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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
16951 WelteKWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-02-24HalifaxVLK907WL-MCroft1704Air TestCrash landed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
16952 WelteKWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-03-25HalifaxVLL225WL-LCroft1832AulnoyeCrash landed at Friston Sussex on returnParadie Archive Database
16953 WemyssJ MSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
16954 WendtWilliam DavidPilot OfficerJ/39857Age 28USAPilotRCAFFighter Command19Sqn
1944-06-07MustangIIIFZ141QV-?RAF DuxfordPatrolSee Archive report for detailsKilledEturqueraye Churchyard France

Courtesy Operation Picture Me

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 06th May 1916. Enlisted in the RCAF on the 20th March 1941 at Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Son of August and Neva Harvey Wendt, of Little Falls, Minnesota, United States of America. Grave inscription: 'When A Good Man Dies... The Light He Leaves Behind Him Shines Upon The Lives Of Men'.
16955 WengerJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIIJA957WS-DBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Ecquevilly {Yvelines}KilledEcquevilly Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16956 WentH EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-05-08WellingtonIIIX3703VR-QMildenhall2213Warnemunde?Killed1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16957 WentworthCliff WSergeantR185519CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILK801WL:DCroft22:42Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Lt Hans Schafer 7/NJG2 - estimate 20km E-NE of Arnheim (HN 8): 4,800m at 01:47. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Ruurlo (Gelderland)EvaderParadie Archive Database
16958 WenzelCFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1944-10-23HalifaxIIILV872EY-Breighton1630EssenAbandoned near WoodbridgeParadie Archive Database
16959 WenzelCFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1944-11-16HalifaxIIIMZ849EY-Breighton1257MunsterCrash landed at Carnaby on returnParadie Archive Database
16960 WerboweckiJohn PSergeantCanadianNavigatorRCAF2nd Tactical Air Force226Sqn
1944-07-24MitchellIIFW210MQ-?RAF Hartfordbridge, HampshireEnemy troop concentrationsSee archive report for further brief detailsSole survivorTrained with 13 Operational Training Unit. On 23rd operational sortie. His log books were sold on a specialist Auction site on the 08th July 2020 for £180.00.
16961 WerierVWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command626Sqn
1944-11-11LancasterIPD314UM-J2Wickenby1609DortmundCrashed at base on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
16962 WernhamJames ChrystallPilot Officer J6144CanadianNavigatorMiD

RCAFBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn RCAF
1942-06-08HalifaxIIW7708LQ:HPocklington22:57EssenSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 564 Stalag Luft 3/MurderedPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery 8.C.2.Paradie Archive Database
16963 WertC MFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ377AL-DLeeming1546Castrop-RauxelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16964 WesleyR EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1943-03-03LancasterIR5731ZN-MSyerston1844HamburgBelieved crashed near HahenaspeKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16965 WesleyLaurieWarrant Officer1581817Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command207 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND556EM:FSpilsby22:03Mailly-le-CampBadly shot up by a night-fighter, soon after bombing, but after shaking off their assailant, a second fighter pounced and the Lancaster went down at Chaintreaux (Seine-et-Marne), 12 km SE of Nemours. ND556 was claimed by Uffz. Philipp Feilen, his 2nd Abschuss and the second of this night, from 9./NJG4, 14 km SW of Fontainbleau at 2.500 m. at 01:00 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten).PoW, Id No: 78431 Buchenwald, PoW No: 8122 Stalag Luft 3Whilst evading he was betrayed and arrested by the Gestapo then and taken to the Fresnes prison located to the south of Paris.  This was were French political prisoners were held and ordinarily Allied airmen, after questioning, were moved to a PoW Camp.  In the summer of 1944, with the Allies having liberated Paris and closing in, the Gestapo guards started reducing the prison population by execution, and then relocating surviving prisoners to various concentration camps east of France.

On the 15th August 1944 he was one of 169 Allied PoWs and hundreds of French men and women who were packed into a freight train and transported to Buchenwald concentration camp on a journey lasting five days.  Note: Fg Off. J.M. Stevenson C27788 RCAF escaped from the train and successfully evaded. Buchenwald was located 8 km north of Weimar, in the German province of Thüringen.

