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#Name* (↑)First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir Force (↑)Command (↑)Unit (↑)DateofIncident *See Note (↑)Aircraft (↑)TypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
16951 WheelerG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-02-25LancasterIED356EM-WLangar1950NurnbergCrashed at LudwigshafenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16952 WheelerM WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-29HalifaxIIHR912VR-FMiddleton St George1819VairesKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16953 WheelerJ WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxVLK971WL-YCroft1719BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16954 WheelerJ E Pilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK953IP-CTholthorpe1642BerlinCrashed at BarsselermoorPoWParadie Archive Database
16955 WheelerC ESergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1941-10-24WhitleyVZ6874MH-Dishforth1737FrankfurtCrashed near Pihen-les-GuinesKilledPihen-les-GuinesParadie Archive Database
16956 WheelerJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIND503DX-EEast Kirkby2357LeipzigCrashed near VolkseKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16957 WheelhouseClifford JamesSergeant175807Age 21Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-20HalifaxIIILW692PT-VRAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire2113LensSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledGrandcourt War Cemetery. Grave E.4.Son of John Henry and Emily Alice Wheelhouse, of Stockton-on-Tees, Co. Durham, England
16958 WhelanJoseph William Beter PaulSergeantR/1713621924CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILW591KW-TTholthorpe2140KarlsruheSee Archive report for detailsEvader Paradie Archive Database
16959 WhelanJ JSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxVLK701SE-LCroftBerlin?KilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16960 WhelerT RFlying OfficerPilotFighter411 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-07SpitfireIXMK941RecceAbandoned near Lisieux
16961 WhellumLeslie KeithFlight Sergeant41754523rd June 1923 in Kensington, South AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command102 (Ceylon) Sqn
1944-06-28HalifaxIIINA502DY:SPocklington22:16BlainvilleNA502 was claimed by Maj. Paul Semrau, his 26th or 27th Abschuss and either his second or third of four this night, from Stab III./NJG2, in the Gisors-Gournay area at 3.200 m at 00:45 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft came down 2 km NE of Ons-en-Bray (Oise) and 10 km west of Beauvais.PoW, 78442 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8123 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.
16962 WhettonL MPilot OfficerBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
16963 WhighamR G MFlying OfficerBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcW5551LQ-UPocklington1130BrestShot down at PloudanielKilledLesneven Communal
16964 WhinfieldG A FSergeantRCAFBomber Command1664 CU
1944-10-14HalifaxIIHR802DishforthDuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16965 WhippleJohn WilliamFl/Sgt. W/Op. Air GunnerR/105760RCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HampdenIL4084GX-RAF Thorney Island, HampshireTraining Crashed at Goose Green, near Arundel, Sussex KilledLittlehampton Cemetery, Sussex. Sec. D. Grave 4271Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16966 WhippleJ APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIIPN226OW-NLinton on Ouse952HeligolandReturned to base damaged Paradie Archive Database
16967 WhistonArthur JamesFlight LieutenantJ/8406PilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22LancasterIIDS778EQ-URAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1756Kassel See archive report for further information KilledHanover War Cemetery. Collective grave 15.G.2-7Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
16968 WhitbreadDennis LawsonSergeant1624919Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIIMZ828BM-H RAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire 1038St-Leu See Archive report for further details KilledKempston Cemetery. Block J. Grave 30 Read Archive Report
16969 WhitbyS ASergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVEB207NA-BMiddleton St George1848Mannheimcrashed at UersfeldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16970 WhiteE FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1942-10-15LancasterIW4195ZN-WSyerston1900KolnCrashed near ValburgPoWParadie Archive Database
16971 WhiteC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1941-09-26WellingtonIcR1332KO-XMarham1850EmdenDitched off Frisian IslandsKilledParadie Archive Database
16972 WhiteEarl DouglasSergeant Air GunnerR/200964RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-07-17LancasterIIILM616KO-JRAF Witchford420Emieville (Operation Goodwood) Crashed at West End Farm, Great Offley, Hertfordshire on return KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery 52.F.8.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report 3 Civilians within the farm house buildings also killed.
16973 WhiteD HSergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-09-14HalifaxIIHR666NF-ETempsford1753SOEShot down off Korsor DenmarkPoW Paradie Archive Database
16974 WhiteKFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1942-06-29StirlingIBF310OJ-HLakenheath.0025.BremenCrashed in IJsselmeer off HoornKilledAmsterdam New EasternParadie Archive Database
16975 WhiteD HPilot OfficerJ16896RCAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1943-04-14StirlingIIIBF500OJ-MLakenheath2157StuttgartCrashed Belval FranceKilledBelval CommunalParadie Archive Database
16976 WhiteG PWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIED323LS-DMildenhall1750BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16977 WhiteErnest GriffithFlight SergeantR8593820th December 1918 in OntarioCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
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 Arthur Chandler and Elizabeth Ann (née Giles) White, of Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
16978 WhiteD ASergeantRCAFBomber Command26 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV941?-GWing2029EssenCrashed off Dutch coastKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16979 WhiteE KSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-25HalifaxIIHR864LQ-MGransden Lodge2146EssenCrashed at Ten Boer HollandKilledTen Boer Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
16980 WhiteJ DWarrant OfficerR91819RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03HalifaxIIDT808LQ-VLeeming1958EssenShot down near Vierlingsbeek Holland KilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
16981 WhiteJ GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIILL633EQ-LLinton on Ouse2204NurnbergCrashed GerolzhofenPoWParadie Archive Database
16982 WhiteC HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIINP776EQ-RLinton on Ouse1019HeligolandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16983 WhiteRFlying OfficerJ/3253RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-23BostonIIIW8394Night IntruderKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
16984 WhiteC CSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB714VR-YMiddleton St George2135CambraiCrashed at Courcelette {Somme}KilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16985 WhiteR GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-27LancasterXKB724VR-KMiddleton St George1743MimoyecquesCrash landed at Appleton Wiske Yorkshire on take off Paradie Archive Database
16986 WhiteLloyd ErnestFlight SergeantR/8739010 Aug 1921CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-15WellingtonIIIX3808PT-BMiddleton St George1852KolnPossible claim by Lt Erich Gollasch 12/NJG1 - Sea 30km North West of Vlieland (Salzhering or Tiger): 800m at 2321 hrs. The aircraft may have been claimed by Flak of IV Zug 2/lei Res Flak Abt 988 and light Marine Flak (Wellington North of Juist in sea 2105 hrs)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 107 Paradie Archive Database Son of Herbert W. and Lillian White, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
16987 WhiteR CSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-03WellingtonXHE367QB-TrainingOvershot Topcliffe Paradie Archive Database
16988 WhiteRobert JohnFlying OfficerJ/17506CanadaNavigatorDFM

RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn Killed Age 26Rheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427 Sqd lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
16989 WhiteV MFlying OfficerJ22537RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxVDK135ZL-Leeming2307WuppertalCrashed WSW RotterdamPoW Paradie Archive Database
16990 WhiteJFlight SergeantR114141RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-04WellingtonXHE727NA-KDalton2234DortmundCrashed at WilnisKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
16991 WhiteT HWarrant OfficerR100561RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-14WellingtonXHE176NA-FDalton2114StuttgartCrashed FreiburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
16992 WhiteW GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB835WL-JCroft1631HagenCrashed at Landen [Brabant]KilledHasselt [Kruisveld] Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16993 WhiteJames WalkerSergeant R/193905 Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIED870VN-JRAF Skellingthorpe2158Mailly-le-Camp Shot down over Poivre. Crashed Poivres {Aube} KilledPoivres Churchyard Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

Lancaster ED870, piloted by Pilot Officer A. Handley, was shot down and crashed over Poivres, whilst on a bombing raid to the German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp, on 3-4 May 1944. All the crew were killed.

The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Late on 3 May 1944, 346 Lancasters of 1 and 5 Groups along with pathfinder Mosquitoes attacked the large German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp. The control of this raid in the target area failed to operate according to plan. The initial low level markers were accurate and well backed up by Lancaster marker aircraft. The Marker leader (Wing Commander G. L. Cheshire) ordered the main force to come in and bomb but the main force Controller (Wing Commander L. C. Deane) could not transmit the order to do so to the waiting Lancasters because his VHF set was being drowned by an American Forces Broadcast and his transmitter was wrongly tuned. German fighters arrived during the delay and bomber casualties were heavy. The main attack eventually started when Deputy Controller (Squadron Leader E. N. M. Sparks) took over. Approximately 1500 tons of bombs were dropped with great accuracy. 114 barrack buildings, 47 transport sheds and some ammunition buildings in the camp were hit; 102 vehicles including 37 tanks were destroyed 218 German soldiers were killed and 156 were injured.’ Because of the delay Luftwaffe Night Fighters arrived in force and managed to shoot down 42 Lancasters. 50 Squadron lost four aircraft during this operation with 24 crewman losing their lives.
16994 WhiteW RSergeantRCAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-07LancasterIR5625GI-BMildenhall1215LisieuxKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16995 WhiteW A TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIIIPB561UM-X2Wickenby1449OsterfeldCrash landed at ManstonParadie Archive Database
16996 WhiteT SSergeantRCAFBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-05-27HalifaxIIILK865C8-QLeconfield2356Bourg-LeopoldCrashed AntwerpenPoW Paradie Archive Database
16997 WhiteH RSergeantR/70056CanadianRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-11-07HalifaxIIDT515MP-TLinton on Ouse1702GenovaHit by Flak while crossing the French coast. It was abandoned in the region of Chaumont (Haute Marne). Crashed Forest of Etoile, Cne de Sexfontaines 12km North West of ChaumontPoW No. 861, Stalag Luft 1 Barth Vogelsang Paradie Archive Database
16998 WhiteE APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1942-06-20HalifaxIIW1114MP-FMiddleton St George2328EmdenCrashed NW of Groningen HollandPoWParadie Archive Database
16999 WhiteG AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-07LancasterIIIJA957WS-DBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Ecquevilly {Yvelines}KilledEcquevilly Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17000 WhiteLFlying OfficerUSAAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILK798KW-ATholthorpe125Haine-St-PierreCrashed West-VlaandirenKilledUS Mioitary Cemetery Neuville-en-Condorz Belgium First French Canadian squadron

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