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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
651 FeirnJohn RowlandPilot Officer106564BritishAir BomberRAFVRBomber Command83Sqn
1942-03-13ManchesterIL7423DL-SRAF Scampton, Lincolnshire2030KolnCrashed near 15km N of VenloMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 69Son of Arthur and Lillian Feirn and husband of Doris Ethel Feirn, of East Ham, Essex, England.
652 FennellArthur JamesAircraftman Class 164932AustraliaRAAF5 Service Flying Training Uranquinty1943-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
653 FerrisReginald ArthurSergeant1272104Age 21Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command466Sqn RAAF
1943-01-26WellingtonXHE368HD-LRAF Leconfield, Yorkshire1704LorientSee archive report for further brief detailsInjuredSurvived the war.

Courtesy Oleg Marin

Survived the war and remained in the RAF, reaching the rank of Squadron Leader
654 FerrisArthur B 2nd LtO-1995970USAPilotUSAAFXIX Tactical Air Command425th Night Fighter Squadron
1944-12-25Northrop P-61 Black Widow1 Luftwaffe destroyedSource: afhra.maxwell.af.mil
ETO (European Theatre)
655 FewsonFrank ArthurSergeant1545546Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command76Sqn
1943-11-03HalifaxVLK932MP:KRAF Holme on Spalding Moor17:04DusseldorfClaimed Lt. Otto Fries of II./NJG1 and crashed at 19:30 hrs at Lanaken, Limberg, 22 km SE of Genk, BelgiumPoW No 263403, Stalag 4B
656 FidlerReginald ArthurFlight Sergeant1320670NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command515 Sqn
1944-09-30MosquitoVIPZ4403P:?Forward Operating Base St. Dizier12:00RangerDay Ranger to the München-Linz-Wein area with NS993. Strayed into Swiss airspace and was damaged by 20mm cannon fire from a local defence battery near Zürich, Switzerland. Crashed at VolketswilInternedNote: the Squadron code was hasterly added to the aircraft but had been incorrectly painted ats"P3"

Fidler tried to escape several times and eventually suceeded in boarding a train carrying French refugees. He was back in England by the end of 1944
657 FieldDennis ArthurFlying Officer155125Age 23BritishNavigatorRAFVRBomber Command105Sqn
1944-12-11MosquitoXVIMM152GB-?RAF Bourne, Cambridgeshire1735BielefeldSee archive report for further detailsKilledCoventry (London Road) Cemetery Square 311. Grave 135,
Courtesy IBCC
Born in March 1923. Son of son of John and Hannah Field and husband of Gwyneth Eileen Field (née Llewellyn). of Coventry. Epitaph: 'In Loving Memory Of Dennis, Resting Where No Shadows Fall'.
Medals; 1939-1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; War Medal 1939-45, sold together with a named and addressed box of issue to 'Mrs G. E. Field.', extremely fine. Sold at Spinks Auctioneers for £320.
658 FieldingRonald SmithSergeant655280Age 25BritishObserverRAFCoastal Command51 Sqn
1942-10-16WhitneyVZ9153MH-?RAF Chivenor, Devon1010Anti-submarine patrolClaimed by Lt Meister of 13./KG40 in pos. PLQ 14W/0817 at 1614hrs crashed Bay of Biscay - see archive reportMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 83Son of Benjamin and Edith Maud Fielding, of Cliviger, Lancashire
659 FiggArthur HarrySergeantR/60716ObserverRCAFBomber Command103Sqn
1941-08-29WellingtonIcR1213PM-RAF Elsham Wolds, Lincolnshire2031Mannheim See archive report for full details KilledFlushing Northern Cemetery (Flushing) Row B. Grave 7 Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
660 FiggisClaude Laurence DundasFlying Officer776102Age ?UKPilotRAFVRBomber Command516 Squadron. 105 Wing. 26 Group.1944-02-06HurricaneIICLF180Not issuedRAF Dundonald, Ayreshire1445TrainingSee archive report for further brief detailsForced landing - safe

