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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
2151 ButtlerL FSergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVEB214NA-SMiddleton St George1839KasselCrashed at SehlenPoW Paradie Archive Database
2152 ButtreyJohn WilliamWarrant Officer Class IIR/123964CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command1664HCU
1945-03-04Halifax IIINA612DH-SRAF Dishforth01:12Window drop during diversionary flightShot down by Lt Arnold Döring of 10/NJG3. Crashed at Brafferton YorksKilledPulverbatch Churchyard, ShropshireAccident report
2153 ButtsNFlight SergeantDFM

RCAFBomber Command196Sqn
1943-10-17StirlingIIIEH960ZO-XAir testCrashed in WashKilledParadie Archive Database
2154 ButtsNSergeantRCAFBomber Command196Sqn
1943-06-01WellingtonXHE163ZO-Advanced Base1858GardeningCrash landed N of Arram Grange & E of LeconfieldParadie Archive Database
2155 ButtsworthJohn LeightonLeading Aircraftman439948AustraliaRAAF10 Bombing & Gunnery School RCAF1945-02-16RAAF Honour Roll
2156 BuxtonMartin LeviSergeant1199580Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-05-29WellingtonXHE203SE-HRAF Burn, Yorkshire2310WuppertalCrashed Heers, BelgiumKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery. Grave 7.H.3 Read Archive Report
2157 BuxtonB JFlight SergeantBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-08-30HalifaxIILK629ZL-Leeming2358MonchengladbachCrashed near AntwerpenKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium
2158 BuxtonH GSergeantBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1943-12-19HalifaxIIIHX245BM-Skipton on Swale1150TrainingCrashed on take offKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
2159 BuzzaJames AlexanderWarrant Officer 2nd ClassR/197961Air GunnerRCAFAirborne Forces1945-03-30HalifaxIIIPN2438T-SRAF Tarrant Rushton, Dorset20.26No. 38 Group Special Operation "EXECUTIVE" target Ostler 2 NorwayNot knownMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 281Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2160 BybeeShelton ColvinSergeant123966019th September 1915 in Mexico, Audrain County, MissouriAmericanAir Gunner (Rear)PH

RAFVRBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27WellingtonXHE817QO:KRAF Skipton on Swale19:38HannoverSee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 13c and Stalag 17b
2161 BydwellH WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-04-14WellingtonIIW5390LQ-XPocklington2203Dortmund?PoW Paradie Archive Database
2162 ByersC WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153Sqn
1945-01-16LancasterING335P4-VScampton1730ZeitzLost without traceKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
2163 ByersG JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-11-03HalifaxIIJD326AL-PLeeming1645Dusseldorf?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
2164 ByersG JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxIIJD327AL-Leeming1714FrankfurtAbandoned SE Crowborough SUSSEXParadie Archive Database
2165 ByersHarold ‘Bugs’ NoelFlight LieutenantJ1348526th November 1919 in Melita, ManitobaCanadianPilotRCAF143 Wing, 2nd Tactical Air Force440Sqn RCAF
1945-01-23TyphoonIbRB325I8:XB-78 Eindhoven15:00Armed recceSee archive report for detailsKiANederweert War Cemetery, IV. A. 8. Netherlands
Paradie RCAF Database
2166 ByersColin EdwardFlight SergeantR/133135Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command49Sqn
1943-11-22LancasterIIIJB368EA-GRAF Fiskerton Lincolnshire1651BerlinLost over target area?Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 181Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2167 ByersVernon WilliamPilot OfficerJ1747424th September 1919 in Star City, SaskatchewanCanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command617Sqn
1943-05-16LancasterIIIED934AJ:KRAF Scampton21:30Chastise: Dambusters RaidHit by Flak from batteries on Texel, while flying at 300 feet outbound, and crashed in the Waddenzee west of Harlingen.MiARunnymede Memorial Panel 175


Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Frank C. and Ruby Jane (née Sargeson) Byers of Codette, Saskatchewan, Canada.
2168 ByersJ ESergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV915EY-HBreighton2218AmiensKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
2169 ByersCharles RossFlight SergeantR/127557Age 21CanadaNavigatorRCAFCoastal Command547Sqn RAF
1943-08-18WellingtonXIHZ4072V-KRAF Davidstow Moor, Cornwall1327Musketry 3See Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 181

