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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
51651 WestRonaldSergeant1575466Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIHK540WS-HRAF Bardney, Lincolnshire1918StuttgartSee archive report for further informationKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 4F 28-31
51652 WestA EWarrant OfficerNZ412947RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIIIBK810AA-GNewmarket2347MulheimCrashed E of Venray HollandPoW
51653 WestAFlying OfficerBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIILM538PM-HElsham Wolds2136StuttgartCrashed at Bael RippoldsauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
51654 WestB DSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-05-07LancasterIIIJB292ZN-RMetheringham2210SalbrisCrashed Ouzouer-le-Doyen {Loir-et-Cher}KilledOrleans Main Cemetery
51655 WestJ LSergeantBomber Command114 Sqd
1941-08-12BlenheimIVZ7281RT-PWest Raynham910Koln-KnapsackCrashed in WesterscheldeKilledSage War Cemetery
51656 WestJ HSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIIILM510KO-KWitchford2320HombergCrash landed at Woodbridge
51657 WestLFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-07-21WellingtonIIZ8420PH-GBinbrook2353DuisburgCrashed at SpierdijkKilledBergen General Cemetery
51658 WestL MSergeantBomber Command150 Sqd
1942-06-27WellingtonIIIBJ666JN-SSnaith2310BremenCrashed at SurhuisterveenPoW
51659 WestP GFlying OfficerPilotFighter164 Sqd
1944-05-24TyphoonIbMN349PCrash landed at NewchurchInjured
51660 WestR APilot Officer41972PilotFighter245 Sqd
1940-06-01HurricaneIN2709Patrol?KilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
51661 WestHFlight Lieutenant101043Fighter29 Sqd
1944-09-20MosquitoNFXIIIMM463PatrolKilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Netherlands
51662 WestB S JSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery
51663 WestASergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-23LancasterIIIDS692EQ-SLinton on Ouse2241KielCrashed at Marston Moor
51664 WestFlying OfficerFighter409 Sqd RCAF
51665 WestC FSergeantBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIIMZ525KW-TrainingCrashed TopcliffeKilledAbney Park Cem Stoke Newington First French Canadian squadron
51666 WestJ HSergeantWireless Operator/Air GunnerBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-21WellingtonIIIDF624AL-East MoorTrainingThe crew were undertaking a training flight from their base at East Moor and while the a/c was close to the North Yorkshire Moors the a/c suffered an electrical failure which caused the propellers on both engines to go into a fully fine pitch. This then caused the engines to over-rev and eventually to overheat. Fearing he was loosing control of the a/c the captain ordered his five crew to abandon the a/c, this was done successfully. The pilot and rear gunner received slight injuries on landing, the pilot suffered his injuries after landing on a fence. The a/c crashed near Kirkby, a few miles south of Stokesley and was destroyed. RAF East Moor took charge of the crash site; they sent transport to collect the crew, put a guard on the a/c and destroyed secret equipment it was carrying. (References- Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)Survived
51667 WestG AFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command44 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIIIJA700KM-PDunholme Lodge1640Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
51668 WestG LSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1942-01-06HampdenIAD896EA-MTrainingCrashed at South Carlton LINCSKilled
51669 WestJohn FSergeantFlight EngineerBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIIJB701EA-GFiskerton2223Stuttgart Crashed at St-Martin-sur-Oreuse {Yonne} Killed St-Martin-sur-Oreuse Communal Cemetery Pilot avoided civilian casualties by bringing the Lancaster down at the side of the road connecting the two villages.
51670 WestW RSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
51671 WestG WFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW579MH-VSnaith2207NurnbergCrashed StokenchurchKilled
51672 WestHSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIILL738JI-DWaterbeach2225NurnbergCrashed WestumKilledRunnymede
51673 WestH BSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-04-09LancasterIIIJB725DX-MEast Kirkby2123GardeningCrashed Jelling DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Denmark

51674 WestW G ESergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-07-31LancasterIIIND954DX-QEast Kirkby1741Joigny-la-RocheKilledBannerville la Campagne War Cemetery
51675 WestGSergeantBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIME593UL-T2Elsham WoldsBerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
51676 WestR AFlying OfficerBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIDV400QR-YSkellingthorpe1740BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
51677 WestGuilderoySergeant185240530 January 1924 at Tiverton DevonBritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-05-31LancasterIIILM427CF-GRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire.0001.TergnierCrashed Nullemont {Seine-Maritime}KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard, Somme, France - Row C. Coll. grave 6-8. Read Archive Report
51678 WestASergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-11-04LancasterIIIPB154CF-YKelstern1715BochumKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
51679 WestJ G SFlight SergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1941-08-12HalifaxIL9562MP-Middleton St George2129BerlinCrashed on return to baseKilled
51680 WestT R ASergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-06-01HalifaxIIW1064MP-JMiddleton St George2306EssenCrashed S of Leuven BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumAttacker
51681 WestD ESergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-06-01HalifaxIIR9364EY-Croft2303EssenCrashed in sea off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede
51682 WestFrederick ThomasFlight Sergeant1335412Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIIIED974OL-YWyton1603BerlinProbable claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - 20km NNE of Rathenow (EE9): 6,400m at 1920 hrs (Local). (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 - Dr. Theo E.W. Boiten). Crashed on the outskirts of Dreetz, 8 km South of Neustadt / Dosse (Brandenburg)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row D Grave 10The Burgomeister of Dreetz and several of the local inhabitants stated that the a/c was shot down by a night fighter. It exploded in mid air and crashed outside Dreetz. The bodies of six members of the crew were found scattered round the countryside. Nobody was sure that on the same night of the crash an airman who had parachuted was seen to pass through the village (Dreetz) and knock on the door of a house. The airman may have been Sgt MacKinnon (Extract from report by Berlin Detachment No 4 MREU signed by Sqn Ldr J W Willis-Richards OC Berlin Detachment dated 6 September 1947)
51683 WestA R ESergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
51684 WestC RSergeantBomber Command1944-03-11StirlingIIILJ480EX-SLakenheath1911GardeningCrashed near Naujac-sur-mer [Gironde]KilledNaujac-sur-Mer Communal
51685 WestPhilip Sergeant41360AustraliaRAAF1 Aircraft Performance Unit Laverton1944-05-25RAAF Honour Roll
51686 WestReginald StuartSergeant405163AustraliaRAAF13 Sqd RAAF
1942-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
51687 WestFrank WallaceWarrant Officer405987AustraliaRAAF13 Sqd RAF
1944-07-26RAAF Honour Roll
51688 WestJohn GloverFlight Sergeant417273AustraliaRAAF303 Flight Training RAF 1 Ferry Crew Pool1944-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
51689 WestJohn DavidFlight Sergeant425392AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-25RAAF Honour Roll
51690 WestRonald WilliamFlight Sergeant416172AustraliaRAAF8 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-02RAAF Honour Roll
51691 WestallFrederick Ronald Sergeant1394339Air Bomber1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIDV300SR-WLudford Magna1625Berlin Shot down by nightfighter of Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer. Exploded over Banco polder Killed Age 21Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Holland Plot C. Row 8. Grave 221.


