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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                        
1801 BoyleM HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at ManstonParadie Archive Database
1802 BoyleSFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command83 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIJB180OL-TConingsby2321WesselingKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1803 BoyleAlan JohnPilot Officer179549Age 21PilotRAFVRBomber Command88 Sqd1944-06-06BostonIIIABZ243RH-NSmokescreenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 210.Son of John Lewis Boyle and Florence Isabel Boyle, of Jersey, Channel Islands
1804 BoylsonWilliam WrixonFlight Lieutenant404623AustraliaRAAF139 Sqd RAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1805 BoyntonRobert H.Sergeant16031893AmericanNose GunnerUS Army Air Force15th Air Force831st Bomber Squadron (485th Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-13B-24 Gawgia PeachH42-52709-Venosa, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois, Plot PW-48
1806 BoyntonT SFlight SergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIME649PM-Elsham Wolds1624EssenForce landedPoW
1807 BozarthWalter L Jr2nd LtO-1996001USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group391st Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1808 BozierLaurence HerbertSergeant1463968Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND552KM:XDunholme Lodge22:58WesselingND552 was a probable claim by Oblt Werner Baake 2/NJG1 - Aachen: 5,300m at 01:46.Crashed between the coal-mine and the As-Lanklaar road, near Lanklaar (Limburg), 10 km SSW of Masseik in Belgium.KilledLanklaar Communal Cemetery Coll.grave 1-7
1809 BrabantN KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
1810 BracegirdleJ CSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-05LancasterILL833SE-OLudford Magna2217D-Day SupportDitched off Beachy Head
1811 BracewellJohn HopkinsonFlight Lieutenant1223511921PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIJB359PH-QWickenby18:35BerlinHomebound the aircraft is believed to have crashed 3km North of Harzgerode.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 13 Row L Collective Grave 1-7On 5 Oct 1948 both Harzgerode and Pansfelde were visited to investigate Lancaster JB359 and to exhume the remains of the crew. At Harzgerode three war graves were found each containing the remains of two unidentifiable bodies. At Pansfelde one body was found. The exhumations failed to establish separate identities, but there was little doubt that these were the remains of the crew in question. It was presumed that the body at Pansfelde was the rear gunner Sgt Hicks, who had an electrically heated suit, the 2nd body in Grave 3 at Harzgerode was Sgt Norton by virtue of having the only electrically heated flying suit found in the three graves. (Extract from report by Flt Lt C R Drysdale Berlin Detachment No4 MREU 28 October 1948)

Flt Lt Bracewell was awarded the DFC whilst with 7 Squadron. Gazetted 23 May 1944

Son of Tom and Olive Mildred Bracewell, of Burnley, Lancashire
1812 BradburnJ LSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJB748PH-ZWickenby2143Mailly-le-CampCrashed St-Memmie {Marne}KilledCourtisola {St-Memmie} Churchyard
1813 BradburnJ HWarrant OfficerBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW511EY-ZBreighton1417Scholven-BuerCrashed at Gahlen-BestenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1814 BradburyHughSergeant1425774Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-06-09HalifaxIIIMZ532ZA:ZMelbourne00:21LavalCrashed at St-Berthevin {Mayenne}Killed Age 20Laval (Valfleury) Communal Cemetery, E. Sub-Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 42939.
During the night of June 9 to 10, 1944, fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force died on mission in Entrammes and Saint-Berthevin. Two stelae will be erected in honor of these allied fighters.

The story translated from French (laval.maville.com). June 1944. Entrammes aerodrome was at the heart of the fighting from the first days of the D-Day landings. On the night of the 9th to the 10th, 10 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, whose motto is Rem Acu Tangere ("I hit the target") is assigned to carry out a mission. Having left Melbourne in Yorkshire, England, he had to bomb Laval aerodrome. Two German squadrons of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter bombers are stationed there.
It's 00:15 hrs “It's still a full moon. It offers excellent visibility on the objective, ”specifies Honorary Battalion Commander Jean-Louis Cholet, President of the Laval Committee for French Remembrance. A wave of 25 bombers is about to release their bombs. Arriving on a NW axis, even before the attack, one of the aircraft fell victim to German flak. MZ532, a four-engine Handley Page Halifax III, was hit at Saint-Berthevin (on the site of the current La Girandière residence) by a flak post. The bomber drops its bombs near the wood of L'Huisserie (near the current agricultural school) before crashing in flames at Le Pont-Alain, in Saint-Berthevin.

