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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 AndersonL RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-12-06LancasterIED322SR-THolme on Spalding MoorMannheimCrashed Carmarthen BayKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2 AndersonJames Williamson StuartSergeant W/Op. Air Gunner1552291Age 22W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command162 Sqd
1943-08-31WellingtonIcHF835Not knownRAF LG-91 - El-Iman, Egypt - LG-139 -Gambut, Libya1400R.D.F. Enemy Investigation See archive report for further details KilledEl Alamein War Cemetery. Grave XXIX.J.14 Read Archive Report
3 AndersonJames Sergeant1083374Pilot 2RAFVRBomber Command21 OTU
1942-05-21Wellington1cR1142RAF Edgehill23.5Training Damage had been made to the Wellington from heavy landing, then stalled KilledBlackpool Carleton Cemetery Archive Report
4 AndersonJohnSergeant Air Bomber1559088RAFVRBomber Command30 OTU
1943-06-22WellingtonXHE527BT-?RAF Hixon, StaffordshireNickel (leaflet dropping). ParisHit by flak, crashed Cherbourg area.KilledCherbourg Old Communal Cemetery. Grave No. 6.E.6Read Archive Report
5 AndersonAdamSergeant Pilot1347713RAFVRBomber Command49 Sqd
1943-04-20LancasterIIIED620EA-KRAF Fiskerton2147Stettin Crash landed between Stadil and Kolby, Denmark Injured - died later same dayLemvig Cemetery. Grave 737. Read Archive Report
6 AndersonRichardSergeant991776Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIIJB366DX-NEast Kirkby1740BerlinSee archive report for full detailsMissing presumed killed - probably not, as in Soviet sector post war and unable to investigate further.Runnymede Memorial. Panel 224 Archive Report
7 AndersonWalter ASergeant Air Bomber1219022RAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-06-22HalifaxIIW7930EY-Breighton2316Mulheim Crashed near Renswoude {Utrecht} KilledAmersfoort {Oud Leusden} General Cemetery. Plot 13. Row 8. Collective grave 147-149
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8 AndersonJohnSergeant969380Age 26PilotRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-05-10WellingtonIcR1379KO-BRAF Marham, Norfolk2217Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery, Plot 4A. Row H. Grave 11 Read Archive Report
9 AndersonDavid AngusSergeant1317943W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIILM436EM-GRAF Spilsby2211Nurnberg See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 224 Read Archive Report
10 AndersonArchibaldSergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP744EQ-X RAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1618Dusseldorf See archive report for further details InjuredNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
11 AndersonJ ASergeant1104542W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqd
1941-10-10HampdenIAE382KM-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1855Dunkerque See archive report for further details PoW No: 24362 Camp: Stalag KopernikusNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
12 AndersonSydney RossWarrant Officer1098277Age 22NavigatorDFM

RAFVRBomber Command617 Sqd
1945-01-12LancasterINF992KC-BRAF Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire846Bergen See archive report for further details Missing - Believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 269 Read Archive Report
13 AndersonHoward LeroySergeantR/193090Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1943-11-22HalifaxIIJD367ZA-ZRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1654Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReishswald Forest War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 26.A.12-14Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
14 AndersonAlan HerbertSergeant 1590890Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL864A4:HRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire00:27Chevreusse (communications) See Archive Report for detailsKilledGiverny Churchyard

