English and American Servicemen, Perished in Air Operations Over Bulgaria 

(Courtesy of Rumen Rumenin)

1943 

  1. 8 unidentified corpses, 1.08.1943, village of Goin Dol, to the west of Caribrod, presently in Serbia.
  2. Charles F. Garaham – junior, American, second lieutenant, 24.11.1943, Strumitsa, presently in Macedonia.
  3. 1 unidentified corpse, 27.11.1943, Bogomil railway station, Macedonia.
  4. 2 unidentified corpses, 24.11.1943, village of Sushevo.
  5. Florian E. Laramore – junior, American, officer, military number 0448932, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  6. Henry Alexander – American, officer, military number 0674715, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  7. Robert Bown – junior – American, officer, military number 0802714, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  8. Jacque Larson – American, officer, military number 0685656, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  9. S. Shankerman – American, non-commissioned officer, military number 15059233, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  10. Cyril Hit - American, non-commissioned officer, military, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  11. Kenneth Runion - American, non-commissioned officer, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.
  12. Ugean A. Stewdar - American, non-commissioned officer, 20.12.1943, village of Gorni Passarel.

1944 

  1. Walter Klutz - American, non-commissioned officer, military number 34036353, 10.01.1944, village of Kladnitsa. Buried at the place of incidence.
  2. Leonard Laliver – American, military number 31185634-142-43, 10.01.1944, 2 km to the southwest of the village of Radibosh. Buried in Radomir.
  3. 3 unidentified corpses, 10.01.1944, the site Golo bardo, Pernik region.
  4. 1 scorched corpse – American, 10.01.1944, 200 m to the southeast of the village of Galabovci, at the site “Valozite”. Buried on the land of the village.
  5. 1 unidentified corpse, 10.01.1944, town of Slivnitsa.
  6. 20 burned corpses – Americans, 30.03.1944, village of Kosharevo. Buried at the village graveyard. One of them was identified after the war was over – non-commissioned officer Tony D. Marish with military number 1916504 KIA.
  7. 9 unidentified corpses, 30.03.1944, village of Pchelinci.
  8. 1 unidentified corpse, 4.04.1944, town of Russe.
  9. John William Belcher – American, first sergeant, 11.04.1944, 2 km to the south of Russe. Death certificate No 265/1944 issued by the Municipality in Russe.
  10. John Ingram – American, non-commissioned officer, 15.04.1944, 1,5 km to the northeast of the town of Trastenik. Death certificate No 618/1944 issued by the Municipality in Russe. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  11. 2 unidentified corpses, 17.04.1944, village of Blatec.
  12. 6 unidentified corpses, 25.04.1944, village of Valcovo, Nevrocop region.
  13. Unestablished number of corpses, burned, 28.04.1944, village of Golak.
  14. Beck William – American, military No 445590, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  15. Shefchik, Martin – American, a candidate officer, military No 13038064, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  16. Carawel Jerald – American, a candidate officer, military No 16021695, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  17. Kraus, Henry – American, a candidate officer, military No 30639845, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  18. Thomas Joseph – American, non-commissioned officer, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  19. Duval, Harry – American, a candidate officer, 6.05.1944, village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  20. Jim Pelton (James Shelton) American, a candidate officer, military No 38395508 (38396608), 6.05.1944, 700 m to the northwest of the village of Boinitsa. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  21. 3 unidentified corpses, 6.05.1944, Tsar Petrovo. Buried near the village. Parts of the bodies have been buried at the cemetery of the town of Kula.
  22. Unestablished number of burned corpses – Englishmen, 6/7.05.1944, 2 km to the northeast of the village of Valchek at the site “Vargoliya”.
  23. 1 ripped up corpse with initials RDF M. C. Kenna R.C., 19-21 year old, 7/8.05.1944, 7 km to the southeast of the town of Zemen. Buried at the site “Serepis” (“Cherepish”).
  24. 1 burned corpse, 18.05.1944, town of Rila. Buried at the site “Besh bunar”.
  25. 10 burned corpses – Americans, 18.05.1944, 5,5 km to the southwest of the village of Gorno Peshene, at the site “Groba”. Buried at the village graveyard.
  26. 1 burned corpse, June 1944, village of Ovchepolci. Buried at the village graveyard.
  27. 1 corpse – Englishman, 2/3.06.1944, village of Vlasi, Serbia. Buried near the village.
  28. Joseph Pilei (Joseph Festus Bilei) – American, military No 0-816764 KIA, 11.06.1944, between the sites “Chervena kiselica” and “Ploski polyani”, Botevgrad region. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  29. Andrews (Anurias) J. Utker – American, first sergeant, military No 6929076, 11.06.1944. 5 km to the northeast of Russe. Death certificate No 265/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  30. Robert C. Dehart – American, first sergeant, military No 3841076, 11.06.1944. Death certificate No 477/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  31. 2 burned bodies, 11.06.1944, 3 km to the southeast of the village of Gorno Peshtene, at the site “Lozyata”. Buried at the village graveyard.
