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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                        
1 HammondLeonard DouglasSergeant18900351924.02.07Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-28HalifaxIILW277DY-YPocklington26BerlinAbandoned in target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 Cemetery 5.J.20 Son of Arthur Harry and Edith May Hammond, of Forest Gate, Essex.
2 BonnettLeonard DouglasWarrant Officer Class 1R10550613th August 1922 in Edmonton, AlbertaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-14HalifaxIIILV966BM:P "Pride of the Porcupines"Skipton on Swale22:35CambraiClaim by Hptm Josef Krahforst 2/NJG4 - (E) Douai or Lille area (PG or OG): 3,000m at 01:07. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The a/c crashed at 02:00 hrs at Saultain (Nord) 5km South East from the centre of Valenciennes.KilledValenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery Plot 1 Row A Grave 23

Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off with Service no. J86904 effective 31st July 1944

Son of James and Ada (née Wilkinson) Bonnett from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
3 ClayLeonard DouglasFlying Officer135718Age 26PilotRAFVRBomber Command199 Sqd
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEF118EX-ORAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1945HanoverSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHanover War Cemetery Grave 6. F. 1-3
Son of Walter Clay, and of Frances Alice Clay, of Chadwell Heath, Essex, England
4 DouglasHerbert WalterSergeant W/Op/Air/Gnr1685113W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterILM140UM-O2RAF Wickenby2029Russelsheim See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 6.B.11-14 Read Archive Report
5 HallLeonard DouglasFlying Officer415788AustraliaRAAF30 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-16RAAF Honour Roll
6 HammondGeorge NoelFlying Officer125985Age 22NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd
1943-07-29LancasterIIIED862OF-PRAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire2228HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel 124Son of James and Kate Hammond, of Coventry, England
7 KingLeonard Frank DouglasSquadron Leader42612PilotRAFBomber Command105 Sqn
1945-03-18MosquitoXVI MM170GB:DBourn03:41WittenOn their operational debut with 105 Sqn. Lost without trace.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 265Son of Sidney Victor and Elsie Elizabeth Sarah King; husband of Kathleen Muriel King, of Windsor
8 McKayDouglas HaysSergeant319314Age 26PassengerArmyArmy Air Corp2nd SAS Regt.1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22 Read Archive Report
9 OvertonDouglas LeonardSergeant9408651921Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd
1942-06-08LancasterIR5495OF-NWoodhall Spa2349EssenReportedly came down at Marl, North-Rhine, Westphalia, 13 miles North East of Essen (at approximate coordinates: 51°40′N 7°07′E)KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 17 Row F Grave 8Son of Leonard Ernest and Elsie Minnie Overton, of Bilston, Staffordshire
10 PerkinsDavid MillardFlt. Sgt1801441Age 20BritishNavigatorRAFVR18 Sqd RAF
1945-04-21A20K BostonVBZ590Rimini/ForliAttack on bridge over River PoTook off from Forlì airfield at 20:54. Mssion was to bomb a bridge near Taglio di Po along the Po River and then to look for targets of opportunity. Following the Po River to the west, they were hit by the flak battery near Polesella. They attempted to return to Forlì but crashed near Copparo.KilledPadua War Cemetery. Coll. grave VI. B. 10-13


L-R: David Raikes : David Perkins : Alexander Bostock : John Hunt

Son of Leonard and Annie Millard Perkins, of Sydenham, London. Grave inscription: 'Much Loved Son, Brother And Uncle Who Gave His Life For All Of Us. We Will Remember Him'.

