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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 PaytonArthurSergeant15476791914Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command622Sqn
1944-07-28LancasterIL7576GI-KMildenhall2200StuttgartCrashed at 0130 hours into woods at Pot-de-VinKilledPetitmont Communal Cemetery Grave 1. Son of George and Harriet Payton; husband of Elizabeth Payton, of Connah's Quay, Flintshire
2 AllanJames Arthur LaurenceSergeantR802358th November 1922 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianFlight EngineerRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1943-04-28HalifaxIIJB923VR:QMiddleton St George20:42GardeningSet course for the Silverthorne (Codename for the Kattegat Region) Area. Claimed by Lt. Werner Speidel from 10./NJG3 over the sea 50km. NW of Hjörrin at 01:29 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial 186Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of James Alexander and Marion Emma (née West) Allan, of St. James, Manitoba, Canada.
3 AlgerPercy ArthurSergeant1600090RAFVRCoastal Command280Sqn (Air Sea Rescue)
1944-10-08Vickers WarwickNot knownBV290Not knownRAF BecclesAir Sea RescueSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 223 Read Archive Report
4 AllanJames Arthur LaurenceSergeantR80235CanadianFlight EngineerRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1943-03-28HalifaxIIDT669VR:?Middleton St George19:41St-NazaireAfter being caught in searchlights the aircraft was turned over by a burst of flak. Captain gave the order to abandon the aircraft and the Bomb Aimer baled out. The Rear Gunner was on the point of bailing out when the Captain regained control at 7,000 ft. Only the Bomb Aimer bailed out. The aircraft returned to base landing at 02:08 hrsSafe/KiA 28 April 1943419 Sqn, Halifax II, JB923
5 AllenArthur GeorgeWarrant Officer49722Observer (Instructor)RAFVRBomber Command23OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonICX9917BY-NRAF Pershore, Worcestershire2322DüsseldorfSee archive report for full detailsPoW No: 25667 Camp: Marlag Ind Milag Nord, Westertimke (Tarnstedt)None - understood to have survived the warRead Archive Report
6 AllenReginald Arthur HenryFlying OfficerJ/85623Age 23CanadaNavigatorRCAFFighter Command406Sqn RCAF
1945-03-23MosquitoNF30MM740HU-GRAF Manston, Kent20:15IntruderSee lost report for further details and photographsKilledWeerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery. Plot. Row 17. Grave G

Weerselo Roman Catholic Cemetery


Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 17th April 1921 in Vancouver. A delivery clerk prior to service. Son of Reginald George (died 20th March 1963, age 67) and Alice Louisa Allen (née Bleay - died 25th April 1990, age 92), of 3895 Oxford Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. East. Brother of Alice George and Jovn Mary. Epitaph: 'To Live In The Hearts Of The Ones We Love Is Not To Die'.
7 AllenEdward ArthurSergeant1320921BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command161Sqn
1943-07-22HalifaxVDK119MA-URAF Tempsford23:42SOECrashed at le BoucherouxPoW No: 261238 Camp: Stalag Muhlberg (Elbe)Born on November 3rd 1921 at Morden in Surrey county South of London. He married Cissie M. Beeching (or Buching) in 1941 and Florence M. Gaster in 1951, both times in Wandsworth district (London (19).
8 AllenGeorge ArthurSergeant5657AustraliaRAAF5 Embarkation Depot Perth1942-03-17RAAF Honour Roll
9 AllenArthur GeorgeSergeant566894UKObserverRAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1940-05-28BattleIL5515PM-SRheges/St Lucien Ferme1000Pontoon bridgesForce landed ?.InjuredSgt. Allen W/O. (49722) on the 20th August 1942. Shot down on the 01st August 1942 whilst an instructor with 23 Operational Trains Unit. Wellington IC X9917 BY-N shot down by Lt. Hans Autenrieth. All 5 crew survived as PoW.

