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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
2401 BenoitF JFlying OfficerBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIPB687UM-Q2Wickenby1451Osterfeld
2402 BenoitNorman R 1st LtO-763040USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-07P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2403 BenoitNorman R 1st LtO-763040USAPilotUSAAF479th Fighter Group435th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2404 BensleyMarcus Flight Sergeant425586AustraliaRAAF70 Sqd RAF
1944-08-15RAAF Honour Roll
2405 BensonP WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-20LancasterILM101PO-JWaddington2329CourtraiCrashed at Marke {West-Vlaanderen}KilledWevelgem Communal Cemetery
2406 BensonH.WSergeant531520Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command1651 Heavy Conversion unit1944-07-28StirlingIIILJ451QQ-C RAF Wratting Common, Cambridgeshire 2335Training exercise See archive report for further details Survived - slight injuries None - thought to have survived the war Read Archive Report
2407 BensonPaul WalterSergeantR/148793CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-15HalifaxIIILW559ZL-FRAF Leeming, Yorkshire18:45StuttgartSee Archive report for detailsPoW No: 2992 Camp: Stalag Luft Heydekrug
Courtesy John Benson

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 14th January 1918 in Alberta, Canada. Passed away on the 24th November 2008, age 90. His wife of 62 years, Louise (née Hilborn - died 12th May 2009, age 91) Both buried at Mount Hope Catholic Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2408 BensonC SFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIR5739LS-KMildenhall.0006.LeipzigCrashed at JenaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
2409 BensonH JPilot OfficerBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-02-25LancasterIIIND595HW-VGrimsby2126AugsburgAbandoned over SwiterzlandKilledVevey {St-Martins}
2410 BensonJ ESergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-05-27LancasterIIILM459SR-KLudford MagnaBourg-LeopoldCrashed SommelsdijkKilledSommelsdyjk General Cemetery
2411 BensonGeorge HenrySergeant989053Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of William and Laura Benson, of Spennymoor, Co. Durham
2412 BensonLeslie BPilot OfficerNavigatorDFM

