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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
3051 BoehmerG APilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterIIDS634EQ-ALinton on Ouse2235HamburgCrashed at SpiekaPoWParadie Archive Database
3052 BoehmerAlbert Edward CharlesPilot OfficerC87869Air Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW433WL:WRAF Croft22:54SterkradeSee archive report for further detailsKilledBergen Op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Grave 7 G 10
Paradie Archive Database
3053 BoekensteinOlaf RuprechtAircraftman Class 1165185AustraliaRAAF11 Elementary Flying Training School1944-10-09RAAF Honour Roll
3054 BoesonJack LudwigWarrant OfficerNZ/412195Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSouth Pacific4 Sqd (RNZAF)
1944-01-02HudsonIIIANZ2065YZ-?RNZAF Nausori,FijiAMAnti-submarine patrolSee archive report for detailed informationMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 6Born on the 12th March 1918 at Lower Hut. A clerk for Lever Brothers. Enlistedas a pilot under training 13th April 1941. With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 24th May 1942. Pilot training terminated in June 1941. Embarked for Canada on the 29th August 1941 for navigator training. Awarded navigator badge and promoted to Sergeant on the 03rd January 1942. Returned to New Zealand on the 27th March 1942. With 10 Operational Training Unit on the 03rd April 1943 flying the Hudson. To Pacific to join 4 Squadron on the 01st June 1942. With School go General Reconnaissance 28th January 1943 flying the Anson. This was his second South Pacific tour. Son of George Ludwig (died 21st Jun 1941, age 45) and Vinola Daphne Boeson (née Edwards, later Smith) of Wellington, New Zealand.
3055 BoettcherArthur HaroldFlight SergeantAUS/414305Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIILM372PO-KWaddington2324BerlinCrashed at CelleKilledHanover War Cemetery, Germany. Grave 1.G.12 Read Archive Report
3056 BoettcherArthur HaroldFlight Sergeant414305AustraliaRAAF467 Sqd RAAF
1944-01-02RAAF Honour Roll
3057 BoffeyG HSergeantBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-02-15LancasterIIIJB534ZN-Metheringham1720BerlinCrashed at Timberland Fen Lincolnshire on returnKilled
3058 BoffeyRSergeantBomber Command138 Sqd (Special)
1944-05-07HalifaxVLL192NF-ATempsfordSOECrashed in the KattegatKilledRunnymede
3059 BogdanowiczHenryk MarianSierżantWarrant Officer79442110.01.1913 Brzostowica Wlk. BiałoruśPolandAir GunnerKrzyz Walecznych (x3)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-11Consolidated LiberatorEW278RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply DropShot down by nightfighter. Crashed at Senta, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia.PoW. Survived war. Died 09.1992 Derby UK Archiwum Polish Database
3060 BogleC SFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-12LancasterIME852WP-QTuddenham2146BraunschweigKilledBecklingen War Cemetery
3061 BogleV FSergeantRCAFBomber Command427 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-09HalifaxIIILV960ZL-GLeeming2053VilleneuveCollided with 424 Sqn Halifax LW437 QB-S & crashed Goole Paradie Archive Database
3062 BogleCharles StewardFlying Officer427289AustraliaRAAF90 Sqd RAF
1944-08-13RAAF Honour Roll
3063 BoguszKazimierzKapral StrzelecSergeant P.782542Born 28 October 1915 Warszawa (Age 28 when killed)PolandAir GunnerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300 Sqd (Polish)
1944-06-30Avro LancasterIIIED814BH-NRAF Faldingworth22:18VierzonTook off from Faldingworth 22.16 30 June 1944 on an Operation to bomb railway yards at Vierzon. Shot down by a German night fighter and crashed Le Bois Carre, near Beauvilliers, Loir-et-Cher, 5 km North West from Ouceques at 03.17.. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in the Military Plot at Beauvilliers, 30 miles from Orleans, but were later moved to the Polish Field of Honour at Grainville-Langannieres, Calvados, France
Archiwum Polish Database
3064 BohanesStefanPlutonowy Radio OperatorWarrant OfficerP.784633Born 31 July 1914 (Age 30)PolandRadio OperatorVirtuti Militari

