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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
451 AshwoodJohnFlying OfficerR/129078Age 20CanadaW/Op/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command3 OTU
1943-11-07WellingtonXlVMP6150RAF Haverfordwest2000TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledHaverford West Cemetery. Cons. Row. 1. Grave 7.Paradie Archive Database Archive Report
452 AshworthWilliam James Flight SergeantR/104833Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1942-12-20HalifaxIIDT509EY-QRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of yorkshire1738DuisburgDitched off the Norfolk CoastUninjuredParadie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
453 AshworthC HFlying Officer124708Bomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-06-28WellingtonXHE443SE-OBurn2330Koln?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
454 AskenG WSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-07-25HalifaxIIJD256VR-AMiddleton St George2217EssenCrashed near targetKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
455 AskewRSergeant153562Bomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-06-11WellingtonXHE322NA-JDalton2255DusseldorfCrashed almost at onceKilledGrimsargh Lancs
456 AskewRSergeantBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-05-27WellingtonXMS481NA-QDalton2301EssenDitched off Grimsby Lincs
457 AspdenE JSergeant1236891Bomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1943-03-29WellingtonXHE182SE-ABurn1950BochumHit by flak and explodedKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
458 AspinallL EPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-09-16HalifaxIILW240VR-SMiddleton St George1904Modane?PoW Paradie Archive Database
459 AspinallJ S AWarrant Officer Class 1RCAFBomber Command83Sqn
1944-05-22LancasterIIIND963OL-HConingsby2244BraunschweigCrashed Nieuw Dordrecht {Gelderland}PoW Paradie Archive DatabaseAttacker Hptm Werner Husemann
460 AstburyJ WFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJA974LQ-VGransden Lodge1707BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
461 AstlesJohn JamesFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19LancasterIIDS788EQ-OLinton on Ouse.0003.Leipzig Crashed at Kropswolde {Groningen} KilledHoogezand-Sappemeer (Kropswolde) Protestant ChurchParadie Archive DatabaseThe crew of Lancaster DS788 was on its operational debut. They were airborne 0003 20Feb44 from Linton-on-Ouse on a mission to Leipzig, Germany. Shot down by a night-fighter from 20,000 feet and the resulting fire destroyed the rudders causing the Lancaster to crash at Kropswolde (Groningen) in the SW outskirts of Sappemeer, Holland. Also killed in the crash were the 19 yr old pilot F/O J.A.Frampton; P/Os J. J. Astles and K.Smith; and Sgt K.W.Tindall RAF Two survived: F/O G.W.Reynolds was interned in Camp L3, PoW No.3537 and F.W.C.Robertson evaded.
462 AtchisonJ MFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05LancasterING458QB-HSkipton on Swale1642ChemnitzKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
463 AtkinHaroldFlight SergeantR68318CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command427 (Lion) Sqn, RCAF
1944-07-04HalifaxIIILW166ZL:SLeeming22:10VilleneuveLW166 was claimed by Ofhr. Johannes Strassner, his 2nd Abschuss and the 1st of two this night, from 2./NJG2 in the area of Chartres at 1,000m at 01:30 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The aircraft crashed between the hamlet of Obville (Yvelines) and Allainville, about 13km SW of Dourdan.PoW, 78440 Buchenwald, PoW No. 8075 Stalag Luft 3Paradie Archive DatabasePromoted to J90299 Plt Off. whilst a PoW

Whilst evading he was betrayed and arrested by the Gestapo then and taken to the Fresnes prison located to the south of Paris.  This was were French political prisoners were held and ordinarily Allied airmen, after questioning, were moved to a PoW Camp.  In the summer of 1944, with the Allies having liberated Paris and closing in, the Gestapo guards started reducing the prison population by execution, and then relocating surviving prisoners to various concentration camps east of France.

On the 15th August 1944 he was one of 169 Allied PoWs and hundreds of French men and women who were packed into a freight train and transported to Buchenwald concentration camp on a journey lasting five days.  Note: Fg Off. J.M. Stevenson C27788 RCAF escaped from the train and successfully evaded. Buchenwald was located 8 km north of Weimar, in the German province of Thüringen.

