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#Name*First NamesTitleRankRAF Equivalent RankService No.BornNationalityRoleAwardsAir ForceCommandUnitDateofIncident *See NoteAircraftTypeSerialCodeVictories (Fighters)BaseTimeMission                        Incident                        FateCommemoratedPhoto (Click to Expand)Referring Database                        Notes                        Links/Archive Reports
2951 BlockleyD EPilot OfficerDFM

Bomber Command76Sqn
1944-07-18HalifaxIIILK873MP-SHolme on Spalding Moor2208AcquetCrashed at Sailly-FlibeaucourtKilledSailly-Flibeaucourt
2952 BlokJohannes1919-11-14 BataviaNetherlands (Holland)Royal Dutch Naval Aior Service1944-03-27

Memorial at Eglinton Northern Ireland
Died Greysteel Northern Ireland
2953 BlokDavid IssacLeading Aircraftman68497AustraliaRAAF338 Radar Station1944-01-23RAAF Honour Roll
2954 BlomGeorge HenryPilot Officer420525AustraliaRAAF450Sqn RAAF
1944-09-11RAAF Honour Roll
2955 BloodgoodDonald L 2nd LtO-720756USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-27P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2956 BloomBenjaminSergeant1414792Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIILL690JI:JRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire23:14Railway yards at ValenciennesSee Archive report for detailsMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 235.
2957 BloomerJohn EdwinFlight Sergeant5746611923Bomb AimerRAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIND848F2-BDownham Market21:47KarlsruheClaim by Oblt Werner Baake 2/NJG1 - Loop op Zand 6km North of Tilburg (Bazi): 5,400m at 00:26. Crashed Loop op Zand 6km North of Tilburg. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 10 Row C Grave 22
Son of Edwin Thomas Bloomer and Dorothy Bloomer, of Nottingham
2958 BloomfieldAlec PeterSergeant1604008Air/BmrBomber Command192Sqn
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ806DT-RFoulsham1558BSMurderedDurnbach War CemeteryWith thanks to Traugott Vitz who advised us correct spelling - January 2018.
See Vitz Archive for details
2959 BloomfieldD BSergeantBomber Command156Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIIIND492GT-LUpwood2224NurnbergCrashed OberirsenKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2960 BloomfieldH WSergeantBomber Command76Sqn
1944-01-21HalifaxVLK912MP-NHolme on Spalding Moor2008MagdeburgCrashed at HordorfKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
2961 BloomfieldGeoffrey JohnFlying Officer151271Age 22UKNavigatorRAFVRCoastal Command540Sqn RAF
1944-10-27MosquitoPR.XVINS654-RAF Benson, Oxfordshire1045Photographic ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 6.E.4Son of Robert James Bloomfield, and of Gertrude Elizabeth Bloomfield, of Wallasey, Cheshire, England. Grave inscription: 'To The Everlasting Memory Of A Very Dear Son And Brother'.
2962 BloreW ESergeantBomber Command514Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIME858JI-JWaterbeach2307HombergCrashed at Hunsel {Limburg}KilledHunsel RC Cemetery
2963 BlotGLieutenantFFAFBomber Command347Sqn Free French
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINR153L8-DElvington1554OsnabruckCrashed at WachendorfPoW
2964 BlottWFlight LieutenantBomber Command15Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIW4355LS-AMildenhall1915StuttgartCrashed at Golaten SwiterzlandEvader
2965 BlountDelbert F 1st LtO-750521USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-21P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2966 BloyN C FFlying OfficerBomber Command106Sqn
2967 BloyR FSergeantBomber Command76Sqn
1944-12-30HalifaxIIINA171MP-EHolme on Spalding Moor1753KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2968 BluhmRoy B 2nd LtO-688233USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group62nd Fighter Squadron
1944-02-21P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2969 BlumKenneth V 1st LtO-796072USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group430th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-18P-38 Lightning1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2970 Blumer'Red' Richmond Antony BarrettWarrant OfficerAUS/411854Age 23AustraliaPilotRAAFFighter Command91Sqn
1944-06-25SpitfireXIVRM617DL-?RAF West MallingDiver PatrolSee archive report for further brief detailsKilled on take offBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 4. N. 17

