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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
17351 WinningW FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-19HalifaxVLK990IP-XTholthorpe1633LeverkusenShot down near DortmundDoW 4.12.43Reichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17352 WinskillW WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-09-11LancasterIIIPB510OF-QConingsby2108DarmstadtCrashed at HargesheimPoWParadie Archive Database
17353 WinstanleyT SSergeantRCAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIME740AR-EBinbrook2146Mailly-le-CampCrashed Mariguy-le-Grand {Marne}KilledMarigny-le-Grand churchyard Paradie Archive Database
17354 WintemuteJ DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
17355 WinterF AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1945-01-05Halifax IIINR209EQ-ALinton on Ouse1641HannoverCrashed near HollenstedePoWParadie Archive Database
17356 WinterF WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-11-18HalifaxVLK976ZL-ZLeeming1640MannheimBelieved crashed English ChannelKilledCayeux-sur-Mer Paradie Archive Database
17357 WinterR HSergeant1314142Bomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIBB343EQ-XLeeming2057PlzenCrashed NE of Laon FranceKilledLiesse Communal Cemetery
17358 WinterH TSergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVLK633ZL-WLeeming1731KasselCrashed HarzbergPoW
17359 WinterA MFlight SergeantR656117Bomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVED209NA-CMiddleton St George2352AachenAbandoned near Marche-en-Famenne BelgiumPoW
17360 WinterbottomC RSergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxIIJD463VR-DMiddleton St George1737FrankfurtCrashed Ham sur Heure BelgiumKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery
17361 WintersC HSergeantRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-03-18LancasterIILL640A4-CWitchford1946FrankfurtKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17362 WintonA GSergeantR/73439Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1942-09-04WellingtonIIIBJ771KO-LMarhamBremenReason for loss unknownPoW No. 27008, Stalag 334, Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO2 as PoW
17363 WintzerV J ASergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxIIJD720VR-PMiddleton St George1958BerlinCrashed target areaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17364 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
17365 WiperM LSergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIILL699EQ-CLinton on Ouse1700BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17366 WirthEFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW655MP-VHolme on Spalding Moor1943FrankfurtAbandoned & crashed at KelbergPoWParadie Archive Database
17367 WiseR TFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter182Sqn
1943-09-09TyphoonIbJP605RamrodDamaged Paradie Archive Database
17368 WisemanW MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514Sqn
1945-04-22LancasterIII ME523A2-GTrainingForce landed SW of Topcliffe airfield Yorkshire Paradie Archive Database
17369 WisemanWPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1942-05-19StirlingIN3716MG-AOakington2315MannheimCrashed at Oostakker BelgiumPoW Paradie Archive Database
17370 WishartR PPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-06-06HampdenIAD980EQ-YBalderton1230Air testCrashed NE of airfieldInjured
17371 WishartRSergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-07-21HampdenIAT139EQ-ABalderton2341DuisburgCrashed in the WaddenzeeKilledParadie Archive Database
17372 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
17373 WistonG LFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1944-08-10LancasterIIIJB716PH-XWickenby2110GardeningCrashed at Aston DownsKilledBrookwood Military CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17374 WitherickG A ASergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-06-06HalifaxIIW1145LQ-SPocklington2351EmdenCrashed near Binbrook LINCS
17375 WithersT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-07-26HalifaxIIW1230LQ-LPocklington2300Hamburg?KilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17376 WitrylakZbigniew StanisławSierżantWarrant Officer78233926.07.1919PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

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PAFBomber Command300Sqn 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).

