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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 EatonArthurPilot Officer1133982nd Pilot/Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-08-19LancasterIR5661QR:JRAF Syerston12:16Anti-shipping patrolThe aircraft was on detachment to Coastal Command. Took-off from St. Eval on an Anti-shipping Patrol off the coast of Spain Commencing some 45 miles NE of A Coruña (North coast of Spain) on an easterly track for some 250 miles before before turning, about 30 miles north of Santander (North coast of Spain), on a reciprocal heading, and then returning to base.

At 14:44 hrs a message was received giving the aircraft position as 45 40N 09 22W with the rest of the message lost because of interference. The reported position is some 105 miles north of the planned start/finish of the patrol.

The aircraft is believed to have crashed into the sea not far from the English coast.
MiARunnymede Memorial Panel 69Son of Caroline Eaton
602 EcclesWilliam ArthurSergeant638409Air GunnerRAFBomber Command9Sqn
1941-06-09WellingtonIcT2620WS-GHonington1536Reconnaissance Intercepted NE of Calais by Bf-190s and shot down into the sea of Zeebrugge, BelgiumPOW No 18278 Camps: 344 - Lamsdorf, Stalag Luft III - Sagan and Belaria Archive Report

603 EckfordRobert Ivor PeterSergeant2225711Age 23Air 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
604 EcktonAlfred Raymond Pilot Officer127283W/Op/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-01-15WellingtonIIIBK364ZL-GRAF Croft, Yorkshire1702Lorient See Archive report for further details KilledGuidel Communal Cemetery. Row 2. Collective grave 15-18 Read Archive Report
605 EdwardsArthur William Sergeant570294Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command78Sqn
1942-12-20HalifaxIIDT509EY-QRAF Linton on Ouse, North Riding of yorkshire1738DuisburgDitched off the Norfolk CoastMissing believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel No. 82Read Archive Report
606 EdwardsThomas ArthurAircraftman 2nd Class1429094Air gunnerRAFVRBomber Command15Sqn
1942-05-19StirlingIW7523LS-CRAF Wyton, Cambridgeshire1215Air Test See archive report for full details KilledNorth Sheen Cemetery Sec.R.C. Grave 165 Read Archive Report
607 EdwardsJohn ArthurSergeant12530571924ObserverRAFVRBomber Command7Sqn
1942-05-05StirlingIN3710MG-MOakington2133StuttgartClaimed by Maj Kurt Holler Stab III/NJG4 - Wallers - Trelon at 0330. Crashed near Avesnes-sur-Helpe 14km South of MaubugeKilledAvesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery Row AA Collective Grave. 5-8 Son of Frederick George and Winifred Ivy Edwards, of Dartford, Kent
608 EdwardsHenry Grahame ('Nick')Sqd Ldr36227PilotDFC
RAFFighter Command604Sqn



1943-05-06Beaufighter7Air Crash over MaltaKilled Age 30Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery

Squadron Leader. A Malta night fighter ace. Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO[2] Phillipson, J. R.[3] Also received two King's Commendations for Brave Conduct. Recommended for the George Medal for saving a cadet from a burning aircraft in 1941. KIFA aged 30 in an air crash over Malta on 6 May 1943. Buried in the Malta (Cappucini) Naval Cemetery.
Son of Arthur Rowland and Evelyn Edwards, of Ebbw Vale, Monmouthshire. His residence in England was 12 Belle Vue Garden City, Ebbw Vale, Monmouth. His effects went to his widowed mother London Gazette dated 16 February 1943. Flight Lieutenant Henry Grahame EDWARDS (36227), No. 89 Squadron. Flight Lieutenant Edwards has displayed exceptional ability during night flying operations and has destroyed 5 enemy aircraft. During July and August, 1942, 22 enemy aircraft were destroyed by a detachment of his squadron while under his command. Throughout, this officer has shown courage, resource and devotion to duty of a high order. At rest in Capuccini (Kalkara) Naval Cemetery, Malta Plot E Grave 11.
609 EgeArthur ElmerStaff SergeantSergeant16003433AmericanRight Waist GunnerAM
USAAF8th Air Force453rd Bombardment Group (H), 735th Bombardment Squadron (H), 2nd Air Division1944.05.08B-24H42-94806H6:?Old Buckenham airfield (Station #144), Norfolk, EnglandBrunswick (Mission #344), GermanySee Archive report for detailsKilledRepatriated on the 25th April 1950 and finally laid to rest at the Arlington National Cemetery.
610 EhrhartLoring CharlesSergeant964374Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218 Sqn
1943-01-27StirlingIN6077HA:VRAF Downham Market, Norfolk17:03GardeningSee archive report for further detailsKilledHannover War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3. A11-17
611 Elcock Arthur Richard ("Big")PilotFighter Command91Sqn

