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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
1901 BruceW SSergeantBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJN966NA-VMiddleton St George1651StuttgartCollided with Lancaster III ED417 103 Sqn and crashed near Middleton St GeorgeKilledEdinburgh
1902 BruceDouglas EarlPilot OfficerJ/7005CanadianPilotRCAFMiddle East417 Sqd 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
1903 BruceDouglas EarlFlying OfficerJ/7005CanadianPilotRCAFMiddle East417 Sqd RCAF
1943-04-19SpitfireVbEN345AN-Goubrine South, Tunisia14:10EscortRAF Kittyhawk Sqd and escorting RCAF Spitfire Sqd jumped by over 2 dozen Bf-109s. Shot down.KilledAlamein Memorial, Column 271Accident report
1904 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
1905 BruegemanRaymond GlenSergeantJ/88569Age 22CanadaAir/BmrRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd 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".
1906 BruggemanJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16LancasterIII PB402LQ-MGransden Lodge1813ZeitzCrashed at PfaffenhausenKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1907 BrunelleP MFlight LieutenantPilotFighter414 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-07SpitfireIXMJ553Photo RecceAbandoned near Roermond
1908 BrunetE CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-20LancasterIIIJB348LQ-RGransden Lodge1739LeipzigCrashed at HarrenstatteKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker
1909 BrunetJ J C PFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIILW127AL-FLeeming331MondevillePoWParadie Archive Database
1910 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
1911 BruntA HFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1942-02-12HampdenIAT134PT-KWaddington1445FullerPresumed lost over the seaKilled
1912 BruntonA CSergeantBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-05HalifaxIIHR810LQ-XGransden Lodge1925MannheimCrashed NusslochKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
1913 BrusoneJPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-23HalifaxVIIINP722QO-NEast Moor1604EssenCrashed at Manston Kent on returnParadie Archive Database
1914 BrutonCecil GilbertFlying OfficerJ/22495Age 23CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-17LancasterIIDS630KO-HRAF Little Snoring, Norfolk2138Peenemunde See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial - panel 173
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1915 BryanJ RFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1943-10-22HalifaxVEB217IP-ATholthorpe1720Kassel?PoWParadie Archive Database
1916 BryanA JFlying OfficerPilotFighter403 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-21SpitfireIXMJ645Ramrod 905Abandoned near AchietEvaded
1917 BryansR JPilot OfficerJ17097RCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1943-05-12StirlingIIIBK705HA-KDownham Market.0044.DuisburgCrashed North SeaKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1918 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
1919 BryansS FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-24LancasterXKB740NA-VMiddleton St George2109StuttgartCollided over France made emergency landing at Woodbridge on return and wrecked Paradie Archive Database
1920 BryansW SWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-08-26LancasterIIIND807OF-PConingsby2029KonigsbergKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
1921 BryansW RSergeant1063523Bomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-09HalifaxIIJD216EQ-PLeeming2236Gelsenkirchen?KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
1922 BryantRobert MurraySergeantR/65736CanadianPilotRCAFEastern Air Command118 Sqd RCAF1941-07-23Goblin336RE-RCAF Station Dartmouth16:45TrainingCrashedKilledToronto (Park Lawn) Cemetery, Sec. G. Lot North half 26. Grave 1. Tier 49
Accident report
1923 BryantH DFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command12 Sqd
1942-01-06WellingtonIIW5514PH-SBinbrook1707BrestCrash landed at Ashbourne DERBYSKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1924 BryantE MSergeantRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-07-24LancasterIIIND634AS-UKirmington2110StuttgartCrashed at OlbronnKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1925 BryantS WWarrant OfficerR86659RCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1943-07-13HalifaxVDK142ZL-Leeming2341Aachen?Killed Paradie Archive Database
1926 BryantA EFlight SergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26HalifaxIIJD333AL-WLeeming1648StuttgartCrash landed at Snape Mires near base
1927 BryantW HFlight SergeantBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL197AL-LLeeming1612BerlinCrashed at ZeetzeKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
1928 BryceC FFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1945-01-16Halifax IIINR205PT-LTholthorpe1840MagdeburgPoW Paradie Archive Database
1929 BrydenHSergeantRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3488VR-HMildenhallHamburg?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1930 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
1931 BrydonW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command170 Sqd