Details here:

The Archive Report

10 AllisonGeoffrey ArthurSergeant552647Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command107 Sqn
1940-07-10BlenheimIVR3606OM:?WattishamAmiensReason for loss unknownPoW No.146, Stalag 357
11 AllsoppWilliam ArthurSergeant411063AustraliaRAAF35Sqn RAF
1942-07-26RAAF Honour Roll
12 Amey'Moss' Roland RaymondFlying OfficerJ/20654Age 20CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command56Sqn
1943-11-20TyphoonIbEK209US-PRAF Martlesham Heath, Suffolk15:35RamrodSee archive report for further detailsSeriously injured - died later that eveningBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 47.G.7

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 06th July 1923 in Newfoundland. Worked as a clerk for the Bank of Nova Scotia prior to service. Enlisted on the 09th October 1941. Pilot wings awarded on the 06th November 1942.

Son of William (died 27th December 1954, age 65) and Amelia Jane Amey (née Billard - died 31st March 1965, age 75), of Cornwall Street, North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada. Brother to Arthur, Olive, Ruth Mary Augusta (Forsey), William Cecil, Ethel (Hiscock), Jean (Walsh), Gerald and Gloria (Neilson). Epitaph: 'Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For Friends'.

13 AmiesPhilipSergeant1445907Age 22BritishW/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command630Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SRAF East Kirby, Lincolnshire2228Bourg-LeopoldSee archive report for further detailsKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery. Joint grave IVa.D.3
Courtesy Plane Hunters
Son of Henry Frederick and Mary Amies, of Highgate, Middlesex, England. Epitaph: 'In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Philip. Not Just Today But Always We Remember'.

Info courtesy John Jones

14 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)
15 AndersonFrederick ArthurSergeant1386170UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-08-10StirlingIIIEE885HA-GDownham Market2158NurnbergConed by searchlights and hit by heavy Flak, abandoned aircraft that crashed at OffenhausenPoW - Interned at Stalag Luft L6 HeydekrugAccident report
16 AndersonAlastair MacdonaldSergeant7895001921 in NewfoundlandAir GunnerRAFBomber Command10Sqn
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.
17 AndersonReginald StephenSergeant1280773ObserverRAFVRBomber Command106Sqn
1942-02-23HampdenIP4323ZN-ZRAF Coningsby, Lincolnshire200GardeningSee archive report for detailsKilledKiel War Cemetery. Grave 3.B.17 Read Archive Report
18 AngellLeonard Arthur CharlesFlight Sergeant1251241NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command83Sqn
1943-06-21LancasterIIIED997OL:RRAF Wyton23:08KrefeldED977 was claimed by Hptm. Manfred Meurer his 48th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1, 2km west of Oeffelt, west of Gennep at 6100m at 01:23 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiAJonkerbos War Cemetery 7.I.4Posthumously appointed to a commission and promoted to 148401 Plt Off with effect 2nd June 1943.

Son of Leonard George and Florence Nellie Angell, of Enfield, Middlesex; husband of Marjorie Joan Angell (nee Kent), of Richmond, Surrey, England
19 AngwinGordon ArthurSergeant1386110Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqn
1943-08-15LancasterIIIW5002QR:LRAF Syerston20:29MilanoSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 140
20 AnnellsHarold Paull StanfieldFlight SergeantAus/408008ObserverRAAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command223Sqn
1942-11-05Martin BaltimoreIIIAG941Landing Ground 86, Bir Abo Ogos II Egypt14:14Army Co-operation - 2nd Battle of AlameinCollided with Baltimore AG966 and crashed near the Daba Matruh Road, Maaten Baggush, EgyptKilledEl Alamein War Cemetery - Grave XXXI.A.11.Read Archive Report
21 AnnellsGeorge ArnoldFlight SergeantAus/407760Age 27AustraliaNavigatorRAAFMiddle East Air Command14Sqn1943-02-21MarauderIAFK377CX-?LG221, Fayid, Egypt1245Enemy shippingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Column 272

