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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
1101 AveryA NSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND987QR-BSkellingthorpe2231ProuvilleEvader
1102 AveyardASergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIILM542HW-SGrimsby2244DortmundAbandoned near BonnPoW
1103 AvietP BSergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-27LancasterIIINE144AR-F2Binbrook2106StettinKilledFalkenberg Forest Cem Sweden
1104 AvisA HFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-06-12StirlingIIIEF181HA-JWoolfox Lodge2310GardeningCrashed on take off
1105 AvonJ L GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-31LancasterIIIJB746PM-IElsham Wolds1813le HauvreKilledSte-Marie Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1106 AwadPhilip PeterFlying OfficerJ/39979NavigatorRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIIILM751PG-XRAF Strubby, Lincolnshire1642Heilbronn See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Joint grave 4.H.34-35Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1107 AwcockT LWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterIIIPB535KM-ZDunholme Lodge2044DarmstadtCrashed at RoxheimKilledRunnymede
1108 AwcockJames PeterFlying OfficerAUS/415109PilotRAAF2nd Tactical Air Force226 Sqd
1944-08-17Mitchell IIFW127MQ-WGilze-Rijen, Holland1616Abbeville See archive report for further details PoW No: 5339 Stalag Luft Barth VogelsangNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
1109 AwcockTerrence LansdowneWarrant Officer406988AustraliaRAAF44 Sqd RAF
1944-09-12RAAF Honour Roll
1110 AwreyD McLPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIHX272BM-NSkipton on Swale2149NurnbergCrashed FriesenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1111 AxfordCecilFlight SergeantR158790CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxIIILK965ZL:?LeemingBerlinSee Archive report for detailsSafe. Died 1944-08-12Paradie Archive Database
1112 AxfordHerbert FrankWarrant Officer Class 2J/87271Age 28CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ556LK-PRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310BottropSee Archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 29.E.7Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Daniel Neale Axford and Bessie Florence Kate Axford, of 337 Westminster Boulevard, Riverside, Ontario, Canada. Brother to Gwenith, William and Norman. Born 12th January 1916 in Peterborough, Canada. Enlisted in December 1939
1113 AxtellEugene D 1st LtO-746016USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26Northrop P-61 Black Widow2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1114 AxtonR HFlight SergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-04-10HalifaxIIILW441C8-TLeconfield2047TergnierCrashed EercheuKilledEercheu New British Cemetery
1115 AyersJames W *1st LtO-706334USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1945-04-07P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1116 AyersJames W **1st LtO-809078USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1117 AyersJames W **1st LtO-809078USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group
390th Fighter Squadron1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1118 AyliffeHarold Devening 'Jack'Flying Officer14548924th July 1920 in Wycombe, OxfordshireBritishNavigatorDFM

RAFVRFighter153 Sqd

96 Sqd


151 Sqd

1944-08-04MosquitoVIPZ186RAF Predannack Cornwall EnglandRangerAttacking German munitions train near Agen, which explodes and brings down the MosquitoKilledFeugarolles (Limon) Communal Cemetery France. Originally buried as a local 'old man' in the local cemetery by the villagers. Post-war the grave was officially recognised as a War Grave

Flying Officer Harold Devening 'Jack' Ayliffe, British navigator of 153, 96 and 151 Sqnd RAF, attacks a German armaments train at Clermont-Dessous, Lot-et-Garonne, aboard de Havilland Mosquito Mk.VI PZ186 of 151 Sqn. One of the train cars exploded, damaging the aircraft, forcing the pilot, Squadron Leader Richard Neil Chudleigh, to make a forced landing. Ayliffe is killed. Richard Neil Chudleigh is rescued by the French Resistance, nd managed to return to Great Britain on September 8 1944.







