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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
16501 VollbrechtG WSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-08-27HalifaxIIIMZ594PT-WTholthorpe1814AnderbelckDamaged and landed at Woodbridge Paradie Archive Database
16502 VornbrockW FWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV780QB-MSkipton on Swale2230DusseldorfCrashed Goirle {Noord-Brabant}KilledBergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16503 VosePeterSergeant Flight Engineer2210136RAFVRBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-05-23HalifaxIIILV989AL-R RAF Leeming, North Riding of Yorkshire 2359le MansCrashed near SnapeKilledSt. Peter's Churchyard, Parr, St. Helens, Lancashire - 1926 Extension. Grave 467 Read Archive Report
16504 VoseJames SamuelFlight SergeantR/93441W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE423AL-RAF East Moor, Yorkshire.0003.Duisburg See Archive report for further details KilledAmersfoort General Cemetery. (Oud Leusden). Plot 13. Row 6. Grave 116Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16505 VoseR GSergeantRCAFBomber Command77Sqn
1941-11-30WhitleyVZ9299KN-Leeming1650Emden?KilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16506 VosperH ESergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-04-14HampdenIAT128PT-GWaddington2130DortmundShot down near NeussKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16507 WaddellJohn JosephSergeant1077103W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIIND423LQ-K RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 1657Braunschweig (Brunswick)Shot down by night fighter Diepholz area en route to the targetKilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 11 H 7
Read Archive Report
16508 WaddellH GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-06-20HampdenIAT185PT-AWaddingtonEmdenCrashed N of AmelandKilledSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16509 WaddellGordon McTavishFlying OfficerJ24600CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILV987ZL:KRAF Leeming23:00AcheresSee archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
16510 WaddellD AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIME679DX-KEast Kirkby2114SchweinfurtCollided with 44 Sqn Lancaster I LL920 KM-V and crashed OberkirchenPoW Paradie Archive Database
16511 WaddellHilton GrahamPilot Officer402699AustraliaRAAF420Sqn RCAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
16512 WaddingtonR FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIIDS770OW-Linton on Ouse1702Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16513 WaddingtonJ NSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-07-02HampdenIAT248PT-AWaddingtonBremenCrashed at Koudum HollandKilledHemelumer-Oldeferd
16514 WaddingtonSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-05-30HampdenIAE399PT-PWaddington2305KolnOn return collided with Lancaster below
16515 WadeR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL720EQ-RLinton on Ouse2348LeipzigKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
16516 WadeW HSergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJN966NA-VMiddleton St George1651StuttgartCollided with Lancaster III ED417 103 Sqn and crashed near Middleton St GeorgeKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16517 WadeDonald AllenFlying OfficerJ/38424CanadaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05LancasterXKB778NA-YMiddleton St George23:55ChemnitzCrashed in woods 14 km NE of la Roche-en-Ardenne BelgiumKilledHotton War CemeteryAccident report
16518 WadeF WSergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1941-10-26WellingtonIcZ8946DX-SFeltwell1810HamburgCrashed off Romo Island DenmarkKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16519 WadeK C EPilot OfficerBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1943-01-29WellingtonIIIBK436QB-PTopcliffe1647LorientAbandoned crashed Salisbury WiltsInjured
16520 WadleighJ DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-02-08Halifax VIINP682OW-RLinton on Ouse247Wanne-EickelCrash landed near Wetherby YorkshireInj Paradie Archive Database
16521 WadmanL McBFlying OfficerJ11120RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-03-08StirlingIIIBK697LS-PBourn1936NurnbergCrashed NNW VerdunKilledFauborg Pave French National Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16522 WadsworthJSergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIILL618QO-FEast Moor1703BerlinCrashed at Mahlw S of BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
16523 WagmanJohnFlying OfficerJ/35150CanadianPilotDFC


RCAFBomber Command434Sqn (Bluenose), RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK796WL:SRAF Croft21:55KielThe aircraft was hit by heavy flak approx. 5 mls short of the target. two tanks were holed, and petrol was exhausted 28 mls ENE of Scarborough. The aircraft ditched and two of the crew slightly injured . All were saved after 13hrs in the dinghy.SafeParadie Archive DatabaseCitation:

One night in August, 1944, Flying Officer Wagman was detailed to attack Kiel and on reaching enemy territory his aircraft was engaged by anti-aircraft fire which penetrated the petrol tanks and caused a serious loss of fuel. Nevertheless, Flying Officer Wagman successfully completed his mission but was forced to bring his aircraft down on to the sea 40 miles from the English coast. This he achieved with great skill despite the failure of his landing light, and adverse weather. In hazardous circumstances this officer displayed great skill, courage and devotion to duty.

