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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 VineyF HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-08-16HalifaxIIHR856LQ-WGransden Lodge2009Torino?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database Attacker Probably Detlef Grossfuss
16502 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
16503 VipondBlair EverettWarrant Officer Class 2R17150829th December 1923 in Edmonton, AlbertaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIIIND627PH:UWickenby21:55OrleansND627 was claimed by Fw. Ernst Reitmeyer, his 13th Abschuss and the first of two this night, from 1./NJG5 over Orleans at 2.500 m. at 013:39 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at 02:00 hrs onto the rue Baciere St-Mark at OrleansKiAOrleans Main Cemetery Plot 1. Row A. Grave 14
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to J88202 Plt Off on the 3rd July 1944

Son of Russell Everett (Deceased) and Agnes Margaret Myrtle (née Thomson) Vipond of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
16504 VipondG GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-05-01HalifaxIIILW415AL-KLeeming2212St GhislainExploded & crashed Bevere-Meerschaert {Oost-Vlaanderen}KilledOudenaarde Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16505 VipondDalton EastmanPilot OfficerJ69956 August 1921 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, CanadaCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-03-26HampdenIAE139EQ-RAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire1600Transit flight on return from nickelling operation in Rennes areaLanded at Stoke Orchard on return from Rennes: crashed at Wootton, near Abingdon, Berkshire after taking off for base.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery.. Grave ref: 36. H. 4Read Archive Report
16506 ViragJ EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-12-05LancasterXKB768NA-EMiddleton St George1750SoestCollided with 426 Sqn Halifax VII LW200 OW-N & crashed at RugbyKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16507 VirttoR D LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-08-27StirlingIIIEF451QS-DChedburgh2130NurnbergCrashed GreussenheimKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16508 VirtueJames DenholmFlight LieutenantJ7905Age 28CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPB174LQ-PGransden Lodge2340BottropSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledTubbergen RC CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16509 VitchM NSergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27HalifaxVLK919IP-ETholthorpe1932Hannover?KilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16510 VivianJ KWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-06-15LancasterIIIND343LQ-JGransden Lodge2352LensKilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16511 VlassieNickolasFlying OfficerJ/28974Age 25CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterILL919PG-WRAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire2132SchweinfurtRead Archive reportKilledLandeville Churchyard Grave 2
Accident reportBorn on the 23rd May 1918. Enisted on the 06th August 1943. Educated at Gladstone and Kelvin Schools and was manager of the College Inn, Portage Avenue before enlistment. Son of Andrew (died September 1957, age 69) and Photini Vlassie (née Nicholaides - died August 1985, age 87), of 101 Norquay Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Vlassie Lake in Manitoba was named after F/O. Vlassie

16512 VoganG LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK227ZL-Leeming2120PeenemundeBadly damaged landed Mildenhall Paradie Archive Database
16513 VogelC AFlight LieutenantJ11862RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-05-27HalifaxIIDT674EQ-ALeeming2315EssenCrashed target areaPoWParadie Archive Database
16514 VogelC APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-01-23HalifaxIIDT678EQ-CLeeming1716LorientCrash landed at OssingtonParadie Archive Database
16515 VokeyRichard WalterFlying OfficerJ/25397CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439Sqn RCAF
1944-09-24TyphoonIbPD4655V-YB-58 Melsbroek Belgium17:10Armed recceFlew into ground during attack (might have been damaged by enemy fighter)KilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, 7. F. 10. Netherlands
Accident report
16516 VollansDSergeant656175Bomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonIIIX3763KW-LDishforth2107StuttgartCrashed Mussey-Sur-MarneKilledMussey-sur-Marne First French Canadian squadron
16517 VollbrechtG WSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-08-27HalifaxIIIMZ594PT-WTholthorpe1814AnderbelckDamaged and landed at Woodbridge Paradie Archive Database
16518 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
16519 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
16520 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
16521 VoseR GSergeantRCAFBomber Command77Sqn
1941-11-30WhitleyVZ9299KN-Leeming1650Emden?KilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16522 VosperH ESergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-04-14HampdenIAT128PT-GWaddington2130DortmundShot down near NeussKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16523 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
16524 WaddellH GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-06-20HampdenIAT185PT-AWaddingtonEmdenCrashed N of AmelandKilledSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16525 WaddellG WFlying OfficerJ24600CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILV987ZL:KLeeming23:00AcheresLV987 was claimed by Hptm. Kurt Fladrich, his 11th Abschuss, from 9./NJG4, over Meulan, 5 km NE of Limay at 1.500 m at 01:26 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Aircraft crashed at Gaillon sur Montcient (Yvelines), 2 km NW of MeulaEvaderParadie Archive DatabaseInterviewed on the 1st September 1944
16526 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
16527 WaddellHilton GrahamPilot Officer402699AustraliaRAAF420Sqn RCAF
1942-06-21RAAF Honour Roll
16528 WaddingtonR FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIIDS770OW-Linton on Ouse1702Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16529 WaddingtonJ NSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-07-02HampdenIAT248PT-AWaddingtonBremenCrashed at Koudum HollandKilledHemelumer-Oldeferd
16530 WaddingtonSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-05-30HampdenIAE399PT-PWaddington2305KolnOn return collided with Lancaster below
16531 WadeR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL720EQ-RLinton on Ouse2348LeipzigKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
16532 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
16533 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
16534 WadeF WSergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1941-10-26WellingtonIcZ8946DX-SFeltwell1810HamburgCrashed off Romo Island DenmarkKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16535 WadeK C EPilot OfficerBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1943-01-29WellingtonIIIBK436QB-PTopcliffe1647LorientAbandoned crashed Salisbury WiltsInjured
16536 WadleighJ DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-02-08Halifax VIINP682OW-RLinton on Ouse247Wanne-EickelCrash landed near Wetherby YorkshireInj Paradie Archive Database
16537 WadmanL McBFlying OfficerJ11120RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-03-08StirlingIIIBK697LS-PBourn1936NurnbergCrashed NNW VerdunKilledFauborg Pave French National Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16538 WadsworthJSergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-12-02LancasterIILL618QO-FEast Moor1703BerlinCrashed at Mahlw S of BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
16539 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

16540 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
16541 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):
16542 WagnerR EPilot OfficerJ16323RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-05-13WellingtonXHE243OW-Dishforth2353Bochum?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16543 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
16544 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
16545 WagnerW AWarrant OfficerR126995Bomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-04-08HalifaxIIHR809LQ-XDuisburgPoW
16546 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
16547 WahlWFlying OfficerJ20354RCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1943-05-13WellingtonXHZ280AS-QKirmington.0001.BochumDitched in IJsselmeerKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
16548 WainwrightK RSergeantRCAFBomber Command77Sqn
1941-06-12WhitleyVT4279KN-FTopcliffe2312SchwerteCrashed at Medemblikkerweg. KilledBergen op Zoom
Paradie Archive Database
16549 WainwrightE PSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27HalifaxVDK270NA-UMiddleton St George1920HannoverCrashed Parham SFK
16550 WainwrightTSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-11-25HalifaxIIJD325AL-FLeeming2354FrankfurtCrashed near Carignan FranceKilledCarignan Communal

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