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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
51201 WarwickK EPilot OfficerBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIDV334WS-CBardney1645BerlinCrashed Gamston airfieldKilled
51202 WarwickerJ LSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ822QB-FSkipton on Swale1612DusseldorfForce landed at Grandlup-et-Fay {Aisne} Paradie Archive Database
51203 Wary WodaPWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
51204 WashE WSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND425BQ-CNorth Killingholme2155NurnbergExploded over UnterspiesheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
51205 WashR CSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1941-08-12HalifaxIL9530MP-LMiddleton St George2135BerlinCrashed near Parnewinkel PoW
51206 WasherDennisFlying Officer182977Age 22Canada RAFVR81 Flight, 45 Transport Group1945-02-06Douglas DC-3 DakotaKN271Killed on Transport Flight. Missing believed Killed on Transport Flight Ottawa Memorial
CREW : S/Ldr Z Hirsz; F/Lt H B Clarke, RAF; F/O D Washer, RAF; F/Sgt W R Gregory, RAF.

Son Of John And Mabel Washer, Of St. Leonards-On-Sea, Sussex, England.
51207 WasherL GSergeantBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIILM470UL-U2Elsham Wolds2200NurnbergCrashed OberweidKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
51208 WasilewskiWladyslawSierzant PilotSergeantP.793798Born 23 January 1914 (Age 27)PolandPilotPAFNo.2 Air Observers School1944-08-22BothalL6416RAF MillomCrashed at Castle Moss, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Millom (St George) Churchyard - Cumberland, United Kingdom. Plot E Grave 18Archiwum Polish Database
51209 WassWilliamSergeantRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-14LancasterIME773PM-UElsham Wolds2128RevignyCrashed at Magny-FouchardKilled Age 20Magny-Fouchard
51210 WassonSydneySergeant1063520Dunadry, Co. Antrim, N IrelandBritishAir BomberRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIW4833CF-JKelstern1855StuttgartCrashed off French CoastKilled Age 25Runnymede
51211 WasteneyJ WSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
51212 WasylkowR JSergeantR189046CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIIMZ362AL:YLeeming20:54StuttgartCrashed at St-Maurice-St-Germain {Eure-et-Loir}EvaderParadie Archive DatabaseLiberated by US Troops on the 17th August 1944
51213 WatchornStanley ErnestPilot Officer1695051917Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIIDV287SR-NLudford MagnaBraunschweigOutbound the aircraft was shot down by a night fighter. Claim Oblt Martin Drewes 11./NJG1 - Klazienaveen 9km South East of Emmen at 1838. This was his thirteenth victory. The aircraft crashed Klazienaveen 10km South East of Emmen. (Nachtjagd War Diaries - Vol 1 - Dr Theo E W. Boiten)KilledEmmen (Nieuw Dordrecht) General Cemetery Plot 9 Row B Grave 16
Son of Harry Dobney Watchorn and Harriet Ada Watchorn; husband of Joyce Alice Watchorn, of Syston, Leicestershire
51214 WaterLaurence WilliamFlying Officer161761NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command157 Sqn
1944-01-09MosquitoXIXMM676RS:WTrainingCollided in the air with another Sqn Mosquito MM672. This aircraft landed safely. The accident happened during practice radar intercepts.SurvivedDFC awarded whilst 157 Sqn, gazetted 6th November 1945
51215 WaterburyOrville RayFl/Lt. NavigatorJ/7520DFC

RCAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1943-03-12LancasterIW4928OL-SRAF Wyton1917Essen Crashed Altenessen, Essen, Germany KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 10.C.4.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report Enlisted Saskatoon, 10th September 1940. Trained at No. 3 AOS (graduated 23rd June 1941), No.2 BGS (graduated 4th August 1941) and No.1 ANS (graduated 15th September 1941). Awarded the DFC and Gazetted on the 16th October 1942
51216 WatererCyril WilliamSergeant1311447 RAFVRCoastal Command612 Sqd (County of Aberdeen)
1943-05-05WhitleyEB328Davidstow Moor02:20Anti submarine patrol Port engine fire, loss of control Killed Age 22Bitterne (Holy Saviour) Churchyard, Plot 4. Row 13. Grave 23.
Crashed after returning from a 12 hour U-boat patrol

