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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
3801 FellowsHSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-06HalifaxIIILW377OW:GLinton on Ouse21:35Coutances, Normandy, FranceSee Archive Report for detailsSafe
3802 FelsenM RPilot OfficerJ17260RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED472VN-Skellingthorpe2203BochumCrashed at AhausKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3803 FelthamH KSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND729PO-LWaddington2233ProuvilleCrashed at Mareuil-Caubert {Somme}KilledMareuil-Caubert Communal Cemetery
3804 FengerAugustynKapral StrzelecSergeantP.781954Born 20 July 1915 Michałkowice Siemianowice (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-12-06Vickers WellingtonIVZ1337GR-ORAF Hemswell17:04MannheimDamaged by flak over Manheim. Over England, pilot ordered the crew to bail out. Only three crew members complied, but their parachutes drifted in a strong wind over the sea. Crashed at Bolt Head DEVON Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,

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3805 FennellR WFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-11-29LancasterINF967PH-CWickenby1216DortmundKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3806 FennellWilliam S 1st LtO-726353USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3807 FennesseyJames FrancisFlying OfficerJ/25009Age 24CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILK802AL-FRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2300Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Grave 1.H.12Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
3808 FensonR HSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-09LancasterIIIPB401F2-ADownham Market1136Scholven-BuerCrashed at EssenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3809 FenwickHarry ElmoreFlying OfficerJ/15790CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFFighter401 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-21SpitfireLF IXNH207YO-8B-6 Coulombs21:00PatrolShot down by AAA fireKilledBeny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Grave X. H. 2. Calvados France.
Accident report
3810 FeredayJohn ClementSergeant1579620Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ537SE:HCroft23:14SterkradeShot down by Nightfighter - Lt. Kristopher of 3/NJG-7 at Tiel, Holland at 01:20.

The Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten has a claim by Lt Ludiger Krimphove 3/NJG7 - Tiel: 5,800m at 01:20. Crashed at Puiflijk (Gelderland) about 3 km SW of the small town of Druten, S of the Waal and 19 km WNW of Nijmegen
PoW No 159, Stalag Luft 7Paradie Archive MZ537
3811 FergusonV WPilot OfficerNZ401823RNZAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED472VN-Skellingthorpe2203BochumCrashed at AhausKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3812 FergusonRichard DillicarFlying Officer424552Age 32New ZealandPilotRNZAFCoastal Command302 Ferry Training Unit (FTU)1944-06-08SunderlandIIIML858PRAF Oban, Argyllshire2355TrainingCrashed on Gleann Mhor, St. Kilda during navigational exercise flight out of Oban. All ten occupants died in the crashKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 262.
John Jenifer Lemaire / AWMM


The crews remains were given full military honours by an RAF Guard of Honour and were committed to the sea between St. Kilda and the island of Boreray. Rev Macleod read the burial service. (Reference: Wartime wrecks on St. Kilda - Rt. Rev. Monsignor John C. Barry, DCL, MA; Chairman of the St. Kilda Club)

Born on the 27th March 1912 at Te Kuiti. A teacher for the Auckland Education Board prior to service. Enlisted in the RNZAF after serving two years in the territorial army on the 02nd May 1942. Embarked for Canada on the 31st October 1942. Awarded his pilots badge and received his commission on the 02nd April 1942. Embarked for England on the 07th July 1942. Served with various units flying the Catalina, Beaufighter and Sunderland before joining 302 Ferry Training Unit on the 22nd May 1944. Son of Donald Peter and Ada Mary (née Dillicar) Ferguson, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 325 Flying hours logged.
3813 FergusonRSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-06-02WellingtonIIZ8533PH-VBinbrook2344EssenCrashed at Molenbeersel BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
3814 FergusonG MFlight Sergeant1318682PilotFighter130 Sqd
1944-06-17SpitfireVcAB208PatrolCollided with last and crashed off Isle of WightKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
3815 FergusonAlexander YoungSergeant1818698Age 28UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ604MP-WRAF Holme on Spalding Moor2231TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery. Collective Grave 6
Husband of Christina Ferguson, of Northfield, Birmingham. Grave inscription: 'Duty Nobly Finished: So Dearly Remembered. "Gloria In Excelsis'.
3816 FergusonOswald EdwardFlight Sergeant3913AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-30RAAF Honour Roll
3817 FergusonGeorge RobertFlight Sergeant429544AustraliaRAAF622 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
3818 FernandezJoseph P 2nd LtO-885333USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-06-06P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3819 FernieCSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL909PH-YWickenby645DuisburgKilledNederweert War Cemetery
3820 FernyhoughWPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ591QO-KEast Moor2217MetzCrashed at Chevrieres {Oise}KilledCreil Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3821 FerransRobert JeffreySergeant1566749NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIINE145WP-DRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk 2341Biennais See archive report for further information KilledAuchtermuchty Cemetery. Sector H. Grave 16 Read Archive Report
3822 FerrisArthur B 2nd LtO-1995970USAPilotUSAAFXIX Tactical Air Command425th Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3823 FickelPaul D 1st LtO-728628USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-08-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3824 FidlerReginald ArthurFlight Sergeant1320670NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-09-30MosquitoVIPZ4403P:?Forward Operating Base St. Dizier12:00RangerDay Ranger to the München-Linz-Wein area with NS993. Strayed into Swiss airspace and was damaged by 20mm cannon fire from a local defence battery near Zürich, Switzerland. Crashed at VolketswilInternedNote: the Squadron code was hasterly added to the aircraft but had been incorrectly painted ats"P3"

