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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
3601 BrainWilliam Walter D arcyF/O. PilotNZ/42365RNZAFBomber Command190 Sqd
1944-11-20Stirling IVLK276Not knownRAF Great Dunmow, Essex2120 Horsa Glider towing training exercise Understood to have been shot down by night fighter - unconfirmed KilledBrookwood Military Cemetery. Grave 8.AA.16.Read Archive Report
3602 BrainD IFlying OfficerBomber Command57 Sqd
1944-02-09LancasterILM279DX-TEast Kirkby1117BrestCrashed near CrickKilledRunnymede
3603 BrainardNewell White2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-81292918th November 1919 in New JerseyAmericanCo-PilotAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF 8th Air ForceUS Army Air Force700th Bomber Squadron (445th Bombardment Group (H))1944-09-27B-24 'Patches'H42-110022RN:F+Tibenham airfield (Station #124), Norfolk, EnglandHenschel industrial plants Kassel (Mission #650), GermanySee Archive Report for detailsMurderedLorraine American Cemetery, St. Avold, Plot K, Row 45, Grave 22
3604 BraineA WFlight SergeantBomber Command149 Sqd (East India)
1944-04-28StirlingIIIEF238OJ-HLakenheath2136SOECrash landed at Methwold Suffolk on return
3605 BraineA RSergeantBomber Command514 Sqd
1944-07-28LancasterILM206JI-CWaterbeach2141StuttgartCrashed at Coussey {Vesges}KilledNeufchateau Communal Cem
3606 BraistedFrank1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-803768PilotAM (7 Oak Leaf Clusters)
USAAF9th Air Force410th Bombardment Group (L), 644th Bombardment Squadron (L)1944.10.28A-20 Havoc 'Sad Sack'G43-101705D:JCoulommiers (ALG A-58), FranceAhrweiler, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 9th May 1950 and interred at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, California, Section I, Grave 107
3607 BraithwaiteJ SFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-24LancasterILL848JO-XWaddington2105MunchenCrashed SulzemoosKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3608 BraithwaiteFrederick ArthurFlying OfficerNZ/415075W/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFBomber Command115 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIILL673KO-GRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire1702Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.F.10. Read Archive Report
3609 BraithwaiteJames Edward1st Lieutenant0-886224Age 28USAPilotUSAAFBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-05-31LancasterILL782GI-HRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk2341TrappesSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW Camp: Stalag Luft SaganNone - Survived the war

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3610 BraithwaiteHarrySergeant1685138Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command405 (Vancouver) Sqn, RCAF
1944-06-11LancasterIIIND344LQ:VGransden Lodge22:10ToursSee archive report for detailsEvader
3611 BraithwaiteJohn SidneyFlying Officer411479AustraliaRAAF463 Sqd RAAF
1944-04-25RAAF Honour Roll
3612 BrakesB EFlight SergeantBomber Command420 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-10HalifaxIIILW674PT-ETholthorpe2203VersaillesCrashed at Theuville {Eure-et-Loir}Evader
3613 BraleyByron K 2nd LtO-706345USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-18P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3614 BraleyByron K 2nd LtO-706345USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-09-19P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3615 BraleyByron K 1st LtO-706345USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-24P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3616 BrambleA JSergeantBomber Command100 Sqd
1944-07-25LancasterILL915HW-VGrimsby2138StuttgartCrashed at Verrieres {Aube}KilledVerrieres
3617 BramhallJ VSergeantBomber Command101 Sqd
1944-04-27LancasterIIILM493SR-XLudford Magna2140FriedrichshafenCrashed OberwindenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
3618 BramleyG WFlight SergeantBomber Command156 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJA975GT-NWarboys1649BraunschweigCrashed BockernKilledRunnymede
3619 BramleyF PSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-02-15LancasterIW4268GI-AMildenhall1735BerlinCrashed at Neu GaarzKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3620 BramleyRSergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-06-12LancasterILL812GI-ZMildenhall2300GelsenkirchenExploded over Oirschot {Noord-Brabant}KilledWoensel General Cemetery
3621 BrammallJohn AlfredFlight SergeantJ/884088th December 1923, Richmond, Quebec, CanadaCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command12 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND439PH-KWickenby18:39BerlinOutbound shot down from 24,000 feet by a night-fighter and crashed at Kolrep 12km NW of Kyritz and on the main road leading to Pritzwalk. Those who perished were initially buried in Kolrep Cemetery except for the two air gunners whose remains were never foundKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 9 Row C Grave 13Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Harold and Margaret Ann Brammall, of St. Laurent, Province of Quebec, Canada
3622 BramwellC AFlight SergeantBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-06-08HalifaxIIILW364MH-BSnaith2239ChateaudunCrashed near Holme on Spalding MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery
3623 BramwellWilliam 'Smasher'Flight Lieutenant1917-11Air GunnerDFC



