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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
52501 WilliamsonJames EscaWarrant Officer408380AustraliaRAAF640 Sqd
1944-05-25RAAF Honour Roll
52502 WilliamsonJohn Ernest JamesLeading Aircraftman82280AustraliaRAAF85 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-04RAAF Honour Roll
52503 WilliamsonLindley L. First LieutenantFlying OfficerO-7538311921AmericanPilotUSAAF8th Air Force349th Bomber Squadron (100th Bombardment Group (H))1944-05-24B-17 Flying FortressG42-31941 Big StoopLN-WThorpe Abbotts (Station #139), Norfolk, EnglandFrankfurt, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany
52504 WilliamsonBrady C 1st LtO-672730USAPilotUSAAF355th Fighter Group354th Fighter Squadron
1944-04-05P-47 Thunderbolt1.7 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52505 WilliamsonFelix D 1st LtO-667894USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1943-12-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52506 WilliamsonFelix D 1st LtO-667894USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52507 WilliamsonFelix D 1st LtO-667894USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-16P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52508 WilliamsonFelix D CaptainO-667894USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52509 WilliesJoseph WilliamSergeant14318091922Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command1654 HCU
1944.05.22StirlingIIIEH926-TWiglsey2103TrainingT/O 2103 Wigsley for night navigation Sortie. While preparing to land, and circling at the time, collided at 0358 hours with another 1660 HCU Stirling III EF498, both a/c crashing to earth near Eagle, 7 Miles SW from LincolnKilled Whitwell (St. Lawrence) Churchyard. Son of John William and Gertrude Alice Willies, of Whitwell; husband of Florence Maria Willies
52510 WillingtonA FFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-17HalifaxIIIMZ307HD-Driffield727BoulogneCrashed on take off
52511 WillingtonNFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-19LancasterIIIPB299PO-OWaddington1907RheydtPoW
52512 WillisGeoffrey CharlesSergeant1023440Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIBJ606PH-SRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1842Koln See Archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. 3.D.17 Read Archive Report
52513 WillisJohn TruemanFlying Officer120485PilotDFM

RAFVR (Middle East Command)Bomber Command14 Sqd
1942-12-19Martin MarauderIAFK366Not knownBerka III, near Benghazi, Libya17:00Minelaying - TunisShot down by anti-aircraft fire. Crashed in the sea near Tunis.PoW No. 90 Camp: Sagan and Belaria - L3Read Archive Report
52514 WillisJ GFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ6866U-UEast Moor2218HamburgCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
52515 WillisJames RalphPilot OfficerJ/19484CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIDS757OW-DLinton on Ouse14:25Air test and sea searchFlying low over the water, the port outer engine failed and in an attempt to gain height, the aircraft stalled into the sea losing its tail sectionSurvived, PoW 29 Jun 1944 Paradie Archive Database426 Sqn, Halifax IV NP683
52516 WillisAlbert Anthony JosephSergeantR/221202Age 22CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09HalifaxVIILW206OW-QRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire1517VolkelSee Archive report - Information courtesy John JonesKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 43 Row I Grave 6

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 24th November 1921 at Regina. Enlisted on the 30th March 1943 at Windsor, Ontario. Worked as a mechanic for General Motors. Son of Anthony and Barbara Willis, brother of Donald, Louise and Shirley of 1746 Tourangeau Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Grave inscription: 'Here Rests A Soul Good And True Dearest Son, We Miss You So. Rest In Peace'.
52517 WillisG KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-05-07LancasterIIIND741KM-KDunholme Lodge2146SalbrizCrashed Herbilly {Loir-et-Cher}KilledOrleans Main Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
52518 WillisW JPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND804AA-KMepal2303DuisburgKilledRunnymede
52519 WillisL RSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-08-18LancasterILM293PM-Elsham Wolds2229Ertvelde RiemeCrashed at base on return
52520 WillisJFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-03-02LancasterINN800PH-AWickenby700KolnPoW
52521 WillisS TSergeant1385627Wireless OperatorRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIIDV191EM-QSpilsby1631BraunschweigThis was the 7th claim by Lt Otto Fries 5/NJG1 - Bakede 5km East of Bad Munder: 4,000m at 1935 hrs (Jachtjagd War Diaries, Vol 1 - Dr. Theo Boiten)PoW No. 270099, Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe
52522 WillisJ D WPilot OfficerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-12BostonIIIZ2210Night IntruderPoW
52523 WillisF CSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-25LancasterIIIJB742AR-DBinbrook2129AugsburgCrashed near RottweilKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
52524 WillisO EFlight LieutenantPilotFighter501 Sqd
1944-05-23SpitfireVbBM385WRhubarbDamaged
52525 WillisRSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIDV306BQ-ENorth Killingholme1710BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
52526 WillisJ FSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-04-18LancasterIIIND475DX-East Kirkby2104JuvisyCrashed at Chapelbridge Cambridgeshire on returnKilledBury cemetery
52527 WillisR OSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIIILM454QR-ZSkellingthorpe2239Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Melsele {Oost-Valaanderen}KilledRunnymede
52528 WillisE GSergeantBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-12-22WellingtonIcT2474AA-MildenhallMannheimCrashed near Therouldeville. PoW
52529 WillisTSergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW507EY-KBreighton1854BerlinCrashed target areaPoW
52530 WillisASergeant1128228Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-12-17LancasterIED349WS-SWaddington1703CloppenburgConed by Scheinwerfer 48 (Frieschenmoor) at 19:40. Hit by light and heavy Flak of 6/Marine Flak Abt 222. By machine gun fire of Scheinwerfer Achtermeer (53) and Ovelgonne (97), by Flak of 1-5/Res Flak Abt 222 2/schw Flak Abt 262, lei. Hei Flak Battery . 3/XI, II/4/lei Flak Abt 988 and II and III/1/lei Flak Abt 836. Crashed Bekhausen South of Varel at 1948. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 27362, Stalag 344 Lamsdorf
52531 WillisRobert GeorgeLeading Aircraftman11931AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
52532 WillisEdwin BrandFlying Officer419103AustraliaRAAFCoastal Command461 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-01RAAF Honour Roll
52533 WillisMervyn WalterWarrant Officer421952AustraliaRAAF8 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-24RAAF Honour Roll
52534 WillisDonald K MajorO-885159USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group: Loco Busters55th Fighter Squadron
1944-04-10P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52535 WillisHenry ClaudePilot Officer189940Age 22UKNavigatorRAFVRMiddle East Air Command614 Sqd1945-06-25MosquitoB.25KB531RAU-?Amendola, Italy1202Delivery flightSee archive report for further detailsKilledMalta Naval Cemetery (Capuccini). Prot. Sec. (Officers'). Plot E. Grave 32Son of James Henry and Florence Laura Willis, of Wolverhampton, England. Grave inscription: 'To The Glorious Memory Of Our Beloved Son Who Gave His Life For His Country'.
52536 Willis-CulpittP FSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-03-18LancasterIILL640A4-CWitchford1946FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
52537 WillissClifford JamesPilot Officer437187AustraliaRAAF76 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-29RAAF Honour Roll
52538 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIILL672A2-C2Waterbeach2001MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
52539 WillitsGordon L 1st LtO-724865USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1943-12-30P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52540 WillmotR WFlight SergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-09-08StirlingIVLK200NF-JTempsford.0015.SOECrashed at De CocksdorpPoW
52541 WillmottArthur CharlesFlying Officer149668NavigatorDFC