Fidler tried to escape several times and eventually suceeded in boarding a train carrying French refugees. He was back in England by the end of 1944
3825 FieldFrederick JamesSergeant535052PilotRAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1940-06-07BattleIP2162PH:QEchiemmes17:28PoixSee archive report for further detailsKilledSt. Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery. Coll. grave A, 24-26
3826 FieldD AFlying OfficerBomber Command105 Sqd
1944-12-11MosquitoXVIMM152GB-Bourn1735BielefeldCrashed at Newmarket Suffolk on returnKilledCoventry {London Road} Cemetery
3827 FieldDenys Brian DouglasSquadron Leader26158PilotRAFBomber Command83 Sqn
1940-06-05HampdenIP1348OL:AScamptonHamburgShot down by Flak and crashed at Barnkrug on the West bank of the Elbe, 9 km North of Stade, GermanyKilledBecklingen War Cemetery Plot 12 Row F Grave 14Initially buried in Stade Communal Cemetery. Reinterred 26 September 1946

Son of Lt.-Col. Charles Douglas Field, Indian Army, and Ivy May Harcourt Field; husband of Joan Mary Field
3828 FieldHerbert K 1st LtO-665395USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group351st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-07P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3829 FieldenJohn 'Maxie'Sergeant1052822NavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command1 PRU1942.08.24MosquitoPR.IVDK310LY:GRAF Benson, Oxfordshire10:30Photo Reconnaissance. Targets at shipyards Venice, Trieste, Pola and Fiume.Took off from RAF Ford at 10:30 after refuelling for the 1600 mile round trip. Although not officially permitted to overfly neutral Switzerland they did so to apparently avoid the strong flak defences on the German shore of Lake Constance. At 12:27 hrs Sgt Fielden noted that the Starboard Merlin and shut it down. On a single Engine the a/c could not cross the Alps and they turned back. The Port Merlin also started to overheat due to an oil leak and the crew opted to try and land in Switzerland. They landed at Belpmoos at 14:03 hrs (Local time) and were interned. Both repatriated in December 1942Repatriated, KiA 18th September 1944Sgt Fielden returned to Benson to 544 Sqn. He was awarded the DFC and was commissioned. Fg.Off. Fielden was killed in action near Berlin on 18th September 1944. Mosquito PR.IX, MM231
3830 FielderR ESergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND760A4-KWitchford.0031.ChevreusseExploded over ParisKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
3831 FieldhouseCyril WilliamSergeant Flight Engineer1642303RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIHK550KO-YRAF Witchford, Cambridgshire2305Valenciennes Crashed at Oisy-le-Verger {Pas-de-Calais} MissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 229.Read Archive Report
3832 FieldingSalvinSergeant1620500Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-11-02LancasterILM122UL-X2RAF Fiskerton, Lincolnshire16:12DusseldorfSee Archive report for detailsKilledHotton War Cemetery. Grave 11.E.5
3833 FieldingR VSergeant1383094Bomber Command101 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED987SR-AHolme on Spalding MoorBochum?KilledRunnymede
3834 FieldingTom IllendenSergeant408142AustraliaRAAF114 Sqd RAF
1942-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
3835 FieldingErnest AngusFlying Officer1137531920PilotRAFVRSouth East Asia Command (SEAC)384 Sqn1943.11.02MosquitoPRIIDZ697No Sqn code was known to have been carriedRAF Dum Dum, Bengal07:00Photographic RecceDeparted Dum Dum at 07:00 hrs to Chittagong. Departed from Chittagong at 09:00 hrs on the morning of 2nd November 1944 for a Photo Recce over Rangoon but failed to returnKilledTaukkyan War Cemetery 23A.A.12Records show that they were still with 681 Sqn at the time of their loss, although they were flying with 684 Sqn.

