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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
15951 ThompsonJ ASergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE867OW-Dishforth.0046.DuisburgAbandoned near Sowerby Yorks
15952 ThompsonA J BPilot OfficerBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-02-04WellingtonIIIBJ668ZL-XCroft1826LorientCrashed at PloemeurPoW
15953 ThompsonF JFlying OfficerBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILK759ZL-ZLeeming2130AugsburgCrashed BeurenPoW
15954 ThompsonRSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxVLK900ZL-DLeeming2245Hannover?KilledBecklingen War Cemetery
15955 ThompsonR SPilot OfficerBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVEB246ZL-SLeeming1610BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
15956 ThompsonF JSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-06-28HalifaxVEB148ZL-Leeming2329KolnCrashed Isleham Cambs
15957 ThompsonL EFlight LieutenantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxIIJD327AL-Leeming1714FrankfurtAbandoned SE Crowborough SUSSEXKilled
15958 ThompsonG KSergeant1038224Bomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE382AL-Dalton.0046.DuisburgCrashed at Bornerboek HollandKilledBorne {Bornerbroek} RC
15959 ThompsonWilliamSergeant1553058UKAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-02-26HalifaxIIILW597QO-CEast MoorAugsburgShot down by night fighter near UlmKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
15960 ThompsonEdward HenryPilot Officer1871301925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1945-02-01LancasterING460BM-ASkipton on Swale1523LudwigshafenThe a/c was hit by flak, on the return to Yorkshire they became lost as the weather was poor and controlling the a/c in turbulence became difficult. Two of the crew managed to bale out but the a/c crashed near Cundall, South of Thirsk with the loss of the remaining five crewKilledHampstead Cemetery Sec. Q.7. Joint grave 33B Son of John Henry and Alice Hester Thompson, of West Hampstead

These were the first casualties sustained by 433 Sqn in 1945 and it was also their first Lancaster write off. Three more would be lost before the end of the war , from which no-one survived
15961 ThompsonJ SSergeantBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIIHX272BM-NSkipton on Swale2149NurnbergCrashed FriesenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
15962 ThompsonStanleyPilot Officer172886UKWireless Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-01-29HalifaxVEB256WL-SCroft08:00BerlinDamaged by cannon fire from nightfighter, crashed near Flixton, Scarborough.Bailed out safelyAccident report
15963 ThompsonCharles HerbertSergeant403981AustraliaRAAF408Sqn RCAF
1942-08-28RAAF Honour Roll
15964 ThompsonRobertSergeant1799820Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-10-15LancasterIMF748AS:QRAF Kimington22:15DuisburgLancaster LM165 or 166 Sqn Lancaster MF748 was hit by flak from 3./schw. Flak Abt. 446 (Eisb.), 1. schw. Flak Abt. 472 (0), 1./schw, Flak Abt. 243 (0) and 8. & 9./schw. Flak Abt. 244. One aircraft crashed at Hamborn-Bruckhausen at 01.35 hrs, the other crashed at the railway station of Meiderich-Neumühl at 01:34 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten) Note: According to ‘Report on Duisburg crashes 14/15th October 1944’ from RAF Graves Service Rheinberg to Air Ministry dated 03.08.1950, LM165 and MF748 collided in mid-air and crashed in fairly open grounds near Flak barracks in the area between the Brahmsstraße, Neumitihler Straße, Moriansmuhle and the Oberhauser Allee in Duisburg-Meiderich. An engine excavated from the crash scene was identified as having come from LM165, four of the crew of LM165 were buried in the North Cemetery at Duisburg-Hamborn, and the pilot of MF748 was found by personnel of the Flak barracks and buried in Essen South West Cemetery. During the second half of the 1940's, farmers working in the fields of the crash location found two lots of human remains, which were buried in Rheinberg Military Cemetery, Plot VIl-D-21 and in Plot XXIX-B-7. Still, the whole crew of LM165 and six of the crew of MF748 are officially posted as missing in action to this day. fFound in the Canadian Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 of Fg Off. Archie Verdun Batty J21182 RCAF trom 428 Sqn Lancaster KB780),KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 239Son of Robert and Mary Edith Thompson, of Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland
15965 ThompsonWallace RoyWarrant Officer Class IR/76084CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command422Sqn RCAF
1943-05-25SunderlandIIIDD846RAF ObanAnti-SubmarineCrashed in sea to the North East of Clare Island while returning to base.KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 179. United Kingdom.Accident report
15966 ThompsonClifford HarrisPilot OfficerNZ/415725Age 22New ZealandPilot (Inst)RNZAFTraining Command12 SFTS

