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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
16801 WatsonW JSergeantRCAFBomber Command550Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterILM229BQ-SNorth Killingholme2208Orleans Crashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
16802 WatsonJ APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1941-10-26WellingtonIcR1722DX-Feltwell1820HamburgCrash landed at Berners Heath SuffolkKilled Paradie Archive Database
16803 WatsonJ AFlying OfficerMiDRCAFBomber Command622Sqn
1944-04-27LancasterIIIND781GI-RMildenhall2150FriedrichshafenCrashed St-Hippolyte {Haut-Rhin}KilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16804 WatsonR MSergeantRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1943-10-03HalifaxVDK247MP-WHolme on Spalding Moor1821KasselCrashed near OldenburgKilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16805 WatsonHarry RaeburnFlight SergeantR/9814010 Sep 1921Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command83Sqn
1942-09-10LancasterW4104OL-AWyton43Dusseldorf The aircraft crashed at Neuss (Flak?) KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 11 Row D Grave 8 Paradie Archive Database The crew were initially buried in the Nordfriedhof Dusseldorf Plot 3A Graves 97-101,109 and 111
16806 WatsonHerbert GeorgeWarrant Officer Class 2R14008329th October 1923 in Lethbridge, AlbertaCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1943-06-12LancasterIIIED558WS:NBardney22:43BochumED558 was claimed by Hptm. Manfred Meurer, his 40th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1 over Braamt, 3 km north of Zeddam at 6.200 m at 01:14 hrs. Victory confirmed on the 19th December 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiABergh (Zeddam) Protestant Cemetery Grave 2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Herbert Hutton and Aileen (née Bond) Watson, of South Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
16807 WatsonJ HFlight SergeantR/57840Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1942-05-19StirlingIN6073MG-YOakington2305MannheimClaimed by Ofw Wilhelm Engel 8/NJG4 - near Munscheweiler at 0113.PoW No.102 Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database
16808 WatsonWalter McDonaldSergeant1112566UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1942-07-02StirlingIN3718HA-CMarham2325BremenShot down by a Ju88 night fighter of 9./NJG 2KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 96. United KingdomAccident report
16809 WatsonR VPilot OfficerPilotFighter411Sqn RCAF
1945-02-25SpitfireIXPK992Dive BombingAbandoned near Wesel
16810 WatsonA MFlying OfficerPilotFighter416Sqn RCAF
1943-04-03SpitfireIXBR978Ramrod 49PoW
16811 WatsonRSergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax VIINP795OW-TLinton on Ouse1835MagdeburgTyre burst on take off
16812 WatsonRichard ArthurWarrant Officer Class IIR/135831CanadianPilotCroix de Guerre (France)

Croix de Guerre (Belgium)
RCAF2 TAF440Sqn RCAF
1944-07-18TyphoonIbMN644I8-TB-9 Lantheuil07:55Armed recceHit by flak, abandoned near FrementelSafe Accident reportPilot walked back to unit in charge of 120 enemy prisonners the Canadian Army dumped on him.
16813 WattJSergeantRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-09-13LancasterIIIPB456SR-Ludford Magna1905TrainingCrashed at DumbartonKilledParadie Archive Database
16814 WattD HSergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1943-02-02HalifaxIIW7882DY-PPocklington1835KolnKilledEindhoven (Woensel)Paradie Archive Database
16815 WattE TWarrant Officer Class 2R/145226CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIJN952DY-LPocklington1945MagdeburgGerman documents state that the aircraft was shot down at Wietzendorf 13km West the airfield at Faszberg and was completely destroyed. It crashed about 700m North East of Wietzendorf in the middle of a sawmill and burned on the ground for approximately two hours. (Part extract from report by Flt.Lt. R E G Redman Section 23 No.4 MREU dated 10th January 1948)PoW No. 1087, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database
16816 WattA CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1945-03-16LancasterINN758PM-SElsham Wolds1715NurnbergCrashed near LaichingenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16817 WattT MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command142Sqn
1942-11-20WellingtonIIIBK536QT-CWaterbeach1828TorinoAbandonedPoW Paradie Archive Database
16818 WattAlickFlight SergeantJ/89063Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-08-15LancasterILM263EM-NRAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire959Dealen Luftwaffe airfield See archive report for further details KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Plot XV.C.10
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report LM263
16819 WattWalter DavidFlying OfficerJ21540Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-23HalifaxIILW285MA:ZRAF Middleton St George20:46Gardening. Baltic areaSee Archive report for detailsInterned SwedenParadie Archive Database
16820 WattB EPilot OfficerJ90946RCAFBomber Command49Sqn
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED427EA-OFiskerton2114PlzenCrashed at LaumersheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery Plot 2 Row F collective grave 19-20Paradie Archive DatabaseInformation courtesy Traugott Vitz - February 2018
16821 WattA RSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-11-27HalifaxIIILV945ZL-FLeeming1654NeussCrashed at Shipdham Norfolk on return
16822 WattT RFlight LieutenantPilotFighter443Sqn RCAF
1945-04-26SpitfireXVISM364RecceInjured
16823 WattLawrence Charles JosephLeading Aircraftman441609AustraliaRAAF4 Bombing & Gunnery School RCAF1945-01-20RAAF Honour Roll
16824 WattersJ FSergeantRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-01-30HalifaxIIILV797BM-LSkipton on Swale1719BerlinCrashed at FrankendorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16825 WattersISergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-07-31HalifaxIIW7718LQ-TPocklington.0034.DusseldorfCrashed SE of Heppeneert BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
16826 WattersonD DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIIMZ503PT-LTholthorpe2135KarlsruheCrashed Zuilichem {Gelderland}KilledZuilichem General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16827 WatterworthMack WilliamSergeantR/68126Age 21CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command218Sqn
1942-10-05StirlingIBF322HA-FRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1926AachenSee Archive report for further brief detailsKilledBeck Row (St. John) Churchyard, Suffolk. Grave Ref: Row C. Grave 6. United Kingdom
Accident report
16828 WattsR McGSergeantR122699RCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1943-07-12LancasterIED769PM-UElsham Wolds2215Torino?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16829 WattsHumphrey StanleyFlying OfficerJ37111CanadianPilot RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIINP793OW-HRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire1642Chemnitz Crashed Kirbymoorside Yorkshire KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H Row P. Grave 16. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16830 WattsFrederick HubertFlying OfficerJ/25939CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command576Sqn
1944-08-16LancasterIIILM133UL-H2Elsham Wolds2110StettinFlak damaged, abandoned & crashed at Hoor SwedenKilled, accidentally strangled by parachute cordsMalmo Eastern Muncipal Cemetery
16831 WattsJack VincentSquadron LeaderJ4688CanadaNavigatorDSO