It was first thought that it had been shot down near Rangoon. After hostilities ceased villagers from Kyaungyi, near Pegu, described seeing an aircraft coming from the direction of Rangoon and then disintegrate at position 17 20N, 96 40E (Thanatpin, Burma). No enemy activity appeared to be involved in the loss. The two crewmen were thrown out of the aircraft as it broke up and were buried where they fell, in adjacent paddy fields 1/2 mile from the village. It seems likely that the Mosquito suffered from a catastrophic structural failure.

All Mosquito operation in SEAC was halted on the 12th November after a series of crashes through structural failures. It was thought the problem was do to with the climatic conditions affecting the glue used in the manufacture of the aircraft. After inspections operations commenced again.

Son of George and Hilda Winifred Fielding, of Rugby, Warwickshire
3836 FieryElmer N JrCaptainO-763136USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group383rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3837 FiggE DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterILM107PH-ZWickenby2128StuttgartKilledParadie Archive Database
3838 FiggisClaude Laurence DundasFlying Officer776102Age ?UKPilotRAFVRBomber Command516 Squadron. 105 Wing. 26 Group.1944-02-06HurricaneIICLF180Not issuedRAF Dundonald, Ayreshire1445TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsForced landing - safe

Courtesy Oleg Marin

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3839 FilerFrederick Albert WalterSergeant1337166Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-12-02StirlingIVLK143NF-BRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire35SOE See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 229 Read Archive Report
3840 FilluelPhilip Richard SteuartFlight Lieutenant33383PilotRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 202Son of Philip Rowland Filleul and Eileen Steuart Luxmoore Filleul; husband of Yvonne Palmer Filleul
3841 FilotHSergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-06-02HalifaxVLL307NF-JTempsfordSOECrashed at Stavenisse {Zeeland}KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
3842 FinchThomas ArthurSergeant1331869Air/BmrRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJB542PH-MRAF Wickenby1621Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 3.F.2 Read Archive Report
3843 FinchE ASergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW192DY-RPocklington2300SterkradeExploded over BuurmalsenKilledBuren General Cemetery
3844 FinchamWilliam EdwardSergeantR77413CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command69 Sqn RAF
1942-06-15BaltimoreIAG699RAF Luqa, Malta12:45SearchTook off from RAF Luqa on shipping search in the area Pantelleria but failed to return. AG699 was claimed by Hptm. Franz Schieß of Stab./JG 53 as a Beaufighter off Linosa Island at 15:15 hrs on the 15th June 1942PoW No.39181, Stalag Luft 6Promoted to WO2 whilst a PoW

Note: The wreckage of a Baltimore was discovered in 2016 off Linosa Island but its identity as AG699 was only recently been established
3845 FincherJames O 1st LtO-763137USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3846 FinderKazimierz RomanPodporucznik StrzelecFlying OfficerP.145001Born 4 March 1905 (Age 38 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ859GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to PolandOne 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 Z, Row E, Grave 40




Casamassima Polish Cemetery Italy
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3847 FindlowC PFlight SergeantBomber Command23 Sqd
1944-12-11MosquitoVIHR212YP-Little Snoring1843TrainingCrashed at base on returnKilledCambridge City Cemetery
3848 FingletonJamesSergeant1672926Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ646DY-WPocklington2203Blainville Crashed at Fresnoy-la-Riviere {Oise} Killed Age 20Fresnoy-la-Riviere Churchyard
3849 FinighanClifford LeslieSergeant13393251923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND700PM:XElsham Wolds21:48HassettClaim by Lt Hans Schmitz 4/NJG1 - WSW of Rotterdam: 2,500m at 00:15. Also claimed by Flak of 4/gem Flak Abt 295 (“Unknown type of aircraft Oostmalle 00:10”) Victory for Lt Hans Schmitz confirmed on 6 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Wreckage was spread over a wide area near Hallaar (Antwerpen), 12 km ESE of LierKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery Coll.grave IVA.D. 15-18Son of Leslie Richard Finighan, and of Evelyn Amy Finighan, of Fishponds, Gloucestershire
3850 FinlayDavid BoydWarrant Officer640578RAFCoastal 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 213Son of David Boyd Finlay and Elizabeth Finlay, of Templepatrick, Co. Antrim

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