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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. Our date is always the Take Off date as this 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. (Earlier readers may remember we stated our date was the Briefing Date, but it is in fact the TAKE OFF date). 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 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 DatabaseLinks/Archive Reports                        Notes                        
101 BartonArthur RobertFlight Lieutenant PilotAus/270525RAAF (Far East Command)Bomber Command13 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-12HudsonIIA16-67Not knownNamlea, Boeroe Island, Dutch East Indies (now Pulau Buru, Indonesia)Not knownAnti shipping (Japanese invasion forces) at Kema Bay near Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia)Shot down by Japanase Zero Fighters -Crashed into the sea near Kema, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia) - the precise location is unknown.KilledHaving no known grave he is commemorated on the Ambon Memorial, Indonesia - Column 7Read Archive Report
102 BartonArthur RobertFlight Lieutenant270525AustraliaRAAF13 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-12RAAF Honour Roll
103 BartonLeonard ArthurLeading Aircraftman18368AustraliaRAAFRAAF Station Headquarters Darwin1942-02-19RAAF Honour Roll
104 BaseleyArthur LeonardSergeant654128Air GunnerBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-07-03LancasterIIIED820PH-AWickenby2337KolnThe bombing run completed, the Lancaster turned for home, but was intercepted and attacked over Belgium. The aircraft crashed at 03:05 between Walhain (Brabant) and Ernage ( Namur ). Shot down by Luftwaffe (ME110) Night Fighter Pilot Hptm.Wilhelm Telge (II/NJG1), Crashed between Walhain and Ernage BelgiumKilled Age 27Heverlee War Cemetery BelgiumAttacker Hptm.Wilhelm Telge (II/NJG1)
105 BassettFrancis BernardPilot Officer41982Age 20PilotRAFFighter Command222 Sqd1940-02-17MagisteerIR1827-RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire1630TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsBadly injured. Missing - believed killed on the 14th November 1942Later: Malta Memorial Panel 2. Column 1

Courtesy AWM

Son of James Patrick and Anne Bassett, of Wembley Park, Middlesex, England.
106 BatesBernard Samuel Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner Aus/406513RAAF Far East Command)Bomber Command13 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-12HudsonIIA16-67Not knownNamlea, Boeroe Island, Dutch East Indies (now Pulau Buru, Indonesia)Not knownAnti shipping (Japanese invasion forces) at Kema Bay near Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia)Shot down by Japanase Zero Fighters -Crashed into the sea near Kema, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia) - the precise location is unknown.KilledHaving no known grave he is commemorated on the Ambon Memorial, Indonesia - Column 9Read Archive Report
107 BatesArthur Charles MorrisWarrant Officer1253523Age ?Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command170 Sqd
1945-02-21LancasterINN744TC-VRAF Hemswell, Lincolnshire1909Duisburg See archive report for further details PoWNone - further information sought Read Archive Report
108 BatesKelvin ArthurSergeant416240AustraliaRAAF3 Bombing & Gunnery School West Sale1942-07-07RAAF Honour Roll
109 BatesArthur W Jr1st LtO-823897USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers504th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
110 BatesArthur W Jr1st LtO-823897USAPilotUSAAF8 Group RAF1409 Meteorological Flight RAF1945-04-142 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
111 BattyArthur Henry DennisSergeant619060Born on the 20th December 1919W/Op/Air/GunnerDFMRAFBomber Command3 Air Gunnery School - 25 Group1941-07-27Hampden IP11620RAF Castle Kennedy, Scotland1030Training See archive report for further details KilledWalsall Cemetery (Bloxwich). Div. O. Sec. 2. Grave 443. Read Archive Report
112 BayleyLindsay ArthurFlight SergeantAUS/432092Age 29AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1945-04-08LancasterING235WS-HRAF Bardney1826Lutzkendorf See archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 7.D.4-6 Read Archive Report
113 BayleyLindsay ArthurFlight Sergeant432092AustraliaRAAF9 Sqd RAF
1945-04-08RAAF Honour Roll
114 BealeHeathcote Huia ButlerSquadron LeaderNZ/41465Born on the 10th September 1916New ZealandPilotDFC and bar

RNZAFBomber Command37 Sqd1944-04-03WellingtonXLN853LF-ZFoggia No. 2 Tortorella, Italy2043Manfred Weis Armaments factorySee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously Injured - PoW - died of wounds 1944-08-04. MissingMalta Memorial Panel 16, Column 1.

