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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
3401 BowlerR EFlight SergeantBomber Command408 Sqd RCAF
1944-02-25LancasterIIDS791EQ-FLinton on Ouse2111AugsburgKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3402 BowlesArthur JamesSergeant1590669Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-05-03LancasterIIILM467SR-J RAF Ludford Magna. Lincolnshire 2130Mailly-le-CampCrashed Voue {Aube}KilledVou̩ Churchyard. Coll Grave 2. Read Archive Report
3403 BowlesJ BSergeantRCAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-10HalifaxIIILW685AL-CTrainingDitched off AberdeenParadie Archive Database
3404 BowlesHerbert ReginaldSergeant1600205Age 21BritishWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-01-30LancasterIW4245UL:S2RAF Eltham Wolds, LincolnshireBerlinW4245 was one of four probable claims by three German pilots; 463 Sqn Lancaster ED772, ED545 or JA973, or 576 Sqn Lancaster W4245.

Lt. Robert Wolf, his 10th Abschuss, from 3./NJG5 at 20:08; Ofw. Erich Kaschig, his 2nd Abschuss, from 10./NJG5 near Wittstock area at 20:23; Oblt. Arnold Brinkmann, his 2nd Abschuss, from Stab I./NJG3 North Berlin at 20:35. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)
KilledBerlin 1929-1945 War Cemetery, 9.K.8
Courtesy Lucy Childs and Clay Johnstone

(relatives of crew members)

Son of Ernest Walter (died 1952) and Jessie Mary Bowles (died 1951), of Eastleigh, Hampshire, England. Epitaph: 'In Proud And Loving Memory Of A Very Dear Son And Dearly Beloved Brother'.
3405 BowleyK WPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command429 Sqd RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILK800Al-NLeeming2148NurnbergCrashed Weiler-la-TourPoW


