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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                        
701 HatherlyL WSergeant759243ObserverRAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1941-01-12WellingtonIcT2807OJ-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2130near Venice Beach, ItalySee archive report for detailsPoW No. 260523 Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
702 HattonArthur Thomas Sergeant W/Op. Air GunnerR/4312ARCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1941-08-12WellingtonIcR1513WS-RAF Honington, Suffolk2129KielCrashed in River WeserMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 42Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
703 HawkinsRobert ArthurSergeant 635491Flight Engineer RAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1942-08-16Stirling IR9299Not knownRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1635TrainingSee archive report for further details Killed Tiverton Cemetery. Grave XB.8.37
Read Archive Report
704 HawthorneAustin ArthurFlying OfficerJ4046326th September 1915, Medicine Hat, Cyress, AlbertaCanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command163 Sqn
1945-04-21MosquitoXXV KB529?:WWyton21:37KielPresumed crashed in the target areaKilledKiel War Cemetery 1.F.19Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur John Guy and Elsie (née Burghope) Hawthorne from Medicine Hat, Cyress, Alberta, Canada.
705 HayJohn ArthurPilot OfficerJ/152864 Apr 1917CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-15WellingtonIIIX3796VR-CAir TestA test was in progress in regards to oil consumption problems reported most likely in the "Flight Snag" book. Sometime within the 2 hour test the a/c went into a 45 degree dive from which it would not recover. The a/c came down near Thursby 9 miles East of Stamford, LincolnshireKilledCottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension Compartment 15 Grave 5 Paradie Archive Database Son of Robert J. Hay and Loretta Hay, of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada; husband of Edith M. Hay, of Chatham
706 HayStanley ArthurFlying OfficerJ/39167W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIINA179PT-BTholthorpe1701ChemnitzCrashed 1mile N of airfield on returnKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive
707 HaymanArthur GeorgeSergeant580515Age ? ObserverRAFCoastal Command217 Sqd1941-02-01BeaufortIL9835MW-WRAF St. Eval1455Brest See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 44 Read Archive Report
708 HaynesArthurFlight Sergeant1454945Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIDV276SR-R RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2205Nurnberg See archive report for full details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. 8. B.19 Read Archive Report
709 HaynesColinSergeant14317971923PilotRAFVRBomber Command90 Sqn
1943-09-23StirlingIIIEF458XY-YWratting Common19:01MannheimCrashed at Kaifenheim, 9km south of MayenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 9.J.10Son of Arthur and Margaret Haynes, of Cirencester, Gloucestershire
710 HaynesArthur BruceFlight Sergeant418112AustraliaRAAF620 Sqd RAF
1944-05-19RAAF Honour Roll
711 HazeldeneJack ArthurFlight Sergeant19907AustraliaRAAF21 OTU RAF1943-10-07RAAF Honour Roll
712 HazlehurstAlanWarrant Officer11816481923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIND462LQ-JGransden Lodge1713BerlinClaim by Hptm Walter Barte Stab III/NJG3 - over Neuruppin at 20:10. Crashed near Loburg 18 miles East of Magdeburg where the crew were initially buried in a comrade’s grave.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 5 Row Z Collective Grave 20-26
Son of Arthur John and Olive Hazlehurst, of Long Eaton, Derbyshire
713 HeadFrederick Arthur PercySergeant902546W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command236 Sqd
1940-08-01BlenheimR2274FA-NRAF Thorney Island17.15Escort See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 15 Archive Report
714 HeadArthur RonaldFlight Lieutenant82711PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1943-11-24MosquitoIVDZ614XD:Wyton19:10BerlinHit by flak at 20,000 ft and crashed at Borkheide, 8 km NE of Brück.PoW No. 3256, Stalag Luft 3
715 HeapArthur WilliamPilot Officer414027AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1943-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
716 HeathmanJimmie RaySergeant3763060321st September 1925AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

