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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
1701 BriggsW ESergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW418PT-Tholthorpe1853StuttgartLanded damaged at Friston Sussex on returnKilled Paradie Archive Database
1702 BriggsJ HSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochPoW
1703 Briggs-JudeR WSergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK233NA-XMiddleton St George2020BerlinAbandoned crashed near OberhachingKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1704 BrighouseMalcolm StanleySergeant40538821 feb 1922, Brisbane, QLD, AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-08-28HampdenIAT228EQ-URAF Balderton2009SaarbruckenClaim by Oblt Kurt Fladrich Stab III/NJG4 - 1km South of Liesse, North East of Laon: 2,100m at 0246. Crashed Liesse, 15km North East of LaonKilledLiesse Communal Cemetery Military Plot Row B Grave 13
Son of Cecil George and Ruby Alice Brighouse, of Wilston, Queensland, Australia
1705 BrighouseMalcolm StanleySergeant405388AustraliaRAAF408Sqn RCAF
1942-08-29RAAF Honour Roll
1706 BrightT JFlight SergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-09-16HalifaxIILW240VR-SMiddleton St George1904Modane?Evader
1707 BrightonWilliam LawrenceLeading Aircraftman427842AustraliaRAAF15 Service Flying Training School RCAF1943-10-30RAAF Honour Roll
1708 BrillingerDonald StewartWarrant Officer Class 2R/133764Age 22CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV963AL-VRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2247Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.17
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1709 BrimicombeV EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINP999KW-WTholthorpe1630HannoverPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1710 BrineJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW417KW-GTholthorpe1907FrankfurtPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1711 BrinkworthR GPilot OfficerBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-01-29HalifaxIIHR662EQ-HLeeming1656Lorient?KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery
1712 BrinkworthErnest PeterFlying OfficerJ/3276CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command86Sqn RAF
1942-03-18BeaufortIW6474St. EvalFerry to GibraltarMissing over Bay of BiscayKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 99Accident report
1713 BrintonReginald HerbertFlight Lieutenant85935PilotRAFVRBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXLN296AL-East Moor2256KolnClaim by Oblt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II/NJG1 - 1km North of Grooten-haak 7km North West of Diest (Meise): 4,500m at 0048 hours (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)

All were buried at Averbode, but in Nov 1945, their remains were reinterred at the Bergan-Op-Zoom cemetery
KilledBergan-Op-Zoom Canadian War cemetery, 11.H.11
1714 BriscoF LSergeantRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1943-12-02LancasterIED601EM-NSpilsby1637BerlinCrashed SaalowKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1715 BrissonJ P GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILW633KW-OTholthorpe2230DusseldorfCrashed St-Oedenrode {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel} Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1716 BristowT JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB814VR-NMiddleton St George1627HagenCrashed at MonchengladbachEvader Paradie Archive Database
1717 BristowD ASergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
1718 BritlandG DSergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-07-10LancasterIILL675EQ-TLinton on Ouse2158TrainingCrashed at Eaton LeicestershireKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1719 BrittJ LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1720 BrittainP HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-07-20HalifaxIIILV912ZA-AMelbourne2311BottropCrashed at SchoppingenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1721 BrittainWilliam BruceSquadron LeaderJ/28286Age 22CanadaPilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ355ZL-WRAF Leeming, Yorkshire18:01GardeningSee archive report for further details and photographsPoWParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker Oblt H.Koch - I / NJG 3

Born on the 10th February 1922, died September 26, 200, age 85 Husband of Catherine Britain (née Wood - died 07th January 2014, age 92). Enlisted in Montreal on the 18th July 1941.

DFC Citation:

This captain has completed twenty-six heavy operational bombing attacks against the enemy. Flight Lieutenant Brittain is a Deputy Flight Commander and his work in general is outstanding. He sets his mind on the task in hand and with a fine offensive spirit, setting a magnificent example not only to his crew but but to the entire squadron.

1722 BrittainWilliam Sydney EverardFlying Officer151521UKNavigatorRAFVR2 TAF418Sqn RCAF
1945-02-22MosquitoVIRS604TH-M1 x V1RAF Hartford Bridge11:19Massed squadron 20 aircraft daylight raid over NW Germany and the NLHit by flak, ditched off Dutch coast with wing on firePoW Accident report
1723 BrittenA GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIILM640PG-LDunholme Lodge2303RevignyCrashed at Villers-St-Genest {Oise}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1724 BrittonC W AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1944-08-11HalifaxIIIHX356NP-GLissett2017TrainingCrashed at GemblingKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1725 BrittonHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-12-10HalifaxVIINP738QO-JEast Moor727Wanne-EickelCrashed at base on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
1726 BrittsAlfred JosephWarrant Officer Class 2J88665Age 28CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPB174LQ-PGransden Lodge2340BottropSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledTubbergen RC CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1727 BroadFrederick HeathFlying OfficerJ/23898PilotRCAFFighter257Sqn
1944-11-19TyphoonIbPD526FM-FInterdictionCrashed near ZwolleKilledWijhe General Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot 41 Row E Grave 2Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1728 BroadbentR CSergeantRCAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEE905QS-SChedburgh2230RemscheidCrashed Willerzie BelgiumKilledFlorennes Paradie Archive Database
1729 BroadfootJ GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS849EQ-XLinton on Ouse1748BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1730 BroadfootD FWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIINP959PT-NTholthorpe1630ChemnitzPoW Paradie Archive Database
1731 BroadfootR RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIIRG350OW-KLinton on Ouse1916MagdeburgBelieved crashed at Borry 10km SE of HamelnPoW Paradie Archive Database
1732 BroadfootC McNPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLL255WL-VCroft2335LeipzigCrashed at StendalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1733 BrochuV A GFlight SergeantPilotRCAFFighter441Sqn RCAF
1944-06-05SpitfireIXMK465Shipping RecceAbandoned off Selsey Paradie Archive Database
1734 BrochuV A GPilot OfficerJ/88814PilotRCAFFighter441Sqn RCAF
1944-10-28SpitfireIXMJ301EscortKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1735 BrochueJ P BWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxVIINP713EQ-XLinton on Ouse2051CaenCrashed at East Moor on returnParadie Archive Database
1736 BrockRonald ArthurFlight SergeantR/218221Age 21CanadaWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFTransport Command575Sqn RAF
1945-02-06DakotaIIIKG630I9-?RAF Broadwell, Oxfordshire935Ferry FlightSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 56.G.7.
Courtesy Jen John Eigl

