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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                        
501 MevansRWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command186 Sqd
502 MilesRonald EdwardSergeant11928281921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
503 MillerJFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF299HA-ZWoolfox Lodge2257GardeningCrashed at base on return
504 MillerT TSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
505 MillerJohnFlying Officer1339561920NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-06-15MosquitoXVIML9758K:FOakington23:38GelsenkirchenHit by 1., 2, & 4./schw.Flak Abt. 366, Flak Battr. z.b.V. 10408, Flak Battr. z.b.V 10402 and 4./schw Flak Abt. 525. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft crashed between the two small towns of Marbeck and Heiden and some 3km SE of Borken. A fire broke out on impact and soon afterwards the bomb load exploded.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 21.D.11Son of Peter and Mary Miller; husband of Lorna Miller, of Totteridge, Hertfordshire
506 MillerHarold O 2nd LtO-805654USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
507 MiszturakStanisławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.70482113 December 1916 Borysław Ukraine (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterIIIDV286BH:CRAF Faldingworth23:02GelsenkirchenClaim by Lt Gottfried Hanneck 6/NJG1 - IJsselmeer 3km South of Wijdenes: 2,500m at 01:43. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea. P/O B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : .
Missing Presumed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,
Archiwum Polish Database
508 MitchellD BSergeantRAAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ592LK-GBurn2338AmiensCrashed at Mailly-Raineval {Somme}KilledRunnymede
509 MitchellJames ASergeant1812446W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING296QJ-DRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1656Giessen See archive report for further details PoW No: 1295 Camp: Stalag MoosburgNone - survived the war, passed away age 83 in 2007 Read Archive Report
510 MobbsR SSergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
511 MochnackiZygmunt JanPorucznik PilotPilot OfficerP-2106 / 782006Born 24 June 1918 Lwów Ukraine (Age 26)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-11-06De Havilland MosquitoVIPZ238RAF Hartford BridgeHarff, HollandLocation : Netherlands. Served in the ranks (P.782006) as a Radio OperatorKilled on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot III, Row B, Grave 12

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512 Moffat-WilsonDonaldPilot Officer173334Born 23rd February 1923PilotRAFVRFighter Command165 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireIXMK471SK-NRAF Preddanack, Cornwall1130RhubarbSee archive report for further brief details KilledBayeux War Cemetery. Grave XVII.F.4.Read Archive Report
513 MonksM AFlying OfficerBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM581AS-XKirmington2238GelsenkirchenCrashed near Tongeren {Gelderland}KilledEpe General Cemetery
514 MonksHSergeantBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
515 MoodyV KFlight LieutenantJ/15362PilotDFC

RCAFFighter131 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireVIIMD123Rodeo 169KilledYvre L'eveque Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
516 MooreR J WSergeantRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
517 MoranGlennon T 1st LtO-799229USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
518 MorganA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
519 MorrisJ PFlight LieutenantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING251BQ-JNorth Killingholme1634LeunaCrashed at DolzigKilled
520 MorrisT VSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in BelgiumPoW
521 MorrisJ WFlight LieutenantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmteKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
522 MorskiBogusław FPorucznikFlight LieutenantP-2249 / 70385612.02.1917 Ulanów NiskoPolandAir BomberMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn Polish
1944-06-12LancasterIIIDV286BH:CFaldingworth23:20GelsenkirchenClaim by Lt Gottfried Hanneck 6/NJG1 - IJsselmeer 3km South of Wijdenes: 2,500m at 01:43. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea. P/O B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location
PoW. Died 16.01.2013 Doylestown, PA, USAArchiwum Polish Database
523 MosesKeith JamesFlying Officer43223110th May 1924 in Kempsey, New South WalesAustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 2
Son of Frank Herbert and Florence Ita Moses of Long Flat, New South Wales, Australia
524 MouleD HSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
525 MoultASergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW644MP-OHolme on Spalding Moor2212AmiensCrashed near Authieux-Ratieville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
526 MoxonF HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
527 MurphyH FWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
528 MurphyJ AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
529 MurrayDPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader Paradie Archive Database
530 MurrayMorris CampbellFlight SergeantR17533828th April 1915 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBeny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery Plot II Row H Grave 2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Robert John Campbell and Gertrude Helen (née Morris) Murray, of Toronto, Ontario; husband of Fern Elizabeth (née Hillier) Murray, of Toronto. British Colombia, Canada.
531 MurrayWilliam JohnFlight Lieutenant125146PilotRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV874EY:PBreighton23:42Rail yards at DouaiClaim by Oblt Werner Hopf 8/NJG5 - 20km South West of Lille (PF) at 02:05.(Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)Crashed at Bersee {Nord}KilledBersee Communal Cemetery Grave 29.This was the crew’s 18th operational sortie.
532 MynarskiAndrew Charles 'Andy'Warrant Officer Class 2 (Posth P/O)J/87544Mid Upper GunnerVictoria Cross

RCAFBomber 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 Injured / died later from his injuries Meharicourt Communal Cemetery Brit. Plot. Grave 40.