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Arthur Merritt Beale, and of Ema Reremoana (nee Brown, later Williams) Beale, of Te Puia Springs, Auckland, New Zealand
115 BealesWilliam ArthurSergeant1322230Age ?W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEH883OJ-ARAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1919MannheimSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Collective Grave 8.B. 23-25No further information currently available - are you able to assist?
116 BeckJames Arthur GordonFlying Officer408434AustraliaRAAFBomber Command186 Sqd
1945-04-04RAAF Honour Roll
117 BeckwithDonaldSergeant1481231Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIME684CF-VRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1843Berlin See archive report for further details EvaderNone - survived Read Archive Report
118 BedggoodArthur HenryFlight Sergeant1853408Air GunnerRAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-11-26StirlingIVLK151NF-ETempsford2000SOE Crashed off Assens. He was lost whilst on an operation to resupply members of the Danish Resistance Movement. KilledRunnymede The Stirling took off on a mission to drop supplies to the Danish resistance at drop zone Tablejam 69 with the Danish name Rosalie on the island of Fyn. The position of the drop zone was 551747N 100600E and was found 13 km ENE of Assens and 2 km N of Glamsbjerg. The Stirling arrived over the drop zone at 23:25 hours and dropped its load on first pass. The reception committee from Odense received 18 containers and one package containing a Eureka. After this nothing was heard from the Stirling. The German War Diary reports: Kriegstagesbuch Des Kommandant im Abschnitt Südjülland for the night of 26 / 27 November 1944. 22:41 to 00:35: Flakalarm bef. V. Ugruko. Ca 6 feindliche Flugzeuge von W und O kommend, durchflogen mit verschiedenen kursen den Flakbereich mit flughöhen von 100,200 und 400 m. 2 Flugzeuge wurden von dem leichten Flakzeug Blaavand 6./204 mit 38 Schuss 2 cm beschossen. Erfolge wurden nicht beobachtet. Bei den Flugzeugen handelte es sich 4 mot. Störflugzeuge. The Stirling could well be one of the aircrafts reported to have been shot at by light flak from Blaavand. If so, it most probably crashed into the North Sea.
119 BeedenArthur William RichardSergeant552724Age 18Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFCoastal Command217 Sqd1941-02-15BeaufortIW6493MW-GSt. Eval, Cornwall1640Admiral Hipper See archive report for further brief details KilledLannilis Communal Cemetery. Grave 2. Read Archive Report
120 BeerBernard Arthur WilliamFlying Officer126822NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIILL648KO-BWitchford1728BerlinSee archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
121 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
122 Bell-BerryRaymondSergeant1076691920PilotRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1942-08-05LancasterIR5761EM-TBottesford2258EssenClaim by Oblt Kurt Loos 1/NJG1 - Appeltern West of Nijmegen: 5,500m at 0226 hrs. Crashed near the church at Megen.KilledUden War Cemetery Plot 4 Row H Grave 3Son of William Arthur and Janet Bell Berry, of Monkwearmouth, Co. Durham
123 BellamyFrank WilliamSergeant16256091924Wireless Operator/Air 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 Arthur and Elizabeth Victoria Hackett Bellamy, of Sheffield
124 BelshawArthur ErnestSergeant1795491Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-09-06LancasterIED392PH-D2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1956Munchen See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 142 Read Archive Report
125 BelshawArthur MauriceSergeant67878AustraliaRAAF43 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-21RAAF Honour Roll
126 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
127 BenjaminEric ArthurWing Commander77777PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command627 Sqn
1945-02-19MosquitoXXV KB401AZ:ERAF Coningsby, LincolnshireBohlenSee archive report for further informationKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 1.Z.13
128 BennettArthur GodfreyFlight SergeantNZ/412861W/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFCoastal Command200 Sqd
1943-08-11LiberatorGR.VBZ832D Yundum, Gambia on detachment at Rufisque French West Africa 729Anti-submarine patrolShot down by U-BoatKilled Age 29Malta Memorial, Panel 12, Column 1.
On his 52nd Operational Sortie
129 BennettArthur CharlesSergeant402217AustraliaRAAFAttached 7 Sqd RAF
1941-11-15RAAF Honour Roll
130 BentleyMurray WaldronNZ/413806Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFMiddle East Command2 Aircraft Delivery Unit - 216 Group1943-01-12SpitfireVbER544-LG 209 Deversoir, Egypt945Delivery flightSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 278

