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* 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                        
401 DaviesErnest ArthurAircraftman406347AustraliaRAAF5 Initial Training School Pearce1940-12-28RAAF Honour Roll
402 DavisWilliam Arthur MathiasFlight SergeantAUS/408278Age 31AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.
Read Archive Report
403 DavisArthurSergeant1152398Air GunnerRAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-09-22LancasterIW4324SR-MLudford Magna1852HannoverCrashed Geeste-MündeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery 22. A. 13First major raid to Hannover in 2 years. 711 aircraft took part including 322 Lancaster’s.
404 DavisWilliam Arthur MathiasFlight Sergeant408278AustraliaRAAF218 Sqd RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1943-05-30RAAF Honour Roll
405 DavisLawrence ArthurFlight Sergeant8905AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-23RAAF Honour Roll
406 Davis Wayne R. 2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7170401917AmericanBombardierUS Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 7a Moosburg, Bavaria
407 DavisArthur J Jr2nd LtO-715485USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group377th Fighter Squadron
1945-03-16P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
408 DavisonDavid Arthur KeithSergeant Flight Engineer1891953RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS-WBardney2251Prouville Crashed at Coulonvillers {Somme} KilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 2. Remembered on Lindisfarm College War Memorial
Read Archive Report
409 DavisonArthur SistertonFlight Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1015920RAFVRBomber Command99 Sqd
1944-06-17WellingtonXIHZ719Jessore AirbaseBomb ferryingKilledImphal War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 6.H.14-18. Read Archive Report
410 DayFrederick William RobertSergeant1333356Age 22W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE894OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2035Berlin See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 147 Read Archive Report
411 De BreyneArthurPilot Officer PilotCanadaRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144Cambrai Shot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre EvaderNone
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

412 de Souza Arthur Kenneth NewnesSergeant9260931917 at Eton BuckinghamshireBritishObserverMiDRAFVRMiddle East Command148 Sqd RAF
1942-09-19Wellington1CHF840- BLG237 aka Kilo 40 Egypt20.31Tobruk Harbour, LibyaEngine failure, Crashed 80 miles South of Mersa Matruh, Egypt.PoW in Italy - no further detailsRead Archive Report
413 DeanAlan ArthurFlight Sergeant404328AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-03RAAF Honour Roll
414 DeathArthur HenryPilot OfficerJ/19181Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW647MP-WRAF Home-on-Spalding Moor2211Nurnberg See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Joint gave 6.F.18-19Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
415 DelamoreArthur FrankPilot Officer33500Born on the 05th June 1920New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command222 Sqd1940-02-17MagisteerIR1827-RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire1630TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledWhittlesford Churchyard (SS. Mary And Andrew). Row C. Grave 5

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Adrian Wilmot Delamore and Emma Carolina Ada Delamore (née Rhodes), stepson of Dinah Delamore of Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Whilst at an early age the family moved to New Zealand. Joined RAF as a cadet in April 1938 at Cranwell and enlisted into the RAF on the 07th September 1939. A total of 244 solo flying hours.
416 DelaneyColinFlight Sergeant4325454 Apr 1924AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportKilledHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 5A.B.7
417 DennisErnest ArthurPilot Officer405175AustraliaRAAF50 Sqd RAF
1943-07-26RAAF Honour Roll
418 DevichJohn ETechnical SergeantSergeant37275604AmericanEngineerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
419 DevlinGeorge VincentSergeant337840122nd March 1924.AmericanRadio OperatorAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)


