List of World War II aces from the United Kingdom

Summary

This is a list of fighter aces in World War II from the United Kingdom and the British Empire (Country names as per name at the time of World War II). For other countries see List of World War II aces by country.

For "turret fighters" such as the Boulton Paul Defiant, the pilot put the aircraft into position with the enemy and it was the gunner who controlled the armament, air victories are credited to both.

List

Name Victories Squadron(s) Awards Notes
Acworth, Richard Alvin 8 112, 80 DFC
Agazarian, Noel Le Chavalier ("Aggy") 7 274, 609 KIA 16 May 1941, North Africa
Aitken, Sir John William Maxwell ("Max") 15 46, 68, 601 DSO, DFC 6 Victories in a Beaufighter[1]
Became a Conservative MP
Allan, Ian 14 256, 151, 29 DSO, DFC, AFC RAFVR. Retired in 1973 with rank of Air Commodore
Allard, Geoffrey ("Sammy") 24 85, 87 DFC, DFM* KIFA 13 March 1941
Allen, Hubert Raymond ("Dizzy") 8 66 DFC
Allen, John Lawrence 8
Allen, James Alan Sandeman ("Sandy") 7
Allen, Derek Hurlestone 6 85 DFC KIA 18 May 1940
Allen, Percy Frank 5 68 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO[note 1] Bennett, G.[2][page needed]
Osgood-Finney, Macleod Hamish 6
Ambrose, H. 9
Andrew, James Richard 6 607 DFM KIA 25 June 1945[3]
Archer, Philip Leslie Irving 6 DFC Born in Barbados,KIA 17 June 1943 flying with RCAF[4]
Aries, Ellis Walter 6
Ashton, John Henry 5
Atcherley, David Francis William 5 25 CB, CBE, DSO, DFC 3 Victories in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Was lost at sea on 8 June 1952 as an Air Vice-Marshal whilst piloting a Gloster Meteor
Atkinson, Harold Derrick 12 213 DFC KIA 25 August 1940
Ayerst, Peter Vigne 5 73, 33, 238, 124 DFC
Ayre, Harold Woolgar ("Harry") 5
Babbage, Cyril Fredrick 8 602 DFM
Bader, Douglas 22 222, 242, Tangmere Wing DSO*, DFC* Prisoner of war from 9 August 1941
Badger, John Vincent Clarence ("Tubby") 8 DFC WIA 30 August 1940; DOW 30 June 1941
Baker, Henry Collingham ("Harry","Butch") 7 41, 19, 74 [5]
Baldwin, John Robert ("Johnny") 15 DSO*, DFC*, AFC Highest scorer on Typhoons. MIA during Korean War
Ball, George Eric 7 DFC KIFA 1 February 1946
Bamberger, Cyril Stanley ("Bam") 5 DFC*, AE*
Barker, Frederick James 13 264 DFM* Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by Sgt. Edward "Ted" Thorn. Thorn and Barker were the top-scoring Defiant crew.[6][7]
Barclay, Richard George Arthur 8 DFC KIA 17 July 1942
Barwell, Eric Gordon ("Dickie")[8][9] 12[10]: 91  264, 125 DFC* Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant during the Battle of Britain so his 5 first victories also credited to his air gunner P/O J.E.M. Williams, and the next 2 to Sgt. A. Martin
Barwell left the RAF on 2 September 1945 as a Wing Commander.[11]
Barton, Anthony Richard Henry 9 KIFA 4 April 1943
Bayne, Alfred William Alexander 11
Bazin, James Michael 10
Beamont, Roland ("Bee") 9 DSO*, DFC* spent part of war as production test pilot for Hawker, responsible for introduction of Hawker Typhoon and Hawker Tempest into operational use
Beard, John Maurice Bentley 6
Beaumont, The Hon. Walter 8 DFC MIA 23 September 1940
Beazley, Hugh John Sherard 6 249 DFC Beazley joined 249 Sqn RAF at RAF Church Fenton on its formation in May 1940 as a Flying Officer flying Hurricanes. He was promoted to the rank of Flying Officer on 25 September 1940.
Bennions, George Herman ("Ben") 12 41 DFC
Berry, Ronald ("Ras") 24 DFC*, DSO
Bird-Wilson, Harold Arthur Cooper 9 17, 254, 118, 66, 152 DSO*, DFC*, AFC* Retired in 1967 as an Air Vice-Marshal
Blackadder, William Francis 7 DSO
Blair, Kenneth Hughes 8 85, No. 151 Squadron RAF, 1453, 25, 613 DFC, Bar [12]
Blake, Arthur Giles ("Admiral") 5 FAA,KIA 29 October 1940
Boardman, Hubert Stanley 5 600, 153 DFC Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO F/Sgt James Roy Mordan[2][page needed][13]
Boddington, Michael Christopher B. 11
Bodie, Crelin Arthur W. ("Bogle") 11 66 KIFA 24 February 1942
Boitel-Gill, Derek Pierre Aumale 8 India,KIA 1 August 1941
Boulter, John Clifford 6 DFC KIA 17 February 1941
Boyd, Adrian Hope ("Ginger") 18 DSO, DFC*
Boyd, Archibald Douglas McNeill ("Archie") 10 600, 219 DSO, DFC Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Alexander Joseph Glegg[2][page needed]
Boyd, Robert Finlay 21 DSO, DFC*
Braham, John Randall Daniel ("Bob") 29 29, 51 OTU, 141 DSO**, DFC**, AFC 19 Victories as a night fighter. Flew a Beaufighter with different N/RO's (Ross; Heywood; Gregory, W. S.; Jacobs, H.)[2][page needed]
Bright, Vernon Maxwell 8
Broadhurst, Harry 13 DSO & Bar, DFC & Bar, AFC
Brothers, Peter Malam ("Pete") 16 DSO, DFC*
Bruen, John Martin 8 800, 801, 802, 803 DSO, DSC FAA[14]
Bungey, Robert W. 5[15][16] 226,145,452 DFC Died 10 June 1943 in Australia. Bungey was an Australian[17][18]
Burbridge, Bransome Arthur ("Branse") 21½ 85 DSO*, DFC* 20 Victories as a night fighter
Burnell-Phillips, Peter Anthony 5 607 DFM KIFA 9 February 1941
Butler, Thomas Roy 5 46 DFC Flew a Beaufighter night fighter with N/RO Graham, R. F.[2][page needed]
Butterfield, Samuel Leslie 5 213 DFM KIA 11 August 1940[19]
Caister, James Russell 6
Caldwell, G. L. 7
Cameron, Matthew 5
Cameron, Neil 5
Campbell, Francis 6
Carey, Frank Reginald 28 DFC*, DFM, AFC 2nd highest Hurricane ace, did not fly after 1942
Carpenter, John Michael Vowles ("Chip") 8
Cartridge, David Leslie 5 KIA 4 July 1940
Cartwright, Henry 5
Casbolt, Charles Edward ("Cas") 13 DFM[20]
Casson, Lionel Horwood ("Buck") 5 DFC, AFC, AE*
Chandler, Horatio Herbert 5
Charlton, Philip Noel ("Freddie") 6
Charney, Kenneth Langley 6
Charnock, Harry Walpole 9 DFC, DFM, CdeG Died 24 May 1974
Chase, Frederick John Allison 5
Chisholm, Roderick Aeneas 9 604 DSO, DFC Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Ripley, W. G.[2][page needed]
Chisholm, John Henry Mackellar 7 KIA 15 September 1944
Churchill, Walter Myers 6 DSO, DFC KIA 26 August 1942[21]
Clapperton, Raymond Hedley 0 (+24 V-1's) DFC[13][page needed][22] 24 V-1's destroyed[13][page needed]
Cleaver, Gordon Neil S. ("Mouse") 7 DFC
Clerke, Rupert Francis Henry 7 125 DFC 2 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Wheldon, J. R.[2][page needed]
Clift, Douglas Gerald ("Duggie") 5
Clowes, Arthur Victor ("Darky") 11 DFC, DFM
Clyde, William Pancoast ("Billy") 10
Cobley, Peter Charles 5 272 DFC* 2 Victories in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Coghlan, John Hunter 6 DFC KIA 17 August 1940
Cole, Robert Walton 25
Cole, Robert Bruce 6
Coleman, George Byrne Stanislaus 7 256, MNFU,[23] 46, 272, 600 DFC Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Coleman, Patrick Tuisley 7
Collard, Peter 6 DFC KIA 14 August 1940
Comely, Peter Woodruff 5 MIA 15 August 1940
Connors, Stanley Dudley Pierce 12 DFC* KIA 18 August 1940
Constable-Maxwell, Michael Hugh 7 604 DSO, DFC 2 Victories in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Conway, Alfred Gordon 7 DFC
Cook, Harry 6
Cooke, Charles Alfred 5 66, 264 DFC . Retired on 11 July 1958 as a Squadron Leader.[24]
Cooke, Nicholas Gresham ("Lanky") 12 264 DFC Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant so all victories also credited to his air gunner, Cpl. A. Lippett.
