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Casualties - January - December 1939


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Date

Name

Rank

Comments

1 Jan

Sqn Ldr

PEARCE, NICHOLAS ANTHONY

He was serving as the CO of No 76 Sqn at RAF Finningley but died in Savernake Hospital in Marlborough, Wiltshire.

1 Jan

AC1

SILK, PERCY FREDERICK

He was serving with Middle East Depot, Aboukir at the time of his death.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

2 Jan

Flt Sgt

NEWPORT, H W

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery. 

3 Jan

Sgt

BELL, GEORGE ANTHONY

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 30 E & RFTS at Derby. 

9 Jan

Fg Off

SHIELDS, IAN DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, L9153 of No 16 E & RFTS, which flew into a hill near Dalry in Kirkcudbright.

9 Jan

LAC BETTS, GORDON ERIC

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7631 of No 106 Sqn when he flew into the sea off Souter Point, County Durham in poor visibility.

9 Jan

LAC BRIGGS, HENRY GLIBERT STEWART

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7631 of No 106 Sqn when he flew into the sea off Souter Point, County Durham in poor visibility.

9 Jan

LAC DUFF, NORMAN HECTOR

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7631 of No 106 Sqn when he flew into the sea off Souter Point, County Durham in poor visibility.

13 Jan

Sgt

BEER, ERIC JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7631 of No 106 Sqn when he flew into the sea off Souter Point, County Durham in poor visibility.

13 Jan

AC2

INGRAM, WILLIAM

He was killed w106 Sqn, piloted by Sgt E J Beer, when it flew into the sea off Souter Point, County Durham in poor visibility.

14 Jan

Sgt

COOPER, JOHN JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, N3907 of No 1 Sqn, piloted by Fg Off A C Douglas, who was also killed near Arundel, Sussex. He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

14 Jan

Fg Off

DOUGLAS, ALEXANDER CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3907 of No 1 Sqn near Arundel, Sussex. His passenger, Sgt J J Cooper was also killed. He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

14 Jan

Sgt

GRIEVE, TOM

He was working in the Medical section of HQ Training Command when he died suddenly.

17 Jan

Fg Off

BEAVIS, GEOFFREY

He was killed at Butley, Suffolk, whilst flying in an aircraft from RAF Eastchurch being flown by AVM. H M Cave-Browne-Cave who was seriously injured.

17 Jan

APO

CATT, DONALD JAMES RAFO

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K6151 of No 3 Sqn when he flew into a house at Crowborough, Sussex on a hill in bad weather.

17 Jan

Fg Off

COOMBES, ERNEST RONALD HERSHAW RAFO

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, L9149 of No. 9 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School, when he flew into a mountain at Ystradgynlais in Wales.  Two other crew members, Mr Leslie Arnold Priscott (wireless operator) and LAC John Murdo Macleod Macdonald, were uninjured.

17 Jan

Sgt

GRIFFITHS, LLEWELLYN ROY

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1558 of No 111 Sqn when it crashed at Alton, Hampshire, after stalled in cloud.

17 Jan

LAC

MABBETT, ALBAN DENNIS

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, L9149 of No. 9 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School at Ystradgynlais. Wales. Two other crew members, Mr Leslie Arnold Priscott (wireless operator) and LAC John Murdo Macleod Macdonald, were uninjured.

18 Jan

LAC

EDBROOKE, FREDERICK JAMES WILLIAM

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery. 

22 Jan

Flt Lt

DICKSON, CLIFT NEIL CHARLES

He was the Adjutant of the RAF Reception Depot and died in the Cottage Hospital in Uxbridge from pneumonia.

23 Jan

Sgt

CUTTS, HORACE

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Frederick William Miller (pilot), Plt Off Allan Frederick William Miles, AC1 Harry Thompson, AC1 Ralph Lavery and AC1 John Robert Hanley.

23 Jan

AC1

HANLEY, JOHN ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Frederick William Miller (pilot), Plt Off Allan Frederick William Miles, Sgt Horace Cutts, AC1 Harry Thompson and AC1 Ralph Lavery.

23 Jan

AC1

LAVERY, RALPH

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Frederick William Miller (pilot), Plt Off Allan Frederick William Miles, Sgt Horace Cutts, AC1 Harry Thompson and AC1 John Robert Hanley.

23 Jan

Plt Off

MILES, ALLAN FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Frederick William Miller (pilot), Sgt Horace Cutts, AC1 Harry Thompson, AC1 Ralph Lavery and AC1 John Robert Hanley.

23 Jan

Plt Off

MILLER, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Allan Frederick William Miles, Sgt Horace Cutts, AC1 Harry Thompson, AC1 Ralph Lavery and AC1 John Robert Hanley.

