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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
551 DietmanJohn ArthurFlight Sergeant417816AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-02-21RAAF Honour Roll
552 DilleyDennis ArthurSergeant1583059Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command1656 HCU Heavy Conversion Unit1944-11-20HalifaxIIBB254Not knownRAF Lindholme2051Training exercise Crashed off Coppice Avenue, Hatfield KilledBraunstone Churchyard (St. Peters) Grave 604 Read Archive Report
553 DillonMichael FrederickFlying OfficerNZ/411866Age 26New ZealandAir GunnerRNZAFBomber Command103Sqn
1944-04-10LancasterIIIJB732PM-SRAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire23:10AulnoyeSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledMeharicourt Communal Cemetery. Brit. Plot. Grave 28Born on the 27th September 1917 in Eastern Bengal, India.

Son of Captain David (died 14th May 1951, age 72) Dillon and Jane Dillon (née Fields - died 26th August 1966, age 85), of Dacca, East Bengal, India. Later of Root-o-Rangi, New Zealand. He had two brothers, John Herbert Dillon 179357 and Robert Arthur Dillon 1056 a sister, Helen Dillon WAAC also served in the New Zealand Armed Forces, and his father was an officer in the Cambridge Home Guard.

554 DingLeslie ArthurWarrant Officer1380408NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command514Sqn
1944-07-30LancasterIILL733JI-SRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire613Caen See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 213 Read Archive Report
555 DittmerArthur H2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-8188431920 in New YorkAmericanPilotAM (Oak Leaf Cluster)


USAAF8th Air Force68th Bomber Squadron (44th Bombardment Group (H)),1944-08-24B-24 'Lone Ranger'J44-40098WQ-BShipdham, Norfolk, EnglandLangenhagen airfield, GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedNetherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Netherlands, Plot E Row 14 Grave 14
556 DixonJohn Arthur GlanvilleFlight Sergeant1602182Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command106 Sqn
1944-06-27LancasterIIIJB664ZN:NMetheringham22:55VitryClaim by Oblt Jakob Schaus 4/NJG4 - Fontainebleau/Ferrieres area (CF-DF): 2,800m at 01:25. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (12 May 1944 - 23 July 1944) Part 3 - Theo Boiten). Crashed at Bransles {Seine-et-Marne}KilledBransles Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Son of Richard Corless Dixon and Mahala Dixon, of Cowes, Isle of Wight.
557 DixonThomas WilkinsonSergeant1527169Age 22NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-05-29StirlingIIIBK688HA-ARAF Downham Market, Norfolk2308Wuppertal See archive report for further details KilledSchaffen Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-14.Read Archive Report
558 DixonDerek ArthurSergeant1603118Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command57Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIIIJB364DX-MEast Kirkby2340BerlinAfter take off and climbing normally, the aircraft commenced a turn to port and the rate of turn increased until about half a circuit had been completed when it then climbed vertically before diving into the ground exploding the bomb load and killing the crew. The aircraft crashed at 2336 hours about 10 miles south west of Grimsby at Binbrook villageKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 14 Row D Grave 1
559 DobsonErnestSergeant1590215Age 20UKW/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command214Sqn
1945-02-08FortressIII HB796BU-TRAF Oulton, Norfolk329Radio counter-measures KrefeldSee archive report for further detailsKilledScholemoor Cemetery and Crematorium. Panel 1.Son of Arthur and Alice Dobson, of Allerton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.
560 DobsonGrover L. Sergeant63975821917AmericanTail GunnerUSAAF8th 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
561 DohertyEdward Charles HibbsSergeantNZ/413823Age 24New ZealandPilotRNZAFTraining Command11 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit. 21 Group1942-05-23OxfordIIP1862-RAF Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire310TrainingSee archive report for further detailsKilledShawbury Churchyard (St. Mary The Virgin). Row 20. Grave 2

