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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
1251 BaileyR WPilot OfficerBomber Command630Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIJB556LE-East Kirkby2054MunchenCrash landed on take off
1252 BaileyHarry L 2nd LtO-763461USAPilotUSAAF371st Fighter Group406th Fighter Squadron1944-10-03P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1253 BaileyThomas F CaptainO-793886USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group361st Fighter Squadron: Martlesham Playboys
1944-05-13P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1254 BaileyHenry RonaldSquadron Leader485471st PilotDFC

DFC Bar

RAFCoastal Command228 Sqn
1944-01-06SunderlandIIIJM709RAF Pembroke Dock05:37Percussion T.2Took off from Pembroke Dock to carry out an anti-submarine patrol in the Bay of Biscay (Percussion T.2). There was no messages received from the aircraft after takeoff, and it failed to return to base.

During combat with Sunderland JM709 of 228Sqnn, Lt. Erich Stain was shot down and killed in his Fw190 G-3 Wrk.Nr 160819.

However, the Sunderland was then shot down at 15:23 hrs bout 190 km west of Brest by another Jagdkommando 1./S.A.Gr. 128 Fw190. (Credit: Air War Publications)
KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 200DFC awarded as a Plt Off before 9th December 1941(no notification found) Note a Plt Off Henry Ronald Bailey RAFVR (88415) with 95 Sqn was awarded the DFC. London Gazette 25th July 1941. A later entry in the London Gazette has a notification that this entry should have been under RAF listing and not RAFVR listing - Mistake with Service No?

Bar to DFC awarded whilst a Fg Off with 95 Sqn (London Gazette 16th March 1943) Citation Reads:"Since the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Flying Officer Bailey has completed 800 flying hours. He has completed his duties with great skill and determination, often in extremely adverse weather. On one occasion he was pilot of a Sunderland flying boat when it was attacked by a Focke-Wulf Kurier over the Bay of Biscay. The first burst of enemy fire killed one of the mid-gunners and rendered the rear turret useless. The aircraft was holed in many places but, by skilful manoeuvring, Flying Officer Bailey continued the combat and drove off the attacker. On return to base, although the hull of the flying boat had been holed in many places below the water line, this officer successfully descended on the water without further mishap. He is an excellent pilot who has been a source of inspiration to the other members of his squadron."

Son of Henry Alfred and Esther Jane Bailey.
1255 BailhacheMark ProctorPilot Officer1322954Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-21LancasterIIDS843QO-ORAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2023Magdeburg See archive report for full details Pow No: 1169 Camp: L3None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
1256 BaillargeonJoseph LouisFlying OfficerJ/36230Age 25CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIIMZ899BM-DRAF Skipton-on-Swale21:34GardeningSee archive report for full detailsMissing presumed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 244

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 31st October 1917. Enlisted on the 25th July 1941. Son of Edmund Emile (died 24th June 1962, age 74) and Elisabeth J. Baillargeon (née Yuill - died 05th August 1937, age 56, married Lucienne Baillargeon née Bourret - died 10th September 1983, age 76), of 425 Pitt Street West, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. 12 operational sorties.
1257 BaillargeonErnest L 2nd LtO-760226USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group429th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-25P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1258 BaillargeonErnest L 2nd LtO-760226USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group429th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1259 BaillieTFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-08-27LancasterXKB709NA-GMiddleton St George2119StettinKilled Paradie Archive Database
1260 BaillieA S HFlight Lieutenant88430Fighter25Sqn
1944-06-12MosquitoNFXVIIHK288IntruderKilledBrummen General Cemetery Netherlands

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
1261 BaillieC WFlying OfficerPilotFighter266Sqn
1944-05-09TyphoonIbMM981JCrashed near DieppePoW
1262 BaillieRSergeant1567200UKBomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command576Sqn
1944-08-16LancasterIIILM133UL-H2Elsham Wolds2110StettinAbandoned & crashed at Hoor SwedenInterned
1263 BaillonLouisSgcFrancePilotFFAFBomber Command
347Sqn Free French
1944-12-23HalifaxIIIMZ489L8-LElvington1131MulheimCrashed at Wersten im BrucherbachKilled
Groupe de Bombardement I/25 'Tunisie' integrated into 347Sqn RAF, on a mission to Essen, is hit by Flak. Only 2 crew members manage to evacuate the aircraft by parachute, Staff Sergeant François Duran, mechanic, and Sergeant André Guedez, gunner. They will both be captured. The other crew members, Lieutenant Jacques Leroy, NCA navigator, Sub-Lieutenant Pierre-Louis Gautheret, bomber, Warrant Officer Henri Granier, radio operator, and Sergeant Yves Even, front gunner, were killed by Flak. Only the pilot, Staff Sergeant Louis Baillon, who though injured, remained at the controls to allow the evacuation of the survivors. He died in the crash.

