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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
16701 WardlowJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1943-04-09LancasterIR5898KM-GWaddington2034DuisburgCrashed at Teeffelen HollandPoWParadie Archive Database
16702 WardropAlexander McBirniePilot OfficerJ/129761921CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-10-13WellingtonIIIDF636FT-SLeeming1831KielWhile technically based at Skipton on Swale airfield for this date they used Leeming airfield to undertake the operational order from and also landed there on return. On their return to Leeming the a/c struck three houses in Londonderry at 0138 hours after overshooting a landing and all on board were killed as well as a child in one of the houses. This night saw 420 Sqn's first casualties since their conversion to WellingtonsKilledRipon Cemetery Section H Grave 396 Paradie Archive Database Son of William and Agnes Crawford Wardrop, of Deroche, British Columbia, Canada
16703 WardropeJohn RobertsonFlying OfficerJ/20142CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF430Sqn RCAF
1943-11-06MustangIAM163RAF Gatwick13:30RhubarbCollided with ground in fogKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-Sur-Mer, H. 68. France
Accident report
16704 WardropeC HSergeantRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVLK925SE-RTholthorpe1844KasselCrashed near St-Vith BelgiumKilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16705 WareG NPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1945-03-07Halifax IIIMZ815KW-CTholthorpe1819HemmingstedtLost without TraceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16706 WareRaymond FrankFlight Sergeant4074Age 25CanadianPassengerRCAFBomber 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 Deighton Raymond and Marie Louise Ware of Vancouver, British Columbia
16707 WarehamH BWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command100Sqn
1943-12-16LancasterIIIJB560HW-NGrimsby1613BerlinCrashed near Kelstern LincsKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16708 WarfieldWilliamFlying OfficerJ/19095Age 21CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command421Sqn RCAF
1944-12-03SpitfireLF.IXMK232AU-?EscortCrashed near NivellesKilledBrussels Communal Cemetery. Grave X.26.43


Courtesy John Eigl

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 20th January 1923 in New York. Son of Lt.-Col. William Warfield and Corinne Wendel Warfield, of New York City, U.S.A. Grave inscription: 'The Listening Sky Remembers Him And Comrades Too When Lights Are Dim.
16709 WarkA NSergeantJ16662RCAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-01-08LancasterIED367PO-HBottesford1726Duisburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16710 WarkentinJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILK805AL-HLeeming1900BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16711 WarllHarold PeterFlight SergeantR/206109RCAFBomber Command44Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIME743EM-GRAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire2257MarquiseSee Archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 255Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16712 WarneThomas HerbertSergeant PilotR/102085RCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1943-02-18LancasterIW4270QR-TRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire2256TrainingCrashed Bottesford LEICSKilledNewark-Upon-Trent Cemetery. Sec. P. Grave 307 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16713 WarnerE ESergeantR133151RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-05-13StirlingIIIBK704LS-ZMildenhall.0014.BochumCrashed NNE of BocholtPoW Paradie Archive Database
16714 WarnerL O'GFlying OfficerJ/3251PilotRCAFFighter412Sqn RCAF
1942-07-19SpitfireVbBL825Special OpsKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
16715 WarnerA G RFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-01-02LancasterXKB700VR-ZMiddleton St George1426NurnbergReturned safely and ran off end of runway clipped obstruction and destroyed by fire Paradie Archive Database
16716 WarnerHarry DaleWarrant Officer Class IIR/103773CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHE729QO-USkipton on Swale2319DusseldorfShot down over the North Sea by a Bf 110 G-4 of 10./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 178. United KingdomAccident reportPosthumous commission to Pilot Officer with service number J/18605
16717 WarninckE EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command114Sqn
1942-07-25BlenheimIVV6264RT-XWest Raynham2355Intruder?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16718 WarnockG RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND630AR-GBinbrook2143Mailly-le-CampCrashed Chapelle-Vallon {Aube}KilledChapelle-Vallon Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16719 WarrB I RFlying OfficerJ/29389CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-09-19HalifaxIIIMZ908WL-ORAF Croft, Yorkshire1330WalcherenSee Archive report for further details - further information courtesy John JonesSurvivedNone - understood to have survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseThe crew had, we understand, completed over 20 operations prior to this accident.
16720 WarrH C ASergeantRAAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-07-31HampdenIAE244EQ-PBalderton2339DusseldorfCrashed at Zevendonk BelgiumKilledTurnhout {Zevendonk}
16721 WarrHerbert Cheval ArcherSergeant402582AustraliaRAAF408Sqn RCAF
1942-08-01RAAF Honour Roll
16722 WarrellJohn FrancisFlying OfficerJ3883325th June 1924 in Wroxeter, OntarioCanadianPilotRCAF143 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force440Sqn RCAF
1945-02-03TyphoonIbPD497I8:KB-78 Eindhoven09:50Armed recceSee archive report for detailsKiAReichswald Forest War Cemetery Germany; Grave 11. C. 17.Paradie RCAF Database
16723 WarrenGeorge Richard MarrSergeantRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1943-08-27HalifaxIIJD368ZA-AMelbourne2049NurnbergShot down by Hptm. Fritz Sothe of 3/NJG4. Crashed at Haulchin BelgiumKilledGosselies Communal CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker

Honouring George Warren
16724 WarrenRobert John BranchFlying OfficerJ/26703CanadaBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-07-25LancasterIIIND903PM-GElsham Wolds2151StuttgartTake off 21:51 Elsham Wolds attack on Stuttgart. Outward bound Collided in mid-air with Polish Lancaster PB252 aircraft near Orleans. Location : France.Killed Age 23Orleans Main Cemetery


Orleans Main, France
Paradie Archive DatabaseRaid on Stuttgart undertaken by 412 Lancasters and 138 Halifaxes of Bomber Command. 8 Lancasters and 4 Halifaxes were lost (2.2 per cent of the force desptached).

Son of Robert Francis and Florence Jane Warren, of Montreal, Province of Quebec

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16725 WarrenEarle FreemanFlying OfficerJ1709323rd January 1923 in Sioux Saskatchewan, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)DFM

RCAFBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-05-06LancasterIIIND449GT:MUpwood00:48Mantes-la-JolieClaimed by Lt. Heinz Wilberg Stab II./NJG4 - 10-45km WNW of Evreux (UB): 500m at 02:33. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at le Fidelaire, FranceKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Plot XXIV Row H Grave 1

Paradie Archive DatabaseFlt Sgt Warren awarded DFM whilst with 15 Sqn. London Gazette 12th January 1943. Citation: "Can/R 83335 Flight Sergeant William Desbro MACMONAGLE, Royal Canadian Air Force, No 15 Squadron Can/R 114511 Flight Sergeant Earle Freeman WARREN, Royal Canadian Air Force, No 15 Squadron. In December, 1942, Flight Sergeants MacMonagle and Warren were captain and mid upper gunner respectively of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in Germany When approaching the target, their aircraft was intercepted and severely damaged by fire from two Messerschmitt 110's. Flight Sergeant Warren although seriously wounded shot one of the fighters down in flames By skilful evasive tactics the remaining attacker was eluded and the target successfully bombed. On the return flight another Messerschmitt now attacked and further damage was inflicted on the bomber The attack was again beaten off and Flight Sergeant MacMonagle flew the disabled aircraft safely back to base. Throughout this hazardous operation these airmen displayed great coolness and courage".

Fg Off. Warren initially buried in Le Fidelaire Communal Cemetery. Reinterred 27th July 1945.