, CV
PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-08-16Handley Page HalifaxllJP220GR-CRAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply dropAircraft was shot down after supply drop to Warsaw area. The First Pilot, W/O L Owsiany, was wounded at made Prisoner of War. The rest of the crew were taken care of by the Polish Home Army - Armia Krajowa. Location : Poland. Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Krakow Rakowicki Cemetery, Poland Plot I Row A Grave 11Archiwum Polish Database
3065 BohlRichard AloysiusSergeantSergeant36876416AmericanTail Turret GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force457th Bombardment Group (H), 748th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-06-20B-17 Snafusk ShamrockG42-31615:NGlatton (Station #130), Huntingdonshire, EnglandHamburg (Mission #425), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Unknown camp
3066 BohnaRobert H 2nd LtO-769696USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3067 BohrThomas A MajorO-440096USAPilotUSAAF405th Fighter Group511th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-18P-47 Thunderbolt`1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3068 BohuszewiczWitoldPodporucznikPilot OfficerP-063825 March 1914 Sobotnik PolandPolandPilotPAFBomber Command301 Sqd Polish
1942-04-26WellingtonIVZ1317GR-UHemswell2214RostockClaimed hit by 2/Res Flak Abt 525 over Rostock between 0223 and 0226. Abschussmeldung (Claim message) bears a hand-written note by OKL “wird nict anerkannt" (will not be confirmed). Over the target both engines were hit by flak and the a/c then entered a spin. The pilot managed to regain control at 5,000ft. Due to the damage they set course for Sweden and crashed landed at Ystad at 0300.Interned. Returned to the UK 14 February 1943.

Died 6 January 1944 Casamassima, Italy.
Archiwum Polish Database
3069 BohuszewiczWitoldPorucznik PilotFlight LieutenantP.0638Born 25 March 1914 Sobotniki Belarus (Age 29 when killed)PolandPilotZłoty Krzyż Zasługi z Mieczami

Medal 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)


Cassamassima Polish Cemetery, Italy
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3070 BoileauJoseph Paul RogerPilot OfficerJ/8940627 February 1921CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command405 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-30LancasterIIIND462LQ-JGransden Lodge1713BerlinClaim by Hptm Walter Barte Stab III/NJG3 - over Neuruppin at 20:10. Crashed near Loburg 18 miles East of Magdeburg where the crew were initially buried in a comrade’s grave.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 5 Row Z Collective Grave 20-26
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Ananias and Armande Boileau, of Granley, Province of Quebec, Canada
3071 BoireJoseph DanielSergeantR188860CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn, RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW373PT:WTholthorpe19:07BerlinClaimed as a probable by Oblt. Joseph Draft, his 18th Abschuss and 2nd of the night, from 4./NJG5 over Halle-Weissenfels at 6.700m at 22:58 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No 3978, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew had arrived from 61 Base on the 21st January and this was their 6th mission
3072 BoisseauJohn Eugene Technical SergeantSergeant190780781919AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th Air Force327th Bomber Squadron (92nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-10-03B-17 InsomniaG43-38396UC:JPodington (Station #109), Bedfordshire, EnglandNürnberg, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland (Moved to Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang, Prussia now Poland).
3073 BoissevainH GWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command433 Sqd RCAF
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIHX291BM-WSkipton on Swale2224DusseldorfCrashed Meeuwen {Limburg}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
3074 BoisvertE HSergeantUSAAFBomber Command419 Sqd RCAF
1944-01-20HalifaxIIHX162VR-XMiddleton St George1603BerlinCrashed at HorstPoW
3075 BoivinLeslie Claude WilliamFlying OfficerPilotBomber Command106 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterIIIND331ZN-GMetheringham2015KonigsbergKilledRunnymede
3076 BokrośJanKapral Radio Operator StrzelecelecFlight SergeantP.7948169 January 1920 (Age 24)PolandRadio OperatorMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300 Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-12Avro LancasterIIIDV286BH:CRAF Faldingworth23:02GelsenkirchenClaim by Lt Gottfried Hanneck 6/NJG1 - IJsselmeer 3km South of Wijdenes: 2,500m at 01:43. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)

Aircraft caught fire and crashed into the sea. Plt Off B F Morski was rescued by two Dutch fishermen then later transferred to a German Naval vessel coming back from bombing raid.. Location : North Sea / Netherlands.
Killed in Action, operational flightPAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Lost in North Sea off the Dutch Coast

Archiwum Polish Database
3077 BolandJohnSergeant16729251922Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-01-21HalifaxIIJN952DY-LPocklington1945MagdeburgGerman documents state that the aircraft was shot down at Wietzendorf 13km West the airfield at Faszberg and was completely destroyed. It crashed about 700m North East of Wietzendorf in the middle of a sawmill and burned on the ground for approximately two hours. (Part extract from report by Flt.Lt. R E G Redman Section 23 No.4 MREU dated 10th January 1948)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 225Son of James and Ellen Boland, of Swinton, Lancashire
3078 BolandJeremiah Murphy 1st LtO-748537USAPilotUSAAF363rd Fighter Group381st Fighter Squadron1944-04-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3079 BolderoR HSergeantBomber Command158 Sqd
1944-01-20HalifaxIIIHX335NP-PLissett2022MagdeburgCrashed OlvenstedtPoW
3080 BolderstonGeorge ThomasFlying OfficerJ/26382Age 22CanadaPilotRCAFBomber Command626 Sqd
1944-09-12LancasterILM137UM-G2RAF Wickenby1825Frankfurt1.5 miles North of PlittersdorfMurdered 1944-09-12Durnbach War Cemetery Collective grave 3. H. 14-16.Paradie Archive Database See Paradie Archive Information courtesy Traugott Vitz