No. 2 Training Command

1942-09-15CraneIAFJ261-RCAF Brandon, Manitoba, Canada16:00Transit FlightSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrandon Cemetery, Manitoba. Lot 102. Block A. Section 27.Born on the 14th January 1920 in Dannevike. Educated at Dannevirke High School and Nelson College. Worked as a clerk for the Union Steam Ship Company in Wellington. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 19th October 1941. With No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School on the 30th November 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 14th January 1942 on MV Boschfontein. With No. 10 Service Flying Training School on the 15th February 1942. Pilot badge awarded and commissioned on the 05th June 1942. With Central Flying School on the 20th June 1942. Joined No. 12 Service Flying Training School as a flight instructor in August 1942. A total of 384 flying hours logged.

Son of Clifford Harris Thompson (Died 1969 age 87) and of Nell Beatrice Thompson (née Hay - died 1973, age 86 - married 1913), of Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Epitaph; 'Born At Dannevirke Hawkes Bay New Zealand Killed On Active Service'.

15967 ThompsonJames WSergeantR/254732CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1664HCU
1944-10-02HalifaxIIJP204RAF Dishforth01:50TrainingCrashed with engine on fireBailed out safelyAccident Report
15968 DowdingJohn FrederickPilot OfficerJ/46041CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command19OTU
1944-10-17WhitleyVAD685XF-JRAF Kinloss19:06TrainingPilot loss control in thunder storm, aircraft crashedKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. G. Row A. Grave 8. United Kingdom
Accident report
15969 ThomsenCarl ChristianSergeantR/60289NavigatorRCAFCoastal Command217Sqn
1941-10-11Beaufort1AW197MW-ESt. Eval CornwallGardeningTook off at 18.41hrs. for mine laying operations at Brest off the North West coast of France. It is thought that the Beaufort ditched into the sea in Brest Harbour. Fl/Sgt. Gornall became a Prisoner of War whilst the remainder of the crew lost with the aircraft.KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database Archive Report
15970 ThomsonWilliam MillsFlight Sergeant1348369NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-21LancasterIIDS843QO-ORAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2023Magdeburg See archive report for full details Pow No: 1179 Camp: L4None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
15971 ThomsonJ HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-04-26StirlingIW7512OJ-ALakenheathRostockCrashed ? in the Baltic SeaKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
15972 ThomsonI SFlying OfficerJ15487RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-05-25StirlingIIIBF534LS-LMildenhall2357DusseldorfCrashed near AachenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
15973 ThomsonGeorge C.SergeantR91859Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command20 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICT2723ZT-N RAF Snaith, East Riding of Yorkshire 22:41Bremen Shot down by night fighter. Crashed in Noordzee, West of Terschelling PoW No. 25645 Camp: Stalag Lamsdorf - 344Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
15974 ThomsonWSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-05-17WellingtonIIIZ1562VR-NMildenhall2309Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
15975 ThomsonC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-01-14LancasterXKB769VR-IMiddleton St George1842LeunaKilledHannover War cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
15976 ThomsonWilliam John LlewellynFlying OfficerJ35076CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04LancasterXKB723VR:URAF Middleton St George22:01VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
15977 ThomsonJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-07-12HampdenIAE390PT-ZWaddingtonGardeningPresumed shot down in target areaKilledLorient Communal Paradie Archive Database
15978 ThomsonStuart McleanWarrant Officer Class 2R177285CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command424 (Tiger) Sqn RCAF
1945-04-04LancasterIRF150QB:WRAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire18:08Merseburg (Leuna synthetic oil refinery)See archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 51.F.4Paradie Archive Database
15979 ThomsonThomas AllanPilot OfficerJ/88701Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterILL688OW-RLinton on Ouse1758BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 253 Paradie Archive Database
15980 ThomsonD ESergeantR79019RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-05-04WellingtonXHE864NA-DDalton2235DortmundCrashed near Zwolle HollandPoW Paradie Archive Database
15981 ThomsonAlexander SinclairFlight Sergeant J/92623W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-11-30HalifaxIIIMZ288AL-ORAF Leeming, Yorkshire1631Duisburg Believed to have been hit by anti aircraft flak batteries Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 253.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
15982 ThomsonJ SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-05-11HalifaxIIINA500QO-GEast Moor2257BoulogneCollided with last and Crashed le Portel {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
15983 ThomsonW NSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK663IP-FTholthorpe1727KasselCrashed GodelheimKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
15984 ThomsonT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1943-09-22HalifaxIIJN901MH-Snaith1844HannoverShot down by night fighterPoWParadie Archive Database
15985 ThomsonH DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1944-03-08LancasterIPA162QR-LSkellingthorpe1154TrossyKilledCreil Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
15986 ThomsonR KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW696MP-XHolme on Spalding Moor2210NurnbergCrashed DaubhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
15987 ThomsonRobert DenisPilot OfficerCanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax VIIRG449QO-SRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire1649ChemnitzSee archive report for further informationPoWNone understood to have survived the war

