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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
1451 BambrickVirgil GilbertFlight Sergeant426292AustraliaRAAF195 Sqd RAF
1944-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
1452 BamburyJoseph JohnFlying Officer153126NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command141 Sqn
1944-07-25MosquitoIIDZ240TW:HWest Raynham23:40BSShot down from 20.000 ft by night fighter, crashing near Bad Dükheim, a town west of the Rhine about 18 km WSW of Ludwigshafen.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 18.D.25.Son of William and Emma Bambury; husband of Joy Bambury, of Wandsworth, London.
1453 BamfordTFlight SergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIHK552KO-JWitchford.0037.ChevreusseCrashed at Montchauvet {Yvelines}KilledMontchauvet Communal Cemetery
1454 BamfordJFlying OfficerPilotFighter421 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-27SpitfireIXMK969Dive BombingCrash landed at VaravillePoW
1455 BamfordP EWarrant OfficerBomber Command622 Sqd
1456 BamfordN EFlying OfficerDFC

Fighter85 Sqd
1457 BamfordF BSergeantBomber Command1944-05-28LancasterILM108GI-NMildenhall1845AngersPoW
1458 BanasikTadeusz KazimierzSierzant Mech Pokl.Flight SergeantP.784923Born 26 January 1919 Chlewiska Szydłowiec (Age 25 when killed)PolandMechanicKrzyż Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-02Handley Page HalifaxllJP180GR-ARAF Brindisi, ItalySupply DropsShot down in flames over Hungary making supply drops near Warsaw and all crew were killed. Location : Hungary.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot I Row B Grave 10 Solymar, Hungary
Polish War Memorial Northolt UK

Budapest Hungary
Archiwum Polish Database
1459 BanburyJ ASergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-11-28HalifaxIIIMZ923KN-HFull Sutton300EssenAbandoned near Chimay {Hainault}
1460 BancroftBruce DouglasPilot Officer421635AustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV792NP:ELissett22:16TrappesAttacked by a night fighter which tore a massive hole in the centre section of the aircraft. During the confusion of the blaze, three of the crew are thought to have fallen out. Two survived, unfortunately Sgt Dwan’s body was never found.

Plt Off Bancroft landed the aircraft RAF Hurn at 02:49. The aircraft was totally beyond repair (Cat E). The instrument panel was salvaged and is now on display in the Australian War Memorial Museum Canberra. The four members of crew who returned were decorated for their bravery.

LV792 was claimed by Hptm Fritz Sothe 4/NJG4 North of Evreux (UC): 2,700m at 01:19. Victory listed in OKL/RLM 4/NJG4. Confirmed Abschussubersicht, but no confirmation date. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).
SafeAwarded DFC. Gazetted 17 July 1944: Citation reads: "These officers and airman were air bomber, pilot, navigator and air gunner respectively, of an aircraft detailed to attack Trappes. The target was successfully attacked and on the return flight the aircraft was attacked, by an enemy fighter, causing. extensive damage. The inter-communication system was put out of action. The navigational instruments were rendered useless whilst fires broke out in the bomb bays and fuselage; the starboard inner engine also caught light. The situation seemed most serious, but Pilot Officer Bancroft held resolutely to his course.. Meanwhile Flying Officer Tansley and Pilot Officer Fripp promptly directed their efforts towards fighting the 'fires. They were quickly joined by Sergeant Arundel who had struggled his way out of his damaged turret. Together these members of the crew finally succeeded in extinguishing the flames. Afterwards they co-operated splendidly with their captain. Pilot Officer Bancroft, who flew the badly damaged aircraft to an airfield in this country. In harassing circumstances these members of aircraft- crew displayed coolness, courage and devotion to duty worthy high praise."

