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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                        
651 GrueberArnold A.H2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7166501924AmericanNavigatorUS 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 detailsPoW, Unknown camp
652 GuesfordArthur EdwinFlight Sergeant Pilot745814RAFVRBomber Command110 Sqd
1941-06-15BlenheimIVV6375VE-RAF Manston, Kent1830Anti Shipping Crashed North Sea KilledKirkeby Churchyard, R??m?? Island, Denmark - Grave No. 263 Read Archive Report
653 GumbleyArthur HowardSergeantNZ/402865Age 24New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1941-12-13HampdenIAE196KM-?RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1300GardeningSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 63.Son of Ernest Arthur and Caroline Gumbley (née Warren), of Avondale, Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to enlistment on the 01st September 1940 worked as a storeman for Guinness Brothers. A total of 305 flying hours logged and on his 8th operational sortie. Although a qualified pilot, he was flying as an observer on this operation with his commanding officer.
654 GunbyCharles HerbertWarrant Officer1200320Age 32W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-10-05WellingtonXMF845BL-AFoggia Main, ItalyGardening See archive report for further details KilledPrague War Cemetery. Grave II.A.3 Read Archive Report
655 GunningKenneth StewartSergeantR/1049469 Jun 1917CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1942-11-16StirlingIW7566OJ-CLakenheath1721GardeningOn the night of 16/17 November Oberleutnant Reinhald Knacke and his bordfunker, Unteroffizier Heu of 1./NJG1 destroyed a Short Stirling when 65 aircraft were engaged in ‘Gardening’ operations from Lorient to the Friesian Islands, Short Stirling I W7566 OJ-C on 149 Squadron flown by Sergeant Thomas Anderson West and two Wellingtons tailed to return from the night’s operations. The Stirling had taken oft from Lakenheath at 1721 hours. Leu picked it up on his Li set at 16,350 feet at 4,000 yards distant. Knacke peered out in the direction of the plot but could not see him for the vision of the human eye in the dark is not more than 100 to 200 yards. His nerves were at breaking point but West was still flying calmly towards the defence zone and would only be at action stations once the first searchlight was turned on. West was taking no avoiding action. Knacke gave full throttle and rapidly closed the distance. Suddenly Heu reported a new contact at 2,000 yards distance as another Viermot crossed their field slowly, from north to south. For a moment Knacke was undecided which opponent to pursue and then he decided on the nearest Viermot. The enemy machine had begun to weave and was now travelling on the Li set alternately from port to starboard and back. Heu gave Knacke the final Li readings but three pairs of eves scanned the sky in vain for his shadow. Knacke finally shot the Stirling down into the sea off Vielle-Sce-Gironde. In his excitement Knacke fired immediately into the full petrol tanks. Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin RCAF the rear gunner lost his head, abandoned his machine guns and bailed out, landing right in the propeller of Knacke’s 110, There was a dull thud, which made the Messerschmitt shudder. The engine began to vibrate so badly that Knacke had to shut it down. He landed his clumsy 110 at Venlo on one engine. Mechanics rushed over and lit up the machine. By the light of their torches they could still see traces of blood and hair on the propeller. Strips of uniform were hanging on the antennae of the Li. The fate of the Canadian gunner upset everyone. McMullin was buried at Hourtin Communal Cemetery while the body of Sergeant Herbert Carter, the only other bady that was recovered from the sea was laid to rest at Vielle-Ste-Gironde Communal Cemetery. All the other members of the crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Extract from Nachtjagd Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 (Martin W Bowman)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 104 Paradie Archive Database Son of Arthur A. and Melinda Gunning, of Lennoxville, Province of Quebec, Canada
656 GuyHenry LesterFlight Sergeant571772Age 22Air BomberRAFBomber Command190 Sqd1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22Read Archive Report
657 GuyArthur EdwardCorporal142679AustraliaRAAF37 Operational Base Tadji1945-02-17RAAF Honour Roll
658 HackshawEdward ArthurFlight Lieutenant137633W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command37 Sqd
1943-10-24WellingtonIIIHF482JN-AGuidonia Airfield, Italy See archive report for further details KilledRome War Cemetery. Grave: II.E.10