On 29 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation they claimed 2 Messerschmitt Bf 109's and a Messerschmitt Bf 110 during their 1st sortie, plus 5 Junkers Ju 87's in their 2nd that day, becoming Britain's first "aces in a day" in the Second World War.[25]
KIA 31 May 1940
Cooper-Slipper, Thomas Paul Michael 8 DFC
Cork, Richard John ("Dickie") 11 DSO, DSC flew with RAF and FAA, KIA 14 April 1944
Corre, Howard John 5
Cosby, Ivor Henry 8 DFC
Cotes-Preedy, Digby Vawdre Cartmel ("Digger") 12 GM, DFC[26][27]
Cottingham, Leonard 14
Cox, Graham James 11
Cox, David George Samuel Richardson 8 DFC
Cox, Neill Dudley 5 39 DFC* 4 Victories in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Craig, John Teasdale ("Bobby") 8 DFM KIA 2 June 1941
Creed, Ernest William Durham ("Bill") 11 DFC
Crew, Edward Dixon 12 604 DSO*, DFC*, CB 8 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO's Guthrie, Norman and Duckett, Basil[2][page needed]
Crook, David Moore 8 DFC KIA 18 December 1944
Crosley, R. Michael ("Mike") 5
Cross, Robert Walter 9
Crossley, Michael Nicholson 22 DSO, DFC
Crowley-Milling, Denis 6 DSO, AE, DFC*
Cruikshank, A. R. 11
Cullen, Richard Nigel ("Ape") 12 DFC KIA 4 March 1941
Cunningham, John ("Cats Eyes") 20 604, 85 DSO, AE, DFC* 19 Victories in a Beaufighter night fighter with N/RO's Phillipson, J. R and Rawnsley, C. F.[2][page needed]
Cunningham, Wallace ("Jock") 8 DFC
Curchin, John 12 DFC KIA 4 June 1941[28]
Currant, Christopher Frederick ("Bunny") 15 CdeG, DFC, MC, DFC
Czernin, Count Manfred Beckett 18 DSO, MC, DFC Son of an Austrian diplomat. From 1943 operated in occupied Europe for the SOE.
Daber, John 5
Daddo-Langlois, William Raoul 6 WIA 10 June 1943 over Sicily, DOW same day. Born England. Commemorated on Malta Plinth
Dafforn, Robert Chippindall 8 501, 229 DFC KIA 9 September 1943
Dahl, Roald 5 80
Dalton-Morgan, Thomas Frederick 17 43 DFC
Daniel, Stephen Walter ("Dan") 17
Daniel, Edward Gough 11 1435 Flt 7 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO[2][page needed]
Darley, Horace Stanley ("George") 5 609 (S/Ldr)
Darling, Edward Vivian ("Mitzi") 6 41 DFC MIA 2 June 1942
David, William Dennis 17 87, 213
Davidson, Henry John 6 249 KIA 6 October 1942
Davies, James William Elias 8
Davis, Charles Trevor 10 238 KIFA 26 March 1941
Davison, Michael Metcalfe 13 46, 108 DFC* 8 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Dye, Bertram E.[2][page needed]
Davy, Dennis Henry 10
Daw, Victor George ("Jack") 6
Dawson-Paul, Francis 7.5 64 FAA voluntarily seconded to RAF. Joined squadron 1 July 1940. Died of wounds on 30 July 1940, five days after shot down.
De L'Ara, Louis George Charles 5
Deacon, Albert Henry 6
Dean, Ernest Henry ("Dixie") 5
Deanesley, Edward Christopher ("Jumbo") 6
Denholm, George Lovell 6 603 (S/Ldr)
Dewar, John Scatliff 9 DSO India,KIA 12 September 1940
Dixon, Henry Peter 5
Dobie, Ian Alexander 14
Dodds, James ("Hamish") 13 274[29]
Doe, Robert Francis Thomas 16 234 DSO, DFC*
Doll, John Christopher Shaboe 5
Donaldson, Edward Mortlock 6 151 DSO, AFC*, LOM
Donaldson, Georges Millar ("Paddy") 6
Donaldson, Arthur Hay 5
Douglas, William Anderson 6
Dovell, Ronald Leonard 6
Downing, Alwyn Berriman ("Berry") 12 600 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO John P. Lyons[2][page needed]
Drake, Billy 22 213, 421 Flt DSO, DFC*
Draper, Bryan Vincent 7 74 DFC KIA 28 February 1945
Dredge, Alan Sydney 9
Drummond, John Fraser 9 46, 92 DFC KIA 10 October 1940
Dryland, Rodney 'Rod' 20
Dudley, Stanley 12
Duke, Neville Frederick 29 DSO, DFC**, AFC
Duke-Wooley, Raymond Myles Beecham 7 253, 23 DFC American
Duncan-Smith. Wilfred George Gerald 19 DSO*, DFC**
Dundas, Hugh Spencer Lisle ("Cocky") 10 616 DSO*, DFC Brother of John Dundas
Dundas, John Charles 16 609 DFC KIA 28 November 1940 Brother of Hugh Dundas.
