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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
1901 BrownFlight SergeantCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command407 Sqn RCAF
1942-05-15HudsonVAM626RR:KBircham Newton20:39Strike MissionLed the second formation of a strike force from 320 Sqn (9 aircraft) and 407 Sqn (12 aircraft) which was sortied to attack an east-bound convoy of German ships off the Dutch Frisian Islands. The a/c was hit in the cockpit, wings and tail damaging the Instruments and hydraulics. Force-landed at Docking.Uninjured
1902 BrownEugene DeverleFlight LieutenantJ/21414USAPilotRCAF2 TAF21Sqn
1945-02-10MosquitoVIHR345YH-B.87 Rosières-en-SanterreNight intruderMissingKilledRheinberg War Cemetery, 17. A. 3., Germany
Accident report
1903 BrowneD EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-02-13StirlingIR9316AA-KNewmarket1753LorientAbandoned near PlouayPoWParadie Archive Database
1904 BrownellJ FFlying OfficerJ40341Probably CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax IIIMZ454KW-SRAF Tholthorpe, Yorkshire1640ChemnitzSee archive report for detailsBaled out - survived None - thought to have survived the war Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1905 BrownleeI G TFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILL578MP-H BarHolme on Spalding Moor2129RusselheimCrashed at HammKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
1906 BrownlessTSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-08-02HalifaxIIHR849LQ-EGransden Lodge2301Hamburg?Killed
1907 BrubakerD WPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1941-10-20WellingtonIcZ8795OJ-CMildenhall1829BremenCrashed in River ScheldeKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} BelgiumParadie Archive Database
1908 RoweJohn George McCafferyFlying OfficerJ/41261Age 29CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command82 Operational Training Unit. 93 Group
1944-11-30WellingtonXLN167-RAF Ossington, Newark, Nottinghamshire10:15TrainingSee archive report for further details and photo'sKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 51.H.3.

Born on the 26th November 1915 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Worked as a foreman with the Amalgamated Electric Company. Son of William Graham (died 15th March 1940, age 53) and Clara Rowe (née Mccaffery), of Toronto, Ontario, Canada and husband of Mary Elizabeth Rowe (married 16th August 1941), of 423 Page Avenue, Toronto. Epitaph: 'Into Thy Hands, O Lord" Till The Day Break And The Shadows Flee Away'.
1909 BruceH E VPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1942-07-25HalifaxIIW1147TL-JLinton on Ouse.0003.DuisburgCrashed near 's-Hertogenbosch HollandKilledParadie Archive Database
1910 BruceAFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-09-11LancasterING239CF-AKelstern824Wanne-EickelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1911 BruceJ SFlight LieutenantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-08-16LancasterIIIPB239LQ-DGransden Lodge2115KielCrashed off DenmarkKilledRunnymede
1912 BruceA W AWarrant OfficerNZ412786Bomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxIIJD147VR-CMiddleton St George2240WuppertalCrashed SW of Roermond HollandPoW
1913 BruceW SSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJN966NA-VMiddleton St George1651StuttgartCollided with Lancaster III ED417 103 Sqn and crashed near Middleton St GeorgeKilledEdinburgh
1914 BruceDouglas EarlPilot OfficerJ/7005CanadianPilotRCAFMiddle East417Sqn RCAF
1942-06-17SpitfireVbAR276AN-Port Sudan08:30Armed recceHit small mound at perimeter of aerodrome causing aircraft to sumersault and strike the ground in an upright positionSlight injuriesAccident report
1915 BruceDouglas EarlFlying OfficerJ/7005CanadianPilotRCAFMiddle East417Sqn RCAF
1943-04-19SpitfireVbEN345AN-Goubrine South, Tunisia14:10EscortRAF KittyhawkSqn and escorting RCAF SpitfireSqn jumped by over 2 dozen Bf-109s. Shot down.KilledAlamein Memorial, Column 271Accident report
1916 BrudellMontague Anthony ThomasFlight Sergeant413340AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command432 (Leaside) Sqn RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS831QO:NRAF East Moor, North Yorkshire16:29BerlinSee archive report for full detailsPoW No: 267440 Camp: Stalag Muhlberg (Elbe) 4B
1917 BruegemanRaymond GlenSergeantJ/88569Age 22CanadaAir/BmrRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-04-08HalifaxIIILW436WL-YRAF Croft, Yorkshire1029Bois de CassanSee archive report for further brief details provided by John JonesKilledDrosay Churchyard. Grave 1 Courtesy Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Reuben Ezra and Mary Alma Bruegeman, of Hanover, Ontario, Canada, husband of Dorothy Priscilla Bruegeman, of Hanover, Canada. Grave inscription: 'Beloved Son Of Reuben & Mary Bruegeman, Hanover, Ontario, Canada "Thy Kingdom Come".
