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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. Take Off date 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. 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 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 Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AcresE PFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-13LancasterXKB816NA-EMiddleton St George2018KielCrash landed at Church Broughton on return Paradie Archive Database
2 AbramsS WSergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxIIJD465KN-UElvington2024BerlinCrashed at BiesenthalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3 AbramsonMark LeslieFlying OfficerJ/1562721 Nov 1919, Kingston, Ontario, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-05-15LancasterIME726UL-X2Elsham Wolds2208GardeningClaimed by Fw Gunter Holtfreter 10/NJG3 Assens-Husby area (PU 9-6): 4,200m at 0047 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Vol 2- Dr. Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Gamtofte some 6km ENE of Assens.KilledAssens (Fyn) New Cemetery, Sp.Mem
Paradie Archive Database Son of Louis and Dora Abramson, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
4 AchesonJ SFlight LieutenantJ13840Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29HalifaxIIHR654EQ-RLeeming2127BerlinCrashed SSE of FlensburgPoW
5 AchtymichukAlexanderWarrant Officer Class 2R6100023rd November 1919 in Andrew, Alberta.CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILK802AL:FRAF Leeming, Yorkshire23:00DusseldorfSee archive report for further detailsMiARunnymede Memorial. Panel 249Paradie Archive Database
6 AckerJames GordonWarrant Officer Class 2R9118915th May 1943 in Hamilton, OntarioCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1943-04-28HalifaxIIJB923VR:QMiddleton St George20:42GardeningSet course for the Silverthorne (Codename for the Kattegat Region) Area. Claimed by Lt. Werner Speidel from 10./NJG3 over the sea 50km. NW of Hjörrin at 01:29 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial 180Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of James Gordon and Madeleine (née McMurray) Acker, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
7 AckerJames GordonSergeantR91189CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1943-03-28HalifaxIIDT669VR:?Middleton St George19:41St-NazaireAfter being caught in searchlights the aircraft was turned over by a burst of flak. Captain gave the order to abandon the aircraft and the Bomb Aimer baled out. The Rear Gunner was on the point of bailing out when the Captain regained control at 7,000 ft. Only the Bomb Aimer bailed out. The aircraft returned to base landing at 02:08 hrsSafe/KiA 28 April 1943419 Sqn, Halifax II, JB923
8 AcklandW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1943-11-22HalifaxIILW290KN-UElvington1712BerlinCrashed at Kloster ZinnaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
9 AcklandAlbertSergeant18017770Age 21Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK906NA-DRAF Middleton St. George, County Durham1638BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHannover War Cemetery. Collective grave 10.D.13-17
Son of Alfred and Charlotte Ackland and brother of Charlotte, Lily, James, William and Ivy of Bethnal Green, London, England.
10 Acland Ion HughPilot OfficerJ/2827ObserverRCAF Bomber Command2 School of Army Cooperation1941-03-18BlenheimIVT2443UnknownRAF Andover, HampshireTraining Crashed at Penton Mewsey, Wiltshire. KilledBuried at Andover Cemetery, Andover, Hampshire. Grave reference. Plot H. Grave 10.
