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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
51851 WhisnerWilliam T Jr.1st LtO-798190USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
51852 WhisnerWilliam T Jr.CaptainO-798190USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-02P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
51853 WhisnerWilliam T Jr.CaptainO-798190USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-21P-51 Mustang6 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
51854 WhisnerWilliam T Jr.CaptainO-798190USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-27P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
51855 WhitacreCharles E.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7617791913AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th Air Force789th Bomber Squadron (467th Bombardment Group (H)1944-08-05B-24H41-293636A:BRackheath (Station #145), Norfolk, EnglandBraunschweig-Waggum, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3, Sagan in Lower Silesia now Żagań, Poland
51856 WhitakerWilliam ButlerFlying Officer Navigator130596RAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-05-23LancasterIW4861PH-MRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2255DortmundCrashed near Markelo HollandKilledMarkelo Cemetery, Holland. Sp. Mem. "C". Plot 4. Row B. Grave 10 Read Archive Report
51857 WhitakerE BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command144 Sqd
1941-12-28HampdenIP1295PL-LN LuffenhamHuls?KilledCherbourgUntil 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
51858 WhitakerRalphSergeant1439598PilotRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-02-15HalifaxIIHX155DY-QPocklington1727BerlinClaim by Oblt Wilhelm Johnen 5/NJG5 - Between Rostock and Strahlsund: 5,500m 20:34KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 240Crew photo available

Son of Arthur and Edith Whitaker, of Ilkley, Yorkshire
51859 WhitakerL LFlight LieutenantDFC

Bomber Command161 Sqd
1944-05-03LysanderIIIaV9664MA-Tempsford2326SOEShot down Mondesir {Seine-et-Oise}KilledGuillerval Communal Cemetery
51860 WhitakerR AFlying OfficerBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIR5734QR-VConingsby2207NurnbergCrashed Monin {Namur}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
51861 WhitakerRichard RobertPilot Officer415291AustraliaRAAF196 Sqd RAF
1943-09-06RAAF Honour Roll
51862 WhitamoreA JFlying OfficerPilotFighter182 Sqd
1944-11-29TyphoonIbMN970Crashed near RhyedtPoW
51863 WhitbreadDennis LawsonSergeant1624919Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIIMZ828BM-H RAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire 1038St-Leu See Archive report for further details KilledKempston Cemetery. Block J. Grave 30 Read Archive Report
51864 WhitbreadL J HFlight SergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIILL738JI-DWaterbeach2225NurnbergCrashed WestumKilledRunnymede
51865 WhitbyM J Warrant OfficerPilotFighter137 Sqd
1944-09-30TyphoonIbMN627NForce landed Nijmegen
51866 WhitcombeWilliam HenrySergeant NavigatorNZ/41561RNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1942-12-16StirlingIR9245AA-NRAF Newmarket, Suffolk2211GardeningCrashed on take offKilledNewmarket Cemetery Plot O. Grave 399 Read Archive Report
51867 WhiteAtholSergeantAUS/430524W/Op/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1944-11-08Wellington XJA343Not known RAF Church Broughton, Derbyshire 1935Training See archive report for details KilledChester Cemetery (Blacon). Sec. A. Grave 402 Read Archive Report
51868 WhiteFrederick William Warrant Officer AUS/410758Age 28Australia W/Op Air Gunner RAAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-08-29LancasterIED327BH-RRAF Faldingworth2115Stettin - sea ports Aircraft presumed to have crashed in the Baltic. Location : Baltic / Sweden. MissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259.