US Army Air Force8th Air Force848th Bomber Squadron (490th Bombardment Group (H))1945-03-17B-17G43-380467W:?Eye (Station #134), Suffolk, EnglandBitterfeld, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedArdennes American Cemetery, Neupré, in Plot J, Row 17, Grave 11
717 Hegan ‘Sonny’ Francis JosephFlying Officer163723Age 31Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1945-02-14LancasterIII LM725KO-XRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2037Chemnitz See archive report for further details Killed Haveluy Communal Cemetery, France. Collective Grave. Read Archive Report
718 HeidenArthur W 2nd LtO-753658USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group: Loco Busters79th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-18P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
719 HellierHarry ThomasSergeant650057Age 22W/Op/Air/GnrRAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1941-02-21WellingtonIcT2503AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1900Wilhelmshaven See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 45. Read Archive Report
720 HendersonIvor Howard ArthurSergeant918442W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command104 Sqd
1941-08-16WellingtonIIW5532EP-MRAF Driffield, Yourkshire2327Koln See archive report for full details KilledChickerell Churchyard (St. Mary) North part Read Archive Report
721 HenmanArthur ReginaldSergeantR/69157Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-03-30HalifaxIIW1044ZA-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1851Tirpitz See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 104Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
722 HennesseyFrancis ArthurFlight Sergeant421332AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-20RAAF Honour Roll
723 HeskethHarry WalkerSergeant1580730W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command40 Sqd1943-10-05WellingtonXMF845BL-AFoggia Main, ItalyGardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 15. Column 1 Read Archive Report
724 HewishArthur LeslieSergeant402353AustraliaRAAF458 Sqd RAAF
1942-01-09RAAF Honour Roll
725 HeywoodWilliam Nelson426841W/Op Air GunnerRAAF466 Sqd
Son of Arthur Nelson Jack and Victoria May Heywood, of Shorncliffe, Queensland, Australia
726 HickmanArthur CharlesSergeant1624343RAFVR70 Sqd
1944-07-06WellingtonXJA520XFoggia 2/TortorellaTake off 21:27Attack Feuersbrunn air field, Austria Failed to returnKilled Age 24Klagenfurt War Cemetery Austria Coll. Grave 5. C. 1.
Attacking fighter airfield at Feuersbrunn
727 HicksCecil WilliamSergeant13218231920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIJB359PH-QWickenby18:35BerlinHomebound the aircraft is believed to have crashed 3km North of Harzgerode.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 13 Row L Collective Grave 1-7On 5 Oct 1948 both Harzgerode and Pansfelde were visited to investigate Lancaster JB359 and to exhume the remains of the crew. At Harzgerode three war graves were found each containing the remains of two unidentifiable bodies. At Pansfelde one body was found. The exhumations failed to establish separate identities, but there was little doubt that these were the remains of the crew in question. It was presumed that the body at Pansfelde was the rear gunner Sgt Hicks, who had an electrically heated suit, the 2nd body in Grave 3 at Harzgerode was Sgt Norton by virtue of having the only electrically heated flying suit found in the three graves. (Extract from report by Flt Lt C R Drysdale Berlin Detachment No4 MREU 28 October 1948)

Son of Arthur and Mabel Elizabeth Hick
728 HicksJohn ArthurLeading Aircraftman33105AustraliaRAAF1 Sqd RAAF
1942-11-22RAAF Honour Roll
729 HillArthur HenryFlight SergeantAUS/401789PilotRAAFFighter Command66 Sqd
1943-08-22SpitfireVbBM560Early eveningRamrod 212See other archive report for further detailsKilledBernay Communal Cemetery (Ste. Croix). Row 1. Grave 4Read Archive Report
730 HillNorman ArthurSergeant644673(Age 26)UKPilotMiDRAFFighter Command308 (Polish) Sqd1942-01-03RAF Woodvale, Cheshire. Location : United Kingdom. , Oundle Cemetery - Northamptonshire, United Kingdom. Section D D Grave 16Son of Jesse and Clara A Hill, of Oundle, Northamptonshire
731 HillThomas ArthurSergeant1535267Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-07-06HalifaxIIIMZ519LK-URAF Burn, Yorkshire1911Croixdalle Crashed at Farnsfield Nottinghamshire on return KilledBilston Cemetery. Sec. G.A. New Part. Grave 4811. 9 Read Archive Report With thanks to David Styles for advise on correct date.
732 HillArthur HenryFlight Sergeant401789AustraliaRAAF66 Sqd RAF
1943-08-22RAAF Honour Roll
733 HillmanGeoffrey HughFlight Sergeant Air Bomber1602644RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1945-02-01LancasterIII JA715SR-C RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 1544LudwigshafenCollided with Lancaster ME863 SR-K and crashed near SornevilleKilledCholoy War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.2 Read Archive Report
734 HiltzRobert ArthurFlying OfficerJ/37855CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-19TyphoonIbMN3575V-B-78 EindhovenArmed recceDamaged by flak, force landed at MaeseikEvaded Accident report
735 HiltzRobert ArthurFlying OfficerJ/37855CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21TyphoonIbMN1245V-B-78 EindhovenArmed recceFlak blew off wing, bailed out but chute failed to openKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery, 21. D. 7. Germany
Accident report
736 HinesCharles RobertWarrant Officer747867Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command150 Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterING164IQ-DRAF HemswellOsterfeldCircumstances of loss unknown. However the Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie records three German night fighter pilots each claiming a probable from one of three Lancasters of 150, 166 or 626 Sqns.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Coll. grave 22.E.1-4Son of George Arthur and Eliza Ann Hines, of Great Stambridge, Essex. His brother Joseph Henry Hines fell in the 1914 - 1918 War
737 HinesMervyn ArthurWarrant Officer413152AustraliaRAAF114 Sqd RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
738 HironsArthur WalterFlight Lieutenant74678PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1945-03-18MosquitoVINS9573P:?Little Snoring00:35BSPatrol Kitzingen airfield. Collided over Belgium with 425 sqn Halifax III MZ495. Both aircraft crashed near Ciney (Namur), 14km ENE of Dinant.KilledHotton War Cemetery Coll.grave I.C.1-7DFC awarded whilst with 49 Sqn, gazetted 21st November 1941