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 08th October 1917 at Methven. A salesman for Richard Arthur Ltd. Enlisted 06th July 1941 at Levin. Son of Thomas Spearing James Doherty and of Gertrude Annie Doherty (nee Hibbs), of Tauranga, Auckland, New Zealand. 180 flying hours logged with 107 solo and 84 on the Oxford.
562 DoldingArthur JohnSergeantR/101954PilotRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-11-17HalifaxIIbW1096LQ-ORAF Beaulieu, Hampshire, EnglandNot knownTrainingAircraft accident/malfunctionKilledSaffron Walden Cemetery. Compt. 39. Grave 23Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
563 DomogalaJohn W. Staff Sergeant33756755AmericanRadio OperatorUSAAF8th 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
564 DonahueArthur GeraldPilot Officer81624PilotRAFVR (From USA)Fighter Command64Sqn
1940-08-12SpitfireIX4018RAF ManstonPatrolShot down over South CoastWounded See other listing
565 DonahueArthur GeraldFlight Lieutenant81624PilotDFC

RAFVR (From USA)Fighter Command91Sqn
1942-09-11SpitfireVbBL511Shipping RecceContact us for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 65
566 DonaldsonArthur HayWing CommanderPilotDFC


1941-09-28WhirlwindIP7044StrikeReturned damagedWounded
567 Donaldson Arthur HaySqd Ldr (later Grp Cpt)34150January 9th, 1915 (Weymouth/Dorset, Great Britain)BritishPilotDSO

DFC & Bar

RAFFighter Command242Sqn

263Sqn (CO)

Ta Kali Malta Spitfire Wing (CO)
185Sqn (CO) Malta

263Sqn (CO)
CO Ibsley
CO Rangoon
1941-06-14Spitfire5Attack Morlaix and Querquiville AirfieldsHit by flak, badly injured, unconscious, managed to return to base in CornwallSurvived war. Died October 5th, 1980 Age 65

Ripped helmet (see Notes)


One of three brothers who served as RAF fighter pilots. Joined RAF March 1934. Flying Instructor outbreak of war. Posted to 242 Squadron in January 1941 on Hurricanes. Posted as CO 263. On 14th June 1941 attacked dispersal pens, barrack and lighthouse at Querqueville airfield. Attacking Morlaix airfield hit by flak in three places. Shells burst into the cockpit and ripped his flying helmet open and knocked him unconscious. Recovered over the English Channel and despite his serious wounds got his plane back to Cornwall. Hospital for several weeks. During a low-level attack on Morlaix airfield. He was leading Whirlwind fighters when his aircraft was hit by explosive shells from a ground battery. One went through his cockpit hood and struck his helmet - bursting it open. Although he was knocked unconscious, his Whirlwind did not crash, and he recovered in time to fly it back over 100 miles of Channel to base. August 1941 CO Spitfire Wing on Malta, taking part in the first offensive sweep over Sicily, scoring heavily against German and Italian. October 15 1941 he was shot down by a Me109. He lost two fingers of his left hand and suffered both head and foot wounds. 31 October wounded stretcher case in B-24 that crashed into the sea off Gibraltar. He was only one of three survivors. CO Ibsley Fighter Station March 1943. Involved in training Spitfire crews who were to precision bomb V2 rocket sights and communication lines in Holland. Short command near Rangoon, but contracted malaria and another tropical illness. Remained in the RAF after war. From 1956 until his retirement in 1959 he was Deputy director of Air Defence at the Air Ministry.

Son of Charles Egerton Donaldson and Gwendonline Mary Donaldson Husband of Gwyneth Heygate.

DFC Citation 1941-09-02: Squadron Leader Arthur Hay DONALDSON, A.F.C. (34150), No. 263 Squadron. This officer has shown himself to be an excellent leader and has carried out seven offensive operations against the enemy over Northern France and Belgium. During these operations he has destroyed and damaged a number of aircraft on the ground and inflicted considerable damage to buildings and dispersal pens. Once while returning to base with his squadron, he attacked six anti-aircraft barges, one of which was sunk and three damaged. Squadron Leader Donaldson has by his leadership, gallantry and initiative in action, set an excellent example and is largely responsible for the successful operations carried out by his squadron.