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659 HadleyGeorge ArthurFlying Officer413989AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-09-23RAAF Honour Roll
660 Hagger Ronald ArthurPilotFighter Command7
661 HallPaul JohnFlying OfficerJ/43949Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsKilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. G. Row H. Grave 10 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
662 HallJoseph GeorgeSergeant1338841Age 21NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command11 (Pilot) Advanced Flying Unit1944-04-12OxfordILX745BRAF Calveley, CheshireTrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledChester (Blacon) Cemetery, Cheshire. Sec. A. Grave 630Son of Percy Arthur and Winifred Constance Hall of North End, Portsmouth
663 HallettArthur John BrianSergeant1178180ObserverRAFVRBomber CommandOverseas Air Delivery Unit1941-09-22WellingtonIIZ8335Not issuedRAF HartwellNot knownDelivery Flight See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 44 Read Archive Report
664 HallidayRichard Arthur GeorgeSergeant407426AustraliaRAAF457 Sqd RAAF
1942-05-09RAAF Honour Roll
665 HamblinArthur RonaldFlying Officer128054NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-05-04MosquitoIVDZ646XD:?Upwood22:00LudwigshafenCrashed at 01:32 near Bourn.KilledBury Cemetery Huntingdonshire, Row C. Grave 24
666 HambrookeLinton Arthur Sydney (Served as Lionel Wilfred Lawrence Hambrooke)Warrant Officer Class 1R/129321W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command570 Sqd RAF
1944-07-29StirlingIVLK133V8-JRAF Harwell, Berkshire2240SOE See archive report for further details KilledOrleans Main Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 4Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
667 HamiltonThomas ArthurFlight Sergeant656191Age 25NavigatorRAFBomber Command179 Sqd
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details KilledTangier Churchyard (St. Andrew). Collective grave 106. Read Archive Report
668 HamiltonArthur CharlesPilot Officer78543Age 28UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFFighter Command141 Sqd
1940-07-19DefiantIL7009TW-?RAF West Malling, Kent1233Convoy PatrolShot down near DoverKilledHawkinge Cemetery. Plot O. Row 1. Grave 12Born in July 1911. Son of George Albert and Alice Nellie Mary Hamilton, of North Harrow, Middlesex. Grave inscription: 'To The Dear Memory Of "Arch" He That Giveth His Life Shall Find It'.
669 HammondWilliam ArthurSergeant927501Age 29Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS771OW-P RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1906Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.13 Read Archive Report
670 HammondLeonard DouglasSergeant18900351924.02.07Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-28HalifaxIILW277DY-YPocklington26BerlinAbandoned in target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 Cemetery 5.J.20 Son of Arthur Harry and Edith May Hammond, of Forest Gate, Essex.
671 HammondKenneth ArthurSergeant1335656W/Op/Air/Gnr (U/T)RAFVRTraining Command3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit1943-04-28Avro AnsonIN5379Not known RAF Halfpenny Green, Bobbington Not knownTrainingSee archive report for further details KilledCity Of London Cemetery And Crematorium, Manor Park. Square 199. Grave 110873 Read Archive Report
672 HamonVictor ArthurSergeant11732361921PilotRAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd
1942-08-28LancasterIR5502OF-MWoodhall Spa2102NurnbergClaim by Ofw Adolf Brandstetter 1/NJG4 - 1km East of Maurage, East of Mons: 4,200m at 0250. Crashed Maurage 7km North Wet of BincheKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 1 Grave 19Flying as Bomber Aimer on this mission

