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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
52201 WighamErnestSergeant580852ObserverRAFFighter Command12 Operational Training Unit1940-05-24BattleIK9481Not knownRAF Benson, Oxfordshire1140Training See archive report for further details KilledDarlington West Cemetery. Sec. W.7G. Grave 370 Read Archive Report
52202 WighamWSergeantBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
52203 WighamRSergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
52204 WightW CSergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
52205 WightFrederick James ByamGroup Captain30AustraliaRAAF10 Operational GP HQ's Brisbane1944-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
52206 WightmanKSergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB656MG-DOakington1617BerlinCrashed at StompetorenKilledOterleek {Stompetoren}
52207 WightmanKevin FrederickFlight Sergeant417610AustraliaRAAF1667 Conversion RAF1943-12-16RAAF Honour Roll
52208 WigleyGeorge AlexanderFlying Officer132874Age 22Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB219OF-RRAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire 1650Berlin See archive report for further details KilledCarshalton Churchyard (All Saints) Section U. Grave 320Read Archive Report
52209 WigleyJ ASergeantR251303CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn, RCAF
1944-09-15HalifaxIIINA629PT:WTholthorpe21:56KielThey bombed the at 01:19 hours from 1800ft before turning for home. On the return journey the hydraulic system failed, probably holed by Flak. The loss of hydraulics caused the flaps to lower followed by the undercarriage the the bomb doors. The wireless operator put out an SOS and despite attempts by the crew to rectify the situation, Motherwell was forced to ditching this highly dangerous configuration at 04:05 hours. They were 70 miles off the East Anglian coast. At times a search scene could resemble flies around a honeypot and this was the case during the search for Motherwell and his crew. Sqn Ldr Simpson in Hudson L/279 and Fg Off Garven in U/2279 were scrambled at 18:01 and 18:23 respectively. On arrival at the search area and they discovered three Lancasters and two Halifaxes, one of which was another 420 Sqn aircraft flown by Flt Lt E S Heimpel RCAF, circling two dinghies containing the seven survivors. The Hudsons dropped smoke floats to help mark the position and shortly afterwards a Walrus amphibian arrived and picked up the survivors. Sometime later an RML was homed to the area and the survivors were transferred to this from the Walrus. The RML then took the Walrus under tow and headed home. (Dinghy Drop: 279 Squadron RAF 1941-1946 - Tom Docherty)RescuedParadie Archive Database
52210 WigleyRFlight SergeantPilotFighter118 Sqd
1944-09-18SpitfireIXML182EscortCrashed at CourtraiInjured
52211 WIgleyHoraceSergeant11479301921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 17The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Husband of Monica Wigley, of Newton, Hyde, Cheshire
52212 WigleyPFlight LieutenantPilotDFC

Fighter19 Sqd
1944-03-24MustangIIIFZ174RangerAbandoned near Gravesend
52213 WigleyBruce EdwardFlight Sergeant432924AustraliaRAAF21 (P) Advanced Flying RAF1944-08-28RAAF Honour Roll
52214 WigleyHarvey JohnFlight Sergeant407854AustraliaRAAF40 Sqd RAF
1942-12-07RAAF Honour Roll
52215 WignallWalter JosephSergeant17299AustraliaRAAF24 Sqd RAAF
1945-04-06RAAF Honour Roll
52216 WijtykMichał WłodzimierzPlutonowy StrzelecFlight SergeantP.784189Born 17 July 1916 (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-24Avro LancasterlllLM486BH-CRAF Faldingworth22:09KarlsruheTook off from Faldingworth 22.09 24 April 1944 on an Operation to bomb Karlsruhe. Claim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab IV/NJG1 - Sea 10km West of Vlissingen (LG 35): 5,700m - 5,800m at 02:40.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave

Polish Memorial Northolt UK
Further details at Archiwum Polish Database LM486
52217 WikeC J GSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIJB541DX-AWickenby2359StettinCrashed target areaKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
52218 WilbournESergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-12-17StirlingIBF356LS-DBourn1645GardeningCrashed at base on return
52219 WilbyJ MSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-11-04HalifaxIIIMZ772DY-QPocklington1741BochumCrashed at LaurensbergKilledHotton War Cemetery
52220 WilbyJSergeantBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15LancasterIME573JO-JWaddington1904StuttgartCrashed LudwigsburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
52221 WilbyA CSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILW503LK-ZBurn1844SchweinfurtCrashed at Cahon {Somme}PoW
52222 WilceCFlight SergeantAir GunnerDFM

Bomber Command35 Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1945-04-08LancasterING440TL-CGraveley1942HamburgBelieved to be hit by flak in the nose, bursting into flames and breaking up before crashing at 2300 hrs near Rotenburg (Wümme)PoW, Unknown campDFM awarded whilst with with 61 Sqn, gazetted 30 June 1944
52223 WilcockFrederickSergeant18979471906 at Blackburn, LancashireBritishAir Gunner (rear)RAFVR Bomber Command9 Sqd
1944-09-23LancasterILL914WS-URAF Bardney, Lincolnshire1902Ladbergen Shot down by a nightfighter flown by Adamski. Crashed at Wierden {Overijssel}. KilledWierden General Cemetery, Overijssel, Netherlands - Row A. Grave 13 Read Archive Report
52224 WilcockAlbert JamesFlight LieutenantJ/85391Air/BmrDFC

RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIIPB129LQ-A RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 1200Cap Gris Nez See archive report for full details SurvivedNone - survived the war. Passed away 1981 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
52225 WilcockKSergeant985040Bomber Command106 Sqd
1943-06-14LancasterIR5551ZN-VSyerston2240OberhausenCrashed near ArnhemKilledMoscowa Gen CemeteryAttacker Oblt Geiger
52226 WilcockH ISergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-11-23LancasterIIIJB465PH-VWickenbyBerlinSwung off runway
52227 WilcockNSergeant1623765Age ?Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1945-01-06Halifax IIIMZ811MH-XRAF Snaith, Yorkshire1542HanauSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW no further detailsNone - Survived the war
52228 WilcocksJ AWarrant OfficerPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
52229 WilcocksonWalter FrederickFlight SergeantNZ/42314Age 34New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-06-22StirlingIEF399AA-ORAF Newmarket, Suffolk2337MulheimShot down near Markelo HollandKilledMarkelo General Cemetery Plot 4, Row C, Grave 17.


Son of Albert George and Mabel Maude Victoria Wilcockson, of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand, husband of Reno Anna Wilcockson, of Christchurch.
52230 WilcoxL RCorporalRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIIMZ525KW-TrainingCrashed TopcliffeKilled Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
52231 WilcoxDavid John RobertFlight Sergeant421244Air BomberRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsPoW No: 966 Camp: Stalag Luft 7None - understood to have survived the war
52232 WilcoxJ HSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-10-24WellingtonIIW5394PH-HWickenby.0035.GardeningPresumed crashed in seaKilledCherbourg Old Communal
52233 WilcoxW RSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-09-23LancasterILM212VN-LSkellingthorpe1908LadbergenCrashed at Zelham {Gelderland}KilledZelham General Cemetery
52234 WilcoxF WSergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1943-06-18LancasterIOL-NWyton1010TrainingCrashed at Swaton LincsKilled
52235 WilcoxRichard H 1st LtO-691199USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers504th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
52236 WilcoxFrancis WilliamSergeant5379361919NavigatorRAFBomber Command83 Sqn
1943.06.18LancasterIED439OL:NRAF Wyton10:10Training- Day Practice BombingEye witnesses reported that an a/c was seen flying approx 200-400 ft in altitude in a nose-down attitude. Bdr. S.M. Bennett of 445 Battery, 65th Searchlight Reg. at Helpringham Post heard an a/c roar over his hut and a few seconds later heard and felt a violent explosion. He immediately rode to the scene on his bicycle and found an a/c completely disintegrated and on fire in a cornfield. A Mr. W.C. Chamberlain, the farmer of Highgate Farm, Scredington, Lincs saw three a/c circling in formation. The wing of one a/c hit some buildings which was immediately followed by an explosion and fire. The other two a/c were two unidentified Airspeed Oxfords.

Examination of the wreckage showed that the starboard wing hit a farm building, and tore off the roof of an unoccupied building scattering the disintegrating a/c over a swath of land 400-500 yards by 30 yards. The only means of identification was via an RR Merlin engine plate.
KilledManchester (Gorton) Cemetery Sec. R. Grave 215The son of Bernard and Minnie Wilcox of Gorton, Manchester.
52237 WilczyńskiZenon Plutonowy SergeantP.781183Born 19 April 1914 (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt
Archiwum Polish Database
52238 WildE.J.Sergeant533689Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command1654 Heavy Conversion Unit (5 Group)1944-05-11StirlingIIILJ524HRAF Wigsley, Nottinghamshire253Training See archive report for further details InjuredNone - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
52239 WildHSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB562ZN-MMetheringham2139SchweinfurtCrashed EschelbronnKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
52240 WildS WPilot OfficerBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-06-29WellingtonIcR1509KO-PMarham2306HamburgCrashed near Bremen PoW
52241 WildS RSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
52242 WildT WSergeantBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ313HD-Driffield1522VariesAbandoned near Dungeness
52243 WildG MSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1940-04-12HampdenIL4073VN-Waddington815KristiansandShot down 12:15Killed
52244 WildboreRSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-08-30LancasterIIIED972PH-RWickenby2350MonchengladbachCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
52245 WildeEric LawlessFlight Lieutenant1214741913NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command157 Sqn
1944-09-15MosquitoXIXTA396RS:?Swannington23:40BSThey did not return and were posted as 'missing'. A rubber dinghy was spotted in the sea on their route. The next morning three 'mossies' from his squadron took off from RAF Swannington and made a prolonged 'sweep' of the area, but with no success. What happened on that flight nobody will ever know. Plane and crew were lost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 204Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Wilde; husband of Julia Wilde, of Corstorphine, Edinburgh.
52246 WildeCSergeant1004224Bomber Command49 Sqd
1943-06-14LancasterIIIED453EA-GFiskerton2216OberhausenCrashed near LembeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
52247 WildeEFlight SergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-04-22LancasterIIDS669JI-CWaterbeach2316DusseldorfCrashed Ecke RethelKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
52248 WildeK H DPilot OfficerBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIDV333UL-C2Elsham WoldsStettinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
52249 WilderD F DSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-02-25LancasterIME639AS-AKirmington1830AugsburgCrashed near Colroy-la-Roche {Bas-Rhin}KilledRanrupt
52250 WildeyWSergeantBomber Command214 Sqd
1942-06-27StirlingIN3751BU-PStradishall2340BremenCrashed at base on returnInjured

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