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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
751 AnsellW H SWarrant OfficerBomber Command550Sqn
1944-08-27LancasterIIIEE193BQ-CNorth Killingholme2113StettinCrashed in BalticKilledRunnymede
752 AnshutzGeorge Delmer ‘Barney’Staff Sergeant374707891924AmericanBall Turret GunnerUSAAF 8th Air ForceUS Army Air Force561st Bomber Squadron (388th Bombardment Group (H))1944-05-22B-17 Dear MomG42-97091:FKnettishall airfield (Station #136), Suffolk, EnglandNavy yards, Kiel (Mission #361), GermanySee Archive Report for detailsPoW, Stalag Luft 4 Gross-Tychow, Pomerania, Prussia now Poland
753 AnslowJames ReeseSergeant153545061924AmericanRadio OperatorUSAAF8th Air Force788th Bomber Squadron (467th Bombardment Group (H))1944-04-29B-24J42-52506X7:MRackheath (Station #145), Norfolk, EnglandFriedrichstraße railway station in Berlin, GermanySee Archive report for detailsEvaded/Liberated
754 AnsteeLeslie JohnFlying Officer1289182Navigator/BmrRAFVRBomber Command624Sqn
1944-06-26Halifax IIJP206FBlida, ItalySpecial operations supply dropKilled Age 22 Lamastre Protestant Cemetery, France

755 AnsteeJFlying OfficerBomber Command97Sqn (Straits Settlements)
1944-01-05LancasterIIIJB720OF-SBourn2346StettinKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery
756 AnsteyWilliam StanleySergeant1577912W/Op/Air/GnrRAFVR2nd Tactical Air Force226Sqn

1944-08-17Mitchell IIFW127MQ-WGilze-Rijen, Holland1616Abbeville See archive report for further details Killed Touffreville-La-Corbeline Churchyard
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757 AnsteyWilliam JamesSergeant16527681924Wireless Operator/Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command158 Sqn
1944-04-10HalifaxIIIMZ542NP-ZLissett20:51Tergnier Rail InstallationsClaim by Uffz Leopold Weinberger 7/NJG4 - Rouvroy: 3,400m at 00:08. (Nachtjagd War Diaries Volume 2 (April 1944 - May 1945) - Dr Theo E.W. Boiten & Roderick J. Mackenzie). Crashed Catillon Valley near Loeuilly 11km South of Amiens.KilledPoix-de-Picardie Churchyard Row B Collective Grave 20-24Son of Thomas William and Lizzie Mary Anstey, of Pontycymmer, Glamorgan
758 AnsteyFrederick WilliamSergeant116993AustraliaRAAF530Sqn Bombardment USAAF
1944-10-29 RAAF Honour Roll
759 AnthonsenKåre Bergithon2nd LieutenantNorwayPilotRNoAFFighter331Sqn Norwegian
1944-06-11SpitfireIXMJ834SPatrolAbandoned near St MartinKilledHarstad, Troms, Norway

Harstad Gravlund. Norway
He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IX, MJ834 'S' of No 331 Sqn, which he abandoned near St Martin after being hit by ground fire whilst attacking tanks but his parachute became entangled in the tail of the aircraft. June 11, 1944 (25) Quinéville, Manche, Normandie, France

