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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
801 BastableVernon JamesWarrant Officer Class 2R/953132 Dec 1914 in Winnipeg, CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-09-19WellingtonIIIBJ883GT-WarboysSaarbruckenConed by searchlights in the Abbeville area and hit by Flak. Abandoned near Abbeville time unknownPoW No. 27139 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database WO Bastable was captured in the Rouen area in Sep 1942 and was held in various PoW camps. He made his first attempt to escape in May 1943. whilst with a working party at Metsdorf. Sudetenland, having obtained civilian clothes from the Czechs. His true identity was discovered and he was returned to Stalag 344. He then decided to make an immediate attempt to escape in an Army uniform. He cut the wires of a second floor window and timing his action to miss the guards, he jumped clear and escaped. He travelled in the direction of Prague but after three days he was discovered by some German civilians. He was handed over to the authorities and sent to a Gestapo prison where he was kept for 14 days in solitary confinement. He was sent back to Stalag Luft 344 and spent a further 10 days in solitary confinement. In Oct 1943. He made another attempt to escape by means of an emergency ladder in the main shaft of a coal mine in which he was working. He gained his liberty for 2 days after which he was recaptured by German police in company with a Czech Air Force Sgt. He made another attempt to escape from Stalag 344 but was recaptured and returned to camp. He and the same Czech Sgt. finally escaped in Oct 1944 by jumping from the roof cf their billets over the fence and proceeding into some woods nearby. Here they were assisted by Czech civilians. They eventually made contact with the Czech underground with arms and ammunition and took part in many operations. destroying railways, bridges, road Docks, and electrical installations. The Czech Sgt. was captured again and has not been heard of since. WO Bastable continued serving in the underground movement until he was liberated by the Russians in May 1945.
802 BastableH DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK866C8-LLeconfield.0024.VersaillesCrashed at Soulaires {Eure-et-Loir}PoW Paradie Archive Database
803 BastenHenry GeorgeSergeant1399763Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-24LancasterIIDS844EQ-XRAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire2048Schweinfurt See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Durnbach, Germany. Grave 7.A.13 Read Archive Report
804 BastianPeter SpencerPilot Officer126739Wireless OperatorBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-21WellingtonIIIDF624AL-East MoorTrainingThe crew were undertaking a training flight from their base at East Moor and while the a/c was close to the North Yorkshire Moors the a/c suffered an electrical failure which caused the propellers on both engines to go into a fully fine pitch. This then caused the engines to over-rev and eventually to overheat. Fearing he was loosing control of the a/c the captain ordered his five crew to abandon the a/c, this was done successfully. The pilot and rear gunner received slight injuries on landing, the pilot suffered his injuries after landing on a fence. The a/c crashed near Kirkby, a few miles south of Stokesley and was destroyed. RAF East Moor took charge of the crash site; they sent transport to collect the crew, put a guard on the a/c and destroyed secret equipment it was carrying. (References- Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)Survived - Killed in Action 26 March 1943429 Sqn Wellington MS487
805 BastianPeter SpencerPilot Officer126739Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-26WellingtonXMS487AL-CEast Moor1932DuisburgHome bound was hit by flak, which damaged the port engine, fuel tanks and flying controls. Crashed at 2230 hours on an estate known as De Raaphorst, 3 km SE of Wassenaar (Zuid Holland). Claimed by 2. & 3./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 816 (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledThe Hague (Westduin) General Cemetery, Allied plot, Row 2, Grave 41
806 BatchelorR HSergeant1299738Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-27HalifaxIIBB332EQ-HLeeming2000BerlinCrashed Blindberg SwedenInterned
807 BateA JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-11LancasterIPB692SR-K2Ludford Magna1200GelsenkirchenCrashed at Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
808 BatemanJ RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB674HW-QGrimsby1611BerlinCollided with next and crashed near Grimsby LincsKilledParadie Archive Database
809 BatemanD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-23Halifax IIIPN380NP-MLissett1200EssenLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
810 BatemanA LSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-01HalifaxIIDT641VR-RMiddleton St George1850BerlinPresumed crashed in seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
811 BatesAlbertPilot Officer175422Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqn RCAF
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILW137AL:KRAF Leeming, Yorkshire22:53AachenSee Archive report for further detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 24.J.7
