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NOTE ON DATES: IMPORTANT: For consistency, the Date is given as the date the mission TOOK OFF since the precise time of a loss is not always certain. Take Off date is unambigous and fixed in the official records, but obviously in those cases where the incident occurred before midnight UK time, then the Take Off Date will be the same as the Incident Date. Of course, most Bomber Command missions flew through midnight, therefore a Luftwaffe claim against a plane - or a locally generated crash report - may record the incident as occurring on the day following our Take Off Date. Bear this in mind when cross-referencing to our Luftwaffe Victories by Name/Date Database and other Luftwaffe sources. In some cases other sources may quote the date following our date, using locally generated reports as their source. To add to the potential for confusion, remember to take into account a Luftwaffe recorded date will be in local time, 1 hour ahead of UK time. When we discover a validated Incident Date we change our record if necessary



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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
351 ArcherElwood WSergeantAir Gunner (Rear)Bomber Command434 (Bluenose) Sqn RCAF
1944-08-07HalifaxIIILW176WL:JCroft20:32la Hogue Strong PointOn take off the aircraft swung out of control and hit another Squadron aircraft LK799 WL:E before crashing through a brick wall. No injuries reported.Uninjured
352 ArchibaldL PPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS846OW-XLinton on Ouse1622BerlinCrashed near VerdenKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
353 ArchibaldJ SFlight SergeantR253890CanadianAir Gunner (Rear)RCAFBomber Command434Sqn (Bluenose), RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK796WL:SRAF Croft21:55KielThe aircraft was hit by heavy flak approx. 5 mls short of the target. two tanks were holed, and petrol was exhausted 28 mls ENE of Scarborough. The aircraft ditched and two of the crew slightly injured . All were saved after 13hrs in the dinghy.SafeParadie Archive Database
354 ArchibaldWilliam JamesFlight SergeantR/68551Age 21CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command603Sqn
1941-09-27SpitfireVbW3233XT-?RAF Hornchurch, Essex13;35Circus 103BSee Archive Report for detailsKilledDunkirk Town Cemetery. Plot 2 Row 2 Grave 34
Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 28th January 1920 in Dunneville. Ontario. Educated at Oakville Public School and Oakville High School. Worked briefly for Canada Life Society. Enlisted at Fort William on the 13th April 1940.

Son of Robert Harvey Archibald and Susan Beattie Archibald, of 61 Reynolds Street, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. Epitaph: 'Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That A Man Lay Down His Life For His Friends'.

355 ArchieSteveSergeantR/139949Age 24CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-04-16HalifaxIIJB854EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire2105Pilsen See archive report for further details KilledLouppy-le-Chateau Communal Cemetery, Meuse, France. Collective Grave 3-5
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
356 ArdisBeverley Donn (Joe)Flying OfficerJ/26495CanadianAir GunnerDFC
RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-21HalifaxIIJP113NA-AMiddleton St. George01:20LensDamaged by nightfighter, crash landed at Attleborough NorfolkInjuredDied 6 May 1997 - Dallas, Texas Accident report
357 ArdisVSergeantR/88972Age ?CanadaPilotRCAFTraining Command23 Operational Training Unit1942-04-27WellingtonIcR1618BY-?RAF Defford, Worcestershire55Training See archive report for further details InjuredNone - thought to have survived the war Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
358 ArgentEdward JamesPilot Officer1566471924PilotRAFVRBomber Command9Sqn
1943-12-20LancasterIIIED700WS-OBardney1702FrankfurtShortly after bombing the primary target, the Lancaster was attacked by a night- fighter, who fire killed Sgt. Knox, RCAF. Considerable damage was inflicted and later the crew were obliged to ditch at 2322 hours out of fuel and roughly 15 miles N of Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and within 4 miles of the shore. The survivors were picked up by an ASR launch after spending 4 hours in their dinghy and taken into Great YarmouthRescued, Killed in action 15 Jan 1944 9 Sqn, Lancaster III, ED721
359 ArgueE BFlight SergeantPilotFighter403Sqn RCAF
1942-04-25SpitfireVbAD206CircusPoW
360 ArgumentGodfrey AddisonFlight LieutenantJ/15764Age 23CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command33Sqn
1944-09-17SpitfireIXNH318SR-?B.35 Merville10:20Dive BombingSee Archive Report for detailsKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery. Grave IVa.D.14
Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 28th August 1921 on Toronto. Educated at Humberside Collegiate Institute. A student teacher prior to service. Enlisted on the 15th August 1940. Wings awarded on the 16th May 1941 at Dunniville and promoted to sergeant. Further training with 59 Operational Training Unit. Nearly completed two operational tours.

Son of Godfrey and Kathleen May Argument (Née Rook) brother of Vera, of 532 Windermere Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Husband of Ethel Josephine Argument (married on the 31sr March 1943), father of Barbara Kathleen, of 2 Almond Place, Fenham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England.

