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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                        
251 CardallLeslie ArthurSergeant1383679Flight EngineerBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-01-28HalifaxIIIHX333NP-JLissett43BerlinHit by Flak at 19,000ft over Berlin sustaining very severe damage to the tail assembly. The aircraft made a successful emergency landing at Zandeweer in northeast Groningen. Six men bailed out of the damaged bomber before the pilot, Sgt Robinson and Flight Engineer, Sgt Cardall made the emergency landing. The Germans arrived quickly after the crash and arrested the eight-man crew.PoW No. 1912, Stalag Luft 6
252 CarltonArthur ErnestFlight Lieutenant130876Bomb AimerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command97 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND706OF:AConingsby21:59Mailly-le-CampClaim by Oblt Walter Riedlberger 1/NJG4 - Gallardon-Ablis area (BD 8/9): 1,800m at 01:07. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed 3km South West of Allainville 20km SSE of Rambouillt.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot 8 Row B Collective Grave 5-8Flt.Lt. Carlton was awarded the DFC whilst with 97 Squadron. Gazetted 19th May 1944

Son of Edward and Eleanor Carlton; husband of Doris Maud Carlton, of Seven Kings, Essex
253 CarltonArthur Corporal19673AustraliaRAAF2 Air Navigation School Nhill1943-11-10RAAF Honour Roll
254 CarmichaelJohn Arthur LloydFlight SergeantAUS/420537Age 25AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILV778C6-BRAF Snaith, Yorkshire 1825Schweinfurt See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery 9.E.28.
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255 CarmichaelJohn Arthur LloydFlight Sergeant420537AustraliaRAAF51 Sqd RAF
1944-02-24RAAF Honour Roll
256 CarmodyArthur JohnFlight Lieutenant409510AustraliaRAAF150 Squadron att RAF1947-05-06RAAF Honour Roll
257 CarpenterCharles ArthurSergeantR/8251131 Jan 1915CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7780LQ-QTopcliffe1757FlensburgConed by 2/Res Flakscheinw Abt 609 (Werfer 24). Hit by 2-4/Res Flak Abt 306, 1-3/lei Flak Abt 755 and lei. Marinefalkzug Murwik. Crashed Flensburg-Weiche at 2229hrsKillledKiel War Cemetery Plot 2 Row G Grave 5Initially buried at Flensburg

The crew belonged to 425 Sqn and were attached to 405 Sqn to gain operational experience on the Halifax. 425 Sqn were not issued with the Halifax until Dec 1943

Son of Thomas W. and Mary Lillian Carpenter, of Mille Roches, Ontario, Canada
258 CarpenterArthur VincentSergeant984207Age 20W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-11-07WhitleyVZ9130MH-FRAF Dishforth2221BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 40.

Son of Arthur Herbert and Mabel Theresa, of Manchester, England
259 CarrollArthur C CaptainO-416268USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group351st Fighter Squadron
1944-11-27P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
260 CarterStanley ArthurSergeant9028101921Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-08-11LancasterIW4109ZN-Coningsby2300MainzCrashed Koblenzer Strasse near BAD camp Waldesch 9km SSW of Koblenz (Flak?).KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 10 Row E Grave 18.The crew were initially laid to rest in the French Friedhof Koblenz

Son of Arthur Charles and Lilian May Carter, of Exmouth, Devon
261 CarterArthur CharlesFlight Lieutenant61006PilotDFC


RAFVRBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-06-02MosquitoXVIML962HS:?Little Staughton23:28LeverkusenHit by flak which damaged the controls and the port engines. Regained the south coast, but was abandoned circa 02:50 near Caterham, Surrey, crashing into the front garden of a house in Ridgemount Avenue, Coulston. A blazing fuel tank was thrown into the roof of a dwelling in Woodlands Grove, killing 18 month old Alan Roote and injuring his parents who were admitted to Purley Hospital.Survived DFC awarded whilst with 109 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads "Flight Lieutenant Arthur Charles CARTER (61006), R.A.F.V.R., 109 Sqn. Flying Officer Ernest Walter GARRETT (Can/J. 16299), R.C.A.F., 109 Sqn. These officers were pilot and navigator respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Leverkusen one night in June, 1944. When nearing'the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the port tail plane. Just afterwards both the port engines were affected when ano'ther shell burst underneath' the aircraft. Nevertheless, Flight Lieutenant Carter maintained a steady run and the target was successfully attacked. Almost immediately the aircraft was again hit. The elevator and aileron controls were severed. A measure of control was lost but' Flight Lieutenant Carter succeeded in bringing the bomber level and a course was set for home. Soon after leaving the target one of the damaged engines, caught fire and had to be. put out of action. The aircraft gradually lost height but Flight Lieutenant Carter held resolutely to.his course and finally reached an airfield. This officer dispayed skill, gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order. Flying Officer Garrett also proved himself to be a valiant and devoted member of aircraft crew.' In the face of most harassing circumstances he navigated his aircraft with unerring skill and also rendered other assistance >to his pilot in his endeavours to reach this country."

