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English / British Aces of WW2

Shok Attack by Wiek Luijken
Shok Attack by Wiek Luijken *

RAF Aces of WW2

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Scoring goes - Destroyed / Probably Destroyed / Damaged

If one of those categories shows two numbers separated with a hyphen ( - ) the exact number is not known & the score is considered to be within that range.

According to Christopher Shores, the RAF decided that on 12 August 1940 an "Unconfirmed Destroyed" would be reclassified as a "Probably Destroyed." Here you will find early "unconfirmed" claims represented in the "probable" spot.

Other RAF Aces not found on this page can be found on the page of their home country. For example, hi-scorer Pattie Pattle is on the South African page. If you're not sure what country he was from, go to the main page (click that acesofww2 logo up there) and use the search feature (near the middle of the page) to search for his name

OTG = On The Ground, OTW = On The Water, KIA = Killed In Action,
MIA = Missing In Action, KiFA = Killed in a Flying Accident, D = died

It should be noted that although we take great care to make these scores as accurate as possible, the main reason for this site is to put faces to names, not to be a definitive list of scores.

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Johnny Johnson

"Johnnie"

James Edgar Johnson

(+ 0.5 / 0 / 0 OTG)

36.91 / 4 / 11.5  *

Cherry Vale

"Cherry"

William Vale

(+ 2 more shared)

30.5 / 0 / 6.5

Paddy Finucane

"Paddy"

* Brendan Eamon Fitzpatrick Finucane

(KIA 15jul42, Irish)

29 / 8.33 / 8

Bob Braham

"Bob"

John Randall Daniel Braham

(POW 19jun44)

29 / 2 / 5   (19 at night)  *

Ginger Lacey

"Ginger"

James Henry Lacey

28 / 4 / 9   *

Bob Tuck

"Tuckie""Bob"

Robert Roland Stanford Tuck

(Great escaper 1feb45,
     POW 28jan42)
27.66 / 7.33 / 6.33

Neville Duke

Neville Frederick Duke

(+ 1 / 0 / 0  OTG)

26.83 / 1 / 6

Sawn-Off Lock

"Sawn-Off Lockie" "Stan"

* Eric Stanley Lock

(MIA 3aug41)

26 / 8 / 0

Frank Carey

Frank Reginald Carey

( + 1 sq. claim)

26 / 7 / 8

Lance "Wildcat" Wade

Lance Cleo "Wildcat""Killer"

* L C Wade 

(Texan, KiFA 12jan44
   + 1 / 0 / 5 OTG)
25 / 1 / 13

Douglas Bader

"Dougie"

Douglas Robert Stewart Bader   *

(POW 9aug41,
had artificial legs)
21.83 / 6.33 / 11   *   *

Don Kingaby

"Don"

Donald Ernest Kingaby

21.66 / 6 / 11

Billy Drake

Billy Drake

(+ 13 / 0 / 4  OTG)

21 / 7 / 7

Brans Burbridge

"Brans"

Bransome Arthur Burbridge

(+3 V-1s)

21 / 2 / 1   (20 at night)

Mike Crossley

"Red Knight"

Michael Nicholson Crossley

21 / 2 / 1

Archie McKellar

* Archibald Ashmore McKellar

(KIA 1nov40,  Scot)

21

James Rankin

James E. Rankin

(Scot)

21 - 19

Jim Hallowes

"Uncle""Jim"

Herbert James Lempriere Hallowes  

21 - 17.83

Sheep Gilroy

"Sheep"

George Kemp Gilroy

(Scot)

21 - 17.31

Jerry Edge

"Gerry"

Gerald Richmond Edge

20 / 3 / 7
John Cunningham

"Cunny""Cats-Eyes" 

John Cunningham

(19 at night)

20 / 0 / 0

Don McKay

Don

Donald Alistair Stewart McKay

19.5 - 16.5 / 3 / 5

Mike Stephens

"Mike"

Maurice Michael Stephens

(Scot,
     + 2 with Turkish AF)
19.5 - 16.5 / 1 / 5

Des McMullen

"Des"

Desmond Annersley Peter McMullen

(3 / 1 / 0  by his gunner[s])

19 / 10.83 / 12

"Smitty" Duncan-Smith

"Smitty"

Wilfred George Gerald Duncan-Smith

(DSO & Bar,
   DFC & 2 Bars)
19 - 18 

Des Hughes

"Des"

Frederick Desmond Hughes

(Irish,
    5 downed by his gunner)
18.5 / 1 / 1

Tony Lovell

"Tony"

Anthony Desmond Joseph Lovell

18.5
Mike Robinson

"Mickey"

* Michael Lister Robinson

(KIA 10apr42)

18 / 4.5 / 8.5

Blake McGrath

Blake

John Keswick Ulick Blake McGrath

18 -
Sammy Allard

"Sammy"

* Geoffrey Allard

(KIFA 13mar41)

17.83 / 3.3 / 0

Raz Berry

"Raz"

Ronald Berry

17.75 - 16  *
Bill Rolls

"Bill"

William Thomas Edward Rolls

17.5
Alfred Marshall * Alfred Ernest Marshall

(KIFA 16dec41)

17   (+ 1 V-1)

Fanny Orton

"Fanny"

Newell Orton

17
Ray Harries

Raymond Hiley Harries

(+ 5 V-1s)

16.75 / 2 / 5.5  *

Stephen Walter Daniel 16.5
Jim MacLachlan

"One-Armed Mac"

