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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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
651 SagerHarryFlying OfficerJ2941526th June 1921 in Montréal, QuebecCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
Paradie Archive Database
652 Saint-SmithJames AlexanderPilot Officer40338029th December 1917, Singleton, New South WalesAustralianPilotDFC

DFM

RAAFBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-06-29MosquitoIVDZ516AE:OWoodhall Spa12:36BeauvoirSee Archive report for detailsKilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery Plot 8. Row D. Joint grave 13-14
653 SambellStanley WilliamPilot OfficerA41038628th July 1916AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/PoW 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
654 SandoverR WFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
655 SaundersArthur ForemanPilot Officer149206PilotRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1943-06-28StirlingIIIEH888LS:ZMildenhall23:45KolnClaimed by Maj. Walter Ehle, his 29th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG1, near Houwaart 14 km WSW Diewst at 4.200 m. at 02:33 hrs. Note: also claimed by Flak of 2./gem. Flak Abt. 594 ('Stirling Haubert 02:33hrs'). Victory for Maj, Ehle confirmed on 20.12.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at 02:40 hrs in the IJssel river near Heeswijk.KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13, Row 8, Grave 161
656 SavageGeorge DonaldFlight Sergeant1523833Age 20Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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

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657 SaxbyG J WSergeant1807688Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING296QJ-DRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1656Giessen See archive report for further details PoW no further detailsNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
658 SchmidtJFlight LieutenantP-0660PilotPAFFighter315 Sqd Polish
1944-12-06MustangIIIHR833UEscortDrowned in North Sea after he reported a lack of fuel whilst flying over the Noth Sea, returning from a Roadstead operation to NorwayKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Middlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
659 ScottJohnSergeant644319Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD264DX-KRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1639Giessen See archive report for further details Captured - murderedHannover War Cemetery
Read Archive Report Vitz Archive
660 ScottJ N LFlying OfficerBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
661 ScottJ N DSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on return
662 ScottHorace DawsonSergeant13231011923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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 19 Row G Joint Grave 15-16
Initially buried in Gelsenkirchen East Cemetery

Son of Albert Edward and Fanny Rachel Scott, of Finsbury Park, Middlesex
663 ScottA GPilot OfficerBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}KilledSpanbroek Churchyard
664 SebestyenDFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
665 SegalMFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
666 ShadforthWallace GordonSquadron Leader61040PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.F.16
667 SharlandDennisSgt. W/Op Air Gunner577586RAFCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 222 Read Archive Report
668 ShawJohn LeslieSquadron Leader414791917PilotRAFBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-06-05MosquitoVINS9503P:?Little Snoring00:05BSShot down by a night fighter and crashed between Hank (Noord-Brabant) and Dussen, two small villages on the N side of the Maas, the former being W of the maid road leading from Breda to Utrecht. Claimed by Hptm. Heinz Strüning, his 47th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1 over Dussen/Noord Brabant at 1200 m at 02:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 17.C.4Initially laid to rest Dussen Roman Catholic Churchyard

Son of Stanley Ernest and Anna Gertrude Shaw, of Danbury, Essex
669 ShentonDonaldSergeant177165Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK837SE:LRAF Croft, Yorkshire23:14SterkradeSee Archive report for further detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Collective Grave 12.F.2-3
670 ShortHSergeantBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandoned
671 SillitoeA ESergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
672 SilvermanTFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on returnInjured died 18.07.44Blackley Jewish Cem Manchester

673 SimcoxJames AlbertPilot Officer1694511922NavigatorRAFVRBomber 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 19 Row G Grave 12Initially buried in Gelsenkirchen East Cemetery

Son of Albert and Teresa A. M. Simcox, of Smethwick, Staffordshire.
674 SimmermanNeil E CaptainO-431169USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command493rd Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
675 SimmonsAlfred MontagueFlight SergeantR15153321st March 1918 in Victoria, British ColumbiaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber 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 2Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off. with a Service No. J89960 with effect 23rd June 1944

Son of Montague Alfred and Pearl (née Boede) Simmons of Victoria, British Columbia
676 SimmonsA HSergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmtePoW
677 SimonatoESergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
678 SimpsonJ MFlying Officer136337Fighter25 Sqd
1944-06-12MosquitoNFXVIIHK288IntruderKilledBrummen General Cemetery Netherlands

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679 SinclairWSergeantFlight EngineerBomber 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
680 SingletonRussell PercivalFlight Sergeant426696AustraliaRAAF102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
681 SismoreEdward BarnesFlying Officer130208NavigatorDSO

DFC

DFC Bar

DFC Bar

RAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1942-12-20MosquitoIVDZ378GB:KMarhamDelmenhorstHeavily damaged by flak during the mission. Engine and hull damaged. Belly landing at 13:06 hrs in RAF Marham. Converted to a "Hanger Queen"SurvivedDFC awarded wihilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 16th February 1943. Citation reads "On the 30th January, 1943, two forces of bombers were detailed to attack Berlin, one during the morning and the other during the afternoon. To reach the German capital necessitated a flight of more than 500 miles, mostly over heavily defended territory. Close co-ordination and precise timing were essential but, such was the skill exhibited, that the target was reached and the attacks delivered within seconds of the specified time. That complete success was achieved, despite opposition from the ground defences, is a high tribute to the calm courage, resolution and endurance displayed by the following officers and airmen who, hi various capacities, acted as members of the aircraft crews."