Courtesy Oleg Marin

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661 FinchThomas ArthurSergeant1331869Air/BmrRAFVRBomber Command12Sqn
1944-01-14LancasterIIIJB542PH-MRAF Wickenby1621Braunschweig See archive report for further details KilledHanover War Cemetery. Grave 3.F.2 Read Archive Report
662 FinlaysonRobert HamiltonSergeant W/Op. Air Gunner1568579RAFVRBomber Command90Sqn
1944-08-25LancasterIIILM588WP-F RAF Tuddenham, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk 2021Russelsheim Probably victim of night fighter attack in target area KilledDurnbach War Cemetery Coll. Grave: 7.F. 7-11. Read Archive Report
663 FinnEric MorganSergeantR/72026Age 22CanadianPassenger Wireless mechanicRCAFBomber Reconnaissance Squadron10Sqn (RCAF)1943-10-19B-24 Liberator3701HGander, Newfoundland2216TransportSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledSt. Donat Roman Catholic Cemetery Collective Grave Lot GE 34Son of Arthur James and Hilda (nee Morgan) Finn of Toronto, Ontario
664 FinneyKeith MacDiarmidFlight SergeantAus/422942Age 22AustralianAir BomberRAAFBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-02-08LancasterIME853PO-QRAF Waddington, Lincolnshire1447Bois de CassanMid-air accident with ND346KilledBoran-Sur-Oise Communal Cemetery. Grave 32.Born on the 17th May 1921 in Rochdale, New South Wales. Son of William Edwin and Margaret Winnifred Finney, of Rockdale, New South Wales, Australia. Epitaph: 'Called To Higher Service'.
665 FirmanGeorgeLACNZ/4312786Age 22New 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 8

Courtesy AWMM

Born o n the 09th June 1923 at Dunedin. Enlisted on the 25th July 1943 at Linton. Son of George (died 07th January 1965, age 87) Firman and of Louisa Firman (née Mitchell - died 23rd June 1962, age 83), of 46 Tedder Street St. Kilda, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand. Armourer by trade serving with No. 3 Service Unit.
666 FischerArthur BenjaminFlying Officer429454AustraliaRAAF49Sqn RAF
1945-04-04RAAF Honour Roll
667 FishCharles Basil RenshawFlight Sergeant1519711NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command617 Sqn
1944-12-21LancasterIME561KC-TWoodhall Spa16:54PolitzOn return to base the crew were ordered to divert to Ludford Magna and land by aid of FIDO, due to fog blanketing the local area. On approach to the diversion airfield, the Lancaster’s port wing brushed the ground causing the bomber to crash at 02:40 hrs at Tealby, 3 miles ENE of Market Rasen, Lincolnshire.InjuredCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off. (197847) with effect 20th April 1945. Promoted to Fg Off. with effect 22nd October 1945. Demobilised 19th April 1946.
668 FisherArthur VivianPilot Officer43702Born on the 18th February 1917 Age 23New ZealandPilotRAFBomber Command12 Operational Training Unit1940-08-06BattleIL4943None issuedRAF Benson, Oxfordshire2315TrainingSee archive report for further details KilledBenson Churchyard Extension (St. Helen). Row B. Grave 7.Read Archive Report
669 FitchettJames ParkerSergeant1150600Age 21Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command100Sqn
1943-05-27LancasterIIIED821HW-ARAF Grimsby, Lincolnshire2232Essen See archive report for further details KilledWonseradeel Protestant Churchyard (Witmarsum). Row 36. Grave 16Read Archive Report
670 FitzgeraldArthur MarcusPilot Officer148128PilotRAFVRBomber Command207Sqn
1943-08-27LancasterIIIED627EM-NLangar2129NurnbergCrashed at SchwabischKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
Story, witness report, video at here
671 FletcherArthurFlight Sergeant1527064PilotRAFVRBomber Command51Sqn
1943-07-29HalifaxIIJD309MH-RAF Snaith, Yorkshire2251Hamburg see archive report for further details Missing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial Panel 136 Read Archive Report
672 FlintR S LSergeantBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1942-09-30StirlingIBF328OJ-DRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk1928GardeningCrashed in North SeaKilledRunnymede
673 FlowerIan ArthurSergeant1166146ObserverRAFVRBomber Command214Sqn
1941-11-30WellingtonIcZ8953BU-?RAF Stradishall, SuffolkHamburgSee archive report for detailsMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 43 Read Archive Report
674 FogelstromEugene B. Staff Sergeant37317934AmericanTop TurretUSAAF8th 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
675 FollettRonald William ArthurSergeant Air Gunner 1293633RAFVRBomber Command218Sqn
1942-11-09StirlingIW7475HA-HRAF Downham Market, Norfolk1755HamburgShot down by flak. Crashed at Lashorst, North Rhine-Westphalia, GermanyKilledHannover War Cemetery. Coll Grave No. 12.G.13-19
Read Archive Report
676 FooteArthur JamesSergeantAUS/407557Air/GnrRAAFBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit1942-02-10Wellington IcX9905Not issuedRAF Steeple Morden1827Training See archive report for further details KilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery. Row EE. Grave 11 Read Archive Report
677 FooteArthur JamesSergeant407557AustraliaRAAF11 OTU RAF1942-02-10RAAF Honour Roll
678 FordArthur Hanley Flying Officer1395871912PilotRAFVRBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-06-16HalifaxIIIMZ698KN-JFull Sutton2320SterkradeSee Archive ReportKilledEindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery Plot KK. Coll. Grave 85-88
679 FordArthur WilfredSergeant1310041W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVRBomber Command11 Operational Training Unit1942-02-10Wellington IcX9905Not issuedRAF Steeple Morden1827Training See archive report for further details KilledBassingbourn Cum Kneesworth Cemetery. Row EE. Grave 9 Read Archive Report
680 FordhamArthur StanleySergeant18665011925Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command10 Sqn
1944-01-06HalifaxIIIMZ584ZA:VMelbourne15:14V1 site at St-Martin L’HortierSee Archive ReportKilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard, Row A. Coll. Grave 7-9
681 ForemanArthur HenryFlying Officer55632PilotRAFTraining Command111 (C) OTU1944-10-28Mitchell (B-25D Serial No. 42-87474)IIFW148FLOakes Field, Nassau17:57TrainingThe aircraft was detailed to commence bombing at 19:00 hrs on a fixed target at Fox Hill Beach. W/T contact was maintained until 19:03 hrs. At 19:10 hrs a report was received from a civilian that an aircraft had been observed to have crashed to the south of Fox Hill road. It appears that the aircraft had commenced bombing then banked steeply and crashed into the swampy bush and caught fire. The aircraft was totally destroyed and the six crew perished in the crash.KilledNassau War Cemetery West C.2
Son of David and Louisa Jane Foreman, of Stroxton, Lincolnshire
682 ForwardEdward JohnSergeant568299Flight EngineerRAFBomber Command218 Sqn
1943-01-27StirlingIN6077HA:VRAF Downham Market, Norfolk17:03GardeningSee archive report for further detailsKilledHannover War Cemetery. Coll. Grave 3. A11-17
683 FosterHarold ArthurPilot Officer177401Bomb AimerRAFBomber Command115 Sqn
1944-06-07LancasterILL864A4:HRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire00:27Chevreusse (communications) See Archive Report for detailsKilledGiverny Churchyard