* James Archibald Finlay MacLachlan

(WIA 16feb41, WIA 18jul43
- POW - DOW 31jul43)
16.5

Finlay Boyd

Finlay

Robert Finlay Boyd

(Scot)

16.25 / 3 / 7

Ginger Boyd

"Ginger"

Adrian Hope Boyd

16.03 / 4.33 / 4

Ted Hewett

"Ted"

Edward William Foott Hewett

16 / 2 / 0   *
Imshi Mason

"Imshi”

* Ernest Michelson Mason

(KIA 15feb42 by Otto Schulz)

16 / 0 / 3+

James Sanders James Gilbert Sanders 16
John Scoular John Evelyn Scoular

15 / 1 /3

Pete Brothers

"Pete"

Peter Malam Brothers

16 - 15
Bill David

Dennis "Hurricane"

William Dennis David

15.83 / 5 / 4

Johnny Baldwin

"Johnny"

John Robert Baldwin

15.5
Manfred Czernin

(Count) Manfred Beckett Czernin

15 / 5.5 / 3.83

Richard Milne

"Dickie""Max"

Richard Maxwell Milne

(POW 14mar43)

14.5 / 2 / 11

Garry Nowell

"Garry"

Gareth Leofric Nowell

10.5 / 5 / 0

Ginger Owen

"Ginger"

Alan Joseph Owen

(+ 1 / 0 / 0  OTG)

15 / 1 / 3  (+ 1 V-1)

Tommy Dalton-Morgan

"Tommy"

Thomas Frederick Dalton-Morgan

15
Ian Gleed

"the Widge"

Ian Richard Gleed

15
Bob Doe

"Bob"

Robert Francis Thomas Doe

15
Roy Dutton Roy Gilbert Dutton 15
     

"Moonlight Strike" by Robert Bailey ©
"Moonlight Strike" by Robert Bailey

Peter Wykeham Peter Guy Wykeham-Barnes 14.9 / 2 / 0.4   *
Pancho Villa

"Pancho"

John Wolferstan Villa

14.66 / 4 / 4
William Henry Franklin 14.5
Dick Stevens * Richard Playne Stevens

(KIA 15-16dec41)

14.5

Pete Green

"Pete"

* Wilfrith Peter Green

(KiFA 1mar45)
          
14    (+ 13 V-1s)  *

"Ian"

John Watson Allan

14
Neville Reeves Nevil Everard Reeves

(KiFA 27jan49)

14 / 0 / 2

John Elliss

(POW 13jun43)

14 - 13.5

John Webster * John Terrance Webster

(KIA 5sep40)

12 / 2 / 3

John "Killy" Kilmartin

"Killy"

* John Ignatus Kilmartin

(Irish)

14 - 11 

John Taylor * John Stuart Taylor

(KIA 12jul43)

13.75 / 2 / 11

Grumpy Unwin

"Grumpy"

George Cecil Unwin

13.66 - 10
Ginger Neil

"Ginger""Tom"

Thomas Francis Neil

13.58
John Freeborn John Connell Freeborn 13.5
John Dundas * John Charles Dundas

(MIA 28nov40)

13.5 - 13.? / 2 / 4.5

Reg Llewellyn

"Lew"

Reginald Thomas Llewellyn

13.5 - 13
Cas Casbolt

"Cas"

Charles Edward Casbolt

13.33 / 1 / 3     *
Bobby Oxspring

"Bobby"

Robert Wardlow Oxspring

(+ 4 V-1s)

13.33

James "Hamish" Dodds

"Hamish"

James Dodds

13 / 6 / 8
John Topham John Groves Topham 13 / 1 / 1
Harry Broadhurst

"Broady"

Harry Broadhurst

13
Peter Prosser Hanks

Prosser

Peter Prosser Hanks

13
* Jefferson Heyward Wedgewood

(KiFA 17dec42)

13

* Richard John Cork

(KiFA 14apr44)

13 - 9.75 

Benny Goodman

"Randy" (w/ No.1 Sq. 1939-Oct40)
"Benny" (w/ No.73 Sq. Nov40-Jun41)
* George Ernest Goodman

(KIA 14jun41)

12.66   (+ 2.33 dam) *  *

Jim Storrar

"Jas"

James Eric Storrar

12.53 - 9
Ed Crew Edward Dixon Crew

(+ 21 V-1s)

12.5

Harbourne Stephen Harbourne Mackay Stephen 12.38
Bunny Currant

"Bunny"

Christopher Frederick Currant

12.33 / 3 / 12

Ted Thorn

"Ted"

Edward Roland Thorn

12.33 / 0 / 2
Tony Bartley

"Tony"

Anthony Charles Bartley

12.33
Ricky Wright

"Ricky"

Allan Richard Wright

12.25
Taffy Higginson

"Taffy"

Frederick William Higginson

12 / 1 / 2
Mike Cooper-Slipper

"Mike"

Thomas Paul Michael Cooper-Slipper

12 / 0 / 4
Michael Metcalf Davison

(+ 1 V-1)

12

* Stanley Dudley Pierce Connors

(KIA 18aug40)

12 

Berry Downing

"Berry"

Alwyn Berriman Downing

12
* Arthur John Hodgkinson

(KIA 10jul43)

12

* Harold Norman Howes

(KIFA 22dec40)

12 

* Roy Jack Hubert Hussey

(KiFA 20feb45)

12

Jeff Page Geoffrey Alan Page 12
Anthony Watson 12
Harold Edward White 12
John Mungo-Park * John Colin Mungo-Park

(KIA 27jun41)

12 - 11.83

George Bennions

"Ben"

