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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                        
601 GooldArthur FrederickSergeantNZ/414873Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command11 OTU
1944-03-15WellingtonXLN660KJ-ORAF Westcott2005Training exerciseSee archive report for detailsKilledOxford (Botley) Cemetery. Plot 1/2. Grave 177 Read Archive Report
602 GordonJohn Arthur GeraldSquadron Leader36075CanadaPilotFighter151 Sqd
1940-08-15HurricaneIP3941PatrolLanded safely at North Weald damaged Wounded
Born in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, on March 18, 1912, joined RCAF 1934. Transferred to RAF on Permanent Commission as P/O on 22 July 1936 but seniority from 22 October 1934. Posted to 19 Sqn at Duxford 25 October 1936. F/O wef 22 January 1937 but seniority from 22 April 1936. F/Lt wef 22 January 1939 but seniority from 22 Apr 1938. He was promoted to Sqn Ldr wef 1 March 1940 and became C.O. 151 Sqn. at Martlesham Heath 5 August 1940. Shot down 18 August 1940 over Rochford. Hurricane P3940 crashed at Tabriums Farm, Battlesbridge. 1 December 1941 saw him promoted to W/Cdr. On 01 June 1942 (Circus 178), W/C Gordon led 350 Squadron (part of Debden Wing) as target support of 8 Hurribombers to Brugges. During this mission W/C Gordon and 3 members of 350 Squadron (P/O Laumans, F/Sgt Livyns and Sgt Hansez) were shot down when this unit was heavely engaged by 20 Fw190. MIA, he is remembered with honour at Runnymede Memorial (Panel 64)
603 GordonJohn Arthur GeraldWing Commander36075Red Deer, Alberta, CanadaCanadaPilotFighter350 Sqd Belgian
1942-06-01SpitfireVbBL936Circus 178 Escort Hurribombers to BruggesShot down in engagement with 20 x FW190Killed Age 24Runnymede Memorial Panel 64

Paradie ArchiveBorn in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, on March 18, 1912, joined RCAF 1934. Transferred to RAF on Permanent Commission as P/O on 22 July 1936 but seniority from 22 October 1934. Posted to 19 Sqn at Duxford 25 October 1936. F/O wef 22 January 1937 but seniority from 22 April 1936. F/Lt wef 22 January 1939 but seniority from 22 Apr 1938. He was promoted to Sqn Ldr wef 1 March 1940 and became C.O. 151 Sqn. at Martlesham Heath 5 August 1940. Shot down 18 August 1940 over Rochford. Hurricane P3940 crashed at Tabriums Farm, Battlesbridge. 1 December 1941 saw him promoted to W/Cdr. On 01 June 1942 (Circus 178), W/C Gordon led 350 Squadron (part of Debden Wing) as target support of 8 Hurribombers to Brugges. During this mission W/C Gordon and 3 members of 350 Squadron (P/O Laumans, F/Sgt Livyns [Livijns] and Sgt Hansez) were shot down when this unit was engaged by 20 Fw190. MIA
604 GorriePeter CreightonFlying Officer PilotAus/407168AustraliaPilotRAAF (Far East Command)Bomber Command2 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-12HudsonIA16-12Not knownNamlea, Boeroe Island, Dutch East Indies (now Pulau Buru, Indonesia) Not knownAnti shipping (Japanese invasion forces) at Kema Bay near Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia) Shot down by Japanase Zero Fighters -Crashed into the sea near Kema, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia) - the precise location is unknown. KilledHaving no known grave he is commemorated on the Ambon Memorial, Indonesia - Column 8. "GORRIE, Flying Off'r Peter Creighton, 407168, Royal Australian Air Force, 12th January 1942, aged 23, son of Dr Peter GORRIE and Janet Howatson GORRIE. Column 8." Also Australian War Memorial, Canberra