MZ489 Crew
1264 BailyG HFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command49Sqn
1944-11-04LancasterIIIPB370EA-FFulbeck1741Dortmund-EmsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1265 BailyGeorge HadleyFlying Officer427055AustraliaRAAF49Sqn RAF
1944-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
1266 BainR GWarrant OfficerRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-10-19LancasterIIIPB152AR-ZBinbrook1655StuttgartPoW
1267 BainJames StuartSergeant1821620Age 20W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command630Sqn
1944-12-21LancasterING258LE-?RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1658Politz See archive report for further details KilledEdinburgh (Liberton) cemetery, Scotland. B.Sec.N, Grave 132. Read Archive Report
1268 BainG E JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command576Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIME811UL-S2Elsham Wolds2203VireCrashed at Chenedolle {Calavados}Evader Paradie Archive Database
1269 BainAFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-07-26LancasterIIIND527LE-OEast Kirkby2117GivorsCrashed at St-Ignat {Pay-de-Dome}KilledClermont-Ferrand {des Carmes-Dechaux} Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1270 BainD PFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command7Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND581MG-MOakington1842BerlinShot down target areaKilledRunnymede
1271 BainbridgeG HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command626Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIDV244UM-L2Wickenby2132KarlsruheCrashed PlottersdorfKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1272 BainbridgeEFlight SergeantBomber Command78Sqn
1944-03-08HalifaxIIIMZ310EY-Breighton1150Bois de CassanReturned damaged beyond repair
1273 BainesLloyd E.W.Flying OfficerJ/35083Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command463Sqn1944-08-15LancasterILL844JO-RRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire921Gilze Rijen See archive report for further details SafeNone - later PoWParadie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1274 BainesA WFlight SergeantBomber Command1409 Flt
1944-01-21MosquitoIXML917Wyton1110SIODitched off Lowestoft
1275 BainesA PWarrant OfficerBomber Command582Sqn
1944-07-28LancasterIIIND8106O-RLittle Staughton2230StuttgartCrashed at HeimerdingenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1276 BainesWSergeantBomber Command77Sqn
1944-02-15HalifaxVLL244KN-TElvington1741BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
1277 BairdWilliam GordonFlying OfficerJ2590014th December 1923 in Calgary, AlbertaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW123BM:WRAF Skipton on Swale22:16VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsKiALaons Communal Cemetery Grave 6Paradie Archive Database
1278 BairdJ HPilot OfficerBomber Command640Sqn
1944-02-20HalifaxIIILW505C8-JLeconfield2352StuttgartCrashed BurgholzKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1279 BairdHughFlight SergeantNZ/415181Born on the 19th of May 1922New ZealandPilotRNZAFSecond Tactical Air Force487Sqn RNZAF
1944-01-04MosquitoFB.VILR331EG-WRAF Hudson, Hertfordshire920NoballSee archive report for further informationMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 263

Born on the 19th of May 1922, at Greyabbey, County Down, Northern Ireland, the son of Hugh and Eliza Jane Baird (née Taylor), of Matangi, Auckland, New Zealand. Prior to enlisting worked on his fathers farm. A total of 667 flying hours logged - 4 operations flying the Ventura aircraft before converting.
1280 BairdFrancis StephenPilot OfficerNZ/4212743Born on the 02nd July 1910New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFFar East2Sqn RNZAF1944-01-17VenturaPV-INZ45205533Guadalcanal, Solomon Islands1445Ferry Flightsee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 5.
Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
Son of James Henderson Baird and Millicent Baird, husband of Myra Garfield Baird, of Fendalton, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. Prior to service worked as a surveyor with the Caribbean Petroleum Company.
1281 BairdNorman KitchenerFlying OfficerNZ/42356Age 27New ZealandPilot (Captain)RNZAFFar East4 Squadron
(RNZAF)
1944-08-20Hudson IIIANZ2066-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji06:10Transit FlightSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 3

Courtesy New Zealand Cenotaph

Born on the 25th September 1916 in Myross Bush. Son of Robert Baird (died 12th December 1943, age 79) and Margaret Baird (died 20th November 1943, age 69). Husband of Edith Frances Helen Baird (néeHinds). Brother of L/Cpl. Charles Edward Baird Killed in action 28th October 1942, age 41, Evaline Jane Baird (died 25th September 1999, age 96), of 75 Pomona Street, Invercargill, New Zealand.
1282 Baird-SmithM JSquadron LeaderDFC