8KIFA 14 May 1945
612 EllicottDenis AlfredSergeant1806072Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command635Sqn
1944-07-05LancasterIIIME621F2-RRAF Downham Market, Norfolk2310Wizernes See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 228 Read Archive Report
613 ElliottMax HiltonSergeantNZ/411720Age 21New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-09-30StirlingIBF328OJ-DRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1928GardeningCrashed in North SeaMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 117

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd May 1921 at Wanganui. Son of John Charles Hilton (WW1 Veteran. Corporal 30190 New Zealand Army Expeditionary Force) and Olive Mavis Elliot (née Archer, of Wanganui, New Zealand. A total of 354 flying hours logged and on his 12th operational sortie.
614 EllisHenry Arthur LaurenceFlight Lieutenant41293223 May 1921, Waverley, NSW, AustraliaAustralianPilotDFC

RAAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-02-19HalifaxVLL143KN-OElvington2331LeipzigProbable claim by Ofw Heinz Vinke 11/NJG1 - Sea 15km North of Vlieland (CK 62, Himmelbett): 5,000m at 21:13.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 256Flt Lt Ellis was awarded the DFC whilst with 77 Sqn. Gazetted 17 Dec 1943. Citation: "One night in November, 1943, this officer piloted an aircraft detailed to attack Leverkusen. When nearing the target the bomber came under heavy fire from the ground defences. Two of the aircraft's engines were hit and other damage was sustained. Undeterred, Pilot Officer Ellis flew on to the target and pressed home his attack. Not long afterwards both the defective engines became useless. In spite of this, Pilot Officer Ellis flew the bomber to base. He displayed superb skill, great courage and resolution".

Son of Gordon Daniel and Fanny Elizabeth Ellen Ellis, of Waverley, New South Wales, Australia
615 EllisArthur HubertFlying Officer123838Age 23PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command179Sqn
1944-02-21WellingtonXIVHF307RH-LRAF Gibraltar21:38Anti-Submarine See archive report for further details Missing - believed killed Malta Memorial. Panel 13. Column 1. Read Archive Report
616 EllisReginald ArthurFlight Sergeant416554AustraliaRAAF104Sqn RAF
1943-08-08RAAF Honour Roll
617 EllisHenry Arthur LaurenceFlight Lieutenant412932AustraliaRAAF77Sqn RAF
1944-02-20RAAF Honour Roll
618 ElmsArthur ErnestSergeant1521641Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command115Sqn
1944-01-30LancasterIILL648KO-BWitchford1728BerlinSee archive report for detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
619 Elsdon Thomas Arthur F. ("Jimmy")PilotFighter Command9
620 ElsePeterSgt.RAFFighter Command610Sqn
1940-07-08Interception incoming raid Do-17sShot rear gunnerAt 2.00pm on Monday 8th July, Flying Officer William ‘Bill’ H. C. Warner led ‘Blue Section’ of No.610 Squadron on a convoy patrol off of Dover when nine Dornier Do 17Z’s approached. Sergeant Peter Else (Elsee) silenced the rear gunner of one and also saw Pilot Officer Arthur L. B. Raven’s aircraft (Spitfire Mk.I Serial No.R6806) shot down in flames into the channel. The pilot was seen to leave the aircraft and start to swim. Sadly he had drowned before rescuers could reach him.
621 ElwellArthur JosephAircraftman Class 188183AustraliaRAAF6 Medical Receiving Station Townsville1943-05-01RAAF Honour Roll
622 ElworthyArthur JamesSergeant 1013219RAFVR40Sqn RAF

1944-07-10WellingtonXMF399DFoggia MainTake off 20:33Attack on Lambrate marshalling yards in Milan Brought down by flak. Crashed near farmhouse in village of Paullo Killed Age 20Milan War Cemetery Coll. Grave Vi. E. 11-15.
Milano Lambrate railway station (Italian: Stazione di Milano Lambrate) is one of the main stations serving the city and comune of Milan, capital of the region of Lombardy, northern Italy. Opened in 1931, the station is the third largest in Milan in terms of numbers of tracks, after Milano Centrale and Milano Porta Garibaldi. It forms part of the Milan belt railway, and also the railways linking Milan with Genoa, Venice, Bologna and Mantua, and hence was a stratgegic target for the RAF.
623 ElyArthur BlevynFlight Lieutenant PilotJ/22783RCAFBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1945-04-25Halifax VIINP796EQ-MRAF Linton-on-Ouse1432WangeroogeCollided with Halifax NP820 OW-W from 426 squadronMissingRunnymede Memorial. Panel 278.Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
624 EmeryArthur FrancisPilot OfficerAUS/42426329 November 1923, Bristol England.Australian / BritishNavigatorDFC

RAAFBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-10-31LancasterIIIPB567AR-URAF Binbrook, Lincolnshire1802Köln Believed to have been lost en route to target KilledRheinberg War Cemetery 2.K.15
DFC Citation: Pilot Officer EMERY ably displayed the utmost fortitude, courage and devotion to duty.