DSO Citation as Wng Cmdr 1942-11-03: During the period 14th October, 1942, this officer participated in engagements against enemy aircraft attempting to attack Malta. Brilliantly leading his formation in attacks on bombers, regardless of the fighters which escorted them, Wing Commander Donaldson played a large part in the success achieved. Attacks on the islands were frustrated and several enemy bombers and fighters were shot down. On the I4th October he received, wounds in the feet and head and two of his fingers were shot away. Despite this, he flew to base and skilfully landed his aircraft. Wing Commander Donaldson displayed leadership, courage and fighting qualities in keeping with the highest traditions of the Royal Air Force. He destroyed three enemy aircraft, bringing his victories to five.
568 DonlevyPatrickSergeant1369188Age 19BritishWireless Operator/ Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-07-12LancasterIIILM311PO-LRAF Bottesford, Nottinghamshire2248TorinoSee archive report for further details and photographsKilledDalkeith New Cemetery. Sec. B. Grave 215Son of John and Elizabeth Donlevy, of Pathhead, Scotland. Epitaph: 'Requiescant In Pace'.
569 DoranVincent ArthurSergeant2882AustraliaRAAFRAAF Darwin1942-04-27RAAF Honour Roll
570 DoreyAlbertFlight SergeantR20902924th August 1917 in Middlesex, LondonCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command431 (Iroquois) Sqn RCAF
1945-03-31LancasterXKB859SE:UCroft06:26HamburgCrashed at 09:07 at Hittfeld, 9km South of Harburg quite close to 419 Sqn, Lancaster X, VR-Q captained by F/O. Donald Stuart Maxwell Bowes RCAF shot down about the same time and recorded as an Me262 loss.KilledBecklingen War Cemetery 14.C.7
Courtesy Marg Liessens

Initial Marker

Paradie Archive DatabasePosthumously commissioned and promoted to Plt.Off with a service no. J94186

Son of Arthur Ernest and Florence Mable Dorey, of London, Ontario, Canada; husband of A. Jean Dorey, of London.
571 DerrettArthur Edward CreedonFlight Lieutenant82961Navigator IDFC

RAFVRBomber 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 1945The DFC was awarded to Acting Flt Lt. Derrett whilst with 150 Sqn. London Gazette 30th January 1942.

582 Sqn, Lancaster I PB983, 60:A
572 DorwardDavid TaylorF/OJ/14637CanadaNavigator (Pupil)RCAFTraining Command10 OTU1943-06-03WhitleyVBD414JRAF St. Eval Cornwall10:45Anti submarine Atlantic patrolShot down by Fw 190Killed 1943-06-03Runnymede Memorial Panel 173
On 3 June 1943, Bavin was the Navigator of Whitley V BD414/J taking off at 10:45 hours from RAF St. Eval in Cornwall on an Atlantic Patrol. Carrying 6 x 250 lb depth charges the course was set for the Bay of Biscay in search of German U-boats. The aircraft failed to return and no communication was received from the aircraft. An Air Sea Rescue procedure was put into operation, but without any results. Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 185. United Kingdom.

The crew of six were captain AUS.415212 FS Douglas Frederick Bavin (Pupil Pilot), RAAF; 2nd pilot J.22032 Plt Off. Harold Douglas Pepper (Pupil Pilot), RCAF, navigator J.14637 Plt Off. David Taylor Dorward (Pupil Navigator), RCAF, wireless operationer/air gunner 1385126 Sgt Colin Arthur Richardson (Pupil WT/AG), RAFVR, bomb aimer 136821 Plt Off. Cecil Aspland Nicholls (Pupil B/A), RAFVR, and air gunner R.10786 Sgt Eric Haakon Neilson (pupil air gunner), RCAF.

