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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
37401 ZammitJ JSergeantBomber Command9Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIILM430WS-BBardney1911FrankfurtCrashed Lembeek {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Attacker
37402 ZatloukalJan Stefan TadeuszKapral StrzelecFlight SergeantP.783237Born 12 December 1920 Bielsko Bielsko-Biała(Age 23 swhen killed)PolandAir GunnerMedal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1944-07-23Avro LancasterIIILM488BH-DRAF Faldingworth22:51KielTook off from Faldingworth 22.51 23 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Kiel. Damaged by anti-aircraft fire, Aircraft tried to force-land at Schlesen, on the east bank of the Dobersdorfer See, and it exploded. Remains were originally buried locally but were later taken to Hamburg Cemetery, Ohlsdorf. Location : Germany.Killed in ActionPAF Memorial, Northolt, Hamburg Cemetery - Hamburg, Germany. Plot IV Row E Grave 1-7
Archiwum Polish Database
37403 ZavitzJFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28HalifaxIIIMZ645PT-NTholthorpe2237HamburgCrashed at EstorfKilledBecklington War Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Klaus Möller
37404 ZayetsPeterSergeantR/124095Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command1666 Heavy Conversion Unit1944-02-29HalifaxIIJD386TRAF Wombleton, Yorkshire1230Training See archive report for further details Killed Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery Sec F. Row C. Grave 1.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
37405 ZburaGeorge JohnPilot OfficerJ/42332Age 21CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command415Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIINA5836U-FRAF East Moor, Yorkshire1630Dusseldorf4km NNE of RocherathMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 248

Courtesy John Jones

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 03rd July 1924. Son of Mr. and Mrs Stephen Zbura of 512-8th Avenue East, Prince Rupert, British Columbia, Canada.

With thanks to Thierry Cardon for details

Information courtesy John Jones

37406 ZbytnuckTFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-04-17HalifaxIIJN973NA-UMiddleton St George2032GardeningKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
37407 ZealBernard WilliamPilot Officer1594391913Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command101Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIDV307SR-ZLudford Magna10BerlinFailed to return, cause unknown. Location of crash site unknownKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 213Son of William Edward and Lilian Florence Mary Zeal, of St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex
37408 ZefferttL CFlying OfficerBomber Command106Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIIIPB144ZN-PMetheringham2230St-LeuCrashed at Ste-Genevieve {Oise}Killed
37409 ZegarchukJames EugeneSergeantJ/89947Age 22CanadaAir BomberRCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIHK542KO-JRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2205Karlsruhe See archive report for further details KilledHeverlee War Cemetery. Grave 5.E.10.
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
37410 ZegersJ A AFlight Sergeant1299837PilotFighter609Sqn
1944-01-03TyphoonIbJP425BRangerCrashed near BapaumeKilledRepatriated to Belgium- Now believed to be buried in Brussels Town Cemetery Formerly buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, France Belgium
37411 ZeillerPLieutenantFFAFBomber Command346Sqn Free French
37412 ZeineDonald A 1st LtO-812528USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers504th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-06P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37413 Zeiske (Zajski)Zygfryd HenrykSt. SierżantWarrant OfficerP-2403 / 70425502.07.1916 GermanyPolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-11Consolidated LiberatorEW278RAF Brindisi, ItalyPolish Supply DropShot down by nightfighter. Crashed at Senta, Yugoslavia. Location : Yugoslavia.PoW. Died 10.07.1984 St. Catharines, ON, Canada Archiwum Polish Database
37414 ZellerW RFlying OfficerC/1420RCAFFighter418Sqn RCAF
1944-09-08MosquitoVIHX811IntruderKilledLimmen Protestant Churchyard NetherlandsParadie Archive Database
37415 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-22P-47 Thunderbolt0.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37416 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-19P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37417 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-24P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37418 ZellnerEdmond 1st LtO-799704USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37419 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-09-26P-38 Lightning2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37420 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group1944-10-07P-38 Lightning0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37421 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-03-06P-47 Thunderbolt2.25 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37422 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-05-12P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37423 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-05-31P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37424 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-06-06P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37425 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-06-07P-47 Thunderbolt2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37426 ZemkeHubert ColonelO00022353USAPilotUSAAF56th Fighter Group
1944-06-07P-47 Thunderbolt17.75Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
37427 ZemonekTedSergeant35767461AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM


USAAF8th Air Force706th Bomber Squadron (446th Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-26B-24 GingerH41-29177RT:RBungay (Station #125), Suffolk, EnglandLudwigshafen, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedArdennes American Cemetery, Plot B, Row 40, Grave 52
37428 ZetterquistHerman R CaptainO-431919USAPilotUSAAF357th Fighter Group364th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-05P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37429 ZettickHarryStaff Sergeant33055633AmericanLeft Waist GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force566th Bomber Squadron (389th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-10-15B-24 Maggie’s DrawersJ42-50760RR:M+Hethel (Station #114), Norfolk, EnglandDüsseldorf, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow Pomerania, Prussia
37430 ZielińskiEdmundPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowySergeantP.780928Born 28 July 1920 (Age 24)PolandFlight EngineerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAF1586 Special Duties Flight SOE1944-09-13Consolidated LiberatorlVKH101RAF Brindisi, ItalyWarsaw supply dropMadaras, Hungary. Location : Hungary.Killed on Operational FlightPAF Memorial, Northolt, Budapest War Cemetery, Hungary. Plot III Row C Grave L-6

Budapest, Hungary
Fuller details: Archiwum Polish Database KH101
37431 ZiembińskiZygmuntPodporucznik BombardierFlying OfficerP.2248Born 21 March 1911 (Age 33)PolandBomb AimerKrzyż Walecznych

Medal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-30Avro LancasterIIIED814BH-NRAF Faldingworth22:18VierzonTook off from Faldingworth 22.16 30 June 1944 on an Operation to bomb railway yards at Vierzon. Shot down by a German night fighter and crashed near Beauvilliers, Loir-et-Cher, 5 km North West from Ouceques at 03.17.. Location : France. Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, Originally buried in the Military Plot at Beauvilliers, 30 miles from Orleans, but were later moved to the Polish Field of Honour at Grainville-Langannieres, Calvados, France
Archiwum Polish Database
37432 ZiendalskiJózef MarianFlight Sergeant79203618th December 1919PolandPilotPAFFighter Command302Sqn Polish
1944-08-14SpitfireIXNH608WX-ZALG B-10 PlumetotPMRecceSee archive report for further brief detailsSeriously Injured - PoWNone - survived the war. Passed away 03rd April 1984

Archiwum Polish DatabaseAwarded th KW (Cross of valour) 3 times. ML (Polish Air Force Medal). ODRK (Wounds and Injuries Badge). Settled in Wokingham, England after the war. Married Gwendoline Burden in June 1970
37433 ZierleinJerome J 2nd LtO-760218USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group428th Fighter Squadron
1944-07-18P-38 Lightning0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37434 ZierschLeslie ErnestFlight Sergeant417690AustraliaRAAF190Sqn RAF
1944-04-11RAAF Honour Roll
37435 ZieschWilhelmPlutonowy Mechanic PokladowyCorporalP.781135Born 18 February 1911 (Age 33)PolandFlight EngineerPAF301Sqn (Polish)
1944-12-09RAF Brindisi, ItalySan Vito, Brindisi, ItalyKilled in Road Traffic Accident with motorcycle at San Vito, Brindisi, Italy. Location : Italy. Killed in Road Traffic Accident, Brindisi Cemetery, Italy. Row D, Grave 13Archiwum Polish Database
37436 ZimmerRSergeantRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB280LQ-KGransden Lodge.0023.BerlinCrashed at Nieuw Schoonebeek {Drenthe}KilledSchoonebeek General Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
37437 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-02-20P-47 Thunderbolt0.33 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37438 ZimmsDavid T 1st LtO-799705USAPilotUSAAF352nd Fighter Group328th Fighter Squadron
1944-05-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37439 ZimringBPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-11-04LancasterINF936SR-FLudford Magna1709BochumKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
37440 ZingelmannLeonard WilliamFlight SergeantA/42694427 December 1911 in Dugandan QLD, AustraliaAustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-06-06LancasterIIINE173PM-FFull Sutton2140VireCrashed at CouloncesKilledBretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery, XII.C.12.
Son of William Carl and Alice Maud Zingelmann, of Boonah, Queensland, Australia.
37441 ZingelmannLeonard WilliamFlight Sergeant426944AustraliaRAAF103Sqn RAF
1944-06-07RAAF Honour Roll
37442 ZizkaLawrence A 2nd LtO-704805USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group370th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-27P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37443 ZizkaLawrence A 1st LtO-704805USAPilotUSAAF359th Fighter Group370th Fighter Squadron
1944-12-31P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37444 ZmudkaFrancis John 2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-723496AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th 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 detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 1 Barth-Vogelsang
37445 ZolnerJohn 1st LtO-793578USAPilotUSAAF353rd Fighter Group350th Fighter Squadron
1944-03-08P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
37446 ŻółtańskiJózefSierzant PilotWarrant OfficerP.793879Born 28 January 1918 (Age 26)PolandPilotKrzyz Walecznych (x2)

