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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
2201 BelfordW NFlight LieutenantRAAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIILM380UM-S2Wickenby1728BerlinCrashed at KatzenelnbogenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2202 BelfordWilliam NoelFlight Lieutenant413945AustraliaRAAF626 Sqd RAF
1944-01-27RAAF Honour Roll
2203 BelitsosPeter S.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-822625AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th Air Force701st Bomber Squadron (445th Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-27B-24 Texas RoseH41-28922MK:Q+Tibenham (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandKassel, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 7, Bankau near Kreuzberg, Silesia, Germany
2204 BelkOscar M 1st LtO-688230USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-06-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)

Combat Report
2205 BellHilton CraigWarrant Officer Wireless Operator/Air GunnerAus/413946 RAAFBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIME668ZN-LRAF Metheringham, Lincolnshire2235Saint-Leu-d'Esserent, Oise, FranceHit by flak then attacked by two night fighters. Crashed at Les G̢tines, d'Oulins, FranceKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 259Read Archive Report
2206 BellC DWarrant OfficerAUS-403317PilotRAAFFighter127 Sqd
1944-09-11SpitfireIXPL326RecceCrashed near FlushingKilledOostende New Communal Cemetery Belgium
2207 BellMaxwell HeronPilot OfficerAUS/405995PilotDFC

RAAFFighter19 Sqd
1944-09-09MustangIIIbFX887Not knownRecceSee archive report for further detailsKilledGroesbeek Canadian War Cemetery. Grave IX.A.12Read Archive Report
2208 BellJ HSergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
2209 BellPeter EdwinSergeant Navigator1606089RAFVRBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIHE644GI-DRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk1655KoblenzKilledRheinberg War Cemetery Collective Grave 9.C.13-16 Read Archive Report
2210 BellJohn RobsonFlying Officer Navigator173943RAFVRBomber Command75 Sqd RNZAF
1944-11-20LancasterIPB689AA-XRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire1249HombergExploded near BaerlKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 29. B.1-16. Read Archive Report
2211 BellIanSergeant1567138Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-02-25HalifaxIIILV794EY-ORAF Breighton, Yorkshire2105Augsburg Shot down by night fighter Mjr. Gunther Radusch KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Read Archive Report
Attacker:G?nther Radusch Kracker Archive
2212 BellJohn 'Dinger'Flying Officer51820Rear GunnerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-08-26LancasterILM230PH-ARAF Wickenby2009Kiel See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204 Read Archive Report
2213 BellJohnSergeant1133841W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJA925GT-LWarboys00:19Berlin See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 215 Read Archive Report
2214 BellJames KingsleyPilot Officer173543Flight EngineerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB300OF-DRAF Bourn, Cambridgeshire1720Berlin See archive report for further details SafeNone - survived the war Read Archive Report
2215 BellBrianSergeant1813062Age 21W/Op/AirGunnerRAFVRBomber Command37 Sqd
1944-08-09WellingtonXLP465LF-SRAF Tortorella, ItalyPloesti oil Refinery See archive report for further details KilledBucharest War Cemetery. Coll. Grave I.C. 1-4 Read Archive Report
2216 BellAlex JosephFlight Sergeant1580819Age 20W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRTraining Command3 (Observer) Advanced Flying Unit1944-12-31Avro AnsonIAX538None issued RAF Halfpenny Green, Wolverhampton Training See archive report for further details KilledWellingborough Cemetery (Doddington Road). Section N, Grave 65. Read Archive Report
2217 BellM RWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command218 Sqd
1944-05-01StirlingIIIEF504HA-PWoolfox Lodge2214ChamblyCrashed Poix-de-la-SommeKilledPoix-de-la-Somme ChurchyardParadie Archive Database
2218 BellElemer WarrennerPilot OfficerJ18683CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-07-28WellingtonICX3201DD:O BarWellesbourne Mountford22:00HamburgX3201 was claimed initially as a probable by Oblt. Willi Elstermann, his 5th Abschuss from 6./NJG6 at Flotthoff, north of bad Bramstedt at 01:21hrs. Confirmed on the 20th January 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (30 May - 31 December 1942) The Early Years Part 3 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 25111, Stalag 344 LamsdorfParadie Archive Database
2219 BellA M JSergeantRCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-22LancasterIIDS741OW-TLinton on Ouse1859FrankfurtKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2220 BellJ IFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27HalifaxIIIMZ291ZL-OLeeming300OpladenCrashed on take off Paradie Archive Database
2221 BellNeil AlanFlying Officer NavigatorJ/14200RCAFBomber Command428 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-23HalifaxIILW285MA-ZMiddleton St George2046Gardening. Baltic areaShot down. Claimed by Hptm. Werner Husemann of Stab 1./NJG3 at 2356hrsInterned SwedenDied 2009 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2222 BellJ WSquadron LeaderDFC

RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILV914AL-VLeeming1859BerlinPoWParadie Archive Database
2223 BellDavidFlying OfficerJ/35329PilotDFC

RCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-30HalifaxIIIMZ288AL-ORAF Leeming, Yorkshire1631Duisburg Believed to have been hit by anti aircraft flak batteries Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 245.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2224 BellCFlying OfficerCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ537SE:HCroft23:14SterkradeShot down by Nightfighter - Lt. Kristopher of 3/NJG-7 at Tiel, Holland at 01:20.

The Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten has a claim by Lt Ludiger Krimphove 3/NJG7 - Tiel: 5,800m at 01:20. Crashed at Puiflijk (Gelderland) about 3 km SW of the small town of Druten, S of the Waal and 19 km WNW of Nijmegen
PoW No. 4791, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive MZ537
2225 BellN ASergeantRCAFBomber Command431 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-28HalifaxVLL181SE-QCroft.0012.BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2226 BellA D GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIILL638QO-MEast Moor1751BerlinCrashed at SchmockwitzKilledParadie Archive Database
2227 BellD GSergeantRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-04HalifaxIIILW614QO-SRAF East Moor, YorkshireTrainingEngine failure - Crashed near HacknessKilledParadie Archive DatabaseFor brief details: Read Archive Report
2228 BellJ BPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-18HalifaxIIILW643QO-EEast Moor2058Noisy-le-SecKilledClichy New Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2229 BellW AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ821MH-HSnaith2305BottropKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2230 BellW OFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIHX321MH-HSnaith353CaenCrashed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
2231 BellH CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW495LK-CBurn1852StuttgartCrashed SelbyKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
2232 BellTSergeantRCAFBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-06-16HalifaxIIINA524KN-FFull Sutton2310SterkradeCrashed at Berkel {Zuid-Holland}PoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker
2233 BellJFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-03-22LancasterIIIJB731OF-FBurn1845FrankfurtCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseLancaster JB731 which departed RAF Bourn at 18.45 on a night operation to Frankfurt. The O.R.B. states: ‘At 20.38 hrs. S.O.S. received. At 20.39 hrs. message received from PULHAM ‘Position 53.21 N. 03.45 S. Baling out. No further news. MISSING.’ The non-operational RAF Station at Pulham St Mary in Norfolk picked up a message after the aircraft had been airborne for two hours. It is thought that the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter and ditched into the sea with the loss of all crew.
2234 BellAndrew PaulFlight SergeantR/189575Age 20CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command190 Sqd1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details EvaderKilled later - Brookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 50.1.2Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2235 BellWilliam JohnPilot Officer1723011923PilotRAFVRBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-04-27LancasterIIIDV192HW:ZGrimsby21:51FriedrichshafenCrashed on the outskirts of the village of They-sous-Monfort (Vosges), 2.5 miles NE of Vittel, France.