Bomber Command7Sqn
1944-01-20LancasterIIIND368MG-UOakington1615BerlinExploded near DoberitzPoW
1283 BairstowJohn LesliePilot Officer427632AustraliaRAAF1660HCU
1944-08-30RAAF Honour Roll
1284 BaizeBruce Q 2nd LtO-710636USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1285 BakalarJohn E 1st LtO-732120USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group353rd Fighter Squadron: Cobras
1944-08-16P-47 Thunderbolt3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
1286 BakeE.SergeantBomber Command640Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

Attacker

1287 BakerR MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command156Sqn
1944-03-01LancasterIIIND446GT-PWarboys2357StuttgartCrashed Hausen-en-KillertalKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1288 BakerJ AFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-11-11LancasterIIIPB428EM-T1624HarborgCollided with 44 Sqn Lancaster III LM648 KM-K & crashedKilledCambridge City Cemetery
1289 BakerJFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command49Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB679EA-DFiskerton2131SchweinfurtCrashed Bure {Meuse}PoW
1290 BakerNorman KeithFlying OfficerAUS/410205Born on the 02nd September 1920 at Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia PilotMiD. Croix de Guerre.RAAFFighter Command453Sqn RAAF
1944-07-06SpitfireIXMK260FU-KB.11 Longues-sur-Mer2030Armed RecceSee archive report for further detailsEvadedNone - survived the warRead Archive Report
1291 BakerNorman KeithFlying OfficerAUS/410205Born on the 02nd September 1920 at Melbourne, AustraliaAustralia PilotMiD. Croix de Guerre.RAAFFighter Command453Sqn RAAF
1944-10-04SpitfireIXNH254FU-?RAF Coltishall, Norfolk731Scramble See archive report for further details SafeNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
1292 BakerGeorgeFlying Officer Pilot157833RAFVRBomber Command101Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIDV275SR-X2 RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire Mailly-le-Camp Crashed - South west of Poivers, France KilledPoivres Poivers Churchyard Grave 11 Read Archive Report
1293 BakerAlfred Flight Sergeant 1087406 Flight Engineer (replacement for original Fl/Eng) RAFVRBomber Command619Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIME723PG-X RAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire 2055Munchen Hit by flak crashed South of the Speichersee at Aschheim, Germany KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 7.J.12-15. Read Archive Report
1294 BakerASergeantFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command77Sqn
1944-12-12HalifaxIIIMZ470KN-FRAF Full Sutton, Yorkshire1625Essen See archive report for full details Survived None - known to have survived the war Read Archive Report
1295 BakerVictor GeorgeSergeant1719963Age 21Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL141WL-HRAF Croft1616BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Coll. Grave: 8.L.34-37
Read Archive Report
1296 BakerJohnSquadron Leader1203931918-08-11 Age 28 when killedNavigatorDSO

DFC

Pathfinder Badge

RAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIIIND845MG:C RAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire22:22le MansSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Grave 13


62 Missions including Peenemunde 19443-08-17

DSO Citation: 'This officer has participated in a very large number of sorties, involving attacks on a wide range of well defended enemy targets. He is a fearless and devoted member of aircraft crew, whose determination to bomb his targets accurately has won him great success. In the air and on the ground his conduct has been exemplary and he had set the finest example of devotion to duty, never sparing himself in his efforts to strike at the enemy at every opportunity.'

DFC Citation: During the many night operations this officer has been engaged upon, his work as navigator has been conspicuous for its skill and determination. He had guided his captain through the enemy defences to release his bombs with unvarying accuracy, achieving excellent results. An outstanding observer, Flight Lieutenant Baker has set a splendid example to his fellow navigators.'
1297 Baker Alan JamesFlight Lieutenant 120075ObserverRAFVRBomber CommandNo. 613 (City of Manchester) Squadron1944.07.28DH.98 Mosquito FBMk VINS987SY=?RAF Lasham, HampshireTrainingCrashed at Paston Gunnery Range, near Mundesley, Norfolk,KilledRichmond Cemetery, Surrey - Grave reference: Block 9. Grave 8124Read Archive Report
1298 BakerNWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIME618SR-JLudford Magna2145NurnbergCrashed SimmershausenKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1299 BakerW LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1944-06-24StirlingIIILM394OJ-DMethwold2325RuisseauvilleCrashed at Lisbourg {Pas-de-Calais}KilledFruges Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1300 BakerEFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-05-24LancasterIIIND526LQ-MGransden Lodge.0024.AachenCrashed Hilvarenbeek {Noord-Brabant}PoW Paradie Archive Database

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