156 Sqd
HalifaxMaster Bomber and Pathfinder crews

DFC Citation London Gazette 19 November 1944. The recommendation states: ‘Flying Officer Bramwell has completed 55 operational sorties, 31 of which have been with the Path Finder Force, including 29 Marker sorties. He was awarded the immediate award of the DFM after his eighth sortie. Some of the targets attacked have been heavily contested areas of Germany and Italy. This Officer is an outstanding Gunner in a crew which have carried out Master Bomber duties on eight occasions, both by day and by night. His vigilance and efficient directions to his pilot have been contributory to many successful evasions of enemy aircraft. He has been at grips with the enemy on many occasions, and proved himself to be a most cool and resolute Gunner. He has set an example of keenness and devotion to duty of a very high standard to other Gunners in the Squadron, and I strongly recommend him for the award of the Distinguished Flying Cross.’

DFM Citation London Gazette 24 November 1942. The immediate award recommendation states: ‘This Air Gunner has been with No. 10 Squadron since 9 July 1942 and has to date carried out 10 sorties comprising 54 hours operational flying. On the night of 26 September 1942, Sergeant Bramwell was Rear-Gunner in an aircraft returning from operations when, whilst passing over the Danish coast at 4000 feet, he sighted an M.E. 110 at 500 yards on the starboard quarter. Almost immediately, and before he could give any warning to the Captain, the aircraft was suddenly struck by shells from an enemy flak ship below, a hole 18 inches across being torn in the fuselage and the intercom put out of action. The Rear-Gunner vainly shouted for the Captain to turn to starboard, but unaware of the presence of the fighter, the Captain swerved to port to evade the fire from the flak ship. The enemy fighter continued to fire as he closed in, making strikes with cannon and machine-gun fire on the tail and fuselage. Sergeant Bramwell with praiseworthy fighting spirit replied with two long bursts, the second of which both he and the Mid-Upper Gunner saw entering the starboard engine of the fighter, and which burst into flame, turned over and plunged down into the sea. Hampered by his Captain being fully occupied with the flak ship below and completely unaware of the presence of the fighter, Sergeant Bramwell displayed the greatest resolution in carrying on, hampered and unaided, a single combat with the M.E. 110. Undeterred by the flak from below, his unflinching determination in the face of almost point blank enemy fire from astern was characteristic of the highest traditions of the Service, and had undoubtedly set an admirable example to all Gunners of this Squadron.’ William 'Smasher' Bramwell was born in November 1917 and worked as a grocer in Bolton, Lancashire before enlisting in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve in January 1940. Quickly earning the sobriquet of 'Smasher' - for dropping a tray of coffee cups down the stairs - he commenced training as an Air Gunner in August 1941 and was one of those OTU personnel to be assigned to the 1000 Bomber Raid on Bremen in June 1942. Shortly afterwards posted to No. 10 Squadron, a Halifax unit operating out of Melbourne, Yorkshire, he flew his first operational sortie as a Rear-Gunner, against Le Havre, on the night of the 11th-12th. In September he participated in strikes against Saarbrucken, Bremen (‘Flak fairly heavy and some small holes were sustained in both mainplanes and elevator while over target’), Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Wilhelmshaven and Flensburg, winning his immediate DFM on the latter sortie on the night of the 26th-27th.

Back in action over Kiel on the night of 13-14 October, Bramwell’s Halifax was badly hit by flak over the canal, at one time trailing 300 yards of flame from an engine, ‘But our luck held, and we got home once more.’ The same month also marked the beginning of a concerted Squadron effort against Italy, Genoa and Turin each being visited on three occasions over the next few weeks. Bramwell would later recall the thrill of flying over Mont Blanc, and to seeing a blackout-free Geneva all lit up with the lake reflected in the moonlight. In December Turin was assigned to the Squadron on two more occasions, but the German brief was not left unattended, Mannheim and Duisberg also being on the agenda. January 1943 saw Bramwell assigned to Lorient (twice), Colerne and two mine-laying operations, and on one of the latter outings, on the night of the 21st-22nd, he shot up a U-Boat’s searchlight and a small boat. Flying the final sortie of his first tour against Hamburg in early February, Bramwell was posted out of the Squadron for duties as an Instructor, and was commissioned as a Pilot Officer in March.

