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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                        
151 BlundellCecil LeonardFlight Sergeant1602657W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-12-24LancasterIIIPB366TL-SRAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire1535Koln See archive report for further details KilledShirley (Hollybrook) Cemetery. Sec. M. 12. Grave 41 Read Archive Report
152 BlundenArthur ThomasSergeant Flight Engineer1811667RAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-05-19LancasterILL641JI-KRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2230le Mans Crashed Chippenham Cambridgeshire on return KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13764. Read Archive Report
153 Bodie Crelin Arthur W. ("Bogle")PilotFighter Command66 Sqd

11KIFA 24 February 1942
154 BodyA. RobertFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144CambraiShot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre EvaderNone Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

155 BoeseFrank ArthurSergeant1293282Age 22NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-03StirlingIR9250AA-WRAF Newmarket, Suffolk1821Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13. Row 5. Grave 92
Archive Report
156 BoettcherArthur HaroldFlight SergeantAUS/414305Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIILM372PO-KWaddington2324BerlinCrashed at CelleKilledHanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 1.G.12 Read Archive Report
157 BoettcherArthur HaroldFlight Sergeant414305AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-02RAAF Honour Roll
158 BohnArthur ReginaldSergeant1415741W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22HalifaxVLK635NA-H RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 1828Hannover See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 143Age: 22
Read Archive Report
159 BoldersonJosephFlight Lieutenant129941Age ?Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details PoW No: 1442 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone Read Archive Report
160 BolterAlec JohnFlying Officer184364Age 27PilotRAFVRBomber Command49 Sqd
1945-01-07LancasterIII PB586EA-VRAF Fulbeck, Lincolnshire1650MunchenSee archive report for further informationKilledVilleneuve-St-Georges Old Communal Cemetery, France. Coll. Grave 104Son of Henry and Ellen (née Clements) Bolter and younger brother of Marjorie, Doris, Ethel, and Arthur Bolter of Bennington, Hertfordshire. Further information: Born on the 24th of August 1918 and known as “Jack” by family and friends. Educated at Alleynes School, he played cricket as a member of the X1 team also excelling at chess, becoming secretary of the school chess and draughts club. After leaving school he was employed by Reekes and Goode of Hertford and in less than three years had become a licentiate of the Institute of auctioneers and estate agents, having passed all his exams with honours. In 1939 Alec was called up and stationed at a searchlight station in South Wales where he met his future wife. However he found it tedious and in 1941 transferred to the RAF. When he was due to be posted to the USA for pilot training, via Toronto, completing the course in just over a year (training in an AT-6 Texan plane) and proudly wearing his wings. He married Dorothy Cook in June 1942 at Caerleon, Newport, Monmouthshire before being posted onto an Instructors course, a position that left him bored and hoping for operational duties. He completed his training with distinction and went on to become a pilot instructor until October 1944 when he joined 49 Squadron.
161 BoneArthurSergeant1029629W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-04-20LancasterIED326PH-KRAF WickenbyPMStettin See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 143 Read Archive Report
162 BonikowskyArthurPilot OfficerJ/19770PilotRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIND493LQ-SGransden Lodge1717BerlinThe aircraft was outbound when it was hit by flak at 20,000ft and set on fire. It crashed Teschendorf South West of the Dretzsee 15km WSW of Liebenwalde.PoW No. 1173, Dulag Luft/Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag Luft 4 Sagan & Belaria/Stalag 11B Fallingbostal/Stalag 357 Kopernikus Paradie Archive Database
163 BookerRaymond Stanley RoydonSergeant1615924Age 22Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1945-02-14LancasterIII LM725KO-XRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2037Chemnitz See archive report for further details KilledHaveluy Communal Cemetery, France. Collective Grave. Read Archive Report
164 BoomerKenneth ArthurSquadron LeaderC/1220CanadianPilotDFC