DSO awarded whilst with 139 Sqn, gazetted 18th June 1943. Ctiation reads: "Bar to Distinguished Service Order. Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), Reserve of Air Force Officers, No! 139 Squadron. Distinguished Service Order. Acting Squadron Leader William Walter BLESSING. D.F.C. (Aus.404648), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 105 Squadron. Acting Flight Lieutenant Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.F.C. (130208), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 139 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Forrest Martin FISHER (121787), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 105 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1379594 Flight Sergeant Leslie HOGAN, No. 105 Squadron. On the 27th May, 1943. a force of bombers were detailed to attack targets at Jena, Germany, in daylight. The operation called for a high degree of skill and necessitated a flight over strongly defended areas and difficult terrain. Whilst still a considerable distance from the target, the weather deteriorated and visibility became very poor. Nevertheless, the objective, far away in enemy territory was reached according to plan. In spite of balloon defences, and in the face of fierce antiaircraft fire, a low level attack was pressed home with great vigour. The success achieved reflects the greatest credit on the efforts of the abovenamed personnel who took part in the operation in various capacities, as members of aircraft crews. Their skill, courage and determination were of a high order."

Bar to DFC awarded as a Sqn.Ldr. Whilst with 105 Sqn, gazetted 15th December 1944. Citation reads: "Acting Wing Commander Reginald Wilfred r REYNOLDS, D.S.O., D.F.C. (40259), R.A.F.O. Acting Squadron Leader Edward Barnes SISMORE, D.S.O., D.F.C. (130208), R.A.F.V.R. As pilot and navigator respectively these officers have taken part in numerous sorties against a wide I variety of targets. In October, 1944, they took part in a most successful attack on a vital German -target. In this well executed operation, these officers displayed skill and resolution of the highest standard."

2nd Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 140 Wing, gazetted 22nd June 1945. Citation reads: "In March, 1945, Squadron Leader Sismore was the navigator in the leading aircraft of a laige formation detailed to attack the Gestapp headquarters at Copenhagen. The operation, necessitating a flight of more than 1,000 miles, demanded the highest standard of navigational ability. In this direction, Squadron Leader Sismore's work was outstanding and contributed materially to the success obtained. Again, in April, 1945, this officer flew with great distinction in an attack against a similar target at Odense. This officer, who has completed much operational flying, has rendered very valuable service."
682 SkeltonJFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandonedKilledBrussels Town Cemetery
683 SkosovM NFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW681MP-THolme on Spalding Moor2220AmiensEmergency landing at Woodbridge Suffolk on returnParadie Archive Database
684 SlavenJ W MSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
685 SmithGeorge EdwardSergeantR1866528th July 1923 in Macleod, AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-12-06LancasterXKB779VR:BMiddleton St George16:40OsnabruckLost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 253
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J95481) with effect 5th December 1944

Son of Henry Melvin Smith and Catherine Pauline Smith, of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
686 SmithG EFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
687 SnapeG WSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
688 SnowdenWSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
689 SolesC WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckPoWParadie Archive Database
690 SonshineJWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIND424PH-CWickenby.0029.VairesPoWParadie Archive Database
691 SooManuel K 2nd LtO-815407USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
692 SoperB RFlight SergeantBomber Command169 Sqd
1944-12-06MosquitoVINT172VI-AGreat Massingham1827BS
693 SouthDennis EdwardSgt. W/Op Air Gunner1334384DFM

RAFVRCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 238 Read Archive Report
694 SouthworthC HenrySergeant2209114Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterILL974ZN:PMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Hptm Hans-Karl Kamp Stab III./NJG4 - 2-15km West of Chalons-sur-Marne (AJ 2): 01:49. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Thibie (Marne), 11 km WSW from the centre of Châlons-sur-Marne.KilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Collective Grave M. 8-13Son of Isaac and Mary Southworth, of Wigan, Lancashire, England.
695 SpeirsG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
696 SpencerF ISergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
697 SpinksFrank EdwinSergeant16259341924Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Grave 1
698 SquiresHFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
699 StaffordT J BSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
700 Standley-SmithPhilipSergeant16231681910NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-06-05MosquitoVINS9503P:?Little Snoring00:05BSShot down by a night fighter and crashed between Hank (Noord-Brabant) and Dussen, two small villages on the N side of the Maas, the former being W of the maid road leading from Breda to Utrecht. Claimed by Hptm. Heinz Strüning, his 47th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1 over Dussen/Noord Brabant at 1200 m at 02:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 17.C.6Initially laid to rest Dussen Roman Catholic Churchyard

Son of Thomas Francis and Elizabeth Winifred Standley-Smith, of Leicester; husband of Sylvia Eugenia Standley-Smith, of Braunstone, Leicester.

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