Sqn Ldr. Lamason and Fg Off. Chapman succeeded in getting all but two of the Allied PoWs transferred to Stalag Luft 3. Two airmen, 1st Lt. Levitt Clinton Beck Jr. O-736945, US AAF and Fg Off. Philip Derek Hermmens, 152583, RAFVR, died in the camp hospital.
16966 WestC DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command142Sqn
1942-07-26WellingtonIVZ1461QT-FGrimsby2257Hamburg?KilledSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16967 WestW RSergeantRCAFBomber Command214Sqn
1942-04-01WellingtonICZ1156BU-Stradishall2015HanauCrashed River Rhine near Firma GiuliniKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16968 WestD ESergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-07-31HalifaxIIW7718LQ-TPocklington.0034.DusseldorfCrashed SE of Heppeneert BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
16969 WestJack WFlying OfficerJ20716CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIIND344LQ:VGransden Lodge22:10ToursSee archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
16970 WestH FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIIPN226OW-NLinton on Ouse952HeligolandReturned to base damaged Paradie Archive Database
16971 WestJ EPilot OfficerJ/35957PilotRCAFFighter441Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12SpitfireIXMH447PatrolKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
16972 WestRobert GeorgeSquadron LeaderJ91422nd December 1918 in Moose Jaw, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILW620MP:GRAF Holme-on-Spalding Moor, Yorkshire23:07LaonSee archive report for full detailsKiAHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Yorkshire. Section B, Row G, Grave 11Paradie Archive Database
16973 WestThomas AndersonSergeant657215PilotRAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-11-16StirlingIW7566OJ-CLakenheath1721GardeningOn the night of 16/17 November Oberleutnant Reinhald Knacke and his bordfunker, Unteroffizier Heu of 1./NJG1 destroyed a Short Stirling when 65 aircraft were engaged in ‘Gardening’ operations from Lorient to the Friesian Islands, Short Stirling I W7566 OJ-C on 149 Squadron flown by Sergeant Thomas Anderson West and two Wellingtons tailed to return from the night’s operations. The Stirling had taken oft from Lakenheath at 1721 hours. Leu picked it up on his Li set at 16,350 feet at 4,000 yards distant. Knacke peered out in the direction of the plot but could not see him for the vision of the human eye in the dark is not more than 100 to 200 yards. His nerves were at breaking point but West was still flying calmly towards the defence zone and would only be at action stations once the first searchlight was turned on. West was taking no avoiding action. Knacke gave full throttle and rapidly closed the distance. Suddenly Heu reported a new contact at 2,000 yards distance as another Viermot crossed their field slowly, from north to south. For a moment Knacke was undecided which opponent to pursue and then he decided on the nearest Viermot. The enemy machine had begun to weave and was now travelling on the Li set alternately from port to starboard and back. Heu gave Knacke the final Li readings but three pairs of eves scanned the sky in vain for his shadow. Knacke finally shot the Stirling down into the sea off Vielle-Sce-Gironde. In his excitement Knacke fired immediately into the full petrol tanks. Flight Sergeant Cecil Robert McMullin RCAF the rear gunner lost his head, abandoned his machine guns and bailed out, landing right in the propeller of Knacke’s 110, There was a dull thud, which made the Messerschmitt shudder. The engine began to vibrate so badly that Knacke had to shut it down. He landed his clumsy 110 at Venlo on one engine. Mechanics rushed over and lit up the machine. By the light of their torches they could still see traces of blood and hair on the propeller. Strips of uniform were hanging on the antennae of the Li. The fate of the Canadian gunner upset everyone. McMullin was buried at Hourtin Communal Cemetery while the body of Sergeant Herbert Carter, the only other bady that was recovered from the sea was laid to rest at Vielle-Ste-Gironde Communal Cemetery. All the other members of the crew have no known grave and are commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial. Extract from Nachtjagd Defenders of the Reich 1940-1943 (Martin W Bowman)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 96
16974 WestB S JSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery
16975 WestASergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-07-23LancasterIIIDS692EQ-SLinton on Ouse2241KielCrashed at Marston Moor
16976 WestFlying OfficerFighter409Sqn RCAF
16977 WestC FSergeantBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIIMZ525KW-TrainingCrashed TopcliffeKilledAbney Park Cem Stoke Newington First French Canadian squadron
16978 WestJ HSergeantWireless Operator/Air GunnerBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1942-12-21WellingtonIIIDF624AL-East MoorTrainingThe crew were undertaking a training flight from their base at East Moor and while the a/c was close to the North Yorkshire Moors the a/c suffered an electrical failure which caused the propellers on both engines to go into a fully fine pitch. This then caused the engines to over-rev and eventually to overheat. Fearing he was loosing control of the a/c the captain ordered his five crew to abandon the a/c, this was done successfully. The pilot and rear gunner received slight injuries on landing, the pilot suffered his injuries after landing on a fence. The a/c crashed near Kirkby, a few miles south of Stokesley and was destroyed. RAF East Moor took charge of the crash site; they sent transport to collect the crew, put a guard on the a/c and destroyed secret equipment it was carrying. (References- Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)Survived