Air Bomber with 101 Squadron, joining with his crew directly from 1656 Conversion Unit on 9 October 1943. He flew his first operational sortie on 3 November 1943, a raid on Düsseldorf, and carried out a further five missions that month, to Modena, Stuttgart, and three trips to the ‘Big City’, Berlin, including the first raid of the Battle of Berlin, on 18 November 1943. Westall was killed in action when Lancaster DV300, piloted by Flight Lieutenant R. E. MacFarlane, DFM was shot down by the German night-fighter ace Oblt. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, IV./NJG1, and exploded in mid-air over Friesland, Holland, whilst on a bombing raid to Berlin, on 16-17 December 1943. Their aircraft was part of an ABC early warning radar jamming group in sortie out of Ludford Magna to Berlin. All the crew were killed.
51692 WestbarnJSergeant1455546Bomber Command77 Sqd
51693 Westbrook Ronald HenrySergeant1465311NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-20LancasterILL802GI-MRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1436Calais See Archive report for further details KilledGolders Green Crematorium. Panel 3 Read Archive Report
51694 WestbrookL ESergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-05-01StirlingIIIEF184HA-IWoolfox Lodge2222ChamblyCrash landed at Woodbridge Suffolk on return
51695 WestbrookCharles RayfordSergeantSergeant346371905th January 1925 in Franklin, Holmes, MississippiAmericanEngineerUSAAF 15th Air ForceUS Army Air Force484th Bombardment Group (H), 826th Bombardment Squadron (H), 49th Bombardment Wing1944-03-04B-24J42-51967 'Strange Cargo'61Torretta field, ItalyGraz, AustriaSee Archive Report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and interred at the Midway Cemetery, Franklin County, Mississippi
51696 WestcottL EFlying OfficerBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIIND632PM-Elsham Wolds2013RusselsheimCrashed at FordKilledLittlehampton Cemetery
51697 WestcottP ASergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-12-20HalifaxIILW320EY-ZBreighton1624FrankfurtCrashed near De PlankPoW
51698 WestcottVivian ArthurLeading Aircraftman419980AustraliaRAAF3 Bombing & Gunnery School West Sale1943-05-12RAAF Honour Roll
51699 WestenraDerrick Fitzgerald 'Jerry'SLdrRAF - 89782


29 April 1918New ZealandPilotDFC and bar


RAF / RNZAFFighter Command112 Sqd

601 Sqd

93 Sqd

65 Sqd

1941-09-25Tomahawk11 [8+3]

2 destroyed flying the Gladiator bi-plane

Shipping escort missionBounced by Bf 109Baled out, safe

Ace Tomahawk and Gladiator N Africa

From Hans-Joachim Marseille's Account: Kills 19-24 September 1941 13.30 Four Hurricanes and a Martin Maryland of No. 203 Squadron RAF. Marseille’s opponents were nine Hurricanes of 1 Squadron SAAF and nine aircraft of an unidentified unit. The South Africans lost a total of three Hurricanes. Captain C. A. van Vliet and 2nd Lieutenant J. MacRobert returned unhurt while Lieutenant B.E. Dold remains missing. I./JG 27 claimed six aerial victories in this engagement. It is possible that the unidentified aircraft were Mk IIB Tomahawks of No. 112 Squadron RAF. This unit was bounced by a Bf 109, while returning from a shipping escort mission. Pilot Officer D. F. 'Jerry' Westenra, a New Zealander and a future ace, baled out.

He was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in 1941, and within weeks of completing his training was posted to the Middle East. He joined 112 Squadron in time to fly Gladiators in Greece and Crete early in 1941.

Son of Derrick Warner Werner Wesrtenia (died 1955 age 78) Helen Beatrice Westenra (née Nicholls - died 16th April 1970, age 85) Transferred from Royal Air Force to Royal New Zealand Air Force, 1 January 1944

Died 17 August 1999 at Omokoroa, Tauranga. Buried at St. Paul's Anglican Church Cemetery, Papanui, Christchurch, New Zealand.

He was twice married and had five children, one of whom died in infancy.

51700 WesterbrookA GSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-05-22HalifaxIIILK835MH-UTrainingAbandoned & crashed Waenavon Monmouthsire

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