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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
2251 BellG WFlight SergeantBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-11-11LancasterIPB6439J-Sbalderton1641HarborgCrashed at Nieder OchtenhausenKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
2252 BellD P MFlight Lieutenant115406PilotFighter263 Sqd
1944-05-21TyphoonIbMN545RoadsteadKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
2253 BellJ SSergeantBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-04HalifaxIIINP992BM-FSkipton on Swale1708BochumPoW
2254 BellBernard ErnestFlying OfficerJ/44311CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF439 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-27TyphoonIbMP1455V-B-78 Eindhoven12:00Armed recceShot down by flak and small arms. Abandoned aircraft near St VithPoW Accident report
2255 BellF JFlight SergeantBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIIND860AR-BinbrookMailly-le-CampCrashed St-Remy-sous-BarbuiseKilledSt-Remy-sous-Barbuise Churchyard
2256 BellD McF FSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME675EA-RFiskerton2303WesselingCrashed at Lage Mierde {Noord-Brabant}KilledEindhoven {Woensel}
2257 BellBryan EsmondFlying Officer1514711920PilotRAFVRBomber Command49 Sqn
1944-06-09LancasterIIIND533EA:NFiskerton21:36Etampes Railway JunctionSee Archive ReportKilledBayeux War Cemetery Plot XVI Row C Collective Grave 10
2258 BellR DFlight LieutenantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-10HalifaxIIIMZ343MH-TSnaith1439SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2259 BellW HSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILW586LK-PBurn1839SchweinfurtCrashed Unter-AlterheimKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2260 BellJ DSergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW348LK-XBurn1856StuttgartCrashed near Biggin Hill Kent on return
2261 BellTSergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-01-05LancasterIIIED977PG-AWoodhall Spa.0018.StettinCrashed in target areaKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
2262 BellJ BSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterIIILM511GI-CMildenhall1932GardeningKilledRunnymede
2263 BellArthurSergeant1050826NavigatorBomber Command626 Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJB141UM:N2Wickenby16:38BraunschweigJB141 was claimed as a probable by Lt.Robert Wolf, his 3rd Abschuss and the 1st of two this night, from 3./NJG5 at 19:15 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Heiningen, 2km west of Börssum.KilledHanover War Cemetery 6.F.8
Son of George and Edith Bell, of Grantham, Lincolnshire.
2264 BellEdward Inkerman JordonSquadron Leader43090PilotDFC

RAFBomber Command627 Sqn
1944-01-08MosquitoIVDZ293AZ:LOakington18:19FrankfurtShot Down, no further information.PoW No, 3294, Stalag Luft 3 DFC awarded whilst with 12 Sqn, Gazetted 12th March 1943

Sqn.Ldr. Bell was OC B Flight. He had joined the Squadron on 17th November 1943
2265 BellFFlight LieutenantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-04-22LancasterIIIND353MG-NOakington2320DusseldorfPoW
2266 BellFFlight LieutenantBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND350MG-ZOakington2212NurnbergCrash landed at Feltwell Norfolk
2267 BellA AFlying OfficerBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-04-26HalifaxIIILV873EY-QBreighton2206VilleneuveCrashed Choisy-le-RoiKilledClichy New Communal Cemetery
2268 BellDavid RobertsonSergeant1558691Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-05-27HalifaxIIILW519EY:?Breighton00:16Bourg-Leopold Military CampThe aircraft was leaving the target area when it was shot about by a night fighter.The aircraft crashed landed at RAF Woodbridge where it was declared beyond economical repair.

Those who were injured were taken to Suffolk & Ipswich Hospital. Sgt Bell bailed out over enemy territory. His body was washed up at Oostvoorne 8th June 44.
KilledOostroorne Protestant Cemetery Joint Grave 220.
2269 BellW IFlying OfficerBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ340EY-XBreighton1604Foret-de-NieppeCrashed at Ramskapelle {West-Vlaanderen}PoW
2270 BellESergeantBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-11-16HalifaxIIIMZ849EY-Breighton1257MunsterCrash landed at Carnaby on return
2271 BellAlistair WalkerSergeant11752521910Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB355OL-JWyton17BerlinThe aircraft crashed near the road leading from Neuenhagen to Honow 18km ESE from the centre of Berlin at 0315 hrs. Crew initially buried at HonowKilledBerlin 1939-1943 War Cemetery Plot 7 Row H Collective Grave 1-7Son of Robert and Marie Bell
2272 BellF JWarrant OfficerBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterIIIPB533OL-QConingsby1636PolitzCrashed at Metheringham on returnKilled
2273 BellGilbertFlight Lieutenant47578Bomb AimerDFC

RAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-05-10LancasterIIILM520WS:XBardney22:13Lille Railway YardsLM520 may have been a possible claim by Hptm Adolf Braves Stab IV./NJG1 - 5-20km North East of Luxemburg 3,500m at 00:05hrs. This is uncorroborated. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at Forest-sur-Marque (Nord), 9 kms East of LillKiARunnymede Memorial Panel 201As Acting Flt Lt. and while serving with 9 Sqn he was awarded the DFC London Gazette on 7th December 1943

He was Mentioned in Despatches (MiD) on 14th January 1944.

It seems likely that his body was recovered and buried locally but his name is now listed on the Runnymede Memorial. By searching the internet for this airman a posting by his brother on a webforum in 2005 was found, he stated that he had a copy of a letter to his father from the Air Ministry in 1947 stating that Gilbert's body was buried in Forest-Sur-Marque Communal Cemetery. It is likely that the Post-War wargraves investigation team could not identify his body when they exhumed his remains so he is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.(Aircraft Accidents in Yorkshire)

Son of Frank and Mabel Annie Bell, of Exeter.
2274 BellJSergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-08-26LancasterIIIND807OF-PConingsby2029KonigsbergKilledRunnymede
2275 BellHilton CraigWarrant Officer413946AustraliaRAAF106 Sqd RAF
1944-07-08RAAF Honour Roll
2276 BellColin DouglasPilot Officer403317AustraliaRAAF127 Sqd RAF
1944-09-11RAAF Honour Roll
2277 BellMaxwell HerronPilot Officer405995AustraliaRAAF19 Sqd RAF
1944-09-09RAAF Honour Roll
2278 BellJohn HardieFlight Sergeant434078AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15RAAF Honour Roll
2279 BellGeorge Samuel CrawfordPilot Officer412361AustraliaRAAFBomber Command570 Sqd RAF
1944-09-18 RAAF Honour Roll
2280 BellJohn GeorgeSergeant1378959Age 30W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRTransport CommandOverseas Air Delivery Unit1944-09-11WellingtonIIW5596-RAF Hampstead Norris, BerkshireDelivery flightSee archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel: 39.Son of Christopher Brown Bell and Alice Lavinia Bell and husband of Elizabeth May Bell, of Whitburn, Co. Durham. England.
2281 BellThomasFlight Sergeant543054 (per Air78) 544054 (per CWGC)1920 at Acomb NorthumberlandBritishAir BomberRAFVRMiddle East Command150 Squadron1944-06-25WellingtonXLP249not knownRAF Amendola, Italy21.30Shell Koolaz oil refinery BudapestHit by flak.Crashed at Lajostelep, Szabadbattyán, HungaryKilledBudapest War Cemetery - Coll. grave ll. C. 5-8Read Archive Report
2282 BellWilliam Henry JamesSergeant1801097Age ?UKPilotRAFVRTraining Command1 Pilot Advanced Flying Unit.1944-08-31OxfordINM637-1317TrainingSee archive report for further brief details - collided with Tiger Moth II N5451KilledEsher Churchyard (Christ Church)Son of William John Bell, and of Alice Leila Bell, of Kingston, Jamaica. His brother 21 year old, Fl/Sgt. Robert Leslie Bell 1895338 RAFVR also lost his life. Killed on the 2nd February 1946 flying as a pilot with 194 Squadron. Dakota 1V KJ996 dived into the ground near Pegu in Burma in turbulent weather conditions. All 5 crew killed and buried at Taukkyan War Cemetery.
2283 BellamyG CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command153 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterING190P4-TKirmington635DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2284 BellamyD L FSergeantBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIHX149DY-JPocklington2011MagdeburgPoW
2285 BellamyW HSergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterIIILM510KO-KWitchford2320HombergCrash landed at WoodbridgeKilledPendlebury
2286 BellamyFrank WilliamSergeant16256091924Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149 Sqn
1944-06-05StirlingIIILK385OJ:CMethwold22:28D-Day SupportDropping 'Ruperts' Exploding dummy parachutists. Hit by Flak and crashed near Baudre 4km SSE of St-Lo., time unknown ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledBaudre Churchyard Collective GraveSon of Arthur and Elizabeth Victoria Hackett Bellamy, of Sheffield
2287 BellengerASergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-01-21HalifaxIILW233KN-ZElvington1957MagdeburgPoW
2288 BellertMorris AmbroseFlying Officer404001AustraliaRAAF82 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-18RAAF Honour Roll
2289 BellhouseE WFlight SergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ352NP-KLissett2226ArdouvalCrashed target areaKilledSt-Hellier
2290 BellhouseReginald Flight Sergeant436712AustraliaRAAF8 OTU`` RCAF1944-11-16RAAF Honour Roll
2291 BellingerJ HFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ364KW-NTholthorpe1511Castrop-RauxelCrash landed at Manston on return Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
2292 BellinghamW H LPilot OfficerJ/25376PilotRCAFFighter412 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-19SpitfireIXPL159Crashed near GeldernKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery GermanyParadie Archive Database
2293 BellinghamK GFlying OfficerBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM570ZN-ZMetheringham2315Scholven-BuerCrashed at Rossum {Gelderland}KilledUden War Cemetery Holland
2294 BellmanGeorgeSergeant2216234Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command630 Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIIND685LE:QEast Kirkby00:29Rail Communications CaenClaim by Oblt Heinz Rokker 2/NJG2 – 10-50km South West of Caen (UT): 1,000m at 02:42. Also claimed by Flak of 2 & 4/lei Flak Abt 996 and 2/lei Flak Abt 835 (“Unknown aircraft Caen 02:40”). Oblt Rokker’s victory confirmed on 7 September 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).