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Worked for the aircraft division National steel Car Company at Malton. Trained at No. 1 Central Navigation School after enlisting in 1941. Son of Charles William (died 1956, age 69) and Winifred Beatrice Byers (died 1979, age 88), of 350 Main Street, Weston, Ontario, Canada. His brother Douglas also served.
2170 ByrdH CPilot OfficerJ/89351PilotRCAFFighter403Sqn RCAF
1945-03-19SpitfireXVISM208SweepKilledGendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
2171 ByrdC H JSergeantRCAFBomber Command83Sqn
1942-08-24LancasterIR5623OL-CWyton2113FrankfurtExploded crashed Kalbacj GermanyKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2172 ByrneFrank PaulFlying OfficerJ1361027th January 1920 in Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USAAmericanPilotRCAFBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-05-12MosquitoVINS9493P:?Swannington23:40BSHeaded for Tewnte. Lost in the North Sea.MiARunnymede Memorial Panel 245
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Joseph A. and Marie M. Byrne, of Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, U.S.A
2173 ByrneR MSergeantBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW688AL-JLeeming1903BerlinCrashed near ThumbyKilledKiel War Cemetery
2174 BzowyM AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
2175 CabanaJ L EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxIIJD374AL-MLeeming2357Leipzig?KilledSage War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2176 CableWilliam BurtonFlying OfficerJ37869CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31Halifax IIIMZ418KW:CTholthorpe06:27HamburgSee archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive Database
2177 CableHorace BernardSergeantR/69680CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command12Sqn
1942-01-09WellingtonIIW5356PH-TBinbrook04:38CherbourgCrashed NW of Wythall WORCSInjuredAccident reportLater commissioned SN J/15266
2178 CacchioniJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-07-11HalifaxVLL251NF-NBlida2050SOEDitched in Mediterranean Paradie Archive Database
2179 CachiaJohnWarrant Officer Class 2R/835411921CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1942-12-06WellingtonIIIBJ657KW-GDishforth1659MannheimAt 0020 hrs an SOS message was received from the aircraft. Unfortunately nothing further was heard. The aircraft crashed Langonnet East of Plouray Near Brest (Flak/Shortage of Fuel/Equipment Failure?)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 102 Paradie Archive Database First French Canadian Sqn

Son of Paul and Aloysia Cachia, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2180 CadeauAlbert JosephSergeantR1312356th August 1923 in Victoria Harbour, OntarioCanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost)Sqnn RCAF
1943-10-03HalifaxVEB213NA:GRAF Middleton St. George, Yorkshire18:52KasselSee archive report for further informationKiAHanover War Cemetery. Grave 11.C.6Paradie Archive Database
2181 CadgerW JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1942-03-30HalifaxIR9453MP-KTain1832TirpitzCrashed 16 miles S of Sumburgh HeadKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive DatabaseSome details on this report: Read Archive Report
2182 CadmanP MFlying Officer114221DFC

Fighter418Sqn RCAF
1944-06-05MosquitoVIIntruderDamagedKilledCanterbury Cemetery United Kingdom
2183 CadmusG APilot OfficerJ/16783CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-06-22HalifaxVDK139ZL-PLeeming2319MulheimCrashed near RheinhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2184 CaffertyA EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command626Sqn
1944-01-30LancasterIME587UM-X2Wickenby1718BerlinKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2185 CahilC BSergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-08-30HalifaxIILK629ZL-Leeming2358MonchengladbachCrashed near AntwerpenKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium Paradie Archive Database
2186 CahillJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578Sqn
1945-02-20Halifax IIINA618LK-NBurn2154DusseldorfExploded near target areaPoW Paradie Archive Database
2187 CahoonG AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-02-08Halifax VIINP682OW-RLinton on Ouse247Wanne-EickelCrash landed near Wetherby YorkshireKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2188 CailesL HSergeantR/71421CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1942-10-05HalifaxIIW7824DY-Pocklington1841AachenConed by several searchlights and hit by Flak of 7 Flak Division over Koln. Aircraft crashed in flames at Ingendorf at 2250 hrsPoW No. 27204, Stalag Luft 4 Sagan & Belaria Paradie Archive Database
2189 CailesL HSergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1942-08-05HalifaxIIW7706DY-OTopcliffe2206BochumCrash landed at W Raynham NFKParadie Archive Database
2190 CainW EWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1943-03-03LancasterIED365EM-ULangar1900HamburgCrashed WedelKilledHamburg (Ohlsdorf) Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2191 CainW EFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1943-02-13LancasterIW4167EM-QLangar1914LorientCrashed on return to base Paradie Archive Database
2192 CaineA MPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-01-06HalifaxIIILW421PT-KTholthorpe1513BiennaisLanded damaged at Linton on Ouse on returnInjured Paradie Archive Database
2193 CaineJohn ToddFlying OfficerJ223792nd August 1920 in Alberta, CanadaCanadanPilotDFC

