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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
3001 BoagJ HFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-12-11LancasterILM448WS-TLossiemouth308TirpitzForce landed at Vaudnas-berget SwedenInterned
3002 BoagGFlight SergeantDFM

Bomber Command214Sqn
1944-08-25FortressIIIHB763BU-Oulton2038BSKilledHotton War Cemetery
3003 BoagRobert JamesFlight Sergeant432097AustraliaRAAF75Sqn (NZ) RAF
1944-11-30RAAF Honour Roll
3004 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
3005 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."
3006 BoalHarold JamesFlight Sergeant409497AustraliaRAAF97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-31RAAF Honour Roll
3007 BoamA GFlight SergeantBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-05-08LancasterIIIME620TL-CGraveley158Haine-St-PierreCrashed Estinnes-au-Val {Hainaut}KilledChievres Communal Cemetery
3008 BoansonJohn George ShepherdFlight Sergeant1873573Born on the 22nd June 1922Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command514 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterIIDS822JI:TRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire00:37Massy-Palaiseau rail yardsSee archive report for detailsKiALa Celle-Les-Bordes Communal Cemetery. Grave 2
3009 BoansonJ G SFlight SergeantBomber Command514Sqn
1944-03-30LancasterIILL683JI-PWaterbeach2230NurnbergForce landed at Sawbridgeworth
3010 BoardWilliam Alfred HigsonWarrant OfficerAus/42085514 April 1915 at Marrickville, Sydney AustraliaAustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command1944-11-22WellingtonXLP547LF-STortorella, Italy17.09Szombathely Marshalling Yards, HungaryShot down by night fighter and crashed at FelsőjánosfaPoW No. 1224 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3Read Archive Report
3011 BoardL ESergeantBomber Command158Sqn
1944-05-12HalifaxIIIHX334NP-CLissett2156HassettCrashed Monastry BokrijkEvader Attacker
3012 BoardDonald MauriceSergeant160478427 May 1918 at Axbridge, SomersetBritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-01-21HalifaxIIIJD420VR-D RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 1946Magdeburg Hit by flak. Crashed at Neuenfelde near Elsfleth on the Weser, Germany PoW No. 270009 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3 Read Archive Report
3013 BoardH WFlying OfficerNavigatorBomber Command463 Sqn RAAF
1944-06-29LancasterIME701JO:FWaddington12:11BeauvoirFirst daylight raid for the Squadron. Hit and severely damaged by Flak but returned safely to Waddington at 15:17Safe
3014 BoardKenneth BirtSergeant3030159Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1944-08-07LancasterIHK567AA-CRAF Mepal, Cambridgeshire2202Mare de MagneSee archive report for further brief detailsEvaderNone - Survived the war
3015 BoardleyHaroldSergeant1549458Age 22BelgiumNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIIED539PO-PRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire17:40BerlinSee archive report for further details and photographsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 225

Son of Harold and Edith Alice Boardley, of Lancaster, England.
3016 BoardmanE J TSergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1944-01-27LancasterIIIJB358PH-JWickenby1734BerlinAbandoned near FrankfurtPoW
3017 BoardmanFSergeantBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
3018 BoardmanHarrySergeant549441BritishFlight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command467 Sqn RAAF
1944-11-11LancasterINF917PO:QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire16:30HarborgHit by 1./schw Flak Abt 601, 3. & 4./schw Flak Abt 602, 3./schw Flak Abt 613 and 1./schw Flak Abt 144 (Eisb). The aircraft exploded in mid-air over Ramelsloh South of Harburg at 19:35. According to an entry in the XI Luftgau War Diaries, NF917 was destroyed by a combination of Nachtjager and by Flak of the 3rd Flak Division. The fighter was possibly the Kommandore of III/NJG2, Hptm Ferger. According to secondary source, he claimed a Lancaster at 19:45, a claim which was not filed with the OKL. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 5 - Theo Boiten) Post war it was established that the aircraft crashed near Ramelsloh, about 16kms south of HamburgKilledKiel War Cemetery Plot 5 Row D Joint Grave 8-9
Initially buried Ramelsloh Churchyard Communal Grave 5-9. Reinterred 9 December 1947.

