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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
16401 ValkenierW JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-05-06WellingtonIIIX3717VR-CMildenhall2205StuttgartCrashed vicinity of MannheimKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16402 VallanceL GFlying OfficerJ10684RCAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF500OJ-MLakenheath2157StuttgartCrashed Belval FranceKilledBelval CommunalParadie Archive Database
16403 ValleyW ASergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1943-11-19HalifaxIIJD118EY-UBreighton1616LeverkusenCrashed North Cave HUMBSKilledHarrogate (Stonefall)Paradie Archive Database
16404 VallierR RSergeantRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP704QO-LEast Moor2013Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16405 VallieresS KFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILV938ZL-ALeeming2145MetzCrashed at Juvincourt-et-Damary {Aisne}PoW Paradie Archive Database
16406 VallisK GSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1943-01-26WellingtonIIIBJ714QB-FTopcliffe1715LorientCrashed at Ereac FrancePoW Paradie Archive Database
16407 Van AlstyneP N TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILV970QB-TSkipton on Swale2228VilleneuveCrashed at Boissy-sous-St-You {Essone}KilledBoissy-sous-St-Yon Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16408 Van BlarcomEugene CliffordFlight SergeantR/168321CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1944-08-29LancasterINF921VN-QSkellingthorpe2028KonigsbergFailed to return, missing, presumed lost at seaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 253. United Kingdom
Accident reportReceived posthumous commission to Pilot Officer with service number J/89465
16409 Van BurenRussell BensonSergeantR/109924Age 33USAAir gunnerRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1943-03-05HalifaxIIBB282MP-RRAF Linon-On-Ouse, Yorkshire1853EssenSee archive report for further detailsMissing-believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 180.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Charles Bradley Van Buren and Lena M. Van Buren, of North Troy, New York State, U.S.A., husband of Dorothy Helen Van Buren.
16410 Van BuskirkDouglas ByrdFlying OfficerUSARCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1941-11-07StirlingIN3677MG-JOakington1731BerlinCrashed near DusiburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16411 Van CampR HFlight SergeantR134679RCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1943-06-14LancasterIIIED980PG-Woodhall Spa2315OberhausenCrashed Schijndel HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
16412 van CleafRaymond KennethPilot OfficerJ/17409W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFFerry Training Unit3101943-05-19WellingtonXHZ437Not issuedRAF Harwell, Buckinghamshire1245Ferry flight See archive report for further details KilledBicester Cemetery, Buckinghamshire. Sec B. Cons. Grave 147Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16413 Van Den BokRFlying OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-08-28HampdenIAE197EQ-Balderton1954SaarbruckenCrashed at Boussu-lez-Walcourt BelgiumEvaderParadie Archive Database
16414 Van DenkJ LSergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-11-27HalifaxIIILV945ZL-FLeeming1654NeussCrashed at Shipdham Norfolk on return Paradie Archive Database
16415 Van DroogenbroeckFrancois Adrien JeanSergeantR18950710th March 1921 in Brussels, BelgiumCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIIMZ362AL:YLeeming20:54StuttgartCrashed at St-Maurice-St-Germain {Eure-et-Loir}KilledSt. Desir War Cemetery VII.A.7
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously promoted to Plt Off. (J88587) with effect 24th July 1944

Information from Sgt. Elderton reported that Sgt. van Droogenbroeck bailed out safely. A MRES report records that his body was discovered in the forest of Montecot on the 28th July 1944

Son of Jean Joseph and Marie (née Devos) Van Droogenbroeck, of Dorval, Province of Quebec. Canada
16416 Van FleetR DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW555C8-LLeconfield2210NurnbergCrashed HalbsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

