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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                        
1851 BreedonS H DFlight SergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-21LancasterIIIED532PO-HWaddington2302Scholven-BuerCrashed at SundernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1852 BreenRoy FrederickPilot OfficerJ/92935CanadianPilotCroix de Guerre (Belgium)
RCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-24TyphoonIbMP178F3-HB-78 EindhovenArmed recceShot down by flakKilledHotton War Cemetery Grave: VIII.F.9
Accident report
1853 BreezeLionel BradleySergeant755007Age 31W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command58 Sqd
1940-11-06WhitleyVP4943GE-PRAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1710Hamburg See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 12 Read Archive Report
1854 BreithauptWilliam RansomFlying OfficerJ172717th August 1920CanadianPilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-09-12MosquitoIIDZ254HB:?West Raynham21:10BSCrashed at Annweiller, 2km west of Ranschbach, 6km west of Landau. Ju-88 G-1 2z+AA fell foul of 239 Sqn Mosquito DZ254 near Landau/pfalz. During the encouter, both the Nachtjäger and its assailant were shot down. The Mosquito crew was killed and Maj Heinrich Griece, Kommodore of NJG6 and his crew managed to bail out injured. It appears that Griece did not file an official victory claim for the Mosquito. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie)KilledRheinberg War cemetery Joint Grave 18.B.21-22Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 239 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads" Flying Officer William Ransom BREITHAUPT (Can/J.17271), R.C.A.F., 239 Sqn. Flying Officer James Alphonsus KENNEDY (148471), R.A.F.V.R., 239 Sqn. As pilot and observer respectively these officers have completed.numerous sorties. They have displayed a high degree of skill, excellent co-operation and a fine fighting spirit, qualities which have enalbled them to destroy 4 enemy aircraft at night within a period of a few weeks. Their achievements have won much praise."

Son of William Walter and Gertrude Hughes Breithaupt, of York Mills, Ontario, Canada.
1855 BremanLaverne R 2nd LtO-766360USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1856 BremanLaverne R 2nd LtO-766360USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1857 BrennanLeonard ReginaldFlight SergeantAus/41316126 February 1911 at Kogarah, Sydney, New South Wales, AustraliaAustralian2nd PilotRAAF Middle East CommandNo. 104 Sqd1944-06-08WellingtonIIW5564EP-H21Pantelleria, ItalyShot down by flak and crashed into the seaMissing believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 11, Column 2.Read Archive Report
1858 BrennanKevin BarrySergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner549506RAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1940-06-18WellingtonIaN2897WS-PHonington2150LeverskusenCrashed North Sea KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 12Read Archive Report
1859 BrennanLeonard JamesFlying Officer413020Age 22New ZealanderPilot (Skipper)RNZAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-09-25MosquitoVIPF393P3:?Gransden Lodge19:06MannheimCrashed at Mignault (Hainaut), 18 km ENE of Mons. Crashed into the end of a farmhouse which was badly damaged, but had it flown on for another few seconds would have crashed in to the main part of Mignaut itself.

While the takeoff was from RAF Gransden Lodge 692 Sqn were based at Graveley a few miles away.

A report by the Belgian Secret army Headquarters stated that the pilot, Leonard Brennan's remains were still inside the burnt out aircraft, while Thomas bolger's body was found with an unopened parachute, having baled out
KilledMignault Communal Cemetery Grave 1


Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 10th November 1921 at Onehunga, Auckland. Worked as a clerk for Campbell and Ehrenfried Ltd, wine and spirit merchants, Auckland. Enlisted on the 25th May 1941 at Levin. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to sergeant on the 08th November 1941 after training with 3 and 2 Flying Training School in New Zealand. Embarked for England on the 17th November 1941. Awarded his commission on the 21st July 1943. Flew various aircraft with various units including the Tiger Moth, Liberator, Oxford, Mosquito and Wellington. A flying instructor with 16 Flying Training School. Son of Francis Michael Brennan and of Elizabeth Sarah Brennan (nee Simmons), of Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand. An experienced pilot with a total of 1588 flying hours logged and completed at least 5 operational sorties.
1860 BrennanJames BernardSergeant10585851921AirRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIR5904LS:LMildenhall23:30HombergClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 85 Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1, Twixt Den Hout-Made, north o Boxtel at 2.500 m at 01:51 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near the hamlet of Steelhoven (Noord-Brabant), 7 km NW of Oosterhout.KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 24.I.8Son of Michael and Sarah A. Brennan, of Chester-le-Street, Co. Durham
1861 BrennanJames BernardSergeant1058585Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL781LS:LMildenhall00:48Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesProbable claim by Ofw Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 – West of Paris: 1,600m at 02:22. Around 02:21 five minutes after leaving the target Massey, attacked by Two Me410’s. The navigator was killed and the pilot was wounded. The aircraft sustained damage to centre section of fuselage, wings and starboard aileron which broke away. Crash landed RAF Fiskerton at 03:39 and caught fire. The crew received superficial burns, Second attacking Me410 claimed destroyed in return fire. Full victory confirmed for Ofw Altner on 18 August 1944. Aircraft classified as Cat E damaged. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 -Theo Boiten)Injured/KiA 21st July 194415 Sqn Lancaster I R5904 LS:L
1862 BrennanWilliam StanleyFlying Officer411427AustraliaRAAF512 Sqd RAF
1944-06-07RAAF Honour Roll
1863 BrennanDenis CecilSergeant1604226RAFVR40 Sqd RAF

1944-07-06WellingtonXLP210DFoggia Main21:53 take offAttack Feuersbrunn air field, AustriaFailed to returnKilled Age 19Klagenfurt War Cemetery Austria Coll. Grave 8. A. 1-7.
1864 BreretonT F SFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-08BattleIL5546PH-Souge1140Battle areaShot down near Abbeville. PoW
1865 BresslofBFlying OfficerBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIIND453F2-RDownham Market1502Scholven-BuerCrashed at Shottisham
1866 BrethertonF JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-12-29HalifaxIIJD412DY-XPocklington1659BerlinShot down and crashed over the target area whilst on a bombing raidPoW Stalag 4BHalifax JD412 with 22 other aircraft attack Berlined as part of the main force of 712 aircraft, on 29-30 December 1943. This was the 10th raid on the city during this concentrated period, and JD412 was one of 11 Lancasters and 9 Halifaxes lost in the raid. They crashed in the target area, and although it is not recorded if they were hit by flak or an enemy fighter it seems likely that so close to the target, and with Berlin’s flak defences at full strength, it would seem more likely to be flak. Martin Middlebrook in The Berlin Raids records: ‘The Germans were definitely confused by the two Mosquito raids, the controllers falling for the first of the two bluffs and ordering the fighters to Magdeburg. The fighters were later switched to Berlin but they did not arrive until the twenty minute raid was over. Only one bomber was observed to be shot down by flak over Berlin but German records show two aircraft crashing in the Berlin area.’ Pilot Edgar Stokes was the only casualty amongst his crew- he was able to keep his stricken aircraft aloft long enough for his whole crew to escape, and only he perished in the aftermath, another gallant act that took place in the air war over Europe. Crew were taken PoW, sent to Stalag 4B on 15 January 1944. Here they remained prisoners until liberated on 23 April 1945.
1867 BrettH BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterILM134BQ-HNorth Killingholme2310SterkradeCrashed near Achterberg {Gelderland}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1868 BrettRaymond WilliamSergeant1807476Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND552KM-XDunholme Lodge2258WesselingND552 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
1869 BreuerLouis K Iii1st LtO-676732USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group412th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1870 BrewisV GFlight Lieutenant116962Fighter605 Sqd
1944-06-05MosquitoVINT122IntruderCrashed into IjsselmeerKilledHoorn General Cemetery Netherlands
1871 BrewsterArchibaldSergeant975232Age 27W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command70 Sqd1944-05-23WellingtonXHE627BTortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)2300Tortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2) See archive report for further details KilledBeach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Grave XX.H.11-12 Read Archive Report
1872 BriantA CFlying OfficerAUS-410624RAAFFighter151 Sqd
1944-06-23MosquitoNFXIIIMM447RangerCrashed at Grand LuceKilledLa Fleche Communal Cemetery France
1873 BriantAlfred CampbellFlying Officer410624AustraliaRAAF151 Sqd RAF
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
1874 BrickE DFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIPB674HA-QChedburgh1112WittenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1875 BrickerJohn B 1st LtO-763476USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1876 BrickwoodW DFlying OfficerBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIILL731JI-UMildenhall1844FrankfurtCrashed at KordelKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1877 BridleWSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1878 BrienCleveland J Jr2nd LtO-758930USAPilotUSAAF355th Fighter Group358th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1879 BrierleyThomas BarryWarrant OfficerNZ4170092nd PilotRNZAFBomber Command190 Sqd
1944-09-21StirlingIVLJ982L9-NRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire12.01Market (Part of Market Garden) Hit by flak. Crashed near Zetten, Holland KilledArnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Grave 4.D.15

