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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
17651 YounieWilliam AlexanderFlight SergeantR166259Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILK875NP:QLissett22:24TrappesSee Archive report for detailsKilledEcquetot Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17652 YowneyMyronFlying OfficerJ/2262115 February 1920CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command61 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIME591QR-CConingsby2343LeipzigAirborne collision with unknown aircraftKilledRheinburg War Cemetery Plot 9 Row A Grave 11Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew were initially buried in Wetscherweisen Military Cemetery Diepholz. They were buried with the crew belonging to 514 Squadron Lancaster DS823.

(Extract from report from No4 MREU no name or dated) After several days of search I found a witness, Burgomeister Gabe of Essern who was able to guide me to the woods of a Lancaster. Burgomeister Gabe says that at 01:30 on Sunday 20 February 1944, two aircraft collided in mid air. None of the fragments were collected by the Luftwaffe, but they were unable to move tell section which was still at the scene of the crash. It was definitely a part of DS825 [sic] as they ....... were damaged registration numbers reading “D.S.” on one side and 82 on the other side. It was a complete tail section so there is no doubt that it was a Lancaster. Policeman Eserwych of Law confirmed date and other details of the crash from his diary.

Note: 514 Sqn lost 3 aircraft on this night DS736/DS823/LL681

Son of Anne Yowney, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
17653 YuileArthur McLeodFlying OfficerC/1328CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command1Sqn RCAF
1940-09-01HurricaneIR4171YO-RAF Northolt1430PatrolShot down in an action against Do17s, abandonned aircraft.SafeNone - survived the warAccident ReportRead Archive Report
17654 YuileArthur McLeodFlying OfficerC/1328CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command1Sqn RCAF
1940-09-15HurricaneIL1973YO-ERAF Northolt1445PatrolDamaged in combat with a Bf-109 over West Malling, Kent. Wounded with a bullet in the shoulder, managed to fly the aircraft back to baseWoundedNone - survived the warAccident ReportRead Archive Report
17655 YuillASergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVEB207NA-BMiddleton St George1848Mannheimcrashed at UersfeldKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
17656 YuillKenneth FergusonSergeantR10603528th March 1912 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command22OTU
1942-07-06WellingtonIcR1465LT:YRAF Wellesbourne MountfieldCross-country training flightSee archive report for detailsKilledHereford Cemetery Plot A. (C.of E.). Joint Grave 5619
17657 YuleAndrew CampbellP/OJ/19523DFM

RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
HalifaxIILK908NA-IRAF Middleton St GeorgeKasselEnemy aircraft attackWoundedNone Paradie Archive DatabaseRetired 1966 Died 11th June 2002
17658 YunkerBernardFlight LieutenantJ797710th October 1917 in Balgonie, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotRCAFBomber 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 Chartres.KiASt. Arnoult-des-Bois Churchyard, Joint Grave
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Joseph and Magdalena (née Grad) Yunker, of Balgonie, Saskatchewan, Canada
17659 YunskoWSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-11-01HalifaxIIIMZ376QB-KSkipton on Swale1654OberhausenKilledNederweert War Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17660 ZachariasH JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-01-22HalifaxIIILW444QB-HSkipton on Swale1515TrainingCrashed in River SwaleKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17661 ZacharukAWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxVIINP706QO-JEast Moor326CaenEvaderParadie Archive Database
17662 ZadoroznyStanley ErnestFlight Sergeant (Posth. P/O)J/95483Age 21CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxVIINP699QO-ORAF East Moor, Yorkshire600DuisburgSee archive report for further details KilledCholoy War Cemetery: 4.D. 10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17663 ZahlR AFlight SergeantBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-09-29HalifaxVLK634IP-TTholthorpe1818Bochum?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
17664 ZaleschukDemetreFlight SergeantR/115908Age 21CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIJB854EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2105Pilsen See archive report for further details KilledLouppy-le-Chateau Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 3-5.

Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17665 ZanderDSergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1942-08-30HalifaxIIJD128DY-MPocklington.0025.MonchengladbachCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17666 ZaparynukP KSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-08-28WellingtonIIIDF665VR-QTopcliffeSaarbruckenCrashed at Petit-Doische FranceKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17667 ZapfeM EFlight SergeantR139842RCAFBomber Command51Sqn
1943-05-23HalifaxIIHR836MH-Snaith2359DortmundCrashed N of LeidenKilledOegstgeestParadie Archive Database
17668 ZapfeWilliam ChristianFlying OfficerJ/7024Age 21CanadianNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command59Sqn1943-03-23B-17 FortressIIAFK209J1315Anti-submarine PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel. 175
Courtesy Herb Montgomery

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W.O Zapfe of 326 Tenth Street, Saskatoons, Saskatchewan, Canada
17669 ZareikinSPilot OfficerJ17716RCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1943-05-27HalifaxIIJD149DY-HPocklington2326EssenCrashed near Hippolytushoef HollandKilledWieringen {Hippolytushoef}Paradie Archive Database
17670 ZavitzR CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1943-01-13LancasterIW4261ZN-CSyerston1640EssenCrashed near DusseldorfKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17671 ZavitzJFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfKilledBecklington War Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
17672 ZayetsSSergeantR56703RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVDK228NA-DMiddleton St George2338AachenCrashed Mesnil-St-Blaise BelgiumKilledFlorennes Communal Paradie Archive Database
17673 ZayetsPeterSergeantR/124095Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1666 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-02-29HalifaxIIJD386TRAF Wombleton, Yorkshire1230Training See archive report for further details Killed Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Sec F. Row C. Grave 1.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17674 ZburaGeorge JohnPilot OfficerJ/42332Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIINA5836U-FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire1630Dusseldorf4km NNE of RocherathMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 248

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 03rd July 1924. Son of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Zbura of 512-8th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

With thanks to Thierry Cardon for details

Information courtesy John Jones

17675 ZbytnuckTFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
17676 ZdanR TPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-09-23HalifaxVDK271NA-QMiddleton St George1857MannheimCrashed GeinsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17677 ZdanBenjamin HenryPilot OfficerJ206064th October 1915 in Glenella, ManitobaCanadian1st PilotRCAFTraining Command111OTU1943-03-19Mitchell (B-25C Ser No. 41-12760)IIFL697BHOakes Field, Nassau10:40TrainingFL697 was airborne at 10:40 hrs for local flying with just 1st and 2nd Pilots aboard. At approximately 11:10 hrs the aircraft was seen flying at about 500 ft in a normal climbing attitude heading SE from the Field with flames and very little smoke coming from the starboard engine nacelle. It was seen to continue for a short period of time and then start a slow turn to starboard. After turning through about 90 degrees the nose dropped and the aircraft entered a vertical dive, enveloped in flames, crashed at about 15:10 hrs, and exploded south of the Field.KilledNassau War Cemetery West A.6
Son of Hendry and Mary (née Cheelia) Zdan. Husband to Margaret Elizabeth (née Tedford) Dan of Glenella, Manitoba, Canada
17678 ZealandJ HPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1942-11-09HalifaxIIDT539DY-APocklington1751HamburgCrashed at OosterendKilledDen Burg General Cemetery TexelParadie Archive Database
17679 ZeavinMaxFlight SergeantR/111112W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-03-09WellingtonIIIX3284OW-XRAF Dishforth, Yorkshire1832Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 186Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17680 ZegarchukJames EugeneSergeantJ/89947Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIHK542KO-JRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2205Karlsruhe See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 5.E.10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17681 ZeidelRSergeantR148402RCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHF542AL-East Moor2308DusseldorfCrashed at Westendrop HollandKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
17682 ZellerW RFlying OfficerC/1420RCAFFighter418Sqn RCAF
1944-09-08MosquitoVIHX811IntruderKilledLimmen Protestant Churchyard NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
17683 ZierlerIsaac BuckFlying OfficerJ/40890NavigatorRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1945-04-10LancasterIPB903BM-FRAF Skipton-on-Swale1317Leipzig See Archive report for further details KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 8.F.9.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17684 ZimmerRSergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
17685 ZimringBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-11-04LancasterINF936SR-FLudford Magna1709BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
17686 ZobellB MFlight SergeantPilotRCAFFighter Command401Sqn RCAF
1942-08-19SpitfireIXBS120YO-?RAF Biggin Hill / RAF Lympne935RecceSee other archive report for a few detailsInjured None - thought to have survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseSome details here: Read Archive Report
17687 ZoockhanWPilot OfficerJ/6719PilotRCAFFighter403Sqn RCAF
1942-04-25SpitfireVbAB978RamrodCollided with nextKilledRunnymede Memorial United KingdomParadie Archive Database
17688 ZubackG AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1945-03-22LancasterXKB808SE-YCroft1043HildesheimExploded over target areaKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
17689 ZubicFrank JosephFlying OfficerJ273194 Jan 1924, London, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIDV308SR:VLudford MagnaBerlinClaim by Ma.j Wilhelm Herget from Stab I./NJG4, his 58th Abschuss. The aircraft exploded in the air near Grandrieu South of Beaumont at 05:46 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiAGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Zachary and Annie (née Shoblanuik) Maslianka, of London, Ontario, Canada
17690 ZuckerW W TSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1943-05-02WellingtonXHE692QB-TrainingCrashed near Penrhos airfield Paradie Archive Database
17691 ZukNWarrant Officer Class 2RCAF166Sqn
1944-07-25LancasterIIIJB649AS-ZKirmington2120StuttgartCrashed at AuxerreEvaderParadie Archive Database
17692 ZulaufFranklin RoyFlying OfficerJ/17205CanadaBomb AimerDFM

RCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 14. E. 6.
Personnal date on Paradie RCAF Archive Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427Sqn lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’
17693 ZulinovVSergeantRCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIIIJA899VN-DSkellingthorpe2243ProuvilleCrashed at Ribeaucour {Somme}KilledFransu Churchyard Paradie Archive Database
17694 ZumarMosesWarrant Officer Class IIR/82050PolandCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command407Sqn RCAF
1942-10-20HudsonVIEW921RAF St Eval, Cornwall EnglandAnti-SubmarineUnconfirmed - accidentMissingRunnymede Memorial, Panel 102.Paradie Archive DatabaseAccident report
17695 ZuntiJames JosephFlight SergeantR/107172Age ?CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command50Sqn
1943-11-22LancasterIDV366VN-R RAF Skellingthorpe, Lincolnshire 1644Berlin See archive report for further information KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave grave 1. C. 10-15. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
17696 ZywinaJohnFlying OfficerJ/28684PolandCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-05-31HalifaxVLL419NF-VTempsford01:41SOEShot down by a He219 of the 3./NJG 1KilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 249. United Kingdom
Accident report
17697 SheppardJackson Eddie (Adis)Pilot OfficerJ/6289CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFFighter CommandMerchant Ship Fighter Unit
1942-02-10Hurricane (Hurricat)IZ4569Merchant vesselTest flightLaunched by rocket catapult from a merchant vessel, his control jammed and he ditched.Unhurt - RescuedAccident report
17698 GilliesDonald JamesFlight SergeantR/155552CanadianBomb AImerRCAFBomber Command19 OTU
1943-07-03WhitleyVLA877WRAF Kinloss23:30Night trainingCrashed in hill sideKilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground, Grave 61. Row C. United Kingdom
Accident report
17699 RobertsDavid RozellWarrant OfficerR801741st March 1920 in Winnipeg, ManitobaCanadianPilotRCAFTraining Command81OTU
1943.01.11WhitleyVLA766RAF Whitchurch Heath16:07Training FlightTook off for an evening cross country navigation exercise with a screened pilot, navigator, wireless operator and five pupils. Crashed at 20:50 having acknowledged four QDMs, some 23 miles from base and in the county of Denbigh.KiAWrexham Cemetery Sec. D. Grave 9645Son of Cecil Rozell and Barbara (née Clarke) Roberts; husband of Margaret (née MacKenzie) Roberts, of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
17700 StewartWilliam HenrySergeantR1131886th December 1913 in Coal Creek, British ColumbiaCanadianAir Gunner (Pupil)RCAFTraining Command 81OTU
1943.01.11WhitleyVLA766RAF Whitchurch Heath16:07Training Flight Took off for an evening cross country navigation exercise with a screened pilot, navigator, wireless operator and five pupils. Crashed at 20:50 having acknowledged four QDMs, some 23 miles from base and in the county of Denbigh. KiA Wrexham Cemetery Sec. D. Grave 9512 Son of James Moore and Annie (née Wright) Steward of Nordegg, Alberta, Canada.

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