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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
17451 YoungJohn MaitlandWing CommanderC/939CanadianPilotRCAFEastern Air Command10 Sqd (RCAF)1943-09-04LiberatorV589DRCAF GanderTrainingLoss of control shortly after take off, crashed in Gander lake and sank.KilledOttawa Memorial, Panel 2. Column 3. Canada
Accident report
17452 YoungeJ CFlight LieutenantJ/22819PilotRCAFFighter414 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-06SpitfireIXMK416Crashed near BrugesKilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
17453 YoungerD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxVIINP775OW-KLinton on Ouse1719BochumPoW Paradie Archive Database
17454 YounieWilliam AlexanderFlight SergeantR166259Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILK875NP:QLissett22:24TrappesSee Archive report for detailsKilledEcquetot Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17455 YowneyMyronFlying OfficerJ/2262115 February 1920CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIME591QR-CConingsby2343LeipzigAirborne collision with unknown aircraftKilledRheinburg War Cemetery Plot 9 Row A Grave 11Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew were initially buried in Wetscherweisen Military Cemetery Diepholz. They were buried with the crew belonging to 514 Squadron Lancaster DS823.

(Extract from report from No4 MREU no name or dated) After several days of search I found a witness, Burgomeister Gabe of Essern who was able to guide me to the woods of a Lancaster. Burgomeister Gabe says that at 01:30 on Sunday 20 February 1944, two aircraft collided in mid air. None of the fragments were collected by the Luftwaffe, but they were unable to move tell section which was still at the scene of the crash. It was definitely a part of DS825 [sic] as they ....... were damaged registration numbers reading “D.S.” on one side and 82 on the other side. It was a complete tail section so there is no doubt that it was a Lancaster. Policeman Eserwych of Law confirmed date and other details of the crash from his diary.

Note: 514 Sqn lost 3 aircraft on this night DS736/DS823/LL681

Son of Anne Yowney, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17456 YuileArthur McLeodFlying OfficerC/1328CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command1 Sqd RCAF
1940-09-01HurricaneIR4171YO-RAF Northolt1430PatrolShot down in an action against Do17s, abandonned aircraft.SafeNone - survived the warAccident ReportRead Archive Report
17457 YuileArthur McLeodFlying OfficerC/1328CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command1 Sqd RCAF
1940-09-15HurricaneIL1973YO-ERAF Northolt1445PatrolDamaged in combat with a Bf-109 over West Malling, Kent. Wounded with a bullet in the shoulder, managed to fly the aircraft back to baseWoundedNone - survived the warAccident ReportRead Archive Report
17458 YuillASergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVEB207NA-BMiddleton St George1848Mannheimcrashed at UersfeldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
17459 YuleAndrew CampbellP/OJ/19523DFM

RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
HalifaxIILK908NA-IRAF Middleton St GeorgeKasselEnemy aircraft attackWoundedNone Paradie Archive DatabaseRetired 1966 Died 11th June 2002
17460 YunkerBFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM-ESkipton on Swale2214VilleneuveAbandoned & crashed at St-Arnoult des Bois {Eure-et-Loir}KilledSt-Arnould des Bois Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17461 YunskoWSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIIMZ376QB-KSkipton on Swale1654OberhausenKilledNederweert War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17462 ZachariasH JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-22HalifaxIIILW444QB-HSkipton on Swale1515TrainingCrashed in River SwaleKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17463 ZacharukAWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxVIINP706QO-JEast Moor326CaenEvaderParadie Archive Database
17464 ZadoroznyStanley ErnestFlight Sergeant (Posth. P/O)J/95483Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxVIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further details KilledCholoy War Cemetery: 4.D. 10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17465 ZahlR AFlight SergeantBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-29HalifaxVLK634IP-TTholthorpe1818Bochum?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17466 ZaleschukDemetreFlight SergeantR/115908Age 21CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIJB854EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2105Pilsen See archive report for further details KilledLouppy-le-Chateau Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 3-5.

Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17467 ZanderDSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-08-30HalifaxIIJD128DY-MPocklington.0025.MonchengladbachCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17468 ZaparynukP KSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIDF665VR-QTopcliffeSaarbruckenCrashed at Petit-Doische FranceKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17469 ZapfeM EFlight SergeantR139842RCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-05-23HalifaxIIHR836MH-Snaith2359DortmundCrashed N of LeidenKilledOegstgeestParadie Archive Database
17470 ZapfeWilliam ChristianFlying OfficerJ/7024Age 21CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command59 Sqd1943-03-23B-17 FortressIIAFK209J1315Anti-submarine PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel. 175
Courtesy Herb Montgomery

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O Zapfe of 326 Tenth Street, Saskatoons, Saskatchewan, Canada
17471 ZareikinSPilot OfficerJ17716RCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-05-27HalifaxIIJD149DY-HPocklington2326EssenCrashed near Hippolytushoef HollandKilledWieringen {Hippolytushoef}Paradie Archive Database
17472 ZavitzR CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1943-01-13LancasterIW4261ZN-CSyerston1640EssenCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17473 ZavitzJFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfKilledBecklington War Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
17474 ZayetsSSergeantR56703RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVDK228NA-DMiddleton St George2338AachenCrashed Mesnil-St-Blaise BelgiumKilledFlorennes Communal Paradie Archive Database
17475 ZayetsPeterSergeantR/124095Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1666 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-02-29HalifaxIIJD386TRAF Wombleton, Yorkshire1230Training See archive report for further details Killed Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Sec F. Row C. Grave 1.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17476 ZburaGeorge JohnPilot OfficerJ/42332Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIINA5836U-FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire1630Dusseldorf4km NNE of RocherathMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 248


Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 03rd July 1924. Son of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Zbura of 512-8th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

With thanks to Thierry Cardon for details

Information courtesy John Jones

17477 ZbytnuckTFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17478 ZdanR TPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVDK271NA-QMiddleton St George1857MannheimCrashed GeinsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17479 ZdanBenjamin HenryPilot OfficerJ206064th October 1915 in Glenella, ManitobaCanadian1st PilotRCAFTraining Command111 (C) OTU1943-03-19Mitchell (B-25C Ser No. 41-12760)IIFL697BHOakes Field, Nassau10:40TrainingFL697 was airborne at 10:40 hrs for local flying with just 1st and 2nd Pilots aboard. At approximately 11:10 hrs the aircraft was seen flying at about 500 ft in a normal climbing attitude heading SE from the Field with flames and very little smoke coming from the starboard engine nacelle. It was seen to continue for a short period of time and then start a slow turn to starboard. After turning through about 90 degrees the nose dropped and the aircraft entered a vertical dive, enveloped in flames, crashed at about 15:10 hrs, and exploded south of the Field.KilledNassau War Cemetery West A.6
Son of Hendry and Mary (née Cheelia) Zdan. Husband to Margaret Elizabeth (née Tedford) Dan of Glenella, Manitoba, Canada
17480 ZealandJ HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-11-09HalifaxIIDT539DY-APocklington1751HamburgCrashed at OosterendKilledDen Burg General Cemetery TexelParadie Archive Database
17481 ZeavinMaxFlight SergeantR/111112W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-09WellingtonIIIX3284OW-XRAF Dishforth, Yorkshire1832Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 186Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17482 ZegarchukJames EugeneSergeantJ/89947Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIHK542KO-JRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2205Karlsruhe See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 5.E.10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17483 ZeidelRSergeantR148402RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHF542AL-East Moor2308DusseldorfCrashed at Westendrop HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17484 ZellerW RFlying OfficerC/1420RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-08MosquitoVIHX811IntruderKilledLimmen Protestant Churchyard NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
17485 ZierlerIsaac BuckFlying OfficerJ/40890NavigatorRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-10LancasterIPB903BM-FRAF Skipton-on-Swale1317Leipzig See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 8.F.9.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17486 ZimmerRSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17487 ZimringBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-11-04LancasterINF936SR-FLudford Magna1709BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17488 ZobellB MFlight SergeantPilotRCAFFighter Command401 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-19SpitfireIXBS120YO-?RAF Biggin Hill / RAF Lympne935RecceSee other archive report for a few detailsInjured None - thought to have survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseSome details here: Read Archive Report
17489 ZoockhanWPilot OfficerJ/6719PilotRCAFFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-25SpitfireVbAB978RamrodCollided with nextKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17490 ZubackG AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-22LancasterXKB808SE-YCroft1043HildesheimExploded over target areaKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17491 ZubicFrank JosephFlying OfficerJ/273194 Jan 1924, London, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIDV308SR-VLudford MagnaBerlinClaim by Maj Wilhelm Herget Stab I./NJG4 (his 47th of 61 victories), which exploded in the air near Grandrieu South of Beaumont at 0546 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 1 - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiton)KilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Paradie Archive Database Son of Zachary and Annie (née Shoblanuik) Maslianka, of London, Ontario, Canada
17492 ZuckerW W TSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-02WellingtonXHE692QB-TrainingCrashed near Penrhos airfield Paradie Archive Database
17493 ZukNWarrant Officer Class 2RCAF166 Sqd
1944-07-25LancasterIIIJB649AS-ZKirmington2120StuttgartCrashed at AuxerreEvaderParadie Archive Database
17494 ZulaufFranklin RoyFlying OfficerJ/17205CanadaBomb AimerDFM

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 KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 14. E. 6.
Personnal date on Paradie RCAF Archive 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.’
17495 ZulinovVSergeantRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJA899VN-DSkellingthorpe2243ProuvilleCrashed at Ribeaucour {Somme}KilledFransu Churchyard Paradie Archive Database
17496 ZumarMosesWarrant Officer Class IIR/82050PolandCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command407 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-20HudsonVIEW921RAF St Eval, Cornwall EnglandAnti-SubmarineUnconfirmed - accidentMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 102.Paradie Archive DatabaseAccident report
17497 ZuntiJames JosephFlight SergeantR/107172Age ?CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-11-22LancasterIDV366VN-R RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1644Berlin See archive report for further information KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave grave 1. C. 10-15. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17498 ZywinaJohnFlying OfficerJ/28684PolandCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-05-31HalifaxVLL419NF-VTempsford01:41SOEShot down by a He219 of the 3./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 249. United Kingdom
Accident report

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