Bar to DFC awarded to Sqn.Ldr. Carter, whilst with 109 Sqn, gazetted 16th January 1945
262 CastonRonald ArthurPilot Officer187018NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command161 Sqd1945-03-22StirlingIVLK209MA-TRAF Tempsford2300SOE See archive report for further details KilledVlieland General Cemetery. Grave 77 Read Archive Report
263 CaswellHarry CosgraveFlight SergeantAUS/413735Age 28AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ604MP-WRAF Holme on Spalding Moor2231TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery. Grave 10
Born on the 29th October 1915 at Coonamble, NSW. Enlisted 13th September 1941. Son of Arthur Thomas Caswell and Ethel Gertrude Caig Caswell of Brewarrina, NSW. Grave inscription: 'Loved Son Of The Late Arthur And Mrs. Caswell Of Brewarrina, N.S.W.'.
264 CatlinErnest WestSergeant1076033Age 22Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-09-10LancasterIR5888QR-?Syerston2030DusseldorfSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 16.G.13Son of Arthur Harold and Evelyn Catlin, of Leicester, England
265 CattArthur RolandSergeantW/Op Air Gunner RAFCoastal Command228 Sqd RAF

1942-08-25SunderlandS.25 Mark lllW4026RAF Invergordon, Cromarty FirthSpecial Mission to Iceland Crashed into rocks en route Iceland. HRH Duke of Kent onboard Killed Eagle's Rock Memorial, Dunbeath Caithness 228's primary role was reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrols. Killed on 25 August 1942 when Sunderland W4026, piloted by Flight Lieutenant F. M. Goyen, slammed into Eagle’s Rock in Caithness, whilst on route to Iceland with a number of passengers including H.R.H. The Duke of Kent. All but one of the crew were killed instantly. The official enquiry into the crash concluded a ‘serious mistake in airmanship’ was to blame. However, when the accident investigators reached Eagle's Rock, the crash site, there was little remaining evidence on which they could base their conclusions.

Archive Report Sunderland W4016
266 CattyArthur WellesleyFlight Sergeant Air Bomber1585325Bomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-12-02LancasterIW4881AR-KRAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire1644BerlinAttacked and shot down by 2 night fighters. Crashed at Paderdam, Gottin, Brandenburg, GermanyPoW No. 267152 Stalag Muhlberg-Elbe - 4B Read Archive Report
267 CavanaughRobert JosephSergeantR/135149Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-17HalifaxIIbW1096LQ-O RAF Beaulieu, Hampshire, England Not knownTrainingAircraft accident/malfunctionKilledSaffron Walden Cemetery. Compt. 39. Grave 23Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
268 CaveArthur ErnestFlight Sergeant615262W/Op/Air GunnerRAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1941-07-30WellingtonIIW5364QT-HRAF Binbrooke, Lincolnshire1K̦ln See archive report for full details KilledWallesey (Rake Lane) Cemetery Sec 19C. Grave 362A Read Archive Report
269 CeeleyArthur FrederickPilot Officer185912PilotRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1945-03-19MosquitoXVI PF3878K:JOakington11:09Air TestTook off from Oakington but the port engine failed and the crew turned back, only to overshoot and crash at 11:21 at Burgess Field, Second Cuckoo Grove near Cottenham, 6 miles north of Cambridge.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery 24.E.14Both crew had arrived on the Sqn 5 days previously from 16 OTU.

