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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
3501 BoyleWilliam J 1st LtO-668187USAPilotUSAAF67th Tactical Reconnaissance Group15th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron1944-08-17F-6C Mustangs1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3502 BoylsonWilliam WrixonFlight Lieutenant4046236th October 1918, Wagga Wagga, New South WalesAustralianPilotDFC


RAAFBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1944-06-24MosquitoXXKB329XD:?Upwood03:45BerlinClaimed by Lt. Ewald-Werner Hittler and his Bordfuncker Uffz. Wilhelm Wildschütze, his 4th Abschuss, from 3./NJG1, 30 km NW of Berlin at 7,000 m at 01:37 hrs. The Mosquito exploded in mid-air near Linum. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 256He flew 48 sorties with 7 Sqn on Stirlings before joining 141 Sqn with whom he flew 26 sorties on Beaufighters and the Mosquito.

DFC awarded whilst with 7 Sqn, gazetted 9th February 1943.

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 7 Sqn, Gazetted 11th June 1943.

Son of Joseph Patrick and Gertrude Alice Boylson; husband of Joyce Mary Boylson, of Guildford, Surrey.
3503 BoylsonWilliam WrixonFlight Lieutenant404623AustraliaRAAF139Sqn RAF
1944-06-25RAAF Honour Roll
3504 BoyntonRobert H.Sergeant16031893AmericanNose GunnerUSAAF15th Air Force831st Bomber Squadron (485th Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-13B-24 Gawgia PeachH42-52709-Venosa, ItalyMünchen (Munich), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Spring Lake Cemetery, Aurora, Illinois, Plot PW-48
3505 BoyntonT SFlight SergeantBomber Command103Sqn
1944-12-12LancasterIME649PM-Elsham Wolds1624EssenForce landedPoW
3506 BoyterPeter VincentSergeant1874522Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command76 Sqn
1944-07-15HalifaxIIIMZ524MP:PHolme on Spalding Moor23:47NucourtCrashed at 02:30 hrs some 2 km west of Courcelles-les-Gisors (Oise) and roughly 12 km WNW of Chaumont-en-Vexin. Claimed by Hptm. Josef Krahfrost, his 8th Abschuss, from 2.NJG4, at Autheuil-Vernon at 2.000 m, at 01:43 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten)KiACourcelles-les-Gisors Communal Cemetery Grave 4Son of Robert and of Violet Boyter (nee Vincent), of Pittenweem, Fife
3507 BozarthWalter L Jr2nd LtO-1996001USAPilotUSAAF366th Fighter Group391st Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3508 BozierLaurence HerbertSergeant1463968Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND552KM:XDunholme Lodge22:58WesselingND552 was a probable claim by Oblt Werner Baake 2/NJG1 - Aachen: 5,300m at 01:46.Crashed between the coal-mine and the As-Lanklaar road, near Lanklaar (Limburg), 10 km SSW of Masseik in Belgium.KilledLanklaar Communal Cemetery Coll.grave 1-7
3509 BraathenHaroldFlying OfficerJ27500CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command44 Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIME699KM:TRAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire23:00St-LeuSee archive report for further detailsKilledMarissel French National Cemetery. Coll. Grave 284.Paradie Archive Database
3510 BrabantN KFlight SergeantRNZAFBomber Command158Sqn
1944-06-07HalifaxIIILK760NP-ELissett.0030.VersaillesCrashed on take off
3511 BracegirdleJ CSergeantBomber Command101Sqn
1944-06-05LancasterILL833SE-OLudford Magna2217D-Day SupportDitched off Beachy Head
3512 BracegridleJulian CharlesSergeant2209182December 1924 in ManchesterSpecialist OperatorRAFVRBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterINN705SR:OLudford Magna20:32RusselsheimClaimed by Oblt. Hermann Leube, his 19th Abschuss, from 4./NJG3 ESE of Florence’s at 01:53 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KiACholoy War Cemetery 1.D.2Son of Charles Edmund and Berta (née Raynor) Bracegirdle of Macclesfield, Cheshire
3513 BracewellJohn HopkinsonFlight Lieutenant1223511921PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIJB359PH-QWickenby18:35BerlinHomebound the aircraft is believed to have crashed 3km North of Harzgerode.KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 13 Row L Collective Grave 1-7On 5 Oct 1948 both Harzgerode and Pansfelde were visited to investigate Lancaster JB359 and to exhume the remains of the crew. At Harzgerode three war graves were found each containing the remains of two unidentifiable bodies. At Pansfelde one body was found. The exhumations failed to establish separate identities, but there was little doubt that these were the remains of the crew in question. It was presumed that the body at Pansfelde was the rear gunner Sgt Hicks, who had an electrically heated suit, the 2nd body in Grave 3 at Harzgerode was Sgt Norton by virtue of having the only electrically heated flying suit found in the three graves. (Extract from report by Flt Lt C R Drysdale Berlin Detachment No4 MREU 28 October 1948)

Flt Lt Bracewell was awarded the DFC whilst with 7 Squadron. Gazetted 23 May 1944