15 AndersonRobert Fred LindsayFlying OfficerJ10415CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command105 Sqn
1942-11-13MosquitoIVDZ320GB-Marham12:08VlissingenAttacked the "Neumark". Hit by flak and crashed 12:40 near Oostkapelle (Zeeland), HollandKilledFlushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery Row D. Grave 11Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Fred M. and Irene M. Anderson, of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
16 AndersonS AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-11-18LancasterIIDS680KO-LLittle Snoring1803BerlinCrashed Hermee BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
17 AndersonFWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-03-30HalifaxVLL287NF-STempsfordSOECrashed near Hansweert {Zeeland}KilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
18 AndersonW DSergeantRCAFBomber Command14 OTU
1942-09-10HampdenIL4131PL-ACottesmore2020Dusseldorf?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
19 AndersonJSergeantRCAFBomber Command142 Sqd
1942-08-04WellingtonIVZ1487QT-ZGrimsby2309GardeningCrashed on W coast of FranceKilledNoirmoutier-en-L'ille Paradie Archive Database
20 AndersonJ SSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1942-10-13HalifaxIIW7766NP-HEast Moor1829KielCrashed at East Moor on returnDied of Injury 17/10.42York {Fulford}Paradie Archive Database
21 AndersonA ASergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND956AS-IKirmington2235DuisburgCrashed Goudriaan {Zuid-Holland}KilledGourdriaan General CemeteryParadie Archive Database
22 AndersonP MFlight LieutenantDFM

RCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1945-04-10LancasterIII ME472EM-OSpilsby1807LeipzigBaled out after aircraft damagedKilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
23 AndersonRichard Frank Sgt. Pilot (U/T)R/83108RCAFBomber Command21 OTU
1942-02-06WellingtonIcR1047RAF EdgehillPMBombing training Aircraft malfunction - accident KilledMoreton-In-Marsh New Cemetery. Sec. K. Grave 25.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
24 AndersonR JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1942-07-02StirlingIN3718HA-CMarham2325Bremen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
25 AndersonR E VSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-04-10WellingtonIcR1442HA-DMarham1930BrestCrashed off Brest KilledKerfautrasParadie Archive Database
26 MelvilleGeorge AndersonSergeant973352Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-08-19LancasterIR5563QR:MRAF Syerston11:28Anti-shipping patrolThe aircraft was on detachment to Coastal Command. Took-off from St. Eval on an Anti-shipping Patrol off the coast of Spain Commencing some 85 miles north of A Coruña (North coast of Spain) on an easterly track for some 250 miles before before turning, about 81 miles north of Santander (North coast of Spain), on a reciprocal heading, and then returning to base. Lost without trace.MiARunnymede Memorial Panel 89Believed to have hailed from Scotland
27 AndersonL DPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-28HalifaxIIIHX345HD-YLeconfield.0025.BerlinCrashed at BiesdorffKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
28 AndersenPeter Stewart QuirkSquadron Leader40197Age 24PilotRAFFighter Command418 Sqd1942-05-17BostonIIIW8318TH-?RAF Bradwell Bay2256IntruderSee archive report for further details PoW No. 46 Camp: Stalag Luft SagenNoneRead Archive Report
29 AndersonDonald W.Technical SergeantFlight Sergeant171551091923AmericanEngineerUSAAF15th Air Force459th Bombardment Group (H), 756th Bombardment Squadron (H)1944-07-20B-24 Hell’s-BellsH42-52358-Giulia airfield (Cerignola satellite #1), ItalyFriedrichshafen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsInterned
30 AndersonThomasPrivate2940187Age 22Passenger2nd Bn. Queen's Own Cameron HighlandersBomber Command514 Sqd
1945-05-09LancasterIII RF230JI-BJuvincourt1215Exodus See archive report for further details KilledClichy Northern Cemetery Plot 16. Row 11. Grave 15 Read Archive Report
31 AndersonR CFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND754KO-FWitchford2252DuisburgCrashed Duisburg-BeeckerwerthKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
32 AndersonG HSergeantRAAFBomber Command144 Sqd
1942-02-24HampdenIAT194PL-North LuffenhamGardeningPresumed lost over the seaKilledLemvig Cemetery Jutland DenmarkUntil 1942-04-21 Bomber Command, thereafter Coastal Command
33 AndersonK MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-01-06Halifax IIIMZ366NP-MLissett1544HanauCrashed at North Frodingham Yorkshire on returnInjured
34 AndersonW WPilot OfficerAUS-401944PilotRAAFFighter258 Sqd
1941-06-18HurricaneIIZ3331Circus 14Hit by AA fireKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
35 AndersonE JSergeantRAAFBomber Command27 OTU
1943-07-23WellingtonIIIX3966Lichfield1900NickelBaled out near Beauvais FranceEvader
36 AndersonNeville JackPilot Officer NavigatorAus/24541 RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-12-02LancasterIW4881AR-KRAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire1644BerlinAttacked and shot down by 2 night fighters. Crashed at Paderdam, Gottin, Brandenburg, GermanyPoW No. 1750 Stalag Luft Barth Vogelsang - L1 Read Archive Report
37 AndersonE HFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-07-08LancasterIED369AR-ABinbrook2316KolnCrash landed at Hawkinge KENT
38 AndersonP RPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-30LancasterIIIED750AR-E2Binbrook2224NurnbergCrashed RodenbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
39 AndersonC BFlying OfficerDFC

RAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
40 AllenBasil DerrikSergeant10215451920Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqd (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 AndersonE JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command51 Sqd
42 AndersonT R BFlight LieutenantAUS-409081PilotRAAFFighter65 Sqd
1944-06-10MustangIIIFB160RecceKilledRanville War Cemetery France
43 AndersonJ MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1943-12-02LancasterIIIJB190OF-VBourn1705BerlinAbandoned vicinity of KielPoW
44 AndersonDavid CampbellFlying Officer PilotAUS/400453RAAFBomber CommandFerry Transport Unit1942-02-10HudsonIIIV9127Not knownRAF Honeybourne1100Navigation training Bad weather - accidentKilledAberystwyth Cemetery Sec. 18. Grave 851Read Archive Report
45 AndersonJames FalconerSergeant591536PilotRAFBomber Command13 OTU
1942-07-04BlenheimIVR3912Not knownRAF Bicester, Oxfordshire950Training exerciseSee archive report for detailsKilledEdinkillie Parish Churchyard. Plot A.8. Grave 71.5Read Archive Report
46 AndersonCharles HaroldFlight Lieutenant41772PilotRAFCoastal Command55 Sqd - on Detach 8 Sqd
1941-12-12BlenheimIVZ9595Not knownLG-17 Fuka, Egypt700Anti-shippingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 240 Read Archive Report
47 AndersonAlastair MacdonaldSergeant7895001921 in NewfoundlandAir GunnerRAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1942-06-01HalifaxIIW1098ZA-WLeeming2354EssenClaim by Fw Heinz Woltersdorf 7/NJG1 - near Oeding SE Winterswijk (4B) at 0208.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 21 Row E Collective Grave 9-12.Son of Arthur R. Anderson, M.B., C.M., and Clara B. Anderson, of Newfoundland.
48 AndersonWilliamSergeant5803901917ObserverRAFBomber Command107 Sqd
1939-12-27BlenheimIVL8779OM-WattishamStrategic reconnaissance off Wilhelmshaven, Jase and the Schilling RoadsShot down by Obstlt Karl August Schumacher, Stab JG1 10km North of Langeoog: 300m at 1402 localKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 1.Son of William and Annie Anderson, of Brechin, Angus
49 AndersonFrederickSergeant626653Age 22Air GunnerRAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1943-06-11LancasterIW4373PH-FRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2301Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.12 Read Archive Report
50 AndersonJ RFlying Officer Passenger (Pilot)DFC

RAFBomber Command108 Sqd
1942-03-16LiberatorIIAL577GibralterFerry FlightThe a/c was intended to land at RAF Station Hurn, near Dundalk Eire, at approx 1410 hours on 16th March 1942. During an early part of the flight the a/c acknowledged orders to return to Egypt owing to bad weather over the British Isles at the time, but the a/c was west of its course and it crashed into high ground at Jenanstown, Kilkenny, Eire at 0745 hours. The crew of 6 and 9 of the passengers were killed with 4 passengers being seriously injured.Seriously Injured

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