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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
1801 BowenWilliam HowardFlying Officer400775AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
1802 Bowen-ChennellPhilipSergeant1455428Air GunnerBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegKilledEde General Cemetery, Gelderland Holland
Outward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
1803 BowerG ESergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIPD252HA-DMethwold2159RusselheimPoW
1804 BoweringJohn Ernest RalphPilot OfficerJ/88199CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterIME846PG-CDunholme Lodge2301WesselingShot down by flakKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
1805 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)
1806 BowesKennethSergeant1098656Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIED357PH-SRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2240Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Panel 143Read Archive Report
1807 BowesLyle EdwardFlying Officer419253AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1808 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.
1809 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)
1810 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)
1811 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)
1812 BowlingC BFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIIEF162WP-KTuddenham2308SOECrashed at Fourdrain {Aisne}KilledFort George Military Cemetery
1813 BowmanN EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILM116HD-XDriffield1323SiracourtKilledTerlincthum British Cemetery
1814 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
1815 BowmanNelson EllisFlying Officer414753AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1816 BownTFlight SergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIIIPB453F2-SDownham Market1651EssenExploded over BorbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1817 BoxallJ RSergeant1387360Bomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-28LancasterIIIEE195GZ-BWickenby2309KolnCrashed off coast of HollandKilledRunnymede
1818 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)
1819 BoydR T RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterIPD215PO-Waddington1638MunchenCollided with 50 Sqn Lancaster & abandoned near Chalons-sr-Marne
1820 BoydN CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-23LancasterIHE664WP-VTuddenham1146TrierExploded over HammKilledRunnymede
1821 BoydNorman CollisFlight Sergeant430112AustraliaRAAF90 Sqd RAF
1944-12-23RAAF Honour Roll
1822 BoyesJohn AlfredSergeant1621546Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ349MH:USnaith21:09BraunschweigSee Archive report for detailsPoW No. 554, Stalag Luft 7
1823 BoyesR LPilot OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-06StirlingIR9259MG-JOakington1741MannheimCrashed Saunveniere BlegiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1824 BoykowskiWalter AlexanderStaff Sergeant1317128010th August 1923 in Pittock, Allegheny County, PennsylvaniaAmericanTail GunnerPH

USAAF8th 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
1825 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
1826 BoyleM HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at ManstonParadie Archive Database
1827 BoyleSFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command83 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIJB180OL-TConingsby2321WesselingKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1828 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
1829 BoylsonWilliam WrixonFlight Lieutenant404623AustraliaRAAF139 Sqd RAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1830 BoyntonRobert H.Sergeant16031893AmericanNose GunnerUSAAF15th 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
1831 BoyntonT SFlight SergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIME649PM-Elsham Wolds1624EssenForce landedPoW
1832 BozarthWalter L Jr2nd LtO-1996001USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group391st Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1833 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
1834 BrabantN KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
1835 BracegirdleJ CSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-05LancasterILL833SE-OLudford Magna2217D-Day SupportDitched off Beachy Head
1836 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
1837 BradburnJ LSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJB748PH-ZWickenby2143Mailly-le-CampCrashed St-Memmie {Marne}KilledCourtisola {St-Memmie} Churchyard
1838 BradburnJohn HenryWarrant Officer1343450PilotRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW511EY:ZBreighton14:17Scholven-BuerHit by flak and exploded in the air. The aircraft crashed at Gahlen, 3 km south of SchermbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 20.F.11Son of Stuart Bradburn, and of Anne S. W. Bradburn, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire
1839 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?
1840 BraddD GSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND531LE-KEast Kirkby2330WesselingKilledRunnymede
1841 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
1842 BraddockE FFlight SergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW192DY-RPocklington2300SterkradeExploded over BuurmalsenKilledBuren General Cemetery
1843 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
1844 BradfordEdward P 1st LtO-758149USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1845 BradfordFrank D 1st LtO-806577USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1846 BradleyC RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-12-28LancasterIIIPB634SR-ULudford Magna1522BonnKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1847 BradleyAnthony Alfred ArthurPilot Officer1621546Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ349MH:USnaith21:09BraunschweigKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204.
1848 BradleyJack T CaptainO-728561USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1849 BradleyJack T MajorO-728561USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1850 BradstreetRaymond HaroldFlying Officer406824AustraliaRAAF43 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-14RAAF Honour Roll

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