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 19th April 1921 at Sydney. Enlisted on the 21st June, 1941 in Sydney. Son of Cecil Herbert Blumer and Alice Ruby (née Barrett) of Croydon, New South Wales, Australia. His younger brother Alexander Gordon Barrett Blumer DFC Aus/411735, also served. Grave inscription: Deeply Loved Sadly Mourned Proudly Remembered'.
2971 BlumerPaul JohnPilot Officer402027AustraliaRAAF355Sqn RAF
1944-05-05RAAF Honour Roll
2972 BlumerRichmond Antony BarrettWarrant Officer411854AustraliaRAAF91Sqn RAF
1944-06-26RAAF Honour Roll
2973 BlumerLaurence ElroyCaptainO-740351USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group393rd Fighter Squadron1944-08-25P-38 Lightning5 Luftwaffe destroyed

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born May 31, 1917, in Walcott to Paul and Geoline (Rockstad) Blumer. Died of Leukemia on 23 October 1997. Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
2974 BlumerLaurence ElroyCaptainO-740351USAPilotUSAAF367th Fighter Group393rd Fighter Squadron1944-11-19P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyed

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Born May 31, 1917, in Walcott to Paul and Geoline (Rockstad) Blumer. Died of Leukemia on 23 October 1997. Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
2975 BlumfieldDennis WilliamFlight Sergeant1393228NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command49Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIIND684EA-VFiskerton2249Revigny Crashed at Granges-sur-Aube {Marne}. Probably shot down by nightfighter flown by Reinhard Kollak Killed Age 21Granges-sur-Aube

Archive Report JD684

Probable Attacker
2976 BlundellColin FrazerPilot Officer4111168 September 1915, Petersham, NSW, AustraliaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber 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 DeventerKilledDiepenveen General Cemetery Plot 2 Grave 15Son of George Howell Blundell and Augusta Blundell, of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2977 BlundellCecil LeonardFlight Sergeant1602657W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-12-24LancasterIIIPB366TL-SRAF Graveley, Cambridgeshire1535Koln See archive report for further details KilledShirley (Hollybrook) Cemetery. Sec. M. 12. Grave 41 Read Archive Report
2978 BlundellT HSub-Lieutenant (A) RNVRFighter85Sqn
1944-01-28MosquitoXIIHK122NInterceptionAbandoned near DungenessKilled
2979 BlundellLSergeantBomber Command578Sqn
1944-11-09HalifaxIIINA568LK-QBurn1604GelsenkirchenCrashed at KirchhellenPoW
2980 BlundellJohn JamesSergeant22051431925Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75 Sqn RNZAF
1944-07-20LancasterIIIPA967AA:DMepal23:20HombergPA967 was claimed by Ofhr. Gerhard Wartenborger, his 1st Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 SW of Eindhoven at 5.200m at 01:09 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at around 01:00 hrs in open countryside some 4km north of Nederweert (Limburg), 4 km NE from the centre of Weert, HollandKilledJonkerbos War Cemetery Coll. grave 4.H. 2-8Son of John Thomas Blundell and Ellen Blundell, of Liverpool.
2981 BlundellColin FraserPilot Officer411116AustraliaRAAF35Sqn RAF
1944-02-15RAAF Honour Roll
2982 BlundenArthur ThomasSergeant Flight Engineer1811667RAFVRBomber Command514Sqn
1944-05-19LancasterILL641JI-KRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire2230le Mans Crashed Chippenham Cambridgeshire on return KilledCambridge City Cemetery. Grave 13764. Read Archive Report
2983 BluteF JFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command100Sqn
1944-04-20LancasterIIIND785HW-BGrimsby2341KolnExplodedKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2984 BlyFrederick W 2nd LtO-748536USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group379th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-26P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
2985 BlythKenneth DigbySergeant1895914Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command640Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW463C8-ALeconfield2307Sterkrade Crashed at Tolkamer {Gelderland} Killed Herwen-en-Aerdt {Tolkamer} General Cemetery

