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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
851 BavinDouglas FrederickFlt SgtAUS 415212Born Tambellup WA, 18 November 1922AustraliaPilot, Captain (Pupil pilot)RAAFTraining Command10 OTU1943-06-03WhitleyVBD414JRAF St. Eval Cornwall10:45Anti submarine Atlantic patrolShot down by Fw 190Killed 1943-06-03 Age 25Runnymede Memorial Panel 192, Remembered: Panel 118, Commemorative Area, Australian War Memorial, Canberra ACT

Canberra, Australia
On 3 June 1943, Bavin was the Captain and Pilot 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

Son of John Edward and Minnie Bavin, of Mount Barker, Western Australia.
852 BavisC HPilot OfficerPilotFighter402Sqn RCAF
853 BawtreeLFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command429Sqn RCAF
1945-06-26LancasterIII RF253AL-WLeemingBomb DisposalCrash landed at baseParadie Archive Database
854 BaxterL ESergeantRCAFBomber Command227Sqn
1945-03-20LancasterIPA2599J-ZBalderton2339BohlenDisintegrated and fell near EschwegeKilledBerlin 1939-45 War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
855 BaxterA GFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1944-12-05LancasterXKB768NA-EMiddleton St George1750SoestCollided with 426 Sqn Halifax VII LW200 OW-N & crashed at RugbyKilledBrookwood Military Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
856 BaxterF DFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1945-02-21Halifax VIIRG476QO-TEast Moor1617WormsBelieved crashed on E bank of the NahePoWParadie Archive Database
857 BaxterF DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-12-05HalifaxVIINP721QO-XEast Moor1806SoestCrashed on take offParadie Archive Database
858 BaxterD F JPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command576Sqn
1944-07-04LancasterIIILM532UL-A2Elsham Wolds2217OrleansCrashed at St-Cyr-en-Val {Loiret}KilledSt-Cyr-en-Val Communal Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
859 BaxterWWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command630Sqn
1944-05-21LancasterIIIJB672LE-FEast Kirkby2251DuisburgShot down by night fighter. Crashed Kilder {Gelderland}KilledBergh {Kilder} RC
Paradie Archive Database
860 BaxterGeorge Alexander GardenFlying OfficerJ10635Born 5th January 1923 in Victoria, British ColumbiaCanadianPilotRCAFWestern Air Command118 Sqn RCAF1942-10-12KittyhawkIAL210VW:BAnette Island AlaskaCoastal sweepMissingKilledOttawa Memorial, Panel 1. Column 4
Accident reportSon of John and Helen (née Garden) Baxter of Victoria, British Columbia. His mother predeceased him in 1923
861 BaylissR CFlying OfficerFighter410Sqn RCAF
1944-09-27MosquitoNF30MM743PatrolCrash landed near Paris
862 BazinetJoseph OmerFlight SergeantR200004CanadianAir Gunner (Mid Under)RCAFBomber Command425 (Alouette) Sqn, RCAF
1944-10-14HalifaxIIIMZ674KW:NTholthorpe06:05DuisburgAircraft crashed just south of Bracht at 09:00 hrs on the 14th October 1944.RCAF PoW, Stalag 6J, DorstonParadie Archive DatabaseCommissioned and promoted to Plt Off (J93660) whilst a PoW
863 BeachE VSergeantRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1945-03-07LancasterXKB797VR-KMiddleton St George1657DessauKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
864 BeachR BFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-03-30HalifaxIIILW618ZL-ELeeming2205NurnbergCrashed HohenrothKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
865 BeachM FSergeantRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-04-24HalifaxIIILV968ZL-LLeeming2215KarlsruheAbandoned near SaarbruckenPoW Paradie Archive Database
866 BeachC AWarrant Officer Class 2RCAFBomber Command88Sqn
1942-08-19BostonIIIAI692RH-Attlebridge655Dieppe?KilledParadie Archive Database
867 BeachG HSergeantBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1943-10-04HalifaxIIJD463VR-DMiddleton St George1737FrankfurtCrashed Ham sur Heure BelgiumKilledGosselies Communal Cemetery
868 BealE TSergeantRCAFBomber Command16 OTU
1942-06-01WellingtonICDV763XG-H2Upper Heyford2312EssenCrashed NNE of BrusselsPoW Paradie Archive Database
869 BealeW SSergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1942-11-09WellingtonIIIZ1679PT-BMiddleton St George1753HamburgCrashed off PellwormKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
870 BealeR NSergeantBomber Command408Sqn RCAF
1942-03-27HampdenIL4140EQ-B BarBalderston1919Gardening?KilledRunnymede
871 BealeGSergeantBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1944-11-02HalifaxVIINP686OW-TLinton on Ouse1615DusseldorfCrash landed at Namur Belgium
872 BealesFredPilot OfficerJ/89951Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command10Sqn
1944-06-09HalifaxIIIMZ684ZA-BRAF Melbourne, Yorkshire30Laval See archive report for full details KilledLaval Communal Cemetery (Valfleury) E. Sub-Sec. D. Row 1. Joint grave 42945-42946
Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report

