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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 DainesArthur HenrySergeant1591465Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command576 Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIILM469UL-E2Elsham Wolds19:00BerlinShot down. Exploded and crashed at Kohra, 3 km from Naunhof where those who died were initially buried on 28th March 1944KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 1 Row Z Grave 11
502 DaleArthur RobertSergeant40706AustraliaRAAF31Sqn RAAF
1943-03-15RAAF Honour Roll
503 DaleyThomas JamesSergeant1129286W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1943-04-28LancasterIIIED733PM-XRAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire2057Gardening See Archive report for further details KilledEsbjerg Cemetery (Fourfelt). Grave A.10.7

Read Archive Report
504 DaleyEdward ArthurWarrant Officer400785AustraliaRAAF145Sqn RAF
1943-07-04RAAF Honour Roll
505 DanseyArthur PatrickSergeant400080AustralianObserverRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1942-06-01WellingtonIVZ1344UV:WRAF Breighton, Yorkshire23:21EssenSee archive report for detailsInjured - PoW No: 811 Camp: Stalag Luft L6
506 DarkGWFlight SergeantPilot U/T RAFRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVZ9361UO-FRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details Survived None - understood to have survived the war Read Archive Report
507 DartArthur JulianFlight Sergeant1324699Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command7Sqn
1943-08-23LancasterIIIJA678MG:SRAF Oakington20:24BerlinJA678 or 158 Sqn Halifax HR978 was claimed by Hptm. Manfred Meurer his 51st Abschuss, from Stab II./NJG5 between Oranienburg and Fürstenburg at 4.000m. at 01:38 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)PoW 222585, Stalag 4B
508 DatsonJohnFlight Sergeant1393998W/Op. Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command635Sqn
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 216 Read Archive Report
509 DaviesArthur JamesSergeant1100499Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command1654HCU
1944-06-07StirlingIIILK594Not knownRAF Wigsley, Lincolnshire300TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilled.Burgh Castle Churchyard (Ss. Peter And Paul)Read Archive Report
510 DaviesEvan ArthurFlight Lieutenant101537PilotRAFVRBomber Command50Sqn
1943-02-13LancasterIIIED484VN-QSkellingthorpePMLorientCrashed in the seaKilledGavres Communal Cemetery. South West plot. Row 3. Grave 4 Read Archive Report
511 DaviesAlanFlight Sergeant1589151W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1945-03-16LancasterING492PM-DRAF Elsham Wolds1714NurnbergSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Collective grave 11.J.17-20.Read Archive Report
512 DaviesLeslieSergeant2205993Age ?Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command115Sqn
1945-02-14LancasterIII LM725KO-XRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2037Chemnitz See archive report for further details Killed Haveluy Communal Cemetery, France. Collective Grave. Read Archive Report
513 DaviesWilliam ArthurFlight Sergeant937521Air BomberMiDRAFVRBomber Command49Sqn
1943-08-17LancasterIIIJA851EA-PRAF Fiskerton, Lincolnshire2143Peenemünde V2 Sites See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 136 Read Archive Report
514 DaviesArthur JohnFlight Sergeant427446AustraliaRAAF100Sqn RAAF
1943-12-14RAAF Honour Roll
515 DaviesNorman ArthurPilot Officer401422AustraliaRAAF38 Wing (RAF)1942-11-20RAAF Honour Roll
516 DaviesErnest ArthurAircraftman406347AustraliaRAAF5 Initial Training School Pearce1940-12-28RAAF Honour Roll
517 DaviesNorman ArthurPilot Officer4014224th October 1914 in Malvern, Victoria, AustraliaAustralianPilot (Glider)RAAF38 Wing1942 -11-19HorsaHS114?RAF Skitten18:00Operation FreshmanSee Archive report for detailsKilledStavanger (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway. Row Z Grave 9
518 DavisWilliam Arthur MathiasFlight SergeantAUS/408278Age 31AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command218Sqn
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.
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519 DavisArthurSergeant1152398Air GunnerRAFBomber Command101Sqn
1943-09-22LancasterIW4324SR-MLudford Magna1852HannoverCrashed Geeste-MündeKilledBecklingen War Cemetery 22. A. 13First major raid to Hannover in 2 years. 711 aircraft took part including 322 Lancaster’s.
520 DavisClifford ArthurFlight SergeantR/101411Age 24CanadaPilotRCAFFighter Command421Sqn RCAF
1942-11-08SpitfireVbBL896Circus 235See archive report for further brief detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 103.Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of George and Annie Davis, of Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
521 DavisHarold ArthurSergeant1805997Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command622 Sqn
1944-10-19LancasterILM283GI:OMildenhall17:15StuttgartHit by flak from 2./schw. Flak Abt. 436 (o). The aircraft crashed at Fellbach near Esslingen at 20:47 hrsPoW No. 1101, Stalag Luft 7
522 DavisWilliam Arthur MathiasFlight Sergeant408278AustraliaRAAF218Sqn RAF (Goldcoast Squadron)
1943-05-30RAAF Honour Roll
523 DavisLawrence ArthurFlight Sergeant8905AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-09-23RAAF Honour Roll
524 Davis Wayne R. 2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7170401917AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag 7a Moosburg, Bavaria
525 DavisArthur J Jr2nd LtO-715485USAPilotUSAAF362nd Fighter Group377th Fighter Squadron
1945-03-16P-47 Thunderbolt1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
526 DavisonMichael MetcalfeFlight Lieutenant101089PilotDFC

