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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
3401 DowneE HSergeantPilotFighter266 Sqd
1944-06-06TyphoonIbDN562Abandoned near CaenEvaded
3402 DowneyW CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxVIILW209OW-YLinton on Ouse246DuisburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
3403 DowneyLawrence E 1st LtO-677997USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-13P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3404 DownieJohn A.Sergeant13670611913Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM658HW-WGrimsby2145BraunschweigSee Archive report for detailsEvader
3405 DowningJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterILM107PH-ZWickenby2128StuttgartKilledParadie Archive Database
3406 DowningA EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-05HalifaxVIILW200OW-NLinton On Ouse1801SoestCrashed at Rugby Warwickshire after colliding with 428 Sqn Lancaster KB768 NA-EKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
3407 DowningEdmund JamesFlight SergeantR170649NavigatorRCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW433WL:WRAF Croft22:54SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 450 Stalag Luft 7 Bankau - KreulbergNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database
3408 DowningRWarrant Officer173627PilotFighter165 Sqd
1944-04-06SpitfireIXMK778RodeoKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
3409 DownsR CSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW140DY-MPocklington2230GardeningCrashed at Seaton Ross Yorkshire on returnKilled
3410 DowseCharles DouglasFlying Officer153656Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-11-15LancasterINN706KO:BWitchford12:41DortmundShot down by flak at 15:40 hrs near the railway Station at Kirchderne, 3 km NE of DortmundKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 4.B.3Son of Charles William and Annie Laura Dowse, of Lincoln
3411 DowsettArnold WilliamFlight Lieutenant403862AustraliaRAAF228 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
3412 DowsettArnold WilliamFlight Lieutenant40386231st May 1919 in Roseville, New South WalesAustralianPilot (Captain)RAAFCoastal Command228 Sqn
1944-01-06SunderlandIIIJM709RAF Pembroke Dock05:37Percussion T.2Took off from Pembroke Dock to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay (Percussion T.2). There was no messages received from the aircraft after takeoff, and it failed to return to base.

During combat with Sunderland JM709 of 228 Sqdn, Lt. Erich Stain was shot down and killed in his Fw190 G-3 Wrk.Nr 160819.

However, the Sunderland was then shot down at 15:23 hrs bout 190 km west of Brest by another Jagdkommando 1./S.A.Gr. 128 Fw190. (Credit: Air War Publications)
KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 256Son of Samuel Bailey Dowsett and Mabel Dowsett, of Roseville, New South Wales, Australia. B.Ec. (Sydney
3413 DoyleW AFlying OfficerPilotFighter132 Sqd
3414 DoyleW ESergeant1088094Bomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED816OF-UBourn2304BochumCrashed at Wieringwaard HollandKilledRunnymede
3415 DraeeA WFlying OfficerBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SElsham Wolds2310AulnoyeCrashed Meharicourt {Somme}Evader Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Helmut Bergmann (8./NJG4). Near Beauquesne,Meharicourt at 3,000m Time 02:50. This would be his 24th kill. Hptm Helmut Bergmann scored 7 kills on this night bringing his total to 26. He started at 02:20-02:30-02:35-02:43-02:50-02:54 and finally at 03:06. See Kracker Archive on this site. (Additional information from John Jones)
3416 DraheimLeonard JohnFlying Officer434625AustraliaRAAF60 OTU RAF1944-12-12RAAF Honour Roll
3417 DrakeOlin P 1st LtO-686726USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3418 DraperH JSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
3419 DrayseyLFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIILM624DX-AEast Kirkby1631GravenhorstKilledRunnymede
3420 DrayseyLloyd Flying Officer417817AustraliaRAAF57 Sqd RAF
1944-11-06RAAF Honour Roll
3421 DregneIrwin H MajorO-431399USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group1944-05-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3422 DregneIrwin H Lt ColonelO-431399USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group: Yoxford Boys1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3423 DrewW ASergeantBomber Command28 OTU
1943-06-12WellingtonICR1324WymeswoldAir Sea Rescue?KilledVlieland General Cemetery
3424 DrewC N GSergeantBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-05-06LancasterIIIND783UL-C2Elsham Wolds.0015.AubigneKilledBayeaux War Cemetery France
3425 DrewRoy ArthurPilot Officer407415Age 27AustraliaPilotDFM
1942-06-17Kittyhawk1AK5862Gambut11:20Offensive sweep to bomb enemy motor transport and troop carriersShot down in dogfight by Hans-Joachim Marseille, probably his 100th victory.KilledALAMEIN MEMORIAL Column 265. Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Canberra Australia
RAAF Honour RollDrew was posted to 112 Squadron and sent to the Western Desert flying Kittyhawks. There, in his 70 sorties, often over difficult targets, he proved to be a 'courageous and determined pilot' who regularly 'set an inspiring example'. In May 1942 Drew's courage in action led to a Distinguished Flying Medal.