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873 BeallG SSquadron LeaderRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1944-05-27HalifaxIIIMZ502PT-UTholthorpe2334Bourg-LeopoldCrashed Overpelt {Limburg}KilledHeverlee War Cemetery BelgiumParadie Archive Database
874 BeamesH DPilot OfficerRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxVLL257WL-ZCroft2345LeipzigCrashed at HarberKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
875 BeanLeonard FSergeant1803536UKAir GunnerRAFVRBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-02-26HalifaxIIILW597QO-CEast MoorAugsburgShot down by night fighter near UlmPoW
876 BeardE GSergeantRCAFBomber Command158Sqn
1944-08-16HalifaxIIILK839NP-SLissett2159KielCrashed at Foston on the WoldsKilledHarrogate [Stonefall] CemeteryParadie Archive Database
877 BeardmoreEric WalterPilot OfficerC/820PilotRCAFFighter Command1Sqn RCAF
1940-09-18HurricaneIP3859Not knownRAF NortholtAMPatrolSee archive report for a few detailsBailed out - slight injuriesNone - survived the war - died 23rd August 1966Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
878 BeareH TFlight LieutenantRCAFBomber Command104Sqn
1941-09-10WellingtonIIW5576EP-NStradishall2130TorinoDitched in North SeaPoW Paradie Archive Database
879 BeareWalter PercySergeantW/OpRCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1942-06-29HalifaxIIW1113LQ-GPocklington2301BremenShot down by a night fighter. Crashed at Noordwolde HollandKilledWeststellingwerfParadie Archive DatabaseAttacker

Full account of Halifax loss in Dutch
880 BearistoC PWarrant OfficerR/86923CanadianAir GunnerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1943-06-22HalifaxVDK139ZL-PLeeming2319MulheimCrashed near RheinhausenKilledReichswald Forest War CemeteryParadie Archive Database
881 BearnesK LFlight SergeantR83259RCAFBomber Command15Sqn
1943-04-26StirlingIIIBK657LS-CMildenhall.0046.DuisburgCrashed near PortengenPoW Paradie Archive Database
882 BeasleyJoseph RonaldFlying OfficerJ/23867Age 24CanadianPilotRCAFFighter Command416Sqn RCAF
1944-12-24SpitfireXVISM277DN-YALG B.56 Evere (Haren) BelgiumPatrolPatrolSee Archive Report for detailsKilledLeopoldsburg War Cemetery. Grave VII.A.10.Paradie Archive DatabaseBorn on the 18th October 1920 in Ottawa. Member of Ottawa Flying Club. Enlisted on the 18th September 1939 in Ottawa.

Son of John (died 17th January 1953, age 66. Served in the Royal Sussex Regiment during WW1, wounded and lost a leg) and Susan Theresa Beasley (née Walsh - died 07th January 1967) of 147 - 5th Avenue Apartments, Ottawa, Ontario of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Husband of Margaret Irene Beasley (married 18th September 1942), father of Carol Lynn (born 01st March 1944) of 86 Balsam Street, Ottawa. Canada. Epitaph: 'Till The Day Break'.

His older brother, AC1. William Harold Beasley R/188567 was killed earlier the same year.

