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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
1501 BannihirR HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW169QB-LSkipton on Swale532SiracourtCrashed at St-Pol {Pas-de-Calais}KilledSt-Pol War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1502 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
1503 BannisterR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND798AS-CKirmington2202NurnbergCrashed GriesenbachPoWParadie Archive Database
1504 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
1505 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
1506 BanvilleR TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1944-07-12LancasterILL896AS-RKirmington2125RevignyCrashed at Montiers-sur-Saulx EvaderParadie Archive Database
1507 BanvilleJSergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-10-28HalifaxIIIMZ420WL-FCroft1325KolnCrashed near Linton on OuseParadie Archive Database
1508 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
1509 BaptistRobertSergeant3040779Age 19Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51Sqn
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
1510 BarZbigniewKapral, BombardierFlight SergeantP.794207Born 23 September 1921 Nowy Sącz (Age 22 when killed)PolandBomb Aimer / DespatcherMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-02Handley Page HalifaxllJN889GR-PRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply DropsShot down by a fighter over Hungary making supply drops to Reception Posts in the Radom-Kielce area. Sgt R Tyrol (Pilot); F/Sgt Z Bar (Despatcher); Sgt M Marynowski (Gunner) were killed; Sgt T Michalkiewicz was wounded and was taken Prisoner. The rest; F/O J Abczynski; Sgt J Frackowiak; W/O W Sibilski evaded capture and helped by Yugoslav Partisans, were able to return to Italy. Location : Hungary.
Added by Stefan Pietrzak Youngs: 1944-09-02 Halifax JN889 RAF Brindisi. Shot down by a fighter over Hungary making supply drops to Reception Posts in the Radom-Kielce area. Pilot Sgt Reyhold Tyrol (780850); Despatcher F/Sgt Zbigniew Bar (794207), GunnerSgt Mieczysław Marynowski (706779) were killed; Gunner Sgt Tadeusz Michalkiewicz (706663) was wounded and was taken Prisoner. The rest; Navigator/Observer F/O J Abczyński (P-2040); FE Sgt Józef Frąckowiak (780319); W/Op W/O Władysław Sibilski (793755) evaded capture and helped by Yugoslav Partisans, were able to return to Italy. Location : Hungary. Killed commemorated at PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Probably buried close to place where they fell in Hungary
Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Probably buried close to place where they fell in Hungary
Archiwum Polish Database JN889
1511 BarabBernard R 1st LtO-796643USAPilotUSAAF65th Fighter Wing357th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1512 BaranMichaelWarrant Officer Class 1R11735915th April 1908 in Portage La Prairie, ManitobaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-06-16LancasterXKB734VR:FRAF Middleton St George23:05SterkradeSee Archive Report for detailsKiAAmersfoort (Old Leusden) General Cemetery Plot 13, Row 1, Grave 8
Paradie Archive Database
1513 BarberG CFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND630AR-GBinbrook2143Mailly-le-CampCrashed Chapelle-Vallon {Aube}KilledChapelle-Vallon Communal Cemetery
1514 BarberBramwell RockliffFlight Sergeant40843328th February 1924 in Ulverstone, TasmaniaAustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-06-24LancasterIIILM571JO:EWaddington22:49ProuvilleLM571 was claimed by Lt. Erich Jung, his 5th Abschuss and 2nd of the night, from 6./NJG2, 1-12 km km east of Abbeville at 2.000m at 00:34. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bussus-Bussuel (Somme), 12 km east of Abbeville.KiABussus-Bussuel Communal Cemetery Row 1. Coll. Grave 1.Son of Fletcher Bramwell Barber and Florence Myrtle Barber, of Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
1515 BarberBrian SamuelSergeant1819384Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM598SR-M2 RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2120Braunschweig (Brunswick)Shot down by night fighter - see archive reportKilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave: 8. K. 7 Read Archive Report
1516 BarberDennisSergeant Air BomberNot knownRAFVRBomber Command57Sqn
1944-04-20LancasterIIIND582DX-SRAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2147la Chapelle Crashed on houses at Lavender Vale, Wallington, Surrey InjuredNone Read Archive Report
1517 BarberJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-05-24LancasterIDV389SR-XLudford MagnaAachenCrashed OlzheimKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1518 BarberRobert JohnFlying OfficerJ8634221st April 1919 in Uxbridge, Durham, OntarioCanadian2nd-PilotRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIIIND689KM:ODunholme Lodge22:56AmiensCollided with 207 Sqn Lancaster III LM535 (Plt.Off Smart) on run up to the target. WO2 Scott was thrown from the aircraft during the collision. The aircraft crashed into one of the ponds (Long Marshes) around Amiens.

