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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
52901 WithamAWarrant Officer1336599PilotFighter137 Sqd
1944-05-25TyphoonIbMN469Shipping StrikeKilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery Belgium
52902 WithamSSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
52903 WithamR V CSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SEast Kirkby2228Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Herenthout {Antwerpen}KilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium
52904 WithamReginald RonaldFlight Lieutenant425800AustraliaRAAF138 Sqd RAF
1944-11-27RAAF Honour Roll
52905 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
52906 WithellE BSergeantRNZAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-01-17LancasterIW4372PH-GWickenby1634BerlinPresumed lost over the seaKilledRunnymede
52907 WitherickG A ASergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-06HalifaxIIW1145LQ-SPocklington2351EmdenCrashed near Binbrook LINCS
52908 WItherickG AFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command617 Sqd
1944-10-29LancasterINF920KC-EMilltown114TirpitzCrash landed at Porjus SwedenInterned
52909 WithersKenneth FredWarrant OfficerAUS/406893Age 24AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-03-14HalifaxIIILW517EY-YRAF Breighton, Yorkshire2241le Mans See archive report for further details KilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Grave 3 Read Archive Report
52910 WithersDennis JamesSergeant1737508Age 22W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command161 Sqd
1944-07-05HudsonIIIAFK780 (Also listed as FK790)MA-RRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2350Operation Fives 1 See archive report for full details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Makkum) Row O. Grave 34

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52911 WithersJ D GFlying OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1941-06-21ManchesterIL7314WaddingtonBoulogneCrashed Wollaston Northants KilledLincoln {Newport}
52912 WithersDSergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIIPB286LE-FEast Kirkby2247RevignyCrashed at Neuvy {Marne}KilledNeuvy Communal Cemetery
52913 WithersKenneth FredPilot Officer406893AustraliaRAAF78 Sqd RAF
1944-03-14RAAF Honour Roll
52914 WithersRaymond R CaptainO-798192USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-27P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
52915 WithersRaymond R 1st LtO-798192USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group360th Fighter Squadron
1943-11-29P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
52916 WithersRaymond R 1st LtO-798192USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group360th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-13P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
52917 WithersRaymond R 1st LtO-798192USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group360th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
52918 WithersRaymond R 1st LtO-798192USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group360th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)4Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
52919 WithingtonJ ASergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB642ZN-JMetheringham.0020.BerlinCrashed at HoyaKilledHannover War Cemetery
52920 WithringtonReginald Frederick GeorgeSergeant975504Age 26UKObserverBomber Command105 Sqd
1941-07-19BlenheimIVV6039GB-QRAF Swanton Morley, Norfolk1122Anti ShippingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Grave 7. AA. 12.Son of Robert Edward and Henrietta E. Withrington, of Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England. Grave inscription: 'In Lasting Memory Of Our Dear Son Who Gave His Life For All To See A Better World'.
52921 WithymanK PSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1941-09-06WhitleyVZ6970DY-RTopcliffe2105HulsCrashed Sambeek HollandKilledWoensel General
52922 WitkowskiLeon ZygmuntSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.784799Born 8 February 1915 Gorzany Inowrocław Poland (Age 29 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerBrązowy Krzyż Zasługi