Age 34
2986 BlythC JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIIJB707LQ-MGransden Lodge2248HamburgCrashed at Ringkobing FjordKilledHaurvig Cemetery Denmark Paradie Archive Database
2987 BlythRSergeantBomber Command514Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIILL698JI-J2Waterbeach2213NurnbergCrashed OberpleisKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
2988 BlythJSergeantBomber Command622Sqn
2989 BlytheD ASergeantBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME752DY-KPocklington755MontorqueilOvershot on return to base
2990 BłażejewskiWawrzyniekKapral BombardierFlight SergeantP.704417Born 4 May 1916 Rosicz – Russia (Age 28 when killed)PolandBomb AimerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-02Handley Page HalifaxllJP180GR-ARAF Brindisi, ItalySupply Drops Shot down in flames over Hungary making supply drops near Warsaw and all crew were killed. Location : Hungary. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot I Row B Grave 10

Archiwum Polish Database
2991 BłażeńskiRomualdKapral Strzelec BombardierFlight SergeantP.793669Born 28 January 1920 Łódź (Age 23 when killed)PolandBomb Aimer / Air GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-01-06Consolidated LiberatorlllBZ859GR-JRAF Brindisi, ItalySupply drop to PolandOne of four aircraft engaged in Supply Drop to Poland. This aircraft was the only one to accomplish its task but was damaged by anti-aircraft fire, returning on three engines. Crashed into the sea at Grotaglie, off Brindisi, Italy during landing attempt. Only the second pilot. F/Lt K Dobrowolski survived. Location : Italy.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Polish Cemetery at Casamassima, Italy (some reports No Known Grave - Drowned off Brindisi, Italy)

Casamassima Polish Cemetery Italy
2992 BoadA AFlying OfficerBomber Command207Sqn
1944-03-10LancasterIIIND513EM-RSpilsby1942Clermont-FerrandCrashed target areaKilledDes Carmes-Dechaux Communal Cemetery
2993 BoagR JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-11-30LancasterINF980AA-FMepal1058OsterfeldCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
2994 BoagLeslie RichardFlying Officer41833617 October 1913, Richmond, Victoria, AustraliaAustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command83 Sqn
1944-01-21LancasterIIIJB365OL-XRAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire 19:57MagdeburgJB365 was claimed by Fw. Andreas Hartl, his 2nd, from 6./JG302 west of Berlin at 23:15 hours. The Lancaster was attacked approaching Magdeburg and set on fire, abandoned and crashed at Pretzien (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)He was captured by a farmer on the 25th Jan 1944 about 4 miles NE of Berg whilst trying to steal a cabbage

PoW No 3342, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan & Belaria

Flt.Lt. Boag’s statement of the circumstances of the loss of the aircraft. "Reaching turn onto target, flew radius of action to waste time and returned. Had just reached turn again picking up datum for timed run when W/Op reported fighter 100 yards astern closing on his equipment. Acknowledged by rear gunner. Nothing furthermore few seconds when cannon shell hit us ahead of my position. Bomb Aimer stood up and asked the pilot to open bomb doors to jettison. Just then I together with Bomb Aimer was thrown forward and knocked out. On regaining my senses found I was sitting on the instrument panel with head against perspex. Starboard wing well alight and both motors feathered. We seemed to be going straight down so I bailed out where the side had been blown away. At approx 2000 feet I saw the plane hit immediately ablaze all over. I could not see if the skipper was still in his seat or not. I believe he was hit in the first attack and while I was out he succeeded in feathering both starboard motors and I think getting rid of the bomb load apart from markers which were selected off. I did not know who had got out but was afterwards told by the Germans I was the only survivor. This I am convinced was due to Starboard engines being feathered enabling me to get out there. This was done by the skipper F/O J C H Davies on his own as the Engineer was in the nose at the time of the attack. I would like to place on record his actions while wounded and also his attempt to put the fire out and I personally think that some recognition should be made."

