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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
17151 WilliamsV ISergeant1486633Fighter409 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-17BeaufighterVIB8718Night RangerKilledRunnymede Memorial (Possibly buried in Villers sur Mer Cemetery ?) United Kingdom
17152 WilliamsVFlight LieutenantFighter410 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-13MosquitoNFXIIIHK429InterceptionDamaged
17153 WilliamsS RSergeant1377465Wireless Operator / Air GunnerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-09-07BostonIW8284Night IntruderKilledSt- Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery France
17154 WilliamsR JSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-14LancasterXKB769VR-IMiddleton St George1842LeunaKilledHannover War cemetery
17155 WilliamsR OSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-02HampdenIAT248PT-AWaddingtonBremenCrashed at Koudum HollandKilledHemelumer-Oldeferd
17156 WilliamsG CSergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-05-07HampdenIAE389PT-DWaddingtonGardeningCrashed Kalifornien NE of KielKilledKiel War Cemetery
17157 WilliamsRSergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-26WellingtonIIIZ1599OW-BDishforth1850KolnCrashed at BoerdonkKilledEindhoven {woensel}
17158 WilliamsA TSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW618ZL-ELeeming2205NurnbergCrashed HohenrothKilledHannover War Cemetery
17159 WilliamsRSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVDK249NA-KMiddleton St George2018BerlinCrashed HolxdorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
17160 WilliamsF SSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVDK238NA-IMiddleton St George2128PeenemundeCrashed near Barth-VelgastKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
17161 WilliamsA JSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-02HalifaxVEB274NA-HMiddleton St George2247HamburgShot down by Hpt. Hans JabsKilledRunnymedeAttacker
17162 WilliamsKSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-08HalifaxIIJD323AL-SLeeming2245HannoverCrashed SiebenhofenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17163 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.
17164 WilliamsR ASergeant1239188Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-21WellingtonXHE200SE-PBourn2245Gardening?KilledRunnymede
17165 WilliamsH CSergeant1389188Bomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-21WellingtonXHE200SE-PBourn2245Gardening?KilledRunnymede
17166 WilliamsJ IFlight LieutenantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ591QO-KEast Moor2217MetzCrashed at Chevrieres {Oise}KilledCreil Communal Cemetery
17167 WilliamsEvan Sergeant416901AustraliaRAAF34 OTU RCAF1943-02-26RAAF Honour Roll
17168 WilliamsBayden BalaPilot OfficerJ/21199Age 25CanadaPilotRCAFTraining Command34 Operational Training Unit
(RCAF)

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.

17169 WilliamsonAlbert JohnPilot OfficerJ/88424NavigatorRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-07-18LancasterIME814EM-ERAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire2251Revigny See Archive report for further details KilledMargerie-Hancourt churchyard Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17170 WilliamsonNSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1941-12-11WellingtonIcW5727HA-VMarham1520BrestCrash landed UpavonParadie Archive Database
17171 WilliamsonNFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-02-12WellingtonICZ1091VR-AMildenhall1700Fuller?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17172 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
17173 WilliamsonJohn SherwoodPilot OfficerJ87864CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqn RCAF
1944-10-04HalifaxIIIMZ756ZL:ERAF Leeming, North Yorkshire18:55Gardening - Onions Area (Oslo Harbour)See Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 253.Paradie Archive Database
17174 WilliamsonWilliam AlfredSergeantR/108342NavigatorRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVEB251ZL-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2020Berlin See archive report for further details PoW No: 222800 Camp: Stalag Muhlberg (Elbe) 4BNone - understood to have survived the war. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17175 WilliamsonJackSergeantR/186329Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK898SE-ORAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire2334Leipzig See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 4.Z.21Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17176 WilliamsonJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command487 Sqd RNZAF
1943-04-04VenturaIIAE957EG-MMethwold1800Rotterdam?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17177 WilliamsonH RSergeantRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-10-01LancasterIR5759QR-Syerston1805WismarCrashed at SildemowKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17178 WilliamsonB AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command619 Sqd
1945-04-10LancasterISW254PG-SStrubby1831LeipzigCrashed at LoberitzKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17179 WilliamsonHFlying OfficerPilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
1943-02-16SpitfireIXBR633RodeoPoW
17180 WilliamsonL FSergeantR107665Bomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-08WellingtonIIIHE238NA0X
17181 WilliamsonWalter DonaldSergeantR/131709Age 20CanadaPilot (U/T)RCAFTraining Command7 Elementary Flying Training School.

51 Group


1943-02-16Tiger MothIIDE461-RAF Desford, Leicestershire1150Passing Out Test ExerciseSee archive report for further detailsKilledIbstock Cemetery. Row V 3. Grave 3

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born on the 04th January 1923 in Leader, Saskatchewan, Canada. Educated at Carbon High School. Worked as a telegraph operator for Canadian Pacific Railway. Enlisted in November 1941. Awarded his wings on the 19th November 1942 at Dauphin, Manitoba.