Air Medal (USA)
1944-10-22MosquitoVIPZ198RAF Hunsdon, HertfordshireRangerMissingKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceAccident report
165 BorehamRexPte?Age ?PassengerArmyArmy Air Corp2nd SAS Regt.1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details PoW - No further details Read Archive Report
166 BortonJames ArthurFlight Sergeant1575404Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-07-08LancasterIW4275SR-CLudford Magna2237KölnHomebound, shot down by Night Fighter and crashed at Marly-Gomont (Aisne) 14 km ENE of Guise, FrancePoW No. 372, Stalag 3570
167 BostonJack NorthwoodSergeant13853371922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW430C8-TLeconfield1906BerlinClaim by Oblt Karl-Heinz Seeler 5./JG302 - 10km South of Juterbog: 5,800m at 22:57. Crashed in a field located in Gerbis, near Jessen.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of Cyril Arthur Northwood Boston and Olive Edna Boston.

A member of the crew of Halifax LW430. The remains of five crew members were discovered and reburied in Plot 14, Row K, Grave 8 of Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery in 2005. Unfortunately, it was not possible to identify the individual airmen.

The story of the recovery of the aircraft/crew available on request.
168 BosworthRonald Albert JohnSergeant1807185Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-08-25HalifaxIIINA578C8-?RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1830Watten See archive report for further information KilledLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (St. Omer). Plot 6. Row C. Collective Grave 2. Read Archive Report
169 BourgeoisArthur Edmond QuentinPilot Officer42100Born on the 22nd September 1918New ZealandPilotRAFCoastal Command248 Sqd1940-05-20BlenheimIVFP8437WR-?RAF Gosport, HampshireTraining FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 70

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Albert Edmond and Alice Maud Bourgeois (née Sweetapple), of Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand. Selected for a short service commission in the RAF 16th March 1939. A total of 199 flying hours logged.
170 BoutleDonald ArthurSergeant922609NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-08-05WellingtonIcR1471KO-TMarham2247MannheimReported to have been shot down by Ltn Hans-Joachim Redlich of I./NJG1. Aircraft believed to have fallen at Glabbeek-Zourbemde some 3km NNE of TirlemontPoW No. 3716 Stalag 357 Reported to have sustained a fractured skull

Promoted to Warrant Officer whilst as PoW
171 BowenDonald JosephSergeant581262ObserverRAFBomber Command150 Sqd
1940-05-14BattleIK9483JN-RAF Ecury-sur-Cole, France1520SedanShot down by Bf109's of 2./JG53KilledCholoy War Cemetery Lorraine, France. Coll. grave 1A.A Read Archive Report
172 BowesJohn WilliamSergeant937978Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-11-07LancasterIW4265WS-LRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1753Genoa, ItalyCollided with another Lancaster over base. Both aircraft crashedKilledDenton (St. Mary) Churchyard County Durham (south side of church) Read Archive Report
173 BowkerRonald Arthur Pilot Officer468941917PilotRAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-19StirlingIW7520MG-SOakington2258MannheimClaimed by Oblt Friedrich Gutezeit 6/NJG1 - Brustem 1km East of St Trond: 3,000m at 02:24.

Oblt Fritz Gutezeit St Kapt 6/NJG1 and his Funker Uffz Januschewski intercepted a homeward bound 7 Sqn Stirling W7520 over Brustem. Their victim exploded, burning wreckage plunged into his Bf110 E-1 (G9+HP) and both crews crashed to their deaths. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years - Theo Boiten)
KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 3 Row C Collective Grave 13-16Son of Bertram David Bowker, and of Ellen Robina Bowker, of Horsham, Sussex
174 BowkerBryanFlight Sergeant760351Age 33UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command302 Ferry Training Unit (FTU)1944-06-08SunderlandIIIML858PRAF Oban, Argyllshire2355TrainingCrashed on Gleann Mhor, St. Kilda during navigational exercise flight out of Oban. All ten occupants died in the crashKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 215.
The crews remains were given full military honours by an RAF Guard of Honour and were committed to the sea between St. Kilda and the island of Boreray. Rev Macleod read the burial service. (Reference: Wartime wrecks on St. Kilda - Rt. Rev. Monsignor John C. Barry, DCL, MA; Chairman of the St. Kilda Club)

