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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary

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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
1651 BreenW JSergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-08-30HalifaxIILK629ZL-Leeming2358MonchengladbachCrashed near AntwerpenKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
1652 BreenJ GWarrant OfficerR108675RCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHE392SE-LBurn2325DusseldorfCrashed off coast of HollandKilledBergen op Zoom
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1653 BreenRoy FrederickPilot OfficerJ/92935Age 21CanadianPilotCroix de Guerre (Belgium)
1944-12-24TyphoonIbMP178F3-HB-78 Eindhoven1215Armed recceShot down by flakKilledHotton War Cemetery Grave: VIII.F.9
Accident reportBorn on the 01st February 1923 at Comber, Ontario, Canada. Son of Fred Breen (died 1958, age 61) and of Vera Irene Breen (née Vickerman- died 1986, age 90), of Comber, Ontario, Canada. The grave inscription reads: “He Gave His Life That We Might Live. He Lives In Our Memory For Ever”.
1654 BreezeH A ASergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxVLL258WL-WCroft2315MontzenCrashed Teuven {Liege}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1655 BrehnThomas JohnPilot OfficerJ/2855112 January 1923CanadianRCAFBomber Command23 OTU
1943-11-24WellingtonIIIZ1682FZ-?RAF Pershore16Night cross-country trainingWhile flying in cloud, lost control and crashed at 0235 hours at Holm Farm, Marston, on the northern outskirts of Oxford.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 175Son of Charles G. Brehn, and of Ariella G. Brehn, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada
1656 BreirH PFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415Sqn RCAF
1945-01-06Halifax IIIMZ4566U-PEast Moor1542HanauCollided with 10 Sqn Halifax and fell near EibachKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1657 BreithauptWilliam RansomFlying OfficerJ172717th August 1920CanadianPilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-09-12MosquitoIIDZ254HB:?West Raynham21:10BSCrashed at Annweiller, 2km west of Ranschbach, 6km west of Landau. Ju-88 G-1 2z+AA fell foul of 239 Sqn Mosquito DZ254 near Landau/pfalz. During the encouter, both the Nachtjäger and its assailant were shot down. The Mosquito crew was killed and Maj Heinrich Griece, Kommodore of NJG6 and his crew managed to bail out injured. It appears that Griece did not file an official victory claim for the Mosquito. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie)KilledRheinberg War cemetery Joint Grave 18.B.21-22Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 239 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads" Flying Officer William Ransom BREITHAUPT (Can/J.17271), R.C.A.F., 239 Sqn. Flying Officer James Alphonsus KENNEDY (148471), R.A.F.V.R., 239 Sqn. As pilot and observer respectively these officers have completed.numerous sorties. They have displayed a high degree of skill, excellent co-operation and a fine fighting spirit, qualities which have enalbled them to destroy 4 enemy aircraft at night within a period of a few weeks. Their achievements have won much praise."

Son of William Walter and Gertrude Hughes Breithaupt, of York Mills, Ontario, Canada.
1658 BreivisJohnSergeantR/132553Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command49Sqn
1942-08-28LancasterIR5897EA-RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire2104Nurnberg See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Collective Grave 11 F 4-12Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1659 BremnerJohn DonaldWarrant Officer Class 2R/157928NavigatorRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxIIJN954VR-R RAF Middleton St. George, North Yorkshire 2326Montzen See Archive report for further details KilledMaastricht General Cemetery, Row 1 Grave 86AParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1660 BrennanJ RFlight SergeantR/72637PilotRCAFFighter137Sqn
1942-05-27WhirlwindIP7122PatrolCrashed at VelsenKilled Bergen-op-Zoom General Cemetery Netherlands

