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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
901 BellEdward NormanPilot OfficerJ/2458CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-15HalifaxVLK913NA-NRAF Middleton St. George1958MontluconCrash landed Cerilly FrancePow No: 3341 Camp: L3 - Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive DatabaseP/O. Bell lost his brother 25 year old, P/O. David Gordon Bell J/88695 RCAF whilst serving with 432 Squadron, an Air Gunner he was killed during a training exercise when the Halifax LW614 stalled and crashed near Langdale, Yorkshire, England.
902 BellM O MSergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-03HalifaxIIJD326AL-PLeeming1645Dusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
903 BellE MSergeantR79393RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonIIIBJ755AL-East Moor1918EssenCrashed almost at onceInjuredParadie Archive Database
904 BellJ WSquadron LeaderDFC

RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILV914AL-VLeeming1859BerlinPoWParadie Archive Database
905 BellDavidFlying OfficerJ/35329PilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-30HalifaxIIIMZ288AL-ORAF Leeming, Yorkshire1631Duisburg Believed to have been hit by anti aircraft flak batteries Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 245.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
906 BellN ASergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLL181SE-QCroft.0012.BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
907 BellA D GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIILL638QO-MEast Moor1751BerlinCrashed at SchmockwitzKilledParadie Archive Database
908 BellD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-04HalifaxIIILW614QO-SRAF East Moor, YorkshireTrainingEngine failure - Crashed near HacknessKilledParadie Archive DatabaseFor brief details: Read Archive Report
909 BellJ BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-18HalifaxIIILW643QO-EEast Moor2058Noisy-le-SecKilledClichy New Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
910 BellJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXHF493QO-CSkipton on Swale2245KolnAbandoned crashed Cobham KENTKilledParadie Archive Database
911 BellW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ821MH-HSnaith2305BottropKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
912 BellW OFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIHX321MH-HSnaith353CaenCrashed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
913 BellH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW495LK-CBurn1852StuttgartCrashed SelbyKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
914 BellTSergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIINA524KN-FFull Sutton2310SterkradeCrashed at Berkel {Zuid-Holland}PoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
915 BellJFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-22LancasterIIIJB731OF-FBurn1845FrankfurtCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster JB731 which departed RAF Bourn at 18.45 on a night operation to Frankfurt. The O.R.B. states: ‘At 20.38 hrs. S.O.S. received. At 20.39 hrs. message received from PULHAM ‘Position 53.21 N. 03.45 S. Baling out. No further news. MISSING.’ The non-operational RAF Station at Pulham St Mary in Norfolk picked up a message after the aircraft had been airborne for two hours. It is thought that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and ditched into the sea with the loss of all crew.
916 BellAndrew PaulFlight SergeantR/189575Age 20CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command190 Sqd1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details EvaderKilled later - Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 50.1.2Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
917 BellD MFlying OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-23LancasterIILL623EQ-JLinton on OuseBerlin?KilledRunnymede
918 BellJ RSergeant1127149Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHE392SE-LBurn2325DusseldorfCrashed off coast of HollandKilledBergen op Zoom
919 BellJ SSergeantBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxIIINP992BM-FSkipton on Swale1708BochumPoW
920 BellThomasFlight LieutenantJ/11041CanadianPilotRCAFSouth East Asia684 Sqd RAF
1945-04-22MosquitoXVINS675Cox's Bazar07:05Photo RecceCrashed at seaKilledSingapore Memorial, Column 455. Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
Accident report
921 BellamyG CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterING190P4-TKirmington635DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
922 BellamyJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterING346QB-NSkipton on Swale1645DessauKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
923 BellantinoDFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterING346QB-NSkipton on Swale1645DessauKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
924 BellesA WFlying OfficerBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-01LancasterING460BM-ASkipton on Swale1523LudwigshafenThe a/c was hit by flak, on the return to Yorkshire they became lost as the weather was poor and controlling the a/c in turbulence became difficult. Two of the crew managed to bale out but the a/c crashed near Cundall, South of Thirsk with the loss of the remaining five crewBailed out - Survived
925 BellingerJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ364KW-NTholthorpe1511Castrop-RauxelCrash landed at Manston on return Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
926 BellingerW GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-29HalifaxVDK259IP-LTholthorpe1822BochumCrashed near Enschede HollandKilledEastern GeneralParadie Archive Database
927 BellinghamW H LPilot OfficerJ/25376PilotRCAFFighter412 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-19SpitfireIXPL159Crashed near GeldernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
928 BellinghamR FPilot OfficerBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK663IP-FTholthorpe1727KasselCrashed GodelheimPoW
