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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
51 ArmitageJames LloydPilot Officer135457ObserverDFC

RAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1942-12-20MosquitoIVDZ387XD-Marham08:52RheineCrashed at Lingen EmsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery 14.G.15DFC Gazetted 16th October 1942. Warrant Officer James Lloyd Armitage (936476), No. 139 Squadron. Citation: In September, 1942, Flight Lieutenant Ralston and Warrant Officer Armitage were pilot and observer respectively of one of a formation of bomber aircraft detailed to attack a factory at Wiesbaden. The sortie involved a flight deep into German territory in daylight. Nevertheless, the objective was reached exactly as planned and subjected to vigorous bombing, hits being obtained. Throughout the sortie, both Flight Lieutenant Ralston and Warrant Officer Armitage displayed exceptional skill and determination. Both of them have completed many sorties.

Son of Arthur and Mary Armitage, of Marsden, Yorkshire
52 ArmstrongGordon ArthurFlight Sergeant423597AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIINA508KN:AFull Sutton23:15SterkradeSee archive report for detailsKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 259
53 ArmstrongArthur RonaldSgt Flight EngineerR/291562RCAFBomber Command1659 HCU
1945-05-17HalifaxlllHX268RAF Topcliffe2235Conversion TrainingCrashed into seaKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 282.Paradie Archive DatabaseThis aircraft was on a cross country exercise and was last seen spinning into the sea with its starboard engines feathered. This could indicate either engine failure or the fact that control was lost whilst practising flying with one or more engines feathered.. 1659 ORB is vague, saying a coast guard vessel and a convoy reported an explosion and fire on the sea 10 miles out to sea off Fife Ness. Crashed at 5621N 0158W 10 miles 070 degrees from Fifeness at 22.35
54 ArmstrongArthur RayAircraftman Class 155580AustraliaRAAF1 Mobile Works Squadron Ascot Vale1942-07-06RAAF Honour Roll
55 ArmstrongGordon ArthurFlight Sergeant423597AustraliaRAAF77Sqn RAF
1944-06-17RAAF Honour Roll
56 ArmytagePeter Charles TustinFlying Officer410431AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIME684CF:VRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire18:43BerlinSee archive report for further detailsPoW No: 5373, Stalag Luft 3
57 ArnoldGordon ArthurFlight Sergeant402456AustraliaRAAF108Sqn RAF
1942-07-06RAAF Honour Roll
58 ArnotArthur Gordon HerbertFlight Sergeant402840AustraliaRAAF1488 Flight RAF1942-08-31RAAF Honour Roll
59 ArnottAlbert JamesSergeant639142Age 25BritishAir/GnrRAFCoastal Command206Sqn
1941-02-11HudsonIT9350VX-JRAF Bircham Newton, Norfolk2010Enro patrolSee archive report for further detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 38Son of John Murray Arnott (died 28th December 1992, age 88) and Helen Fraser Arnott (née Mackenzie - died 13th May 1973, age 81), of Auldearn, Nairnshire. Both parents buried at Auldearn and Dalmore Kirk Burial Ground, Scotland.
60 ArthurCecil GlenFlight SergeantAus/429902Age 20AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIME558SR-QLudford Magna1900StuttgartCrashed Mussig {Bas-Rhin}KilledMussig Churchyard Coll. Gr. 3.on of Cecil Clarence and Anne Arthur, of Booleroo Centre, South Australia. Greater love hath no man
61 ArthurM JWarrant OfficerA415108RAAFBomber Command166Sqn
1943-06-25WellingtonXHF589AS-WKirmington2343GelsenkirchenCrashed near UtrechtPoW
62 ArthurErnest MortimerSergeant185040325 December 1924 at Holborn, LondonBritish Wireless Operator/Air Gunner RAF Bomber CommandNo. 21 Sqn SAAF1945-03-08Martin MarauderIIIHD477R-WIesa, Italy16.45 Coal Jetty and wharf, Arsa Channel, Yugoslavia Shot down by aniti-acraft fire and crashed at Gilešici near Juršici, Croatia Baled out. Uninjured, evaded capture and returned to squadron. Read Archive Report
63 ArthurRober Peter Sergeant Air Gunner1821788RAFVRBomber Command578Sqn
1944-07-20HalifaxIIIMZ572LK-LRAF Burn, Yorkshire2357BottropShot down by Fw. Erwin Egeler of 12./NJGIMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 224. Read Archive Report