Crashed at St Kew Highway, approximately 21 miles north of Wadebridge at 02:20 on 6 May 1943. The aircraft was returning from a ‘Derange’ U boat recognisance mission with the port engine on fire- it lost power and went out of control, and five of the six crew were killed, the sole survivor being Sergeant Edge, who bailed out at 1,200 feet. 612 Sqd Coastal Command [County of Aberdeen Auxiliary Squadron], equipped with Whitley General Reconnaissance Mk VIIs, arrived at Davidstow Moor on 17 April 1943 at the start of Coastal Command's anti-submarine operations in the Bay of Biscay, the task for which Davidstow had been built. The role of these squadrons was to hunt U-boats in the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. 19 Group Coastal Command set up search areas over the sea. Aircraft patrolled constantly during daylight hours, searching for and attacking U-boats as they sailed from the safety of their pens in French ports and out into the Atlantic. They, in turn, hunted and sank allied merchant shipping bringing in vital supplies. 612, 304 and later 547 Squadron, all based at Davidstow, joined the hunt alongside squadrons from other airfields. For the period 21 April 1943 to 19 June 1943 the search area was known as Derange. The area was approximately between 45 to 50 degrees north and 10 to 15 degrees west and in the Bay of Biscay off the west coast of France. The Squadron Log carried the following entry for 5-6 May 1943: ‘Fine to fair in morning becoming 7/10 – 10/10ths at 2-3000ft lowering in rain to 800ft. Intermittent light rain up to midnight. Light NE winds. Visibility good, dropping to 2 miles in rain. F/O Norton in B carried out his patrol with nothing to report. Having been airborne for 12 hours he was diverted to Chivenor owing to weather at base. The aircraft crashed in flames near Wadebridge. Sgt Edge, second pilot, was the sole survivor having baled out at 1200ft. He was uninjured and contacted the controller immediately by telephone. F/O Norton, P/O Webb, Sgt Waterer, Sgt Steels and Sgt Frost lost their lives in this accident. The aircraft crashed 2 miles NE of Wadebridge, Cornwall. It completely disintegrated.’
51217 WaterfallJ HSergeantDFM

Bomber Command37 Sqd
1940-07-06WellingtonIcR3236LF-Feltwell2200Bremen? KilledSage War Cemetery
51218 WaterfieldJ HFlying OfficerBomber Command199 Sqd
1943-06-02WellingtonXHE920EX-TrainingRan off runway at Ingham Lincs
51219 WaterhouseR ASergeant1338722Bomber Command101 Sqd
1943-06-22LancasterIIILM325SR-JLudford MagnaMulheimCrashed near Beuningen {Gelderland}KilledUden War Cemetery Holland
51220 WaterhouseVFlying OfficerDFC

Bomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND384GT-DWarboys.0023.BerlinCrashed at Grandrieu {Hainaut}KilledChievres Communal Cemetery
51221 WaterhouseS ASergeant1451845Rear GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenPoW No. 3392, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag 357 Kopernikus
51222 WatermanW MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJA853MG-LOakington1624BerlinCrashed at Follega HollandKilledLemsterland {Lemmer} General Attacker
51223 WatermanFrederick Charles ErnestFlight LieutenantJ6362CanadianNavigatorDFC

RCAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-08-31MosquitoXVIML985HS:BLittle Staughton21:10LeverkusenOne of 6 crews tasked on this mission. Loss unexplainedEvader Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 40 Sqn, gazetted 4th December 1942

Bailed out behind eney lines after raid on Tobruk on 9th August 1942
51224 WatermanP FFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter65 Sqd
1944-01-03SpitfireIXMA847RangerPoW Paradie Archive Database
51225 WatermanWilliam MaitlandWarrant Officer415061AustraliaRAAF7 Sqd RAF
1943-12-16RAAF Honour Roll
51226 WatersJohn FrancisFlying OfficerAUS/408542Age 26AustralianPilotRAAFCoastal Command172 Sqd1944-07-15WellingtonXIVNB831-RAF Chivenor, Devon, England200TrainingSee archive report for further additional details. Also 'Lost Archive'.KilledBath Cemetery (Haycombe). Plot 51. Sec. H. Row T. Grave 240

