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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
601 BaldwinGodfrey Ernest WilliamLeading Aircraftman79608AustraliaRAAF21Sqn RAAF
1944-02-10RAAF Honour Roll
602 BaldwinJack St LedgerFlight Sergeant404879AustraliaRAAF459Sqn RAAF
1942-06-30RAAF Honour Roll
603 BaldwinEdward AlexanderFlight Sergeant22230AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1943-06-13RAAF Honour Roll
604 BaldwinWilfred GuyFlight Lieutenant412473AustraliaRAAF466Sqn RAAF
1944-01-20RAAF Honour Roll
605 BalerstonP PFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1944-01-28HalifaxIIIHX345HD-YLeconfield.0025.BerlinCrashed at BiesdorffPoW
606 BalesJohn JamesFlight Sergeant426488AustraliaRAAF73 OTU RAF1944-08-07RAAF Honour Roll
607 BalfourDonald Campbell Pilot Officer4164024th October 1922 in Adelaide, South AustraliaAustralianPilotRAAFBomber Command207 Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIDV369EM:DRAF Spilsby16:32BraunschweigSee archive report for detailsKiAHanover War Cemetery. Grave 1.A.14
608 BalfourDonald CampbellPilot Officer416402AustraliaRAAF207Sqn RAF
1944-01-14RAAF Honour Roll
609 BalfourJohn WilliamSergeant407840AustraliaRAAF70 OTU RAF1942-06-23RAAF Honour Roll
610 BallAlfred Desmond JohnPilot OfficerAus/427182PilotRAAFBomber Command462Sqn RAAF
1945-04-10Halifax IIINA240Z5-VFoulsham1910Bomber Support - Feint Window AttackShot down by ack-ack fire and exploded in the air over the village of ZaaschKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 4 Row Z Grave 9Of the ten aircraft from the Squadron three were involved in radar counter measures and the others a feint window attack whereby they proceeded on the same track ahead of the main force, branching off just before Leipzig which was the target for the main force.
611 BallJ HSergeantA408949RCAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1943-04-08LancasterIW4785UV-JBreighton2111DuisburgCrashed at MeiderichKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
612 BallHarold Edward WilliamLeading Aircraftman54166AustraliaRAAF1 Operational Base Mallacoota1943-10-04RAAF Honour Roll
613 BallDudley EdgarFlying Officer420849AustraliaRAAF2 Gunnery Research RAF1945-01-10RAAF Honour Roll
614 BallEric Pilot Officer405991AustraliaRAAF4Sqn Indian Air Force
1944-08-14RAAF Honour Roll
615 BallJohn HowardSergeant408949AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1943-04-08RAAF Honour Roll
616 BallAlfred Desmond JohnFlying Officer427182AustraliaRAAF462Sqn RAAF
1945-04-10RAAF Honour Roll
617 BallantyneTSergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILL789PO-PWaddington1913StuttgartCrashed at PfahlbronnKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
618 BallardV NPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command16 OTU
1943-03-23WellingtonIIIX3991Upper HeyfordNickelCrashed at Pontgouin FranceKilledPontgouin Communal
619 BallardGeorge JamesFlying Officer425417AustraliaRAAF1 Ferry Control Pool RAF1944-03-06RAAF Honour Roll
620 BallardVictor NormanFlying Officer414289AustraliaRAAF16 OTU RAF1943-03-24RAAF Honour Roll
621 BallardRussell AubreyLeading Aircraftman72572AustraliaRAAF5 Communication Unit1945-11-13RAAF Honour Roll
622 BalleineB G P LSergeantRAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1942-05-29WellingtonIVZ1388UV-JBreighton2343GennevilliersCrashed target areaKilledViroflay New Communal
623 BalleineBernard George Paya LovelockFlight Sergeant407280AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1942-05-30RAAF Honour Roll
624 BalmannoD TFlight SergeantRAAFBomber Command50Sqn
1944-02-25LancasterILL791VN-OSkellingthorpe1837AugsburgCrashed Embermenil {Meurthe-et-Moselle}PoW
625 BalmerJ RGroup CaptainOBE DFC

Bomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-05-11LancasterILL792PO-EWaddington2225Bourg-LeopoldExploded over Beverlo {Limburg}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery Belgium
626 BalmerJohn RaeburnGroup Captain68AustraliaRAAF467Sqn RAAF
1944-05-11RAAF Honour Roll
627 BalsonA PWarrant OfficerA403977RAAFBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
628 BalzerC SSergeantRAAFBomber Command114Sqn
1941-10-15BlenheimIVV5875RT-West Raynham745Anti Shipping?KilledHarlingen Gen Cemetery Holland
629 BalzerChristian SamuelSergeant404229AustraliaRAAF114Sqn RAF
1941-10-15RAAF Honour Roll
630 BambrickVirgil GilbertFlight Sergeant426292AustralianBomb AimerRAAFBomber Command195 Sqn
1944-11-04LancasterIHK689A4:BWitchford11:29SolingenSee Archive report for detailsKilledRheinberg War Cemetery 5.B.19
631 BambrickVirgil GilbertFlight Sergeant426292AustraliaRAAF195Sqn RAF
1944-11-04RAAF Honour Roll
632 BamkinEric GeorgeFlight Lieutenant406387AustraliaRAAF454Sqn RAAF
1943-06-08RAAF Honour Roll
633 BanburyRichard Mostyn GrahamFlight Sergeant404746AustraliaRAAF148Sqn RAF
1942-09-28RAAF Honour Roll
634 BancroftBruce DouglasPilot Officer421635AustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-06-02HalifaxIIILV792NP:ELissett22:16TrappesAttacked by a night fighter which tore a massive hole in the centre section of the aircraft. During the confusion of the blaze, three of the crew are thought to have fallen out. Two survived, unfortunately Sgt Dwan’s body was never found.

