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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                        
2101 BurgessJames MichaeSergeant411401911New ZealanderAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 12The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Son of William Burgess and of Ada Anne Burgess (nee Starck), of Marton, Wellington, New Zealand
2102 BurgessThomas OakleyFlight Sergeant551290Age 21UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1941-07-06WellingtonIIW5360PH-URAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire2325BrestSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGuilers Churchyard. Collective graveSon of Thomas Henry and Bertha Emily Burgess, of Mitcham, Surrey. Grave inscription: 'A Departure To Make Reunion Dearer. Mum And Dad'.

See archive report for DFM details

2103 BurgessRobert OrvilleFlight Lieutenant119467NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command192 Sqn
1944-06-27MosquitoIVDK327DT:NFoulsham00:10BSOperations around Vitry-le-Francois. Badly shot about and crash-landed 02:53 at Friston airfield in Sussex. No inuries reportedUninjured
2104 BurgessCSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-23LancasterIIIED999KM-XDunholme Lodge.0009.BerlinBelieved shot down by night fighterKilledHannover War Cemetery
Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1. This aircraft was claimed by Oblt Paul Zorner (8./NJG3). Vechta-Quakenbruck/South Diepholz at 6,300m. Time 05:43.This was his 19th kill. He would score another kill at 06:02. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
2105 BurgessT M ASergeant1389310Bomber Command57 Sqd
2106 BurgessW J HFlight SergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
2107 BurgessMalcolm RobertFlight Sergeant423076AustraliaRAAF50 Sqd RAF
1944-06-06RAAF Honour Roll
2108 BurgessJames RussellFlight Sergeant422130AustraliaRAAF70 Sqd RAF
1944-06-29RAAF Honour Roll
2109 BurgwalRudolph FransFlying Officer113893Age 26DutchPilotRAFVR DutchFighter Command322 Sqd Netherlands
1944-08-12SpitfireIXMH370 - Some publications state MH7303W-LRAF Deanland, SussexEscortSee archive report for further brief details. Lost Archive for full detailsKilledInitially buried Saint-Isle Communal Cemetery, Mayenne, F. Reburied Nederlands Ereveld Orry-la-Ville, Senlis, F, grave A/1/3
Courtesy Rob Philips

The Lost Archive

Born on the 27th September 1917 at Soerabaja, Java - F/O. Burgwal was the top V1 flying ace with 19 confirmed
2110 BurkeWSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIME791KM-KTrainingCrash landedKilledRunnymede
2111 BurkeLloyd K.Staff Sergeant39123034AmericanTail GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force373th Bomber Squadron (96th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-13B-17G42-97480AW:BSnetterton Heath (Station #138), Norfolk, EnglandAugsburg, GermanyOn the southern leg of the flight the a/c came under repeated fighter attacks by Bf-19s. Damage inflicted included one engine knocked out, causing the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at 1625 hrs at Idenkeim, six miles South of Bitburg, GermanyPoW - Dulag Luft Grosstychow, Dulag 12
2112 BurkhartMorris C 2nd LtO-819502USAPilotUSAAF50th Fighter Group313th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2113 BurkwoodR WFlight SergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
2114 BurlesonThomas H 1st LtO-748903USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2115 BurleyPhilip KennethFlight Lieutenant1498741920PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-07-07MosquitoXVIMM147P3:MGraveley23:15BerlinCrashed at 01:28 to the W of Granzow, 9 km WNW from the centre of Kyritz. Claimed by Oblt. Fritz E. Krause, his 1st Abschuss, from 1./NJGr.10 over W. Kyritz, 65 km NW Berlin at 7.800 at 01:48 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 7.C.7Gransden Lodge corrected to Graveley by Roy Montrowe 07/2104

DFC awarded whilst with 107 Sqn, gazetted 20th April 1943

Son of Francis and Mary Ann Burley, of Ward End, Birmingham
2116 BurnellSSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIJB357PH-SWickenby2349StettinCrashed in Target areaKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
2117 BurnellCharles JohnFlight Lieutenant131997DFC

37 Sqd RAF

1944-07-06WellingtonXMF241BFoggia 2/Tortorella21:51 take offAttack Feuersbrunn air field, AustriaCrashed near the AdlerwerkeKilledKlagenfurt War Cemetery Austria Joint Grave 4. C. 6-7.
37 Sqd Bombing Leader
2118 BurnettT APilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE177WP-HTuddenham2322DreuxCrashed at Grandvilliers {Eure}KilledDreux Communal Cemetery
2119 BurnettRSergeant1343994Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILW498MH:TSnaith22:51AachenLW498 was claimed by Hptm.Friedrich Karl Müller, his 13th Abschuss, from 1./NJGr.10, over Roemond at 4500 m, at 01:20 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Crashed between Baexem (Limburg) and Grathem, two small Dutch villages 10 km W of Roermond.
PoWRepatriated on Letitia which docked at Liverpool on 2 February 1945.
2120 BurnettWilliam AlexanderSergeant1062774W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIINE145WP-DRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk 2341Biennais See archive report for further information KilledTunbridge Wells Cemetery. Row C. Grave 8 Read Archive Report
2121 BurnettDavid Mark TyndallPilot OfficerJ8523823rd February 1923 in Eastland, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-05-12MosquitoIVDZ6383P:?Graveley02:12KielHit by 1, 4 & 5/Marine Flak Abt 274 and 1 & 2/Marine Flak Abt 254 and Crashed on the mud flats off Kaiser-Wilhelm-Koog at 04:09 (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 249
Paradie Archive DatabaseThe report by Flt Lt Mackenzie 21 Section No4 MREU dated 17 June 1946 is available upon request.