DV192 was claimed by Oblt. Heinz Rökker, his 21st Abschuss, from 2./NJG2 at They-sous-Monfort, NE Vittel at 4500 m at 01:39 (casualty report records 05:00) hrs local (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)
KilledThey-sous-Montfort Churchyard Grave 6Son of William John and Ann P. Bell, of Newbury, Berkshire. Awarded a County Scholarship
2236 BellDerek JosephPilot Officer161593PilotRAFVRBomber 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)PoW No. 5789, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria
2237 BellP A CFlying OfficerBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIME665PM-CElsham Wolds1839BerlinExploded near LuckenwaldeKilled
2238 BellD NSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIIND847PM-RWickenby2304EssenCrashed near Lank-LatumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2239 BellD CSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIND408PM-TElsham Wolds2352LeipzigPoW
2240 BellSidneySergeantFlight EngineerBomber Command106 Sqd
2241 BellMauriceSergeant16217541923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterILM127KO:HWitchford20:27KielCrashed in North SeaMiARunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of William Morrish Bell and Harriet Emma Bell, of Castleford, Yorkshire
2242 BellLeonard WilliamSergeant1896269Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber 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 693, 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)
2243 BellErnestPilot Officer142874Bomb AimerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-02-07HalifaxIILW275NF-OTempsford1930SOE - Operation Jockey 5The Halifax sustained flak damage on crossing the coast. Notwithstanding the resultant damage, and worsening weather, he continued his mission, flying low towards southern France. As he neared the intended DZ a serious fire developed in one engine, sufficiently serious for Sqn Ldr Cooke to give the order to abandon the Halifax. All took to parachutes. The aircraft crashed near Mantaille (Dröme), 37 km North of ValenceEvaded via Spain & Gibraltar on the 5 May 1944 and returned to Tempsford on the 10 Sep 1944 DFC Gazetted on 16 Jan 1945
2244 BellWalter JohnFlight Lieutenant1740251919PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIR5904LS:LMildenhall23:30HombergClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 85 Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1, Twixt Den Hout-Made, north o Boxtel at 2.500 m at 01:51 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near the hamlet of Steelhoven (Noord-Brabant), 7 km NW of Oosterhout.KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 24.I.6Son of John James Bell and Agnes Rebecca Bell, of Ipswich, Suffolk.
2245 BellWalter JohnFlight Lieutenant1740251919PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL781LS:LMildenhall00:48Massy-Palaiseau Rail FacilitiesProbable claim by Ofw Herbert Altner 8./NJG5 – West of Paris: 1,600m at 02:22. Around 02:21 five minutes after leaving the target Massey, attacked by Two Me410’s. The navigator was killed and the pilot was wounded. The aircraft sustained damage to centre section of fuselage, wings and starboard aileron which broke away. Crash landed RAF Fiskerton at 03:39 and caught fire. The crew received superficial burns, Second attacking Me410 claimed destroyed in return fire. Full victory confirmed for Ofw Altner on 18 August 1944. Aircraft classified as Cat E damaged. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 -Theo Boiten)Injured/KiA 21st July 1944DFC promulgated in the London Gazette 14th July 1944. Citation reads: "Acting Flight Lieutenant Walter John BELL (174025), RAFVR, No. 15 Squadron. One night early in June, 1944, Flight Lieutenant Bell was pilot and captain of an aircraft detailed to attack a target in France. Shortly after bombing the target, he encountered two Messerschmitt 410. One of these, approaching from the port, was driven off by the gunners. At the same time the second opened fire and caused severe damage to the aircraft from cannons and machine guns. The gunners opened fire and hit the Messerschmitt on the fuselage. It dived and exploded in the air. A cannon shell had however, exploded . in the fuselage of Flight Lieutenant Bell's aircraft. The navigator was killed and the pilot sustained a slight injury. Part of the starboard wing was shot away, carrying with it the starboard aileron. The starboard inner engine then caught fire. The. front turret and instrument board were out of action and the brakes and flaps unserviceable. In this precarious position however, with assistance from the bomb aimer who took over the navigator's tasks, Flight Lieutenant Bell, though in pain from his wound, by skilful and determined airmanship succeeded in flying the damaged aircraft back to this country and executed a difficult crash landing with great coolness."

15 Sqn Lancaster I R5904 LS:L
2246 BellJ P OSergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-06-10LancasterIIILM468LS-FMildenhall2300DreuxCrashed at Ste-Gemme-Moronval {Eure-et-Loir}KilledSte-Gemme-Moronval Churchyard
2247 BellD SFlying OfficerDFC

Bomber Command161 Sqd
1944-03-03LysanderIIIaV9605MA-BTempsford2130SISForce landed near Plumetot FranceEvader
2248 BellH BSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIIW4996AS-RKirmington1755BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
2249 BellL SFlight Lieutenant1199790PilotFighter197 Sqd
1944-08-18TyphoonIbMN463MKilledSt- Desir War Cemetery France
2250 BellCPilot OfficerBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND575EM-MSpilsby2151Mailly-le-CampCrashed Donnemarie-Dontilly {Seine-et-Marne}KilledDontilly Communal Cemetery

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