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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                        
851 JohnstonArthur MaxwellFlight Sergeant404784AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1942-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
852 JonesPeter ThomasAircraftman 1st Class5405541918Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFBomber Command37 Sqd
1939-12-18WellingtonIaN2889LF-PFeltwellReconnaisanceBroke up in the air and crashed into the sea off Borkum following a sustained attack by Lt. Helmut Lent of 3./ZG-76.KilledRunnymede memorial Panel 3. Son of Thomas Arthur and Mabel Ada Jones, of Colchester, Essex.

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853 JonesArthur WilliamSergeant6126211921Air GunnerRAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-05-03HalifaxIIR9451MP-HMiddleton St George2255HamburgCrashed at Ottensen, 3 km SSW of BuxtehudeKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 87.Son of George and Elizabeth Ada Jones, of Tooting, Surrey.
854 JonesJohn Reginald ArthurPilot Officer394411916ObserverRAFBomber Command88 Sqd
1941-08-26BlenheimIVL8788RH-NAttlebridge1030Anti ShippingAttacked convoy in Western Approaches, bombs missing ships. Hit by flak and burst into flames after hitting the the sea off IJmuiden, Holland.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 33Son of Maj. William Henry Jones and Mary Jones; husband of Marguerite Mary Yvonne Jones (nee Besant)
855 JonesDan DaviesSergeant1253004Age 24W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-11-30HampdenIP1228ZN-LRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire1620Hamburg See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 46 Read Archive Report
856 JonesHarold ArthurP/O Air BomberJ/45644RCAFBomber Command1659 HCU
1945-05-17HalifaxlllHX268RAF Topcliffe2235Conversion TrainingCrashed into seaKilledMontrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery Sec. 2. Class C. Grave 3.Paradie Archive DatabaseThis aircraft was on a cross country exercise and was last seen spinning into the sea with its starboard engines feathered. This could indicate either engine failure or the fact that control was lost whilst practising flying with one or more engines feathered.. 1659 ORB is vague, saying a coast guard vessel and a convoy reported an explosion and fire on the sea 10 miles out to sea off Fife Ness. Crashed at 5621N 0158W 10 miles 070 degrees from Fifeness at 22.35 . Jones was one of two recovered from the sea. Pilot Officer Jones, RCAF, son of Sidney Arthur Jones and Marie Alma Jones, lived at 12 St Clair Avenue East Toronto (in those days the address would be at Victoria Park Avenue and St Clair Avenue in the Township of Scarborough. He attended Oakridge Public School and East York Collegiate. His name is memorialized on the Cairn outside the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 73 Oakridge, Oakridge Public School and the Memorial at East York Collegiate, East York.
857 JonesLouis ArthurSergeant415911912New ZealanderAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045KasselClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledRunnymede Memorial 117Son of Arthur and Rachel Jones, of Putiki, Auckland, New Zealand
858 JonesArthur EdwardSergeant34647AustraliaRAAF112 AIR Sea Rescue Flight Darwin1945-04-06RAAF Honour Roll
859 JonesArthur SelwynFlying Officer409152AustraliaRAAFAttached RAF Station Gibraltar1943-02-05RAAF Honour Roll
860 JonesStanley ArthurSub Lieutenant (A)Age 20PilotRNZNVRFleet Air Arm (RN)748 Sqd1943-06-27HurricaneIicNF716-HMS. Vulture, St. Merryn1414TrainingSee archive report for further details - Collided with R6887KilledSt. Merryn Churchyard. Grave 9Son of Thomas J. Jones and Ethel M. Jones, of Wallasey, Cheshire, England
861 JonesArthur HenryFlight SergeantR/218186CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1664 HCU1945-03-16HalifaxMZ481Cross country training exerciseKilled 1945-03-16 Age 19Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, United Kingdom.
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 282. United Kingdom. Son Of Henry J. And Florence E. Jones, Of Somme, Saskatchewan, 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)

Archive Report MZ481
862 JoplinArthur WilliamFlying Officer424044New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-12-21LancasterIME561KC:TWoodhall Spa16:54PolitzOn return to base the crew were ordered to divert to Ludford Magna and land by aid of FIDO, due to fog blanketing the local area. On approach to the diversion airfield, the Lancaster’s port wing brushed the ground causing the bomber to crash at 02:40 hrs at Tealby, 3 miles ENE of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.Seriously injuredReturned to New Zealand in December 1945. Demobilised in December 1946
863 JoyceAlan FrancisFlight Sergeant4178481919Wireless OperatorRAAFBomber Command148 Sqd RAF
1944.07.30HalifaxIIJP239FS-?RAF Brindisi, ItalySOE mission to Southern France F/Sgt Humble reported that off the north coast of Corsica the aircraft had trouble with an engine. F/O Clifford ordered donning of parachutes, then smoke filled the aircraft. F/Sgt. Humble baled out and saw a flame shoot out of the nose of the aircraft, which then peeled off to port and went down KilledMalta Memorial, Panel 16, Column 2. Son of Arthur and Eliza May Joyce, of Unley, South Australia. Dip. Commerce
864 KalkaWilliam ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/415415PilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-01-13TempestVEJ606SA-EALG B80 (Volkel)1430Air cover See archive report for further details Survived - killed later on Tempest NV981 Read Archive ReportLater: Uden War Cemetery. Grave: 6.F.8 Some details within: Read Archive Report
865 KalkaWilliam ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/415415PilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd RNZAF
1945-03-25TempestVNV981SA-?ALG B80 (Volkel)1430Standing PatrolSee archive report for further details KilledUden War Cemetery. Grave: 6.F.8Read Archive Report
866 KalkaWilliam Arthur 'Wacky'FONew ZealandPilotRNZAFFighter Command486 Sqd (NZ)