1945-03-05LancasterIII ME320TC-LHemswell1700ChemnitzKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1932 BrydonEdward DaleFlying OfficerJ/44042CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF438 Sqd RCAF
1945-04-26TyphoonIbRB429F3-XB-78 EindhovenArmed recceHit trees whilst attacking Motorised Enemy Troop column - Crashed South-West of GnissauKilledHamburg Cemetery Germany
Accident report
1933 BrydonFrancis SamuelSergeantJ/90923 (previously R153149)8 April 1922 at Somerset, Nova Scotia, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
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
1934 BrydonJ SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1943-02-16StirlingIR9306WP-JRidgewell1859LorientCrashed Bold Barrow Hill near Blandford Forum DorsetKilledBlandford Cem Pimperne DORSET Paradie Archive Database
1935 BryersRobert BruceWarrant Officer Class IIR/125283CanadianAir GunnerRCAFCoastal Command422 Sqd 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
1936 BryonFrederick HarryFlying OfficerJ/12786CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command430 Sqd 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
1937 BrysonGFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB562ZN-MMetheringham2139SchweinfurtCrashed EschelbronnKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1938 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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1939 BuchakTSergeantR/178563CanadaRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1943-08-27LancasterIIDS659KO-TLittle Snoring2143NurnbergThe aircraft is shot down by a Me 109 in the target area. Crashed target areaPoWParadie Archive Database
1940 BuchanASergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1943-09-22WellingtonXLN554QO-Skipton on Swale1902HannoverDitched E of Flamborough HeadParadie Archive Database
1941 BuchananA GSergeantRCAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1942-01-06WhitleyVZ9289DY-Dalton424BrestCrashed at Barnsley YORKSKilledDoncaster (Rose Hill) CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1942 BuchananGeorge David WillsFlying OfficerJ/39007NavigatorRCAFBomber Command28 OTU
1944-06-13WellingtonXLP397Not known RAF Castle Donington, Derbyshire 1447Training SortieAccident - lightning strikeKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 49.J.4Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1943 BuchananG RPilot OfficerJ/88910Wireless OperatorRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIND493LQ-SGransden Lodge1717BerlinThe aircraft was outbound when it was hit by flak at 20,000ft and set on fire. It crashed Teschendorf South West of the Dretzsee 15km WSW of LiebenwaldePoW No. 1263, Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug/Stalag Luft 4 Sagan & Belaria Paradie Archive Database
1944 BuchananD J AFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-04LancasterXKB787VR-MMiddleton St George1723BonnCollided with next and crashed S of Vielsalm [Luxembourg]KilledHotton War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
1945 BuchananG HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1943-11-26LancasterIIDS679OW-RLinton on Ouse1733Berlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1946 BuchananJ GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1945-02-25Halifax IIIMZ452ZL-ELeeming1658GardeningLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
1947 BuchananStanley Lloyd GeorgeSergeantR/9248729 Sep 1918CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command57 Sqd
1942-08-11WellingtonIIBJ830DX-EFeltwell2250MainzThe a/c crashed at 0330 hrs on the Philippshöhe above the Hagen central station. The pilot and the navigator, were still in the remnants of the completely destroyed cockpit. The rear gunner was hurled from the a/c by the force of the impact. The two other crew members were found in the wreckage during the following days by German soldiers, however because of their serious injuries and missing dog tags they could not be identified by name. The tail of the a/c remained relatively undamaged, while the remaining parts of the a/c were completely smashed on impact with the steep slope of the Philippshöhe. The a/c had not exploded on impact which is probably and indication of empty fuel tanks. (Compessed Translation Extract from Archäologie des Zweiten Weltkriegs Flugzeugabstürze in Hagen/Archaeology of the Second World War Air crashes in Hagen)KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 28 Row E Grave 7Paradie Archive Database
1948 BuchananJohn DonaldPilot OfficerJ/86932Born on the 8th April 1922CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command609 Sqd
1944-07-27TyphoonIbMN494PR-?B7. Martragny, France1730Rocket attackSee archive report for further detailsKilledRanville War Cemetery. Grave V.F.4 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
1949 BuchananW LSergeantFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-08-19BostonIIIW8298 RecceDitchedInjured
1950 BuchananW LFlight Sergeant / Pilot OfficerJ/16162Fighter418 Sqd RCAF
1942-11-07BostonIIIW8358Night IntruderKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard France

Results 1901 to 1950 of 17671.

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