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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
1701 BrineJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIILW417KW-GTholthorpe1907FrankfurtPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1702 BrinkworthR GPilot OfficerBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-29HalifaxIIHR662EQ-HLeeming1656Lorient?KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery
1703 BrinkworthErnest PeterFlying OfficerJ/3276CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command86 Sqd RAF
1942-03-18BeaufortIW6474St. EvalFerry to GibraltarMissing over Bay of BiscayKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 99Accident report
1704 BrintonReginald HerbertFlight Lieutenant85935PilotRAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd 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
1705 BriscoF LSergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-12-02LancasterIED601EM-NSpilsby1637BerlinCrashed SaalowKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1706 BrissonJ P GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILW633KW-OTholthorpe2230DusseldorfCrashed St-Oedenrode {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel} Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
1707 BristowT JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB814VR-NMiddleton St George1627HagenCrashed at MonchengladbachEvader Paradie Archive Database
1708 BristowD ASergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV995ZL-YLeeming2300ArrasCrashed near Maquise {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War Cemetery
1709 BritlandG DSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-10LancasterIILL675EQ-TLinton on Ouse2158TrainingCrashed at Eaton LeicestershireKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1710 BrittJ LPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILL550PT-Linton on Ouse1130FerryCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
1711 BrittainP HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIILV912ZA-AMelbourne2311BottropCrashed at SchoppingenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1712 BrittainW BSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ355ZL-WLeeming1801GardeningShot down at KnaplundPoWRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker Oblt H.Koch - I / NJG 3
1713 BrittainWilliam Sydney EverardFlying Officer151521UKNavigatorRAFVR2 TAF418 Sqd 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
1714 BrittenA GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIIILM640PG-LDunholme Lodge2303RevignyCrashed at Villers-St-Genest {Oise}Killed Paradie Archive Database
1715 BrittonC W AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-11HalifaxIIIHX356NP-GLissett2017TrainingCrashed at GemblingKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1716 BrittonHPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-10HalifaxVIINP738QO-JEast Moor727Wanne-EickelCrashed at base on returnInjuredParadie Archive Database
1717 BrittsAlfred JosephWarrant Officer Class 2J88665Age 28CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPB174LQ-PGransden Lodge2340BottropSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledTubbergen RC CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1718 BroadFrederick HeathFlying OfficerJ/23898PilotRCAFFighter257 Sqd
1944-11-19TyphoonIbPD526FM-FInterdictionCrashed near ZwolleKilledWijhe General Cemetery, Netherlands. Plot 41 Row E Grave 2Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1719 BroadbentR CSergeantRCAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-07-30StirlingIIIEE905QS-SChedburgh2230RemscheidCrashed Willerzie BelgiumKilledFlorennes Paradie Archive Database
1720 BroadfootJ GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS849EQ-XLinton on Ouse1748BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
1721 BroadfootD FWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIINP959PT-NTholthorpe1630ChemnitzPoW Paradie Archive Database
1722 BroadfootR RFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIIRG350OW-KLinton on Ouse1916MagdeburgBelieved crashed at Borry 10km SE of HamelnPoW Paradie Archive Database
1723 BroadfootC McNPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLL255WL-VCroft2335LeipzigCrashed at StendalKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1724 BrochuV A GFlight SergeantPilotRCAFFighter441 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-05SpitfireIXMK465Shipping RecceAbandoned off Selsey Paradie Archive Database
1725 BrochuV A GPilot OfficerJ/88814PilotRCAFFighter441 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-28SpitfireIXMJ301EscortKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1726 BrochueJ P BWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxVIINP713EQ-XLinton on Ouse2051CaenCrashed at East Moor on returnParadie Archive Database
1727 BrockRonald ArthurFlight SergeantR/218221Age 21CanadaWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFTransport Command575 Sqd 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.
1728 BrockhoffRalph LindsayLeading Aircraftman416144AustraliaRAAF14 Service Flying Training School RCAF1941-12-05RAAF Honour Roll
1729 BrockwayGeorge WilliamFlight SergeantJ/85535Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIJB722MG-QRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2233NurnbergCrashed KunreuthKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 8.B.20-25Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1730 BrockwayA JSergeant1310694Bomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-23HalifaxIIJB862VR-UMiddleton St George2300DortmundCrashed near MonchengladbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
1731 BroddyJames MorleySergeantR/64409W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-10WellingtonIIZ8428LQ-NPocklington1944Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseArchive Report