LM535 suffered considerable damage but made a successful emergency landing at RAF Manston with no injuries to the crew.
KilledAbbeville Communal Cemetery Extension Plot 6 Row E Grave 4Paradie Archive DatabaseAdditional information available on request

Son of Elwin A. and Teresa M. (née Stiner) Barber of Toronto, Canada
1519 BarberJSergeantBomber Command100Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterIME677HW-XGrimsby2234DuisburgKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium
1520 BarberD ASergeantBomber Command12 OTU
1944-04-24WellingtonIIIB542Chipping NortonDiversionKilledRunnymede
1521 BarberR CSergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIIIPA986PH-DWickenby2301GelsenkirchenCrashed at Mastenbroek {Overjissel}KilledIJsselmuiden General Cemetery
1522 BarberASergeantBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1944-06-24StirlingIIIEF140OJ-BMethwold2329RuisseauvilleCrashed off BoulogneKilled
1523 BarberPaulFlight Lieutenant129476Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-01-05HalifaxIIHX160TL-OGraveley2346StettinOutbound attacked, probably by a night-fighter, and severely damaged. Over the target area the starboard wing wing was set on fire and in the explosion that followed, those that survived were thrown clear. The aircraft crashed crashed 40 miles West of Stettin. Those who perished were initially buried in the Prisoner of War Section Stettin Military CemeteryPoW No. 3291, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria
1524 BarberJohn DouglasSergeant15895191925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND552KM:XDunholme Lodge22:58WesselingND552 was a probable claim by Oblt Werner Baake 2/NJG1 - Aachen: 5,300m at 01:46.Crashed between the coal-mine and the As-Lanklaar road, near Lanklaar (Limburg), 10 km SSW of Masseik in Belgium.KilledLanklaar Communal Cemetery Coll.grave 1-7Son of Harry and Elizabeth Barber, of Wilmslow, Cheshire.
1525 BarberS BSergeantBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-04-09LancasterIME727AR-X2Binbrook2124VilleneuveCrashed on take offKilledAcocks Green {St Mary}
1526 BarberA RFlight SergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-05-11LancasterILL792PO-EWaddington2225Bourg-LeopoldExploded over Beverlo {Limburg}KilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery
1527 BarberL RSergeantBomber Command578Sqn
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ696LK-KBurn2307BottropCollided with 578 Sqn Halifax III LK834 LK-E & crashed at BalkholmeKilled
1528 BarberJ TSergeantBomber Command90Sqn
1944-08-07LancasterILM164WP-VTuddenham2155Mare de MagneKilledRunnymede
1529 BarberCedric IvanFlying Officer415959AustraliaRAAF1Sqn RAAF
1944-02-02RAAF Honour Roll
1530 BarberGeorge CharlesFlight Sergeant422100AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-05-04RAAF Honour Roll
1531 BarberBramwell RockliffFlight Sergeant408433AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
1532 BarberWilliam RonaldFlight Sergeant423587AustraliaRAAF530Sqn Bombardment USAAF
1944-10-29 RAAF Honour Roll
1533 BarberDonald L 2nd LtO-762207USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1534 BarberDonald L 2nd LtO-762207USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group352nd Fighter Squadron
1944-08-04P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
1535 BarbourJLieutenant96022VSAAFBomber Command48Sqn RAF
1944-02-22HudsonFerryCrash into high groundKilledLoriga, Portugal Son Of Thomas Jack And Jessie Barbour, Of Edinburgh.