Son of George Douglas and May (née Freeman) Warren of Regina, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Canada
16726 WarrenWilliam CharlesSergeantR95200CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICX3201DD:O BarWellesbourne Mountford22:00HamburgX3201 was claimed initially as a probable by Oblt. Willi Elstermann, his 5th Abschuss from 6./NJG6 at Flotthoff, north of bad Bramstedt at 01:21hrs. Confirmed on the 20th January 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (30 May - 31 December 1942) The Early Years Part 3 - Theo BoitenPoW No. 25140, Stalag 344 LamsdorfParadie Archive Database
16727 WarrenP SFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1943-10-04HalifaxIIHX148TL-GGraveley1828FrankfurtCrashed near Biggin Hill KENTInjuredParadie Archive Database
16728 WarrenJ HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIIMZ471PT-VTholthorpe1639HannoverPoW Paradie Archive Database
16729 WarrenR LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV829ZL-BLeeming.0015.LeipzigCrashed at StendalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16730 WarrenJ LWarrant OfficerR107238RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonXHE176NA-FDalton2114StuttgartCrashed FreiburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
16731 WarrenR EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILM684WL-OCroft2215VersaillesCrashed at Villacoublay airfieldKilledViroflay New CommunalParadie Archive Database
16732 WarrenJ L NSergeantR136975RCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-19HalifaxVEB254IP-DTholthorpe1638LeverkusenCrashed vicinity MonchengladbachPoWParadie Archive Database
16733 WarrenGordonFlight SergeantR263594CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-12-28LancasterINN750UL:M2RAF Fiskerton, Lincolnshire15:7BonnSee archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Grave 56.C.7Paradie Archive Database
16734 WarrenA LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterIPB687UM-Q2Wickenby1451OsterfeldParadie Archive Database
16735 WarrenAlfredSergeant176005Age 25NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-20HalifaxIIILW692PT-VRAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire2113LensSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 212Son of George Arthur and Elsie Warren, husband of Winifred Warren, of Oldham, Lancashire, England
16736 Warren-DarleyG HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-11-24LancasterXKB785VR-YTrainingCrashed at Bradbury Bombing RangeKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16737 WarrinA LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIJP200VR-GMiddleton St George2003GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16738 WarringtonJSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIMZ302AL-ELeeming2205MetzPoW
16739 WarringtonAFlight SergeantBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK792WL-NCroft2258SterkradeCrashed at Otterlo {Gelderland}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery
16740 WarringtonASergeantBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK683IP-VTholthorpeLeipzigDitched English Channel
16741 WarwickA R SergeantR89237RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJB796EQ-CLeeming2309KolnCrashed Bonneleau FranceKilledPoix-de-la-SommeParadie Archive Database
16742 WarwickVincent MauriceFlying OfficerJ/225902 August 1920CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL176ZL-QLeeming2000MagdeburgDuring an exhumation trip in the Soviet Zone Kreis Calbe, a visit was made to the town Gloethe to exhume 6 unknown English fliers, exhumation proved the identity of the crew of Halifax LL176 and the following information obtained regarding the crash. Information was supplied by the former Burgomeister of Gloethe and it was to the effect that during the night of 21/22 January 1944 at approximately 2300 a four engined was seen engaged with a German night fighter. The bomber burst into flames and crashed 1km North of the town (Gloethe), the aircraft exploded on impact and wreckage was scattered over an area of 500m. 6 bodies were recovered from the wreckage and it was stated that a seventh crew member was taken as a PoW. The six dead were placed into two coffins and buried at Gloethe Cemtery. A cross was erected at the head of the grave and it bore the following inscription: ”6 Kanadische Piloten 21.1.1944" (Extract from report by Flt Lt John R Hughes DFM No.4 MREU dated 6 September 1948)KilledBerlin 19Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 2 Row K Grave 2039-1945 War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16743 WarwickD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command617Sqn
1943-09-15LancasterIIIJA874KC-EConingsby.0004.LadbergenCrashed near BramscheKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16744 WarwickC B LFlying OfficerFighter406Sqn RCAF
1945-04-24MosquitoNF30NT433IntruderPoW
16745 WarwickerJ LSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ822QB-FSkipton on Swale1612DusseldorfForce landed at Grandlup-et-Fay {Aisne} Paradie Archive Database
16746 Wary WodaPWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16747 WashbrookWilliam LeighPilot OfficerJ/93729Canada RCAF215Sqn
1945-01-03LiberatorKH214D13:35Attack Bridge 19 Burma-Siam Railway Hit by anti aircraft fire. Crashed into jungle Killed Age 23Singapore Memorial Column 457.
Archive Report KH214

Commenced operations on 13 December, bombing bridge 286 at Nakorn Chaisri, On 1 January 1945 they bombed the Bangkok railway bridge at Anakwin, and two days later attacked Bridge 19 on the Burma-Siam Railway. Killed in action during this operation when Liberator KH214 was shot down and crashed into dense jungle. All the crew were killed. The Squadron O.R.B. states: ‘Aircraft “D” at 1335 hours at 400 feet was seen to be hit by bursting LAA and crashed just NE of the bridge at Milestone 37.’

Eddie Gilbert, one of the pilots who was on the raid: “I saw Brodie crash you know. Three of us went after the same bridge and a locomotive stopped halfway across. It was in a valley, steep hills on both sides. We were five hundred feet, lower than the hills, Wallace the Fiji guy, went in first. Steve followed him and I was right behind. There were gun positions on the hills, both sides of the bridge. They hit Wallace, then they got Steve, hit his number 4. I could see the flames. Steve and Murray did a good job, everything they could, jettisoned the bombs, got the prop feathered, as fast as anyone could. They tried to climb but there wasn’t room. Hit the top of a hill just one big explosion”.’
16748 WashburnDean JeromeFlying OfficerJ/29339AGE 23CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438Sqn RCAF
1944-12-24TyphoonIbMP186F3-VB-78 Eindhoven1215Armed recceHit by flakKilledHotton War Cemetery, V. A. 7. Belgium
Accident reportBorn on the 22nd February 1921 in Lindsay, California, USA. Son of Lenox Francis (died 04th February 1953, age 62) and Teresa Louise Washburn (née Lutgen - died 01st October 1960, age 61), of Fernie, British Columbia, Canada. The grave inscription reads: “God Lead Me On Through The Boundless Skies, My Certain Flight”.
16749 WasylkowR JSergeantR189046CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxIIIMZ362AL:YLeeming20:54StuttgartCrashed at St-Maurice-St-Germain {Eure-et-Loir}EvaderParadie Archive DatabaseLiberated by US Troops on the 17th August 1944
16750 WaterburyS EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NahePoWParadie Archive Database

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