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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
2451 BergelinR WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-23LancasterIIIPB351AR-H2Binbrook1615EssenCrashed at Houghton Hall NorfolkKilledCambridge City Cemetery
2452 BergelinRupert WilliamFlight Sergeant428900AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-23RAAF Honour Roll
2453 BergeonJLieutenantFFAFBomber Command347 Sqd Free French
1944-10-28HalifaxIIINA512L8-Elvington1342Koln
2454 BergerJeffreyPilot Officer1393649Probably born 1922 at EdmontonBritishNavigatorRAVFRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIIIND461CF-WRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1708BerlinCrashed at Gournay-en-Bray {Seine-Maritime}PoW No. 971 Camp: Stalag Koperikus at Thorn (now Toruń) in Poland - 357 Read Archive Report
2455 BergeronJohn AlbertSergeantJ/87384Age 19CanadaAir/GnrRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterIIDS688EQ-RRAF Linton on Ouse, North Yorkshire2207CambraiSee archive report for further detailsKilledCanada Cemetery Tilloy-les-Cambrai, France. Plot 2, Row G, Grave 4
Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Adelard Joseph and Aimiee Margaret (nee Labranche) Bergeron of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
2456 BerginJoseph StanleyFlight Sergeant4025331911New ZealanderNavigator RNZAFBomber Command15 Sqd
1944-01-21LancasterIW4852LS-BMildenhall2020MagdeburgAt 2310 hrs Hptm Manfred Meurer Stab I/NJG1 collided with the Lancaster W4852 LS-B roughly 20 kilometres East of Magdeburg. His aircraft He 219 A-0 (Werknummer 190070) "G9+BB" crashed and Hptm Meurer, his radar operator Ofw Gerhard Scheibe, the first radio operator of the night fighter force to have received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross, and all seven members of the Lancaster crew, were in killed in actionKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 263On 31 Jan 1944 Hptm Meurer was given a military funeral at Ohlsdorf Cemetery in Hamburg. German documents revealed that the a/c had crashed near the village of Wormlitz in the Jericho district and that the bodies of Flt.Sgt. Jager, Flt.Sgt. Butler, Flt.Sgt. Proteous and Sgt. Summers together with 3 who could not be identified. The records did not indicate the place of burial. A thorough search of the Jericho district was made but the graves of the crew could not be found. It was subsequently recorded that they had no known grave

Son of Joseph and Rubina Bergin, of Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
2457 BerglandNorvalPilot Officerj/87767Air/BmrRCAFBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIND525KM-QRAF Dunholme Lodge1824Schweinfurt Contact us - we do have details of his loss KilledCholoy War Cemetery France Grave 3.A.5.Paradie Archive Database
2458 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-04P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2459 BergmannCharles H CaptainO-380538USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group374th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2460 BergnerMieczysław JózefPorucznik NawigFlying OfficerP-2097 / 781257Born 15 September 1921 Lwów (Age 22 when killed)PolandNavigatorVirtuti Militari

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DFM
PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-05-22Avro LancasterlllLM487BH:JRAF Faldingworth22:47DortmundSee archive report for detailsKilled in Action, on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Reichswald Forest War Cemetery - Kleve, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot II Row E Grave 6

Archiwum Polish Database
2461 BergquistBertil WilfredFlight SergeantJ/87476Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIDS785JI-DRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2057Schweinfurt See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 11.J.6Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2462 BerkeleyN GFlying OfficerBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIIIPB131KO-WWitchford2108StettinKilledPoznan Old Garrison Cemetery Poland
2463 BerkeryGeorge RobertPilot Officer Flight EngineerC/85532RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22LancasterIIIJB684LQ-UGransden Lodge2223LaonCrashed Conde-sur-Aisne {Aisne}KilledConde-sur-Aisne Communal Cemetery Grave Coll. Grave 4-5 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
2464 BerkleyRobert ErnestFlying Officer401410AustraliaRAAF38 Sqd RAF
1944-01-06RAAF Honour Roll
2465 BerkshireRobert H 1st LtO-732133USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2466 BerkshireRobert H 1st LtO-732133USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-30P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2467 BerlinAlpheus F 1st LtO-673978USAPilotUSAAF324th Fighter Group314th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2468 BerlinguetteJoseph Jean Paul OsiasSergeantR/219122CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command22 OTU (RAF)1944-12-05WellingtonXNC967RAF Wellesbourne Mountford, WarwickshireBombingCrashed near Inwardleigh, Devon, UKKilledCommemorated Brookwood Military Cemetery, 51. I. 4. United Kingdom.Accident report
2469 BermanMilton R 1st LtO-677963USAPilotUSAAF50th Fighter Group81st Fighter Squadron
1944-07-30P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2470 BerminghamD CFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-10-15LancasterING143EM-RSpilsby1839GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2471 BernaldoJFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command103 Sqd
1944-04-09LancasterIIIND420PM-GElsham Wolds2118GardeningCrashed Brande DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Denmark
2472 BernaldoJack Flight Sergeant410115AustraliaRAAF103 Sqd RAF
1944-04-10RAAF Honour Roll
2473 BernallGeorge WilliamStaff Sergeant39903333AmericanTail GunnerUSAAF15th Air Force342nd Bomber Squadron (97th Bombardment Group (H))1944-07-19B-17G44-6188Amendola Air Base, Foggia, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4
2474 BernardWFlight SergeantBomber Command77 Sqd
1944-12-06HalifaxIIIMZ428KN-BFull Sutton1810osnabruckKilledRunnymede
2475 BernardSweet 1st LtO-811975USAPilotUSAAF406th Fighter Group514th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-25P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2476 BernaskiL JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-06-30LancasterIME774UM-L2Wickenby2155VierzonKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2477 BernhardtDouglas PaulSergeantR/183965Age 19CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-05-31LancasterILL782GI-HRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2341TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledPoingy-la-Foret Communal Cemetery. Joint grave