Son of Tom and Olive Mildred Bracewell, of Burnley, Lancashire
3514 BraceyK GSergeantBomber Command115Sqn
1944-04-20LancasterIIDS728KO-TWitchford.0016.KolnCrashed Target areaPoW
3515 BrachiBasil JohnFlight Lieutenant1099051922PilotRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-01-28MosquitoIIHJ935HB:?RAF West Raynham, Norfolk01:15Bomber SupportSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 201.
3516 BrackenJohn WilliamPilot Officer423608AustraliaRAAF7Sqn RAAF
1944-07-02RAAF Honour Roll
3517 BrackleyM BFlight SergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIME799AS-SKimington2205HassettCrashed Elkerzee {Zeeland}PoW
3518 BradH ASergeantRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIIIND853ZN-JMetheringham2137SchweinfurtCrashed target areaKilledDurnbach War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3519 BradburnJ LSergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIJB748PH-ZWickenby2143Mailly-le-CampCrashed St-Memmie {Marne}KilledCourtisola {St-Memmie} Churchyard
3520 BradburnGFlying OfficerBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-11-09LancasterIIIND702TL-GGraveley1640GelsenkirchenCrashed at GladbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3521 BradburnJFlying OfficerDFC

Bomber Command44Sqn
1944-05-09LancasterIIIND515KM-EDunholme Lodge2216GennevilliersKilledEvreaux Communal Cemetery
3522 BradburnJohn HenryWarrant Officer1343450PilotRAFVRBomber Command78 Sqn
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW511EY:ZBreighton14:17Scholven-BuerHit by flak and exploded in the air. The aircraft crashed at Gahlen, 3 km south of SchermbeckKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 20.F.11Son of Stuart Bradburn, and of Anne S. W. Bradburn, of Barrhead, Renfrewshire
3523 BradburyK RFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command100Sqn
1944-01-30LancasterIIIJB673HW-PGrimsby1735BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3524 BradburyHughSergeant1425774Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-06-09HalifaxIIIMZ532ZA:ZMelbourne00:21LavalCrashed at St-Berthevin {Mayenne}Killed Age 20Laval (Valfleury) Communal Cemetery, E. Sub-Sec. D. Row 1. Grave 42939.
During the night of June 9 to 10, 1944, fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force died on mission in Entrammes and Saint-Berthevin. Two stelae will be erected in honor of these allied fighters.

The story translated from French ( June 1944. Entrammes aerodrome was at the heart of the fighting from the first days of the D-Day landings. On the night of the 9th to the 10th, 10 Squadron of the Royal Air Force Bomber Command, whose motto is Rem Acu Tangere ("I hit the target") is assigned to carry out a mission. Having left Melbourne in Yorkshire, England, he had to bomb Laval aerodrome. Two German squadrons of Focke-Wulf Fw 190 fighter bombers are stationed there.
It's 00:15 hrs “It's still a full moon. It offers excellent visibility on the objective, ”specifies Honorary Battalion Commander Jean-Louis Cholet, President of the Laval Committee for French Remembrance. A wave of 25 bombers is about to release their bombs. Arriving on a NW axis, even before the attack, one of the aircraft fell victim to German flak. MZ532, a four-engine Handley Page Halifax III, was hit at Saint-Berthevin (on the site of the current La Girandière residence) by a flak post. The bomber drops its bombs near the wood of L'Huisserie (near the current agricultural school) before crashing in flames at Le Pont-Alain, in Saint-Berthevin.

It is 00:21 hrs. On board seven men: an Australian, the pilot, and six Britons are killed. “They didn't have time to jump. They crashed in 20 to 30 seconds. The bodies of the navigator Henderson and the machine-gunner Wicks, horribly mutilated, were buried in the same coffin, continues Jean-Luc Peslier, president of the Mayenne friendly of the Air Force. Since the target is not large, we can assume that the attack took place at medium altitude. This could explain why the crew could not jump before the crash.

"The other 24 bombers continued their mission. They hit the airfield which becomes a building site. In the attack, a second Halifax, MZ 684, was hit by the German defence. It is 00:30 hrs. “It descends at the southern exit of the village of Entrammes in a field behind the farm Les Poiriers. The crew, five British and two Canadians, are wiped out. “Their bodies were collected by local farmers under duress from the Germans who did not want to disperse. Only the bodies of the pilot and the mechanic were identifiable. The fourteen airmen of the Royal Air Force have since rested in the Vaufleury cemetery.

Son Of Hugh And Annie Edith Bradbury; Husband Of Irene Elizabeth Bradbury, Of Bolton Lancashire.

