Rolls of Honour
In grateful and everlasting memory of the 891 airmen and 3 naval pilots who died while serving with 77 Squadron 1939 – 1945
230 have no known grave and are commemorated at the RAF memorial at Runnymede.
104 are buried in the UK and Ireland.
322 are buried in Germany.
The remaining graves are in Belgium, Denmark, Holland, France and Poland.
216 became prisoners of war. 20 successfully evaded capture or escaped.
Click on this complete Roll of Honour in the Documents box on the right to download onto a computer, or see it below if viewing on a mobile or tablet. The list is compiled alphabetically by surname, together with decorations, rank, first names, which air force if not RAF, crew position, the date of last operation. (We acknowledge Roy Walker’s book: Some of the Few for the list which appears on pages 19-45 of his book.)
If you would like more details of the operations, or information on where an individual or a crew is buried or commemorated, please use the contact form. We ask if you would think about sending a donation to help keep up the hosting of this website and the work of the Associaiton.
Australians. Our friend with 77 Squadron RAAF in Australia, Lesley Gent, has compiled a roll of honour of the 37 members of the RAAF who served with 77 Squadron and killed in action, together with photographs and interesting mini-biographies as tributes to these brave men.
Canadians. We are grateful to Michael J Anglin who has compiled a similar roll of honour of the 101 Canadians who died with 77 Squadron. He has researched their family backgrounds, their service records and found portraits and gravestone photographs. His father, F/O William Anglin, J28695 RCAF, flew with 77 Squadron during the period 16 Aug 44 until 7 May 45. During that time he completed 35 Ops with the “Tarling Crew” and returned safely to Canada.
Click on the Documents box on the right of the page (or below if viewing on a tablet or mobile phone), to download or see these important and well-researched documents that show to whom we owe so much.
Mike Anglin writes:
Luckily for researchers of Canadian WW2 history, the Library and Archives of Canada have arranged free access (by means of a partnership with Ancestry.ca) to all service files of any service member who did not survive the war. This made the data collection significantly easier, but still required sifting through thousands of documents to create a database of information from which I was able to select the information on each page of the Roll of Honour.