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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
2601 BickellGeorge R Lt ColonelO-392737USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group1944-03-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2602 BickellGeorge R ColonelO-392737USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group1944-05-13P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2603 BickersK GSquadron LeaderDFC

Bomber Command103 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIME665PM-CElsham Wolds1839BerlinExploded near LuckenwaldeKilled
2604 BickertonHugh GeoffreyFlying Officer5257AustraliaRAAFGoodenough W/T Station1944-08-27RAAF Honour Roll
2605 BickfordDouglas FitzgeraldFlight SergeantAus/428902Age 20AustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW724NP-SRAF Lissett, Yorkshire2200NurnbergCrashed Herborn-SeelbachKilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 4.F.5
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Born on the 03rd March 1924 in Greenwich, New South Wales. Son of Charles Reginald and Kathleen May Bickford, of Gordon, New South Wales, Australia. Epitaph: 'Fullness Of Life The Hour-Glass Cannot Measure'.
2606 BickfordPeter WilliamFlight LieutenantJ/25920PilotRCAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-09-16LancasterIIILM693KO-TRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2128MoerdijkCollided with 90 Squadron Lancaster LM169 crashed at Strijen {Zuid-Holland}KilledStrijen Protestant Cemetery. Grave 5.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2607 BickfordDouglas FitzgeraldFlight Sergeant428902AustraliaRAAF158 Sqd RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
2608 BicknellD GSergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-05-19LancasterIME775AS-NKirmington2200OrleansCrashed Thoiry {Seine-et-Oise}PoW
2609 BicknellE SSergeantBomber Command619 Sqd
1944-11-06LancasterIIINN723PG-JStrubby1631GravenhorstCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede
2610 BiddingerHarold F.Staff Sergeant4203385120th Apr 1924AmericanTail GunnerAM


USAAF8th Air Force707th Bomber Squadron (446th Bombardment Group (H))1944-11-04B-24 Lassie Come HomeJ42-51356JU:Bungay (Station #125), Suffolk, EnglandHannover-Misburg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and buried at the Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York
2611 BiddiscombeL GFlying OfficerBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxVLL191ZL-NLeeming1610BerlinCrashed at Westwick Norfolk on returnKilled
2612 BidwellJSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-11-16HalifaxIIINR241MH-ASnaith1236MunsterCollided with 578 Sqn Halifax III MZ559 LK-K & crashed at CamblesforthKilled
2613 BiedrzyckiStanisławStarszy Sierzant Radio / Telegraphist CorporalP.792600Born 18 September 1915 Gzdów Skierniewice (Age Aged 28 when killed)PolandRadio TelegraphistMedal Lotniczy (x4)

PAF309 Sqd (Polish)
1944-09-17Volunteered to return to Poland 3 May 1944 to do reconnaissance of country for Allied Military Authorities. Participated in Warsaw Uprising night of 3/4 May 1944. Wounded. Died of Wounds in Hospital. Location : Poland. Instructor, 309 SquadronDied of Wounds received in Ground Action Brodnowskim Cemetery, near Warsaw, Poland Archiwum Polish Database
2614 BiedulChester A 1st LtO-748896USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-07P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2615 BiehlWilliam McKaySergeant622666Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV820EY:FRAF Breighton22:13Amienssee archive report for further informationKilledPoix-De-Picardie Churchyard Row C. Grave 24
2616 BielHipolitus T 2nd LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-01-14Spitfire / P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2617 BielHipolitus T 1st LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-02-10P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2618 BielHipolitus T 1st LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-03-29P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2619 BielHipolitus T 1st LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-04-05P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2620 BielHipolitus T 1st LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-04-11P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2621 BielHipolitus T 1st LtO-2044923USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group334th Fighter Squadron: Fighting Eagles
1944-04-11P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from mid 1944)5.33Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
2622 BielbyPeter RaymondSergeant1318936Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIW5009CF-ZRAF Kelstern2144Nurnberg See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery- Coll. Grave 17. D. 12-18. Read Archive Report
2623 BielbyK TSergeantRCAFBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK839NP-SLissett2159KielCrashed at Foston on the WoldsKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2624 BielbyRichard RossSergeantCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-06HalifaxIIILW377OW:GLinton on Ouse21:35Coutances, Normandy, FranceSee Archive Report for detailsSafeParadie Archive Database
2625 BielickiJózefPlutonowy PilotWarrant OfficerP.793845Born 12 February 1922 Warszawa (Age 22 when killed)PolandPilotVirtuti Militari