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1536 BarbourR RSergeantBomber Command61Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIDV344QR-VSkellingthorpe.0001.BerlinCrashed at WiesenhagenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1537 BarbourRobert CarlisleFlying Officer419949AustraliaRAAF43Sqn RAAF
1944-12-14RAAF Honour Roll
1538 BarbourWilliam MorganFlying Officer414380AustraliaRAAF455Sqn RAAF
1944-07-06RAAF Honour Roll
1539 BarcikowskiJerzy WitoldKapral Podchorazy PilotSergeantP.703816Born 4 June 1918 Warszawa (Age 25 when killed)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFTraining Command587 Flight1944-01-31Miles MartinetlEM412RAF Weston ZoylandBuncombe WoodAircraft crashed at Buncombe Wood, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery - Somerset, United Kingdom. Plot Service 39 Row A Sec H Grave 252

Archiwum Polish Database
1540 BarclayW PFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-03-13HalifaxIIJD459VR-QMiddleton St George2131le MansCrash landed at base on return Paradie Archive Database
1541 BarclayA SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV422C8-RLeconfield.0021.LeipzigCrashed at StendalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1542 BarclayPhilip PaulSergeant1386435Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04LancasterXKB718VR:JRAF Middleton St George21:50VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsEvader
1543 BarclayJFlight SergeantBomber Command44Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND518KM-DDunholme Lodge1853FrankfurtCrashed KleinkrotzenburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1544 BarclayASergeantBomber Command576Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIIILM381UL-E2Elsham WoldsBraunschweigExploded and crashed near KollerbeckKilledHannover War Cemetery
1545 BarclayC ESergeantBomber Command622Sqn
1944-11-06LancasterIHK621GI-OMildenhall1700KoblenzCrash landed in France
1546 BarclayThomas HughFlight Sergeant430952AustraliaRAAF18Sqn RAAF
1944-09-01RAAF Honour Roll
1547 BardeckiAntoniKapral PilotSergeantP.703894Born 1 January 1920 (Age 24)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy
PAFFighter Command316Sqn (Polish)
1944-10-02North American P-51b MustanglllFB374RAF ColtishallAircraft crashed at St Catfield, whilst on a training flight. Location : United Kingdom.Killed on Training FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Cambridge City Cemetery - Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom. Grave 15927
Archiwum Polish Database
1548 BardenH KFlight SergeantBomber Command78Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW518EY-ABreighton1902BerlinCrashed FahlhorstKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1549 BardenWilliam MorrisWarrant Officer17409AustraliaRAAF75Sqn (NZ) RAF
1944-08-09RAAF Honour Roll
1550 BardsleyEricSergeant1455475Age 34BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-01-30LancasterIW4245UL:S2RAF Eltham Wolds, LincolnshireBerlinW4245 was one of four probable claims by three German pilots; 463 Sqn Lancaster ED772, ED545 or JA973, or 576 Sqn Lancaster W4245.

Lt. Robert Wolf, his 10th Abschuss, from 3./NJG5 at 20:08; Ofw. Erich Kaschig, his 2nd Abschuss, from 10./NJG5 near Wittstock area at 20:23; Oblt. Arnold Brinkmann, his 2nd Abschuss, from Stab I./NJG3 North Berlin at 20:35. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)
PoW No. 1093, Stalag 357 / Killed by friendly fireBerlin 1929-1945 War Cemetery, 6.B.9
Courtesy Lucy Childs and Clay Johnstone

(relatives of crew members)

Promoted to WO whilst as a PoW

On the 19th April 1945 Typhoons strafed a PoW column near Gresse and amongst the many victims was WO Bardsley. He was initially buried in the Communal Cemetery at Gresse.

Son of David (died 11th May 1941, age 61) and Mary Bardsley (née Beckwith - died 11th December 1978, age 98). Husband of Frances M. Bardsley, of Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland. Epitaph; 'A Good Life Hath But Few Days: But A Good Name Endureth For Ever. Eccl.XII.13'.

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