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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 ArthurSSergeant1551651Bomber Command10 Sqd
1943-07-15HalifaxIIJB961ZA-RMelbourne2142MontbeliardCrashed at Recey sur OurceKilledRecy-sur-Ource Communal
52 ArthurD AFlight SergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-01-20HalifaxIIJD470ZA-SMelbourne1616BerlinKilledRunnymede
53 ArthurDouglas InvictaPilot Officer50778Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-03-12LancasterIED544HW-QRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire1937EssenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 3 C. 14Next of kin details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
54 ArthurJ AFlying OfficerBomber Command101 Sqd
1943-08-12LancasterIED320SR-ELudford Magna2130MilanoCollided with parked Beaufighter VIF MM857 on landing at Ford
55 ArthurG AFlying OfficerBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-09LancasterILL756SR-QLudford Magna1748le HavreCrashed at base on return
56 ArthurJ L LSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-11-11WellingtonIIIX3394KO-TrainingCrashed near Swaffham NorfolkKilled
57 ArthurL JSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-03-08LancasterIME839AS-NKirmington1130TrossyKilledMarissel French National Cemetery
58 ArthurC JPilot OfficerFighter248 Sqd
1940-08-27BlenheimIURecceLost off Norway
59 ArthurS RSergeantBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1941-09-02HalifaxIL9508TL-XLinton on Ouse2049Berlin?PoW
60 ArthurW GSergeant1371842Bomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxVDK135ZL-Leeming2307WuppertalCrashed WSW RotterdamKilledRotterdam
61 ArthurR GSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIIMZ512LK-CBurn1853BerlinCrashed GrossvargulaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
62 ArthurL CFlying Officer129410Bomber Command9 Sqd
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED558WS-NBardney2243BochumCrashed at BraamtPoW
63 ArthurKeith Sergeant416736AustraliaRAAF1 Air Navigation School1944-12-25RAAF Honour Roll
64 ArthurColin TolhurstLeading Aircraftman407110AustraliaRAAF1 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)1941-02-04RAAF Honour Roll
65 ArthurCecil GlenFlight Sergeant429902AustraliaRAAF101 Sqd RAF
1944-03-16RAAF Honour Roll
66 ArthurPaul DruceFlight Sergeant422093AustraliaRAAF1654 Conversion RAF1944-08-31RAAF Honour Roll
67 ArthurWilliam CharlesSergeant61516AustraliaRAAF2 Wireless Air Gunners School1942-06-15RAAF Honour Roll
68 AshcroftAlbert HenrySergeant18171801925PassengerRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-10-27MosquitoIIDZ256HB:?West Raynham11:05Training20 minutes after takeoff the Mosquito spun and crashed into Stapleford Woods near Coddington, 2 miles miles ENE of Newark-on-trent, Nottinghamshire. Mosquito was practicing intercepts on a Lancaster, and pulled up into the Lanc's slipstream, stalling and spinning from 7,000 down to 1,500 feet. At this point it spun in the other direction and crashed. The passenger was a Lanc flight engineer.KilledWolverley (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard. Centre of new churchyard, extreme west of church.Sgt Ashcroft was a Flight Engineer from 49 Sqn

Son of Arthur Bird Ashcroft and Minnie Ashcroft, of Broadwaters Heath, Kidderminster.
69 AshfieldRichard ArthurCorporal19098AustraliaRAAF450 Sqd RAAF
1942-03-21RAAF Honour Roll
70 AshtonRobert AlexanderFlight SergeantAUS/436598Age 22AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-08-31StirlingIVLJ503NF-PRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2200SOESee archive report for further brief detailsKilledArc-Et-Senans Communal Cemetery. Grave 7

Son of William Arthur and Laura Rosena Ashton, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia
71 AshworthHarry Pilot Officer169692NavigatorDFM

RAFVRBomber Command1409 Flt
1944-02-16MosquitoPR.XVIML928AE:?Wyton11:45Meteorological flightSeeInjured - died next day of wounds at Ely hospitalManchester Crematorium. Panel 6.
72 AshworthAlanSergeant1529817Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIBF577JN-M (C Flight)Mepal2331Hamburg See Archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery. Collective grave 4A.D.10-12 Read Archive Report
73 AshworthCorran PerryFlying OfficerNZ/413367September 25th, 1921 Age 22 when killedNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter65 Sqd
1944-08-03MustangIIIBFB208YT-?B12 Ellon, France1034BombingHit by flakMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