883 BeasomJ AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command420Sqn RCAF
1945-02-17Halifax IIINR126PT-XTholthorpe1126WeselFlew into hillside at Shillmoor Northumberland Paradie Archive Database
884 BeatonJohn JosephFlying OfficerJ22490CanadianNavigatorRCAFBomber Command426 (Thunderbird) Sqn RCAF
1943-10-07LancasterIIDS689OW:SLinton on Ouse20:32StuttgartSee Archive report for detailsEvaderParadie Archive Database
885 BeatonC NSergeantR67642RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-04-04WellingtonIIIX3699OW-Dishforth2030KielDitched 10 miles off Cromer NorfolkKilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
886 BeatonE MFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command427Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW135ZL-RLeeming2310ArrasCrashed at Foncquevillers {Pas-de-Calais}PoW Paradie Archive Database
887 BeatonA FFlying OfficerJ13842RCAFBomber Command428Sqn RCAF
1943-05-27WellingtonXHZ485NA-GDalton2312Essen?KilledRunnymedeParadie Archive Database
888 BeatonH JFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command431Sqn RCAF
1945-03-05LancasterXKB858SE-GCroft1635ChemnitzCrashed at OberweldbachKilledHannover War Cemetery
Paradie Archive Database
889 BeatonM AFlight SergeantRCAFBomber Command434Sqn RCAF
1943-11-19HalifaxVLK990IP-XTholthorpe1633LeverkusenShot down near DortmundPoWParadie Archive Database
890 BeattieRobert L.Flying OfficerJ/17090Air GunnerRCAFBomber Command138Sqn (Special)
1944-02-07HalifaxIILW275NF-OTempsford1930SOE - Operation Jockey 5The Halifax sustained flak damage on crossing the coast. Notwithstanding the resultant damage, and worsening weather, he continued his mission, flying low towards southern France. As he neared the intended DZ a serious fire developed in one engine, sufficiently serious for Sqn Ldr Cooke to give the order to abandon the Halifax. All took to parachutes. The aircraft crashed near Mantaille (Drōme), 37 km North of ValenceEvaded via Spain & Gibraltar on the 5 May 1944 and returned to Tempsford on the 10 Sep 1944 Paradie Archive DatabaseDFC Gazetted on 3 Oct 1944
891 BeattieHarold JamesSergeantR/161665Air BomberRCAFBomber Command166Sqn
1943-11-26LancasterIDV387AS-WRAF Kirmington, Lincolnshire1720BerlinCrashed near MonchengladbachMissing - believed killedRunnymede Memorial. Panel 181Paradie Archive Database Read Archive Report
892 BeattieH DFlying OfficerJ10119RCAFBomber Command405Sqn RCAF
1943-05-13HalifaxIIJB966LQ-DGransden Lodge2352BochumCrashed near Oud Avereest HollandKilledOud Avereest Gen Paradie Archive Database
893 BeattieJohn LeslieWarrant Officer 2nd ClassR/112661Air BomberRCAFBomber Command419Sqn RCAF
1944-02-19HalifaxIIJD114VR-VRAF Middleton St George, Co Durham2312LeipzigUnknownKilledRunnymede Memorial Panel 254Paradie Archive DatabaseRead Archive Report
894 BeattieJ WSergeantRCAFBomber Command432Sqn RCAF
1944-06-12HalifaxIIILW616QO-REast Moor2204CambraiCrashed at MiranmontPoWParadie Archive Database
895 BeattieR OFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command626Sqn
1944-12-31LancasterIPB687UM-Q2Wickenby1451OsterfeldParadie Archive Database
896 BeattieHarold DavidCorporalR/84899Age 25CanadianPassengerRCAFBomber 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 William Allen and Jessie Catherine (nee MacIntosh) Beattie of Nash Creek, New Brunswick
897 BeattyW BFlying OfficerRCAFBomber Command101Sqn
1944-06-30LancasterILL863SR-MLudford Magna2225VierzonCrashed at St-Doulchard {Cher}KilledSt-Doulchard Communal CemeteryParadie Archive Database
898 BeattyD LWarrant OfficerR124012RCAFBomber Command426Sqn RCAF
1943-05-25WellingtonXHE590OW-Dishforth2321DusseldorfCrashed at Zemst {Brabant}KilledBrussels Town Cemetery Paradie Archive Database
899 BeattyAlvin MarshallFlying OfficerJ25737CanadianBomb AimerRCAFBomber Command77 Sqn
1944-05-22HalifaxVLL138KN:NRAF Full Sutton, Yorkshire23:40OrleansSee Archive report for detailsKilledSeris Communal Cemetery Mil.Plot. Grave 4Paradie Archive Database
900 BeattyJames HughesSergeantR/CanadianPilotDFC
RCAFWestern Air Command132Sqn RCAF1942-06-05KittyhawkIET866ZR-RCAF RockliffeFerry from RCAF Rockliffe Ontario to new base at RCAF Sea Island, B.C.Sheared off landing gear while landing on soft groundSlight injuriesAccident reportPilot later commissioned and commanded 439Sqn RCAF on Typhoons earning his DFC.

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