Awarded the George Cross. Gazetted 2 July 1946. Citation reads: "The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Medal to the undermentioned:-— Flying Officer Bruce Douglas BANCROFT, DFC (421635), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 96 Squadron. On the 13th June 1945, Flying Officer Bancroft was captain of a Dakota aircraft detailed to carry freight from Bikram to Meiktila. About 30 minutes after the aircraft was airborne, an explosion occurred in the port engine and it caught fire. The aircraft lost height and the pilot was forced to 'land. In doing so the aircraft hit an earth bank and burst into flames. Flying Officer Bancroft, although badly burned, succeeded, with the help of the navigator, in extricating four members of the crew from the burning wreckage. Although in great pain, Flying Officer Bancroft then immediately took steps to get help and, refusing the use of a bullock cart as being too slow, he set out on foot for a railway station five miles away, believing he could summon help toy telegraph." He became unconscious on the way but revived and carried on despite the pain from his burns and the great heat of the noonday sun. Flying Officer Bancroft eventually reached the railway station only to find that there were no telegraph facilities available. He had to wait some hours for a train, which took him to a place where he was able to contact a doctor. Only when he was assured that help was on the way to his comrades, did this officer allow his injuries to be treated. Throughout, his thoughts were only for his crew, and, by his brave and unstinting efforts, Plying Officer Bancroft displayed a high standard of devotion to duty and a complete disregard of self. "
1461 BancroftW SFlight SergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterIME674PM-TElsham Wolds2135RevignyCollided with 550 Sqn Lancaster I LL796 BQ-O & crashed at Couvonges {Meuse}KilledCouvonges
1462 BandleLSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW593QO-OEast Moor1908BerlinCrashed Target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1463 BandurSigmund BernardPilot OfficerJ884136th September 1915 at Broderick, SaskatchewanCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterINN695PG:XDunholme Lodge22:58DuisburgIt is reported that the aircraft was shot down by an intruder over East Anglia. The aircraft crashed near RAF East Wretham airfield.

Uffz. Eberhard Baier, his 5th Abschuss, from 6./KG51 claimed a Liberator 20 km north of Bury St.Edmunds at 600m at 02:51 hrs. However it was probable that this was Lancaster NN695 (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)
KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 49 Row C Grave 6
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Barney and Angela (née Jarva) Bandur from Broderick, Saskatchewan, Canada.

He was promoted to Plt.Off. on the 21st May 1945 , effective 2nd October 1944.
1464 BanfieldR CFlight LieutenantDFC

RAAFBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIIND922OL-JConingsby2215StuttgartCrashed at JugingenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1465 BanfieldC WSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-04-11LancasterIILL639JI-RWaterbeach2101AachenKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
1466 BanfieldKenneth JohnFlight Sergeant432469AustraliaRAAF3 (P) Advanced Flying RAF1944-07-24RAAF Honour Roll
1467 BanfieldRaymond CharlesFlight Lieutenant415490AustraliaRAAF83 Sqd RAF
1944-07-25RAAF Honour Roll
1468 BangsEFlight SergeantBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-11-16LancasterIIIPB609GT-AUpwood1331DurenCrashed at base on return
1469 BanhamE ASergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIILL704KO-HWitchford2243NurnbergCrash landed RaidwangenPoW
1470 BanhamASergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterILM126AS-A2Kirmington.0010.VersaillesCrashed at Bois d'Arcy {Yvelines}KilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
1471 BankRaymond M 1st LtO-810457USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1472 BankeyErnest E JrCaptainO-752095USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-51 Mustang5.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1473 BankeyErnest E JrCaptainO-752095USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group1945-04-16P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1474 BankeyErnest E JrCaptainO-752095USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1475 BankeyErnest E JrCaptainO-752095USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)9.5Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
1476 BanksArthurSergeant16079921920PilotGC


