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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
201 AllenJ AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS832QO-KEast Moor1657BerlinAbandoned near Whitby YorksParadie Archive Database
202 AllenAFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331Gelsenkirchen Crashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland} KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Paradie Archive Database Archive Report Notes
203 AllenBasil DerrikSergeant10215451920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-11-16StirlingIW7566OJ-CLakenheath1721GardeningOn the night of 16/17 November Oberleutnant Reinhald Knacke and his bordfunker, Unteroffizier Heu of 1./NJG1 destroyed a Short Stirling when 65 aircraft were engaged in ‘Gardening’ operations from Lorient to the Friesian Islands, Short Stirling I W7566 OJ-C on 149 Squadron flown by Sergeant Thomas Anderson West and two Wellingtons tailed to return from the night’s operations. The Stirling had taken oft from Lakenheath at 1721 hours. Leu picked it up on his Li set at 16,350 feet at 4,000 yards distant. Knacke peered out in the direction of the plot but could not see him for the vision of the human eye in the dark is not more than 100 to 200 yards. His nerves were at breaking point but West was still flying calmly towards the defence zone and would only be at action stations once the first searchlight was turned on. West was taking no avoiding action. Knacke gave full throttle and rapidly closed the distance. Suddenly Heu reported anew contact at 2,000 yards distance as another Viermot crossed their field slowly, from north to south. For a moment Knacke was undecided which opponent to pursue and then he decided on the nearest Viermot. The enemy machine had begun to weave and was now travelling on the Li set alternately from port to starboard and back. Heu gave Knacke the final Li readings but three pairs of eves scanned the sky in vain for his shadow. Knacke finally shot the Stirling down into the sea off Vielle-Sce-Gironde. In his excitement Knacke fired immediately into the full petrol tanks. Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin RCAF the rear gunner lost his head, abandoned his machine guns and bailed out, landing right in the propeller of Knacke’s 110, There was a dull thud, which made the Messerschmitt shudder. The engine began to vibrate so badly that Knacke had to shut it down. He landed his clumsy 110 at Venlo on one engine. Mechanics rushed over and lit up the machine. By the light of their torches they could still see traces of blood and hair on the propeller. Strips of uniform were hanging on the antennae of the Li. The fate of the Canadian gunner upset everyone. McMullin was buried at Hourtin Communal Cemetery while the body of Sergeant Herbert Carter, the only other bady that was recovered from the sea was laid to rest at Vielle-Ste-Gironde Communal Cemetery. All the other members of the crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Extract from Nachtjagd Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 (Martin W Bowman)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 77 Son of Basil Douglas Allen and Marion Allen, of High Green, Sheffield
204 AllenSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-10-24WellingtonIcW5489LQ-APocklington1828FrankfurtHit by flak returned to base
205 AllenD ASergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-02HalifaxIIDT682EQ-FTransitCrash landed at Long DinningtonInjured
206 AllenF JSergeantBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
207 AllenA GSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-26WellingtonIIIBK163AL-HEast Moor1717Lorient?KilledRunnymede
208 AllenJWarrant Officer971456Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-22WellingtonXHZ312AL-East Moor2328Mulheim?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