23 Jan

AC1

THOMPSON, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K7211 of No 10 Sqn when it crashed off Selsey Bill, possibly as a result of becoming iced up, whilst on a navigation exercise and having become lost.  The other five crew members were also killed, these being; Plt Off Frederick William Miller (pilot), Plt Off Allan Frederick William Miles, Sgt Horace Cutts, AC1 Ralph Lavery and AC1 John Robert Hanley.

24 Jan

Sgt

WYSE, JAMES THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Wallace, K6067 of No 3 Armament Training Station when he undershot on landing at Sutton Bridge and overturned after hitting a bank.  His crewman, LAC Edward Lawrence Wade was only slightly injured in the accident.

30 Jan

Fg Off

BRIDGEN, HENRY RALPH PUZEY

He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying in Swordfish, K5933 of No 825 Sqn, HMS Glorious being flown by Flt Lt A W Dobbs.  Their aircraft collided with Swordfish, K5976, also belonging to 825 Sqn and flown by Fg Off G C Newcombe.  Both aircraft crashed into the sea off Alexandria.

30 Jan

Plt Off

CARR-ELLISON, THEODORE RALPH TATE

He died in Letchworth Hospital from injuries sustained on 26 Jan whilst flying Gladiator, K7930 of No 54 Sqn when his flew into high ground near Baldock, Herts during a snowstorm. He is buried in his family vault within the ruins of Brainshaugh Priory, Guyzance, Northumberland.

30 Jan

Flt Lt

DOBBS, RICHARD ARTHUR WILLIAM (Lt RN)

He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying Swordfish, K5933 of No 825 Sqn, HMS Glorious.  His aircraft collided with Swordfish, K5976, also belonging to 825 Sqn and flown by Fg Off G C Newcombe.  Both aircraft crashed into the sea off Alexandria. Also killed in Dobbs's aircraft were Fg Off H R P Bridgen and L/Sig H R Peerman RN.

30 Jan

Plt Off

JAMESON, PETER FRANCIS GORDON

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4836 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Odiham.

30 Jan

Fg Off

LINCOLN, JOHN GODFREY (Lt RN)

He was reported missing believed killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying Swordfish, K5976 of No 825 Sqn, HMS Glorious.  His aircraft collided with Swordfish, K5933, also belonging to 825 Sqn and flown by Flt Lt A W Dobbs.  Both aircraft crashed into the sea off Alexandria.

30 Jan

Fg Off

NEWCOMBE, GORDON CLIFORD (Lt RN)

He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying Swordfish, K5976 of No 825 Sqn, HMS Glorious.  His aircraft collided with Swordfish, K5933, also belonging to 825 Sqn and flown by Flt Lt A W Dobbs.  Both aircraft crashed into the sea off Alexandria. Also killed in Newcombe's aircraft were Lt J G Lincoln RN and L/Sea B A Coughlin RN.

30 Jan

Plt Off

ROBINSON, STANLEY JOHN DALY

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1476 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed on Bleak Low Moor, near Glossop, Derbyshire.  The second pilot, APO J E Thomas was also killed.

30 Jan

APO 

THOMAS, JACK ELLIOTT

He was killed whilst flying as second pilot in Blenheim I, L1476 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed on Bleak Low Moor, near Glossop, Derbyshire.  The first pilot, Plt Off S J D Robinson was also killed.

1 Feb

Flt Lt

FROST, DOUGLAS PRINGLE

He was killed whilst flying Hartbee, 850 of the SAAF which crashed on this date.

1 Feb

APO

POYNTON, JOHN MARCUS JOSEPH

He was killed in a flying accident whilst flying Gladiator I, K8038 of No 33 Sqn, near Deir Ballut in Palestine.  He is  buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

2 Feb

Plt Off

O'BRIEN, TERENCE HUGH KNAPP

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1629 of No 87 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Debden.

3 Feb

AC1

BOWMAN, R

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

3 Feb

Sqn Ldr

FREEHILL, MAURICE MICHAEL DFC

A flight commander with No 58 Sqn, he died at the Military Hospital, York.

3 Feb

Sqn Ldr

MILLS, GEOFFREY HENRY OWEN

He was killed when the aircraft he was flying suffered an engine failure.  His two passengers managed to bale out but he crashed as he was attempting to make a forced landing.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

5 Feb

Sgt

WRIGHT, RALPH HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K6752 of No 22 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School when he spun into the ground near Chatteris in Cambridgeshire during low level aerobatics.

6 Feb

APO

DE LA RUE, PATRICK ANDREW

He died as the result of an accident at Montreux the previous September.

