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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                        
2351 CassanJ DPilot OfficerBomber Command214 Sqd
1944-06-21FortressIISR382BU-BOulton2352BSCrashed at Bergharen {Gelderland}KilledUden War Cemetery Holland
2352 CassellJames RonaldFlying Officer128680PilotDFC

DFC Bar

RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-06-11MosquitoIXLR505XD:NRAF Upwood, Huntingdonshire23:30BerlinBombed at 01:28 hrs from 25,000 ft and was almost immediately hit by flak in the port engine. Susequently, crash-landed at 03:30 hrs near Bollerup, Sweden.InternedDFC awarded whilst with 106 Sqn, gazetted 9th February 1943

Awarded a Bar to DFC whilst with 139 Sqn. Gazetted 16 February 1945

Repatriated to Britain in a BAOC Mosquito from Bromma airport near Stockholm on the 28th September 1944.

John Ronald Cassels was appointed to a commission as a Fg Off (Four Years) in the Training Branch RAFVR wef 8 May 1970. Gazetted 14 July 1970.
2353 CasselmanD ESergeantRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJA899VN-DSkellingthorpe2243ProuvilleCrashed at Ribeaucour {Somme}Evader Paradie Archive Database
2354 CassidyMaxwell HaroldLeading Aircraftman431689AustraliaRAAF13 Service Flying Training School RCAF1944-12-04RAAF Honour Roll
2355 CassiniC WFlying OfficerBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-12-17HalifaxIIINP934MH-VSnaith258DuisburgCrashed at Charleroil {Hainault}KilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery
2356 CasteelBarney P 1st LtO-810471USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2357 Castle-HallR ASergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIINA545KN-RFull Sutton2315SterkradeCrashed off coast of HollandKilled
2358 CaswellHarry CosgraveFlight SergeantAUS/413735Age 28AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ604MP-WRAF Holme on Spalding Moor2231TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery. Grave 10
Born on the 29th October 1915 at Coonamble, NSW. Enlisted 13th September 1941. Son of Arthur Thomas Caswell and Ethel Gertrude Caig Caswell of Brewarrina, NSW. Grave inscription: 'Loved Son Of The Late Arthur And Mrs. Caswell Of Brewarrina, N.S.W.'.
2359 CaswellHarry CosgreaveFlight Sergeant413735AustraliaRAAF76 Sqd RAF
1944-06-03RAAF Honour Roll
2360 CatererJFlying OfficerBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB728F2-BDownham Market2338LensCrashed near Beaurains {Pas-de-Calais}KilledBeaurains Communal Cemetery
2361 Catheralle Lloyd John GordonFlying OfficerJ/37534NavigatorRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-28HalifaxIIINR197AL-ZRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1600Gardening See Archive report for further details KilledSandefjord Churchyard. Collective Grave B.1.7-12Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2362 CatleyB MacCSergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterINF911HA-FMethwold1836FrankfurtCrashed at NastattenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2363 CatoReginald HubertFlight Sergeant420443AustraliaRAAF224 Sqd RAF
1944-08-12RAAF Honour Roll
2364 CattH NFlying OfficerBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ367NP-ILissett2121BraunschweigKilledRunnymede
2365 CattermoulF HFlying Officer126582PilotFighter1 Sqd
1944-06-01SpitfireIXMK798RhubarbPoW, died 9/7/44Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery France
2366 CatterwellJ T GSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW140DY-MPocklington2230GardeningCrashed at Seaton Ross Yorkshire on returnKilled
2367 CaulfieldPeter A 1st LtO-688241USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group83rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2368 CaustonR HSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-12-08HalifaxIIILW637MP-BHolme on Spalding MoorRusselheimInjured
2369 CavalloAnthony S 1st LtO-2044946USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2370 CavanaghRonald JamesLeading Aircraftman51756AustraliaRAAF1 Aircraft Depot Laverton1944-12-11RAAF Honour Roll
2371 CaveB HSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME617SR-NLudford Magna2127RuselheimPoW
2372 CaveRFlying OfficerBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-09HalifaxIIIMZ935KN-QFull Sutton1615MunsterKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2373 CawsonH DFlight SergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterILM179WP-MTuddenham2311RimeauxCrashed at Coupelle-Vieille {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal Cemetery
2374 CelaniSilvio E.Sergeant3389820722nd June 1925AmericanTail GunnerAM