US Army Air Force8th Air Force848th Bomber Squadron (490th Bombardment Group (H))1945-03-17B-17G43-380467W:?Eye (Station #134), Suffolk, EnglandBitterfeld, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledArdennes American Cemetery, Neupré, in Plot B, Row 38, Grave 1
420 DeWahlEdmund Merlin2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-20699657th September 1922AmericanNavigatorUS Army Air Force8th Air Force848th Bomber Squadron (490th Bombardment Group (H))1945-03-17B-17G43-380467W:?Eye (Station #134), Suffolk, EnglandBitterfeld, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred on the 10th February 1949 at the Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota in Section 18, Lot 101, Grave 3
421 DeyArthur AlexanderFlight Sergeant416001AustraliaRAAF221 Sqd RAF
1943-02-27RAAF Honour Roll
422 DickinsonEarl WillardFlying OfficerJ/11845W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd1943-08-15WellingtonB.XHE524PT-?Kairouan/ Zina TunisiaPizzo and Lamezia, Italy See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 10. Column 1Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
423 DicksonJohn ArthurWarrant Officer Class 2R1905107 January 1923 in Kingston, Ontario, CanadaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1945-02-20LancasterING267CF-YRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2122DortmundCrashed at Hagen after explodingMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial - Panel 281Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
424 DiercksFrederick Arthur DonaldFlying Officer407708AustraliaRAAF11 Sqd RAAF
1942-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
425 DietmanJohn ArthurFlight Sergeant417816AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-21RAAF Honour Roll
426 DilleyDennis ArthurSergeant1583059Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command1656 HCU Heavy Conversion Unit1944-11-20HalifaxIIBB254Not knownRAF Lindholme2051Training exercise Crashed off Coppice Avenue, Hatfield KilledBraunstone Churchyard (St. Peters) Grave 604 Read Archive Report
427 DingLeslie ArthurWarrant Officer1380408NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-30LancasterIILL733JI-SRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire613Caen See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 213 Read Archive Report
428 DittmerArthur H2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-8188431920 in New YorkAmericanPilotAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)


US Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Plot E Row 14 Grave 14
429 DixonJohn Arthur GlanvilleFlight Sergeant1602182Air/BmrRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN-NMetheringham2255Vitry Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne} Killed Age 21Bransles Communal Cemetery

430 DixonThomas WilkinsonSergeant1527169Age 22NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.Read Archive Report
431 DixonDerek ArthurSergeant1603118Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB364DX-MEast Kirkby2340BerlinAfter take off and climbing normally, the aircraft commenced a turn to port and the rate of turn increased until about half a circuit had been completed when it then climbed vertically before diving into the ground exploding the bomb load and killing the crew. The aircraft crashed at 2336 hours about 10 miles south west of Grimsby at Binbrook villageKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 14 Row D Grave 1
432 DobsonErnestSergeant1590215Age 20UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-02-08FortressIII HB796BU-TRAF Oulton, Norfolk0329Radio counter-measures KrefeldSee archive report for further detailsKilledScholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium. Panel 1.Son of Arthur and Alice Dobson, of Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
433 DobsonGrover L. Sergeant63975821917AmericanTail GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
434 DohertyEdward Charles HibbsSergeantNZ/413823Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1942-05-23OxfordIIP1862-RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire0310TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledShawbury Churchyard (St. Mary The Virgin). Row 20. Grave 2

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th October 1917 at Methven. A salesman for Richard Arthur Ltd. Enlisted 06th July 1941 at Levin. Son of Thomas Spearing James Doherty and of Gertrude Annie Doherty (nee Hibbs), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 180 flying hours logged with 107 solo and 84 on the Oxford.
435 DoldingArthur JohnSergeantR/101954PilotRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-17HalifaxIIbW1096LQ-ORAF Beaulieu, Hampshire, EnglandNot knownTrainingAircraft accident/malfunctionKilledSaffron Walden Cemetery. Compt. 39. Grave 23Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
436 DomogalaJohn W. Staff Sergeant33756755AmericanRadio OperatorUS Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
437 DonahueArthur GeraldPilot Officer81624PilotRAFVR (From USA)Fighter Command64 Sqd
1940-08-12SpitfireIX4018RAF ManstonPatrolShot down over South CoastWounded See other listing
438 DonahueArthur GeraldFlight Lieutenant81624PilotDFC

