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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
52851 WinterfordD APilot OfficerBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIILL739JI-MWaterbeachLeuvenCrashed Rixensart {Brabant}PoW
52852 WintersC HSergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-03-18LancasterIILL640A4-CWitchford1946FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
52853 WintersRobert E 2nd LtO-712068USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-09-21P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
52854 WintersgillSidneySergeant Pilot 21051879RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1941-08-12WellingtonIcR1513WS-RAF Honington, Suffolk2129KielCrashed in River WeserKilledBecklingen War Cemetery Grave 23.B.1. Read Archive Report
52855 WintonEFlying OfficerBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-11-20LancasterIHK622AP-ZTuddenham1237HombergCrashed near BaerlKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
52856 WintonEFlying OfficerBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-02-11LancasterIIILM618AP-UTuddenham1129HombergCrash landed at Woensdrecht {Noord-Brabant}
52857 WintrupJ McGSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-04-01WellingtonIIW5395PH-Binbrook2305le HavreCrashed at Ste-Opportune-le-Mare FrancePoW
52858 WinwardPSergeantBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-04-28StirlingIIIEF238OJ-HLakenheath2136SOECrash landed at Methwold Suffolk on return
52859 WiomeMFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM-ESkipton on Swale2214VilleneuveAbandoned & crashed at St-Arnoult des Bois {Eure-et-Loir}Evader Paradie Archive Database
52860 WiperM LSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIILL699EQ-CLinton on Ouse1700BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
52861 WirthEFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW655MP-VHolme on Spalding Moor1943FrankfurtAbandoned & crashed at KelbergPoWParadie Archive Database
52862 WischusenBenjamin FrancisSergeant751991Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-06-03WellingtonIIIX3635KO-JRAF Marham, Norfolk2300Bremen See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 97 Read Archive Report
52863 WiscombeGSergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1941-12-07HampdenIAE191OL-ZScampton213AachenDitched North SeaPoW
52864 WisdomH HSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1941-12-28HampdenIAE419EA-TScampton1741Huls?KilledRunnymede
52865 WiseStanley HowardSergeant9211451920ObserverRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-06-08LancasterIR5659OL-BScampton2328EssenClaim by Fw Richard Philipp 9/NJG1 - 2km South of Vardingholt near Bocholt (4C) at 0104. Aircraft crashed at VardingholtKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 21 Row B Grave 4Son of Arthur and Edith Alice Wise, of Uxbridge, Middlesex.
52866 WiseJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-05-30WellingtonIIW5361PH-CBinbrook2242KolnCrashed at Badhoevedorp HollandKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
52867 WiseW APilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1941-10-10WellingtonIIW5379PH-OBinbrook.0020.KolnCrashed at Haamstede HollandPoW
52868 WiseH TFlight Sergeant659132PilotFighter165 Sqd
1944-09-05SpitfireIXMK831XRamrod 1260KilledGeldermalsen General Cemetery Netherlands
52869 WiseJ GSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND474EA-TFiskerton1905StuttgartCrashed BolsternKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
52870 WiseG NSergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterINF919VN-DSkellingthorpe2054DarmstadtCrashed at Niederkirchen bei DeidsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
52871 WisePercy WilliamSergeant1808389Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIDV305BQ-QNorth Killingholme1659BerlinBadly shot up by night-fighters while in target area, whose cannon fire killed both air gunners; the Bomb Aimer bailed out by mistake in the confusion. Flying without any navigation aids, landed at Woodbridge Emergency Airfield in Suffolk damaged beyond repair.Survived
52872 WisemanWilliam Joseph WalterSergeant13753381918PilotRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-25HalifaxIIW1155ZA-ULeemingAir testThe a/c was on an air test but stalled while turning on the final approach to land at RAF Leeming, it crashed near Leeming Bar at 1445 hours