16979 WestbrookS GSergeantRCAFBomber Command99Sqn
1941-10-22WellingtonIIW5454LN-Waterbeach1758Mannheim?Killed Paradie Archive Database
16980 WestburgR HSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcW5551LQ-UPocklington1130BrestShot down at PloudanielPoW
16981 WesterbergBruce WilfredFlight SergeantAUS/420319Born on the 11th April 1918AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-07-30HalifaxVEB242ZL-?RAF Leeming, Yorkshire2220Remscheid See archive report for brief details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Collective grave 4.A.2-5
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16982 WesterbergBruce WilfredFlight Sergeant420319AustraliaRAAF427Sqn RCAF
1943-07-31RAAF Honour Roll
16983 WestergardR WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-06-07HalifaxVLL416NF-QTempsfordSOECrashed near la Ferte-St-Cyr {Loir-et-Cher}Killedla Ferte-St-Cyr Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16984 WestermanJ F Warrant OfficerR66448RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-04-20HalifaxIIJB912VR-BMiddleton St George2114StettinCrashed near StettinPoW Paradie Archive Database
16985 WesternAlbert JamesSergeant9229481917Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-07-23HalifaxIIW7769LQ-KPocklington37DuisburgJust before 0500 the a/c was in the circuit of Pocklington airfield prior to landing when the port outer engine failed. This failure was due to a coolant leak which led to the engine overheating. Around the moment the engine caught fire the flight engineer assumed that the failure was down to a fuel supply shortage to the engine so switched the fuel cocks that supplied the fuel to both port engines. This resulted in the port inner engine's fuel supply being cut off. The a/c swung, and the port wing dropped causing a loss of control resulting in the a/c diving into the ground. It crashed intoKilledBrampford Speke (St Peter) Churchyard and Cemetery (In Church Cemetery) Son of James and Mary Ann Western, of Brampford Speke; husband of Joan Western.
16986 WestgateRobert JohnPilot Officer J/15812Age 20CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1942-07-11LancasterIR5696OF-HRAF Woodhall Spa1642Danzig Shot down by Anti Aircraft fire KilledMarlbork Commonwealth War Cemetery (Poland) Coll. grave 3. B. 12-14.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16987 WesthaverH AFlying OfficerJ/15058PilotRCAFFighter403Sqn RCAF
1943-02-15SpitfireVbAD231RhubarbKilledSt- Pierre Cemetery, Amiens FranceParadie Archive Database
16988 WestlakeJ MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16989 WestonR VWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1945-01-02LancasterIII PB635AS-GKirmington1510NurnbergHit by AA fire north of Poitiers FranceKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16990 WestonL JSergeant Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-08-25LancasterXKB708VR-ERAF Middleton St George1934Russelsheim (Opel works) Crashed at Boscombe Down on return InjuredNone Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16991 WestonA CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-09-19LancasterXKB707VR-WEast MoorTransitCrashed at Middleton St George Paradie Archive Database
16992 WestonW JFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK959ZL-DLeeming1736KasselCrashed at OstayenKilledBergen op Zoom
Paradie Archive Database
16993 WestropeR SSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIINP716EQ-PLinton on Ouse2235HamburgCrashed at HeideKilledKiel War Cemetery
16994 WestwoodJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1942-07-23WellingtonIIIZ1577WS-Honington121DuisburgCrashed NNW of Geldern GermanyPoW Paradie Archive Database
16995 WetterArlo HenryPilot OfficerJ218261st January 1915, Elm Creek, Minnesota, USAAmericanNavigatorRCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVEB258IP:TTholthorpe21:13PeenemündeClaimed by Uffz. Günter Liersch, his 1st Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 300 m W. Westerland/Sylt at 4,200 m at 00:36 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 2291, Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive DatabasePassed away 9th October 1997
16996 WettlauferN HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16997 WeyE GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIIDS852OW-QLinton on Ouse2207NurnbergCrashed Bro HeradePoW Paradie Archive Database
16998 WeyersJ WWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIIIJB486DX-FEast Kirkby2324St-LeuCrashed at Cormeilles {Oise}KilledPoix-de-la-Somme Churchyard Paradie Archive Database
16999 WhaleL LWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxIIILW396PT-Tholthorpe1725BerlinCrashed at base on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17000 WhalenV GSergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS776OW-ALinton on Ouse2354LeipzigCrashed at Valkenswaard {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database

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