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1661 BrennanHerbert John PatrickFlying OfficerJ/36018CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-05-31HalifaxVLL419NF-VTempsford01:41SOEShot down by a He219 of the 3./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 245. United Kingdom
Accident report
1662 BrennanCornelius AlfredSergeantR/117605CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command218Sqn
1943-08-12StirlingIIIEF452HA-ODownham Market2135TorinoHit by friendly fire from another Stirling. Died in arcraft prior to crash landing at Bone airfield AlgeriaKilledBone War Cemetery, Annaba, I. C. 5. Algeria
1663 BrennanJames HaroldFlying OfficerJ/23877CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command28OTU
1944-04-20WellingtonCLN896FU-?RAF WymeswoldNickelOn the leaflet dropping exercise over France (Tour and Orléans) they were spoofed by German radio messages to fly off to Brittany where the aircraft ran out of fuelEvaderParadie Archive DatabaseReturned to Dartmouth by MGB 503 on 13th July 1944
1664 BrennanE KSergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-06-29HalifaxIIW7714LQ-KPocklington2306BremenCrashed at Deersum HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1665 BrennanLawrence WilliamPilot OfficerJ/95242Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1945-03-25Halifax IIIMZ9076U-PEast Moor753MunsterAbandoned near WulfenMurdered Groesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database See Vitz Archive for details
1666 BrennanW TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command77Sqn
1945-02-21Halifax IIINP967KN-ZFull Sutton1645WormsBelieved crashed at Horchheim POWParadie Archive Database
1667 BrentonKenneth StickneyFlying OfficerJ/38742NavigatorRCAFFighter409Sqn RCAF
1945-03-16MosquitoNH. XIIIHK382Not knownTest flight See archive report for details KilledAdegem Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XI.G.7Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1668 BrentonL AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIJB719MG-BOakington2204KarlsruheCrashed Soufflenheim {Bas-Rhin}KilledSoufflenheim Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1669 BrestClarence SamuelFlying OfficerJ/21331PilotRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL135WL-RRAF Croft, Yorkshire1620Berlin See archive report for full details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave 2.N.14-19Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1670 BrettH BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command550Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterILM134BQ-HNorth Killingholme2310SterkradeCrashed near Achterberg {Gelderland}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1671 GemmelKeith PrattSergeantR/180825CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command19 OTU
1943-07-03WhitleyVLA877WRAF Kinloss23:30Night trainingCrashed in hill sideKilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Grave 60. Row C. United Kingdom.
Accident report
1672 BrewerThomas James BrewerSergeantR133415CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJA921GT:QRAF Warboys, Cambridgeshire00:23LeipzigSee Archive Report for detailsKilledAmersfoort General Cemetery (Oud Leusden). Plot 13. Row 9. Grave 177.
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1673 BrewerD LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-10-15HalifaxVIINP773EQ-MLinton on Ouse1722WilhelshavenPoWParadie Archive Database
1674 BrewerE CSergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS829OW-OLinton on Ouse1908StuttgartPoW Paradie Archive Database
1675 BrewerM JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1945-02-27Halifax IIIRG347ZL-GLeeming1242MainzTyre burst on take offKilledHarrogate (Stonefall ) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1676 BrewerH RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIIHX353BM-XSkipton on Swale2219VilleneuveKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1677 BrezinaF GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIME729LE-East Kirkby2204TrainingAbandoned & crashed at DunureKilledDunure Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1678 BrianE JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-09-11LancasterILM261EM-LSpilsby2104DarmstadtKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
1679 BriceVincent LesliePilot OfficerJ/15860Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1942-01-15HalifaxIIL9622ZA-GRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1812Hamburg See archive report for further details KilledLeeming (St.John The Baptist) Churchyard. Grave G-4Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1680 BriceFrancis Thomas SargentFlight LieutenantJ/23221Age 25CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Collective Grave Plot 2, Row G, Grave 5-7 Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Stephen Leslie and Frances Haywood Brice of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada.

