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* NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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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
851 BeckleyD JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPB113LQ-JGransden Lodge1552BingenCrash landed at Downham Market Norfolk on return Paradie Archive Database
852 BecktholdWilliamSergeant Air GunnerR/77965RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-10-08LancasterIDV324VN-N RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 2304HannoverShot down by nightfighter and crashed at Wilkenburg 5 miles south of HannoverKilledHannover War Cemetery Collective Grave 2.D.1-4
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
853 BeckwithHSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-11-28StirlingIBK607HA-XDownham Market1815TorinoWrecked on return to baseParadie Archive Database
854 BedardJ R ASergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW460QB-USkipton on Swale1924FrankfurtCrashed at Wolf on the MoselPoW Paradie Archive Database
855 BedardJ PSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ958KW-NElsham WoldsTransitCrashed near High Hunsley YORKSKilledDishforth Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
856 BedardJ D MLeading AircraftmanRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-16Halifax VIINP805QO-JEast Moor1210Air TestCrashed at base KilledHarrogate {Stonefall} CemeteryParadie Archive Database
857 BedardJ J P MSergeantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV990BM-JSkipton on Swale2308DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
858 BedellLyle EugeneFlight SergeantR/27495526 June 1924CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterIII ND644HW-NGrimsby1756NurnbergShot down near Kraftshof some 8 km NNW from Nürnberg Bahnhof. There were two possible German fighter claims for ND644. Firstly, Oblt. Johannes Engels from 4./NJG6 over Nürnberg at 2137 hrs and secondly , Lt. Bruno Lange as from 4./NJG6 10km WNW Nürnberg at 2140 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries - Vol 2: Theo Boiten)KilledDurnbach War Cemetery 7.B.10Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried at Kraftshof

Son of Franklin H. Bedell and Vera E. Brickman Bedell, of Belleville, Ontario, Canada
859 BedfordG WSergeantR124453RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE771PT-CroftDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured Paradie Archive Database
860 BedfordG WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
861 BedwellE JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIEE129MG-VOakingtonBerlinPoW Paradie Archive Database
862 BeeCharles FrederickFlight SergeantR/98141Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-09-18StirlingIN3759LS-QRAF Bourn, Lincolnshire2000Gardening - Kattegat areaSee Archive report for details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Surrey. Panel 102 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
863 BeeCharles RobertFlight SergeantR/98141CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-08-24StirlingIBF335MG-EOakington2019FrankfurtThe a/c was seriously shot up by a night-fighter and crashed at 0041 hrs, whilst trying to make an emergency landing at RAF Abingdon. No serious injuries were then reported.Survived - Killed in Action 19 Sep 1942 Paradie Archive Database15 Sqn Stirling I N3759 LS-Q
864 BeebeH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-01-17LancasterIR5575OF-LWoodhall Spa1703BerlinCrashed in WaddenzeeKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
865 BeechC TFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK792WL-NCroft2258SterkradeCrashed at Otterlo {Gelderland}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
866 BeechCSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK683IP-VTholthorpeLeipzigDitched English ChannelParadie Archive Database
867 BeechS PSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILK885MH-ZSnaithTake off: 2250AachenCrashed Acht {Noord-Brabant}Missing - believed killedRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
868 BeechG McKPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3606WS-Honington2309HamburgCrashed at BremenKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
869 BeechJ T HSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK918SE-FCroft2350BerlinCrashed at base on return
870 BeekenGSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxVDK265SE-CTholthorpe2249Hannover?KilledRunnymede
871 BeeleyKPilot OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIILM198OW-VLinton on Ouse2218MetzEvader
872 BeemerF HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1941-08-12WellingtonIcR1024OJ-VMildenhall2116HannoverCrashed off SyltKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
873 BeerL SFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25LancasterIIDS791EQ-FLinton on Ouse2111AugsburgKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
874 BeerWilliam GordonSergeant178145/1338354Age 22W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-03HalifaxIIIMZ596PT-FRAF Tholthorpe, YorkshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede
875 BeersF KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIIPB185JI-F2Waterbeach2145StuttgartCrashed at TrierKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
876 BeesH GWarrant OfficerR124488RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12HalifaxIIJB791VR-XMiddleton St George2318DuisburgCrashed at Bedburg-HauPoW Paradie Archive Database
877 BegbieBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-15HalifaxVDK253ZL-MLeeming2035Montluconcrashed Harmondsworth MIDDXKilledCrem Edinburgh (Warriston) Paradie Archive Database
878 BeggJamesFlight Sergeant1436510Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK746AL-KLeeming11BerlinClaim by Hptm Paul Semrau Stab III/NJG2 - Brusendorf at 03:30. The aircraft was shot down from 18,000ft and crashed into trees near Teltow some 16km from the the centre of Berlin. Those who perished were initially buried at Kiekebusch Cemtery Teltow.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 4 Row G Collective Grave 11-15
879 BeggsJ RSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxVLK969NA-GMiddleton St George2333Frankfurt?PoW Paradie Archive Database
880 BeginAFlight SergeantRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-18Halifax IIINP9386U-TEast Moor.0002.WittenForce landed near Epinoy Paradie Archive Database
881 BehnJohn Frederick PeterSergeant12389721921CanadianAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-05HalifaxIIW7703LQ-DTopcliffe1825Aachen Regained the south coast very low on fuel and the pilot decided to land at West Malling. First attempt to land failed- stalled and crashed while going around for second attempt. Two survivors parachuted to safety KilledFulwood (Christ Church) Churchyard Grave 605A Paradie Archive Database The Court of Inquiry found, in summary, that a combination of navigation errors and pilot error, probably because of the lack of confidence in the given circumstances, was the cause of the crash. The findings also recommended that the use of 'scratch crews', Sgt. Reilly volunteered to fly on this crew because the Bomb Aimer refused to fly again with the pilot, should be avoided unless in an emergency. Sgt. Reilly was of the opinion that more of the crew could have survived if the navigator had made no bones about jumping.