1918 BruggemanJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16LancasterIII PB402LQ-MGransden Lodge1813ZeitzCrashed at PfaffenhausenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1919 BrunelleJoseph Paul Marcel AlphonseFlight LieutenantC1066CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFFighter414Sqn RCAF
1944-11-07SpitfireIXMJ553GB78 Eindhoven09:00Photo RecceHit by intense light flak. Abandoned near RoermondSafe, unhurt Accident report
1920 BrunetE CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-10-20LancasterIIIJB348LQ-RGransden Lodge1739LeipzigCrashed at HarrenstatteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1921 BrunetJ J C PFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILW127AL-FLeeming331MondevillePoWParadie Archive Database
1922 BrunoDennisonSergeantR112912CanadianFlight EngineerRCAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn, RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxIIJD361AL:YLeeming23:54LeipzigJD361 or 102 Sqn Halifax JD303 was claimed as a probable by L. Herbert Koch, his 2nd Abschuss, from 11./NJG3 in a probable area of Burg near Magdeburg at 6000 m at 03:25 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 September - 31 December) 1943 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft burst into flames and exploded in mid-air and the wreckage was strewn over a wide area 1 km east of Wittenmoor. No trace of three of the crew were found and it was presumed that they were totally disintegrated by the explosionPoW No. 267150, Stalag 4BParadie Archive Database
1923 BruntA HFlight SergeantBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-02-12HampdenIAT134PT-KWaddington1445FullerPresumed lost over the seaKilled
1924 BruntonA CSergeantBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1925 BrusoneJPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxVIIINP722QO-NEast Moor1604EssenCrashed at Manston Kent on returnParadie Archive Database
1926 BrutonCecil GilbertFlying OfficerJ/22495Age 23CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1943-08-17LancasterIIDS630KO-HRAF Little Snoring, Norfolk2138Peenemunde See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial - panel 173
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1927 BryanJ RFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVEB217IP-ATholthorpe1720Kassel?PoWParadie Archive Database
1928 BryanA JFlying OfficerPilotFighter403Sqn RCAF
1944-05-21SpitfireIXMJ645Ramrod 905Abandoned near AchietEvaded
1929 BryansRobert JohnPilot OfficerJ/17097CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command218Sqn
1943-05-13StirlingIIIBK705HA-KDownham Market.0044.DuisburgShot down by a night fighter of 12./NJG 1, crashed in the North SeaKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 175. United KingdomAccident report
1930 BryansStuart FrancisFlying OfficerJ3632128th July 1915CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn, RCAF RCAF
1944-08-18LancasterXKB743NA:IRAF Middleton St. George, County Durham21:29BremenSee archive report for further detailsPoW No: 7604 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BellariaPassed away on the 26th May 2000. From Blyth, Ontario, Canada.Paradie Archive Database
1931 BryansS FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-07-24LancasterXKB740NA-VMiddleton St George2109StuttgartCollided over France made emergency landing at Woodbridge on return and wrecked Paradie Archive Database
1932 BryansW SWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-08-26LancasterIIIND807OF-PConingsby2029KonigsbergKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1933 BryansW RSergeant1063523Bomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-07-09HalifaxIIJD216EQ-PLeeming2236Gelsenkirchen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1934 BryantRobert MurraySergeantR/65736CanadianPilotRCAFEastern Air Command118Sqn RCAF
1941-07-23Goblin336RE-RCAF Station Dartmouth16:45TrainingCrashedKilledToronto (Park Lawn) Cemetery, Sec. G. Lot North half 26. Grave 1. Tier 49
Accident report
1935 BryantH DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-01-06WellingtonIIW5514PH-SBinbrook1707BrestCrash landed at Ashbourne DERBYSKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1936 BryantE MSergeantRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1944-07-24LancasterIIIND634AS-UKirmington2110StuttgartCrashed at OlbronnKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1937 BryantS WWarrant OfficerR86659RCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVDK142ZL-Leeming2341Aachen?Killed Paradie Archive Database
1938 BryantA EFlight SergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJD333AL-WLeeming1648StuttgartCrash landed at Snape Mires near base
