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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 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.
16952 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
16953 WesthaverH AFlying OfficerJ/15058PilotRCAFFighter403Sqn RCAF
1943-02-15SpitfireVbAD231RhubarbKilledSt- Pierre Cemetery, Amiens FranceParadie Archive Database
16954 WestlakeJ MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16955 WestonR VWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1945-01-02LancasterIII PB635AS-GKirmington1510NurnbergHit by AA fire north of Poitiers FranceKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
16956 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
16957 WestonA CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-09-19LancasterXKB707VR-WEast MoorTransitCrashed at Middleton St George Paradie Archive Database
16958 WestonW JFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK959ZL-DLeeming1736KasselCrashed at OstayenKilledBergen op Zoom
Paradie Archive Database
16959 WestropeR SSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxVIINP716EQ-PLinton on Ouse2235HamburgCrashed at HeideKilledKiel War Cemetery
16960 WestwoodJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1942-07-23WellingtonIIIZ1577WS-Honington121DuisburgCrashed NNW of Geldern GermanyPoW Paradie Archive Database
16961 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
16962 WettlauferN HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1944-06-30LancasterIIIJB462PH-SWickenby2218VierzonCrashed at Vernou-en-Sologne {Loir-et-Cher}KilledVernou-en-Sologne Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16963 WeyE GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30LancasterIIDS852OW-QLinton on Ouse2207NurnbergCrashed Bro HeradePoW Paradie Archive Database
16964 WeyersJ WWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIIIJB486DX-FEast Kirkby2324St-LeuCrashed at Cormeilles {Oise}KilledPoix-de-la-Somme Churchyard Paradie Archive Database
16965 WhaleL LWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxIIILW396PT-Tholthorpe1725BerlinCrashed at base on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16966 WhalenV GSergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS776OW-ALinton on Ouse2354LeipzigCrashed at Valkenswaard {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
16967 WhalenE AWarrant OfficerR53979RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-04-16WellingtonXHE591OW-Dishforth2115MannheimCrashed Sankt ThomasKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16968 WhaleyH HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxIIILW592QO-AEast Moor2341MontzenCrashed Sur-les-BoisEvaderParadie Archive Database
16969 WhalleyMichael GeorgeFlying OfficerJ9748CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27HalifaxVLK915NA:VMiddleton St George19:15HannoverSee Archive report for detailsPoW No.2932. Stalag Luft 3 Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive Database
16970 WharfN GSergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-05-22LancasterIIINE127DX-JEast Kirkby2223BraunschweigCrashed Dorkwerd {Groningen}PoW Paradie Archive Database
16971 WheadonSydney JohnFlight Sergeant2213579Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILW431KW:UTholthorpe21:35AugsburgUnknownPoW/Killed by friendly fireBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery 6.B.19On the 19th April 1945 Typhoons strafed a PoW column near Gresse and amongst the many victims was Flt Sgt. Wheadon. He was initially buried in the Communal Cemetery at Gresse

Son of Sidney and Matilda Wheadon, of Salford, Lancashire.
16972 WhearJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command142Sqn
1942-09-16WellingtonIVZ1380QT-AGrimsby2020Essen?KilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16973 WheatleyL MSergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK693IP-ATholthorpe1657Mannheim?PoWParadie Archive Database
16974 WheatleyRichard John AmbroseFlying OfficerJ16134CanadianNavigatorDFM
RCAFBomber Command83 Sqn
1944-05-10LancasterIIIND494OL:GConingsby22:28GennevilliersClaim by Walter Prues 7/NJG1 - 26km North East of Lisieux: 1,500m at 01:02. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft was hit by light flak at low level when passing close to Rouen homebound. Flt Lt. Meredith tried to gain height, but the Lancaster was attacked by a night fighter, which set the starboard wing on fire, and a crash-landing was carried out on a hillside between Rouen and Caen, about twenty miles short of the Normandy coast. (83 Squadron - Chris Ward)PoW No 5109, Stalag Luft 3Flt Sgt Wheatley was awarded DFM whilst with 207 Sqn. London Gazette 20th November 1942. Citation: 778287 Flight Sergeant William James ROSE, No. 207 Squadron. 1271000 Sergeant Ronald Sydney WILSON, No. 207 Squadron. Aus.408145 Sergeant John Henry LOVELL, Royal Australian Air Force, No. 207 Squadron. 1258979 Sergeant Arthur John PERRIN, No. 207 Squadron. Can./R.100368 Flight Sergeant Charles Woodrow Wilson PECK, Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 207 Squadron. As navigator, pilot, wireless operator/air gunner and rear gunner respectively, these airmen flew in an aircraft which took part in an attack on Le Creusot on 17th October, 1942. Shortly after taking off, engine trouble developed. Despite great efforts, Sergeant Wilson was unable to continue his mission and course was set for base. Near to the French coast, whilst flying at only 40 feet above the sea, the aircraft was attacked by three enemy float planes. In the face of a trying situation Sergeant Wilson displayed fine airmanship and, splendidly supported by his gunners whose skill destroyed two of them and drove off the third, he eventually flew the aircraft back to an aerodrome in this country. During the combat Flight Sergeant Rose coolly continued his duties and his subsequent navigation was of the greatest assistance to his pilot. Throughout, this crew displayed great courage, high skill and perfect teamwork.
16975 WheatleyColin HavelockSergeantJ/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit. 6 Group1942-04-07WellingtonIcR1773Not known RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire 120Training See archive report for further brief details Seriously injured - killed later on 1943-11-24 with 37 SquadronSee LN329 - Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16976 WheatleyColin HavelockFlight Lieutenant J/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command37Sqn1943-11-23WellingtonXR1773LF-NDjedeida No. 1, Tunisia1930Turin See archive report for further brief details Killed Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16977 WheatleyColin HavelockFlight Lieutenant J/16324Born on the 20th June 1919CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command37Sqn1943-11-23WellingtonXLN329LF-NDjedeida No. 1, Tunisia1930Turin See archive report for further brief details Killed Milan War Cemetery. IV. B. 9

