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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                        
451 MarshallJ FSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
452 MarstinBrian EdwardWarrant Officer414498AustraliaRAAF70 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
453 MartinH SSergeantBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
454 MartinGeorge ESergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312GelsenkirchenShot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel}Evader
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455 MartinG ISergeant1048607Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 228, Stalag Luft 7
456 MartinA J JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW681MP-THolme on Spalding Moor2220AmiensEmergency landing at Woodbridge Suffolk on return
457 MartinMaurice L CaptainO00026161USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
458 MartinezMarianoFlight Sergeant1392648RAFVRBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING296QJ-DRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1656Giessen See archive report for further details Murdered shortly after captureHanover War Cemetery plot 1 row H grave 9 Read Archive Report Vitz Archive
459 MasonD WFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ428KN-BFull Sutton1810osnabruckKilledRunnymede
460 MasseyW JFlight SergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA969HW-MGrimsby2307GelsenkirchenKilledRunnymede
461 MasseyJ ESergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIND842PH-KWickenby2212VierzonCrashed at Magny {Eure-et-Loir}KilledMagny Churchyard
462 Massey-ShawR ASergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD322EM-CSpilsby1552GiessenCrashed at WesterburgPoW
463 MatthewsGlyndwr EdwardSergeant13333341924Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1943-06-28StirlingIIIEH888LS:ZMildenhall23:45KolnClaimed by Maj. Walter Ehle, his 29th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG1, near Houwaart 14 km WSW Diewst at 4.200 m. at 02:33 hrs. Note: also claimed by Flak of 2./gem. Flak Abt. 594 ('Stirling Haubert 02:33hrs'). Victory for Maj, Ehle confirmed on 20.12.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at 02:40 hrs in the IJssel river near Heeswijk.KilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13, Row 8, Grave 159
Son of Charles James Matthews and Nellie Matthews, of Tunbridge Wells, Ken
464 MayBernard LouisSergeant13352251921Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1943-06-19LancasterIIIEE116PG-QRAF Woodhall SpaFriedrichshaven- Zeppelin shedsThis was one of four aircraft involved in the raid on Friedrichshaven. The aircraft sustained damaged to the bomb doors and the electrical harnesses to nose and tail and killing Flt.Sgt. McCleod’s Bomb Aimer, Sgt. May. All five bombed successfully and encountered electrical storms encountered at Orleans but landed safely at Blida, North Africa.KilledEl Alia Cemetery Algeria Plot 12 Row G Grave 4Son of Robert Ambrose May, and of Frances Honoria May, of Merton Park, Surrey

A month earlier on the 18th May, Sgt May had scored a direct hit from 20,000 ft during a training exercise, using the ABS bombsight.

On their return from North Africa, all five aircraft successfully completed an attack on Spezia, Italy and then flew back and landed safely at RAF Woodhall Spa. With these two ops Flt.Sgt. McCleod and his crew completed their tour of operations.

EE116 was lost on the 11/12 April 1944 when it failed to return from Aachen. It will be remembered that Flt.Sgt. McCleod and his crew were on of the three crews left behind at Woodhall by 97 Sqn to form the nucleus of the new 619 Sqn. (Extract from 619 The history of a Forgotten Squadron - Bryan Clark)
465 MayleyDerek GrahamSergeant1800825RAFVR70 Sqd
1944-07-06WellingtonXLP198OF-SFoggia 2/TortorellaTake off 21:38 Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Failed to return. Probably nightfighter attack. Crashed at Krauterbachgraben Killed Age 22Klagenfurt War Cemetery Coll. Grave 8. A. 12.
Attacking fighter airfield at Feuersbrunn. Probably nightfighter attack
466 MaynardK ESergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ567NP-BLissett2301AmiensCrashed at Isneauville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
467 McAullyDouglas Flight Sergeant425040AustraliaRAAF70 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
468 McCarthyLawrence E 1st LtO-732293USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
469 McCleanCSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
470 McCourtT CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmtePoW
471 McCoyWilliam ChristopherFlight Sergeant557931921Flight EngineerRAFBomber 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 Gravebelieved to have been posthumously promoted to Plt.Off.

Son of William and Mary McCoy; husband of Gwenville McCoy, of Norton, Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham
472 McCulloughD L CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP945QB-DSkipton on Swale1643OsnabruckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
473 McDonaldMartin JohnFlying OfficerJ/25587Age 23CanadaAir/BmrRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Plot 2, Row G, Grave 1

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John James and Pearl Anne McDonald of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.

