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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. Take Off date 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. 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 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 Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
501 AustinA W GPilot OfficerBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVLK970IP-NCroft1650Frankfurt?PoW
502 AvantA FWing CommanderDFC

RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-13HalifaxIIILV913AL-NLeeming2124Air TestCrashed on take offInjuredParadie Archive Database
503 AvedisianJ TSergeantRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-07-29StirlingIR9161OJ-TLakenheath.0001.SaarbruckenCrashed WNW of Rocroi FranceKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
504 AveryHarold FrederickPilot Officer NavigatorR/1315RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1942-05-08ManchesterIL7489VN-RAF Skellingthorpe2146WarnemundeCrashed SW of Stege DenmarkPoW No: 1758 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagen and BelariaNone Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
505 AveryJ VSergeant1041098Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonXHE374SE-XBourn2108StuttgartAbandoned near Baden SwitzerlandInterned
506 AveyG RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-03-04LancasterIIIED549HW-SGrimsby1832GardeningCrashed on landing at LangarKilledParadie Archive Database
507 AviseJohn EllsworthFlying OfficerJ/5472Age 29CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command213 Sqd 243 Wing. 211 Group
1942-10-12HurricaneIicBP342AK-?Aboutkir Egypt1120Delivery FlightSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 263Born on the 03rd October 1912. Educated at Mason City high school. Worked as an accountant prior to service. Son of Dennis Elsworth (died 02nd October 1942, age 63) and Edna Thraves Avise of Mason City, Iowa, USA and husband of Louise Avise of 212 Fourth street, northwest, San Francisco USA. Graduated United States Naval Academy, 1934.

On the 17th October 1941 whilst stationed at the RAF base at Aboutkir, just west of Alexandria took off at 11:20 hrs to deliver a Hurricane to Wadi Natrun, about 100 miles away. Another took off a short time afterward to pick him up and return him to his base but it reached Wadi Natrun without seeing him or his aircraft and he had not arrived. Search was begun immediately and continued for many days but no trace ever was found of him or the pilot.

508 AvonJ L GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-31LancasterIIIJB746PM-IElsham Wolds1813le HauvreKilledSte-Marie Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
509 AwadPhilip PeterFlying OfficerJ/39979NavigatorRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIIILM751PG-XRAF Strubby, Lincolnshire1642Heilbronn See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Joint grave 4.H.34-35Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
510 AwadC M SFlight LieutenantJ15639Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE737AL-East Moor.0037.DuisburgCrashed at Bergen HollandKilledBergen General Cemetery
511 AwreyD McLPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIHX272BM-NSkipton on Swale2149NurnbergCrashed FriesenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
512 AxfordCecilFlight SergeantR158790CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxIIILK965ZL:?LeemingBerlinSee Archive report for detailsSafe. Died 1944-08-12Paradie Archive Database
513 AxfordHerbert FrankWarrant Officer Class 2J/87271Age 28CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ556LK-PRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310BottropSee Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 29.E.7Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Daniel Neale Axford and Bessie Florence Kate Axford, of 337 Westminster Boulevard, Riverside, Ontario, Canada. Brother to Gwenith, William and Norman. Born 12th January 1916 in Peterborough, Canada. Enlisted in December 1939
514 AxfordN FSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-26HampdenIAE202PT-XWaddingtonHamburgCrashed at TonningKilledKiel War Cemetery
515 AyerW BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-20LancasterIIDS716OW-ULinton on Ouse1707Frankfurt?PoW Paradie Archive Database
516 AyersRichard ButcherFlight SergeantR7908818th May 1917 in Fredonia, New York, USAAmericanPilotRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICX9696DD:ZWellesbourne Mountford22:04HamburgReason for loss unknown. Two unidentified Wellingtons were claimed by German night fighters on this mission.KilledKiel War Cemetery Coll.grave 5.C. 14-15
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Richard Louis and Nettie (née Ford) Ayers of Fredonia, New York, USA
517 AylesRussel JamesFlying OfficerJ/777517 Dec 1909CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7780LQ-QTopcliffe1757FlensburgConed by 2/Res Flakscheinw Abt 609 (Werfer 24). Hit by 2-4/Res Flak Abt 306, 1-3/lei Flak Abt 755 and lei. Marinefalkzug Murwik. Crashed Flensburg-Weiche at 2229hrsKilledKiel War Cemetery Plot 2 Row E Grave 1 Paradie Archive Database Initially buried at Flensburg

The crew belonged to 425 Sqn and were attached to 405 Sqn to gain operational experience on the Halifax. 425 Sqn were not issued with the Halifax until Dec 1943

Son of Charles G. and Ada M. Ayles, of Gunningsville, Albert Co., New Brunswick, Canada
518 AylesworthR MSergeantRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-25Halifax IIIMZ9076U-PEast Moor753MunsterAbandoned near WulfenPoW Paradie Archive Database
519 AyotteJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB835WL-JCroft1631HagenCrashed at Landen [Brabant]Paradie Archive Database
520 AyresL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-30HalifaxIIIMZ903ZL-YLeeming1814KolnCrashed at Manston Kent on return Paradie Archive Database
521 AyresA AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL197AL-LLeeming1612BerlinCrashed at ZeetzeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
522 BabingtonF G SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVLK638IP-VTholthorpe1851KasselCrashed Grossen-HeidronPoWParadie Archive Database
523 BachantJoseph Ferdinand JacquesSergeantR164918CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02LancasterXKB782NA:HMiddleton St George16:16DusseldorfSee Archive report for detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 1 Row F Grave 10Paradie Archive Database
524 BachardJ GWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-12HalifaxIIHR910VR-RMiddleton St George1806GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
525 BachelderA LSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-06StirlingIN6072HA-PDownham Market110DuisburgCrashed near Kessel HollandKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
526 BacklerHSergeantRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-08-18LancasterIIILM439UL-E2Elsham Wolds1924la NieppeKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
527 BaconD RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-07-05StirlingIIILJ477OJ-MMethwold2243SOECrashed at Thorney Island Sussex on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
528 BadgleyJ CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIINR114WL-UCroft1707OberhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
529 BahtR EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-10-08LancasterIIIJB174OF-SBourn2300HannoverExploded target areaKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
530 BaileyJohn Brian GodfreyFlying Officer Air Bomber48551DFC

