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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
151 ThompsonHarry VictorSergeantR/9319312 Nov 1912, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command150Sqn
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIX3310JN-AKirmington1730HamburgClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - near Raard 5km West of Dokkum (Tiger or Schei): 2,600m at 2255 hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 1/Res Flak Abt 222, 2/schw Flak Abt 606. 1, 2&4/schw flak abt 262 and 2/schw Eisb Flak Abt 416 (Wellington North of Raard near Westdongeradeel 2300 hrs. Flak claim rejected by OKL 19 Oct 1944. Oblt Becker victory confirmed 27 Oct 1944KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Plot 24 Row H Collective Grave 1-6 Paradie Archive Database Brother to Mrs Edna (née Thompson) Birch of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
152 ThompsonThomas WalterSergeantR/164440CanadaA/GRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVLK644ZL-CLeeming1630FrankfurtShot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights.Killed Age 23Hannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive DatabaseOn 20–21 December, the target was Frankfurt. Frankfurt. 650 aircraft, 41 losses (6.3%). The German controllers were able to accurately plot the route as soon as the main force left the English coast and were therefore able to deploy night-fighters at many points along its route. A diversionary raid on Mannheim failed to draw off many fighters until the main raid was over. The target was mainly cloud covered whereas the forecast had predicted clear conditions. Marking did not, therefore, go to plan. The Germans used both decoy fires and also decoy target indicator. By a twist of good fortune, considerable creepback resulted in the bombing coming back over the city. Many public and municipal buildings were hit including many schools. 23000 people were bombed out of their homes. Three Danes were part of the raid: Fg Off. Niels Erik Westergaard and both Sondergaard brothers. This was Sondergaard’s final operation. The crew failed to return. Halifax V LK644/ZL-C took off from RAF Station Leeming at 16.15 hours, and nothing was heard from the crew following take off. The crew of seven was killed. Shot down by a night-fighter flown by Hptm. Martin Becker and crashed at Weilmünster/Hessen. Several crews from the squadron were either attacked by or observed enemy fighters, and crews reported intense flak opposition and search lights.

Son of Thomas Colton Thompson and Phoebe Thompson (née Wall), of Brantford, Ontario, Canada.
153 ThomsonRobertSergeant1572448Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command432 (Leaside)Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIMZ504QO:CEast Moor22:00NurnbergOutbound the aircraft was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down. Claim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 – 10km NW of Alsfeld: 5,200m at 00:50. (Nachtjagd combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed close to Grossmaischeid 17km NNE of Koblenz.KiARheinberg War Cemetery Plot 9 Row G Grave 1Initially buried in Neuville American Cemetery Belgium. Reinterred 11 June 1948

Son of Hugh and Margaret Thomson, of Glasgow.
154 ThorndykeRonald Henry JamesPilot Officer Observer119173RAFVRBomber Command49Sqn
1942-06-06ManchesterIL7469EA-Scampton2313EmdenClaimed as shot down by Obit. Lugwig Becker of 6/NJG2 and lost over the North SeaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 72Read Archive Report
155 ToonStanley LeslieSergeant15836711923Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Plot 8 Row F Collective Grave 13-15Son of William Henry and Edith Janet Toon, of Small Heath, Birmingham
156 TrottKenneth Harry ArthurFlight Sergeant1319163NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK795MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor22:13NurnbergClaimed by Oblt. Martin Becker, his 21st Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Etzbach, 2 km NE Hamm at 5.000m. at 00:23 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 261487, Stalag Luft 3
157 TrowbridgeVincent Charles WilliamPilot OfficerJ158294 Jan 1918CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command218Sqn
1942-08-27StirlingIR9160HA-GDownham Market2045Kassellaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - North Sea West of Bergen aan Zee: 3,600m at 0140KilledRunnymede Memorial 101Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Joseph and Jane Trowbridge, of Chatham, New Brunswick, Canada; husband of Cicely Trowbridge
158 Van AmsterdamAndreas Antonius JohannesFlight Lieutenant190755PilotDFC

Vliegerkruis
RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1945-03-02MosquitoXVI MM131XD:JUpwood19:12BerlinShot down by an Me 262 flown by Ofw. Karl-Heinz Becker, 10./NJG11 and crashed N of Brandenburg.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 266Thought to have been on his 101st sortie

Son of Joahann and Adrianna Van Amsterdam; husband of Irene Van Amsterdam, of King's Lynn, Norfolk. Native of Holland
159 Van FleetR DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

Attacker

160 WalkerG WSergeantBomber Command106Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND535ZN-QMetheringham2231NurnbergCrashed KonigsbergKilledHannover War Cemetery

Attacker

161 WanglerA LSergeantBomber Command640Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery

Attacker

162 WardJ RSergeantBomber Command49Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
Attacker
163 WarrenJames WalterFlight Lieutenant Air Gunner (Rear)126722D.F.C.RAFVRBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV834TL-NRAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire.0003.LeipzigAttacked by night fighter piloted by Oblt. Martin Becker, exploded and crashed at GohreKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave No. 8.G.1-16Read Archive Report