George Harman Bennions

12 - 11
Stan Orr Stanley Gordon Orr 12 - 9
James Storrs Morton 12 - 7.66
Joe Kayll Joseph Robert Kayll 12 - 7.16
Pat Schade

"Paddy"

* Patrick Alfred Schade

(KiFA 31jul44)

12 - ?   (+ 2 V-1's)

Widge Wight

"Widge"

* Ronald Derek Gordon Wight

(KIA 11aug40
   6.5 unconfirmed)
11.9 - 5.4 / 0 / 0  *

Andrew McDowall

(+ 1 /0 / 0 OTG)

11.75 / 2 / 0

Orange O'meara

"Orange"

James Joseph O'Meara

11.7   *
Francis Soper * Francis Joseph Soper

(MIA 5oct41)

11.53

Ken MacKenzie

"Super Mac"

Kenneth William MacKenzie

11.5 / 0 / 2.5
Len Cottingham

"Len"

Leonard Cottingham

11.5   *
* Peter Alfred Nash

(KIA 17may42)

11.5

Harry Atkinson

Harry

* Harold Derrick Atkinson

(KIA 25aug40,
     2 unconfirmed)
11.5 - 9.5 / 0 / 1.5

Fred Robertson

Fred

* Frederick Neal Robertson

(KiFA 31aug43)

11.33 / 3 / 11

Harry Walmsley Harold Edward Walmsley

(+ 2 / 0 / 0  OTG)

11.25 / 1 / 4

John Buchanan * John Kenneth Buchanan

(MIA 16feb42,
   + 1 OTW)
11.17 / 0 / 6.5

Patrick "Woody" Woods-Scawen

"Woody"

* Patrick Philip Woods-Scawen

(KIA 1sep40
  the day before his brother)
11.17 - 10.5

Robert Daniel Doleman

(+ 3 V-1s)

11

Osgoode "Pedro" Hanbury

"Pedro"

* Osgood Villiers Hanbury

(KIA 3jun43)

11

Des Ibbotson Desmond Ibbotson 11
John Lapsley John Hugh Lapsley 11
Wilfred Handel Miller

(POW 12aug44)

11

Pete Townsend Peter Wooldridge Townsend 11
* William Lawrence Dymond

(KIA 2sep40)

11 - 10.33

Arthur "Darky" Clowes

"Darky" "Taffy"

Arthur Victor Clowes

10.5 - 10.5 / 3.33 / 2

Ed Mortimer-Rose * Edward Brian Mortimer-Rose

(KiFA 28jan43)

10.66 / 2.83 / 7.08

* Ronald Henry Fokes

(KIA 12jun44)

10.58

Brian Kingcome

Brian

Charles Brian Fabris Kingcome

(0.33 unconfirmed)

10.5 / 5 / 13

Mike Boddington

"Bodd"

Michael Christopher Bindloss Boddington

10.5 / 1 / 3.5

"Babe" Whitamore

"Babe"

* William Michael Whitamore

(KIA 17mar44)

10.5 - 9.5 / 3.5 - 4.5 / 11

Aeness Ronald Donald MacDonell

(POW 13mar41)

10.5 - 9.5

Teddy Donaldson

"Teddy"

Edward Mortlock Donaldson

10.5 - 5.5
John Shepherd John Bean Shepherd

(+ 6 V-1's)

10.25 / 1.5 / 2.33

Ron Hamlyn

"Ronnie"

Ronald Fairfax Hamlyn

10.16
Victor beamish

Victor

* Francis Victor Beamish

(MIA 28mar42)

10 / 11.5 / 5

George Westlake George Herbert Westlake 10 / 1 / 3
Jim Benson

"Ben"

James Ghillies Benson

(+ 6  V-1s)

10  

James Michael Bazin 10
Doug Benham Douglas Ian Benham

(D 28oct09)

10

Archie Boyd

"Archie"

Archibald Douglas McNeill Boyd

(obit)

10 / 0 / 0

Nick Cooke

"Lanky"

* Nicholas Gresham Cooke

(MIA 31may40,
  all downed by his gunner)
10 / 0 / 0

Mike Gloster

"Mike"

Michael John Gloster

10
James Alfred Avory Read 10
Paul Richey Paul Henry Mills Richey 10
Charles Samouelle Charles James Samouelle 10
Les Stephenson Leslie Stephenson 10
Gordon Sinclair Gordon Leonard Sinclair 10
* John Ellis Willson

(KIA 26-27aug43)

10

Alan Wagner * Alan Derek Wagner

(KiFA 16jul44)

10 - 9    (+ 2 V-1s)

Michael Vassiliades

"Vas"

* Michael Vassiliades

(KIA 25mar45 (Greek,
   + 1 / 0 / 2  OTG
9.83 - 8.83 / 0 - 1 / 1

Pete Wickham Peter Reginald Whalley Wickham

(score is unclear)

10 - 7 / 7 - 1 / 15 - 6   *

Tim Vigors Timothy Ashmead Vigors

(4 unconfirmed)

10 - 6 / 6 / 3.66

     

Sunlit Silence by Alex Hamilton
Sunlit Silence by Alex Hamilton *

TOP

Leonard Haines * Leonard Archibald Haines

(KiFA 30apr41)

9.66

Billy Clyde

"Billy"

William Pancoast Clyde

9.5 / 2 / 1.5
Phil Hunter * Philip Algernon Hunter

(MIA 24aug40,
  all downed by his gunner)
9.5 / 1 / 0

John Proctor John Ernest Proctor 9.5
John Simpson John William Charles Simpson

(suicide in 1949)