Born on the 13th August 1923 at Prince Albert. Enlisted on the 20th April 1943 at Saskatoon. Son of George Edward and Anna Brock (nee Simon) Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada.
1737 BrockhoffRalph LindsayLeading Aircraftman416144AustraliaRAAF14 Service Flying Training School RCAF1941-12-05RAAF Honour Roll
1738 GrayRoderick BordenFlying OfficerJ/13979CanadianNavigatorGC

RCAFCoastal Command172Sqn
1944-08-27WellingtonXIVNB798OG-BRAF Chivenor17:26Anti-SubmarineShot down by anti aircraft fire from U-534 during night attack runKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 246. United Kingdom
Accident report
1739 BrockwayGeorge WilliamFlight SergeantJ/85535Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIJB722MG-QRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2233NurnbergCrashed KunreuthKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 8.B.20-25Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1740 BrockwayA JSergeant1310694Bomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-05-23HalifaxIIJB862VR-UMiddleton St George2300DortmundCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1741 BroddyJames MorleySergeantR/64409W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-03-10WellingtonIIZ8428LQ-NPocklington1944Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseArchive Report

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1742 BroderickL J MSergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1743 BroderickWWarrant OfficerFighter410Sqn RCAF
1944-09-27MosquitoNF30MM743PatrolCrash landed near Paris
1744 BrodieW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153Sqn
1945-02-03LancasterIPD378P4-LScampton1600BottropAbandoned over HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
1745 BrodieR JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP686OW-TLinton on Ouse1615DusseldorfCrash landed at Namur Belgium Paradie Archive Database
1746 BrodieWSergeantR132570RCAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1943-06-16LancasterIIIW5007AR-OBinbrook2302KolnCrashed landing at Elsham WoldsKilledBrigg Paradie Archive Database
1747 BrodieCharles MilneFlight LieutenantJ/24393CanadaPilot RCAF215Sqn
1945-01-03LiberatorKH214D13:35Attack Bridge 19 Burma-Siam Railway Hit by anti aircraft fire. Crashed into jungle KilledSingapore Memorial Column 455.
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive 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”.’
1748 BrodrickW EPilot OfficerJ/15163Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-03-28WellingtonIIIX3477VR-GMildenhall2000LubeckClaim by Uffz Karl Merk 5/NJG2 - Sea 14km NW of Langeoog (Jaguar or Wal) at 2316. Also claimed by 2/schw Flak Abt 161 and by Flak Ugruko Nord (II Marine Flak Brigade) (Wellington near Voslapp 0100). Marine Flak claim confirmed as 33rd confirmed victory of II Marine Flak. This was confirm by OKL on 28 July 1943. Claim by Uffz Merk not listed in OKL/RLM 5/NJG2. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1942 - Theo Boiten)Brodrick was taken to hospital in Wilhelmshaven with severe back injuries.

PoW No. 762 Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria
Paradie Archive DatabaseThe a/c was intercepted on the way to the target by two Luftwaffe ME-110 night fighters coming at them head on. One nightfighter was dealt with by the nose gunner Flt Sgt Bailey and then Plt Off Brodrick, the rear gunner, also engaged the fighter as it came under his guns. It was noted that the cockpit of the enemy a/c was damaged and one engine was on fire as the fighter fell out of sight. During the attack, cannon fire from the ME110 damaged controls and put the rear turret out of action. The results of the gunfire also wounded the pilot Plt Off Hobson who still managed to jettison the bombs and fly the a/c. Flt Sgt Flesch was severely wounded. The a/c was badly damaged by the attack the use of dive manoeuvres helped to shake off the last fighter. This manoeuvre brought the a/c into range of what was initially light flak. The flak increased the further they strayed. With his controls becoming less responsive Plt Off Hobson was not able to stop the additional damage being inflicted by the flak. The Wellington was reported to have impacted at a high rate of speed into a marshy area near Wilhelmshaven Germany.
Details given later by Flt Sgt Bailey describes that X3477's nose section broke off on impact and the centre section of the Wellington spun around and skidded backwards. While the rear section was thrown a distance from the main sections.
1749 BroemelingA JFlight SergeantR121904RCAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-01-16LancasterIED360PO-DKilledLong BenningtonParadie Archive Database
1750 BromleyR AFlying OfficerJ/11565PilotRCAFFighter414Sqn RCAF
1944-06-18MustangIAM251KilledSt- Pierre-D'entremont Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database

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