DFC
DFC Bar

RCAFBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-04-08MosquitoXVIML957HS:RLittle Staughton20:50EssenHit by flak and crashed-landed at 00:05 at Bradwell Bay, Essex.Safe

Courtesy Francois Dutil

Sqn Ldr Watts was awarded the DFC whilst with 10 Sqn. Gazetted 4 August 1942.

Awarded Bar to DFC whilst with 109 Sqn. Gazetted 13 October 1944. Citation reads: "This officer has completed more than 100 sorties. He has at all time's displayed the greatest keenness and devotion to duty and his example has impressed all. Squadron Leader Watts is a navigator of high merit and the successes obtained on the many sorties in which he has taken part are a fine tribute to his outstanding skill. This officer has proved of the greatest value to the Squadron."

Awarded the DSO whilst with 105 Sqn. Gazetted 27 April 1945.
16832 WattsE MPilot OfficerBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1941-08-28WellingtonIIW5488LQ-BPocklington2350Duisburg?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16833 WattsR ESergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery
16834 WattsG LFlight SergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27LancasterIIILM345LQ-LGransden Lodge1920Hannover?Evader
16835 WattsJohn BradfordFlight Sergeant419978AustraliaRAAF1 Bombing & Gunnery School (RCAF)1944-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
16836 WattsCharles ReginaldFlying OfficerJ/23393CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command524Sqn RAF
1944-08-30WellingtonXIIIMF1757RBircham NewtonKilled
16837 WaughA EWarrant Officer1042277RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-06-21StirlingIIIBK815LS-VMildenhall2355KrefeldCrashed near Melsele BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
16838 WaughD HFlight SergeantR108809RCAFBomber Command156Sqn
1943-04-26LancasterIW4140GT-KWarboys.0043.DuisburgCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16839 WaughH CWarrant OfficerR58818RCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT723LQ-FLeeming1956EssenShot down near RotterdamPoW Paradie Archive Database
16840 WaughJames HarrySergeantR/201625Air GunnerDFM
RCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIHX346PT-UTholthorpe1532Castrop-RauxelCrash landed after hitting trees on landing at LeemingInjured Paradie Archive Database
16841 WaughJamesFlight SergeantR201625CanadianAir GunnerDFC

DFM
RCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIINA190PT-URAF Tholthorpe1629ChemnitzCrashed Hazelwood Castle YorkshireAbandoned aircraft, parachuted safely. SurvivedAccident ReportArchive Report
Later commissioned, retired a Flying Officer.
16842 WayWilfred HowardFlight LieutenantJ/107722 October 1920PilotRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE173PM-FFull Sutton2140VireCrashed at CouloncesKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, XII.C.13-15 (Coll.)Paradie Archive Database Son of Edgerton S. and Helen Way, of Edmonton, Alberta
16843 WayD CFlight SergeantR92992RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-04-08HalifaxIIBB327VR-QMiddleton St George2147DuisburgCrashed near BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16844 WayWilliam AlbertPilot OfficerJ94149CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIINP793OW-HRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire1642Chemnitz Crashed Kirbymoorside Yorkshire KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H. Row P. Grave 15. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16845 WayJ OWarrant OfficerR102353RCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-16StirlingIBF451AA-ZNewmarket2214MannheimCrashed at Rilly-la-MontagneKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16846 WayC WPilot OfficerDFC

Bomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINA192PT-QTholthorpe1846MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-45 War Cemetery
16847 WayceS VSergeantR93302RCAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-01-08LancasterIED367PO-HBottesford1726Duisburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16848 WaychukW SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-07-10LancasterIILL675EQ-TLinton on Ouse2158TrainingCrashed at Eaton LeicestershireKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16849 WayeWendell CliffordFlight SergeantR/154885Age 21USAAir BomberRCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1944-06-30HalifaxIIILV782MH-ERAF Snaith, YorkshirePMVillers-Bocage See archive report for further details KilledBretteville-sur-laize Canadian War Cemetery. Grave XVIII.F.3.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16850 WeakleyL O'NWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1943-01-27HalifaxIIDT721MH-JSnaith1750DusseldorfCrashed Huize Padua Mental Hospital HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database

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