9 (8 V-1s 1 balloon)Killed 1945-03-25Ace
867 KeastLeslie ArthurSergeant564740Age 25PilotRAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1940-06-11WhitleyVP4954ZA-TRAF Dishforth, Yorkshire2047Battle area See archive report for further details KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery Ext. Plot 5. Row H. Grave 16 Read Archive Report
868 KeenStanley AllanSergeant8448731916Air GunnerRAF (Aux)Bomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1942-07-21HalifaxIIR9489TL-TLeemingAir TestThe a/c was put through a series of three steep turns at around 1200 ft, the first two turns were successfully carried to port and then starboard, during the third turn to port the a/c was believed to have stalled and dived into the ground after control was lost. It crashed near Catterton, Tadcaster at 1204 and all nine aboard were killed. The crash investigation believed that rudder overbalance trouble was probably the cause for the control being lost, a common cause of early Halifax accidents until the rudders was modified. Later accounts detailing this incident claim that one of the engines caught fire prior to the crash and that before the flames could be put out the fire spread and control of the aircraft was lost. There is no evidence of that on the RAF's accident record card. Of the nine aboard the a/c two were Army personnel who were aboard for flying experience. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)KilledSt.Albans (St Stephen) Churchyard Section F Grave 1. Son of Arthur and Annie Keen; husband of Kathleen Edith Keen, of St. Albans
869 KeirleStanley ArthurSergeant133555123 August 1922 at Orsett EssexBritishWireless Operator/Air Gunner RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIILM425BQ-N RAF North Killingholme, Lincolnshire 2145NürnbergCrashed Barrage de la GileppePoW No: 119. Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-Kreulberg. hospitalised.None Read Archive Report
870 KelhamWalter ArthurSergeant626132Age 19Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1940-08-19WhitleyVP4968MH-?RAF Dishforth, Yorkshire2010Zohornewitz See Archive report for further details PoW No: 221 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria (Also served time in Barth Vogelsang) None - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
871 KelleyRaymond ArthurFlying Officer1432AustraliaRAAF30 Sqd RAAF
1943-09-11RAAF Honour Roll
872 KellyCharles DermotPilot Officer404658Born 2nd May 1918, Stanthorpe, Queensland.AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command105 Sqn
1942-08-19MosquitoIVW4065GB-NHorsham St Faith13:02BremenFTR reason unknownKilledBacklingen War Cemetery 11.G.8Son of Dr. Arthur Francis Kelly and Mary Cecelia Kelly, of Southport, Queensland, Australia; husband of Ann Helen Kelly, of Pymble, New South Wales, Australia
873 KellyW. JamesWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144Cambrai Shot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre EvaderNone
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

