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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
16451 VeaseyD JSergeantR/77350CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command25OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonICDV439PP-DFinningley2341DusseldorfThe aircraft was initially hit by flak over the target are. It was then finished off by Lt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II/NJG1 - 1km South West of Loon op Zand (6C): 3,000m at 0228PoW No.25142 Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 LamsdorfParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16452 VeilleuxJoseph Achille John PaulLeading AircraftmanR/177329Age 20CanadianPassengerRCAFBomber Reconnaissance Squadron10Sqn (RCAF)1943-10-19B-24 Liberator3701HGander, Newfoundland2216TransportSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Donat Roman Catholic Cemetery Collective Grave Lot GE 34Son of Emile and Marie Anne Veilleux of Thetford Mines, Quebec.
16453 VeiraBasil Vernon LancelotFlying OfficerJ/10677St.Kitts, British West IndiesCanadianNavigatorDFC
RCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1943-04-28LancasterIIIED408PH-AWickenbyGardeningLost to AAA over northern coast of PolandKilledMalbork Commonwealth War Cemetery, Coll. Grave 3. A. 1-3. Poland. Body washed ashore.
Accident report
16454 VeitchL EFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415Sqn RCAF
1945-04-10Halifax IIINA1856U-BEast Moor1347LeipzigKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16455 VenablesG W HFlying OfficerJ/24233Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-03-30LancasterIIIDV240PO-DRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire2203Nurnberg See archive report for further details PoW No: 5129 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16456 VenablesH DSquadron Leader106029DFC

Fighter418Sqn RCAF
1943-04-09BostonIIIW8325Intruder SortieKilledSt- Andre-De-L'eure Communal Cemetery France
16457 VenberNickWarrant Officer Class 1J85634CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-30HalifaxIIILW476PT:JRAF Tholthorpe21:15SomainSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 253.Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously promoted to Plt.Off. with Service No. J85634
16458 VenningO EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command189Sqn
1944-11-26LancasterIPB745CA-QFulbeck2353MunchenCrashed at Saltby LeicestershireKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16459 VergeJ EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command82Sqn
1944-08-16WellingtonIIIBJ790Ossington2114NickelAbandonedInjuredParadie Archive Database
16460 VeriDFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1945-01-07LancasterIII PB229LQ-XGransden Lodge1950MunchenBelieved collided in air with 635 Sqn Aircraft 19KK SSE of NurnbergKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16461 VernerJ WTexhnical SergeantUSAAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1945-02-20LancasterIII PB530LQ-OGransden Lodge2220DortmundPoW
16462 VerneyF VFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1945-03-09LancasterILM207PG-EStrubby1211EssenOvershot landing at Evere Belgium Paradie Archive Database
16463 VernonS JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK964SE-TCroft2336LeipzigKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16464 VernonG ESergeantBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIIMZ376QB-KSkipton on Swale1654OberhausenKilledNederweert War Cemetery
16465 VerrasASergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1943-07-29HalifaxIIHR711DY-CPocklington2245HamburgCrashed NE of HeligolandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16466 VerrierCharlie ReginaldWarrant Officer Class IR/101326CanadianPilotRCAFIndia146Sqn RAF
1944-10-24ThunderboltIFL842RAF Kumbhirgram16:10Ground attack to Pantha, BurmaShot down by AAA fireKilledSingapore Memorial column 444Accident reportPosthumously commissioned to Pilot Officer S/N J/92099
16467 VeupelF LFlying OfficerPilotFighter414Sqn RCAF
1943-06-17MustangIAP206Instep PatrolKilled
16468 VeyH EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-02-26WellingtonIIIZ1599OW-BDishforth1850KolnCrashed at BoerdonkPoW Paradie Archive Database
16469 VeysJ V J RFlight SergeantR104910RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-05-27HalifaxIIDT674EQ-ALeeming2315EssenCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16470 VeysJ V J RSergeantR104910RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-01-23HalifaxIIDT678EQ-CLeeming1716LorientCrash landed at OssingtonParadie Archive Database