3406 BowleyIrvinSergeant1592827Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-07-28LancasterIME778ZN:OMetheringham22:15StuttgartCrashed at 01:55 near Durmersheim, 9km NNE of Rastatt and on the railway leading to Karlsruhe, Germany. Claimed as a probable by Oblt. Fritz Lau, his 12th Abschuss, from 4./NJG1, 60 km west of Stuttgart at 01:47 hrs. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie)KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Column Plot 11. Row H. Grave 8-11Son of Jarvis and Gertrude Bowley, of Wombwell, Yorkshire
3407 BowlinRoy L JrCaptainO-025637USAPilotUSAAF368th Fighter Group395th Fighter Squadron: Panzer Dusters
1944-04-22P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3408 BowlingC BFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-04-12StirlingIIIEF162WP-KTuddenham2308SOECrashed at Fourdrain {Aisne}KilledFort George Military Cemetery
3409 BowlingHFlying OfficerBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW544MH-QZSnaith2214NurnbergCrashed WahlenKilledHannover War Cemetery
3410 BowlingHarry F.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-756162AmericanPilotUSAAF8th Air Force305th Bombardment Group (H), 365th Bombardment Squadron (H)1944-08-09B-17G42-102962XK:?Chelveston (Station #105), Northamptonshire, EnglandMunich/Karlsruhe (Mission #533), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3, Sagan-Silesia
3411 BowlingTeamusStaff SergeantSergeant15097281AmericanBall Turret GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force389th Bombardment Group (H), 565th Bomber Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division1944.02.20B-24 Swamp AngelJ42-100352EE:IHethel (Station #114), Norfolk, EnglandBrunswick (Mission #226), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Stalag Luft 4
3412 BowmanN JPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-26LancasterIIILM587JO-LWaddingtonCap Griz NezCrashed at Wissant {Pas-de-Calais}KilledWissant Communal Cemetery
3413 BowmanN EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22HalifaxIIILM116HD-XDriffield1323SiracourtKilledTerlincthum British Cemetery
3414 BowmanFredSergeant1594409Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ642DY:URAF Pocklington, Yorkshire23:12SterkradeSee archive report for full detailsKiASteenderen Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3-4
3415 BowmanAl MSergeantR155285No details knownCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command419 Sqd 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. 270012 Camp: Stalag Mühlberg (Elbe) - 4B Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
3416 BowmanNSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
3417 BowmanAlan PeterFlying Officer407488AustraliaRAAF114 Sqd RAF
1944-04-15RAAF Honour Roll
3418 BowmanNorman JackFlying Officer418913AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-09-26RAAF Honour Roll
3419 BowmanNelson EllisFlying Officer414753AustraliaRAAF466 Sqd RAAF
1944-06-22RAAF Honour Roll
3420 BowmanRalph I 2nd LtO-763049USAPilotUSAAF20th Fighter Group: Loco Busters55th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-09P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3421 BowmanVernon L MajorO-1699576USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group428th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-18P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3422 BownL WFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-27LancasterIIIND364AR-FBinbrook2133FriedrichshafenExploded and crashed Rupt-Sur-Moselle {Voges}KilledRupt-sur-Moselle Communal Cemetery
3423 BownL GSergeantBomber Command44 Sqd
3424 BownTFlight SergeantBomber Command635 Sqd
1944-12-12LancasterIIIPB453F2-SDownham Market1651EssenExploded over BorbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3425 BownLeslie WalterFlying Officer406094AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-28RAAF Honour Roll
3426 BowringEFlight SergeantBomber Command166 Sqd
3427 BowsRSquadron LeaderBomber Command166 Sqd
3428 BowskillTSergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIILM383EM-RSpilsby1644BraunschweigPoW Paradie Archive Database
3429 BowtellJ H RSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-08-27LancasterILM128WP-YTuddenham2113StettinCrashed at Freckenham Suffolk on returnInjured
3430 BowthorpeD WSergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW539MH-N2Snaith1812BerlinCrashed SteckbyKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3431 BowyerNorman HughSergeant1463805Flight EngineerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-03-30LancasterIIIDV264SR-L RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 2145Nurnberg See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 14.D.2 Read Archive Report
3432 BowyerWFlight SergeantR/21427CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command434 Sqd RCAF
1944-09-19HalifaxIIIMZ908WL-ORAF Croft, Yorkshire1330WalcherenSee Archive report for further details - further information courtesy John JonesSurvivedNone - understood to have survived the war

Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew had, we understand, completed over 20 operations prior to this accident.
3433 BoxGeorge WalterFlight Sergeant1578935Air GunnerDFM

RAFVRBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-01-30LancasterIIIND398HW-BRAF Grimsby1713BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave Ref. 7. A. 20
3434 BoxMalcolm Flight Sergeant420859AustraliaRAAF53 Sqd RAF
1944-04-17RAAF Honour Roll
3435 BoxNorman L 1st LtO-763051USAPilotUSAAF364th Fighter Group385th Fighter Squadron
1944-11-21P-38 Lightning (P-51 Mustang mid 1944)0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3436 BoxallG RSergeantRCAFBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND328HW-WGrimsby2216KarlsruheCrashed St Martens-Voeren {Liege}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
3437 BoxallCharles FrankFlight Lieutenant694721914PilotRAFVRBomber Command105 Sqn
1944-03-22MosquitoIXLR476GB-Marham19:56DeelanThe aircraft returned and landed at 22:50. As it landed a bomb fell from the starboard wing and exploded. This caused the disintegration of the starboard wing and set fire to the aircraft, killing one of the crew and injuring the other.KilledCambridge City Cemetery Grave 14711Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Boxall, of Sudbury Hill, Harrow, Middlesex
3438 BoxsellW KFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command467 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-28LancasterIIILM746PO-Waddington2214BergenThe aircraft was badly damaged during a mid air collision with another aircraft from the squadron (which managed to land safely) After jettisoning the bomb load over the sea they returned inland. All but three of the crew baled out whilst the pilot, flight engineer and navigator remained and managed to fly the aircraft into Carnaby. Aircraft subsequently damaged beyond repair.Safe
3439 BoyRAdjutantFrancePilotFree FFAFFighterGroupe de Chasse 1/2 'Cigognes'
329 Sqd Free French