DFC Bar

RAFVRFighter264 Sqn
1944-08-11MosquitoNFXIIIHK516RangerDefensive patrol over Battle area, evening. Electrical failure, Force landed at A.8 Picauville ahead of 604 Sqn Mosquito MM496 which collided and set on fire. Written offSafe DFC awarded whilst with 108 Sqn, Gazetted 24th August 1943. Citation reads: Flying Officer Michael Metcalfe DAVISON (101089) Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve No 108 Squadron This officer is a keen and determined pilot In night operations off the coast of Sicily he has operated with great skill and destroyed 3 enemy aircraft bringing his victories to 6. He has set an inspiring example.

Bar to DFC awarded whilst with 264 Sqn, gazetted 4th August 1944. Citation reads: Flight Lieutenant Michael Metcalfe DAVISON, D F.C. (101089), R A F V R 264 Sqn. Flying Officer Arthur Charles WILLMOTT, D F C (149668), R A F V R 264 Sqn. As pilot and observer respectively these officers have complete^ a very large number of sorties and have invariably displayed praiseworthy courage and devotion to duty They have destroyed 10 enemy aircraft, successes which are an excellent testimony to their skill and co-operation
527 DavisonDavid Arthur KeithSergeant1891953Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command9 Sqn
1944-06-24LancasterILL853WS:WBardney22:51ProuvilleSee Archive report for detailsKilledCoulonvillers Communal Cemetery. Grave 2. Remembered on Lindisfarm College War Memorial
528 DavisonArthur SistertonFlight Sergeant Wireless Operator/Air Gunner 1015920RAFVRBomber Command99Sqn
1944-06-17WellingtonXIHZ719Jessore AirbaseBomb ferryingKilledImphal War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 6.H.14-18. Read Archive Report
529 DawkinsAlexander HaroldSergeant1300770Age 26BritishAir GunnerBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIME853PO-QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1447Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledBoran-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery. Grave 19.Son of Alexander and Bertha Dawkins, of Southampton and husband of Evelyn Dawkins, of Shirley, Southampton. Epitaph: 'Because He Lives I Too Shall Live'.
530 DayFrederick William RobertSergeant1333356Age 22W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE894OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2035Berlin See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 147 Read Archive Report
531 De BreyneArthurPilot Officer PilotCanadaRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB726VR-A RAF Middleton St. George, County Durham 2144Cambrai Shot down by night fighter piloted by Friedrich Thörl - Crashed at Gaudiempre EvaderNone
Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report