7 Feb

APO

HAMELL, FRANCIS JOSEPH

He was killed whilst under instruction in Hart, K5031 of No 10 FTS when the aircraft hit a tree during a turn and crashed at Childs Ercall in Shropshire.  His instructor, Fg Off Edward Reginald Berrill was slightly injured. He is buried in Prescott, Ontario, Canada.

7 Feb

Sgt

HANCOCK, ALAN VINCENT

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1682 of No 1 Sqn, when it flew into the ground at night at Radwinter, near Debden.

8 Feb

AC

EVANS, F W

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  Kranji Military Cemetery

10 Feb

Plt Off

MILLS, JACK DRISCOLL

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K7955 of No 3 Sqn when he hit the ground near Lewes in Sussex when he hit the ground whilst flying in cloud.

12 Feb

Sgt

BRUN, WILL EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7459 of No. 19 E & RFTS when he flew into a house in Brighton in bad weather. Mrs. Baigent and her two children, in the house at the time, were also killed.

13 Feb

Plt Off

BULLWINKLE, LAWRENCE SELBY

He was killed whilst flying Wellesley, L2655 of No 14 Sqn when it flew a hill whilst flying in cloud between Amman and Lydda, as were his crew, Sgt C J Chick and LAC D J Segrave.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

13 Feb

Sgt

CHICK, CHARLES JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley, L2655 of No 14 Sqn when it flew a hill whilst flying in cloud between Amman and Lydda, as were other two members of the crew, Plt Off L S Bullwinkle (pilot) and LAC D J Segrave.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

13 Feb

LAC

SEGRAVE, DESMOND JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley, L2655 of No 14 Sqn when it flew a hill whilst flying in cloud between Amman and Lydda, as were other two members of the crew, Plt Off L S Bullwinkle (pilot) and Sgt C J Chick.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

15 Feb

Flt Lt

RICHARDSON, JOHN HENRY

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Blenheim I, L1155 of No 44 Sqn in an accident at North Coates, being flown by Flt Lt M E Withy, who was also killed.  The other crewman, AC2 Joseph Raymond was only slightly injured.

15 Feb

Flt Lt

WITHY, ERNEST MICHAEL

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1155 of No 44 Sqn in an accident at North Coates.  A crewman, AC2 John Henry Richardson was also killed whilst the other, AC2 Joseph Raymond was only slightly injured.

16 Feb

Sqn Ldr

CAZALET, ROBERT TRAVERS

He was a member of the Experimental Section of the RAE at Farnborough and was killed in a flying accident near Martlesham Heath whilst test flying Harvard I, N7000 when it entered a spin and dived into the ground. A Senior Scientific Officer of the RAE, Mr. R. P. Alston, BA, AFRAeS was also killed. in the accident.

16 Feb

Plt Off

ROSS, CARLETON ALLENBY

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7366 of No 2 Flying Training School, which dived into the ground following an engine failure at Clanfield, Oxfordshire.

18 Feb

Plt Off

PEASE, INGRAM TIDWARD AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hind, K6819 of No 603 Sqn AuxAF when he flew into Bishop Hill near Kinross in bad visibility.

21 Feb

APO

STANTON-HOPE, HERBERT WILLIAN STANTON

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, K8733 of No 9 FTS which crashed after hitting trees on take off from Hullavington.

27 Feb

Fg Off

LUPTON, WILFRED MAURICE

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1099 of No 114 Sqn, which spun into the ground and crashed near Wyton following an engine failure on take-off.

27 Feb

Sgt

BELSHAM, C He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1099 of No 114 Sqn, which spun into the ground and crashed near Wyton following an engine failure on take-off.

27 Feb

AC1

HOPLEY, G He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1099 of No 114 Sqn, which spun into the ground and crashed near Wyton following an engine failure on take-off.

5 Mar

Plt Off

COOPER, C L

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

8 Mar

 

WEST, JAMES

He was serving at RAF Cosford or was a patient in the RAF Hospital there at the time of his death but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

9 Mar

AC1

EDDY, FRANCIS P

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained but his death may have been registered in Wolverhampton.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

13 Mar

Sgt

CUTHBERT, WILLIAM ALLAN

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1692 of No 1 Sqn, which stalled on approach at Tangmere.

13 Mar

Plt Off

DE PENCIER, ADAM EASTMAN

He was killed flying Audax, K4396 of No 6 FTS, when he failed to pull out of a dive whilst attacking a target on the range at Chesil Beach, Dorset.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

16 Mar

Sgt

VERDUN, GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9838 of No 41 Sqn when his wing broke away during recovery from a dive near Eryholme, Yorkshire.

