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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
2351 BennettWilliam GeraldPilot Officer189802Age 21BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqd
1945-02-07Halifax IIINP973NP-QRAF Lissett, East Riding of Yorkshire1911GochSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Collective grave 17. D. 12-15Posted into the squadron from 1658 Heavy Conversion Unit on the 17th August 1944. Son of William G. and Dora Annie Bennett, of West Croydon, Surrey, England.
2352 BennettC ASergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-25HalifaxIIIMZ854NP-OLissett1826WattenCrash landed at Woodbridge
2353 BennettAlbert WalterWarrant Officer1379973Bomb AimerDFC

RAFVRBomber Command35 Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-02-15HalifaxIIILV861TL-OGraveley1736BerlinClaim by Oblt Hans-Heinz Augenstein 7/NJG1- Diepenveen 4km NNW Deventer (Krote): 3,000m at 22:48. The aircraft crashed at Tjoene in the Dutch province of Overijssel 4kms NNW of Deventer.EvaderEvaded via Holland/Belgium/France Switzerland. Left Switzerland on the 27 August 1944, returned to UK by 11 September 1944

WO Bennett was awarded the DFC whilst with 35 Squadron. Gazetted 10 December 1943.

WO Bennett who was assisted by the Dutch Underground forces to evade capture stated “The aircraft was hit on the return journey and set on fire. The order to jump was given. The aircraft must have crashed and probably exploded in mid-air.”
2354 BennettVSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIND525KM-QDunholme Lodge1824SchweinfurtKilledCholoy War Cemetery France
2355 BennettW RFlight LieutenantPilotFighter453 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-24SpitfireXVISM187NAbandoned near HaquerharlotPoW
2356 BennettR KPilot OfficerBomber Command46 Sqd
1944-03-18LancasterIIILM306KM-LDunholme Lodge1900FrankfurtCrashed AltenkirctenPoW
2357 BennettGSergeantBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-10LancasterIIIEE143PO-JWaddington2208LilleExploded & crashed Lezennes RonchinKilledHellemmes-Lille Communal Cemetery
2358 BennettS CFlight SergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-11-02LancasterIIIPB385EA-VFulbeck1616DusseldorfCrashed at GolzheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2359 BennettJ HSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1943-09-05HalifaxIIJD263MH-Snaith1944MannheimCrashed vicinity MannheimKilledRunnymede
2360 BennettP C KSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIILL625JI-CWaterbeach1829BerlinCrashed near WorlitzKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
2361 BennettAlfred EdwinSergeant16037411924Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS823JI-MWaterbeach2351LeipzigShot down by night-fighter and crashed at 0230 hours at Essern-Osterloh on the SW edge of Großes Moor, 11Km NE RehdenKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 9.A.8 Son of Alfred Victor and Hilda Bennett, of Enfield, Middlesex
2362 BennettFrederick WilliamFlying Officer134689NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command550 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIDV305BQ-QNorth Killingholme1659BerlinBadly shot up by night-fighters while in target area, whose cannon fire killed both air gunners; the Bomb Aimer bailed out by mistake in the confusion. Flying without any navigation aids, landed at Woodbridge Emergency Airfield in Suffolk damaged beyond repair.Survived
2363 BennettGeoffreyFlight Sergeant1578765NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command57 Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIIIJB370DX:OEast Kirkby22:21St-LeuJB370 was claimed by Uffz. Konrad Beyer, his 9th Abschuss and second of the night, from 1./NJG4 in the Breteuil area at 2.400 m at 01:32 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed at about 01:45 in open country some 9km SE from Montdidier in the department of the Somme.PoW, Id No: 78344 Buchenwald, PoW No 8077 Stalag Luft 3Whilst evading he was betrayed and arrested by the Gestapo then and taken to the Fresnes prison located to the south of Paris.  This was were French political prisoners were held and ordinarily Allied airmen, after questioning, were moved to a PoW Camp.  In the summer of 1944, with the Allies having liberated Paris and closing in, the Gestapo guards started reducing the prison population by execution, and then relocating surviving prisoners to various concentration camps east of France.

On the 15th August 1944 he was one of 169 Allied PoWs and hundreds of French men and women who were packed into a freight train and transported to Buchenwald concentration camp on a journey lasting five days.  Note: Fg Off. J.M. Stevenson C27788 RCAF escaped from the train and successfully evaded. Buchenwald was located 8 km north of Weimar, in the German province of Thüringen.