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PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-27Handley Page HalifaxllJD362RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply Drops Baksbokod, Wegrzech, Hungary. Location : Hungary. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot IV Row B Grave 1-7
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52923 WitneyGeorge HenrySergeant1434183Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIME666EM-ARAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire1901Frankfurt See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave Ref. Joint Grave 9. D. 7-8 Read Archive Report
52924 WitrylakZbigniew StanisławSierżantWarrant Officer78233926.07.1919PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-07-25LancasterIIIPB252BH-HFaldingworth2300StuttgartAbandonedEvader. Died 14.11.1983 Blackpool, Lancs. UK Archiwum Polish Database
52925 WittBenjamin CharlesFlying OfficerJ18743CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-07-26MosquitoIXLR475XD:?Upwood23:25GivorsCrashed at 04:10 while making a single-engined approach towards Woodbridge airfield, Suffolk.Injured
52926 WittEdwin FrederickFlight Sergeant49141AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1945-12-29RAAF Honour Roll
52927 WitteralliV AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ8826U-CEast Moor1602DusseldorfDamaged on return Paradie Archive Database
52928 WittmackFFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxVIINP688QO-XEast Moor2108StuttgartCrashed at Breteniere {Cote-d'Or}KilledBreteniereParadie Archive Database
52929 WittsDavid DouglasSergeantR/122133Air BomberRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-06HalifaxVDK262IP-RRAF Tholthorpe1935Munchen See Archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
52930 WittyW TFlight SergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-10-29LancasterIIIPB6306O-ALittle Staughton1145WalcherenKilledRunnymede
52931 WitwerHoward DanielFlying OfficerJ86988CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-25LancasterXKB775VR:YMiddleton St George19:58RusselsheimCollided with 115 Sqn, Lancaster I PD274 and crashed in the target area. While spinning, the aircraft broke up, throwing Fg Off. Witwer clear. The aircraft crashed in a small forest 2 Km west of the village of Unter-Eisesheim. The crew were initially buried in the village cemeteryPoW No. 7751, Stalag Luft 3/Milag-Marlag Nord-Oflag LParadie Archive DatabaseHoward Daniel Witwer returned to Canada and after a few years of civilian life reenlisted in the RCAF and served as a Flight Engineer. He retired from the RCAF in 1968. He passed away on the 23rd November 2002.
52932 WItzmannJSgcFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-03-09HalifaxIIINA616L8-Elvington1530VenloCrashed at BockholtKilledWankum Cemetery
52933 WivellR W JSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-02-15LancasterIIIJA934BQ-HNorth Killingholme1729BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
52934 WiwsianskiMichaelSergeantR210463CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-22HalifaxIIIMZ506QO:XRAF East Moor, Yorkshire00:10le MansSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Grave 43.Paradie Archive Database
52935 WixtedRobert AnthonyFlight Sergeant434555AustraliaRAAFHeavy Conversion Unit 11 Base RAF1944-07-05RAAF Honour Roll
52936 WizeAntoniPorucznik Flying OfficerP-2441 / 78407504.06.1915 WarszawaW/OpVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1941-07-25WellingtonIcR1178BH-LHemswell2259HamburgDitched off Cromer NorfolkRescued. Died 22.11.1945 Newark-on-Trent, Notts UKNewark upon Trent Cemetery
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52937 WlleringtonJ WSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-10-25HalifaxIIILL612C6-ASnaith1239EssenCrashed at base on return
52938 WlodarskiAlfred KrzysztofKapral PilotWarrant Officer781304Born 15 July 1914 (Age 29)PolandPilotPAFNo.1 Aircraft Delivery Unit1944-07-14Hawker TyphoonlbJR1271AD-FRAF North WealdDelivery flightCrashed at Churchill Barn, Gloucestershire, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery - Middlesex, United Kingdom. Plot Section N Grave 117 Pr

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52939 WochZbigniew AntoniPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.1780Born 19 November 1914 Kuszlew (Age 29 when killed)PolandNavigatorKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

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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 02:40Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave
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52940 WodoKazimierzSierzant Mechanic PokladowyFlight SergeantP.782600Born 11 October 1912 Piotrków Piotrków Tryb. (Age 31 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-04-25Avro LancasterILL855BH-GRAF Faldingworth22:11KarlsruheAircraft shot down by a German night fighter and it crashed after exploding in mid-air.Wreckage fell 2 km from Michelstadt, Erbach, some 32km South West of Darmstadt. Claim by Ernst Schuren 3/NJG101 - 30km North East of Mannheim: 1,250m 01:28.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Michelstadt Cemetery, Mannheim, Germany
Archiwum Polish DatabaseThe Polish Armed Forces had a memorial erected at the crash site in 1947
52941 WodzickiMariusz MarcinPorucznikFlying OfficerP.76627Born 12 May 1915 (Age 27)PolandNavigatorDFC