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VC Citation: Pilot Officer Mynarski was the mid-upper gunner of a Lancaster aircraft, detailed to attack a target at Cambrai in France, on the night of 12th June, 1944. The aircraft was attacked from below and astern by an enemy fighter and ultimately came down in flames. As an immediate result of the attack, both port engines failed. Fire broke out between the mid-upper turret and the rear turret, as well as in the port wing. The flames soon became fierce and the captain ordered the crew to abandon the aircraft. Pilot Officer Mynarski left his turret and went towards the escape hatch. He then saw that the rear gunner was still in his turret and apparently unable to leave it. The turret, was in fact, immovable, since the hydraulic gear had been put out of action when the port engines failed, and the manual gear had been broken by the gunner in his attempt to escape. Without hesitation, Pilot Officer Mynarski made his way through the flames in an endeavour to reach the rear turret and release the gunner. Whilst so doing, his parachute and his clothing, up to the waist, were set on fire. All his efforts to move the turret and free the gunner were in vain. Eventually the rear gunner clearly indicated to him that there was nothing more he could do and that he should try to save his own life. Pilot Officer Mynarski reluctantly went back through the flames to the escape hatch. There, as a last gesture to the trapped gunner, he turned towards him, stood to attention in his flaming clothing and saluted, before he jumped out of the aircraft. Pilot Officer Mynarski’s descent was seen by French people on the ground. Both his parachute and clothing were on fire. He was found eventually by the French, but was so severely burnt that he died from his injuries. The rear gunner had a miraculous escape when the aircraft crashed. He subsequently testified that, had Pilot Officer Mynarski not attempted to save his comrade’s life, he could have left the aircraft in safety and would, doubtless, have escaped death. Pilot Officer Mynarski must have been fully aware that in trying to free the rear gunner he was almost certain to lose his own life. Despite this, with outstanding courage and complete disregard for his own safety, he went to the rescue. Willingly accepting the danger, Pilot Officer Mynarski lost his life by a most conspicuous act of heroism which called for valour of the highest order. Extract from “The London Gazette” of 11th October, 1946
533 NealNorman JohnSergeant11596971919Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XV Row A Grave 1Son of Albert and Annie Neal, of Kettering, Northamptonshire; husband of Hylda Betts Neal, of Kettering
534 NeaveW R RFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in BelgiumPoW
535 NeilW A SSquadron LeaderBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING199DX-LEast Kirkby1636GiessenCrashed at MornshausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
536 NelsonRFlight Sergeant1515342Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterILL974ZN:PMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Hptm Hans-Karl Kamp Stab III./NJG4 - 2-15km West of Chalons-sur-Marne (AJ 2): 01:49. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Thibie (Marne), 11 km WSW from the centre of Châlons-sur-Marne.KilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Collective Grave M. 8-13Son of James A. and Kathleen Nelson, of Dundonald, Co. Down, Northern Ireland.
537 NesbittR WFlight Lieutenant80246PilotFighter266 Sqd
1944-06-12TyphoonIbMN741Crashed near FlersKilledBayeux War Cemetery France
538 NewcombeH JSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
539 NewmanTerenceSergeant22022091925Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ568EY:EBreighton22:52Rail communications at JuvisyClaimed by 1./Flak Abt. 911 and exploded at 02:00hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris falling between Corbell-Essones and Courances a village some 10 km awayKilledCourances Communal Cemetery, Grave 5

Son of Charles George and Ivy May Newman, of Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire.
540 NewtonCPilot OfficerBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW675LK-BBurn2331AmiensCrashed near Thieux {Oise}KilledThieux Communal Cemetery
541 NiblettCharles JosephPilot Officer1348821907Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of Charles Julius Henry and Mary Niblett; husband of Vera Walsh Niblett, of Paignton, Devon
542 NicholT RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
543 NixonGSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING199DX-LEast Kirkby1636GiessenCrashed at MornshausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
544 Noon-WardR GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
545 NorcrossHFlying OfficerBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
546 NordinG MSergeantR197526CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command434 (Leaside) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW713WL:PCroft23:06ArrasIt is known that the aircraft was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Those who witnessed the crash, stated that a violent explosion occurred on impact indicating that he bomb were still on board. Owing to the nature of the crash, and the evidence it must be assumed that two members of the crew perished with the aircraft, having no known grave. Remaining five members baled out and are safe. (Post Presumption Memorandum No 1374/48). Crashed at Cite de Hochettes ArraEvaded/Bordeaux-Loupiac line. Back to UK from Vitry on 8 September 1944Paradie Archive Database
547 NorejkoStephen LawrencePilot Officer W/Op Air GunnerJ/89232RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 252.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
548 NorthcottD GSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterILL917PH-CWickenby1415MimoyecquesAbandoned after take off
549 NuttallC WFlying OfficerBomber Command158 Sqd
550 O'BrienD WSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}PoW

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