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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                        
1 PilotFighter131 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireVIIMD128Rodeo 169
2 AbramsRonald WalterSergeant1659261924Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqn
1944-06-05StirlingIIILK385OJ:CMethwold22:28D-Day SupportDropping 'Ruperts' Exploding dummy parachutists.Hit by Flak and crashed near Baudre 4km SSE of St-Lo., time unknown ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledBaudre Churchyard Collective GraveSon of George and Amelia Alice Abrams, of Goodmayes, Ilford, Essex.
3 AdamiakJanStarszy Sierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.782794Born 28 November 1912 Natolin no data Poland (Age 31 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)
PAFFighter Command315 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-24North American P-51d MustangIIIFZ147PK-QRAF Coolham12:00Ranger, amShot down by a Focke Wuff Fw190 near St Croix Beaux / Tillers in Northern France, at noon, while returning from a Ranger, fighter intrusion operation. Location : France.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Beaux Church Cemetery, 33 miles from Rouen (Grainville-Langannerie, France)





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4 AdnetJSous LieutenantFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfInjured/died
5 AikenDouglas EarlPilot OfficerJ858229th June 1921 in Sarnia, OntarioCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND751KM:JDunholme Lodge23:30PommervalND751 was claimed by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 - South of Dieppe: 2,800m at 00:16. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Fell at Criquetot-sur-Longueville (Seine-Maritime), 17 km sputh of DieppeKilledCriquetot-sur-Longueville Churchyard, British Plot. Joint grave 2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Norman Russell and Loretta Mae (née Hillier) Aiken, of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
6 AlberyA RSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal Cemetery
7 AlbonEricFlying Officer152969Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204
8 AlexanderJames RichardFlying OfficerJ/17186Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW173WL-KRAF Croft, County Durham2244ArrasArras - Communications. Possible claim by Lt. Heinz Altner 8/NJG5 - Lens area either at 01:39 or 01:41 hrs.KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery. Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10Paradie Archive DatabaseCalais Canadian War Cemetery. Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10 Information courtesy John Jones March 2021.
9 AlldisSSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM581AS-XKirmington2238GelsenkirchenCrashed near Tongeren {Gelderland}KilledEpe General Cemetery
10 AllenAFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331Gelsenkirchen Crashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland} KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

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11 AllumK GSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
12 AndreE G F GFlight Sergeant Bomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
13 AndrewesP LFlying OfficerBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
14 AndrewsW LPilot OfficerBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF299HA-ZWoolfox Lodge2257GardeningCrashed at base on return
15 AndrewsJ HFlying OfficerBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
16 AndruszkiewiczKazimierzPodporucznik BombardierPilot OfficerP.24822 June 1911 Łysołaje Łęczna (Age 28 when killed)PolandBomb AimerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlllJA683BH:SRAF Faldingworth23:21GelsenkirchenClaim by Ofw Herbert Giesecke 3/NJG3 - 30-50km South of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:28. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Sondern, 3 km North of Radevormwald, Holland.. Location : Germany.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot Xxvii Row G Grave 4-5 Joint
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17 AngusColwyn ParkerFlight Sergeant429691AustraliaRAAF2 (O) Advanced Flying RAF1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
18 ApplinD JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB731VR-SMiddleton St George2140CambraiCrashed near Vieux-Berquin {Nord}KilledVieux-Berguin Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
19 ArmstrongJames EdwardFlight Sergeant4236105th November 1921 in West Wyalong, New South WalesAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIILM534LS:AMildenhall00:49Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesClaimed by Maj. Walter Borchers, his 23rd Abschuss, from Stab NJG5, 30km WSW of Paris 1t 1.300 m, at 02:31 hrs.. Exploded in the air with great force at 02:30hrs , scattering the aircraft and its contents over a wide area of woodland at Bonnelles (Yvelines) 19km ESE of Rambouillet. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Collective Grave 38-42The crew were initially laid to rest in Bonnelles

Son of Joseph Allan Armstrong and Bertha Annie Armstrong, husband of Eileen Esther Mavis Armstrong, of Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia.
20 ArundelD RSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
21 AshworthESergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in BelgiumKilledBrussels Town Cemetery
22 AskwithDSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ592LK-GBurn2338AmiensCrashed at Mailly-Raineval {Somme}KilledRunnymede
23 AtkinDFlying OfficerBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
24 AtkinsonRSergeantBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP945QB-DSkipton on Swale1643OsnabruckPoW
25 AustinJamesFlying OfficerAUS/419452PilotRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 24.G.11-12 Read Archive Report
26 AvisA HFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
27 AylmerAlbert ArthurSergeant2210900Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/PoW 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
28 AyresLeonardSergeant1505092Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.J.7 Read Archive Report
29 BadowskiZygmuntStarszy Sierzant PilotFlight SergeantP.793747Born 8 November 1908 Warszawa (Age 35 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-24Avro LancasterIIIEE124BH-MRAF Faldingworth16:12Les HayonsTook off from Faldingworth 16.12 24 June 1944 on an Operation to attack flying bomb site at Les Hayons, Belgium. Aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire on it's homward journey and flew on two engines across the North Sea, but crashed between Linwood and Lissington, South of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Sec K Grave 321