684 FosterCedric ArthurSergeant944444Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command77Sqn
1941-09-20WhitleyVZ6934KN-Leeming1843Berlin?KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Coll.grave 7.K.19-22.Son of William and Margaret Foster husband of Laura Foster
685 FosterLeslie ArthurWarrant Officer Class 2R6033525th June 1917 at Medicine Hat, Cypress, AlbertaCanadianAir Gunner (Mid Upper)RCAFBomber Command405 Sqn RCAF
1944-04-27LancasterIIIJA976LQ:SGransden Lodge00:01Montzen railway yards, BelgiumSee archive report for detailsKilledWebbekom Churchyard Grave 2Paradie Archive Database
686 FoulstonJames ArthurFlying OfficerJ/25075Air BomberRCAFBomber Command1664HCU
1943-12-02HalifaxVDG282Not knownRAF Croft, Yorkshire1740TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilled Harrogate Cemetery (Stonefall). Sec. C. Row F. Grave 10Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
687 FountainWilliam Arthur HoraceFlying Officer132839NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command115Sqn
1944-06-08LancasterIIIND790KO:HRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire00:34ChervreusseSee archive report for detailsKiAHoudan Communal Cemetery, Collective Grave

Courtesy Colin Jarrold

688 FoutsMalcolm M.2nd LieutenantPilot OfficerO-7690271920AmericanBombardierUSAAF8th 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 1 Barth-Vogelsang
689 FowlieJohn MackintoshFlight LieutenantJ/13989CanadaOBS/ Air BombardierRCAFBomber Command1664HCU1945-03-16HalifaxMZ481Cross country training exerciseKilled 1945-03-16 Age 24Commemorated Runnymede Memorial, Panel 278. United Kingdom.
Paradie Archive DatabaseSon Of M. Mackay Fowlie And Margaret Fowlie, Of Sarnia, Ontario, Canada.


L-R: Fl/Lt. Frank Earl Connors, Fl/Lt. John Mackintosh Fowlie, Fl/Sgt. Arthur Henry Jones, F/O. James Charles Pearson. Seated: Fl/Sgt. John Howard James Grahame, Fl/Sgt. James Graham, (courtesy Ken Greenaway)

Archive Report MZ481
690 FoxKenneth Edward ArthurSergeant2201592Age 20Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command514Sqn
1944-06-30LancasterIIIPB178JI-PRAF Waterbeach, Cambridgeshire1818Villers-Bocage See archive report for further details KilledAcomb (St. Stephen Churchyard. Row G. Grave 31. Read Archive Report
691 FoxArthur John DennisFlight Sergeant NavigatorR/15142Age 24CanadaNavigatorRCAFBomber Command625Sqn
1944-03-15LancasterIIIDV194CF-FRAF Kelstern, Lincolnshire1908StuttgartAircraft exploded over Obereschach, GermanyKilledDurnbach War Cemetery Grave 11.E.14. Courtesy Jack Albrecht

