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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
17351 WrightA J SFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV635NP-KLissett2221TrappesCrashed Barneville-sur-Seine {Eure}KilledEvreaux Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17352 WrightJ ASergeantR87125RCAF166 Sqd
1943-05-13WellingtonXHZ280AS-QKirmington.0001.BochumDitched in IJsselmeerPoWParadie Archive Database
17353 WrightGordon RobinsonSergeantR9309030th November 1922CanadianPilotRCAFFighter23 Sqn
1942-09-08MosquitoNF.IIDD684YP:URAF Bradwell Bay23:58Night IntruderLost over HollandKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 107Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Frank J. and Gladys M. Wright, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
17354 WrightH RFlight SergeantR/153606PilotRCAFFighter247 Sqd
1942-06-26HurricaneIIcBN231ENight IntruderKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Germany
Paradie Archive Database
17355 WrightR JFlying OfficerJ22531RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-04HalifaxIIDT704LQ-MLeeming2045KielCrashed target areaKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17356 WrightC APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-09HalifaxIIJD257VR-FMiddleton St George2247MannheimCrashed at LudwigshafenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17357 WrightH GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22LancasterIILL647OW-RLinton on Ouse1901FrankfurtCrashed GreffenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17358 WrightWilliam BakerFlight SergeantR/251792Age 23CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09HalifaxVIILW206OW-QRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire1517VolkelSee Archive report - Information courtesy John JonesKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Plot 43 Row I Grave 8

