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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
53401 WrightRobert WallisFlight Sergeant410780AustraliaRAAF158 Sqd RAF
1944-04-18RAAF Honour Roll
53402 WrightJames StuartFlying Officer412746AustraliaRAAF168 Sqd RAF
1944-03-16RAAF Honour Roll
53403 WrightKeith CharlesFlight Sergeant434064AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-16RAAF Honour Roll
53404 WrightStuart RonaldSergeant414371AustraliaRAAF20 OTU RAF1943-03-12RAAF Honour Roll
53405 WrightWilson Harry EmanuelPilot Officer422342AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-16RAAF Honour Roll
53406 WrightLeonard DouglasSergeant407758AustraliaRAAF55 OTU RAF1941-12-30RAAF Honour Roll
53407 WrightWSergeant1796396Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-01HalifaxVLK734AL-CLeeming Cross Country Navigation Exercise The crash occurred in day light when the a/c was on fire and attempting to land. The fire upset the pilot’s judgement and he failed to line up with the runway. Apart from missing the runway it is considered that the pilot showed considerable coolness and skill in saving his crew Survived Paradie Archive Database After take off the a/c was levelled off at 1,100ft (+6 boost, 2650 rpm). As the a/c circled the airfield the Flight Engineer noticed that the fuel pressure warning light was on. Almost immediately the port inner engine caught fire. The fuel cock to the engine was cut and the engine was feathered. When the engine had stopped the graviner fire extinguisher switch was operated but had very little effect on the fire. The propeller unfeathered and began to rotate and the fire increased. An attempt was made to reach the runway but the a/c was finally forced to land in a small field at 1630 hrs.
Report by Chief Technical Officer: The fire started from a petrol leak forward of the engine bulkhead. AIB investigators believe it to have been from an improperly lock hollow bolt in the banjo of the fuel pressure warning light coming loose or entirely cut. This bolt on the other engines were improperly locked (by the manufacturers) but still tight. The graviner system failed to control the fire because the petroflexpipe was burned through behind the pilot’s cock and the fuel to No1 tank was not shut off by the crew. The a/c was damaged as much by contact with a tree, two houses and shelter as by the fire. (Extract - Report On A Flying Accident Or Forced Landing Not Attributable To Enemy Action)
53408 WrightClarence O 2nd LtO-815449USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group365th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53409 WrightDavid E 2nd LtO-767380USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group378th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-09P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53410 WrightLyle M 1st LtO-754267USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-21P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53411 WrightRobert C 1st LtO-678109USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group375th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53412 WrightDonald VicarsFlying OfficerJ/12686CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-02HurricaneIVRAF FuntingtonFerryEngine failure in circuit, crash landed in field.InjuredAccident reportPilot suffered broken nose and facial lacerations. Grounded for 5 weeks followed by a 3 week refresher at an AFU.
53413 WrigleyGordon PaulPilot OfficerJ/88632PilotRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-25LancasterXKB813SE-SRAF WombletonTraining See Archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 55.G6 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
53414 WroblewskiJan WladyslawPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP.1583Born 22 April 1920 (Age 24)PolandPilotPAFNo.45 Air Transport Group1944-05-14CanadaDied of Natural Causes in Montreal, Canada. Location : Canada. Died on Active Service, Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery - Quebec, Canada. Section G-943 Grave 414Archiwum Polish Database
53415 WruśMaksymilianStarszy Sierzant Meck PoklSergeantP.781108Born 28 April 1908 Bydgoszcz (Age 36 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1945-01-02Avro LancasterI PB823BH-TRAF Faldingworth15:16NurnbergTook off from Faldingworth 15.16 2 January 1945 on an Operation to bomb Nurnberg. Attacked by German fighter, aircraft exploded and crashed near Laix (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Bazailles, and Ville-au-Montois, three villages 12 km East / Seouth East of Longuyon, France. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial Northolt, Pierrepont French National Cemetery

