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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 Cederlind John Arthur SergeantSergeant19159430AmericanBall Turret GunnerAM

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USAAF8th Air Force571st Bombardment Squadron (H), 390th Bombardment Group (H)1944.12.04B-17G44-8319FC:LFramlingham (Station #153), Suffolk, EnglandGiessen (Mission #736), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and interred at the Tulare Cemetery, California.
352 CeeleyArthur FrederickPilot Officer185912PilotRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1945-03-19MosquitoXVI PF3878K:JOakington11:09Air TestTook off from Oakington but the port engine failed and the crew turned back, only to overshoot and crash at 11:21 at Burgess Field, Second Cuckoo Grove near Cottenham, 6 miles north of Cambridge.KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery 24.E.14Both crew had arrived on the Sqn 5 days previously from 16 OTU.

Son of Frederick George Ceeley, and of Maud Elizabeth Ceeley, of Old Woking, Surrey
353 Chadwick-BatesArthur George JacksonPilot Officer412480AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-03-31RAAF Honour Roll
354 ChallisEdgar GlynnFlight SergeantAus/434619Age 22AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIIIND346PO-ERAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1434Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledBoran-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery. Grave 15.Born on the 17th December 1921 in Hayes, England. Enlisted on the 01st January 1943. Son of William Arthur and Florence Elizabeth Challis, of Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England. Epitaph: ' He Gave Up Love, Home And Ambition To Answer A Great, Selfless Cause'.
355 Chalmers Robert Allan Arthur Warrant Officer 2nd ClassR/78274PilotRCAF (Middle East Command)Bomber Command108Sqn
1942-07-11WellingtonICDV674#NAME?RAF Kabrit, Egypt20:20TobrukRan out of fuel. Crashed at RAF Heliopolis, Cairo, EgyptKilledBuried at Heliopolis War Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. Grave Reference: 2.D.2Read Archive Report
356 ChanceArthur Flake1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-7646101922AmericanPilotUSAAF8th Air Force303rd Bombardment Group (H), 359th Bombardment Squadron (H), 1st Air Division1944-11-21B-17 Heller’s AngelsG42-102484BN:KMolesworth (Station #107), Huntingdonshire, EnglandMerseburg (Mission #720), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany
357 ChantWilliam MortonFlying Officer1467481923PilotRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV921NP:BLissett22:13TrappesLV921 was claimed as a possible Abschuss by: Hptm. Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Mants/Rambouilet area (AD-BD): 3,500m at 01:01. Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 – 30km around Dreux (AC-AD-BC-BD): 500m at 01:06. Hptm Herbert Rauh Stab II/NJG4 – Evreux/Chartres (AC-BC): 2,500m at 01:10. ((Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)). Crashed alongside woods near Emance 11km South West of Rambouilet.KilledSt-Desir War Cemetery Plot VIII Row A Grave 9-14Son of Arthur Guy and Jessie Elizabeth Chant, of Shewsbury, Shropshir
358 ChapmanArthur EdwardFlight SergeantAUS/414764Age 25 Born on the 31st January 1918AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command100Sqn
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Witmarsum). Row 36. Grave 17 Read Archive Report
359 ChapmanCedric ArthurPilot OfficerAus/415117Age 20AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-07-12LancasterIIILM311PO-LRAF Bottesford, Nottinghamshire2248TorinoSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledOxford Cemetery (Botley). Plot I/2. Grave 24Born on the 17th October 1922 in Subiaco, Western Australia. Son of Arthur Thomas (died 06th September 1973, age 80) and Frances Ellen Mary Ann Chapman (née Downing - died 08th June 1969, age 64), of Mosman Park, Western Australia. Epitaph: 'For Empire's Grace His Duty Nobly Done'.
360 ChapmanKenneth DudleyFlight Sergeant4113691918New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command15Sqn
1942-11-06StirlingIR9201LS-UBournGardening, River GirondeAt 2145 local time, still on its outward journey over France, the Stirling was hit by flak whilst flying at low level. According to locals, the a/c appeared to be attempting a crash landing on the marshes near St Andre-des Eaux, making a gradual descent until it hit a row of trees and cartwheeled into the ground, disintegrating but not catching fire. The crew of eight were killed instantly. Because the a/c crashed at a shallow angle, most of the wreckage was left on the surface of the soft ground and was easily recovered, but the four Bristol Hercules XI engines carried on across the marsh, the furthest one was found 500 metres from the main impact pointKilledEscoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery Plot 2 Row D Grave 16The airmen were gathered for burial by local people, and they were laid to rest together at Escoublac la Baule War Cemetery on 9 Nov 1942. Father Robin Moyon conducted the service