DFM Citation: With 153 Squadron in North Africa and the Middle East. Harold was awarded the DFM for 'completing many night operational sorties and outstanding work as a navigator, and for displaying great courage and determination'.
1119 AylmerAlbert ArthurSergeant2210900Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW195DY:HPocklington21:22BraunschweigShot down by a night-fighter, whose fire killed Sgt Craig, crashing near RinteinPoW No 545, Stalag Luft 7
1120 AylmerAlbert ArthurSergeant2210900Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-08HalifaxIIIMZ659DY:TPocklington22:33Alencon - CommunicationsRan low on fuel on the return leg. The crew baled out near RAF Carnaby at 05:12. No injuries reportedSafe/PoW 13 August 1944102 Squadron Halifax LW195 DY:H
1121 AylottG JFlight Lieutenant116146PilotFighter274 Sqd
1944-06-19SpitfireIXMH362PatrolCrashed off Beachy HeadKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
1122 AyoubLee S 2nd LtO-750512USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group383rd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-15P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1123 AyoubLee S 1st LtO-750512USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group383rd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-25P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1124 AyreA E WSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-05-11LancasterIIILM454QR-ZSkellingthorpe2239Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Melsele {Oost-Valaanderen}KilledRunnymede
1125 AyreRoy EricFlying Officer422095AustraliaRAAF83 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-22RAAF Honour Roll
1126 AyresLeonardSergeant1505092Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIME725QR-G RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1639Giessen See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.J.7 Read Archive Report
1127 AyresL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-30HalifaxIIIMZ903ZL-YLeeming1814KolnCrashed at Manston Kent on return Paradie Archive Database
1128 AyresA AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL197AL-LLeeming1612BerlinCrashed at ZeetzeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1129 AyresK JFlying OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-09-19LancasterIIIPB347ZN-GMetheringham1910RheydtCrashed at ElmptPoW
1130 AyresL RFlight SergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterIPD397AS-VKirmington1450KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1131 AyresA W WSergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-04-10LancasterIIIND636CF-OKelstern2334AulnoyeCrashed near Pont-de-MetzKilledSt-Pierre Cemetery Amiens
1132 AyresR FPilot OfficerBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-05-27LancasterIIIND985UM-W2Wickenby2352AachenCrashed Zingem {Oost-Vlaanderen}KilledCourtrai {St-Jean} Communal Cemetery
1133 AyresASergeantBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIIMZ510C8-QLeconfield1922BerlinKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1134 AyreyEdward StanleyCorporalNZ/40636Born on the 12th May 1919New ZealandPassengerRNZAFFar East2 Sqd RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
Son of Samuel and Ann Ayrey, of Morrinsville, Auckland, New Zealand. Worked prior to service as a mechanic for H.F. McConnell.
1135 AytonRFlight SergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ312ZA-EMelbourne2306BottropCrashed at Wijk-en-Aalburg {Noord-Brabant}PoW
1136 AytonG FFlying Officer51167Fighter151 Sqd
1944-07-09MosquitoRangerCrashed at PredannackKilledEast Dereham Cemetery United Kingdom
1137 AytonJames TrevorPilot OfficerNZ/39982Age 24New ZealanderNavigatorRNZAFAllied Expeditionary Air Force487 Sqd RNZAF
1944-07-11----RAF Thorney Island, Sussex1Motor vehicle accidentSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. 8.AA.4

Courtesy AWMM

Also remembered on mothers grave at Kaurihohore Cemetery. Born on the 06th December 1919 at Hikurangi. Educated at the Kauri primary school and the Whangarei High School. Worked as a stores assistant for Whangarei Engineering prior to service. Enlisted at Ohakea on the 24th October 1939. Trained with No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 17th November 1939. Joined Air Observers School on the 27th July 1940. Observers badge awarded on the 15th November 1940 and promoted to sergeant on the 18th November 1940.

Embarked for Egypt on the 27th December 1940Joined 70 Operational Training Unit on the 04th February 1941 then 55 squadron on the 10th April 1941 flying the Blenheim where he carried out 1 operational sortie. 249 Heavy Transport Wing 11th April 1942. Joined 8 Squadron 24th February 1942 carried out numerous operational sorties. Embarked for England on the 02nd May 1943. Joined 13 Operational Training Unit as either instructor or staff navigatorJoined 487 squadron on the 06th January 1944 carrying out a further 27 operational sorties. Awarded his commission on the 02nd June 1944.