17377 WittE MPilot OfficerJ17710RCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17378 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
17379 WittakerW DFlying OfficerPilotFighter402Sqn RCAF
17380 WitteralliV AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFCoastal Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIIMZ8826U-CEast Moor1602DusseldorfDamaged on return Paradie Archive Database
17381 WittmackFFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-07-25HalifaxVIINP688QO-XEast Moor2108StuttgartCrashed at Breteniere {Cote-d'Or}KilledBreteniereParadie Archive Database
17382 WittsDavid DouglasSergeantR/122133Air BomberRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-09-06HalifaxVDK262IP-RRAF Tholthorpe1935Munchen See Archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17383 WittsJohn Leading Aircraftman411569AustraliaRAAF1 (RCAF) Air Observers School1942-01-08RAAF Honour Roll
17384 WitwerHoward DanielFlying OfficerJ86988CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command419 (Moose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-08-25LancasterXKB775VR:YMiddleton St George19:58RusselsheimCollided with 115 Sqn, Lancaster I PD274 and crashed in the target area. While spinning, the aircraft broke up, throwing Fg Off. Witwer clear. The aircraft crashed in a small forest 2 Km west of the village of Unter-Eisesheim. The crew were initially buried in the village cemeteryPoW No. 7751, Stalag Luft 3/Milag-Marlag Nord-Oflag LParadie Archive DatabaseHoward Daniel Witwer returned to Canada and after a few years of civilian life reenlisted in the RCAF and served as a Flight Engineer. He retired from the RCAF in 1968. He passed away on the 23rd November 2002.
17385 WityckPSergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-01-05WellingtonIIW5589LQ-FAir testCrashed near Shrensall YORKSKilledBramby on the Moor Paradie Archive Database
17386 WiwsianskiMichaelSergeantR210463CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-22HalifaxIIIMZ506QO:XRAF East Moor, Yorkshire00:10le MansSee archive report for further detailsKilledLe Mans West Cemetery. Plot 38. 1939-45 Row C. Grave 43.Paradie Archive Database
17387 WoelfleC HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIW4967SR-PLudford Magna.0006.HombergCrashed Courtrai {West-Vlaanderen}KilledWevelgem Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17388 WolfHomer LynnFlight LieutenantJ/11323USAUSAPilotRCAF2 TAF430Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28MustangIAM174CB-8 Sommervieu12:55Tac RecceShot down by flak, struck aircraft while bailing out.KilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, Xxvi. C. 4. France
Accident report
17389 WolfWilfred LawrenceFlight SergeantR?3rd October 1923 in AlbertaCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqn RCAF
1944-02-02LancasterIILL686QO:FEast Moor19:40TrainingSee Archive report for detailsKilledHarrogate (Stonefell) Cemetery Sec. C, Row K, Grave 14Paradie Archive Database
17390 WolfeJ JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-10-15HalifaxVIINP773EQ-MLinton on Ouse1722WilhelshavenKilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17391 WolfeR RLeading AircraftmanRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILM680KW-UGroundHit by aircraft which was landingInjured Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
17392 WolfeD LSquadron Leader39805DFC

Bomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxIIHR905LQ-OGransden Lodge2315AachenDisintergrated near Asten HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery
17393 WolfeRoland LorenzenPilot Officer102518AmericanPilotRAFFighter133 (Eagle) Sqn
1941-11-30SpitfireIIaP8074MD:?RAF Eglington10:30Convoy PatrolSuffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his baseInternedEntered WW II through the RCAF into the RAF, flying with the 133 [Eagle] Squadron, while flying a Spitfire on a convoy patrol, Suffered engine failure and baled out, landing in Eire, 13 miles from his base, was picked up by the Irish army and interned in Eire as they were a neutral. Sent to a camp Nr Dublin. He tried multiple escapes each time being returned to internment due to political pressures and finally on his eighth try, with the US in the war and the political situation much changed, he succeeded. He escaped to England via Belfast. There he joined the USAAF and was assigned to the 82nd FS, 78th FG, 8AF in 3-44 with whom he remained till 9-9-44. He was flight commander for C-flight in 1944.
17394 WolffJ FSergeantRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1941-08-31WellingtonIIW5577PH-UBinbrook2115BoulogneCrashed off French coastKilledParadie Archive Database
17395 WolkowskiASergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03LancasterIIDS733OW-LLinton on Ouse.0022.LeipzigCrashed at EspelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17396 WolstencroftG APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIIHX353BM-XSkipton on Swale2219VilleneuvePoW Paradie Archive Database
17397 Womack Henry Archer (Harry)SergeantR/67722PilotRCAFTraining Command57 OTU RAF1941-07-01MasterN7833RAF HawardenTrainingHit poles and crashedKilledHawarden (St. Deiniol) ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
17398 WomarFrederick John ErnestFlight Sergeant550298W/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-06-01HampdenIAT191EQ-ARAF Balderton, Nottinghamshire2258Essen See archive report for full details KilledAmersfoot General Cemetery (Oud Leusden). Plot 13, Row 3, Grave 39 Read Archive Report
17399 WoodK RPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-10-20LancasterIIIJB348LQ-RGransden Lodge1739LeipzigCrashed at HarrenstatteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryAttacker
17400 WoodGalenSergeant1047841Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVLK898SE-ORAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire2334Leipzig See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 4.Z.22 Read Archive Report

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