Plt Off Bancroft landed the aircraft RAF Hurn at 02:49. The aircraft was totally beyond repair (Cat E). The instrument panel was salvaged and is now on display in the Australian War Memorial Museum Canberra. The four members of crew who returned were decorated for their bravery.

LV792 was claimed by Hptm Fritz Sothe 4/NJG4 North of Evreux (UC): 2,700m at 01:19. Victory listed in OKL/RLM 4/NJG4. Confirmed Abschussubersicht, but no confirmation date. (Nachtjagd Combat Archives 1944 Part 3 – Theo Boiten).
SafeAwarded DFC. Gazetted 17 July 1944: Citation reads: "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 high praise."

Awarded the George Cross. Gazetted 2 July 1946. Citation reads: "The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the award of the George Medal to the undermentioned:-— Flying Officer Bruce Douglas BANCROFT, DFC (421635), Royal Australian Air Force, No. 96 Squadron. On the 13th June 1945, Flying Officer Bancroft was captain of a Dakota aircraft detailed to carry freight from Bikram to Meiktila. About 30 minutes after the aircraft was airborne, an explosion occurred in the port engine and it caught fire. The aircraft lost height and the pilot was forced to 'land. In doing so the aircraft hit an earth bank and burst into flames. Flying Officer Bancroft, although badly burned, succeeded, with the help of the navigator, in extricating four members of the crew from the burning wreckage. Although in great pain, Flying Officer Bancroft then immediately took steps to get help and, refusing the use of a bullock cart as being too slow, he set out on foot for a railway station five miles away, believing he could summon help toy telegraph." He became unconscious on the way but revived and carried on despite the pain from his burns and the great heat of the noonday sun. Flying Officer Bancroft eventually reached the railway station only to find that there were no telegraph facilities available. He had to wait some hours for a train, which took him to a place where he was able to contact a doctor. Only when he was assured that help was on the way to his comrades, did this officer allow his injuries to be treated. Throughout, his thoughts were only for his crew, and, by his brave and unstinting efforts, Plying Officer Bancroft displayed a high standard of devotion to duty and a complete disregard of self. "
635 BandyJohn Percy WilliamSergeant401021AustraliaRAAF20Sqn RAAF
1942-05-07RAAF Honour Roll
636 BanfieldR CFlight LieutenantDFC

RAAFBomber Command83Sqn
1944-07-24LancasterIIIND922OL-JConingsby2215StuttgartCrashed at JugingenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
637 BanfieldKenneth JohnFlight Sergeant432469AustraliaRAAF3 (P) Advanced Flying RAF1944-07-24RAAF Honour Roll
638 BanfieldRaymond CharlesFlight Lieutenant415490AustraliaRAAF83Sqn RAF
1944-07-25RAAF Honour Roll
639 BanksIvan WilliamFlight Sergeant PilotAUS/405803RAAFBomber Command101Sqn
1942-06-25LancasterIED373SR-K RAF Ludford Magna, Lincolnshire 02:51 lostGelsenkirchen Shot down by Ofw. Karl-Heinz Scherfling KilledAmsterdam New Eastern Cemetery. Plot 69. Row B. Coll Grave 18. Read Archive Report
640 BanksM JPilot OfficerRAAFBomber Command50Sqn
1943-09-27LancasterIIIEE189VN-SSkellingthorpe1931HannoverCrashed at Gross ForsteKilledHannover War Cemetery
641 BanksR FSergeantBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1944-02-19HalifaxIIILV781HD-HLeconfield.0017.LeipzigCrashed near HarlingenKilledRunnymede
642 BanksD J Sergeant1153128Bomber Command467Sqn RAAF
643 BanksIvan WilliamFlight Sergeant405803AustraliaRAAF101Sqn RAF
1943-06-26RAAF Honour Roll
644 BanksRonald JosephFlight Sergeant436999AustraliaRAAF24Sqn RAAF
1945-04-06RAAF Honour Roll
645 BanksThomas StephenAircraftman Class 178501AustraliaRAAF3 Wireless Air Gunners School Maryborough1943-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
646 BanksMalcolm JamesPilot Officer16249AustraliaRAAF50Sqn RAF
1943-09-27RAAF Honour Roll
647 BanksRichard GeorgePilot Officer405564AustraliaRAAF7Sqn RAAF
1942-04-15RAAF Honour Roll
648 BannatyneW WSergeant1564310Bomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1943-04-16LancasterIIIED651PO-YBottesford2125Plzen?KilledRheinberg War Cemetery
649 BannearRonald KennethSergeant407817AustraliaRAAF48Sqn RAF
1942-08-10RAAF Honour Roll
650 BannisterJohn RussellSergeant408166AustraliaRAAF223Sqn RAF
1942-09-25RAAF Honour Roll

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