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53416 WryL AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIILL653JI-EWaterbeach1917StuttgartCrashed near BlondefontaineKilledVillars-le-Pautel Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53417 WulffE RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIDS634EQ-ALinton on Ouse2235HamburgCrashed at SpiekaPoWParadie Archive Database
53418 WunderlayJSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB560HW-NGrimsby1613BerlinCrashed near Kelstern LincsKilled
53419 WunderlinCarl Francis2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-81944513th October 1919AmericanCo-PilotAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF8th Air Force579th Bomber Squadron (392nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-07B-24 Rap ‘Em PappyH42-95229GC:R-Wendling (Station #118), Norfolk, EnglandBernburg (Mission #458), GermanySee Archive report for detailsDied in suspicious circumstancesNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Plot D, Row 2, Grave 14
53420 WurtzRobert FredSergeant78791AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-28RAAF Honour Roll
53421 WyattGeorge DenisFlight Sergeant761390PilotRAFVRBomber Command304 FTU1944-04-10Beaufighter?NE480Not known RAF Denton, NorthamptonshireNo detailsTraining exerciseSee archive report for further informationKilledStockport Crematorium. Panel 6Read Archive Report
53422 WyattF JWarrant OfficerPilotFighter1 Sqd
53423 WyattE GSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIIIJB403PM-TElsham Wolds1658Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
53424 WyattP CFlight SergeantBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1945-06-05LancasterIPP673OJ-BJuvincourt1652TransitCrashed near Arras {Pas-de-Calais}KilledLille Southern Cemetery
53425 WyattH K VFlight SergeantBomber Command226 Sqd
1941-07-06BlenheimIVZ7272MQ-WattishamAnti Shipping? Killed
53426 WyattG MFlying OfficerBomber Command61 Sqd
1940-06-29HampdenIP4356QR-HemswellGeestachtShot down after being hit by very heavy flak over the target area whilst on a bombing raid on the communications targets in GeestachtKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
53427 WyattHenryPilot Officer152738BritishA/GRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-01-21HalifaxVLK733MP-BHolme on Spalding Moor1945MagdeburgKilledRunnymede Panel 210648 aircraft, 57 losses (8.8%). The Halifax loss rate high at 15.6%. Night-fighters were already in the stream before it reached the German coast (using the newly developed Tame Boar methodology). Not a successful attack. Stronger tail winds placed some of the stream over the target before Zero Hour and dropped their bomb load anyway, making the target marking much less effective. German decoy markers exacerbated the situation. Most of the bombs fell outside of the city.
53428 WyattP C WSergeantBomber Command9 Sqd
1943-08-06LancasterIW4133WS-ZTrainingCrashed at BardneyKilledLincoln {Newport}
53429 WyattValdee CaptainO-666496USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53430 WyattValdee CaptainO-666496USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
53431 Wyatt Jr.Charles EdwardTechnical SergeantSergeant3839923315th October 1924AmericanEngineerPH

USAAF8th Air Force706th Bomber Squadron (446th Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-26B-24 GingerH41-29177RT:RBungay (Station #125), Suffolk, EnglandLudwigshafen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and interred at the Rest Haven Garden Cemetery, Plot 2, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
53432 WybornJ HFlying OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-02-22LancasterIIIJA964MG-POakington1858FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
53433 WybraniecPaweł JanPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP.0355Born 4 January 1910 Brzezinka Oświęcim (Age 32 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers Wellington IVZ1331GR-CRAF Hemswell23:18EssenClaim by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - IJsselmeer East of Amsterdam at 0116.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery - Noord-Holland, Netherlands. Plot Lxxxv Row B Grave 9

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53434 WybrantsR HPilot OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIIIED698EM-S1657BerlinCrashed on take off
53435 WybrantsJohn HexleyFlying Officer7968927th May 1907 in Hendon, LondonObserver (Pilot)RAFVRCoastal Command217 Sqn
1941-02-12BeaufortIN1175MW:ESt. Eval11:15SweepTook off for a sweep of the Bay of Biscay. A plot was obtained of an unknown aircraft about 50 miles west of Ushant. Reason for loss unknownKilledBrest (Kerfautras) Cemetery Plot 40. Row 4. Grave 18From Group Headquarters

