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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
701 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."
702 SkeltonJFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandonedKilledBrussels Town Cemetery
703 SkosovM NFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW681MP-THolme on Spalding Moor2220AmiensEmergency landing at Woodbridge Suffolk on returnParadie Archive Database
704 SlavenJ W MSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
705 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.
706 SmithG EFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
707 SnapeG WSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
708 SnowdenWSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
709 SolesC WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckPoWParadie Archive Database
710 SonshineJWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIND424PH-CWickenby.0029.VairesPoWParadie Archive Database
711 SooManuel K 2nd LtO-815407USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
712 SoperB RFlight SergeantBomber Command169 Sqd
1944-12-06MosquitoVINT172VI-AGreat Massingham1827BS
713 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
714 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.
715 SpeirsG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
716 SpencerF ISergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
717 SpinksFrank EdwinSergeant16259341924Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Grave 1
718 SquiresHFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
719 StaffordT J BSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
720 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.
721 StaniewskiJózefStarszy Sierzant BombardierFlight SergeantP.782318Born 1 January 1911 Jodkiewicze Belarus (Age 33 when killed)PolandBomb AimerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal 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 its 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 I Grave 321

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722 StantonNorman RobertFlight Sergeant435250AustraliaRAAF30 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
723 StecWładysławStarszy Sierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.794733Born 6 January 1912 Złoczów Ukraine (Age 32 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal 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 N Grave 321

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724 SteersAlbert HenrySergeant1819122Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.J.6 Read Archive Report
725 SteersP MSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town Cemetery
726 StegerW ESergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetKilledErmelo {Nunspeet} General Cemetery
727 StephenJ S JFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIND424PH-CWickenby.0029.VairesEvader
728 StevensMWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
729 StewartW BSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
730 StoneJ RSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterILL917PH-CWickenby1415MimoyecquesAbandoned after take off
731 StonerMelvin HaroldFlight SergeantR18643116th July 1923 at Niagara Falls, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber 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. 8-13
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Melvin Warren and Edith Doris (née Maskin) Stoner, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
732 StoppJohn HenryFlying Officer4197383rd July 1915 in Cairns, QueenslandAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 4
Son of Frederick Conrad and Laura Adela Stopp; husband of Ailsa Jean Stopp, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. A.F.I.A.
733 StrandE WFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on return
734 StratfordFFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
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735 StrohmMack A CaptainO-672708USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
736 StubbsT ESergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
737 SuffieldL T VSergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}KilledSpanbroek Churchyard
738 SumigaJan ErnestKapral Radio OperatorSergeantP.79319517 July 1914 Kalisz (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal 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
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739 SwanJ KWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
740 SwinbankR MSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
741 SzeligaMieczysław GustowPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.78200128 July 1912 Szumbark – Czech Republic (Age 31 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlLL807BH:NRAF Faldingworth23:16GelsenkirchenSee Archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Elburg Cemetery, Netherlands


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742 SzwarnowieckiZenon LudwikPorucznik Radio Operator NawigPilot OfficerP.2273Born 24 June 1917 (Age 27)PolandRadio Operator / NavigatorPAF305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-11-06De Havilland MosquitoVlPZ238RAF Hartford BridgeHarff, Holland. Location : Belgium. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot 3, Row A, Grave 12Archiwum Polish Database
743 TaczalskiZdzisławSierżantFlight Sergeant78161002.12.1918 Leszkowice LubartówPolandW/OpVirtuti Militari

Srebrny Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-04-26WellingtonIVZ1317GR-UHemswell2214RostockClaimed hit by 2/Res Flak Abt 525 over Rostock between 0223 and 0226. Abschussmeldung (Claim message) bears a hand-written note by OKL “wird nict anerkannt" (will not be confirmed). Over the target both engines were hit by flak and the a/c then entered a spin. The pilot managed to regain control at 5,000ft. Due to the damage they set course for Sweden and crashed landed at Ystad at 0300.Interned. Returned to the UK 14 February 1943

Died 06.01.1944 Casamassima, Italy

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744 TainshC S DFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}KilledSpanbroek Churchyard
745 TandyF A EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
746 TannerW RFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
747 TannerWilliam F 1st LtO-793966USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
748 TatamNoel CurtisFlight Lieutenant396952nd PilotRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-12-17HalifaxIIILV818ZA:FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire06:00DuisburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery VIII. B.9
749 TattlerHarrySergeant22101541924Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ568EY:EBreighton22:52Rail communications at JuvisyClaimed by 1./Flak Abt. 911 and exploded at 02:00hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris falling between Corbell-Essones and Courances a village some 10 km awayKilledCourances Communal Cemetery, Grave 4

Son of David and Libby Tattler, of Bolton, Lancashire.
750 TaylorH PFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on return

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