on of Harold Arthur and Ann Esther Hamon, of St. Lawrence, Jersey, Channel Islands
673 HamptonArthur OliverLAC1466367PassengerRAFVR001945-11-05LancasterBIPD383BH-ZRAF Faldingworth, LincolnshireNot knownTransit flight See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 19, Column 2 Read Archive Report
674 HanceJohn DonaldFlight Sergeant42440919th November 1929, in St Kilda, MelbourneAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-11-05LancasterINF916LS:ZMildenhall09:55SolingenCrashed at Halfershof near Solingen. Eye witnesses from other aircraft participating in the raid reported that the aircraft was seen to disintegrate in the air and no parachutes were seenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.grave 6.E.5-6

Son of Arthur John and Florence May Hance; husband of Gladys Lillian Hance, of North Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
675 HankinsonEric ArthurSergeant2209952Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM598SR-M2 RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2120Braunschweig (Brunswick)Shot down by night fighter - see archive reportKilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave: 8. K. 7 Read Archive Report
676 HansezJose Louis ArthurSergeant1299901Herstel, BelgiumBelgiumPilotChevalier de l'Ordre de Leopold II avec Palmes

Croix de Guerre avec Palmes (Belgium)

RAFVRFighter350 Sqd Belgian
1942-06-01SpitfireVbW3626Circus 178Crashed off OstendKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom Panel 85Born 13/05/1913 in Herstal. Son of Francois Joseph Hansez, and of Marie Louise Hansez, of Liege, Belgium.

(Circus 178), W/C Gordon led 350 Squadron (part of Debden Wing) as target support of 8 Hurribombers to Brugg. 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

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677 HansonArthur HowardPilot Officer117148Air/GnrDFC

RAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-09-10HalifaxIIW7745NP-KRAF East Moor, Yorkshire2016Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledMiddelkerke Communal Cemetery. Grave Row B. Grave 21 Read Archive Report
678 HardenLawrence ArthurFlight Lieutenant1289111920PilotRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1943-11-03HalifaxIIJN947ZA:FRAF Melbourne16:57DusseldorfCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 6.G.9Son of William George and Ethel Alma Mary Harden; husband of Hilda Jean Harden, of Abertillery, Monmouthshir
679 HardingE E 'Lofty'SergeantW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1941-01-12WellingtonIcT2807OJ-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2130near Venice Beach, ItalySee archive report for detailsPoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe) None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
680 HardmanEric Arthur LascellesPilot Officer1080161912Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1942-06-08LancasterIR5659OL-BScampton2328EssenClaim by Fw Richard Philipp 9/NJG1 - 2km South of Vardingholt near Bocholt (4C) at 0104. Aircraft crashed at VardingholtKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 21 Row A Grave 18Son of Arthur and Annie Maria Hardman, of Wood Green, Middlesex
681 HardyGeorge Arthur RossSergeant404966AustraliaRAAF23 Sqd RAAF
1942-02-13RAAF Honour Roll
682 HargraveArthur Peter RoySergeantAus/402302ObserverRAAFBomber Command27 Operational Training Unit1942-02-25WellingtonIcX9682Not knownRAF Lichfield, Staffordshire2256Training exercise See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 112 Read Archive Report
683 HargraveArthur Peter RoySergeant402302AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1942-02-25RAAF Honour Roll
684 HarivelJohn ArthurSergeant411449AustraliaRAAF1 Service Flying Training School1942-04-11RAAF Honour Roll
685 HarmanArthur SamuelSergeant1804459Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-10HalifaxIIIHX274HD-XLeconfield2103TergnierCrashed Rogecourt {Aisne}Killed Age 21Rogecourt Communal Cemetery
686 HarperArthur CliffordSergeant1217634NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command681 Sqd
1943-10-18MosquitoPR.IVLR441Not knownRAF Allahabad, IndiaNot knownFerry Flight See archive report for details KilledRanchi War Cemetery, India. Grave 2.C.9 Read Archive Report
687 HarringtonArthur RobertSergeant1264074Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command77 Sqd
1942-02-27WhitleyVZ9148KN-LLeeming2138 Crash timeWilhelmshaven (Scharnhorst) See archive report for full details KilledSage War Cemetery Grave 8.B.8 Read Archive Report
688 HarrisArthurSergeant1207018RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-08-30LancasterIIIJA937MG-HOakington.0043.MonchengladbachLost without traceKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll. Grave 7. B. 1-4.Lancaster JA937, piloted by Flight Sergeant J. Suthurst, was lost without trace whilst on a bombing raid to Mönchengladbach
689 HarrisEdwin ArthurFlying Officer410861AustraliaRAAF158 Sqd RAF
1943-10-22RAAF Honour Roll
690 HarrisArthur HughFlight LieutenantJ/13395Canada RCAF215 Sqd
1945-01-03LiberatorKH214D13:35Attack Bridge 19 Burma-Siam Railway Hit by anti aircraft fire. Crashed into jungle Killed Age 24Singapore Memorial Column 455.
Archive Report KH214

