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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
1 AndersonC T RSergeantBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1941-11-30WhitleyVZ6800DY-Dalton1647HamburgCrashed near KielKilledKiel
2 AndersonA CPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command150Sqn
1941-08-06WellingtonIcW5721JN-ZSnaith2235Frankfurt?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3 AndersonJohn GrahamFlying OfficerNZ/421344PilotRNZAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-11-16LancasterINF979EM-BRAF Silsby, Lincolnshire1254DurenSee archive report for further detailsKilledVenray War Cemetery. Collective grave V. C. 5-8Read Archive Report
4 AndersonRonald ClaudeSergeantNZ415980Wireless OperatorRNZAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-04-16LancasterIED780PO-Bottesford2133Plzen?KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard Row E, Grave 17.Son of Frederick Edward Anderson, and of Rose Sophia Anderson (nee Barltrop), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
5 AndersonH H WFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command49Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIJB466EA-AFiskerton2206NurnbergCrashed SchleusingenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
6 AndersonR BFlying OfficerMiDRNZAFBomber Command61Sqn
1945-01-05LancasterIPA165QR-VSkellingthorpe25HouffalizeCrashed target areaKilledHouffalize Communal cemetery
7 AndersonWilliam JamesSergeantNZ/41617Age 23New ZealanderWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1942-09-16StirlingIW7569MG-DRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2005EssenBelieved to have been damaged by flak. Crashed in IJsselmeer near Lemmer at 2300. See archive reportKilledLemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery Plot C Row 9 Grave 243
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 16th October 1918 in New Brighton. Worked as a welder/cutter for Booth MacDonald and Company Ltd. Enlisted at Levin on the 19th January 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 27th of February 1941. Wireless operator/air gunner badge awarded on the 01st September 1941 and promoted to sergeant. By Stranraer flying boat to Halifax on the 04th September 1941.

Embarked for England on the 18th of September 1941. Further training with 11 Operational Training Unit on the 25th November 1941 and then with No. 7 Conversion flight on the Stirling. Joined 7 squadron on the 27th of August 1942.

Son of William Stevenson Anderson (died 09th February 1967, age 86) and of Catherine Strath Anderson (née McArthur - died 29th May 1967, age 85), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. A total of 160 flying hours were logged. On his 5th operational sortie.

8 Anderson Lindsay DouglasSergeantNZ/391321Age 20New ZealandObserverRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn 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
9 AndersonAlexander StuartFlight LieutenantNZ/391873PilotRNZAFFighter Command487Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-18MosquitoFB.VIHR248EG-KRAF Thorney Island, Sussex2345IntruderSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 11.A.21Read Archive Report
10 AndersonWilliam GowlandSergeant1501026Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-04-27LancasterILL750SR:PLudford Magna21:40FriedrichshafenSee Archive Report for detailsKilledVevey (St. Martin’s) Cemetery Grave 92Son of William and May Anderson, of Murton, Co. Durham, England
11 AndersonJ DSergeantBomber Command101Sqn
1941-12-27WellingtonIcZ1115SR-Oakington1700Dusseldorf?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
12 AndersonJ WSergeantBomber Command101Sqn
1943-12-05LancasterIIIDV270SR-ELudford Magna1658TrainingCrashed near Binbrook HallKilled
13 AndersonRSergeantBomber Command101Sqn
1943-11-03LancasterIIIDV265SR-FLudford magna1713DusseldorfAbandoned over DusseldorfPoW
14 AndersonB ASergeantRCAFBomber Command90Sqn
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEF439WP-HWratting Common2146NurnbergCrashed at HesselbergKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
15 AndersonE G MPilot OfficerBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1941-08-31WhitleyVZ6837DY-Topcliffe1950EssenCrashed near Schaffen BelgiumKilledSchaffen Communal
16 AndersonE G MPilot OfficerBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1941-07-15WhitleyZ6820BremenDamaged by flak
17 AndersonG HSergeantBomber Command103Sqn
1943-01-21LancasterIW4340PM-AElsham Wolds1735Essen?KilledRunnymede
18 AndersonW HSergeantBomber Command104Sqn
1941-09-07WellingtonIIW5362EP-JDriffield2034Berlin?Killed
19 AndersonG SSergeantBomber Command106Sqn
1942-12-20LancasterIR5697ZN-Syerston1750DuisburgCrashed at OudelandsdijkKilledAmsterdam New Eastern
20 AndersonJ TFlight LieutenantBomber Command115Sqn
1943-10-20LancasterIIDS725KO-FLittle Snoring1817LeipzigBelieved crashed EngersenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
21 AndersonP J PPilot Officer66595PilotFighter118Sqn
1941-09-01SpitfireIIP8511RamrodShot down NE of CherbourgKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
22 AndersonC BSergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1943-06-17LancasterIW4374PH-DTrainingCrashed at Holton LincsInjured
23 AndersonJ McISergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1943-11-03LancasterIIIJB536PH-FWickenby1717Dusseldorf?KilledRunnymede
24 AndersonNicholasSergeant1542641March 4th 1921FERAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1943-12-10HalifaxIIBB378NF-DTempsford2150SOECrash landed near TostrupPoW 267429 Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe). Died 1993 in Shrewsbury, UKCarrying top Danish agent Major Flemming Muus

He escaped 3 times from Stalag 4B. The third attempt was successful and he managed to contact US Army 69 Division..


