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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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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
17201 WishartRSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-21HampdenIAT139EQ-ABalderton2341DuisburgCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledParadie Archive Database
17202 WisslerRichard PeterPilot Officer14133431st March 1915, Woolwich, KentNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command431(Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK639SE:ETholthorpe17:36KasselCrashed in the village of Essen, some 5 miles NW of Quakenbrück, at 22:00 hrs. Reason for the loss is unknown.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 130Posting Records show the crew arriving from 1659 CU at RAF Leeming on the 15th September 1943, and when lost they were engaged on their first operation sortie.

From this crash the remains of 6 badly carbonised bodies were recovered nearby the wreckage were buried on the same day in 4 coffins near some fir trees in Section I of the Essen Cemetery. The 7th member of this crew was found underneath the wreckage 2 days later. He was buried beside the other in one coffin.

According to German records this crew was buried in Essen-Oldenburg Cemetery. MRES after extensive investigation failed to locate any burial for this crew. Their names are recorded on the Runnymede Memorial.

Son of William Edward Staley and Marguerite Jennie (née Woodward) Wissler. Husband to Sheila Alice (née Bacchus) Wissler from Chelsea, Middlesex, England
17203 WistonG LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-10LancasterIIIJB716PH-XWickenby2110GardeningCrashed at Aston DownsKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17204 WitherickG A ASergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-06HalifaxIIW1145LQ-SPocklington2351EmdenCrashed near Binbrook LINCS
17205 WithersT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1230LQ-LPocklington2300Hamburg?KilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17206 WittE MPilot OfficerJ17710RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17207 WittBenjamin CharlesFlying OfficerJ18743CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-07-26MosquitoIXLR475XD:?Upwood23:25GivorsCrashed at 04:10 while making a single-engined approach towards Woodbridge airfield, Suffolk.Injured
17208 WittakerW DFlying OfficerPilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
17209 WitteralliV AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ8826U-CEast Moor1602DusseldorfDamaged on return Paradie Archive Database
17210 WittmackFFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxVIINP688QO-XEast Moor2108StuttgartCrashed at Breteniere {Cote-d'Or}KilledBreteniereParadie Archive Database
17211 WittsDavid DouglasSergeantR/122133Air BomberRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-06HalifaxVDK262IP-RRAF Tholthorpe1935Munchen See Archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17212 WittsJohn Leading Aircraftman411569AustraliaRAAF1 (RCAF) Air Observers School1942-01-08RAAF Honour Roll
17213 WitwerHoward DanielFlying OfficerJ86988CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-25LancasterXKB775VR:YMiddleton St George19:58RusselsheimCollided with 115 Sqn, Lancaster I PD274 and crashed in the target area. While spinning, the aircraft broke up, throwing Fg Off. Witwer clear. The aircraft crashed in a small forest 2 Km west of the village of Unter-Eisesheim. The crew were initially buried in the village cemeteryPoW No. 7751, Stalag Luft 3/Milag-Marlag Nord-Oflag LParadie Archive DatabaseHoward Daniel Witwer returned to Canada and after a few years of civilian life reenlisted in the RCAF and served as a Flight Engineer. He retired from the RCAF in 1968. He passed away on the 23rd November 2002.
17214 WityckPSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-01-05WellingtonIIW5589LQ-FAir testCrashed near Shrensall YORKSKilledBramby on the Moor Paradie Archive Database
17215 WiwsianskiMichaelSergeantR210463CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-22HalifaxIIIMZ506QO:XRAF East Moor, Yorkshire00:10le MansSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Grave 43.Paradie Archive Database
17216 WoelfleC HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIW4967SR-PLudford Magna.0006.HombergCrashed Courtrai {West-Vlaanderen}KilledWevelgem Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17217 WolfHomer LynnFlight LieutenantJ/11323USAUSAPilotRCAF2 TAF430 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28MustangIAM174CB-8 Sommervieu12:55Tac RecceShot down by flak, struck aircraft while bailing out.KilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxvi. C. 4. France
Accident report
17218 WolfWilfred LawrenceFlight SergeantR?3rd October 1923 in AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-02LancasterIILL686QO:FEast Moor19:40TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledHarrogate (Stonefell) Cemetery Sec. C, Row K, Grave 14Paradie Archive Database
17219 WolfeJ JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-15HalifaxVIINP773EQ-MLinton on Ouse1722WilhelshavenKilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17220 WolfeR RLeading AircraftmanRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILM680KW-UGroundHit by aircraft which was landingInjured Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
17221 WolfeD LSquadron Leader39805DFC

Bomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
17222 WolfeRoland LorenzenPilot Officer102518AmericanPilotRAFFighter133 (Eagle) Sqn
1941-11-30SpitfireIIaP8074MD:?RAF Eglington10:30Convoy PatrolSuffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his baseInternedEntered WW II through the RCAF into the RAF, flying with the 133 [Eagle] Squadron, while flying a Spitfire on a convoy patrol, Suffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his base, was picked up by the Irish army and interned in Eire as they were a neutral. Sent to a camp Nr Dublin. He tried multiple escapes each time being returned to internment due to political pressures and finally on his eighth try, with the US in the war and the political situation much changed, he succeeded. He escaped to England via Belfast. There he joined the USAAF and was assigned to the 82nd FS, 78th FG, 8AF in 3-44 with whom he remained till 9-9-44. He was flight commander for C-flight in 1944.
17223 WolffJ FSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1941-08-31WellingtonIIW5577PH-UBinbrook2115BoulogneCrashed off French coastKilledParadie Archive Database
17224 WolkowskiASergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03LancasterIIDS733OW-LLinton on Ouse.0022.LeipzigCrashed at EspelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17225 WolstencroftG APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIIHX353BM-XSkipton on Swale2219VilleneuvePoW Paradie Archive Database
17226 Womack Henry Archer (Harry)SergeantR/67722PilotRCAFTraining Command57 OTU RAF1941-07-01MasterN7833RAF HawardenTrainingHit poles and crashedKilledHawarden (St. Deiniol) ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
17227 WomarFrederick John ErnestFlight Sergeant550298W/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-01HampdenIAT191EQ-ARAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire2258Essen See archive report for full details KilledAmersfoot General Cemetery (Oud Leusden). Plot 13, Row 3, Grave 39 Read Archive Report
17228 WoodK RPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-20LancasterIIIJB348LQ-RGransden Lodge1739LeipzigCrashed at HarrenstatteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryAttacker
17229 WoodGalenSergeant1047841Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK898SE-ORAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire2334Leipzig See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 4.Z.22 Read Archive Report
17230 WoodErnest MorganSergeantR1171805th May 1920 in Orillia, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command10 Sqn
1943-09-27HalifaxIIHR922ZA:PRAF Melbourne19:30HannoverClaimed by Hptm. Herbert Lütje, his 31st Abschuss, from Stab VI./NJG6 at Neustadt, 20km NW of Hannover at 5,100m at 23:40hrs. Credited to Lütje and Flak searchlights on the 12th July 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 September - 31 December) 1943 Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledHanover War Cemetery 12.A.18
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt.Off. with a Service No. J19027 on 25th September 1943

Son of William Charles and Rena (née Lee) Wood of Orillia, Ontario, Canad
17231 WoodR TSergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1941-08-31WellingtonIcR1703SR-JOakington2014KolnCrashed Boxbergheide BelgiumPoWParadie Archive Database
17232 WoodAlbert LeonardSergeantR/105398Age 25CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-07-24HalifaxIIJD316DY-XRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire2219Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Grave 12.F.7Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17233 WoodT HSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1941-08-31WhitleyVZ6837DY-Topcliffe1950EssenCrashed near Schaffen BelgiumKilledSchaffen CommunalParadie Archive Database
17234 WoodG APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-02-07LancasterINF925PH-TWickenby1909KleveCrashed at NistelrodeKilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
17235 WoodMFlight LieutenantJ/5540PilotRCAFFighter137 Sqd
1944-08-18TyphoonIbMN126XKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
17236 WoodFrederick FrancisPilot OfficerJ/8619ObserverRCAFBomber Command14 OTU
1942-06-29HampdenIAD848GL-GRAF Cottesmoor2143Training exerciseCrashed at MoorendsKilledHatfield Cemetery (Woodhouse). Row EE. Grave 21Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17237 WoodE FSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxIIHR944NP-KLissett2013BerlinCrashed NW suburbs BerlinPoW died 2.8.44Berlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17238 WoodD GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-04-27LancasterILL903AS-BKirmington2130FriedrichshafenCrashed Heiteren {Haut-Rhin}PoWParadie Archive Database
17239 WoodT C SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command196 Sqd
1943-02-14WellingtonXHE169ZO-Leconfield1824Koln?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17240 WoodR MFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command223 Sqd
1945-02-20LiberatorVI TS5206G-JOulotn 2236BSCrashed SE of DortmundKilledMargraten US Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17241 WoodRFlight LieutenantJ22541RCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-05-29HalifaxIIHR793TL-JGraveley2231WuppertalCrashed near Sittard HollandPoWParadie Archive Database
17242 WoodF WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-02HalifaxIIDT682EQ-FTransitCrash landed at Long DinningtonInjuredParadie Archive Database
17243 WoodG LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIILL633EQ-LLinton on Ouse2204NurnbergCrashed GerolzhofenPoWParadie Archive Database
17244 WoodF WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT673EQ-ALeeming1951EssenCrash landed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
17245 WoodH RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIINP776EQ-RLinton on Ouse1019HeligolandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17246 WoodL APilot OfficerJ/17041RCAFFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-17MosquitoIIDZ742IntruderKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer FranceParadie Archive Database
17247 WoodN WSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK227ZL-Leeming2120PeenemundeBadly damaged landed Mildenhall Paradie Archive Database
17248 WoodW S ESergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK238NA-IMiddleton St George2128PeenemundeCrashed near Barth-VelgastPoW Paradie Archive Database
17249 WoodGFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-31WellingtonXHE173NA-Dishforth212TrainingCrashed NW of base on take offKilledBradford {Scholemoor} Paradie Archive Database
17250 WoodJ KWarrant OfficerR82786RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21WellingtonXHE981AL-East Moor2327KrefeldCrashed Oudenbosch HollandKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

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