Son of Charles Harold and Edith Grace Emery, of Auckland City, New Zealand.
625 EmeryDonald ArthurSergeant416080AustraliaRAAF2Sqn RAAF
1943-05-07RAAF Honour Roll
626 EmeryArthur FrancisPilot Officer424263AustraliaRAAF460Sqn RAAF
1944-10-31RAAF Honour Roll
627 ErneArthur WilliamSergeant1204724UKWireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1943-06-24StirlingIIIBF501HA-NDownham Market2343WuppertalShot down by a night fighter of 6./NJG 4. Crashed Kaggevinne BelgiumKilledKaggevinne Communal Cemetery, Joint Grave 8. Belgium.Accident report
628 ErringtonSydney Arthur Sergeant1507631Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command7Sqn
1943-06-24StirlingIIIEF392MG-NRAF Oakington, Cambridgeshire2328Wuppertal See Archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 148 Read Archive Report
629 EstcourteArthur HenrySergeant1176109W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command90Sqn
1944-03-15StirlingIIIEH989WP-PRAF Tuddenham, Suffolk1850Amiens See archive report for further details KilledNorwich Cemetery, Norfolk. Sec. 54. Grave 484 Read Archive Report
630 EstesJames ArthurCaptainFlight LieutenantO-43099513th December at Stearns, KentuckyAmerican2nd PilotDFC



USAAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1943-11-03HalifaxIIDT726NF:HTempsford19:20SOE - Operation John 14Aircraft was lost and descended through cloud trying to find the drop zone. Its left wing clipped a rocky outcrop and the aircraft burst into flames and crashed at Marco’s-les-Eaux (Ardèche) 19 km NW of Privas. The rear turret with Sgt. Brough broke free and he survived.KilledRhone American Cemetery, Plot D, Row 7, Grave 19
Joined the Sqn to gain experience before joining the American "Carpetbaggers"

Son of James Lee and Louise Elizabeth (née Barber) Estes of Stearns, Kentucky, USA
631 EtheringtonArthur FrederickPilot Officer78460Age 20ObserverRAFVRBomber Command107Sqn
1940-09-24BlenheimIVT1883QO-?RAF Wattisham, SuffolkPMCalais See archive report for further details KilledGuemps Churchyard. Joint grave 2-3. Read Archive Report
632 EvansOwen PrysSergeant967877Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command139 Sqn (Jamaica)
1940-08-03BlenheimIVL9239XD:NRAF Horsham St Faiths06:07Cherbour AerodromesSee archive report for further detailsKilledBayeux War Cemetery. Collective grave XVI. C.23
633 EvansArthurSergeant1106238Age 21W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command214Sqn
1941-07-07WellingtonIcT2992BU-JRAF Stradishall, Suffolk2204KolnSee archive report for further detailsKilledAs Communal Cemetery. Grave 2

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Son of William John and Margaret Alice Evans, of Rhyl, Flintshire, Wales.
634 EvansAllan LlewellynFlying OfficerJ/58788Age 23CanadaAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1945-01-28Halifax VIINP768OW-QRAF Linton-on-Ouse, North Yorkshire1906StuttgartSee archive report for further detailsKilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Joint grave 6.E.19-20
Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 07th April 1921 in Bedwellty, Caerphilly, Wales. A shipper prior to enlisting. Son of Edward (died 1961, age 76)and Caroline Evans (née Russell - died 1991, age 98) 1143 Retallack Street, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, brother of Philip G.R Evans and husband of Joyce June Irene Evans, of 89 Arthur St. Georges Road, Hull. Father of Edwin Allan Evans. Epitaph: 'Allan. Ever Loved Husband Of Joyce And Daddy Of Allan. God Rest You Always'.
635 EvansFrederick ArthurAircraftman Class 137304AustraliaRAAFStation Headquarters Laha Darwin1942-02-06RAAF Honour Roll
636 EvettsLeslie ArthurSergeantBritishW/OpRAFVRBomber Command51Sqn
1941-08-18WhitleyVZ6569MH-SDishforth2151KölnMission Köln. Coned by searchlights for 3 minutes & intercepted Shot down by a night fighter Oblt Hermann Reese 2./NJG1 fatally wounding Sgt Evetts. Crashed near Vliermaalroot 9 Km SE of Hasselt, Belgium.KilledAdegem Belgium