929 BellisleA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterINN758PM-SElsham Wolds1715NurnbergCrashed near LaichingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
930 BellmanW ASergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-12-16HalifaxVLL119NE-LTempsford2045SOEDitched off Felixstowe Paradie Archive Database
931 BelousWesley LeonardWarrant Officer Class 1R/6181228 November 1918CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-07-19HalifaxIIW7670MP-BMiddleton St GeorgeBremen-VegesackOut-bound the a/c suffered engine trouble so the crew turned around and made for home. As they approached base the offending engine caught fire, the a/c was reported to have flown over base at 3000 feet but was seen to be flying erratically. The order to bale out by the pilot was given and five did so successfully, the Pilot and Flight Engineer stayed with the aircraft to try and crash-land it but at 0145 whilst attempting a landing the a/c crashed near Spittal Flat Farm, Yarm killing both men. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire).KilledDarlington West Cemetery Section W.7J. Grave 359Paradie Archive Database Son of Alec N. Belous and Nadazda Belous, of Stenen, Saskatchewan, Canada
932 BeltDallas EugeneFlying OfficerJ/28877Air BomberRCAFBomber Command570 Sqd RAF
1944-07-29StirlingIVLK133V8-JRAF Harwell, Berkshire2240SOE See archive report for further details KilledOrleans Main Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 3Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
933 BeltonAlfred JohnsonSergeant1038227Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.3
934 BeluseJ E MSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILK798KW-ATholthorpe125Haine-St-PierreCrashed West-VlaandirenPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
935 BelyeaA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIME721PM-MElsham Wolds2221NurnbergCrashed HunfeldKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
936 BemiFWarrant OfficerR74917RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonXMS479PT-Middleton St George2115DuisburgCrashed at Essen-BorbeckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
937 BemisterJohn EdwardPilot OfficerJ/17735Navigator RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-27HalifaxIIDT749EQ-ORAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2230Hamburg See archive report for full details POW No. 222459 Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)None - thought to have survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
938 BemroseMFlight SergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
939 Ben-HertzMSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-02HalifaxIIDG228LQ-HTopcliffe1826KrefeldCrashed at Vredbest FarmKilledNoordwijk General Paradie Archive Database
940 BenaboRFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-09LancasterIIIPA970LQ-YGransden Lodge657le HavreEvader Paradie Archive Database
941 BenderL GSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxIIJB971VR-XMiddleton St George1909Mannheim?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
942 BenditskiSamuelSergeantR/108306CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-09-19HalifaxIIR9383ZA-AMelbourne1927SaarbruckenThis crew released their bombs over the target and made for home without incident. It is of note that the pilot was not experienced in flying this type of a/c. On returning to Yorkshire they overshot their base by some distance and became lost, the a/c eventually struck a tree standing on high ground. Here available sources vary greatly, one states this was near Thruscross village, to the west of Harrogate. Another source suggests this was nearer Grassington - some miles away. This tree strike damaged the port aileron which caused the a/c to fly to starboard. Left with little option the pilot attempted to get the a/c as high as possible before ordering his crew to bale out. After climbing to about 700ft all the crew baled out. The a/c is believed to have continued fro a while before crashing at 0245hrs a mile or so W of West End (Thruscross) village and was totally destroyed. The resulting clear up pretty much wiped the site clean with it being so close to an access road. The area was also on the edge of a military practice range and military personnel would have been on the scene very quickly. The cause of the crash was the rudder overbalance problem that is known to have afflicted many early HalifaxesInjured Paradie Archive Database
943 BenfordS MSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-09-04HalifaxIIW1214NP-DEast Moor2359BremenCrash landed at NewmarketParadie Archive Database
944 BenfordS MSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-11-18HalifaxIIBB209NP-GRufforth1739TorinoCrashed at Castle Bytham LincsParadie Archive Database
945 BenjaminKennethSergeant1331554W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE175NA-URAF Dalton, Yorkshire1935Bochum Ditched in North Sea - all crew lost Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 142 Read Archive Report
946 BennellR JWing CommanderC/1376DFC

, AM
RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09MosquitoVILR270RangerKilledLessay Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
947 BennerD RSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7858DY-Pocklington1757FlensburgCrashed in seaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
948 BennettJames GordonFlight SergeantR1434041 June 1911 at Vancouver British Columbia CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-11-26LancasterIIIDV289SR-TRAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire1724BerlinCrashed HeuchelheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery - Coll. grave 11. C. 26-28.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
949 BennettD WSergeantRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1941-09-11WellingtonIcX9879OJ-VMildenhall2052KielShot down near KielKilledKielParadie Archive Database
950 BennettT HSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-02-26WellingtonIIZ8536NP-SPocklington1856KielCaught fire on take off crashed S of YaphamKilledParadie Archive Database

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