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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                        
451 DrakeArthur Reginald ShefiffFlying Officer163160ObserverRAFVRBomber Command163 Sqn
1945-03-21MosquitoXXV KB425?:VWyton19:02BerlinReturned early and crashed at 20:16 short of the runway at Upwood airfield in Huntingdonshire.Died of injuriesFalmouth Cemetery Cornwall, Sec J.Row C.Grave 30.Rushed to RAF Hospital Ely, but died soon after being admitted.

Son of Leonard Charles and Annie Drake, of Falmouth
452 DrawwaterMatthew InfieldPilot Officer40374ObserverRAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1939-12-18WellingtonIaN2935LF-HRAF Feltwell, Norfolk940ReconnaisanceRead archive report for further detailsKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave Ref: 7. A. 4. Read Archive Report
453 DrewRoy ArthurPilot Officer407415AustraliaRAAF112 Sqd RAF
1942-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
454 DreweArthur DouglasFlight Sergeant414474AustraliaRAAF150 Sqd RAF
1943-08-26RAAF Honour Roll
455 DuffPeter StanleyPilot Officer4028591921New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command16 OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX9660Upper HeyfordBremenFailed to return. Cause not known. According to Theo Boiten this aircraft was one of many aircraft that could have been shot down by any of the 3 following pilots. Oblt Rudolf Sigmund Stab II/NJG2 at 02:30; Lt Johannes Werth 7/NJG2 at 02:57; Lt Eberhard Gardiewski 6/NJG2 at 03:43KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of Arthur Stanley Duff and Grace Duff, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand
456 DuffillArthur VictorFlight Lieutenant86398PilotRAFVRBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe and uninjuredRead Archive Report
457 DuffinJames DouglasFlight SergeantJ/92131Air/BmrRCAFBomber 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. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
458 Duncan-SmithAnthonyFlying Officer152406Pilot U/T RAFVRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVBD385UO-QRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details KilledEnglefield Green Cemetery. Plot 13. Grave 1431 Read Archive Report
459 DvorjetzGeorge ArthurSergeant905235ObserverRAFVRBomber Command18 Sqd
1941-07-16BlenheimIVV6267WV-MRAF Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk1517RotterdamCrashed Noordsingel RotterdamKilledCrooswijk Roman Catholic Cemetery, Rotterdam. Plot LL. Row 2. Grave 7 Read Archive Report
460 DyerArthur RichardFlying Officer420648AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-02RAAF Honour Roll
461 DyerWilliam Arthur CharlesLeading Aircraftman18489AustraliaRAAF7 Sqd RAAF
1942-04-02RAAF Honour Roll
462 Dykes William Arthur Sergeant1575431Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIDV220AS-JRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire2321Leipzig, GermanyShot down and crashed near Krahne, Brandenburg, GermanyKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 228Read Archive Report
463 EagleArthur DouglasSergeant1580682NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW143DY-OPocklington2157BlainvilleCrashed at Beauvais {Oise}PoW No: 8086 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
464 EaronJames A. Sergeant42025593AmericanBall Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force358th Bomber Squadron (303rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-15B-17 Bad pennyG42-31183VK-YMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandWiesbaden airfields (Mission #554), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania
465 EastmentArthur HerbertFlying Officer161266Pilot Instructor RAFVRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVBD385UO-QRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details KilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground. Collective Grave 62-66. Row C Read Archive Report
466 EcclesWilliam ArthurSergeant638409Air GunnerRAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1941-06-09WellingtonIcT2620WS-GHonington1536Reconnaissance Intercepted NE of Calais by Bf-190s and shot down into the sea of Zeebrugge, BelgiumPOW No 18278 Camps: 344 - Lamsdorf, Stalag Luft III - Sagan and Belaria Archive Report

467 EckfordRobert Ivor PeterSergeant2225711Age 23Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1945-02-14LancasterIII LM725KO-XRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2037Chemnitz See archive report for further details Killed Haveluy Communal Cemetery, France. Collective Grave. Read Archive Report
468 EcktonAlfred Raymond Pilot Officer127283W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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
469 EdwardsArthur William Sergeant570294Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-12-20HalifaxIIDT509EY-QRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of yorkshire1738DuisburgDitched off the Norfolk CoastMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 82Read Archive Report
470 EdwardsThomas ArthurAircraftman 2nd Class1429094Air gunnerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-05-19StirlingIW7523LS-CRAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire1215Air Test See archive report for full details KilledNorth Sheen Cemetery Sec.R.C. Grave 165 Read Archive Report
471 EdwardsJohn ArthurSergeant12530571924ObserverRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-05StirlingIN3710MG-MOakington2133StuttgartClaimed by Maj Kurt Holler Stab III/NJG4 - Wallers - Trelon at 0330. Crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe 14km South of MaubugeKilledAvesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Collective Grave. 5-8 Son of Frederick George and Winifred Ivy Edwards, of Dartford, Kent
472 EdwardsHenry Grahame ('Nick')Sqd Ldr36227PilotDFC
RAFFighter Command604 Sqd

