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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
2301 BeltDallas EugeneFlying OfficerJ/28877Air BomberRCAFBomber Command570 Sqd RAF
1944-07-29StirlingIVLK133V8-JRAF Harwell, Berkshire2240SOE See archive report for further details KilledOrleans Main Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 3Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2302 BeltonAlfred JohnsonSergeant1038227Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.3
2303 BeltonJSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-04-22LancasterIIIND508F2-PDownham Market2123LaonKilledRoye New British Cemetery
2304 BeltzGerald ErnestStaff Sergeant374769411922AmericanRight Waist GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force579th Bomber Squadron (392nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-07B-24 Rap ‘Em PappyH42-95229GC:R-Wendling (Station #118), Norfolk, EnglandBernburg (Mission #458), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 11b Fallingbostel, Lower Saxony, NW Germany
2305 BeluseJ E MSergeantRCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILK798KW-ATholthorpe125Haine-St-PierreCrashed West-VlaandirenPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
2306 BelyeaA CFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIME721PM-MElsham Wolds2221NurnbergCrashed HunfeldKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
2307 BelyesD GFlight LieutenantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB127KO-TWitchford2151BraunschweigPoW
2308 BemroseMFlight SergeantBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIINA510ON-ELinton on Ouse2145CambraiCrashed near Villers-les-Cagnicourt {Pas-de-Calais}Evader
2309 BemroseF ESergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-12-21LancasterING323WP-JLossiemouthTransitCrashed at Tuddenham
2310 BemusWilliam “Bill” FrankSergeantSergeant18189010AmericanRight Waist GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force457th Bombardment Group (H), 749th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-05-28B-17 Black Puff Polly/ Georgia PeachG42-97067No Sqn codes issuedGlatton (Station #130), Huntingdonshire, EnglandDessau (Mission #376), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Stalag 10c
2311 BenaboRFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-09LancasterIIIPA970LQ-YGransden Lodge657le HavreEvader Paradie Archive Database
2312 BenbowH FSergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-04-27HalifaxVLL356NF-UTempsfordSOECrashed off Frisian IslandsKilledRunnymede Archive Report
2313 BendallJ KFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd
1944-12-06LancasterIPB6469J-PBalderton1704GiessenCrashed at AltenkirchenKilledHannover War Cemetery
2314 BendallJabez KevinPilot Officer419604AustraliaRAAFBomber Command227 Sqd RAF
1944-12-06RAAF Honour Roll
2315 BenderJosephSergeant1867969Flight Engineer RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ642DY:URAF Pocklington, Yorkshire23:12SterkradeSee archive report for full detailsKiASteenderen Cemetery, Netherlands. Coll. Grave 3-4
2316 BenderMilton WoodPilot Officer173405Flight EngineerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1944-04-09LancasterIME663AR-MRAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire21:20GardeningSee archive report for further detailsKilledEsbjerg War Cemetery. Grave A.7.11Son of Samuel and Rose Bender, of Golders Green, Middlesex, England.
2317 BenderMilton S 2nd LtO-763468USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group397th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-11P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2318 BenefielRobert E 1st LtO-820204USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2319 BenefieldC FFlight LieutenantDFC

RNZAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIILM445WS-ZBardney2107MunchenCrashed BirkenhofKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2320 BenfordJack Harry1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-776002117th September 1915 in Pendleton, OregonAmericanBombardierAM (3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

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USAAF8th Air Force303rd Bombardment Group (H), 360th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-09-28B-17G42-97805PU:QMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandMagdeburg (Mission #652), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred at the Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Oregon
2321 BengsonWallace Woodrow 1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-37478111th December 1917AmericanNavigatorPH

USAAF8th Air Force327th Bomber Squadron (92nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-03B-17 InsomniaG43-38396UC:JPodington (Station #109), Bedfordshire, EnglandNürnberg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Plot L, Row 16, Grave 16
2322 BengstonJohnFlight Sergeant1511190April 1923, South Shields, Tyne & WearBomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command619 Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJB134PG:GDunholme Lodge21:47Mailly-le-CampClaim by Hptm Helmut Bergmann 8/NJG4 - Chateau-Thierry - Conde-en-Brie area, 50-60km South East FF Chamaleon: 3,600m at 00:15. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten). Crashed Courboin (Aisne) 10 km SE of Chateau-Thierry.KilledCourboin Communal Cemetery Collective Grave Son of Peter and Edith May (née Wynn) Bengston of South Shields, Tyne & Wear, Durham, England
2323 BenhamAlbert CliffordSergeant1580616Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIILL678JI-L2Waterbeach2312Gelsenkirchen Shot down by nightfighter flown by Dietrich Schmidt. Crashed at Zuid Loo {Overijseel} KilledBathmen General Cemetery Coll. grave 173-176

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2324 BenjaminThomas Evan EdwardSergeant1255181Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-05-07LancasterIIIED473LS:DMildenhall00:18NantesHit by 1.-4./gem Flak Abt 596. Crashed in the village of Ville-au-Denis near Bouguenais at 03:05. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 2 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft exploded on impact with the ground. After the crash the Germans removed the bodies of six of the crew and buried them together in six graves marked “Unbekannter Englisch Flieger ”Unknown English Airman.KilledNantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery Plot Plot L Row C Grave 23Son of Thomas and Gertrude Benjamin, of Harlesden, Middlesex.
2325 BenjaminMSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-09-11LancasterIIIPB535KM-ZDunholme Lodge2044DarmstadtCrashed at RoxheimKilledRunnymede
2326 BenjaminSwift T 1st LtO-813115USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-09P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2327 BennellR JWing CommanderC/1376DFC

