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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                        
551 O'Donnell (Odonnell)Brian JohnFlight Sergeant429730AustraliaRAAFAttached 10 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
552 O'MearaJohn PatrickWarrant Officer410370AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIINA508KN:AFull Sutton23:15SterkradeSee archive report for detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery 12.F.2 (Joint Grave)
553 OchsnerR DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
554 OddenRonald GeorgeFlight Sergeant179200NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM573DX:URAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire23:10WesselingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery Grave. 34.B.12
555 OlivierJ EWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoWParadie Archive Database
556 OlkiewiczFranciszekPlutonowy PilotFlight SergeantP.781146Born 12 December 1920 Skrzybowce Belarus (Age 23 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorBZ949GR-RAF Brindisi, ItalyVilla Castelli, Italy Aircraft crashed at Villa Castelli, Italy. Location : Italy. Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in Cemetery at Brindisi. Later exhumed and buried in Polish War Cemetery, Casamassima, five miles from Bari, Italy
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557 OlsenG GFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
558 OlsenGeorge GlennFlight Sergeant436361AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
559 ONeillHarold Douglas Flight Lieutenant Flight Engineer J/22026RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ463AL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1619OsnabruckLost without traceMissingRunnymede Memorial Panel 244Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
560 OvendenGeorge ArthurPilot OfficerJ86218Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command434 (Leaside) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW713WL:PCroft23:06ArrasIt is known that the aircraft was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Those who witnessed the crash, stated that a violent explosion occurred on impact indicating that he bomb were still on board. Owing to the nature of the crash, and the evidence it must be assumed that two members of the crew perished with the aircraft, having no known grave. Remaining five members baled out and are safe. (Post Presumption Memorandum No 1374/48). Crashed at Cite de Hochettes Arras.Evaded/Returned to UK on 8 September 1944.Paradie Archive Database
561 OvisRonald DennisSergeant18822741924Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-12-06LancasterXKB779VR:BMiddleton St George16:40OsnabruckLost without traceKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 235Son of David and Pauline Ovis, of Hendon, Middlesex
562 PacułaAlbinKapral Radio OperatorSergeantP.7044932 March 1923 (Age 21 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlLL807BH:NRAF Faldingworth23:16GelsenkirchenSee Archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt,
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563 PalamountainGeorgeFlight SergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312GelsenkirchenShot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel}Evader
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564 PankratzHFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP945QB-DSkipton on Swale1643OsnabruckPoW Paradie Archive Database
565 ParkynRonaldFlight Sergeant1393242NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 13.C.9
566 ParsonsGSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFoncquevilliers Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
567 PatrickKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}Evader Paradie Archive Database
568 PattisonE SSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
569 PawlitzaE JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
570 PearsallPeter Francis GordonSergeant1892105Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterILM156LS:RMildenhall23:12GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 1/NJG1 - NNW of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:27. Coned by 1/Flakscheinw Abt 650 (“Lancaster Gelsenkirchen 01:25”) probably also claimed by Flak. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten).

Other sources maintain the a/c was shot down by Flak.
KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 19 Row G Grave 11Initially buried in Gelsenkirchen East Cemetery

571 PearsonP AFlying Officer428774Australian2nd Bom AimerRAAFBomber 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. 6288, Stalag Luft 3
572 PearsonR CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFoncquevilliers Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
573 PeelM GFlying Officer151605PilotRAFVRBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING296QJ-DRAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1656Giessen See archive report for further details PoW No: 6887 Camp: Stalag Luft BankanNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
574 PeersG ASergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW681MP-THolme on Spalding Moor2220AmiensEmergency landing at Woodbridge Suffolk on return
575 PelhamM BSergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
576 PepperJack DesmondSergeant1453939Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterILL974ZN:PMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Hptm Hans-Karl Kamp Stab III./NJG4 - 2-15km West of Chalons-sur-Marne (AJ 2): 01:49. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Thibie (Marne), 11 km WSW from the centre of Châlons-sur-Marne.KilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer, Collective Grave M. 8-13Son of John Bernard and Amy Pepper, of Newton Aycliffe, Darlington, Co. Durham, England.
577 PersonJCneFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfPoW
578 PetscheJosephSergeantR216097CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)DFM

RCAFBomber Command434 (Leaside) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW713WL:PCroft23:06ArrasIt is known that the aircraft was shot down by Flak and crashed in flames. Those who witnessed the crash, stated that a violent explosion occurred on impact indicating that he bomb were still on board. Owing to the nature of the crash, and the evidence it must be assumed that two members of the crew perished with the aircraft, having no known grave. Remaining five members baled out and are safe. (Post Presumption Memorandum No 1374/48). Crashed at Cite de Hochettes Arras.EvaderParadie Archive DatabaseSgt Persche was awarded the DFM whilst with 434 Squadron. Gazetted 21 April 1944. Citation reads: "In March 1944, this airman was the mid-upper gunner of an aircraft detailed for a sortie. Whilst over the target area the aircraft was hit by bullets from a fighter. Sergeant Petsche was wounded. Although in much pain and suffering from the loss of blood, he displayed great devotion to duty and gallantly assisted in extinguishing a fire which had commenced in the rear of the aircraft. Not until then did he inform his captain of his injuries. On this first sortie this airman set a worthy example."
579 PettyFSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
580 PhillipsL GSergeantRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
581 PhillipsSamuel AlexanderFlying OfficerJ/16550CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Grave 172
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582 PhillipsSimonFlying Officer4152231922New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterILM156LS:RMildenhall23:12GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow 1/NJG1 - NNW of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:27. Coned by 1/Flakscheinw Abt 650 (“Lancaster Gelsenkirchen 01:25”) probably also claimed by Flak. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten).