11 PoolDouglas Leonard ArthurSergeant149168W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqd
1943-07-29StirlingIIIEF364MG-XRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2212Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 133 Read Archive Report
12 RatermanUrban Leonard Sergeant171218911924AmericanBall Turret GunnerUS Army Air Force8th Air Force359th Bomber Squadron (303rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-05-30B-17 Pistol Packin’ MamaG42-31213BN-ZMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandHalberstadt (Mission # 380), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany
13 WittsDavid DouglasSergeantR/122133Air BomberRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-06HalifaxVDK262IP-RRAF Tholthorpe1935Munchen See Archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
14 WrightLeonard DouglasSergeant407758AustraliaRAAF55 OTU RAF1941-12-30RAAF Honour Roll
15 AbbottDouglas AlanSergeant1804051Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIDV404AS-ZKirmington1638BraunschweigMost probably shot down by a nightfighter and crashed in the target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 14 Row A Collective Grave 8-13
16 AbellDouglas RoyPilot Officer417773AustraliaRAAF207 Sqd RAF
1944-10-06RAAF Honour Roll
17 AberleDouglas BuchananFlight Sergeant427631AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1943-11-23RAAF Honour Roll
18 AcresLeonardSergeant1250963ObserverRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqd
1941-08-16HampdenIAD756ZN-RAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire2205Dusseldorf See archive report for full details KilledGembloux Communal Cemetery. Grave 65 Read Archive Report
19 AcworthDennis HerbertFlying Officer1411631923NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-05-27MosquitoIVDZ468AZ:DWoodhall Spa00:02St-ValeryMission to mark a coastal battery. Lost without trace.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 204DFC awarded whilst with 627 Sqn, gazetted 27th June 1944.

