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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                        
1901 BroadS PFlying OfficerBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIIJB644AS-A2Kirmington2120RevignyCrashed at Chevillon {Haute-Marne}KilledChevillon Communal Cemetery
1902 BroadJ TFlight SergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIND9696O-FLittle Staughton2205RusselheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1903 BroadRaymond CecilFlight Sergeant427795AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
1904 BroadbentFrancis RobinsonSergeant15432AustraliaRAAF457 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
1905 BroadheadJoseph E CaptainO-728563USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1906 BroadheadJoseph E MajorO-728563USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1907 BroadleyJohn AlanFlying Officer476901921New ZealanderNavigatorRAFBomber Command161 Sqd
1942-11-18WhitleyVZ9160MA-UGibraltar Transit - Gibraltar to Tempsford The aircraft started with engine problems near Cape St. Vincent, but the pilot continued until they reached Cape Finisterre, in northern Spain. When the problems became worse the pilot tried to return to Gibraltar but had to land in Armação de Pêra Interned (Injured)/Killed in Action 18 Feb 1944 They crew was interned in Elvas and all were repatriated on 17 Jan 1943 in a BOAC flight to Bristol, where crew of the Hudson, landed in Sintra on 12 Dec 1942, also returned home

On arrival in Bristol Fg Off Broadley was admitted to hospital for a few days

487 Sqn Mosquito HX922
1908 BroadribbPeter FSergeant1399362Air GunnerBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-02StirlingIIIEF294WP-BTuddenham2239SOECrashed 0135 at Bayonvillers (Somme), a small village S of the main road linking Amiens to St-Quentin. Information courtesy John JonesInitially evaded. Captured 5 June 1944/PoW/Stalag Luft 7 Bankan near Kreulberg Upper Silesia/PoW Number 440.
1909 BrochuV A GFlight SergeantPilotRCAFFighter441 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-05SpitfireIXMK465Shipping RecceAbandoned off Selsey Paradie Archive Database
1910 BrockbankSamuelFlight Sergeant1543556NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB134OL-NRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire1956Horten See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 270 Read Archive Report
1911 BroddleASergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ855C8-FLeconfield2139RusselheimPoW
1912 BroderickJohn JamesFlying Officer409022AustraliaRAAFNo 2 Aircraft Pool1944-12-20RAAF Honour Roll
1913 BrodieJPilot OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL955ZN-EMetheringham2310Scholven-BuerCrashed at Oosterwolde {Gelderland}KilledDoornspijk {Oosterwolde} General Cemetery
1914 BrodieB HSergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIINN723PG-JStrubby1631GravenhorstCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede
1915 BroganM ASquadron LeaderBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-06-07HalifaxVLL390NF-STempsford2315SOECollided with Pill box on take off
1916 BromleyR AFlying OfficerJ/11565PilotRCAFFighter414 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-18MustangIAM251KilledSt- Pierre-D'entremont Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1917 BromleyNiel Ballinga’l ReidWing Commander33158PilotOBE

DFC

RAFBomber Command169 Sqn
1944-09-06MosquitoVIPZ230VI:?Great Massingham21:02BSReported to have exploded in mid-air at 22:30 hrs near Accum 7km WNW of Wilhelmshaven.KilledSage War Cemetery 3.D.15His OBE(M) was gazetted on the 1st January 1944.

His DFC was awarded whilst with 169 sqn, gazetted on the 20th October 1944. DFC citation reads: "Wing Commander Bromley has completed many sorties and has destroyed three enemy aircraft. He has proved himself a fine and inspiring leader".

Son of Harry and Jessie Bromley; husband of Betsy Maude Bromley, of South Croydon, Surrey
1918 BromleyRSergeant629129Bomber Command97 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED816OF-UBourn2304BochumCrashed at Wieringwaard HollandKilledWieringerwaard General
1919 BrookJohn EdwardFlight Lieutenant1167651916PilotRAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1944-10-06MosquitoXVIML996GB:KBourn18:47DortmundLost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 201Son of Albert Edward Brook and of Maria Brook (nee Fitton); husband of Peggy May Brook (nee Gillett), of Chelsea, London.
1920 BrookJohn HeathFlight Sergeant1575148Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIDV403KC:GWoodhall Spa16:25Wizernes Flying bomb Site.The Lancaster was hit by flak, or anti-aircraft fire, and the port wing caught fire. The bomber began to lose height, slowly at first, but then went out of control and blew up before hitting the ground at the village of Leulinghem, 7km South-West of St Omer in the Pas de Calais — still carrying their bomb load.PoW No.347, Stalag Luft 7 Bankan near Kreulberg Upper Silesia
They began their bombing run at just before 17:00, on a straight and level approach the aircraft was hit by flak, and Bill King was killed instantly. The port inner engine burst into flames and the pilot called for the crew to bail out. Two of the crew, the Navigator and the Bomb-aimer managed to bale out and became PoWs. Bill King's body was flung from the aircraft as it crashed in flames near the French village of Leulingham. The wireless operator was pulled from the wreckage with broken limbs as was one of the air gunners (Johnstone) but he died in hospital in St Omer a few hours later. The pilot and two other gunners both died in the crash. The Germans moved in quickly to secure the prisoners and remove the bodies, except Bill King whose body was not discovered until a few weeks later lying in a cornfield. later the three bodies were dumped at Leulingham church, where a local resistance worker arranged a funeral.
1921 BrookNWarrant OfficerBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ347KN-AFull Sutton2120BraunschweigKilledRunnymede
1922 BrookePeter UptonFlying Officer150235PilotRAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIILM469UL-E2Elsham Wolds19:00BerlinShot down. Exploded and crashed at Kohra, 3 km from Naunhof where those who died were initially buried on 28th March 1944KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 1 Row Z Grave 12
1923 BrookesJ RFlying OfficerBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILV826HD-JLeconfield2135HassettKilledRunnymede
1924 BrookesEricSergeant2206928Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIILM428VN-OSkellingthorpe24BerlinPossible claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - near Molchow North of Neuruppin (DF 8): 5,800m at 03:12. Crashed Steinberg where the crew were initially buried. (Nachtjagd War Diaries, Vol 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row Z Collective Grave 24-28
Investigating officers from the RCAF visited the village of Steinberg 40 miles NW of Berlin. They were told by the villagers that a large British aircraft had crashed four to five hundred yards west of the villa and that the crew had been buried in a communal grave in the local cemetery. It was believed that the aircraft had been shot by night fighters. The grave was exhumed but unhappily Sgt. Taylor the Flight Engineer and the Bomb Aimer Fg.Off. Daynes of the crew were the only ones who could be individually identified. (Extract from letter to Mrs Presland by Wg.Cdr. Gunn RCAF Causalities Officer dated 23 March 1950)