1944-08-22SpitfireIXNH521ARecceCrashed near Vauville
3440 BoyceW GFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-09LancasterIIIJB734AR-R2Binbrook2115GardeningCrashed Gunderup DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Denmark

3441 BoyceC DSergeantRCAFBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM578EM-LSpilsby2321WesselingCrashed off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive DatabaseNachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2. This aircraft was claimed by Hptm Martin Drewes (Stab III./NJG1). 15 km North West of Schouwen (KH-1/JH-7) at 1,500m. Time 02:35. This would be his 47th kill. See Kracker Archive on this site. The references in brackets refer to the Beacons (Holding Points)where German aircraft would circle until vectored on to enemy aircraft or they had a visual sighting. (Additional information from John Jones)
3442 BoyceRobert Richardson Sergeant(R/138379) J/9046725 Dec 1915CanadianWireless OperatorRCAFBomber Command428 Sqn RCAF
1944-08-16LancasterXKB751NA-QMiddleton St George215StettinSee Archive ReportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 249
courtesy Claude Lafleur
Paradie Archive Database
3443 BoyceT WPilot OfficerRNZAFBomber Command166 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterIIILM581AS-XKirmington2238GelsenkirchenCrashed near Tongeren {Gelderland}KilledEpe General Cemetery
3444 BoyceK AFlight SergeantBomber Command207 Sqd
1944-07-07LancasterILM218EM-NSpilsby2247St-LeuCrashed at Haudricourt {Seine-Maritime}KilledHaudricourt Communal Cemetery
3445 BoyceR JSergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB679EA-DFiskerton2131SchweinfurtCrashed Bure {Meuse}KilledBure churchyard
3446 BoyceDonald George NevilleFlight Sergeant1432345PilotRAFVRBomber Command578 Sqn
1944-04-22HalifaxIIIMZ518LK:CBurn22:44DusseldorfMZ518 was claimed by Ofw.Hans Zettel, his 2ns Abschuss, from 2./NJG6 over Eppinghoven, W. Dinstaken at 5.000 m at 01:38 hrs. Victory confirmed 08.09.1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Joint Grave 7.B.13Son of Harry Pierce Boyce and Florence Boyce, of Westbury-on-Trym, Bristol.
3447 BoyceD G NFlight SergeantBomber Command578 Sqd
1944-03-13HalifaxIIILK756LK-JBurn2219le MansCrashed near Selby
3448 BoyceWilliam GeorgeFlight Sergeant421239AustraliaRAAF460 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-10RAAF Honour Roll
3449 BoyceRichard FrancisFlying Officer413520AustraliaRAAF78 Sqd RAAF
1944-10-29RAAF Honour Roll
3450 BoyceErnest AveryFlight Lieutenant1915 BristolPilotDFC

1939-45 Star; Atlantic Star; Africa Star, clasp, North Africa 1942-43; Italy Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45; Air Efficiency Award, Malta, 50th Anniversary Medal

86 Sqd

203 Sqd

69 Sqd

Survived war. Died Frenchay Hospital Bristol Sep 1993

Flew in over 30 different types of aircraft, undertook 2,553 hours and 50 minutes of flying hours during the Second War, and flew at least 164 operational sorties - many of which were with 69 Squadron, whilst based at Luqa, Malta

