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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
4101 FurseW WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-10-06LancasterIME667EM-XSpilsby1730BremenCrashed at Lehester DeichKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
4102 FurseWilliam WalterPilot Officer115476AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
4103 FutterN ZSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-05-06HalifaxIIINA522MP-Air TestForce landed at Hotham
4104 FyfeJack LeslieSergeant 1340922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL864A4:HRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire00:27Chevreusse (communications) See Archive Report for detailsKilledGiverny Churchyard


4105 FyfeJim GrahamFlying Officer49577BritishBomb aimerRAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-06-12HalifaxIIHR740NP-KLissett2312BochumShot down by night fighter pilot Oberleutnant Rolf Bokemeyer of the II./NJG 5 (detached to 8./NJG 1), flying a Bf 110 from Twente airfield. The Halifax exploded over the Bekspringweg road. Crashed at Noord Berghuizen HollandPoWOn the night of 20th / 21st April 1943 the crew of this 158 Squadron aircraft undertook an operational flight to bomb a target at Stettin. The aircraft took off from Lissett at 21.33 hrs and the crew released their bomb load onto yellow target markers over the target area at 01.06hrs from 13,000 feet. On the return flight the aircraft was hit and slightly damaged by light flak at 02.20hrs over Denmark sustaining damage to the rear turret and tail unit. The aircraft was landed safely at Lissett at 05.10hrs.

Recovered Parts: 1977-07? LMT-32 Noord Berghuizen/Losser Halifax II HR740 NP-K 158 Sqn 13-06-1943 Cockpit and engine parts.
4106 GabreskiFrancis S Lt ColonelO-406131USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-07P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4107 GabreskiFrancis S Lt ColonelO-406131USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4108 GabrielG RSergeant1393976W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-09-06LancasterIED392PH-D2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1956Munchen See Archive report for further details SurvivedNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
4109 GabszewiczAleksander KlemensPodpułkownikWing CommanderP-016306.12.1911 Szawle LithuaniaPolandPilotVirtuti Militari Class IV and Class V

DSO & Bar


DFC


Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Croix de Guerre (France)

Order of Polonia Restituta

Medal Lotniczy

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFFighter Command303 Sqd PolishDied 10.10.1983 Malvern UK. In 1992 his ashes were brought back to Poland and scattered over Warszawa and Dęblin.
Archiwum Polish Database
4110 GadsenN WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME733CF-ZKelstern2125BraunschweigKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
4111 GagginE HFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILV826HD-JLeconfield2135HassettKilledRunnymede
4112 GailerFrank L 1st LtO-688813USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-10-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4113 GainesPhilipSergeant1549492Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-06-09HalifaxIIIMZ532ZA:ZMelbourne00:21LavalCrashed at St-Berthevin {Mayenne}KilledLaval (Valfleury) Communal Cemetery, E. Sub-Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 42942.
During the night of June 9 to 10, 1944, fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force died on mission in Entrammes and Saint-Berthevin. Two stelae will be erected in honor of these allied fighters.

The story translated from French (laval.maville.com). June 1944. Entrammes aerodrome was at the heart of the fighting from the first days of the D-Day landings. On the night of the 9th to the 10th, 10 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, whose motto is Rem Acu Tangere ("I hit the target") is assigned to carry out a mission. Having left Melbourne in Yorkshire, England, he had to bomb Laval aerodrome. Two German squadrons of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter bombers are stationed there.
It's 00:15 hrs “It's still a full moon. It offers excellent visibility on the objective, ”specifies Honorary Battalion Commander Jean-Louis Cholet, President of the Laval Committee for French Remembrance. A wave of 25 bombers is about to release their bombs. Arriving on a NW axis, even before the attack, one of the aircraft fell victim to German flak. MZ532, a four-engine Handley Page Halifax III, was hit at Saint-Berthevin (on the site of the current La Girandière residence) by a flak post. The bomber drops its bombs near the wood of L'Huisserie (near the current agricultural school) before crashing in flames at Le Pont-Alain, in Saint-Berthevin.

It is 00:21 hrs. On board seven men: an Australian, the pilot, and six Britons are killed. “They didn't have time to jump. They crashed in 20 to 30 seconds. The bodies of the navigator Henderson and the machine-gunner Wicks, horribly mutilated, were buried in the same coffin, continues Jean-Luc Peslier, president of the Mayenne friendly of the Air Force. Since the target is not large, we can assume that the attack took place at medium altitude. This could explain why the crew could not jump before the crash.

