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This database consolidates all data previously held in our Fighter Command and Bomber Command databases and that held in our Polish Honour Roll database

* 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. Our date is always the Take Off date as this 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. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). 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 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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
301 AngellJ LSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-06-16WellingtonIcW5522LQ-QPocklington2303Koln? Killed
302 AngersJ A A A BSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-16WellingtonIIIX3359VR-NMildenhall2355EssenCrashed near WuustwezelEvader Paradie Archive Database
303 AnglinWilliam SherronWarrant OfficerR/95701Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHZ471AL-MRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2236Wuppertal See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 179Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
304 AngusD C BSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxIIHR817LQ-CGransden LodgePeenemundeShot down near FlensburgKilledKiel War Cemetery
305 AnnableH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-18LancasterXKB735VR-OMiddleton St George1534WalcherenCrash landed at East Moor on return Paradie Archive Database
306 AnnandG RSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVDK271NA-QMiddleton St George1857MannheimCrashed GeinsheimPoW Paradie Archive Database
307 AnnisL DWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJA974LQ-VGransden Lodge1707BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
308 AnnisL DSergeantR100619RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE771PT-CroftDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured Paradie Archive Database
309 AnsellR FSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-27HalifaxIIW1175LQ-QPocklington2332BremenPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
310 AnsleyDSergeant1183277Bomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-28HalifaxIIBB283VR-OMiddleton St George1940St-NazaireShot down near Nantes FranceKilledEscoublac la Baule War Cemetery
311 AnthonyA HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-10LancasterIIIJA920LQ-EGransden Lodge2205NurnbergCrashed at base on return Paradie Archive Database
312 AnthonyKPilot OfficerPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1941-08-19SpitfireVR7342KCircus 81Failed to returnPoW
313 AntonekC JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05LancasterING458QB-HSkipton on Swale1642ChemnitzPoW Paradie Archive Database
314 AnweilerR RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-21Halifax IIINR177NP-WLissett1706WormsCrashed at OdenbachPoWParadie Archive Database
315 AplinW G JSergeant1314645Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonIIIBJ920AL-East Moor1947BochumCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
316 AplinJ HSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIDS850QO-MEast Moor1703BraunschweigCrashed near NordhornKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
317 AplinJSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIIDS851QO-DEast Moor1706BerlinCrashed on return to base
318 ApperleyN HSergeant1337474Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXLN284SE-QBurn2300KolnCrashed near targetKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
319 ApperleyH HSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHF543SE-PBurn2325DusseldorfLanded at Oulton and collided with next
320 AppersonMaxwell WarnockSergeant5344371918Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-23HalifaxIIW7769LQ-KPocklington37DuisburgJust before 0500 the a/c was in the circuit of Pocklington airfield prior to landing when the port outer engine failed. This failure was due to a coolant leak which led to the engine overheating. Around the moment the engine caught fire the flight engineer assumed that the failure was down to a fuel supply shortage to the engine so switched the fuel cocks that supplied the fuel to both port engines. This resulted in the port inner engine's fuel supply being cut off. The a/c swung, and the port wing dropped causing a loss of control resulting in the a/c diving into the ground. It crashed into houses and then the school on New Street in Pocklington. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)KilledBarmby on the Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard Row F Grave 1.
321 ApplebyJ RSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-01-15HampdenIAE393EQ-GBalderton1715HamburgCrashed at Howgill ScarKilled
322 ApplegarthT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM580DX-LEast Kirkby2307WesselingCrashed at As-en-Campine {Limburg}PoW Paradie Archive Database
323 ApplinD JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB731VR-SMiddleton St George2140CambraiCrashed near Vieux-Berquin {Nord}KilledVieux-Berguin Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
324 AppsGeoffrey Frank RoweFlight LieutenantJ/20673CanadianPilotRCAFEastern Air Command11 Sqd RCAF1945-02-19LiberatorVI3715FRCAF Dartmouth, Nova ScotiaAnti-SubmarineFailed to return, crashed at seaMissingOttawa Memorial, Panel 4. Column 2. Canada.
Accident report
325 ArbicH CSergeantR/90583Wireless OperatorRCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-12-20WellingtonIIIZ1660GT-Warboys1802DuisburgConed by 3/Flakscheinw Abt 409. Hit by lei Heimat 22/VI. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 27338, Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database
326 ArbourJ E J GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW682OW-MLinton on Ouse2211LeuvenCrashed Schendelbeke {oost-Vlaanderen}KilledGeraardsbergen Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
327 ArbuckleISergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-15HalifaxIIW7854LQ-TTopcliffe1855KolnCrashed Waterloo SSE of BrusselsKilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
328 ArcandJ J RSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15Halifax IIIPN172KW-GTholthorpe1730HagenKilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
329 ArchambaultJ RFlight SergeantR108014RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21HalifaxIIDT772EQ-ELeeming2340KrefeldCrashed Zeist HollandKilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) Gen Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
330 ArcherJ CFlight SergeantR141130RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-04HalifaxIIHR658EQ-VLeeming2240Dortmund?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
331 ArcherW EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-12Halifax IIILV998QB-YSkipton on Swale1724GardeningKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
332 ArcherR WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIILM455BQ-TNorth Killingholme2127StuttgartCrashed at Blamont {Meurthe-et-Moselle}KilledBlamont Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
333 ArcherP L ISquadron LeaderJ/3508PilotDFC