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Oscar George and Verda V. Harwood Bernhardt, of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. A memorial to him been erected in front of the Town Hall of Poigny-la-Forêt.
2478 BernieWalter BurfordPilot Officer428901AustraliaRAAF8 Communication Unit Goodenough Is1944-10-25RAAF Honour Roll
2479 BernierJoseph Wilfrid Laurier FernandoFlying OfficerJ/29412CanadianNavigatorDFC
RCAFBomber Command425 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-17HalifaxIIIMZ538KW-VTholthorpe02:22DuisburgInexplicably crashed from an altitude of approximatly 500 feet shortly after a normal take offKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery, Sec. G. Row D. Grave 10. United Kingdom
Accident report
2480 BernierJ WFlying OfficerBomber Command426 Sqd RCAF
1944-05-31HalifaxIIILK880OW-CLinton on Ouse2208Au FevreCrashed at base on return
2481 BernierC LFlight SergeantBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL191ZL-NLeeming1610BerlinCrashed at Westwick Norfolk on return
2482 BernierHubert Roland BernierFlying OfficerJ/18676CanadianPilotRCAF2 TAF440 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-24TyphoonIbMN457I8-RRAF Hurn21:50Armed recceTaxied into a parked aircraft damaging bothUninjuredAccident report
2483 BernierWilliam Daniel1st LtO-670067Born Lewis and Clark County, Montana USA November 11, 1915USABombardierUSAAF90th Bomber Group321st Bomber Squadron Heavy
1944-04-10B-24D Liberator#42-41188 'Hot Garters'Nazdab Air Base, Papua New GuineaAttack AA site Hansa Bay, Papua New GuineaShot down by AA fire over Madang. Papua New GuineaKilledAugusta, Montana USA
pacificwrecks.comFour of the 12-member crew exited the aircraft after it had been hit and those captured by the Japanese were murdered. Donald Crotteau was one of the men who bailed out, along with fellow crew members Hyler and Handleman. They were likely injured and managed to evade capture for two days. On April 12, 1944, however, they were captured and ultimately were murdered or died of their injuries. The other crew members went down with the plane and the entire crew was officially declared dead the day of the mission. Donald Greenman was another of the four who bailed out. He was likely captured on April 10, 1944 by a Japanese Army patrol sent to investigate a report of an enemy aircraft being shot down. Japanese records say a patrol captured an 'American pilot' (likely Greenman) and the next day took him to Diri and later he was walked or transported to Hansa Bay. The Japanese report says on April 16, 1944 four PoWs from the crash were transported to Bogia. According to the Japanese, two of the prisoners - Greenman and Handleman - 'died on route'. Possibly, this was a Japanese euphemism meaning they were murdered or otherwise killed. The fact is when Leading Private Oshina returned to Hansa Bay he had only two prisoners with him and Greenman was not one of them. William Hyler was reportedly captured by Japanese troops and murdered about 2 weeks later. Paulsen's remains were recovered and identified by American authorities on July 16, 2014 and he and the others identified were interred on March 18, 2015 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honours.
2484 BernoskeRobert 1st LtO-525128USAPilotUSAAF65th Fighter Wing357th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
2485 BernykMichaelFlying OfficerJ/3874024 August 1923CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-31LancasterIME647AS-JKirmington1510Osterfeld Crashed at Eygelshoven {Limburg} KilledNederweert War Cemetery IV.A.5Paradie Archive DatabaseMost if not all were brought to Margraten in Holland for Burial, but their graves are now at Nederweert War Cemetery