img src="/AircrewDeaths39-47/aircrewdeathsDBImages/vliermaalroot-memorial-Z6569-evetts-51sqd-belgium.jpg" alt="" width="150">Memorial Z6569 Vliermaalroot, Belgium
1941-08-18 Whitley Z6569 MH-S 51 Squadron RAF. T/o 21:51 Dishforth. Mission Cologne. Coned by searchlights for 3 minutes and shot down at 03:03 (local time) by a night fighter Oblt Hermann Reese 2./NJG1 fatally wounding Sgt Evetts. Crashed near Vliermaalroot 9 Km SE of Hasselt, Belgium. Crew: P/O HB Robertshaw RAFVR PoW, P/O AG Trites RCAF PoW, Sgt LA Evetts RAFVR Killed buried in the Canadian War Cemetery, Adegem, Sjt John Learned Ives RCAF Evader, Sgt RAC Hooper RAFVR PoW
637 FaineHarryLACNZ/438348Age 25New ZealandPassengerRNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 8Born on the 07th September 1920 at Stratford. Enlisted on the 19th June 1943 at Linton. Son of Jacob (died 26th November 1934, age 68) and Esther Faine (died 23rd September 1952, age 73), of Herne Bay, Auckland, New Zealand. A driver on petrol vehicles by trade with No. 1 Islands Works squadron.
638 FairweatherEdgar LloydFlying OfficerJ/21535NavigatorRCAFBomber 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
639 FalconerArthur JamesPilot OfficerNZ/39910Age 23New ZealandPilotRNZAFBomber Command75Sqn RNZAF
1941-02-21WellingtonIcT2503AA-?RAF Feltwell, Norfolk1835WilhelmshavenSee archive report for further detailsMissing- believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 63.
Born on the 23rd July 1917 in New Plymouth. Worked as an accounts clerk for Fairburn and Falconer in Wanganui. Worked his passage to England in May 1938. Employed with Vickers Armstrong Ltd in the erection shop for the Wellington bombers. from July - September 1938. Returned to New Zealand and joined Wanganui Aero Club in August 1939. Enlisted as a pilot under training at Levin on the 26th October 1939. Trained with Mo. 2 Elementary Flying Training School 20th November 1939. No. 2 Flying Training School 15th January 1940. Pilot badge awarded on the 23rd April 1940 and commissioned on the 28th May 1940.

Embarked for England on the 06th June 1940. Further training with 7 Operational Training Unit flying the Spitfire on the 04th August 1940. To 15 Operational Training Unit flying the Wellington on the 12th August 1940. Finally joining 75 squadron on the 04th October 1940 when he completed 23 operational sorties. Son of William Mowat Falconer (died 18th November 1971, age 82) and Helen Francis Falconer (née Gibson - died 29th March 1941, age 51), of 43 Great North Road, St. Johns Hill, Wanganui, Wellington, New Zealand. A total of 384 flying hours logged.

640 FalloonHenry ReidFlight Sergeant423939New ZealandNavigatorRNZAFBomber Command582Sqn
1944-04-22LancasterIIIJA9336O:SRAF Little Staughton22:14LaonAttacked by night fighter and exploded in mid-air. Wreckage falling at Dives, 14 km SE of Roye. Claimed by Hptm. Martin Drewes his 21st Abschuss from Stab III./NJG1 10-20 km SE Rosières at 2.300m at 00:27 hrs. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KiARoye New British Cemetery, Plot 2, Row AB, Coll. Grave 16-18Son of Arthur Henry Reid and Evelyn Margaret Falloon, of Masterton, Wellington, New Zealand
641 FargherGeorge FrederickFlight SergeantR/8402914 Jan 1918CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1942-09-10HalifaxIIW7752DY-RPocklington2011DusseldorfProbable claim by Hptm Horst Patuschka 8/NJG 2 - North West of Biervliet at 2336. Crashed in the North Sea.KilledBergen op Zoom War Cemetery Plot 14 Row C Grave 5
Paradie Archive Database Son of Thomas Arthur and Annie Mary Fargher, of St. Vital, Manitoba. Canada
642 FarleyArthur Rodolphe RolandPilot OfficerJ153354th September 1915, OttawaCanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFCoastal Command407 Sqn RCAF
1942-05-15HudsonVAM614RR:NBircham Newton20:24Strike MissionPart of a strike force from 320 Sqn (9 aircraft) and 407 Sqn (12 aircraft) which was sortied to attack an east-bound convoy of German ships off the Dutch Frisian Islands. Believed to have been shot down by a night fighter although no record for a claim has been found.KilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 100Son of Arthur Edmund and Leda Mary Farley, of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
643 FarmerBertram ArthurFlight Sergeant901579Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command61 Sqn
1942-09-04LancasterIR5682QR:ESyerston00:25BremenInitially hit by flak and then was finished off by Hptm Helmut Lent Stab II/NJG2 - Wartena 15km South East of Leeuwarden: 4,700m at 0251 hrs. Crashed near Wartena 9km South East of LeeuwardenPoW No. 26990 Stalag 8B Teschen/Stalag 344 LamsdorfNote. Sqn/Aircraft Code has been reported as QR:R by the recovery team. However the Sqn/Aircraft Code is QR:E (W.R. Chorley entry confirmed by Kenneth Stone from Log book of Clifford Giles RAAF Nav)
644 FarrDouglasFlying OfficerNZ/402681Age 25New ZealandPassengerMiD