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3019 BoardsenJohn A.SergeantSergeant3638095624th September 1921 in NorwayAmericanRight Waist GunnerAM (4 Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF15th Air Force459th Bombardment Group (H), 756th Bombardment Squadron (H)1944-07-20B-24 Hell’s-BellsH42-52358-Giulia airfield (Cerignola satellite #1), ItalyFriedrichshafen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred at the Springdale Cemetery, Clinton, Iowa
3020 BoatswainJ AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command100Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIIIND995HW-KGrimsby2032RusselsheimKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3021 BoatswainJames AttewoodFlight Sergeant424359AustraliaRAAF100Sqn RAAF
1944-08-26RAAF Honour Roll
3022 BobbHoward BStaff Sergeant358748281919AmericanBall Turret GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force349th Bomber Squadron (100th Bombardment Group (H))1944-12-19B-17 Flying FortressG42-8514 Lassie Come HomeXR-RThorpe Abbotts (Station #139), Norfolk, EnglandFrankfurt, GermanySee Archive Report for detailsReturned to Duty
3023 Bobby Frank EdwardSergeant 11833491914 at Wandsworth, LondonBritishNavigatorRAFVRMiddle East CommandNo. 104Sqn1944-06-08WellingtonIIW5564EP-H21Pantelleria, ItalyShot down by flak and crashed into the seaMissing believed killedMalta Memorial Panel 7, Column 1.Read Archive Report
3024 BobitkoMichalPodporucznik uczenpilotPilot Officer?Born 22 August 1917 (Age 26)PolandPilotPAFTraining CommandNo.24 (P) Elementary Flying Training School1944-07-28Tiger Moth?RAF HucknallHaltonDied from Pulmonary Tuberculosis - possibly contracted at the hospital where he was receiving treatment following an air accident. Crashed unknown Tiger Moth of 25 P EFTS RAF Hucknall, badly injured with burns to face and hands. Admitted to: RAF Hucknall SSQ then Nottingham Hospital 29/12/43 and RAF Hospital Rauceby 06/01/44. Transferred to Queen Victoria Hospital QVH: 23/02/1944. 2 Operations at East Grinstead. Polish member of the Guinea Pig club. Died at Princess Mary's RAF Hospital Halton of Pulmonary Tuberculosis and buried at Newark Cemetery.. Location : United Kingdom.Died from Pulmonary Tuberculosis PAF Memorial, Northolt, Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery - Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom. War Graves Plot Sec O, Grave 324

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3025 BochicchioVito Joseph2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-6820471917AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th Air Force787th Bomber Squadron (466th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-29B-24 Tell Me MoreH41-287546L:NAttlebridge (Station #120), Norfolk, EnglandGelsenkirchen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
3026 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-05P-51 Mustang0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3027 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3028 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3029 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-11P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3030 BochkayDonald H 1st LtO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3031 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-29P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3032 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3033 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-25P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3034 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-07-29P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3035 BochkayDonald H CaptainO-742834USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group363rd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3036 BockE AFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIME733CF-ZKelstern2125BraunschweigKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3037 BockR N WFlight Lieutenant115155PilotFighter168Sqn
1944-01-14MustangIFD542SortieDitchedDoWBrookwood Military Cemetery United Kingdom
3038 BockEric AlanFlight Sergeant423214AustraliaRAAF625Sqn RAF
1944-08-13RAAF Honour Roll
3039 BockingR JSergeantBomber Command100Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIILM569HW-TGrimsby2303Scholven-BuerCrashed target areaKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3040 BockmaJanAgent(codename "Halma")Age 22DutchBomber Command161Sqn
1944-07-05HudsonIIIAFK780 (Also listed as FK790)MA-RRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2350Operation Fives 1 See archive report for full details Killed Loenen Military Cemetery, Netherlands
Courtesy Bob Body

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3041 BockusA WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-02-25LancasterIIDS845EQ-TLinton on Ouse2114AugsburgAbandoned near AbbevillePoWParadie Archive Database
3042 BocquinVictor E 1st LtO-814639USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3043 BocquinVictor E 1st LtO-814639USAPilotUSAAF361st Fighter Group376th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-27P-47 Thunderbolt3 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3044 BoddenGFlying OfficerBomber Command77Sqn
1944-02-15HalifaxVLK726KN-OElvington1730BerlinCrashed at BuskowKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3045 BoddingtonC WFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIILW199OW-CLinton on Ouse1605DusseldorfPoW Paradie Archive Database
3046 BodenGeorge RexSergeant16953052Age 22Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command630Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterIPB894LE-?RAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire1620Gardening See archive report for further details Missing - Believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 273 Read Archive Report
3047 BodenJohn StuartFlight Sergeant426013AustraliaRAAF142Sqn RAF
1944-04-16RAAF Honour Roll
3048 BodeyLancelot RossFlight Sergeant424313AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerMiD

RAAFBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIILW383LK:K BarRAF Burn, Yorkshire21:49RusselheimSee Archive report for further detailsEvaderNone - survived the war - passed away 1993.
3049 BodgerHSergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIPD260AS-NKirmington2120BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
3050 BodgerAlan JohnFlying Officer170721British PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber CommandPFNTU
1945-02-03MosquitoB.IVDZ437-RAF Warboys, CambridgeshireTrainingSee Obituary report for detailsSurvived - injured

Courtesy Lucy Childs

DFC Citation Alan John Bodger 170721 RAFVR 576 Squadron:

'This officer was the pilot of an aircraft detailed to attack Berlin one night in January, 1944. Whilst over the target a fire broke out behind the port inner engine but Pilot Officer Bodger continued his bombing run and executed a successful attack. Shortly after the bombs had been released, two more fires started. Both wings of the aircraft were set alight and burned fiercely at first but soon afterwards died away. Although considerable height was lost, Pilot Officer Bodger flew the damaged aircraft to base. In the face of a harassing situation this officer displayed coolness and courage of a high order and his example was most inspiring'.

Died 02nd September 1995 aged 74

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