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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                        
851 Abel J SFlying OfficerBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBJ898KO-CEast Wretham1733MannheimCrashed AlsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
852 AbelLuther J 1st LtO-686799USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group84th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
853 AbellD RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-10-06LancasterIME667EM-XSpilsby1730BremenCrashed at Lehester DeichKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery
854 AbellR EFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILV862MH-ASnaith1910CroixdalleAbandoned on return
855 AbellDouglas RoyPilot Officer417773AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
856 AbercrombyWilliamWing Commander449711911PilotDFC & Bar

RAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND354OL-AWyton11BerlinA later Missing Research & Enquiry team report stated “when outbound the aircraft was shot down and crashed approx 0300 hours at Lutten, 5km North East of Vechta. Possible claim by Lt Wendelin Breukel 5/NJG2 - at 0300 hrsKilledSage War Cemetery Plot 8 Row F Grave 12
Son of David Grewar Abercromby and Euphemia Abercromby, of Brechin, Angus
857 AbernathyRobert W 1st LtO-767055USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
858 AbrahamClayton S.1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-7510788th June 1921AmericanPilotAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)


US Army Air Force9th Air Force573rd Bomber Squadron (391st Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26C42-107747T6:TRoye-Amy (Station A-73), FranceRailroad Viaduct, Ahrweiler, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledLorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold Plot B, Row 20, Grave 25
859 AbramsKevin KennyFlight Sergeant432081AustraliaRAAF1667 Conversion RAF1944-08-12RAAF Honour Roll
860 AckleyJohn W 1st LtO-757940USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
861 AckleyJohn W 1st LtO-757940USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
862 AcourtB CSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ679MP-CHolme on Spalding Moor2159BlainvilleCrashed at Leages {Aisne}KilledLeages Churchyard
863 ActonJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1944-06-23StirlingIIILK386OJ-OMethwoldGardeningCrashed at Hartfordbridge Airfield on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
864 ActonGeorge NelsonPilot Officer Air GunnerJ/18289RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-25HalifaxIIJB858EQ-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2324GelsenkirchenCrashed Holtwick, GermanyKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 12.D.4.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
865 AdairDavid KennethFlying OfficerJ/29705Air BomberRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterIIILM474N2RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire.2341Sterkrade Crashed at Volkel {Noord-Brabant} KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave reference 17.A.9Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
866 AdairSSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME596QR-HSkellingthorpe2126RusselheimKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
867 AdamR FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterXKB753VR-LMiddleton St George1458Scholven-BuerExploded near EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
868 AdamsJohn AlfredFlight Sergeant425819AustraliaRAAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIDV292SR-OLudford Magna2133BraunschweigCrashed at BrockhumKilledHannover War Cemetery
RAAF Honour Roll
869 AdamsW KWarrant OfficerAustraliaRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILM226PO-HWaddington1903StuttgartCrashed at MuhlhausenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
870 AdamsFrank PercyFlight SergeantAUS/434217AustraliaAir/GnrRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIND995CF-?RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2315Achères See archive report for further details Seriously injured - died latedCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13907/43 Read Archive Report
871 AdamsKenneth Cyril ChristopherSergeant1222832Age 30Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1943-06-24LancasterIIIED858GT-RRAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire2319Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.12 Read Archive Report
872 AdamsCliffordSergeant1450691Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command425 Sqn RCAF
1944-06-15HalifaxIIILW715KW:QRAF Tholthorpe20:45BoulogneSee Archive report for further detailsKilledMarquise Communal Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 22
873 AdamsD A MFlying OfficerBomber Command149 Sqd
874 AdamsJ EFlying OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIIND555EM-DSpilsby1628GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
875 AdamsRFlight LieutenantDFC

Bomber Command630 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND531LE-KEast Kirkby2330WesselingKilledRunnymede
876 AdamsEric KennethPilot Officer405513AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
877 AdamsFrank PercyFlight Sergeant434217AustraliaRAAF625 Sqd RAF
1944-06-11RAAF Honour Roll
878 AdamsGeorge WCPTO-661263USAAF23rd Fighter1944-12-261 Luftwaffe destroyedEuropean Theatre
879 AdamsFletcher EugeneCaptainO-740324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group362nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