Son of Arthur Frank and Elizabeth Hirons; husband of Ellen Catherine Hirons, of Streatham Hill, London
739 HirstHarvey EllisSergeantR/20899314 May 1923CanadianAir GunnerDFC

RCAFBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILW427PT-Tholthorpe1815SchweinfurtAccording to various primary sources, including RCAF Casualty Files, 420 Sqn Halifax LW427 was shot down by a Nachtjager 2km South of Ostelsheim WSW of Stuttgart ca. 23:00 which can possibly be linked to an Abschüss by Oblt Zorner (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Coll.grave 4.C. 24-26Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur and Georgina Doris Hirst, of Somerset, Manitoba, Canada
740 HislopBruce ElwellPilot OfficerAUS/400589Age 26AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1941-09-18BlenheimIVV6380RH-GRAF Attlebridge, Norfolk940Anti ShippingCrashed off Belgian coastMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 62Born on the 06th September 1915. Son of Arthur McKenzie Hislop and Ellie Elwell Hislop, of St. Kilda, Victoria, Australia. A.C.A.(Aust.), A.I.C.A., Licensed Auditor (Victoria
741 HitchenGeorge ArthurSergeant Flight Engineer576765RAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1943-02-18LancasterIW4270QR-TRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire2256TrainingCrashed Bottesford LEICSKilledPadiham Churchyard. Row 3. Div. 7 Read Archive Report
742 HobbsJack AllenSergeant1600365Age 20NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE894OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2035Berlin See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 153 Read Archive Report
743 HobsonArthur BruceLeading Aircraftman165353AustraliaRAAF7 Aircraft Depot Tocumwal1946-07-15RAAF Honour Roll
744 HockingRonald ArthurFlying Officer39161AustraliaRAAF31 Sqd RAAF
1943-09-25RAAF Honour Roll
745 HodgeLional Arthur SydneyFlight Lieutenant131036PilotRAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1945-04-09LancasterING447GI-UMildenhall1934KielCrashed at DorphofKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 4.G.6Shot down by flak on the night of 9 April 1945, between 2300 and 2359 hours
746 HodgeJohn Stephen ArthurFlight Sergeant812278Air GunnerRAFBomber Command159 Sqn
1942-07-15LiberatorIIAL566St. JeanTo bomb the harbour and shipping at BenghaziSee Archive ReportKilledAlamein Memorial Column 249
747 HodgeKeith EdwinLACNZ/431233Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command1 Service Flying Training School RNZAF1944-08-14OxfordIINZ1284-RNZAF Wigram, New Zealand1555TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledOamaru Cemetery. Grave 99.71B
Courtesy AWMM
Born on the 07th May 198 at Oamaru. Worked as a draper for Hodges Ltd, his fathers business prior to enlisting on the 08th September 1943 from the army. Son of Arthur Edwin and Mabel Hodge (née Dewhirst) Husband of Jean Marie Hodge, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. 107 flying hours logged with 17 solo on the Oxford.
748 HodgesArthur GeorgeFlight Lieutenant267209AustraliaRAAF5 OTU Williamtown1944-11-10RAAF Honour Roll
749 Hodgkinson Arthur John ("Hodge")PilotDSO

Fighter Command219 Sqd

128 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO[2] Dye, Bertram E.[3] KIA 10 July 1943 ( Italy)
750 HodgsonRichard Arthur Sergeant748175PilotDFM

RAFBomber Command149 Sqd
1941-01-12WellingtonIcT2807OJ-?RAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2130near Venice Beach, ItalySee archive report for detailsPoW Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)None - survived the war, passed away in 2011 Read Archive Report

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