DFC Bar

RAFVRFighter264 Sqn
1944-08-11MosquitoNFXIIIHK516RangerDefensive patrol over Battle area, evening. Electrical failure, Force landed at A.8 Picauville ahead of 604 Sqn Mosquito MM496 which collided and set on fire. Written offKilledBayeux War Cemetery V.B.4DFC awarded to 932773 WO Willmott whilst with 108 Sqnd, gazetted 24th August 1943. Citation reads: Warrant Officer Arthur Charles WILLMOTT (032773). Royal Air Force. Volunteer Reserve, No. 108 Squadron. Warrant Officer Willmott is an extremely efficient observer who has participated in many sorties and assisted in the destruction of 6 enemy aircraft at night. His example of keenness and devotion to duty has been highly commendable..

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 264 Sqn, gazetted 4th August 1944. Citation reads: Flight Lieutenant Michael Metcalfe DAVISON, D F.C. (101089), R A F V R 264 Sqn. Flying Officer Arthur Charles WILLMOTT, D F C (149668), R A F V R 264 Sqn. As pilot and observer respectively these officers have complete^ a very large number of sorties and have invariably displayed praiseworthy courage and devotion to duty They have destroyed 10 enemy aircraft, successes which are an excellent testimony to their skill and co-operation
52542 WillmottAnthony PatrickPilot Officer1594681922PilotRAFVRBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-02-01MosquitoIVDZ551AZ:EOakington18:13BerlinCrashed near HannoverKilledHanover War Cemetery 2.H.16
Son of Arthur Stanley Willmott and Marjorie Joyce Willmott, of Lustleigh, Devon
52543 WillmottR WSergeantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIIJA718MG-TOakington.0005.BerlinCrashed at ZuhlenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
52544 WilloughbyD ASergeant1288344Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-29HalifaxIIILW366PT:RAF TholthropeTrainingCrashed 300 yards North East of farm buildings Hafod Farm near Aberystwyth at 15:10Slightly InjuredProceedings of the Court of Enquiry or Investigation available
52545 WilloughbyS AFlying Officer49765Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE913AL-East Moor2350DuisburgCrashed HuppelKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
52546 WilloughbyPaul EdwardFlight LieutenantAus/416816Age 30AustraliaPilotRAAFTraining Command20 (P) Advanced Flying RAF1944-09-08BlenheimVEH512-RAF Spitalgate, Lincolnshire (From Montrose)1115TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13502


Courtesy NAA

RAAF Honour RollBorn on the 02nd September 1914 at Adelaide. Enlisted on the 11th September 1941. Son of George Edward and Ida Constance Willoughby and husband of Muriel Eveleen Willoughby, of North Unley, South Australia
52547 WillsH CPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIIHX341HD-DLeconfield1845StuttgartExploded near target areaPoW
52548 WillsWilliam JosephPilot OfficerNavigatorRAFVRFighter Command613 Sqd1944-03-13MosquitoFB VILR364SY-EJuvincourt See archive report for further details KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 5 Some brief details here: Read Archive Report
52549 WillsF DSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-04LancasterIIINE174AR-NBinbrook2208OrleansCrashed at Donnemain-St-Mames {Eure-et-Loir}Killed
52550 WillsT JSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1941-06-22FortressIAN522WP-West Raynham1430Air TestCrashed near CatterickKilled

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