Dunn, Patrick Hunter ("Paddy") 9
Dunning-White, Peter William 5
Durnford, Peter Edward George 5
Dutton, Roy Gilbert 19 145 DFC Ceylon
Dymond, William Lawrence 11 41 DFM KIA 2 September 1940
Dyson, Charles Harold 9
Eagle, William Geoffrey 7 274, 198 DFC KIA 30 June 1945
Eckford, Alan Francis 12 32, 242, 253, 154 DFC
Edgar, A. H. 6
Edge, Gerald Richmond 20 DFC
Edghill, Douglas Frank Kitchener 7 229 DFC
Edll, Frank Eric 6
Edwards, Edward Walter 8
Edwards, Henry Grahame ("Nick") 7 604, 89, 108 DFC Squadron Leader. A Malta night fighter ace. Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Phillipson, J. R.[2][page needed]
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.
Edwards, Malcolm Finney ("Eddie") 12 247, 587, 3 Served with 247 Sqn during the B.O.B..
KIA 29 December 1944 whilst flying Hawker Tempest JF-V, EJ803, of 3(f) Sqn.
Crashed into moorland next to the railroad track near the town of Spelle, Germany.
Ekbery, Joseph Scarisbrick 6
Elcock, Arthur Richard ("Big") 8 91 KIFA 14 May 1945
Eliot, Hugh William ("Chubby") 9 255 2 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Ibbotson, D. R.[2][page needed]
Ellis, John 15 DFC
Ellis, Ronald Vernon ("Monty") 7
Elsdon, Thomas Arthur F. ("Jimmy") 9
Ensor, Philip Stephen Baddesly 5 23 DFC
Etherton, John Hill 6 89 Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Evans, Charles L. G. ("Crash") 10
Evans, Kenneth William Samuel 6
Evans, George 5
Everson, L. G. 7 3
Eyre, Anthony 10 615; 132 Wing DFC Stalag Luft III 1942–1945;
KIFA 16 February 1946[30]
Farnes, Paul Caswell Powe 8 501 DFM
Farquhar, Andrew Douglas 5 257 DFC
Faulkner, J. A. 7 91
Feary, Alan Norman 5 609 KIA 7 October 1940
Ferriss, Henry Michael 11 111 DFM KIA 16 July 1940
Finlay, Donald Osborne 6 41, 54
Finucane, Brendan Eamon Fergus ("Paddy") 32 65, 452 RAAF, 602 DSO, DFC** KIA 15 July 1942 in Ramrod mission over France. ( Irish)
Flinders, John Layton ("Polly") 6 32
Fokes, Ronald Henry ("Ronnie") 13 92, 257 DFC KIA 12 June 1944
Forbes, Athol Stanhope 9 303, 66
Forster, Anthony Douglas ("Bunny") 6 151, 607 DFM
Foster, J. K. 6
Foster, Reginald John ("Jack") 9 604, 108 4 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Newton, M. F.[2][page needed]
Foster, Robert William 7 605 DFC
Foster, William Morley Culver 5
Fowlow, Norman Ralph 5 Newfoundland
Franklin, William Henry 16 65 DFM* MIA 12 December 1940
Fras(i)er, Joseph Frederick 10 Ceylon
Freeborn, John Connell 14 74 DFC* [31]
Friendship, Alfred Henry Basil 8 3 DFM
Fulford, David 4 64, 19 DFC KIA 2 November 1942
Garden, Mowbray 5 (1914–1978)
Gardner, Peter Melvill 10 DFC (1918–1984)
Gardner, Richard Exton ("Jimmy") 10 (1914–1999) FAA
Garton, Geoffrey William 11 DSO, DFC, (1915–1976)
Gash, Fred 5 264 DFM Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O F.D. Hughes[7]
. Sergeant. Warrant Officer in May 1943 and released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant[32]
Geddes, Keith Irvine 5 604 DFC, Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
(1918–1991)
Genders, George E. Clifford ("Jumbo") 10 (1920–1950)
Gibb, Walter Frame 6 DSO, DFC (1919–2006)[33]
Gibbs, Eric Malcom 6 DFC (1912–1972)
Giddings, Kenneth Charles Michael 5 KCB, OBE, DFC, AFC* (1920–2009)
Gilbert, Humphrey Trench 5 DFC (1919–1942) KIFA 2 May 1942
Gilders, John Stanley 6 (1919–1941) KIA 21 February 1941
Gillam, Denys Edgar 8 DSO**, DFC*, AFC (1915–1991)
Gillan, James 7 (1914–1940) MIA 11 August 1940
Gillies, James 6
Gillies, Kenneth McLeod 10 66 KIA 4 October 1940 over the channel.
Gilmour, William MacMillan 9
Gilroy, George Kemp ("Sheep") 25 DSO, DFC* (1914–1995)
Gleed, Ian Richard 16 DFC KIA 16 April 1943
Glen, Arthur Allan ("Pinkie") 9
Glendinning, John Nixon 5 KIA 12 March 1941
Glew, Norman Vipan ("Sticky") 6 KIA 17 May 1944
Gloster, Michael John 11 255 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Oswald, James F.[2][page needed]
Godfrey, Donald Ling 10
Goode, J. 7
Goodman, George Ernest ("Randy") 16 DFC KIA 14 June 1941[34]
Goodman, Geoffrey Horace 9 29 D.S.O, D.F.C. 1 Victory in a Beaufighter with N/RO Wall, R. C. B.[2][page needed]
Goucher, Richard Tannatt 7
Gough, William John 8 68 1 Victory in a Beaufighter with N/RO Matson[2][page needed]
Gould, Derrick Leslie 5
Gracie, Edward John ("Jumbo") 10 DFC KIA 15 February 1944
Graham, Michael 6
Grant, Stanley Bernard 7
Gray, William Napier 5
Greaves, Douglas Haig 9 255 DFC* 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Robbins, F. Milton[2][page needed]
Borb 4 April 1917 Leeds. Died Nov 2006
Green, Charles Patrick ("Paddy") 14 600 DSO, DFC 9 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Gillies, Reginald Joseph.[2][page needed] Died 10 April 1999
Green, Wilfrith Peter 27
Greenwood, John Peter Bowtell 9
Gregory, Donald Swift 8
Gregory, William 6
Gribble, Dorian George 7 DFC MIA 4 June 1941
Grice, Douglas Hamilton ("Grubby") 8 DFC
Grier, Thomas 12 DFC KIA 5 December 1941
Griffiths, Glyn 10
Gunnis, Herbert H. Kitchener ("Alec") 5 252 Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Guthrie, Giles Connop McEachern 5
Guy, Leonard Northwood ("Len") 7 MIA 18 August 1940
Hackwood, Gerald Henry 8 264 Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant so all victories also credited to his air gunner LAC G.E. Lille.
