Honouring the Airmen of RAF Beaulieu & USAAF Station 408


A live document with the purpose of summarising research carried out whilst recording the stories of some of the airmen who sadly lost their lives whilst serving at RAF Beaulieu.

Date Crew Airforce Squadron Aircraft Where Lost
30/10/1942 F/O Victor Edward Crowther
P/O William Allen Cruickshanks
Sgt Harry Olsen Dawe
Sgt William Gilmour Fraser
P/O William Ballantyne Martin
Fl/O Gavin Morton Sellar
RAF No. 224 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator Mk III (FK242) Fullamore Farm, Devon
06/11/1942 Sgt Hugh Gordon Gillespie RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (W7768) Died of wounds 14/11/1942
07/11/1942 Flt/Sgt Kenneth Crabtree
Sgt Ronald Sydney Horsley
Sgt Kenneth Edward Hunt
Sgt Arthur William Colston
Flt/Sgt Eric Simonds Bayley
Sgt Roland Williams James Harrison
Sgt Henry Rupert Jennings
RAF No. 224 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator Mk III (FK245) South West of Beaulieu
09/11/1942 Flt/Sgt Wendell Clifford Black
Flt/Sgt Adam Kidd Hodgins
Flt/Sgt Paul Jones Maroney
Flt/Sgt Woodrow Wilcox Waddell
Flt/Sgt Ward Ralph Waddle
Sgt Allan Clarance Walland
Sgt Gordon M. Manning (P.O.W. Stalag 344)
RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (W1152) Failed to return from anti-shipping raid Gironde estuary, France
29/11/1942 Cpl Joseph Victor Raoul Beaudry
P/O Allen Catto Bradley
P/O Samuel Stewart Clark
Fl/O Benjamin Hugo Enns
W/O I Stephen Frederic Gannon
Sgt Orlando Delmar Conrad Hamel
Sgt Francis Hooton
Sgt Joseph Jones
Flt/Sgt William Michael Kostenuk
Flt/Sgt Ralph Elliott Milliken
Flt/Sgt William Stanley Milne
Sgt Earl Lewis McGillivray
Flt/Sgt Norman Wilbur Ross
Flt/Sgt Melville James Stanley
Sgt George Robert Ian Taylor
RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (DT576) Melmerby, Ripon (en route to RAF Beaulieu)
15/12/1942 W/O II Robert William Stewart
Flt/Sgt Richard Allan Rollins
Sgt James Ryan
Flt/Sgt Lewis Gilbert Watson
Albert George Henry Gapes
Harold William Gunn
Sgt Rover James Abadore Shaw
RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (DT624) Harepath, East Boldre
20/12/1942 Sgt Morris William Croft
Sgt Michael William Fugere
W/O II Lloyd Elsworth Snarr
Fl/O Ernest Stollery
Flt/Sgt Norman Albert van Brunt
Flt/Sgt Gerald Edward Wagner
P/O Robert Washer
RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (W7768) Eades Farm, Newbridge, Isle of Wight
21/02/1943 Sgt William John Hart
Sgt Roy Victor McLean
Flt/Sgt Frank James O’Donoghue
Sgt Benjamin Frederick John Parker
Flt/Sgt Ernest Harold Stellar
F/O Carl John Shagena
Sgt Benjamin Warren Turner
RCAF 405 Long Range Patrol Squadron Handley Page Halifax Mk II (DT633) Stubbs Wood, Beaulieu
21/08/1943 Wg/Cdr Jindřich Breitcetl DFC
Sgt Josef Felkl
F/Lt František Fencl
F/Sgt Jozef Halada
Sgt Vilda Jakš
P/O Emilián Mrázek
F/O Eduard Pavelka
F/Sgt Michal Pizúr
RAF No. 311 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator GR Mk V (BZ780) Bay of Biscay
29/08/1943 F/O Adolf Musálek
Sgt Stanislav Jelínek
F/Lt Bruno Babš
Sgt Eduard Blaháček
Sgt Hanus Polák
Sgt Jiri Rubín
F/O Miroslav Čtvrtlík
Sgt Vaclav Blahna
RAF No. 311 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator GR Mk V (BZ775) Hawkhill enclosure
30/08/1943 Flt/Lt Emil Palichleb
Sgt Josef Bittner
Sgt Zdeněk Řezáč
Sgt Theodor Schwarz
Sgt Emil Szeliga
Sgt Josef Fisera
RAF No. 311 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator GR Mk V (BZ785) Dilton Copse, Brockenhurst
15/11/1943 Flt/Sgt Ernest Frederick Barge
Sgt Robert John Clarke
F/O Douglas Roland Cooper
F/O Leslie Harold Lister