Clerk prior to service with postal department. Son of Arthur John and Edna M. Ashworth (née Harrison) of Alexandra, Otag. 808 flying hours logged with over 130 operational sorties. Served previously with 253, 14 an 32 squadrons. Credited with 2 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared with 1 other damaged.
74 AstleAlfredPilot Officer177562Age 29NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-09-24LancasterIIIPB177GT-LRAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire1645CalaisSee archive report for full detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 210Son of Arthur and Clara Kate Astle and husband of Dulcie Astle (née Seager), of Swindon, Wiltshire, England
75 AstleArthur WilliamSergeant939723RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqd
1941-01-09WhitleyVT4203EY-Dishforth1757GelsenkirchenShot down by a German night-fighter under the command of Oblt. Reinhold Eckardt of 11/NJG1 - 6th Staffel, Crashed near Millingen HollandKilledMook War Cemetery
Shot down by a German night-fighter under the command of Oblt. Reinhold Eckardt of 11/NJG1 - 6th Staffel, whilst on a sortie to attack the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, on 9-10 January 1941. Gelsenkirchen was throughout the War a major target of Bomber Command, and as a result was heavily defended. At the time of this victory Eckardt was already a famed fighter ace, including 2 Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He would go on to claim 22 victories in the next two years before eventually being shot down and killed in action when his parachute caught on the tail of his aircraft. Whitley crashed into ice-encrusted flood water at around 11:18 p.m. between Millingen and Kerkerdam. in Gelderland, Holland. All the crew were killed.

Attacker Reinhold Eckardt
76 AtkinsonDonald KeithSergeant4160751923New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqn
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED563HW:GGrimsby21:22PlzenED563 was coned by 3. & 4./Flakscheinw. Abt 160 at a height of 50 metres. the aircraft crashed at 00:25 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten). Cause unknown.

Collided with high tension cables as it fell. The a/c crashed and caught fire on a hillside just outside of Rentrisch, which is a village a few km NE of Saarbrücken. The crew were buried on the 20th April in the local cemetery and later reinterred at Rheinberg
KilledRheinberg War Cemetery, 8.J.19Sgt. Atkinson was on his 2nd Operation

Son of Arthur Oscar Atkinson, and of Helen Atkinson (nee Crowther), of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand
77 AudleyDenis JamesSergeant1337107W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-07-29HalifaxIIJD309MH-RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2251Hamburg see archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 141 Read Archive Report
78 AustinArthur NevilleFlying Officer411726AustraliaRAAF3 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-14RAAF Honour Roll
79 AveryReginald Arthur CharlesSergeant1336681Age 20Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIW4373PH-FRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2301Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.9 Read Archive Report
80 AylmerAlbert ArthurSergeant2210900Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW195DY:HPocklington21:22BraunschweigShot down by a night-fighter, whose fire killed Sgt Craig, crashing near RinteinPoW No 545, Stalag Luft 7
81 AylmerAlbert ArthurSergeant2210900Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/PoW 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
82 BaileyJohn HowardWarrant Officer746977NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1943-02-13LancasterIIIED484VN-QSkellingthorpePMLorientCrashed in the seaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 134 Read Archive Report
83 BaileyArthur WilfredSergeant7477481921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber 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 survivedKilled on Active Service 7 Sep 1943Some 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