KIFA 20 November 1940[35]
Hagger, Ronald Arthur 7
Haine, Richard Cummins 5
Haines, Leonard Archibald 12 DFC KIA 30 April 1941
Hall, Archibald Robert ("Bobbie") 8 56, 126, 260, 322 DFC
Hall, John Anthony Sanderson 8
Hallett, Nigel George ("Buster") 6
Hallowes, Herbert James L. ("Darkie") 19
Hamar, Jack Royston 6 DFC KIA 24 July 1940
Hamblin, B. W. 5
Hamilton, Claud Eric ("Hamish") 6 MiD KIA 14 May 1941 ( Malta)
Hamlyn, Ronald Fairfax 11 One of four pilots that became an "ace in a day"" in the Battle of Britain,[36][note 2][37]
Hanbury, Osgood Villiers 12 602, 260 DSO, DFC* KIA 3 June 1943
Hancock, John Allan 7
Hanks, Peter Prosser 15
Hardacre, John Reginald 5 KIA 30 September 1940
Hards, Maurice Sydney 10 250, 92 DFC, DFM Later Chief Inspector of Police (Reserve) in Kenya
Harker, Alan Stuart ("Budge") 7
Harries, Raymond Hiley 24 DFC* KIFA 14 May 1950
Harrison, Geoffrey Austen 5 KIA 12 June 1944
Hart, Kenneth Graham 9 DFC KIA 28 December 1944 ( Italy)
Hartley, James 12
Hastings, I. 5
Havercroft, Ralph Edward 6
Haw, Charlton ("Wag") 5 504, 81, 122, 611, 129 DFM, DFC, Order of Lenin Served with 151 Wing in Russia. Retired as Squadron Leader in 1951. Died 1993.
Hay, Ronald Cuthbert 13 DSO, DSC* Sole Royal Marine fighter ace
Hayden, Lawrence Hamilton 7 264 DFM Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O T.D. Welsh. Released from the RAF in 1945 as a Flight Lieutenant.[7][38]
Hayley-Bell, Dennis 5 68 2 Victories in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Hayward, Robert Kitchener 6 Born in Newfoundland
Head, Norman Sidney 11
Hearne, Peter Joseph 5 Born in India
Hedgecoe, Edward Richard 9 DFC* KIA 1 January 1944
Henley, Robert Stephen 5 806 NAS DSC Fleet Air Arm. Norway, Dunkirk, Mediterranean, Pacific
Heppell, Phillip W. Ellis ("Nip") 5
Hetherington, Erik Lawson 5 DFC KIFA 31 October 1942 ( Gibraltar)
Hewett, Edward William F. ("Ted") 16
Hibbert, Walter James ("Jesse") 6 DFC
Higgins, William Burley 5 KIA 14 September 1940
Higginson, Frederick William ("Taffy") 12
Hill, Howard Perry 6
Hillary, Richard Hope 5 603 KIFA 7 January 1943 (night training flight)
Hoare, Bertie R. O'Bryen ("Sammy") 9
Hobbs, Joseph Bedo 7
Hodgkinson, Arthur John ("Hodge") 12 219 DSO, DFC* 8 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Dye, Bertram E.[2][page needed] KIA 10 July 1943 ( Italy)
Hogan, Henry Algernon Vickers 8 DFC
Hogg, Graham Angus 12 DSC* FAA. KIA 11 November 1940
Hogg, Richard Malzard 6 KIA 25 August 1940
Hogg, Robert Dudley 5
Holden, Eustace J. ("Gus") 7
Holden, Kenneth 6
Holder, Maurice Henry ("Blondie") 5 KIFA 16 July 1942
Holland, Robert Hugh 6 Born in Ceylon
Hollingsworth, Alec 5
Honor, Dudley Sandry Garton 9 88, 145, 274, 258 Wg[39] DFC* (LG, 35187/3321) Service number: 40113. Was born at Quilmes, Buenos Aires, Argentina[39][40][41] Died in 2007
Hope, Sir Archibald Philip[42] 6 601 OBE, DFC
Hopewell, James 5 KIA 21 January 1942
Hopkin, William P. ("John Willie") 5
Horne, Angus William 7 219, 6 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Rex Browne[2][page needed]
Howard, Donald Ridgwell ("Podge") 6
Howard-Williams, Peter Ian 5
Howell, Frank Jonathan 10 25, 80, 609, 118, 243, 54 DFC* KIFA when hit by a taxiing Vampire, 9 May 1948
Howes, Harold Norman ("Harry") 12 DFM KIFA 24 December 1940
Howitt, Geoffrey Leonard 8
Hubbard, Thomas Edward ("Tom") 5
Hughes, David Price 5
Hughes, Dennis Lawrence 5 KIA
Hughes, Fredrick Desmond 19 264, 145, 600, 604 DFC*, DSO Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant during the B.O.B. so his 5 first victories also credited to his air gunner Sgt. F. Gash.
12 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Dixon, L.[2][page needed]
Hughes was awarded the DFC (1954), made a CBE (1962), CB (1972) and retired on 6 June 1974 as an Air Vice-Marshal.
Died on 11 January 1992.
Hughes-Rees, John Anthony ("David") 5
Hull, Bernard John ("Johnnie") 5
Humpherson, John Bernard William 5 DFC KIA 22 June 1941
Humphrey, Andrew Henry 5
Hunter, Philip Algernon 10 264 DSO Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant so all victories also credited to his air gunner LAC F.H. King
KIA 24 August 1940
Hurst, John 5
Hussey, Roy Jack Hubert 14
Ibbotson, Desmond 11 54, 112, 601 DFC* KIA 19 November 1944
Ingle, Alec 11 DFC, AFC, AE POW from 11 September 1943
Inniss, Aubrey Richard de Lisle 9 236, 248 DFC .[43] Barbados, British West Indies. 2 Victories in a Beaufighter.
Jacobs, Henry 8
Jay, Dudley Trevor 9 DFC, MiD KIA 24 October 1940
Jeffery, Alistair John Oswald 5
Jefferies, Charles G. StDavid ("Porky") 6
Jennings, Bernard James 5
Jeram, Dennis Mayvore 6
Johnson, Herbert Dennis 14 91
Johnson, James Edgar ("Johnnie") 38 DSO**, DFC*, CB, CBE, American, DFC, Air, Medal, Legion, of, Merit Top British Ace of War, Retired Air Vice-Marshal
Johnson, Stanley B. 11 264 Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O M.H. Young
KIA 31 May 1940[7]
Johnson, William John ("John") 7
Johnston, Hugh Anthony Stephen ("Tim") 6
Johnstone, Alexander Vallance Riddell ("Sandy") 9 DFC Retired with the rank of Air Vice-Marshal
Joll, Ian Kenneth Sefton 5 604 DFC 4 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO O'Leary M.[2][page needed]
Jones, Edward Gordon ("Tap") 6 DSO, DFC
Jones, Norman Garston 7
Jonsson, Thorsteinn Elton ("Tony") 5 DFM Icelandic National
Josling, Norman Herbert ("Jos") 6 DFC
Judd, Michael Thomas 5 DSO, DFC, AFC
Kayll, Joseph Robert ("Joe") 13 DSO, DFC, AE
Keele, Brian Rushworth 6 604 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Cowles, George H.[2][page needed]
Keighley-Peach, Charles Lindsay 5
Kellet, Ronald Gustave 5 DFC, DSO, AE*
Kelsey, Howard Charles 9 141 4 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Smith, Edward M.[2][page needed]
Kendall, Philip Stanley 8 255 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Hill, C. R.[2][page needed]
Kettlewell, George Victor Wildeman 5
Kilburn, Michael Plaistowe 7 124, 56 DFC, CdeG, Irish
Kilmartin, John Ignatus ("Killy") 13 + 2sh DFC Irish
Kilner, Joseph Richard 6
King, Frederick Harry 10 264 DFM Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by S/Ldr P.A. Hunter
KIA 24 August 1940[7]
King, George James ("Jimmy") 7
Kingaby, Donald Ernest 23 DSO, AFC, DFM
Kingcombe, Charles Brian Fabris 12 DFC*, DSO
Kinmonth, Michael William 7 89 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Edgar[2][page needed]
Kitchener, Herbert Horatio 6
Kynaston, Norman Arthur 27 91
Lacey, James Harry ("Ginger") 28 CdeG, DFM*
Lamb, Deryck Percy 9
Lamb, Peter Gilbert 5 AFC
Lane, Brian John Edward ("Sandy") 7 DFC MIA 13 December 1942[44]
Lapsley, John Hugh 11
Latimer-Jefferies, Jerrard 9 DFC Latimer-Jefferies was killed on 15 April 1943, as a Squadron Leader with 106 Squadron, flying in a Lancaster and is buried in Sauvillers-Mongival Communal Cemetery along with the other crew members who were lost.