89 Sqd

108 Sqd

1943-05-06Beaufighter7Air Crash over MaltaKilled Age 30Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

Squadron Leader. A Malta night fighter ace. Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO[2] Phillipson, J. R.[3] Also received two King's Commendations for Brave Conduct. Recommended for the George Medal for saving a cadet from a burning aircraft in 1941. KIFA aged 30 in an air crash over Malta on 6 May 1943. Buried in the Malta (Cappucini) Naval Cemetery.
Son of Arthur Rowland and Evelyn Edwards, of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. His residence in England was 12 Belle Vue Garden City, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. His effects went to his widowed mother London Gazette dated 16 February 1943. Flight Lieutenant Henry Grahame EDWARDS (36227), No. 89 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant Edwards has displayed exceptional ability during night flying operations and has destroyed 5 enemy aircraft. During July and August, 1942, 22 enemy aircraft were destroyed by a detachment of his squadron while under his command. Throughout, this officer has shown courage, resource and devotion to duty of a high order. At rest in Capuccini (Kalkara) Naval Cemetery, Malta Plot E Grave 11.
473 EhrhartLoring CharlesSergeant964374W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-01-27StirlingIN6077HA-VRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1703Gardening See archive report for further details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3. A11-17
Read Archive Report
474 Elcock Arthur Richard ("Big")PilotFighter Command91 Sqd

8KIFA 14 May 1945
475 EllicottDenis AlfredSergeant1806072Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 228 Read Archive Report
476 EllisHenry Arthur LaurenceFlight Lieutenant41293223 May 1921, Waverley, NSW, AustraliaAustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-02-19HalifaxVLL143KN-OElvington2331LeipzigProbable claim by Ofw Heinz Vinke 11/NJG1 - Sea 15km North of Vlieland (CK 62, Himmelbett): 5,000m at 21:13.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 256Flt Lt Ellis was awarded the DFC whilst with 77 Sqn. Gazetted 17 Dec 1943. Citation: "One night in November, 1943, this officer piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leverkusen. When nearing the target the bomber came under heavy fire from the ground defences. Two of the aircraft's engines were hit and other damage was sustained. Undeterred, Pilot Officer Ellis flew on to the target and pressed home his attack. Not long afterwards both the defective engines became useless. In spite of this, Pilot Officer Ellis flew the bomber to base. He displayed superb skill, great courage and resolution".

Son of Gordon Daniel and Fanny Elizabeth Ellen Ellis, of Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
477 EllisArthur HubertFlying Officer123838Age 23PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command179 Sqd
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details Missing - believed killed Malta Memorial. Panel 13. Column 1. Read Archive Report
478 EllisReginald ArthurFlight Sergeant416554AustraliaRAAF104 Sqd RAF
1943-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
479 EllisHenry Arthur LaurenceFlight Lieutenant412932AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAF
1944-02-20RAAF Honour Roll
480 ElmsArthur ErnestSergeant1521641Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIILL648KO-BWitchford1728BerlinSee archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
481 Elsdon Thomas Arthur F. ("Jimmy")PilotFighter Command9
482 ElsePeterSgt.RAFFighter Command610 Sqd
1940-07-08Interception incoming raid Do-17sShot rear gunnerAt 2.00pm on Monday 8th July, Flying Officer William ‘Bill’ H. C. Warner led ‘Blue Section’ of No.610 Squadron on a convoy patrol off of Dover when nine Dornier Do 17Z’s approached. Sergeant Peter Else (Elsee) silenced the rear gunner of one and also saw Pilot Officer Arthur L. B. Raven’s aircraft (Spitfire Mk.I Serial No.R6806) shot down in flames into the channel. The pilot was seen to leave the aircraft and start to swim. Sadly he had drowned before rescuers could reach him.
483 ElwellArthur JosephAircraftman Class 188183AustraliaRAAF6 Medical Receiving Station Townsville1943-05-01RAAF Honour Roll
484 ElworthyArthur JamesSergeant 1013219RAFVR40 Sqd RAF