Bomber Command49 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL900EA-TFiskerton2317WesselingCrashed at Julich-MerschKilledRheinberg War CemeteryShot down by night fighter
2413 BensonG ESergeantBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-08-18LancasterIIIPB244LE-NEast Kirkby1208I'Isle-AdamCrashed at Rouvray-CatsllonPoW
2414 BensonLSergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-06-15LancasterIIIJB728F2-BDownham Market2338LensCrashed near Beaurains {Pas-de-Calais}PoW
2415 BensonPhilip WilliamFlight Sergeant424949AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-21RAAF Honour Roll
2416 BensonAldrich M 2nd LtO-766399USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group392nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2417 BensonSydney A.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-81855828th March 1922 in MassachusettsAmericanCo-PilotUSAAF8th Air Force862nd Bomber Squadron (493rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-29B-24 Little WarriorH42-94812Issued but not displayedDebach airfield (Station #152), Suffolk, EnglandFallersleben (Mission #447), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Waterside Cemetery, Marblehead, Essex County, Massachusetts.
2418 BensonGordon LesterSergeantSergeant31417427AmericanRight Waist GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force445th Bombardment Group (H), 703rd Bombardment Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division1944.11.26B-24J42-50729RN:?Tibenham airfield (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandMisburg (Mission #725), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Stalag Luft 4
2419 BensteadW CSergeantBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-26LancasterIIIND402PM-Elsham Wolds1951EssenCrash at base on return
2420 BenstedB GFlight Lieutenant127342Fighter605 Sqd
1944-10-02MosquitoVIWJ779LIntruderKilledKiel War Cemetery Germany
2421 BentThomas E.Tech SergeantSergeant398553071923AmericanObserverUSAAF8th Air Force733rd Bomber Squadron (453rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-19B-24H42-95047F8: M+Old Buckenham (Station #144), Norfolk, EnglandMainz (Mission #683), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
2422 BentickRaymond Cyril WalterSergeant1603964Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRTraining Command111 (C) OTU1944-10-28Mitchell (B-25D Serial No. 42-87474)IIFW148FLOakes Field, Nassau17:57TrainingThe aircraft was detailed to commence bombing at 19:00 hrs on a fixed target at Fox Hill Beach. W/T contact was maintained until 19:03 hrs. At 19:10 hrs a report was received from a civilian that an aircraft had been observed to have crashed to the south of Fox Hill road. It appears that the aircraft had commenced bombing then banked steeply and crashed into the swampy bush and caught fire. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the six crew perished in the crash.KilledNassau War Cemetery West B.7
Son of Herbert and Charlotte Bentick; husband of Enid Bentick, of Watford Hertfordshire.
2423 BentinckG HFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command97 Sqd (Straits Settlements)
1944-02-24LancasterIIIND497OF-QBourn1855SchweinfurtKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2424 BentingAlan WilliamPilot Officer182038Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-09-23LancasterINF923KC:MRAF Woodhall Spa19:18LadbergenSee Archive Report for details.Injured died 25/9/44Enchede Eastern General Cemetery. Joint grave 200-201.
2425 BentleyD GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-11HalifaxIIINA500QO-GEast Moor2257BoulogneCollided with last and Crashed le Portel {Pas-de-Calais}KilledCalais Canadian War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2426 BentleyW JFlying OfficerJ/18928PilotRCAFFighter443 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12SpitfireIXML303RecceAbandoned near BernayKilledSt- Valery-En-Caux Franco-British Cemetery France
Paradie Archive Database
2427 BentleyRSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-07-04LancasterIME832ZN-JMetheringham2325St-LeuCrashed at St-Germain-la-Poterle {Oise}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
2428 BentleyStanley GeorgeSergeant1388598Age 20W/op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND710PH-LRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1832BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.2.Son of Jessie Maria Bentley, of Enfield, Middlesex, England.
2429 BentleyL JFlight SergeantBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-02-20LancasterIIILM456LS-CMildenhall2356StuttgartCrashed target areaKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2430 BentleyDavidFlight Sergeant1585671NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command169 Sqn
1944-04-20MosquitoIIDD616VI:?Little Snoring00:26BSLost on a Serrate patrol in support of the Köln raidPoW No. 3813, Stalag 357 Kopemikus
2431 BentleyWSergeantBomber Command432 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-27HalifaxVIINP692QO-KEast Moor737BottropCrash landed at Woodbridge Suffolk on return
2432 BentleyEFlight SergeantBomber Command83 Sqd
1944-08-25LancasterIIIND455OL-UConingsby2107DarmstadtPoW
2433 BentleyJohn M 1st LtO-671489USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2434 BentonAlfred E 1st LtO-447208USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-08-07P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2435 BentonAlfred E CaptainO-447208USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group396th Fighter Squadron1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2436 BentzW BPilot OfficerCroix de Guerre
RCAFBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW682OW-MLinton on Ouse2211Leuven Crashed Schendelbeke {oost-Vlaanderen} KilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2437 BenzieJ MFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15LancasterIME573JO-JWaddington1904StuttgartCrashed LudwigsburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2438 BenzieJames MacAdamFlight Sergeant413526AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-03-15RAAF Honour Roll
2439 BeraudJoseph AlphonseCapitaineFlight Lieutenant321FrenchPilotChevalier de Legion d'HonneurFFAFBomber 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, GermanyKilledStommelnAll the crew successfully baled out but Cne Beraud did not survive the descent
2440 BercusonBernardPilot OfficerJ/88065W/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIIMZ899BM-DRAF Skipton-on-Swale2134Gardening See archive report for full details KilledMagleby Churchyard, Langeland. Grave A.11.35 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2441 BeremanClayton Deeds2nd LieutenantFlying OfficerO-71131713th March 1917 in Rice County, KansasAmericanNavigatorUSAAF 15th Air ForceUS Army Air Force454th Bombardment Group (H), 738th Bombardment Squadron (H), 304th Bombardment Wing1944-07-20B-24H42-52228 'Hairless Joe'77San Giovanni field, ItalyFriedrichshafen, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 28th November 1950 to the Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Section 84, Site 295-299.
2442 BeresfordDouglas HaroldSergeant1098060Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 225 Read Archive Report
2443 BeresfordJ SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command1659 HCU
1944-03-24HalifaxIIJD317TopcliffeDiversionCrashed Little Chalfont BucksInjuredParadie Archive Database
2444 BeresfordJ SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-09HalifaxIIIMZ363ZL-Leeming1900la NeuvilleKilled Paradie Archive Database
2445 BeresfordGPilot OfficerBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILL594KW-UTholthorpe1100St-LeuCrashed near Chantilly {Oise}KilledDieppe Canadian War Cemetery First French Canadian squadron
2446 BeresfordR WSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-03-26LancasterIIIJB680EA-PFiskerton1952EssenExploded at AhrbruckKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2447 BeresfordA GFlight SergeantBomber Command50 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterILL840VN-MSkellingthorpe2317Scholven-BuerCrashed at Oene {Gelderland}PoW Read Archive Report
2448 BeresfordD HSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-26HalifaxIIILW671MH-KSnaith2007EssenCrashed at Bury St Edmunds Suffolk on return
2449 BereskinBen A.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7127541922AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th Air Force789th Bomber Squadron (467th Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-14B-24 Miss JudyH42-525076A:NRackheath (Station #145), Norfolk, EnglandCologne (Köln) (Mission #119), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
2450 BergJohn JosephFlying Officer1295511921NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command550 Sqn
1944-06-16LancasterIME840BQ:VNorth Killingholme23:05Synthetic Oil Plant SterkradeClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - FF Kurfurst Kleve area: 6,000m at 01:49. Same claim as Oblt George Fengler Stab IV/NJG1 4,000m at 01:51. Both confirmed as full victories on 7/10/44. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed near Varsseveld 12km ESE of Doetinches.KilledWisch (Varsseveld) General Cemetery Plot A Collective Grave 12-14.19 a/c from the Sqn took off without incident, but one aircraft was forced to abandon the mission when the port inner engine became unserviceable. The night was cloudy, and some icing problems were encountered. Ahead of the main bomber force, Pathfinder aircraft had dropped markers (target illuminators). Flak at the target was moderate to intense and night fighters were active in the area. Lancaster ME840 was late leaving the target and fell behind the rest of the bomber stream, losing any mutual protection from concentrated gunfire of the other aircraft, but also became exposed to enemy radar by losing the protection of ‘window’ dropped by other bombers. Somewhere near the Netherlands/German border, Lancaster ME840 was hit by a burst from a night fighter which hit their No 2 engine and petrol tank. No 1 petrol tank then caught fire. Fg Off Kay, the flight engineer, jettisoned the forward escape hatch, stopped No 2 engine and operated the extinguishers in vain. Smith ordered the crew to put on their parachutes, but before they could, the petrol tank exploded. The aircraft came down near Varssveld, north west of Aalten in The Netherlands. It had lost a tailpiece and part of a wing. (Made in Perth)

Fg Off Berg was awarded the DFC whilst with 100 Squadron. Gazetted 12 November 1943

Son of Sidney and Sarah Berg; husband of Frances Berg, of Grimsby, Lincolnshire.

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