The photo may be Philip Gaines: can anyone positively identify?
3525 BradburyH WSergeantBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-03-03HalifaxVLL279NF-RTempsfordSOECrashed near BernayPoW
3526 BradburyMSergeantBomber Command78Sqn
1944-02-24HalifaxIIILW509EY-TBreighton1824SchweinfurtShot down near StuttgartPoW
3527 BradburyKeith Robert JamesFlight Sergeant412373AustraliaRAAF100Sqn RAAF
1944-01-30RAAF Honour Roll
3528 BradburyGeorge EdwardFlying Officer121043NavigatorDFC
RAFVRBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-07-07MosquitoXVIMM129P3:?TrainingLanded at 04:39 Weston airfield in Somerset, but bounced back into the air. The pilot opened up to go around again, but the starboard engine failed, a wing dropped and the Mosquito was wrecked in the ensueing crash-landingUninjuredDFC awarded whilst with 692 Sqn, gazetted 16th January 1945,
3529 BraddD GSergeantBomber Command630Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIIND531LE-KEast Kirkby2330WesselingKilledRunnymede
3530 BraddockRobert JackWarrant OfficerNZ/416081Age 26New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFSpecial Operations Executive299Sqn1944-08-06StirlingIVLJ8785G-TRAF Keevil, Wiltshire2300SOE 'Ian 7' See archive reports for further details Killed Plougoumelen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave Read Archive Report
Research courtesy Jenifer Lemaire
3531 BraddockE FFlight SergeantBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIILW192DY-RPocklington2300SterkradeExploded over BuurmalsenKilledBuren General Cemetery
3532 BradenDFlight SergeantBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-03-12LancasterINN699CF:CKelstern07:41Urft DamOn return to base overran the runway and crashed at 11:59 just beyond the runway. No injuries report.Uninjured
3533 BradfordJ GSergeantBomber Command115Sqn
3534 BradfordN WFlying OfficerFighter410Sqn RCAF
3535 BradfordCyril SamuelFlight Lieutenant491001916NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command692 Sqn
1944-05-26MosquitoIVDZ649P3:?GraveleyLudwigshafenClaimed by Fw, Alfred Rauer and his and his Bordfunker Fw. Weber, their 5th Abschuss, near Hupperdange at 7200m at 01:17 and 01:20 hrs. Crashed in the vicinity of Heinerscheid and Hupperdange, two small villages in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, some 35 km NNW of DiekirchKilledHeinerscheid (Hupperdange) Churchyard, Left side of Church Son of Samuel James Bradford and Annie Bradford; husband of Evelyn Winifred Bradford, of East Sheen, Surrey.
3536 BradfordColin ArthurFlight Sergeant414754AustraliaRAAFOperational & Refresher Training RAF1944-03-14RAAF Honour Roll
3537 BradfordEdward P 1st LtO-758149USAPilotUSAAF370th Fighter Group402nd Fighter Squadron
1944-12-17P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3538 BradfordFrank D 1st LtO-806577USAPilotUSAAF55th Fighter Group338th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3539 BradleyT WFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-04-09LancasterIIIND420PM-GElsham Wolds2118GardeningCrashed Brande DenmarkKilledEsbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery Denmark
3540 BradleyAlick RonaldFlying OfficerAus/423050Age 24AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIME853PO-QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1447Bois de CassanViroflay New Communal Cemetery. Row A. Grave 30KilledBorn on the 11th April 1920 in Belmore, New South Wales. Son of Richard and Mary Alice Bradley, of Leichhardt, New South Wales, Australia. Epitaph: 'His Duty Fearlessly And Nobly Done. Ever Remembered And Loved'.
3541 BradleyC RFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-12-28LancasterIIIPB634SR-ULudford Magna1522BonnKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3542 BradleyR GFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1944-08-26LancasterIIILM652AS-RKirmington2035GardeningCrashed in BalticKilledTved {Nols} CemeteryParadie Archive Database
3543 BradleyR JFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-01-27LancasterIIDS849EQ-XLinton on Ouse1748BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
3544 BradleyJohn WilliamSergeantR19617616 June 1923 at Fort William, Ontario CanadaCanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-05-31LancasterIIILM427CF-GRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire.0001.TergnierCrashed Nullemont {Seine-Maritime}PoW No. 107 Camp: Stalag Luft 7 Bankau, Silesia, Germany (now Bąków, Opole Voivodeship, Poland Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
3545 BradleyW LSergeantBomber Command103Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIJB745PM-IElsham Wolds.0001.LeipzigKilledHannover War Cemetery
3546 BradleyASergeantBomber Command106Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIME832ZN-JMetheringham2325St-LeuCrashed at St-Germain-la-Poterle {Oise}KilledMarissel French National Cemetery
3547 BradleyRoyFlight Sergeant15759782nd PilotRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterIIIJB601ZN:VMetheringham21:41SchweinfurtSee archive report for detailsPoW No. 3829, Stalag 375
3548 BradleyJames SydneyFlight Sergeant13146831923Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command405 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27LancasterIIIJA976LQ:SGransden Lodge00:01Montzen railway yards, BelgiumSee archive report for detailsKilledWebbekom Churchyard Grave 1.
3549 BradleyAnthony Alfred ArthurPilot Officer1621546Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-08-12HalifaxIIIMZ349MH:USnaith21:09BraunschweigKilledRunnymede Memorial. Panel 204.
3550 BradleyG RFlying OfficerDFM

Bomber Command582Sqn
1944-08-27LancasterIIIPB2026O-ELittle Staughton2110StettinCrashed at VoruporKilledVorupor Northern Cemetery

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