeKilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
17081 WilsonH GSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-10-24WellingtonIIW5394PH-HWickenby.0035.GardeningPresumed crashed in seaKilledCherbourg Old CommunalParadie Archive Database
17082 WilsonL ASergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-09-19HalifaxIIBB317NF-NTempsfordSOEDitched in North SeaPoW Paradie Archive Database
17083 WilsonJohn HowardFlight Sergeant Air GunnerR/130331RCAFBomber Command153 Sqd
1945-02-14LancasterINN803P4-ORAF Scampton, Lincolnshire2005 Operation Thunderclap Chemnitz Shot down by Ofw. Heinrich Schmidt of 2./NJG6KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.13.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17084 WilsonJ ISergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-10-20LancasterIIILM312AS-KKirmington1800Leipzig?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17085 WilsonI MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command192 Sqd
1943-01-25WellingtonXHE231DT-Gransden Lodge1458Air TestCrashed near HuntingdonKilledParadie Archive Database
17086 WilsonE CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-10-15LancasterING143EM-RSpilsby1839GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17087 WilsonErnest GeorgeFlight SergeantR/76046Age 23CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-07-02StirlingIBF313BU-TRAF Stradishall, Suffolk150BremenShot down by night fighter of 4./NJG 2. Crashed at Westernieland, NL.KilledWesternieland General Cemetery, De Marne, Grave N.469.Accident reportSon of Arthur W. and Cassie Curran Wilson, of Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada. Labouer and Truck Driver. Grave inscription: 'Grave inscription: 'He Giveth His Loved Ones Sleep'. Enlisted on the 10th October 1941
17088 WilsonR GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-03-20FortressIIIHB785BU-AOulton2340BSKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17089 WilsonA GSergeantRCAFBomber Command226 Sqd
1943-01-25BostonIIIW8354MQ-JSwanton Morley1046VlissingenCrashed target areaKilledVlissengen Northern CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17090 WilsonG SFlying OfficerJ14175RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-27HalifaxIIHR807LQ-GGransden Lodge2248EssenCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17091 WilsonK CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20LancasterIIIJB188LQ-SGransden Lodge1954MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17092 WilsonR ESergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-22HampdenIAE237EQ-XBalderton1946GardeningCrashed near AmelandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17093 WilsonJohn CayleyPilot OfficerJ/5224Age 27CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-11-09HampdenIAE438EQ-NRAF Syerston1755Oostende See archive report for further details KilledWestkerke Churchyard. Grave No 4Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17094 WilsonHarry WilliamWarrant Officer Class 2J/95261Age 30CanadaW/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Collective Grave Plot 2, Row G, Grave 5-7

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Richard and Esther Louisa (nee Daper) Wilson of St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada.
17095 WilsonE KWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxVIINP810EQ-HLinton on Ouse1520Castrop-RauxelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17096 WilsonHugh RossFlying OfficerJ/23525Pilot 2RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS710EQ-ARAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1747Berlin Mid air collision with night fighter - read archive report KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 14.E.15
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17097 WilsonJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIJD466VR-EMiddleton St George1941MagdeburgCrashed at BorneKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17098 WilsonRobert PotterFlight SergeantR/1200271 May 1917AmericanAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-18HalifaxIIDT639VR-BMiddleton St George1751GardeningMine laying duties off the Frisian Islands. Lost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 186 Paradie Archive Database Son of Douglas H. and Hannah B. Wilson, of Bronxville, New York, U.S.A
17099 WilsonGeorge WatsonSergeantR/5106710 Sep 1914CanadianPassenger - Engine Fitter Trade Group 2 (Fitter IIE)RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-15WellingtonIIIX3796VR-CAir TestA test was in progress in regards to oil consumption problems reported most likely in the "Flight Snag" book. Sometime within the 2 hour test the a/c went into a 45 degree dive from which it would not recover. The a/c came down near Thursby 9 miles East of Stamford, LincolnshireKilledCottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension Compartment 15 Grave 9 Paradie Archive Database In addition to the crew there were two mechanics, Fitter IIA LAC Jahnke and Fitter IIE Sgt Wilson who were on board to monitor oil consumption as part of the test. Also there were two ground crew Riggers LAC Lawley and LAC Luten who were on leave from the Maintenance group

Son of William George Watson Wilson and Bertha Wilson; husband of Helen Gertrude Wilson (nee Malcolm), of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
17100 WilsonS ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16LancasterXKB734VR-FMiddleton St George2305SterkradeCrashed at Zeist {Utrecht}KilledAmersfoort {Oud Leusden} General Cemetery
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