Son of Arthur Ernest and Jane Chapman, of Wellington City, New Zealand
361 ChapmanArthur EdwardFlight Sergeant414764AustraliaRAAF100Sqn RAAF
1943-05-28RAAF Honour Roll
362 ChapmanCedric ArthurPilot Officer415117AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1943-07-13RAAF Honour Roll
363 CharlesEric ArthurSergeant1095725Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command7Sqn
1943-07-29StirlingIIIEF364MG-XRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2212Hamburg See archive report for full details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 145 Read Archive Report
364 CharlesDavid ArthurSergeant1653100Age ?NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1945-03-09LancasterILM130JO-NRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire2100Fighter affiliation - TrainingCollided with Hurricane Iic PZ740 and crashed Blankney LincsKilledLlanelli (Old Road) Cemetery.
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365 CharlesworthEdgar RichardPilot Officer126892ObserverRAFVRBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-01-15WellingtonIIIBK364ZL-GRAF Croft, Yorkshire1702Lorient See Archive report for further details KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Collective grave 15-18 Read Archive Report
366 CharlesworthGeorge ElliottSergeant1214346Age ?BritishAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command11 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICZ1108TX-KRAF Steeple Morden, Hertfordshire2029EssenSee archive report for further detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 8.E.1Son of Jimmy and Ellen Charlesworth, of Barnsley, Yorkshire, England.
367 CheethamJames ArthurSergeant949236Age 24W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit 92 Group1943-05-02WellingtonIcZ8866 (some publications state Z8806)XM-XRAF Westcott144Training See archive report for further details KilledLiverpool Cemetery (Anfield). Section 7 RC, Grave 2072 Read Archive Report
368 CheethamRonald WilliamWarrant Officer14731521915NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-08-27MosquitoIVDZ654HB:?West RaynhamTrainingTook off on a Haystack exercise and failed to return by its due home time of 23:30KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 213Son of Arthur and Ada Cheetham
369 ChenowethEricFlight Sergeant43704628 May 1924AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportKilledHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 5A.B.12
370 CherringtonRichard Arthur Sergeant1294666Air GunnerRAFVR (Middle East Command)Bomber CommandNo. 223 Squadron1942-09-01Martin BaltimoreIIIAG843Landing Ground 86 Egypt17:56Battle AreaShot down over target areaMissing believed killedAlamein Memorial, Column 250.Read Archive Report
371 CherryArthur JohnSergeant18527281921Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIIINE123MG:JOakington22:24BrestSee archive report fo detailsKilledRunnymede Panel 227
372 ChestersRalph Sherwin 'Chris'Sergeant647351Air GunnerRAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS775OW-WLinton on Ouse1803BerlinSee Archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Grave Ref 9.C.5
373 ChethamCharles Arthur CopelandPilot Officer82946Age 20PilotRAFFighter Command3Sqn
1940-08-27HurricaneIP3897JX-?RAF Northolt, MiddlesexNight Patrol See archive report for further details Safe - Killed on the 15th April 1941 whilst with 3SqnPhaleron War Cemetery, Greece. Grave 4.C.15

Battle of Britain 1Sqn RAF. Read Archive Report
374 ChiddentonArthur DickensPilot OfficerJ/16337PilotRCAFFighter132Sqn
1942-12-05SpitfireVbAB369FF-Not known RhubarbShot down by flakMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial United Kingdom Panel 100Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
375 ChilcottRoy AnthonyFlying Officer1398911917NavigatorDFC

RAFBomber Command50 Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIDV376VN-FSkellingthorpe1731BerlinClaim by Oblt Paul Zorner 8/NJG3 - North of Neuruppin NW Berlin: 6,400m at 21:11.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 7 Row Z Grave 20Fg Off Chilcott was awarded the DFC (effective 15 February 1944) whilst with 50 Squadron. Gazetted 18 December 1945.