They were victims of Unteroffizier Hermann Mannetstetter of 8. Staffel/Jagdgeschwader 2 'Richthofen'. Three Fw 190 from this unit took off at 1934 hours from Fontenay-le-Comte on a free chase against anti-submarine aircraft over the Bay of Biscay. About 100 km northwest of Ushant, they engaged a Whitley which was shot down at about 500 meters height. The aircraft exploded in mid-air and only debris was seen falling into the sea. It was the first confirmed victory for Mannetstetter

573 DoweRonald ArthurWarrant Officer423196AustraliaRAAF166Sqn RAF
1944-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
574 DowningDarrylSergeant4077092 March 1922, Adelaide, SA, AustraliaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command460 Sqn RAAF
1942-07-02WellingtonIVZ1381UV:HBreighton23:27BremenSee Archive Report for detailsKiAReichswald Forest War Cemetery Plot 15 Row B Collective Grave 9-18.
575 DowningKenneth DeanSergeant10818131912Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command21OTU
1942-09-16WellingtonICHE110SJ-QEdgehill1953EssenOblt Walter Barte 4/NJG1 - South of Molenkart, 8km North West of Hasselt (6A): 4,400m at 0123. Crashed Spalbeek 8km WNW of HasseltKilledHeverlee War Cemetery Plot 7 Row K Grave 64 of the crew perished on the a/c, 1 airman was found near Kermt and 1 airman was found in a pool on the old farm. The bodies were boxed and loaded onto a truck. This one would seem to have stopped for a day (propaganda?)

A wing lay in a meadow opposite Jans (in the direction of Kuringen). Large parts of the a/c lay in the meadow opposite the old farm. The a/c was cleared by the Germans and loaded onto a train carriage in Kermt. (Pieter Polder - Air Crashes in Belgium)

Son of Arthur Bernard and Ada Frances Downing; husband of Stella Brooke Downing, of Hawksworth, Yorkshire
576 DowningArthur WilliamWarrant Officer403261AustraliaRAAF55Sqn RAF
1943-10-18RAAF Honour Roll
577 DownsJohn PhilipSergeant1315882Age 21W/Op/Air/GunnerRAFVRBomber Command179Sqn
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details KilledTangier Churchyard (St. Andrew). Collective grave 106. Read Archive Report
578 DownsJames ArthurPilot Officer1704371922Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command102 Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-02-15HalifaxIIHX155DY-QPocklington1727BerlinClaim by Oblt Wilhelm Johnen 5/NJG5 - Between Rostock and Strahlsund: 5,500m 20:34.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 211Crew photo available

Son of William and Florence Downs; husband of Louisa Emma Downs, of Thornton Heath, Surrey
579 DoxeyGeorge ArthurLAC2205894Age 23Passenger RAFVR1946-02-13Douglas DC-3 DakotalllKG39712432RAF Croydon, Surrey1140Ferry flight See archive reportKilledRipley Cemetery, Yorkshire. Grave 1197 Read Archive Report
580 DrakeArthur Reginald ShefiffFlying Officer163160ObserverRAFVRBomber Command163 Sqn
1945-03-21MosquitoXXV KB425?:VWyton19:02BerlinReturned early and crashed at 20:16 short of the runway at Upwood airfield in Huntingdonshire.Died of injuriesFalmouth Cemetery Cornwall, Sec J.Row C.Grave 30.Rushed to RAF Hospital Ely, but died soon after being admitted.