Pilot Officer Drew flying Kittyhawk AK586 was in a formation of 7 aircraft which took off from Gambut Satellite airfield at 1120 hours on 17 June 1942 to bomb enemy motor transport and troop carriers at Map Reference 415403. Apparently AK586 had some difficulty at the take off, as the aircraft was not airborne until several minutes after the others, and consequently flew alone to the target where the aircraft was seen at approximately 1140 hours. This is the last reported sighting of the aircraft and the aircraft and pilot did not return to base.

DFM Citation: DFM Citation: In May 1942, Flight Sergeant Drew led a formation of fighter and bomber aircraft in an attack on a concentration of tanks and motor transport. On arrival over the target area he ordered all aircraft to orbit out of range of fire from the ground defences while he dived through the barrage to 1,000 feet to identify the target. Having done so, he released a bomb which fell in the centre of the enemy vehicles as an aiming point for the other bombers. In a subsequent attack he led the bombers through the barrage, releasing his bombs and using his machine guns most effectively. On other occasions Flight Sergeant Drew has participated in sorties over difficult targets, achieving success. He is a courageous and determined pilot and has set an inspiring example. He has destroyed two enemy aircraft.

From Hans-Joachim Marseille's Record: Kills 96 – 101 17 June 1942 12.02 12.04 12.05 12.08 12.09 12.12 Marseille was credited with six kills in seven minutes over Gambut (becoming the 11th pilot to score 100 kills). His adversaries were Mk I Kittyhawks of No. 112 Squadron RAF and No. 250 Squadron RAF, as well as 12 Mk IIC Hurricanes of No. 73 Squadron RAF. The first two victories were misidentified Mk IIC Hurricanes (BN121 and BN157) of 73 Sqn. The pilots, Pilot Officer Stone and Flight Sergeant Goodwin, bailed out uninjured. The next two victories were Mk IIC Hurricanes (BN277 and BN456) also of 73 Sqn. Both pilots, Squadron Leader Derek Harland Ward and Pilot Officer Woolley, were killed in action. Marseille's century appears to have been Sergeant Roy Drew (RAAF) of 112 Sqn,[70] in Kittyhawk I, AK586. Drew was separated from his flight and did not return. Pilot Officer R A Drew (RAAF): missing believed killed; Kittyhawk AK586, 112 Squadron, aircraft failed to return from an operational flight over Sidi Rezegh, Libya, 17 June 1942. The Spitfire was a Mk IV reconnaissance aircraft, BP916, flown by Pilot Officer Squires.


112 Sqd Group. January, 1942, Caldwell (Forage Cap), Sgt. William Edward Carson, Sgt Andy Taylor on wing, P/O Neville F Duke (Forage Cap), Humphreys (Forage Cap) Henry George Burney (on wing hand on exhaust), Roy Arthur Drew arm folded in front of Sgt A T Donkin wearing wedge cap, behind him unknown , Rudolph Maurice Leu and Flt Lt E Dickinson. The Carson boys were brothers.

