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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                        
51 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
52 BemroseMFlight SergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
53 BendallJ KFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
54 BendallJabez KevinPilot Officer419604AustraliaRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
55 BenhamAlbert CliffordSergeant1580616Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Coll. grave 173-176

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56 BergJohn JosephFlying Officer1295511921NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterIME840BQ:VNorth Killingholme23:05Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - FF Kurfurst Kleve area: 6,000m at 01:49. Same claim as Oblt George Fengler Stab IV/NJG1 4,000m at 01:51. Both confirmed as full victories on 7/10/44. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Varsseveld 12km ESE of Doetinches.KilledWisch (Varsseveld) General Cemetery Plot A Collective Grave 12-14.19 a/c from the Sqn took off without incident, but one aircraft was forced to abandon the mission when the port inner engine became unserviceable. The night was cloudy, and some icing problems were encountered. Ahead of the main bomber force, Pathfinder aircraft had dropped markers (target illuminators). Flak at the target was moderate to intense and night fighters were active in the area. Lancaster ME840 was late leaving the target and fell behind the rest of the bomber stream, losing any mutual protection from concentrated gunfire of the other aircraft, but also became exposed to enemy radar by losing the protection of ‘window’ dropped by other bombers. Somewhere near the Netherlands/German border, Lancaster ME840 was hit by a burst from a night fighter which hit their No 2 engine and petrol tank. No 1 petrol tank then caught fire. Fg Off Kay, the flight engineer, jettisoned the forward escape hatch, stopped No 2 engine and operated the extinguishers in vain. Smith ordered the crew to put on their parachutes, but before they could, the petrol tank exploded. The aircraft came down near Varssveld, north west of Aalten in The Netherlands. It had lost a tailpiece and part of a wing. (Made in Perth)

Fg Off Berg was awarded the DFC whilst with 100 Squadron. Gazetted 12 November 1943

Son of Sidney and Sarah Berg; husband of Frances Berg, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.
57 BergeronJohn AlbertSergeantJ/87384Age 19CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber 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 4
Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Adelard Joseph and Aimiee Margaret (nee Labranche) Bergeron of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
58 BernardWFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ428KN-BFull Sutton1810osnabruckKilledRunnymede
59 BestR BSergeantBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandoned
60 BiaggiDSgcFFAFBomber Command346 Sqd Free French
1944-06-12HalifaxVLK955H7-Elvington2201AmiensCrash landed at Carnaby on return
61 BiehlWilliam McKaySergeant622666Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard Row C. Grave 24
62 BiggsK SWarrant OfficerBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA969HW-MGrimsby2307GelsenkirchenKilledRunnymede
63 BirtlesRonald JosephFlight Sergeant421154AustraliaRAAF635 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
64 BlackFrank AlexanderFlight SergeantAUS/429371W/Op/Air/GnrRAAFBomber 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
65 BlackBruce GrahamFlying OfficerJ240252nd December 1921 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber 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 9-14
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of William Graham and Lily Blanche (née Rachar) Black; husband of Gloria Morgan Forbes Black, of New York City, USA.

According to W R Chorley Fg Off Black was an American who came from New York City. The confusion may has arisen because his wife Gloria Erica Forbes Black married an American E Carney in June 1946 and went to live in New York City.
66 BlackFrank AlexanderFlight Sergeant429371AustraliaRAAF57 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
67 BladowskiFeliks StanisławSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.78015330 November 1910 Burzenin Sieradz (Age 33 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal 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. Plt Off B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : Netherlands.
Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, His body was washed ashore and was buried in Wijdenes Cemetery. His grave in now in the Polish Field of Honour, Breda, Poland


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68 BlanchardW LWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
69 BlotGLieutenantFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfPoW
70 BoardH WFlying OfficerNavigatorBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME701JO:FWaddington12:11BeauvoirFirst daylight raid for the Squadron. Hit and severely damaged by Flak but returned safely to Waddington at 15:17Safe
71 BobitkoMichalPodporucznik uczenpilotPilot Officer?Born 22 August 1917 (Age 26)PolandPilotPAFTraining CommandNo.24 (P) Elementary Flying Training School1944-07-28Tiger Moth?RAF HucknallHaltonDied from Pulmonary Tuberculosis - possibly contracted at the hospital where he was receiving treatment following an air accident. Crashed unknown Tiger Moth of 25 P EFTS RAF Hucknall, badly injured with burns to face and hands. Admitted to: RAF Hucknall SSQ then Nottingham Hospital 29/12/43 and RAF Hospital Rauceby 06/01/44. Transferred to Queen Victoria Hospital QVH: 23/02/1944. 2 Operations at East Grinstead. Polish member of the Guinea Pig club. Died at Princess Mary's RAF Hospital Halton of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and buried at Newark Cemetery.. Location : United Kingdom.Died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Sec O, Grave 324

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72 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