Son of Arthur and Ada Emily Bowker and husband of Mary Bowker, of Stockport, Cheshire, England.
175 BowlesArthur JamesSergeant1590669Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM467SR-J RAF Ludford Magna. Lincolnshire 2130Mailly-le-CampCrashed Voue {Aube}KilledVou̩ Churchyard. Coll Grave 2. Read Archive Report
176 BoxFrederick Ernest ArthurSergeant1311922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-12-08HalifaxIIW7925DY-SRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire1705Gardening (Yams)See archive report for detailsKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave 5.B.14 Read Archive Report
177 BoxallGeorge LascellesSergeant12913811922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-24StirlingIW7562HA-RDownham Market2110FrankfurtThe a/c crashed at 2350 between Thynes and Sovet. It took a while before the Germans could reach the wreck, due to the extreme heat that the fire brought with itKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 1 Collective Grave 33-39The crew was buried with military honour at Thynes (6 km NE or Dinant). The resistance later arrived at the cemetery, threw away the German crowns and laid flowers itself. Photographs were taken and these were sold as support for the Independence Front. The Germans was furious and had the municipality of Thynes excavate the bodies of the eight fallen at their own expense and transfer them to Charleroi. This incident prevented the occupying forces from burying allied casualties locally any longer

Son of William Arthur and Hilda Boxall, of Finsbury Park, Middlesex
178 BoydAllan BernardFlying Officer W/Op Air GunnerJ/46747RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-25Halifax VIINP796EQ-MRAF Linton-on-Ouse1432WangeroogeCollided with Halifax NP820 OW-W from 426 squadronMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 278.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
179 BoydonRonald Arthur BlakeSergeant W/Op Air Gunner1435862RAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIR5895EM-BRAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire2011Magdeburg Shot down by night fighter - crashed Dannigkow KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.B.29. Read Archive Report
180 BrabbinsEarl StuartFlying OfficerJ4069010 August 1921 at Edmonton, Alberta, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsBaled out - survived none - thought to have survived the war Paradie Archive Database First French Canadian squadron
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181 BradfordColin ArthurFlight Sergeant414754AustraliaRAAFOperational & Refresher Training RAF1944-03-14RAAF Honour Roll
182 BradleyArthur Andrew Flight SergeantNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command199 Sqd
1945-05-02Halifax IIIRG375EX-RN Creake2054BSCollided and crashed at Meimsdorf. Two aircraft of 199 Squadron (Halifax RG373 & RG375) collided whilst preparing to commence the bombing run killing thirteen of the sixteen crew; one of whom, at 43 years of age, was one of the oldest members of operational aircrew in Bomber Command. Three crew members survived, one being taken prisoner of war and two evading capture; all those who lost their lives were buried at Kiel war Cemetery.Killed Age 23Kiel War CemeteryBorn Wimslow, Cheshire

Today saw the completion of the last operational sortie for Bomber Command in the war in Europe. On the night and morning of 2nd/3rd May 1945 199 & 171 Squadron mounted their biggest operation against the Nazi regime; an astonishing 38 aircraft took of from RAF North Creake in operations against Kiel, Schleswig and a diversionary raid on the North Frisian Islands, involving window drop, mandrel screens and bomb loads.
183 BraithwaiteFrederick ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/415075W/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL673KO-GRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1702Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.10. Read Archive Report
184 BrambleJames AlfredSergeant653941Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.Read Archive Report
185 BramblebyJames EdwinWarrant Officer Class 2 NavigatorJ/9524RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-25Halifax VIINP796EQ-MRAF Linton-on-Ouse1432WangeroogeCollided with Halifax NP820 OW-W from 426 squadronMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 280.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
186 BrandGeorgeFlying Officer111651NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIME684CF-VRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1843Berlin See archive report for further details PoW No: ? Camp: Stalag Luft Barth VogelsangNone - survived Read Archive Report
187 BraswellHomer Hildred Staff Sergeant1410555920th April 1922AmericanLeft Waist GunnerAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)


US Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred at the Fairview Cemetery, Eufaula, Alabama
188 BrawnRoy ArthurFlight SergeantAUS/420611Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1943-11-03HalifaxVLK681MP-A RAF Holme on Spalding Moor, Yorkshire Air Test See archive report for further details KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Section C Row D Grave 8 Read Archive Report
189 BrawnRoy ArthurPilot Officer420611AustraliaRAAF76 Sqd RAF
1943-11-03RAAF Honour Roll
190 BrayArthur DonaldLeading Aircraftman127922AustraliaRAAF21 Sqd RAAF
1946-01-28RAAF Honour Roll
191 BraybrookFrederick ArthurPilot Officer137669Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1943-01-17HalifaxIIW7886TL-CGraveley1703BerlinClaim by Fw Herbert Holz 10/NJG3 Stenderup 9km North East of Kolding (Faun) at 2134. Crashed off Danish coastKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery AIII.8.19Son of Samuel Duncan and Emily Ada Braybrook, of Wel]ingborough, Northamptonshire

DFM Gazetted 23 Dec 1941 with 102 Sqn
192 BraybrookeFulke Henry ArthurFlight Sergeant1585560Air Bomber - understood to be a passenger on this flightRAFVRArmy Co-Operation Command297 Sqd
1944-07-28Albemarle0P1400Not knownRAF Brize Norton2300SOE 'Harry 41'Night fighter attack - Muneville-Sur-Mer Killed Muneville-Sur-Mer Churchyard Any further information appreciated.
Airborne, part of 38 Group
193 BrazierColin George ArthurSergeant310756Wireless OperatorRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-09-01HalifaxIIW1248DY-OPocklington2329SaarbruckenOn the return flight the starboard outer engine failed due to a coolant leak. Although they had made it back to Yorkshire the remaining three engines failed before a landing could be made at Pocklington, and a forced landing was made in a field near Low Catton, to the S of Stamford Bridge at 05:30 and all on board survived.Survived - Died Wolverhampton 2001.Some of the crew walked to nearby East Farm owned by Mr Fred Lane. It was found that at the time of this incident the pilot had a habit of flying with the revs on the engines higher than normally recommended, this, combined with the flight engineer having set the petrol cocks incorrectly supplying fuel to the working engines had resulted in the available fuel in the tanks selected running out. The pilot very capable and this incident did not detract from his flying for which he was later awarded the DFC. After assessment of the a/c it was deemed beyond repair although the engines were taken away for re-use or stripping down for spares
194 BreareJohn BarrieSergeant Flight Engineer1493363RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1945-02-01LancasterIII JA715SR-C RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 1544LudwigshafenCollided with Lancaster ME863 SR-K and crashed near SornevilleKilledCholoy War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.6 Read Archive Report
195 BrennanArthur BenjaminFlight SergeantAUS/426030W/Op/Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-10-28LancasterINF960KO-RRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1305Koln See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259 Read Archive Report
196 BrennanArthur BenjaminWarrant Officer426030AustraliaRAAF115 Sqd RAF
1944-10-28RAAF Honour Roll
197 BrittinghamRaymond ArthurPilot Officer403160AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-27RAAF Honour Roll
198 BrittonArthur JamesSergeant1333706Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1943-04-20LancasterIED770DX-Scampton21:44Stettin11 aircraft were detailed to attack Stettin, ED770 was one two aircraft that failed to return. Reason for loss not knownKilledPozan Old Garrison Cemetery 6.A.2
199 BrodieAndrew MooreSergeantNZ/391378Age 25New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-02-21WellingtonIcT2503AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1900Wilhelmshaven See archive report for further details KilledSage War Cemetery 8.A.4. Read Archive Report
200 BromfieldJohn JosephSergeant1649521Age ?W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-01-05Halifax IIIMZ432NP-QRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1701HanoverSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 7715 Stalag Luft 1None - survived the war

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