Epitaph: 'Always In Our Hearts'.

361 ArkseyWalter LynwoodSergeantR20536014th March 1923 in Langruth, ManitobaCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command460 (RAAF) Sqn
1944-06-10LancasterIME696AR:B2Binbrook23:13Acheres Rail FacilitiesPost war it was established that the aircraft crashed at Elancourt, two miles West of Trappes,16 miles WSW of Paris. The aircraft hit high tension wires at 01:00 and all the crew were killed.KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery Row B Grave 22.Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Elancourt Communal Cemetery

Commissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J89952) dated 9th June 1944

Son of John 'Jack' and Maude (née Bott) Arksey of Langruth, Manitoba, Canada
362 ArlenAWarrant OfficerR84152RCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-03-08StirlingIBF437AA-LNewmarket1942NurnbergCrashed NNE KarlsruheKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
363 ArlidgeWallace GaleSergeantR15693131st October 1923 in Toronto, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command428 (Ghost) Sqn RCAF
1943-07-29HalifaxVDK239NA:QMiddleton St George22:23HamburgSee Archive report for detailsKilledHamburg Ohlsdorf Cemetery. Grave 10A.N.15Paradie Archive Database
364 ArlotteSidney GeorgeFlying OfficerJ/39017Age 24CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-02-02Halifax VIINP819OW-BRAF Linton on Ouse, Yorkshire2044Wanne-Eickel Crashed at Castle Farm near Manston Kent after losing control KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. Grave 56 G 2. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
365 ArmitageIPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-22HalifaxVLK702IP-ETholthorpe1643Berlin?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
366 ArmitageHarryAircraftman 1st Class1039943UKGround Crew Radio TechRAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1941-09-18WellingtonIIW5492LQ-KPocklingtonPhotographic training flightDinghy came away from it's stowage and wrapped around the elevators. Parts of the tail then broke off and the pilot lost control. The aircraft went into a steep and fast dive, then broke up in the air and exploded.KilledBuried Otley Cemetery, Yorkshire Yorkshire Aircraft Co
367 ArmittJohnFlight LieutenantJ/17036W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1945-02-13LancasterIII PB183LQ-C RAF Gransden Lodge, Cambridgeshire 2214Dresden See archive report for further information Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 278 Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
368 ArmourW JPilot OfficerDFC

RAAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-12-20HalifaxVEB252NA-PMiddleton St George1600Frankfurt?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
369 ArmourJ KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1945-01-16LancasterIII LM472SR-V2Ludford Magna1748BruxKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
370 ArmourE WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1945-03-16LancasterIME848PM-EElsham Wolds1717NurnbergCrashed at Schwabisch HallPoW Paradie Archive Database
371 ArmourW GPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1944-11-11LancasterIIIPB428EM-T1624HarborgCollided with 44 Sqn Lancaster III LM648 KM-K & crashedKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
372 ArmourE GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-03-18HalifaxVLL178WL-RCroft1834GardeningCrashed ThorodaleKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
373 ArmourWilliam JohnPilot Officer414333AustraliaRAAF428Sqn RCAF
1943-12-20RAAF Honour Roll
374 ArmsbyJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1941-09-15HalifaxIL9503TL-PLinton on Ouse1955HamburgCrashed WinzeldorfPoWParadie Archive Database
375 ArmstrongD SFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1942-10-02HalifaxIIW1116ZA-PMelbourne1841Krefeld?PoWParadie Archive Database
376 ArmstrongJohn DavidSquadron LeaderJ5707CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command128 Sqn
1945-03-07MosquitoXVI RV306M5:URAF Wyton, HuntingdonshireBerlinSee archive report for full detailsKilledBergen-op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Holland Grave: 8.D.12
Paradie Archive Database
377 ArmstrongGSergeantRCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1941-07-19StirlingIN6018LS-CWytonLilleCrashed Killem FrancePoW Paradie Archive Database
378 ArmstrongThomas JamesFlight SergeantR/77407Age 24CanadianObserverRCAFBomber Command16 OTU
1942-07-31WellingtonIVDV736F2RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire2339DusseldorfSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 3.B.8.