Attacker
532 de Souza Arthur Kenneth NewnesSergeant9260931917 at Eton BuckinghamshireBritishObserverMiDRAFVRMiddle East Command148Sqn RAF
1942-09-19Wellington1CHF840- BLG237 aka Kilo 40 Egypt20.31Tobruk Harbour, LibyaEngine failure, Crashed 80 miles South of Mersa Matruh, Egypt.PoW in Italy - no further detailsRead Archive Report
533 DeanAlan ArthurFlight Sergeant404328AustraliaRAAF2Sqn RAAF
1943-04-03RAAF Honour Roll
534 DeathArthur HenryPilot OfficerJ/19181Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command76Sqn
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW647MP-WRAF Home-on-Spalding Moor2211Nurnberg See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Joint gave 6.F.18-19Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
535 DelahuntyJames RoderickFlying OfficerAus/419458Age 22AustralianNavifatorRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIME853PO-QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1447Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery. Row A. Joint grave 32-33.Born on the 21st September 1921 in Murtoa, Victoria. Son of James Francis (died 07th November 1952, age63) and Elsie Mary Delahunty (died 15th August 1973, age 80), of Murtoa, Victoria, Australia. Epitaph: 'Eternal Rest Grant Unto Him, O Lord" Forever Remembered'.
536 DelamoreArthur FrankPilot Officer33500Born on the 05th June 1920New ZealandPilotRAFFighter Command222Sqn1940-02-17MagisteerIR1827-RAF Duxford, Cambridgeshire1630TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledWhittlesford Churchyard (SS. Mary And Andrew). Row C. Grave 5

Courtesy Jenifer Lemaire

Son of Adrian Wilmot Delamore and Emma Carolina Ada Delamore (née Rhodes), stepson of Dinah Delamore of Sydney, New South Wales Australia. Whilst at an early age the family moved to New Zealand. Joined RAF as a cadet in April 1938 at Cranwell and enlisted into the RAF on the 07th September 1939. A total of 244 solo flying hours.
537 DelaneyColinFlight Sergeant4325454 Apr 1924AustralianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command635 Sqn
1945-03-31LancasterIPB958F2-PDownham Mkt649HamburgSee Archive ReportKilledHamburg War Cemetery, Grave 5A.B.7
538 DenholmJames LloydSergeantNZ/417034Age 29New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command2 Operational Training Unit

(NZ)


1943-02-26HarvardIINZ988FE-ORNZAF Ohakea1445TrainingSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledPark Island Cemetery. Grave Pbyn. Sec. 40
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand

Born on the 02nd December 1922 in Napier. Educated at Napier Boys High School. A clerk for Richardson and Company in Napier. Enlisted at Levin as a pilot under training on the 21st December 1941. Hospital and sick leave 22nd January - 12th February 1942.

With No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School 05th April 1942. No. 2 Service Flying Training School 13th June 1942. Pilot badge awarded on the 18th September 1942 and promoted to sergeant on the 28th November 1942. No. 2 Operational Training Unit on the 05th December 1942 for conversion training on the P-40 Warhawk. 260 solo flying hours logged with 198 on the Harvard.

Son of Arthur Henry (died 14th May 1944, age 55) and Esther Elizabeth Denholm (née Barberdied 26th September 1931, age 41) of Napier, Hawke's Bay; stepson of Mary Pringle Denholm (née Barr), of Napier, New Zealand.

539 DennisRussel EdwardSergeantR2139301st September 1923 in Manor, SaskatchewanCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command630 Sqn
1944-06-09LancasterIIIPB121LE:FEast Kirkby21:48EtampesPB121 was claimed by Oblt. Johannes Werth, his 6th Abschuss, from Stab./NJG2, NW of Paris at 2.700 m at 00:42 hrs. His second pass left the Lancaster enveloped in flames. The aircraft crashed at Omerville (Val d’Oise), a small community 7 km WSW of Magny-en-Vexin.KiAOmerville Communal Cemetery Coll. Grave 3
Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to J92123 Plt Off on the 8th June 1944

Son of Edward Arthur and Audrey Alice (née Brownell, deceased) Dennis of Parkman, Saskatchewan, Canada
540 DennisErnest ArthurPilot Officer405175AustraliaRAAF50Sqn RAF
1943-07-26RAAF Honour Roll
541 DevichJohn ETechnical SergeantSergeant37275604AmericanEngineerUSAAF8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow
542 DevlinGeorge VincentSergeant337840122nd March 1924.AmericanRadio OperatorAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

