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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
17201 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
17202 WilliamsonWilliam AlfredSergeantR/108342NavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn 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
17203 WilliamsonJackSergeantR/186329Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command431Sqn 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
17204 WilliamsonJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-04-04VenturaIIAE957EG-MMethwold1800Rotterdam?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17205 WilliamsonH RSergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1942-10-01LancasterIR5759QR-Syerston1805WismarCrashed at SildemowKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17206 WilliamsonB AFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1945-04-10LancasterISW254PG-SStrubby1831LeipzigCrashed at LoberitzKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17207 WilliamsonHFlying OfficerPilotFighter402Sqn RCAF
17208 WilliamsonL FSergeantR107665Bomber Command428Sqn RCAF
17209 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.

17210 WilligA KSergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxIIJB971VR-XMiddleton St George1909Mannheim?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17211 WilligarL EFlight SergeantRCAFRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1942-04-17WellingtonIIIX3655SR-VBourn2345HamburgCrashed at Lubeck-TaterbornKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17212 WillingtonDFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1943-11-22HalifaxIILW333DY-KPocklington1631BerlinCollided with 77 Sqn Halifax and crashed near Barmby MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17213 WillisJ GFlying OfficerRCAFCoastal Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ6866U-UEast Moor2218HamburgCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
17214 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
17215 WillisAlbert Anthony JosephSergeantR/221202Age 22CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn 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'.
17216 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
17217 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
17218 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
17219 WillisLSergeantRCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayEvader Paradie Archive Database
17220 WillisJ D WPilot OfficerFighter418Sqn RCAF
1942-04-12BostonIIIZ2210Night IntruderPoW
17221 WillisFrank CameronSquadron Leader40332Age 27UKPilotRAFVRFighter Command421Sqn 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
17222 WillisCharles AlbertWing CommanderC836CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFCoastal Command404Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30BeaufighterXLZ297EE-ARAF Dyce17:05Anti-ShippingShot down by naval flakPoW - Interned at Luft Stalag L1Accident report
17223 WillistonR OFlight SergeantR76596RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03HalifaxIIJD159VR-YMiddleton St George2230KolnCrashed MuizenPoW Paradie Archive Database
17224 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command514Sqn
1944-01-21LancasterIILL672A2-C2Waterbeach2001MagdeburgKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17225 WillistonASergeantRCAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-10-15StirlingIIIEF149QS-XChedburgh1215TrainingUndercarriage collapsed on T/O Paradie Archive Database
17226 WillmottD MSergeantRCAFBomber Command90Sqn
1944-06-12LancasterILM158WP-PTuddenham2331GelsenkirchenCrashed near Eerbeek {Gelderland}KilledBrummen {Hal} General Cemetery

