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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                        
951 AllenMerle F Jr2nd LtO-445996USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-20P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
952 AllenMerle F Jr2nd LtO-445996USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
953 AllenRobert K 1st LtO-731916USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group384th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)2.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
954 AllenWilbur G 1st LtO-705516USAPilotUSAAF324th Fighter Group316th Fighter Squadron: Hell's Belles
1944-12-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
955 AllersLorne W 2nd LtO-721935USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers504th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
956 AllindThomas L 1st LtO-763002USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
957 AllisonJames KennethFlight LieutenantJ/11084CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF181 Sqd
1944-07-06TyphoonIbMN821EL-HB-6 CoulombsArmed recceDamaged by flak, pilot injured, crash landed and slammed into 3 parked Typhoons bursting into flames.Injured by flak, severely burned in crash landing Accident reportMember of the Guinea Pig Club
958 AllisonJSergeantBomber Command189 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIPB742CA-TFulbeck1636HeilbronnKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
959 AllisonE CSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-23LancasterIHE664WP-VTuddenham1146TrierExploded over HammKilledRunnymede
960 AllisonFred M CaptainO-732110USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
961 AllmanLeonard RalphFlying OfficerJ/13588CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-06TyphoonIbMN428I8-ZRAF Hurn20:00Armed reccePulled away from squadron to locate and escort a damaged flight mate. Hit by flak, parachute caught on aircraft, perished in crash near Mauvieu, Calvados, France.KilledBeny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xiii. H. 13. France
Accident Report
962 AllportValentineSq/LdrNZ/402839Age 28New ZealandPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command1655 Mosquito Training Unit 8 (PFF) Group1944-03-26MosquitoFB.IVDZ388-RAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire1909TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery Grave 14759

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 18th February 1916 at Nelson, the son of Alfred Valentine and Amy Allport (née Biddle), of Stoke, Nelson, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 31st August 1940 worked as a Life Assurance agent for the AMP Society. Received the DFC L/G 11th August 1942 whilst serving with 18 Squadron. 12 solo hours on the Mosquito. Had served a full tour with 18 Squadron, both in the Middle East and Europe flying the Bristol Blenheim IV. The CWGC list him incorrectly as a Fl/Lt.
963 AllsepSydney JamesFlying Officer423033AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
964 AllsopS JFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22LancasterIIILM547AR-F2Binbrook2228ReimsCrashed at Frettemolle {Somme}KilledPoix-de-la-Somme Churchyard
965 AllstaedtKenneth C 2nd LtO-812728USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group83rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
966 AlsburyWilliam ThomasWarrant Officer9773301918Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB209GT:EUpwood22:01RusselheimClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 90th Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1 at Wasserliesch, 14 km south of Trier at 4,300 m at 00.48 hrs. Schnaufer was the most successful night fighter in the world. Survived the war but died 2 days after a car accident in France on the 15th July 1950.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.grave 8.H.9-10Son of Thomas Edward and Ethel Mary Alsbury, of Hungerford, Berkshire
967 AltmanRobert G.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7195281922AmericanCo-PilotUS Army Air Force9th Air Force599th Bomber Squadron (397th Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26 Miss FurieB42-961826B-KPéronne/St. Quentin (Station A-72), FranceRailroad bridge at Eller, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 4B Mühlberg, Sachsen
968 AltonJ PFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterILM107PH-ZWickenby2128StuttgartKilled
969 AmbroseBenjamin SouthamSquadron Leader40040AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
970 AmesW EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-06HalifaxVIINP739OW-ULinton on Ouse1642DortmundPoW Paradie Archive Database
971 AmesR HFlight SergeantBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIND5026O-NLittle Staughton2355LensCrashed in ArrasKilledSte-Catherine Communal Cemetery
972 AmeyR EFlying OfficerDFC