Attacker

164 WaterhouseS ASergeant1451845Rear GunnerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW512EY-QBreighton19:07FrankfurtClaim by Oblt Marin Becker 2./NJG6, his 18th, - 1km North of Kyllburg: 5,200m at 22:39. Crashed at Mohrweiler 10km NNE of Bitburg. Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 1 (September 1939 - March 1944) - Dr Theo E.W. BoitenPoW No. 3392, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag 357 Kopernikus
165 WellerR JFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND640OF-RBourn2230NurnbergCrashed MunchholzhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery

Attacker

166 WhiteHoratius Douglas StewartPilot Officer Navigator168627D.F.M.RAFVRBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV834TL-NRAF Graveley, Huntingdonshire now Cambridgeshire.0003.LeipzigAttacked by night fighter piloted by Oblt. Martin Becker, exploded and crashed at GohrePoW No. 3518 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3 Read Archive Report

Attacker

167 WhiteEFlight SergeantBomber Command49Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB469EA-BFiskerton2353LeipzigCrashed near BrockelKilledHannover War Cemetery
Attacker
168 WhitehillMaxwell ElliottFlight Sergeant Air Gunner407022RAAFBomber Command49Sqn
1942-06-06ManchesterIL7469EA-Scampton2313EmdenClaimed as shot down by Obit. Lugwig Becker of 6/NJG2 and lost over the North SeaKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave ref. 7.C.2 Read Archive Report
169 WhitfieldGeorge CliveSergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner1166974RAFVRBomber Command49Sqn
1942-06-06ManchesterIL7469EA-Scampton2313EmdenClaimed as shot down by Obit. Lugwig Becker of 6/NJG2 and lost over the North SeaKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave ref. 11.A.10 Read Archive Report
170 WilczyńskiZenon Plutonowy SergeantP.781183Born 19 April 1914 (Age 28 when killed)PolandRadio Operator / Air GunnerKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt
Archiwum Polish Database
171 WilmhurstPeter G.G.Sergeant1337270Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK795MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor22:13NurnbergClaimed by Oblt. Martin Becker, his 21st Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Etzbach, 2 km NE Hamm at 5.000m. at 00:23 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 537, Stalag Luft 7
172 WitakowskiFranciszek AndrzejMajor PilotFlying OfficerP.1273Born 29 October 1899 Krobia Gostyń (Age 42 when killed)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command301Sqn (Polish)
1942-06-05Vickers WellingtonIVZ1467GR-LRAF Hemswell23:36EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6/NJG2 - Slootdorp (Tiger): 5,200m at 0121. Crashed Molenweg Slootdorp 19km SE of Den Helder.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery - Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot Xxxii Row B Grave 6-8
Archiwum Polish Database
173 WojcikJozefPorucznikFlight LieutenantP.76650Born 29 Jan 1915 (Age 27)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

DFC

Krzyz Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1942-10-13Vickers Wellington lVZ1250BH-KIngham1839KielLost without trace. Probable claim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 12/NJG1 - Sea 35km North West of Texel (Salzhering): 3,600m at 2349 hrs Missing, believed Killed in Action on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt
Archiwum Polish Database
174 YeomansJohn AlanFlight Sergeant1439222Age 31BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-02-25LancasterIIIJA941GT-ARAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire (Hunts)1903AugsburgClaim by Oblt Martin Becker 2./NJG6 - Roggenbach 20km South West of Rottweil (BP): 5,000m at 21:49. This is the same claim as Hptm Heinz-Horst Hissbach 5./NJG2 - Schwarzwald area: 5,500m at 21:51. This aircraft was shot down in two Nachtjager attacks to crash at Seelbach near Lahr/Schwarzwald. Victory for Oblt Becker confirmed on 23 June 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 2124, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag 357 Kopernikus

Courtesy Paul Brooker

Born on the 23rd March 1923 in Manchester, England. Husband of Elaine and father to David Mark and Julian Scott. From his first wife, Athalie and Geoffrey. Enlisted in the RAFVR in 1942 and trained as a navigator in South Africa. Returned to England and joined 156 squadron after further training with 18 Operational Training Unit at Finningley (later 10 OTU). Escaped during the 'death march' in April 1945. After the war John was commissioned in the RAF and served in numerous capacities. John was a graduate of RAF Staff College (1957) and the College of Air Warfare (1960). After serving 35 years in the RAF he retired as a Wing Commander. The family immigrated to Canada in 1976 and settled in Regina. He died on the 1 September 2013 age 90 and rests in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Saskatchewan, Canada.
175 ZalewskiLeon IgnacyStarszy Szeregowiec StrzelecSergeantP.793239Born 7 August 1914 Lwów Ukraine (Age 27 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1942-06-08Vickers Wellington lVR1725BH-QRAF Ingham23:17EssenClaim by Oblt Ludwig Becker 6./NJG2 - Sea 25km West of Texel (Tiger): 5,100m at 0216 Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt.,

Archiwum Polish Database

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