WESTERN DESERT. 1942-01. SQUADRON LEADER CLIVE 'KILLER' CALDWELL AND PILOTS OF THE 'SHARK' SQUADRON R.A.F. FIGHTER UNIT IN THE WESTERN DESERT STANDING BESIDE THE NOSE OF THE 112 Sqd AIRCRAFT. Sdn/Ldr Clive Caldwell (Aus), William Edward Carson, 404168 RAAF (Aus). Sgt Andy Taylor (Aus), P/O Nelville F Duke, Humphreys, Flt Sgt Roy Arthur Drew, 407415 DFM (Australian) KIA, on wing, Plt Off Henry George Burney, 402343, RAAF (Aus, KIA). Sgt A T Donkin (NZ, KIA), R M Leu (POW) Flt Lt E Dickinson (KIA) and Sgt Kenneth (Kit) Francis Carson, 404233, RAAF The Carson boys were brothers.
3426 DrewUrban Leonard2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-812776USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group375th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-25P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3427 DrewerC HFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND590MG-BOakington.0002.CoubronneCrashed at Warhem {Nord}KilledWarhem Communal Cemetery
3428 DrewerClifford HarrisFlight Lieutenant417818AustraliaRAAFAttached 7 Sqd RAF
1944-06-24RAAF Honour Roll
3429 DreweryBertram ErnestFlying OfficerJ/87449PilotRCAFBomber 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
3430 DrewettW ASergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterINF965GI-SMildenhall1827FrankfurtCrashed at StattmaltenKilledSessenheim Communal Cemetery
3431 DreyerAlton WilliamSergeant384588961924AmericanRadio OperatorUSAAF8th Air Force511th Bomber Squadron (351st Bombardment Group (H))1944-09-12B-17 Dinah MightG42-97318DS-SPolebrook (Station #110), Northamptonshire, EnglandSynthetic Oil Refinery at Ruhland, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
3432 DrinkallAFlight LieutenantBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIIIND930OL-QConingsby906Bois de CassanCrashed at Pontoise KilledPontoise Communal Cemetery
3433 DriscollP TFlying Officer133114PilotFighter65 Sqd
1944-06-10MustangIIIFX884RecceKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
3434 DriscollWayne H 2nd LtO-745323USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3435 DriverR B HSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-01-06WellingtonIIW5523PH-Binbrook1708BrestCrashed in sea off BrestKilled
3436 DrobnyJanSt. SierżantWarrant Officer78269803.01.1916 Grzechynia Sucha BeskidzkaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd Polish
1942-06-20WellingtonIIZ8537SM-YLindholme2326EmdenHomebound ran short of petrol after being hit flak and with failing engines the aircraft was put down 12 miles off Spurn Head. The crew were rescued.Rescued. Survived war. Died 27.02.1996 Croydon, Surrey, U.K.
Archiwum Polish Database
3437 DrongJerzySierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.782076Born 5 December 1908 Gródek (Age 35 when killed)PolandMechanicMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ859GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to Poland One of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Cemetery at Casamassima, Italy. Plot E, Row I, Grave 19

3438 DropeW JFlight LieutenantJ/9146PilotRCAFFighter421 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-07SpitfireIXMJ554PatrolAbandoned KilledBayeux War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
3439 DroverJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIW4824VN-ZSkellingthorpe945Bois de CassanCrashed at PontoiseEvader Paradie Archive Database
3440 DruettEdward JSergeant575323Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK801WL:DCroft22:42Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Lt Hans Schafer 7/NJG2 - estimate 20km E-NE of Arnheim (HN 8): 4,800m at 01:47. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Ruurlo (Gelderland)Evader
3441 DrummK WSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
3442 DrummondD WSergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-06-07HalifaxVLL466NF-TTempsfordSOECrashed near Doudeville {Seine-Maritime}KilledSt-Sever Cemetery Rouen
3443 DrummondKenneth NoelFlight Lieutenant63089AustraliaRAAF115 Radar Station1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
3444 DrusselD PFlight LieutenantBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICR1349Chipping WardenBremenPresumed crashed in sea off Dutch coastKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
3445 DryburghW RSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
3446 DryerH RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterIIIPB525LQ-PGransden Lodge1553Scholven-BuerKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
3447 DrylieJohnFlight Lieutenant Navigator140868RAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE150ZN-HRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire0.25CaenHit badly by flak. Crashed at St-Jean-de-Daye {Manche}Evaded - Arrived safe in UK 19 July 1944 Read Archive Report
3448 DubeJoseph Lucien MarcelFlight SergeantR/189534CanadaCanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command22 OTU (RAF)1944-12-05WellingtonXNC967RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, WarwickshireBombingCrashed near Inwardleigh, Devon, UKKilledCommemorated Brookwood Military Cemetery, 51. I. 6. United Kingdom.Accident report
3449 DuboisJoseph Edouard LawrencePilot OfficerJ/88326CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe02:22DuisburgInexplicably crashed from an altitude of approximatly 500 feet shortly after a normal take offKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery, Sec. G. Row D. Grave 13. United Kingdom
Accident report
3450 DuboulayDFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-06-23StirlingIIILK386OJ-OMethwoldGardeningCrashed at Hartfordbridge Airfield on return

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