Son of Leonard Charles and Annie Drake, of Falmouth
581 DrawwaterMatthew InfieldPilot Officer40374ObserverRAFBomber Command37Sqn
1939-12-18WellingtonIaN2935LF-HRAF Feltwell, Norfolk940ReconnaisanceRead archive report for further detailsKilledSage War Cemetery. Grave Ref: 7. A. 4. Read Archive Report
582 DraycottGeorge ArthurSergeant1436076Bomb AimerRAFVRBomber Command625 Sqn ("A" Flight)
1943-12-16LancasterIIIED951CF:AKelstern16:45BerlinOwing to bad visibility the aircraft crashed at Gayton le Wold approximately 1 mile from the airfield.KilledWigston Cemetery Sec. H. Grave 511.Son of Maggie Draycott, and stepson of Harry Ellis, of Wigston
583 DrewRoy ArthurPilot Officer407415Age 27AustraliaPilotDFM
1942-06-17Kittyhawk1AK5862Gambut11:20Offensive sweep to bomb enemy motor transport and troop carriersShot down in dogfight by Hans-Joachim Marseille, probably his 100th victory.KilledALAMEIN MEMORIAL Column 265. Panel 121, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Canberra Australia
RAAF Honour RollDrew was posted to 112 Squadron and sent to the Western Desert flying Kittyhawks. There, in his 70 sorties, often over difficult targets, he proved to be a 'courageous and determined pilot' who regularly 'set an inspiring example'. In May 1942 Drew's courage in action led to a Distinguished Flying Medal.

Pilot Officer Drew flying Kittyhawk AK586 was in a formation of 7 aircraft which took off from Gambut Satellite airfield at 1120 hours on 17 June 1942 to bomb enemy motor transport and troop carriers at Map Reference 415403. Apparently AK586 had some difficulty at the take off, as the aircraft was not airborne until several minutes after the others, and consequently flew alone to the target where the aircraft was seen at approximately 1140 hours. This is the last reported sighting of the aircraft and the aircraft and pilot did not return to base.

DFM Citation: DFM Citation: In May 1942, Flight Sergeant Drew led a formation of fighter and bomber aircraft in an attack on a concentration of tanks and motor transport. On arrival over the target area he ordered all aircraft to orbit out of range of fire from the ground defences while he dived through the barrage to 1,000 feet to identify the target. Having done so, he released a bomb which fell in the centre of the enemy vehicles as an aiming point for the other bombers. In a subsequent attack he led the bombers through the barrage, releasing his bombs and using his machine guns most effectively. On other occasions Flight Sergeant Drew has participated in sorties over difficult targets, achieving success. He is a courageous and determined pilot and has set an inspiring example. He has destroyed two enemy aircraft.

From Hans-Joachim Marseille's Record: Kills 96 – 101 17 June 1942 12.02 12.04 12.05 12.08 12.09 12.12 Marseille was credited with six kills in seven minutes over Gambut (becoming the 11th pilot to score 100 kills). His adversaries were Mk I Kittyhawks of No. 112 Squadron RAF and No. 250 Squadron RAF, as well as 12 Mk IIC Hurricanes of No. 73 Squadron RAF. The first two victories were misidentified Mk IIC Hurricanes (BN121 and BN157) of 73 Sqn. The pilots, Pilot Officer Stone and Flight Sergeant Goodwin, bailed out uninjured. The next two victories were Mk IIC Hurricanes (BN277 and BN456) also of 73 Sqn. Both pilots, Squadron Leader Derek Harland Ward and Pilot Officer Woolley, were killed in action. Marseille's century appears to have been Sergeant Roy Drew (RAAF) of 112 Sqn,[70] in Kittyhawk I, AK586. Drew was separated from his flight and did not return. Pilot Officer R A Drew (RAAF): missing believed killed; Kittyhawk AK586, 112 Squadron, aircraft failed to return from an operational flight over Sidi Rezegh, Libya, 17 June 1942. The Spitfire was a Mk IV reconnaissance aircraft, BP916, flown by Pilot Officer Squires.


112Sqn Group. January, 1942, Caldwell (Forage Cap), Sgt. William Edward Carson, Sgt Andy Taylor on wing, P/O Neville F Duke (Forage Cap), Humphreys (Forage Cap) Henry George Burney (on wing hand on exhaust), Roy Arthur Drew arm folded in front of Sgt A T Donkin wearing wedge cap, behind him unknown , Rudolph Maurice Leu and Flt Lt E Dickinson. The Carson boys were brothers.