812 BatesDavid HendersonFlight SergeantR1315519th March 1920 in Magrath, AlbertaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1943-07-29HalifaxVDK239NA:QMiddleton St George22:23HamburgSee Archive report for detailsKilledBecklingen War Cemetery. Grave 14.C.13Paradie Archive Database
813 BatesL SSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-23HalifaxVDK267NA-HMiddleton St George2025BerlinAbandoned near Annelov SwedenPoW Paradie Archive Database
814 BatesJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK964SE-TCroft2336LeipzigKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
815 BatesJ ESergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIILL633EQ-LLinton on Ouse2204NurnbergCrashed GerolzhofenPoW
816 BatesE W HSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-03HalifaxIIJD326AL-PLeeming1645Dusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
817 BatesJSergeant353790Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonIIIBJ755AL-East Moor1918EssenCrashed almost at onceInjured
818 BatesRaymond LeonardSergeant1600459Age 21W/op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxVLK705SE-XRAF Croft, Yorkshire2027GardeningSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery, Denmark. Collective grave A.8.24-25Son of John and Hilda Alice Bates, of Porchester, Fareham, Hampshire, England
819 BatkinW CFlight Sergeant656918Bomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIBB323VR-RMiddleton St George2256AachenCrashed near Venlo HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
820 BattC SFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfPoW Attacker Klaus Möller
821 BattensbyKennethMstrCivilianNoneBystander - childCivilianBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIIMZ828BM-H RAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire 1038St-Leu See Archive report for further details KilledSkipton on Swale Churchyard Read Archive Report
822 BattersHarold MarkFlight SergeantR/95487PilotRCAFFighter Command401 Sqd RCAF
1942-12-04SpitfireIXBS277YO-?RAF Biggin Hill, KentPMRodeoSee other archive report for a few detailsKilledLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (St. Omer). Plot 8. Row A. Grave 6Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
823 BattertonJ MSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxIIJD163VR-NMiddleton St George2125PeenemundeDitched off Happisburgh NorfolkKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
824 BattlerRalph OscarPilot OfficerJ94502CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIINA190PT-URAF Tholthorpe1629ChemnitzCrashed Hazelwood Castle YorkshireKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H. Row H. Grave 11.
Accident ReportArchive Report
825 BattsDWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1943-08-31LancasterIIIED665KM-LDunholme Lodge2011BerlinCrashed at SchonebeckKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
826 BattyF WFlight SergeantR132193RCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-06-11HalifaxIIDT805TL-YGraveley2315MunsterCrashed at Selhem HollandPoWParadie Archive Database
827 BattyArchie VerdunFlying OfficerJ2118213th March 1916 in Limerick, SaskatchewanCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14LancasterXKB780NA:TMiddleton St George05:58DuisburgThe aircraft disintegrated in mid-air scattering small pieces over a wide area. The wreckage falling in the of area Wasserbau und Schffahrtsamt, Emmerichsrstraße and the Rhine Herne Canal.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.Grave 13.F. 19-23
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Samuel and Agnes Jane (née Maxwell) Batty; husband of Avelin Evonne Batty, of Indian Head, Saskatchewan, Canada
828 BattyESergeant1111947Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-22WellingtonXHE394SE-VBurn2319MulheimCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
829 BatyW JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP757EQ-BLinton on Ouse2010Wanne-EickelAbandoned and crashed near North WithamParadie Archive Database
830 BauerW FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ958KW-NElsham WoldsTransitCrashed near High Hunsley YORKSKilledDishforth Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
831 BauerLouis Walter AllanFlying Officer437247AustraliaRAAF15 Service Flying Training School RCAF1944-08-28RAAF Honour Roll
832 BaulfI H WSergeantRNZAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-20WellingtonIIIBK435QB-UTopcliffe1742GardeningCrashed in North Sea off TexelKilledRunnymede
833 BaumW G RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-23HalifaxVDK184ZL-Leeming2052BerlinCrashed near GermandorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
834 BaumannG RPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ859SE-ACroft2232HamburgCrashed at DeichhausenKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
835 BaumgartenR LFlying OfficerJ14523RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE321NA-ZDalton2342DuisburgCrashed DeuringenKilledDeurningen RC Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
836 BausetPPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxVLK967SE-JTholthorpe2352FrankfurtBaled out vicinity of ParisEvader Paradie Archive Database
837 BavinDouglas FrederickFlt SgtAUS 415212Born Tambellup WA, 18 November 1922AustraliaPilot, Captain (Pupil pilot)RAAFTraining Command10 OTU1943-06-03WhitleyVBD414JRAF St. Eval Cornwall10:45Anti submarine Atlantic patrolShot down by Fw 190Killed 1943-06-03 Age 25Runnymede Memorial Panel 192, Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT




Canberra, Australia
On 3 June 1943, Bavin was the Captain and Pilot of Whitley V BD414/J taking off at 10:45 hours from RAF St. Eval in Cornwall on an Atlantic Patrol. Carrying 6 x 250 lb depth charges the course was set for the Bay of Biscay in search of German U-boats. The aircraft failed to return and no communication was received from the aircraft. An Air Sea Rescue procedure was put into operation, but without any results. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 185. United Kingdom.

The crew of six were captain AUS.415212 FS Douglas Frederick Bavin (Pupil Pilot), RAAF; 2nd pilot J.22032 Plt Off. Harold Douglas Pepper (Pupil Pilot), RCAF, navigator J.14637 Plt Off. David Taylor Dorward (Pupil Navigator), RCAF, wireless operationer/air gunner 1385126 Sgt Colin Arthur Richardson (Pupil WT/AG), RAFVR, bomb aimer 136821 Plt Off. Cecil Aspland Nicholls (Pupil B/A), RAFVR, and air gunner R.10786 Sgt Eric Haakon Neilson (pupil air gunner), RCAF.

They were victims of Unteroffizier Hermann Mannetstetter of 8. Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen'. Three Fw 190 from this unit took off at 1934 hours from Fontenay-le-Comte on a free chase against anti-submarine aircraft over the Bay of Biscay. About 100 km northwest of Ushant, they engaged a Whitley which was shot down at about 500 meters height. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and only debris was seen falling into the sea. It was the first confirmed victory for Mannetstetter

Son of John Edward and Minnie Bavin, of Mount Barker, Western Australia.
838 BavisC HPilot OfficerPilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10SpitfireVbEP114Patrol
839 BawtreeLFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-06-26LancasterIII RF253AL-WLeemingBomb DisposalCrash landed at baseParadie Archive Database
840 BaxterL ESergeantRCAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1945-03-20LancasterIPA2599J-ZBalderton2339BohlenDisintegrated and fell near EschwegeKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
841 BaxterA GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-05LancasterXKB768NA-EMiddleton St George1750SoestCollided with 426 Sqn Halifax VII LW200 OW-N & crashed at RugbyKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
842 BaxterF DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NahePoWParadie Archive Database
843 BaxterF DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-05HalifaxVIINP721QO-XEast Moor1806SoestCrashed on take offParadie Archive Database
844 BaxterD F JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-07-04LancasterIIILM532UL-A2Elsham Wolds2217OrleansCrashed at St-Cyr-en-Val {Loiret}KilledSt-Cyr-en-Val Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
845 BaxterWWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIIIJB672LE-FEast Kirkby2251DuisburgShot down by night fighter. Crashed Kilder {Gelderland}KilledBergh {Kilder} RC
Paradie Archive Database
846 BaxterGeorge Alexander GardenFlying OfficerJ10635Born 5th January 1923 in Victoria, British ColumbiaCanadianPilotRCAFWestern Air Command118 Sqn RCAF1942-10-12KittyhawkIAL210VW:BAnette Island AlaskaCoastal sweepMissingKilledOttawa Memorial, Panel 1. Column 4
Accident reportSon of John and Helen (née Garden) Baxter of Victoria, British Columbia. His mother predeceased him in 1923
847 BaylissR CFlying OfficerFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-27MosquitoNF30MM743PatrolCrash landed near Paris
848 BazinetJoseph OmerFlight SergeantR200004CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Under)RCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ674KW:NTholthorpe06:05DuisburgAircraft crashed just south of Bracht at 09:00 hrs on the 14th October 1944.RCAF PoW, Stalag 6J, DorstonParadie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J93660) whilst a PoW
849 BeachE VSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterXKB797VR-KMiddleton St George1657DessauKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
850 BeachR BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW618ZL-ELeeming2205NurnbergCrashed HohenrothKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

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