Vitz Archive War Crimes
3081 BolderstonePeter FrederickSergeant3000725Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-11-30HalifaxIIIMZ288AL-ORAF Leeming, Yorkshire1631Duisburg Believed to have been hit by anti aircraft flak batteries Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 225. Read Archive Report
3082 BolefahrWayne N CaptainO-024907USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3083 BolefahrWayne N CaptainO-024907USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group368th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3084 BolesEdward F CaptainO-793486USAPilotUSAAF365th Fighter Group387th Fighter Squadron1944-03-02P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3085 BolgerThomas JohnFlying Officer405291Age 23AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-09-25MosquitoVIPF393P3:?Gransden Lodge19:06MannheimCrashed at Mignault (Hainaut), 18 km ENE of Mons. Crashed into the end of a farmhouse which was badly damaged, but had it flown on for another few seconds would have crashed in to the main part of Mignaut itself.

While the takeoff was from RAF Gransden Lodge 692 Sqn were based at Graveley a few miles away.

A report by the Belgian Secret army Headquarters stated that the pilot, Leonard Brennan's remains were still inside the burnt out aircraft, while Thomas bolger's body was found with an unopened parachute, having baled out
KilledMignault Communal Cemetery Grave 2

Courtesy NAA

Born on the 15th April 1921 at Maryborough, Queensland. Worked as a clerk for the Ordinance Department, Australian army prior to service. Enlisted on the 10th July 1940 at Brisbane. Son of Thomas and Elsie Josephine Bolger (nee Moran). Bother to Hugh Burke, Moia Theresa Agnes, Brian Patrick (died age 3 in 1925) of Hendra, Queensland, Australia.

His brother 20 year old Fl/Sgt. Hugh Burke Bolger Aus/414193 was killed on the 12th July 1943. 467 Squadron Lancaster ED531 PO-T crashed at Sion, Switzerland with the loss of all 7 crew.

3086 BolgerRay KethelFlight Sergeant430243AustraliaRAAF27 OTU RAF1944-07-30RAAF Honour Roll
3087 BolgerThomas JohnFlying Officer405291AustraliaRAAF692 Sqd RAF
1944-09-26RAAF Honour Roll
3088 BolinderRobert G 1st LtO-747196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-11-26Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3089 BolinderRobert G 1st LtO-747196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-16Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3090 BolinderRobert G 1st LtO-747196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17Northrop P-61 Black Widow2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3091 BolinderRobert G 1st LtO-747196USAPilotUSAAFIX Air Support Command422nd Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17Northrop P-61 Black Widow4Source: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3092 BollandR CWarrant Officer625196PilotFighter504 Sqd
1944-10-19SpitfireIXPL432Weather RecceKilledRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom
3093 BollwerkVal W CaptainO-398721USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-10P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3094 BollwerkVal W MajorO-398721USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-06-11P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
3095 BolsoverA RFlying OfficerBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND384GT-DWarboys.0023.BerlinCrashed at Grandrieu {Hainaut}KilledChievres Communal Cemetery
3096 BoltWilliam ThomasFlying Officer155377NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIIINE123MG:JOakington22:24BrestSee archive report fo detailsKilledRunnymede Panel 204.
3097 BoltBSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-02-24LancasterIIIND593HW-BGrimsby1830SchweinfurtKilledRunnymede
3098 BoltWilliam Frederick DonaldSergeant15878511922Air GunnerBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIDV267SR-KLudford Magna2338LeipzigClaim by Ofw Rudolf Frank 3/NJG3 - 15km South West Groningen (Leghorn): 6,600m at 04:33. The aircraft crashed at Boerakker, 17 km WSW of Groningen, Holland.KilledLeek (Tolbert) Protestant Cemetery Row K Grave 1Son of William James Bolt and Elsie May Bolt, of Plympton, Devon
3099 BoltRFlight SergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-12-24LancasterIPD397AS-VKirmington1450KolnCrashed target areaKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
3100 BoltE WSergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIILL720EQ-RLinton on Ouse2348LeipzigKilledSchoonlselhof Cemetery {Antwerpen} Belgium

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