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11 AcornC WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03LancasterIIIJB222LQ-MGransden Lodge.0024.LeipzigCrashed near DelitzschKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
12 AcornJ WSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIJD174EQ-ALeeming.0009.AachenAbadoned on return to base
13 AcquierJohn FrancisPilot Officer168852Wireless Operator/ Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLL134WL:UCroft23:49BerlinClaimed as a probable by Hptm. Leopold Fellerer, his 26th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG5 at 03:15 hrs. The aircraft crashed at Perleberg. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo BoitenPoW No. 3337, Stalag Luft 3
14 AbramsR WSergeantRCAFBomber Command576 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterIPD403UL-F2Fiskerton1655ChemnitzBelieved crashed in target areaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
15 ActhemJSergeantRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-02-25LancasterILL791VN-OSkellingthorpe1837AugsburgCrashed Embermenil {Meurthe-et-Moselle}PoW Paradie Archive Database
16 ActonJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-06-23StirlingIIILK386OJ-OMethwoldGardeningCrashed at Hartfordbridge Airfield on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
17 ActonGeorge NelsonPilot Officer Air GunnerJ/18289RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-25HalifaxIIJB858EQ-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2324GelsenkirchenCrashed Holtwick, GermanyKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 12.D.4.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
18 AdairDavid KennethFlying OfficerJ/29705Air BomberRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterIIILM474N2RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire.2341Sterkrade Crashed at Volkel {Noord-Brabant} KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave reference 17.A.9Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
19 AdairLeslie JamesWarrant Officer Class 1R/13359129 Oct 1922CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB553GT-JWarboys8BerlinThe aircraft was shot down over the target and crashed on Reinikinddorfir Strasse at 0220 hrs. Flt Lt McGlashan, Plt Off Purmal and Sgt Scott were initially buried in Elsgrund Cemetery DoberityKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 253 Paradie Archive Database Son of J R Adair of Wingham, Ontario
20 AdairA DSergeantRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1942-06-20WellingtonIIIX3713WS-J JaneHonington2345EmdenCrashed at Leenstertillen-LeensKilledLeens General Holland Paradie Archive Database
21 AdamR ESergeantRCAFBomber Command199 Sqd
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEE946EX-PLakenheath2017BerlinCrashed at SchlachKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
22 AdamJoseph Paul HectorFlight SergeantR18784420th October 1923 in Tecumseh, Ontario.CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1945-03-18LancasterIII PB451LQ:GGransden Lodge01:32WittenProbably victim nightfighter Fritz Lau. See Archive report for detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 13.F.5

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Herve and Marie Anne (née Dumontier) Adam from Tecumseh, Ontario, Canada.

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (J90229) with effect 17th March 1945
23 AdamR FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterXKB753VR-LMiddleton St George1458Scholven-BuerExploded near EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
24 AdamJ DSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-29HalifaxIIHR662EQ-HLeeming1656Lorient?KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery
25 AdamJ GSergeant1029111Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonXHZ357SE-SBourn2105StuttgartCrashed near SimmernKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
26 GrasswickTom HenryFlight SergeantR/60581Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFTraining CommandTorpedo Training Unit
1942-09-02BeaufortIN1180S RAF Abbotsinch, Renfrewshire, Scotland 22:40TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledCampbeltown Cemetery (Kilkerran). Division 4. Grave 601 Born on the 23rd March 1921 in Calgary. Son of Tom Henry (died 14th August 1980, age 92) and Stella Vernetta Grasswick (née Marsh - died 1988, age 89 - married in 1920), of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Epitaph: 'He Will Live In Our Hearts For Ever'.
27 Johns"Johnny"Warrant Officer Class 1Wireless OperatorRCAFCoastal CommandNo. 10 North Atlantic Sqn, RCAF1944-02-18LiberatorB-24D586U-boats. U341 & U420RAF Reykjavick, Iceland Ferry Flight to Gander, Newfoundland The last contact with the crew was when they acknowledged a signal diverting them to Goose Bay, Labrador. The a/c suffered severe icing and was force landed before reaching Goose Bay. The a/c was located 3 days later, 15 mls. from Goose BaySurvivedThis aircraft was involved in sinking two German U-boats. U341, on 19th September 1943 flown by Flt.Lt. R.F. Fisher and U420 on the 26 October 1943
28 PilotFighter1 Sqd RCAF
1940-09-25HurricaneV6749Force landed nr Cookham
29 PilotFighter1 Sqd RCAF
30 PilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-19SpitfireXIVRM727RecceAbandoned near Parchim
31 PilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
32 PilotFighter412 Sqd RCAF
33 PilotFighter414 Sqd RCAF
34 PilotFighter416 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-03SpitfireIXBM325Circus 258
35 PilotFighter416 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-13SpitfireIXRamrod 71Damaged
36 PilotFighter416 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-13SpitfireIXRamrod 71Damaged
37 RAFCoastal Command209 Sqd1942-09-08CatalinallaVA713LRAF Pamanzi04:20 take offAnti subAll killedAntsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar + Alamein Memorial
Diego Suarez, Antsiranana

209 Sqn Catalina IIa VA713 Coded L for Leather Op: Anti-sub patrol, Took off RAF Pamanzi at 04:20 hrs F/L J R Wyllie RNZAF P/O F W Henderson RCAF F/O K J Rich P/O E L Hall Sgt D P Broomfield Sgt A S White Sgt H Shepherd Sgt R N Lamond Sgt L S Davies Sgt D Abberley Took off normally but crashed in the dark just after the last flare. Sgt White, Sgt Broomfield, Sgt Davies, F/O Rich and P/O Hall all rest in Antsiranana War Cemetery, Madagascar, while the remaining crewmen are commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.