9.5

* Henry Michael Ferriss

(KIA 16aug40)

9.45

Tom Grier * Thomas Grier

(MIA 5dec41)

9.36

Graham James Cox 9.33 / 1 / 3.5
Bill Skinner

"Bill" "Willie"

Wilfred Malcolm Skinner

(POW 6jul41)

9.33 / 0 / 3

Joe Fraser

"Joe"

Joseph Frederick Fraser

9.25 / 0 / 3    *
* Robert Wilkinson Turkington

(KIFA apr45,  Irish)

9.17 / 1 / 4

Alan "Shag" Eckford

"Shag"

Alan Francis Eckford

9.17 - 8.17 / 2 - 3 / 5
Mac Gilmour

"Mac"

William MacMillan Gilmour

9 / 3 / 3

Nigel

* Edward Nigel Bunting

(KIA 30/31jul44)

9 / 1 / 2

Eric Barwell Eric Gordon Barwell

(+ 1 V-1)
   5 downed by his gunner)
9 / 1 / 1  

Gartrell Richard Ian Parker

(+ 6 V-1s)

9

John Owen Mathews

(+ 5 V-1s)

9

John Bisdee John Derek Bisdee 9
Roderick Aeneas Chisholm 9
Charles Herold Dyson 9
Tony Eyre Anthony Eyre

(POW 8mar42)

*

Jack Foster

"Jack"

Reginald John Foster

9
Eric Genders

Eric "Jumbo"

George Eric Clifford Genders

9
Arthur Allan Glen 9
Jeff Goodman Geoffrey Horace Goodman 9
Doug Greaves Douglas Haig Greaves 9
Bertie Hoare Bertie Rex O'Bryen Hoare 9
Howard Kelsey Howard Charles Kelsey 9
Dickie Lee

"Dickie""

Richard Hugh Anthony Lee

9
Constantine Oliver Joseph Pegge 9
Don Stones Donald William Alfred Stones 9 - 8.99
* Edward Richard Hedgecoe

(KIA 1jan45)

9 - 8

Dudley Honor Dudley Sandry Garton Honor

(born in Argentina)

9 - 7.5

* James Murray Strickland

(KiFA 14aug41)

9 - 5.33

Wilf Sizer

"Wilf"

Wilfred Max Sizer

8.95
* Eric Simcox Marrs

(KIA 24jul41)

8.83

Tony Barton

"Tony" "Killer"

* Anthony Richard Henry Barton

(KiFA 4apr43)

8.8 / 4.5 / 8

Alfie Bayne

"Alfie"

Alfred William Alexander Bayne

8.8 - 8.36 / 2 / 2

"Tubby"

* John Vincent Clarence Badger

(WIA 30aug40-
       DOW 30jun41)
8.7

Pete Gardner

Pete

Peter Melville Gardner

(POW 11jul41)

8.66 / 0 / 2

Frank Howell Frank Jonathan Howell

(POW 16feb42)

8.5

Stanley Charles Norris 8.5
Jack Sewell

"Jackie"

* Alfred Jack Sewell

(KiFA sep43)

8.5

Aubrey Richard De Lisle Inniss

(B.W.I. born)

8.5 - 3

* John Lawrence Allen

(KIA 24jul40)

8.33

* John Fraser Drummond

(KIA 10oct40)

8.33

Peter "Boy" Mould

"Boy"

* Peter William Olbert Mould

(KIA 1oct41)

8.33

Hugh Eliot

"Chubby"

* Hugh William Eliot

(KIA 4mar45)

8.25 

* Harry Steere

(KIA 9jun44)

8.16

Jumbo Gracie

"Jumbo"

* Edward John Gracie

(MIA 15feb44)

8.08 / 5 / 6

Tony Jonsson

"Tony"

Thorsteinn Elton Jonsson

(Icelander)

8 / 1 / 2   *

William John Payne 8 / 0 / 3
Bryan Meaker

Bryan

* James Reginald Bryan Meaker

(KIA 27sep40,  Irish)

8 / 0.5 / 2

Francis Richard Lee Mellersh

(+ 42 - 39 V-1s)

8

Derek Boitel-Gill * Derek Pierre Aumale Boitel-Gill

(KiFA 18sep41)

*

John Carpenter

"Chips"

John Michael Vowles Carpenter

8
Harry Walpole Charnock 8
Bob Cross Robert Walter Cross 8
Norman MacQueen * Norman Carter MacQueen

(KIA 4may42)

8

Dennis Crowley-Milling Dennis Crowley-Milling 8
Paul Farnes Paul Caswell Powe Farnes 8
Athol Forbes Athol Stanhope Forbes 8
Donald Swift Gregory 8
John Anthony Sanderson Hall 8
Sandy Johnstone

"Sandy"

Alexander Vallance Riddell Johnstone

8
Phil Kendall Philip Stanley Kendall 8
James "Butch" MacArthur

"Butch"

James Henry Gordon MacArthur

8
Waldo B. Price-Owen 8
Tom Rigler

"Tommy"

Thomas Charles Rigler

8 / 1 / 25
* William Riley

(KiFA 16jul42)

8

John Thompson John Marlow Thompson 8.66 / 4.5 / 7
Desmond Edward Tull

(POW 18dec44)

8

Ron West

"Ron"

* Ronald West

(KiFA 24may44)

8 / 3 / 8.5

R E P Brooker

"Ali"

* Richard Edgar Peter Brooker

(KIA 16apr45)