The Lost Archive

Born on the 03rd November 1917 at Benalli, Victoria, the son of Clive Guilfoyle Waters and Mary Wilson Waters, of Brighton Beach, Victoria, Australia. (Master of Professional Studies). Enlisted 26 April 1941
51227 WatersJohnSergeant61813Air GunnerRAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIDV190UM-B2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire.0016.BerlinCrashed at Gardelegen, GermanyKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 6.F.4 Read Archive Report
51228 WatersG HSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-09-13WellingtonIIZ8523PH-YBinbrook.0025.Bremen?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
51229 WatersM HSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-08HalifaxIIINA581KW-UTholthorpe942TrainingCrashed near BlythKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
51230 WatersR ASergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-10-02LancasterIIIDV222PH-G2Wickenby1824MunchenCrashed near OhlstadtKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
51231 WatersJ PSergeantBomber Command21 Sqd
1940-06-11BlenheimIVR3674YH-Bodney1700Battle areaCrashed near Boulleville Killed
51232 WatersRSergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-06-27StirlingIDJ974HA-TMarham2355BremenCrashed near HohenstiefersielKilledWilhelmshaven
51233 WatersF R WSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIIPB266KM-SDunholme Lodge2159StuttgartEvader
51234 WatersJ JFlying OfficerBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-05-10LancasterINN694VN-LSkellingthorpe2150LilleCrashed Forest-sur-Marque {Nord}KilledForest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery
51235 WatersG LSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIJB541DX-AWickenby2359StettinCrashed target areaKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
51236 WatersA W GSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW542LK-SBurn1903StuttgartCrashed WurmlingenPoW
51237 WatersA W GSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-13HalifaxIIILK756LK-JBurn2219le MansCrashed near Selby
51238 WatersJ ASergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1940-12-08HampdenIX2975QR-HemswellDusseldorfShot down at Grevenbroick KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
51239 WatersR CSergeantBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIILM393UM-W2Wickenby1844BerlinCrashed LiebatzKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
51240 WatersJohn FrancisFlying Officer408542AustraliaRAAFCoastal Command172 Sqd
1944-07-15RAAF Honour Roll
51241 WatersPhanor B 2nd LtO-712063USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-11P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
51242 WaterstonE GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-02-19HalifaxIIHR805ZA-HMelbourne2339LeipzigKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
51243 WaterstonJFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
51244 WaterworthSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1941-12-07WhitleyVZ9162ZA-YLeeming1659DunkerqueCrashed at Londonderry
51245 WathamJ ESergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILV958EY-OBreighton2145KarlsruheCrashed Benestroff {Moselle}KilledBenestroff Communal Cemetery
51246 WatheyColinWarrant Officer564896PilotRAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-06-03LancasterIR5847EM-YRAF Bottesford, Leicestershire2337BremenShot down by night fighter ace Günther Radusch. See Archive ReportKilledWesterbork General Cemetery. Plot 33. Collective grave 3-9
Read Archive Report
51247 WatheyHerbertFlying Officer475861913NavigatorDFM

RAFBomber Command144 Sqn
1942-02-12HampdenIAT175PL-North LuffenhamOperation Fuller - Combined operation against the Scharnhorst, Gneisenau, Prinz Eugen and escorts which ran the British Blockade from Brest in Brittany.Lost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 68Awarded his DFM on the 31st May 1940

Son of Frank and Hilda Wathey; husband of Louie Margaret Wathey
51248 WatkinsJoseph RidleyFlying Officer152875NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-08-24MosquitoIIDZ309HB:?West Raynham14:05Air TestOn return to base, the port engine failed and the Mosquito crashed-landed at 14:40 near the airfield.Survived
51249 WatkinsDouglas Alexander GeorgeSergeant W/Op. Air GunnerAUS/406542RAAFBomber Command21 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICW5618?-WRAF Moreton-in-Marsh2307Essen Shot down by night fighter - crashed at Moustier Sur Sambre, Belgium PoW No: 452 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug - LIberated by allied forces - returned 14th May 1945 to UK.None Read Archive Report
51250 WatkinsThomas LincolnSergeantAUS/407308Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1942-06-01WellingtonIVZ1344UV-WRAF Breighton, Yorkshire2321EssenSee archive report for detailsKilledFlushing Northern Cemetery (Vlissingen). Row B. Grave 32 Read Archive Report

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