  32. Unestablished number burned corpses, 11.06.1944, village of Novi han.
  33. Unestablished number burned corpses, 11.06.1944, 3 km to the northeast of the village of Osam (Novo selo).
  34. 4 burned corpses – Englishmen, 12.06.1944, village of Krivodol. Buried with military honors at the village graveyard.
  35. 1 unidentified corpse, 23.06.1944. 2 km to the northeast of the village if Otec Paisievo. Buried at the place of incidence.
  36. Robert E. Gardner (Garatneras) – American, military No 35700241, 23.06.1944, village of Diva Slatina, 2 km to the southwest of the village of Kopilovtsi. Buried with military honors at the graveyard of Kopilovtsi.
  37. 1 burned corpse, 23.06.1944, 4 km to the west of the village of Diva Slatina. Buried at the graveyard of Koprilovtsi.
  38. 10 burned corpses, 24.06.1944, 4 km to the east of the village of Strelcha, at the site “Korubata”. Buried at the local graveyard and at the place of incidence. After the war Julian F. Garvin has been identified. Military No 35268786-T-42. He was buried at the local graveyard.
  39. 1 ripped up corpse – American, 24.06.1944, 1 km to the west of the town of Samokov. Buried at the place of incidence.
  40. 7 burned corpses, 24.06.1944, village of Pancharevo. Buried at the local graveyard.
  41. Unestablished number of burned corpses, 28.06.1944, village of Lilcovo.
  42. John D. Krachuli – American, 28.06.1944, 2 km to the southeast of the village of Churen. Buried at the place of incidence.
  43. H. William Baymirror – American, corporal, 28.06.1944, village of Churchen. Buried at the place of incidence.
  44. Unestablished number of corpses, 29.06.1944, 3,5 km to the southeast of the village of Ilakov rut. Buried at the village graveyard.
  45. Haggy – Englishman, lieutenant, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 620/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  46. Lindley - Englishman, second lieutenant, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 637/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  47. R. S. Suday - Englishman, second lieutenant, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 638/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  48. Patton - Englishman, a candidate officer, military No 400512, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 639/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  49. Barrette - Englishman, a candidate officer, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 640/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  50. Breyznee - Englishman, non-commissioned officer, military No 398925, 29.06.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 641/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  51. 2 burned corpses, 29.06.1944, village of Konche, presently Macedonia.
  52. James R.E. – Englishman, military No 427508, 30.06.1944, 1 km to the east of the village of Novgrad. Buried at the village graveyard.
  53. Fallon, L. - Englishman, military No 417355, 30.06.1944, 1 km to the east of the village of Novgrad. Buried at the village graveyard.
  54. Lauter. T. - Englishman, military No 418752, 30.06.1944, 1 km to the east of the village of Novgrad. Buried at the village graveyard.
  55. Burgess, I. R. - Englishman, military No 422130, 30.06.1944, 1 km to the east of the village of Novgrad. Buried at the village graveyard.
  56. Frankie Martin – American, non-commissioned officer, 3.07.1944, Russe. Death certificate No 642/1944 of the Russe Municipality. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  57. 4 burned corpses, 3.07.1944, Russe. Buried at the English military cemetery in Russe.
  58. 2 unidentified corpses, 22.07.1944, village of Kastel.
  59. Unestablished number of burned corpses, 22.07.1944, Pleven.
  60. 1 burned corpse, 23.07.1944, village of Otec Paisievo. Buried at the village graveyard.
  61. 1 burned corpse, 23.07.1944, village of Konche, Macedonia.
  62. 1 burned corpse, 6.08.1944, 3 km to the southeast of the village of Presyaka (Priseka). Buried at the graveyard of the village of Gostina.
  63. 1 unidentified corpse, 10.08.1944, 3 km to the east of the village of Osam (Novo selo).
  64. 5 burned corpses, Englishmen. One of them has military No 718123, 10.08.1944, village of Dolno Linevo.
  65. John Mason Philips – American, military No 0686260, 17.08.1944, 2 km to the southwest of the village of Lik, Mezdra region. Buried at the village graveyard. The name of the American serviceman has been established after the war.
  66. 8 unidentified corpses, 17.08.1944, village of Zhostovo, Scopie region, Macedonia.
  67. 9 unidentified corpses, 17.08.1944, village of Stalach, Serbia.
  68. Philip N. Elsberry – American, military No ≤.12240-T-43-44p., 17.08.1944, 2 km to the southeast of the village of Carevec. Buried at the village graveyard.
  69. Edwin A. Lever – American, military No 13098032, 17.08.1944, 500 m to the west of the village of Komarevo. Buried at the village graveyard.
  70. Rihard Lake (Laks) – American, 17.08.1944, 3 km to the east of the village of Kostenec. Buried at the village graveyard.
  71. John O. Hwait-junior – American, military No 1451326, 17.08.1944, 1 km to the southeast of the village of Dolna Gnoinica (Mihailovo). Buried at the village graveyard.
  72. 1 unidentified corpse, 18.08.1944, village of Beli breg.
  73. 4 burned corpses, 26.08.1944, village of Suvoinica, Serbia.

Lieutenant John “Dud” Crouchley, Pilot

MIA on June 28, 1944 after crash in Bulgaria, near village of Churen, Plovdiv region

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