Promoted to Flt.Lt. whilst as a PoW (4 February 1945)
2995 BoagJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
2996 BoagGFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command214Sqn
1944-08-25FortressIIIHB763BU-Oulton2038BSKilledHotton War Cemetery
2997 BoagRobert JamesFlight Sergeant432097AustraliaRAAF75Sqn (NZ) RAF
1944-11-30RAAF Honour Roll
2998 BoalHarold JamesFlight SergeantA40949713 April 1923 (Echuca, Victoria, Australia)AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB659OF-JBourn1710BerlinHomebound when claimed by Heinz Wolfgang Schnaufer on 30 Jan 1944 (near Amsterdam). Crashed near Zwanenburg (Noord-Holland)KilledHaarlemmereer (Zwanenburg) General Cemetery, Plot B, Row C, Coll. Grave 15.Son of Charles Ernest and Lily Boal, of Barmah East, Victoria, Australia
2999 BoalEarle WilliamPilot OfficerJ85000925th January 1921 in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, CanadaCanadianNavigatorDFC


RCAFFighter418 (City of Edmonton) Sqn RCAF
1944-05-02MosquitoFB.VITH:?RAF Holmsley South14:30Intruder, Day Ranger, north German coast.Took off from RAF Coltisahall. Fg.Off. Caine Stated: We followed Sqn.Ldr. Scherf at Ribnitz, seeing him attacking 2 HE.115s on the water. We attacked 4 DO.18s, seeing strikes on all four. Two of them burst into flames and- exploded. (1548 hours), (two bursts 2 and 4 secs from 500 to 50 yards.) We then flew to Barth, where we attacked a JU.52 on the ground from 500 ft., with a 2 second burst. He exploded immediately, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf saw him burning (1622 hours) . We then attacked HE.111, on which we saw strikes, and Sqn.Ldr. Scherf came in and finished it off. A JU.88 was next attacked from 300 to nil feet, with a one second burst, and he burst into flames. After that, we attacked a JU.86 en the ground, seeing strikes. We came round and attacked again from E. to W., destroying a JU.34 on the S. side of the A/F. It burst, into flames and we flew through them, coming round and attacking the JU 86 previously damaged, from W, to E., leaving him in flames and flying through his debris, some of which hit us. We set course for Greifsweld, following Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, who was 500 yards ahead of us, and 5 minutes later. our port engine packed up. We called Sqn.Ldr. Scherf , but could not regain visual contact, so headed N. Before we crossed out, we decided to make for Sweden, and flew about 10 miles out to sea on a northerly heading, before making up our minds to try for base, North of the Island.of Fehmarn, we were fired on by an armed trawler, the fire falling short. We flew right over the convoy described by Sqn.Ldr. Scherf, without incident.Survived DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 12 May 1944, Citation reads: "Pilot Officer Earl William BOAL (Can,/J.85009), Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, No. 418 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron. As observer, Pilot Officer Boal has taken part in numerous sorties and has assisted in the destruction of six enemy aircraft. He is a highly skilled and gallant member of aircraft crew and his example both in the air and on the ground has been worthy of emulation."

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 418 Sqn, gazetted 7th July 1944. Citation reads: " Since being awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross this officer has taken part in numerous sorties during which he has assisted in the destruction of 9 enemy aircraft. He is an extremely efficient member of aircraft crew whose fearlessness and determination have set an inspiring example."
3000 BoalHarold JamesFlight Sergeant409497AustraliaRAAF97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-31RAAF Honour Roll

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