Son of Harald Alfred Anthonsen and Ågoth Marie Anthonsen
760 AnthonyHenry RoyPilot Officer176446RAFVRBomber Command103Sqn
1944-07-14LancasterIME773PM-UElsham Wolds2128RevignyCrashed at Magny-FouchardKilled Age 21Magny-Fouchard
761 AnthonyESergeantBomber Command106Sqn
1944-05-09LancasterIIIND851ZN-HMetheringham2225GennevilliersExploded & crashed Chateau les RuffletsKilledEvreaux Communal Cemetery
762 AnthonyErnest AlfredSergeant1196006Age 20Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12Sqn
1944-03-24LancasterIIIND710PH-LRAF Wickenby, Lincolnshire1832BerlinSee archive report for further brief detailsKilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery. Collective grave 5.G.3-5.Son of Ernest and Doris Anthony, of Yardley Wood, Birmingham, England
763 AnthonyW YSergeant1566046Bomber Command514Sqn
1944-07-20LancasterIHK570JI-PRAF Waterbeach2313HombergCrashed off Dutch coastKilledRunnymede
764 AnthonyC RFlight SergeantBomber Command576Sqn
1944-11-02LancasterIIINE115UL-B2Fiskerton1600DusseldorfKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
765 AnthonyRonald DavidFlight Sergeant422529AustraliaRAAF179Sqn RAF
1944-01-17RAAF Honour Roll
766 AntonioRPrivateFFAFBomber Command347Sqn Free French
767 AntwisP W NSergeantBomber Command50Sqn
768 AnwylPaul IlltydSergeant442319AustraliaRAAF2 OTU Mildura1944-07-03RAAF Honour Roll
769 ApitzKenneth John NielsenFlight Sergeant422370AustraliaRAAF59Sqn RAF
1944-06-19RAAF Honour Roll
770 AplinJ HSergeantBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-01-14LancasterIIDS850QO-MEast Moor1703BraunschweigCrashed near NordhornKilledReichswald Forest War Cemetery
771 ApostilidesJ GFlying OfficerBomber Command103Sqn
1944-04-24LancasterIIIND638PM-Elsham Wolds2146KarlsruhePoW
772 AppelEdward WalterCaptainFlight LieutenantO-7458541917AmericanCo-PilotDFC
USAAF8th Air Force566th Bomber Squadron (389th Bombardment Group (H))1944-09-05B-24J42-50511RR:FHethel (Station #114), Norfolk, EnglandKarlsruhe (Mission #605), GermanySee Archive report for detailsEvader
773 ApperleyP S GSergeantBomber Command467Sqn RAAF
1944-09-12LancasterILM226PO-HWaddington1903StuttgartCrashed at MuhlhausenKilledDurnbach War Cemetery
774 Apple Jr.Odis Lee “Sonny”Staff Sergeant1818413515th August 1923AmericanRadio OperatorUSAAF8th Air Force579th Bomber Squadron (392nd Bombardment Group (H))1944-09-13B-24 Envy of ‘em AllH42-50279GC:-JWendling (Station #118), Norfolk, EnglandSchwäbisch Hall airfield (Mission #628), GermanySee Archive report for detailsMurderedRepatriated and buried at the Sweetwater Cemetery Nolan County, Texas
775 ApplebyE ESergeantBomber Command15Sqn
776 ApplebyRobert Reginald GeorgeFlight Lieutenant12089681917PilotDFC

RAFVRBomber Command35Sqn (Madras Presidency)
1944-01-05HalifaxIIJP123TL-FGraveley2359StettinThe aircraft was last heard by another aircraft on W/T. On three engines and maintaining height, 5505N 0320E. Shot down by flak North West of the target at 20,000 feet. The crew were initially buried in Torgelow Cemetery (35 squadron research group)KilledBerlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery Plot 2 Row F Grave 21Flt Lt Appleby was awarded the DFC whilst serving with 35 Sqn. Gazetted 8 Oct 1943. DFC Citation: 'Plt Off Appleby is a captain of great merit. He has completed many sorties and has executed his tasks with a determination which has won high praise. One night in August, 1943, he took part in an operation against Berlin and accomplished his task with great skill and coolness. Pilot Officer Appleby has invariably displayed great courage and devotion to duty'

Son of Robert Wylie Appleby and Mary Appleby; husband of Kathleen May Appleby, of South Hetton, Durham
777 ApplebyCharles WilliamSergeantBomber Command76Sqn
1944-12-08HalifaxIIILW637MP-BHolme on Spalding MoorRusselheimKilled
778 AppledoreFrank HaroldFlight Sergeant416480AustraliaRAAF6 OTU Nowra1944-01-17RAAF Honour Roll
779 ApplegarthT ASergeantRCAFBomber Command57Sqn
1944-06-21LancasterIIILM580DX-LEast Kirkby2307WesselingCrashed at As-en-Campine {Limburg}PoW Paradie Archive Database
780 ApplegarthKSergeantBomber Command460Sqn RAAF
1944-05-03LancasterIME740AR-EBinbrook2146Mailly-le-CampCrashed Mariguy-le-Grand {Marne}KilledMarigny-le-Grand churchyard
781 AppletonRoy HenrySergeant1724254Flight EngineerRAFVRBomber Command1660HCU
1944-01-31StirlingIIIEF232YW-JRAF Swinderby, Lincolnshire2132TrainingSee archive report for detailsKilledSt. Peter-In-Thanet Churchyard. Row 46. Grave 66Read Archive Report
782 AppletonC HGroup Captain24139PilotDSO