16471 VezinaJ F PFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-02-12WellingtonICZ1091VR-AMildenhall1700Fuller?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16472 ViauR GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW169QB-LSkipton on Swale532SiracourtCrashed at St-Pol {Pas-de-Calais}KilledSt-Pol War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16473 Viau J A J LFlight SergeantR95518RCAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1943-03-12LancasterIR5607OF-XWoodhall Spa1907EssenCrashed near DorstenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16474 VicaryGeorge ThomasFlying OfficerJ/15727CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-06-22HalifaxVDK139ZL-PLeeming2319MulheimCrashed near RheinhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16475 VickermanWilliam Kingswell 'Bill’Flying OfficerJ26925CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW582QO:NEast Moor23:04AcheresSee archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
16476 VickersAlbert HarveyFlying OfficerJ/21585CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438Sqn RCAF
1944-09-28TyphoonIbJR497F3-FB-78 EindhovenArmed recceHit by flak, abandoned aircraft behind enemy lines, capturedPoW Accident report
16477 VickeryC HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB814VR-NMiddleton St George1627HagenCrashed at MonchengladbachKilledNederweert War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16478 VidF JWarrant OfficerC/86521PilotRCAFFighter501Sqn
1944-03-24SpitfireVbRecceKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Leubrunghen FranceParadie Archive Database
16479 VidalJoseph Wilfrid HenriWarrant Officer Class 2R/9651819 Jan 1922CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-07-02HalifaxIIILK758ZL-ELeeming1203TrainingOne of the crews was piloted by Flt Sgt Nicol who were flying on a familiarisation flight in the early afternoon, although scheduled to participate in the “X” country they were all killed after a rather unfortunate incident. At 13:10 after Flt Sgt Nicol had completed his flight and was coming into land, it appears from all reports, that one wheel remained retracted which as he neared the ground with flaps down, this caused the a/c to dip into the ground and immediately enveloped in flames, with ammunition exploding all around. The a/c broke into two pieces, the badly mutilated wings, with the four engines, were found approximately 20 yards from the mid upper turret and the remainder of fuselage. Flt Sgt Nicol was not entirely unfamiliar with the new type of Halifax, having already flown several hours on them in training exercises. All the occupants of the aircraft other than the pilot were in the rest position and were found dead in this location, either instantly killed as the result of of the impact or burned alive in the inferno that followed. The only member of the full crew who was still alive was the Navigator O-8861116 Lt Frank Shepard Shove, US Army Air Force who was not required for local flying. (Extract 427 Squadron War Diary)KilledHarrogate Stonefall Cemetery Plot C Row K Grave 16Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Lionel and Alvine Vidal, of Val Alain, Province of Quebec, Canada
16480 VidalA EWarrant OfficerR92411RCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1943-06-28HalifaxIIHR839LK-LSnaith2332KolnCrashed at Herentals BelgiumKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
16481 VidalHannas KristinFlying OfficerJ25204CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterIIIND355F2:WDownham Market20:11KielND 355 was claimed as a probable by Gottfried Schneider, his 14th Abschuss and his 2nd of three that night, from 1./NJG3 - North of Schleswig: 5.500m at 23:12 hrs. Coned by Flak searchlight (“Lancaster Damp” 23:10”) (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)PoW, Unknown campParadie Archive Database
16482 VidlerA NFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1943-08-17LancasterIIIJA900QR-Syerston2129PeenemundeCrashed near GreifswaldKilled Paradie Archive Database
16483 VidlerIan RobertLeading Aircraftman118598AustraliaRAAF15 Service Flying Training School RCAF1945-01-21RAAF Honour Roll
16484 VigarsRoy E.Sergeant1852652RAFVRBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144CambraiShot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre PoW No: 244 Camp: Stalag Luft BankanNone Read Archive Report

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16485 VigneaultJoseph Philorome AmbroiseSergeantR/159546CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1664HCU
1944-09-23HalifaxVDK143RAF Dishforth23:20TrainingCrashed 3 minutes after take off. Loss of propeller suspected.KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. E. Row E. Grave 10. United Kingdom
Accident report
