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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
1751 BoswellG WSergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterIME678EM-NSpilsby2152EtampesCrashed at la Feuillie {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
1752 BotelerGeorge G 2nd LtO-815273USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group83rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1753 BottR JSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIILM321HW-KGrimsby2305AcheresCrashed at St-Laurent-sur-Mer {Calvados}KilledRunnymede
1754 BottW JSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterIIIPB121LE-FEast Kirkby2148EtampesCrashed at Omerville {Val d'Oise}KilledOmerville Communal Cemetery
1755 BottomleyC HSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-05HalifaxIIIMZ450DY-BPocklington1757Soestreturned damaged
1756 BouchAlbertFlight Sergeant1336404Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command582 Sqn
1944-06-14LancasterIIIND714 (some sources state NE172)6O:TRAF Little Staughton, Cambridgeshire00:24DouaiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCoxyde Military Cemetery
1757 BoudaFrantišekFlying Officer138862Age 30CzechNavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command21 Sqd1944-06-21MosquitoFB VINT182YH-?RAF Thorney Island, HampshirePatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Valery-en-Caux Franco-British cemetery. Joint grave B. 31-32Next of kin details not available. Born 1916 - from Czechoslovakia
1758 BouldinFrank H Jr1st LtO-707650USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1759 BoulgerKSergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND766MG-SOakington2356CoubronneKilledWormshout Communal Cemetery
1760 BoultonSidneySergeant636888Age 20W/Op/Air/GnrRAFBomber Command17 OTU
1940-06-12BlenheimIVL9172RAF Upwood816Training See archive report for further details Killed Hatfield Cemetery (Woodhouse) Row L. Grave 48 Read Archive Report
1761 BoultonR G TSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-12-17HalifaxIIINR233NP-JLissett258DuisburgCrashed at Braibant {Namur}InjuredParadie Archive DatabaseSee Paradie Archive
1762 BourneL BSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIIPB335EA-BFulbeck1613MunchenCrashed at Worthing Sussex & explodedKilledRunnymede
1763 BournierD LSergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-05HalifaxVIILW200OW-NLinton On Ouse1801SoestCrashed at Rugby Warwickshire after colliding with 428 Sqn Lancaster KB768 NA-EKilledDagenham
1764 BourtonEFlying OfficerBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-10-06LancasterIIIPB429EA-SFiskerton1717BremenCrashed at LeuchtenburgKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
1765 BouskillR RFlight LieutenantJ/10254PilotRCAFFighter401 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-14SpitfireIXNH413Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
1766 BouttellR LSergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND766MG-SOakington2356CoubronneKilledLedringhem Churchyard
1767 BovieVerne H.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-715700AmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force9th Air Force573rd Bomber Squadron (391st Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26C42-107747T6-TRoye-Amy (Station A-73), FranceRailroad Viaduct, Ahrweiler, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 4b Mühlberg, Sachsen
1768 BovingtonL WSergeantDFM

Bomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1941-06-12HalifaxIL9498TL-TLinton on Ouse2237HulsOvershot runway on return
1769 BowdenGeorge VernonSergeant1682849W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command1654 HCU
1944-06-07StirlingIIILK594Not knownRAF Wigsley, Lincolnshire300TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilled.Cheadle And Gatley Cemetery. Sec. 17. Grave 73 Read Archive Report
1770 BowdenWoodrow WilsonSergeant11708741917NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1944-10-06MosquitoXVIML996GB:KBourn18:47DortmundLost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of Mrs F Bowden of Buxton, Derbyshire.
1771 BowellP JFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterIPD311JO-OWaddington1651GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1772 BowellPeter JohnFlying Officer422394AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
1773 BowenB VSergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIPD267EM-GSpilsby1911StuttgartCrashed StuttgartKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1774 BowenA GSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-11-12LancasterING350JI-CWaterbeach833OsterfeldCrashed at SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1775 BowenH ESergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterILL897CF-PKelstern2317AcheresCrashed near RambouilletKilledSt-Hilarion Communal Cemetery
1776 BowenWilliam HowardFlying Officer400775AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
1777 Bowen-ChennellPSergeantBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerAbandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}Killed
1778 BowerG ESergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIPD252HA-DMethwold2159RusselheimPoW
1779 BoweringJohn Ernest RalphPilot OfficerJ/88199CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterIME846PG-CDunholme Lodge2301WesselingShot down by flakKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
1780 BowesL EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM578EM-LSpilsby2321WesselingCrashed off Dutch coastKilledCambridge City Cemetery Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2. This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Martin Drewes (Stab III./NJG1). 15 km North West of Schouwen (KH-1/JH-7) at 1,500m. Time 02:35. This would be his 47th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. The references in brackets refer to the Beacons (Holding Points)where German aircraft would circle until vectored on to enemy aircraft or they had a visual sighting. (Additional information from John Jones)
1781 BowesKennethSergeant1098656Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIED357PH-SRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2240Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 143Read Archive Report
1782 BowesLyle EdwardFlying Officer419253AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1783 BowkerBryanFlight Sergeant760351Age 33UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command302 Ferry Training Unit (FTU)1944-06-08SunderlandIIIML858PRAF Oban, Argyllshire2355TrainingCrashed on Gleann Mhor, St. Kilda during navigational exercise flight out of Oban. All ten occupants died in the crashKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 215.
The crews remains were given full military honours by an RAF Guard of Honour and were committed to the sea between St. Kilda and the island of Boreray. Rev Macleod read the burial service. (Reference: Wartime wrecks on St. Kilda - Rt. Rev. Monsignor John C. Barry, DCL, MA; Chairman of the St. Kilda Club)

