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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
1801 BundyF WSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-20LancasterIIIJB348LQ-RGransden Lodge1739LeipzigCrashed at HarrenstatteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryAttacker
1802 BunnM EFlight SergeantR102867RCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-06-16LancasterIIIED785EA-Fiskerton2211KolnShot down by Night Fighter 'ace'. Crashed SW Vlissingen Holland KilledVlissengen Northern Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1803 BunnC JSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-08HampdenIAT136PT-NWaddingtonEssen?KilledRunnymede
1804 BuntJ EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1942-12-17LancasterIR5497OF-ZWoodhall Spa1708Neustadt?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1805 BuntingMalcolmFlight Sergeant544647Age ?Air GunnerRAFFighter Command418 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-02BostonIIIW8351TH-H2Night Intruder See archive report for further details KilledMontdidier French National Cemetery Grave 5798
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1806 BuntingJ AFlight SergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-01-15HampdenIAE393EQ-GBalderton1715HamburgCrashed at Howgill ScarKilled
1807 BurchRoy VictorPilot OfficerJ/85620Age 28CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW472LK-HRAF Burn, North Yorkshire1851Berlin See archive report for further details KilledBerlin War Cemetery Grave 5.B. 29Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1808 BurchellE JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIDV288SR-QLudford Magna2320AulnoyeEvaderParadie Archive Database
1809 BurchellD HSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-12-28WhitleyVZ9202MH-PDishforth1724EmdenCrashed North Sea off Den HelderKilledParadie Archive Database
1810 BurchillJ GFlight LieutenantPilotFighter412 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-26SpitfireIXMJ660Abandoned near Dorsten
1811 BurdettN W EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-04-22LancasterIME581BQ-DNorth Killingholme2243DusseldorfCrashed near Spa {Liege}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1812 BurdisW V JFlying OfficerJ/40853PilotRCAFFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-17SpitfireXVISM295RecceCrashed at DiepholzDoWHanover War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
1813 BurdoffH CSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK233NA-XMiddleton St George2020BerlinAbandoned crashed near OberhachingPoW
1814 BurfieldJ R RSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB274NA-HMiddleton St George2247HamburgShot down by Hpt. Hans JabsKilledRunnymedeAttacker
1815 BurgeW FFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK632SE-MTholthorpe1640MannheimCrashed Hoben-SulzenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1816 BurgeD J SergeantBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22HalifaxVLK909IP-GTholthorpe1902HannoverShot down by night fighter - see page of lossKilledHannover War Cemetery
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1817 BurgeWalter FrancisFlight Sergeant413820AustraliaRAAF431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-18RAAF Honour Roll
1818 BurgessH T BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIND567EM-VSpilsby2245St-LeuCrashed at Sancourt {Oise}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1819 BurgessR RFlight LieutenantJ/7612RCAFFighter406 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25MosquitoNF30MM728RangerKilledRiaille Communal Cemetery Loire FranceParadie Archive Database
1820 BurgessC WWing CommanderRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-10HalifaxIIILV883ZL-MLeeming2030GentAbandoned & crashed near IpswichInjured Paradie Archive Database
1821 BurgessFred AndrewFlight SergeantJ/86794Born on the 17th January 1923 Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIINP702QO-BRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2241Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 249
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1822 BurgessR CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-16LancasterIIDS847QO-TrainingAbandoned near InghamKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1823 BurgessR CSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXHF493QO-CSkipton on Swale2245KolnAbandoned crashed Cobham KENT
1824 BurgessC SSergeantBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-30HalifaxVLK894IP-KTholthorpe2348MonchengladbachCrashed at Kessenich BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1825 BurgonP GSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW420PT-UTholthorpe2127AugsburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1826 BurgoyneL GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-01WellingtonIIZ8527LQ-LPocklington107PoissyCrashed at Marly-le-RoiPoW Paradie Archive Database
1827 BuriniK ASergeant1379057Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonIIIBJ920AL-East Moor1947BochumCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1828 BurkeMervyn KevinFlight Sergeant40318313 Jun 1918, Gugong NSW, SydneyAustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-23HalifaxIIW1274LQ-RTopcliffe19FlensburgHit by flak from 1./306 in cooperation with 1./Schein 609 at 04:08 and crashed in Elsø Moor West of Kelstrup plantation killing all onboardKilledAabenraa Cemetery Allied Mil.Plot. Row 2. grave 11Son of Alfred Joseph and Alison Ann Burke, of Randwick, New South Wales, Australia
1829 BurkeJohn Richard PowellPilot OfficerJ/1605415 Aug 1918CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7780LQ-QTopcliffe1757FlensburgConed by 2/Res Flakscheinw Abt 609 (Werfer 24). Hit by 2-4/Res Flak Abt 306, 1-3/lei Flak Abt 755 and lei. Marinefalkzug Murwik. Crashed Flensburg-Weiche at 2229hrsKillledKiel War Cemetery Plot 2 Row E Grave 2 Paradie Archive Database Initially buried at Flensburg

