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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
501 AllsopASergeantBomber Command622Sqn
1944-02-15LancasterIW4268GI-AMildenhall1735BerlinCrashed at Neu GaarzKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
502 AllstaedtKenneth C 2nd LtO-812728USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group83rd Fighter Squadron
1944-04-25P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
503 AllstaedtKenneth C 2nd LtO-812728USAPilotUSAAF78th Fighter Group83rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-17P-47 Thunderbolt0.5 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
504 AllumK GSergeantBomber Command12Sqn
1944-06-23LancasterIME642PH-WWickenby2226SaintesDitched in English Channel
505 AllwellPFlight SergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-01-02LancasterIIDS760OW-MLinton on Ouse.0005.BerlinKilledRunnymede
506 AllwoodP DFlying OfficerBomber Command44Sqn
507 AllwrightHSergeantBomber Command630Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIJB556LE-East Kirkby2054MunchenCrash landed on take offInjured
508 AllwrightPeter FrancisFlight Sergeant42902323rd September 1923New ZealandBomb AimerRNZAFBomber Command70Sqn
1944-05-23WellingtonXJA506LTortorella, Italy (Foggia No. 2)23:00Ferentino, ItalySee archive report for further detailsKiABeach Head War Cemetery, Anzio Grave XXII.G.3.
509 AlmasR MWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1944-11-21HalifaxIIIMZ377AL-DLeeming1546Castrop-RauxelKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
510 AlmondJ NSergeantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-05-24HalifaxIIILW157QB-SSkipton on Swale2251AachenKilledRunnymede Paradie Archive Database
511 AlpPercy LeonardPilot Officer54973RAFVRBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1944-07-17HalifaxIIIMZ628SE-YCroft1521VairesCrashed near Cramoisy {Oise}Killed Age 30Commemorated Creil Communal Cemetery, Plot 1. Grave 389.Son Of Stanley William Alp And Of Mary Ann Alp (Nee Rogers); Husband Of Constance Maureen Alp, Of Rugby, Warwickshire.
512 AlphonseLouis G 1st LtO-737694USAPilotUSAAF356th Fighter Group359th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-04P-47 Thunderbolt. (P-51 Mustang from Nov 1944)1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
513 AlsburyWilliam ThomasWarrant Officer9773301918Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command156 Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIIIPB209GT:EUpwood22:01RusselheimClaimed by Hptm. Heinz-Wolfgang Schnaufer, his 90th Abschuss, from Stab IV./NJG1 at Wasserliesch, 14 km south of Trier at 4,300 m at 00.48 hrs. Schnaufer was the most successful night fighter in the world. Survived the war but died 2 days after a car accident in France on the 15th July 1950.KilledRheinberg War Cemetery Coll.grave 8.H.9-10Son of Thomas Edward and Ethel Mary Alsbury, of Hungerford, Berkshire
514 AlsopN FSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-05-15LancasterXKB701VR-BMiddleton St George2238TrainingCrashed Helmsley MoorKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
515 AlsoppK GSergeantBomber Command50Sqn
1944-07-07LancasterIIIDV227VN-LSkellingthorpe2247St-LeuCrashed at Rederie {Oise}KilledMoliens Communal Cemetery
516 AlstonW A GLeading AircraftmanBomber Command582Sqn
1944-09-21LancasterIIIPB5126O-Little Staughton1042TrainingCrashed near North WealdKilled
517 AlstonE RFlying OfficerBomber Command61Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIILM359QR-BSkellingthorpe2055MunchenCrashed la Chapelle {Saone-et-Loire}KilledLa Doua
518 AlthaPSergeantBomber Command100Sqn
1944-03-22LancasterIIIJB563HW-GGrimsby1903FrankfurtKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
519 AlticNorman IrwinFlying OfficerJ22101CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command420 (Snowy Owl) Sqn, RCAF
1944-03-24HalifaxIIILW373PT:WTholthorpe19:07BerlinClaimed as a probable by Oblt. Joseph Draft, his 18th Abschuss and 2nd of the night, from 4./NJG5 over Halle-Weissenfels at 6.700m at 22:58 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW No. 3974, Stalag Luft 1Paradie Archive DatabaseThe crew had arrived from 61 Base on the 21st January and this was their 6th mission.