RNZAFTransport Command40 Squadron (RNZAF)1945-09-24C-47B DakotaNZ3526-Whenuapai, Auckland, New Zealand530TransitSee archive report for further brief details and his lossMissing - believed killedBourail Memorial. Panel 4

Courtesy AWMM

Born on the 22nd January 1920 at Christchurch. Enlisted on the 23rd August 1940 at Harewooid. Son of Leonard (died 25th January 1949, age 64) and Beatrice May Farr (née Piper - died 16th May 1964), of Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand and husband of Margaret Mary Farr (née Dunning, of Toronto, Canada. Had also served with 489 squadron in England. Armaments officer serving with No. 3 Service Unit.
645 FarrallFrederick ArthurSergeant1049271W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command640Sqn
1944-05-24HalifaxIIIMZ579C8-TRAF Leconfield, Yorkshire2304Aachen See archive report for full details KilledRheinberg War Cemetery. Joint grave 5.E.7-8 Read Archive Report
646 FarrellArthur HarknesFlight Sergeant1238840Age 26NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command5 Lancaster Finishing school
1944-04-17LancasterIW4232RC-YRAF Syerston, Nottinghamshire1601TrainingSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killed.Blackpool Crematorium (Carleton). Panel 2 Read Archive Report
647 FaulkIvor George ArthurPilot Officer 83803Age 29Air BomberRAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1942-12-21LancasterIW4820PM-SElsham Wolds1738MunchenShot down by Lt. Ferdinand Christiner of 5./NJG4 at 2004hrs and crashed near Vavincourt, FranceKilledVavincourt Communal Cemetery. Grave 2. Remembered on the Worcester Royal Grammar School War Memorial

Courtesy Mark Rogers

648 FaulknerArthurSergeant W/Op Air Gunner1030315RAFVRBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-06-16HalifaxIIHR832LQ-RAF Gransden Lodge, CambridgeshireNot known crash time 19.05Cross country training flightTraining - crashed Clifton Farm, Clenchwarton, NorfolkKilledWallesey (Rake Lane) Cemetery. Sec. 20C. Grave 543 Read Archive Report
649 FayWillard BewleySergeant2022139610th August 1917AmericanTogglierAM (2 Oak Leaf Clusters)


USAAF8th 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 14th April 1949 at the Beverly National Cemetery, Beverly, New Jersey in Plot H,0,162
650 FayArthur EdwardFlight SergeantR/61629CanadianAir GunnerDFM

RCAFBomber Command78Sqn
1942-08-11HalifaxIIW1061EY-Middleton St George2137MainzConed in the target area and severely hit by flak, taking out both port engines and injuring several of the crew. Finished off by a night-fighter and crashed at Wommelgem, east of Antwerp. Claim by Oblt Kurt Loos 1/NJG1 - 1km South East of Wommelgem: 600m at 0305.Evaded via the Comete Line - Returned to UK via Dakota on 7 November 1942Paradie Archive DatabaseFlt Sgt Fay was awarded the DFM whilst with 78 Squadron. Gazetted 5 February 1943. "Flight Sergeant Fay was the Air Operator / Air Gunner in an aircraft which took off from Middleton St. George at 2100 hours on 11th August 1942 to bomb Mainz. After completing the operation, the aircraft were attacked and the crew were forced to bail out. Flight Sergeant Fay showed determination and courage in evading capture and finally arrived safely back in this country. I recommend the award of the Distinguished Flying Medal”

Following his evasion, F/S Fay RCAF returned to Canada where he took a pilot’s course, gaining his flying badge during October 1943.

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