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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
901 BeauregardC MSergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIILM395SR-QLudford MagnaDortmundCrashed HagenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
902 BeaverG FPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-27HampdenIL4140EQ-B BarBalderston1919Gardening?KilledRunnymede
903 BeavoW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-16HalifaxIIHR856LQ-WGransden Lodge2009Torino?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database Attacker Probably Detlef Grossfuss
904 BeazleyHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterILL945LS-MMildenhall.0041.Massy-PalaiseauCrashed at le Boulay {Yvelines}KilledGambais Churchyard Paradie Archive Database
905 BebenseeD GSergeantR68061DFC

Bomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
906 BechtoldR CSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL169ZL-LLeeming2000MagdeburgAbandonedPoW
907 BeckJ WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command107 Sqd
1942-12-06BostonIIIZ2252OM-HGreat Massingham1122EindhovenCrashed off coast of HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
908 BeckC DWarrant OfficerJ/95542PilotRCAFFighter421 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-22SpitfireXVISM201RecceKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
909 BeckA JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1945-02-20LancasterIII LM726UM-P2Wickenby2128DortmundCrashed at Hagen-HaspeKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
910 BeckerR BFlight SergeantR/152224NavigatorRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIIDS777A4-CWitchford2019MagdeburgGerman documents examined post war record that the aircraft was shot down in the vicinity of Sommersdorf, some 40 miles west of Magdeburg. As Magdeburg was located in the Soviet Occupied Zone of Germany it was not possible for investigating teams to visit the crash sitePoW No 924, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO whilst as PoW
911 BeckerB JSergeantRCAFBomber Command1664 CU
1944-10-14HalifaxIIHR802DishforthDuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
912 BeckettG ASergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIDV269SR-MLudford MagnaBerlinCrashed near MichendorffKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
913 BeckettR FFlight SergeantR120117RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-28HalifaxIIBB283VR-OMiddleton St George1940St-NazaireShot down near Nantes FranceKilledEscoublac la Baule War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
914 BeckettA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-22LancasterXKB717VR-EMiddleton St George2240DortmundCrashed Mochen-GladbachKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
915 BeckettS NWarrant Officer970018Bomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-10WellingtonXHE636AL-East Moor2321Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
916 BeckleyD JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPB113LQ-JGransden Lodge1552BingenCrash landed at Downham Market Norfolk on return Paradie Archive Database
917 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
918 BeckwallAugust Le RoySergeantR11444923rd August 1922 in Radville, SaskatchewanCanadianRadio Operator (Pilot)RCAFRAF Ferry Command1942-12-05HudsonVIIIFK687Dorval AirportDelivery flight from Dorval to Britain via Houlton, Maine, USA, and Gander, NewfoundlandWhile landing at Houlton at 20:30 hrs the aircraft had a hard landing and attempting to go around the Starboard engine failed. The aircraft spun into a stall and crashed burning up. The crew were killed on impactKilledBuried at the Radville (Laurier)Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada Lot 21, Plot 9, Grave 1
Son of John and Hilda (née Johnson) Beckwall of Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Nephew of August Alfred Beckwall who died on November 3, 1918 while serving with the Canadian Infantry (Saskatchewan Regiment).

He was a pilot with RAF Ferry Command, Dorval, Quebec
919 BeckwithHSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-11-28StirlingIBK607HA-XDownham Market1815TorinoWrecked on return to baseParadie Archive Database
920 BedardJ R ASergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW460QB-USkipton on Swale1924FrankfurtCrashed at Wolf on the MoselPoW Paradie Archive Database
921 BedardJ PSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-24WellingtonIIIBJ958KW-NElsham WoldsTransitCrashed near High Hunsley YORKSKilledDishforth Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
922 BedardJ D MLeading AircraftmanRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-16Halifax VIINP805QO-JEast Moor1210Air TestCrashed at base KilledHarrogate {Stonefall} CemeteryParadie Archive Database
923 BedardJ J P MSergeantRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV990BM-JSkipton on Swale2308DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
924 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
925 BedfordG WSergeantR124453RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE771PT-CroftDuisburgCrashed on return to baseInjured Paradie Archive Database
926 BedfordG WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
927 BedwellE JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIEE129MG-VOakingtonBerlinPoW Paradie Archive Database
928 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
929 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
930 BeebeH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-01-17LancasterIR5575OF-LWoodhall Spa1703BerlinCrashed in WaddenzeeKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
931 BeechC TFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK792WL-NCroft2258SterkradeCrashed at Otterlo {Gelderland}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database
932 BeechCSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK683IP-VTholthorpeLeipzigDitched English ChannelParadie Archive Database
933 BeechS PSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILK885MH-ZSnaithTake off: 2250AachenCrashed Acht {Noord-Brabant}Missing - believed killedRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
934 BeechG McKPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3606WS-Honington2309HamburgCrashed at BremenKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
935 BeechJ T HSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK918SE-FCroft2350BerlinCrashed at base on return
936 BeekenGSergeantBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxVDK265SE-CTholthorpe2249Hannover?KilledRunnymede
937 BeeleyKPilot OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIILM198OW-VLinton on Ouse2218MetzEvader
938 BeemerF HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1941-08-12WellingtonIcR1024OJ-VMildenhall2116HannoverCrashed off SyltKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
939 BeerL SFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25LancasterIIDS791EQ-FLinton on Ouse2111AugsburgKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
940 BeerWilliam GordonSergeant178145/1338354Age 22W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-03HalifaxIIIMZ596PT-FRAF Tholthorpe, YorkshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede
941 BeersF KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIIPB185JI-F2Waterbeach2145StuttgartCrashed at TrierKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
942 BeesH GWarrant OfficerR124488RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-12HalifaxIIJB791VR-XMiddleton St George2318DuisburgCrashed at Bedburg-HauPoW Paradie Archive Database
943 BeesleyJoseph Frances TerenceFlying OfficerJ278539th August 1922 in Smithers, British ColumbiaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW382OW{OLinton on Ouse01:59Coastal Battery HoulgateThe aircraft was outbound when it exploded in mid air. It crashed near RAF Bircham Newton. The primary cause of the accident was obscure. The aircraft caught fire in the air then exploded while still airborne and before any member of the crew could bale out.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row G Grave 5
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John Joseph and Margaret Anne Tryphena (née Heffernan) Beesley of Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada
944 BegbieBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-15HalifaxVDK253ZL-MLeeming2035Montluconcrashed Harmondsworth MIDDXKilledCrem Edinburgh (Warriston) Paradie Archive Database
945 BeggJamesFlight Sergeant1436510Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLK746AL:KLeeming00:11BerlinClaim 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.KiABerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 4 Row G Collective Grave 11-15
946 BeggsJ RSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxVLK969NA-GMiddleton St George2333Frankfurt?PoW Paradie Archive Database
947 BeginAFlight SergeantRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-18Halifax IIINP9386U-TEast Moor.0002.WittenForce landed near Epinoy Paradie Archive Database
948 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
949 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
950 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

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