1658 Conversion Unit Halifax DT524
84 BakerArthur C HSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIILM522DX-GEast Kirkby2218St-Leu Crashed near Envermeu {Seine-Maritime} Killed St-Nicolas d'Aliermont French Military Cemetery Archive Report
85 BanksArthurSergeant16079921920PilotGC RAFMediterranean and Middle East 112 Sqd
1944.08.18 (1944.12.20)Mustang (P-51B/C)III GA-?LG CreteReconnaissance On an armed Reconnaissance of the Ravenna and Ferrara areas and after being damaged made a forced landing. Sgt. Banks destroyed the aircraft and made for Allied lines MurderedArgenta Gap War Cemetery, Emilia-Romagna, Italy . Plot III, A, 7.Sgt Banks was posthumously awarded the George Cross. Citation see London Gazette of 5th November, 1946. Son of Charles Chaplin Banks and Harriet Margaret Banks, of Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.
86 BanksRobert ArthurSergeant 2nd Pilot1100940RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqd
1941-09-07WellingtonIcZ8845WS-Honington2030BerlinCrashed TerwispelKilledOpsterland Gorredijk Netherlands Grave Ref Row A Coll grave 3-6 Read Archive Report
87 BanksGeorge LeslieSergeant1113233W/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
88 BarbourArthur AlexanderSergeant412566AustraliaRAAF32 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-27RAAF Honour Roll
89 BarclayRichard George ArthurPilot Officer74661Age 21PilotRAFVRFighter Command249 Sqd
1940-11-29HurricaneIV6692FY-?PatrolBaled out near Tunbridge WellsWoundedRecovered - Killed on the 17th July 1942 - Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery. Grave X1.H.7Read Archive Report
90 BarclayRichard George ArthurFlight Lieutenant74661Age 22PilotDFC

RAFVRFighter Command611 Sqd
1941-09-20SpitfireVW3816FY-KRAF Hornchurch, EssexCircus 100BSee archive report for brief details EvadedSafe - Killed on the 17th July 1942 - Buried at El Alamein War Cemetery. Grave X1.H.7Read Archive Report
91 BarclayRichard George ArthurFlight Lieutenant74661Age 22PilotDFC

RAFVRFighter Command238 Sqd1942-07-17HurricaneIIPB296Patrol See archive report for brief details KilledBuried at El Alamein War Cemetery. Grave X1.H.7 Read Archive Report
92 BarclayRichard George ArthurFlight Lieutenant74661Age 22PilotDFC

RAFVRFighter Command238 Sqd1942-07-17HurricaneIIBP296Patrol See archive report for brief details KilledBuried at El Alamein War Cemetery. Grave X1.H.7 Read Archive Report
93 Barclay Richard George ArthurPilotDFC
Fighter Command8KIA 17 July 1942
Ace
94 BarkerDennisSergeant1233899Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-07-29HalifaxIIJD309MH-RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2251Hamburg see archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 141 Read Archive Report
95 BarkerGareth AllanFlight Lieutenant J/13359(Age 22)CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1945-04-06De Havilland MosquitoF.B.VlHR191A.75 Advanced Landing Ground (Cambrai/Epinoy) RAFAircraft lost whilst attacking Enemy Tramsport in Northern Holland. Location : Germany. Killed on Operational Flight, Becklingen War Cemetery - Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 11, Row B, Grave 5Paradie Archive DatabaseCREW : F/Lt G A Barker; Sgt G E Arthur. Son of Frederick William Barker and Olive Ruth Barker, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
96 BarnesArthur Warrant Officer404541AustraliaRAAF215 Sqd RAF
1943-05-17RAAF Honour Roll
97 BarnfieldKenneth WilliamFlight Sergeant902522Age 20PilotRAFVRBomber Command142 Sqd
1941-11-30WellingtonIVZ1202QT-?RAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire1817HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 35Son of Arthur William and of Rosalind Blanche Barnfield, of Bishopston, Bristol, England
98 BarsbyEric ArthurFlight Lieutenant84318PilotRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-10-31WhitleyVZ9141MH-JRAF Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire1739HamburgShot down by night fighter.Crashed on Island of Texel KilledTexel (Den Burg) Cemetery Noord Holland, Netherlands. Grave reference: Plot K. Row 4. Coll. grave 76A-79Read Archive Report
99 BartlemanWilliam ArchibaldSergeantR/60887ObserverRCAFBomber Command10 OTU. (Operational Training Unit)1941-07-05WhitleyVZ6667Not knownRAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire240Training See archive report for further details KilledInverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery. Sec. D. Class 6. Grave 19
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
100 BartleyHerbert ArthurLeading Aircraftman57438AustraliaRAAF6 Mobile Works Squadron Kiriwina1944-03-16RAAF Honour Roll

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