64 ArthurJackson DunbarSergeant1394300W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command10 Operational Training Unit1943-09-17WhitleyVLA879Not knownRAF Stanton Harcourt2350TrainingMid-Air collisionKilledOxford Cemetery (Botley) Plot 1/2. Grave 69
65 ArthurGeorge EricSergeant 1684686(Age 22)UKNavigator RAFVRBomber Command305Sqn (Polish)
1945-04-06De Havilland MosquitoF.B.VlHR191A.75 Advanced Landing Ground (Cambrai/Epinoy) RAF Aircraft lost whilst attacking Enemy Tramsport in Northern Holland. Location : Germany. Killed on Operational Flight, Becklingen War Cemetery - Soltau, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 11, Row B, Grave 6 CREW : F/Lt G A Barker; Sgt G E Arthur. Son of Joseph Edward and Rose Ella Arthur, of Hinchley Wood, Esher, Surrey
66 ArthurN GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1942-07-28WellingtonIIIX3488VR-HMildenhallHamburg?KilledKiel War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
67 ArthurJames LambFlight Sergeant Air BomberR/119416RCAFBomber Command617Sqn
1943-05-16LancasterIIIED865AJ-SRAF Scampton, Lincolnshire.0011.Chastise: Dambusters RaidCrashed near Gilze Rijen HollandKilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 24.B.5-7
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of William and Ethel Mary Long of Bournemouth, Hampshire, England.
68 ArthurSSergeant1551651Bomber Command10Sqn
1943-07-15HalifaxIIJB961ZA-RMelbourne2142MontbeliardCrashed at Recey sur OurceKilledRecy-sur-Ource Communal
69 ArthurD AFlight SergeantBomber Command10Sqn
1944-01-20HalifaxIIJD470ZA-SMelbourne1616BerlinKilledRunnymede
70 ArthurDouglas InvictaPilot Officer50778Age ?Air GunnerRAFBomber Command100Sqn
1943-03-12LancasterIED544HW-QRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire1937EssenSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery Grave Ref. 3 C. 14Next of kin details currently not available - are you able to assist completion of these and any other information?
71 ArthurJ AFlying OfficerBomber Command101Sqn
1943-08-12LancasterIED320SR-ELudford Magna2130MilanoCollided with parked Beaufighter VIF MM857 on landing at Ford
72 ArthurG AFlying OfficerBomber Command101Sqn
1944-06-09LancasterILL756SR-QLudford Magna1748le HavreCrashed at base on return
73 ArthurJ L LSergeantBomber Command115Sqn
1941-11-11WellingtonIIIX3394KO-TrainingCrashed near Swaffham NorfolkKilled
74 ArthurL JSergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-03-08LancasterIME839AS-NKirmington1130TrossyKilledMarissel French National Cemetery
75 ArthurC JPilot OfficerFighter248Sqn
1940-08-27BlenheimIURecceLost off Norway
76 ArthurS RSergeantBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1941-09-02HalifaxIL9508TL-XLinton on Ouse2049Berlin?PoW
77 ArthurW GSergeant1371842Bomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-06-24HalifaxVDK135ZL-Leeming2307WuppertalCrashed WSW RotterdamKilledRotterdam
78 ArthurR GSergeantBomber Command578Sqn
1944-03-24HalifaxIIIMZ512LK-CBurn1853BerlinCrashed GrossvargulaKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
79 ArthurKeith Sergeant416736AustraliaRAAF1 Air Navigation School1944-12-25RAAF Honour Roll
80 ArthurColin TolhurstLeading Aircraftman407110AustraliaRAAF1 Service Flying Training School (RCAF)1941-02-04RAAF Honour Roll
81 ArthurCecil GlenFlight Sergeant429902AustraliaRAAF101Sqn RAF
1944-03-16RAAF Honour Roll
82 ArthurPaul DruceFlight Sergeant422093AustraliaRAAF1654HCU
1944-08-31RAAF Honour Roll
83 ArthurWilliam CharlesSergeant61516AustraliaRAAF2 Wireless Air Gunners School1942-06-15RAAF Honour Roll
84 ArthurLorenzo James1st LieutenantFlying OfficerO-2071505AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th Air Force388th Bombardment Group (H), 561st Bombardment Squadron (H), 3rd Air Division1945.03.24B-17 Solid SenderG44-6574None issuedKnettishall airfield (Station #136), Suffolk, EnglandMünchen-Riem airfield (Mission #935), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW/ Unknown camp
85 ArundelDavid RobertSergeant1567566Air Gunner (Mid Upper)DFM

RAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILV790NP:LLissett23:11AmiensLV790 was claimed Ofw. Alfred Klaiber, his 5th Abschuss, from 1./NJG5, in the Argueil area, ENE Rouen, at 2500 m. at 01:55 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). The night-fighter’s whose cannon set fire to the starboard wing and wounded Flt Sgt. Squires. All baled out from less than 7000 ft.EvaderSeverely wounded in one eye causing blindness. Released from Fresnes prision on the 20th August 1944

Awarded the DFM whilst with 158 Sqn. London Gazette 14th July 1944. Citation: "Distinguished Flying. Cross. Flying Officer Eric Arthur TANSLEY (151744), R.A.F.V.R., 158 Sqn. Pilot Officer Bruce Douglas BANCROFT (Aus.421635), R.A.A.F., 158 Sqn. Pilot Officer Alwyn Frederick Charles FRIPP (Aus. 423092), R.A.A.F., 158 Sqn. Distinguished Flying Medal. 2567566 Sergeant David Robert ARUNDEL, R.A.F.V.R., 158 Sqn. These officers and airman were air bomber, pilot, navigator and air gunner respectively, of an aircraft detailed to attack Trappes. The target was successfully attacked and on the return flight the aircraft was attacked, by an enemy fighter, causing extensive damage. The inter-communication system was put out of action. The navigational instruments were rendered useless whilst fires broke out in the bomb bays and fuselage; the starboard inner engine also caught light. The situation seemed most serious, but Pilot Officer Bancroft held resolutely to his course. Meanwhile Flying Officer Tansley and Pilot Officer Fripp promptly directed their efforts towards fighting the fires. They were quickly joined by Sergeant Arundel who had struggled his way out of his damaged turret. Together, these members of the crew finally succeeded in extinguishing the flames. Afterwards they co-operated splendidly with their captain. Pilot Officer Bancroft, who flew the badly damaged aircraft to an airfield in this country. In harassing circumstances these members of aircraft crew displayed coolness, courage and devotion to duty worthy of high praise".
86 AshcroftAlbert HenrySergeant18171801925PassengerRAFVRBomber Command239 Sqn
1944-10-27MosquitoIIDZ256HB:?West Raynham11:05Training20 minutes after takeoff the Mosquito spun and crashed into Stapleford Woods near Coddington, 2 miles miles ENE of Newark-on-trent, Nottinghamshire. Mosquito was practicing intercepts on a Lancaster, and pulled up into the Lanc's slipstream, stalling and spinning from 7,000 down to 1,500 feet. At this point it spun in the other direction and crashed. The passenger was a Lanc flight engineer.KilledWolverley (St. John the Baptist) Churchyard. Centre of new churchyard, extreme west of church.Sgt Ashcroft was a Flight Engineer from 49 Sqn

Son of Arthur Bird Ashcroft and Minnie Ashcroft, of Broadwaters Heath, Kidderminster.
87 AshfieldRichard ArthurCorporal19098AustraliaRAAF450Sqn RAAF
1942-03-21RAAF Honour Roll
88 AshtonRobert AlexanderFlight SergeantAUS/436598Age 22AustralianAir GunnerRAAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-08-31StirlingIVLJ503NF-PRAF Tempsford, Bedfordshire2200SOESee archive report for further brief detailsKilledArc-Et-Senans Communal Cemetery. Grave 7

Son of William Arthur and Laura Rosena Ashton, of Brighton, Victoria, Australia
89 AshtonJohn BurrowsPilot Officer42552Age 26CanadaPilot (Inst)RAFTraining Command5 Flying Training School1941-07-17MasterIN7432-RAF Sealand, FlintshireTraining exerciseSee archive report for further brief details - Collided with L4618KilledHawarden Churchyard (St. Deiniol). North part

Courtesy Manitoba Lakes Project

Worked for Meladt Sellers and Company Ltd prior to service. Enlisted in October 1938. Obtained his wings in November 1939. Formerly of 607 squadron flying the Hurricane. Son of Harry W. Ashton and Frances W. Ashton, of 159 Hazel Dell Avenue, East Kildonan, Manitoba, Canada. Grave inscription: 'Yea, Though I Walk Through The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death, I Will Fear No Evil: For Thou Art With Me'.
90 AshworthHarry Pilot Officer169692NavigatorDFM

RAFVRBomber Command1409 Flt
1944-02-16MosquitoPR.XVIML928AE:?Wyton11:45Meteorological flightSeeInjured - died next day of wounds at Ely hospitalManchester Crematorium. Panel 6.
91 AshworthAlanSergeant1529817Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1943-08-02StirlingIIIBF577JN-M (C Flight)Mepal2331Hamburg See Archive report for further details KilledHamburg Cemetery. Collective grave 4A.D.10-12 Read Archive Report
92 AshworthCorran PerryFlying OfficerNZ/413367September 25th, 1921 Age 22 when killedNew ZealanderPilotRNZAFFighter65Sqn
1944-08-03MustangIIIBFB208YT-?B12 Ellon, France1034BombingHit by flakMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 262