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73 BokrośJanKapral Radio Operator StrzelecelecFlight SergeantP.7948169 January 1920 (Age 24)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

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. Plt Off B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.
Killed in Action, operational flightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in North Sea off the Dutch Coast

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74 BondA CFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIPB290JO-KWaddington1712GiessenCrashed target areaKilled
75 BoothJ CSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA969HW-MGrimsby2307GelsenkirchenKilledRunnymede
76 BotsfordR LWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
77 BourderotteRSous LieutenantFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfPoW
78 BourneH JFlight SergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetPoW
79 BoyceT WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM581AS-XKirmington2238GelsenkirchenCrashed near Tongeren {Gelderland}KilledEpe General Cemetery
80 BoyesL CFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
81 BoylsonWilliam WrixonFlight Lieutenant4046236th October 1918, Wagga Wagga, New South WalesAustralianPilotDFC

DFC Bar

RAAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-06-24MosquitoXXKB329XD:?Upwood03:45BerlinClaimed by Lt. Ewald-Werner Hittler and his Bordfuncker Uffz. Wilhelm Wildschütze, his 4th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1, 30 km NW of Berlin at 7,000 m at 01:37 hrs. The Mosquito exploded in mid-air near Linum. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 256He flew 48 sorties with 7 Sqn on Stirlings before joining 141 Sqn with whom he flew 26 sorties on Beaufighters and the Mosquito.

DFC awarded whilst with 7 Sqn, gazetted 9th February 1943.

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 7 Sqn, Gazetted 11th June 1943.

Son of Joseph Patrick and Gertrude Alice Boylson; husband of Joyce Mary Boylson, of Guildford, Surrey.
82 BradfordN WFlying OfficerFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12MosquitoNFXVIIHK459APatrol
83 BramleyRSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
84 BrandwoodFrank BertramFlying Officer1332171918PilotRAFVRBomber 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.12Son of Frank and Hilda Mary Brandwood, of Preston, Lancashire; husband of Beatrice Brandwood, of Penwortham, Preston
85 BrayJPilot OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryAttacker
86 BrazierA JSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIND399AS-RKirmington2223GelsenkirchenCrashed near Apeldoorn {Gelderland}KilledApeldoorn {Ugchelen-Heidehof} General Cemetery
87 BriceFrancis Thomas SargentFlight LieutenantJ/23221Age 25CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Collective Grave Plot 2, Row G, Grave 5-7 Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Stephen Leslie and Frances Haywood Brice of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Mount Brice on the eastern boundary of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, British Columbia, is named after Fl/Lt. Brice and his brother P/O. Vincent Leslie Brice who was killed in 1942. (See Halifax L9622)

88 BristowD ASergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
89 BrockRonald Gerald DevereauxFlight Sergeant1286271Air/BmrRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details PoW. Camp: Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang (L1)None - survived the war Read Archive Report
90 BrooksbankJ PFlying OfficerBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
91 BrophyGeorge PatrickFlying 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

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92 BrownHarry Arthur BulgerFlying Officer43452517th January 1917 in Blenheim, New ZealandNew ZealanderAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RAAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 6
Son of Bernard Thomas Brown and Isabel Brown, of Blenheim, New Zealand.
93 BrownAlbert HenrySergeant12927981912Air 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)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of James and Lucy Brown.
94 BrownRichard Cyril Joseph 'Dick', 'Sid'Flying OfficerJ/2014812 Feb 1921, Halifax, CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFFighter414 Sqn RCAF
1944-06-14MustangIAP205RU-?Tactical reconnaissanceHit by flak and bailed out near Le Beny-BocagePoW, Stalag Luft 3 SaganSurvived the warRCAF Notes Database, Paradie Archive
95 BrownG KSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetKilledErmelo {Nunspeet} General Cemetery
96 BrownRichardSergeant11458791921Wireless Operator/Air 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)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 17.F.12Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Brown, of Cowgate, Newcastle-on-Tyne
97 BrownLaurence ErnestSergeant435439AustraliaRAAF77 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
98 Brown Jr.Quince LucienMajorSquadron LeaderO-4125027th December 1917 at Bristow Creek, OklahomaUSAPilotSilver Star (1 OLC)

DFC (4 OLC)

AM (4 OLC)

PH

US Army Air Force84th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force78th Fighter Squadron1944-09-06P-47D44-19569 Okie IIWZ:Z12 aircraft destroyed, a 1/3 share of a probable and 2 aircraft destroyed on the groundDuxford airfield (Station #357),Strafing in Gemünd area (Mission #607), GermanySee archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Magnolia Memorial Cemetery, Bristow, Creek County, Oklahoma
99 BrysonWilliam C MajorO-421638USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command493rd Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
100 BuckhamH AFlight LieutenantPilotBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME701JO:FWaddington12:11BeauvoirFirst daylight raid for the Squadron. Hit and severely damaged by Flak but returned safely to Waddington at 15:17Safe

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