The aircraft crashed at Franquerville near Caen.
PoWHeld at Wetzlar 06/07/1944-14/07/1944/Stalag Luft VII Bankan near Kruelberg Upper Silesia 19/07/1944 – 27/10/1944/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf/Stalag 7A Moosburg (Isar) 06/03/1945 – 06/04/1945
2295 BellonSergent-chefFlight Sergeant37230FrenchAir Gunner (Mid Upper)FFAFBomber Command346 Sqn Free French
1944-11-04HalifaxIIINA549H7:NElvington17:53BochumNA549 was claimed by Uffz. Werner Wollenhaupt, his 2nd Abschuss, from 2./NJG1 over Recklinghausen-Bochum at 4.000 m at 19:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 October 1944 - 31 December 1944) Part 5 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Stommeln, North West of Pulheim, Germany.PoW
2296 Bellovary Jr.John JosephStaff Sergeant3509911323rd September 1923 in IndianaAmericanBall TurretUSAAF8th Air Force546th Bombardment Squadron (384th Bombardment Group (H))1944-11-30B-17G43-37713BK:SGrafton Underwood (Station #106) Airfield, Northamptonshire, EnglandZeitz (Mission #731), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrillville, Indiana
2297 BeloeP CFlying Officer150172PilotFighter501 Sqd
1944-07-12SpitfireVAD353RecceKilledLa Delivrande War Cemetery Douvres France
2298 BelouskiRoy A.Technical SergeantSergeant3644065423rd February 1912 in Colona, IllinoisAmericanRadio OperatorAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)
USAAF 8th Air ForceUS Army Air Force700th Bomber Squadron (445th Bombardment Group (H))1944-09-27B-24 'Patches'H42-110022RN:F+Tibenham airfield (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandHenschel industrial plants Kassel (Mission #650), GermanySee Archive Report for detailsKilledLorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, Plot A, Row 24, Grave 52
2299 BelshawWilliam DennisFlight Sergeant1808996Age?UKFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-06-22LancasterIME846PG-CRAF Dunholme Lodge2301WesselingSee archive report for further detailsPoW No: 381 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankan
Accident report
2300 BelshawArthur MauriceSergeant67878AustraliaRAAF43 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-21RAAF Honour Roll

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