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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
17951 WilsonJ OSergeantA413329RAAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-05-25StirlingIBK611LS-UMildenhall2356DusseldorfCrash landed near Venlo HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
17952 WilsonA MacGSergeantRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-08-18WellingtonIcN2844HA-MMarham2348DuisburgCrashed IJsselmeerKilled
17953 WilsonR EFlight SergeantA413468RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
17954 WilsonBFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
17955 WilsonS GFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1945-01-28LancasterIII ND970AR-SBinbrook1948StuttgartKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
17956 WilsonE DFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command462 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-23HalifaxIIILL600Z5-CDriffield1858NeussCrash landed at Sudbury Suffolk on return
17957 WilsonJ M MSergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJA973JO-OWaddington1724BerlinCrashed at RepenteKilledRunnymede
17958 WilsonB T TFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1945-02-13LancasterIII NG234JO-EWaddington1733DresdenKilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
17959 WilsonMichael McIvorFlight Sergeant43261122nd November 1923 at Albury, New South WalesAustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command466 Sqn RAAF
1944-11-04HalifaxIIILV936HD:DDriffield16:54BochumSee archive report for detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 31.G.2.
17960 WilsonK MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
17961 WilsonC RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIIHX247HD-Leconfield2028MagdeburgCrashed at base on return
17962 WilsonB CWarrant OfficerA408545RAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
17963 WilsonH LFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1945-01-14LancasterILM234VN-KSkellingthorpe1555LeunaCrashed near ReichmannsdorfKilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
17964 WilsonLionel AdolphusFlying OfficerAUS/403167W/Op. Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1945-01-05Halifax IIILV952MH-FRAF Snaith, Yorkshire1647Hannover Crashed at Leinhausen - Sțcken, Hanover KilledHannover War Cemetery Joint Grave 2.F.7-7A
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17965 WilsonArthurFlying Officer20542Born on the 24th August 1915 in Gilgandra, New South WalesAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1944-11-02LancasterIPD199QR:CSkellingthorpe16:30DusseldorfBelieved to have come down in Allied held territory (Belgium) One of seven bombers that came down in Allied held territoryInjuredAdmitted to an American Army Hospital on 11 November after suffering a Fractured Vertebra. Transferred to RAF Hospital Rauceby in a plaster cast.

Discharged from the RAAF on the 24th October 1945 as a Flt Lt.
17966 WilsonM K HFlight SergeantAUS-414872PilotRAAFFighter611 Sqd
1944-06-14SpitfireVR6888KilledCuley-Le-Patry Communal Cemetery France
17967 WilsonAlan WilliamPilot Officer4105106th January 1922 in St. Arnaud, VictoriaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command630 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIIND685LE:QEast Kirkby00:29Rail Communications Caenof 2 & 4/lei Flak Abt 996 and 2/lei Flak Abt 835 (“Unknown aircraft Caen 02:40”). Oblt Rokker’s victory confirmed on 7 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).

The aircraft crashed at Franquerville near Caen
KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XV Row L Grave 26Son of Alfred and Myrtle Wilson, of Murrumbeena, Victoria, Australia.
17968 WilsonS MSergeantRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1941-12-30HalifaxIIL9615MP-XMiddleton St George1122BrestCrashed in sea off French coastKilled
17969 WilsonW SFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-10-03HalifaxVDK247MP-WHolme on Spalding Moor1821KasselCrashed near OldenburgDoW 17/11/43Rheinberg War Cemetery
17970 WilsonD E LGroup CaptainA16RAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-06-22HalifaxVDK224MP-QHolme on Spalding Moor2309MulheimCrashed at Zuilen {Utrecht}PoW
17971 WilsonJohn LeslieFlight LieutenantAUS/412788PilotRAAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-08-31HalifaxIIJD413KN-GRAF Elvington, Yorkshire2016Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 18. A. 16 Read Archive Report
17972 WilsonRalph AlexanderSergeant4050081 April 1922, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-07-25LancasterIIR5619OL-SScampton32DuisburgClaim by Lt Rolf Bussmann 9/NJG3 - North Sea West of Bergen op Zoom at 0346KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 113.Son of Allan Martin Wilson and Ethel Marjorie Wilson, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
17973 WilsonS AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIILJ483XY-VTuddenham2325SOECrashed at Roye {Somme}KilledRoye New British Cemetery
17974 WilsonRobert ArthurSergeant1602530Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND411PM:JElsham Wolds22:08Mailly-le-CampHit by 1-4/gem Flak Abt 593. Crashed Beauchert at 01:05. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledBeauchery-St-Martin Communal Cemetery Grave 4.
Lancaster ND411, piloted by Pilot Officer J. E. Holden, was shot down and crashed over Beauchery-St-Martin, whilst on a bombing raid to the German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp, on 3-4 May 1944. All the crew were killed. The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Late on 3 May 1944, 346 Lancasters of 1 and 5 Groups along with pathfinder Mosquitoes attacked the large German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp. The control of this raid in the target area failed to operate according to plan. The initial low level markers were accurate and well backed up by Lancaster marker aircraft. The Marker leader (Wing Commander G. L. Cheshire) ordered the main force to come in and bomb but the main force Controller (Wing Commander L. C. Deane) could not transmit the order to do so to the waiting Lancasters because his VHF set was being drowned by an American Forces Broadcast and his transmitter was wrongly tuned. German fighters arrived during the delay and bomber casualties were heavy.