Medal Lotniczy (x2)

PAFBomber Command300Sqn (Polish)
1944-07-18Avro LancasterIIIPB171BH-KRAF Faldingworth23:15Scholven-BuerTook off from Faldingworth 23.15 18 July 1944 on an Operation to bomb Scholven-Buer. Lost without trace, probably shot down by a night fighter. Most of crew were on their 28th sortie. Location : .Killed in Action, on Operational Flight PAF Memorial, Northolt, No Known Grave - Aircraft probably shot down over Germany
Archiwum Polish Database
37447 ZubicFrank JosephFlying OfficerJ273194 Jan 1924, London, Ontario, CanadaCanadianAir Gunner RCAFBomber Command101 Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIDV308SR:VLudford MagnaBerlinClaim by Ma.j Wilhelm Herget from Stab I./NJG4, his 58th Abschuss. The aircraft exploded in the air near Grandrieu South of Beaumont at 05:46 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 15 March 1944) Part 1 - Theo Boiten)KiAGosselies Communal Cemetery Row 2 Grave 19
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Zachary and Annie (née Shoblanuik) Maslianka, of London, Ontario, Canada
37448 ZuckerVernon Stanley JohnFlight SergeantAUS/420792AustralianNavigatorRAAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-05-22LancasterIIIJB546LE-ARAF East Kirkby, Lincolnshire2240BraunschweigSee archive report for further details and photographs

Courtesy John Jones

PoW No 105 Camp: Stalag Luft Bankau-KreulbergNone - survived the warParadie Archive DatabaseCaptured on the 28th of May 1944
37449 ZukNWarrant Officer Class 2RCAF166Sqn
1944-07-25LancasterIIIJB649AS-ZKirmington2120StuttgartCrashed at AuxerreEvaderParadie Archive Database
37450 ZulaufFranklin RoyFlying OfficerJ/17205CanadaBomb AimerDFM

RCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILV898ZL-DLeeming2220Nurnberg Shot down by a night fighter and crashed over Herhahn whilst on a bombing raid to Nuremberg. Crashed Herhohn KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 14. E. 6.
Personnal date on Paradie RCAF Archive Halifax LV898, piloted by Squadron Leader J. M. Bissett, DFM was detailed to attack Nuremberg, as part of the main force of 795 aircraft, and was shot down by an enemy night-fighter and crashed at Herhahn, 4km north west of Schleiden, on 30-31 March 1944. All the crew were killed.

The raid on Nuremberg on the night of 30-31 March 1944 was the blackest night for Bomber Command in the whole of the War, with some 96 aircraft lost. 'The Bomber Command War Diaries' by Martin Middlebrook gives the following account: ‘This would normally have been the moon and stand down period for the main bomber force but a raid on the distant target of Nuremberg (8 hours round trip) was planned on the basis of a forecast predicting protective high cloud on the outward route. 795 aircraft were despatched. The German Controller ignored all diversions and assembled his fighters at 2 radio beacons which happened to be astride the route to Nuremberg. The first night fighters appeared just before the bombers reached the Belgian border and a fierce battle in the moonlight lasted for the next hour. 82 bombers were lost on the outward route. The action was much reduced on the return flight, when most of the night fighters had had to land but 96 bombers were lost in total, the largest Bomber Command loss of the war. The main raid over Nuremberg was a failure, the city was covered in thick cloud and a fierce cross wind which developed on the final target approach made the Pathfinder aircraft move too far to the East, little damage was caused. Subsequent research showed that 120 aircraft had bombed Schweinfurt, 50 miles to the North West of Nuremberg and that there had been a 10 mile ‘creep back’ in the main bombing.’ Three Halifax’s from 427 Squadron were lost in the raid with only two crew members surviving. 'The Nuremberg Raid' by Martin Middlebrook gives additional information onLV898: ‘At least nine flight commanders went missing, all killed. 427Sqn lost both A and B flight commanders- Squadron Leader’s Bissett, DFM, and Laird, DFC both Manitobans. Bissett’s crew had already caused anxiety on the squadron when starting their second tour by their apparent unconcern at the importance of keeping on course and his loss was not unexpected. In fact, Bissett’s Halifax had crashed almost exactly on track south of Aachen.’

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