Laws, Adrian Francis 5 DFM KIFA in training accident 30 September 1940
Lawson, Walter John 7 KIA 28 August 1941
Le Cheminant, Jerrold Le ("Chem") 6
Leary, David Cooper 8
Leathart, James Anthony Leathart ("The Prof") 8 89 DSO 1 Victory in a Beaufighter with N/RO Glass, G. J.[2][page needed]
Retired from RAF in 1962 at the rank of Air Commodore
Leather, William Johnson 7
Lee, Kenneth Norman Thomas ("Hawkeye") 7 DFC
Lee, Richard Hugh Antony ("Dickie") 11 DSO, DFC KIA 18 August 1940
Lee-Knight, Roland Anthony 6 DFC KIA 27 September 1941
LeFevre, Peter William ("Pip") 10 DFC MIA 6 February 1944
Libbert, Albert 12
Lille, George Edward 8 264 Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O G.H. Hackwood. [7][45]
Retired from the RAF on 18 December 1957 as a Squadron Leader, retaining the rank of Wing Commander.
Lindsay, William Roy Mackintosh 6
Linnard, Sidney ("Sid") 7
Lippett, Albert 12 264 DFM Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by F/C N.G. Cooke
On 29 May 1940 during the Dunkirk evacuation, they claimed two Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter and a Messerschmitt Bf 110 during their 1st sortie, plus five Junkers Ju 87 Stukas in their 2nd that day, becoming Britain's first "aces in a day" in the Second World War.[25]
KIA 31 May 1940[7]
Llewellyn, Reginald Thomas 14 DFM
Lock, Erick Stanley ("Sawn Off Lockie") 26 DSO, DFC*, MiD MIA 3 August 1941
Lockwood, G. 7
Lofts, Keith Temple 7
Lord, Geoffrey 7
Lott, Charles George 5 CB, CBE, DSO, DFC, MiD Retired as Air vice-marshal[46]
Lovell, Anthony Desmond Joseph 22 DSO*, DFC* born in Ceylon,KIFA 17 August 1945
Lovell, Victor Charles 5
Lowe, Ivan Lawrence Firth 6
Lucas, Norman John 5
Lucy, William Paulet 7 DSO KIA May 1940
Lyall, Archibald ("Pat") 6 KIA 28 November 1940[47]
MacArthur, James Henry Gordon 8
MacDonald, Harold Kennedy 8 KIA 28 August 1940
MacDonald-Hall, Robert ("Sam") 7
MacDonnell, Aeneas Ranald Donald 10
McDowall, Andrew 13 DFM* Later became the first leader of an RAF jet fighter squadron (616)
McGrath, John Keswick Ulick Blake 18 DFC
McIntosh, Wallace 8
McKay, Donald Alistair Stewart 17 DFM*
McKellar, Archie 20 DSO, DFC* One of four pilots that became an "ace in a day"" in the Battle of Britain. [36][note 2] KIA 1 November 1940
McKinley, G. M. 5
MacLachlan, James Archibald Findlay 17 DSO, DFC, Flew with one arm after amputation in Feb 1941
POW, 1943; Died in captivity
McLardy, W. A. 8
MacLaren, William Ross 9
McClean, Tom Joseph 9
McMullen, Desmond Anthony Peter 22 54, 222, 151 DFC & Two Bars
McPherson, Robert Reid 5
MacQueen, Norman Carter 9
Maguire, William Hudson 6
Malan, Adolf Gysbert ("Sailor") 27
Mallinson, James Robin 5
Manger, Kenneth 8
Mann, Jack 5
Marland, Rainford Gent 7
Marples, Roy 7
Marrs, Eric Simcox ("Boy") 11 152 DFC KIA 24 July 1941 aged 20
Marshall, Alfred Ernest 19 73, 250, 25 DFC, DFM KIA 27 November 1944
Marshall, William Cyril 9 DFC
Martin, Richard Frewen 8
Mason, Ernest Mitchelson ("Imshi") 17 112, 80, 274, 94 DFC KIA 15 February 1942
Mason, Frank 5
Masterman, Cedric Audley 6 227 3 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Burnside, G. B.[2][page needed]
Mathews, John Owen ("Jimmy") 14
Matthews, Peter Gerald Hugh 9
Mayne, Ernest 5
Meager, Patrick Edward 9 107, 41, 602, 211 DFC, DSO 5 Victories in a Beaufighter.[2][page needed][13][page needed] Promoted Group Captain in 1945.