McDonald Lake east of Cree Lake in Saskatchewan is named after F/O McDonald

474 McElheranJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
475 McGladriganNeil Francis DallawayFlight SergeantAUS/426895Air/BmrRAAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD264DX-KRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1639Giessen See archive report for further details Injured - Murdered 10/12/44Hannover War Cemetery
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476 McIlroyAlfredSergeant1684767Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV874EY:PBreighton23:42Rail yards at DouaiClaim by Oblt Werner Hopf 8/NJG5 - 20km South West of Lille (PF) at 02:05.(Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)Crashed at Bersee {Nord}KilledBersee Communal Cemetery Grave 31.This was the crew’s 18th operational sortie.
477 McIverH CFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS772EQ-TLinton on Ouse2201CambraiCrashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert {Nord}KilledAvesnes-les-Aubert Communal CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
478 McKillopRobert ShawSergeant1826753Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD264DX-KRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Collective grave 11. E. 1-4 Read Archive Report
479 McLeanJames JohnstonFlight SergeantNZ/417080Born on the 05th December 1923New ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command165 Sqd
1944-06-12SpitfireIXMK567SK-QRAF Preddanack, Cornwall1130RhubarbSee archive report for further brief details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 264

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480 McLeodC AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader Paradie Archive Database
481 McMillanRWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
482 McMullenD JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
483 McNabJSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND703F2-FDownham Market1718LeunaCollided with 460 Sqn Lancaster III ND971 AR-K2 & crashed at WeddingenPoW
484 McNamaraMichael Frederick JohnPilot Officer426658AustraliaRAAF102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
485 McNeillLFlight Lieutenant124174PilotFighter174 Sqd
1944-06-12TyphoonIbMN968Abandoned near BivalleKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
486 McOrmondC RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
487 McQuadeWFlying OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD322EM-CSpilsby1552GiessenCrashed at WesterburgKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
488 McRobbieThomas AndrewSergeant15703841924Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XV Row D Grave 17Son of Thomas Andrew and Agnes Grainger McRobbie, of Edinburgh
489 McRobertsFloyd Mangum1st Lieutenant Air Gunner (From Texas USA-ex RCAF)0-886295USAAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingNot known Read Archive Report
490 McRobieI MSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}KilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
491 MedlockH ESergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND703F2-FDownham Market1718LeunaCollided with 460 Sqn Lancaster III ND971 AR-K2 & crashed at WeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
492 MellorA LSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town Cemetery
493 MelroseAlan Andrew WattWarrant Officer13447121921NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command141 Sqn
1944-06-27MosquitoIIHJ941TW:XWest Raynham23:10BSSerrate patrol over northern France. Shot down by a night fighter and crashed ay Izegem in the Belgian Province of West-Vlaanderen some 7 km SE of Roeselare. Claimed by Oblt. Heinz Ferger, his 16th Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Iseghem, 7km SE Roesclare at 3,500m at 00:30. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledWevelgem Communal Cemetery Grave E. 477Son of George Watt Melrose and Hannah Matthew Melrose, of Kelso, Roxburghshire
494 MevansRWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandoned
495 MilesRonald EdwardSergeant11928281921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
496 MillerJFlight SergeantBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF299HA-ZWoolfox Lodge2257GardeningCrashed at base on return
497 MillerT TSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
498 MillerJohnFlying Officer1339561920NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-06-15MosquitoXVIML9758K:FOakington23:38GelsenkirchenHit by 1., 2, & 4./schw.Flak Abt. 366, Flak Battr. z.b.V. 10408, Flak Battr. z.b.V 10402 and 4./schw Flak Abt. 525. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft crashed between the two small towns of Marbeck and Heiden and some 3km SE of Borken. A fire broke out on impact and soon afterwards the bomb load exploded.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 21.D.11Son of Peter and Mary Miller; husband of Lorna Miller, of Totteridge, Hertfordshire
499 MillerHarold O 2nd LtO-805654USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
500 MiszturakStanisławKapral StrzelecSergeantP.70482113 December 1916 Borysław Ukraine (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterIIIDV286BH:CRAF Faldingworth23:02GelsenkirchenClaim by Lt Gottfried Hanneck 6/NJG1 - IJsselmeer 3km South of Wijdenes: 2,500m at 01:43. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea. P/O B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : .
Missing Presumed Killed in Action on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,
Archiwum Polish Database

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