Son of Herbert Douglas Acworth, and of Hilda Florence Acworth, of Plaistow, Essex.
20 AdamRea Douglas PorterFlying Officer423278AustraliaRAAF4 Comm Unit RAAF1946-08-10RAAF Honour Roll
21 AdamsJames MainFlight SergeantNZ/429911Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-20LancasterILM167GI-NRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1435Calais See Archive report for further details KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 15148 Read Archive Report
22 AdamsonLeonard GeorgePilot Officer400549AustraliaRAAF20 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-08RAAF Honour Roll
23 AgerErnest DouglasSergeant646478Age 23UKAir GunnerRAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1943-05-23StirlingIIIBF478BU-GRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk2306DortmundSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 140
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Son of Alfred and Alice Ager of Reading, Berkshire; husband of Olive Margaret Ager, of Reading, Berkshire, England.
24 AikensLeonard A 2nd LtO-763020USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group506th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
25 Air/Bmr: Fl/Sgt. Davey Age 23Leonard Wallace Flight SergeantAus/4204578 January 1921 at Petersham New South Wales AustraliaAustralianAir BomberRAAFMiddle East Command148 Sqd RAF
1944-07-03HalifaxIIJP179FS-PRAF Brindisi, Italy20:28Secret mission, South PolandShot down by enemy fighter. Crashed near Zombor (Sombor) HungaryPow No. 510 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-Kreulberg - L7Read Archive Report
26 AitkenLeonardFlight Sergeant1219321Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIME814EM-ERAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire2251Revigny See Archive report for further details Evaded captureNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
27 AllanDouglas EdmundPilot Officer688AustraliaRAAF1 Bombing & Gunnery School1941-01-18RAAF Honour Roll
28 AllanPeter DouglasFlying Officer419752AustraliaRAAF450 Sqd RAAF
1945-04-19RAAF Honour Roll
29 AllbonDouglas GeorgeFlight Sergeant428898AustraliaRAAF106 Sqd RAF
1944-12-04RAAF Honour Roll
30 AllenBasil DerrikSergeant10215451920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd
1942-11-16StirlingIW7566OJ-CLakenheath1721GardeningOn the night of 16/17 November Oberleutnant Reinhald Knacke and his bordfunker, Unteroffizier Heu of 1./NJG1 destroyed a Short Stirling when 65 aircraft were engaged in ‘Gardening’ operations from Lorient to the Friesian Islands, Short Stirling I W7566 OJ-C on 149 Squadron flown by Sergeant Thomas Anderson West and two Wellingtons tailed to return from the night’s operations. The Stirling had taken oft from Lakenheath at 1721 hours. Leu picked it up on his Li set at 16,350 feet at 4,000 yards distant. Knacke peered out in the direction of the plot but could not see him for the vision of the human eye in the dark is not more than 100 to 200 yards. His nerves were at breaking point but West was still flying calmly towards the defence zone and would only be at action stations once the first searchlight was turned on. West was taking no avoiding action. Knacke gave full throttle and rapidly closed the distance. Suddenly Heu reported anew contact at 2,000 yards distance as another Viermot crossed their field slowly, from north to south. For a moment Knacke was undecided which opponent to pursue and then he decided on the nearest Viermot. The enemy machine had begun to weave and was now travelling on the Li set alternately from port to starboard and back. Heu gave Knacke the final Li readings but three pairs of eves scanned the sky in vain for his shadow. Knacke finally shot the Stirling down into the sea off Vielle-Sce-Gironde. In his excitement Knacke fired immediately into the full petrol tanks. Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin RCAF the rear gunner lost his head, abandoned his machine guns and bailed out, landing right in the propeller of Knacke’s 110, There was a dull thud, which made the Messerschmitt shudder. The engine began to vibrate so badly that Knacke had to shut it down. He landed his clumsy 110 at Venlo on one engine. Mechanics rushed over and lit up the machine. By the light of their torches they could still see traces of blood and hair on the propeller. Strips of uniform were hanging on the antennae of the Li. The fate of the Canadian gunner upset everyone. McMullin was buried at Hourtin Communal Cemetery while the body of Sergeant Herbert Carter, the only other bady that was recovered from the sea was laid to rest at Vielle-Ste-Gironde Communal Cemetery. All the other members of the crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Extract from Nachtjagd Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 (Martin W Bowman)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 77 Son of Basil Douglas Allen and Marion Allen, of High Green, Sheffield
31 AllisonDouglas BellamyFlying Officer Pilot70769RAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1939-12-18WellingtonIaN2941WS-Honington855Reconnaissance WilhelmshavenCrashed off WilhelmshavenKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 1Read Archive Report
32 AllisonJohn LeonardSergeant404370AustraliaRAAF14 OTU RAF1942-06-30RAAF Honour Roll
33 AllmanLeonard RalphFlying OfficerJ/13588CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-06TyphoonIbMN428I8-ZRAF Hurn20:00Armed reccePulled away from squadron to locate and escort a damaged flight mate. Hit by flak, parachute caught on aircraft, perished in crash near Mauvieu, Calvados, France.KilledBeny-Sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, Reviers, Xiii. H. 13. France
Accident Report
34 AlpPercy LeonardPilot Officer54973RAFVRBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 30Commemorated Creil Communal Cemetery, Plot 1. Grave 389.Son Of Stanley William Alp And Of Mary Ann Alp (Nee Rogers); Husband Of Constance Maureen Alp, Of Rugby, Warwickshire.
35 AndersonRobert AllanSergeantR/191468Age 20CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-20HalifaxIIILW692PT-VRAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire2113LensSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 4176 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - Survived the warParadie Archive DatabasePromoted to Fg.Off. 1st September 1944
36 Anderson Lindsay DouglasSergeantNZ/391321Age 20New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1940-09-20WellingtonIcT2463AA-ERAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2115Invasion Ports See archive report for further details KilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery Coll. grave XII. H. 1-5 Read Archive Report
37 AndersonJFlight SergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILK789MP-LHolme on Spalding Moor2209KarlsruheCrashed at Welney NorfolkInjuredArchive Report
38 ArcherRaymond LeonardFlying Officer 124689 (Age )UKPilotRAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-05-01RAF Lasham. Location : Belgium. , Zaventem Communal Cemetery - Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Joint grave 1Husband of Catherine Archer
39 ArchibaldJohn Douglas Robson HosieSgt13551141916BritishRAFVRCoastal Command235 Sqd

