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You searched for: “1944-06-12

#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
2701 BirbeckD BSergeantBomber Command49Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIIIND474EA-TFiskerton1905StuttgartCrashed BolsternKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
2702 BirchErnest HughFlight Sergeant38770Mid Upper GunnerRAAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV881ZA-YMelbourne2216NurnbergShot down by night fighter pilot Unteroffizier Helmut Pleines of the 3./Nachtjagdgruppe 10, who had taken off from Bonn-Hangelar airfield in Nordrhein-Westfalen. Crashed Steinheim near HungenKilled Age 21Hannover War Cemetery 16. E. 14. Epitaph: Semper Fidelis

German intelligence had identified Nuremburg as the target that night and defences were well prepared; every available night-fighter was lying-in-wait and the ground defences of searchlights and anti-aircraft flak guns were increased along the bomber stream’s route. It is also documented that the evening was clear and featured a full moon; unusual for a night mission and against normal procedure. The task force was intercepted as they crossed over the Belgian border with 82 bombers being lost in the first hour. A further 13 aircraft were lost on their return and it is clear that LV881 met its fate in these circumstances along with the other casualties.

Son of Harold Ernest and Victoria Maud Margaret Birch, of Bunbury, Western Australia.
2703 BirchE EFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-10-25LancasterIPD276KO-XWitchford1323EssenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2704 BirchRFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-10-28HalifaxIIIMZ420WL-FCroft1325KolnCrashed near Linton on OuseParadie Archive Database
2705 BirchEricSergeant1509133Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND650PH-YWickenby18:33BerlinOn the homeward journey, and well south of track over Duisburg, the aircrafts nose was hit by flak, setting it on fire. The crew abandoned the aircraft soon after, and the aircraft crashed at Geldern-VeertKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 1 Row D Grave 5
2706 BirchTWarrant Officer1330097Fighter151Sqn
1944-06-10MosquitoNFXIIHK505RangerCrashed near BordeauxKilledVillenave D'ornon (St- Brise) Communal Cemetery France
2707 BirchWSergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIILM382AS-QKirmington2340LeipzigCrash landed at Manston on returnInjured
2708 BirchS HFlight SergeantBomber Command207Sqn
1944-11-06LancasterIIIND555EM-DSpilsby1628GravenhorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2709 BirchA HPilot OfficerBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-07-28LancasterILL846PO-VWaddington2211StuttgartDitched ?PoW
2710 BirchJSergeantBomber Command514Sqn
2711 BirchW C AWarrant OfficerBomber Command7Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIIND523NG-XOakington1902FrankfurtExploded target areaPoW
2712 BirchEric EylesFlight Sergeant429445AustraliaRAAF115Sqn RAF
1944-10-25RAAF Honour Roll
2713 BirchErnest HughFlight Sergeant38770AustraliaRAAFAttached 10Sqn RAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
2714 BirchThomas John PaulFlight Sergeant1315909Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRCoastal Command172Sqn1944-07-15WellingtonXIVNB831-RAF Chivenor, Devon, England200TrainingSee archive report for further additional details. Also 'Lost Archive'.Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 215

The Lost Archive

Son of Stanley Herbert Birch and Elsie Birch, of Aston Clinton, Buckinghamshire, England
2715 BirchR WPilot OfficerNavigatorBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxIIILK799WL:ECroft20:32la Hogue Strong PointOn take off the aircraft swung out of control and hit another Squadron aircraft LW176 WL:J before crashing through a brick wall. No injuries reported.Uninjured
2716 BirchallJ WFlying OfficerBomber Command103Sqn
1944-04-22LancasterIME741PM-GElsham Wolds2323DusseldorfAbandonedPoW
2717 BirdJ PFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-03-24LancasterIME640AR-MBinbrook1839BerlinCrashed near OsterbrockKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2718 BirdH WPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command77Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIIINA545KN-RFull Sutton2315SterkradeCrashed off coast of HollandKilled
2719 BirdSurray Philip VictorSquadron Leader70064Age 24PilotRAFVRBomber Command148Sqn RAF
1944-07-03HalifaxIIJP286FS-SBrindisi, Italy150Special Operations Executive See archive report for brief details KilledBudapest War Cemetery II. Coll. Grave 1-8. Read Archive Report
2720 BirdCSergeantBomber Command10Sqn
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ312ZA-EMelbourne2306BottropCrashed at Wijk-en-Aalburg {Noord-Brabant}PoW
2721 BirdCSergeantBomber Command100Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterILL960HW-DGrimsby2244DuisburgExploded over Repelen-Baerl-BinscheimKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2722 BirdH LFlight SergeantBomber Command156Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIJB667GT-TWarboys1854BerlinCrashed Grossbeuthen on returnPoW
2723 BirdF WSergeantBomber Command158Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV635NP-KLissett2221TrappesCrashed Barneville-sur-Seine {Eure}PoW
2724 BirdB FSergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterIIIND956AS-IKirmington2235DuisburgCrashed Goudriaan {Zuid-Holland}PoW
2725 BirdAnthony GoldingFlight Lieutenant119122PilotDFC


1944-05-21MustangIIIFX999RAF DigbyRangerRanger with 418 Sqn to Aalburg. Engaged in combat with Bf109sKiAEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery A.12.25Son of Frederick Golding Bird and Mary C. Bird, of Marple Bridge, Cheshire.
2726 BirdAFlight LieutenantDFC