Bomber Command50 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM676VN-WSkellingthorpe1615MunchenInjured died 31/12/44Durnbach War Cemetery
973 AmeyeEmile Rene Lucien Maria AmeyeFlight Sergeant1424918Air BomberRAFVR (Belgian National)Bomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field Of Honour. Row 2. Grave 3 Read Archive Report
974 AmmonRobert H 2nd LtO-692631USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
975 AmsteinN WSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ652DY-ZPocklington2304SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
976 AmyKenneth CharlesFlight Sergeant902859Age 22UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1941-07-06WellingtonIIW5360PH-URAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire2325BrestSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGuilers Churchyard. Collective graveSon of William G. Amy and Emily J. Amy, of St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands. Grave inscription: ' At The Going Down Of The Sun And In The Morning We Will Remember Him'.
977 AnakaPeter JohnFlying Officer Pilot J/25832RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIHK550KO-YRAF Witchford, Cambridgshire2305Valenciennes Crashed at Oisy-le-Verger {Pas-de-Calais} EvaderNone - died 25th April 1994Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
978 AndersenA A LWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command582 Sqd
1944-12-23LancasterIIIPB5586O-ALittle Staughton1028KolnAbandoned
979 AndersonT R BFlight LieutenantAUS-409081PilotRAAFFighter65 Sqd
1944-06-10MustangIIIFB160RecceKilledRanville War Cemetery France
980 AndersonAlastair MacdonaldSergeant7895001921 in NewfoundlandAir GunnerRAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-01HalifaxIIW1098ZA-WLeeming2354EssenClaim by Fw Heinz Woltersdorf 7/NJG1 - near Oeding SE Winterswijk (4B) at 0208.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 21 Row E Collective Grave 9-12.Son of Arthur R. Anderson, M.B., C.M., and Clara B. Anderson, of Newfoundland.
981 AndersonFrederickSergeant626653Age 22Air GunnerRAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIW4373PH-FRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2301Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.12 Read Archive Report
982 AndersonAlan HerbertSergeant 1590890Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL864A4:HRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire00:27Chevreusse (communications) See Archive Report for detailsKilledGiverny Churchyard


983 AndersonL RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-12-06LancasterIED322SR-THolme on Spalding MoorMannheimCrashed Carmarthen BayKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
984 AndersonWilliam BrodieSquadron LeaderJ892426th February 1914 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianPilotDFC
RCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW128AL:VLeeming23:15Acherers Rail YardsSee archive report for detailsDied of injuriesBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row G Grave 9.Paradie Archive Database
985 AndersonLloyd GeorgeSergeantR/131824Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIW5009CF-ZRAF Kelstern2144Nurnberg See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery- Coll. Grave 17. D. 12-18Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
986 AndersonC BSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-17LancasterIW4374PH-DTrainingCrashed at Holton LincsInjured
987 AndersonW FFlying Officer124906PilotFighter247 Sqd
1944-06-17TyphoonIbMN8090KilledBayeux War Cemetery France
988 AndersonT GFlight LieutenantFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-05MosquitoVIIntruderDamaged
989 AndersonThomas Robert BowdenFlight Lieutenant409081AustraliaRAAF65 Sqd RAF
1944-06-10RAAF Honour Roll
990 AndersonAlan FordGrp Cpt1910 Simla IndiaPilotDSO & Bar

DFC

Commander Order of Orange-Nassau Netherlands

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star, clasp, France and Germany; War Medal 1939-45; Coronation 1953;
RAFFighter Command613 Sqd RAF

228 Sqd RAF

Hector bi-plane, Lysander, Tomahawk, MustangSurvived war. Retired to Minorca. Returned to UK, died December 2002 aged 92

1940 Suicidal sorties over Calais in an obsolete 170 m.p.h. Hector biplane. Led the first ever single-engined fighter sortie to Germany from the U.K. Many low-level sorties flown over Holland in the latter period of war with 2TAF.

See Archive Report.