DFC Citation 7 Jan 1944: ‘Flight Lieutenant Boyce is a pilot of Number 69 (G.R.) Squadron, and has now completed one hundred and fifty operational sorties involving a total of six hundred and ninety four hours flying. Since his arrival on Malta on 24th April 1943, he has flown forty eight sorties with a total of two hundred hours flying. This officer has been engaged in the Mediterranean theatre of operations continuously since 9th June 1941. Operating from the Middle East with Blenheim, Maryland and Baltimore aircraft he took part in many offensive operations, including low level shipping strikes and patrols. During his tour of duty in Malta his work on anti-submarine patrol has been of the highest value to Allied convoys. Flight Lieutenant Boyce’s flying ability has always been of the highest and he has spared no effort to ensure that each task allotted to him is carried out to a satisfactory conclusion. By his example and enthusiasm for operations this officer has proved himself an invaluable member of the Squadron. ’
educated at South Bristol Central School. Enlisted for air crew in 1939, commissioned in 1942. Act. Flt. Lt. Boyce is the second of three brothers in the RAF and Fleet Air Arm, the youngest of whom, Sgt. A.G. Pter Boyce, was a PoW in Germany. A son of Mr and Mrs T. G. Boyce, Flt. Lt. Boyce, was a fitter with Bristol Gas Co. before entering the RAF a few months before the war. Went to the Middle East. Has made a dozen operational flights. He is well known in Bristol sporting circles, being a keen track runner with the Imperial Club, and boxing champion of South Central School.’ Boyce joined the RAFVR in March 1939, and carried out his initial pilot training at No. 33 and No. 11 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training Schools. He was posted for operational flying to 42 Squadron (Beauforts), Thorney Island, in May 1940. Boyce flew in one operational sortie with the Squadron, which was the bombing raid on Vaernes Airfield, Norway, 20 June 1940. After postings to No. 1 School of General Reconnaissance, No. 1 O.T.U., Silloth and to the Coastal O.T.U. at Chivenor, Boyce was posted to 86 Squadron (Blenheims), Gosport in February 1941. The Squadron were engaged in convoy escorts duties off the East Anglian coast from the end of March 1941. Boyce flew on a number of escorts before being posted overseas for service with 203 Squadron. Having flown via Gibraltar and Malta, Boyce joined his new squadron at Kabrit, Egypt during the first week of June 1941. He flew Blenheims in a large number of reconnaissance missions over the Mediterranean, and advanced to Warrant Officer in October of 1941. Boyce was commissioned Pilot Officer in March 1942, and continued to be engaged on anti-submarine and shipping patrols - now in Marylands. Boyce was posted to No. 2 Aircraft Delivery Unit in August 1942, and flew a large number of aircraft across Africa over the following months. Boyce advanced to Flying Officer, and returned to operational flying with 203 Squadron (Baltimores) in February 1943. He briefly commanded ‘A’ Flight, before transferring to 69 Squadron (Baltimores) at Luqa, Malta, in April 1943. Boyce flew a large number of shipping reconnaissance and anti-submarine patrols between April - December 1943. He married a Maltese girl during his posting, 17 July 1944. Having advanced to Flight Lieutenant in June 1943, Boyce returned to the UK and was posted as a pilot to Ferry Command Pool at Melton Mowbray in January 1944. After a number of postings, Boyce undertook a course to qualify as an instructor at No. 3 Instructors School, Lulsgate, from October - November 1944. Subsequent postings included the Empire Flying School, Hullavington; 105 O.T.U., Bramcote; No.. 1381 Transport Conversion Unit, Desborough; and No. 1383 Transport Conversion Unit. Boyce was posted to the Metropolitan Communication Squadron in March 1946, and his final posting was to the R.A.F. Establishment Transport Flight at Farnborough in May 1948 (awarded the Air Efficiency Award in March 1946). He left the service in December 1948, and subsequently joined 2152 Squadron, Air Training Corps at Filton, Bristol, in 1955. During his career he flew in over 30 different types of aircraft, undertook 2,553 hours and 50 minutes of flying hours during the Second War, and flew at least 164 operational sorties.

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