38 Gilmour"Gill"Pilot OfficerWireless OperatorRCAFCoastal CommandNo. 10 North Atlantic Sqn, RCAF1944-02-18LiberatorB-24D586U-boats. U341 & U420RAF Reykjavick, Iceland Ferry Flight to Gander, Newfoundland The last contact with the crew was when they acknowledged a signal diverting them to Goose Bay, Labrador. The a/c suffered severe icing and was force landed before reaching Goose Bay. The a/c was located 3 days later, 15 mls. from Goose BaySurvivedThis aircraft was involved in sinking two German U-boats. U341, on 19th September 1943 flown by Flt.Lt. R.F. Fisher and U420 on the 26 October 1943
39 HarlandGarnet RobsonFlight LieutenantJ/9316CanadianNavigatorDFC
RCAFEastern Air CommandNo. 10 North Atlantic Sqn, RCAF1944-02-18LiberatorB-24D586AU-boats. U341 & U420RAF Reykjavick, Iceland08:45Ferry Flight from from Reykjavik, Iceland to Gander, NewfoundlandCrash landed in trees on a single engine 13 miles from RCAF Goose Bay during a severe snow storm in extreme icing conditions.Survived - Injured ShoulderAccident report
40 PilotFighter1 Sqd RCAF
1940-09-01HurricaneP3068Crash landed Northolt
41 AalborgK IFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIIINE126MG-ROakington1913FrankfurtCrashed at DamscheidKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
42 AaronElmer OscarFlying OfficerJ25067CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-05-07LancasterILL891ZN:BRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire22:19SalbrisSee archive report for full detailsKilledOrleans Main Cemetery, France. Plot 1. Row A. Collective grave 16-27

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43 AbbottC RPilot OfficerPilotRCAFFighter198 Sqd
1943-06-12TyphoonIbDN587PatrolAbandoned Paradie Archive Database
44 AbbottRandolph 'Randy' TheophilusFlight Sergeant1382581Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxIILK995AL:CLeeming23:27FrankfurtSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 2981, Stalag Luft 6
45 AbbottWilfredPilot OfficerBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 23 Son Of William And Mary Abbott, Husband Of Dorothy Abbott, Of St. Helens, Lancashire.
46 AbbottsJames ElmerPilot OfficerJ17204CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command403 (Wolf) Sqn RCAF
1943-07-29SpitfireIXBS509KH:HRAF ManstonRamrod to IjmuidenClaimed by Lt Kromer of the III./JG54, flying a Bf 109G from Schiphol airfieldPoW No. 2011, Stalag Luft 3
47 AbelG. T.Flying OfficerRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-14Halifax IIINA6116U-TEast Moor1553GrevenbroichCrashed on take off and caught fireParadie Archive DatabaseWith thanks to John Jones who advised us that they were under Bomber Command at this time.
48 AbelGeorge ClaytonFlying OfficerJ/7526CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerGM
RCAFFar Eastern36 Sqd RAF
1943-11-27WellingtonXIVMP803QBlida, AlgeriaAir Sea RescueSuffered engine failure shortly after take off, crash landed and burst into flamesSafeAccident reportF/O Abel was awarded the George Medal for helping rescue the rear gunner.
49 AberyF JSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-24LancasterIIIJB241LQ-KGransden Lodge1854SchweinfurtExploded and crashed Bermering {Moselle}KilledBermerange Communal Cemetery
50 AbeyMitchell GeorgePilot OfficerJ/9511RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-31BostonIIIW8326Evening IntruderKilled Bergen op Zoom Cemetery Netherlands
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