Son of Conrad and Lenore Mable Brookes, of Crewe, Cheshire
1925 BrookesE ASergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-12-06StirlingIR9259MG-JOakington1741MannheimCrashed Saunveniere BlegiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1926 BrookfieldThomas SandfordSergeant16849091923Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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.9Son of William Brookfield and of Mary Elizabeth Brookfield, of Nantwich, Cheshire
1927 BrookfieldThomas SandfordSergeant1684909Air 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
1928 BrookingGeorge R MajorO-432038USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group386th Fighter Squadron1944-10-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1929 BrookinsRichard C 1st LtO-422898USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1930 BrooksG WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-06HalifaxVIINP739OW-ULinton on Ouse1642DortmundKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1931 BrooksH LSergeantRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIILM638KM-PDunholme Lodge2143CulmontCollided with 576 Sqn Lancaster ND859 UL-L2 & crashed at Auberive {Haute-Marne}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1932 BrooksCyrilFlight SergeantFlight EngineerBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-04-04LancasterIRF182PH-PWickenby2054LutzkendorfCrashed near BraunsbedraKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryInterned Sweden 1944 in Lancaster ND324
1933 BrooksCyrilSergeantFlight EngineerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIND324PH-EWickenby2356StettinInternedBorn 1925-02-11
Stefan Siverud on Helpdesk reports plane crash landed about 20 km NW from Swedish base Kalmar outside the village Nickebo. Shot up by a Bf 109 and Fw 190 (the Fw probably piloted by Ofw Kurt Welter of 5/JG 302, but this is impossible to confirm). The crew was interned at Fr?mby, later moved to Korsn?s, and returned to Britain in September 1944. The entire crew less Butler (who was replaced by Biddlecombe for reasons yet unknown) was shot down and killed aboard Lancaster RF182 shortly before the end of the war.
1934 BrooksDSergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-25HalifaxIIILL549KN-NFull Sutton750MontorqueilCollided with 102 Sqn Halifax III MZ753 DY-M & crashed at Fontaine l'Etalon {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFontaine l'Etalon Churchyard
1935 BroseCarl L 2nd LtO-763478USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group365th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1936 BrosnanJ LFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-04LancasterIPB792JO-QWaddington1627HeilbronnCrashed at le Hohwald {Bas-Rhin}KilledCholoy War Cemetery France
1937 BrosnanJohn LaneFlight Sergeant428396AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-04RAAF Honour Roll
1938 BrothersWarwickW/O405470New ZealandRNZAF178 Sqd
1944-07-06LiberatorVlEV822VAmendolaTook off 21:41 Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Failed to return. Shot down by nightfighter near Murska Sabota Killed Age 22Belgrade War Cemetery Coll. grave 5. E. 5-7.
1939 BrothertonLeslie ArthurSergeant1576786Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-06-09HalifaxIIIMZ532ZA:ZMelbourne00:21LavalCrashed at St-Berthevin {Mayenne}Killed Age 24Laval (Valfleury) Communal Cemetery, E. Sub-Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 42937.
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.

1940 BroughR HSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-06HalifaxIIIMZ619LK-HBurn231ChateaudunCrashed near Jallans {Eure-et-Loir}KilledVilleneuve-St-Georges New Communal Cemetery
1941 BrowettD H GSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterILL841VN-OSkellingthorpe2249RennesKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
1942 BrownJ EWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME784AR-Binbrook1227SiracourtForce landed at Manston Kent on return
1943 BrownDonald EdgarFlight Sergeant4373326 August 1913, Kanina, SA, AustraliaAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber 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 PapenburgPoW No.1016, Stalag Luft 7
1944 BrownD AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILV826HD-JLeconfield2135HassettKilledRunnymede
1945 BrownH KFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND729PO-LWaddington2233ProuvilleCrashed at Mareuil-Caubert {Somme}KilledMareuil-Caubert Communal Cemetery
1946 BrownB HFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIILM624DX-AEast Kirkby1631GravenhorstKilledRunnymede
1947 BrownDonald George WentworthFlight SergeantAUS/420436Air/BmrRAAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterILM221WS-KRAF Baldney, Lincolnshire2159Culmont See archive report for further details Killed Cour-I'Évêque Churchyard, France Read Archive Report
1948 BrownBert ASergeantAge ? W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIPB178JI-PRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire1818Villers-Bocage See archive report for further details InjuredNone Read Archive Report
1949 BrownJ WSergeant1710052Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterILM310QR-ERAF Conningsby, Lincolnshire1829SchweinfurtCrashed target areaKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 1.K.12 Read Archive Report
1950 BrownNorman WellsSergeant1323802Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 1

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