Meaker, James Reginald Bryan 8 46,263,249 (Irish). KIA 27 September 1940[48]
Measures, William Edward G. ("Tink") 5
Mellersh, Francis Richard Lee ("Togs") 600 DFC* 8 Victories as in a Beaufighter nightfighter,[2][page needed] 39 V-1 flying bombs[49]
Mellor, Frank 5
Melville-Jackson, George Holmes 5 248 DFC Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Miller, Wilfred Handel ("Andy") 11 125 3 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Bone, F. C.[2][page needed]
Miller, Reginald Arthur ("Dusty") 7 1435 Flt 4 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Tearle, Francis J.[2][page needed]
Millington, William Henry 11
Mills, Jack Percival 5
Milne, Richard Maxwell 15
Mitchell, Richard Angelo ("Mitch") 8
Moberley, George Edward 5
Modera, John Raymond Stewart 6 227 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Hodges[2][page needed]
Moore, Arthur Robert 28
More, James Winter C. ("Hank") 6
Morfill, Percy Frederick ("Peter") 7
Morgan, Thomas Fredrick Dalton 17 DSO, DFC 1917–2004
Morris, Douglas Griffith ("Zulu") 6 406 4 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Rix, A. V.[2][page needed]
Morris, Thomas Charles ("Tom") 5
Mortimer-Rose, Edward Brian 13
Morton, James Storrs ("Black") 10 603, 54, 539, 219 2 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Bailey, C.[2][page needed]
Mottram, Roy 5 92, 54 KIA 31/8/1941 Neuf-Berquin, France Nord
Mould, Peter William Olbert ("Boy") 11 DFC* MIA 1 October 1941 after an air battle with Italian Macchi C.202s North of Gozo, Malta
Muirhead, Ian James 7
Mulliner, Reginald W. L. 5 DFC and Bar
Mungo-Park, John Colin 13 DFC* KIA 27 June 1941. Credited with 600th victory for Biggin Hill with H.M. Stephen – their pairing was known as the "Deadly Twins."[50]
Musgrave, John Gothorp 12
Nash, Peter Alfred 12
Nash, Raymond Stanley 2+1sh (+17+3sh V-1's)[13][page needed] 23,91,1 DFC
Neil, H. M. 5
Neil, Thomas Francis ("Ginger") 16 DFC, AFC, AE
Nelson-Edwards, George Hassall ("Hal") 6 DFC
Newbery, Richard Alfred 13 DFC*
Newhouse, Peter Saxton 5 600 DFC Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Tate, Gerald[2][page needed]
Newling, Michael Alan 5 DFC KIA 6 July 1941
Niblett, John 5
Nicholls, Henry Treweeke 6
Nicholls, John Hamilton 7 DFC
Niven, John Brown 9
Norris, Stanley Charles 9 DFC
Norwell, John King ("Jock") 7 AFC
Nowell, Gareth Leofric 11 87, 32 DFM*, AE
O'Brien, Joseph Somerton 5 92, 234 DFC KIA 7 September 1940
O'Meara, James Joseph ("Orange") 13 64, 72, 421 Flt DSO, DFC*
O'Neil, John Anthony 5 DFC
O'Sullivan, Kevin Thomas Anthony 5 255 3 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Hood, W. G.[2][page needed]
Oldham, R. 5
Oliver, John Oliver William 8
Olver, Peter 6 DFC Shot down, captured and made POW 11 June 1943; . Died 14 February 2013
Orr, Stanley Gordon 17 Top Royal Navy ace
Orton, Newell ("Fanny") 17 73, 242, 54 DFC* Born Warwick, KIA 17 September 1941.[51]
Osborne, Anthony Frederick 7
Ottewill, Peter Guy 7
Overton, Charles Nevill 6 DFC [52]
Owen, Alan Joseph ("Red") 16 600, 85 DFC* 6 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO S.V. (Vic) MacAllister[2][page needed]
North Africa, then bomber support and intruder operations over Germany[53]
Oxspring, Robert Wardlow 21 DFC**, AFC
Page, Alan Geoffrey 15 DSO, DFC*
Pain, Derek Sydney 5 68, 89 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Briggs, John Victor[2][page needed]
Palliser, George Charles Calder 11 DFC
Palmer, Arthur G. 5
Panter, Keith Vernon 6
Pargeter, Reginald Clive 5
Parker, Gartrell Richard Ian ("Sailor") 9 (+ 5 V-1's) 219 DFC*, AFC, DSM, MiD (twice), King's Commendation 219 Sqn top scorer. Test pilot post-war, KIFA 19 February 1963.
Parker, Bernard James ("Jimmy") 5
Parker, Dennis Coates 5
Parker, Thomas Campbell ("John") 6
Parker-Rees, Alastair 12
Parnall, Denis Geach 6 KIA 18 September 1940
Parrott, Peter Lawrence 9 DFC*, AFC Retired as a Wing Commander in 1965, Died 2003
Parsons, Claude Arthur 5 KIA 8 November 1941
Passy, Cyril Wolrich 5
Paton, Donald Pearson 5 600, 114 DFC*[54][55] Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO's John McAnulty and Alec William[2][page needed]
Acting Wing Commander. Squadron Leader retaining rank of Wing Commander[56]
Pattullo, William Blair 5 WIA 26 October 1940
Paul, Frank Dawson 6 FAA, WIA 30 July 1940
Paul, Harold George ("Ginger") 6
Pavey, Alan Francis 7 122 DFC KIA 27 July 1944 Normandy
Payne, A. D. ("Jammy") 5
Payne, William John 9
Payton, James Joseph ("Joe") 7
Peacock, Reginald John 5 122 DFC KIA 5 February 1943 (North Africa)
Pedley, Michael George Foxter 5
Peel, John Ralph Alexander 5 DFC
Pegge, Constantine Oliver Joseph 9
Phillips, James William Bristowe 6 54 DFM KIFA 25 March 1942 near Ford, Sussex
Pike, Thomas Geoffrey 6 219 Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Pinches, Maurice Henry 8
Pinckney, David John Colin 7 DFC KIA 23 January 1942 (Singapore)
Pleasance, Harold Percival ("Flash") 5 25 Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Plinston, George Hugo Formby 8
Plumer, B. E. 5
Polley, William F. 6
Ponsford, Ian Reginald 8
Porter, D. A. 7
Pottinger, R. W. 8
Powell, Robin Peter Reginald 11
Powell-Shedden, George Ffolliott 7 DSO, DFC
Price-Owen, Waldo B. 8
Pring, Arthur Maurice Owers 9 89, 176 6 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Phillips, C. T.[2][page needed]
Proctor, John Ernest 11 DFC
Provan, William Wright 5 DFC
Rabagliati, Alexander Coultate ("Sandy") 21 KIA 6 July 1943
Rabone, Paul Wattling 9
Ramsey, Charles Maurice 8 153 2 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Morton[2][page needed]
Ranger, Geoffrey Harold 6
Rankin, James E. ("Jamie") 22 DSO*, DFC*
Rayment, Kenneth Gordon 7 153 DFC 5 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO's Lanning; Ayliffe, H. D. and Bone[2][page needed]
Died in the Munich air disaster on 15 March 1958.