209 AlleynF RWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS776OW-ALinton on Ouse2354LeipzigCrashed at Valkenswaard {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
210 AllinG JFlying Officer154550Fighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-30MosquitoVINS906RangerKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
Mosquito NS906 on 30-09-1944 crashed in Grib Forest southeast of Mårum, Sjælland, Denmark. Both aviators died. The Germans refused to report where they buried the bodies. To this day, the graves have not been found. In 1945 the Danes erected a memorial stone in Grib Forest. See LOST - Rob Philips Memorial Archive on this site
211 AllisonH D CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIME742UM-B2Wickenby2051StettinCrashed in SwedenInternedParadie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive
212 AllisonJames KennethFlight LieutenantJ/11084CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF181 Sqd
1944-07-06TyphoonIbMN821EL-HB-6 CoulombsArmed recceDamaged by flak, pilot injured, crash landed and slammed into 3 parked Typhoons bursting into flames.Injured by flak, severely burned in crash landing Accident reportMember of the Guinea Pig Club
213 AllisonESergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-28WellingtonIIIBK343ZL-VCroft1810St NazaireBelieved crashed in seaPoWPornic War Cemetery
214 AllmanLeonard RalphFlying OfficerJ/13588CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-06TyphoonIbMN428I8-ZRAF Hurn20:00Armed reccePulled away from squadron to locate and escort a damaged flight mate. Hit by flak, parachute caught on aircraft, perished in crash near Mauvieu, Calvados, France.KilledBeny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xiii. H. 13. France
Accident Report
215 AllwellPFlight SergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-02LancasterIIDS760OW-MLinton on Ouse.0005.BerlinKilledRunnymede
216 AlmE RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-25Halifax IIIMZ452ZL-ELeeming1658GardeningLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
217 AlmasR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-07LancasterIRA500PM-BElsham Wolds1728Dessau Paradie Archive Database
218 AlmasR MWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ377AL-DLeeming1546Castrop-RauxelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
219 AlmondJ NSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILW157QB-SSkipton on Swale2251AachenKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
220 AlpPercy LeonardPilot Officer54973RAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 30Commemorated Creil Communal Cemetery, Plot 1. Grave 389.Son Of Stanley William Alp And Of Mary Ann Alp (Nee Rogers); Husband Of Constance Maureen Alp, Of Rugby, Warwickshire.
221 AlsopN FSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-15LancasterXKB701VR-BMiddleton St George2238TrainingCrashed Helmsley MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
222 AltersonJSergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1941-10-12WhitleyVZ6801KN-LeemingNurnbergCrashed at DaussoisKilledDinant MilitaryParadie Archive Database
223 AlthanRPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-20LancasterXKB804VR-EMiddleton St George2126DortmundHit by flak crew baled outPoW Paradie Archive Database
224 AlwardF LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-25Halifax VIINP818OQ-MLinton on Ouse730MunsterClipped plane two above on take off Paradie Archive Database
225 AmesE JPilot OfficerPilotRCAFFighter118 Sqd
1942-02-02SpitfireVbAA741RhubarbShot Down ? Paradie Archive Database
226 AmesW EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-06HalifaxVIINP739OW-ULinton on Ouse1642DortmundPoW Paradie Archive Database
227 AmesVictor EthelbertFlight Sergeant9054701916RAFVRCoastal Command228 Sqd RAF
1942-09-05SunderlandW4032Oban20:40Convoy ProtectionLanded in ocean out of fuel.Killed Age 26Canterbury Cemetery Plot X.M. Grave 143
Son of Llewellyn Herbert Spencer Ames and Esther Ames; husband of Dorothy May Ames, of Canterbury.