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CREW : P/O H Lupton; Sgt J B Hamilton; F/Sgt K J Jewell; Sgt D J K Baron; W/O F W White; F/SgtI C Vaughan; Sgt S S Barnett. Son of E W T and Emily Mary Barnett, of Silverdale, Staffordshire
51869 WhiteR HWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-18LancasterIIIJB662AR-Binbrook2226RouenCrashed on take off
51870 WhiteA JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIED545JO-JWaddington1707BerlinCrashed at LutkendorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
51871 WhiteD BFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
51872 WhiteF KFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB234PO-CWaddington2301RevignyCrashed at Brabant-le-RoiEvader
51873 WhiteThomas CharlesFlight SergeantAUS/419560Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM515CF-WRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2158Mailly-le-Camp See archive report for full details KilledTrouan-le-Petit Churchyard. Grave 5 Read Archive Report
51874 WhiteWalter JohnFlight Sergeant42579411th February 1921 in Cloncurry, QueenslandAustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-05-10LancasterIIILM520WS:XBardney2213Lille Railway YardsLM520 may have been a possible claim by Hptm Adolf Braves Stab IV./NJG1 - 5-20km North East of Luxemburg 3,500m at 00:05hrs. This is uncorroborated. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Forest-sur-Marque (Nord), 9 kms East of Lille.KiAForest-sur-Marque Communal Cemetery Row 1 Grave 14Son of Samuel Hugh and Ivy Norma Douglas White, of Cloncurry, Queensland, Australia
51875 WhiteGaret SidneySergeantAus/407309Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAF (Far East Command)Bomber Command1 Sqd RAAF
1941-12-08HudsonIA16-19US-BKota Bharu, Malaya04:00Anti Japanese invasion shippingShot down by anti-aircraft fire from a cruiser.KilledSingapore Memorial Column 412Read Archive Report
51876 WhiteLeslie JamesSergeant522656PilotRAFFighter Command222 Sqd
1940-06-01SpitfireIN3232ZD-?RAF Hornchurch, Essex536PatrolSee archive report for further details KilledCoxyde Military Cemetery, Grave V1.F.1.Some brief details here: Read Archive Report
51877 WhiteJ ESquadron Leader66581PilotRAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterIIINE138KM-ZRAF Dunholme Lodge2024Gardening See archive report for full details PoW - No Further detailsNone, thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
51878 WhiteJohn Arthur CharlesFlying Officer39406PilotRAFCoastal Command217 Sqd1940-02-06AnsonIK8746MW-ORAF St. Eval, Cornwall740Convoy PatrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 6Read Archive Report
51879 WhiteAlbert CartledgeFlight Lieutenant46313Age 26PilotDFC RAFTransport Command1 Ferry Unit - 46 Group1947-06-16MosquitoT.IIITV9650RAF Pershore, Worcestershire1151Training See archive report for further details KilledPershore Cemetery. Plot R. Grave 100 Read Archive Report
51880 WhiteKenneth Ernest GordonSergeant Flight Engineer961265RAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-06-21HalifaxIIHR785NP-GLissett2311KrefeldCrashed at Lincoln on returnKilledCrayford Churchyard (St. Paulinus) Row 14. Grave 22. Read Archive Report
51881 WhiteRonald Albert EdwardFlight Sergeant1323288Age 21PilotRAFVRFighter Command164 Sqd
1944-08-25TyphoonIbMN711FJ-ZMartragny (B 7)1855RamrodSee archive report for further detailsKilledSt. Sver Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Block "S". Plot 4. Row P. Grave 8 Read Archive Report
51882 WhiteHoratius Douglas StewartPilot Officer Navigator168627D.F.M.RAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV834TL-NRAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire.0003.LeipzigAttacked by night fighter piloted by Oblt. Martin Becker, exploded and crashed at GohrePoW No. 3518 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3 Read Archive Report


51883 WhiteDonald 'Don'Pilot Officer111485Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1942-06-16StirlingIR9324MG:XOakington23:37EssenSee archive report for detailsKilledAvesnes-sur-Helpe Communal. Row AA. Grave 9
51884 WhiteJ ASergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW521HD-Leconfield1859StuttgartBadly shot up by a night fighter and was obliged to ditch roughly 1 mile off Salcombe and some 20 miles SSW of Torbay, Devon. The Squadron records suggest the crew ditched 30 miles from Portland Bill.
51885 WhiteAlecSergeant1489085Age 21Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-04-27HalifaxIIIMZ565MH-ORAF Snaith, Yorkshire 2357Montzen See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6.A.14. Read Archive Report
51886 WhiteStanleySergeant1437767Age 29Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-04-27HalifaxIIIMZ565MH-ORAF Snaith, Yorkshire 2357Montzen See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6.A.13. Read Archive Report
51887 WhiteWilliam CourtneyWarrant Officer1311804Air/BmrDFM

RAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-04-20LancasterIIIND826FZ-WRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2128Ottignies See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery, Coll. Grave 2. G. 1-7 Read Archive Report
51888 WhiteCyril ArthurPilot Officer179590PilotRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqn
1944-08-25HalifaxIIINA578C8:?RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire18:30WattenSee archive report for further informationKilledLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (St. Omer). Plot 6. Row C. Collective Grave 2.
51889 WhiteEarl DouglasSergeant Air GunnerR/200964RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-07-17LancasterIIILM616KO-JRAF Witchford420Emieville (Operation Goodwood) Crashed at West End Farm, Great Offley, Hertfordshire on return KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery 52.F.8.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report 3 Civilians within the farm house buildings also killed.
51890 WhiteKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-06-29StirlingIBF310OJ-HLakenheath.0025.BremenCrashed in IJsselmeer off HoornKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
51891 WhiteG PWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIED323LS-DMildenhall1750BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
51892 WhiteJ GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIILL633EQ-LLinton on Ouse2204NurnbergCrashed GerolzhofenPoWParadie Archive Database
51893 WhiteRFlying OfficerJ/3253RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-23BostonIIIW8394Night IntruderKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
51894 WhiteR GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-27LancasterXKB724VR-KMiddleton St George1743MimoyecquesCrash landed at Appleton Wiske Yorkshire on take off Paradie Archive Database
51895 WhiteLloyd ErnestFlight SergeantR/8739010 Aug 1921CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIX3808PT-BMiddleton St George1852KolnPossible claim by Lt Erich Gollasch 12/NJG1 - Sea 30km North West of Vlieland (Salzhering or Tiger): 800m at 2321 hrs. The aircraft may have been claimed by Flak of IV Zug 2/lei Res Flak Abt 988 and light Marine Flak (Wellington North of Juist in sea 2105 hrs)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 107 Paradie Archive Database Son of Herbert W. and Lillian White, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
51896 WhiteRobert JohnFlying OfficerJ/17506CanadaNavigatorDFM

RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn Killed Age 26Rheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427 Sqd lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
51897 WhiteV MFlying OfficerJ22537RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxVDK135ZL-Leeming2307WuppertalCrashed WSW RotterdamPoW Paradie Archive Database
51898 WhiteJames WalkerSergeant R/193905 Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIED870VN-JRAF Skellingthorpe2158Mailly-le-Camp Shot down over Poivre. Crashed Poivres {Aube} KilledPoivres Churchyard Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

Lancaster ED870, piloted by Pilot Officer A. Handley, was shot down and crashed over Poivres, whilst on a bombing raid to the German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp, on 3-4 May 1944. All the crew were killed.

The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Late on 3 May 1944, 346 Lancasters of 1 and 5 Groups along with pathfinder Mosquitoes attacked the large German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp. The control of this raid in the target area failed to operate according to plan. The initial low level markers were accurate and well backed up by Lancaster marker aircraft. The Marker leader (Wing Commander G. L. Cheshire) ordered the main force to come in and bomb but the main force Controller (Wing Commander L. C. Deane) could not transmit the order to do so to the waiting Lancasters because his VHF set was being drowned by an American Forces Broadcast and his transmitter was wrongly tuned. German fighters arrived during the delay and bomber casualties were heavy. The main attack eventually started when Deputy Controller (Squadron Leader E. N. M. Sparks) took over. Approximately 1500 tons of bombs were dropped with great accuracy. 114 barrack buildings, 47 transport sheds and some ammunition buildings in the camp were hit; 102 vehicles including 37 tanks were destroyed 218 German soldiers were killed and 156 were injured.’ Because of the delay Luftwaffe Night Fighters arrived in force and managed to shoot down 42 Lancasters. 50 Squadron lost four aircraft during this operation with 24 crewman losing their lives.
51899 WhiteW RSergeantRCAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-07LancasterIR5625GI-BMildenhall1215LisieuxKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
51900 WhiteT SSergeantRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-05-27HalifaxIIILK865C8-QLeconfield2356Bourg-LeopoldCrashed AntwerpenPoW Paradie Archive Database

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