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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
17301 WiltonWalter TorranceFlight LieutenantJ/20218Age 24CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-29LancasterIIDS718EQ-RLinton on Ouse, Yorkshire1722BerlinSee archive report for further informationKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Collective Grave Ref. 27 C. 1-12 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

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17302 WiltonGSergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILV914AL-VLeeming1859BerlinPoW
17303 WiltseThomas EarlPilot OfficerJ/87719Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-21HalifaxIIIMZ633TransitMid air collision with Halifax NA609KilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17304 WiltshireW FFlight LieutenantPilotFighter421 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-24SpitfireXVISM238SweepAbandoned near Munster
17305 WinchA EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22HalifaxIIJD468VR-WMiddleton St George1739GardeningDitched on return Paradie Archive Database
17306 WinchesterR GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-11-29LancasterIIILM755SR-NLudford Magna1208DortmundPoWParadie Archive Database
17307 WinchesterSidney ArthurFlight LieutenantJ10019Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command502 Sqn
1944-10-04HalifaxGR11HR686JRAF Stornaway23:08Rover PatrolSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 8717, Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive Database
17308 WincottD WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-13LancasterXKB866VR-MMiddleton St George2022KielLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17309 WindellerW KFlying OfficerJ/12065PilotRCAFFighter263 Sqd
1944-06-15TyphoonIbMN292RoadsteadCrashed near Launcreston, CornwallKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17310 WinderJohn ShawPilot Officer J/93659Air Gunner (mid upper)RCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-06-16LancasterIIILM474N2RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire.2341Sterkrade Crashed at Volkel {Noord-Brabant} KilledUden War Cemetery Holland. Grave reference 5.C.11Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17311 WinderWilliam HenrySergeantR20467518th June 1923 in Tacoma, WashingtonCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW123BM:WSkipton on Swale22:16VilleneuveLW123 or 433 Sqn LW120 was claimed by Lt. Lothar Jarsch, his 4th Abschuss, from 6./NJG2 in the Dreux-Evreux-Chartres area at 1.500 m. at 01:48 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed on fire, near Laona (Eure-et-Loir), 15 km WSW of DreuxKiALaons Communal Cemetery Grave 2
Crew Photograph: Left to Right: Back Row: Sgt. Winder, Sgt. Marler, Sgt. Jenkins, WO1. Longley. Front Row: Plt Off. Harvie, Fg Off. Baird, Plt Off. Wilson.
Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to J90300 Plt Off on the 3rd July 1944