Sqn Ldr. Lamason and Fg Off. Chapman succeeded in getting all but two of the Allied PoWs transferred to Stalag Luft 3. Two airmen, 1st Lt. Levitt Clinton Beck Jr. O-736945, US AAF and Fg Off. Philip Derek Hermmens, 152583, RAFVR, died in the camp hospital.
2364 BennettEFlight LieutenantBomber Command576 Sqd
1944-09-24LancasterIPD235UL-N2Elsham Wolds1635CalaisCrashed target areaKilledBoulogne Easter Cemetery
2365 BennettR WSergeantBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM729QR-VSkellingthorpe1640MunchenCrashed near MunchenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2366 BennettRWarrant OfficerBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-03-08LancasterIME568PG-FDunholme Lodge1145TrossyKilledMarissel French National Cemetery
2367 BennettL WFlight SergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
2368 BennettAlfredSergeant114923525 July 1917 at Govanhill Glasgow ScotlandBritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-04-18LancasterIME734CF-JRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2216RouenShot down by intruder near baseKilledIslington Cemetery and Crematorium, London - Grave ref: Sec. Z. Grave 17526 (Screen Wall. Panel 1). Read Archive Report
2369 BennettR JFlight SergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIIILM637LE-VEast Kirkby842Urft DamCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2370 BennettP ESergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-10-09HalifaxIIINA567MP-WHolme on Spalding Moor1713BochumKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2371 BennettW JSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-06-28HalifaxIIIMZ539NP-XHolme on Spalding Moor2214BlainvilleCrashed at Ferme Long VoisinEvader
2372 BennettC MSergeantBomber Command76 Sqd
1944-01-21HalifaxVLK922MP-LHolme on Spalding Moor2006MagdeburgCrashed at HelmstedtPoW
2373 BennettJohn SterndaleSergeant553903Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-09-23HalifaxIIIMZ763EY:SBreighton19:02NeussClaimed by Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow, his 30th Abschuss and 2nd of the night, from 1./NJG2, 70-80 km NNW of Düsseldorf at 3.200 m at 23:11 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)Evader
2374 BennettAFlying OfficerBomber Command9 Sqd
2375 BennettFlight LieutenantFighter96 Sqd
2376 BennettP JSergeantBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
2377 BennettAlexander Flight Sergeant418698AustraliaRAAF148 Sqd RAF
1944-08-05RAAF Honour Roll
2378 BennettLeon Herbert BernardLeading Aircraftman439559AustraliaRAAF15 Service Flying Training School RCAF1944-07-20RAAF Honour Roll
2379 BennettFred Flight Sergeant434492AustraliaRAAF218 Sqd RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1944-12-31RAAF Honour Roll
2380 BennettBrian PercivalFlight Sergeant425264AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-02-20RAAF Honour Roll
2381 BennettKenneth Edwin HaroldFlying Officer424117AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-12-18RAAF Honour Roll
2382 BennettW.R.Sergeant1603385Age ?Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command150 Sqd1944-02-03WellingtonXLN858JN-YRAF Amendola, ItalyPMManfred Weis Armaments factorySee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 3527. Stalag KopernikusNone - survived the war

Courtesy Nigel Mcteer

Son of Mr. Bennett of 40 Carpole, Lambeth, London
2383 BennettEugene E 2nd LtO-816035USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-05-04P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2384 BennettJohn R CaptainO-732132USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-11P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2385 BennettJoseph H CaptainO-431841USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group336th Fighter Squadron: Rocketeers
1944-04-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2386 BennettJoseph H CaptainO-431841USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group336th Fighter Squadron: Rocketeers
1944-05-25P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2387 BennettJoseph H CaptainO-431841USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-01-29P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2388 BennettJoseph H CaptainO-431841USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group61st Fighter Squadron
1944-03-08P-47 Thunderbolt3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2389 BennettHenry Thomas LeonardFlight SergeantNZ/424411Age 26New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command6 Air Observers School - 25 Group1944-04-24AnsonIEG138-RAF Staverton, Gloucestershire1340TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13762
Courtesy AWMM
Born on the 19th October 1917 at Dunedin. A driver for W.W. Watt of Dunedin prior to service. Enlisted on the 02nd May 1942 at Rotorua. Son of Henry Charles James Tomlinson and Lillian Dorothy Bennett (née Ling and later Ward) and of Kathleen Eva Bennett (née Morrison) of Dunedin. 549 Flying hours logged.
2390 BennettHaroldStaff SergeantSergeant35686620AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th Air Force445th Bombardment Group (H), 703rd Bombardment Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division1944.05.28B-24 Sho-Sho BabyH42-50346RN:?Tibenham (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandMerseburg (Mission #376), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Stalag Luft 4
2391 BennetteCharles J 1st LtO-2045126USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-10P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2392 BennetteCharles J 1st LtO-2045126USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2393 BennettsE HFlight SergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterILM128WP-YTuddenham2113Stettin Crashed at Freckenham Suffolk on return Injured
2394 BenningerRobert James2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-68536926th January 1923 in PennsylvaniaAmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th Air Force369th Bomber Squadron (306th Bombardment Group (H))1944-02-08B-17 Susan RuthG42-31499WW-?Thurleigh (Station #111), Bedfordshire, EnglandRailroad marshalling yards at Frankfurt, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and reinterred at the Winchester National Cemetery, Virginia in Section 2 Grave No. 4221-B
2395 BenningtonIan CampbellFlying OfficerNZ/424963PilotRNZAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-05-05LancasterIIIND906MG-A Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire 1002Training See archive report for further details KilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot I/2. Grave 219 Read Archive Report
2396 BenninkDonald T Lt ColonelO-023478USAPilotUSAAF371st Fighter Group1944-08-07P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2397 BennionSSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV786NP-PLissett.0012.LeipzigCrashed near ListrupPoW
2398 BennisHWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-04-18LancasterILL867A4-JWitchford2243RouenShot down near Base on return by intruderKilledCambridge City CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2399 BennyJ HFlight SergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1943-09-27StirlingIIIEE940LS-YMildenhall1944HannoverCrashed at RonnenbergKilledHannover War Cemetery
2400 BenoitJ PWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-08HalifaxIIIHX275BM-SSkipton on Swale1031Bois de Cassan? Paradie Archive Database

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