PH

USAAF8th Air Force848th Bomber Squadron (490th Bombardment Group (H))1945-03-17B-17G43-380467W:?Eye (Station #134), Suffolk, EnglandBitterfeld, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledArdennes American Cemetery, Neupré, in Plot B, Row 38, Grave 1
543 DeWahlEdmund Merlin2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-20699657th September 1922AmericanNavigatorUSAAF8th Air Force848th Bomber Squadron (490th Bombardment Group (H))1945-03-17B-17G43-380467W:?Eye (Station #134), Suffolk, EnglandBitterfeld, GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated and interred on the 10th February 1949 at the Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota in Section 18, Lot 101, Grave 3
544 DeyArthur AlexanderFlight Sergeant416001AustraliaRAAF221Sqn RAF
1943-02-27RAAF Honour Roll
545 DialWilfred George BarrettFlight SergeantAus/427615Age 22AustralianWireless Op/Air GunnerRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIME853PO-QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1447Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery. Row A. Joint grave 32-33Born on the 05th May 1922 in Perth, Western Australia. Son of Wilfred and Frances May Dial, of Como, Western Australia. Epitaph: 'A Wonderful Son And Brother Forever In Our Hearts'.
546 DickieJohn GaltSergeantNZ/421502Age 22New ZealandPilotRNZAF17 Squadron
(NZ)
1943-07-25KittyhawkP-40EXP-?NZ3034RNZAF Whenuapai1015Formation practiceSee archive report for further details - mid-air collision with NZ3037KilledWaverley Cemetery. Grave 22.5
Courtesy Air Museum of New Zealand
Born on the 09th July 1920 in Waverley. Educated at New Plymouth Boys High School. A sheep farmer with his brothers. Enlisted at Rongotai as an aircraft hand on the 27th February 1942. To Milson on the 05th March 1942 (suburb of Palmerston North, Manawatū-Whanganui, New Zealand. Re-mustered as a driver on the 07th March 1942.

Re-mustered as a pilot under training on the 04th September 1942. No. 2 Elementary Flying Training School on the 12th October 1942 (sick leave 09th December-26th January 1943. 1st solo flight on the 05th February 1943. With No. 2 Service Flying Training School 06th February 1943. Pilots badge awarded on the 12th April 1943. Promoted to sergeant on the 05th Jone 1953. No. 2 Operational Training Unit 12th June 1943 flying the P-40. Joined 17 squadron on the 10th July 1943.

Son of Clifford John (died 03rd July 1973, age 93) and Ida Mary Dickie (née Blennerhassett - died 12th July 1980, age 88). Brother of Arthur John Dickie (born on the 28th August 1912 - died 02nd September 2010, age 98). Eric Claude Dickie (born on the 08 June 1914 - died 03rd November 1991, age 77) and sister Sybil Dickie (died 21st August 1925, age 6 month), of Waverley, Wellington, New Zealand.

547 DickinsonEarl WillardFlying OfficerJ/11845W/Op/Air/GnrRCAFBomber Command420Sqn1943-08-15WellingtonB.XHE524PT-?Kairouan/ Zina TunisiaPizzo and Lamezia, Italy See archive report for further details Missing - believed killedMalta Memorial. Panel 10. Column 1Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
548 DickisonAlbert WilliamSergeantR14124927th April 1921 in Bruce County, OntarioCanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command106Sqn
1943-06-25LancasterIIIEE125ZN:?Syerston22:40GelsenkirchenEither EE125 or 115 Sqn Lancaster DS666 was claimed as a probable by two German night-fighter pilots: Hptm. Franz Buschmann, his 4th Abschuss, from 12./NJG1 and Ofw. Heinz Vinke, his 27th Abschuss, from 11./NJG1. Bothe claims were over the sea between 60 to 70 km west of den Helder. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (23 June - 22 September) 1943 Part 2 - Theo Boiten)MiARunnymede Memorial Panel 181
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur and Olive (née Tegler) Dickison, of Mildmay, Ontario, Canada.
549 DicksonJohn ArthurWarrant Officer Class 2R1905107 January 1923 in Kingston, Ontario, CanadaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1945-02-20LancasterING267CF-YRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire2122DortmundCrashed at Hagen after explodingMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial - Panel 281Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
550 DiercksFrederick Arthur DonaldFlying Officer407708AustraliaRAAF11Sqn RAAF
1942-11-04RAAF Honour Roll

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