Fighter421 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-17SpitfireIXLZ996RodeoKilledLonguenesse (St- Omer) Souvenir Cemetery France
334 ArchibaldL PPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS846OW-XLinton on Ouse1622BerlinCrashed near VerdenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
335 ArchibaldJ SFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK786WL-SCroft2155KielCrashed off ScarboroughParadie Archive Database
336 ArchibaldW JSergeantR/68551PilotRCAFFighter603 Sqd
1941-09-25SpitfireVW3233CircusFailed to returnKilledDunkirk Town Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
337 ArchieSteveSergeantR/139949Age 24CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIJB854EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2105Pilsen See archive report for further details KilledLouppy-le-Chateau Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 3-5
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
338 ArdisBeverley Donn (Joe)Flying OfficerJ/26495CanadianAir GunnerDFC
RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-21HalifaxIIJP113NA-AMiddleton St. George01:20LensDamaged by nightfighter, crash landed at Attleborough NorfolkInjuredDied 6 May 1997 - Dallas, Texas Accident report
339 ArgentEdward JamesPilot Officer1566471924PilotRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-12-20LancasterIIIED700WS-OBardney1702FrankfurtShortly after bombing the primary target, the Lancaster was attacked by a night- fighter, who fire killed Sgt. Knox, RCAF. Considerable damage was inflicted and later the crew were obliged to ditch at 2322 hours out of fuel and roughly 15 miles N of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and within 4 miles of the shore. The survivors were picked up by an ASR launch after spending 4 hours in their dinghy and taken into Great YarmouthRescued, Killed in action 15 Jan 1944 9 Sqn, Lancaster III, ED721
340 ArgueE BFlight SergeantPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-25SpitfireVbAD206CircusPoW
341 ArgumentG AFlying OfficerJ/15764PilotRCAFFighter33 Sqd
1944-09-17SpitfireIXNH318BombingKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
342 ArlenAWarrant OfficerR84152RCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-03-08StirlingIBF437AA-LNewmarket1942NurnbergCrashed NNE KarlsruheKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
343 ArlidgeW GSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-29HalifaxVDK239NA-QMiddleton St George2223HamburgExploded near LuneburgKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
344 ArlotteSidney GeorgeFlying OfficerJ/39017Age 24CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP819OW-BRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire2044Wanne-Eickel Crashed at Castle Farm near Manston Kent after losing control KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Grave 56 G 2. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
345 ArmitageIPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK702IP-ETholthorpe1643Berlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
346 ArmitageHarryAircraftman 1st Class1039943UKGround Crew Radio TechRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-09-18WellingtonIIW5492LQ-KPocklingtonPhotographic training flightDinghy came away from it's stowage and wrapped around the elevators. Parts of the tail then broke off and the pilot lost control. The aircraft went into a steep and fast dive, then broke up in the air and exploded.KilledBuried Otley Cemetery, Yorkshire Yorkshire Aircraft Co
347 ArmittJohnFlight LieutenantJ/17036W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-13LancasterIII PB183LQ-C RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 2214Dresden See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 278 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
348 ArmourW JPilot OfficerDFC

RAAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVEB252NA-PMiddleton St George1600Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
349 ArmourJ KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1945-01-16LancasterIII LM472SR-V2Ludford Magna1748BruxKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
350 ArmourE WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterIME848PM-EElsham Wolds1717NurnbergCrashed at Schwabisch HallPoW Paradie Archive Database

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