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Commemorated by naming an aerodrome in his honour - No 14 Aircraft Repair Depot (including No 55 Operational base, No 18 Replenishing Center, No 9 Stores Depot, and No 8 Transport and Movements Office), located just off the Stewart Highway and very near the Rail-head at Larrimah, N.T., was named 'Gorrie' aerodrome. Peter was flying a Lockheed Hudson (Model B14S, Mark I) bomber, serial No A16-12. With him on that last flight from their base at Namlea aerodrome, Burus Island, were his crew of three - the 2nd Pilot, Sgt Wesley Leonard MORGAN (No 408112), and 2 Wireless Air-gunners, Sgt John Edward FARRINGTON (No 17633) and Sgt Keith Richard Theodore McCRACKEN (No 406219). In the same engagement, one other 2 Sqn Hudson from Namlea was lost - A16-46, with Pilot F/L Parker Henry Russell HODGE, P/O Edward David Guildford HOWARD and Sgts Harold Claude SHORE and Jack MAWDESLY, was observed on the water burning, with a long smoke trail. Only one crew-man, P/O HOWARD, survived, and was repatriated at war's end, after imprisonment by the Japanese. Two other Hudson aircraft making up the flight that day were from 13 Sqn based at Laha, on Ambon Island, and both were also lost: A16-7 crashed into Rangowenko, and four bodies were recovered from the wreckage & buried by villagers in their cemetery, including Pilot F/L Geoffrey SATTLER, and Sgts John Graham GOODE, Reginald Anthony Desmond HUNTER and Matthew Roscoe HODGSON. A16-67, which was never located, with its crew posted missing presumed lost - 1st Pilot F/L Arthur R. BARTON, 2nd Pilot F/O Samuel William CLIFFORD, and Sgts Bernard Samuel BATES and John Lake MILLS. The fifth aircraft returned to base, piloted by Flight Lt Rob CUMING, who filed the mission report as Wing Commander. But, he was to die within a week, so unable to confirm the casualty reports for official purposes. There is also evidence, despite the lack of official records, that two other 13 Sqn Hudsons flew to Menado that morning - one piloted by P/O DUNNE and the other by Ron CORNFOOT, both of whom, judging by their published reminiscences, survived the action. As a result of the losses on this mission, A.C.H. Halong, H.Q. for operations in the N.E.I. area, decided to discontinue further long-range attacks on distantly and strongly held targets.
605 GossEric ArthurSergeant1605337Age 21Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV963AL-VRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2247Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.16 Read Archive Report
606 GossArthur L2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-765995AmericanPilotUS 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 1 Barth-Vogelsang
607 GossipArthur BennettFlying Officer PilotAUS/411262RAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-21LancasterIDV280JO-SRAF Waddington2303Scholven-Buer Shot down by night fighter - Crashed at Bergem {Noord-Brabant} KilledUden War Cemetery. 5.B11. Read Archive Report
608 GossipArthur BennettFlying Officer411262AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
609 GoughArthur EdwardPilot Officer133219PilotRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-01-27StirlingIN6077HA-VRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1703Gardening See archive report for further details KilledHannover War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3. A11-17
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610 GoughTerence Arthur HaroldSergeant740435Age 21PilotRFVRFighter Command43 Sqd
1940-06-01HurricaneIL1758FT-?RAF Tangmere, Sussex1145PatrolSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killed Runnymede Memorial, Panel 14Read Archive Report
611 Gough-CalthorpeRonald Arthur SomersetFlying Officer15087PilotRAFVRFIghter Command64 Sqd
1945.10.09MustangIIIHB867Not known RAF Horsham, Norfolk1430Training See archive report for further details KilledBrookwood Cemetery - private family grave Read Archive Report
612 Gough-CalthorpeRonald Arthur SomersetFlying Officer15087PilotRAFVRFIghter Command64 Sqd
1945.10.09MustangIIIKH566Not known RAF Horsham, NorfolkTraining See archive report for further details Survived Killed later - see HB867 Read Archive Report
613 GouldArthur NevillePilot Officer188552ObserverRAFVRBomber Command128 Sqn
1945-01-14MosquitoXVI MM194M5:KWyton21:00BerlinPartially abandoned, after running out of fuel, before crashing at 02:34 near Chatteris, CambridgeshireBailed out and landed safely
614 GowanThomas FrancisSergeant955046Age 23W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-11-30HampdenIP1228ZN-LRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire1620Hamburg See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 44 Read Archive Report
615 GowersArthur VincentSquadron Leader40166Age 30PilotDFC MiDRAFVRFighter Command183 Sqd
1943-10-24TyphoonIbJP396HF-?RAF Predannack, Cornwall1730Roadstead 77see archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 118