Rayner, Roderick Malachi Seaborne 10
Read, James Alfred Avory ("Jasper") 10 89, 46, 108 Flew a Beaufighter.[2][page needed]
Redhead, E. 5
Reeves, Nevil Everard 14 89 DSO, DFC Won 9 of his victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO O'Leary, Arthur Alexander[2][page needed]
Reynolds, Richard Henry 6
Reynolds, Robert Edward 5 255 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Wingham, M.[2][page needed]
Rhodes-Moorhouse, William Henry 9 DFC KIA 6 September 1940
Richey, Paul Henry Mills 11
Rigler, Thomas Charles 8
Riley, William 6 263, 302, 145, 252,272 DFC . Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO F/Sgt. J Martin[2][page needed]
Both Riley and Martin KIFA 16 July 1942.[57]
Rippon, Anthony John 7
Ritchie, Blyth 7
Robb, Robert L. T. ("Jackson") 14
Robertson, Frederick Neal 12
Robertson, John 12
Robertson, Ronald James H. ("Robbie") 6
Robinson, Michael Lister ("Mike") 20 DSO, DFC MIA 8 June 1942
Rolls, William Thomas Edward 18
Rook, Michael ("Mickey") 6
Rose, Maurice James Alexander 14
Ross, Jack Kenneth 7 DFC KIA 6 January 1942
Ruchwaldy, Desmond Fred 16
Rudland, Clifford Percival 7 DFC*[58]
Russell, Noel 5 272 1 Victory in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Ryder, Edgar Norman 8 DFC POW 1944
Sabey, Albert 5
Sage, Paul Christopher Wendover 5 89, 46 DFC[59] Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Cockburn, John[2][page needed]
KIA 22 February 1945
St John, Peter Cape Beauchamp 5 KIA 22 October 1940
Samouelle, Charles James ("Sammy") 11 41 92 130 DFC* Retired as a Wing Commander
Sampson, Ralph W. Fraser ("Sammy") 5 DFC Retired as a Wing commander
Sanders, James Gilbert 16
Sanders, Philip James 7 DFC
Satchell, William Arthur J. ("Jack") 7 DSO
Saunders, Cecil Henry 7
Savage, Thomas Wood 5 KIA 10 July 1943 (Malta)
Schade, Patrick Alfred ("Paddy") 18 91
Scott, Allan Hugh 5
Scott, Ernest ("Ernie") 5 KIA 27 September 1940
Scott-Malden, David Francis Stephen 6
Scoular, John Evelyn 18
Selby, John Beauchamp 5
Sewell, Alfred Jack ("Jackie") 13 804, 806, 1837
Sewell, Herbert Scott ("Susie") 5 54, 124 DFC
Shaw, Harry ("Artie") 16
Shaw, John Thornhill 7
Shead, Harold Frederick William 5 89 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Curtis[2][page needed]
Shepherd, John Bean 20 DFC** KIFA 22 January 1946
Simpson, John William Charles 13
Simpson, Peter James 7
Sims, James Ayscough 5
Sinclair, Gordon Leonard 8
Sing, John Eric James ("Jackie") 8
Singleton, Joseph S. 8 25 1 Victory in a Beaufighter with N/RO Bradshaw, Chris[2][page needed]
Sizer, Wilfred Max ("Wilf") 13 DFC** Retired as Wing Commander in 1963[60]
Skinner, Wilfred Malcom 11
Slade-Betts, Kenneth Gordon 20 DFC
Smart, Thomas 8 DFC* KIA 12 April 1943
Smith, Alan 8 616, 93 DFC*
Smith, Edward Brian Bretherton 5 DFC
Smith, Leonard Alfred 7
Smith, Leslie Ernest 5
Smith, William Alexander 6
Smythe, Rupert Frederick 6 504,32 DFC Left the service in 1946 as a Flight Lieutenant[13][page needed]
Snowdon, Ernest George 5
Soden, Ian Scovill 6
Soper, Francis Joseph 15
Sowrey, John Adam 7 DFC, AFC [61]
Sparke, Philip Donald Julian 6
Spencer, Terence ("Terry") 10
Staples, Michael Edmund 5 KIA 9 November 1941
Stapleton, Frederick Snowden 7
Stark, Lawrence W. F. ("Pinkie") 6
Starr, Norman John ("Jack") 5 605 DFC & BAR KIA 8 Jan 1945 Dunkirk. Wing Commander. http://www.haroldstarr.co.uk/norman-john-starr.html
Stavert, Charles Michael 6
Steer, Harry 11 DFM KIA 8 June 1944
Steere, Jack 6
Stephen, Harbourne Mackay 22 DSO, DFC** . Credited with 600th victory for Biggin Hill with J.C. Mungo-Park – their pairing was known as the "Deadly Twins." Died 22 August 2001[62]
Stephens, Maurice Michael ("Mike") 23 DSO, DFC**
Stephenson, Leslie 10 153 DFC* 6 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Hall, G. A.[2][page needed][63]
Stevens, Richard Playne 15
Stevenson, Peter Charles Fasken 8
Stevenson, Ian Turnbull 5
Steward, George Arthur 6
Stewart, Charles L. W. 5
Stok, Bram van der ("Bob") 6[64] 41[note 3][note 4] CdeG MBE, Dutch Bronze Lion, Dutch Airman's Cross[note 5] Dutch
Stokoe, Jack 9
Stone, Cedric Arthur C. ("Bunny") 7
Stones, Donald William A. ("Dimsie") 12 DFC
Storrar, James Eric ("Jas") 14 DFC
Stott, J. P. 5
Strickland, James Murray 9 DFC KIA 14 August 1941
Stuckey, Vincent Allan J. ("Heimar") 6
Styles, Lawrence Hinton 5 219, 153, 600 DFC* Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO's Smith, L.; Ritchie, J. and Wilmer, H. J.[2][page needed]
Surman, John Clarke 5 604 1 Victory in a Beaufighter with N/RO Weston, Clarence E.[2][page needed]
Sutherland, C. 7
Sutton, Fraser Barry 5
Talalla, Cyril Lionel F. ("Jimmy") 5 118, 122 DFC* Malayan. .
Taylor, Edwin Murray 6
Taylor, Frederic Frank ("Eric") 7
Taylor, John Stuart 15
Taylor, Norman 7 KIFA 28 April 1948
Taylour, Edward Winchester Tollemache 7 DSC FAA. KIA 13 September 1942
Tennant, Eric 6
Theobald, Albert William 5
Thomas, Eric Hugh 5 DFC
Thomas, Hugh Brian 5
Thomas, Rhys H. 5
Thompson, Dennis Alfred 5 600 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO's White and Beaumont, Gerald[2][page needed]
Thompson, John Marlow 10 DFC, DSO, AFC
Thompson, Peter Douglas 6 DFC
Thompson, William L. 5
Thorn(e), Edward Rowland 13 264 DFC*, DFM* Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant so all victories also credited to his air gunner, Sgt. F.J. Barker.
. Thorn and Barker were the top-scoring Defiant crew. KIFA 2 February 1946.[65]
Thornton, Cyril Brooking 9
Thornton-Brown, Patrick Glynn 5
Thwaites, Bernard John 6 DFC*
Tillard, Rupert Claude 6 DSC FAA,KIA 8 May 1941
Tinsey, Thomas Davy ("Tommy") 9 DFC Died October 1944: RTC in England.
Topham, E. 10 91
Topham, John K. Groves 14 219 DSO, DFC* 9 Victories in a Beaufighter with N/RO Berridge, H. W.[2][page needed]
Townsend, Kenneth Norman Varwell 5
Townsend, Peter Wooldridge 11 DFC*, DSO
Toyne, William Arthur 6
Tuck, Robert Roland Stanford 29 DFC**, DSO, AFC Prisoner of war from 28 January 1942
Tuckwell, George Arthur 5 272 DFM Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Hubbard, K. F.[2][page needed]
Tull, Desmond Trevor 8 FIU 1 Victory in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Turkington, Robert W. 9 124, 611, 43, 72, 241, 601 Irish. KIFA Apr 1945
Turner, Percival Stanley 14 242, 145, 411, 249 DSO, DFC* Canadian. . He remained in the RCAF until 1965 and died in Ottawa on 23 July 1985.[66]
Turner, Robert Charles 6 264 Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O D. Whitley.