Promoted to Flt Lt whilst a PoW
520 AltmanRobert G.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7195281922AmericanCo-PilotUSAAF9th Air Force599th Bomber Squadron (397th Bombardment Group (M))1944-12-23B-26 Miss FurieB42-961826B-KPéronne/St. Quentin (Station A-72), FranceRailroad bridge at Eller, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 4B Mühlberg, Sachsen
521 AltoftRobert HenryFlying Officer425478AustraliaRAAF450Sqn RAAF
1944-05-29RAAF Honour Roll
522 AltonJ PFlight SergeantBomber Command12Sqn
523 AlvesJoseph EmmanuelSergeant170028NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqn
1944-01-28LancasterIDV364CF:DRAF Kelstern23:54BerlinSee archive report for further detailsMissing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial: Panel 210
524 AlwardRobert P 1st LtO-810723USAPilotUSAAF358th Fighter Group367th Fighter Squadron
1944-08-18P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
525 AmbroseP JFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command51Sqn
1944-11-04HalifaxIIILW177MH-NSnaith1742BochumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
526 AmbroseSamSergeant1067236Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command100 Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIND571HW-NRAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2342LeipzigSee archive report for further informationPoW No: 2128 Camp: Stalag Kopernikus
527 AmbrosePatrick JosephFlight Sergeant424350AustraliaRAAF51Sqn RAF
1944-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
528 AmesW EFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-10-06HalifaxVIINP739OW-ULinton on Ouse1642DortmundPoW Paradie Archive Database
529 AmesReginald LeslieSergeant1805664Air Gunner (Rear)RAFVRBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIPD274KO:YWitchford20:28RusselsheimLeaving the target area at 19,550 feet, collided with another Lancaster losing both port engines. With their aircraft out of control, the crew baled out at 6,500 feet, South of KoblenzPoW No. 690, Stalag Luft 7Sgt Bell, Sgt Agnew, Flt Sgt Kydd and Sgt Ames were part of Trupp 30. They arrived at Bankau on 4th September 1944. (The Long Road - Oliver Clutton-Brock)
530 AmesR HFlight SergeantBomber Command582Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIIIND5026O-NLittle Staughton2355LensCrashed in ArrasKilledSte-Catherine Communal Cemetery
531 AmesWarren F2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-206332620th October 1924 in Boston, MassachusettsAmericanNavigatorUSAAF 15th Air ForceUS Army Air Force449th Bombardment Group (H), 716th Bombardment Squadron (H), 47th Bombardment Wing1944-03-01B-24J44-4121871Grottaglie Field, southern ItalyMoosbierbaum oil refinery, (Mission #216), AustriaSee Archive Report for detailsMissingFlorence American Cemetery, Tablets of the Missing
532 AmeyRonald ErnestFlying Officer146973PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command50Sqn
1944-12-17LancasterIIILM676VN:WRAF Skellingthorpe16:15MunchenLM676 was hit by München based Flak, blew up and crashed near Kaserne "München-Freimann" and still exists today as the Ernst-von-Bergmann-Kaserne, in the northern part of München at 22:00 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 October 1944 - 31 December 1944) Part 5 - Theo Boiten)Died of injuriesDurnbach War Cemetery, 7.G.1He was awarded the DFC whilst with 50 Sqn (London Gazette 28th November 1944). Citation: Distinguished Flying Cross. Flying Officer Ronald Ernest AMEY (146973), R.A.F.V.R., 50 Sqn. Distinguished Flying Medal. 1682895 Sergeant George William LANE, R.A.F.V.R., 50 Sqn. This officer and airman were pilot and wireless operator (air) of an aircraft detailed to attack Bremen one night in October, 1944. Whilst over the target an explosion occurred inside the bomber which quickly became filled with smoke whilst several fires commenced. The navigator was severely injured. In the face of an apparently serious situation Flying Officer Amey gave the order to prepare to abandon aircraft. Only then did he become aware of the plight of his wounded comrade. He promptly rescinded the order to abandon and attempted to regain control of the aircraft. He succeeded in so doing. Meanwhile Sergeant Lane made great efforts to put out the fires. By using extinguishers, then dowsing the flames with tea from flasks and even beating out the flames with his hands he finally succeeded. Although deprived of the services of the navigator, Flying Officer Amey set course for home. Eventually an airfield was reached and a safe landing was effected. Throughout the return flight Sergeant Lane gave invaluable service to his captain. His hands had been badly burned but he worked his wireless apparatus with great skill to obtain bearings which established the position of the aircraft at various stages of the flight. In most harassing circumstances, Flying Officer Amey and Sergeant Lane displayed great courage, coolness and determination.

Ejected from the aircraft but died after developing pneumonia on the 31st December

Son of Ernest and Nellie Amey, of Leicester; husband of Brenda Marie Amey, of Leicester
533 AmeyeEmile Rene Lucien Maria AmeyeFlight Sergeant1424918Air BomberRAFVR (Belgian National)Bomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-11-06LancasterING191JO-ARAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1650Gravenhorst See archive report for full details KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Belgian Airmen's Field Of Honour. Row 2. Grave 3 Read Archive Report
534 AmeyeE R L MSergeantBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-18LancasterIIILM683JO-Waddington1820BremerhavenCrash landed at Bracebridge Heath Lincolnshire on return
535 AmiesAFlight LieutenantBomber Command15Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterILL752LS-AMildenhall2236LeuvenCrashed LeuvenKilledLeuven Communal Cemetery
536 AmiesPhilipSergeant1445907Age 22BritishW/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command630Sqn
1944-05-11LancasterIME737LE-SRAF East Kirby, Lincolnshire2228Bourg-LeopoldSee archive report for further detailsKilledSchoonselhof Cemetery. Joint grave IVa.D.3
Courtesy Plane Hunters
Son of Henry Frederick and Mary Amies, of Highgate, Middlesex, England. Epitaph: 'In Loving Memory Of Our Dear Philip. Not Just Today But Always We Remember'.

