AR banner
Back to Top
Allied Air Forces Losses and Incidents Database.

Allied Losses Nordic RAAF Losses RNZAF Losses USAAF Battle of Britain Paradie RCAF Archiwum Polish War Graves Runnymede Kracker Luftwaffe
Check the Databases Menu for the extensive list of our databases which represent decades of original research by our Editors
Search Tips •  Researching Your Loved OneContact us via Helpdesk for research on your loved one

Names in Database A -D • Names in Database E - K • Names in Database L - R • Names in Database S -Z
If you are unsure of the spelling of the name you are searching for, you can check all the names in this database

Data derived from many sources. Corrections/Additions welcomed via Helpdesk

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



Owing to a restriction placed by our hosting service, searches cannot be made on less than 4 characters. Searching on 3 or less will produce no results even though the name IS in our database. If you seek info on a name with less than 4 characters, EMAIL with name and database to search and we will perform the search manually for you.
We are working on techniques to mitigate this restriction.
TO SEARCH ON SQUADRON APPEND 'Sqn', USING FORMAT '72Sqn'


Thanks to Personnel of the Polish Air Force in Great Britain for supplementary data and images (marked with a chequerboard device) related to the Polish Air Force, and many images courtesy of our respected colleagues Wojtek Matusiak and Robert Gretzyngier. Other images from our own archives.
Responding to requests that respects may be paid in this database to a loved one or friend, or someone you want to recognize, an In Memoriam plaque may now be placed next to any entry. See our Donate Page for details. Search for In Memoriam in this database to see examples of plaques which have been placed.

Polish Air Force personnel have a supplementary database containing more information and many more entries. Check the following:
Personel Polskich Sił Powietrznych posiada dodatkową bazę danych zawierającą więcej informacji i wiele innych wpisów. Sprawdź następujące elementy:
Archiwum: PSP 1939 -1947 Database 17,000+ Polish Air Force Entries
ON REQUEST, MORE INFORMATION CAN OFTEN BE RETRIEVED FROM OUR RESEARCH ARCHIVE ON EVERY ENTRY, AND ON NAMES YET TO BE ENTERED.

See a sample search
If you would like our team to research a family member or friend who appears in this database, contact us via the Helpdesk. We will send you instructions.


Enter Your search conditions and click Search This

These are the results of your search:

You searched for: “W4892

#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 CantWilliam JosephSergeant17160881909Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Grave 20Son of Sarah Jane Cant, of Shoreditch, London
2 De BardelebenWilliam AlfredFlight Officer (First Lieutenant)Pilot Officer (Flight Lieutenant)T-190832 (O-886173)AmericanPH
USAAF (12th Replacement Depot)Bomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledArdennes American Cemetery Plot A Row 44 Grave 30 Lt Solomon was reinterred at Ludwigsfelde with instructions for a simple cross to mark the grave. The American Grave Registration Authorities were informed. His body was exhumed on 28 Oct 1947 and Flt Off De Bardeleben body was exhumed from Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery on the same day. (Extract from No3 Missing Research & Enquiry Unit letter to HQ Royal New Zealand Air Force London)

Son of William D De Bardeleben of Lake Charles, Los Angeles, USA
3 GosneyLeonard DavidPilot OfficerJ/1945725 Dec 1922CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Grave 17

Paradie Archive Database Son of Frederick R. Gosney and Florence Gosney, of Barrie, Ontario, Canada
4 LawrieAlexander WilliamSergeant10304021920Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Joint Grave 21-22Son of Arthur James Brown Lawrie and Mary Alice Hogg Lawrie, of Walker, Newcastle-on-Tyne
5 MorganFrankSergeant1306780Air Gunner RAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Joint Grave 21-22
6 ScottHugh MackenziePilot Officer1690441918Navigator (Bomb Aimer)RAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Grave 19Son of David and Gertrude E. Scott, of Pitfodels, Aberdeenshire
7 SolomonFrank B.First LieutenantFlight LieutenantO-88617327 Jul 1921AmericanPilotPH
USAAF (12th Replacement Depot)Bomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen.KilledArdennes American Cemetery Plot A Row 37 Grave 51 Lt Solomon was reinterred at Ludwigsfelde with instructions for a simple cross to mark the grave. The American Grave Registration Authorities were informed. His body was exhumed on 28 Oct 1947 and Flt Off De Bardeleben body was exhumed from Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery on the same day. (Extract from No3 Missing Research & Enquiry Unit letter to HQ Royal New Zealand Air Force London)

Son of Ida C Solomon of Coopers, Mills, Maine, USA
8 WattPeter SydneyPilot Officer4150461921New ZealanderAir Gunner RNZAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIW4892EM-TSpilsby2350BerlinCrashed near the Daimler Benz works at Genshagen 4km ENE of Ludwigsfelde where the crew were initially buried. Captured German documents stated that the aircraft was shot down (Flak?) in the vicinity of the Daimler Benz works at GenshagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 8 Row G Grave 19Son of William C. H. Watt and Dora Frances Watt, of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand

Results 1 to 8 of 8.