Courtesy John Jones May 2023

16524 WagnerJohn FrankSergeantR/87054CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-10-08WellingtonIIIBJ780PH-WRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1900GardeningCrash landed near LorientPoW No: 27238 Camp: Stalag Lamsdorf

Courtesy Martijn Visser

Paradie Archive Database
16525 WagnerWilliam WallacFlight SergeantR203097Age 22CanadaWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIINP711EQ:ORAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire17:14WormsSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Collective grave 18. G.2-5
Courtesy Erik Wieman


Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 17th July 1922 in Salinas, California, USA. Son of Robert Hawley Wagner (died 14th January 1950, age 57) and Ida Beryl Wagner (née Lazier - died in 1971, age 78), of Napanee, Ontario, Canada. His older brother, Richard, was two years older. The family lived in North Hollywood while their father, Bob, worked for Warner Bros. The entire family - Billy's uncles and cousins - were in the motion picture business. Richard joined the US Army in 1942, but Billy was living in Napanee by the end of the 1930’s when his parents moved back to their original home. He joined the Royal Bank of Canada, and, as you know, joined the RCAF on November 30th, 1942, against his parents wishes. The only personal titbit about Billy in the RCAF was told to me by his brother many years ago. Billy flew a total of 11 missions, but each mission was exceedingly difficult for him to fly. He admitted to his brother, while they were on leave in New York City in 1944, that he faked illness to get out of one mission. Apparently this was not uncommon among bomber crews. The last thing he told his brother before he parted was that he believed he was never coming back. It was the last time Richard saw his brother. Billy was declared missing in action. His parents never knew of his fate, although they firmly believed he was alive, until he was officially declared killed in action in December 1945. 10 Operations - with 53.10 operational flying hours logged. (supplied by Rob Wagner):
16526 WagnerR EPilot OfficerJ16323RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-05-13WellingtonXHE243OW-Dishforth2353Bochum?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16527 WagnerGordon JamesFlight SergeantR/59564Air Gunner (rear)RCAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command70Sqn
1942-06-25WellingtonICDV564LLanding Ground 104, Qotafiyh II, Egypt21:40Enemy concentrations roughly between Mersa Matruh and Sidi BarraniShot down by night fighter crash landed back at base. KilledBuried at El Alamein War Cemetery - Plot XXXII. Row G. Grave 23Read Archive Report
16528 WagnerElmer LeroyFlight SergeantR10132826th July 1918 in Ritzville, Washington, USAAmericanAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command22OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICX9696DD:ZWellesbourne Mountford22:04HamburgReason for loss unknown. Two unidentified Wellingtons were claimed by German night fighters on this mission.KilledKiel War Cemetery Coll.grave 5.C. 14-15
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Jacob B. and Mary (née Weber) Wagner of Ritzville, Washington, USA
16529 WagnerW AWarrant OfficerR126995Bomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-04-08HalifaxIIHR809LQ-XDuisburgPoW
16530 WagstaffRobert WalkerSergeantR7171724 April 1910 in Peebles, ScotlandAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command1652 CU
1942-06-25HalifaxIIV9993GV:UMarston Moor23:58BremenClaimed by Oblt. Fritz Carstens, his 2nd Abschuss, from 7./NJG1, 1.5 km north of Luttenburg (Overijssel), 6km ENE of Raalte, Holland at 02:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (30 May - 31 December 1942) The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 24946, Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive Database
16531 WahlWFlying OfficerJ20354RCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1943-05-13WellingtonXHZ280AS-QKirmington.0001.BochumDitched in IJsselmeerKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
16532 WainwrightK RSergeantRCAFBomber Command77Sqn
1941-06-12WhitleyVT4279KN-FTopcliffe2312SchwerteCrashed at Medemblikkerweg. KilledBergen op Zoom
Paradie Archive Database
16533 WainwrightE PSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27HalifaxVDK270NA-UMiddleton St George1920HannoverCrashed Parham SFK
16534 WainwrightTSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxIIJD325AL-FLeeming2354FrankfurtCrashed near Carignan FranceKilledCarignan Communal
16535 WainwrightE PSergeant943031Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW690AL-TLeeming1904StuttgartCause of loss unknownPoW No. 3653, Stalag Luft 1 Barth VogelsangPromoted to Flt.Sgt. whilst as PoW
16536 WaiteFFlight SergeantR/87939CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-02-03HalifaxIIDT680EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1800HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 27482 Camp: Stalag LamsdorfNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database(Later promoted to W/O 1. During captivity)
16537 WaiteA HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-02-20HalifaxIIILW390KN-JTholthorpe.0005.StuttgartCrashed SouastrePoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16538 WakelinRaymond LloydFlight SergeantR/9125516 Dec 1918CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-09-30WellingtonIIIBJ964PH-RWickenby1823GardeningHit by 3/lei Flak Abt 764 and 3/lei Flak Abt 845. Crashed East of Bergen aan Zee at 2110KilledBergen General Cemetery Plot 1 Row A Grave 19
Paradie Archive Database Son of Arnold and Myrtle Wakelin, of Coboconk, Ontario, Canada
16539 WakelyLeo PaulWarrant Officer Class 2R1604818th July 1923 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterXKB753VR:LRAF Middleton St George14:58Scholven-BuerSee archive report for detailsKiAReichswald Forest War Cemetery, 20.C.7Paradie Archive Database
16540 WakelyWilfred GeorgeSergeantR9222715th December 1919 in Kell, County Meath, Ireland.Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command424 (Tiger) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-27HalifaxIIIHX313 “Blonde Bomber”QB:BSkipton on Swale23:45Bourg-Leopold Military CampClaim by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein 12/NJG1 - over Bourg-Leopold: 2,300m at 02:13. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Oostham-Langcen (Limburg) 6km WSW of Leopoldsburg Belgium.KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 5 Row D Grave 1Paradie Archive DatabaseThose who perished were buried in St Truiden Cemetery on 30 May 1944

