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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
201 AdcockRonald John HenryWarrant Officer414875AustraliaRAAF152Sqn RAF
1944-08-18RAAF Honour Roll
202 AdcockWilliam JeffreyFlight Sergeant426856AustraliaRAAF625Sqn RAF
1944-07-01RAAF Honour Roll
203 AddemsC CSergeantBomber Command576Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterIME792UL-Q2Elsham Wolds2040GardeningKilledRunnymede
204 AdderleyT HSergeant1035094Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIIIND404PH-RWickenby1708BerlinHit by flak at 22000 ft over the target area, which knocked out all four engines. All bailed out but St. Auty’s parachute became entangled in the tailplane and he was dragged down to his deathPoW No. 1589, Stalag 357
205 AddisT F NFlying OfficerBomber Command156Sqn
1944-06-23LancasterIIIND962GT-PUpwood1254OisemontWrecked on landing at base on return
206 AddisonW ESergeantBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxIIILW460QB-USkipton on Swale1924FrankfurtCrashed at Wolf on the MoselPoW
207 AddisonHenry JamesWarrant Officer413936AustraliaRAAF23Sqn RAAF
1944-05-04RAAF Honour Roll
208 AddyDSergeantBomber Command101Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIDV290SR-XLudford Magna2205NurnbergCrashed at RAF Welford BerksKilled
209 AddymanDennis EdwaldsPilot Officer184147Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command10Sqn
1944-12-26HalifaxIIINR246ZA-YRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1150St-Vith See archive report for further information KilledThames Ditton Churchyard (St Nicholas), Surrey. Grave LH.6 Read Archive Report
210 AddymanD EPilot OfficerBomber Command10Sqn
1944-12-22HalifaxIIINA627ZA-Y RAF Melbourne, Yorkshire1510BingenSee archive report for further informationRead Archive Report
211 AdelmanMelvin Arnold ‘Mel’2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-723255AmericanNavigatorUSAAF15th Air Force764th Bombardment Squadron (H), 461st Bombardment Group (H)1944-07-25B-24 Winona BelleH42-524598Torretta airfield, ItalyLinz (Mission #116), AustriaSee Archive report for detailsPoW Stalag Luft 1
212 AdeyRoyston John EdwardFlight Sergeant574504PilotRAFVRFighter Command613 Sqn
1944.04.27MosquitoFB.VINS819SY:PSwanton Morley00:10IntruderHit by 1. and 4./lei. Flak Abt. 667 and 6./gem. Flak. 155, crashed at Veeddijk near Enschede at 00:35 hrsKilledEnschede Eastern General Cemetery Grave 203Son of Ronald John Edward Adey, and of Edith Rose Mary Adey, of Winshill, Burton-on-Trent.
213 AdkinL S JSergeantBomber Command514Sqn
214 AdkinsBoyd N JrF / OT00062478USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
215 AdkinsFrank E Lt ColonelO-421570USAPilotUSAAF50th Fighter Group313th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-26P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
216 AdkinsJesse O 2nd LtO-816625USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
217 AdkisonT JFlight SergeantBomber Command57Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND671DX-IEast Kirkby1850BerlinCrashed GesukeKilledHannover War Cemetery
218 AdlardWilliam RobertPilot OfficerJ/88714Age 20CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIILV963AL-VRAF Leeming, Yorkshire2247Dusseldorf See archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 7.E.13
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
219 AdlerWilhelmKapitan Flight LieutenantP-174608.10.1910 Bóbrka KrosnoPolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn Polish
1944-05-22LancasterIIILM487BH:JFaldingworth22:47DortmundSee archive report for detailsPoW. Died 1979 Los Angeles, CA, USAArchiwum Polish Database
220 AdlerW LSergeantRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1944-02-24LancasterIIIJB540PH-LWickenby2013SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
221 AdlerMervynSergeant175073Age 21BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command44Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND576KM-MRAF Dunholme Lodge1931StuttgartSee archive report for detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4.E.27

Born on the 17th August 1922 in Hull, England. Son of Alexander and Ann Adder, of 4 Bhamm, Connington Grove, Hull, England. Fiancé 'Booty' Mary Bottyman - later Pearse. Joined 44 squadron from 1661 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 30th November 1943. Epitaph: 'It Is Not The Span Of Life That Counts, But What Is Achieved However Short The Span'.
222 AdnetJSous LieutenantFFAFBomber Command347Sqn Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfInjured/died
223 AdrianFlorian EdmundKapitan PilotFlight LieutenantP-0957Born 8 November 1913 Bydgoszcz (Age 31 when murdered) Son of Alfons and Józefa KolitowskichPolandPilotVirtuti Militari (No.9466)

Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

Odznaka Za Rany i Kontuzje (Wound Badge)
PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1943-01-26Arrested 23rd June 1944 at Kielce. Murdered by Gestapo at Suchedniów Murdered as a Prisoner of War by Gestapo PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave

Archiwum Polish Database
224 AdrianseLyle A CaptainO-660089USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group63rd Fighter Squadron
1944-02-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
225 AffleckDPilot OfficerBomber Command640Sqn
1944-01-30HalifaxIIILW513C8-WLeconfield1730BerlinCrashed near Catfoss ManorKilled
226 Agabeg (Fane)Alfred Fane PeersFlt Lt739301911-11-11BritishPilotRAFVR1 PRU1942-07-18SpifirePRBP921BensonPhoto recce U-boat pensCrashed landing in bad weatherKilledMemorial at St. Nicolas Churchyard Hedsor. Memorial at Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

Shelsley Walsh
Also known as A F P Fane or Fane Fane

Born in India. Entered the March Mountain Speed Handicap at Brooklands coming second. Raced at the German Grand Prix. Raced at Le Mans. Won the Bucharest Grand Prix as well as the Tourist Trophy team prize in Belfast driving a BMW 328 in the same year. Mille Miglia won the 2.0 Litre class. He also set the fastest time on the Grossglockner hill climb, and won at Crystal Palace.

RAFVR at the outbreak of war. Became a pilot in the Photographic Reconnaissance Unit. Discovered the location of Tirpitz in January 1942. On the 18th July 1942 he was tasked with photographing the U-Boat yards at Flensburg, however, he encountered bad weather en route and aborted. Landed Spitfire BP921 at RAF Coltishall, but took off again into low cloud in a bid to return to his base at Benson. With the weather worsening he lowered the landing gear and turned towards a large field next to a railway line. Wingtip clipped a telegraph pole, crashing into the side of the railway embankment near Great Shelford railway station just south of Cambridge. Although the crash threw Fane clear of the wreckage, the impact killed him instantly.

He had flown 25 operational missions over enemy territory and had totalled 98 hours and 50 minutes of operational flying time.

In 1944, the Frazer Nash owners club erected a memorial in Fane’s home of Hedsor Priory but at the request of Fane’s wife, it was moved to Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb in 1992 where it still is today at the bottom of the ‘S’ bend. Fane’s ashes were scattered at Hedsor with a memorial stone being placed in St. Nicolas Churchyard, Hedsor.

HUSBAND OF EVELYN MARY FANE, OF FARNHAM ROYAL. FF 28-3-42 9MU 30-3-42 1PRU 3-5-42 Crashed nr Duxford FACE 18-7-42 SOC 31-7-42
227 AgarGilbert HarryFlight Sergeant15036551922NavigatorDFM

RAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIIIND700PM:XElsham Wolds21:48HassettClaim by Lt Hans Schmitz 4/NJG1 - WSW of Rotterdam: 2,500m at 00:15. Also claimed by Flak of 4/gem Flak Abt 295 (“Unknown type of aircraft Oostmalle 00:10”) Victory for Lt Hans Schmitz confirmed on 6 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Wreckage was spread over a wide area near Hallaar (Antwerpen), 12 km ESE of LierKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery Coll.grave IVA.D. 15-18DFM Gazetted 19 Oct 1943

Son of Hubert and Amelia Agar, of Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester
228 AgerPeter Dennis VictorSergeant1874688Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW433WL:WRAF Croft22:54SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledZundert Protestant Churchyard Grave 1
229 AggC EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
230 AggRichard WilliamWarrant Officer1260468Wireless Operator/Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Joint Grave 5
231 AgglePPilot OfficerFighter418Sqn RCAF
1944-02-10MosquitoVIHJ715IntruderCrashed near FordKilled
232 AgnewCFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-11-22LancasterILL949LE-EEast Kirkby1626TrondheimCrashed off Sunk Island on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
233 AgnewWilliam HillSergeant1623139Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIPD274KO:YWitchford20:28RusselsheimLeaving the target area at 19,550 feet, collided with another Lancaster losing both port engines. With their aircraft out of control, the crew baled out at 6,500 feet, South of KoblenzPoW No. 689, Stalag Luft 7Sgt Bell, Sgt Agnew, Flt Sgt Kydd and Sgt Ames were part of Trupp 30. They arrived at Bankau on 4th September 1944. (The Long Road - Oliver Clutton-Brock)
234 AgnewK LFlying OfficerBomber Command550Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIDV306BQ-ENorth Killingholme1710BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
235 AgnewRobert Flight Lieutenant404816AustraliaRAAF143Sqn RAF
1944-04-23RAAF Honour Roll
236 AgurP GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIMZ302AL-ELeeming2205MetzEvaderParadie Archive Database
237 AhearnDonald Algernon JosephFlight Sergeant423032AustraliaRAAF226Sqn RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
238 AhernEdmund James KielyWarrant Officer404758AustraliaRAAF1 Air Observers School1944-05-22RAAF Honour Roll
239 AhrensWalter ColinSquadron LeaderJ/16213Rosetown Saskatchewan CanadaCanadaPilotRCAFFighter257Sqn
1944-07-16TyphoonIbMN879AAbandoned near DieppeKilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery Hautot-Sur-Mer France