The main attack eventually started when Deputy Controller (Squadron Leader E. N. M. Sparks) took over. Approximately 1500 tons of bombs were dropped with great accuracy. 114 barrack buildings, 47 transport sheds and some ammunition buildings in the camp were hit; 102 vehicles including 37 tanks were destroyed 218 German soldiers were killed and 156 were injured. Most of the casualties were Panzer NCO’s. There were no French casualties but some were killed when Lancaster ND411 was shot down and crashed on their house.’ This aircraft was homeward after the raid but North of its tracked course. There has been some dispute over French soldier deaths held in the barracks.

The Australian Government publication, Invasion to Victory April 1944 to May 1945, states: ‘The people of Beauchery-St-Martin, a little village to the South East of Paris, also had good reason to remember the night of 4-5 May 1944. Rachel De Boisgelin, the American born wife of a local landowner, was woken up by the noise: “Many of us living near were awakened by a tremendous roar of motors, by firing and then the sky was lighted up for miles around by explosions. But at that time the Germans were masters here and anyone who stepped out of a house before five in the morning risked being shot. By the noise and the glow in the sky, when the planes came down the Germans knew what had happened and they were looking at everything before anyone else. It gives me grief to tell these painful details but the planes caught fire which made identification of those who were in them extremely difficult” RAAF Flight Sergeant Clifford Gay was in one of the planes, Lancaster ND411 of 103 Squadron. Two Lancasters came down very near to each other and of the 15 crew only one survived. The remains of the others were placed in five coffins and were buried by the villagers in a collective grave in the Beauchery Communal Cemetery.’

A local teacher, Simone Rustang wrote to the sister of Sergeant James Moore, the flight engineer in ND411: ‘Never has our village seen such a big crowd - 1800 to 2000 people. At that lovely time of the year there were plenty of lilacs and lilies of the valley also tulips and rarer flowers. The five coffins disappeared under the tulips and whilst they were all being taken to their last resting place in this peaceful corner of the cemetery where the grass often grows, we were thinking of their families who might be thinking of them alive somewhere in Europe.’
17975 WilsonK AFlying OfficerPilotFighter453 Sqd RAAF
17976 WilsonG SFlight SergeantBomber Command458 Sqd RAAF
1942-03-25HampdenIP5329UB-JTransitCrashed at Sparks Farm SOMERSET while returning to WigsleyKilled
17977 WilsonG JSergeant138305Bomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-16LancasterIW4331UV-RBreighton2106PilzenCrashed LudwigshavenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
17978 WilsonR DFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND860AR-BinbrookMailly-le-CampCrashed St-Remy-sous-BarbuiseKilledSt-Remy-sous-Barbuise Churchyard
17979 WilsonESergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1945-01-01LancasterIPA169PO-SWaddington734LadbergenHit by flak abandoned crashed near HansenbergInjured
17980 WilsonAlbert NoelLeading Aircraftman143307AustraliaRAAF1 Central Recovery Depot Werribee1946-06-27RAAF Honour Roll
17981 WilsonVincent GeorgeM/S8497AustraliaRAAF1 Engineering School Ascot Vale1945-10-22RAAF Honour Roll
17982 WilsonFrancis MontagueFlying Officer417031AustraliaRAAF1 Torpedo Training (RAF)1944-03-07RAAF Honour Roll
17983 WilsonJack Murray ClydePilot Officer410405AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1945-01-05RAAF Honour Roll
17984 WilsonAllen HowardFlight Sergeant421550AustraliaRAAF101 Sqd RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
17985 WilsonJohn William EdwardFlight Sergeant405140AustraliaRAAF103 Sqd RAF
1942-12-03RAAF Honour Roll
17986 WilsonJames LeslieSergeant405103AustraliaRAAF108 Sqd
1942-07-25RAAF Honour Roll
17987 WilsonKenneth AlbertFlight Sergeant427580AustraliaRAAF11 (P) Advanced Flying RAF1944-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
17988 WilsonGordon OswaldLeading Aircraftman414330AustraliaRAAF12 Service Flying Training School RCAF1942-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
17989 WilsonDonald JohnFlight Lieutenant414286AustraliaRAAF130 Sqd RAF
1944-12-08RAAF Honour Roll
17990 WilsonNewton GeorgeSergeant29624AustraliaRAAF14 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-07RAAF Honour Roll
17991 WilsonNorman Paterson McKirdySergeant400130AustraliaRAAF14 Sqd RAF
1941-05-25RAAF Honour Roll
17992 WilsonJack OliphantFlight Sergeant413329AustraliaRAAF15 Sqd RAF
1943-05-26RAAF Honour Roll
17993 WilsonDouglas HaroldFlight Sergeant419370AustraliaRAAF1651 Communication Unit RAF1944-07-15RAAF Honour Roll
17994 WilsonAlexander Flight Sergeant427597AustraliaRAAF1662 Conversion RAF 71 Base1945-03-05RAAF Honour Roll
17995 WilsonThomas WilliamFlight Sergeant408899AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-20RAAF Honour Roll
17996 WilsonAlexander MacGregorSergeant400314AustraliaRAAF218 Sqd RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1941-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
17997 WilsonLindsay KennethFlight Sergeant413921AustraliaRAAF22 Sqd RAAF
1943-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
17998 WilsonColin Flight Sergeant413301AustraliaRAAF221 Sqd RAF
1943-12-30RAAF Honour Roll
17999 WilsonAdrian GreySergeant416310AustraliaRAAF226 Sqd RAF
1943-01-25RAAF Honour Roll
18000 WilsonJames ArthurCorporal9164AustraliaRAAF24 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-19RAAF Honour Roll

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