Son of John and Olive Euphemia (née Crisp) Wybrants. Husband to Isobel Margaret (née Matthews) Wybrants of Eastbourne, Sussex, England. His father was KiA on the 30th July 1918 in France
53436 WyckoffC BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command24 OTU
1944-05-22WhitleyVAD701?-FLong MarstonNickelKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
53437 WydrzerzeckiWaclawKapral BombardierSergeantP.792781Born 12 May 1918 (Age 24)PolandBomb AimerPAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-02-03Vickers Wellington lllBK303BH-QRAF Hemswell17:32Gardening - L'OrientTook off from Hemswell 17.32 3 February 1943 on a Gardening (Mine-laying) Operation in Franch waters off L'Orient. Lost without trace, presumably over the sea.. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt. , Archiwum Polish Database
53438 WygleH MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command180 Sqd
1943-04-12MitchellIIFL676EV-FoulshamTrainingCrash landed Swanton MorleyParadie Archive Database
53439 WykeGeorge FrederickFlight Sergeant1021165Age 24Flight EngineerRAFVRTranspot Command232 Sqd1945-06-15Liberator RY-FJT9850RAF Holmsley South720Transit See archive report for further details KilledAll Saints church, Speke, Liverpool. Section A. Grave 40 Read Archive Report
53440 WykesL WSergeantBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIIHX312HD-KLeconfield2004MagdeburgCrashed De Lutte {Overijssel}KilledLosser {De Lutte} RC Cemetery
53441 WykesJSergeant1127228Bomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK721AA-ZNewmarket.0037.DuisburgCrashed on take offKilledDalbeattie
53442 Wylam-WalkerNPilot OfficerBomber Command51 Sqd
1940-12-07WhitleyVP5112MH-Dishforth1745DusseldorfLost without trace Killed
53443 WyldeG HFlight SergeantPilotFighter56 Sqd
1944-07-07TempestVJN857LPatrolDitched off Hastings
53444 WylieW J CSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIILM538PM-HElsham Wolds2136StuttgartCrashed at Bael RippoldsauKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
53445 WyllieThomasFlying OfficerNZ/414718Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter Command1 Sqd
1944-09-27SpitfireLF.IXMK867JX-?RAF Detling, Kent1620SweepSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th April 1920 at Otahuhu. Worked as a farmer on his father's dairy farm Waitakaruru. Enlisted in the RNZAF on the 17th August 1941 at Levin. Initial training at No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School on the 29th September 1941 before joining No. 2 Flying Training School on the 08th November 1941. The pilot's badge was awarded on the 17th August 1941 and promoted to sergeant.

Embarked for England on the 22nd February 1942Further training with No. 5 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit on the 19th May 1942 then joined 53 Operational Training Unit on the 09th June 1942. Joined 222 squadron on the 07th October 1942 where he completed 137 operational sorties. Commissioned on the 24th June 1943. Attached to 1689 flight in late January 1944 flying the Hurricane. Joined 1 Squadron in May 1944 where he completed a further 89 operational sorties.

Son of Alexander Ralston (who died in October 1960, age 84) and Edith Beatrice Wyllie (née Wallice - died 11th March 1956, age 66), of Papatoetoe, Auckland, New Zealand.

53446 WyllieAndrew MacGregorSergeant412799AustraliaRAAF2 Flyingg Instruments School RAF1942-12-28RAAF Honour Roll
53447 WymanElroy Frank2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-735946AmericanNavigatorAM
USAAF8th Air Force389th Bombardment Group (H), 565th Bomber Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division1944.02.20B-24 Swamp AngelJ42-100352EE:IHethel (Station #114), Norfolk, EnglandBrunswick (Mission #226), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW No. 2758/ KilledRepatriated on the 1st June 1949 and buried at the Hillside Cemetery in North Berwick, York County, Maine
53448 Wyn-EvansJ DPilot OfficerBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIIJB719MG-BOakington2204KarlsruheCrashed Soufflenheim {Bas-Rhin}KilledSoufflenheim Communal Cemetery
53449 WyndeP RSergeantBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-24LancasterIIILM444JO-DWaddington2026SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
53450 WynessDrew Rothwell CullenSquadron Leader103028PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-07-10LancasterING180KC:SRAF Woodhall Spa13:10Kembs DamSee archive report for full detailsMurderedCholoy War Cemetery. Grave 4.B.6

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