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

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1880 BriersJ MSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-05LancasterILL833SE-OLudford Magna2217D-Day SupportDitched off Beachy Head
1881 BriggsH RFlying OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterIME678EM-NSpilsby2152EtampesCrashed at la Feuillie {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
1882 BrightK MWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1944-11-06FortressIIIHB788BU-BOulton1625BSKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1883 BrightA LFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILL789PO-PWaddington1913StuttgartCrashed at PfahlbronnPoW
1884 BrightKeith MortimerWarrant Officer426496AustraliaRAAF214 Sqd RAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
1885 BrignellCFlight SergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIPB725QR-ESkellingthorpe1618GravenhorstKilledRunnymede
1886 BrillJ KWarrant Officer658958Fighter68 Sqd
1944-12-04MosquitoNFXVIIHK348PatrolKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
1887 BrimicombeR A JFlight SergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-09LancasterIIIPB401F2-ADownham Market1136Scholven-BuerCrashed at EssenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1888 BrindellRobert GeorgeSergeant25565AustraliaRAAF7 Sqd RAAF
1945-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
1889 BrineL RFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-21LancasterILL971PO-NWaddington2304Scholven-BuerCrashed at ZwillbrockKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1890 BrineLindsay RussellFlight Lieutenant406636AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
1891 BriningJSergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-09HalifaxIIIMZ935KN-QFull Sutton1615MunsterKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1892 BrinkJames N 1st LtO-740357USAPilotUSAAF363rd Fighter Group382nd Fighter/Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron1944-06-23P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1893 Brisdoux Galloni d'InstriaPierre AndréLieutenantAge 30FrancePilotRAFVRFighter Command198 Sqd
1944-12-08TyphoonIbMN291TP-SALG. B.77 Gilze-Rijen925HoevelakenCrashed near HoevelakenKilled Père Lachaise cemetery, ParisRead Archive Report
1894 BristowWilliam E 1st LtO-756464USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group384th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-25P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1895 BrittJ LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1896 BrittainF CWarrant OfficerBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-06-16StirlingIIILJ531EX-NNorth Creake2219BSKilledRunnymede
1897 BrittanD WSergeantBomber Command128 Sqd
1944-11-06MosquitoXXKB353M5-ZWyton1815GelsenkirchenKilledRunnymede
1898 BrittonHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-10HalifaxVIINP738QO-JEast Moor727Wanne-EickelCrashed at base on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
1899 BrittonE IFlying OfficerBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIPB6729J-CBalderton1640HeilbronnCrashed at Grandfontaine {Ba-Rhin}KilledCholoy War Cemetery France
1900 BroadRaymond CecilFlight Sergeant42779529 May 1924, Subiaco, WA, AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-06LancasterIIILM375JO-BWaddington1740BremenClaimed by Oblt. Walter Briegleb from 10./NJG3 at 2044hrs (Local), NW of Leer at 5300 m. His Ju88 G-1 D5+EV was in turn shot down by Flt.Lt. Gallacher, Mosquito NT234 of 141 Sqn. (Nachtjagd War Diaries - Theo Boiten) LM375 crashed at 2100 hrs at Nessebury (Aussendeich), NW of Papenburg.KilledSage War Cemetery 8.E.10Son of Thomas Leslie Cecil and Lucy Caroline Broad, of Perth, Western Australia

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