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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
751 TaylorJ FSergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD322EM-CSpilsby1552GiessenCrashed at WesterburgPoW
752 TaylorM JSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery
753 TebbutJohn AlanFlying Officer158816NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND528PH-BRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2220Saintes See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 209 Read Archive Report
754 ThistleL BFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
755 ThomasGFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIPB290JO-KWaddington1712GiessenCrashed target areaKilled
756 ThomasArthur Evans CoslettFlight SergeantR19123115th September 1922 in Goven, SakatchewanCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)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, M.14Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J88633)

Son of David Coslett and Mary Jane Thomas, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
757 ThomasJ HFlight LieutenantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
758 ThompsonC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
759 ThompsonC GFlying OfficerJ16603CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber 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-Ternoise.Evader Paradie Archive DatabaseReturned to Broadwell, England 11th September 1944
760 ThompsonSydneySergeant16776831925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of George William and Edith Ellen Thompson, of Shiregreen, Sheffield
761 ThompsonG HSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
762 ThornellJohn F Jr1st LtO-797743USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
763 ThurlowJ AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
764 ThurstonRFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
765 ThurstonWalter VincentPilot Officer422318AustraliaRAAF98 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
766 TitmanG TFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
767 TizardSt JohnFlight Lieutenant112026October 1921 in Hendon, Greater LondonAir Gunner (Mid Upper) (Sqn Gunnery Leader)RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterIME840BQ:VNorth Killingholme23:05Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - FF Kurfurst Kleve area: 6,000m at 01:49. Same claim as Oblt George Fengler Stab IV/NJG1 4,000m at 01:51. Both confirmed as full victories on 7/10/44. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Varsseveld 12km ESE of Doetinches.KilledWisch (Varsseveld) General Cemetery Plot A Collective Grave 12-14.19 a/c from the Sqn took off without incident, but one aircraft was forced to abandon the mission when the port inner engine became unserviceable. The night was cloudy, and some icing problems were encountered. Ahead of the main bomber force, Pathfinder aircraft had dropped markers (target illuminators). Flak at the target was moderate to intense and night fighters were active in the area. Lancaster ME840 was late leaving the target and fell behind the rest of the bomber stream, losing any mutual protection from concentrated gunfire of the other aircraft, but also became exposed to enemy radar by losing the protection of ‘window’ dropped by other bombers. Somewhere near the Netherlands/German border, Lancaster ME840 was hit by a burst from a night fighter which hit their No 2 engine and petrol tank. No 1 petrol tank then caught fire. Fg Off Kay, the flight engineer, jettisoned the forward escape hatch, stopped No 2 engine and operated the extinguishers in vain. Smith ordered the crew to put on their parachutes, but before they could, the petrol tank exploded. The aircraft came down near Varssveld, north west of Aalten in The Netherlands. It had lost a tailpiece and part of a wing. (Made in Perth)

His mother’s maiden name was Dawe.
768 ToddElvin GeorgeSergeantJ/87145Age 21CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3

John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of James Alrid and Eudora Maud (nee Crittenden) Todd of Noelville, Ontario, Canada.
769 TomlinsonFrederick GeorgeSergeant13015161921Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
770 TonksKennethFlight Sergeant1569087Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 24.G.11-12 Read Archive Report
771 TownendGordon ChristopherFlying OfficerAUS/422765Air BomberRAAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.14
772 TownsendRalphFlight Sergeant10785791921Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterIME840BQ:VNorth Killingholme23:05Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - FF Kurfurst Kleve area: 6,000m at 01:49. Same claim as Oblt George Fengler Stab IV/NJG1 4,000m at 01:51. Both confirmed as full victories on 7/10/44. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Varsseveld 12km ESE of Doetinches.KilledWisch (Varsseveld) General Cemetery Plot A Collective Grave 12-1419 a/c from the Sqn took off without incident, but one aircraft was forced to abandon the mission when the port inner engine became unserviceable. The night was cloudy, and some icing problems were encountered. Ahead of the main bomber force, Pathfinder aircraft had dropped markers (target illuminators). Flak at the target was moderate to intense and night fighters were active in the area. Lancaster ME840 was late leaving the target and fell behind the rest of the bomber stream, losing any mutual protection from concentrated gunfire of the other aircraft, but also became exposed to enemy radar by losing the protection of ‘window’ dropped by other bombers. Somewhere near the Netherlands/German border, Lancaster ME840 was hit by a burst from a night fighter which hit their No 2 engine and petrol tank. No 1 petrol tank then caught fire. Fg Off Kay, the flight engineer, jettisoned the forward escape hatch, stopped No 2 engine and operated the extinguishers in vain. Smith ordered the crew to put on their parachutes, but before they could, the petrol tank exploded. The aircraft came down near Varssveld, north west of Aalten in The Netherlands. It had lost a tailpiece and part of a wing. (Made in Perth)

Flt Sgt Townsend was awarded the DFM whilst with 460 (RAAF) Squadron. Gazetted 10 December 1943