1944-07-10WellingtonXMF399DFoggia MainTake off 20:33Attack on Lambrate marshalling yards in Milan Brought down by flak. Crashed near farmhouse in village of Paullo Killed Age 20Milan War Cemetery Coll. Grave Vi. E. 11-15.
Milano Lambrate railway station (Italian: Stazione di Milano Lambrate) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1931, the station is the third largest in Milan in terms of numbers of tracks, after Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. It forms part of the Milan belt railway, and also the railways linking Milan with Genoa, Venice, Bologna and Mantua, and hence was a stratgegic target for the RAF.
485 ElyArthur BlevynFlight Lieutenant PilotJ/22783RCAFBomber 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
486 EmeryArthur FrancisPilot OfficerAUS/42426329 November 1923, Bristol England.Australian / BritishNavigatorDFC

RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-31LancasterIIIPB567AR-URAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire1802Köln Believed to have been lost en route to target KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 2.K.15
DFC Citation: Pilot Officer EMERY ably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.

Son of Charles Harold and Edith Grace Emery, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
487 EmeryDonald ArthurSergeant416080AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1943-05-07RAAF Honour Roll
488 EmeryArthur FrancisPilot Officer424263AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-31RAAF Honour Roll
489 ErringtonSydney Arthur Sergeant1507631Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEF392MG-NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2328Wuppertal See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 148 Read Archive Report
490 EstcourteArthur HenrySergeant1176109W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-03-15StirlingIIIEH989WP-PRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk1850Amiens See archive report for further details KilledNorwich Cemetery, Norfolk. Sec. 54. Grave 484 Read Archive Report
491 EtheringtonArthur FrederickPilot Officer78460Age 20ObserverRAFVRBomber Command107 Sqd
1940-09-24BlenheimIVT1883QO-?RAF Wattisham, SuffolkPMCalais See archive report for further details KilledGuemps Churchyard. Joint grave 2-3. Read Archive Report
492 EvansOwen PrysSergeant967877Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1940-08-03BlenheimIVL9239XD:NRAF Horsham St Faiths06:07Cherbour AerodromesSee archive report for further detailsKilledBayeux War Cemetery. Collective grave XVI. C.23
493 EvansArthurSergeant1106238Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command214 Sqd
1941-07-07WellingtonIcT2992BU-JRAF Stradishall, Suffolk2204Koln See archive report for further details KilledAs Communal Cemetery. Grave 2 Read Archive Report
494 EvansFrederick ArthurAircraftman Class 137304AustraliaRAAFStation Headquarters Laha Darwin1942-02-06RAAF Honour Roll
495 FairweatherEdgar LloydFlying OfficerJ/21535NavigatorRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd1943-08-15WellingtonB.XHE524PT-?Kairouan/ Zina TunisiaPizzo and Lamezia, Italy See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 10. Column 1Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
496 FalconerArthur JamesPilot OfficerNZ/39910Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-02-21WellingtonIcT2503AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1900Wilhelmshaven See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 63. Read Archive Report
497 FargherGeorge FrederickFlight SergeantR/8402914 Jan 1918CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-09-10HalifaxIIW7752DY-RPocklington2011DusseldorfProbable claim by Hptm Horst Patuschka 8/NJG 2 - North West of Biervliet at 2336. Crashed in the North Sea.KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 14 Row C Grave 5
Paradie Archive Database Son of Thomas Arthur and Annie Mary Fargher, of St. Vital, Manitoba. Canada
498 FarleyArthur Rodolphe RolandPilot OfficerJ153354th September 1915, OttawaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command407 Sqn RCAF
1942-05-15HudsonVAM614RR:NBircham Newton20:24Strike MissionPart of a strike force from 320 Sqn (9 aircraft) and 407 Sqn (12 aircraft) which was sortied to attack an east-bound convoy of German ships off the Dutch Frisian Islands. Believed to have been shot down by a night fighter although no record for a claim has been found.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 100Son of Arthur Edmund and Leda Mary Farley, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
499 FarrallFrederick ArthurSergeant1049271W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-05-24HalifaxIIIMZ579C8-TRAF Leconfield, Yorkshire2304Aachen See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Joint grave 5.E.7-8 Read Archive Report
500 FarrellArthur HarknesFlight Sergeant1238840Age 26NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command5 Lancaster Finishing school
1944-04-17LancasterIW4232RC-YRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire1601TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killed.Blackpool Crematorium (Carleton). Panel 2 Read Archive Report

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