Mount Brice on the eastern boundary of Skagit Valley Provincial Park, British Columbia, is named after Fl/Lt. Brice and his brother P/O. Vincent Leslie Brice who was killed in 1942. (See Halifax L9622)

1681 BriceKenneth OliverSergeant922835Age ?Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIJB866EQ-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1952Essen See archive report for further information KilledUden War Cemetery 4.F.6.
Courtesy See Archive report
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1682 BrickendenArthur WilliamSergeantR16020518 June 1923 at Toronto, Ontario, CanadaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterIIILM513CF:YRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire21:58DuisburgShot down by night fighter , crashed near Meer, Antwerp, BelgiumPoWParadie Archive Database

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Read the Gib McElroy story and crew biographies

1683 BridewellMaurice EdwardFlight Sergeant1394634Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLK993AL-JRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2316LeipzigSee archive report for full detailsKilledBerlin War Cemetery Joint Grave 9.G.18-19 Archive Report
1684 BridgeE ASergeantR130220RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVED209NA-CMiddleton St George2352AachenAbandoned near Marche-en-Famenne BelgiumEvader Paradie Archive Database
1685 BridgemanW GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-03-18Halifax IIIMZ910PT-QTholthorpe.0025.WittenAbandoned near BarmenPoW Paradie Archive Database
1686 BridgemanPhilip JamesSergeantR92999CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-09-04LancasterIR5682QR:ESyerston00:25BremenInitially hit by flak and then was finished off by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - Wartena 15km South East of Leeuwarden: 4,700m at 0251 hrs. Crashed near Wartena 9km South East of LeeuwardenPoW No. 27019 Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 LamsdorfParadie Archive DatabaseNote. Sqn/Aircraft Code has been reported as QR:R by the recovery team. However the Sqn/Aircraft Code is QR:E (W.R. Chorley entry confirmed by Kenneth Stone from Log book of Clifford Giles RAAF Nav)
1687 BridgemanT BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1944-09-07HalifaxIIILV799EY-CBreighton1130BenapreDitchedParadie Archive Database
1688 BridgewaterC BSergeantRCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1164NP-BEast Moor2300HamburgCrashed in North SeaPoWParadie Archive Database
1689 BridgmanE FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIIDS667A4-GWitchford.0030.BerlinPoWParadie Archive Database
1690 BridgmanW FFlying OfficerJ/25799PilotRCAFFighter416Sqn RCAF
1945-01-13SpitfireXVISM279RecceKilledHotton War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1691 BridleWSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1692 BriegelJames StuartFlight SergeantR113427NavigatorRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS831QO:NRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire16:29BerlinSee archive report for full detailsKilledLeeuwarden (Huizum) Protestant Churchyard Row 10.Grave 4Paradie Archive Database
1693 BriersG RSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIIMZ316ZL-JLeeming2105StuttgartAbandoned over Normandy
1694 BriffettGeorge WilliamSergeantR/108275CanadaA/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 21Hannover War Cemetery Coll. grave 4. C. 13-19. Epitaph NOT JUST TODAY BUT EVERY DAY IN SILENCE WE REMEMBER
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 James and Margaret Briffett, of Montreal, Province of Quebec, Canada.
1695 BrigdenD AFlying OfficerJ/24901PilotRCAFFighter442Sqn RCAF
1945-01-01SpitfireIXMK420KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
1696 BriggsAlfred NeilP/O. ObserverJ/15116RCAFCoastal Command404Sqn RCAF
BlenheimIVZ6245EE-LRAF Dyce, ScotlandNorth Stand Patrol Shot down near Stavanger, Norway PoW No. 544 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - died on 2nd September 2000Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
1697 BriggsT SPilot OfficerJ/16215RCAFFighter409Sqn RCAF
1943-02-18BeaufighterVIX7893RangerKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
1698 BriggsW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW418PT-Tholthorpe1853StuttgartLanded damaged at Friston Sussex on returnKilled Paradie Archive Database
1699 BriggsJ HSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochPoW
1700 Briggs-JudeR WSergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK233NA-XMiddleton St George2020BerlinAbandoned crashed near OberhachingKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database

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