Clerk prior to service with postal department. Son of Arthur John and Edna M. Ashworth (née Harrison) of Alexandra, Otag. 808 flying hours logged with over 130 operational sorties. Served previously with 253, 14 an 32 squadrons. Credited with 2 enemy aircraft destroyed, 2 shared with 1 other damaged.
93 AstleArthur WilliamSergeant939723RAFVRBomber Command78Sqn
1941-01-09WhitleyVT4203EY-Dishforth1757GelsenkirchenShot down by a German night-fighter under the command of Oblt. Reinhold Eckardt of 11/NJG1 - 6th Staffel, Crashed near Millingen HollandKilledMook War Cemetery
Shot down by a German night-fighter under the command of Oblt. Reinhold Eckardt of 11/NJG1 - 6th Staffel, whilst on a sortie to attack the synthetic oil plant at Gelsenkirchen, on 9-10 January 1941. Gelsenkirchen was throughout the War a major target of Bomber Command, and as a result was heavily defended. At the time of this victory Eckardt was already a famed fighter ace, including 2 Spitfires during the Battle of Britain. He would go on to claim 22 victories in the next two years before eventually being shot down and killed in action when his parachute caught on the tail of his aircraft. Whitley crashed into ice-encrusted flood water at around 11:18 p.m. between Millingen and Kerkerdam. in Gelderland, Holland. All the crew were killed.

Attacker Reinhold Eckardt
94 AtkinsBrian HenryF/Sgt170267Bomb AimerRAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1943-12-10HalifaxIIBB378NF-DTempsford2150SOECrash landed near TostrupPoW 267430 Stalag 4B Muhlberg (Elbe)Carrying top Danish agent Major Flemming Muus

Imperial War Museum Audio Clips


Barrter crew BB378 (L-R front) Fry, Barrter, Anderson
(L-R back) Riggs, Atkins, Howell, Smith (Turvil absent)
95 AtkinsonDonald KeithSergeant4160751923New ZealanderPilotRNZAFBomber Command100 Sqn
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED563HW:GGrimsby21:22PlzenED563 was coned by 3. & 4./Flakscheinw. Abt 160 at a height of 50 metres. the aircraft crashed at 00:25 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (1 January - 22 June) 1943 Part 1 - Theo Boiten). Cause unknown.

Collided with high tension cables as it fell. The a/c crashed and caught fire on a hillside just outside of Rentrisch, which is a village a few km NE of Saarbrücken. The crew were buried on the 20th April in the local cemetery and later reinterred at Rheinberg
KilledRheinberg War Cemetery, 8.J.19Sgt. Atkinson was on his 2nd Operation

Son of Arthur Oscar Atkinson, and of Helen Atkinson (nee Crowther), of Rotorua, Auckland, New Zealand
96 AudleyDenis JamesSergeant1337107W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command51Sqn
1943-07-29HalifaxIIJD309MH-RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2251Hamburg see archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 141 Read Archive Report
97 AustenDesmond ThomasPilot OfficerNZ/404881Age 22New ZealanderPilotRNZAFCoastal Command235Sqn
1943-01-13BeaufighterICT4764LA-TRAF Dyce, Aberdeenshire1440TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 115

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 19th May 1919 at Napier. Worked as a clerk for the Postal and Telecommunications Department prior to service. Enlisted at Levin on the 30th November 1940. Awarded his pilots badge and commission on the 24th May 1941. Joined 235 squadron on the 19th November 1941 from No. 2 Coastal Command Operational Training Unit. Son of Arthur James Austen and of Ada Mary Austen (née Hills), of Hastings, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
98 AustinArthur NevilleFlying Officer411726AustraliaRAAF3Sqn RAAF
1943-01-14RAAF Honour Roll
99 AveryReginald Arthur CharlesSergeant1336681Age 20Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command12Sqn
1943-06-11LancasterIW4373PH-FRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire2301Düsseldorf See Archive report for further details KilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery. Grave 5.G.9 Read Archive Report
100 RobertsArthur CharlesSergeant1473119Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRMiddle East Command70Sqn
1944.07.13WellingtonXLN806SFoggia No.2/Tortorella20:05Milan, ItalySee archive report for detailsPoW , Stalag 3A

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