Son of William H. and Gladys Townsend, of Emley, Yorkshire.
773 TranterE HFlight Sergeant1577056NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 241, Stalag Luft 7
774 TrendJ MFlight SergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}Evader
775 TrottC JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW644MP-OHolme on Spalding Moor2212AmiensCrashed near Authieux-Ratieville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
776 TuckwellT HSergeant1876211Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 195, Stalag Luft 7
777 TumlinRupert M 2nd LtO-2045214USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group351st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
778 TurnerJohn James JosephFlight Sergeant41001726th January 1921 in North Carlton, VictoriaAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIILM534LS:AMildenhall00:49Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesClaimed by Maj. Walter Borchers, his 23rd Abschuss, from Stab NJG5, 30km WSW of Paris 1t 1.300 m, at 02:31 hrs.. Exploded in the air with great force at 02:30hrs , scattering the aircraft and its contents over a wide area of woodland at Bonnelles (Yvelines) 19km ESE of Rambouillet. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Collective Grave 38-42
The crew were initially laid to rest in Bonnelles

Son of John Patrick and Mary Loretta Turner, of Northcote, Victoria, Australia
779 TurskiAleksander MarcinPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP-0862Born 12 July 1907 Age 36PolandNavigatorPAFFighter Command 305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-16De Havilland MosquitoFB.V1NS913SM-TRAF West Raynham857Ranger See archive report for further details KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Frederikshavn Cemetery, Denmark. Allied Plot.Grave 65Archiwum Polish Database
780 TwaddleA AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS
781 UnderwoodK APilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}KilledTroisvaux Communal Cemetery
782 Vander DassonWilliam LorneSergeantR676552nd July 1920 in OntarioCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command49 Sqn
1942-09-06LancasterIR5752EA:DScampton01:16DuisburgWhen the starboard outer engine was put out of action by the flak over the target, Sgt Gregory-Coleman was killed by shrapnel, and the Captain was slightly injured. The Captain jettisoned the bombs and turned for home. Over the Dutch coast the starboard inner failed and the a/c steadily lost height but reached the English coast at a height of 2000 ft. The Captain ordered the crew to bale out with the exception of the W/Op. The a/c was circling RAF Martlesham prior to landing when the port inner failed at a height of 1000 ft and the Captain was compelled to crash land near Great Bealings N of RAF Martlesham. The Captain and the W/Op escaped from the a/c which was destroyed by fire with the exception of the tail unitBaled out, Killed in Action 12 May 1944 Paradie Archive Database103 Sqn Lancaster III ND700 PM:X
783 VandetteRoy EmmitFlight SergeantJ/92209RCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
784 VarleyHSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryAttacker
785 VaughtonJamesFlight Sergeant1505077Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 17.F.11
786 VealeAlfred JosephSergeant1853807Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.17
787 VigarsRoy E.Sergeant1852652RAFVRBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144CambraiShot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre PoW No: 244 Camp: Stalag Luft BankanNone Read Archive Report

Attacker
788 VincentJack HerbertFlight LieutenantAUS/413696NavigatorRAAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details PoW. Camp: Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang (L1)None - survived the war Read Archive Report
789 WakefieldR VSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
790 WaldronJohn HenryFlying Officer156776NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-12-17HalifaxIIILV818ZA:FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire06:00DuisburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledTaileltte Communal Cemetery
791 WalesWilliamSergeant18935931924Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of Thomas Errington Wales and Mary Ann Wales, of Hounslow, Middlesex.
792 WalkerK CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Archive Report Notes
793 WalkerStanley Arthur DouglasPilot Officer1725921920PilotRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XIV Row G Grave 13Son of Henry James Walker and Ada Violet Walker, of Poplar, London
794 WallingerWSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledRunnymede
795 WallingfordK DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND703F2-FDownham Market1718LeunaCollided with 460 Sqn Lancaster III ND971 AR-K2 & crashed at WeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
796 WallisG LWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoWParadie Archive Database
797 WalterP OPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
798 WareR JFlight SergeantBomber Command169 Sqd
1944-12-06MosquitoVINT172VI-AGreat Massingham1827BS
799 WatkinsE H PFlight SergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING199DX-LEast Kirkby1636GiessenCrashed at MornshausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
800 WatsonCecil JohnFlight Sergeant42508223rd November 194 in Warwick, QueenslandAustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIILM534LS:AMildenhall00:49Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesClaimed by Maj. Walter Borchers, his 23rd Abschuss, from Stab NJG5, 30km WSW of Paris 1t 1.300 m, at 02:31 hrs.. Exploded in the air with great force at 02:30hrs , scattering the aircraft and its contents over a wide area of woodland at Bonnelles (Yvelines) 19km ESE of Rambouillet. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Collective Grave 38-42The crew were initially laid to rest in Bonnelles

Son of John Edward and Jane Elizabeth Watson, husband of Lilian Watson, of Warwick, Queensland, Australia.

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