(Posthumous- By order of Polish PSZ command Number 4/44)
Krzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-15Consolidated LiberatorVlKG890GR-SRAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply dropEngaged on Warsaw Supply Drops. Aircraft was shot down by a German Night Fighter and crashed at Nieszkowicach Wielkich, Bosnia . Location : Poland.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried at Pogwizdów, but later exhumed and was re-buried in Kraków Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland. Plot III Row A Grave 3

Polish War Memorial Northolt UK

Kraków British Cemetery Poland
Fuller details at Archiwum Polish Database KG890
2626 BielokAdolf 2nd LtO-693099USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group487th Fighter Squadron
1944-04-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2627 BienenuR LFlying OfficerBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB207EA-Fiskerton2226St-LeuReturned damaged
2628 BiersRobert LloydFlight SergeantJ/86395Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command9 Sqd
1944-02-19LancasterIIIW5010WS-LRAF Bardney, Lincolnshire2348LeipzigCrashed StendalKilled1939-1945 Berlin War Cemetery. Grave 8.E.1 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2629 BiesiotLeslie HendrikPilot Officer427370AustraliaRAAF1651 Conversion RAF1944-09-30RAAF Honour Roll
2630 BieżuńskiJan Adam Starszy Sierzant Radio Operator SergeantP. 780314 (783314?)17.06.1905 Ulatowo PrzasnyszPolandRadio OperatorVirtuti Militari

Krzyż Walecznych (x4)

Medal Lotniczy (x4)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1943-04-03BrindisiWeller 5. SOE support for Polish Home ArmyKnown as 'Orzyc' and 'Minus'. Parachutist. During the September 1939 campaign he served in the 1st Air Regiment. On September 17 he crossed the Polish-Romanian border, he was interned, from where he escaped to France, where from November 1939 to January 1940 he served in the Polish Air Force. From January 1940 he was in Great Britain, where he served as a radio operator in 300 Squadron, with whom he participated in the first, historical expedition of Polish bomber aviation from Great Britain to Germany on the night of 14 to 15 September 1940 (3 bombers from 300 and 301 Squadrons) ). In total, he made 45 operational flights.

After training for the aviation tasks in the underground, as well as in radiotelegraphy and sabotage, he was sworn in on March 4, 1943, and adopted the pseudonym 'Orzyc' and then transferred to the Main Transit Base in Brindisi, Italy.

He was dropped in Poland on the night of 3 to 4 April 1944 as part of the 'Weller 5' air operation. He was assigned to the Aviation Department of Division III of the Home Army Headquarters. A few days after the jump, on April 7, 1944, he was accidentally arrested in Warsaw. After getting out of Pawiak, he was transferred from Warsaw and assigned to the Lublin AK District. On July 18, 1944, he took a radio station from the 'Pajak' partisan detachment and, together with a five-man security service, went to the east, probably to the Lwów AK area. The details of the task are unknown.

After the Second World War, he was persecuted by the UB and harassed by frequent interrogations. He settled in the Bartoszyce commune and became the head of the elementary school in Kiertny Wielkie. After a sudden death in 1968, he was buried in the municipal cemetery in Bartoszyce at ul. Kętrzyn
Died March 18 1968Bartoszyce CemeteryArchiwum Polish Database
2631 BiggarJohn MatthewFlight Sergeant427945Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-09-11LancasterILM268AA:DRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire19:35GardeningSee Archive report for further detailsKilledOrslev Churchyard. Joint grave IIB
2632 BiggsH DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-12-22LancasterIIIPA977LQ-DGransden Lodge1549BingenPoW Paradie Archive Database
2633 BiggsK SWarrant OfficerBomber Command100 Sqd
2634 BiggsDavid LouisFlying Officer1531891923NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-04-09MosquitoVINS9483P:?Little Snoring22:55BSSupport of the Lille raid. Crashed near Coulommiers (Seine-et-Marne)

This was the first casualties sustained by 515 Sqn since joining 100 Group in Dec 1943. The squadron code of P3 was inadvertently applied to some aircraft. This code was assigned to 692 Sqn.
KilledVilleneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery Grave 103In the summer of 1944, an American graves investigation team had their remains taken to Solers, a village S of the main road leading from Coubert to Guignes. On 5 January 1945, their bodies were exhumed, bt the Americans, for a second time.