1941-08-11Blenheim lVlVP6908LA-FSumburghPatrolFailed to ReturnMIARunnymede Panel 38
Son of William and Jessie Archibald, of Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Crew: Sgt. JDRH Archibald Sgt. JC Mason. P/O WC Richards
40 ArmanowskiJózefPlutonowy PilotSergeantP.781321Born 7 July 1917 (Age 24)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy
PAF1454 Flight1942-01-26Douglas HavoclAW395RAF Charmy DownBox, WiltshireAircraft corkscrewed to earth near Box, Wiltshire, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom. 307 SquadronKilled on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot 5 2 Service Sec F Row T Grave 266

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41 ArmourRobert DouglasFlight Sergeant405168AustraliaRAAF458 Sqd RAAF
1943-04-30RAAF Honour Roll
42 ArnellJohn LeonardFlying Officer425108AustraliaRAAF612 Sqd RAF
1944-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
43 ArthurDouglas InvictaPilot Officer50778Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1943-03-12LancasterIED544HW-QRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire1937EssenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 3 C. 14Next of kin details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
44 AshcroftDaniel DraperSergeant1549249Pilot U/TRAFVRTraining Command39 Service Flight Training School1943-05-06Airspeed OxfordBM718Not issued Swift Current Airbase, Saskatchewan 2330Training See archive report for further details KilledSwift Current Cemetery (Mount Pleasant) Block 2. Grave 10 Read Archive Report
45 AshmanHerbert LeonardFlight Lieutenant1914-03 Kingston upon ThamesAir BomberMiD (Posthumous)

1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45,
RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn Pathfinder Force
1944-05-24LancasterIIIJB313MG:HOakington22:56AachenHit by 3., 4. & 5./schw Flak Abt. 514. Crashed Schophoven at 01:10. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll. Grave 7. A. 1-6.
Emergency Commission as Pilot Officer in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 24 August 1941. Promoted Flight Lieutenant on 28 August 1942, he served during the Second World War as an Air Bomber with 7 Squadron, as part of the Pathfinder Force, being posted to the Squadron from 17 OTU on 24 April 1944. During May the crew took part in raids on Montdidier, Mantes-Le-Jolie, Nantes, Louvain, Le Mans, Duisberg, and Dortmund- in the main these were French targets being softened up prior to the D-Day landings. Ashman was killed in action when Lancaster JB313, piloted by Flight Lieutenant G. C. Crew, DFC, was detailed to attack Aachen, and crashed at Schophoven, 5km south east of Jülich, on 24-25 May 1944. All the crew were killed. Ashman was Mentioned in Despatches in the Birthday Honours’ list in June 1944, some 14 days after his death in combat. Ashman is buried along with his crew in Rheinberg War Cemetery, Germany. His medals were sent to his widow, Mrs. Mabel Ashman. 50 Northborough Road, Norbury, London SW16
46 AtkinsonLeslie NoelFlight SergeantNZ/4310154Age New ZealanderAir BomberRNZAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILV778C6-BRAF Snaith, Yorkshire 1825SchweinfurtSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery 9.E.21
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47 AultRoy ElkingtonFlying Officer Air Bomber134675RAFVRBomber Command166 Sqd
1943-10-22LancasterIIIEE196AS-ZRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1812KasselShot down by night fighter, crashed at Brakelsiek, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyKilledHannover War Cemetery. Grave No. 16.E.3
Read Archive Report
48 AveryGeorge Douglas RutherfordFlying Officer404083AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1942-10-22RAAF Honour Roll
49 AyresLeonardSergeant1505092Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.J.7 Read Archive Report
50 Bader Douglas Robert SteuartPilotDSO

* DFC
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Fighter Command222 Sqd

242 Sqd
Tangmere Wing
22Later Sir Douglas Bader
Ace

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