The location given is some 500 yards short of main runway and near to Blow Houses, to the north of the airfield. The investigation suspected that cause of the accident was partly down to an elevator malfunction, blaming the possibility of the trimmer control wire connections being reversed. The a/c struck a tree and then crashed onto or very close to a search light battery and sadly two soldiers who were at their post were also killed. Their names were not recorded a basic police report. The occupant of the rear turret of the a/c escaped with his life possibly after the turret broke away in the crash. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)
KilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 380. Son of William Joseph Frederick and Daisy Mahala Wiseman, of Bromley, Kent
52873 WisemanJ IFlight LieutenantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-02-21StirlingIIIEJ125HA-JDownham Market1810GardeningCrashed off RoltumeroogKilledEenrum (Wierhuizen) Protestant Cemetery
52874 WisemanBasil GuySergeant Flight Engineer1603151Bomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-10LancasterIIIND586AR-BBinbrook2341AulnoyeCrashed Vieux-Mesnil {Nord}. Shot down by Hptm. Helmut Bergmann 8./NG4 at 0220hrsKilledMeubeuge Centre Cemetery. Row B. Grave 9 Read Archive Report
52875 WishartR PPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-06HampdenIAD980EQ-YBalderton1230Air testCrashed NE of airfieldInjured
52876 WishartR PFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB535OF-QBourn1715BerlinCrashed at Kolhorn {Noord-Holland}KilledBarsingerhorn General Cemetery
52877 WishartG JFlying Officer52187Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIL7576GI-KMildenhall2200StuttgartCrashed at 0130 hours into woods at Pot-de-VinPoW Unknown camp
52878 WishartHarold PeterSergeant401728AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1942-12-22RAAF Honour Roll
52879 WishartRodger PerymanFlight Lieutenant400907AustraliaRAAF97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
52880 WisniewskiMichal EugeniuszPodporucznik BombardierPilot OfficerP.2796Born 28 May 1910 (Age 34)PolandBomb AimerPAFBomber CommandNo.1662 HCU1944-11-11Handley Page HalifaxllJN967RAF Blyton17:52East Ferry, LincolnshireTook off from Blyton at 17:52 on a Night Navigational and Practice Bombing Exercise. Eight minutes later, after climbing to 3,000 feet, one of the starboard engines caught fire, and the aircraft crashed in flames at East Ferry, 8 miles South-West of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried 27 November 1962. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section F Grave 317 - exhumed 24 January 1964

Archiwum Polish Database
52881 WisniewskiWladyslawKapral PilotSergeantP.782809Born 27 June 1920 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAFNo.8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit1942-10-12Miles MasterlN7479RAF Ely, CardiffPains Castle Village, Radnorshire, WalesCrashed at Pains Castle Village, Radnorshire, Wales, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Cardiff Western Cemetery - Glamorganshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section C Grave G-59Archiwum Polish Database
52882 WisniewskiBernard AlwinFlying Officer423966AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-22RAAF Honour Roll
52883 WisniewskiWalterStaff Sergeant333790811919AmericanRight Waist GunnerUSAAF8th 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 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
52884 WitakowskiFranciszek AndrzejMajor PilotFlying OfficerP.1273Born 29 October 1899 Krobia Gostyń (Age 42 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row B Grave 6-8
Archiwum Polish Database
52885 WitcherFSergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND351OF-PBourn1850FrankfurtCrashed near HannoverPoW
52886 WitcombR.J.Pilot OfficerNavigator IBomber Command582 (PFF) Sqn
1945.03.08LancasterIIIPB59160:NRAF Little Staughton17:40DessauTook off from RAF Little Staughton at 17:40 hrs to mark the target at Dessau. Unable to identify target and aborted over enemy territory. Hit by flak either killing Fg.Off. Austin or mortally wounding him. Aircraft returned to Little Staughton at 01:12 hrs.
52887 WitcombL JSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND996AS-NKirmington2350AachenCrashed StaheKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
52888 WitczakStanisławSierzant Radio OperatorSergeantP.792760Born 11 October 1907 (1909?) Dziwne Pomorze (Age 33 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1941-06-24Vickers WellingtonIcW5723SM-FRAF SyerstonBoulogne Took off from Syerston. Aircraft was hit by flak over Boulogne and again from a flak ship anchoured off Calais, which damaged the port engine. On nearing Clacton, the order to bale out was given, the tail gunner landed safely on land, the rest came down in the sea and four were drowned Ditched off the coast near Clacton, Essex. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial Northolt
Archiwum Polish Database
52889 WitekJózef Sierzant Radio Operator Strzelecelec Flight SergeantP.794534Born 21 April 1915 Kraków (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerVirtuti Militari