Bomber Command61Sqn
1944-04-22LancasterIIILM476QR-ESkellingthorpe2307BraunschweigExploded and crashed LugdePoW
2727 BirdE WSergeantBomber Command625Sqn
1944-08-31LancasterIME676CF-FKelstern1254RaimbertAbandoned near Friston on return
2728 BirdAlfred William DavidSergeant1397370Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command635 Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterIIIND355F2:WDownham Market20:11KielND 355 was claimed as a probable by Gottfried Schneider, his 14th Abschuss and his 2nd of three that night, from 1./NJG3 - North of Schleswig: 5.500m at 23:12 hrs. Coned by Flak searchlight (“Lancaster Damp” 23:10”) (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 5276, Stalag Luft 1
2729 BirdWalter Douglas WilberforceSquadron Leader403611916BritishPilotRAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-08-25MosquitoXVIMM135P3:?RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire21:55BerlinCrashed at 02:45 at Park Farm, Old Warden, 6 miles SE of Bedford. It was believed that the accident was due to the Pilot misreading his altimeter.KilledWorting (St. Thomas of Canterbury) Churchyard SE Corner Gransden Lodge corrected to Graveley by Roy Montrowe 07/2004

Son of William N. W. Bird and Ruth Bird.
2730 BirdE GSergeantBomber Command76Sqn
1944-01-21HalifaxVLK912MP-NHolme on Spalding Moor2008MagdeburgCrashed at HordorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
2731 BirdCampbell DavidFlight Sergeant418048AustraliaRAAF1661 Conversion RAF1944-02-26RAAF Honour Roll
2732 BirdJack HumeFlight Sergeant409131AustraliaRAAF4 Communications Unit Archerfield1944-03-20RAAF Honour Roll
2733 BirdJohn PowellFlying Officer410619AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-03-25RAAF Honour Roll
2734 BirdWalter JamesSergeant62526AustraliaRAAF530Sqn Bombardment USAAF
1944-10-29 RAAF Honour Roll
2735 BirdHarold WilliamPilot Officer417330AustraliaRAAF77Sqn RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
2736 BirdRobert Parker2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-795685AmericanPilotUSAAF15th Air Force449th Bombardment Group (H), 716th Bombardment Squadron (H)1944-02-22B-24 'Pistol Packin’ Mama'H42-5214652Grottaglie Field, southern Italy08:04Regensburg, (Mission #29), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1
2737 BirdseyeAlexander FrederickFlight Sergeant1395146Age 20W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-11-08StirlingIVLK198NF-HRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2300SOE See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial, Surrey, United Kingdom. Panel 215 Read Archive Report
2738 BirkbeckHoward DerekSergeant1320903RAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1944-07-14LancasterIME773PM-UElsham Wolds2128RevignyCrashed at Magny-FouchardKilled Age 20Magny-Fouchard
2739 BirkbyRonnieSergeant1549729Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214 (Federated Malay States) Sqn
1944-09-12FortressIIIHB767BU:AOulton19:00Bomber SupportCrashed off CalaisKilledCalais Southern Cemetery Plot R Grave 8Son of James and Ann Birkby, of Elland, Yorkshire
2740 BirkinWPilot OfficerBomber Command192Sqn
2741 BirkittHSergeantBomber Command578Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW508LK-YBurn1908BerlinCrashed EderbringhaaseaKilledHannover War Cemetery
2742 BirksWilliam SidneyFlight Sergeant R/1930251923CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIIJB186PG-ODunholme Lodge2250619 Sqn put up 13 aircraft on this mission to destroy a railway junction at RevigayJB186 was one of 5 aircraft that failed to return. While eastbound, JB186 was intercepted by a night fighter and shot down at Auger-St-Vincent (Oise), 8km WSW from Crepy-en-Valois. (Note: Of the 5 aircraft lost by 619 Sqn only two have been attributed to a particular German claim, 1 probable (LM378) and 1 victory (PB205)KilledAuger-St. Vincent Communal Cemetery, Grave 1 Son of William and Rosa Birks; husband of Agnes Birks, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
2743 BirminghamJoseph PatrickSergeantR200346CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIINA604LK:TRAF Burn, Yorkshire21:37RusselheimSee Archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective Grave G7.F 7-11Paradie Archive Database
2744 BirnieHugh WaldiePilot OfficerJ1916216th January 1922 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn (Thunderbird) RCAF
1944-05-03LancasterIIDS757OW:DLinton on Ouse14:25Air test and sea searchFlying low over the water, the port outer engine failed and in an attempt to gain height, the aircraft stalled into the sea losing its tail sectionInjured, Murdered on the 22 Aug 1944Paradie Archive Database
2745 BirnieHugh WaldiePilot OfficerJ/1916216th January 1922 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426 Sqn RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxVIINP683OW-MLinton on Ouse22:20Metz marshalling yards, FranceSee Archive report for detailsMurderedRunnymede Memorial Panel 245Paradie Archive Database
2746 BirnieJPilot OfficerBomber Command115Sqn
1944-04-18LancasterIILL667KO-RWitchford2252RouenShot down near Base on return by intruderKilledGosforth
2747 BirnieRichard T 2nd LtO-713587USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group366th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-23P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2748 BirrellEric AlfredFlight Sergeant416923Rear GunnerRAAFBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIHK540WS-HRAF Bardney, Lincolnshire1918StuttgartSee archive report for further informationKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Grave 4F 27
2749 BirrellEric AlfredFlight Sergeant416923AustraliaRAAF9Sqn RAF
1944-03-15RAAF Honour Roll
2750 BirtP JFlight SergeantBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1944-07-24HalifaxIIIHX243HD-DDriffield2115StuttgartCrashed at BonlandenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery

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