8 - 7 / 2 / 1+  *

Ron Hay Ronald Cuthbert Hay 8 - 7
Charles Maurice Ramsay 8 - 7
* John Teasdale Craig

(KiFA  2jun41)

8 - 5

* John Scatliff Dewar

(MIA 12sep40)

8 - 4 / 2 / 0

Peter Russell Walker

(score is unclear)

8 - 3.7 / 0 / 1

John Oliver William Oliver 8 - 3
Percy Weaver * Percy Stevenson Weaver

(KIA 31aug40)

7.83 / 0 / 1

Noel Agazarian * Noel leChevalier Agazarian

(KIA 16may41)

7.83 

Jeff Garton Geoffrey William Garton 7.83
Graham Hogg * Graham Angus Hogg

(WiFA 18mar42,
     D 19mar42)
7.83 / 0 / 0 (+ 0.5 OTG)

Trevor Sidney Wade 7.75
Robin Peter Reginald Powell 7.66
Denis Welfare Denis Eric Welfare 7.5 / 1 / 3
Richard Acworth Richard Alvin Acworth 7.5 / 1 / 2    *
Jay * Dudley Trevor Jay

(KiFA 24oct40)

7.5 

John Morgan John Milne Morgan

(POW 29feb44)

7.5

Roderick Malachi Seaborne Rayner 7.5
John Eric James Sing 7.5
* Basil Ewart Patrick Whall

(WIA 7oct40-D same day)

7.5

Stan Grant

Stan

Stanley Bernard Grant

7.5 - 6.5 / 4 / 6
Sidney Linnard 7.5 - 6.5 / 3 / 5    *
Timber Woods

"Timber"

* William Joseph Woods

(KIA 20apr41)

7.5 - 6.5 / 2 / 1  *

"Wilkie"

Royce Clifford Wilkinson

7.4 / 0 / 1
David Cox David George Samuel Richardson Cox 7.33
Richard Exton Gardner 7.33
Denys Gillam Denys Edgar Gillam 7.33
James Anthony Leathart 7.33
Gerald Peter Hugh Matthews 7.33
George Plinston George Hugo Formby Plinston 7.33
* Thomas Smart

(KIA 12apr43)

7.33

Mike Young Michael Hugh Young

(all downed by his gunner)

7.33 / 0 / 0

Cyril Frank Babbage 7.25
* Francis Dawson-Paul (WIA  25jul40
        DOW  30jul40)
7.25
Norman Ryder

"Norm"

Edgar Norman Ryder

(POW 31oct41)

7.25

Glyn Griffiths 7.16
Jack Stokoe 7.1
Dick Barclay * Richard George Arthur Barclay

(KIA 17jul42)

7 / 6 / 4

George Burges George Burges 7 / 2 / 6
Gus holden

"Gus"

Eustace J. Holden

7 / 1.5 / 3
Adrian "Warby" Warburton

"Warby"

* Adrian Warburton

(KIA 12apr44)  *

7 / 1 / 6     (+ 3 OTG)

Gordon Conway

"Connie" Gord

Alfred Gordon Conway

7 / 1 / 4
Charles Palliser

"Tich"

George Charles Calder Palliser

7 / 1 / 2.3   *
George Coleman

"Pop"

George Byrne Stanislaus Coleman

7 / 1 / 2
Desmond Fred Ruchwaldy

(+ 10 - 8 V-1s)

7

* Edward Gough Daniel

(MIA 5jul44)

7    (+ 4 V-1s)

Cathcart Michael Wight-Boycott

(+ 2 V-1s)

7  

James Alan Sandeman Allen 7
* William Lawrence LeCoq Barnes

(K in shooting acc. 4mar41)

7

John Maurice Bentley Beard 7
* Walter Beaumont

(MIA 23sep40)

7

* Howard Frizelle Burton

(KIA 13jun43)

7

* James William Elias Davies

(KIA 27jun40)

7

Douglas Frank Kitchener Edghill 7
* Henry Grahame Edwards

(KiFA 6may43)

7

Thomas Arthur Francis Elsdon 7
* Stanley Godden

(KIA 1may41)

7

Ron Hagger Ronald Arthur Hagger 7
Maurice Sydney Hards 7
Alan Harker

"Budge"

Alan Stuart Harker

7 / 3.33 / 1.5
Angus William Horne 7
Andrew Henry Humphrey 7
Michael William Kinmonth 7
Ken Lee

"Hawkeye"

Kenneth Norman Thomas Lee

(POW 23jul43)

7

* Reginald Arthur Miller

(KIA 26-27apr45)

7

Ian Ponsford Ian Reginald Ponsford 7
William Arthur John Satchell 7
Joseph Singleton 7
Frederick Snowden Stapleton 7
* Frederick Frank Taylor

(KIA 26feb41)

7

* Richard Care Whittaker

(MIA 7jun40)

7

Ronald George Woodman 7
Tony Woods-Scawen

"Tony"

* Charles Anthony Woods-Scawen

(KIA 2sep40,
  the day after his brother)

William Geoffrey Eagle 7 - 5
Gordon Neil Spencer Cleaver 7 - 4
Deryck Percy Lamb 6.75
* Peter William Lefevre

(KIA 6feb44)

6.75

Cocky Dundas

"Cocky"

Hugh Spencer Lisle Dundas

6.66 / 1 / 2.5
* Crelin Arthur Walford Bodie

(KiFA 24feb42)

6.66

* Robert Chippindall Dafforn

(KiFA  9sep42)

