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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                        
101 BuckleT ASergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
102 BuckmanRonald Frank WilliamSergeant13320321922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command434 (Leaside) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW713WL:PCroft23:06ArrasIt is known that the aircraft was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Those who witnessed the crash, stated that a violent explosion occurred on impact indicating that he bomb were still on board. Owing to the nature of the crash, and the evidence it must be assumed that two members of the crew perished with the aircraft, having no known grave. Remaining five members baled out and are safe. (Post Presumption Memorandum No 1374/48). Crashed at Cite de Hochettes ArrasKilledRunnymede Panel 216Son of Mrs. C. Grant, of Rudgwick, Sussex; husband of Amelia Agnes Florence Buckman, of Rudgwick.
103 BudzikKazimierzKapitanFlight LieutenantP-080017.09.1919 Łękawica TarnówPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFFighter308 Sqd Polish
1944-11-06SpitfireIXNH339ADive BombingCrashed near ZwolleEvaded. Died 12.11.2014 Beeston Nottingham
Archiwum Polish Database
104 BuggTheodore AlexanderFlight LieutenantJ/11316CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12TyphoonIbMN538F3-NHurn, HantsArmed recceHit by flak over Normandy, bailed off coastRescued Accident report
105 BulowK GSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
106 BurkiewiczHenryk MarianPorucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-2197 / 79398023 August 1921 Tarnów (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotMedal 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 8
Archiwum Polish Database
107 BurnesRobert G 1st LtO-805709USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
108 BurnsW CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}PoWParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
109 BurtonDFlight SergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW644MP-OHolme on Spalding Moor2212AmiensCrashed near Authieux-Ratieville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
110 ButcherP JFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
111 ButterfieldWilliam RonaldSquadron Leader67056PilotDFC

MiD

RAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-06-05MosquitoVIPZ1893P:?Little Snoring23:00BSHeaded for Lille area. Hit by flak of 1./lei. Flak Abt. 845 (o) ('Mosquito sea 03:30 hrs') and crashed in the Channel at 03:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 200DFC awarded whilst with 7 Sqn, gazetted 22nd September 1942

MiD, gazetted 8th June 1944

Son of William and Elizabeth Blanche Butterfield, of Isle of Walney, Lancashire
112 ByersJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
113 ByersI HFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in Belgium
114 ByrneL MSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
115 BzowyM AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
116 CakebreadJ ASergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoW
117 CalderR M DSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW681MP-THolme on Spalding Moor2220AmiensEmergency landing at Woodbridge Suffolk on return
118 CallaghanP AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckPoWParadie Archive Database
119 CamberryV RFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
120 CampbellRobert JacksonSergeant917815Flight EngineerMiD

RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard Row C. Joint Grave 18
121 CampbellRichard Edward JohnPilot OfficerJ/85772Age 20CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber 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.KilledGivenchy-en-Gohelle Communal Cemetery. Grave 2
Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 04th June 1924 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Son of Oswald Michael Joseph Campbell and Anne Bridget Campbell. Grave inscription: 'Eternal Rest And Peace Grant Him, O Lord; May Perpetual Light Shine On Him'.

Information courtesy John Jones March 2021.