During an escort to Ludwigshaven on 27 May, the 364th Fighter Squadron jumped a large formation of Bf 109s about 20 miles southwest of Strasbourg. “I was leading Blue Flight with Lt. (Thomas) Harris flying my No. 3 when we went down on a Bf 109 that was diving away,” said Major John Storch. “Lt. Harris’ element was in position when we went down followed by our Green Flight.” Lt. Leroy A. Ruder was the number three man in Green Flight. “As my flight leader was getting into position to fire on one of the enemy aircraft, I observed a Bf 109 trying to get into position to attack him,” Ruder reported. “I immediately broke into the enemy aircraft and at the same time expected my wingman (Lt. Cyril Conklin) to break with me. I do not know where he went. I had my hands full with the 109 I was fighting and since my radio was out could not ask my wingman for his position.” Conklin scored two kills in the fight but fell victim to a Bf 109 and wound up as a POW. “When the dogfight was finished I had my No. 2 and Green Flights 1 and 2 and a 352nd group plane with me,” said Storch. “I started spiraling for altitude and the bombers, which were out of sight. I called Lt. Harris and finally got him, and he said he was OK and hunting for me. I told him my position as nearly as possible, my altitude and course, and a stayed in the area for approximately 15 minutes.” Harris may have collided with Dean Post; he became a POW, while Post was killed when his Mustang crashed. Despite the losses, the toll the squadron exacted on the enemy was impressive. In addition to Conklin’s kills, Storch scored two and a half victories, Harris and Lt. Morris Stanley two each, and Ruder, Lts. Paul Fairweather, Robert Shaw and Mark Stepleton one each. The 362nd was climbing behind the lead box of bombers. “Between five and six enemy aircraft came down through the bombers and turned left to the same heading that we had,” said Lt. Fletcher Adams. “We started to chase them. One went to the left, with Capt. (John) England following and I saw pieces fall off that aircraft as Capt. England shot at him. The second one went to the right with Capt. (Calvert) Williams shooting at him. There were pieces coming off him. The two directly in front of us started a gentle turn to the left. The one in the inside tightened his turn and I told Lt. (Gilbert) O’Brien to get him.” This plane made two 360-degree turns to the left, said O’Brien. “I shot a 90-degree deflection shot. Not seeing any hits, he rolled out square in front of me. I had a little excess speed and came right in behind him. I began to overshoot and saw his canopy come off. I slid right up beside him with my flaps down. He bailed out as I was alongside of him at about 12,000 feet. His chest was covered in blood and he hit the rudder. I did not see his chute open.” Meanwhile, the second Fw 190 continued in a gentle turn with Adams in pursuit. Adams fired, scoring hits. “At about 10,000 feet, he seemed to be trying an outside loop, so I rolled out, and when I lifted my wing I saw an explosion on the ground and a parachute in the neighborhood of the crash.” In addition to these victories, Lts. Herschel Hill, John Pugh and Alden Smith also brought down enemy planes.
880 AdamsGeorge W CaptainO-661263USAPilotUSAAF36th Fighter Group23rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
881 AdamsMartin E 1st LtO-802964USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group506th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-24P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
882 AdamsThomas H 1st LtO-887745USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
883 AdamsonJ WSergeantBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at Manston
884 AdcockWilliam JefferyFlight SergeantAUS/426856Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIPB126CF-TRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2210Vierzon See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259 Read Archive Report
885 AdcockWilliam JeffreyFlight SergeantAUS/426856Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIND995CF-?RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2315Achères See archive report for further details Survived - no injuriesNone Read Archive Report
886 AdderleyT HSergeant1035094Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIIIND404PH-RWickenby1708BerlinHit by flak at 22000 ft over the target area, which knocked out all four engines. All bailed out but St. Auty’s parachute became entangled in the tailplane and he was dragged down to his deathPoW No. 1589, Stalag 357
887 AddinsallG WSergeantRAAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-28LancasterIIIEE199PH-UWickenby.0016.KolnCrashed at East Barkwith near airfield
888 AddisR GFlying OfficerBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICR1349Chipping WardenBremenPresumed crashed in sea off Dutch coastKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
889 AddisT F NFlying OfficerBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND962GT-PUpwood1254OisemontWrecked on landing at base on return
890 AddymanDennis EdwaldsPilot Officer184147Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-26HalifaxIIINR246ZA-YRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1150St-Vith See archive report for further information KilledThames Ditton Churchyard (St Nicholas), Surrey. Grave LH.6 Read Archive Report
891 AddymanD EPilot OfficerBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-22HalifaxIIINA627ZA-Y RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1510BingenSee archive report for further informationRead Archive Report
892 AdkinsJesse O 2nd LtO-816625USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
893 AdlerW LSergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIJB540PH-LWickenby2013SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
894 AgarGilbert HarryFlight Sergeant15036551922NavigatorDFM

RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND700PM:XElsham Wolds21:48HassettClaim by Lt Hans Schmitz 4/NJG1 - WSW of Rotterdam: 2,500m at 00:15. Also claimed by Flak of 4/gem Flak Abt 295 (“Unknown type of aircraft Oostmalle 00:10”) Victory for Lt Hans Schmitz confirmed on 6 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Wreckage was spread over a wide area near Hallaar (Antwerpen), 12 km ESE of LierKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery Coll.grave IVA.D. 15-18DFM Gazetted 19 Oct 1943

Son of Hubert and Amelia Agar, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
895 AgerPeter Dennis VictorSergeant1874688Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW433WL:WRAF Croft22:54SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledZundert Protestant Churchyard Grave 1
896 AggRichard WilliamWarrant Officer1260468Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Joint Grave 5
897 AgurP GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIMZ302AL-ELeeming2205MetzEvaderParadie Archive Database
898 AhearnDonald Algernon JosephFlight Sergeant423032AustraliaRAAF226 Sqd RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
899 AickenM NPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command12 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICX3203Chipping WardenEssenHit by flak over EssenPoW
900 AidalaCyrus R.Staff Sergeant327079151st April 1922, in Brooklyn, New YorkAmericanBall Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force862nd Bomber Squadron (493rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-29B-24 Little WarriorH42-94812Issued but not displayedDebach airfield (Station #152), Suffolk, EnglandFallersleben (Mission #447), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 16th May 1949 and interred at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York, Plot J, Grave 15508

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