6.66

Donald Stuart Scott 6.66
Alfred Henry Basil Friendship 6.65
Patrick Hunter Dunn 6.6
Mike Constable-Maxwell Michael Hugh Constable-Maxwell 6.5 / 4 / 2
Slim Kilburn

"Slim"

Michael Plaistowe Kilburn

6.5 / 0 / 4
Jimmy King

"Jimmy"

George James King

6.5 / 0 / 2
George Eric Ball

(POW 12apr41)

6.5

* David Campbell Bruce

(KIA 4sep40)

6.5

Bob Foster Robert William Foster 6.5
* Dorian George Gribble

(MIA 4jun41)

6.5

"Harry"

Henry Algernon Vickers Hogan

6.5
Norman Garston Jones 6.5

"Mitch"

* Richard Angelo Mitchell

(MIA 17-18mar45)

6.5

Allen Scott Allan Hugh Scott 6.5 - 5 / 2 / 5
Bee Beamont

"Bee"

Roland Prosper Beamont

(POW 12oct44)

6.33  (+ 32 V-1s)

Brian Lane

"Sandy"

* Brian John Edward Lane

(MIA dec42)

6.33

Maurice Pinches * Maurice Henry Pinches

( Died of jaundice oct '44 )

6.33

Jack Groves

"Jack"

* John Lawson Groves

(KIA 21jun42)

6.33 / 2 / 3    *

Terence Deane Welsh

(all downed by his gunner)

6.33 / 0 / 0

* Walter John Lawson

MIA 28aug41)

6.25 / 3 / 1

John Shaw John Thornhill Shaw 6.25 / 2 / 2
Norman Taylor 6.25
Hubert "Dizzy" Allen

"Dizzy"

Hubert Raymond Allen

6.17 / 2.5 / 3.33
Bryan Draper * Bryan Vincent Draper

(KIA  28feb45)

6.16

* Kenneth Manger

(MIA 11aug40)

6.16

Perci Frederick Morfill 6.16
* William Henry Rhodes-Moorhouse

(KIA 6sep40)

6.11

Ken Charney Kenneth Langley Charney 6 / 4 / 7
John Hancock

John

* Allan John Hancock

(KIA 22jun44,
  + 2 / 0 / 6  OTG)
6 / 3 / 2

Geoffrey Leonard Howitt

(+ 2 V-1s)

6   

* James Richard Andrew

(MIA 25jun45)

6

Geoff Baynham Geoffrey Theodore Baynham 6 / 0 / 0
Peter Victor Boot 6
* David Moore Crook

(KiFA  8dec44)

6

Victor George Daw 6
George Millar Donaldson 6

"Bill"

William Anderson Douglas

6 / 6.5 / 7
Ronald Leonard Dovell

(POW 8mar42)

6

A. H. Edgar 6
Joe Ekbery

"Joe"

Joseph Scarisbrick Ekbery

(+ 1 / 0 / 1  OTG)

6 / 1 / 1

John Hill Etherton 6
Anthony Douglas Forster 6
William Gregory 6
Donald Ringwell Howard 6
N. H. Josling 6
* Brian Rushworth Keele

(KiFA  nov44)

* Jerrard Latimer

(KIA 14apr43)

6

William Maguire * William Hudson Maguire

(KiFA 17feb45)

6

* Rainford Gent Marland

(Died 16dec41 / accident)

6

Ian Muirhead * Ian James Muirhead

(KIA 15oct40)

6

Henry Treweeke Nicholls

(POW 28sep44)

"Joe"

James Joseph Payton

(POW 24apr45)

6   (+ 1 V-1)

Thomas Geoffrey Pike 6
* Arthur Maurice Owen Pring

(KIA 5dec43)

6

* Blyth Ritchie

(Died '44 in an accident)

6

Alan Smith Alan Smith

(+ 2 / 0 / 0 OTG

6 / 4 / 5

Rupert Frederick Smythe

(Irish)

6

John Sowrey John Adam Sowrey 6
* Edwin Murray Taylor

(KIA 8feb41)

6

* Owen Vincent Tracey

(KIA 8dec41)

6

William Coltart Walton 6
* Clifford Whitehead

(KiFA 4jul42)

6

* Claude Eric Hamilton

(KIA 14may41)

6 -

Peter Lawrence Parrott 6 -
* Kenneth Graham Hart

(KIA 28dec44)

6 - 5

Tap Jones

"Tap"

Edward Gordon Jones

6 - 5   *
Jerrold LeCheminant

"Chem"  (pronounced Shem)

Jerrold LeCheminant

6 - 5
* Derek White 6 - 5
Francis Campbell 6 - 4
Jack R. Hamar 6 - 4
John Lawrence Waters 6 - 4
Peter Douglas Thompson 6 - 2.5
* Peter Collard

(MIA 23aug40

6 - 1.16

Sam Butterfield * Samuel Leslie Butterfield

(KIA 11aug40)

5.95

* Harold Kennedy MacDonald

(KIA 28sep40)

5.86

Henry Baker

"Butch"

Henry Collingham Baker

5.83 / 1 / 6
Kenneth Hughes Blair 5.83
* David Cooper Leary

(KiFA 28dec40)

5.83

John Coghlan

"Slim" "Nine-Gun"

* John Hunter Coghlan

(MIA 17aug40
reported KIA 21sep40)
5.83 - 3.83 / 0 - 1.5 / 5

G. Lockwood 5.75
Patrick Tuisley Coleman 5.75
Thomas Draper Williams 5.75
* David Usher Barnwell

(MIA 14oct41)