Born on 18th June 1913 in Chelmsford, the Son of Herbert Henry and Hilda Mary Gowers and husband of Joan R. Gowers, father of Gloria, of Boscombe, Hampshire, England.
616 GrabhamArthur JamesSergeant401308AustraliaRAAF420 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-08RAAF Honour Roll
617 GradyJohn ArthurSergeant 2nd Pilot401268RNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1941-07-08WellingtonIcT2973WS-GHonington2331MunsterCrashed at NeussKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave Ref. Coll. 6.B.15-17Read Archive Report
618 GrahamWilliam ArthurWarrant Officer421205AustraliaRAAF518 Sqd RAF
1944-08-16RAAF Honour Roll
619 GrahamJamesFlying Officer12168ACanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1664 HCU1945-03-16HalifaxMZ481Cross country training exerciseKilled 1945-03-16 Age 24Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom.
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 279. United Kingdom. Son Of James And Clara Loretta Pearson, Of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

L-R: Fl/Lt. Frank Earl Connors, Fl/Lt. John Mackintosh Fowlie, Fl/Sgt. Arthur Henry Jones, F/O. James Charles Pearson. Seated: Fl/Sgt. John Howard James Grahame, Fl/Sgt. James Graham, (courtesy Ken Greenaway)

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620 GrahameJohn Howard JamesFlight LieutenantR/106461CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1664 HCU1945-03-16HalifaxMZ481Cross country training exerciseKilled 1945-03-16 Age 24Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom.
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 281. United Kingdom. Son Of John E. And Elizabeth Grahame, Of Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada.


L-R: Fl/Lt. Frank Earl Connors, Fl/Lt. John Mackintosh Fowlie, Fl/Sgt. Arthur Henry Jones, F/O. James Charles Pearson. Seated: Fl/Sgt. John Howard James Grahame, Fl/Sgt. James Graham, (courtesy Ken Greenaway)

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621 GrantIan MaxwellLt.180710Age 24PassengerArmyArmy Air Corp2nd SAS Regt1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22
Image courtesy Special Forces Roll Of Honour
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622 GrantGeorge Alan AshleySergeant572554Age 22Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.Read Archive Report
623 GrantArthur GordonSgt. Air Bomber1803754RAFVRBomber Command18 OTU
1945-04-18WellingtonXLP286Not knownRAF Chipping Warden1228 Cross country navigation training Engine failure. Crashed between Chipping Warden and Edgcote KilledTottenham Cemetery. Risley Sec. Grave 2000. Read Archive Report
624 GrantJoHNSergeant1822048Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterING492PM-DElsham Wolds1714NurnbergSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery Collective grave 11.J.17-20Read Archive Report
625 GrantHugh KerrSergeant15675231923 in Philadelphia, USAAmericanFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterILL946PM-ZElsham Wolds2204DortmundShot down by a night fighter, crashing with some force at a location described as Lodoenheide Plat 2, 1km SE of Hiddingsel, 8km E of DülmenKilledReichswald Forest War cemetery Coll.grave 27.D.1-11Son of Arthur Grant, and of Annie Grant, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
626 GrantR BSergeant1824018Age 20UKAir/GnrRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM576LS-DRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1116TrainingCrashed at Barton MillsKilledGorleston Cemetery Section S Grave 237Information courtesy John Jones April 2021Son of Reginald and Eileen May Parker, of Higher Blackley, Manchester, England. Grave inscription: 'In Our Hearts Your Memory Is Kept, For We Who Loved You Will Remember'.
627 GravesEdward ArthurSergeant632826Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRCoastal Command235 Sqd
1940-08-30BlenheimIV(F)L9262LA-?RAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk1115Training See archive report for further details Killed Eastbourne Cemetery (Langney). Sec. D. Grave 875 Read Archive Report
628 GreamLeonard ArthurFlying Officer406618AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-18RAAF Honour Roll
629 GreenNorman FranklynFlight Lieutenant Navigator199018RAFBomber Command242 OTU
1957-08-27DakotaC4KN6490RAF Dishforth, YorkshireTake off time not known - crash time 1622Assessment flightAircraft malfunction - Crashed south of MinskipKilled Highcliffe on Sea Churchyard, Hampshire, England Read Archive Report
630 GreenDouglas KellerFlight Sergeant657872Age 32W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-09-24LancasterIIIPB177GT-LRAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire1645CalaisSee archive report for full detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 218Son of Arthur Reginald and Gladys Evelyn Green, of Golders Green, Middlesex, England
631 GreenWilliam ArthurSergeant1591531Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-11-26LancasterIDV387AS-WRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1720BerlinCrashed near MonchengladbachMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 151 Read Archive Report
632 GreenArthur MonsonPilot OfficerJ/1600924 February 1922 at Fox River, Nova Scotia, CanadaCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7710LQ-R 'Ruhr Valley Express' RAF Topcliffe, North Riding of Yorkshire 1753FlensburgConed by 1 Res/Flakscheinw Abt 609 (Werfer 12). Shot down by 1-4 Res Flak Abt 306 and 1-3/lei Flak Abt 755 near Flensburg Klushof Niehuus at 2236hrs. Crashed Niehuus 6km NNW of Flensburg. Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 3 - Theo BoitenKilledKiel War Cemetery Plot 2 Row E Grave 4 Paradie Archive Database Initially buried at Friedenshugel Cemetery Flensburg on 6 Oct 1942