Son of John Frederick and Lilian Mary Behn, of Fulwood, Sheffield
882 BeirnesJack RifeSquadron LeaderJ/13458CanadianPilotDFC & Bar
RCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1945-06-01TyphoonIbSW393F3-BB-166 FlensburgShow of power over CopenhagenEngine failure, crashed while attempting emergency landing in a fieldDied of wounds 10 minutes after accidentAabenraa Cemetery, Allied Mil. Plot. Row 6. 14. Denmark
Accident report
883 BeirnesDonald WoodFlight SergeantR/61113CanadaCanadianPilotRCAF82 Sqd RAF
1942-01-04BlenheimIVZ7689UX-EgyptFerry to MaltaShot down by Hptm Rolf Jung, Kdr. Stab I./NJG 2KilledAlamein Memorial, Column 264. EgyptAccident report
RAF Commands
884 BelangerF JSergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-01-30LancasterIED447SR-QHolme on Spalding Moor.0020.HamburgCrashed at Rijk HollandKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
885 BelangerJoseph Adelard RolandFlying OfficerJ/24828PilotRCAFCoastal Command524 Sqd1944-07-09WellingtonXIIIMF3757R-FRAF Docking, Norfolk18Armed Recce See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 245Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
886 BelcherL RFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-06Halifax IIIMZ4566U-PEast Moor1542HanauCollided with 10 Sqn Halifax and fell near EibachKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
887 BelcherGFlight LieutenantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03LancasterIIIJB222LQ-MGransden Lodge.0024.LeipzigCrashed near DelitzschKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
888 BellM RWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-05-01StirlingIIIEF504HA-PWoolfox Lodge2214ChamblyCrashed Poix-de-la-SommeKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
889 BellFrank GeorgeFlight Sergeant Air GunnerR/62147RCAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-11-11HalifaxIIHR985TL-ARAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire1833CannesCrashed near gace FranceKilledSt. Desir War Cemetery. Grave VII.E.4.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
890 BellJames WilliamFlight SergeantR/64880CanadaAir OberverRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-29HalifaxIIW1113LQ-GPocklington2301BremenShot down by a night fighter. Crashed at Noordwolde HollandKilled Age 28WeststellingwerfParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker

Full account of Halifax loss in Dutch
891 BellC HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-11-07WellingtonIIW5553LQ-DPocklington2321Berlin?KilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
892 BellJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-14WellingtonIIZ8530LQ-APocklington2205DortmundAbandoned vicinity of Petersfield Hants Paradie Archive Database
893 BellJ KSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-06HampdenIAE366EQ-UBaldertonDuisburgCrash landed at LakenheathParadie Archive Database
894 BellR GSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-06HampdenIAE366EQ-UBaldertonDuisburgCrash landed at LakenheathParadie Archive Database
895 BellRonald GeorgePilot OfficerJ/17824CanadianPilotDFM
RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-09HalifaxVDG238EQ-RAF Leeming15:30Fighter Affiliation ExerciseStalled in tight turn and crashedKilledRipon Cemetery, Sec. H. Grave 384Accident report
896 BellA HPilot OfficerJ174340RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJD159VR-YMiddleton St George2230KolnCrashed MuizenKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
897 BellC EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIDF664VR-ECroft1828KielCrashed off Brockeswalde GermanyKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
898 BellA M JSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22LancasterIIDS741OW-TLinton on Ouse1859FrankfurtKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
899 BellJ IFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27HalifaxIIIMZ291ZL-OLeeming300OpladenCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
900 BellNeil AlanFlying Officer NavigatorJ/14200RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-23HalifaxIILW285MA-ZMiddleton St George2046Gardening. Baltic areaShot down. Claimed by Hptm. Werner Husemann of Stab 1./NJG3 at 2356hrsInterned SwedenDied 2009 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

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