Paradie Archive Database
A Typhoon fighter, subscribed for by the Borough of Sutton & Cheam, recently had a swastika painted on its fuselage to mark its first success in combat with an ME.109. A Canadian pilot - Flight Lieutenant Walter Ahrens of Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada, who was flying the 'Borough of Sutton and Cheam' engaged the enemy aircraft. Another Typhoon pilot in his squadron also took a hand, and the German aircraft blew up and fell in pieces into the sea. The 'Borough of Sutton and Cheam' has been flown by Flight Lieutenant Ahrens fifty time, and the pilot says it is a lucky aircraft.
240 AianoRobert HaroldSergeant1434385Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command431 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27HalifaxIIIMZ529SE:ERAF Croft, Yorkshire23:25MontzenSee Archive report for further detailsKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery. Grave IVa.D.32
241 AidalaCyrus R.Staff Sergeant327079151st April 1922, in Brooklyn, New YorkAmericanBall Turret GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force862nd Bomber Squadron (493rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-29B-24 Little WarriorH42-94812Issued but not displayedDebach airfield (Station #152), Suffolk, EnglandFallersleben (Mission #447), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 16th May 1949 and interred at the Long Island National Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York, Plot J, Grave 15508
242 AikenDouglas EarlPilot OfficerJ858229th June 1921 in Sarnia, OntarioCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterIIIND751KM:JDunholme Lodge23:30PommervalND751 was claimed by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 - South of Dieppe: 2,800m at 00:16. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Fell at Criquetot-sur-Longueville (Seine-Maritime), 17 km sputh of DieppeKilledCriquetot-sur-Longueville Churchyard, British Plot. Joint grave 2
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Norman Russell and Loretta Mae (née Hillier) Aiken, of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.
243 AikensLeonard A 2nd LtO-763020USAPilotUSAAF404th Fighter Group506th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
244 AikmanW McAFlight SergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND441PH-ZWickenby2200NurnbergCrashed DotzlarKilledHannover War Cemetery
245 AinleyHSergeantBomber Command106Sqn
246 AinsleyL CFlying OfficerPilotDFC

Bomber Command51Sqn
1944-11-09HalifaxIIIMZ624MH-NSnaith1601GelsenkirchenDamaged over target areaSurvivedSep 1941 on attack over Nordstern: '‘I could hear and feel the shells bursting around us and even smell the fumes of the exploding shells which burst so close that the shrapnel ripped in with an awful twanging sound. I heard someone cry over the intercom “That last one got me.” Then my intercom went dead. The wire had been cut by a piece of shrapnel ... A short while after I felt a thump on my leg and knew I was hit ... The [American] M.O. gave us two and half bottles of whiskey between us and we made very short work of that - and did I need it. On examination the next day, we counted 188 flak holes and how none of us were killed is still a mystery. The skipper received an immediate award of the D.F.C. and he deserved it.’ (account by PA Anderson.. see his entry in Allied Losses
247 AinslieHudson GarthFlying Officer405814AustraliaRAAF111Sqn RAF
1944-10-02RAAF Honour Roll
248 AinsworthSydney WilsonFlight Sergeant Air Bomber1338301RAFVRBomber Command101Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIDV275SR-X2 RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire Mailly-le-Camp Crashed - South west of Poivers, France KilledPoivers Churchyard Joint Grave 20-21 Read Archive Report
249 AinsworthR ESergeantBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-12-02HalifaxIIIMZ807BM-CSkipton On Swale1749HagenKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
250 AirJSergeantBomber Command626Sqn
1944-10-19LancasterIIIPA993UM-B2Wickenby1659StuttgartCrashed at Stainton by Langworth LincsInjured

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