Flt/Sgt Arnold James Pudfin
Sgt Francis Quinn
F/O Daniel Boyd Sinclair
WO II Gerald Young
RAF No. 53 Squadron RAF Consolidated B-24 Liberator GR Mk V (BZ817) Swinesleys Farm, Beaulieu
17/11/1943 Flt/Sgt Ladislav Černohorský
Sgt Linhart Fajt
Flt/Sgt Albert Fuksa
Sgt Felix Arnošt Heller
Sgt Josef Novák
Flt/Sgt Miroslav Procházka
Flt/Lt Metoděj Šebela DFC
Fl/O Hannes Edgar Urban-Emmrich
Fl/O Alois Vávra
RAF No. 311 Squadron Consolidated B-24 Liberator GR Mk V (BZ872) Bay of Biscay
05/02/1944 Fl/O Norman Peter Blacklock RAF No. 263 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk IB (JR251) France or at Sea
13/02/1944 Flt/Sgt George Williams RAF No. 263 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk IB (JR215) France
22/02/1944 Fl/O Robert Bruce Tuff RAF No. 263 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk IB (JR302) English Channel (20miles off Guernsey)
22/02/1944 Fl/O Robert Charles Hunter RAF No. 263 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk IB (JR304) English Channel (20miles off Guernsey)
22/02/1944 Sqn/L Geoffrey Berrington Warnes DSO DFC RAF No. 263 Squadron Hawker Typhoon Mk IB (MN249) English Channel (20miles off Guernsey)
09/03/1944 Maj Damon Jesse Gause USAAF HQ / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75236) Broomfield Farm, Beaulieu
07/04/1944 2LT Stanley Eugene Fish USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-22454) Allington, Wiltshire
20/04/1944 2LT James M Allen USAAF 387th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75603) RAF Selsey
24/04/1944 Cpt Milton E Soward USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75620) Arras, France
01/05/1944 1LT Frederick William O’Donnell USAAF 388th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75107) France
06/06/1944 1LT Robert L Shipe USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75168) Saint-Sauveur-de-Pierrepont, Normandy, France
06/06/1944 2LT Jack J Martell USAAF 388th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-76203) Saint-Lô-d’Ourville, Normandy, France
07/06/1944 1LT Edsel J McKnight USAAF 388th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75044) France
07/06/1944 1LT Mahlon Tallmadge Stelle DFC USAAF 387th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-76355) Villers-Bocage, France
07/06/1944 1LT Harold M Jones USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-26128) Saint-Sauveur-Lendelin, Normandy, France
09/06/1944 2LT William J Shaffer USAAF 326th Ferry Squadron / 27th Air Transport Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75143) RAF Beaulieu
10/06/1944 Cpt Raymond Noriega Moraga USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-26324) Cherbourg, France
10/06/1944 2LT John Alfred Weese USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-76297) Juno Beach, Normandy, France
10/06/1944 1LT Donald R Swinburne USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75542) France
15/06/1944 1LT Thomas C McAllister USAAF 388th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75661) France
22/06/1944 2LT Wallace Eugene Rock USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-76455) Cherbourg, France
24/06/1944 1LT Lloyd Irvin Riff USAAF 388th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-76244) France
25/06/1944 2LT Marcel DuPont USAAF 386th Fighter Squadron / 365th Fighter Group Republic P-4D Thunderbolt (42-75067) Verneuil-sur-Avre, France
02/08/1944 LT Robert C. Steinhaus USAAF 454th Bomb Squadron / 323rd Bomb Group Martin B-26B Marauder (42-95975) RAF Beaulieu

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