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1732 BroderickL J MSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1733 BroderickWWarrant OfficerFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-27MosquitoNF30MM743PatrolCrash landed near Paris
1734 BrodieW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153 Sqd
1945-02-03LancasterIPD378P4-LScampton1600BottropAbandoned over HollandKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cementery Paradie Archive Database
1735 BrodieR JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP686OW-TLinton on Ouse1615DusseldorfCrash landed at Namur Belgium Paradie Archive Database
1736 BrodieWSergeantR132570RCAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1943-06-16LancasterIIIW5007AR-OBinbrook2302KolnCrashed landing at Elsham WoldsKilledBrigg Paradie Archive Database
1737 BrodieCharles MilneFlight LieutenantJ/24393CanadaPilot RCAF215 Sqd
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”.’
1738 BrodrickW EPilot OfficerJ/15163Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd 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.
1739 BroemelingA JFlight SergeantR121904RCAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1943-01-16LancasterIED360PO-DKilledLong BenningtonParadie Archive Database
1740 BromleyR AFlying OfficerJ/11565PilotRCAFFighter414 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-18MustangIAM251KilledSt- Pierre-D'entremont Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1741 BromleyJ ASergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-28Halifax VIINP768OW-QLinton on Ouse1906StuttgartShot down by night fighterPoW
1742 BrondgeestL JSergeantRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-08-31HalifaxIIHR931MH-FSnaith2026BerlinCrashed target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1743 BronsonH EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-27HalifaxIIIMZ867ZL-GLeeming1656NeussCrashed at base on return Paradie Archive Database
1744 BronsonC RSergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1941-11-08ManchesterIL7466OF-LConingsby1320ASR?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1745 BrookRobertFlight Lieutenant174668NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-09-15LancasterIIIPB527LQ:KRAF Gransden Lodge, Bedfordshire22:35KielSee archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 201
1746 BrookCharles Cyril SergeantR/7889119 Aug 1919CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-11-09HalifaxIIW7864DY-FPocklington1752HamburgClaim by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab IV/NJG1 - Sea 35km North of Ameland (Tiger or Schlei): 3,000m at 2037 hrs. Also claimed by Flak of 3/schw Flak Abt 262, 1 & 3/schw Flak Abt 611 (o), 1, 3 & 4/schw Flak Abt 606(o), (Halifax) near Ameland 2038 hrs), Flak claim confirmed by OKL 15 Aug 1944 with remark “in co-operation with IV Nachtjagdgeschwader 1. Hptm Lent, victory Hptm Lent confirmed 24 Sep 1944KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 102 Paradie Archive Database
1747 BrookA CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxVLL152SE-UCroft1823AmiensReturned to base and rear fuselage destroyed by explosionInjured Paradie Archive Database
1748 BrookR GPilot OfficerDFC

RCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIIND876UN-ZSkellingthorpe2053MunchenCrashed Munchen-LaimKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1749 BrookeDPilot Officer148798Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-21HalifaxIIDT772EQ-ELeeming2340KrefeldCrashed Zeist HollandKilledAmersfoort (Oud Leusden) Gen Cemetery
1750 BrookesEricSergeant2206928Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-01-28LancasterIIILM428VN-OSkellingthorpe24BerlinPossible claim by Hptm Werner Hoffmann Stab I/NJG5 - near Molchow North of Neuruppin (DF 8): 5,800m at 03:12. Crashed Steinberg where the crew were initially buried. (Nachtjagd War Diaries, Vol 1 - Theo Boiten)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row Z Collective Grave 24-28
Investigating officers from the RCAF visited the village of Steinberg 40 miles NW of Berlin. They were told by the villagers that a large British aircraft had crashed four to five hundred yards west of the villa and that the crew had been buried in a communal grave in the local cemetery. It was believed that the aircraft had been shot by night fighters. The grave was exhumed but unhappily Sgt. Taylor the Flight Engineer and the Bomb Aimer Fg.Off. Daynes of the crew were the only ones who could be individually identified. (Extract from letter to Mrs Presland by Wg.Cdr. Gunn RCAF Causalities Officer dated 23 March 1950)

Son of Conrad and Lenore Mable Brookes, of Crewe, Cheshire

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