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Williamson of Carbon, Alberta, Canada.

17182 WilligA KSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxIIJB971VR-XMiddleton St George1909Mannheim?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17183 WilligarL EFlight SergeantRCAFRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-04-17WellingtonIIIX3655SR-VBourn2345HamburgCrashed at Lubeck-TaterbornKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17184 WillingtonDFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1943-11-22HalifaxIILW333DY-KPocklington1631BerlinCollided with 77 Sqn Halifax and crashed near Barmby MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17185 WillisJ GFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ6866U-UEast Moor2218HamburgCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
17186 WillisJames RalphPilot OfficerJ19484CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn (Thunderbird) RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIDS757OW:DLinton on Ouse14:25Air test and sea searchFlying low over the water, the port outer engine failed and in an attempt to gain height, the aircraft stalled into the sea losing its tail sectionSurvived, PoW 29 Jun 1944Paradie Archive DatabaseBrother of J23367 Fg Off Gordon Keith Willis RCAF. 44 Squadron Lancaster III ND741 KM:K
17187 WillisAlbert Anthony JosephSergeantR/221202Age 22CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09HalifaxVIILW206OW-QRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire1517VolkelSee Archive report - Information courtesy John JonesKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Plot 43 Row I Grave 6

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 24th November 1921 at Regina. Enlisted on the 30th March 1943 at Windsor, Ontario. Worked as a mechanic for General Motors. Son of Anthony and Barbara Willis, brother of Donald, Louise and Shirley of 1746 Tourangeau Road, Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Grave inscription: 'Here Rests A Soul Good And True Dearest Son, We Miss You So. Rest In Peace'.
17188 WillisJames RalphPilot OfficerJ/19484CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIINP683OW-MLinton on Ouse22:20Metz marshalling yards, FranceSee Archive Report for detailsPoW No. 86487, Stalag Luft 1 Paradie Archive Database
17189 WillisGordon KeithFlying OfficerJ2336728th February 1916 in Calabogie, OntarioCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-05-07LancasterIIIND741KM:KDunholme Lodge21:46SalbrizClaim by Lt. Fred Hromadnik 9./NJG4 - 30-50km South West of Orleans: 1,600m at 00:48. 
(Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Herbilly Cne de Mer (2km North East) 19km North East of Blois. The aircraft craft crashed with a full bomb load. The village was destroyed by the explosion which caused several civilian casualtiesKilledOrleans Main Cemetery Plot 2 Row A Grave 3
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Herbert Francis and Ethel Eva (née Closs) Willis, of Calabogie, Ontario, Canada
17190 WillisCalvin ErskineFlying OfficerJ25541CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command640 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILW434C8:HLeconfield22:27TrappesClaimed by Lt. Frithjof Fensch, his 1st Abschuss and first of three this night, from 4./NJG4, in the Chevreuse area at 3.700 m at 00:55 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed near Bretigny-sur-Orge (Essonne), 6 km NE of Arpajon.PoW, 78342 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8073 Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive DatabaseWhilst 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
17191 WillisLSergeantRCAFBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayEvader Paradie Archive Database
17192 WillisJ D WPilot OfficerFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-04-12BostonIIIZ2210Night IntruderPoW
17193 WillisFrank CameronSquadron Leader40332Age 27UKPilotRAFVRFighter Command421 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-08SpitfireVbEN779Circus 235See archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 65


Courtesy Oleg Marin

Son of Mr and Mrs Frank L. Willis of 327 Poplar Crescent, Saskatoon, Canada
17194 WillisCharles AlbertWing CommanderC836CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFCoastal Command404 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30BeaufighterXLZ297EE-ARAF Dyce17:05Anti-ShippingShot down by naval flakPoW - Interned at Luft Stalag L1Accident report
17195 WillistonR OFlight SergeantR76596RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJD159VR-YMiddleton St George2230KolnCrashed MuizenPoW Paradie Archive Database
17196 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIILL672A2-C2Waterbeach2001MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17197 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command620 Sqd
1943-10-15StirlingIIIEF149QS-XChedburgh1215TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on T/O Paradie Archive Database
17198 WillmottD MSergeantRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report Notes
17199 WilloughbyD ASergeant1288344Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command420 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-29HalifaxIIILW366PT:RAF TholthropeTrainingCrashed 300 yards North East of farm buildings Hafod Farm near Aberystwyth at 15:10Slightly InjuredProceedings of the Court of Enquiry or Investigation available
17200 WilloughbyEdwin BertramPilot OfficerJ/85159RCAFBomber Command25 OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonICT2909PP-EFinningley2336DusseldorfCrashed off coast of HollandMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 101Paradie Archive DatabaseInfo via John Jones November 2016

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