Born on the 25th May 1916 at Kadina. Son of Arthur Gladstone Annells and Elizabeth Christopher Annells; husband of Louisa Daphne Annells, of Hawthorn East, Victoria, Australia. B.Ec., Dip. Commerce.
22 Anthony Raymond Gwilym Gwyn Sergeant1313821Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command9Sqn
1942-11-07LancasterIW4265WS-LRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1753Genoa, ItalyCollided with another Lancaster over base. Both aircraft crashedKilledMaes Yr Arian Cemetery. Glenboi, Mountain Ash - Grave 9022Read Archive Report
23 ApplegateErnest ArthurFlight SergeantR/103626CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1943-04-11LancasterIIIED714PH-WickenbyBombingMid air collision with 103 Sqn Lancaster I W4828KilledLe Mans West Cemetery, Plot 38. 1939-45 Row B. Grave 8. France.
Accident report
24 AppletonL.J.Flight LieutenantPilotRNZAFFighter Command486Sqn RNZAF
1945-01-13TempestVEJ752SA-HALG B80 (Volkel)1400Air cover See archive report for further details Survived - seriously injuredNone - survived the war Some details within: Read Archive Report
25 ArchibaldArthur Herbert PercyP/O (A)NZ/3171Age 23New ZealanderPilotRNZAFFleet Air Arm781Sqn1943-07-19BarracudaIIDP868-H.M.S. Daedalus, Lee-on-Solent, HampshireDelivery flightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledFogo Churchyard. Sec. E. Grave 9

Courtesy Sonia Edwards, AWMM

Born on the 30th June 1920 at Opotiki. Worked as a clerk for New Zealand newspapers Ltd prior to service. Joined the RNZN on the 28th August 1941. Embarked for England on the 31st August 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 15th May 1942. Pilots badge awarded and promoted to P/O. (A) on the 11th September 1942 after training with No. 31 Service Flying Training School. Embarked for England on the 22nd October 1942. Joined 781 squadron on the 26th March 1943. Son of Percy Stanley and Ada Archibald (née Fryer), of Epsom, Auckland City, New Zealand. A total of 344 flying hours logged.
26 Strahlendorff Arthur William 2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-682592 AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th Air Force 389th Bombardment Group (H), 565th Bomber Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division 1944.03.05B-24J42-100421EE:Y Hethel (Station #114), Norfolk, England Mont-de-Marsan (Mission #248), FranceSee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Stalag Luft 1
27 AdolphArthur AlbertSergeant413719AustraliaRAAF1 OTU Bairnsdale1942-11-17RAAF Honour Roll
28 AaronArthur LouisFlight Sergeant1458181UKPilotVictoria Cross

RAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-08-12StirlingIIIEF452HA-ODownham Market2135TorinoHit by friendly fire from another Stirling. Insisted on assisting Bomb Aimer in flying aircraft although critically wounded. Aircraft crash landed at Bone airfield AlgeriaDied of wounds on 14 August 1943Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, II. B. 3. Algeria

VC Citation - 218 Squadron Association
29 AbbissLeslie WilliamFlight Lieutenant82184Age 41Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.Read Archive Report
30 AbbottArthur FrankFlying Officer1307191912Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqn
1944-01-21LancasterIIIJB365OL-XRAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire 19:57MagdeburgJB365 was claimed by Fw. Andreas Hartl, his 2nd, from 6./JG302 west of Berlin at 23:15 hours. The Lancaster was attacked approaching Magdeburg and set on fire, abandoned and crashed at Pretzien (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1943 War Cemetery Plot 1 Row H Grave 15Son of Frank William and Charlotte Louise Abbott; husband of Gwenyth Eileen Abbott. of South Tottenham, Middlesex
31 AbbottStanley ArthurFlight Sergeant436790AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-08-31RAAF Honour Roll
32 AbrahamCharles FrederickSergeant10357241914Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command61Sqn
1943-02-07LancasterIED359QR-FSyerston1912LorientCrashed target areaKilledGuidel Communal Cemetery Row 4. Grave 21 Son of Arthur and Amy Jane Abraham, of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire; husband of Violet Elizabeth Kent Abraham, of Wellingborough
33 AdamsRonald ArthurSergeant5111739Age 26Passenger7th Bn. Royal Warwickshire RegimentBomber Command514 Sqn
1945-05-09LancasterIII RF230JI:BJuvincourt12:15ExodusSee archive report for further detailsKilledClichy Northern Cemetery Plot 16. Row 12. Grave 1
34 AdamsFrederick CoulsonSergeantR/54373PilotRCAFBomber Command10OTU, (Operational Training Unit)1941-07-05WhitleyVZ6667Not knownRAF Abingdon, Oxfordshire240TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 30.G.7Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
35 AdamsArthur ErnestFlight Lieutenant692AustraliaRAAF32Sqn RAAF
1942-05-23RAAF Honour Roll
36 AdamsEdmund ArthurFlying Officer411093AustraliaRAAF450Sqn RAAF
1945-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
37 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859Age 24New ZealandPilotMiDRNZAFMiddle East40Sqn1942-09-25WellingtonICHF846PLG 213. Kabrit, Egypt2001TobrukSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedAlamein Memorial. Panel 265Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
38 AdamsDonald ArthurF/ONZ/41859-New ZealandPilotLater MiDRNZAFMiddle East40Sqn1942-07-12WellingtonICHX373NLG 213. Kabrit, EgyptTobrukSee archive report for detailsSurvived - killed later (see HF846)-Born on the 11th September 1918 at Auckland. Worked as a bank officer for the Bank of New Zealand prior to enlisting on the 09th February 1941 as a pilot under training. Son of Cecil Walter Adams and of Florence Mary Adams (née Jordan), of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand. Flew a Wellington to Egypt via Gibraltar in June 1942. 372 flying hours logged and completed at least 10 operational sorties.
39 AddisonWilliam Walter GeorgeSergeant1313919W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1943-08-27LancasterIIIED627EM-NLangar2129NurnbergCrashed at SchwabischKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
Story, witness report, video at here
40 A'Court (Acourt)Gladstone ArthurPilot Officer418496AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
41 AhernJohn ArthurSergeant400909AustraliaRAAF70 OTU RAF1942-04-23RAAF Honour Roll
42 StrachanWilliam James ReynoldAC1A/539071Age 34New ZealandW/Op/Air GunnerRNZAFNZ Bomber Command Christchurch General Reconnaissance Squadron
1940-02-05Blackburn BaffinB.5NZ152-RNZAF Wigram12:10Training See archive report for further details - crashed into Pegasus Bay KilledRoxburgh Cemetery. Grave 201.1 Born on the 10th September 1905 in Dunedin. A self employed wood merchant prior to service. Left NZ army after 3 years to join the RNZAF in July 1939.