. London Gazette 8 June 1943
RAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21WellingtonXHF518SE-JBurn2333Krefeld?KilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 123Read Archive Report
531 BaileyDouglas JamesFlying OfficerJ/4069326 Jun 1921, Victoria BC, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1945-01-16LancasterILM213PH-GWickenby1730ZeitzSee Archive ReportKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. Grave 13. F.1-3Paradie Archive Database
532 BaileyH JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-20Halifax IIILV920NP-DLissett2141DusseldorfCrashed at Drecke Bauernhof FuerdePoWParadie Archive Database
533 BaileyS JFlight SergeantR/54994Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3477VR-GMildenhall2000LubeckClaim by Uffz Karl Merk 5/NJG2 - Sea 14km NW of Langeoog (Jaguar or Wal) at 2316. Also claimed by 2/schw Flak Abt 161 and by Flak Ugruko Nord (II Marine Flak Brigade) (Wellington near Voslapp 0100). Marine Flak claim confirmed as 33rd confirmed victory of II Marine Flak. This was confirm by OKL on 28 July 1943. Claim by Uffz Merk not listed in OKL/RLM 5/NJG2. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten)PoW No.24805 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive DatabaseThe a/c was intercepted on the way to the target by two Luftwaffe ME-110 night fighters coming at them head on. One nightfighter was dealt with by the nose gunner Flt Sgt Bailey and then Plt Off Brodrick, the rear gunner, also engaged the fighter as it came under his guns. It was noted that the cockpit of the enemy a/c was damaged and one engine was on fire as the fighter fell out of sight. During the attack, cannon fire from the ME110 damaged controls and put the rear turret out of action. The results of the gunfire also wounded the pilot Plt Off Hobson who still managed to jettison the bombs and fly the a/c. Flt Sgt Flesch was severely wounded. The a/c was badly damaged by the attack the use of dive manoeuvres helped to shake off the last fighter. This manoeuvre brought the a/c into range of what was initially light flak. The flak increased the further they strayed. With his controls becoming less responsive Plt Off Hobson was not able to stop the additional damage being inflicted by the flak. The Wellington was reported to have impacted at a high rate of speed into a marshy area near Wilhelmshaven Germany.
Details given later by Flt Sgt Bailey describes that X3477's nose section broke off on impact and the centre section of the Wellington spun around and skidded backwards. While the rear section was thrown a distance from the main sections.
534 BaileyW AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-22LancasterXKB717VR-EMiddleton St George2240DortmundCrashed Mochen-GladbachKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
535 BaileyJ ASergeantR141776RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonIIIBJ762OW-ODishforth1931BochumCrashed Nije-MirdumKilledGaasterland Gen Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
536 BaileyH RSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-19WellingtonIIIBJ1919OW-Dishforth1746Wilhelmshaven?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
537 BaileyElmer LincolnPilot OfficerJ/9023910th Apr 1916CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command429 Sqn RCAF
1944-05-27HalifaxIIIMZ295AL-YLeeming2347Bourg-LeopoldMid-Air Collision with 427 Sqn Halifax, both aircraft crashing at Baisy-Thy (Brabant)KilledHeverlee War Cemetery 2.D.9Paradie Archive DatabaseCollided with 427 Sqn Halifax III LV831 ZL:P

Son of George and Emily S. Bailey, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
538 BaileyRobert GordonFlight SergeantR/113926W/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHZ471AL-MRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2236Wuppertal See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 181Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
539 BaileyW GSergeant1392374RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHZ355AL-GEast Moor2301DusseldorfCrashed near Ophoven {Limburg}EvaderParadie Archive Database
540 BaileyW GSergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-20WellingtonXHE414AL-East Moor2120GardeningCrash landed Exeter DEVONParadie Archive Database
541 BaileyNFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ589SE-HCroft2215HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
542 BaileyD HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW584QO-YEast Moor1905FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
543 BaileyAlbert GeorgeWarrant Officer Class IIR/101346CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-28WellingtonXHE294QO-PSkipton on Swale02:12EssenShot down by Bf-110 nightfighter of Stab IV./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 179Accident report
544 BaileyW GSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-29HalifaxVLK634IP-TTholthorpe1818Bochum?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
545 BaileyGeorge CooleyFlight LieutenantJ/20211Pilot U/TRCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-11-22LancasterIIIJB368EA-GRAF Fiskerton Lincolnshire1651BerlinLost over target area?Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 172Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
546 BaileyH RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIIND879DX-HEast Kirkby2212BraunschweigKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
547 BaileyMerrill GeorgeFlight SergeantR/83874PilotRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-06-29StirlingIN3706MG-SRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2350BremenCrashed off BorkumPoW No: 24941 Camp: 344None - survived the war Paradie Archive DatabaseSome details here: Read Archive Report
548 BaileyMFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEE955AA-DMepal2130NurnbergCrashed SchwarzenauKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
549 BaileyFrederick CyrilSergeant1817259Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIIND344LQ:VGransden Lodge22:10ToursSee archive report for detailsEvader
550 BaileyR LSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-31LancasterING345AL-VLeeming614HamburgReported shot down by Me262KilledBecklingen WarCemetery

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