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30 BaggaleyJosephSergeant1492185Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 24.G.11-12 Read Archive Report
31 BaileyH JSergeantBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING251BQ-JNorth Killingholme1634LeunaCrashed at DolzigKilled
32 BaillieA S HFlight Lieutenant88430Fighter25 Sqd
1944-06-12MosquitoNFXVIIHK288IntruderKilledBrummen General Cemetery Netherlands

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33 BakerK RSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetKilledErmelo {Nunspeet} General Cemetery
34 BakunWacławPodporucznik BombardierFlying OfficerP.22516 November 1919 Grodno (Age 24 when killed)PolandBomb Aimer (W/Op. Air Gunner?)Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlLL807BH:NRAF Faldingworth23:16GelsenkirchenSee Archive Report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amersfoort (Old Leusden) General Cemetery - Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot XIII Row 12 Grave 207
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35 BalasseM A LFlying Officer135893PilotFighter41 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireXIIMB842RhubarbAbandoned over English Channel
36 BallHSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
37 BarberR CSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledIJsselmuiden General Cemetery
38 BarhamStanley George RaynerSergeant1307841Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard Row C. Grave 34
39 BarkerJ BFlying OfficerNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-06-28MosquitoXVIML960HS:?Little Staughton23:15Scholves-BuerBadly shot about by a night fighter and on return an engine caught fire as the Mosquito near Ramsgate, Crash landed 02:15 at Manston airfield, Kent. Attacked twice by Oblt. Baake of 2./NJG1 in HE219 A-0 G9+AK between 01:24 and 01:29 near OverFlakkee. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)Injured
40 BarkerG GSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-12LancasterIME785AR-H2Binbrook2305GelsenkirchenCrashed near Wesepe KilledOlst {Duur} General Cemetery
41 BartlettChristopher SmalesWing Commander39928Age 26CanadaPilotDFC

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RCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW173WL-KRAF Croft, County Durham2244ArrasPossible claim by Lt. Heinz Altner 8/NJG5 - Lens area either at 01:39 or 01:41 hrs.KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery. Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10
John Jones Jarrold

Son of Christopher Pennycuick Bartlett and Dora Margaret Bartlett (née Smales), of Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada. Bartlett Lake in Saskatchewan named after him. Grave inscription: 'To All The World He Was But One, To Us He Was All The World'.

DFC Citation: Flight Lieutenant Christopher Smales Bartlett of 216 Squadron. One night in May, 1941, this officer carried out a flight which necessitated transporting a party of Royal Engineers and landing them beside a highly strategical railway bridge which it was intended to destroy. Much of the complete success of this daring and difficult operation can be attributed to the skill displayed by this officer. Flight Lieutenant Bartlett has also executed eleven successful night raids.

Bar to DFC: Acting Wing Commander Christopher Smales Bartlett, DFC of 434 (RCAF) Sqn. In the course of his second tour of operations this officer has attacked many strongly defended targets, including several attacks on Berlin and numerous others on industrial centres in the Ruhr. He is a forceful and courageous leader whose example has inspired all.

Information courtesy John Jones March 2021.

42 BartyWilliam Edward HeatonPilot Officer Air Gunner187752RAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 210. Read Archive Report
43 BarzdoRajmundKapral StrzelecSergeantP.70483814 May 1914 Tomsk – Russia (Age 30 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlLL807BH:NRAF Faldingworth23:16GelsenkirchenSee Archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Amersfoort (Old Leusden) General Cemetery - Utrecht, Netherlands. Plot XIII Row 12 Grave 203
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44 BawtreeJoseph EricSergeant18931641917Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 3Son of William John Henry and Ethel Maud Bawtree.
45 BeatonE MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
46 BeattieJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoWParadie Archive Database
47 BedfordG WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
48 BeecroftJames MorrisonFlight Sergeant418787AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/PoW 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
49 BeeversG HSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}KilledTroisvaux Communal Cemetery
50 BelkOscar M 1st LtO-688230USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
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