Son of Arthur Edward and Annie Chilcott, of Dulverton, Somerset
376 ChildsArthur HenryPilot Officer116799NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command16 OTU
1942-09-10WellingtonICDV775XG-ORAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire2037Dusseldorf See archive report for full details KilledBergen General Cemetery. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 18
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377 ChirnsideArthur LeslieFlight Sergeant12302AustraliaRAAF459Sqn RAAF
1942-06-01RAAF Honour Roll
378 ChurchEric ArthurPilot Officer170702Age 24BritishW/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-01-20HalifaxIILW337DY-FRAF Pocklington, Yorkshire1630BerlinSee archive report for full detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Grave 5.D.7
Son of Mr and Mrs Stanley Herbert Church, husband of Gladys Elsie Church, of Tottenham, Middlesex, England. Eric Arthur Church was born on 6th July 1919 and the son of Mr. and Mrs Stanley Herbert Church and husband of Gladys Church of Tottenham, Middlesex He met his wife, Gladys (née Hudson) while both were serving in Pocklington in the RAF. They married at Holy Trinity, Tottenham on 24th January 1943. He had been offered a commission but refused, as he didn’t want to be separated from his wife. When she discovered that she was pregnant, he accepted and was appointed P/O. Church. His son, Michael Eric was born on 20th August 1944 His wife Gladys was to die on the 20th January 2004, sixty years later on the anniversary of his death. His granddaughter Louise was born on the 21st January 1971.Grave inscription reads: “God Shall Wipe Away All Tears From Their Eyes And Ther Shall Be No More Death.”
379 ChurchArthur FrederickLeading Aircraftman 936538Age 25Air/GnrRAFVRFighter Command28Sqn RAF
1940-05-19LysanderIIN1290RM-?ALG, Authie, France530ReconnaissanceSee archive report for detailsKilledAuthie Churchyard, Authie, FranceRead Archive Report
380 ChurchillDennis ArthurFlight Sergeant1332240Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command51Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW579MH:VRAF Snaith, Yorkshire22:07NurnbergSee archive report for detailsKiAGreenwich Cemetery, Plot D, Grave 441.
381 Clabburn-DetrezDennis ArthurSergeant9307741921PilotRAFVRBomber Command115Sqn
1941-08-14WellingtonIcR1500KO-KMarham2110HannoverCrashed North SeaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 41Son of Ethel Clabburn-Detrez, of Buckland, Surrey.
382 ClarkKevin George Flight Sergeant4351851 Feb 1925AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportMurderedHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 6A.D.14
383 ClarkNorman Arthur WadhamFlight Lieutenant55000PilotRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIME684CF:VRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire18:43BerlinSee archive report for further detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1
384 ClarkeRobert EdwardPilot OfficerJ/11210Age 20CanadianAir BomberRCAFBomber Command7Sqn
1942-09-16StirlingIW7569MG-DRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2005EssenBelieved to have been damaged by flak. Crashed in IJsselmeer near Lemmer at 2300 See archive reportKilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery Plot 69 Row D Joint Grave 3
Courtesy Oleg Marin


Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 14th September 1922 in Winnipeg. Enlisted on the 25th June 1941 at Winnipeg. Son of Robert Edward and Myrtle Loraine (née Bowler) Clarke, of Matlock, Manitoba, Canada.

Clarke Rapids off Arthur Thomson Lake in 1995 which is northeast of Croll Lake - 26-year-old, Lt. Arthur Percival Thompson of the 10th Armd. Regt. RCAC was killed on the 28th of September 1944.

385 ClarkeArthur HenryPilot Officer423651AustraliaRAAF207Sqn RAF
1944-12-04RAAF Honour Roll
386 ClarkeArthur JohnCorporal7143AustraliaRAAF9Sqn RAAF
1941-11-20RAAF Honour Roll
387 ClarkeArthur AlbertPilot Officer422136AustraliaRAAFCentral Flying School1943-04-23RAAF Honour Roll
388 ClausenArthur KevinFlight Sergeant439868AustraliaRAAF99Sqn RAAF
1945-08-16RAAF Honour Roll
389 ClaytonArthur DigbyWarrant Officer1869599Air Gunner (Rear)DFC

RAFVRBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-01-05LancasterIII PB564F2:HRAF Downham MarketHanoverSee Archive Report for detailsEvader
390 ClaytonRobert JohnSergeant1582770Air Gunner U/TRAFVRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVBD385UO-QRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details KilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground. Collective Grave 62-66. Row C Read Archive Report
391 ClaytonMichael JamesSergeant1293639ObserverRAFVRBomber Command26 OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICDV723PB-HWing2019EssenClaim by Oblt Albert Schulz 1/NJG2 - North Sea 2km West of Egmond at 0015/45KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 80Following post war enquiries and investigations, it was recorded in 1949 that the missing crew had no known grave