Son of Roland K. and Chrean Green; foster-son of L. Frances Green, of Bear River, Nova Scotia, Canada
633 GreenRobert Joseph GeorgeSquadron Leader109084PilotDFC

DFC Bar

RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1945-01-14MosquitoXVI MM132XD:?Wyton2:105BerlinWhile making a beam guided approach to Little Staughton airfield, Huntingdonshire, Th Mosquito flew into a tree and crashed 02:00 roughly 1 mile short of the runway. Visibility at the time was extremly poor.KilledRipon Cemetery Sec B. Grave 591DFC Gazetted 25 August 1942. Pilot Officer Robert Joseph George Green (109084) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 156. Squadron.Citation: One night in July, 1942, this officer was captain of an aircraft which attacked Hamburg. On the return flight, near Bremen, his aeroplane was held in a cone of searchlights. Displaying great resource, Pilot Officer Green dived his aircraft down the searchlight beams from 13,000 to only 50 feet, thus enabling his front gunner to extinguish 2 of the lights. During the dive, the aircraft was hit by shell fire. Pilot Officer Green was wounded in the thigh, while the front gunner and the wireless operator received wounds in the arm and hand respectively. Despite great pain and the difficulty of controlling his damaged aircraft, Pilot Officer Green skilfully flew it through a continuous barrage of anti-aircraft fire and searchlights until the coast was reached... Handing over the controls to the second pilot, he continued to direct his crew although in a state of collapse. By his skill, courage and fortitude, Pilot Officer Green was mainly responsible for the safe return of his aircraft and its crew.

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 139 sqn. Gazetted 8th December 1944