It is 00:21 hrs. On board seven men: an Australian, the pilot, and six Britons are killed. “They didn't have time to jump. They crashed in 20 to 30 seconds. The bodies of the navigator Henderson and the machine-gunner Wicks, horribly mutilated, were buried in the same coffin, continues Jean-Luc Peslier, president of the Mayenne friendly of the Air Force. Since the target is not large, we can assume that the attack took place at medium altitude. This could explain why the crew could not jump before the crash.

"The other 24 bombers continued their mission. They hit the airfield which becomes a building site. In the attack, a second Halifax, MZ 684, was hit by the German defence. It is 00:30 hrs. “It descends at the southern exit of the village of Entrammes in a field behind the farm Les Poiriers. The crew, five British and two Canadians, are wiped out. “Their bodies were collected by local farmers under duress from the Germans who did not want to disperse. Only the bodies of the pilot and the mechanic were identifiable. The fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force have since rested in the Vaufleury cemetery.

Son Of Hugh And Annie Edith Bradbury; Husband Of Irene Elizabeth Bradbury, Of Bolton Lancashire.

The photo may be Philip Gaines: can anyone positively identify?
1815 BraddD GSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND531LE-KEast Kirkby2330WesselingKilledRunnymede
1816 BraddockRobert JackWarrant OfficerNZ/416081Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSpecial Operations Executive299 Sqd1944-08-06StirlingIVLJ8785G-TRAF Keevil, Wiltshire2300SOE 'Ian 7' See archive reports for further details Killed Plougoumelen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave Read Archive Report
Research courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
1817 BraddockE FFlight SergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW192DY-RPocklington2300SterkradeExploded over BuurmalsenKilledBuren General Cemetery
1818 BradenDFlight SergeantBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-03-12LancasterINN699CF:CKelstern07:41Urft DamOn return to base overran the runway and crashed at 11:59 just beyond the runway. No injuries report.Uninjured
1819 BradfordEdward P 1st LtO-758149USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1820 BradfordFrank D 1st LtO-806577USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1821 BradleyC RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-12-28LancasterIIIPB634SR-ULudford Magna1522BonnKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1822 BradleyAnthony Alfred ArthurPilot Officer1621546Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ349MH:USnaith21:09BraunschweigKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204.
1823 BradleyJack T CaptainO-728561USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1824 BradleyJack T MajorO-728561USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1825 BradstreetRaymond HaroldFlying Officer406824AustraliaRAAF43 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-14RAAF Honour Roll
1826 BradyF P JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1944-06-23StirlingIIIEF188OJ-MMethwold2315GardeningCrashed near PlougonvelinKilledBrest (Kerfautras) Cemetery
1827 BradyD TSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorInjured
1828 BradyFrancis Patrick JosephFlight Sergeant424361AustraliaRAAF149 Sqd RAF
1944-06-24RAAF Honour Roll
1829 BradyNeville William BartonFlying Officer414372AustraliaRAAF62 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
1830 BrahamJohn Randall Daniel 'Bob'Wing CommanderPilotDSO & 2 Bars

DFC & 2 Bars


AFC

CD (Canadian Forces Decoration)