DFC Citation London Gazette 5 November 1940. The original recommendation states: ‘During the months of May and June 1940, this officer was in charge of 613 Squadron which operated during the evacuation of the B.E.F. In spite of the fact that this squadron was without previous experience of operational flying, a number of important sorties were successfully accomplished in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire. Squadron Leader Anderson took part in each of these which included the bombing of batteries in the vicinity of Calais, and the dropping of ammunition and water for the garrison holding the Citadel there. All these operations were successfully carried out. This was substantially due to the confidence and enthusiasm which Squadron Leader Anderson inspired in his junior officers and to his magnificent leadership.’
DSO Citation: London Gazette 5 February 1943. The original recommendation states: ‘Wing Commander Anderson has been in command of No. 268 Squadron since December 1940. At the time the Squadron was equipped with Lysanders and in order to get some sort of operations for his pilots he arranged for dusk and dawn patrols off the East Coast. In May 1941 the Squadron was re-equipped with Tomahawk aircraft and by September was fitted with a No. 19 A.F. wireless set giving larger range. On 19 October 1941, the first attack was made on targets at Ijmuiden and Dan Helder in Holland with the Wing Commander leading. Several other attempts were made by Wing Commander Anderson but were abandoned owing to lack of cloud cover or fog. In December, in order to get further operational experience, Wing Commander Anderson asked for and obtained permission to be attached to R.A.F. Ibsley with a view to getting combat experience. Working under 10 Group, Wing Commander Anderson and three pilots carried out convoy patrols. In January 1942, owing to the numerous mechanical failures of the Alison Engine, H.Q., Army Command, stopped operational flying. Throughout the above period the Squadron continued its normal role of training with H.Q. No. 2 Corps. In April 1942, the Squadron was re-equipped with Mustang aircraft and in June, at the request of Wing Commander Anderson, it was permitted to carry out shipping reconnaissance off the Dutch Coast. In August 1942, the Squadron was attached to No. 12 (Fighter) Group for full fighter operations and was equipped with V.H.F. and operated on interceptor patrols, shipping reconnaissance off the Dutch Coast and attack of ground targets in Holland and Germany. It has been due to the personal effort of Wing Commander Anderson that his squadron has been enabled to carry out offensive operations and he himself has always led the first of any new type of sortie. In October, Wing Commander Anderson led a section of four Mustangs to North-West Germany and attacked targets on the Dortmund-Ems Canal. This was the first time that single-engined fighters based in England had attacked targets in Germany. Throughout this period, Wing Commander Anderson has led: 6 Tomahawk operations over Holland; 2 Mustang “Rhubarbs” - one over Holland and the other over Germany; 12 Mustang shipping reconnaissance operations; and 3 Mustang interceptor patrols over the North Sea. Wing Commander Anderson has always displayed the greatest initiative to get his squadron onto offensive operations. he is a born leader and has instilled an operational attitude into not only the pilots but also the N.C.Os and ground crew as well. He is absolutely tireless and one of the most enthusiastic Commanding Officers I have met. Through his magnificent leadership, courage and example he has produced in 268 Squadron a thoroughly sound and reliable fighting unit not only in its primary role of Fighter Reconnaissance but also in its secondary and more offensive roles.’
Bar to DSO Citation London Gazette 27 April 1945. The original recommendation states: ‘Between 15 December 1944 and 21 February 1945, Group Captain Anderson carried out 6 reconnaissance sorties over enemy territory. Besides bringing back valuable information, this officer and his No. 2 made the following claims: 1 1000-ton ship destroyed (seen on fire); 2 1000-ton ships severely damaged (one on fire); 1 minelayer damaged; 1 tug destroyed; 3 tugs damaged (one on fire); 3 barges severely damaged; 1 500-ton ship and sundry small M.Vs damaged; 1 ferry damaged; 2 M.T. destroyed; 1 Met and 1 A.F.V. damaged. These attacks were carried out often in the face of intense accurate flak and twice Group Captain Anderson’s aircraft was hit and damaged. Since the date of his last award this officer has carried out 49 sorties over enemy territory, some of which were to provide photographs necessary during the planning of “Overlord”. Besides the claims made above, he has scored successes against a number of different types of target including 16 locos damaged, parties of troops on the ground, and damage to transport vehicles of all descriptions, at all times displaying a fine offensive spirit and courage of a high order. Group Captain Anderson has proved himself to be an outstanding Commanding Officer. The Recce. Wing he has commanded in the Field since August 1944 has achieved magnificent results whilst working with 1st Canadian Army. The results achieved, at a small cost to the Wing, are an indication of its efficiency. This high standard is very largely due to the efficiency of its Commanding Officer and the magnificent example he sets to the rest of his unit.’
Order of Orange Nassau Citation London Gazette 31 October 1947. The original recommendation states: ‘Group Captain Anderson commanded No. 35 Reconnaissance Wing from 30 August 1944 until 1 December 1945. The Wing operated from Gilze Rijen and Mill during the winter of 1944-45. During this period his Wing was responsible not only for tactical reconnaissance and artillery spotting, but also for provision of photographic cover extending deep into enemy territory, without which detailed plans for operations by the Army and Air Force could not have been made. Group Captain Anderson proved himself to be a courageous leader; he himself flew a great number of operational sorties and frequently insisted on leading missions which, by the nature of their tasks, expected heavy opposition. Under his inspiring leadership the Wing carried out all these tasks in an exemplary manner.’
991 AndersonJamesSergeant1562994 RAFVR37 Sqd RAF

1944-07-06WellingtonXLP545RFoggia 2/Tortorella20:52 Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Crashed in isolated valley near airfield evading nightfighter. Killed Age 21Klagenfurt War Cemetery Austria Coll. grave 8. C. 11-15.
Wellington LP545, piloted by Flight Sergeant G. Croydon, was shot down and crashed whilst on a second raid Feuersbrunn air field, Austria, on 6-7 July 1944. The R.A.F. suffered catastrophic losses, with 9 Wellingtson, 2 Liberators, and a Halifax all lost. The entire crew were killed. Gunton is buried in Klagenfurt War Cemetery, Austria. His medals were sent to his widow, Mrs. J. E. Gunton. c/o A. H. Bowden, 456 Green Lane, Seven Kings, Ilford, Essex.
992 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
993 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-04-12P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
994 AndersonCharles F 1st LtO-2044943USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-04-12P-47 Thunderbolt10Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
995 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
996 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
997 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
998 AndersonClarence E JrCaptainO-730324USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang16.25Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
999 AndersonJohn W 1st LtO-743393USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1000 AndersonJohn W 1st LtO-743393USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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