The crew belonged to 425 Sqn and were attached to 405 Sqn to gain operational experience on the Halifax. 425 Sqn were not issued with the Halifax until Dec 1943
1830 BurkeFranklyn RoyFlight SergeantR/104185Age 22CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIJB866EQ-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1952Essen See archive report for further information KilledUden War Cemetery 4.F.9. Son of Anthony F. and Irene Burke, of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1831 BurkeR WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIJD410VR-VMiddleton St George1941MannheimBroke up over targetKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1832 BurkeR N VSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIBJ764KW-Dishforth1733HamburgCrashed at Beetley NFKKilledDishforth Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1833 BurkeJ GSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV829ZL-BLeeming.0015.LeipzigCrashed at StendalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1834 BurkeD JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK786WL-SCroft2155KielCrashed off ScarboroughParadie Archive Database
1835 BurkeR JFlying OfficerJ14554RCAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-06-24StirlingIIIBK800QS-ZChedburgh2320WuppertalCrashed at HasslinghausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1836 BurkeD WWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW500C8-ZLeconfield2205NurnbergDitched off French coastKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1837 BurkeJohn R AWarrant Officer Class 1Air Gunner (rear)DFM

RCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-11-22LancasterIIIJB238OF-ABourn1730BerlinHit by flak. Crashed Achmer 4km WSW of Bramsche.PoW Paradie Archive Database Chorley gives rear gunner as John Burke, other sources state Sgt W.G. Duncan)
1838 BurkeC W GWarrant OfficerR95765Bomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonXHE592KW-QDishforthDuisburgCrashed at Hout-Blerick HollandKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryFirst French Canadian squadron
1839 BurkeMervyn KevinFlight Sergeant403183AustraliaRAAF405 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-24RAAF Honour Roll
1840 BurkittIvor JamesWarrant Officer 1. W/Op. Air BomberR/81477Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command162 Sqd
1943-08-31WellingtonIcHF835Not knownRAF LG-91 - El-Iman, Egypt - LG-139 -Gambut, Libya1400R.D.F. Enemy Investigation See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 272Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1841 BurleighD WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxVLK967SE-JTholthorpe2352FrankfurtBaled out vicinity of ParisPoW Paradie Archive Database
1842 BurleyRoland HenrySergeant1159995Age 32ObserverRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-19HampdenIAT227EQ-LRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire840Moling See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 79 Read Archive Report
1843 BurleyWilliam CharlesSergeant1377862UKWireless Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVEB137SE-NTholthorpe2339LeipzigShot down by night fighter of 12./NJG 1KilledBergen General Cemetery, Netherlands; Plot 2. Row B. Coll. grave 8-12Accident report
1844 BurlinghamD GPilot OfficerJ/8347PilotRCAFFighter400 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-19MustangIaAM151RecceKilledCoxyde Military Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1845 BurlinsonRobert MelvillePilot OfficerJ/5076Age 23United States of AmericaObserverRCAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1941-09-18BlenheimIVV6380RH-GRAF Attlebridge, Norfolk940Anti ShippingCrashed off Belgian coastKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery. Plot 85. Row C. Grave 4.Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 02nd July 1918. Son of Maurice A. and Margaret Burlinson, of 2319E North Second Avenue, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.A. Body recovered from the North Sea a month after the loss.
1846 BurnabyMichael AdrianPilot Officer173083Age 20BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND881LQ-QRAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire2302Montdidier Luftwaffe airfieldShot down by night fighter over targetKilledMontdidier French National Cemetery. Collective grave 5811-5814Accident reportSon of Ralph Houghton Burnaby and Hilda Margaret Burnaby, of Basingstoke, Hampshire, England. Grave inscription: 'Greater Love Hath No Man Than This'.
1847 BurnardM ESergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND565KM-CDunholme Lodge1849BerlinCrashed AngermundKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1848 BurnellDouglas ArthurPilot OfficerJ/19998Age 25CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-09On ground at baseRAF Linton-on-Ouse, YorkshireDied from self-inflicted injuriesDied of injuriesHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Plot E Row D Grave 15.
Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 17th September 1918. Enlisted on the 07th February 1942

Son of Arthur William (died 30th October 1927, age 45) and Maude Evelyn Burnell née Shaw - died 1929), of 178 Maple Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario. Nephew of Ernest Burnell, of Hamilton. Grave inscription: 'And While He Lies In Peaceful Sleep His Memory We Will Always Keep'.

1849 BurnettW JSquadron LeaderDFC

RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-01-15HampdenIAE393EQ-GBalderton1715HamburgCrashed at Howgill ScarInjuredParadie Archive Database
1850 BurnettW GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-04Halifax VIINP712EQ-NLinton on Ouse1943HarburgPoWParadie Archive Database

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