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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                        
751 TownsendRalphFlight Sergeant10785791921Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

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 12-1419 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)

Flt Sgt Townsend was awarded the DFM whilst with 460 (RAAF) Squadron. Gazetted 10 December 1943

Son of William H. and Gladys Townsend, of Emley, Yorkshire.
752 TranterE HFlight Sergeant1577056NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 241, Stalag Luft 7
753 TrendJ MFlight SergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM465LS-UMildenhall2315GelsenkirchenCrashed at Meerlo {Limburg}Evader
754 TrottC JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW644MP-OHolme on Spalding Moor2212AmiensCrashed near Authieux-Ratieville {Seine-Maritime}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
755 TuckwellT HSergeant1876211Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 195, Stalag Luft 7
756 TumlinRupert M 2nd LtO-2045214USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group351st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
757 TurnerJohn James JosephFlight Sergeant41001726th January 1921 in North Carlton, VictoriaAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIILM534LS:AMildenhall00:49Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesClaimed by Maj. Walter Borchers, his 23rd Abschuss, from Stab NJG5, 30km WSW of Paris 1t 1.300 m, at 02:31 hrs.. Exploded in the air with great force at 02:30hrs , scattering the aircraft and its contents over a wide area of woodland at Bonnelles (Yvelines) 19km ESE of Rambouillet. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Collective Grave 38-42
The crew were initially laid to rest in Bonnelles

Son of John Patrick and Mary Loretta Turner, of Northcote, Victoria, Australia
758 TurskiAleksander MarcinPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP-0862Born 12 July 1907 Age 36PolandNavigatorPAFFighter Command 305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-16De Havilland MosquitoFB.V1NS913SM-TRAF West Raynham857Ranger See archive report for further details KilledPAF Memorial, Northolt, Frederikshavn Cemetery, Denmark. Allied Plot.Grave 65Archiwum Polish Database
759 TwaddleA AFlying OfficerRNZAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1944-12-06StirlingIIILJ559EX-QNorth Creake1624BS
760 UnderwoodK APilot OfficerBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-29LancasterILL910PH-AWickenby1212SiracourtCrashed at Troisvaux {Pas-de-Calais}KilledTroisvaux Communal Cemetery
761 Vander DassonWilliam LorneSergeantR676552nd July 1920 in OntarioCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command49 Sqn
1942-09-06LancasterIR5752EA:DScampton01:16DuisburgWhen the starboard outer engine was put out of action by the flak over the target, Sgt Gregory-Coleman was killed by shrapnel, and the Captain was slightly injured. The Captain jettisoned the bombs and turned for home. Over the Dutch coast the starboard inner failed and the a/c steadily lost height but reached the English coast at a height of 2000 ft. The Captain ordered the crew to bale out with the exception of the W/Op. The a/c was circling RAF Martlesham prior to landing when the port inner failed at a height of 1000 ft and the Captain was compelled to crash land near Great Bealings N of RAF Martlesham. The Captain and the W/Op escaped from the a/c which was destroyed by fire with the exception of the tail unitBaled out, Killed in Action 12 May 1944 Paradie Archive Database103 Sqn Lancaster III ND700 PM:X
762 VandetteRoy EmmitFlight SergeantJ/92209RCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
763 VarleyHSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryAttacker
764 VaughtonJamesFlight Sergeant1505077Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterILL808PG:DDunholme Lodge23:29WesselingClaimed by Uffz. Gottfried Schneider, his 2nd Abschuss, from 3./NJG3 over Aachen at 4,800 m at 01:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 17.F.11
765 VealeAlfred JosephSergeant1853807Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.G.17
766 VigarsRoy E.Sergeant1852652RAFVRBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144CambraiShot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre PoW No: 244 Camp: Stalag Luft BankanNone Read Archive Report

Attacker
767 VincentJack HerbertFlight LieutenantAUS/413696NavigatorRAAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details PoW. Camp: Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang (L1)None - survived the war Read Archive Report
768 WakefieldR VSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
769 WalesWilliamSergeant18935931924Air GunnerRAFVRBomber 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 Thomas Errington Wales and Mary Ann Wales, of Hounslow, Middlesex.
770 WalkerK CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Archive Report Notes
771 WalkerStanley Arthur DouglasPilot Officer1725921920PilotRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-06-05HalifaxIIILW638MP:WHolme on Spalding Moor02:36Coastal Battery Mont FleuryThe aircraft was hit by flak at 04:41/49 and crashed between Ver-sur-Mer and Graye-sur-Mer 10km WNW of Douvres la Delivrande. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). The crew were initially laid to rest in Ver-sur-Mer.KilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XIV Row G Grave 13Son of Henry James Walker and Ada Violet Walker, of Poplar, London
772 WallingerWSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledRunnymede
773 WallingfordK DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND703F2-FDownham Market1718LeunaCollided with 460 Sqn Lancaster III ND971 AR-K2 & crashed at WeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
774 WallisG LWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoWParadie Archive Database
775 WalterP OPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-06LancasterIIIND971AR-K2Binbrook1645LeunaCollided with 635 Sqn Lancaster III ND703 F2-F & crashed at HeddingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
776 WareR JFlight SergeantBomber Command169 Sqd
1944-12-06MosquitoVINT172VI-AGreat Massingham1827BS
777 WatkinsE H PFlight SergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING199DX-LEast Kirkby1636GiessenCrashed at MornshausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
778 WatsonCecil JohnFlight Sergeant42508223rd November 194 in Warwick, QueenslandAustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIILM534LS:AMildenhall00:49Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesClaimed by Maj. Walter Borchers, his 23rd Abschuss, from Stab NJG5, 30km WSW of Paris 1t 1.300 m, at 02:31 hrs.. Exploded in the air with great force at 02:30hrs , scattering the aircraft and its contents over a wide area of woodland at Bonnelles (Yvelines) 19km ESE of Rambouillet. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row A. Collective Grave 38-42The crew were initially laid to rest in Bonnelles