5.7

* Charles Trevor Davis

(KiFA 26mar41)

5.7

John Nichols John Hamilton Nicholls 5.7
* Vernon Maxwell Bright

(KIA 24sep42)

5.66

Cecil Henry Saunders 5.58
Richard Frewen Martin 5.53
Raoul Daddo-Langois

"Daddy Long-Legs"

William Raoul Daddo-Langois

5.5 / 0 / 2
Lucky Lord

"Lucky"

Geoffrey Lord

(+ 0.5 V-1 )

5.5 / 0 / 1   *

Francis Scott Banner 5.5
Denis Barnham Denis Barnham 5.5
Rupert Arnold Brabner 5.5
Harry Cook 5.5
Raoul Daddo-Langlois

"Daddy Longlegs"

* William Raoul Daddo-Langlois

(WIA 10jul43
        Died later that day)
5.5

Eric Malcomb Gibbs 5.5
Gerry Hackwood * Gerald Henry Hackwood

(KiFA 20nov40,
  all downed by his gunner)
5.5

Ken Holden Kenneth Holden 5.5
Dennis Jeram Dennis Mayvore Jeram 5.5
Tony Lee Knight

"Tony"

* Roland Anthony Lee-Knight

(MIA 27sep41 w/403sq.)

5.5

Charles Nevill Overton 5.5
Leonard Alfred Smith 5.5
Lawrence William Fraser Stark 5.5
* Desmond Gordon Williams

(KIA 10oct40)

5.5

William Dudley Williams 5.5

"Ginger"

Harold George Paul

(1 no details)

5.5 - 4.5 / 0 / 0

Myles Duke-Woolley

Myles

Raymond Myles Beecham Duke-Woolley

5.33 / 1 / 2.33

"Bunny"

Cedric Arthur Cuthbert Stone

(+ 2 / 0 / 0  OTG)

5.33 / 1 / 2

Bertie Wootten

"Bertie"

Ernest Waite Wootten

5.33 / 0.5 / 3
Ian Soden * Ian Scovil Soden

(MIA 18may40,   DSO)

5.33  (all on 16 & 18 May)

Ellis Aries Ellis Walter Aries 5.33

"Mitzi"

* Edward Vivian Darling

(MIA  2jun42)

5.33

* Henry John Davidson

(KIA 6oct42)

5.33

"Polly"

John Layton Flinders

5.33 / 0 / 0
Robert Hugh Holland 5.33
* Geoffrey Harold Ranger

(KIA 15dec41)

5.33

Tony Rippon

"Tony"

* Anthony John Rippon

(KIA 25aug44)

5.33

Ronald James Harold Robertson 5.33
Pete Simpson Peter James Simpson

(DSO, DFC)

5.33

"Heimar"

* Vincent Allan Jackson Stuckey

(KIA 20jan41)

5.33

Howard Bird-Wilson Howard Arthur Cooper Bird-Wilson

5.25 / 4 / 3 - 4

Lance Burra-Robinson Lance Amigo Percy Burra-Robinson

(+ 1.5 OTG)

5.25 / 0 / 3 - 2

William John Johnson 5.25
Tim Johnston

"Tim" "Johnny"

Hugh Anthony Stephen Johnston

5.25
Rupert Francis Henry Clerke 5.16
Wallace Cunningham Wallace Cunningham

(POW 28aug41)

5.16

* James Gillies

(KIA 12apr44)

5.16

Keith Temple Lofts 5.16
Arthur William Varey 5.16
* Ernest John Cecil Wakeham

(MIA 8aug40)

5.16

Alan Pavey * Alan Francis Pavey

(MIA 27jul44)

5.08 / 1 / 6

Peter Olver Peter Olver

(POW 11jul43,
      + 3 / 0 / 0 OTG)
5 / 3.5 / 5

Ron Kellett Ronald Gustave Kellett 5 / 2 / 1
Patrick Lampard Burke

(+ 2 V-1s)

5 / 1 / 0.33

Jimmie Kettlewell

"Jimmie"

George Victor Wildeman Kettlewell

5 / 1 / 0    *
* Peter Anthony Burnell-Phillips

(KiFA 6feb41)

5 / 0.5 / 0

Henry Bodien

"Joe"

Henry Erskine Bodien

5 / 0 / 1
Stan Vincent Stanley Flamank Vincent

(+ 2 in WWI)

5   *

Richard Tannatt Goucher

(+ 2 V-1s)

5

K. G. Rayment

(+ 1 V-1)

5

* Norman John Starr

(KiFA jan45,
     + 1 V-1)
5

Percy Frank Allen 5
John Henry Ashton 5
Bam Bamberger

"Bam"

Cyril Stanley Bamberger

5
Don Beard Donald Ronald Beard 5
* Frederick George Berry

(KIA 1sep40)

5

David Henry Blomely 5
Eric Bocock Eric Percy William Bocock 5
* John Clifford Boulter

(WiFA 17feb41
          DOW mar41)
5

* Henry Cyril Francis Bowman

(KIA 28jul42)

5

John Martin Bruen (FAA)

(Irish)

5

Robert W. Bungey 5
Roy Butler Roy Thomas Butler

(DFC, Night Fighter)

5

* Henry Cartwright

(KIA 4jul40)

5

Horatio Herbert Chandler 5
Frederick John Allison Chase 5
* Peter Woodruff Comely

(KIA 15aug40)

5

Roald Dahl Roald Dahl

(Became a famous -
     author after the war)
5       (Norwegian)   *

"Dixie"