Photo courtesy Johan Pauwels
Paradie Archive DatabaseArchive Report Notes
17227 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
17228 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
17229 WilloughbyJames ByronFlying OfficerJ351305 August 1914 at Sintaluta, Saskatchewan, CanadaCanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1945-03-18Halifax IIIMZ494C8-B RAF Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire 00:44 Witten, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany Shot down over the targetPoW - details not known Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17230 WilloughbyS AFlying Officer49765Bomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-05-12WellingtonXHE913AL-East Moor2350DuisburgCrashed HuppelKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
17231 WillsRobertSergeant1799461Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-10-15LancasterIMF748AS:QRAF Kimington22:15DuisburgLancaster LM165 or 166 Sqn Lancaster MF748 was hit by flak from 3./schw. Flak Abt. 446 (Eisb.), 1. schw. Flak Abt. 472 (0), 1./schw, Flak Abt. 243 (0) and 8. & 9./schw. Flak Abt. 244. One aircraft crashed at Hamborn-Bruckhausen at 01.35 hrs, the other crashed at the railway station of Meiderich-Neumühl at 01:34 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten) Note: According to ‘Report on Duisburg crashes 14/15th October 1944’ from RAF Graves Service Rheinberg to Air Ministry dated 03.08.1950, LM165 and MF748 collided in mid-air and crashed in fairly open grounds near Flak barracks in the area between the Brahmsstraße, Neumitihler Straße, Moriansmuhle and the Oberhauser Allee in Duisburg-Meiderich. An engine excavated from the crash scene was identified as having come from LM165, four of the crew of LM165 were buried in the North Cemetery at Duisburg-Hamborn, and the pilot of MF748 was found by personnel of the Flak barracks and buried in Essen South West Cemetery. During the second half of the 1940's, farmers working in the fields of the crash location found two lots of human remains, which were buried in Rheinberg Military Cemetery, Plot VIl-D-21 and in Plot XXIX-B-7. Still, the whole crew of LM165 and six of the crew of MF748 are officially posted as missing in action to this day. fFound in the Canadian Service Files of War Dead, 1939-1947 of Fg Off. Archie Verdun Batty J21182 RCAF trom 428 Sqn Lancaster KB780),KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 240
17232 WillshireA HSergeant1268645Bomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-06-28WellingtonXHE443SE-OBurn2330Koln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
17233 WillsonLFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1945-02-13LancasterIPB686KO-DWitchford2150DresdenAbandoned and crashed at Joncourt [Noord]Paradie Archive Database
17234 WillsonA BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxIIJD382VR-AMiddleton St George1710KasselCrashed LauenfordeKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17235 WillsonD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILV985ZL-KLeeming315MondevilleKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Paradie Archive Database
17236 WillsonJohn CampbellFlight SergeantR14548130th January 1924 Edmonton, AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM434KM:PDunholme Lodge22:55WesselingLM434 was a probable claim by Oblt Georg Fengler, his 8th Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1 - FF St Trond: 6,200m at 01:35 hrs. Crashed between the coal-mine and the As-Lanklaar road, near Lanklaar (Limburg), 10 km SSW of Masseik in Belgium.KilledLanklaar Communal Cemetery Coll.grave 1-7
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Charles Alwyn and Euphemia Lily (née Campbell) Willson, of Encinitas, California, U.S.A.
17237 OlmsteadLeslie JohnSergeantR/213888CanadianBomb AImerRCAFBomber Command19OTU
1944-10-17WhitleyVAD685XF-JRAF Kinloss19:06TrainingPilot loss control in thunderstorm, aircraft crashedKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. G. Row A. Grave 6. United Kingdom
Accident report
17238 WilmotE DSergeantRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-09-11LancasterING239CF-AKelstern824Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17239 WilmotBrian EdmundSquadron LeaderJ/23777PilotDFC & bar
RCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-08-21HalifaxIIIMZ633TransitMid air collision with Halifax NA609KilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17240 WilschkeC FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command578Sqn
1945-03-05Halifax IIINA173LK-KBurn1657ChemnitzLanded at Bovingdon struck by plane above Paradie Archive Database
17241 WilsherF HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-12-29LancasterIIIPB525LQ-PGransden Lodge1553Scholven-BuerKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17242 WilsonJamesSergeant1822188Age 20BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command408 Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIINP711EQ:ORAF Linton-On-Ouse, North Yorkshire17:14WormsSee archive report for further detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Collective grave 18. G.2-5

Courtesy Erik Wieman

Son of Thomas Wilson, and of Janet K. Wilson, of Douglas, Lanarkshire, England. 11 Operations - with 60.15 operational flying hours logged.
17243 WilsonA WSergeantRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1943-01-09HalifaxIIBB252ZA-XMelbourne1617GardeningCrashed near Het BalgKilledVredenhof CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17244 WilsonRobert HectorFlight SergeantR/54053ObserverRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1941-09-06WhitleyVZ6478ZA-SRAF Leeming, Yorkshire1949Huls See archive report for further details KilledOldebroek General Cemetery. Grave 3Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17245 WilsonRobert JohnWarrant Officer Class 1R15355919th October 1922 in Parmerston, OntarioCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber 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)KiACoeuvres-et-Valsery Communal Cemetery Grave 8
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of David and Sarah Rebecca (née Cherry) Wilson, of Palmerston, Ontario, Canada
17246 WilsonJackFlight SergeantR12120524th January 1922 in Banff, AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command102 (Ceylon) Sqn
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW143DY:OPocklington21:57BlainvilleSee archive report for detailsKiAMarissel French National Cemetery Grave 264
Paradie Archive Database
17247 WilsonJ PSergeantRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1942-10-15LancasterIW4195ZN-WSyerston1900KolnCrashed near ValburgPoWParadie Archive Database
17248 WilsonH EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command107Sqn
1942-12-06BostonIIIAL737OM-UGreat Massingham1122EindhovenCrashed off HollandKilledParadie Archive Database
17249 WilsonV HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-10-25LancasterIPD276KO-XWitchford1323EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17250 WilsonW CPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1945-02-07LancasterINF925PH-TWickenby1909KleveCrashed at NistelrodeKilledGroesbeek Canadian War CementeryParadie Archive Database

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