Son of Arthur Baynard King Clayton and Constance Clayton, of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
392 CleggWilliam ArthurPilot Officer169494Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command7 Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJA935MG:ORAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire16:59BraunschweigSee archive report for further detailsKilledHanover War Cemetery Grave 4D.8
393 CliffordSamuel WilliamFlying Officer 2nd PilotAus/677RAAF (Far East Command)Bomber Command13Sqn RAAF
1942-01-12HudsonIIA16-67Not knownNamlea, Boeroe Island, Dutch East Indies (now Pulau Buru, Indonesia)Not knownAnti shipping (Japanese invasion forces) at Kema Bay near Menado, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia)Shot down by Japanase Zero Fighters -Crashed into the sea near Kema, Celebes, Dutch East Indies (now Sulawesi Indonesia) - the precise location is unknown.KilledHaving no known grave he is commemorated on the Ambon Memorial, Indonesia - Column 8Read Archive Report
394 ClitheroGeorge NortonSergeant18197401922Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command76Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILK783MP-CHolme on Spalding Moor2241TrappesCrashed Treon {Eure-et-Loir}KilledDreux Communal Cemetery. Row 1. Coll. grave 1-4.Son of John Henry and Annie Glithero, of Leicester, England.
Archive Report
395 CloughErnest ArthurLeading Aircraftman63185AustraliaRAAF73 Squadron Cootamundra1942-11-10RAAF Honour Roll
396 Clowes Arthur Victor ("Darky")PilotDFC
DFM

Fighter Command11
Ace
397 CobbArthur KennethSergeant1184403UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRCoastal Command407Sqn RCAF
1942-02-08HudsonVAM617RR:ARAF North Coates, LincolnshireRover patrolFailed to return from a Rover patrol off the Frisian IslandsMiARunnymede Memorial, Panel 80.Son of Henry W. and Bertha Cobb; husband of Florence Cobb, of York.
398 CobbettCharles HowardFlight SergeantR/5429529 Jan 1921CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1942-08-17WellingtonIIIBJ844SR-Stradishall2148OsnabruckClaim by Fw Alfred Helm Erpr St. Werneuchen/Stab II/NJG2 - North Sea 10km North West of Vlieland: 4,200m at 0235.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 103.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur William and Catherine Maria Cobbett, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The a/c ditched on the return leg in North Sea. On impact with the water the a/c disintegrated and quickly sank. An SOS had been received previously from the a/c requesting its position and this was transmitted at 0244 hours. As a result of the SOS an Air Sea Rescue launch proceeded to the area to carry out a search. Unfortunately only four crew members were rescued
399 CobbettJohn ArthurSergeantR/193139Age 21CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIDS739QO-YEast Moor, Yorkshire23:54BerlinSee Archive Report for detailsKilledCholoy War Cemetery, France. Grave 1 H 10
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Harold Frank (died 09th June 1951, age 59) and Gladys Georgiana Cobbett (née Mathews - died 1983, age 88) of 25 Hilda Avenue, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada; husband of Patricia Jane Cobbett, of Hamilton.

Further details: Born on the 15th September 1922 in Ontario, Canada. A tool and die maker prior to enlistment in September 1942, Sgt Cobbett trained at No.5 SFTS and gained his air gunner badge from No.3 Bombing and Gunnery School, MacDonald, Manitoba on 11 June 1943. Marrying the former Patricia Jane Warner just eight days after graduation on 19 June he was then posted overseas embarking for the UK on 30 June 1943. After training at 23OTU and 1679 HCU he joined 432 Squadron on 14 November 1943. Epitaph: 'To The Great Heights, O God; Through Difficult Paths'.Sgt. Cobbett had completed 2½ operations of his first tour when lost.

400 CockayneArthur ClarenceFlying Officer157435ObserverRAFVRBomber Command23 Sqn
1945-01-16MosquitoVIRS507YP:CLittle Snoring17:39BSCrashed 21:30 at Beckedorf, 3 km SW from the centre of HermannsburgKilledBecklingen War Cemetery 13.F.9This crew were within two operational sorties of completing their tour

Son of William Charles and Alice Barker Cockayne; husband of Vera Cockayne, of Sunderland, Co. Durham. Schoolmaster.

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