Sqn Ldr. Lamason and Fg Off. Chapman succeeded in getting all but two of the Allied PoWs transferred to Stalag Luft 3. Two airmen, 1st Lt. Levitt Clinton Beck Jr. O-736945, US AAF and Fg Off. Philip Derek Hermmens, 152583, RAFVR, died in the camp hospital.
464 AtkinRSergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-12-16LancasterIIDS846OW-XLinton on Ouse1622BerlinCrashed near VerdenKilledHannover War Cemetery
465 AtkinsNFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-10-14HalifaxIIILV908ZA-JMelbourne.0045.DuisburgCrash landed at base on returnParadie Archive Database
466 AtkinsM WSergeantRCAFBomber Command207Sqn
1942-08-10LancasterIR5499EM-DBottesford2357Gardening?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
467 AtkinsRobert JamesSergeantR/191525CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command424 Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIILV879QB-ASkipton on Swale21:35NurnbergSee Archive report for detailsKilledHanover War cemetery Grave 6.D.17Paradie Archive Database
468 AtkinsJohn IvanFlying OfficerJ2243428th January 1917 in Newmarket, OntarioCanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command640 Sqn
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW499C8:GLeconfield22:01HassettClaim by Oblt Josef Nabrich 3/NJG1 - 4km North of Larum (Antwerpen): 3,000m at 00:20.
(Nachtjagad Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 - Theo Boiten) Crashed near Genk, Belgium.KiASchoonselhof Cemetery Plot IVa Row E Grave 43
Paradie Archive DatabaseInitially buried in Fort 3 British Cemetery Antwerp. Grave 167. Reinterred 21 December 1945

Son of Albert Herbert Atkins and Mary Alice (née Lee) (deceased) Atkins, of Newmarket, Ontario, Canada.
469 AtkinsGSergeantAir BomberBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-08-11HalifaxIIW7748LQ-DTopcliffe2205MainzCrashed Duisburg-NeuenkampUnknown Although WR Chorley (BCL) lists Sgt. Atkins as Killed in Action there is no record of his burial in the CWGC database. He is not listed in the Sqn Honour Roll nor is he listed as a PoW or an Evader
470 AtkinsW GSergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-20LancasterIILL724QO-NEast Moor2027MagdeburgCrashed WesendorfKilledHannover War Cemetery
471 AtkinsonJosephSergeant613970Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-12-27LancasterXKB738VR-D RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 257Opladen See archive report for further details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Grave 6.D.18 Read Archive Report
472 AtkinsonR DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31Halifax VIINP806EQ-QLinton on Ouse653HamburgParadie Archive: shot down by Me262. Crashed 14km SE of HamburgPoWParadie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive
473 AtkinsonJohn LeslieFlying OfficerJ/35829CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05Halifax VIIPN228OW-ARAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of Yorkshire 1648ChemnitzCollided with 426 Sqn (MZ 845) aircraft and crashed near Linton on OuseKilledHarrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery - Sec. H. Row P. Grave 11. Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
474 AtkinsonJ NFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxVIINP778OW-ALinton on Ouse1747Castrop-RauxelCrashed at Tholthorpe on returnKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
475 AtkinsonA ESergeantR134035RCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1943-05-13WellingtonXLN439AL-East Moor2347BochumCrashed near MonchengaldbachKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
476 AtkinsonJ McKFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command61Sqn
1942-08-24LancasterIR5662QR-ASyerston2120FrankfurtCrashed at EfferenKilledRheinberg War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
477 AtkinsonR ESergeantRCAFBomber Command620Sqn
1943-07-02StirlingIEF394QS-Training Collided with next and crashed near Chedburgh KilledHaverhill Paradie Archive DatabaseParadie Archive
478 AtkinsonMerle WilliamFlying OfficerJ/83591922CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1942-10-01HalifaxIIW7812MP-BLinton on Ouse1810FlensburgHit by flak and came down at 11 Backensmuhle in the St. Pauli district of FlensburgKilledKiel War Cemetery 2.D.7.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of John Beharrell Atkinson and Elizabeth Janet Atkinson, of Hartney, Manitoba, Canada.
479 AtkinsonR BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command9Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIIIJA690WS-MBardney2245St-LeuCrashed at Beaumont-les-Nonains {Oise}Evader Paradie Archive Database
480 AtkinsonHerbert Philipson 'Phil the Englishman'Flight Lieutenant47360BritishPilotRAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-04-30HalifaxIIDT741LQ-PGransden Lodge.0008.EssenHit by flak and Nightfighter of II / NJG-1 -. Crashed OosterhoutKilledUden War Cemetery Holland