Son of Frederick George Ceeley, and of Maud Elizabeth Ceeley, of Old Woking, Surrey
270 Chadwick-BatesArthur George JacksonPilot Officer412480AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
271 Chalmers Robert Allan Arthur Warrant Officer 2nd ClassR/78274PilotRCAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command108 Sqd
1942-07-11WellingtonICDV674#NAME?RAF Kabrit, Egypt20:20TobrukRan out of fuel. Crashed at RAF Heliopolis, Cairo, EgyptKilledBuried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. Grave Reference: 2.D.2Read Archive Report
272 ChanceArthur Flake1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-7646101922AmericanPilotUS Army Air Force8th Air Force303rd Bombardment Group (H), 359th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-11-21B-17 Heller’s AngelsG42-102484BN:KMolesworth (Station #107), Huntingdonshire, EnglandMerseburg (Mission #720), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany
273 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
274 ChapmanArthur EdwardFlight SergeantAUS/414764Age 25 Born on the 31st January 1918AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Witmarsum). Row 36. Grave 17 Read Archive Report
275 ChapmanKenneth DudleyFlight Sergeant4113691918New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 16The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Son of Arthur Ernest and Jane Chapman, of Wellington City, New Zealand
276 ChapmanArthur EdwardFlight Sergeant414764AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-28RAAF Honour Roll
277 ChapmanCedric ArthurPilot Officer415117AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-13RAAF Honour Roll
278 CharlesEric ArthurSergeant1095725Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-07-29StirlingIIIEF364MG-XRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2212Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 145 Read Archive Report
279 CharlesDavid ArthurSergeant1653100Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1945-03-09LancasterILM130JO-NRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire2100Fighter affiliation - TrainingCollided with Hurricane Iic PZ740 and crashed Blankney LincsKilledLlanelli (Old Road) Cemetery.
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280 CharlesworthEdgar RichardPilot Officer126892ObserverRAFVRBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-15WellingtonIIIBK364ZL-GRAF Croft, Yorkshire1702Lorient See Archive report for further details KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Collective grave 15-18 Read Archive Report
281 CheethamJames ArthurSergeant949236Age 24W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit 92 Group1943-05-02WellingtonIcZ8866 (some publications state Z8806)XM-XRAF Westcott144Training See archive report for further details KilledLiverpool Cemetery (Anfield). Section 7 RC, Grave 2072 Read Archive Report
282 CheethamRonald WilliamWarrant Officer14731521915NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-08-27MosquitoIVDZ654HB:?West RaynhamTrainingTook off on a Haystack exercise and failed to return by its due home time of 23:30KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 213Son of Arthur and Ada Cheetham
283 ChenowethEricFlight Sergeant43704628 May 1924AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportKilledHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 5A.B.12
284 CherringtonRichard Arthur Sergeant1294666Air GunnerRAFVR (Middle East Command)Bomber CommandNo. 223 Squadron1942-09-01Martin BaltimoreIIIAG843Landing Ground 86 Egypt17:56Battle AreaShot down over target areaMissing believed killedAlamein Memorial, Column 250.Read Archive Report
285 CherryArthur JohnSergeant18527281921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIINE123MG-JOakington2224Brest Lost without trace over the English Channel/Celtic SeaKilledRunnymede Panel 227Son of William Arthur and Edith Caroline Cherry, of Crediton, Devon, England.
Archive Report
286 ChestersRalph Sherwin 'Chris'Sergeant647351Air GunnerRAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.5
287 ChethamCharles Arthur CopelandPilot Officer82946Age 20PilotRAFFighter Command3 Sqd
1940-08-27HurricaneIP3897JX-?RAF Northolt, MiddlesexNight Patrol See archive report for further details Safe - Killed on the 15th April 1941 whilst with 3 SqdPhaleron War Cemetery, Greece. Grave 4.C.15

Battle of Britain 1 Sqd RAF. Read Archive Report
288 ChiddentonArthur DickensPilot OfficerJ/16337PilotRCAFFighter132 Sqd
1942-12-05SpitfireVbAB369FF-Not known RhubarbShot down by flakMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom Panel 100Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
289 ChilcottRoy AnthonyFlying Officer1398911917NavigatorDFC

RAFBomber Command50 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIDV376VN-FSkellingthorpe1731BerlinClaim by Oblt Paul Zorner 8/NJG3 - North of Neuruppin NW Berlin: 6,400m at 21:11.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 7 Row Z Grave 20Fg Off Chilcott was awarded the DFC (effective 15 February 1944) whilst with 50 Squadron. Gazetted 18 December 1945.

Son of Arthur Edward and Annie Chilcott, of Dulverton, Somerset
290 ChildsArthur HenryPilot Officer116799NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command16 OTU
1942-09-10WellingtonICDV775XG-ORAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire2037Dusseldorf See archive report for full details KilledBergen General Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 18
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291 ChirnsideArthur LeslieFlight Sergeant12302AustraliaRAAF459 Sqd RAAF
1942-06-01RAAF Honour Roll
292 ChurchEric ArthurPilot Officer170702W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-20HalifaxIILW337DY-FRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire1630Berlin See archive report for full details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.D.7 Read Archive Report
293 ChurchArthur FrederickLeading Aircraftman 936538Age 25Air/GnrRAFVRFighter Command28 Sqd RAF
1940-05-19LysanderIIN1290RM-?ALG, Authie, France530ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailsKilledAuthie Churchyard, Authie, FranceRead Archive Report
294 Clabburn-DetrezDennis ArthurSergeant9307741921PilotRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-08-14WellingtonIcR1500KO-KMarham2110HannoverCrashed North SeaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 41Son of Ethel Clabburn-Detrez, of Buckland, Surrey.
295 ClarkKevin George Flight Sergeant4351851 Feb 1925AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportMurderedHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 6A.D.14
296 ClarkNorman Arthur WadhamFlight Lieutenant55000PilotRAFVRBomber 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
297 ClarkeArthur HenryPilot Officer423651AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-12-04RAAF Honour Roll
298 ClarkeArthur JohnCorporal7143AustraliaRAAF9 Sqd RAAF
1941-11-20RAAF Honour Roll
299 ClarkeArthur AlbertPilot Officer422136AustraliaRAAFCentral Flying School1943-04-23RAAF Honour Roll
300 ClausenArthur KevinFlight Sergeant439868AustraliaRAAF99 Sqd RAAF
1945-08-16RAAF Honour Roll

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