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Born on the 11th March 1922 at Ovalau, the son of Henry Arthur Bord Bentley and Jessie Eleanor Bentley (née Waldron), of Auckland City, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting on the 06th July 1941 worked as an advertising clerk for the Auckland Star. A total of 301 flying hours logged. His brother, P/O. Robert Henry Waldron NZ/414580 RNZAF was also missing believed killed just a few months later on the 06th May 1943. 75 Squadron Stirling I EF340 AA-Q P/O. Bentley flying as the navigator, the Australian pilot 20 year old, P/O. Reginald Francis Westwood AUS/416471 RAAF also lost along with all the crew (3 New Zealanders, 1 from Northern Ireland, 2 from England) after being shot down in the Waddenzee on Holland on a 'Gardening' operation
131 BeresfordDouglas HaroldSergeant1098060Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 225 Read Archive Report
132 BerryHarold Arthur JamesSergeant1578408Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1943-05-13StirlingIIIBF479OJ-ERAF Lakenheath, Suffolk .0055.Bochum See archive report for full details KilledSchoonsel Hof Cemetery. Coll. Grave II. G.69 Read Archive Report
133 BerrymanArthur Albert WilliamPilot Officer415495AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
134 BetteridgeArthur FrederickFlying Officer400772AustraliaRAAF454 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-23RAAF Honour Roll
135 BezantArthur John (Jack)Pilot Officer1952431st April 1917, Luton, BedfordshireWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command524 Sqn1945-04-03WellingtonXIVHF3617R:TRAF Langham, Norfolk18:35Box PatrolFailed to return. Reason UnknownKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 268Son of Edward William and Mary Jane Bezant; husband of Edna Bezant, of Stotfold, Bedfordshire
136 BillingtonArthur Reuben Sergeant1317547Navigator/Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-11-07LancasterIR5916WS-RRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1746Genoa, ItalyCollided with another Lancaster over base. Both aircraft crashedKilledPontypridd (Glyntaff) Cemetery, Glamorganshire, Wales - Plot Y. Grave 714 Read Archive Report
137 BiltoftArthur HenryWarrant Officer414192AustraliaRAAF576 Sqd RAF
1944-05-07RAAF Honour Roll
138 Bird-Wilson Harold Arthur CooperPilotDSO


Fighter Command17 Sqd

254 Sqd

118 Sqd

66 Sqd

152 Sqd

9Retired in 1967 as an Air Vice-Marshal
139 BishopDonald RobertSergeant574641PilotRAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-02-13LancasterIIIED484VN-QSkellingthorpePMLorientCrashed in the seaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 134 Read Archive Report
140 BishopStanley AdolfsonFlying OfficerJ/13118Age 26CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Witmarsum). Row 36. Grave 18.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
141 BishopMaurice ArthurSergeant426520AustraliaRAAF10 Elementary Flying Training School1943-08-14RAAF Honour Roll
142 BlackHarold GibsonSergeant1517655PilotRAFVRBomber CommandNo. 2 Flying Instructors School1944-12-28Airspeed OxfordIIED188Not knownRAF Montrose1305Training exerciseSee archive report for detailsKilledCarnmoney Cemetery. Sec. D.D. Grave 200. Read Archive Report
143 BlackRichard BursleighFlying OfficerJ/11844Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS771OW-P RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1906Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.12
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
144 BlackburnArthurLAC1048924Age 23PassengerRAFTranspot Command232 Sqd1945-06-15Liberator RY-FJT9850RAF Holmsley South720Transit See archive report for further details KilledWindhill Methodist Cemetery, Shipley. Section L.L. Grave 214. Read Archive Report
145 BlakeAlbert WilliamSergeant932614W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-02-23HampdenIP4323ZN-ZRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire200GardeningSee archive report for detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 3.B.15 Read Archive Report
146 Blake Arthur Giles ("Admiral")PilotFighter Command5FAA,KIA 29 October 1940
147 BlaskoJoseph ArthurSergeantJ/92514RCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 19 Commemorated Cramoisy Communal Cemetery, France.

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Son Of Joseph And Elizabeth Margaret Blasko, Of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
148 BlencoweArthur FrankSergeant1258441RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1942-04-25WellingtonICDV579PM-ZElsham Wolds2145Rostock?KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 78.(Additional information from John Jones)
149 BlickClaude Wynter ArthurPilot Officer411732AustraliaRAAF36 OTU RCAF1942-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
150 BloxwichJames HenrySergeant1432654ObserverRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHE203SE-HRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310WuppertalCrashed Heers, BelgiumKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 12.H.2 Read Archive Report

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