Other sources maintain the a/c was shot down by Flak.
KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 20 Row A Grave 18Initially buried in Gelsenkirchen East Cemetery

Son of Simon Phillips and of Gladys Rose Phillips (nee Currin), of Wellington City, New Zealand.
583 PhilpAnthony ValentineF/O. W/Op Air Gunner134379RAFVRCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 208 Read Archive Report
584 PictonRoy GeoffreyFlying Officer151087NavigatorRAFVRBomber 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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585 PierceLeonard William AldridgeFlight Sergeant177335NavigatorRAFVRBomber 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}Killed Age 20Bersee Communal Cemetery Grave 28.This was the crew’s 18th operational sortie.
586 PlantH JSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledIJsselmuiden General Cemetery
587 PlattsJulian George De BrettonFlying Officer147194PilotRAFVRBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-06-29MosquitoIVDZ482AZ:PWoodhall Spa12:37BeauvoirHit by flak soon after releasing markers and the crew bailed out at 3,000 ft, leaving their aircraft to crash just to the SW of Boubers-sur-Canche (Pas-de-Calais), 12 km SSW of St-Pol-sur-TernoisePoW, Stalag Luft 3
588 PledgerT OFlying OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS772EQ-TLinton on Ouse2201CambraiCrashed at Avesnes-les-Aubert {Nord}KilledAvesnes-les-Aubert Communal CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
589 PlumtreeASergeantBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS
590 PoleR NFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
591 PollardA VSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
592 PollardO HPilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal Cemetery
593 PollockAlbert LyleSergeantJ/91136Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND528PH-BRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2220Saintes See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 252Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
594 PopowiczTadeuszSierzant Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.782374Born 14 April 1911 Lwów Ukraine (Age 33 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-24Avro LancasterIIIEE124BH-MRAF Faldingworth16:12Les HayonsTook off from Faldingworth 16.12 24 June 1944 on an Operation to attack flying bomb site at Les Hayons, Belgium. Aircraft damaged by anti-aircraft fire on it's homward journey and flew on two engines across the North Sea, but crashed between Linwood and Lissington, South of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. Location : United Kingdom. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Sec H Grave 321

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595 PorowskiEdwardPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.7844629 September 1918 Wojny-Krupy Wysokie Maz. (Age 25 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlllJA683BH:SRAF Faldingworth23:21GelsenkirchenClaim by Ofw Herbert Giesecke 3/NJG3 - 30-50km South of Duisburg: 5,500m at 01:28. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Sondern, 3 km North of Radevormwald, Holland.. Location : Germany.Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot Xxvii Row G Grave 6-7 Joint
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596 PotockiWładysław JanFlight LieutenantP-1856 / 78097609.06.1919 KrakówPolandPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFFighter Command306 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-23MustangIIIFB168UZ-H4RAF Holmesley South, Hampshire1110PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived War Died 23.12.1996 Columbus, OH, USANone - survived the war

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597 PoveyR HCapt104048VSouth AfricaSAAF70 Sqd
1944-07-06WellingtonXLP198OF-SFoggia 2/TortorellaTake off 21:38Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Failed to return. Probably nightfighter attack. Crashed at Krauterbachgraben KilledKlagenfurt War Cemetery Coll. grave 8. A. 12.
Attacking fighter airfield at Feuersbrunn. Probably nightfighter attack
598 PowersR CFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command186 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIHK680AP-HTuddenham1645LeunaAbandoned
599 PożyczkaTeofilMajor PilotWing Commander7673727.04.1912 RadomPolandPilotVirtuti Militari 9128

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Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

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PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1941-06-12WellingtonIcR1348GR-?RAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2307OsnabruckSee archive report for further brief detailsSurvived War. Died 28.10.1974 Ipswich, Suffolk,
He joined the Aviation Cadet School - Technical Group. He was abs. II Promotion in 1937. As a lieutenant - techn. Officer he was assigned to the Aviation Training Center No. 1 in Dęblin. In September 1939, he fought in the Dęblin Air Base. He reached France via Romania and Lebanon, and then he was evacuated. to Great Britain. There he volunteered for a piloting course, which he completed on June 11, 1940. On July 7, he was called. as a pilot, to 301 Sqd Polish 'Pomeranian Land'. After completing the operational tour he rested from June 20, 1942, he was the instructor pilot at 18 OTU in Bramcote. On January 19, 1944, he was posted to to 300 Sqd Polish 'Mazowieckie Land. He commanded 300 Sqd Polish from 2.4.1944 to 31.1.1945. On February 2, 1945, he became an officer of the 1st RAF Bomb Group. After the war, worked as an airport pilot.
600 PreddyGeorge E MajorO-430846USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)

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