DFC Bar

DFC Bar

RCAFFighter418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-02MosquitoFB.VITH:?RAF Holmsley South14:30Intruder, Day Ranger, north German coast.Took off from RAF Coltisahall. Fg.Off. Caine Stated: We followed Sqn.Ldr. Scherf at Ribnitz, seeing him attacking 2 HE.115s on the water. We attacked 4 DO.18s, seeing strikes on all four. Two of them burst into flames and- exploded. (1548 hours), (two bursts 2 and 4 secs from 500 to 50 yards.) We then flew to Barth, where we attacked a JU.52 on the ground from 500 ft., with a 2 second burst. He exploded immediately, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf saw him burning (1622 hours) . We then attacked HE.111, on which we saw strikes, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf came in and finished it off. A JU.88 was next attacked from 300 to nil feet, with a one second burst, and he burst into flames. After that, we attacked a JU.86 en the ground, seeing strikes. We came round and attacked again from E. to W., destroying a JU.34 on the S. side of the A/F. It burst, into flames and we flew through them, coming round and attacking the JU 86 previously damaged, from W, to E., leaving him in flames and flying through his debris, some of which hit us. We set course for Greifsweld, following Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, who was 500 yards ahead of us, and 5 minutes later. our port engine packed up. We called Sqn.Ldr. Scherf , but could not regain visual contact, so headed N. Before we crossed out, we decided to make for Sweden, and flew about 10 miles out to sea on a northerly heading, before making up our minds to try for base, North of the Island.of Fehmarn, we were fired on by an armed trawler, the fire falling short. We flew right over the convoy described by Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, without incidentSurvived DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 4th April 1944. Citation reads "Flying Officer John Todd CAINE (Can/J.22379), Royal Canadian Air Force, No. 418 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron. This' officer has completed many sorties during which he- has shot down 4 enemy aircraft, 2 of them at night; he has also destroyed 2 more on the ground. He has displayed exceptional devotion to duty and his successes are an excellent tribute to his skill and determination."

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 2nd June 1944. Citation reads "This officer continues to display the finest qualities of skill and determination. In a sortie in March, 1944, he shot down 2 enemy aircraft, whilst in another operation in April, i944 he shot down 2 Junkers 528 and damaged a Heinkel in on the. ground. Since then, Flying Officer Caine has destroyed another enemy aircraft. This officer is a. fearless and relentless fighter and has been responsible for the destruction of 9 enemy aircraft in the air and 4 damaged, on-the ground."

2nd Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 406 Sqn, gazetted 19th October 1945
2194 CairnsR IFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP696OW-MLinton on Ouse1606DusseldorfCrash landed at Brussels Airport Paradie Archive Database
2195 CairnsA WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-12-27HalifaxIIIMZ291ZL-OLeeming300OpladenCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
2196 CairnsJames CampbellSquadron Leader42692PilotDFC

MiD

RAFBomber Command429 (Bison) Sqn RCAF
1943-04-26WellingtonXHE737AL:?East Moor00:37DuisburgClaimed by Oblt. Lothar Linke, his 20th Abschuss, from 12./NJG1 over Bergen/Alkmaar at 4.700 m at 03:36 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 1321, Stalag Luft 3DFC awarded to Plt Off. Cairns whilst with 10 Sqn. London Gazette 22nd November 1940

Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) as a Flt Lt. London Gazette 1st January 1943
2197 CakebreadJ ASergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoW
2198 CalderJ RFlight SergeantR99456RCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1943-07-08LancasterIIIED720ZN-RSyerston2230KolnExploded and crashed near Cambrai FranceKilledRoute de Solesmes Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2199 CalderD HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW426PT-QTholthorpe1908StuttgartCrashed Echterdingen airfieldKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2200 CalderW HSergeantR116334RCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-06-21WellingtonXHE981AL-East Moor2327KrefeldCrashed Oudenbosch HollandKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database

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