WESTERN DESERT. 1942-01. SQUADRON LEADER CLIVE 'KILLER' CALDWELL AND PILOTS OF THE 'SHARK' SQUADRON R.A.F. FIGHTER UNIT IN THE WESTERN DESERT STANDING BESIDE THE NOSE OF THE 112Sqn AIRCRAFT. Sdn/Ldr Clive Caldwell (Aus), William Edward Carson, 404168 RAAF (Aus). Sgt Andy Taylor (Aus), P/O Nelville F Duke, Humphreys, Flt Sgt Roy Arthur Drew, 407415 DFM (Australian) KIA, on wing, Plt Off Henry George Burney, 402343, RAAF (Aus, KIA). Sgt A T Donkin (NZ, KIA), R M Leu (POW) Flt Lt E Dickinson (KIA) and Sgt Kenneth (Kit) Francis Carson, 404233, RAAF The Carson boys were brothers.
584 DreweArthur DouglasFlight Sergeant414474AustraliaRAAF150Sqn RAF
1943-08-26RAAF Honour Roll
585 DriscollCharles JosephFlying OfficerJ/29619Age 30CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1945-02-14Halifax IIIMZ355ZL-WRAF Leeming, Yorkshire18:01GardeningSee archive report for further details and photographsPoWParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker Oblt H.Koch - I / NJG 3

Arrived back in England on the 10th May 1945 - born on the 28th April 1914 in Arthur, Ontario and died on the 15th April 1991, age 76 from a very rare typeof leukemia. From 61 Charles Street, Toronto.

586 DuffPeter StanleyPilot Officer4028591921New ZealanderPilotDFC

RNZAFBomber Command16OTU
1942-09-13WellingtonICX9660Upper HeyfordBremenFailed to return. Cause not known. According to Theo Boiten this aircraft was one of many aircraft that could have been shot down by any of the 3 following pilots. Oblt Rudolf Sigmund Stab II/NJG2 at 02:30; Lt Johannes Werth 7/NJG2 at 02:57; Lt Eberhard Gardiewski 6/NJG2 at 03:43KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 115Son of Arthur Stanley Duff and Grace Duff, of Hamilton, Auckland, New Zealand
587 DuffieldRichard ArthurSergeant18910391925Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command622 Sqn
1944-07-24LancasterIIILM477GI:LMildenhall21:55StuttgartOblt. Hans-Heinrich Breitfeldt from Stab I./NJG6 claimed a 4-Mot in the Nancy area at 3.300 m at 02:31 hrs. The 4-mot was either 75 Squadron Lancaster HK575 or LM777. (Note: LM477 was also claimed by Flak of 1. & 3./schw. Flak Abt. 418 (Eisb.) - Claim: Lancaster near Nancy/Esswy, PI.Q. BN 2., a6 6.100m at 02:20 hrs) The Flak claim was marked VNE by the OKL (Not proven).Victory was confirmed for Oblt. Breitfeldt on the 12th November 1944. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (24 July 1944 - 15 October 1944) Part 4 - Theo Boiten)KilledEssey-les-Nancy Churchyard, Grave 6Son of Robert and Laura Maud Duffield, of Sprowston, Norfolk
588 DuffillArthur VictorFlight Lieutenant86398PilotRAFVRBomber Command487Sqn RNZAF
1943-05-03VenturaIAE916EG-CMethwold1643Ramrod 16Attacked by German fighters and badly damaged. Returned to base. Safe and uninjuredRead Archive Report
589 DuffinJames DouglasFlight SergeantR182129Bomb AimerRCAFBomber Command640Sqn
1944-08-25HalifaxIIINA578C8:?RAF Leconfield, Yorkshire18:30WattenSee archive report for further informationKilledLonguenesse Souvenir Cemetery (St. Omer). Plot 6. Row C. Collective Grave 2.Paradie Archive Database
590 Duncan-SmithAnthonyFlying Officer152406Pilot U/T RAFVRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVBD385UO-QRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details KilledEnglefield Green Cemetery. Plot 13. Grave 1431 Read Archive Report
591 DunleavyWilliam ArthurSergeantR/125230Age 24CanadianAir/GnrNoneRCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1943-08-27HalifaxIIJD406EY-PRAF Breighton, Yorkshire2100NurnbergSee archive report for further brief detailsPoW No: 53144 Camp: 9C - Bad SulzaNone - survived