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of W. Fredrick and Barbara I. Armstrong and husband of Mary Vivian Armstrong, of Nevada Valley, Inverness Co., Nova Scotia, Canada
379 ArmstrongArthur RonaldSgt Flight EngineerR/291562RCAFBomber Command1659 HCU
1945-05-17HalifaxlllHX268RAF Topcliffe2235Conversion TrainingCrashed into seaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 282.Paradie Archive DatabaseThis aircraft was on a cross country exercise and was last seen spinning into the sea with its starboard engines feathered. This could indicate either engine failure or the fact that control was lost whilst practising flying with one or more engines feathered.. 1659 ORB is vague, saying a coast guard vessel and a convoy reported an explosion and fire on the sea 10 miles out to sea off Fife Ness. Crashed at 5621N 0158W 10 miles 070 degrees from Fifeness at 22.35
380 ArmstrongG EFlight SergeantR125223RCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1943-05-04WellingtonXHE923AS-RKirmington2225DortmundCrashed Vlagtwedde HollandKilledVlagtwedde General CemeteryParadie Archive Database
381 ArmstrongRobert AlfredSergeantR/53363Age 23CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command22 OTU
1942-05-30WellingtonICDV843OR-QRAF Wellesbourne Mountford, Warwickshire2244KolnSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery. Grave 12.F.4

Courtesy Oleg Marin


Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of William and Mary Armstrong, of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
382 ArmstrongD RFlying OfficerPilotRCAFFighter229Sqn
1944-06-23SpitfireIXPatrolDamaged Paradie Archive Database
383 ArmstrongA TFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-06-10LancasterIIIND352LQ-TGransden Lodge2326VersaillesCrashed at Auneau {Eure-et-Loir}KilledAuneau Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
384 ArmstrongJ L DFlying OfficerJ/22452RCAFFighter418Sqn RCAF
1943-11-09MosquitoVIHJ830IntruderKilled Poix-De-Picardie Churchyard France Paradie Archive Database Paradie Archive
385 ArmstrongG KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-02-12WellingtonICZ1146VR-EMildenhall1700FullerPresumed lost off Dutch coastKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
386 ArmstrongE LFlight SergeantR54363RCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-05-29HalifaxIIJB805VR-BMiddleton St George2248WuppertalCrashed Perones-lez-BincheKilledCharleroi Communal Belgium Paradie Archive Database
387 ArmstrongD MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-03-18Halifax IIIMZ910PT-QTholthorpe.0025.WittenAbandoned near BarmenKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
388 ArmstrongCurwood NevilleFlight SergeantR183655CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command424 (Tiger) Sqn RCAF
1945-04-04LancasterIRF150QB:WRAF Skipton-on-Swale, Yorkshire18:08Merseburg (Leuna synthetic oil refinery)See archive report for further detailsKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 51.F.3Paradie Archive Database
389 ArmstrongJohn MarshallSergeantR88084Air Observer/Air BomberRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1942-10-05WellingtonIIIX3943KW-GRAF Dishforth, North Riding of Yorkshire1847AachenCrashed at Finchingfield ESSEXKilledSaffron Walden Cemetery, Essex. Grave reference: Compartment 39. Grave 15.Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
390 ArmstrongHerbert RWarrant Officer Class 1R/97338Age ?CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW574ZL-JRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1845BerlinSee archive report for further details and photo'sPoW No: 3433 Camp: Stalag Kopernikus / Stalag Luft HeydekrugParadie Archive DatabaseHerbert R Armstrong was from 1A Pinewood Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
391 ArmstrongH AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-10-25LancasterXKB737NA-RMiddleton St George1222EssenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
392 ArmstrongGerald HenryPilot OfficerJ/27607CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-12-03HalifaxVEB137SE-NTholthorpe2339LeipzigShot down by night fighter of 12./NJG 1KilledBergen General Cemetery, Netherlands; Plot 2. Row B. Grave 7
Accident report
393 ArmstrongG EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NahePoWParadie Archive Database
394 ArmstrongWilliam ErnestFlight Sergeant Air BomberR131602RCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-07-03WellingtonXLN285QO-KSkipton on Swale2243KolnCrashed vicinity Mauberge France KilledMauberge Centre Cemetery. Row A. Grave 11. Remembered on Stettler War MemorialParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
395 ArmstrongJ KFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ816BM-WSkipton on Swale2234HamburgCrashed at PrinzenmoorKilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
396 ArmstrongJ SPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-08-17HalifaxVEB276IP-GTholthorpe2116PeenemundeAbandoned near DemminPoWParadie Archive Database
397 ArmstrongL WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1945-03-15LancasterXKB835WL-JCroft1631HagenCrashed at Landen [Brabant]KilledHasselt [Kruisveld] Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
398 ArmstrongOswald WalterFlying OfficerJ/40427NavigatorRCAFBomber Command44Sqn
1945-02-02LancasterISW251KM-XRAF Spilsby, Lincolnshire1948Karlsruhe, GermanyProbably' shot down by flakKilledDurnbach War Cemetery, Germany. Joint grave 1.D.24-25Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
399 ArmstrongJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1943-11-26LancasterIIIJB485DX-LEast Kirkby1725BerlinCrashed near Bookholzberg-NeuenlandePoW Paradie Archive Database
400 ArmstrongJ AFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command576Sqn
1944-08-18LancasterIIILM439UL-E2Elsham Wolds1924la NieppePoW Paradie Archive Database

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