122 CarruthersG WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB731VR-SMiddleton St George2140CambraiCrashed near Vieux-Berquin {Nord}KilledVieux-Berguin Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
123 CarterJ BSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM581AS-XKirmington2238GelsenkirchenCrashed near Tongeren {Gelderland}KilledEpe General Cemetery
124 CarterCharles J 1st LtO-807394USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
125 CartwrightL WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFoncquevilliers Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
126 CartwrightG FSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterILL777QR-SSkellingthorpe1716GiessenCrash landed in Belgium
127 CassC E WFlight SergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW675LK-BBurn2331AmiensCrashed near Thieux {Oise}KilledThieux Communal Cemetery
128 ChaffeGFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIND842PH-KWickenby2212VierzonCrashed at Magny {Eure-et-Loir}KilledMagny Churchyard
129 ChalmersJ G WWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP695QO-KEast Moor1613OsnabruckKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
130 ChantWilliam MortonFlying Officer1467481923PilotRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of Arthur Guy and Jessie Elizabeth Chant, of Shewsbury, Shropshir
131 ChapmanWilliam RisdenPilot Officer175750Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK837SE:LRAF Croft, Yorkshire23:14SterkradeSee Archive report for further detailsKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Collective Grave 12.F.2-3
132 CharlesworthH WSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
133 ChatfieldEdward BurtFlying Officer136339NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-06-10MosquitoIVDZ608P3:?Graveley22:36BerlinClaimed by Oblt. Joseph Nabrich, his 10th Abschuss, and his Bordfunker Fw. Fritz Habicht from 3./NJG1 near Ladbergan, N of Münster at 7.500m at 00:55 hrs. Confirmed on the 6th September 1944. They were flying a modified He219 designed to catch the Mosquito. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW, Unknown camp DFC awarded whilst with 692 Sqn, gazetted 13th June 1944. The KING has also been graciously pleased to approve the undermentioned awards in recognition of gallantry displayed in the following circumstances: “One night in May, 1944, several crews of Mosquito aircraft were detailed for a difficult and dangerous mine-laying mission. The operation called for the highest standard of skill and accuracy. In the face of intense anti-aircraft fire, balloon defences and considerable searchlight activity the attack was pressed home with great precision from low level. That complete success was achieved in spite of such hazards is a high tribute to the calm courage and iron determination shown by the following officers who participated in various capacities as leaders and members of aircraft crew. 2816 SUPPLEMENT TO THE LONDON GAZETTE, 13 JUNE, 1944 Distinguished Service Order. Acting Wing Commander Stephen. Delancy WATTS. DFC (404008), Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 692 Squadron. Acting Squadron Leader Edward John SAUNDERSON (84319), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Bar to Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Cyril HASSALL, DFC (134026). Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Distinguished Flying Cross. Acting Squadron Leader George MCKEAND (101511), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant John Hollis BARRON (J9161), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 692 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant James Phillip FARROW, DFM (402136), Royal New Zealand Air Force, No. 692 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant Deryck Nevil GRAINGER, DFM (113860), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant Derrick Newton RILEY (120979), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Flying Officer Sidney AINSWORTH (145844), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Flying Officer Edward Burt CHATFIELD (136339), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron. Flying Officer Vernon Peter Bruce HILL (J16255), Royal Canadian. Air Force, No. 692 Squadron. Flying Officer John PAGE (142144), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 692 Squadron.”
134 CheavlierJSgcFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfPoW
135 CheesemanG RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06LancasterXKB779VR-BMiddleton St George1640OsnabruckKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
136 ChisholmJ ALieutenant100138V1911South AfricanNavigatorSAAFBomber 178 Sqn1944-06-12LiberatorIVEW139Foggia No 1/CeloneVentimigliaCrashed on take off at 2335. Destroyed by fire. Detailed to bomb the Marshalling yards at VentimigliaKilledBari War Cemetery XV.D.9
Son of Peter and Esther Chisholm, of Onchan, Isle of Man
137 ChristieWSergeantRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
138 ChristoffCSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontEvaderParadie Archive Database
139 ClackS AFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterILL917PH-CWickenby1415MimoyecquesAbandoned after take off
140 ClarkEdwin Spencer CharlesPilot Officer NavigatorC/89632RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 249.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
141 ClaytonJSergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ428KN-BFull Sutton1810osnabruckKilledRunnymede
142 ClevelandJ McGFlight LieutenantPilotRNZAFFighter616 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireVIIMB768XRodeo 169Abandoned over English Channel
143 CobbNelson AlexanderFlight LieutenantJ1627612 March 1922 in Griffin, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command35 Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1943-06-28HalifaxIIHR850TL:SGraveley23:09KolnHR850 was claimed by Ofw. Fritz Schellwat, his 14th Abschuss, from 5./NJG1, 600m south of Ülppenich, 8 km west fo Euskirchen at 02:10 hrs. Also claimed by Flak units but the victory was confirmed for Schellwat on the 20th December 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 11.B.11Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 10 Sqn, gazetted 14th May 1943

Son of Hubert Sullivan and Ella May (née Wright) Cobb from Tillsonburg, Ontario, Canada
144 CockerE RSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Archive Report Notes
145 CollisonGeorge AlecSergeant1233362Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN:NMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 - Fontainebleau/Ferrieres area (CF-DF): 2,800m at 01:25. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne}KilledBransles Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Son of Robert B. Collison and Elizabeth Collison, of Biddenden, Kent.
146 ColwellHarry GeorgeSergeant16004451924Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
147 CooganJ PSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
148 CookThomas WesleySergeant78390AustraliaRAAF5 Maintenance GP Melbourne1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
149 CooksleyB WSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
150 CooperP GSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetPoW

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