Courtesy Kathy Snea

Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn in Brockville, Ontario on the 01st March 1918. After the war, Bill became a partner in D and S Lumber and then from 1963 to 1982, he worked for Muttart’s Lumber. He and his wife raised their family of three daughters in Brockville, Ontario. He was a grandfather of eight and great grandfather of four. Bill died on 16 August 1995 due to a stroke.
592 DunstanArthur FrancisWarant OfficerNZ/414907Age 25New ZealandW/Op/Air/GnrRNZAFFar East4 Squadron
1944-08-20Hudson IIIANZ2066-RNZAF Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji06:10Transit FlightSee Archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 5

Courtesy New Zealand Cenotaph

Born on the 10th May 1919 in Gisborne. Son of Thomas John Dunstan (died 1993) and of Mary Louise Dunstan (née Morris - died 1954). Husband of florence Frances Dunstan (née Hardaker) and father of one daughter, of 3 Ruskin Street, Somerfield, Parnell, Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand.
593 DvorjetzGeorge ArthurSergeant905235ObserverRAFVRBomber Command18Sqn
1941-07-16BlenheimIVV6267WV-MRAF Horsham St. Faith, Norfolk1517RotterdamCrashed Noordsingel RotterdamKilledCrooswijk Roman Catholic Cemetery, Rotterdam. Plot LL. Row 2. Grave 7 Read Archive Report
594 DyerArthur RichardFlying OfficerAus/420648Age 22AustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIIIND346PO-ERAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1434Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledViroflay New Communal Cemetery. Row A. Grave 31Born on the 17th February 1915 in Strathfield, New South Wales. Enlisted on the 09th November 1941. Son of Walter and Margaret Dyer, of Gordon, New South Wales, Australia. Epitaph: 'Forever Remembered'.
595 DyerArthur RichardFlying Officer420648AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1944-08-02RAAF Honour Roll
596 DyerWilliam Arthur CharlesLeading Aircraftman18489AustraliaRAAF7Sqn RAAF
1942-04-02RAAF Honour Roll
597 Dykes William Arthur Sergeant1575431Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command166Sqn
1944-02-19LancasterIIIDV220AS-JRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire2321Leipzig, GermanyShot down and crashed near Krahne, Brandenburg, GermanyKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 228Read Archive Report
598 EagleArthur DouglasSergeant1580682NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command102 (Ceylon) Sqn
1944-06-28HalifaxIIILW143DY:OPocklington21:57BlainvilleSee archive report for detailsPoW, 78403 Buchenwald, PoW No: 8086 Stalag Luft 3
599 EaronJames A. Sergeant42025593AmericanBall Turret GunnerUSAAF8th Air Force358th Bomber Squadron (303rd Bombardment Group (H))1944-08-15B-17 Bad pennyG42-31183VK-YMolesworth (Station #107), Cambridgeshire, EnglandWiesbaden airfields (Mission #554), GermanySee Archive report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania
600 EastmentArthur HerbertFlying Officer161266Pilot Instructor RAFVRBomber Command19 Operational Training Unit1944-05-04WhitleyVBD385UO-QRAF Kinloss, Scotland240Training See archive report for further details KilledKinloss Abbey Burial Ground. Collective Grave 62-66. Row C Read Archive Report

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