Paradie Archive DatabaseSon of Arthur E. Fox (died 1929, age 52) and Lena M. Fox (nee Hicks - died 1973), of Springford, Ontario, Canada. Born on March 10, 1920 at Springford, Ontario, Canada. Education: Miller P.S.- H.S. Entrance, Tillsonburg High School- Matriculation Sub. Grave inscription: 'By Faith, We Have Peace With God Through Jesus Christ" Rom.V.1'.
692 FoxArthur LeonardFlying Officer15727AustraliaRAAF1413 Flight RAF1945-05-11RAAF Honour Roll
693 FoxleyArthur HaroldFlight Sergeant413848AustraliaRAAF228Sqn RAF
1943-12-24RAAF Honour Roll
694 FoyBlake GordonFlying OfficerJ/13833Age ?CanadianWireless Operator/Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command190Sqn1944-07-23StirlingIVLJ882L9-HRAF Fairford, GloucestershireSOE 'Rupert' See archive report for further details KilledGraffigny-Chemin Communal Cemetery. Collective grave 12-22Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
695 FrankKennethSergeant1590367Age 22Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command619Sqn
1944-04-26LancasterILL919PG-WRAF Dunholme Lodge, Lincolnshire2132SchweinfurtSee archive report for further detailsKilledLandeville Churchyard Grave 3.Son of Arthur and Ottoline Frank, of Pickering, Yorkshire, England. Grave inscription reads: "Only Those Who Have Lost Can Understand, From Mam And Dad, Sisters And Brothers".
696 FranklinGeorge RubinWarrant Officer404681Age 24New ZealandWireless Operator/Air GunnerRNZAFBomber Command15 Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM576LS:DRAF Mildenhall, Suffolk11:16TrainingSee Archive Report for detailsKilledHendon Cemetery. Section D 11 Collective Grave 55860 (Screen Wall Panel 2)

Courtesy Jennifer Lemaire

Born on the 15th October 1919 at Masterton. Prior to service worked as a farmer for Gibsons Farm at Rahotu. Enlisted at Levin on the 23rd November 1940. Embarked for Canada on the 06th January 1941. Awarded his W/Op/Air/Gnr and promoted to sergeant on the 21st June 1941. Son of George Douglas Franklin and of Evelyn Cooper Franklin (nee Reid), of New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand. Husband of Gwendoline Kathleen Franklin(nee Potter, later Broughton), of Finchley, Middlesex, England. A total of 468 flying hours logged and on his 02nd operational sortie.
697 FrapwellArthur WesleySergeant13161581911ObserverRAFVRBomber81 OTU1943-05-13WhitleyVEB346-GWhitchurch Heath2139Night Navigation Detail2 Hours into the sortie, the port engine failed and the was feathered. At about 2344 hours, control was lost and the a/c crashed less than a mile NE of Fridaythorpe, 9 miles WNW of Great Driffield, Yorkshire.KilledFrome (Christ Church) Churchyard, New Ground. Sec. E. Grave 1.Son of Wesley Alfred and Lavinia Mary Frapwell, of Frome; husband of Melina Elizabeth Frapwell, of Frome.
698 FreakesKennethFlight Sergeant1604876Age 21NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command115Sqn
1945-02-14LancasterIII LM725KO-XRAF Witchford, Cambridgeshire2037Chemnitz See archive report for further details Killed Haveluy Communal Cemetery, France. Collective Grave. Read Archive Report
699 FredmanNorman HenryFlight Lieutenant1156241921NavigatorDFC

RAFVRBomber Command109 Sqn
1944-05-06MosquitoIXML958HS:?Little Staughton21:30LeverkusenShot down by a night-fighter and crashed near Herkenbosch (Limburg), 6 km SE from the centre Roermond in Holland. Claimed by Oblt. Werner Baake, his 27th Abschuss, from 2./NJG1, 7 km NE Herkenbosch at 8000 m at 23:35 hrs. (Not. Victory achieved in co-operation with searchlight. (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten)KilledJonkerbos War Cemetery 24.E.9DFC awarded whilst with 109 Sqn, gazetted 27th June 1944

Son of Henry Arthur and Gladys Fredman, of Ilford, Essex
700 FreemanRichard AlbertSergeant1389597Age 20Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command149Sqn (East India)
1943-08-23StirlingIIIEE894OJ-RRAF Lakenheath, Suffolk2035Berlin See archive report for further details Missing- believed killedRunnymede War Memorial. Panel 150 Read Archive Report

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