Courtesy Holger Wörner

Paradie Archive DatabaseFrom Montreal, Quebec, Canada
15988 ThomsonJames H2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-886279AmericanAir Gunner (Mid Upper)USAAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn, RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW373PT:WTholthorpe19:07BerlinClaimed as a probable by Oblt. Joseph Draft, his 18th Abschuss and 2nd of the night, from 4./NJG5 over Halle-Weissenfels at 6.700m at 22:58 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW, Stalag Luft 1The crew had arrived from 61 Base on the 21st January and this was their 6th mission
15989 ThomsonJamesSergeant1052427UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-06-24StirlingIIIBF501HA-NDownham Market2343WuppertalShot down by a night fighter of 6./NJG 4. Crashed Kaggevinne BelgiumKilledKaggevinne Communal Cemetery, Joint Grave 4. Belgium.Accident report
15990 ThomsonF WFlying OfficerPilotFighter403Sqn RCAF
15991 ThomsonRSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochPoW
15992 ThomsonTSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-11-17LancasterIIIJB226LQ-GGransden Lodge1730Ludwigshafen?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
15993 ThomsonK JFlying OfficerPilotFighter411Sqn RCAF
1945-01-04SpitfireIXRK810RecceCrashed near HengehPoW
15994 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.
15995 ThorgrimsonBrianSergeantR/180169Air BomberRCAF (From Iceland)Bomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion unit1944-07-28StirlingIIILJ451QQ-C RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire 2335Training exercise See archive report for further details Survived - uninjured None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
15996 ThornS E CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxVLK900ZL-DLeeming2245Hannover?KilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
15997 ThornE ESergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28LancasterIIIPA980LQ-EGransden Lodge2302MetzAbandoned near ReimsEvader
15998 ThornberErnest GarfieldFlying OfficerJ/13792Age 27CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE780EG-SRAF Methwold, Norfolk1643Ramrod 16See Archive reportKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery/ Plot 69. Row C. Collective grave 9.

Courtesy Operation Picture Me

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 03rd January 1916 at Manitoba, Canada. Previous to service worked for Canadian Aways and Wings Limited. Enjoyed playing the guitar and often entertained the family. Enlisted in the RCAF in August 1941. Son of Ernest James Thornber (died 21st August 1965, age 71 and Laura Maude Thornber (died 03rd January 1955), of 717 Fleet Avenue, St. Vital, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Brother of four sisters and three brothers.
15999 ThorndycraftL APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1945-03-03Halifax IIIHX332ZA-VMelbourne1823KamenShot down by JU88 on returnKilledParadie Archive Database
16000 ThorneR AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ865AL-VLeeming1803GardeningCrashed in sea off Falsterbo LighthouseKilledParadie Archive Database

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