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-15Consolidated LiberatorVlKG890GR-SRAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply drop Engaged on Warsaw Supply Drops. Aircraft was shot down by a German Night Fighter and crashed at Nieszkowicach Wielkich, Bosnia . Location : Poland. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot III Row A Grave 2
Archiwum Polish Database
52890 WitekFrank T.Technical SergeantSergeant327451753rd December 1923AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th Air Force709th Bomber Squadron (447th Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-20B-17 MohawkG42-31128:ARattlesden (Station #126), Suffolk, EnglandMerseburg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Holy Trinity Cemetery, Yorkville, Oneida County, New York
52891 WithallLatham CarrFlight Lieutenant39361Age 29AustralianPilotRAFFighter Command152 Sqd
1940-08-12SpitfireIP9456UM-?RAF Warmwell, Dorset1220PatrolShot down S of Isle of Wight - See archive reportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 5

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born on the 25th May 1911 in Toodyay. Son of Latham (died 23rd March 1971) and Mabel Withall (died 29th May 1969) of Brighton, Victoria, Australia and husband of Beryl Ethel Withall, of Ealing, Middlesex, England.
52892 WithallLatham CarrActing Flight Lieutenant39361AustraliaRAFNo 152 Squadron1940-08-12RAAF Honour Roll
52893 WithamR RFlight LieutenantDFC

RAAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-11-26StirlingIVLK151NF-ETempsford2000SOECrashed off Assens. He was lost whilst on an operation to resupply members of the Danish Resistance Movement.KilledRunnymede The Stirling took off on a mission to drop supplies to the Danish resistance at drop zone Tablejam 69 with the Danish name Rosalie on the island of Fyn. The position of the drop zone was 551747N 100600E and was found 13 km ENE of Assens and 2 km N of Glamsbjerg. The Stirling arrived over the drop zone at 23:25 hours and dropped its load on first pass. The reception committee from Odense received 18 containers and one package containing a Eureka. After this nothing was heard from the Stirling. The German War Diary reports: Kriegstagesbuch Des Kommandant im Abschnitt Südjülland for the night of 26 / 27 November 1944. 22:41 to 00:35: Flakalarm bef. V. Ugruko. Ca 6 feindliche Flugzeuge von W und O kommend, durchflogen mit verschiedenen kursen den Flakbereich mit flughöhen von 100,200 und 400 m. 2 Flugzeuge wurden von dem leichten Flakzeug Blaavand 6./204 mit 38 Schuss 2 cm beschossen. Erfolge wurden nicht beobachtet. Bei den Flugzeugen handelte es sich 4 mot. Störflugzeuge. The Stirling could well be one of the aircrafts reported to have been shot at by light flak from Blaavand. If so, it most probably crashed into the North Sea.
52894 WithamH WSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIIILM363SR-PLudford Magna1641BerlinCrashed near DiepholzKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
52895 WithamAWarrant Officer1336599PilotFighter137 Sqd
1944-05-25TyphoonIbMN469Shipping StrikeKilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium
52896 WithamSSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-03-08LancasterIME839AS-NKirmington1130TrossyEvader
52897 WithamR V CSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SEast Kirkby2228Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Herenthout {Antwerpen}KilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium
52898 WithamReginald RonaldFlight Lieutenant425800AustraliaRAAF138 Sqd RAF
1944-11-27RAAF Honour Roll
52899 WithecombeArthur B.Flying Officer137231Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-02-07HalifaxIILW275NF-OTempsford1930SOE - Operation Jockey 5The Halifax sustained flak damage on crossing the coast. Notwithstanding the resultant damage, and worsening weather, he continued his mission, flying low towards southern France. As he neared the intended DZ a serious fire developed in one engine, sufficiently serious for Sqn Ldr Cooke to give the order to abandon the Halifax. All took to parachutes. The aircraft crashed near Mantaille (Dröme), 37 km North of ValenceEvaded via Spain & Gibraltar on the 5 May 1944 and returned to Tempsford on the 10 Sep 1944
52900 WithellE BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-01-17LancasterIW4372PH-GWickenby1634BerlinPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede

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