Ernest Henry Dean

5
Pete Durnford Peter Edward George Durnford

(POW 19nov42)

5

* Philip Stephen Baddesly Ensor

(KiFA 8sep41)

5

Charles Les Glandore Evans 5
Ken William Samuels Evans 5
* Alan Norman Feary

(KIA 7oct40)

5

Keith Irvine Geddes 5
Michael Graham 5
Douglas Hamilton Grice 5
Alec Gunnis

"Alec"

Herbert Horatio Kitchener Gunnis

5
* John Reginald Hardacre

(KIA 30sep40)

5

Peter Hearne Peter Joseph Hearne 5
Jesse Hibbert

"Jesse"

Walter James Hibbert

5
* Joseph Bedo Hobbs

(KIA 7dec41)

5

* James Hopewell

(KIA 21jan42)

5

David Hughes * David Price Hughes

(MIA 11sep40)

5

Dennis Lawrence Hughes 5
* Bernard John Hull

(MIA 17feb43)

5

* John Bernard William Humpherson

(KiFA 22jun41)

5

Jack Mann 5
Frank Mason 5
Peter Saxton Newhouse 5
* Michael Alan Newling

(MIA 6jun41)

5

Peter G. Ottewill 5
Derek Sydney Pain 5
Reginald Clive Pargeter 5
Bernard James Parker

(POW 1942)

5

* Claude Arthur Parsons

(KIA 8nov41)

5  (+ 2 possible before KIA)

Donald Pearson Paton 5

"Jammy"

A. D. Payne

5 / 0 / 0
Harold Percival Pleasance 5
William Wright Provan 5
Robert Edward Reynolds 5
Paul Christopher Wendover Sage 5
Philip James Sanders 5
* Ernest Scott

(KIA 27sep40)

5

John Selby John Beauchamp Selby

(DSO, DFC)

5

Harold Frederick William Shead 5
William Alexander Smith 5
George Smythe 5
Ernest George Snowdon 5
* Philip Donald Julian Sparke

(KIA 11may41)

5

Charles L.W. Stewart 5
Laurence Hinton Styles 5
John Clarke Surman 5
Hugh Brian Thomas 5
Dennis Alfred Thompson 5
Bernard John Thwaites 5
George Arthur Tuckwell 5
Dennis Charles Usher 5
* Herbert John Woodward

(KiFA 30oct40)

5

Mike Judd

Mike

Michael Thomas Judd

(DSO, DFC, AFC,
   + 1 dam OTG)
5 - 4 / 0 / 3

Kevin Thomas Anthony O'Sullivan

(D 21feb68 shotgun/head)

5 - 4 / 0 / 0 - 1

* Robert Voase-Jeff

(KIA 11aug40)

5 - 4

     

TOP

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Vertigo by Wiek Luijken
Vertigo by Wiek Luijken *

Honorable Mentions

Pete Ayerst Peter Vigne Ayerst

(+ 2 / 0 / 0  OTG)

4.83 / 1 / 3

Archie Winskill Archie Little Winskill

(+ 2 / 0 / 1  OTG)

4.83 / 1 / 1

Jack Yates Jack Neville Yates 4.5 / 2 / 2
Bryan Wicks Bryan John Wicks 4.5 / 0 /1
Barry Sutton

Barry

Fraser Barry Sutton

4.33 / 2 / 1
Brian Smith

Brian

Edward Brian Bretherton Smith

4.17 / 1 / 2.33
Ivor Badger Ivor James Badger

(score may be higher)

4 / 1 / 5 

* Adrian Francis Laws

(KIA 30sep40)

4 / 0 / 2

Charles Miller Charles Michael Miller

(+ 2 OTG)

4 / 0 / 0

Derek Allen * Derek Hurlestone Allen

(KIA 18may40)

4

Arthur Victor Clowes 4
Guy Gibson

* Guy Penrose Gibson  VC

(Dambuster Bomber Hero,
India born, KIA 19sep44)
4   (flying Beaufighters)

Milislav Semiz

(Yugoslavian)

4

Jimmy Talalla

"Jimmy"

Cyril Lionel Francis Talalla

(Ceylon) brother Henry KIA
    June '44 w/182 sq.)
3.83   *

Richard Reynolds Richard Henry Reynolds

RNVR

3.5 / 0 / 1

Artie Shaw

"Artie"

Harry Shaw

(+ 9.5 V-1s)

3.5

Jack Ross Jack Kenneth Ross 3.17+ / 2 / 0
John Mejor John Georges Mejor

DFC

2.75 / 2 / 2.75    *

Michael Rook

"Mickey"

Michael Rook

2.5 - 2 / 1.5 / 0
Laddie Lucas

"Laddie"

Percy Belgrave Lucas

2 / 1 / 8.5
"Hoppy" Hodgkinson

"Hoppy"

Colin Gerald Shaw Hodgkinson  

(had metal legs)

*

Jeff Warnes * Geoffrey Berrington Warnes

(KIA 22feb44)

2

Pat Hancock

"Pat"

Norman Patrick Watkins Hancock

(+ 4 / 0 / 1 OTG)

1.66 / 2 / 3.5

Tim Elkington

"Tim"

John Francis Durham Elkington

2 - 1.? / 1 / 0.5
Rod Dryland Rodney Dryland

(+ 17.83 V-1s)

1.33 / .5 / 0  (+ 0.5 OTG)

Bruce Cole

Bruce

Robert Bruce Cole

(+ 1 OTG)

1 / 1 / 5.5

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