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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                        
551 FrostReginald ArthurSergeant1291118 RAFVRCoastal Command612 Sqd (County of Aberdeen)
1943-05-05WhitleyEB328Davidstow Moor02:20Anti submarine patrol Port engine fire, loss of control Killed Age 20Eastbourne (Langney) Cemetery, Sec. A. Grave 510.
Crashed after returning from a 12 hour U-boat patrol

Crashed at St Kew Highway, approximately 21 miles north of Wadebridge at 02:20 on 6 May 1943. The aircraft was returning from a ‘Derange’ U boat recognisance mission with the port engine on fire- it lost power and went out of control, and five of the six crew were killed, the sole survivor being Sergeant Edge, who bailed out at 1,200 feet. 612 Sqd Coastal Command [County of Aberdeen Auxiliary Squadron], equipped with Whitley General Reconnaissance Mk VIIs, arrived at Davidstow Moor on 17 April 1943 at the start of Coastal Command's anti-submarine operations in the Bay of Biscay, the task for which Davidstow had been built. The role of these squadrons was to hunt U-boats in the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic. 19 Group Coastal Command set up search areas over the sea. Aircraft patrolled constantly during daylight hours, searching for and attacking U-boats as they sailed from the safety of their pens in French ports and out into the Atlantic. They, in turn, hunted and sank allied merchant shipping bringing in vital supplies. 612, 304 and later 547 Squadron, all based at Davidstow, joined the hunt alongside squadrons from other airfields. For the period 21 April 1943 to 19 June 1943 the search area was known as Derange. The area was approximately between 45 to 50 degrees north and 10 to 15 degrees west and in the Bay of Biscay off the west coast of France. The Squadron Log carried the following entry for 5-6 May 1943: ‘Fine to fair in morning becoming 7/10 – 10/10ths at 2-3000ft lowering in rain to 800ft. Intermittent light rain up to midnight. Light NE winds. Visibility good, dropping to 2 miles in rain. F/O Norton in B carried out his patrol with nothing to report. Having been airborne for 12 hours he was diverted to Chivenor owing to weather at base. The aircraft crashed in flames near Wadebridge. Sgt Edge, second pilot, was the sole survivor having baled out at 1200ft. He was uninjured and contacted the controller immediately by telephone. F/O Norton, P/O Webb, Sgt Waterer, Sgt Steels and Sgt Frost lost their lives in this accident. The aircraft crashed 2 miles NE of Wadebridge, Cornwall. It completely disintegrated.’
552 FroudArthur MartinSergeant637289W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFCoastal CommandNo. 1 Operational Training Unit1940-08-15HudsonIT9320Not issuedRAF Eastleigh520TrainingFurther research continuesKilledFawley Churchyard. (All Saints) Old Portion. Row 2. Joint grave 6. Jim Craddock is currently researching the loss
553 FryArthur GeorgeSergeant22359221908, Bognor, SussexAir Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn
1945-03-07LancasterIII JA857PM:MElsham Wolds17:01DessauShot down at approx 22:00 hours at Großneuhausen, some 3km from the airfield at Kölleda.

Possible claim by either Hptm. Ernst-Georg Drünkler (1.NJG5 NE Erfurt) or Oblt. Peter Spoden (6.NJG6 50-60 km SSW Dessau) (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie)
MurderedBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 6.C.26It is reported that Sgt. Fry parachuted but was captured. The next day he was shot by a policemen who is believed to be named Kohle. Kohle’s fate is not known. His body was initially buried at Vogelsberg cemetery. In August 1947 his remains were exhumed and taken to the Berlin 1939-1945 war cemetery.