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off, Service No. J86982, Wef 20th May 1944

Son of Walter Burrows and Susanna (née Richardson) Wakely from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. His father predeceased him in September 1939.
16541 WakemanH FFlying OfficerJ/27820PilotRCAFFighter197Sqn
1944-10-05TyphoonIbJR366TCrashed at EderveenKilledVeenendaal General Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
16542 WakemanW ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIDF664VR-ECroft1828KielCrashed off Brockeswalde GermanyKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16543 WaldernG CSergeantR/60669PilotRCAFFighter92Sqn
1941-07-10SpitfireVEscortBaled out over seaSafe Paradie Archive Database
16544 WaldernG CSergeantR/60669PilotRCAFFighter92Sqn
1941-07-19SpitfireVW3326SweepFailed to returnKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
16545 WaldonD MPilot OfficerJ/3750PilotRCAFFighter403Sqn RCAF
1941-08-09SpitfireVR7266JSweepFailed to returnKilledLonguenesse (St- Omer) Souvenir Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16546 WaldramWilliam ASergeantR251277Probably 1925 at NottinghamBritish/CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIME789ZN-BRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire2240St-LeuAbandoned near Gournay-en-BrayEvaded, helped by Perdereau network and later captured in Paris - POW No. 8118 Buchenwald Concentration Camp then Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria L3 (7)Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16547 WaldronW LSergeantRCAFBomber Command99Sqn
1941-04-09WellingtonIcR1440LN-Waterbeach2020VegesackCrashed in IJsselmeer Killed Paradie Archive Database
16548 WalenGSergeantR107124RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonIIIBK401OW-MDishforth1910Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16549 WalesC VFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIDS850QO-MEast Moor1703BraunschweigCrashed near NordhornPoWParadie Archive Database
16550 WalesCFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIIDS851QO-DEast Moor1706BerlinCrashed on return to baseParadie Archive Database

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