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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                        
2151 BurwoodGeoffrey Hubert StephenPilot Officer 172072PilotRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ541C8-URAF Leconfield, Yorkshire2223Trappes - railway yardsCrashed Epernon {Eure-et-Loir}KilledEpernon Cemetery. Coll. Grave
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2152 BuryGlyn NormanWarrant OfficerAUS/415758NavigatorRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIHK653OJ-YRAF Methwold, Norfolk1130Witten See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259 Read Archive Report
2153 BuryGlyn NormanWarrant Officer415758AustraliaRAAF149 Sqd RAF
1944-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
2154 BusbyJ HFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM466GI-PMildenhall2205RusselheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2155 BusenbarkJoseph S 2nd LtO-696999USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2156 BushG AFlying OfficerPilotFighter80 Sqd
1944-06-10SpitfireIXBS462PatrolAbandoned off Le Havre
2157 BusmanGordon ThomasWarrant OfficerNZ/42104Age 28New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFCoastal Command132 Operational Training Unit. 17 Group.1944-11-12BeaufighterTF.XLX944-RAF East Fortune, East Lothian2200TrSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 263

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 14th April 1916 at Invercargill. Worked as a self employed lorry driver prior to service. Enlisted at Woodbourne on the 07th January 1942. Commenced pilot training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 16th October 1942 then to No. 1 Service Flying Training School on the 28th December 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 15th March 1943 then promoted to sergeant on the 06th May 1943. Joined 2 squadron on the 09th May 1943, then to the Pacific joining 4 squadron on the 07th July 1943 and flew 49 operational sorties. Returned to New Zealand on the 16th November 1943. On the 12th December 1943 joined the School of General Reconnaissance flying the Anson. Embarked for England on the 12th March 1944. After serving with other units flying the Oxford joined 132 Operational Training Unit on the 05th September 1944 for conversion training on the Beaufighter.

Son of Thomas (died 06th June 1948) and Florence Jane Bulman (nee Henderson - died 09th June 1964) husband of Catherine May Bulman (nee Molloy), of Riverton, Southland, New Zealand. A total 0f 716 flying hours logged with 44 of these on the Beaufighter.

2158 BussG BFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ705KN-QFull Sutton2320SterkradeDitched off Lowestoft Suffolk on return
2159 BuswellE JWarrant OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIIPA964MG-KOakington1507Scholven-BuerPoW
2160 ButchartCharles EdwardFlying OfficerC/24443CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF430 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-21MustangIAG553RRAF Odiham18:00Tac RecceFlak, crashed near DreuxPoW - Interned at Luft Stalag 3 SaganAccident report
2161 ButcherW H JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterIPD311JO-OWaddington1651GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2162 ButcherPhilip Bertie JosephSergeant5487831920Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1942-10-06HalifaxIIW1189PM-EElsham Wolds1912OsnabruckClaim by Hermann Greiner 11/NJG1 - Wadden Sea 25km West of Harlingen (probably Tiger): 2,800m at 2324hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 6/Marine Flak Abt 246 battery Terschelling-Ost (unspecified aircraft 2316) and by 4/lei Flak Abt 845 (Wellington Texel 300m 2317-2320). Victory Oblt Greiner confirmed on 18 Aug 1944. Marine Flak victory confirmed as 30th confirmed victory of Marine Flak 246 on 7 Nov 1942KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 79Son of Philip and Ivy Butcher; husband of Olive Lauretta Butcher, of Tavistock, Devon
2163 ButcherS CSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ733C8-HLeconfield527Wizernes Crashed at Hawkinge Kent on return Killed
2164 ButcherWalter Harvey JamesFlight Sergeant432749AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
2165 ButisteLeo F F / OT00002988USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2166 ButlerR WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIDV292SR-OLudford Magna2133BraunschweigCrashed at BrockhumKilledHannover War Cemetery
2167 ButlerArthur CecilSergeant1836613Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-12-02StirlingIVLK143NF-BRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire35SOE See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 226 Read Archive Report
2168 ButlerA R VFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterIPD420HW-DGrimsby1455KolnCrashed at Kirkham Lancs on returnParadie Archive Database
2169 ButlerRonald HarrisSergeantR/11601CanadaRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIED366AS-Kirmington1755KasselShot down. Crashed ObermeiserKilled Age 24Hannover War Cemetery Coll. Grave 11. C. 8-12.
Paradie Archive Database Lancaster ED366, piloted by Sergeant K. Hurst, was shot down near Obermeiser, south east of Warberg, whilst on a bombing raid to Kassel, on 22-23 October 1943. All the crew were killed except for the pilot, Hurst, who was taken Prisoner of War. Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Although the German decoy may have drawn off part of the bomber force the main raid was exceptionally accurate and concentrated. The result was the most devastating attack on a German city since the firestorm raid on Hamburg in July and the results at Kassal would not be exceeded again until well into 1944. The fires were so concentrated that there was a firestorm though not as extensive as the Hamburg one.’
2170 ButlerR BSergeant1577781Bomber Command100 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIW4989HW-F2Grimsby2306BochumCrashed at Essen-FrintropKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2171 ButlerGSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-05HalifaxIIIMZ450DY-BPocklington1757Soestreturned damaged
2172 ButlerCharles JSergeantAir GunnerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIND324PH-EWickenby2356StettinInternedBorn 1923-09-22
Born 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.
2173 ButlerL A AFlight LieutenantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ760NP-NLissett2124BraunschweigPoW
2174 ButlerGeorge H 2nd LtO-814647USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2175 ButlerNelson W 1st LtO-755868USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2176 ButlerRobert K 1st LtO-694045USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2177 ButtsWill T 1st LtO-812374USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2178 BuxtonJ EWarrant Officer529409Bomber Command76 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxVDK177MP-HLinton on Ouse2304BochumCrashed at StorkerhookKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2179 ByersJames F *1st LtO-755869USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2180 ByersJames F *1st LtO-755869USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2181 ByersVic L JrCaptainO-728573USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group351st Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2182 ByersWilliam E 1st LtO-755870USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-12P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2183 ByrneFrank PaulFlying OfficerJ1361027th January 1920 in Phoenixville, PennsylvaniaAmericanPilotRCAFBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-05-12MosquitoVINS9493P:?Swannington23:40BSHeaded for Tewnte. Lost in the North Sea.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 245
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Joseph A. and Marie M. Byrne, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
2184 ByrneD CFlight LieutenantPilotFighter129 Sqd
1944-06-14MustangIIIFB108Ramrod 998PoW
2185 ByrneRoger Flying Officer419291AustraliaRAAF2 Operational Training Mildura1944-06-01RAAF Honour Roll
2186 ByrnesR WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterILL847JO-DWaddington1631MunchenCrashed at le Gros-Theil {Eure}Killedle Gros-Theil Communal Cemetery Read Archive Report
2187 ByrnesRobert WentworthPilot Officer28766AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-18RAAF Honour Roll
2188 ByrnesKerry GavanPilot Officer403903AustraliaRAAF82 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
2189 CachiaJohnWarrant Officer Class 2R/835411921CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBJ657KW-GDishforth1659MannheimAt 0020 hrs an SOS message was received from the aircraft. Unfortunately nothing further was heard. The aircraft crashed Langonnet East of Plouray Near Brest (Flak/Shortage of Fuel/Equipment Failure?)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 102 Paradie Archive Database First French Canadian Sqn