874 KellyBrian ArthurFlight Sergeant425314AustraliaRAAF158 Sqd RAF
1943-09-01RAAF Honour Roll
875 KellyArthur KeithFlying Officer401968AustraliaRAAF452 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-18RAAF Honour Roll
876 KemptonArthur FrederickMaster SergeantAge 24USAW/Op/Air/GnrUSAAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILK802AL-FRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2300Dusseldorf See archive report for further details PoW No further detailsNone - survived the war
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877 KendallArthur DidrikLeading Aircraftman414356AustraliaRAAF1 Air Observers School Cootamundra1942-12-11RAAF Honour Roll
878 KennedyPatrick Arthur Sergeant1389031NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-06-24HalifaxIIJB962EY-?RAF Breighton2300Wuppertal See archive report for further information KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.15 Read Archive Report
879 KennellyJohn James Flying Officer4313201925AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportPoW
880 KentStanley ArthurSergeant1182493PilotRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-02-23HampdenIP4323ZN-ZRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire200GardeningSee archive report for detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 3.B.14 Read Archive Report
881 KenvinGwilym John ArthurSergeant612923NavigatorRAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1945-03-16LancasterING169CF-B2RAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1753Nurnberg See Archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 11.J.12-15 Read Archive Report
882 KenwayLesland ArthurFlying Officer405590AustraliaRAAF22 Sqd RAAF
1943-02-09RAAF Honour Roll
883 KenyonArthur ThomasFlying Officer185554PilotRAFVRBomber Command35 Sqd (Madras Presidency)
1944-12-24LancasterIIIPB366TL-SRAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire1535Koln See archive report for further details KilledPrestwich (St.Mary) Churchyard. Clough Sec. 3. Row 6. Grave 83 Read Archive Report
884 KernonArthur PatrickPilot Officer135287ObserverRAFVRBomber Command1409 Flt
1943-07-17MosquitoIXLR502OakingtonSpecial TaskReasion for Loss unknownPoW No. 1715, Stalag Luft 3
885 KerslakeWalterPilot OfficerJ/19112Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22LancasterIIDS778EQ-URAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1756Kassel See archive report for further information KilledHanover War Cemetery. Collective grave 15.G.2-7Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
886 KidleyRobert ArthurSergeant11494611917Wireless OperatorRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIW4831KM-CDunholme Lodge2350BerlinThe aircraft was heading in a westerly direction and exploded in the air at 150ft approximately 1km North of the village Lynow. The Burgermeister went to the scene of the crash and saw what he believed to be five bodies, possibly two more taking into account the smashed limbs which were strewn about. The police at Juterbog were notified by telephone and a Luftwaffe team arrived to investigate. They ordered the Burgermeister to bury the crew and he was also present at the burial on 3 Jan 1944. (Extract from Berlin Detachment No 4 MREU report to the Air Ministry dated 20 Oct 1947)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 2.C.4 Son of Harry and Alice Kidley; husband of Violet Elizabeth Kidley, of Headington, Oxford
887 KilgourLeonard Alfred ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/42412Age 24New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command190 Sqd1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert'See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22Read Archive Report
888 KingBenjaminSergeant1376608W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHE203SE-HRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310WuppertalCrashed Heers, BelgiumKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 7.H.4 Read Archive Report
889 KingEdward Arthur JohnSergeant1272009Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command15 Sqd
1942-09-18StirlingIR9351LS-RRAF Bourn, Lincolnshire2005Gardening See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 87 Read Archive Report
890 KingArthur James George (Jimmy)Sergeant18014741924Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command1654 HCU
1944.05.22StirlingIIIEH926-TWiglsey2103TrainingT/O 2103 Wigsley for night navigation Sortie. While preparing to land, and circling at the time, collided at 0358 hours with another 1660 HCU Stirling III EF498, both a/c crashing to earth near Eagle, 7 Miles SW from LincolnKilledReading Cemetery Div. 69. Grave 18265. Son of Arthur and Bessie King; husband of Eileen Cecilia King, of Reading
891 KinghamErnest ArthurPilot Officer174119PilotRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIILL690JI:JRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire23:14Railway yards at ValenciennesSee Archive report for detailsKilledRieux Communal Cemetery. Grave 3.
892 KinnisArthur GeorgeFlying Officer Air BomberJ/26136RCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIME668ZN-LRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire2235Saint-Leu-d'Esserent, Oise, FranceHit by flak then attacked by two night fighters. Crashed at Les G̢tines, d'Oulins, FrancePrisoner 78391 Buchenwald Concentration Camp Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
893 KirbyArthur WilliamSergeantObserver1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45RAFVRBomber Command110 Sqd
1941-08-14BlenheimIVV6515VE-WattishamAnti Shipping Shot down attacking convoy. Crashed off Norway KilledRunnymede Memorial

Joined the Squadron direct from 13 O.T.U. on 4 August 1941. He was killed in action when Blenheim V6515, piloted by Sergeant E. S. Elmes, on anti-shipping duties, was shot down whilst attacking a convoy off Norway. The Bomber Command diaries for 14 August 1941 state that 26 Blenheims carried out coastal sweeps over a wide area. Ships off of the Dutch coast were bombed and Boulogne docks were hit. One aircraft (Kirby and crew) were lost. Kirby is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. His medals were sent to his widow, Janet Kirby (Mrs. J. Payne, 8 Almond Avenue, Carshalton, Surrey) who had subsequently remarried.
894 KirkLawrence ArthurFlight Lieutenant407439AustraliaRAAF2 Sqd RAAF
1945-09-15RAAF Honour Roll
895 KnappettRobert ArthurSergeant400146AustraliaRAAF238 Sqd RAF
1941-11-26RAAF Honour Roll
896 KnightmelvinFlight SergeantR8655020th July 1915, Edmonton, AlbertaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command407 Sqn RCAF
1942-05-15HudsonVAM525RR:ABircham Newton20:24Strike MissionPart of a strike force from 320 Sqn (9 aircraft) and 407 Sqn (12 aircraft) which was sortied to attack an east-bound convoy of German ships off the Dutch Frisian Islands. Shot down by flak off the coast of Holland.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 105Son of Arthur Allen and Polly (née Turvey) Knight and husband to Velma (née Washburn) Knight of Mayerthorpe, Alberta, Canada
897 KnowlesArthur Cecil PeterSergeant W/Op Air Gunner1107655RAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-06-05WellingtonICHF915DX-RAF Feltwell2325Essen Victim of a night fighter attack MissingRunnymede Memorial Panel 87 Read Archive Report
898 KoehnArthur FerdinandFlying OfficerJ/10411Age 20CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion Unit1942-10-27StirlingIBF314YRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire147Training See archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 14738Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
899 KrutliReginald ArthurWarrant Officer421870AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-19RAAF Honour Roll
900 Kynaston Norman ArthurPilotFighter Command91 Sqd


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