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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
17151 WilliamsCharles FranklinFlight SergeantR/75063Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn 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
17152 WilliamsD JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-05-10LancasterXKB704VR-YMiddleton St George2133GentOvershot on return and damaged Paradie Archive Database
17153 WilliamsA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxIIINA509PT-VTholthorpe1618EssenCrashed at Wellesbourne Mountford Paradie Archive Database
17154 WilliamsA FSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-03-26HampdenOAE298PT-DWaddington1927Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17155 WilliamsE MWing CommanderAFC

RCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1945-01-28Halifax IIILW164QB-CSkipton on Swale1921Stuttgart Crashed and exploded on take off KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17156 WilliamsJSergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-08-23LancasterIIDS676OW-Linton on Ouse2022BerlinCrashed at GusenKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17157 WilliamsR ESergeantR137111RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-03-05WellingtonIIIBK401OW-MDishforth1910Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17158 WilliamsA RFlight SergeantR196508NavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn 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
17159 WilliamsA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-03-10HalifaxIIILW685AL-CTrainingDitched off AberdeenParadie Archive Database
17160 WilliamsJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILW572SE-QCroft1532VairesCrashed at Nerville-la-Foret {Valdioise}KilledBoran-sur-Oise Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17161 WilliamsR HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command49Sqn
1945-04-19LancasterIII ME357EA-CFulbeck1127TrainingCrashed into sea 5 miles off Skegness LINCS Paradie Archive Database
17162 WilliamsJ HSergeantRCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1944-06-08LancasterIW4824VN-ZSkellingthorpe945Bois de CassanCrashed at PontoiseKilledVal d'Oise Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17163 WilliamsF Spurgeon 'Pop'SergeantCanadaRCAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312GelsenkirchenShot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel}Evader
Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster 'The Lily Mars'