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RCAFFighter418 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-09MosquitoVILR270RangerKilledLessay Communal Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
2328 BennettFredFlight Sergeant4344925th April 1917 in Branxholm, TasmaniaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command218 (Gold Coast) Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterING330HA:MRAF Chedburgh, Suffolk11:15VohwinkelSee archive report for further detailsKiAReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 1.E.13
2329 BennettK E HFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-17LancasterILL847JO-DWaddington1631MunchenCrashed at le Gros-Theil {Eure}Killedle Gros-Theil Communal Cemetery Read Archive Report
2330 BennettB PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-19LancasterIDV338JO-CWaddington2320LeipzigKilledRunnymede
2331 BennettBrian CoghlanSquadron Leader413659 October 1917PilotAFC

RAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-12-10LancasterIIIPB474MG-LOulton823Wanne-EickelShot down over Lavesum and claimed by the 6th Flak Division. The aircraft was found and recovered from a forest near Heiden in 2015PoW Stalag Luft 6 Heydekrug AFC awarded on 31 Mar 1944. Promoted to Air Cdre on 1 Jan 1966. Died 3 Aug 2010
2332 BennettHenry EdwardFlying Officer145380Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-02LancasterIIIJB606AR-HRAF Binbrook, LincolnshireNot knownBerlinExploded and crashed near Mückendorf; 30 miles south of BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery - Grave 3.F.30Read Archive Report
2333 BennettVickers LavenderSergeant1601205W/Op Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640 Sqd
1944-06-02HalifaxIIIMZ541C8-URAF Leconfield, Yorkshire2223Trappes - railway yardsCrashed Epernon {Eure-et-Loir}KilledEpernon Cemetery. Coll. Grave
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2334 BennettPeter AnthonyFlight Sergeant1601570Age 20PilotRAFVRBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIHK542KO-JRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2205Karlsruhe See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 5.E.14 Read Archive Report
2335 BennettR.B.Flight Sergeant3050216Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information Safe Read Archive Report
2336 BennettHarold HerbertSergeant1320112W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqd
1944-01-20HalifaxIIILW291EY-MRAF Breighton, Yorkshire1640Berlin See archive report for full details PoW No: 1171. Camp: Stalag Kopernikus - Stalag Luft HeydekrugNone - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
2337 BennettDonald HowardFlying OfficerJ/3788114 June 1920CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.2.Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of George Howard Bennett and Eileen Bennett, of Stony Mountain, Manitoba, Canada.
2338 BennettGSquadron LeaderDSO

DFC

RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-24LancasterIIIND526LQ-MGransden Lodge.0024.Aachen Crashed Hilvarenbeek {Noord-Brabant} KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
2339 BennettG NSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL719EQ-VLinton on Ouse.0008.LeipzigKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2340 BennettKenneth HughSergeantRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS788EQ-OLinton on Ouse.0003.Leipzig Crashed at Kropswolde {Groningen} KilledHoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant Church
Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew of Lancaster DS788 was on its operational debut. They were airborne 0003 20Feb44 from Linton-on-Ouse on a mission to Leipzig, Germany. Shot down by a night-fighter from 20,000 feet and the resulting fire destroyed the rudders causing the Lancaster to crash at Kropswolde (Groningen) in the SW outskirts of Sappemeer, Holland. Also killed in the crash were the 19 yr old pilot F/O J.A.Frampton; P/Os J. J. Astles and K.Smith; and Sgt K.W.Tindall RAF Two survived: F/O G.W.Reynolds was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.3537 and F.W.C.Robertson evaded.
2341 BennettJames GordonPilot OfficerJ/19011Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS710EQ-ARAF Linton-on-Ouse, Yorkshire1747Berlin Mid air collision with night fighter - read archive report KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 14.E.14Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2342 BennettD JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-10-30HalifaxIIIMZ903ZL-YLeeming1814KolnCrashed at Manston Kent on return Paradie Archive Database
2343 BennettJ N ESergeantRCAFBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND672EA-UFiskerton1911FrankfurtCrashed BeckumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2344 BennettR JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterIIDS813JI-NWaterbeach2154StuttgartCrashed at DeinvillersKilledCholoy War Cemetery FranceParadie Archive Database
2345 BennettR A JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-01-20LancasterIILL627JI-UWaterbeach2000MagdeburgCrashed in IJsselmeerKilled Paradie Archive Database
2346 BennettLloyd DouglasFlight SergeantR/188356Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information KilledHarrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. G. Row A. Grave 12 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2347 BennettR SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM599UM-A2Wickenby2139BraunschweigCrashed at WestercellePoWParadie Archive Database
2348 BennettLionel JohnWarrant OfficerNZ/42287Age 25New ZealanderW/Op/Air/GunnerRNZAFBomber Command214 Sqd
1945-02-08FortressIII HB796BU-TRAF Oulton, Norfolk329Radio counter-measures KrefeldSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 285

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Born on the 04th November 1919 at Whangarei. Worked as a clerk for the Postal and Telecommunications Department prior to service. Enlisted on the 25th January 1942 at Levin. Trained in Canada. Awarded his observers badge and promoted on the 08th March 1943. Joined 214 squadron on the 19th September 1944 after serving in 1657 Heavy Conversion Unit and 28 Operational Training Unit. Son of John William Bennett and of Minnie Bennett (née Carpenter), of Whangarei, Auckland, New Zealand. Fl/Sgt. Olds had a total of 741 flying hours logged. On his 20th operational sortie.
2349 BennettASergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-10-28HalifaxIIIMZ576ZA-TMelbourne1309KolnDitched off Immingham Lincs
2350 BennettEFlight SergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-10-15LancasterIME692A4-GWitchford1745WilhelmshavenKilledRunnymede

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