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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
17551 WynnEric PiercePilot OfficerJ747217th April 1922 at Fort Wield, OntarioCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command149 Sqn
1942-08-24StirlingIN6083OJ:NRAF Lakenheath21:19FrankfurtDeveloped an engine fire soon after take off and crashed at 21:30 hrs roughly 1 mile SE of the airfield.KilledBeck Row (St. John) Churchyard Row C. Grave 1Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Martin Luther and Sarah Jane (née Randall) Wynn, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
17552 WynnC KSergeantRCAF166 Sqd
1944-05-22LancasterIIINE114AS-SKirmington2215DortmundCrashed MettmannPoWParadie Archive Database
17553 WynnykWilliam PeterWarrant Officer Class 2R18712714th January 1914 in Stry, Smoky Lake, AlbertaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command166 Sqn
1944-12-04LancasterILM176AS:XKirmington16:24KarlsruhePilot called up on the R/T on return from an operational sortie, and after a time was given 'prepare' by flying control. This message was acknowledged and soon afterwards Fg Off Hanna gave his position 'downwind'. Almost immediately the caravan on the airfield reported an aircraft had crashed near the funnel. The aircraft was extensively damaged when found and six of the crew were dead, the only survivor dying shortly afterwards in Sick Quarters. No explanation as to why this accident occurred has been found.KilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Sec. H. Row D. Grave 2Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Peter and Nastia Wynnyk, of Stry, Alberta, Canada
17554 WynveenW RSergeantRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLK739NA-PMiddleton St George1638BerlinPoW Paradie Archive Database
17555 WyseGFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-09HalifaxIIIMZ363ZL-Leeming1900la NeuvilleKilled Paradie Archive Database
17556 WytonA EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-10-08StirlingIIIBK655XY-YWratting Common2245BremenCrashed RhadeKilledHamburg War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17557 WziątekKazimierzSierżantWarrant Officer79266226.06.1916 Radzymin Wołomin, PolandPolishAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x3)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
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
Fuller 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).

17558 YackisonFWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxIIJD382VR-AMiddleton St George1710KasselCrashed LauenfordeKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17559 YanaiP YSergeantBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterING346QB-NSkipton on Swale1645DessauKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
17560 YankoskiAnthonySergeantR/80041Age 21CanadaObserverRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-06-25WellingtonICX9980?-KWellesbourme Mountford2229BremenSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Panel: 107

Paradie Archive DatabaseN.o.K. details currently unavailable - can you assist? From Russell, Manitoba, Canada.
17561 YappThomas WalterSergeantR/101059AmericanAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-10-12WellingtonIIZ8532PH-PWickenby1734GardeningAfter dropping two mines in the shipping channel in the mouth of the River Elbe and the crew made for home. The rear gunner suspected that their a/c was being followed by a German night fighter so the pilot flew as low as possible despite the dark night. Approaching the English coastline the crew were unsure of their location so attempted to gain height but as power was applied the port engine cut out. The pilot then ordered his crew to bale out. The rear gunner left the a/c but as they were flying at a height of 100ft his parachute failed to deploy properly and he was killed. The rest of the crew stayed in the a/c, which then crashed at around 0030 hrs near RAF Langtoft, between Driffield and Malton. The bomb aimer was thrown out during the crash and died of his injuries in the early hours of the following morning. (Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)KilledDriffield Cemetery, Grave 6188 Paradie Archive Database
17562 YarnoldO PWarrant Officer Class 2R/80882CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVDK237NA-LMiddleton St George1932MagdeburgThe aircraft was damaged so badly by flak fire that the crew had to parachute. According to other sources, it is also possible that the damage to the machine caused by an attack by a German night fighter. With the autopilot turned on, the Halifax flew to the Alps, where it crashed on the rock face below the Kreuzkarspitze (2,591m). Over time, the debris slipped into the underlying KreuzkarseePoW No. 1208, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug Paradie Archive Database
17563 YarringtonA ESergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIIMZ629SE-BCroft2147LeuvenCrashed Waterloo {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17564 YarushFredFlying OfficerJ/24789Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIHX346PT-UTholthorpe1532Castrop-RauxelCrash landed at LeemingKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17565 YatesP E GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIME649PM-Elsham Wolds1624EssenForce landedKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17566 YatesTomSergeantR2125277th December 1922 in Rochdale, EnglandCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterILM127KO:HWitchford20:27KielCrashed in North SeaKiABergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery 1.H.10.

