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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
2151 BurnsWilliam H CaptainO-740141USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2152 BurnsFrank LeeSergeantSergeant19043025AmericanTail Turret GunnerUSAAF15th 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
2153 BurnsideHWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE129NG-GOakington2300DreuxCrashed target areaKilledDreux Communal Cemetery
2154 BurnsideJ KFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command61 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME596QR-HSkellingthorpe2126RusselheimKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2155 BurnsideHarold Warrant Officer417293AustraliaRAAFAttached 7 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
2156 BurrRSergeant1332887Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-09-06LancasterIED392PH-D2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1956Munchen See Archive report for further details SurvivedNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
2157 BurrowsFelix MiltonFlight Sergeant427230AustraliaAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-11-15LancasterIHK595KO:AWitchford12:40DortmundSee Archive report for detailsKilledRunnymede Panel 258
2158 BurrowsRonald George StanleyFlying Officer401898AustraliaRAAFFerry Command RCAF1942-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
2159 BurstonHerbert Leading Aircraftman25171AustraliaRAAF1 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
2160 BurtH AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-13LancasterIIIPB247PH-UWickenburg2117BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive DatabaseKenneth Moore advised correct dat of loss (June 2017)
2161 BurtC SLeading AircraftmanBomber Command12 Sqd
1940-06-08BattleISouge1140Battle areaShot down near Abbeville. KilledAbbeville
2162 BurtWilliam C.Staff Sergeant170885131922AmericanBall TurretUSAAF8th 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
2163 BurtHarold R 2nd LtO-817889USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group369th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2164 BurtonL PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIIIPB281ZN-JMetheringham1630HeilbronnPoW
2165 BurtonF JSergeantBomber Command12 OTU
1944-04-24WellingtonIIIB542Chipping NortonDiversionKilledRunnymede
2166 BurtonR GSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-06-18WellingtonW5381PH-Air TestFlew into hillside at Rothwell Top NE of Market Rasen LINCSInjured
2167 BurtonHerbert C 1st LtO-659798USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group369th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-20P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2168 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)
2169 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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2170 BuryGlyn NormanWarrant OfficerAUS/415758NavigatorRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-12-12LancasterIHK653OJ-YRAF Methwold, Norfolk1130Witten See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259 Read Archive Report
2171 BuryGlyn NormanWarrant Officer415758AustraliaRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
2172 BusbyJ HFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM466GI-PMildenhall2205RusselheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2173 BusenbarkJoseph S 2nd LtO-696999USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2174 BushG AFlying OfficerPilotFighter80 Sqd
1944-06-10SpitfireIXBS462PatrolAbandoned off Le Havre
2175 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.

2176 BussG BFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ705KN-QFull Sutton2320SterkradeDitched off Lowestoft Suffolk on return
2177 BuswellE JWarrant OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIIPA964MG-KOakington1507Scholven-BuerPoW
2178 ButchartCharles EdwardFlying OfficerC/24443CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF430 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-21MustangIAG553RRAF Odiham18:00Tac RecceFlak, crashed near DreuxPoW - Interned at Luft Stalag 3 SaganAccident report
2179 ButcherW H JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterIPD311JO-OWaddington1651GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2180 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
2181 ButcherS CSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ733C8-HLeconfield527Wizernes Crashed at Hawkinge Kent on return Killed
2182 ButcherWalter Harvey JamesFlight Sergeant432749AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
2183 ButisteLeo F F / OT00002988USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2184 ButlerR WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIDV292SR-OLudford Magna2133BraunschweigCrashed at BrockhumKilledHannover War Cemetery
2185 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
2186 ButlerA R VFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterIPD420HW-DGrimsby1455KolnCrashed at Kirkham Lancs on returnParadie Archive Database
2187 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.’
2188 ButlerDell AlfredFlying OfficerJ3682915th December 1909 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ674KW:NTholthorpe06:05DuisburgAircraft crashed just south of Bracht at 09:00 hrs on the 14th October 1944.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 31.A.2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Alfred and Martha James (née Butlins) Butler. Wife of Mary Butler Englehart, Ontario, Canada
2189 ButlerR BSergeant1577781Bomber Command100 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIW4989HW-F2Grimsby2306BochumCrashed at Essen-FrintropKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2190 ButlerGSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-12-05HalifaxIIIMZ450DY-BPocklington1757Soestreturned damaged
2191 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.
2192 ButlerL A AFlight LieutenantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ760NP-NLissett2124BraunschweigPoW
2193 ButlerGeorge H 2nd LtO-814647USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2194 ButlerNelson W 1st LtO-755868USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2195 ButlerRobert K 1st LtO-694045USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2196 ButtsWill T 1st LtO-812374USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2197 BuxtonJ EWarrant Officer529409Bomber Command76 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxVDK177MP-HLinton on Ouse2304BochumCrashed at StorkerhookKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2198 ByarsCarl HUSAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group425th Night Fighter Sqd

1944-12-27Northrop P-61A-10-NO Black Widow#42-5584A-82/393 in Verdun FranceReturning from misssionShot down by US flak, mistaken for Fw-189KilledThe Northrop P-61A-10-NO Black Widow #42-5584 of the 425th Night Fighter Sqd, which is approaching airfield CONFLANS (A-94), FRANCE, is attacked by 'D' battery 776th AAA which confuses it with a Focke-Wulf Fw-189. The Black Widow takes a direct hit and explodes. Both crew members are killed.
2199 ByersJames F *1st LtO-755869USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2200 ByersJames F *1st LtO-755869USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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