16486 VigorE AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxVLL258WL-WCroft2315MontzenCrashed Teuven {Liege}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16487 VigorEdmund ArthurFlight SergeantR/52535UKCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-01-29HalifaxVEB256WL-SCroft08:00BerlinDamaged by cannon fire from nightfighter, crashed near Flixton, ScarboroughSlightly injured bailing outAccident reportLater commisionned SN J/85758 KIA 1944-04-28
16488 VilandreJoseph Bernard MariusSergeantR/74035PilotRCAFFighter111Sqn
1941-08-19SpitfireIIaP7528JU-?SweepSee archive report for detailsPoW No: 23616 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug (L6)None - survived the war - Passed away 30th November 2005.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16489 VilliardJoseph Abel RobertFlight SergeantR199989CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31Halifax IIIMZ418KW:CTholthorpe06:27HamburgSee archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive Database
16490 VincentThomas AlexanderSgt Air/GnrR/293614RCAFBomber Command1659 HCU
1945-05-17HalifaxlllHX268RAF Topcliffe2235Conversion TrainingCrashed into seaKilledMontrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery Sec. 2. Grave 32.Paradie Archive DatabaseThis aircraft was on a cross country exercise and was last seen spinning into the sea with its starboard engines feathered. This could indicate either engine failure or the fact that control was lost whilst practising flying with one or more engines feathered.. 1659 ORB is vague, saying a coast guard vessel and a convoy reported an explosion and fire on the sea 10 miles out to sea off Fife Ness. Crashed at 5621N 0158W 10 miles 070 degrees from Fifeness at 22.35. Vincent was one of two recovered from the sea
16491 VincentP H GSergeantRCAFBomber Command192Sqn
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILW622DT-RFoulsham2247MunchenCrashed Haasdonk {oost-vlaanderen}KilledSchoolselhof CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16492 VincentG K V RPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16493 VincentH J VSergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIIDS852OW-QLinton on Ouse2207NurnbergCrashed Bro HeradePoW
16494 VincentJSergeantFlight EngineerBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxIIILW176WL:JCroft20:32la Hogue Strong PointOn take off the aircraft swung out of control and hit another Squadron aircraft LK799 WL:E before crashing through a brick wall. No injuries reported.Uninjured
16495 VinebergAaron Joseph RonnieFlight Sergeant10664491922 at Newcastle upon Tyne, NorthumberlandObserverRAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7710LQ-R 'Ruhr Valley Express' RAF Topcliffe, North Riding of Yorkshire 1753FlensburgConed by 1 Res/Flakscheinw Abt 609 (Werfer 12). Shot down by 1-4 Res Flak Abt 306 and 1-3/lei Flak Abt 755 near Flensburg Klushof Niehuus at 2236hrs. Crashed Niehuus 6km NNW of Flensburg. Nachtjagd Combat Archives The Early Years Part 3 - Theo BoitenKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 76Initially buried at Friedenshugel Cemetery Flensburg on 6 Oct 1942. When their bodies were ready to be moved to Kiel War Cemetery it was found that Sgt Copeland RCAF and Flt Sgt Vineberg could not be identified and as a result are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

Son of Harry and Nellie Vineberg, of Jesmond, Newcastle-on-Tyne
16496 VinecombeFrederick SamuelSergeant1179317Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04LancasterXKB727VR:HMiddleton St George21:51VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsPoW, 78377 Buchenwald, PoW No.8117, Stalag Luft 3
16497 VinetJoseph ParkerFlying OfficerJ/14646Age 24CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command190Sqn1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details PoW - No further details Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16498 VinettGerard FrederickSergeantJ/90950Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-05-27HalifaxIIILW365ZL-W RAF Leeming, Yorkshire2327Bourg-Leopold See Archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 12.B.5Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16499 VineyF HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-08-16HalifaxIIHR856LQ-WGransden Lodge2009Torino?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database Attacker Probably Detlef Grossfuss
16500 VinishH AFlying OfficerJ29843CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIPD274KO:YWitchford20:28RusselsheimLeaving the target area at 19,550 feet, collided with another Lancaster losing both port engines. With their aircraft out of control, the crew baled out at 6,500 feet, South of KoblenzPoW No. 52644, Stalag 9CParadie Archive DatabaseFg Off Vinish suffered a broken leg and remained at Muhlhausen

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