Son of Herbert Arthur and Annie Green, of Ripon
634 GreenArthurSergeant653953Age 22Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-10-05StirlingIBF322HA-FRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1926AachenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBeck Row (St. John) Churchyard, Suffolk. Grave Ref: Row C. Grave 5.Son of Edward and Margaret Elizabeth Green of Askern, Yorkshire, England
635 GreenArthur L 2nd LtO-758799USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group485th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-25P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
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636 Greene Richard ArthurSergeantR6634027 July 1916 at Akron, Ohio USAAmericanObserverRCAFMiddle East Command1942-07-30Wellington1CHX580Not knownRAF Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire11.41Delivery flightShot down by enemy fighter. Crashed in the Mediterranean Sea in the Mersa Matruh area, EgyptPoW - details not knownParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
637 GreenhoughArthur WilliamSergeant30417251925 at Keighley, West Riding of YorkshireBrittishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1945-03-23LancasterILL755SR-ULudford Magna711BremenHit by flak. Crashed 1 mile south west of Bremen AerodromeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery - Grave Ref: 22. B.Due to errors in the loss letters this crew was originally listed as flying Lancaster LL755. For a full explanation Read Archive Report
638 GreerArthur WilliamSergeant404476AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1942-04-28RAAF Honour Roll
639 GribbleArthur HoraceFlight Sergeant1397763W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-11-15LancasterIHK595KO-AWitchford1240DortmundKilledRunnymede
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640 GriesbachArthur KiethWarrant Officer415321AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-06RAAF Honour Roll
641 GriffinNorman NowellSergeant1396113Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB639AS-SRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1620BerlinCrashed at Little Walk Farm, Thornton Curtis, Lincolnshire on returnKilledHove New Cemetery Block 1. Grave 95 Read Archive Report
642 GriffithArthurSergeant993805Age 23Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command37 Sqd1944-04-03WellingtonXLN853LF-ZFoggia No. 2 Tortorella, Italy2043Manfred Weis Armaments factorySee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBudapest War Cemetery Grave I.A.3.
Son of Henry R. and Elizabeth Griffith, of Saltney, Chester, England
643 GriffithsArthur James Sergeant5813841919Air GunnerRAFBomber Command144 Sqn
1940-08-10HampdenIP4368PL-HemswellHombergSee Archive ReportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 14
644 GrimesDonald LeonardWarrant Officer 2nd ClassR/775892NavigatorRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-11-07LancasterIW4265WS-LRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1753Genoa, ItalyCollided with another Lancaster over base. Both aircraft crashedKilledLincoln (Newport) Cemetery Section H. Grave 317 North.
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645 GrimstoneArthur ReginaldPilot Officer195380ObserverDFM

RAFVRBomber Command85 Sqn
1945-03-14MosquitoNF.30MV541VY:BSwannington19:10BSCrashed near KoblenzKilledCholoy War Cemetery 2.G.6DFM awarded as 1385010 Flt.Sgt. whilst with 85 Sqn, Gazetted 1st October 1943.
646 GrindleyArthur RichardSergeant1899-12-20 WillesdenNavigator1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45,RAFVRBomber Command114 Sqd
1941-01-13BlenheimIVT1858RT-Oulton855ReconnaissanceShot down by Me.109 piloted by FW Rudi Mickel of 1/JG1. Crashed in sea NW of BergenKilledRunnymede Memorial


Chauffeur by occupation. He qualified as a pilot at Bournemouth Aero Club on 17 August 1939 and trained as a bomber pilot but was subsequently posted for service during the Second World War as an Observer with 114 Squadron. His first operational sortie was against the dock installations at Boulogne on 11 December 1940. Grindley was killed in action when Blenheim L9020, piloted by Pilot Officer D. Lowther-Clarke, were intercepted and shot down by an enemy Me.109 piloted by FW Rudi Mickel of 1/JG1, over the North Sea some 15 miles West of Bergen, whilst on an armed reconnaissance, on 13 January 1941. All the crew were killed. Grindley is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. His medals were sent to his widow, Lilian Pearl Grindley, (Mrs. L. Pearl Bird) Alton Pancras, Nr. Dorchester, Dorset who had subsequently re-married.

Attacker Rudi Mickel
647 GroomGeorge Jabez ArthurFlight Sergeant1284873Pilot 2RAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB134OL-NRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire1956Horten See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 271 Read Archive Report
648 GrossArthur William RonaldSergeant16035661924Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command50 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIDV376VN-FSkellingthorpe1731BerlinClaim by Oblt Paul Zorner 8/NJG3 - North of Neuruppin NW Berlin: 6,400m at 21:11.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 230Son of Harry and Gertrude Adelaide Gross, of Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey
649 GroundsellArthur EdwardSergeant1262641Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-08-28HalifaxIIW7676TL-PGraveley2047NurnbergHit by flak and crashed at 2230 into the WesterscheldeKilledBergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery Plot 4 Row D Grave 4
The body of Sgt Grounsell was Washed up near Scharrendijke 9 September 1942
650 GrovesReginald ArthurFlight Sergeant430616AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1944-09-06RAAF Honour Roll

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