US Army Air Force8th Air Force700th Bomber Squadron (445th Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-12B-24J44-10493RN:?Tibenham (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandHanau marshalling yards (Mission #748), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and buried at the Chestnut Ridge Cemetery, Washington County, Pennsylvania
2375 CelesteCharles F.Staff Sergeant6981217AmericanTogglierUS Army Air Force9th Air Force599th Bomber Squadron (397th Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26 Miss FurieB42-961826B-KPéronne/St. Quentin (Station A-72), FranceRailroad bridge at Eller, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated to be buried in New York, USA
2376 Cellar John E 2nd LtO-816048USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group386th Fighter Squadron1944-06-25P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2377 CesarzWilhelmSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.784734Born 3 September 1913 (Age 30)PolandPilotPAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-08De Havilland MosquitolLR275SM-RRAF LashamNormandyShot down and killed whilst attacking targets in Normandy. Location : . Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database
2378 CeskyCharles J 1st LtO-796084USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-06P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2379 CeskyCharles J 1st LtO-796084USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2380 CeskyCharles J CaptainO-796084USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2381 CeskyCharles J CaptainO-796084USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang8.5Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2382 CeuleersGeorge F MajorO-659099USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group383rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)4 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2383 ChadwickJ GFlight SergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-06-07HalifaxVLL306NF-ETempsfordSISCrashed at Veauville-les-Baons {Seine-Maritime}KilledVeauville-les-Baons Churchyard
2384 ChalkJ T ESergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIIIJB644AS-A2Kirmington2120RevignyCrashed at Chevillon {Haute-Marne}KilledChevillon Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2385 ChalkR GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW175WL-QCroft2122BraunschweigCrashed at Klein-HenstedtPoWParadie Archive Database
2386 ChallengerC JPilot OfficerJ18123RCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED668DX-Scampton2256Bochum?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
2387 ChalmersChristopher WalterW/Op/DFC

DFM

BEM
RAFBomber Command15 OTU
99 Sqd (Madras)

148 Sqd
WellingtonKabrit EgyptDFC Citation London Gazette 14 November 1944. The recommendation states: ‘Flying Officer Chalmers has, on this his second operational tour, completed 19 very successful sorties with this Squadron, including four attacks against Berlin, on all of which he has displayed keen determination and a steadfastness of purpose worthy of the highest praise. This Officer is a Wireless Operator of outstanding ability, whose knowledge and general airmanship have proved to be of immeasurable value to his Captain on may occasions, and Flying Officer Chalmers shares in no small measure the credit due to the crew, of which he is a member, for the success of the operations carried out by them. Undeterred by the heaviest enemy opposition, this Officer has, with exceptional coolness and skill, at all times completed his allotted task, and by his cheerful disposition coupled with a dogged determination, has been a fine example to all, considerably aiding the high morale of his crew. The consistent good work by Flying Officer Chalmers and his unfailing devotion to duty at all times merit his recommendation for an award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.’

DFM Citation London Gazette 15 May 1942. The recommendation states: ‘This airman commenced operational flying in May 1940. Before joining his present Squadron, he carried out eight raids over Germany and German occupied territory; he also took part in an attack on Turin, being a specially selected member of the aircrew. He has now completed a total of 38 sorties involving 160 flying hours. Throughout he has displayed the highest standard of efficiency which, combined with his determination and enthusiasm, have set a splendid example.’