KIA 28 August 1940[7][67]
Unwin, George Cecil ("Grumpy") 15 19, 613 DSO, DFM* Retired in 1961 as Wing Commander
Upton, Hamilton Charles 11 DFC
Usher, Dennis Charles 5 DFC, DFM Retired as Squadron Leader
Vale, William ("Cherry") 33 33, 80 DFC*, AFC
Varey, Arthur William 6
Vassiliades, Basilios Michael ("Basil") 10 Greek, but flew with the RAF. KIA 25 March 1945
Vigors, Timothy Ashmead 6 DFC
Villa, John Wolferstan ("Pancho") 17 DFC
Voase-Jeff, Robert 5 DFC*, CdeG KIA 11 August 1940
Wade, Trevor Sidney ("Wimpy") 10 92 DFC, AFC Test pilot post war. KIFA 3 April 1951
Wake, Frederick William 5 264, No. 96 Squadron RAF DFM Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant 96 Night Fighter Sqn piloted by New Zealander F/O V.B.S. Verity[7][68]
Wakeham, Ernest John Cecil 7 DFC
Wallens, Ronald Walter 5 DFC
Walmsley, Harold Edward 11½ 130, 350 DFC* Promoted to Group Captain postwar.
Watkins, Desmond John ("Des") 7⅓ DFC, CdeG + palm 1921–2003
Watson, Anthony 6 203, 272 DFC Flew a Beaufighter[2][page needed][69][13]
Weaver, Percy Stevenson 9 56 KIA 31 August 1940
Webb, Paul Clifford 6
Webster, John Terrance 16 DFC
Welsh, Terence Deane 7 264, 125 DFC Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant and scored all his victories in it, so all victories also credited to his air gunner L.D. Hayden
In 1945 released from the RAF as a Flight Lieutenant. Died in 1980.[70]
Whall, Basil Ewart Patrick 9 602 DFM KIA 7 October 1940
White, Derek 6 BCRF,[note 6] 39 DFC Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Sgt A. Coldman[2][page needed] Retired as a S/Ldr in 1968.[13]
White, John 5 |72 |DFM KIA June 1940
Whitley, David ("Bull")[10]: 91  6 264 Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant so all victories also credited to his air gunner Sgt. R.C. Turner.
KIA 28 August 1940[71]
Wickham, Peter Reginald Whalley 17 Born in Nairobi, Kenya
Wight, Ronald Derek Gordon 5 213 DFC KIA 11 August 1940
Williams, Cedric Watcyn 5
Williams, J.E.M. 5 264 Turret gunner on two-man Boulton Paul Defiant fighter piloted by P/O E.G. Barwell[7]
Williams, William Dudley 6
Willson, John Ellis 10 219, 153 Flew a Beaufighter with N/RO Burch, D. C.[2][page needed]
KIA 27 August 1943 Malta[13]
Woodman, Ronald George ("Tim") 7 169, 85, BSDU, 410, No. 96 Squadron RAF DSO, DFC Mosquito ace.[72]
Woods-Scawen, Charles Anthony 7 43 DFC KIA 2 September 1940. Brother of Patrick Woods-Scawen
Woods-Scawen, Patrick Philip 14 85 DFC KIA 1 September 1940. Brother of Charles Woods-Scawen
Wright, Allan Richard 14 92, 29 DFC, AFC . 1 Victory in a Beaufighter[2][page needed]
Wright, Eric William ("Ricky") 6
Yates, Jack Neville ("Banger") 5 607, 60, 802 DFC
Yaxley, Robert Gordon 5 252, 272, 117 DSO, MC, DFC KIA 3 June 1943 returning to El Djem Airfield from UK
Young, Michael Hugh 13 264 DFC Flew a Boulton Paul Defiant and won the first 11 of his victories with air gunner LAC S.B. Johnson (KIA 31 May 1940), and the final 2 with Sgt. L.P. Russell
[73]

Abbreviations

Awards

Awards
Award Title Notes
AE Air Efficiency Award Awarded for ten years' efficient service in the Royal Auxiliary Air Force
AFC Air Force Cross At this time, awarded "for acts of courage or devotion to duty whilst flying, though not in active operations against the enemy" to commissioned officers and warrant officers.[74] Extended to all ranks in 1993.
CdeG Croix de guerre A military decoration of both France and Belgium, also commonly bestowed to foreign military forces allied to France and Belgium.
DFC Distinguished Flying Cross At this time, awarded "for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy" to commissioned officers and warrant officers.[74] Extended to all ranks in 1993.
DFC* Distinguished Flying Cross and Bar A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC who receive a second award.
DFC** Distinguished Flying Cross and two Bars A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DFC and Bar who receive a third award.
DFM Distinguished Flying Medal At this time, awarded "for acts of gallantry when flying in active operations against the enemy" to non-commissioned officers and men.[74] Discontinued in 1993.
DSO Distinguished Service Order Awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat.
DSO* Distinguished Service Order and Bar A bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO who receive a second award.
DSO** Distinguished Service Order and two Bars A second bar is added to the ribbon for holders of the DSO and Bar who receive a third award.
MC Military Cross At this time, awarded for "distinguished and meritorious services" to officers of the rank of Captain or below, and warrant officers.[75] Extended to all ranks in 1993.
MiD Mentioned in despatches Awarded for gallantry or otherwise commendable service.
VC Victoria Cross Highest British military decoration, awarded for valour in the face of the enemy.
VM Virtuti Militari Highest Polish military award for courage in the face of the enemy

See also

Notes

  1. ^ N/RO = Navigator/Radar Operator
  2. ^ a b The four aces in a day were Archie McKellar, Ronald Hamlyn, New Zealander Brian Carbury and Antoni Głowacki of Poland.
  3. ^ Van der Stok scored his first two victories in the Fokker D.XXI during the German invasion in the Netherlands, when he flew a Fokker D.XXI fighter as a member of the 1 JaVA (1st Fighter Sqn) of the Dutch LVA (Army Aviation Bde).
  4. ^ One of Van der Stok’s Dutch Fokker D.XXI victory claims and two of his Supermarine Spitfire victory claims are disputed
  5. ^ Van der Stok is the only soldier who won all four Dutch bravery awards that were set during WW2 for bravery and valour: the Bronze Lion (awarded 15 June 1946), the Bronze Cross (Netherlands) (5 October 1944), the Dutch Airman's Cross (21 September 1942) and the Cross of Merit (Netherlands) (3 September 1942). He also won the Officer’s Cross w. palm of the Order of Leopold (Belgium) (24 March 1947), the Belgian CdeG w palm, 3 British campaign medals (1939–1945 Star; Air Crew Europe Star; France and Germany Star[verification needed]), the Cross of Valour (Poland) (9 May 1945), the Dutch Resistance Memorial Cross. He was made an Officer in the Orde van Oranje-Nassau and a (Honorary) Member of the Order of the British Empire (19 November 1947).
  6. ^ BCRF = Beaufighter Coastal Reconnaissance Flight

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