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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
17101 WilkinsonSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-05-30HampdenIAE399PT-PWaddington2305KolnOn return collided with Lancaster below
17102 WilkinsonFSergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26LancasterIIDS679OW-RLinton on Ouse1733Berlin?KilledRunnymede
17103 WilkinsonA WSergeantBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-18HalifaxIIILV971BM-NSkipton on Swale2030Noisy-le-SecCrashed target areaKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
17104 WilksArthur G.Flight SergeantR/211126CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1945-05-14TyphoonIbRB446F3-B.150 HustedtRecceFuel starvation when switching from long range tanks to internal fuel. Belly landed near Flensburg Luftwaffe airfield.Slight injuriesAccident report
17105 WillaW GWarrant OfficerR157014RCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-09HalifaxIIJB922EQ-HLeeming2241GelsenkirchenCrashed at Essen-KupferdrehPoWParadie Archive Database
17106 WillcoxArthur JackPilot Officer424499AustraliaRAAF111 OTU RCAF1943-12-22RAAF Honour Roll
17107 William FrancisW FFlight SergeantR/10756117 May 1916, Golden Ridge, SK, CanadaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command25 OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonICDV439PP-DFinningley2341DusseldorfThe aircraft was initially hit by flak over the target are. It was then finished off by Lt Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer Stab II/NJG1 - 1km South West of Loon op Zand (6C): 3,000m at 0228.KilledBergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery Plot 5 Row H Grave 9
Paradie Archive Database Attacker
17108 WilliamsJack HerbertSergeant1604309Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-21LancasterIIDS843QO-ORAF East Moor, North Yorkshire2023Magdeburg See archive report for full details Pow No: 1030 Camp: 357None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
17109 WilliamsMark Arthur LetheringtonSquadron Leader40584PilotRAFVRBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-01-15WellingtonIIIBK364ZL-GRAF Croft, Yorkshire1702Lorient See Archive report for further details KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Collective grave 15-18 Read Archive Report
17110 WilliamsJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1943-03-01LancasterIW4880PM-HElsham Wolds1851BerlinCrashed WSW of BremenKilledSage War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17111 WilliamsM AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIME649PM-Elsham Wolds1624EssenForce landedPoW Paradie Archive Database
17112 WilliamsM WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1942-05-19WellingtonICZ1141PM-Elsham Wolds2248St-NaziereCrashed target areaKilledEscoublac la Baule War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17113 WilliamsD GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBJ898KO-CEast Wretham1733MannheimCrashed AlsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17114 WilliamsG ESergeantRCAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-03-01StirlingIW7518LS-GBournBerlinCrashed on Tholen HollandPoW Paradie Archive Database
17115 WilliamsK HSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1943-11-22HalifaxIIHR977NP-ALissett1650BerlinCrashed near Klein BerssenPoWParadie Archive Database
17116 WilliamsE FFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-04LancasterIME318AS-EKirmington1615KarlsruheKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17117 WilliamsP GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1943-02-25LancasterIED356EM-WLangar1950NurnbergCrashed at LudwigshafenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17118 WilliamsJ DSergeantRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-09-10WellingtonICR1616Stratford2005DusseldorfCrashed at BiervlietKilledVlissengen Northern CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseArchive Report
17119 WilliamsJ F HFlight LieutenantJ/17270PilotDFC

RCAFFighter257 Sqd
1944-07-26TyphoonIbMN919QKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17120 WilliamsL HSergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-10-02HalifaxIIDG228LQ-HTopcliffe1826KrefeldCrashed at Vredbest FarmKilledNoordwijk General Paradie Archive Database
17121 WilliamsA RSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIILL699EQ-CLinton on Ouse1700BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
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17122 WilliamsR WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-18Halifax VIINP776EQ-RLinton on Ouse1019HeligolandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17123 WilliamsCharles FranklinFlight SergeantR/75063Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-06WellingtonIIIX3556VR-LRAF Mildenhall, SuffolkTrainingCrashed near Catworth, HuntingdonshireKilledSt. John's Churchyard, Beck Row, Suffolk - Grave reference Row B. Grave 6.
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17124 WilliamsD JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-10LancasterXKB704VR-YMiddleton St George2133GentOvershot on return and damaged Paradie Archive Database
17125 WilliamsA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxIIINA509PT-VTholthorpe1618EssenCrashed at Wellesbourne Mountford Paradie Archive Database
17126 WilliamsA FSergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-03-26HampdenOAE298PT-DWaddington1927Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17127 WilliamsE MWing CommanderAFC

RCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-28Halifax IIILW164QB-CSkipton on Swale1921Stuttgart Crashed and exploded on take off KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17128 WilliamsJSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-23LancasterIIDS676OW-Linton on Ouse2022BerlinCrashed at GusenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17129 WilliamsR ESergeantR137111RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonIIIBK401OW-MDishforth1910Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17130 WilliamsA RFlight SergeantR196508NavigatorRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ422 (Other sources quote it erroneously as ML422 - there were no Halifaxes with a serial number commencing with ML)ZL-NLeeming1649ChemnitzPoWParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report Information on serial number courtesy John Jones May 2018 with additional details by Roy Wilcock on 20 November 2020
17131 WilliamsA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-10HalifaxIIILW685AL-CTrainingDitched off AberdeenParadie Archive Database
17132 WilliamsJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILW572SE-QCroft1532VairesCrashed at Nerville-la-Foret {Valdioise}KilledBoran-sur-Oise Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17133 WilliamsR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1945-04-19LancasterIII ME357EA-CFulbeck1127TrainingCrashed into sea 5 miles off Skegness LINCS Paradie Archive Database
17134 WilliamsJ HSergeantRCAFBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-08LancasterIW4824VN-ZSkellingthorpe945Bois de CassanCrashed at PontoiseKilledVal d'Oise Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17135 WilliamsF Spurgeon 'Pop'SergeantCanadaRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312GelsenkirchenShot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel}Evader
Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster 'The Lily Mars'


17136 WilliamsG EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-07-03LancasterIR5663QR-BSyerston2235GardeningCrashed Near Swedish port of HalsingborgInterned Paradie Archive Database
17137 WilliamsE KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIILM419PG-NConingsby2008SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17138 WilliamsAPilot OfficerJ/4560PilotRCAFFighter74 Sqd
1941-11-26SpitfireIIaP7551InterceptionShot down 20 miles West of St Davids HeadKilledPembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17139 WilliamsTracy Arthur ThomasPilot OfficerJ/1890820 Jan 1922CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-08-23HalifaxIIJD248EY-JBreighton2024BerlinShot down by a night-fighter and crashed at Netzow, 11 km NNE of HavelbergKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, 2.E.9 Paradie Archive Database Son of Arthur Dougal Williams and Topsy Phyllis Williams, of Stonewall, Manitoba, Canada
17140 WilliamsGordon IvanFlight SergeantR/1199501923CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB659OF-JBourn1710BerlinHomebound when claimed by Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer on 30 Jan 1944 (near Amsterdam). Crashed near Zwanenburg (Noord-Holland)KilledHaarlemmereer (Zwanenburg) General Cemetery, Plot B, Row C, Coll. Grave 15.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Fred and Daisy Williams, of Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada
17141 WilliamsWFlt SgtRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-22LancasterXKB832WL-FCroft1055HildesheimCollided with 431 Sqn Lancaster KB811 SE-T at base destroyed after bomb load explodedParadie Archive Database
17142 WilliamsE JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-28WellingtonIIW5561LQ-JPocklington1705Emden?KilledSage War Cemetery
17143 WilliamsBFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
17144 WilliamsLlewelynFlight Sergeant1412114NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command102 (Ceylon) Sqn
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW159DY:OPocklington22:10BlainvilleShot down by a night-fighter, crashing at Coeuvres-et-Valsery (Aisne), 15 km WSW of Soissons. LW159 was claimed by either Obstlt. Günther Radusch, his 62nd Abschuss from Stab NJG2 or Maj. Paul Semrau, his 28th Abschuss from Stab II./NJG2 in the Soissons area at 01:00 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW, Id No: 78437 Buchenwald, PoW No: 8124 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.
17145 WilliamsE CFlight LieutenantPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-09SpitfireIXMJ827PatrolCrashed on Ohama Beach
17146 WilliamsHughieSergeant1535229Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJA924LQ:RGransden Lodge17:14BerlinJA924 was hit by 3./schw.Flak Abt. 418 (Eisb.) and 2.-4./schw.Flak Abt 513. The aircraft crashed at Berlin-Neukölln at 20:20 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten). A fierce blaze broke out in the port wing and the bomber spiralled out of control. at about 15,000 feet a violent explosion occurred, catapulting the two survivors into the air.PoW No 1351, Stalag Luft 1
17147 WilliamsW RSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-14HampdenIP5392EQ-WBalderton.0032.CherbourgCrashed at LongdownKilled
17148 WilliamsD TSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1941-12-28HampdenIP1165EQ-BBladerton1855HulsCrashed at Winterswijk HollandKilled
17149 WilliamsR GFlight SergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-23LancasterIILL623EQ-JLinton on OuseBerlin?KilledRunnymede
17150 WilliamsESergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26LancasterIIDS712EQ-GLinton on Ouse1711BerlinCrash landed SE of Lincoln

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