Courtesy John Jones


Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 31st May 1921 in Toronto. Studied at Western Technical School in Toronto. Worked as a receiver for Bauer and Black. Son of Norman Sangster Wright and Margaret June Baker Wright, of 328 Sunnyside Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
17359 WrightM WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-25Halifax VIINP818OQ-MLinton on Ouse730MunsterClipped plane two above on take off Paradie Archive Database
17360 WrightH CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ757ZL-YLeeming2225HamburgCrashed HamburgKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17361 WrightW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW551ZL-GLeeming1905FrankfurtPoW Paradie Archive Database
17362 WrightEdward JamesFlight SergeantR2876647th November 1928 (Service record shows 1925) in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1945-04-26LancasterXKB879NA:YRAF Middleton St. GeorgeCross Country Flying Training See archive report for detailsKilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery Section A Grave 1023
Paradie Archive Database
17363 WrightHFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-25LancasterXKB737NA-RMiddleton St George1222EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17364 WrightW J LFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-31HalifaxIIILV950AL-CLeeming2151CoquereauxCrashed at St-Martin-au-Bosc {Seine-Maritime}KilledSt Martin-au-Bosc Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17365 WrightS DSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxVIINP706QO-JEast Moor326CaenPoWParadie Archive Database
17366 WrightW HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIILV911BM-ISkipton on Swale 2116StuttgartCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
17367 WrightWilliam AlbertFlight SergeantR/74061CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-24TyphoonIbPD4925V-B.78 Eindhoven NLArmed recceShot down by friendly fire from US P-47 Thunderbolts. Bailed out but chute didn't open.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery, 5. A. 8. Germany.
Accident report
17368 WrightJames AllisterPilot OfficerJ/969816 Oct 1919CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-08-28LancasterIR5742QR-Syerston2105NurnbergHit by flak. Crashed approximately 300 yards South West of ObermichelbachKilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 11 Row G Collective Grave 14-17Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of James A. Wright and Hazel Irene Wright, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17369 WrightC N DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1943-10-20LancasterIIIEE114PG-BWoodhall Spa1718LeipzigCrashed at LangwedelKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17370 WrightCFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at ManstonParadie Archive Database
17371 WrightA RPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-21LancasterINN745AA-AMepal1546GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17372 WrightH RSergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-12-03HalifaxIILW313EY-UBreighton2348LeipzigCrashed at Bad MunsterKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17373 WrightJamesPilot Officer Air GunnerJ/89895RCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIJB116WS-TBardney2242St-LeuCrashed at Millebosc {Seine-Maritime}KilledMillebosc Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17374 WrightDoug ASergeantPilotRCAFFighter Command401 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-26SpitfireIXBS311YO-?RAF Biggin Hill, KentPMCircusCrashed at TorquayInjuredNone - understood to have survived the war.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17375 WrightWalter N.Warrant OfficerR/110960W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-11HalifaxIIILW719NP-KRAF Lissett0Versailles See archive report for further details Safe - after crash landing None - understood to have survived the war Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17376 WrightSidney Henry ArthurPilot OfficerC/8592Age 33Canada 0RCAF1942-01-12 None - lost at sea after U'Boat attack on the transit ship Yngaren 400In transit See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedOttawa Memorial Panel 2. Column 1. Son of Henry J. Wright and Louisa F. Wright and husband of Dorothy Wright, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.ada. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17377 WrightDennisFlight SergeantR/20345320 March 1924CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber CommandNo. 5. Lancaster Finishing School (LFS)1944-05-26LancasterIL7578RC-LSyerston1830 Combined navigation and bombing exercise See archive report for detailsKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec F. Coll. Grave 309
Paradie Archive Database Archive Report
17378 WrightD LSergeant552618Coastal Command235 Sqd
1940-08-24BlenheimIVT1804EPatrolShot down in Error by 1 RCAF Sqn Crashed Bracklesham BayKilledChasetown (St- Ann) Churchyard United Kingdom
17379 WrightA BSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-01-25HampdenIAD782EQ-ANorth Luffenham1737BrestCrashed after stalling at 1500 ftKilled
17380 WrightD LPilot OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS849EQ-XLinton on Ouse1748BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
17381 WrightS WSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-15LancasterXKB749NA-AMiddleton St George946SoisterbergCrashed at Soesterberg airfieldPoW
17382 WrightW HSergeant1385666Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21WellingtonXHZ520AL-East Moor2336KrefeldShot down by night fighterPoW
17383 WrightS PFlying OfficerBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxVIINP678QO-AEast Moor2109StuttgartAbandoned near Villampny {Eure-et-Loir}KilledVillampuy Communal Cemetery
17384 WrightWSergeant1796396Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01HalifaxVLK734AL-CLeeming Cross Country Navigation Exercise The crash occurred in day light when the a/c was on fire and attempting to land. The fire upset the pilot’s judgement and he failed to line up with the runway. Apart from missing the runway it is considered that the pilot showed considerable coolness and skill in saving his crew Survived Paradie Archive Database After take off the a/c was levelled off at 1,100ft (+6 boost, 2650 rpm). As the a/c circled the airfield the Flight Engineer noticed that the fuel pressure warning light was on. Almost immediately the port inner engine caught fire. The fuel cock to the engine was cut and the engine was feathered. When the engine had stopped the graviner fire extinguisher switch was operated but had very little effect on the fire. The propeller unfeathered and began to rotate and the fire increased. An attempt was made to reach the runway but the a/c was finally forced to land in a small field at 1630 hrs.
Report by Chief Technical Officer: The fire started from a petrol leak forward of the engine bulkhead. AIB investigators believe it to have been from an improperly lock hollow bolt in the banjo of the fuel pressure warning light coming loose or entirely cut. This bolt on the other engines were improperly locked (by the manufacturers) but still tight. The graviner system failed to control the fire because the petroflexpipe was burned through behind the pilot’s cock and the fuel to No1 tank was not shut off by the crew. The a/c was damaged as much by contact with a tree, two houses and shelter as by the fire. (Extract - Report On A Flying Accident Or Forced Landing Not Attributable To Enemy Action)
17385 WrightWilliam WallaceWarrant Officer Class IIR/87392CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFMiddle East458 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-13WellingtonXIMP629RAF Protville, TunisiaU/KArmed recce off the north east coast of SardiniaMissingKilledMalta Memorial, Panel 11, Column 1Accident report
17386 WrightDonald VicarsFlying OfficerJ/12686CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-02HurricaneIVRAF FuntingtonFerryEngine failure in circuit, crash landed in field.InjuredAccident reportPilot suffered broken nose and facial lacerations. Grounded for 5 weeks followed by a 3 week refresher at an AFU.
17387 WrigleyGordon PaulPilot OfficerJ/88632PilotRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-25LancasterXKB813SE-SRAF WombletonTraining See Archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 55.G6 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17388 WryL AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIILL653JI-EWaterbeach1917StuttgartCrashed near BlondefontaineKilledVillars-le-Pautel Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17389 WrynnF CWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-02-02LancasterIPA223VN-DSkellingthorpe1940KarlsruheExploded and crashed 4km SW of HochfeldenKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
17390 WulffE RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIDS634EQ-ALinton on Ouse2235HamburgCrashed at SpiekaPoWParadie Archive Database
17391 WunschV FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-06-24StirlingIIILM394OJ-DMethwold2325RuisseauvilleCrashed at Lisbourg {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17392 WyattW HSergeantR99557RCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-05-27HalifaxIIHR775NP-VLissett2253EssenCrashed S of Raalte HollandKilledRaalte General Cemetery HollandParadie Archive Database
17393 WyattR BSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-08-10HalifaxIIHR838MH-QSnaith2139NurnbergCrashed near AsbachPoWParadie Archive Database
17394 WyattJ HFlying OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS772EQ-TLinton on Ouse2201CambraiCrashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert {Nord}KilledAvesnes-les-Aubert Communal CemeteryAttacker
17395 WyckoffC BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command24 OTU
1944-05-22WhitleyVAD701?-FLong MarstonNickelKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17396 WygleH MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command180 Sqd
1943-05-26MitchellIIFL696EV-TrainingCrashed in sea off Well-next-the-sea NORFOLKKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17397 WygleH MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command180 Sqd
1943-04-12MitchellIIFL676EV-FoulshamTrainingCrash landed Swanton MorleyParadie Archive Database
17398 WylieD McKSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-09-22StirlingIIIEF139HA-BDownham Market1900HannoverBroke up over LaeunauKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17399 WyllieJ FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
17400 WynesJames EdwinFlying OfficerJ44954CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command163 Sqn
1945-03-13MosquitoXXV KB476?:WWyton18:38BerlinReported to have crash-landed at 23:36 at Hulton (Noord-Brabant) and quite close to the airfield at Gilze-Rijen. Lost port engine over Berlin, believed from flak. Returned on one engine to Brussels area, and crash landed at Gilze RijenUninjured

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