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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 JohnstonJamesSergeant156817Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.KilledCalais Canadian Military Cemetery, Leubringhen, Plot 3, Row A, Grave 12His remains were found buried in a sand dune NE of Calais just on the outskirts of the town. It appears that the body was buried by civilians and a cross gave his name and number.
2 PearsallA LFlying OfficerAUS-408266PilotRAAFFighter16Sqn
1944-03-08SpitfirePRXIPA863SortieAbandoned near CalaisKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
3 PatrickR JSergeantBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
4 ParsonsA SFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command550Sqn
1944-08-31LancasterINF962BQ-VNorth Killingholme1307AgenvilleCrashed at l'Etoile {Pas-de-Calais}KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery
5 AcresR JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
6 OxborrowRSergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledLonguenesse {St-Omer} Souvenir Cemetery
7 OakleyM AFlying OfficerBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
8 NattrassO JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-11-28HalifaxIIIMZ789ZA-HMelbourne232EssenCrash landed at Guines {Pas-de-Calais}
9 NallenC PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command635Sqn
1944-06-03LancasterIIIND841F2-DDownham Market.0028.CalaisCrashed on take offKilledCambridge City Cemetery
10 MorrisJ EFlying OfficerBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
11 MillarJ OFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
12 MichelmoreDouglasFlight Sergeant423809AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.PoWThird to bail out and saw no other parachutes on his way down. He was captured by the Germans and held in custody with Sgt. Burns and Sgt Fletcher from the morning of the 25th until the 30th September when the Germans who were holding him surrendered to Canadian forces.
13 JonesRichard AllanFlying Officer41951126th January 1924 in Sydney, New South WalesCanadianPilotRAAFBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 257Son of Richard Alfred and Gwendoline Grace Jones, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia
14 PeterkinJohn DouglasFlight Lieutenant77123AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command141 Sqn
1944-07-05MosquitoIIDZ310TW:ZWest Raynham23:25BSSerrate patrol heading for northern France. Crashed 00:36 about 1 km S of Wattan (Pas-de-Calais), 9 km NNW of St-Omer. Claimed as a probable by Uffz. Heinz Irmer, his 1st Abschuss, from 6./KG51 NW of Caen an 1500m at 02:38 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)EvaderCaptured by 3 German soldiers. Fainted soon after capture and escaped. Return to England 9th September 1944
15 JenningsD RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-08-08LancasterILM166KO-YWitchford2153LucheuxCrashed at Grand-Rulfecourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
16 HainsworthNSergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
17 GiddingsL VFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
18 FletcherIrvin BowlesSergeant1594462Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.PoWSecond to bail out of the aircraft. He was captured by the Germans and held in custody with Sgt. Burns and Flt Sgt. Michelmore from the morning of the 25th until the 30th September when the Germans who were holding him surrendered to Canadian forces.

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off (188994) on the 19th May 1944. London Gazette 2nd February 1945
19 AdamsDenis GordonSergeantAus/402335AustraliaPilotRAAFBomber Command18Sqn
1941-09-04BlenheimIVZ7296WV-PHorsham St Faiths1501Circus 93 Hit by flak and shot down fighter. Crashed near St. Omer, Pas-de-Calais, France PoW No. 9621 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3 Read Archive Report
20 DillonB G DWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
21 CreberW SFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command83Sqn
1944-05-19WellingtonIIIBK463PeplowNickelCrashed Eps {Pas-de-Calais}KilledSt-Pol-sur-Ternoise War Cemetery
22 BurnsSydney GeorgeFlight Sergeant429919AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.PoWHe was the first to bail out at about 1000 ft, followed by Flt Sgt. Michelmore and Sgt. Fletcher. Flt Sgt. Burns was captured by the Germans. Held in custody with Flt Sgt. Michelmore and Sgt. Fletcher from the morning of the 25th until the 30th September when the Germans who were holding him surrendered to Canadian forces.
23 BrownG AFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
24 BrookmanR CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
25 BowmanN JPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
26 ArdisD CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
27 RiordanL MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command15Sqn
1944-09-24LancasterILM109LS-EMildenhall1648CalaisCrashed target area
28 WhitefieldCyril FranklynSergeant1425903Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 240Son of John and of Mary Anne (née Smith) Whitefield , of Hayes, Middlesex.
29 TurnbullW JSergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIILM636PO-UWaddington1723CalaisCrashed target areaKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
30 TudberryJFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-11-28HalifaxIIIMZ789ZA-HMelbourne232EssenCrash landed at Guines {Pas-de-Calais}
31 TottenhamA BFlight LieutenantDFC

RAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
32 ThompsonD McNFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command192Sqn
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW621DT-QFiskerton2349BSKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
33 SpencerR BFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIIDS816JI-OWaterbeach2308ValenciennesCrashed at Croisilles {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCroisilles British Cemetery
34 SmithAllan JamesFlight Sergeant42265625th June 1921 in Newtown, New South WalesAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-09-24LancasterIIIDV171JO:YWaddington17:36CalaisThe aircraft was hit by flak setting the Port inner engine on fire. The propeller could not be feathered and the pilot ordered the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at La Risquette late in the evening of the 24th September 1944. It fell in flames in the middle of a mine field. The bodies of Plt Off Jones, Flt Sgt. Smith and Sgt. Whitefield were never recovered.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 261
Son of James Matthew and Arm Smith, of Newtown, New South Wales. Fiancee to M. Hyland of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
35 SmithS WWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
36 RobertsA CSergeantPilotFighter452Sqn RAAF
1941-07-11SpitfireIIP7562SweepBaled out near CalaisEvaded
37 A'Court (Acourt)G AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-06-21LancasterIIIED532PO-HWaddington2302Scholven-BuerCrashed at SundernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
38 Coastal Command235Sqn
1940-09-11BlenheimIV(F)Z5725Shot down off Calais
39 A'Court (Acourt)Gladstone ArthurPilot Officer418496AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
40 AbbeyDonald GeorgeFlight Sergeant410135AustraliaRAAF1944-04-21RAAF Honour Roll
41 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer4004041911AustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command487 Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09VenturaAJ454EG-GSculthorpeTest flight Aircraft crashed at Larchwood in Norfolk, cause unknown Killed Marham Cemetery War Graves Plot. Grave 41.Son of Sydney Bertram and Isabel Beryl Abbott, of Balwyn, Victoria, Australia. Dip. Agr. (Dookie)
42 AbbottA RPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command455Sqn RAAF
1942-02-12HampdenIP1156VB-FWigsley1522Fuller?KilledRunnymede
43 AbbottL CFlying OfficerBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ313HD-Driffield1522VariesAbandoned near DungenessEvader
44 AbbottGeoffrey DavidLeading Aircraftman423520AustraliaRAAF2 Air Observers School1943-05-27RAAF Honour Roll
45 AbbottBruce Andrew StanleyFlying OfficerAus/422360Age 21AustraliaNavigatorRAAFBomber Command248Sqn RAF
1945-03-12MosquitoFBVIHR632DM-QRAF BanffSweepSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 282 Courtesy NAA

RAAF Honour RollSon of Frederick and Lillian Beatrice Moffat, husband of Marjorie Moffat, of Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia. Born 4th March 1922, Brisbane, Australia.
46 AbbottNeville Warrant Officer420513AustraliaRAAF30Sqn RAAF
1944-07-13RAAF Honour Roll
47 AbbottLewis JamesSergeant400167AustraliaRAAF40Sqn RAF
1941-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
48 AbbottStanley ArthurFlight Sergeant436790AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-08-31RAAF Honour Roll
49 AbbottSydney Charles BertramFlying Officer400404AustraliaRAAF487Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-09RAAF Honour Roll
50 AbbottRoy EdgarFlight Lieutenant264204AustraliaRAAFHeadquarters NW Area1943-11-16RAAF Honour Roll

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