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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
1851 BradyF P JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-06-23StirlingIIIEF188OJ-MMethwold2315GardeningCrashed near PlougonvelinKilledBrest (Kerfautras) Cemetery
1852 BradyD TSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorInjured
1853 BradyFrancis Patrick JosephFlight Sergeant424361AustraliaRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-06-24RAAF Honour Roll
1854 BradyNeville William BartonFlying Officer414372AustraliaRAAF62 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
1855 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
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1856 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.
1857 BraidAlexander AlbertWarrant Officer408562AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
1858 BraithwaiteHarrySergeant1685138Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIIND344LQ:VGransden Lodge22:10ToursSee archive report for detailsEvader
1859 BrakesB EFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW674PT-ETholthorpe2203VersaillesCrashed at Theuville {Eure-et-Loir}Evader
1860 BraleyByron K 1st LtO-706345USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1861 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
1862 BramwellC AFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
1863 BranchH JSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILV910QB-YSkipton on Swale2222MetzPoW Paradie Archive Database
1864 BranchSydney JamesLeading Aircraftman14436AustraliaRAAF451 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12RAAF Honour Roll
1865 BranizzaRobert (Roberto) JohnFlight OfficerWarrant OfficerT-1251801921AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th 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
1866 BranstonKenneth WilliamLance Corporal1878189Paratrooper591st Parachute Sqn, Royal Engineers (RE)38 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force620 Sqn
1944-06-05StirlingIVEF295QS:JRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire23:45Operation ‘Tonga’, FranceSee archive report for detailsMurderedRanville War Cemetery, Grave IIIA.F.2
1867 BrantKFlight SergeantPilotFighter349 Sqd Belgian
1944-06-11SpitfireIXMK146
1868 BrantKWarrant OfficerPilotFighter349 Sqd Belgian
1944-10-06SpitfireIXPT395RecceCrash landed at UtrechtPoW
1869 BrassJ GFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command105 Sqd
1944-12-11MosquitoXVIMM152GB-Bourn1735BielefeldCrashed at Newmarket Suffolk on returnKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1870 BrassardP AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29HalifaxIIIMZ493KW-HTholthorpe1545TroisdorfCrashed at base on return Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1871 BraultEdward E 1st LtO-700224USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group411th Fighter Squadron1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1872 BrayJSergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIILM638KM-PDunholme Lodge2143CulmontCollided with 576 Sqn Lancaster ND859 UL-L2 & crashed at Auberive {Haute-Marne}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1873 BrayneKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ825AL-ELeeming2122BraunschweigCrashed at BrelingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1874 BreakwellGWarrant OfficerBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND962GT-PUpwood1254OisemontWrecked on landing at base on return
1875 BreathwitCarl E 1st LtO-681599USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group38th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1876 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?
1877 BreedonS H DFlight SergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-21LancasterIIIED532PO-HWaddington2302Scholven-BuerCrashed at SundernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1878 BreenRoy FrederickPilot OfficerJ/92935Age 21CanadianPilotCroix de Guerre (Belgium)
RCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-24TyphoonIbMP178F3-HB-78 Eindhoven1215Armed recceShot down by flakKilledHotton War Cemetery Grave: VIII.F.9
Accident reportBorn on the 01st February 1923 at Comber, Ontario, Canada. Son of Fred Breen (died 1958, age 61) and of Vera Irene Breen (née Vickerman- died 1986, age 90), of Comber, Ontario, Canada. The grave inscription reads: “He Gave His Life That We Might Live. He Lives In Our Memory For Ever”.
1879 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
1880 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.
1881 BremanLaverne R 2nd LtO-766360USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1882 BremanLaverne R 2nd LtO-766360USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1883 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
1884 BrennanKevin BarrySergeant Wireless Operator Air Gunner549506RAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1940-06-18WellingtonIaN2897WS-PHonington2150LeverskusenCrashed North Sea KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 12Read Archive Report
1885 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.
1886 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
1887 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
1888 BrennanWilliam StanleyFlying Officer411427AustraliaRAAF512 Sqd RAF
1944-06-07RAAF Honour Roll
1889 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.
1890 BreretonT F SFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-08BattleIL5546PH-Souge1140Battle areaShot down near Abbeville. PoW
1891 BresslofBFlying OfficerBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIIND453F2-RDownham Market1502Scholven-BuerCrashed at Shottisham
1892 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.
1893 BrettH BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterILM134BQ-HNorth Killingholme2310SterkradeCrashed near Achterberg {Gelderland}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1894 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
1895 BreuerLouis K Iii1st LtO-676732USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group412th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1896 BrewisV GFlight Lieutenant116962Fighter605 Sqd
1944-06-05MosquitoVINT122IntruderCrashed into IjsselmeerKilledHoorn General Cemetery Netherlands
1897 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
1898 BriantA CFlying OfficerAUS-410624RAAFFighter151 Sqd
1944-06-23MosquitoNFXIIIMM447RangerCrashed at Grand LuceKilledLa Fleche Communal Cemetery France
1899 BriantAlfred CampbellFlying Officer410624AustraliaRAAF151 Sqd RAF
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
1900 BrickE DFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIPB674HA-QChedburgh1112WittenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery

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