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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
601 PhillipsSamuel AlexanderFlying OfficerJ/16550CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Grave 172
Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster 'The Lily Mars'


602 PhillipsSimonFlying Officer4152231922New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterILM156LS:RMildenhall23:12GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 1/NJG1 - NNW of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:27. Coned by 1/Flakscheinw Abt 650 (“Lancaster Gelsenkirchen 01:25”) probably also claimed by Flak. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten).

Other sources maintain the a/c was shot down by Flak.
KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 20 Row A Grave 18Initially buried in Gelsenkirchen East Cemetery

Son of Simon Phillips and of Gladys Rose Phillips (nee Currin), of Wellington City, New Zealand.
603 PhilpAnthony ValentineF/O. W/Op Air Gunner134379RAFVRCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 208 Read Archive Report
604 PictonRoy GeoffreyFlying Officer151087NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Coll. grave 173-176

Lancaster 'The Lily Mars'


605 PierceLeonard William AldridgeFlight Sergeant177335NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV874EY:PBreighton23:42Rail yards at DouaiClaim by Oblt Werner Hopf 8/NJG5 - 20km South West of Lille (PF) at 02:05.(Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed at Bersee {Nord}Killed Age 20Bersee Communal Cemetery Grave 28.This was the crew’s 18th operational sortie.
606 PlantH JSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledIJsselmuiden General Cemetery
607 PlattsJulian George De BrettonFlying Officer147194PilotRAFVRBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-06-29MosquitoIVDZ482AZ:PWoodhall Spa12:37BeauvoirHit by flak soon after releasing markers and the crew bailed out at 3,000 ft, leaving their aircraft to crash just to the SW of Boubers-sur-Canche (Pas-de-Calais), 12 km SSW of St-Pol-sur-TernoisePoW, Stalag Luft 3
608 PledgerT OFlying OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS772EQ-TLinton on Ouse2201CambraiCrashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert {Nord}KilledAvesnes-les-Aubert Communal CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
609 PlumtreeASergeantBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS
610 PoleR NFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
611 PollardA VSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
612 PollardO HPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal Cemetery
613 PollockAlbert LyleSergeantJ/91136Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND528PH-BRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2220Saintes See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 252Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
614 PopowiczTadeuszSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.782374Born 14 April 1911 Lwów Ukraine (Age 33 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-24Avro LancasterIIIEE124BH-MRAF Faldingworth16:12Les HayonsTook off from Faldingworth 16.12 24 June 1944 on an Operation to attack flying bomb site at Les Hayons, Belgium. Aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire on it's homward journey and flew on two engines across the North Sea, but crashed between Linwood and Lissington, South of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Sec H Grave 321

Archiwum Polish Database
615 PorowskiEdwardPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.7844629 September 1918 Wojny-Krupy Wysokie Maz. (Age 25 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlllJA683BH:SRAF Faldingworth23:21GelsenkirchenClaim by Ofw Herbert Giesecke 3/NJG3 - 30-50km South of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:28. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Sondern, 3 km North of Radevormwald, Holland.. Location : Germany.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot Xxvii Row G Grave 6-7 Joint
Archiwum Polish Database
616 PotockiWładysław JanFlight LieutenantP-1856 / 78097609.06.1919 KrakówPolandPilotVirtuti Militari


Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-23MustangIIIFB168UZ-H4RAF Holmesley South, Hampshire1110PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived War Died 23.12.1996 Columbus, OH, USANone - survived the war

Archiwum Polish Database
617 PoveyR HCapt104048VSouth AfricaSAAF70 Sqd
1944-07-06WellingtonXLP198OF-SFoggia 2/TortorellaTake off 21:38Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Failed to return. Probably nightfighter attack. Crashed at Krauterbachgraben KilledKlagenfurt War Cemetery Coll. grave 8. A. 12.
Attacking fighter airfield at Feuersbrunn. Probably nightfighter attack
618 PowersR CFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command186 Sqd
619 PożyczkaTeofilMajor PilotWing Commander7673727.04.1912 RadomPolandPilotVirtuti Militari 9128



Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1348GR-?RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2307OsnabruckSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived War. Died 28.10.1974 Ipswich, Suffolk,
He joined the Aviation Cadet School - Technical Group. He was abs. II Promotion in 1937. As a lieutenant - techn. Officer he was assigned to the Aviation Training Center No. 1 in Dęblin. In September 1939, he fought in the Dęblin Air Base. He reached France via Romania and Lebanon, and then he was evacuated. to Great Britain. There he volunteered for a piloting course, which he completed on June 11, 1940. On July 7, he was called. as a pilot, to 301 Sqd Polish 'Pomeranian Land'. After completing the operational tour he rested from June 20, 1942, he was the instructor pilot at 18 OTU in Bramcote. On January 19, 1944, he was posted to to 300 Sqd Polish 'Mazowieckie Land. He commanded 300 Sqd Polish from 2.4.1944 to 31.1.1945. On February 2, 1945, he became an officer of the 1st RAF Bomb Group. After the war, worked as an airport pilot.
620 PreddyGeorge Earl 'Ratsy'MajorO-4308461919-02-05 Greensboro, N CarolinaUSAPilotDistinguished Service Cross

Silver Star (x2)

DFC (x7)

Air Medal (x7)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)

USAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedLorraine American Cemetery, Saint Avold, France

ETO (European Theatre)
621 PrenticeJames MillarFlying OfficerJ17637PilotRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL:JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire16:19OsnabruckSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 248Paradie Archive Database
622 ProcterD WFlying OfficerAir Gunner (Rear)Bomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME701JO:FWaddington12:11BeauvoirFirst daylight raid for the Squadron. Hit and severely damaged by Flak but returned safely to Waddington at 15:17Safe
623 ProudfootW WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
624 PullenW ESergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterILL917PH-CWickenby1415MimoyecquesAbandoned after take off
625 PułczyńskiAntoni JózefKapitan NawigFlight LieutenantP.76619Born 12 August 1914 Lanckorona Wadowice (Age 29 when killed)PolandAir ObserverKrzyż Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ589GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to Poland One of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish cemetery at Casamassima, Italy. Grave 37