Uden, Holland

Atkinson with wife Stella
481 AtkinsonRSergeantBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-12-06HalifaxIIINP945QB-DSkipton on Swale1643OsnabruckPoW
482 AtkinsonStanley KylePilot OfficerJ1822921st December 1922 in Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta.CanadianPilotRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1943-09-27WellingtonXHE817QO:KRAF Skipton on Swale19:38HannoverSee Archive report for detailsKiARunnymede Memorial Panel 175
Paradie Archive Database
483 AtkinsonR ISergeantBomber Command433Sqn RCAF
1944-08-16HalifaxIIIMZ863BM-ISkipton on Swale2115GardeningCrashed in BalticKilledRunnymede
484 AtkinsonTheodore BlanchardFlight LieutenantJ/23757CanadianWireless Op/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command53Sqn RAF
1945-04-16LiberatorVIEW303FH-RAF Tain18:30Test flightCrashed at sea with engine/propeller problemsKilledRunnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Accident reportA 86Sqn duty crew test flying a 53Sqn aircraft following 1 engine and 2 propeller changes. Aircraft had been involved in a mid air collision over the North Atlantic on 9 March 1945. Both aircraft managed to land despite the damage but EW303 was lost in this test flight after repairs had been completed.
485 AttewellA ESergeant (Posth P/O)RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-07-28LancasterXKB759NA-KMiddleton St George2236HamburgLost with traceKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
486 AttwellA JSergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1942-01-02WhitleyVZ6656EY-Croft1622St-NazaireCrashed near Great HawInjuredParadie Archive Database
487 AttwellJ ASergeantRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1941-12-18WhitleyVZ9308EY-Croft1607BrestCrashed at Hurworth Co DURHAMParadie Archive Database
488 AtwellKenneth JohnSergeantR/87365Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1942-12-17StirlingIBK620AA-ANewmarket1807FallerslebenShot down by a combination of flak and night fighters, crash-landing into the Westeinder Plas, South West of Aalsmeer (Noord Holland) 10 miles South West of AmsterdamPoW No 27336, Dulag Luft/Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 Lamsdorf Paradie Archive Database Promoted to WO whilst interned
489 AtwoodB ESergeantRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1943-01-13LancasterIW4338PM-LElsham Wolds1659EssenCrashed near KrefeldKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
490 AtyeoGene MitchellFlying Officer PilotJ/28179RCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB258SR-VRAF Ludford Magna,Lincolnshire2134BraunschweigPossibly shot down by night fighter piloted by Lt. Josef F̦rster and crashed at Barver, GermanyPoW No. 7331 Stalag Luft Sagan and Belaria - L3Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
491 AubinJ G MSergeantRCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1943-09-22HalifaxIIHR776NP-SLissett1907HannoverCrashed HupedeKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
492 AubinJoseph Gilbert DollardSergeantJ/85928Pilot RCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxIIILW395KW-O RAF Tholthorpe, North Yorkshire 1847Training See archive report for full details KilledPershore Cemetery. Plot R. Grave 117Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
493 AubryJ S ASergeantJ/18282CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1943-02-03HalifaxIIDT680EQ-DRAF Leeming, North Yorkshire1800HamburgSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 27458 Camp: Stalag Luft Sagan and BelariaNone - survived the warParadie Archive Database(Later promoted to F/O. During captivity)
494 AubryJ A ASergeantRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1944-05-08HalifaxIIILK798KW-ATholthorpe125Haine-St-PierreCrashed West-VlaandirenPoW Paradie Archive DatabaseFirst French Canadian squadron
495 AudyJoseph EngelbertSergeantR/120256CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command425Sqn RCAF
1943-03-03WellingtonIIIBK334KW-BDishforth1818HamburgConed by searchlights and hit by Flak. Crashed SchenefeldKilledHamburg Cemetery, 5A. A1. 5. Germany.Accident reportArchive report
496 AugustaF KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ453AL-JLeeming627DuisburgAbandoned over Keerbergen {Brabant}Paradie Archive Database
497 AugustaF KPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-10-09HalifaxIIILV965AL-JLeeming1719BochumCrashed at Old Buckenham NorfolkParadie Archive Database
498 AuldJ BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIED731AS-QKirmington1840BerlinCrashed at Kempen on returnKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
499 AuldG SSergeantRCAFBomber Command196Sqn
1943-08-31StirlingIIIEH961ZO-DWitchford2037BerlinCrashed near EnschedePoWParadie Archive Database
500 AumellA DWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command619Sqn
1944-07-23LancasterIIIPB208PG-SDunholme Lodge2300KielKilledSondre Nissum Cemetery Denmark Paradie Archive Database

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