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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                        
701 StaniewskiJózefStarszy Sierzant BombardierFlight SergeantP.782318Born 1 January 1911 Jodkiewicze Belarus (Age 33 when killed)PolandBomb AimerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal 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 its 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 I Grave 321

Archiwum Polish Database
702 StantonNorman RobertFlight Sergeant435250AustraliaRAAF30 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
703 StecWładysławStarszy Sierzant StrzelecFlight SergeantP.794733Born 6 January 1912 Złoczów Ukraine (Age 32 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal 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 N Grave 321

Archiwum Polish Database
704 SteersAlbert HenrySergeant1819122Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.J.6 Read Archive Report
705 SteersP MSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ601QO-AEast Moor2208CambraiKilledDunkerque Town Cemetery
706 StegerW ESergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIDS818JI-QWaterbeach2311GelsenkirchenCrashed at NunspeetKilledErmelo {Nunspeet} General Cemetery
707 StephenJ S JFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-27LancasterIIIND424PH-CWickenby.0029.VairesEvader
708 StevensMWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
709 StewartW BSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
710 StoneJ RSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterILL917PH-CWickenby1415MimoyecquesAbandoned after take off
711 StonerMelvin HaroldFlight SergeantR18643116th July 1923 at Niagara Falls, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber 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. 8-13
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Melvin Warren and Edith Doris (née Maskin) Stoner, of Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
712 StoppJohn HenryFlying Officer4197383rd July 1915 in Cairns, QueenslandAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIME777AS:K2Kirmington22:16GelsenkirchenClaim by Hptm Joachim Böhner Stab I./NJG6 - 20km South of Deelen: 2,000m at 01:22. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Zelhem 6km North East of Doetinchem.KilledZelham General Cemetery Plot E Row 2 Grave 4
Son of Frederick Conrad and Laura Adela Stopp; husband of Ailsa Jean Stopp, of Caulfield, Victoria, Australia. A.F.I.A.
713 StrandE WFlight SergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on return
714 StratfordFFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
715 StrohmMack A CaptainO-672708USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
716 StubbsT ESergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
717 SuffieldL T VSergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}KilledSpanbroek Churchyard
718 SumigaJan ErnestKapral Radio OperatorSergeantP.79319517 July 1914 Kalisz (Age 29 when killed)PolandRadio OperatorMedal 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
Archiwum Polish Database
719 SwanJ KWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
720 SwinbankR MSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
721 SzeligaMieczysław GustowPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.78200128 July 1912 Szumbark – Czech Republic (Age 31 when killed)PolandFlight EngineerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterlLL807BH:NRAF Faldingworth23:16GelsenkirchenSee Archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Elburg Cemetery, Netherlands


Archiwum Polish Database
722 SzwarnowieckiZenon LudwikPorucznik Radio Operator NawigPilot OfficerP.2273Born 24 June 1917 (Age 27)PolandRadio Operator / NavigatorPAF305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-11-06De Havilland MosquitoVlPZ238RAF Hartford BridgeHarff, Holland. Location : Belgium. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium. Plot 3, Row A, Grave 12Archiwum Polish Database
723 TaczalskiZdzisławSierżantFlight Sergeant78161002.12.1918 Leszkowice LubartówPolandW/OpVirtuti Militari

Srebrny Krzyz Zaslugi z Mieczami

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-04-26WellingtonIVZ1317GR-UHemswell2214RostockClaimed hit by 2/Res Flak Abt 525 over Rostock between 0223 and 0226. Abschussmeldung (Claim message) bears a hand-written note by OKL “wird nict anerkannt" (will not be confirmed). Over the target both engines were hit by flak and the a/c then entered a spin. The pilot managed to regain control at 5,000ft. Due to the damage they set course for Sweden and crashed landed at Ystad at 0300.Interned. Returned to the UK 14 February 1943

Died 06.01.1944 Casamassima, Italy

Archiwum Polish Database
724 TainshC S DFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIED938CF-FKelstern2243GelsenkirchenCrashed near Spanbroek {Noord-Holland}KilledSpanbroek Churchyard
725 TandyF A EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIME293WL-SCroft2308ArrasKilledDunkerque Town CemeteryParadie Archive Database
726 TannerW RFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
727 TannerWilliam F 1st LtO-793966USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
728 TattlerHarrySergeant22101541924Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ568EY:EBreighton22:52Rail communications at JuvisyClaimed by 1./Flak Abt. 911 and exploded at 02:00hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Debris falling between Corbell-Essones and Courances a village some 10 km awayKilledCourances Communal Cemetery, Grave 4