Archiwum Polish Database
626 QuinnHFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckPoWParadie Archive Database
627 RaeHarold (Harry) OliverPilot OfficerJ85912CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL970WS:YRAF Bardney, Lincolnsire22:50ProuvilleSee archive report for full detailsKilledLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Grave Ref: Plot 8. Row B. Coll. Grave 12 - 15Paradie Archive Database
628 RaeStanley AllanFlight Sergeant4234201915New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Grave 2
629 RamsdellCharles HomerFlight OfficerWarrant OfficerT-2231132nd Jan 1920 in NewYork, New YorkAmericanBomb AimerPH

USAAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV966BM:P "Pride of the Porcupines"Skipton on Swale22:35CambraiClaim by Hptm Josef Krahforst 2/NJG4 - (E) Douai or Lille area (PG or OG): 3,000m at 01:07. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The a/c crashed at 02:00 hrs at Saultain (Nord) 5km South East from the centre of Valenciennes.KilledNormandy American Cemetery, Plot B Row 8 Grave 33
FO Ramsdell was on detachment from No 12 Replacement Depot

FO Ramsdell (with the other U.S. airmen buried in Valenciennes) was exhumed in 1945 and reburied temporarily in St Andr de l'Eure.

Son of Charles Homer and Gertrude Alden (née Strann) Ramsdell from Englewood, New Jersey, USA.
630 RattleW F HPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
631 RawsonFrank SidneyFlight Sergeant13246901922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND751KM-:Dunholme Lodge23:30PommervalND751 was claimed by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 - South of Dieppe: 2,800m at 00:16. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Fell at Criquetot-sur-Longueville (Seine-Maritime), 17 km sputh of DieppeKilledCriquetot-sur-Longueville Churchyard, British Plot. Joint grave 3Son of Frank Bernard Rawson and Edith Amy Rawson, of West Dulwich, London.
632 RayCharles E 1st LtO-808784USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
633 RæderJohan Kristoffer BjørnCaptainBorn 06 July 1916NorwegianPilotRNAFFighter Command331 Sqd Norwegian
1944-12-29SpitfireIXPT704FN-BB.79 WoendrechtRheine (Nordrhein-Westfalen)Failed To Return GERMAN A/C, GERMANY III. / JG 54, Crash prob. near OsnabruckKilled

Courtesy Oleg Marin

JAGDGRUPPE IV./JG 54 The aircraft was shot down by fighter pilot Hauptmann Robert 'Bazi' Weiss, Kommandeur of the III./JG 54, who was flying Focke-Wulf Fw 190 D-9 'Schwarze 10' from Varrelbusch airfield, Niedersachsen.

Son of Johan Christopher Bjørn Ræder and Gudrun Ræder
634 ReedW CPilot OfficerBomber Command158 Sqd
635 ReidD AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD322EM-CSpilsby1552GiessenCrashed at WesterburgKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
636 ReidJ BSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW675LK-BBurn2331AmiensCrashed near Thieux {Oise}Evader
637 ReidDonald AlanFlight Sergeant434012AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
638 RembeckiFranciszekPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.79388712 May 1914 Pianowo Nowy Dwór Maz. (Age 30 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterIIIDV286BH:CRAF Faldingworth23:02GelsenkirchenClaim by Lt Gottfried Hanneck 6/NJG1 - IJsselmeer 3km South of Wijdenes: 2,500m at 01:43. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea. P/O B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : .
Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,

Archiwum Polish Database
639 ReneauS OSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal Cemetery
640 RentonWFlight SergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW675LK-BBurn2331AmiensCrashed near Thieux {Oise}KilledThieux Communal Cemetery
641 ReyFrancis LawrenceSergeantR192969CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL970WS:YRAF Bardney, Lincolnsire22:50ProuvilleSee archive report for full detailsKilledLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Grave Ref: Plot 8. Row B. Coll. Grave 12 - 15.Paradie Archive Database
642 RicciA JWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National CemeteryParadie Archive Database
643 RichommeEric PhilipSergeant1573141Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN:NMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 - Fontainebleau/Ferrieres area (CF-DF): 2,800m at 01:25. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne}KilledBransles Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Son of Philip Albert and Gertrude Maud Richomme, of St. Lawrence, Jersey, Channel Islands.
644 RiddellWilliamFlying Officer185681PilotRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-12-06LancasterIPD264DX:KRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire16:39GiessenSee archive report for further detailsKilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave reference 11. E. 5
645 RiddochRobert AlexanderWarrant Officer Class 2R17235710th January 1921CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND751KM:JDunholme Lodge23:30PommervalND751 was claimed by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 - South of Dieppe: 2,800m at 00:16. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Fell at Criquetot-sur-Longueville (Seine-Maritime), 17 km sputh of DieppeKilledCriquetot-sur-Longueville Churchyard, British Plot. Joint grave 3
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Robert Alexander and Alice Rachel (née Lawrence) Riddoch; husband of Blanche Yoshiko (née Kopayashi) Riddoch, of Okanagan Centre, British Columbia, Canada.
646 RidgeR FFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}PoW
647 RimermanBen Lt ColonelO-346830USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group1944-06-12P-51 Mustang1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
648 RitchieJ SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
649 RobertsT R WSergeantBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town Cemetery
650 RobertsWSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING251BQ-JNorth Killingholme1634LeunaCrashed at DolzigKilled

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