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16417 Van GuenF MSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-03-10WellingtonICZ1077VR-PMildenhall1930EssenCrashed on return to base Paradie Archive Database
16418 Van GuenFurneaux MontagueFlight SergeantR/5499923 June 1919 at Birmingham, EnglandBritish1st Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-07-13WellingtonIIIX3416VR-JRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk.0058.Duisburg, GermanyLost without traceMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 107Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16419 Van HorneL RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1944-09-11LancasterIIIPB203ZN-MMetheringham2100DarmstadtCrashed at DarmstadtKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16420 Van MaarionJ WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILK883OW-ELinton on Ouse2207LeuvenCrashed Londerzeel {Brabant}Evader Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16421 Van NormanH DSergeantRCAFBomber Command15 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICN2778Harwell2014Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16422 Van PatterGeorge DuncanFlying OfficerJ/279580th January 1921, in Aylner, OntarioCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command357 Sqn RAF
1944-05-07LiberatorIIIBZ923Digri, India19:30Special OperationsThe aircraft took off at 19:30 hrs on a special operation along with two other aircraft on a similar mission. The aircraft failed to return and the wreckage of the aircraft was found on the 7th May some 20 mins away from the base and about 1/2 mile west of Burdwan Railway Station, Bengal, India. The other two aircraft captains reported that very bad weather had been encounteredKilledDelhi War Cemetery 5.C.9
Seriously Injured. Admitted GMH Asansol, Died of injuries on the 9th May 1944

Son of George Milton and Isabel (née McMillan) Van Patter, of Aylmer, Ontario, Canada
16423 Van SlykeA RWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW721NP-SLissett1850BerlinCrashed PausinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16424 Van-ToeverBarnettPilot OfficerR/134408Age ?CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-08-27StirlingIIIBF576QS-FRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk2135NurnbergCrashed at IrschPoW No: 222651 Camp: Stalag Torgan (Elbe)Paradie Archive DatabaseHusband of Doreen Elsie Van-Toever (Married in May 1948 - died 03rd January 2020.) Of Bissett, Manitoba, Canada
16425 VanceW WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16426 VanceR HSergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-03HalifaxVEB257IP-ETholthorpe1630DusseldorfCrashed near KolnPoWParadie Archive Database
16427 VanceElmer RobertPilot OfficerJ/16604SaskatchewanCanada RCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1943-04-20StirlingIR9261MG-MOakington2100StettinCrashed WNW Slagelse DenmarkKilledSvino Churchyard, Denmark

Paradie Archive Database Pathfinder

'In Memoriam' 50 page biography published privately by family, including father C K Parish
16428 VancoughuettW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command578Sqn
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW553LK-UBurn1919FrankfurtCrashed RodauKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16429 VandekerckhoveGeorge Pierre CorneliusPilot OfficerJ/17326PilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVEB251ZL-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2020Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 26. D.1-3Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16430 VandenberghJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIIMZ471PT-VTholthorpe1639HannoverKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16431 Vander DassonWilliam LorneSergeantR676552nd July 1920 in OntarioCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command49 Sqn
1942-09-06LancasterIR5752EA:DScampton01:16DuisburgWhen the starboard outer engine was put out of action by the flak over the target, Sgt Gregory-Coleman was killed by shrapnel, and the Captain was slightly injured. The Captain jettisoned the bombs and turned for home. Over the Dutch coast the starboard inner failed and the a/c steadily lost height but reached the English coast at a height of 2000 ft. The Captain ordered the crew to bale out with the exception of the W/Op. The a/c was circling RAF Martlesham prior to landing when the port inner failed at a height of 1000 ft and the Captain was compelled to crash land near Great Bealings N of RAF Martlesham. The Captain and the W/Op escaped from the a/c which was destroyed by fire with the exception of the tail unitBaled out, Killed in Action 12 May 1944 Paradie Archive Database103 Sqn Lancaster III ND700 PM:X
16432 Vander DassonWilliam LorneFlying OfficerJ189982nd July 1920 in OntarioCanadianBomb AimerDFM