17164 WilliamsG EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1942-07-03LancasterIR5663QR-BSyerston2235GardeningCrashed Near Swedish port of HalsingborgInterned Paradie Archive Database
17165 WilliamsE KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-02-24LancasterIIILM419PG-NConingsby2008SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17166 WilliamsAPilot OfficerJ/4560PilotRCAFFighter74Sqn
1941-11-26SpitfireIIaP7551InterceptionShot down 20 miles West of St Davids HeadKilledPembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17167 WilliamsTracy Arthur ThomasPilot OfficerJ/1890820 Jan 1922CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
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
17168 WilliamsGordon IvanFlight SergeantR/1199501923CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command97Sqn (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
17169 WilliamsWFlt SgtRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1945-03-22LancasterXKB832WL-FCroft1055HildesheimCollided with 431 Sqn Lancaster KB811 SE-T at base destroyed after bomb load explodedParadie Archive Database
17170 WilliamsE JSergeantRNZAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1941-12-28WellingtonIIW5561LQ-JPocklington1705Emden?KilledSage War Cemetery
17171 WilliamsBFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN547QO-GSkipton on Swale1907Hannover?PoW
17172 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.
17173 WilliamsE CFlight LieutenantPilotFighter403Sqn RCAF
1944-06-09SpitfireIXMJ827PatrolCrashed on Ohama Beach
17174 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
17175 WilliamsW RSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1941-12-14HampdenIP5392EQ-WBalderton.0032.CherbourgCrashed at LongdownKilled
17176 WilliamsD TSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1941-12-28HampdenIP1165EQ-BBladerton1855HulsCrashed at Winterswijk HollandKilled
17177 WilliamsR GFlight SergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-11-23LancasterIILL623EQ-JLinton on OuseBerlin?KilledRunnymede
17178 WilliamsESergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-11-26LancasterIIDS712EQ-GLinton on Ouse1711BerlinCrash landed SE of Lincoln
17179 WilliamsV ISergeant1486633Fighter409Sqn RCAF
1943-04-17BeaufighterVIB8718Night RangerKilledRunnymede Memorial (Possibly buried in Villers sur Mer Cemetery ?) United Kingdom
17180 WilliamsVFlight LieutenantFighter410Sqn RCAF
17181 WilliamsS RSergeant1377465Wireless Operator / Air GunnerFighter418Sqn RCAF
1942-09-07BostonIW8284Night IntruderKilledSt- Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery France
17182 WilliamsR JSergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-01-14LancasterXKB769VR-IMiddleton St George1842LeunaKilledHannover War cemetery
17183 WilliamsR OSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-07-02HampdenIAT248PT-AWaddingtonBremenCrashed at Koudum HollandKilledHemelumer-Oldeferd
17184 WilliamsG CSergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-05-07HampdenIAE389PT-DWaddingtonGardeningCrashed Kalifornien NE of KielKilledKiel War Cemetery
17185 WilliamsRSergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-02-26WellingtonIIIZ1599OW-BDishforth1850KolnCrashed at BoerdonkKilledEindhoven {woensel}
17186 WilliamsA TSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW618ZL-ELeeming2205NurnbergCrashed HohenrothKilledHannover War Cemetery
17187 WilliamsRSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK249NA-KMiddleton St George2018BerlinCrashed HolxdorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
17188 WilliamsF SSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK238NA-IMiddleton St George2128PeenemundeCrashed near Barth-VelgastKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
17189 WilliamsA JSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB274NA-HMiddleton St George2247HamburgShot down by Hpt. Hans JabsKilledRunnymedeAttacker
17190 WilliamsKSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxIIJD323AL-SLeeming2245HannoverCrashed SiebenhofenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17191 WilliamsJohn RichardSergeant1029717Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn, RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxIIJD361AL:YLeeming23:54LeipzigJD361 or 102 Sqn Halifax JD303 was claimed as a probable by L. Herbert Koch, his 2nd Abschuss, from 11./NJG3 in a probable area of Burg near Magdeburg at 6000 m at 03:25 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 September - 31 December) 1943 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft burst into flames and exploded in mid-air and the wreckage was strewn over a wide area 1 km east of Wittenmoor. No trace of three of the crew were found and it was presumed that they were totally disintegrated by the explosionKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 170Son of John and Ellen Mary Williams; husband of Myfanwy Williams, of Llanllyfni, Caernarvonshire.
17192 WilliamsR ASergeant1239188Bomber Command431Sqn RCAF
17193 WilliamsH CSergeant1389188Bomber Command431Sqn RCAF
17194 WilliamsJ IFlight LieutenantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ591QO-KEast Moor2217MetzCrashed at Chevrieres {Oise}KilledCreil Communal Cemetery
17195 WilliamsEvan Sergeant416901AustraliaRAAF34 OTU RCAF1943-02-26RAAF Honour Roll
17196 WilliamsBayden BalaPilot OfficerJ/21199Age 25CanadaPilotRCAFTraining Command34OTU

1943-01-23VenturaIIAE872-RCAF Pennfield Ridge,New Brunswick, Canada910Formation PracticeSee archive report for further detailsKilledSt. George Rural Cemetery, Charlotte County. Lot 32. Range 12 width=
Courtesy Oleg Marin
Born on the 30th November 1917 in Saint George, Charlotte County, New Brunswick, Canada. Enlisted in 1938 as . Worked for Calgary Stock Exchange and the York Hotel.

Son of Thomas Owen Williams (died 28th March 1963, age 81) and Bertha Mae Williams (née Shaw - died 1930, age 37), of Strome, Alberta. Brother of Gayne Williams who served in the RAF in India. (Divorced Bernie Y. Williams of 129-E-29th Avenue, Vancouver, Canada. Next of kin listed as his other brother, O.N. Williams, of 3213 Elgow Drive, Calgary, Canada.

17197 WilliamsonAlbert JohnPilot OfficerJ/88424NavigatorRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIME814EM-ERAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire2251Revigny See Archive report for further details KilledMargerie-Hancourt churchyard Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17198 WilliamsonNSergeantRCAFBomber Command218Sqn
1941-12-11WellingtonIcW5727HA-VMarham1520BrestCrash landed UpavonParadie Archive Database
17199 WilliamsonNFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-02-12WellingtonICZ1091VR-AMildenhall1700Fuller?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17200 WilliamsonCharles FrederickFlight SergeantR94468CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ674KW:NTholthorpe06:05DuisburgAircraft crashed just south of Bracht at 09:00 hrs on the 14th October 1944.PoW No 1088, Stalag 3A LuckenwaldeParadie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J92205) whilst a PoW

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