Son of John Edward and Jane Elizabeth Watson, husband of Lilian Watson, of Warwick, Queensland, Australia.
779 WatsonEdwinFl/Sgt. Air Gunner1361241RAFVRCoastal Command201 Sqd
1944-06-12SunderlandIIIML760NS-SRAF Pembroke Dock, WalesNo detailsPatrolShot down by U-333Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 223 Read Archive Report
780 WauchopeArchibald WilliamFlight Sergeant429879AustraliaRAAFAttached RAF Station West Freugh1944-06-12RAAF Honour Roll
781 WearDenver M CaptainO-665226USAPilotUSAAFlX Fighter Command493rd Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
782 WebbLeonard KeithSergeant1866222Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN:NMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4./NJG4 - Fontainebleau/Ferrieres area (CF-DF): 2,800m at 01:25. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne}KilledBransles Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Son of Herbert William and Alice Webb, of Raunds, Northamptonshire
783 WeirRobert Walter ThomasSergeant1370487W/Op/Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIHK545KO-ERAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2332Gelsenkirchen, Germany (Gelsenberg AG)See Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 19.F.17
784 WeirG R EFlying OfficerBomber Command608 Sqd
1944-12-06MosquitoXXKB2356T-ADownham Market1847BerlinCrashed at WijheKilledWijhe General Cemetery
785 WelchE AFlying OfficerBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIILK827ZA-IMelbourne1631OsnabruckKilledRunnymede
786 WellingtonRonald ArthurPilot Officer53219NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-06-10MosquitoXVIMM1258K:MOakington23:55BerlinClaimed by Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow, his 18th Abschuss, & Uffz. Schneider from 1./NJG 1, who were flying Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AK from Venlo airfield. 8 km S. Alkmaar airfield, at 6.000 m at 02:50 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 6313, Stalag Luft 3Pathfinders
787 WellsWilliam HubertSergeant1600789Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL970WS:YRAF Bardney, Lincolnsire22:50ProuvilleSee archive report for full detailsKilledLonguenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery. Grave Ref: Plot 8. Row B. Coll. Grave 12 - 15
788 WestReginald JohnSergeant1819926Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND528PH-BRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2220Saintes See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 240 Read Archive Report
789 WestJ EPilot OfficerJ/35957PilotRCAFFighter441 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12SpitfireIXMH447PatrolKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
790 WestcottS ASergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING276PM-EElsham Wolds1645LeunaCrashed at MersebergKilledRunnymede
791 WettlauferN HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
792 WhaleL FSergeantBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterING199DX-LEast Kirkby1636GiessenCrashed at MornshausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
793 WhiteJ PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
794 WhiteC CSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
795 WhiteESergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCagnicourt Communal Cem
796 WhiteJohn PatersonWarrant Officer424497AustraliaRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
797 WhitePeter W 1st LtO-809218USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
798 WhittenburyM TFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-12LancasterIME785AR-H2Binbrook2305GelsenkirchenCrashed near Wesepe KilledOlst {Duur} General Cemetery
799 WierzejskiA SFlight SergeantP-704243PilotPAFFighter308 Sqd Polish
1944-12-06SpitfireIXML170Combat SortieAircraft suffered engine trouble during a combat sortie- Hit high ground near Leer and was killedKilledPolish Air Force Memorial, Northolt Midlesex United KingdomArchiwum Polish Database
800 WierzejskiAleksander StanislawKapral PilotFlight SergeantP.704243Born 21 August 1922 (Age 22)PolandPilotPAFFighter Command308 Sqd (Polish)
1944-12-06Supermarine SpitfireIXML170B.61 Advanced Landing Ground (St Denis Westrem) Belgium, RAFCombat SortieAircraft suffered engine trouble during a combat sortie. Hit high ground near Leer and was killed. Location : . Killed in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Archiwum Polish Database

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