RCAFBomber Command103 Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND700PM:XElsham Wolds21:48HassettClaim by Lt Hans Schmitz 4/NJG1 - WSW of Rotterdam: 2,500m at 00:15. Also claimed by Flak of 4/gem Flak Abt 295 (“Unknown type of aircraft Oostmalle 00:10”) Victory for Lt Hans Schmitz confirmed on 6 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Wreckage was spread over a wide area near Hallaar (Antwerpen), 12 km ESE of Lier.KilledSchoonselhof Cemetery Coll.grave IVA.D. 15-18Paradie Archive DatabaseDFM Gazetted 10 Sep 1943 with 619 Sqn

Son of George Emerson and Hulda (née Nageleisen) Vander Dasson of Scudder, Ontario, Canada
16433 VanderveenH LFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16434 VandervoortWilliam JohnWarrant Officer Class 2R7463017th April 1916 in Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1942-11-25LancasterIR5695EM:GLangar15:04HaselunneLost without traceMiARunnymede Memorial Panel 102Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Earnest Stanley and Emma Margaret (née Smith) Vandervoort of Vancouver, British Columbia
16435 VandetteRoy EmmitFlight SergeantJ/92209RCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ939C8-MLeconfield1601OsnabruckCrashed at BohmteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16436 VanzantMSergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-08-27HalifaxVDK258IP-XTholthorpe2110NurnbergCrashed near IngolstadtPoWParadie Archive Database
16437 VardyA EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1945-04-13LancasterXKB784NA-KMiddleton St George2020KielDitchedKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16438 VareyB HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1943-11-26LancasterIDV339QR-WSkellingthorpe1721Berlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16439 VarleyHSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS726EQ-YLinton on Ouse2159CambraiCrashed at Seranvillers-Forenville {Nord}KilledSeranvillers-Forenville Military CemeteryAttacker
16440 VasiloffS AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ825AL-ELeeming2122BraunschweigCrashed at BrelingenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16441 VatcherR RSergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIILW208OW-ULinton on Ouse2237HamburgCrashed near QuarnstedtKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16442 VatneN RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-01-14LancasterXKB799VR-WMiddleton St George1847LeunaAbandoned near target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16443 VaughanJ LSergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1941-12-14HampdenIAT133EQ-XBalderton.0030.Cherbourg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16444 VaughanWilliam EwartFlying OfficerJ2419911th December 1914CanadianNavigator IRCAFBomber Command582 Sqn
1944-12-23LancasterIIIPB5236O:JRAF Little Staughton10:29KolnSee archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive Database
16445 VaughanJ GSergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV899EY-QBreighton2219NurnbergCrashed Maubert-Fontaine {Ardennes}KilledMaubert-Fontaine Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16446 VaughanR HPilot OfficerBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-08-09HalifaxIIW7709LQ-JTopcliffe2350OsnabruckCrashed at Oploo HollandKilledWoensel Cemetery Eindhoven
16447 VaughanC DSergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-06-11HalifaxVIINP815QO-AEast Moor1216GelsenkirchenPoW
16448 VautourA CWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1942-07-31WellingtonIIIBJ841SR-BournDusseldorfCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16449 VautourAlfred Gerald 'Gerry'Pilot OfficerJ85303Born 17th June 1915 in Richibucto, New BrunswickCanadaPilotRCAFFighter409Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28MosquitoNF.XIIIMM573KP:?RAF HunsdonPatrol over D-Day beachheadThe Court of Inquiry concluded that the aircraft let down through cloud at night trying to acquire the runway lighting and struck and broke a power line on a small hill at 300 ft ASL. The aircraft continued for about three-quarters of a mile and hit a haystack and other obstacles before hitting another power line and then nose dived into the ground on fire. He was last heard on the radio when at 500 ft (the cloud base was 400 ft). The time was 01:31 hrs approximatelyKiABrookwood Military Cemetery 54.I.9

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Joseph Theodore and Mary Virginia (née Purcell) (deceased) Vautor , of Richibucto, New Brunswick, Canada
16450 VearK ESergeantRCAFBomber Command161Sqn
1944-04-19HudsonIIIT9439NA-RTempsfordTrainingForce landed GothenburgInterned Paradie Archive Database

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