Croix de Guerre

Fighter124 Wing1944-08-12TyphoonIbMN928GPatrolKilled Banneville-La-Campagne War Cemetery France
783 AppletonA SWarrant OfficerPilotFighter41Sqn
1944-12-18SpitfireXIVRM699SweepAbandoned near MunsterPoW
784 AppleyardWilliam DavidPilot OfficerAUS/415716AustraliaPilotRAAFBomber Command49Sqn
1944-07-18LancasterIIIND684EA-VFiskerton2249Revigny Crashed at Granges-sur-Aube {Marne}. Probably shot down by nightfighter flown by Reinhard Kollak Killed Age 22Granges-sur-Aube

Archive Report JD684

Probable Attacker
785 AppleyardWilliam DavidFlying Officer415716AustraliaRAAF49Sqn RAF
1944-07-19RAAF Honour Roll
786 ApplinD JSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12LancasterXKB731VR-SMiddleton St George2140CambraiCrashed near Vieux-Berquin {Nord}KilledVieux-Berguin Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
787 AppsR DSergeantAir/GnrRAFVRBomber Command640Sqn
1944-11-16HalifaxIIIMZ408C8-XRAF Leconfield1241Julich Overshot and crashed on landing Safe Corrected information submitted by 640 Squadron archivist Keven Turner - November 2017
788 AppsKSergeant1334148Air GunnerRAFVRBomber Command12Sqn
1944-01-01LancasterIIIND325PM-CWickenby30BerlinBailed out

The aircraft made a forced landing with wheels down but incurred damage to right main wheel on an obstruction at Wingsbach 3km North of Taunusstein and well off its track
PoW No. 269827, Stalag 4B Muhlberg

789 ArabasJan LStarszy SzeregowiecAircraftman 2nd ClassP.704639Born 30 March (or April) 1911 in Matuszyn, Radom District (Age 33 when killed)PolandAircrafthand General DutiesMedal Lotniczy

PAFBomber Command304Sqn (Polish)
1944-06-09RAF ChivenorDied in Sanitorium at Southfield. Location : United Kingdom. Assigned to ground personnel of 304 Squadron. Owing to illness he was graded as Medical Category 'E' and was discharged on 25 January 1944. After treatment in the R.A.F. Hospital at Liberton wh was sent to the Sanatorium at Southfield where he diedDied after dischargeEdinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery - Edinburgh, United Kingdom. Plot War Graves Row Sec B Grave Joint 1460Archiwum Polish Database
790 ArbonH ESergeantBomber Command166Sqn
1944-08-12LancasterIPD260AS-NKirmington2120BraunschweigKilledHannover War Cemetery
791 ArbonH GFlying OfficerBomber Command51Sqn
1944-11-04HalifaxIIILW177MH-NSnaith1742BochumKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
792 ArbonFrederick JamesSergeant1869934Air Gunner (Mid Upper)RAFVRBomber Command51 Sqn
1944-05-01HalifaxIIIMZ593MH:ZSnaith22:12MechelenMZ593 was claimed by Hptm. Ernst-Wilhelm Modrow, his 8th Abschuss, from 2./NJG1 30-50 km NW Brussels at 3.00 m at 00:25 hrs (Nachtjagd Combat Archive (16 March 1944 - 11 May 1944) Part 2 - Theo Boiten) Crashed Kruipendaarde {West-Vlaanderen}KilledWevelgem Communal Cemetery Grave E.454
Son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Arbon, of Peterborough, Northamptonshire; grandson of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Arbon, of Peterboroug
793 ArbourJ E J GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-05-12HalifaxIIILW682OW-MLinton on Ouse2211LeuvenCrashed Schendelbeke {oost-Vlaanderen}KilledGeraardsbergen Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
794 ArcamoneFrankS/Sgt# 32540668USARight Waist GunnerAir Medal

Purple Heart

USAAF44th Bomber Group66th BomberSqn

1944-01-29LiberatorB-24#41-29157Bombing Frankfurt, GermanyShot down by fighters and flakKilledEpinal American Cemetery and Memorial Epinal, Departement des Vosges, Lorraine, France PLOT Plot B Row 5 Grave 70, 2 Place du Général de Gaulle, Illfurth France

Epinal, France

2 Place du Général de Gaulle, Illfurth France

795 ArchardTheodore EdwardFlying Officer135740Navigator1939-45 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; Defence and War Medals 1939-45,RAFVRBomber Command50Sqn
1944-05-03LancasterIIIED870VN-JSkellingthorpe2158Mailly-le-CampShot down over Poivre. Crashed Poivres {Aube} KilledPoivres Churchyard

Read Archive Report

emergency Commission in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve on 2 January 1943. He served during the Second World War as a Navigator with 50 Squadron, joining with his crew directly from Number 5 Lancaster Finishing School on 24 March 1944. He flew his first operational sortie on 25-26 March 1944, bombing the rail marshalling yards at Aulnoye, and then followed this up with a baptism of fire on the Nuremberg raid of 30-31 March.