Son of Joseph George and Eunice May (née Wingate) Fry. Both his parents pre-deceased him. His sole next-of-kin was a brother Leonard John Fry.
554 FryerArthur DavidFlight Sergeant430750AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
555 FulfordRoy Warren MelvinSergeant Navigator1601768RAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM588WP-F RAF Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2021Russelsheim Probably victim of night fighter attack in target area KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Coll. Grave: 7.F. 12-17. Read Archive Report
556 FullbrookArthur BartholemewFlight LieutenantPilotDFC
RAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd RAF
557 FullertonWilliam Arthur 'Boy'Pilot Officer103507Age 25PilotDFM

RAFVRBomber Command22 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICDV843OR-QRAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire2244KolnSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. Grave 3.C.2.
Courtesy Laurence Walker

Son of William and Nellie Eugenie Fullerton, husband of Cora Eileen Fullerton. (Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music)
558 FureyRonald JohnPilot OfficerA4043321916.05.29AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command458 Sqd RAAF
1941-11-15WellingtonIVR1775FU-Holme on Spalding Moor1717EmdenThe a/c was last heard from when a W/T message was received at 2035.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 62RAAF Casualty file 163/98/362 records that “ the last message was received when the a/c was flying over the North Sea on the return journey. Three QDM’s (magnetic headings) were sent to the a/c at the approx time of ETA back at base, the last being strength 6. Nothing further was heard from the a/c and it was assumed that the crew had lost their lives at sea. A square search by six a/c found no trace of the missing a/c or crew.”

Son of Arthur James Furey and Mary Furey, of Camp Hill, Queensland, Australia
559 GaddArthur CarveathLeading Aircraftman34562AustraliaRAAF22 Sqd RAAF
1941-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
560 GalleyArthur JosephFlight Sergeant412004AustraliaRAAFBomber Command464 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-13RAAF Honour Roll
561 GallopPhilip ArthurWarrant Officer Class 1R/99353NavigatorRCAFCoastal Command269 Sqd1944-03-05HudsonIIIAFK791Not knownRAF Davidstowe Moor600Transport sortie See archive report for further details KilledOporto British Churchyard (St. James). Plot 1. Collective grave 567Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
562 GarbuttWilliam HarrisonFlight SergeantR/108830Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd1943-08-15WellingtonB.XHE524PT-?Kairouan/ Zina TunisiaPizzo and Lamezia, Italy See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 11. Column 2Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
563 GardinerEdward ArthurSergeant6259671919Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-12-20LancasterIW4182WS-BWaddington1815DuisburgThe a/c collided with 44 Sqn Lancaster, W4259 KM-P, in the darkness. Both bombers fell from the sky out of control and crashed at Bracebridge Heath, about 2 miles south of Lincoln. There were no survivors from either crewKilledDover (St James’s) Cemetery Section E R Grave 3 Son of Harry and Alice E. Gardiner, of Dover

44 Sqn Lancaster, W4259 KM-P
564 GarrettKeithFlight Sergeant620449Age 22PassengerRAFCoastal Command 18 Group98 Sqd
1941-05-26Fairy BattleIP2330Kaldadarnes, IcelandFerry Flight from KaldararnesDisappearedKilledReykjavik Cemetery (Fossvogur) Grave C46-17. Son of Thomas and Lydia Garrett, of Carlton-in-Lindrick, Nottinghamshire.
In August 2000, melting ice on a remote glacier on Iceland revealed the wreck of Battle P2330 and its crew, the aircraft having disappeared whilst on a ferry flight from Kaldrarnes, Pilot Flying Officer Arthur Kavhan Round (36201), Wireless-Operator Flight Sergeant Reginald Albert Hopkins (751763), passengers Flight Sergeant Keith Garrett (620449) and Pilot Officer Henry James Talbot (45946) were buried at Reykavik War Cemetery on Sunday August 27th 2000.
565 GarrettErnest WalterFlying OfficerJ16299CanadianNavigatorDFC


RCAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-06-02MosquitoXVIML962HS:?Little Staughton23:28LeverkusenHit by flak which damaged the controls and the port engines. Regained the south coast, but was abandoned circa 02:50 near Caterham, Surrey, crashing into the front garden of a house in Ridgemount Avenue, Coulston. A blazing fuel tank was thrown into the roof of a dwelling in Woodlands Grove, killing 18 month old Alan Roote and injuring his parents who were admitted to Purley Hospital.Survived DFC awarded whilst with 109 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads "Flight Lieutenant Arthur Charles CARTER (61006), R.A.F.V.R., 109 Sqn. Flying Officer Ernest Walter GARRETT (Can/J. 16299), R.C.A.F., 109 Sqn. These officers were pilot and navigator respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack Leverkusen one night in June, 1944. When nearing'the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire which damaged the port tail plane. Just afterwards both the port engines were affected when ano'ther shell burst underneath' the aircraft. Nevertheless, Flight Lieutenant Carter maintained a steady run and the target was successfully attacked. Almost immediately the aircraft was again hit. The elevator and aileron controls were severed. A measure of control was lost but' Flight Lieutenant Carter succeeded in bringing the bomber level and a course was set for home. Soon after leaving the target one of the damaged engines, caught fire and had to be. put out of action. The aircraft gradually lost height but Flight Lieutenant Carter held resolutely to.his course and finally reached an airfield. This officer dispayed skill, gallantry and devotion to duty of a high order. Flying Officer Garrett also proved himself to be a valiant and devoted member of aircraft crew.' In the face of most harassing circumstances he navigated his aircraft with unerring skill and also rendered other assistance >to his pilot in his endeavours to reach this country."

Bar to DFC awarded to Flt.Lt. Garrett, whilst with 109 Sqn, gazetted 13th November 1944
566 GarrouldJohn Aubrey TrevorPilot Officer608181922PilotRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqd
1941-05-16WhitleyVZ6493EY-VMiddleton St. George2243KölnShot down by a nighter fighter (Uffz Pross, 3./NJG1) and crashed at 0234 hours between Helenaveen (Noord Brabany) and Maasbree (Limburg), Holland.KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 3.H.6 Son of Arthur H. and Jessie E. M. Garrould
567 GarvenArthur AndersonFlight Sergeant403806AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-08RAAF Honour Roll
568 GarwellArthur JohnFlying Officer65503PilotDFM. DFC

RAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1942-04-17LancasterIR5510KM_ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1512Augsburg See archive report for full details PoW No: 117 Camp: Staag Luft Sagan and Belaria (L3)None - survived the war. Passed away 1969 Read Archive Report
569 GasperettiRaymondSergeant390438926th Nov 1924 in San Francisco, CaliforniaAmericanRight Waist GunnerPH

US Army Air Force8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMissing, presumed killedNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Plot C Row 10 Grave 8
570 GatesFrank Arthur EdwinSergeant643900Age 20Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit1940-08-24Wellington1aN29450RAF Bassingbourn / RAF Jurby2145Training Flight See archive report for further details KilledSt Patricks Churchyard, Jurby. Grave 337 Read Archive Report
571 GatwardAlan ArthurFlying Officer272AustraliaRAAF3 Sqd RAAF
1941-02-19RAAF Honour Roll
572 GautRichard ArthurSergeant22206091925Mid-Upper GunnerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqn
1944-07-15LancasterIME807EM-SRAF Spilsby Lincolnshire2214NeversSee archive report for further detailsKilledLignieres de Touraine Communal Cemetery Row A Grave 2
Collision with 467 Sqn Lancaster I, ME851 over target.
573 GeeHerbert WilliamSergeant15170791923Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-06-10LancasterIIND594HW:PGrimsby22:53AcheresClaim by Maj Paul Semrau Stab II/NJG2 - 5-20km South of Dreux: 1,400m at 01:00. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledSerazereux Communal Cemetery Coll. graveSon of Arthur Fredrick and Alberta Gee, of Brotton, Yorkshire.
574 GeorgeHenry ArthurSergeant1317130RAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-07-02HalifaxIIW1056ZA-NLeeming2305Bremen Flak or nightfighter. Crashed off Dutch coast Killed Age 20Runnymede Panel 83.
575 GermanHarold WallaceFlying OfficerJ/107301921CanadianPilotAFM

RCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVLK638IP-VTholthorpe1851KasselCrashed Grossen-HeidronKilledHannover War Cemetery 12.B.6
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur H. and Hazel German, of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada
576 GerowArthur H 2nd LtO-7194USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-11-18P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
577 GibbonsArthur LeonardPilot Officer415245AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-28RAAF Honour Roll
578 GibbsRonald ArthurFlight Sergeant402704AustraliaRAAF10 Sqd RAAF
1943-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
579 GibsonArthurSquadron Leader61043Age 27NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB552MG-KRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire1620Berlin See archive report for further details KilledSage War Cemetery. Grave 5.D.15 Read Archive Report
580 GibsonArthur Leach PattersonFlight Sergeant Air BomberR/159358RCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-01-20HalifaxVLK921MP-R RAF Holme-on-Spalding-Moor, Yorkshire 1634BerlinShot down by night fighter - Crashed near BurgkemnetzKilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery 4.L.8.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
581 GibsonJohn ArthurSergeant405549AustraliaRAAF13 Bomber Squadron (USAAF)1942-05-23RAAF Honour Roll
582 GilesReginald Frederick ArthurFlight Sergeant1317796Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIHK547KO:F/A4RAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire22:28le MansSee Archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-1945. Row C. Grave 14
583 GilesJohn Patrick ArthurFlight SergeantNZ/425836W/op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA-DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire 1935Gardening See Archive report for further details KilledSvino Churchyard. Collective grave 88 Read Archive Report
584 GilesArthur Ernest FuceSergeant1333184UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-09HalifaxVDG238EQ-RAF Leeming15:30Fighter Affiliation ExerciseStalled in tight turn and crashedKilledMedstead Cemetery, Hampshire (grave 587)Accident report
585 GilesDavid ArthurSergeant407270AustraliaRAAF203 Sqd RAF
1942-03-26RAAF Honour Roll
586 GilesWilliam Arthur MackieFlight Sergeant4785AustraliaRAAF4 Service Flying Training School RAAF Hq Pearce1947-02-04RAAF Honour Roll
587 GilesArthur RonaldFlight Sergeant417464AustraliaRAAF576 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
588 GillhamRoy William PatrickSergeant1800716Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 230 Read Archive Report
589 GilliesAndrew ArthurSergeant636033RAFVRCoastal Command51 Sqn
1942-10-16WhitneyVZ9153Chivenor846Anti-submarine patrolClaimed by Lt Meister of 13./KG40 in pos. PLQ 14W/0817 at 1614hrs crashed Bay of BiscayKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 74
590 GirdlerEric ArthurLeading Aircraftman404052AustraliaRAAF3 Service Flying Training School Amberley1941-03-04RAAF Honour Roll
591 GlassonRex ArthurPilot Officer417300AustraliaRAAF166 Sqd RAF
1944-03-19RAAF Honour Roll
592 Glen Arthur Allan ("Pinkie")PilotFighter Command9
593 GliddonArthur William HowardFlight Sergeant415135AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-30RAAF Honour Roll
594 GoddardArthur ParvinSergeant1339439Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-01-11LancasterIIIPB540PG-XRAF Strubby, Lincolnshire1407Homberg See archive report for full details KilledPortsmouth (Milton) Cemetery. Hampshire. Plot C. C. Row 10. Grave 28 Read Archive Report
595 GolderJames WilliamSergeant16445481920Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILK783MP-CHolme on Spalding Moor2241TrappesCrashed Treon {Eure-et-Loir}KilledDreux Communal Cemetery. Row 1. Coll. grave 1-4.Son of James George and Matilda Golder, of West Croydon, Surrey, England.
Archive Report
596 GoodallArthur ManleyWarrant Officer Class 2R/14268917 Nov 1918CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIME576UM-A2Wickenby1645BraunschweigThe aircraft crashed near Halberstadt (Sachsen-Anhalt), where all were initially buriedKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave 14.A.1 Paradie Archive Database
597 GooderhamGeoffrey ArthurFlight Sergeant425094AustraliaRAAF1652 Conversion RAF1944-03-29RAAF Honour Roll
598 GoodmanArthur HenryW/O1. Air GunnerR/60369RCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1944-02-14WellingtonIIIHZ110Not known RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire Training - night circuits and landings Undershot runway - crashing at Snitterfield KilledStratford On Avon Cemetery. Grave 4170.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
599 GoodwinJohnSergeantAir/Gnr rearRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-08-27LancasterIIIED627EM-NLangar2129NurnbergCrashed at SchwabischKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
Story, witness report, video at here
600 GoodwinArthur GordonFlying Officer413985AustraliaRAAF2 Aircraft Depot Richmond1945-09-21RAAF Honour Roll

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