Barrter crew BB378 (L-R front) Fry, Barrter, Anderson
(L-R back) Riggs, Atkins, Howell, Smith (Turvil absent)
25 AndersonM BSergeantBomber Command14 OTU
1942-09-13HampdenIAD845GL-BCottesmore.0002.BremenCrashed at base on return
26 AndersonArnold AndreasWarrant Officer426001AustralianWireless Operator/ Air GunnerDFC

RAAFBomber Command582Sqn
1945-04-26LancasterIPB9836O:ARAF Little StaughtonTrainingThe aircraft iced up after flying into a snow cloud and lost power on both port engines. At 100 feet all control was lost and the Lancaster crashed at 11:50 hrs 2 miles North of RAF Deenethorpe.Injured and admitted to Sick Quarters or Hospital.
27 AndersonWilliam FrankFlying OfficerJ/29202PilotRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxVIINP709OW-ARAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1744OberhausenSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 244
Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseFurther information: Born on the 05th January 1923. Also remembered on a cross at Pine Grove Cemetery, Norland, Ontario, Canada. A student at Malvern Collegiate Institute in the Beach neighbourhood in Toronto when he joined the RCAF on 23rd April 1942. He was a business and commerce student and an all-round athlete who was popular with his crew. Son of John J. and Beatrice G.V. Anderson of Toronto, Ontario who were married during the first world war at Sandgate, Kent on 3rd November 1915.

(Courtesy John Jones)

28 AndersenPeter Stewart QuirkSquadron Leader40197Age 24PilotRAFFighter Command418Sqn1942-05-17BostonIIIW8318TH-?RAF Bradwell Bay2256IntruderSee archive report for further details PoW No. 46 Camp: Stalag Luft SagenNoneRead Archive Report
29 AndersonHugh JohnFlight LieutenantC/17844Flight Engineer DFM

RCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIIPB129LQ-A RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 1200Cap Gris Nez See archive report for full details InjuredNone - survived the war. Passed away 1965. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
30 AndersonM WFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-11-16HalifaxVIINP770EQ-GLinton on Ouse1222MunsterAbandoned over BelgiumParadie Archive Database
31 AndersonBruce BenjaminFlying OfficerJ/35534Age 27CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ6036U-ERAF RAF East Moor, Yorkshire1606DusseldorfSee Archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Plot 7. Row B. Collective Grave 14-18
Courtesy John Jones

Born on the 26th December 1917 in Llandudno, Wales. Son of Benjamin Wellington Anderson and Margaret Ethel Anderson (née Jackson), of Toronto, Ontario. Canada Grave inscription: 'His Sun Has Set While It Is Yet Day'.
32 AndersonGeorgePilot OfficerJ/95243RCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31Halifax IIIMZ9226U-CEast Moor623HamburgReported shot down by Me262KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabasePosthumously promoted to P/O
33 AndersonH GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-02-12WellingtonICZ1091VR-AMildenhall1700Fuller?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
34 AndersonJ AFlight SergeantR99890RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJD159VR-YMiddleton St George2230KolnCrashed MuizenKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
35 AndersonHoward FrancisFlight Sergeant W/Op Air GunnerJ/92358RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-08-25LancasterXKB708VR-ERAF Middleton St George1934Russelsheim (Opel works) Crashed at Boscombe Down on return KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Grave 43.G.3. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
36 AndersonWilliam SmithFlying OfficerJ/41164PilotRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIINA179PT-BTholthorpe1701ChemnitzCrashed 1mile N of airfield on returnKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive
37 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
38 AndersonMark Sylvester HaroldPilot OfficerJ/92728CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ845KW-JRAF Tholthorpe, North Riding of Yorkshire1647ChemnitzCollided with 426 Sqn (PN 228) aircraft and crashed near Linton on OuseKilledHarrogate {Stonefall} Cemetery - Sec. G. Row H. Grave 12. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
39 AndersonL LSergeantR101990RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-04-04WellingtonIIIX3699OW-Dishforth2030KielDitched 10 miles off Cromer Norfolk Paradie Archive Database
40 AllenBasil DerrikSergeant10215451920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
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
41 AndersonRobert Desmond (Bob)Warrant Officer Class 2R161094CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxIIILK965ZL:?LeemingBerlinSee Archive report for detailsSafeParadie Archive Database
42 AndersonWilliam BrodieSquadron LeaderJ892426th February 1914 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianPilotDFC
RCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW128AL:VLeeming23:15Acherers Rail YardsSee archive report for detailsDied of injuriesBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row G Grave 9.Paradie Archive Database
43 AndersonLeslie LesterFlying OfficerJ/18158CanadaWireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM
RCAFBomber Command431 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxIIIMZ529SE:ERAF Croft, Yorkshire23:25MontzenSee Archive report for further detailsPoW No: 5976 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - survived the warAccident ReportArchive Report
44 AndersonWilliamFlying OfficerJ/36997CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439Sqn RCAF
1945-03-24TyphoonIbMN9365V-BB.78 Eindhoven NLSweepHit by flak, crashed near DingdenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery, 31. B. 18. Germany
Accident report
45 AndersonPeter GordonFlying Officer PilotJ/36360RCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1945-02-21LancasterILL741VN-X RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1702Gravenhorst Partially abandoned crashed near Helenaveen KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XV.D.8 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
46 AndersonL EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1944-09-11LancasterINF919VN-DSkellingthorpe2054DarmstadtCrashed at Niederkirchen bei DeidsheimKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
47 AndersonA JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIIIPA998QR-OSkellingthorpe2101DarmstadtCrashed at Gross-GerauKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
48 AndersonW CSergeantR70818RCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1943-06-11LancasterIIIED978PG-BWoodhall Spa2237DusseldorfCrashed Tongeren BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
49 AndersonLloyd GeorgeSergeantR/131824Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIW5009CF-ZRAF Kelstern2144Nurnberg See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery- Coll. Grave 17. D. 12-18Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
50 AndersonW DSergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1943-09-06HalifaxIIJD454EY-EBreighton1902Munchen?KilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database

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