Subsequently bored by life away from the operational scene, he volunteered for the Path Finder Force and was posted to 156 Sqd, a Lancaster unit operating out of RAF Upwood, in January 1944. Assigned to Squadron Leader T. W. G. Godfrey’s crew, he flew his first mission, against Berlin, on the night of 15-16 February, Schweinfurt, Augsburg and Frankfurt following in the same month. And the German scene very much remained the brief in March, Bramwell and his crew visiting Stuttgart, Frankfurt and Essen. April saw 156 Sqd attacking Aachen, Rouen, Cologne and Dusseldorf, the latter sortie, on the night of the 22nd-23rd nearly ending in disaster, when Bramwell’s aircraft collided with another Lancaster over the target area - ‘Starboard tail fin, starboard aerial damaged. Mid-Upper turret also damaged.’ But from May until July, which latter month marked the end of Bramwell’s second tour, the Squadron was mainly assigned to French targets, intially in support of the Normandy landings, but latterly against a number of V. 1 sites. And on eight of these operations Squadron Leader Godfrey acted as Master Bomber, including a strike against the marshalling yards at Paris on D Day itself. On two occasions, moreover, their Lancaster was hit by flak, over the Bois-de-la- Haie on 17 July, and again over Andebelke on 20 July. And on a mission to Lescatelliers three days later, Godfrey managed to evade two German night fighters. Bramwell, who had been advanced to Flight Lieutenant back in March, finally completed his tour with a trip to Hamburg on the night of 28-29 July, and he relinquished his commission at the end of the year on the grounds of ill-health.