RAFVR (From USA)Fighter Command91 Sqd
1942-09-11SpitfireVbBL511Shipping RecceContact us for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 65
439 Donaldson Arthur HayPilotFighter Command5
440 DoranVincent ArthurSergeant2882AustraliaRAAFRAAF Darwin1942-04-27RAAF Honour Roll
441 DoreyAlbertFlight SergeantR20902924th August 1917 in Middlesex, LondonCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31LancasterXKB859SE:UCroft06:26HamburgCrashed at 09:07 at Hittfeld, 9km South of Harburg quite close to 419 Sqn, Lancaster X, VR-Q captained by F/O. Donald Stuart Maxwell Bowes RCAF shot down about the same time and recorded as an Me262 loss.KilledBecklingen War Cemetery 14.C.7
Initial Marker
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt.Off with a service no. J94186

Son of Arthur Ernest and Florence Mable Dorey, of London, Ontario, Canada; husband of A. Jean Dorey, of London.
442 DoweRonald ArthurWarrant Officer423196AustraliaRAAF166 Sqd RAF
1944-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
443 DowningDarrylSergeant4077092 March 1922, Adelaide, SA, AustraliaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1942-07-02WellingtonIVZ1381UV-HBreighton2327BremenSee Archive Report for detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 15 Row B Collective Grave 9-18.
444 DowningKenneth DeanSergeant10818131912Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command21 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICHE110SJ-QEdgehill1953EssenOblt Walter Barte 4/NJG1 - South of Molenkart, 8km North West of Hasselt (6A): 4,400m at 0123. Crashed Spalbeek 8km WNW of HasseltKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 7 Row K Grave 64 of the crew perished on the a/c, 1 airman was found near Kermt and 1 airman was found in a pool on the old farm. The bodies were boxed and loaded onto a truck. This one would seem to have stopped for a day (propaganda?)

A wing lay in a meadow opposite Jans (in the direction of Kuringen). Large parts of the a/c lay in the meadow opposite the old farm. The a/c was cleared by the Germans and loaded onto a train carriage in Kermt. (Pieter Polder - Air Crashes in Belgium)

Son of Arthur Bernard and Ada Frances Downing; husband of Stella Brooke Downing, of Hawksworth, Yorkshire
445 DowningArthur WilliamWarrant Officer403261AustraliaRAAF55 Sqd RAF
1943-10-18RAAF Honour Roll
446 DownsJohn PhilipSergeant1315882Age 21W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command179 Sqd
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details KilledTangier Churchyard (St. Andrew). Collective grave 106. Read Archive Report
447 DownsJames ArthurPilot Officer1704371922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-02-15HalifaxIIHX155DY-QPocklington1727BerlinClaim by Oblt Wilhelm Johnen 5/NJG5 - Between Rostock and Strahlsund: 5,500m 20:34.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 211Crew photo available

Son of William and Florence Downs; husband of Louisa Emma Downs, of Thornton Heath, Surrey
448 DoxeyGeorge ArthurLAC2205894Age 23Passenger RAFVR1946-02-13Douglas DC-3 DakotalllKG39712432RAF Croydon, Surrey1140Ferry flight See archive reportKilledRipley Cemetery, Yorkshire. Grave 1197 Read Archive Report
449 DrakeArthur Reginald ShefiffFlying Officer163160ObserverRAFVRBomber Command163 Sqn
1945-03-21MosquitoXXV KB425?:VWyton19:02BerlinReturned early and crashed at 20:16 short of the runway at Upwood airfield in Huntingdonshire.Died of injuriesFalmouth Cemetery Cornwall, Sec J.Row C.Grave 30.Rushed to RAF Hospital Ely, but died soon after being admitted.

Son of Leonard Charles and Annie Drake, of Falmouth
450 DrawwaterMatthew InfieldPilot Officer40374ObserverRAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1939-12-18WellingtonIaN2935LF-HRAF Feltwell, Norfolk940ReconnaisanceRead archive report for further detailsKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave Ref: 7. A. 4. Read Archive Report

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