The Nuremberg Raid by Martin Middlebrook is dedicated to Archard, and states: ‘The operation was nearly over. By 0715 only two aircraft remained in the air. it had been a most difficult night for Sergeant Handley of 50 Squadron and his inexperienced crew on only their second operation. Handley had wandered around for some time in bad weather looking for a place to land and he finally found safety at Winthorpe, near Newark. The tired pilot made a bad landing and ran off the end of the runway. The Lancaster tipped onto its nose, which was smashed in, and the two inboard propellors were bent but no one was hurt. The navigator in Handley’s crew was Flying Officer Theodore Archard who was a close friend of my family and a frequent visitor to our house when I was a young boy. He was a bachelor, a very religious man and he insisted on volunteering for flying duties although he was in a reserved occupation and at thirty two, older than most aircrew. I admired him immensely and it was his death, with the remainder of Sergeant Handley’s crew in another disastrous raid at Mailly-Le-Camp five weeks after Nuremberg, that later aroused my interest in Bomber Command. The result is this book is dedicated to my friend Theo Archard.’ Between March and May 1944 Archard took part in a further 11 operational sorties including Tours, Aachen, Schweinfurt ball bearing plant, St. Medard en Jalles arms works (twice), and St Martin Du Touch - the Toulouse aircraft plant. He was killed in action when Lancaster ED870, piloted by Pilot Officer A. Handley, was shot down and crashed over Poivres, whilst on a bombing raid to the German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp, on 3-4 May 1944. All the crew were killed.

The Bomber Command War Diaries by Martin Middlebrook states: ‘Late on 3 May 1944, 346 Lancasters of 1 and 5 Groups along with pathfinder Mosquitoes attacked the large German military base at Mailly-Le-Camp. The control of this raid in the target area failed to operate according to plan. The initial low level markers were accurate and well backed up by Lancaster marker aircraft. The Marker leader (Wing Commander G. L. Cheshire) ordered the main force to come in and bomb but the main force Controller (Wing Commander L. C. Deane) could not transmit the order to do so to the waiting Lancasters because his VHF set was being drowned by an American Forces Broadcast and his transmitter was wrongly tuned. German fighters arrived during the delay and bomber casualties were heavy. The main attack eventually started when Deputy Controller (Squadron Leader E. N. M. Sparks) took over. Approximately 1500 tons of bombs were dropped with great accuracy. 114 barrack buildings, 47 transport sheds and some ammunition buildings in the camp were hit; 102 vehicles including 37 tanks were destroyed 218 German soldiers were killed and 156 were injured.’ Because of the delay Luftwaffe Night Fighters arrived in force and managed to shoot down 42 Lancasters. 50 Squadron lost four aircraft during this operation with 24 crewman losing their lives. Archard is buried alongside his crew in Poivres Churchyard, France. His medals were sent to his mother, Mrs. Maude Elizabeth Archard. Beaufort House, 16 Lansdowne Road, Worcester
796 ArchardL TSergeantBomber Command102Sqn (Ceylon)
1944-06-25HalifaxIIIME753DY-MPocklington749MontorqueilCrashed at Fontaine l'Etalon {Pas-de-Calais} Collided with 77Sqn Halifax III LL549 KN-NKilledFontaine l'Etalon Churchyard
797 ArchayK EFlying OfficerRAAFBomber Command463Sqn RAAF
1944-05-21LancasterIME580JO-QWaddington2240DuisburgCrashed RanderathKilledRheinberg War Cemetery
798 ArchayKenneth EdgarFlying Officer426941AustraliaRAAF463Sqn RAAF
1944-05-22RAAF Honour Roll
799 ArcherRaymond LeonardFlying Officer 124689 (Age )UKPilotRAFBomber Command305Sqn (Polish)
1944-05-01RAF Lasham. Location : Belgium. , Zaventem Communal Cemetery - Zaventem, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Joint grave 1Husband of Catherine Archer
800 ArcherAustin WilliamFlight Sergeant1029029NavigatorRAFVRBomber Command9Sqn
1944-01-27LancasterILL745WS-MRAF Bardney, Lincolnshire1715Berlin See archive report for further information KilledDurnbach War Cemetery. Coll grave 6.C.25 Read Archive Report

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