Bramwell Crew
3624 BramwellJackFlying Officer1458644Age 21BritishNavigatorRAFVRAllied Expeditionary Air Force60 Operational Training Unit. 9 Group1944-03-13MosquitoNF.IIDZ718-RAF High Ercall, Shropshire24TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledEglantine Church Of Ireland Cemetery. Sec. E. Grave 33Son of George and Clara Bramwell, of Stockport, Cheshire and husband of Marjorie Warrington Bramwell. of Stockport, Cheshire, England. Grave inscription: 'They Shall Grow Not Old As We That Are Left Grow Old; Age Shall Not Weary Them Nor The Years Condemn'.
3625 BranchH JSergeantRCAFBomber Command424 Sqd RCAF
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILV910QB-YSkipton on Swale2222MetzPoW Paradie Archive Database
3626 BranchSydney JamesLeading Aircraftman14436AustraliaRAAF451 Sqd RAAF
1944-05-12RAAF Honour Roll
3627 BranchflowerR WSergeantBomber Command10 Sqd
1944-01-20HalifaxIIJD470ZA-SMelbourne1616BerlinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
3628 BrandNFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-07-23HalifaxIIIMZ298DY-FPocklington2325Hauts BuissonsKilled
3629 BrandGeorgeFlying Officer111651NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIME684CF:VRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire18:43BerlinSee archive report for further detailsPoW No. 4132, Stalag Luft 1
3630 BrandNorman Flight Sergeant410443AustraliaRAAF102 Sqd (Ceylon)
1944-07-24RAAF Honour Roll
3631 BrandauOtto H.1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-431558AmericanPilotUSAAF8th Air Force373th Bomber Squadron (96th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-13B-17G42-97480AW:BSnetterton Heath (Station #138), Norfolk, EnglandAugsburg, GermanyOn the southern leg of the flight the a/c came under repeated fighter attacks by Bf-19s. Damage inflicted included one engine knocked out, causing the crew to bail out. The aircraft crashed at 1625 hrs at Idenkeim, six miles South of Bitburg, GermanyPoW- Unknown Camp
3632 BrandenburgJames H 1st LtO-2044945USAPilotUSAAF4th Fighter Group335th Fighter Squadron: Chiefs
1944-03-21P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3633 BranderA PSergeantRAAFBomber Command61 Sqd
1944-01-27LancasterIDV400QR-YSkellingthorpe1740BerlinKilledHannover War Cemetery
3634 BranderAnthony PhillipFlight Sergeant424362AustraliaRAAF61 Sqd RAF
1944-01-27RAAF Honour Roll
3635 BrandonA GFlying OfficerBomber Command51 Sqd
1944-07-10HalifaxIIINP933MH-MSnaith1132KleveKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
3636 BrandonF DFlight SergeantBomber Command622 Sqd
1944-07-20LancasterILL859GI-QMildenhall2310HombergCrashed at Dongen {Noord-Brabant}KilledGilzerbaan Gen Cemetery Holland
3637 BrandonSydney JohnAC21644180Age 41Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command22 Operational Training Unit1944-03-23WellingtonXHF732-RAF Sywell, Northamptonshire1555TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledIppollitts (St. Ippolyt) New Churchyard. Grave by pathSon of Frederick and Sarah Brandon, husband of Elsie Clara Brandon, of Hatfield, Hertfordshire, England.
3638 BrandrickD MSergeantBomber Command90 Sqd
1944-05-08StirlingIIIBF524WP-UTuddenham2154SOECrashed St-Aignaut le JaillardKilledViroflay New Communal
3639 BrandsmaD BWarrant Officer Class 1206784V1920South AfricanWireless Operator/Air GunnerSAAFBomber Command31 Sqn SAAF1944-08-17LiberatorVIEV941KK-QFoggia No. 1/CeloneSpecial Duties, PolandDrop Supplies to the Polish Home Army at Puszcza, Kampinoska, 19 km W of Warsaw. The Drop was reported to be successful but the a/c brought down by flak on return, crashing between Lodz and KocKilledKrakow Military Cemetery Coll.grave 1.C.4-5Son of Jacobus G. J. Brandsma and Martha A. Brandsma, of Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
3640 BrandtJSquadron LeaderPilotFighter137 Sqd
3641 BrandtFlying OfficerPilotFighter64 Sqd
3642 BrandtFloyd G 2nd LtO-745279USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group356th Fighter Squadron: Red Asses
1944-03-16P-51 Mustang0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3643 BrandtFloyd G 1st LtO-745279USAPilotUSAAF354th Fighter Group356th Fighter Squadron: Red Asses
1944-10-29P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
3644 BrandwoodFrank BertramFlying Officer1332171918PilotRAFVRBomber Command571 Sqn
1944-06-15MosquitoXVIML9758K:FOakington23:38GelsenkirchenHit by 1., 2, & 4./schw.Flak Abt. 366, Flak Battr. z.b.V. 10408, Flak Battr. z.b.V 10402 and 4./schw Flak Abt. 525. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten) The aircraft crashed between the two small towns of Marbeck and Heiden and some 3km SE of Borken. A fire broke out on impact and soon afterwards the bomb load exploded.KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 21.D.12Son of Frank and Hilda Mary Brandwood, of Preston, Lancashire; husband of Beatrice Brandwood, of Penwortham, Preston
3645 BraniganW EFlight SergeantBomber Command49 Sqd
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJB295EA-RFiskerton1624BraunschweigCrashed ReppnerPoW
3646 BranizzaRobert (Roberto) JohnFlight OfficerWarrant OfficerT-1251801921AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th Air Force712th Bomber Squadron (448th Bombardment Group (H))1944-06-21B-24H42-95186CT:KSeething (Station #146), Norfolk, EnglandMarienfelde, Berlin, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 3 Sagan-Silesia, Germany, now Żagań in Poland
3647 BranmerD AFlying OfficerBomber Command630 Sqd
1944-10-17LancasterINF961LE-LTrainingCrashed near OsmotherleyKilled
3648 BrannaganT ASquadron LeaderPilotRCAFFighter441 Sqd RCAF
1944-08-15SpitfireIXNH233ReccePoW Paradie Archive Database
3649 BranstonKenneth WilliamLance Corporal1878189Paratrooper591st Parachute Sqn, Royal Engineers (RE)38 Group, 2nd Tactical Air Force620 Sqn
1944-06-05StirlingIVEF295QS:JRAF Fairford, Gloucestershire23:45Operation ‘Tonga’, FranceSee archive report for detailsMurderedRanville War Cemetery, Grave IIIA.F.2
3650 BrantKFlight SergeantPilotFighter349 Sqd Belgian

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