1939 BryantW HFlight SergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL197AL-LLeeming1612BerlinCrashed at ZeetzeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1940 BryceC FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINR205PT-LTholthorpe1840MagdeburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
1941 BrydenHSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3488VR-HMildenhallHamburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1942 BrydenRobertSergeant1825512Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-07-15HalifaxIIIMZ524MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor23:47NucourtCrashed at 02:30 hrs some 2 km west of Courcelles-les-Gisors (Oise) and roughly 12 km WNW of Chaumont-en-Vexin. Claimed by Hptm. Josef Krahfrost, his 8th Abschuss, from 2.NJG4, at Autheuil-Vernon at 2.000 m, at 01:43 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW, 78365 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8081 Stalag Luft 3Whilst 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
1943 BrydonWilbert AlexanderFlying OfficerJ/40347CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command170Sqn
1945-03-05LancasterIII ME320TC-LHemswell1700ChemnitzShot down over target.KilledBody presumed to rest in one of the mass graves in Chemnitz, Germany. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Accident report
1944 BrydonEdward DaleFlying OfficerJ/44042CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438Sqn RCAF
1945-04-26TyphoonIbRB429F3-XB-78 EindhovenArmed recceHit trees whilst attacking Motorised Enemy Troop column - Crashed South-West of GnissauKilledHamburg Cemetery Germany
Accident report
1945 BrydonFrancis SamuelSergeantJ/90923 (previously R153149)8 April 1922 at Somerset, Nova Scotia, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-05-31LancasterIIILM427CF-GRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire.0001.TergnierCrashed Nullemont {Seine-Maritime}KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard, Somme, France - Row C. Coll. grave 6-8. Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
1946 BrydonJ SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90Sqn
1943-02-16StirlingIR9306WP-JRidgewell1859LorientCrashed Bold Barrow Hill near Blandford Forum DorsetKilledBlandford Cem Pimperne DORSET Paradie Archive Database
1947 BryersRobert BruceWarrant Officer Class IIR/125283CanadianAir GunnerRCAFCoastal Command422Sqn RCAF
1943-05-25SunderlandIIIDD846RAF ObanAnti-SubmarineCrashed in sea to the North East of Clare Island while returning to base.KilledIrvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard, Plot 1. Grave 24. United Kingdom.Accident report
1948 BryonFrederick HarryFlying OfficerJ/12786CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command430Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28MustangIAG591BRAF Odiham20:05Tac RecceShot down by enemy fighter, crashed near BrettevilleKilledBretteville-Sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery Xxiv. A. 2. France
Accident report
1949 BrysonGFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB562ZN-MMetheringham2139SchweinfurtCrashed EschelbronnKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1950 BrzezinaStanisławPulkownik PilotGroup CaptainP.76782Born 5 March 1904 Łódź (Age 41 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

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PAF British Air Force of Occupation Chief of Staff, PAF1946-02-13Douglas DC-3 DakotalllKG397435 Squadron, RCAFNear Warlingham, SurreyDied as a pasenger in 435 (RCAF) Squadron Dakota. The aircraft was returning from a sortie Germany to the U.K., it was approaching Croydon when aircraft crashed in Surrey Hills, when it struck high ground near Warlingham, Surrey, having descended in cloud. There were eight Fatalities; S/Ldr R G Joyce; F/O A J Clark; LAC G A Doxey; LAC D Palmer; G/Capt S Brzezina; W/Cdr S Grodzicli, Driver D I Glover R.E.; Dr John Brittain. Nine Others were iured; F/Lt R J Mitchell; F/O A W Gallop; Major Gen M S Chilton; Major G C Howarth, Major D C Fleming; F/Sgt A Roberts, Capt F Francis, Pte H Jewell, Pte W Campbell. Location : United Kingdom.

From September 25, 1940, commander of 317 Fighter Squadron. From 1941.09, he was the commander of the 2nd Polish Fighter Wing. He fought in Battle of Britain.
Killed on Active Service - Flying Accident PAF Memorial, Northolt, Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery - Kent, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves E Div 3 Grave 94


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