Son of William David and Christina (née Tyndall) Burnett of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
2122 BurnettAlan JamesFlying Officer134527NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-07-01MosquitoXVIML931HS:?Little Staughton23:20Scholven-BuerHit by cannon fire from a night fighter and, later, crash-landed at 02:25 at Woodbridge airfield, Suffolk. Probable claim Oblt. Hans-Joachim Fincke from 2./NJG1 over the sea 60 km west of Den Haag at 4.900 m at 01:38 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)Survived DFC awarded to Act. Flt.Lt. wilst with 109 Sqn., gazetted 15th September 1944
2123 BurnettTSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
2124 BurnettThomas AlfredPilot Officer421069AustraliaRAAF90 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
2125 BurnsAlfred JohnFlight Sergeant42471118 June 1922 in Mascot, NSW, AustraliaAustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber 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.KilledDodewaard General Cemetery Joint Grave 316.The 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 Arthur James Burns and Emily Adelaide Burns, of Lidcombe, New South Wales, Australia
2126 BurnsR JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILV821ZL-NLeeming2115BraunschweigCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2127 BurnsJ CFlight LieutenantJ15830CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ537SE:HCroft23:14SterkradeShot down by Nightfighter - Lt. Kristopher of 3/NJG-7 at Tiel, Holland at 01:20.

The Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten has a claim by Lt Ludiger Krimphove 3/NJG7 - Tiel: 5,800m at 01:20. Crashed at Puiflijk (Gelderland) about 3 km SW of the small town of Druten, S of the Waal and 19 km WNW of Nijmegen
PoW No. 5067, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive MZ537
2128 BurnsG JSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterINN697KM-RDunholme Lodge2203EtampesCrashed at Morigny-ChampignyKilledMorigny-Champigny Communal Cemetery
2129 BurnsJ WSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-27HalifaxIIILW502C8-YLeconfield1142MimoyecquesCrashed on take off
2130 BurnsNorman JohnWarrant Officer422019AustraliaRAAF5 Communication Unit Garbutt1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
2131 BurnsAlfred JohnFlight Sergeant424711AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
2132 BurnsDean R 1st LtO-674032USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-23P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2133 BurnsRobert G 1st LtO-821662USAPilotUSAAF373rd Fighter Group411th Fighter Squadron1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2134 BurnsWilliam H CaptainO-740141USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2135 BurnsFrank LeeSergeantSergeant19043025AmericanTail Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force15th Air Force456th Bombardment Group (H), 746th Bombardment Squadron (H)1944-06-26B-24H41-28638Not allocatedStornara airfield, ItalyMoosbierbaum, Lower AustriaSee Archive report for detailsPoW, Unknown camp
2136 BurnsideHWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE129NG-GOakington2300DreuxCrashed target areaKilledDreux Communal Cemetery
2137 BurnsideJ KFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command61 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME596QR-HSkellingthorpe2126RusselheimKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2138 BurnsideHarold Warrant Officer417293AustraliaRAAFAttached 7 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
2139 BurrRSergeant1332887Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-09-06LancasterIED392PH-D2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1956Munchen See Archive report for further details SurvivedNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
2140 BurrowsRonald George StanleyFlying Officer401898AustraliaRAAFFerry Command RCAF1942-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
2141 BurstonHerbert Leading Aircraftman25171AustraliaRAAF1 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
2142 BurtH AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-13LancasterIIIPB247PH-UWickenburg2117BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive DatabaseKenneth Moore advised correct dat of loss (June 2017)
2143 BurtC SLeading AircraftmanBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-08BattleISouge1140Battle areaShot down near Abbeville. KilledAbbeville
2144 BurtWilliam C.Staff Sergeant170885131922AmericanBall TurretUS Army Air Force8th Air Force532nd Bomber Squadron (381st Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-06B-17 Under Ground FarmerG44-6020VE:ARidgewell (Station #167), Essex, EnglandBrandenburg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
2145 BurtHarold R 2nd LtO-817889USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group369th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2146 BurtonL PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command106 Sqd
2147 BurtonF JSergeantBomber Command12 OTU
1944-04-24WellingtonIIIB542Chipping NortonDiversionKilledRunnymede
2148 BurtonR GSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-06-18WellingtonW5381PH-Air TestFlew into hillside at Rothwell Top NE of Market Rasen LINCSInjured
2149 BurtonHerbert C 1st LtO-659798USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group369th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-20P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2150 BurttRobert PetchellFlight Lieutenant21249PilotRAFBomber 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)

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