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16978 WheelerG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1943-02-25LancasterIED356EM-WLangar1950NurnbergCrashed at LudwigshafenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
16979 WheelerM WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-03-29HalifaxIIHR912VR-FMiddleton St George1819VairesKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16980 WheelerJ WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-02-15HalifaxVLK971WL-YCroft1719BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16981 WheelerJ E Pilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK953IP-CTholthorpe1642BerlinCrashed at BarsselermoorPoWParadie Archive Database
16982 WheelerC ESergeantRCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1941-10-24WhitleyVZ6874MH-Dishforth1737FrankfurtCrashed near Pihen-les-GuinesKilledPihen-les-GuinesParadie Archive Database
16983 WheelerJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIND503DX-EEast Kirkby2357LeipzigCrashed near VolkseKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16984 WheelhouseClifford JamesSergeant175807Age 21Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command420Sqn 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
16985 WhelanJoseph William Beter PaulSergeantR/1713621924CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILW591KW-TTholthorpe2140KarlsruheSee Archive report for detailsEvader Paradie Archive Database
16986 WhelanJ JSergeantRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-12-29HalifaxVLK701SE-LCroftBerlin?KilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
16987 WhelerT RFlying OfficerPilotFighter411Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07SpitfireIXMK941RecceAbandoned near Lisieux
16988 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.
16989 WhettonL MPilot OfficerBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
16990 WhighamR G MFlying OfficerBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1941-07-24WellingtonIcW5551LQ-UPocklington1130BrestShot down at PloudanielKilledLesneven Communal
16991 JacksonRobert JamesSergeantR8390424th February 1921 in Toronto, OntarioCanada2nd PilotRCAFBomber Command20OTU
1942.01.19Wellington IcR1646RAF LossiemouthTrainingTook off on a cross-country flight and failed to return at the scheduled time. On or around the 19th February the police relayed a message to Lossiemouth indicating that the wreckage of an aircraft had been reported in the vicinity of Clunie Water (or Clunie Glen) near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.

Three days later, a service party struggled across the snow-covered countryside and confirmed that the remains were those of the Wellington. From evidence gathered at the scene it seemed likely that the bomber came down at around 12:50 hrs. Of the eight members of the crew six were recovered but only two had been identified. The remaining two crew members were recovered after the weather had permitted access to the crash site
KiADyce Old Churchyard Grave 13Son of James and Ella Maud (née Young) Jackson, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
16992 WhinfieldG A FSergeantRCAFBomber Command1664HCU
1944-10-14HalifaxIIHR802DishforthDuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
16993 WhippleJohn WilliamFl/Sgt. W/Op. Air GunnerR/105760RCAFCoastal Command415Sqn 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
16994 WhippleJ APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIIPN226OW-NLinton on Ouse952HeligolandReturned to base damaged Paradie Archive Database
16995 WhistonArthur JamesFlight LieutenantJ/8406PilotRCAFBomber Command408Sqn 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
16996 WhitbreadDennis LawsonSergeant1624919Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433Sqn 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
16997 WhitbyS ASergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVEB207NA-BMiddleton St George1848Mannheimcrashed at UersfeldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
16998 WhiteE FPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1942-10-15LancasterIW4195ZN-WSyerston1900KolnCrashed near ValburgPoWParadie Archive Database
16999 WhiteC SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1941-09-26WellingtonIcR1332KO-XMarham1850EmdenDitched off Frisian IslandsKilledParadie Archive Database
17000 WhiteEarl DouglasSergeant Air GunnerR/200964RCAFBomber Command115Sqn
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.

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