"The other 24 bombers continued their mission. They hit the airfield which becomes a building site. In the attack, a second Halifax, MZ 684, was hit by the German defence. It is 00:30 hrs. “It descends at the southern exit of the village of Entrammes in a field behind the farm Les Poiriers. The crew, five British and two Canadians, are wiped out. “Their bodies were collected by local farmers under duress from the Germans who did not want to disperse. Only the bodies of the pilot and the mechanic were identifiable. The fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force have since rested in the Vaufleury cemetery.

The photo may be Hugh Bradbury: can anyone positively identify?
4114 GaleKenneth WilliamFlying Officer404241Surfer's Paradise, Queensland AustraliaAustralianNavigatorDFC

RAAFBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-06-08MosquitoFB.IVDZ353AZ:BRAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire23:47Rennes - Marshalling yardsSee Archive report for detailsKilledSt. Erblon Communal Cemetery. Grave. 2.
'Shot down after 88 sorties. With loving remembrance.

4115 GaleAlan RutherfordFlight Sergeant410479AustraliaRAAF524 Sqd RAF
1944-06-08RAAF Honour Roll
4116 GaleKenneth WilliamFlying Officer404241AustraliaRAAF627 Sqd RAF
1944-06-09RAAF Honour Roll
4117 GaligaJohn W 2nd LtO-693126USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4118 GalipeauJeanFlight LieutenantJ36436CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ674KW:NTholthorpe06:05DuisburgAircraft crashed just south of Bracht at 09:00 hrs on the 14th October 1944.PoW No. 8369, Stalag 3A LuckenwaldeParadie Archive Database
4119 GallCharles NormanFlying OfficerNZ/411492Age 23New ZealandPilotDFC


MiD


RNZAFFighter Command63 Sqd
1944-06-08SpitfireVbP8747-RAF Lee-on-Solent, HampshireNormandy invasion supportSee Archive report for detailsSafe

Courtesy AAWM


Citation - Distinguished Flying Cross 06th November 1944: 'F/O. Gall has taken part in many operational sorties, including several photographic reconnaissances. His tenacity, skill and courage have been at all times outstanding and he has achieved some excellent results. On one occasion recently, Flying Officer Gall was forced to leave his aircraft by parachute when over France. Despite this trying experience he has continued to display undiminished enthusiasm for operational flying'.

Son of Adam Frederick Charles Gall (Died 03rd December 1958, age 72) and Christina (Died 03rd December 1958, age 69) Gall, sister of Aileen Alexander Close (née Gall - born 16th October 1921 - died 1984) of Ngaruawahia, New Zealand. Trained at No. 10 Service Flying Training School, Dauphin, Manitoba, Canada. Awarded pilot badge and promoted to sergeant on the 25th September 1941. Member of the ‘Caterpillar Club’. Passed away at Warkworth on the 01st June 1971, age just 50. Buried at Purewa Cemetery, Meadowbank, Auckland, New Zealand on the 05th August 1971.

4120 GallagherR W FWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB230OL-VConingsby2107BraunschweigCrashed at HodenhagenKilledBecklington War Cemetery
4121 GallagherR W FWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIIIPB140OL-HConingsby908Bois de Cassan?
4122 GallagherJohn DouglasFlight SergeantJ/883981 May 1919 in Port McNicoll, ON, CanadaCanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE173PM-FFull Sutton2140VireCrashed at CouloncesKilledBeny-sur-mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers IX F.2Paradie Archive Database Son of Alvin and Annie Gallagher, of Port St. Mcoll, Ontario.

Posthumously promoted to Flying Officer
4123 GallagherFrederick WootenFlight Lieutenant1570831912PilotDSO

RAFVRBomber Command207 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIME827EM:ISpilsby23:32WesselingSee Archive report for detailsKilledBergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Allied Mil. Plot Row 5.5
4124 GallantMorris E 1st LtO-826651USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4125 GalliardJ DFlight SergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIIIND932PG-OStrubby1642HeilbronnKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
4126 GallivanW FSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIINE177WP-HTuddenham2322DreuxCrashed at Grandvilliers {Eure}PoW
4127 GallowayK AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND986PG-SDunholme Lodge2324WesselingCrashed at DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
4128 GallowayThomas HugoFlight Lieutenant102995PilotDFC

DFM

RAFVRBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-08-27MosquitoXVIMM138P3:?Graveley23:12MannheimSwung out of control on take off crashed and caught fire. Both crew members scambled clear without injurySurvived DFC awarded whilst with 692 Sqn, gazetted 27th February 1945

DFM awarded to 754921 Sgt Galloway whilst with 106 Sqn, gazetted 18th July 1941.