Son of Arthur and Ada Emily Bowker and husband of Mary Bowker, of Stockport, Cheshire, England.
1784 BowkerN CFlight Sergeant1577716PilotRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB609PH-FWickenby2323Leipzig Crashed at Elspeet {Gelderland} KilledHarderwijk General Cemetery Burial British Plot 1 Grave 44.Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 This aircraft was claimed by Ofw Heinz Vinke (11/NJG1).Elspeet 15 km North West of Apeldoorn at 4,800m. Time 05:34. This would be his 53rd kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1785 BowlerR PSergeant1626590Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SElsham Wolds2310Aulnoye, (Railway Yards)Crashed Meharicourt {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery, British Plot Grave 27 Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Helmut Bergmann (8./NJG4). Near Beauquesne,Meharicourt at 3,000m Time 02:50. This would be his 24th kill. Hptm Helmut Bergmann scored 7 kills on this night bringing his total to 26. He started at 02:20-02:30-02:35-02:43-02:50-02:54 and finally at 03:06. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1786 BowlesHSergeant1676288Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.Berlin Believed shot down by night fighter KilledHannover War Cemetery Burial Plot 8 K 12
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
1787 BowlingC BFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIIEF162WP-KTuddenham2308SOECrashed at Fourdrain {Aisne}KilledFort George Military Cemetery
1788 BowmanN EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILM116HD-XDriffield1323SiracourtKilledTerlincthum British Cemetery
1789 BowmanFredSergeant1594409Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ642DY-URAF Pocklington, Yorkshire2312Sterkrade See archive report for full details KilledSteenderen Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3-4 Read Archive Report
1790 BowmanNelson EllisFlying Officer414753AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1791 BownTFlight SergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIIIPB453F2-SDownham Market1651EssenExploded over BorbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1792 BoxallJ RSergeant1387360Bomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-28LancasterIIIEE195GZ-BWickenby2309KolnCrashed off coast of HollandKilledRunnymede
1793 BoyceC DSergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM578EM-LSpilsby2321WesselingCrashed off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseNachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2. This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Martin Drewes (Stab III./NJG1). 15 km North West of Schouwen (KH-1/JH-7) at 1,500m. Time 02:35. This would be his 47th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. The references in brackets refer to the Beacons (Holding Points)where German aircraft would circle until vectored on to enemy aircraft or they had a visual sighting. (Additional information from John Jones)
1794 BoydR T RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterIPD215PO-Waddington1638MunchenCollided with 50 Sqn Lancaster & abandoned near Chalons-sr-Marne
1795 BoydN CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-23LancasterIHE664WP-VTuddenham1146TrierExploded over HammKilledRunnymede
1796 BoydNorman CollisFlight Sergeant430112AustraliaRAAF90 Sqd RAF
1944-12-23RAAF Honour Roll
1797 BoyesJohn AlfredSergeant1621546Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ349MH:USnaith21:09BraunschweigSee Archive report for detailsPoW No. 554, Stalag Luft 7
1798 BoyesR LPilot OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-06StirlingIR9259MG-JOakington1741MannheimCrashed Saunveniere BlegiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1799 BoykowskiWalter AlexanderStaff Sergeant1317128010th August 1923 in Pittock, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaAmericanTail GunnerPH

US Army Air Force8th Air Force862nd Bomber Squadron (493rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-29B-24 Little WarriorH42-94812Issued but not displayedDebach airfield (Station #152), Suffolk, EnglandFallersleben (Mission #447), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 17th June 1949 and interred at the Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia in Section 34, Grave 1486
1800 BoylanMichael JosephPilot Officer187754Age 19Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery: VIII.B.11. Read Archive Report

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