Paradie Archive DatabasePlt Off. Yates was washed ashore near Zandvoort, Netherland and was buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery

Posthumously promoted to Plt.Off. with Service No. J95439 with effect 25th August 1944.

Son of Tom and and Janet (née Robinson) Tate of Hamilton, Ontari
17567 YatesJohn Francis EdwardSergeantR19813310th January 1925 in Toronto, OntarioCanadanWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn RCAF
1944-06-07HalifaxIIINA505PT:JTholthorpe23:03Acherers Rail YardsClaim by Oblt Franz Brinkhaus 6./NJG2 – 5-50km SSE of Neufchatel (SD): 1,800m at 01:19. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) . Shot down at 02:00 in the neighbourhood of Ronchois (Department of Seine-Maritime), 28 km WSW of Poix and 14km East of Neuchatel-en-Bray.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 253.
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John Francis and Eliza Maud (née Woolley) Yates of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17568 YatesAlbert CranstonSergeantR/70975Age 21CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1942-09-10LancasterIR5888QR-?Syerston2030DusseldorfSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 16.F.15.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Albert Martin Yates and Maud Yates, of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
17569 Yates Norman Stuart Flight SergeantR2244822 August 1924 at Verdun, Montreal, Quebec, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFMiddle East CommandNo. 614 "County of Glamorgan" Squadron1944-08-21HalifaxIIJP228PRAF Amendola, ItalyNot knownSzőny Oil Refinery, HungaryShot down and crashed near Bakonybánk, HungaryMissing believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 16 Column 2Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17570 YatesW SFlight SergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-04LancasterXKB756NA-QMiddleton St George2143VilleneuveCrashed at le Mailleraye-sur-Seins {Seine-Maritime}Evader
17571 YaworskiA EWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW574ZL-JLeeming1845BerlinKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17572 YeagerF FWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-20HalifaxIILW207DY-XPocklington1643BerlinAbandoned near NeuruppinPoWParadie Archive Database
17573 YeamanJ KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1945-01-07LancasterILL961UM-S2Wickenby1844MunchenCollided with 150 Sqn Lancaster and abandonedParadie Archive Database
17574 YeatesG RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1942-09-08HalifaxIIW7782EY-CMiddleton St George1935FrankfurtCrashed near Sclayn BelgiumKilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
17575 YellandJames JosephWarrant Officer Class 2R144272NavigatorRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIDV220AS-JRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire2321Leipzig, GermanyShot down and crashed near Krahne, Brandenburg, GermanyKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 253Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
17576 YellinBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL774SR-ULudford Magna.0022.DuisburgKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17577 YellinP FWarrant OfficerR77427RCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE182SE-ABurn1950BochumHit by flak and explodedKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17578 YemenD JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1945-02-23LancasterINF998BQ-DN Killingholme1558PforzheimCrashed at Manston Kent on return Paradie Archive Database
17579 YemenD JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command550 Sqd
1945-03-07LancasterIII ME428BQ-ON Killingholme1704DessauPoW Paradie Archive Database
17580 YeoL JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS737EQ-CLinton on Ouse1637BerlinCrashed at Murton CommonInjuredParadie Archive Database
17581 YeoLorne EdgarSergeantJ/88648Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15LancasterIIDS771OW-P RAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire 1906Stuttgart See archive report for further details KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.10
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17582 YeomansJ TPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-07-14HalifaxIIIMZ768KN-QTrainingCrashed at Kirby UnderdaleKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17583 YerdonHarold Robert JospehSergeantR/207939Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-25LancasterXKB813SE-SRAF WombletonTraining See Archive report for further details KilledAccrington Cemetery. Second Plot K.Grave 326 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17584 YonkerZWarrant OfficerR91899RCAFBomber Command78 Sqd
1943-07-13HalifaxIIJD175EY-FBreighton2332AachenCrashed near KolnKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17585 YorkLorne HerbertFlying OfficerJ/11607Age 22CanadaW/Op/Air/GunnerRCAFFerry CommandOverseas Aircraft Dispatch Unit. 44 Group1943-03-12HudsonVIFK722-Hastings, Sierra Leone, West Africa213Ferry flightSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 10. Column 1