Son of George Strachan (died 05th March 1944, age 65) and Williamina Catherine “Mina” Strachan (née Weatherall - died 22nd January 1971, age 87) of Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand.

43 AitkenArthur MatthewFlying Officer415570AustraliaRAAF14Sqn RAAF
1943-09-09RAAF Honour Roll
44 AkeroydTerence CliftonAir GunnerJ/553511Age 20PilotRAFBomber Command179Sqn
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details Missing - believed killed Malta Memorial. Panel 14. Column 2. Read Archive Report
45 AldenArthur JohnSergeant1850102Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqn
1944-08-25HalifaxIIINA578C8:?RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire18:30WattenSee archive report for further informationKilledLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (St. Omer). Plot 6. Row C. Collective Grave 2.
46 AldersonArthur EdwardAircraftman Class 16517AustraliaRAAF5 Elementary Flying Training School1940-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
47 AldridgeSydney PhilipFlying OfficerNZ/421956Age 24New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFFar East4 Squadron
1944-08-20Hudson IIIANZ2044-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji06:10Transit FlightSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3

Courtesy New Zealand Cenotaph

Born on the 16th June 1920 in Te Kuiti. Son of Arthur Norman (died 20th August 1970, age 84) and Lillian Gertrude Aldridge (née Maule - died 14th August 1977, age 84). Husband of Shirley Amelia Aldridge (née Jenkins), of 4 Somerset Road, Mount Roskill, Auckland City, New Zealand.
48 AlexanderThomas Arthur HughesLACNZ/402154Age 26New ZealandPilot (UT)RNZAFBomber Command3 Service Flying Training School
1940-12.30OxfordIR6226None issuedRNZAF Ohakea, New Zealand745TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledAuckland Cemetery ( Waikumete). Ang. Block H, Row 10, Grave 27
courtesy courtesy Auckland Cenotaph
Son of Dr. William Arthur Alexander and Mrs. Alexander, of Maunganui, Auckland, New Zealand
49 AlexanderArthur Eugene2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-712264AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th Air Force551st Bomber Squadron (385th Bombardment Group (H))1944-11-02B-17G43-37888HR:LGreat Ashfield, (Station #155), Suffolk, EnglandMerseburg (Mission #698), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
50 AlexanderArthur K 1st LtO-1699474USAPilotUSAAF355th Fighter Group358th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

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