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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                        
951 LongArthur BebbingtonFlying OfficerJ/14874PilotRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd1943-08-15WellingtonB.XHE524PT-?Kairouan/ Zina TunisiaPizzo and Lamezia, ItalySee archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 10. Column 1Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
952 LongArthur StephenFlight Sergeant425328AustraliaRAAF15 Sqd RAF
1944-06-01RAAF Honour Roll
953 LongArthur Pilot Officer413396AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1943-09-23RAAF Honour Roll
954 LonghurstJohn WilliamPilot Officer1300671920PilotRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1942-08-27WellingtonIIIZ1613GT-Warboys2039KasselClaim by Hans-Dieter Frank 2/NJG1 - Gemert 10km North of Helmond (5B): 5,800m at 23:25. Crashed near Elsendorp 20km NNE of HelmondKilled Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot JJ Grave 113 Son of Arthur Edward and Ethel Longhurst; husband of Esther Rosa Nora Longhurst, of Erith, Kent
955 LoveArthur JackFlight Lieutenant85274AgePilotRAFVRFighter Command418 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-02BostonIIIW8351TH-H2Night Intruder See archive report for further details KilledMontdidier French National Cemetery Grave 5797
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956 LovedayDavid ArthurSergeant1850343Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIILM526EM-RRAF Spilsby2125Schweinfurt See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Grave. Collective grave 8. K. 18-21 Read Archive Report
957 LowDouglas DunbarWarrant Officer 2nd ClassR/91655Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-11-07LancasterIW4265WS-LRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1753Genoa, ItalyCollided with another Lancaster over base. Both aircraft crashedKilledLincoln (Newport) Cemetery Section H. Grave 317 South.
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
958 LoweArthur RobertFlying OfficerJ/29556PilotRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsKilledRed Bank Fairview Cemetery. Plot J.J. Lot 2446. Grave 3 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
959 LoweRobert Arthur EdwardFlying Officer437210AustraliaRAAF51 Sqd RAF
1944-07-21RAAF Honour Roll
960 LownEarnest ArthurSergeant9118871911ObserverRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1941-03-17WellingtonIcR1474OJ-MMildenhall122BremenShot down by a Ju 88C intruder (Lt Rudolf Pfeiffer: I./NG2) at 0610 hours while preparing to land at Mildenhall and crashed onto a bungalow at Beck Row, Mildenhall.KilledCity of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park. Square 212. Grave 109480Son of Edmund Ernest William Lown and Maud Alice Lown (nee Coleman). Husband of Delphia Rosina Lown (nee Palmer) of Ilford, Essex
961 LucyThomas JamesSergeant1812408Age 19Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE894OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2035Berlin See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 157 Read Archive Report
962 LudlowRobert LanoelFlight Sergeant41471121 May 1912 in Stanthorpe, QLD, AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-28LancasterIIIED867PO-LWaddington49BerlinPost war it was established that all the crew were killed when the aircraft crashed. Probable claim by Maj Helmut Lent Stab NJG3 at 03:25KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 5 Row J Collective Grave 9-12Son of Arthur Henry and Isabella Ludlow, of Glen Niven, Queensland, Australia
963 LudlowArthur RonaldFlying Officer12865327th August 1921 in Emneth, Norfolk2nd PilotRAFVRBomber Command44 (Rhodesia) Sqn
1943-07-12LancasterIED331KM:ZDunholme Lodge22:23TorinoOne of three Lancasters believed to have been shot down by a night fighter off the Brest PeninsulaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 125Son of Charles William and Elizabeth (née Cowling) Ludlow. Both his parents predeceased him in Apr 1925 and Oct 1929 respectively
964 LuptonLeonard ArthurSergeant405485AustraliaRAAF67 Sqd RAAF
1942-11-02RAAF Honour Roll
965 LushArthur SylwoodSergeant13063881922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-05StirlingIN3710MG-MOakington2133StuttgartClaimed by Maj Kurt Holler Stab III/NJG4 - Wallers - Trelon at 0330. Crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe 14km South of MaubugeKilledAvesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Collective Grave 5-8 Son of Albert Frederick and Florence Lush, of Owslebury, Hampshire
966 LymburnerJoseph Arthur LaurentFlight LieutenantJ16573CanadianObserverDFC


RCAFBomber Command1409 Flt
1945-02-27MosquitoXVI NS731WytonSD MainzWeather reconnaissance sortie to the Mainz area. This was the only operational loss sustained by 1409 Flt in 1945PoW, unknown campParadie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 425 Sqn, Gazetted 26th October 1943.