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Son of Herbert and Myrtle York, of Tamworth, Ontario, Canada.
17586 YorkRonald IvorSergeant1819034Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-09-15LancasterIIIPB527LQ:KRAF Gransden Lodge, Bedfordshire22:35KielSee archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel. 241.
17587 YorkeW GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-01-06WellingtonIIW5523PH-Binbrook1708BrestCrashed in sea off BrestKilledParadie Archive Database
17588 YoungPeterPilot Officer188718BritishSpecialist Operator / NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-10LancasterIIIME315LQ-KRAF Grandson Lodge, Cambridgeshire1441LeipzigHit by Me163 - all but one crew member survivedSurvived - no injuriesNone - understood to have survived the war

Courtesy Peter Young

Born 11th January 1924
17589 YoungRobert FaulknerSergeant Flight753314EngineerRAFVRBomber Command433 (Porcupine) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIIMZ808BM:PRAF Skipton-on-Swale21:27Gardening - Kiel Bay See Archive Report for detailsKilledSønderby (Assens) Churchyard. Coll. grave 174
17590 YoungAlan EdwardFlight Sergeant156416W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-08-31HalifaxVEB251ZL-TRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2020Berlin See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 26. D.1-3 Read Archive Report
17591 YoungA ESergeantRCAFBomber Command101 Sqd
1942-08-24WellingtonIIIZ1594SR-StradishallFrankfurtCrashed Dugree SSW of LeigePoWParadie Archive Database
17592 YoungH L MPilot OfficerJ/15006PilotRCAFFighter145 Sqd
1941-10-28SpitfireIIaP8044Convoy PatrolCrashed returning to MerstonKilledCatterick Cemetery United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17593 YoungI AFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter164 Sqd
1943-09-02HurricaneIVKX541PoW Paradie Archive Database
17594 YoungClarenceFlight SergeantR/204289 December 1924CanadianAir GunnerRCAF166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.4.Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery
17595 YoungK LFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-02-25StirlingIBF450HA-XDownham market1940NurnbergCrashed at RheinauKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17596 YoungR AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-03LancasterIIDS774EQ-FLinton on Ouse1717DusseldorfPresumed lost off coast of HollandKilledParadie Archive Database
17597 YoungD BFlying OfficerJ/92575PilotRCAFFighter411 Sqd RCAF
1945-05-01SpitfireIXTA839RecceLost North of HagenowKilledNederweert War Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
17598 YoungGriffin ‘Griff’ JamesWarrant Officer Class 1R8585520th January 1916 in Peterborough, OntarioCanadianPilotRCAF2nd Tactical Air Force412 (Falcon) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-13SpitfireLF.IXMK576VZ:?ALG B.18 Cristot, NW France11:10Armed ReconnaissanceSee Archive report for detailsPoW/MurderedLes Hogues Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 439C
Paradie Archive Database
17599 YoungWilliam HaroldSergeantJ87328CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn RCAF
1944-04-30HalifaxIIILW476PT:JRAF Tholthorpe21:15SomainSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 253.Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously promoted to Plt.Off. with Service No. J87328
17600 YoungS AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxIIINA509PT-VTholthorpe1618EssenCrashed at Wellesbourne Mountford Paradie Archive Database

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