BEM Citation London Gazette 12 June 1977. Christopher Walter Chalmers was born in Aberdeen in 1909 and was educated at the Robert Gordon College. Afterwards travelling to Australia to take up farming, he returned to the U.K. in 1930 to run his own piggery at St. Katherine’s, Fyvie, but in 1939 elected to enlist in the Royal Air Force. His operational career as a Wireless Operator began at the end of May 1940, when he was despatched on a sweep over Lyme Bay in an aircraft of No. 15 OTU Two Nickel sorties followed in August and October and at the end of the year he was posted to No. 99 (Madras Presidency) Squadron, a Wellington unit operating out of Mildenhall. Five operations were completed that December, against Turin, Mannheim, Le Havre, Ludwigshafen and Berlin. Emden followed soon into the new year. In February 1942, Chalmers was posted to 148 Sqd, a Wellington unit operating out of Kabrit, Egypt. From here, the Squadron played a vital role in supporting the operations of the 8th Army, in addition to hitting targets in Crete and Greece. For his own part, between February and October 1941, Chalmers brought up his tally of operational sorties to 38, Tripoli being visited on four occasions and the dreaded Benghazi “Mail Run” completed seven times. Gazetted for the DFM in May 1942, Chalmers enjoyed a period of rest and was commissioned in the following year. Returning to the operational scene with No. 101 Squadron, a Lancaster unit operating out of Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire, in early 1944, he completed his first sortie, against the German capital, on the night of 20-21 January. Two more trips to Berlin followed in quick succession, during the last of which his Lancaster was attacked by three enemy night fighters during its bombing run. And with the exception of perhaps half a dozen French targets in the run up to the Normandy landings, Chalmers and his crew, piloted by Squadron Leader C. B. Morton, spent the remainder of their seven month tour returning to Germany, another Berlin run, the disastrous Nuremburg raid of March 1944 and Frankfurt (twice) making up the agenda. The gallant Chalmers completed his second tour with a strike against Domleger on the night of 2-3 July 1944. Afterwards returning to the world of farming, Chalmers was awarded his BEM for services at the Institute for Research on Animal Diseases at Compton, Berkshire.
2388 ChalmersJames ChutePilot OfficerNZ/413772Age 21New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command88 Sqd1944-06-06BostonIIIABZ243RH-NSmokescreenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 08th October 1922 at Invercargill, the son of Alexander and Norah Catherine Chalmers, of Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 06th July 1941 worked as a clerk for Kilkelly Brothers at Invercargill. A total of 441 flying hours logged and having completed 29 operational sorties
2389 ChamberlainNoel AustinLeading Aircraftman15786AustraliaRAAF2 Aircraft Depot1944-12-20RAAF Honour Roll
2390 ChambersAlbert Flight Lieutenant Wireless Operator/ 113350DFC & Bar

RAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-06-05LancasterIIIND739OF-ZConingsby256St-Pierre-du-MontLost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 201
2391 ChambersS VFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIIIND932PG-OStrubby1642HeilbronnKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2392 ChambersG WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILW434C8-HLeconfield2227TrappesCrashed Bretigny-sur-Orge {Essonne}KilledBretigny-sur-Oige Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2393 ChambersC ASergeantNZ416213RNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxIIDT568MH-FSnaith2334BochumCrashed near Weerselo HollandPoW
2394 ChambersK JPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIPD273PH-KWickenby2048StettinPoW
2395 ChambersBrianFlying Officer4084118Age 25BritishNavigatorRAFFighter Command46 Sqd
1956-06-12JavelinFAW IXA570BRAF Odiham, Hampshire2322Training exerciseSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCremated at Woking CrematoriumBorn in 1933. Son of Frederick Richard and Winifred (née Aspinall) Chambers of Poplar, Tower Hamlets, London. There is a Memorial headstone to Fg.Off. Chambers which lies in the small cemetery of the St. Catherine by the Sea Church at, Holworth, Dorset. The churchyard overlooks Weymouth Bay from the top of Burning Cliff.
2396 ChandlerGeorge NevilleFlight Lieutenant47598PilotRAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterINF926HA-XRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk1114Vohwinkel See archive report for further information KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 1.E.11 Read Archive Report
2397 ChandlerK ESergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW717ZA-WMelbourne2213BlainvilleCrashed near Crepy-en-ValoisKilledFeigneux Communal Cemetery
2398 ChandlerVan E 2nd LtO-705545USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group336th Fighter Squadron: Rocketeers
1944-09-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2399 ChandlerVan E 1st LtO-705545USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group336th Fighter Squadron: Rocketeers
1944-11-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2400 ChandlerVan E 1st LtO-705545USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group336th Fighter Squadron: Rocketeers
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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