RAFMediterranean and Middle East 112 Sqn
1944.08.29MustangIII HB936GA:AIesi Airfield, central Italy16:45Armed ReconnaissanceSee archive reportMurdered on the 20th December 1944Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Emilia-Romagna, Italy . Plot III, A, 7.
1477 BanksFrankSgt. Air Gunner1434766RAFVRBomber Command150 Sqd
1944-04-21WellingtonXLN385MD-QAmendola, Puglia, ItalyPorto Santo StefanoKilledSalerno War Cemetery Grave 1.E.4.Read Archive Report
1478 BanksWSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1479 BanksE GSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB144ZN-PMetheringham2230St-LeuCrashed at Ste-Genevieve {Oise}Killed
1480 BanksD EFlying OfficerBomber Command192 Sqd
1944-12-09HalifaxIIIMZ817DT-QFoulsham1826BSCrashed on take off
1481 BanksC AFlight LieutenantBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-18LancasterIPB7239J-WBalderton1653GydniaKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery
1482 BanksR FSergeantBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV781HD-HLeconfield.0017.LeipzigCrashed near HarlingenKilledRunnymede
1483 BanksRFlight LieutenantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM103CF-NKelstern1823FrankfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryNone
1484 BanksPSergeantBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterING294CF-HKelstern1442LugwigshafenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1485 BanksCSergeantBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-03-26LancasterILL839UM-X2Wickenby1900EssenCrashed Bousignies-sur-Roc {Noord}KilledMaubeuge Central Cemetery
1486 BanksR J LFlight LieutenantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterIIINE126MG-ROakington1913FrankfurtCrashed at DamscheidKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1487 BanksJSergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB453OL-FWyton.0005.BerlinCrashed BlankenburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1488 BanksWilliam H 1st LtO-748824USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group429th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-06P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1489 BanksJohn AlecFlying Officer132591Age 21UKPilotRAFVRCoastal Command1407 Meteorological Flight1944-04-22VenturaI L.18AE806AD-?Reykjavik, Iceland1050Familiarisation FlightSee archive report for further detailsKilledReykjavik Cemetery (Fossvogur) Grave C48. 17Son of the Revd. Leslie Cawse Banks and Gertrude Constance Banks, of Richmond Hill, Surrey. Grave inscription: 'A Good Son And A Good Citizen'.
1490 BannanJ BFlight SergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-10-04LancasterIIIND820F2-WDownham Market1058TrainingCrashed Swineshead LincsKilledRunnymede
1491 BannerW TSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLK739NA-PMiddleton St George1638BerlinEvader
1492 BannihirR HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW169QB-LSkipton on Swale532SiracourtCrashed at St-Pol {Pas-de-Calais}KilledSt-Pol War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1493 BanningJoseph David JamesWarrant Officer Class 1R117093CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW128AL:VLeeming23:15Acherers Rail YardsSee archive report for detailsPoW 204, Stalag Luft VII Bankan near Kruelberg Upper SilesiaParadie Archive Database
1494 BannisterR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND798AS-CKirmington2202NurnbergCrashed GriesenbachPoWParadie Archive Database
1495 BannisterLorne CrosbySergeantR154600Canadian2nd PilotRCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLL134WL:UCroft23:49BerlinClaimed as a probable by Hptm. Leopold Fellerer, his 26th Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG5 at 03:15 hrs. The aircraft crashed at Perleberg. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 1256, Stalag Luft 6Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to J85911 Plt Off whilst a PoW
1496 BannonCarlin AnthonysergeantR/203391Age 20CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit1944-01-30WellingtonIIIDF566Not issued RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire 1924Training See archive report for further details KilledStratford-On-Avon Cemetery Grave. 4210 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1497 BanvilleR TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-07-12LancasterILL896AS-RKirmington2125RevignyCrashed at Montiers-sur-Saulx EvaderParadie Archive Database
1498 BanvilleJSergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-28HalifaxIIIMZ420WL-FCroft1325KolnCrashed near Linton on OuseParadie Archive Database
1499 BanvilleJ I JSergeantBomb AimerBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxIIILK799WL:ECroft20:32la Hogue Strong PointOn take off the aircraft swung out of control and hit another Squadron aircraft LW176 WL:J before crashing through a brick wall. No injuries reported.Uninjured
1500 BaptistRobertSergeant3040779Age 19Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW546MH-RRAF Snaith, Yorkshire1910HazebrouckSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 217Son of Robert and Grace Baptist, of Gateshead, Co. Durham, England

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