Gransden Lodge corrected to Graveley by Roy Montrowe 07/2014
4129 GallupRSergeantBomber Command88 Sqd
1942-12-06BostonIIIZ2211RH-NOulton1119EindhovenCrash landed Carlton Colville SFK
4130 GallupKenneth W MajorO-398694USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-27P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4131 GallupKenneth W MajorO-398694USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4132 GallusPaweł PiotrChorążySergeant79412428.04.1920 Szczawin GostyninPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFFighter Command302 Sqd Polish
1944-12-30SpitfireIXMK200BombingInjured

Archiwum Polish DatabaseBorn on the 28th April 1920 in Szczawin, Poland. Died on the 10th April 2011 in Northampton.
4133 GalvinKevin FrancisFlight Sergeant418382AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ701KN:?Full Sutton02:07TrainingCrashed almost immediately on take-off, due to engine failure and loss of controlKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery, Sec. B. Row E. Grave 17.Son of John Michael and Grace Walmsley Galvin, of Thornbury, Victoria, Australia
4134 GalvinL PSergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB127KO-TWitchford2151BraunschweigKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
4135 GalvinKevin FrancisFlight Sergeant418382AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-06-08RAAF Honour Roll
4136 GałasMieczysław KazimierzPodporucznikFlight Sergeant78411305.11.1919 PoznańPolandAir GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

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. Died 13.05.1943Archiwum Polish Database
4137 GamageWalter GeorgeSergeant1393558RAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIED366AS-Kirmington1755KasselShot down. Crashed ObermeiserKilled Age 20Hannover War Cemetery Coll. Grave 11. C. 8-12.
Lancaster ED366, piloted by Sergeant K. Hurst, was shot down near Obermeiser, south east of Warberg, whilst on a bombing raid to Kassel, on 22-23 October 1943. All the crew were killed except for the pilot, Hurst, who was taken Prisoner of War. Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Although the German decoy may have drawn off part of the bomber force the main raid was exceptionally accurate and concentrated. The result was the most devastating attack on a German city since the firestorm raid on Hamburg in July and the results at Kassal would not be exceeded again until well into 1944. The fires were so concentrated that there was a firestorm though not as extensive as the Hamburg one.’
4138 GambleJ IFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIILM552PO-DWaddingtonTrainingKilledRunnymede
4139 GambleW ASergeantBomber Command189 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIPB691CA-OFulbeck1659PolitzCrashed at Mandal NorwayKilledAseral Cemetery
4140 GambleJames IanFlight Sergeant421721AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
4141 GamsbyA GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-15LancasterIIIND343LQ-JGransden Lodge2352LensKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
4142 GandyP JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ602SE-UCroft2354VersaillesCrashed at Blevy {Eure-et-Loir}KilledBlevy Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
4143 GansbergRaymond H 1st LtO-2044887USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group361st Fighter Squadron: Martlesham Playboys
1944-06-11P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
4144 GapperA JFlying Officer147671Fighter605 Sqd
1944-04-06MosquitoVINS875RIntruderKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
4145 GardinerW HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16LancasterXKB734VR-FMiddleton St George2305SterkradeCrashed at Zeist {Utrecht}KilledAmersfoort {Oud Leusden} General Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
4146 GardinerF GWarrant OfficerBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIILJ483XY-VTuddenham2325SOECrashed at Roye {Somme}KilledRoye New British Cemetery
4147 GardnerAlan ToulsonPilot Officer179601Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command88 Sqd1944-06-06BostonIIIABZ243RH-NSmokescreenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. Block "S". Plot 4. Row U. Grave 18Son of John Edwin and Dora Gardner, of Southwark, London, England.
4148 GardnerK X JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-05-06HalifaxIIINA522MP-Air TestForce landed at Hotham
4149 GardnerG E JFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND765GI-CMildenhall.0015.Massy-PalaiseauCrashed at Montigny-le-Bretonneux {Yvelines}KilledViroflay New Communal
4150 GardnerJFlight SergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIPD267EM-GSpilsby1911StuttgartCrashed StuttgartKilledDurnbach War Cemetery

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