Son of William and Mary Bernyk, of Windsor, Ontario, Canada
2486 BernykV HWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-04-24LancasterIIIDV244UM-L2Wickenby2132KarlsruheCrashed PlottersdorfKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2487 BerrettReginald HughesSergeant1890825Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-11-26StirlingIVLK151NF-ETempsford2000SOE Crashed off Assens. He was lost whilst on an operation to resupply members of the Danish Resistance Movement. KilledRunnymede The Stirling took off on a mission to drop supplies to the Danish resistance at drop zone Tablejam 69 with the Danish name Rosalie on the island of Fyn. The position of the drop zone was 551747N 100600E and was found 13 km ENE of Assens and 2 km N of Glamsbjerg. The Stirling arrived over the drop zone at 23:25 hours and dropped its load on first pass. The reception committee from Odense received 18 containers and one package containing a Eureka. After this nothing was heard from the Stirling. The German War Diary reports: Kriegstagesbuch Des Kommandant im Abschnitt Südjülland for the night of 26 / 27 November 1944. 22:41 to 00:35: Flakalarm bef. V. Ugruko. Ca 6 feindliche Flugzeuge von W und O kommend, durchflogen mit verschiedenen kursen den Flakbereich mit flughöhen von 100,200 und 400 m. 2 Flugzeuge wurden von dem leichten Flakzeug Blaavand 6./204 mit 38 Schuss 2 cm beschossen. Erfolge wurden nicht beobachtet. Bei den Flugzeugen handelte es sich 4 mot. Störflugzeuge. The Stirling could well be one of the aircrafts reported to have been shot at by light flak from Blaavand. If so, it most probably crashed into the North Sea.
2488 BerrieDSergeantBomber Command300 Sqd Polish
1944-07-24LancasterIIIND984BH-PFaldingworth2136StuttgartCrashed at OchsenbachPoW
2489 BerriganL TFlight LieutenantDFC

RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND581MG-MOakington1842BerlinShot down target areaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2490 BerringtonJ RFlying OfficerBomber Command44 Sqd
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND576KM-MDunholme Lodge1931StuttgartKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2491 BerryErnestSergeant1133453PilotRAFVRBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIDV190UM-B2RAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire.0016.BerlinCrashed at Gardelegen, GermanyKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 6.F.2 Read Archive Report
2492 BerryJ L PSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV944QB-USkipton on Swale2159NurnbergCrashed FalkensteinKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2493 BerryGordon HewittFlight SergeantR114954CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ518LK:CBurn22:44DusseldorfMZ518 was claimed by Ofw.Hans Zettel, his 2ns Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Eppinghoven, W. Dinstaken at 5.000 m at 01:38 hrs. Victory confirmed 08.09.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 3568, Stalag 357Paradie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off whilst as a PoW
2494 BerryG WFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-13HalifaxIIILK756LK-JBurn2219le MansCrashed near Selby Paradie Archive Database
2495 BerryAdam BarrFlying OfficerJ/27466CanadaRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIME704WS-BBardney2306Scholven-BuerShot down by nightfighter. Abandoned and crashed at Ede {Gelderland}. Crashed near railwaystation 'De Klomp', BuurtsteegPoW Stalag Luft L3 Sagan and BelariaParadie Archive DatabaseOutward-bound, the aircraft was intercepted by Hauptmann Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow & Unteroffizier Erich Schneider of the 1./NJG 1, who had taken off from Venlo airfield at 00:43 hrs in Heinkel He 219 A-0 G9+AH. The crew caught the Lancaster at 20,000 feet. The aircraft was abandoned and came down at De Klomp (Buurtsteeg). Those who died are buried in various Cemeteries. Sgt Redshaw RCAF was 18 years of age and was amongst the youngest Canadians killed in Bomber Command in 1944:
2496 BerryKenneth HerbertFlight Lieutenant1409071920PilotDFM

RAFVRBomber Command103 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIIIND363PM-AElsham Wolds 1710Berlinlaim by Lt Kurt Matzak 12/NJG1 - Waddenzee East of Texel (Lowe): 6,400m at 22:50. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 1 - Theo Boiten) Crashed into the Waddenzee East of TexelKilledTexel (Den Burg) General Cemetery Plot K Row 7 Grave 148Flt Lt Berry was awarded an immediate DFM whilst a Sgt with 103 Sqn. Gazetted 12 Feb 1943. Citation: "This airman has completed many operational missions and has invariably pressed home - his attacks with great determination On one occasion, when attacking Kiel, his aircraft was hit and damaged by anti-aircraft fire Despite this, Sergeant Berry displayed great persistence and bombed his objective successfully On another occasion he displayed commendable skill and initiative during a flight to Turin In a recent attack on Essen, Sergeant Berry pressed home his attack with great spirit although his aircraft was damaged by opposing fire Throughout his operational career, this airman has set a fine example. This award was very well deserved as that was a hard series of operations at a difficult time for 103 Squadron and Bomber Command. Unusually there is not one early return which is an indication of the determination and fighting spirit of this crew".

Son of Robert Michael Berry, and of Florence Elizabeth Berry, of Walthamstow, Essex
2497 BerryAFlight SergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-12-15LancasterIIIND682ZN-KMetheringham.0045.GardeningCrashed in the BalticKilledRunnymede
2498 BerryW CFlight SergeantBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIDS720KO-DWitchford1701BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
2499 BerryW ASergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterINF928PH-SWickenby637DuisburgKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2500 BerryJSergeantBomber Command12 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM516PH-DWickenby2204Maiily-le-CampCrashed Poivres {Aube}KilledPoivres Churchyard

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