Order of the Crown
Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
RAFFighter141 Sqd
1944-06-25MosquitoVIN598929IntruderBraham's war came to an end on 24 June 1944 when he was shot down by a pair of single-engine German Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighters. Braham was captured and spent the rest of the war as a prisoner. He was liberated in May 1945.PoW
L-R: Bill Gregory : Bob Braham
Battle of Britain veteran. Braham was the most highly decorated airman in RAF Fighter Command. He claimed the destruction of 29 enemy aircraft. In addition, he claimed a further six damaged and four probable victories. One of these probable victories can be confirmed through German records, making an unofficial total of 30 enemy aircraft destroyed—19 were achieved at night. He was the most successful British pilot on twin-engine aircraft. The 19 victories claimed at night rivalled John 'Cats Eyes' Cunningham's tally and was bettered only by night fighter pilot Branse Burbridge
Wikipedia
1831 BraidAlexander AlbertWarrant Officer40856221 April 1918, N Melbourne, Vic, AustraliaAustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ715KN:ZFull Sutton23:26SterkradeProbable claim by Hptm Adolf Breves Stab IV./NJG1 - near Rhenen (JM 14): 4,000m at 01:50. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris was scattered between Ochten (Gelderland) and Dodewaard, two small villages on the North bank of the Waal 18km NW of Nijmegen. The aircraft exploded in the air, throwing WO Owen clear. He spent some time in hospital.KilledUden War Cemetery 5.C.8The bodies of four crew members were discovered close to the wreckage. The four crew members who perished were buried by the Germans with military honours at the cemetery in Uden on 20 June 1944. Two crew members - Air Gunners Flt Sgt Burns and Flt Sgt Tiernan were found under the wreckage a few days later. Transport difficulties prevented their burial in Uden and instead they were buried here in Dodewaard at the Municipal Cemetery on June 24, 1944

Son of Alexander and Albertha Agnes Braid; husband of June Beverly Braid, of Mitcham, Victoria, Australia.
1832 BraidAlexander AlbertWarrant Officer408562AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
1833 BraithwaiteHarrySergeant1685138Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIIND344LQ:VGransden Lodge22:10ToursSee archive report for detailsEvader
1834 BrakesB EFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW674PT-ETholthorpe2203VersaillesCrashed at Theuville {Eure-et-Loir}Evader
1835 BraleyByron K 1st LtO-706345USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1836 BrammallJohn AlfredFlight SergeantJ/884088th December 1923, Richmond, Quebec, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND439PH-KWickenby18:39BerlinOutbound shot down from 24,000 feet by a night-fighter and crashed at Kolrep 12km NW of Kyritz and on the main road leading to Pritzwalk. Those who perished were initially buried in Kolrep Cemetery except for the two air gunners whose remains were never foundKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row C Grave 13Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Harold and Margaret Ann Brammall, of St. Laurent, Province of Quebec, Canada
1837 BramwellC AFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
1838 BranchH JSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILV910QB-YSkipton on Swale2222MetzPoW Paradie Archive Database
1839 BranchSydney JamesLeading Aircraftman14436AustraliaRAAF451 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12RAAF Honour Roll
1840 BranizzaRobert (Roberto) JohnFlight OfficerWarrant OfficerT-1251801921AmericanNavigatorUS Army Air Force8th Air Force712th Bomber Squadron (448th Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-21B-24H42-95186CT:KSeething (Station #146), Norfolk, EnglandMarienfelde, Berlin, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
1841 BrantKFlight SergeantPilotFighter349 Sqd Belgian
1944-06-11SpitfireIXMK146
1842 BrantKWarrant OfficerPilotFighter349 Sqd Belgian
1944-10-06SpitfireIXPT395RecceCrash landed at UtrechtPoW
1843 BrassJ GFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command105 Sqd
1944-12-11MosquitoXVIMM152GB-Bourn1735BielefeldCrashed at Newmarket Suffolk on returnKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1844 BrassardP AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29HalifaxIIIMZ493KW-HTholthorpe1545TroisdorfCrashed at base on return Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1845 BraultEdward E 1st LtO-700224USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group411th Fighter Squadron1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1846 BrayJSergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIILM638KM-PDunholme Lodge2143CulmontCollided with 576 Sqn Lancaster ND859 UL-L2 & crashed at Auberive {Haute-Marne}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1847 BrayneKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ825AL-ELeeming2122BraunschweigCrashed at BrelingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1848 BreakwellGWarrant OfficerBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND962GT-PUpwood1254OisemontWrecked on landing at base on return
1849 BreathwitCarl E 1st LtO-681599USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group38th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1850 BrechinNormanAble SeamanD/JX 305515Age ?UKDeck partyRN/FAAFleet Air Arm889 Sqd
1944-06-29SeafireIICMB253-HMS Atheling (Aircraft Carrier)1500PatrolLanding accident - See archive report for further brief detailsKilledPlymouth Naval Memorial. Panel 85, Column 3.No further details - are you able to assist?

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