Son of Paul and Aloysia Cachia, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2190 CaddonM SFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-11HalifaxIIIMZ877HD-PDriffield1045TrainingCrash landed at Carnaby
2191 CadmanP MFlying Officer114221DFC

Fighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-05MosquitoVIIntruderDamagedKilledCanterbury Cemetery United Kingdom
2192 CadmanAPilot OfficerBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILV868EY-Breighton2301JuvisyCrash landed at West Malling Kent on return
2193 CainIvan WilliamWarrant Officer 2NZ/421674Age 20New ZealanderPilotRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force175 Sqd
1944-10-06TyphoonIbMN376HH-SB.80 Volkel, Netherlands1135ReconnaissanceSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery . Grave 17.C.3

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 24th November 1923 at Auckland. Worked as a van driver for Renown Fish Shop prior to service. Enlisted at Rotorua on the 07th March 1942. Trained at No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School then to No. 2 Service Flying School on the 26th July 1942. Pilots badge awarded on the 19th October 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 19th December 1942. Embarked for England on the 15th January 1943. After serving with various units including 59 Operational Training Unit on the 21st September 1943, joined 175 squadron on the 28th July 19444.

Son of William and Isabella Florence Cain (née Hoplloway - died September 1980, age 83), of Auckland. A total of 491 flying hours logged and completed 39 operational sorties.

2194 CainLance Flight Sergeant15279AustraliaRAAF354 Sqd RAF
1944-12-30RAAF Honour Roll
2195 CaineA MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-06HalifaxIIILW421PT-KTholthorpe1513BiennaisLanded damaged at Linton on Ouse on returnInjured Paradie Archive Database
2196 CairnsA WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27HalifaxIIIMZ291ZL-OLeeming300OpladenCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
2197 CairnsJ CPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-04-09LancasterIIIJB709PH-OWickenby2123GardeningCrashed near Esbjerg Harbour DenmarkKilledRunnymede
2198 CairnsW DSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE149WP-ATuddenham2313DreuxCrashed at Berou-la-Mulotiere {Eure-et-Loir}KilledBerou-la-Mulotiere Communal Cemetery
2199 CaldecottLeslie H Lance Corporal T/80730 - 253 (Airborne) Composite Coy RASCDispatcher N/A Bomber Command190 Sqd
1944-09-21StirlingIVLJ982L9-NRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire12.01Market (Part of Market Garden) Hit by flak. Crashed near Zetten, HollandKilledArnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery Grave 18.B.11Read Archive Report
2200 CalderJohn Philip SargentFlight LieutenantJ4695CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-07-20MosquitoXVIML9848K:?Oakington00:17HamburgHit by flak and crashed. Claimed by 1.-3,/M. Flak Abt. 274, 2. & 3./M. Flak Abt. 254 and 1, & 3./M. Flak Abt. 294, crashed at Diekshörn/Zweidorf at 02:22 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledKiel War Cemetery 1.H.20Paradie Archive DatabasePathfinders

Flt.Lt. Calder bailed out wounded in both legs by shrapnel and without his dinghy.

Son of Archibald C. and Mary Agnes Calder, of Goderich, Ontario, Canada

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