Son of Edward Attree and Laura Jane (née Winning) Winder, of Quesnel, British Columbia, Canada
17312 WinderRobert GledhillFlying OfficerJ992529 November 1921CanadianWireless OperatorRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-10-21StirlingIBF390MG-AOakington1747GardeningMine laying mission in the Nectarines region. Shot down by anti-aircraft fire and crashed at 2142 hours in the sea of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Earlier, the bomber had crossed the East Anglia coast, well south of its intended track an then appeared to fire of the wrong colours of the day after being engaged by coastal batteries.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 99.Paradie Archive Database Son of Henry and Mary Elizabeth Winder, of Norwood, Manitoba, Canada
17313 WindersB DSergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEE937HA-ADownham Market1945HannoverCrashed at EldagaseKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17314 WindibankF RFlight SergeantR103246RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-13WellingtonXLN439AL-East Moor2347BochumCrashed near MonchengaldbachKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17315 WindsorK CSergeantRCAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1943-09-14HalifaxIIJN910NF-KTempsford1759SOECrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17316 WindsorW FSergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ859SE-ACroft2232HamburgCrashed at DeichhausenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17317 WindsorK DSergeantR/106450PilotRCAFFighter Command403 Sqd RCAF
1943-06-20SpitfireIXBS383CircusAbandonedEvaded capture - returned England 24.08.1943 None - survived the warParadie Archive Database
17318 WinegardenF EFlight SergeantR109935RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-05-29HalifaxIIJB793VR-XMiddleton St George2252WuppertalCrashed near Eupen BelgiumKilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17319 WinklerE ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-16WellingtonIIIX3359VR-NMildenhall2355EssenCrashed near WuustwezelPoW Paradie Archive Database
17320 WinnE SFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL720EQ-RLinton on Ouse2348LeipzigKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
17321 WinningW FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-19HalifaxVLK990IP-XTholthorpe1633LeverkusenShot down near DortmundDoW 4.12.43Reichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17322 WinskillW WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-09-11LancasterIIIPB510OF-QConingsby2108DarmstadtCrashed at HargesheimPoWParadie Archive Database
17323 WinstanleyT SSergeantRCAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIME740AR-EBinbrook2146Mailly-le-CampCrashed Mariguy-le-Grand {Marne}KilledMarigny-le-Grand churchyard Paradie Archive Database
17324 WintemuteJ DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
17325 WinterF AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINR209EQ-ALinton on Ouse1641HannoverCrashed near HollenstedePoWParadie Archive Database
17326 WinterF WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK976ZL-ZLeeming1640MannheimBelieved crashed English ChannelKilledCayeux-sur-Mer Paradie Archive Database
17327 WinterR HSergeant1314142Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIBB343EQ-XLeeming2057PlzenCrashed NE of Laon FranceKilledLiesse Communal Cemetery
17328 WinterH TSergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK633ZL-WLeeming1731KasselCrashed HarzbergPoW
17329 WinterA MFlight SergeantR656117Bomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVED209NA-CMiddleton St George2352AachenAbandoned near Marche-en-Famenne BelgiumPoW
17330 WinterbottomC RSergeantBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxIIJD463VR-DMiddleton St George1737FrankfurtCrashed Ham sur Heure BelgiumKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery
17331 WintersC HSergeantRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-03-18LancasterIILL640A4-CWitchford1946FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17332 WintonA GSergeantR/73439Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1942-09-04WellingtonIIIBJ771KO-LMarhamBremenReason for loss unknownPoW No. 27008, Stalag 334, Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO2 as PoW
17333 WintzerV J ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxIIJD720VR-PMiddleton St George1958BerlinCrashed target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17334 WiomeMFlying OfficerJ29979CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW120BM:ESkipton on Swale22:14VilleneuveAttacked by a night-fighter whose fire set light to both port engines and wounded Sgt. Gracie in both legs. Partially abandoned and crashed 01:45 hrs St-Arnoult des Bois (Eure-et-Loir), 18 km WNW of ChartresEvaderParadie Archive DatabaseReturned to the UK on the 18th August 1944
17335 WiperM LSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIILL699EQ-CLinton on Ouse1700BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17336 WirthEFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW655MP-VHolme on Spalding Moor1943FrankfurtAbandoned & crashed at KelbergPoWParadie Archive Database
17337 WiseR TFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter182 Sqd
1943-09-09TyphoonIbJP605RamrodDamaged Paradie Archive Database
17338 WisemanW MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1945-04-22LancasterIII ME523A2-GTrainingForce landed SW of Topcliffe airfield Yorkshire Paradie Archive Database
17339 WisemanWPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1942-05-19StirlingIN3716MG-AOakington2315MannheimCrashed at Oostakker BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
17340 WishartR PPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-06HampdenIAD980EQ-YBalderton1230Air testCrashed NE of airfieldInjured
17341 WishartRSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-21HampdenIAT139EQ-ABalderton2341DuisburgCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledParadie Archive Database
17342 WisslerRichard PeterPilot Officer14133431st March 1915, Woolwich, KentNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command431(Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK639SE:ETholthorpe17:36KasselCrashed in the village of Essen, some 5 miles NW of Quakenbrück, at 22:00 hrs. Reason for the loss is unknown.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 130Posting Records show the crew arriving from 1659 CU at RAF Leeming on the 15th September 1943, and when lost they were engaged on their first operation sortie.

From this crash the remains of 6 badly carbonised bodies were recovered nearby the wreckage were buried on the same day in 4 coffins near some fir trees in Section I of the Essen Cemetery. The 7th member of this crew was found underneath the wreckage 2 days later. He was buried beside the other in one coffin.

According to German records this crew was buried in Essen-Oldenburg Cemetery. MRES after extensive investigation failed to locate any burial for this crew. Their names are recorded on the Runnymede Memorial.

Son of William Edward Staley and Marguerite Jennie (née Woodward) Wissler. Husband to Sheila Alice (née Bacchus) Wissler from Chelsea, Middlesex, England
17343 WistonG LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-10LancasterIIIJB716PH-XWickenby2110GardeningCrashed at Aston DownsKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17344 WitherickG A ASergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-06-06HalifaxIIW1145LQ-SPocklington2351EmdenCrashed near Binbrook LINCS
17345 WithersT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1230LQ-LPocklington2300Hamburg?KilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17346 WitrylakZbigniew StanisławSierżantWarrant Officer78233926.07.1919PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-07-25LancasterIIIPB252BH-HFaldingworth2300StuttgartTook off from Faldingworth 23.00 25 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Stuttgart. On outbound flight Lancaster collided in mid-air with RCAF Lancaster ND903 aircraft near Orleans and at 01.00 hours it was abandoned. Location : France.Evader. Died 14.11.1983 Blackpool, Lancs. UKFuller details at Archiwum Polish Database PB252Raid on Stuttgart undertaken by 412 Lancasters and 138 Halifaxes of Bomber Command. 8 Lancasters and 4 Halifaxes were lost (2.2 per cent of the force desptached).

17347 WittE MPilot OfficerJ17710RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17348 WittBenjamin CharlesFlying OfficerJ18743CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-07-26MosquitoIXLR475XD:?Upwood23:25GivorsCrashed at 04:10 while making a single-engined approach towards Woodbridge airfield, Suffolk.Injured
17349 WittakerW DFlying OfficerPilotFighter402 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-11SpitfireXIVRM846Damaged
17350 WitteralliV AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFCoastal Command415 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ8826U-CEast Moor1602DusseldorfDamaged on return Paradie Archive Database

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