Bar to DFC Gazetted 12 January 1945.

Flying Officer Joseph Arthur Laurent Lymburner, DFC, (Can/J.16573) RCAF. DFC. Flight Lieutenant Robert Duncan McLaren (73003), RAFVR. Citation: "Flying Officer Lymburner and Flight Lieutenant McLaren, as observer and pilot respectively were detailed for a reconnaissance far over enemy territory. The complete success achieved on this difficult mission reflects the greatest credit on the skill, courage and determination displayed by (these members of aircraft crew."
967 LynchArthur Edward WalterFlight Sergeant550334PilotRAFBomber Command10 OTU. (Operational Training Unit)1941-07-05WhitleyVZ6667Not knownRAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire240TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledHeston (St. Leonard) Churchyard. Old ground. Grave 00ERead Archive Report
968 LynchJames LauridsSergeantR/201189Flight EngineerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsKilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. G. Row H. Grave 16 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
969 MacDonaldW ASergeantR/76136Air BomberRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-17HalifaxIIbW1096LQ-O RAF Beaulieu, Hampshire, England Not knownTrainingAircraft accident/malfunctionSurvived - Baled outNone - understood to have survived the war - taken PoW No: 1014 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
970 MaceHarold ArthurFlying Officer130056Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILV903EY-HRAF Breighton, East Riding of Yorkshire18:58BerlinSee Archive report for detailsPoW No. 4104, Stalag Luft 1, Barth Vogelsang
971 MacGillivrayArthur ClarenceFlight SergeantR15707428th November 1922 in Winnipeg, MantobiaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command192 Sqn
1944-05-24HalifaxIIIMZ501DT:PFoulsham23:44Aachen - Bomber SupportClaimed by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - 40km West. Truthahn (Hunsel): 5,600m at 02:41. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Beverlo (Limberg) 19km NNW from centre of Hasselt Belgium.KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 5 Row C Grave 8
Paradie Archive DatabaseThose who perished were initially buried in St Truiden on 27 May 1944

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J90365) on the 23rd May 1944

Son of William Mathewson and Margaret Catherine (née Fraser) Macgillivray from Warren, Manitoba, Canada.
972 MacintyrePeter McDonaldPilot OfficerJ/85174Age 25CanadaW/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFBomber Command179 Sqd
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details KilledTangier Churchyard (St. Andrew). Collective grave 106.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
973 MackayDavid JohnFlight Sergeant Air Gunner648811RAFBomber 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.1 Read Archive Report
974 MacLeodArthur JamesFlying OfficerJ/35524Air/BmrDFC

RCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1945-02-20LancasterIII PB701GT-QRAF Upwood, Cambridgeshire2242Dusseldorf See archive report for further details PoW - InjuredNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database Read Archive Report
975 MageeArthur WallaceAircraftman Class 133987AustraliaRAAF11 Sqd RAAF
1941-12-08RAAF Honour Roll
976 MaggsArthur Wallace SpencerFlying Officer439657AustraliaRAAFNo 1667 Conversion RAF1944-11-08RAAF Honour Roll
977 MajesticArthur Benjamin2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7019408th July 1926AmericanCo-PilotAM


US Army Air Force8th Air Force712th Bomber Squadron (448th Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-21B-24H42-95186CT:KSeething (Station #146), Norfolk, EnglandMarienfelde, Berlin, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRemembered on the Wall of the Missing at the Netherlands American cemetery, Margraten
978 MaloneArthur BernardLeading Aircraftman26728AustraliaRAAF6 Medical Receiving Station1944-01-20RAAF Honour Roll
979 MaltbyJack HarrisonSergeant159217226th December 1907, Shipley, YorkshireAir Gunner (Mid Upper)DFM

RAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJB134PG:GDunholme Lodge21:47Mailly-le-CampClaim by Hptm Helmut Bergmann 8/NJG4 - Chateau-Thierry - Conde-en-Brie area, 50-60km South East FF Chamaleon: 3,600m at 00:15. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Courboin (Aisne) 10 km SE of Chateau-Thierry.KilledCourboin Communal Cemetery Collective Grave Sgt Joy/Sgt Maltby were awarded the DFM whilst with 619 Sqn. Gazetted 26 May 1944. Citation:- As rear and mid-upper gunners respectively these airmen have taken part in very many attacks against well-defended targets in Germany. They have displayed a high standard of determination and devotion to duty and, on more than one occasion, their good shooting and excellent co-operation have frustrated enemy fighters. Their example has been most commendable.

Son of Arthur Edwin and Henrietta Mary (née Tunstall) Maltby and husband to Emily Florence (née Airey) Maltby of Keighley, Yorkshire, England
980 ManoshArthur W.Staff Sergeant3285579022nd November 1924 at Glens Falls, Warren, New YorkAmericanWaist GunnerPH

US Army Air Force15th Air Force342nd Bomber Squadron (97th Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-19B-17G44-6188Amendola Air Base, Foggia, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated to Pine View Cemetery, Warren County, New York
981 MansbridgeAlexander ArthurLeading Aircraftman43858AustraliaRAAF4 Communication Unit Archerfield1944-04-01RAAF Honour Roll
982 MarchantEdward ArthurSergeant13770001912Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-11-30HalifaxIIW7871ZA-CMelbourne1428TrainingTraining Flight, Dived from 300ft and crashed at Laytham Grange Farm 1 mile SW of the airfield and burst into flamesKilledHastings Cemetery, Sussex, Div O, Sec A, Grave 96Son of Edward Arthur and Mercy Marchant, of Hastings; husband of Betty Marjorie Marchant of Hastings
983 MargrettAlan ArthurFlight SergeantR/8355011 Jun 1922CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command107 Sqd
1942-06-10BostonIIIAL284OM-Exeter1250LannionShot down into sea by Bf-109sKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 105Paradie Archive Database
984 MarionGerald EdwardWarrant Officer Class 2R/143398Age ?CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-01-05Halifax IIIMZ432NP-QRAF Lissett, Yorkshire1701HanoverSee archive report for further detailsPoW Stalag Luft 1None - survived the war

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive DatabaseW/O. Gerald Edward Marion captured near Hassel at 19:30 hrs on the 05th January 1945. Sent to the Luftwaffe hospital at Rotenburg. Born on the 19th July 1921 and passed away on the 30th July 2010.
985 MarrowsGeorge ArthurFlight Lieutenant47708PilotRAFBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIIMZ636EY:TRAF Breighton, Yorkshire22:59JuvisySee Archive report for detailsKilledBretigny-Sur-Orge Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 2
986 MarsdenHerbert James NoelLAC528828W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFCoastal Command217 Sqd1940-02-06AnsonIK8746MW-ORAF St. Eval, Cornwall740Convoy Patrol See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 23 Read Archive Report
987 MarshallArthur ForsterSergeant1699568Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterILM185WP-DRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk2302Homberg See archive report for further details KilledEindhoven Gen. Cemetery. Plot KK. Grave 117 Read Archive Report
988 Marston Leonard Frederick ArthurFlying Officer157900W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterIIINE138KM-ZRAF Dunholme Lodge2024Gardening See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 208 Read Archive Report
989 MartensArthur TempestFlight Lieutenant121946PilotRAFVRBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.4
990 MartinLeonard ArthurFlying Officer Air Bomber153528RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIIIND911AA-VRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1247HombergKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 25.G.10. Read Archive Report
991 MartinAlanFlying Officer Air Bomber153897RAFVRBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM588WP-F RAF Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2021Russelsheim Probably victim of night fighter attack in target area KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Coll. Grave: 7.F. 12-17. Read Archive Report
992 MartinIvan WilliamSergeantJ/90279Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber 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.9
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993 MartinArthur NormanWing CommanderC/782Age 28CanadanPilotRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIILL139ZL-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2000MagdeburgSee archive report for further detailsKilledBerlin 1939–1945 War Cemetery Grave 2 K 9
Courtesy Dave Champion