Commenced operations on 13 December, bombing bridge 286 at Nakorn Chaisri, On 1 January 1945 they bombed the Bangkok railway bridge at Anakwin, and two days later attacked Bridge 19 on the Burma-Siam Railway. Killed in action during this operation when Liberator KH214 was shot down and crashed into dense jungle. All the crew were killed. The Squadron O.R.B. states: ‘Aircraft “D” at 1335 hours at 400 feet was seen to be hit by bursting LAA and crashed just NE of the bridge at Milestone 37.’

Eddie Gilbert, one of the pilots who was on the raid: “I saw Brodie crash you know. Three of us went after the same bridge and a locomotive stopped halfway across. It was in a valley, steep hills on both sides. We were five hundred feet, lower than the hills, Wallace the Fiji guy, went in first. Steve followed him and I was right behind. There were gun positions on the hills, both sides of the bridge. They hit Wallace, then they got Steve, hit his number 4. I could see the flames. Steve and Murray did a good job, everything they could, jettisoned the bombs, got the prop feathered, as fast as anyone could. They tried to climb but there wasn’t room. Hit the top of a hill just one big explosion”.’
691 HarrisonRobert Arthur WistourFlight Lieutenant Pilot182126RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1945-02-01LancasterIII JA715SR-C RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 1544LudwigshafenCollided with Lancaster ME863 SR-K and crashed near SornevilleSurvived - minor injuriesNone - Survived the war. Died in 2015 Read Archive Report
692 HarrisonArthurPilot OfficerJ/18007Air GunnerDFM
RCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-09-27LancasterIIIDV221PM-KElsham Wolds1934HannoverCrashed at MahlertonKilledHannover War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
693 HartRobert ArthurWarrant Officer408257AustraliaRAAF616 Sqd RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
694 HartillJohn Edward AnthonyFlight Lieutenant119556PilotRAFVRFIghter Command64 Sqd
1945-05-23MustangIIIFB135Not known RAF Horsham, NorfolkTraining See archive report for further details Killed Wolverhampton Churchyard (St. John) Read Archive Report
695 HarveyStafford ArthurSergeant778343PilotRAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1941-08-31HampdenIAD726KM-YWaddington2040KölnCrashed in the North Sea 25 miles east of Harwich, EssexKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 44.
696 HaselhurstArthur WilfredFlight Sergeant418273AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-23RAAF Honour Roll
697 HaslamColin Arthur LeeFlight Sergeant436910AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-08RAAF Honour Roll
698 HasteJames ArthurPilot Officer417074AustraliaRAAF61 Sqd RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
699 HatfieldRonald ArthurFlight Sergeant409542AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1943-06-14RAAF Honour Roll
700 HathawayArthur WilliamSergeant1894125Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterIPD275PH-KRAF Wickenby1707Nurnberg See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 11.K.24 Read Archive Report

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