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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
16751 WarrinA LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIJP200VR-GMiddleton St George2003GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16752 WarringtonJSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
16753 WarringtonAFlight SergeantBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK792WL-NCroft2258SterkradeCrashed at Otterlo {Gelderland}KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery
16754 WarringtonASergeantBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK683IP-VTholthorpeLeipzigDitched English Channel
16755 WarwickA R SergeantR89237RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJB796EQ-CLeeming2309KolnCrashed Bonneleau FranceKilledPoix-de-la-SommeParadie Archive Database
16756 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
16757 WarwickD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command617Sqn
1943-09-15LancasterIIIJA874KC-EConingsby.0004.LadbergenCrashed near BramscheKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16758 WarwickC B LFlying OfficerFighter406Sqn RCAF
16759 WarwickerJ LSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ822QB-FSkipton on Swale1612DusseldorfForce landed at Grandlup-et-Fay {Aisne} Paradie Archive Database
16760 Wary WodaPWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16761 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”.’
16762 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”.
16763 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
16764 WaterburyS EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NahePoWParadie Archive Database
16765 WaterburyOrville RayFlight LieutenantJ752012th June 1920 in Virden, ManitobaCanadianNavigatorDFC

RCAFBomber Command83Sqn
1943-03-12LancasterIW4928OL:SRAF Wyton19:17EssenSee archive report for detailsKiAReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 10.C.4.Paradie Archive Database
16766 WatermanFrederick Charles ErnestFlight LieutenantJ6362CanadianNavigatorDFC

RCAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-08-31MosquitoXVIML985HS:BLittle Staughton21:10LeverkusenOne of 6 crews tasked on this mission. Loss unexplainedEvader Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC awarded whilst with 40 Sqn, gazetted 4th December 1942

Bailed out behind eney lines after raid on Tobruk on 9th August 1942
16767 WatermanT J DFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1943-09-03LancasterIIIED832EM-XLangar1954Berlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16768 WatermanP FFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter65Sqn
1944-01-03SpitfireIXMA847RangerPoW Paradie Archive Database
16769 WatersG HSergeantRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-09-13WellingtonIIZ8523PH-YBinbrook.0025.Bremen?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16770 WatersJ BFlying OfficerJ/21576CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command214Sqn
1944-06-21FortressIISR381BU-FOulton2350Bombing GelsenkirchenDamaged by enemy night fighter prior to reaching target. Crash landed at RAF Woodbridge and collided with a 61 Sqn Lancaster destroying both aircraft.SafeAccident report
16771 WatersM HSergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-02-08HalifaxIIINA581KW-UTholthorpe942TrainingCrashed near BlythKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16772 WatersNorman JamesFlight SergeantR107768CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1943-05-25WellingtonXHZ476NA:ARAF Dalton, Yorkshire (satellite airbase of RAF Topcliffe)23:34DusseldorfSee archive report for full detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Coll. grave 4.F.8-14Paradie Archive Database
16773 WaterstonE GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-02-19HalifaxIIHR805ZA-HMelbourne2339LeipzigKilledBecklingen War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16774 WaterworthW FSergeantR/92606CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command156Sqn
1942-09-19WellingtonIIIBJ883GT-WarboysSaarbruckenConed by searchlights in the Abbeville area and hit by Flak. Abandoned near Abbeville time unknownPoW No. 27239 Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database
16775 WathenKeith CameronFlying Officer401004AustraliaRAAF415Sqn RCAF
1943-05-17RAAF Honour Roll
16776 WatkinsD AFlight Sergeant938881DFM

Bomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-04-20HalifaxIIJB912VR-BMiddleton St George2114StettinCrashed near StettinKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery
16777 WatkinsAlbert AllenFlying OfficerJ/26919CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440Sqn RCAF
1944-05-22TyphoonIbMN489I8-NRAF Hurn18:40Flak suppressionHit by intense flak, wing tank caught fire, abandoned over English Channel 5 miles from French coastRescued Accident reportLed flak suppression effort during bombing attack on the giant Wuerzburg radar near Arromanches. Spent 5 1/2 days drifting in dinghy prior to rescue. Was delirious in hospital believing British medical staff were enemy and only giving name and serial number.
16778 WatkinsonJ LFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1942-11-16WellingtonIIIX3597KO-QEast Wretham1655Gardening?KilledParadie Archive Database
16779 WatlingtonJohn HartleyFlying OfficerJ83811919 in BermudaPilotRCAFFighter400Sqn RCAF
1943-06-22MustangIAG641BIntruderHit by Flak and abandonedEvader Successfully evaded and returned to the UK on the 23rd May 194
16780 WatmoughGeorge FrankSergeant1875536Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM:ERAF Skipton on Swale22:14VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsPoW, 78439 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8120, Stalag Luft 3
16781 WatsonKenneth StorySergeant5743431922Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1186LQ-PPocklington2312HamburgBelieved to have exploded over marshy ground in the vicinity of Stein on the south bank of the Elbe, 10km SE of Stade.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 96.Son of Robert William and Olive Jane Watson, of Westfield War Memorial Village, Lancaster
16782 WatsonH CSergeantRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1942-05-19WellingtonICZ1141PM-Elsham Wolds2248St-NaziereCrashed target areaKilledEscoublac la Baule War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16783 WatsonDFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command156Sqn
1945-01-28LancasterIII PB186GT-AUpwood2020StuttgartCrashed at VaihingenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16784 WatsonR FSergeantRCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1942-12-11HalifaxIIDT579NP-VRufforth1654TorinoCrashed at Villeneuve en Montagne FranceKilledVilleneuve en Montagne CommunalParadie Archive Database
16785 WatsonIan ReaySergeantR774908 April 1922 in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, ScotlandAir Gunner (Rear)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)KilledRaalte General Cemetery Grave 5Son of John Watson, and of Jane (Jennie) Reid (née Sutherland) Watson, of Kansas City, Missouri, USA
16786 WatsonPFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command199Sqn
1943-11-04StirlingIIIHF453EX-FLakenheath1600Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16787 WatsonA AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31Halifax VIINP806EQ-QLinton on Ouse653HamburgParadie Archive: shot down by Me262. Crashed 14km SE of HamburgPoWParadie Archive Database
16788 WatsonDonald AlexanderSergeant Wireless Operator/Air GunnerR/74057RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-01-09HalifaxIIW7857VR-OMiddleton St George1632Gardening in the Schiermonnikoog and Simonsand areasShot down over the North Sea by Obit. Hans-Joseph Jabs (1) of 11./NJG1 at 2215hrsKilledKviberg Cemetery. Grave Ref. 3. A. 6Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
16789 WatsonJ HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-06-16WellingtonIIIX3359VR-NMildenhall2355EssenCrashed near WuustwezelEvader Paradie Archive Database
16790 WatsonW CFlying OfficerJ29526CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04LancasterXKB718VR:JMiddleton St George21:50VilleneuveSee archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
16791 WatsonE WFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINA192PT-QTholthorpe1846MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16792 WatsonEarl CarruthersFlying OfficerJ28858CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn,RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILW582QO:NEast Moor23:04AcheresSee archive report for detailsPoW, 78431 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8072 Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive Database
16793 WatsonJoseph William 'Pop'Flying OfficerJ41735CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command424 (Tiger) Sqn RCAF
1945-04-04LancasterIRF150QB:WRAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire18:08Merseburg (Leuna synthetic oil refinery)See archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 51.F.6Paradie Archive Database
16794 WatsonW WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-07-18HalifaxIIILW672KW-NTholthorpe2330WesselingCrashed at Koln-RiehlKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16795 WatsonF SWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ712KW-STholthorpe2230HamburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
16796 WatsonJ KPilot OfficerJ22809RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-05-25WellingtonXHE590OW-Dishforth2321DusseldorfCrashed at Zemst {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16797 WatsonLloyd GeorgeFlying OfficerJ/38782NavigatorRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-11-30HalifaxIIIMZ288AL-ORAF Leeming, Yorkshire1631Duisburg Believed to have been hit by anti aircraft flak batteries Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 248.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16798 WatsonR APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ284BM-TSkipton on Swale1613Castrop-RauxelPoW Paradie Archive Database
16799 WatsonF BWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVEB218IP-MTholthorpe1729Kassel?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16800 WatsonD EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK893IP-UTholthorpe1702Mannheim?PoWParadie Archive Database

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