PAFBomber138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-01HalifaxllW7776NF-BTempsford1800SOEThis a/c and its crew was briefed to locate Drop Zone RAK 206, which was 1km to the south of Siedlce, Poland; this was also an operation flight known as "Operation Chisel". The a/c also carried some bombs and incendiaries to top up it's maximum allowed weight. All appears to have gone well outbound. The crew took a slightly longer time than planned to find this drop zone, it was located and the agents and equipment were dropped. The bombs were released over railway targets in the area, the a/c then made for home. During the return flight the a/c must have strayed of course slightly and by the time they reached the Yorkshire Coast it was about out of fuel having crossed the coast too far north than was intended. The lack of fuel prevented the crew from locating an airfield and in fact the a/c was so low on fuel that the engines stopped as the pilot began to carry out the forced-landing in a field over-looking the North Sea near Goldsborough, to the north of Whitby at 0730hrs. The a/c had been in the air for almost thirteen and a half hours. The landing was not 100% successful, it ended up in two pieces but the airmen were all safe with no injuries reported. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)Survived, Killed on active service 29 Oct 1942Archiwum Polish DatabaseRead Archive Report

Also lost were 3 'Agents' - Wieslaw Szpakowicz "Pak", Stanislaw Hencel "Pik". Jerzy Bichniewicz "Bleckitny" 138 SOE Operation Halifax II W7773.

After the war all crew reinterred in collective grave 11-B-8 in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

52942 WodzickiMariuszPorucznikFlying OfficerP.76627Born 12 May 1915 (Age 27)PolandNavigatorDFC

PAFBomber138 Sqd (Special)
1942-10-29HalifaxllW7773NF-STempsford1700SOE Aircraft crashed at Hellern, Refsland, Norway. Location : Norway. Believed shot down by fighter over Bay of Biscay Killed PAF Memorial, Northolt, Egersund Cemetery, Norway. Plot ll, Row B, Communal Grave 8

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Also lost were 3 'Agents' - Wieslaw Szpakowicz "Pak", Stanislaw Hencel "Pik". Jerzy Bichniewicz "Bleckitny" 138 SOE Operation Halifax II W7773.

After the war all crew reinterred in collective grave 11-B-8 in Oslo Western Civil Cemetery.

52943 WoelfleC HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIW4967SR-PLudford Magna.0006.HombergCrashed Courtrai {West-Vlaanderen}KilledWevelgem Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
52944 WoffendenHarryPilot Officer190918Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterIPD275PH-KRAF Wickenby1707Nurnberg See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 11.K.26 Read Archive Report
52945 WojciechowskiJozef JoachimKapitan PilotFlying OfficerP.1456Born 19 March 1898 (Age 45)PolandPilotPAFNo.1 Aircraft Delivery Unit1943-06-30HudsonFK618Khartoum, SudanKhartoum, SudanKilled on Transport Flight. Location : Sudan. Killed on Transport FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Khartoum War Cemetery, Sudan. Plot 6 Row D Grave 5 (Grave A166)Archiwum Polish Database
52946 WojciechowskiStefan JoachimPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.781314Born 4 May 1915 (Age 25)PolandPilotPAFBomber CommandNo.18 OTU1941-02-04Vickers WellingtonIcR1298RAF BramcoteTraining Flight - Navigation ExerciseTook off from Bramcote on a navigation exercise, during which the crew strayed off track. At 12:50 hrs the aircraft flew into a Barrage Balloon cable and crashed near Church Minshull, some four miles South-West of Middlewich, Cheshire. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery - Warwickshire, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Section H Grave Collective 98
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52947 WojcikJozefPorucznikFlight LieutenantP.76650Born 29 Jan 1915 (Age 27)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari


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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
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52948 WojdaPilot OfficerPilotPAFFighter303 Sqd Polish
1942-04-12SpitfireVbW3506Circus 122DitchedInjured Archiwum Polish Database
52949 WojnoBronisławStarszy Sierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.784743Born 5 September 1914 Łomża (Age 28 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAFBomber Command138 Sqd SOE (Special)
1943-05-11Handley Page HalifaxllDT627NF-PRAF TempsfordSOETook off from Tempsford on Operation Leek / Catarrah 12 and headed for Holland. Aircraft crashed into the sea off the Dutch Coast. Only four bodies were recovered. Location : Netherlands.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery - Friesland, Netherlands. Grave 99

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52950 WojtaśJanPlutonowy StrzelecSergeantP781144Born 7 December 1914 Baranów Puławy (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

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PAFBomber Command304 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-26Vickers WellingtonQ441RAF LindholmeBremen0 Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt,
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