Son of John Cumming Ayton and of Mary Christina Ayton (nee MacKenzie - died 08th April 1941 age 58), of Post Office, Hikurangi, North Auckland, New Zealand. A total of 642 flying hours logged and carried out numerous operational sorties.

1138 AzemaJPrivateFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-12-28HalifaxIIINA174L8-ElvingtonExplodedInjured
1139 BaatsenArnoldus AlbertDutchSOE AgentBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1942-03-27WhitleyVT4166NF-BTempsford SOE. Operation WATERCRESS/CATARRH, the first of a series of operations involving the dropping of Dutch agents, code named Nordpol Spiel by the British and England Spiel by the Dutch. Claim by Ofw Siegfried Ney 5/NJG2 - Sea North of Petten (Salzhering) 0008. Ofw Ney and his BF Uffw Buhler flying in Bf110 D-2 R4+AN of 5/NJG2 dispatched a 138 Squadron Whitley. Aircraft crashed into sea 0015 at Den Helder, South of Texel about 200 - 500 metres offshore between Petten and Callantsoog. The Whitley (that had dropped a secret agent at Steenwijk) exploded with such force that only moments later the Messerschmidt crashed near Petten with the loss of Ney and his Funker (Radio Operator). (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten)KilledLocation of burial not known. Remembered on a War Graves Foundation memorial in The Hague The agent, A A Baatsen (Watercress) parachuted near Steenwijk (Overijssel) some 30 km N of Zwolle and was captured almost immediately. After two-and-a-half years of interrogation, he was executed 7 September 1944 in Mauthausen Concentration Camp. The site of the DZ, in the moorlands north of Steenwijk, was suggested by the Germans and approved by London. London was warned by the Lauwers a captured Dutch SOE Agent transmitting for the Abwehr and leaving out his personal security checks by W/T but was ignored repeatedly. Baatsen was the first SOE Agent to fall into this trap. The German subsequently sent a signal that the mission had been successfully accomplished.
1140 BabaFrank JosephStaff Sergeant334337891921AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th Air Force733rd Bomber Squadron (453rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-16B-24 StinkyJ42-110138F8: N+Old Buckenham (Station #144), Norfolk, EnglandDessau (Mission #556), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
1141 BabiackiStanisławKapral NawigSergeantP.705472Born 16 April 1924 Łódź (Age 20 when killed)PolandNavigator
Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber CommandNo.1662 HCU1944-11-11Handley Page HalifaxllJN967RAF Blyton17:52East Ferry, LincolnshireTook off from Blyton at 17:52 on a Night Navigational and Practice Bombing Exercise. Eight minutes later, after climbing to 3,000 feet, one of the starboard engines caught fire, and the aircraft crashed in flames at East Ferry, 8 miles South-West of Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire. Buried 27 November 1962. Location : United Kingdom. JewishKilled on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. Section C Grave 316

Archiwum Polish Database

1142 BaccusDonald A Lt ColonelO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group1944-05-13P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1143 BaccusDonald A Lt ColonelO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group1944-11-26P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1144 BaccusDonald A MajorO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1943-11-29P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1145 BaccusDonald A MajorO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-01-11P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1146 BaccusDonald A Lt ColonelO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1147 BaccusDonald A Lt ColonelO-406504USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)5Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1148 BachantJoseph Ferdinand JacquesSergeantR164918CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02LancasterXKB782NA:HMiddleton St George16:16DusseldorfSee Archive report for detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 1 Row F Grave 10Paradie Archive Database
1149 BachardJ GWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-12HalifaxIIHR910VR-RMiddleton St George1806GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1150 BacheKLieutenantPilotRNoAFFighter331 Sqd Norwegian
1944-05-07SpitfireIXMK182Ramrod 843Exploded over Moorseele

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