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur E. C. Martin and Harriet Martin, husband of Frances E. Martin. B.A., B.Com
994 MartinVictor ArthurSergeant641185NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command1652 CU
1942-06-25HalifaxIIV9993GV:UMarston Moor23:58BremenClaimed by Oblt. Fritz Carstens, his 2nd Abschuss, from 7./NJG1, 1.5 km north of Luttenburg (Overijssel), 6km ENE of Raalte, Holland at 02:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (30 May - 31 December 1942) The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 338, Stalag Luft 4
995 MartinAnthony BenedictSergeant368021971st January 1923 in Oglesby, LaSalle County, IllinoisAmericanTail GunnerAM PH

US Army Air Force8th Air Force303rd Bombardment Group (H), 359th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-11-21B-17 Heller’s AngelsG42-102484BN:KMolesworth (Station #107), Huntingdonshire, EnglandMerseburg (Mission #720), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedLorraine American Cemetery Plot F, Row 16, Grave 34
996 MaskallArthur GeorgeFlying Officer127532W/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RAFVRBomber Command161 Sqd
1906-01-31HudsonIIIV9155MA-QRAF Tempsford2334SOE See archive report for further details KilledBergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.12
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997 MaslenThomas ArthurFlight Sergeant615059Age 25W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRFighter CommandNo.8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Unit1941-10-25Miles MagisterlT9831-RAF Pengam Moors, CardiffImpens Farm, near North Peterton, SomersetSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBath Cemetery (Haycombe). Plot 28. Section F. Row ESon of Harry and Alice E. Maslen, of Odd Down, Bath, England
998 MasonTrevorPilot Officer125543Age 20PilotRAFVRBomber Command42 Operational Training Unit1942-11-13WhitleyVZ9134-RAF Ashbourne1200TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBodmin Cemetery Sec T. Grave 425.Son of Sydney Arthur Mason and of Sadie Pascoe Mason, of Bodmin, England
999 MatthewsOswald ArthurSergeantNZ/391842Age 20New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-07-06WellingtonIcR1063KO-DRAF Marham, Norfolk2326MunsterSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSchiermonnikoog Cemetery (Vredenhof) Grave 58

Courtesy AWMM

Born 11th September 1920 at Wellington. Worked as a clerk for Richardson McCabe and Company in Wellington prior to service. A RNZAF reserve pilot with Wellington Aero Club and awarded his 'A' licence on the 09th February 1939. Enlisted in the RNZAF at Levin on the 18th December 1939. Pilots badge awarded on the 10th June 1940 and promised to sergeant on the 27th July 1940 following training at No. 4 Elementery Flying School. Embarked for England on the 11th August 1940. Joined 115 squadron on the 31st March 1941 following training with 15 Operational Training Unit and a period with 57 squadron. Involved in a landing accident whilst with 57 squadron on the 28th January 1941, no injuries sustained. Son of Eric Rupert Matthews and of Annie Dorothea Matthews (nee Park), of Karon, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 455 flying hours logged and on his 25th operational sortie.
1000 MatthewsArthur JohnFlying Officer120864NavigatorRAFVRFighter264 Sqn
1943-04-12MosquitoNF.IIDD727PS:?RAF Colerne08:15RangerTook off in low cloud, flew low South over Oakhill, hit a tree on high ground on Old Frome Road, crashed in area of barn on Lapwing FarmKilledLambeth Cemetery Sec.J.3. Cons. Grave 371.Son of Arthur Alfred Matthews, and of Clara Alice Matthews, of Brixton; husband of Lilian Ellen Matthews, of Dulwich Village.

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