Onboard were were 10 crew and a journalist Fred NanCarrow from the Glasgow Herald, some say he was investigating the death of the Duke of Kent in a sister Sunderland a week previously at Eagle's Rock. After several hours at sea the giant flying boat turned around for home, but it became apparent that there was insufficient fuel to make it back to Oban. Flying Officer F J Fife of the RCAF decided to put down in the water, on the face of it not a major problem for a flying boat, and take on more fuel. At 8.40pm the Sunderland set down in Vane Bay but hit a rock which ripped the bottom out of the aircraft causing it to start sinking.

An SOS signal resulted in the Tobermory lifeboat setting out to assist the airmen. At the last known position of the Sunderland, all that was found was clothing floating on the surface. An RAF Hudson spotted a dinghy with one man in it off the north coast of Coll. The lifeboat arived but the only people still alive were Flying Officer M E Russell, the co-pilot and Flight Sgt R B H Scroggs. Fife, William Henderson and William Currie were recovered from the water having drowned, the bodies of Charles Castle (Gunner), Victor Ames (Flt Sgt), Kenneth Page (Gunner), Edward Cowan (Radio operator) were recovered later on having died of exposure.
228 AmeyR RFlying OfficerJ/20654PilotRCAFFighter56 Sqd
1943-11-20TyphoonIbEK209PRamrodCrashed at WitneshamDiedBrookwood Military Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
229 AmiraultA BSergeantR/88416RCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-03-05StirlingIIIBK662BU-KChedburgh1935EssenCrashed into seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
230 AmiraultAlphe BaptisteSergeantR/88416Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-11-20StirlingIR9165BU-YChedburgh1855TorinoDuring the sortie the aircraft experienced problems with the exactor controls on two engines. Whilst landing back at base the port inner unit suddenly surged and the aircraft swung and crashed at 0210 hrsSurvived
231 AmlinA HSergeantRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-08-27WellingtonIVZ1411QT-ZGrimsby2040Kassel?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
232 AmosL HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-25LancasterXKB822SE-WCroft1455WangeroogeColliede with plane below off NordeneyKilled Paradie Archive Database
233 AmosR JSergeant1330644Bomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08HalifaxIIBB327VR-QMiddleton St George2147DuisburgCrashed near BochumKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
234 AmosGSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-26WellingtonIIIBK163AL-HEast Moor1717Lorient?KilledRunnymede
235 AmsteinN WSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ652DY-ZPocklington2304SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
236 AmyH TFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-10HalifaxIIIHX314QB-CSkipton on Swale2218GardeningCrashed in sea off LorientKilledGuidel Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
237 AnakaPeter JohnFlying Officer Pilot J/25832RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIHK550KO-YRAF Witchford, Cambridgshire2305Valenciennes Crashed at Oisy-le-Verger {Pas-de-Calais} EvaderNone - died 25th April 1994Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
238 AndersenPaulSergeantDenmark CanadaRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-15LancasterIIIPB206KM-QDunholme Lodge2232GardeningKilledRunnymede

Paradie Archive DatabaseDanish parents, but he held dual citizenship at time of enlistment. On 15/16 July, Andersen took off on his last operation. Took off at 22.32 hrs. from Dunholme Lodge. Gardening over Danish waters. Landfall near Agger on the western coast of Jutland, crossed the eastern coast north of Grenaa to reach their Gardening area north of Sjællands Odde. Aircraft was lost without a trace. Possibly victim of Lt Dräger from 3./NJG 3, who claimed a four-engined aircraft 20 miles off the Jutland coast at Hvide Sande at 02.10 hrs. Paul Andersen’s nineteenth operation in Bomber Command.
239 AndersonArchibaldSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP744EQ-X RAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1618Dusseldorf See archive report for further details InjuredNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
240 AndersonHoward LeroySergeantR/193090Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1943-11-22HalifaxIIJD367ZA-ZRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1654Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReishswald Forest War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 26.A.12-14Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
241 AndersonL RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-12-06LancasterIED322SR-THolme on Spalding MoorMannheimCrashed Carmarthen BayKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
242 AndersonS AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-11-18LancasterIIDS680KO-LLittle Snoring1803BerlinCrashed Hermee BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
243 AndersonFWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-03-30HalifaxVLL287NF-STempsfordSOECrashed near Hansweert {Zeeland}KilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
244 AndersonJSergeantRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-08-04WellingtonIVZ1487QT-ZGrimsby2309GardeningCrashed on W coast of FranceKilledNoirmoutier-en-L'ille Paradie Archive Database
245 AndersonJ SSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-10-13HalifaxIIW7766NP-HEast Moor1829KielCrashed at East Moor on returnDied of Injury 17/10.42York {Fulford}Paradie Archive Database
246 AndersonA ASergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND956AS-IKirmington2235DuisburgCrashed Goudriaan {Zuid-Holland}KilledGourdriaan General CemeteryParadie Archive Database
247 AndersonP MFlight LieutenantDFM

RCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1945-04-10LancasterIII ME472EM-OSpilsby1807LeipzigBaled out after aircraft damagedKilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
248 AndersonR JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-07-02StirlingIN3718HA-CMarham2325Bremen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
249 AndersonR E VSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-04-10WellingtonIcR1442HA-DMarham1930BrestCrashed off Brest KilledKerfautrasParadie Archive Database
250 AndersonB OSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-07-29StirlingIIIBF578HA-ADownham Market2235HamburgCrashed at AhrenswohldePoWParadie Archive Database

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