Info courtesy John Jones

537 AmmonRobert H 2nd LtO-692631USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-06-08P-51 Mustang1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
538 AmmonRobert H 1st LtO-692631USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-09-23P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
539 AmmonRobert H 1st LtO-692631USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-09-28P-51 Mustang2 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
540 AmmonRobert H 1st LtO-692631USAPilotUSAAF339th Fighter Group: The Chequers503rd Fighter Squadron
1944-09-28P-51 Mustang5Source:
ETO (European Theatre)
541 AmoryR GFlight SergeantBomber Command100Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIIIND413HW-RGrimsby2355CourtraiCrashed at Aylesby Lincolnshire on returnKilledCambridge City Cemetery
542 AmosD LSergeantBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
543 AmosNSergeantBomber Command640Sqn
1944-11-04HalifaxIIIMZ409C8-CLeconfield1738BochumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
544 AmosL EFlight SergeantBomber Command90Sqn
1944-04-22StirlingIIIEF159WP-BTuddenham2220LaonCrashed near Mortefontaine {Aisne}KilledVivieres Communal Cemetery
545 AmphlettW VPilot OfficerBomber Command50Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterIME797VN-JSkellingthorpe2247DuisburgCrashed VorstKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
546 AmphlettJack B CaptainO-735015USAPilotUSAAF474th Fighter Group429th Fighter Squadron
1944-10-13P-38 Lightning1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource:
ETO (European Theatre)
547 AmsteinN WSergeantRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ652DY-ZPocklington2304SterkradeKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
548 AmyH TFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command424Sqn RCAF
1944-05-10HalifaxIIIHX314QB-CSkipton on Swale2218GardeningCrashed in sea off LorientKilledGuidel Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
549 AnakaPeter JohnFlying Officer Pilot J/25832RCAFBomber Command115Sqn
1944-06-15LancasterIHK550KO-YRAF Witchford, Cambridgshire2305Valenciennes Crashed at Oisy-le-Verger {Pas-de-Calais} EvaderNone - died 25th April 1994Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
550 AndersenArnold AndreasWarrant Officer42600121st May 1942 in Brisbane, QueenslandAustralianWireless Operator/ Air GunnerDFC

RAAFBomber Command582Sqn
1944-12-23LancasterIIIPB5586O:ARAF Little Staughton10:28KolnDamaged by Flak while approaching the AP and soon afterwards came under sustained fighter attack. Shortly later all baled out over Allied held territory, returning to RAF Little Straughton on the 27th DecemberSafe//Injured 28th April 1945DFC was awarded to Warrant Officer (WO) Anderson whilst with 582 Sqn. London Gazette 23rd February 1945. Citation: Distinguished Flying Cross. Warrant Officer Arnold Andreas Leslie ANDERSEN (Aus.426001), R.A.A.F., 582 Sqn. Distinguished Flying Medal. Aus. 424485 Flight Sergeant John Grylls WATSON, R.A.A.F., 582 Sqn. Warrant Officer Andersen and Flight Sergeant Watson were wireless operator and rear gunner respectively in an aircraft detailed to attack Cologne in December, 1944. When approaching the target the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft fire and sustained some damage. On leaving the area, the bomber was engaged by ten fighters. In the face of persistent attacks, Flight Sergeant Watson displayed great coolness. His turret was not functioning properly and two of his guns were unserviceable. Nevertheless, he defended his aircraft with great resolution Eventually, his turret was hit by a cannon shell. The windscreen was shattered. The intercommunication system was smashed. The turret doors became firmly jammed and Flight Sergeant Watson was trapped. Undeterred, he continued to fire at the enemy as best he could. Meantime, Warrant Officer Andersen had seen his comrade's plight and went to render assistance. It was a dangerous task as the pilot was taking violent evading action and the fuselage had suffered considerable damage. Nevertheless he negotiated a safe passage to the rear turret and extricated his comrade after forcing the turret doors with an axe. Soon afterwards it became necessary to leave the crippled aircraft by parachute. Had Warrant Officer Andersen not been successful the rear gunner would have had no hope of escape. In most distressing circumstances these crew members displayed cool courage and great determination".

582 Sqn, Lancaster I PB983, 60:A

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