Son of David and Libby Tattler, of Bolton, Lancashire.
729 TaylorH PFlying OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIND799PH-LWickenby1835Foret-du-CrocCrashed at Faldingworth Lincolnshire on return
730 TaylorJ FSergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPD322EM-CSpilsby1552GiessenCrashed at WesterburgPoW
731 TaylorM JSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW165ZL-MLeeming2315ArrasCrashed at Ecurie {Pas-de-Calais}KilledEcurie Communal Cemetery
732 TebbutJohn AlanFlying Officer158816NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND528PH-BRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2220Saintes See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 209 Read Archive Report
733 ThistleL BFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
734 ThomasGFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIPB290JO-KWaddington1712GiessenCrashed target areaKilled
735 ThomasArthur Evans CoslettFlight SergeantR19123115th September 1922 in Goven, SakatchewanCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber 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, M.14Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J88633)

Son of David Coslett and Mary Jane Thomas, of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
736 ThomasJ HFlight LieutenantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
737 ThompsonC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}KilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
738 ThompsonC GFlying OfficerJ16603CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber 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-Ternoise.Evader Paradie Archive DatabaseReturned to Broadwell, England 11th September 1944
739 ThompsonSydneySergeant16776831925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of George William and Edith Ellen Thompson, of Shiregreen, Sheffield
740 ThompsonG HSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ643MH-ZSnaith2220AmiensCrash landed at base on return
741 ThornellJohn F Jr1st LtO-797743USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
742 ThurlowJ AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS Paradie Archive Database
743 ThurstonRFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-12-06LancasterIHK574AA-RMepal1713LeunaDitched in River Orwell Near Ipswich
744 ThurstonWalter VincentPilot Officer422318AustraliaRAAF98 Sqd RAF
1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
745 TitmanG TFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP-LLissett2311AmiensEvader
746 TizardSt JohnFlight Lieutenant112026October 1921 in Hendon, Greater LondonAir Gunner (Mid Upper) (Sqn Gunnery Leader)RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterIME840BQ:VNorth Killingholme23:05Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - FF Kurfurst Kleve area: 6,000m at 01:49. Same claim as Oblt George Fengler Stab IV/NJG1 4,000m at 01:51. Both confirmed as full victories on 7/10/44. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Varsseveld 12km ESE of Doetinches.KilledWisch (Varsseveld) General Cemetery Plot A Collective Grave 12-14.19 a/c from the Sqn took off without incident, but one aircraft was forced to abandon the mission when the port inner engine became unserviceable. The night was cloudy, and some icing problems were encountered. Ahead of the main bomber force, Pathfinder aircraft had dropped markers (target illuminators). Flak at the target was moderate to intense and night fighters were active in the area. Lancaster ME840 was late leaving the target and fell behind the rest of the bomber stream, losing any mutual protection from concentrated gunfire of the other aircraft, but also became exposed to enemy radar by losing the protection of ‘window’ dropped by other bombers. Somewhere near the Netherlands/German border, Lancaster ME840 was hit by a burst from a night fighter which hit their No 2 engine and petrol tank. No 1 petrol tank then caught fire. Fg Off Kay, the flight engineer, jettisoned the forward escape hatch, stopped No 2 engine and operated the extinguishers in vain. Smith ordered the crew to put on their parachutes, but before they could, the petrol tank exploded. The aircraft came down near Varssveld, north west of Aalten in The Netherlands. It had lost a tailpiece and part of a wing. (Made in Perth)

His mother’s maiden name was Dawe.
747 ToddElvin GeorgeSergeantJ/87145Age 21CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3

John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of James Alrid and Eudora Maud (nee Crittenden) Todd of Noelville, Ontario, Canada.
748 TomlinsonFrederick GeorgeSergeant13015161921Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIIMZ631EY:YBreighton22:21AmiensSee Archive reportKilledLongueil Churchyard, British plot, Coll. Grave 3-5
749 TonksKennethFlight Sergeant1569087Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 24.G.11-12 Read Archive Report
750 TownendGordon ChristopherFlying OfficerAUS/422765Air BomberRAAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.14

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