Son of David Cecil and Beatrice Vionnet Biggs, of Highgate, Middlesex
2635 BigorayWilliam WalterWarrant Officer Class 2J/89731Age 25 Born 13th September 1918CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrDFM

RCAFBomber Command7 Sqd
1944-04-27LancasterIIIJB676MG-KRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2226FriedrichshafenSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave Ref. Coll. Grave 8. K. 10-13 Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John and Nasta (née Krickay) Bigoray of Redwater, Alberta, Canada. At the time of his loss, two younger brothers, Nicholas Peter and Anthony were serving in the RCAF. (4) Enlisted on the 15th March 1941 in Edmonton. Awarded the DFM (Distinguished Flying Medal) 29th December 1942. Flight Sergeant William Walter Bigoray, RCAF "for great gallantry, fortitude and devotion to duty in exceptionally hazardous circumstances"
2636 BigorayWilliam WalterFlight SergeantR/93566CanadaW/Op/Air/GnrDFMRCAFBomber CommandWireless Interception Flight 1474 (Special Duties)1942-12-03WellingtonicDV819DT-G RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 202Special Duties See archive report for further brief detail SafeKilled later in 1944Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2637 BilanJFlight SergeantR/172682W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command625 Sqd
1944-10-14LancasterILL956CF-QRAF Kelsterrn, Lincolnshire628Duisburg See archive report for further information Safe Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
2638 BilauJuliuszPodporucznik PilotFlying OfficerP-2195 / 782766Born 9 October 1907 (Age 26)PolandPilotMedal Lotniczy (x3)

PAFBomber Command305 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-13De Havilland MosquitoF.B.VlHR143SM-ZRAF LashamNormandyLost in early hourss of 13 June 1944 following strikes on German road and rail transport in Normandy. Location : France.Killed on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost on Operations over Normandy
Archiwum Polish Database
2639 BilbieJFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILV821ZL-NLeeming2115BraunschweigCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
2640 BillensH EFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-04-22StirlingIIIEH943OJ-BLakenheath2156LaonCrashed Coissy-et-Geny {Aisne}KilledCuissy-et-Geny
2641 BillettCliveFlight Sergeant414191Born on the 27th July 1918AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1944-04-09LancasterIME663AR-MRAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire21:20GardeningSee archive report for further detailsKilledEsbjerg War Cemetery. Grave A.7.9Son of John Charles and Mary Kate Elizabeth May Billett, of Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2642 BillettClive Flight Sergeant414191AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-10RAAF Honour Roll
2643 BillingAlbert Norman JamesFlight Sergeant4362831st January 1923 in Port Melbourne, VictoriaAustralianAir Gunner (Rear)RAAFBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterIIILM622HW:PGrimsby20:29KielClaimed by Fw. Gottfried Schneider his 15th Abschuss and the 3rd of three this night, from 1./NJG3 - Sea West of Pellworm Island/Brestedt (SS): 4,000m at 23:35 hrs. Recorded in Abschüsse Luftgaukommando XI: Lancaster in mud flats near Heversteert 4.5km South of Pellworm Island 23:30 through fighter, exploded in mid-air. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KiAKiel War Cemetery Plot 3 Row H Grave 18.Son of Norman John Silas and Lydia Jane Billing, of Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.
2644 BillingG DFlying OfficerPilotFighter401 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-01SpitfireIXML135Crashed at CarentanEvaded
2645 BillingAlbert Norman JamesFlight Sergeant436283AustraliaRAAF100 Sqd RAAF
1944-08-26RAAF Honour Roll
2646 BillingJohn UrbanFlying Officer2114AustraliaRAAF455 Sqd RAAF
1944-07-01RAAF Honour Roll
2647 BillingsleyPercy RaymondFlying Officer1527512nd Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command70 Sqn
1944-05-07WellingtonXMF144MU:HRAF Foggia, ItalyBucharestSee archive report for detailsKilledBucharest War Cemetery. Grave 2.C.8
2648 BillingsleyF DWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-16LancasterIIIPB239LQ-DGransden Lodge2115KielCrashed off DenmarkKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
2649 BillingtonThomas HornbySergeant1044838Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of Leonard and Alice Kelsall Billington, of Garstang, Lancashire
2650 BillingtonCharles SielWarrant Officer411674AustraliaRAAF42 Squadron1944-10-14RAAF Honour Roll

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