18 Mar

Sgt

MCPHEE, HUGH LYNN

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, K6321 of No 269 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Glasgow as it came out of cloud in  a dive in poor visibility.

18 Mar

Sgt

MACDONALD, G C

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6321 of No 269 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Glasgow as it came out of cloud in  a dive in poor visibility.

18 Mar

AC1

REID, W G

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6321 of No 269 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Glasgow as it came out of cloud in  a dive in poor visibility.

18 Mar

AC2

MACDONALD, D

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6321 of No 269 Sqn, which crashed into the ground near Glasgow as it came out of cloud in  a dive in poor visibility.

20 Mar

AC

CORNISH, ARCHIE JAMES

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

20 Mar

Sgt

FREESTONE, WALTER HARVEY

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4082 of No 50 Sqn which crashed at Boultham, Lincolnshire.

20 Mar

AC2

GREENSILL, FREDERICK ROY

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4082 of No 50 Sqn which crashed at Boultham, Lincolnshire.

20 Mar

Plt Off

McALISTER, ROBERT ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4082 of No 50 Sqn which crashed at Boultham, Lincolnshire.

20 Mar

AC1

NEWSHAM, NORMAN VINCENT

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4082 of No 50 Sqn which crashed at Boultham, Lincolnshire.

20 Mar

Plt Off

PETER, ATHONY STEWART

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Blenheim I, L1459 of No 23 Sqn, which spun into the ground from cloud at Fenny Compton, near Leamington, piloted by Plt Off J B Raven, who was also killed.

20 Mar

Plt Off

RAVEN, JOSEPH BENJAMIN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1459 of No 23 Sqn, which spun into the ground from cloud at Fenny Compton, near Leamington, his crewman, Plt Off A S Peter was also killed.

21 Mar

Flt Lt

O'BRIEN, DERMOD DONATUS (Lt, RN)

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained. 

22 Mar

Plt Off

LEWIS, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was killed flying Blenheim I, L1262 of No 62 Sqn which crashed near Grafton Underwood in a snow and hail storm.

22 Mar

Plt Off

SHINE, DAVID

He was killed flying Blenheim I, L1262 of No 62 Sqn which crashed near Grafton Underwood in a snow and hail storm.

22 Mar

Sgt

WILES, JOHN RANDOLPH

He was killed flying in Blenheim I, L1262 of No 62 Sqn which crashed near Grafton Underwood in a snow and hail storm.

23 Mar

Plt Off

SHEPHERD, GUY CECIL

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L4967 of No 207 Sqn, which crashed trying to avoid high ground near Marham ands is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

23 Mar

Sgt NORMAN, F C T He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L4967 of No 207 Sqn, which crashed trying to avoid high ground near Marham.

23 Mar

AC1 RANDLE, J T S He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L4967 of No 207 Sqn, which crashed trying to avoid high ground near Marham.

25 Mar

Sgt

DYAS, EDWARD GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying (student?) Tiger Moth II, N6454 or Audax K8329, both of No 34 E & RFTS which were involved in a mid air collision with each other. Flt Lt H B Robertson, the instructor?, was also killed whilst the pilot of the second aircraft, Sgt  L. T. Wilton-Jones was uninjured.

25 Mar

Flt Lt

ROBERTSON, HAROLD BERTIE

He was killed whilst flying in (instructing?) Tiger Moth II, N6454 or Audax K8329, both of No 34 E & RFTS which were involved in a mid air collision with each other. Sgt E G Dyas, the student?, was also killed whilst the pilot of the second aircraft, Sgt L. T. Wilton-Jones was uninjured.

29 Mar

Plt Off

KENT, RICHARD ALBERT CECIL

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained. 

5 Apr

Plt Off

SHENNEN, PETER

He was killed when he was thrown from Battle I, K9359 of No 15 Sqn whilst carrying out a bombing practice.  He was not wearing a parachute at the time and fell to his death.

9 Apr

Fg Off

SCIORTINO, BERNARD JOHN (RAFVR)

He was killed in a flying accident at Shoreham whilst executing aerobatics at low flying, probably whilst flying Audax, K7415. He was employed as a junior operations officer at the Air Ministry.

14 Apr

Sgt

READ, GEORGE WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K4431 of No. 16 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School at Plumpton, near Lewes, Sussex, when he flew into a hill during a navigation exercise whilst flying in cloud.

18 Apr

Fg Off

COLLINS, DENNIS THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator I, K8023 of No 3 Sqn which collided with K7962 from the same unit during a night formation flight, crashing near Caterham.

18 Apr

APO

STIVEN, FRANK BRIAN

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator I, K7962 of No 3 Sqn which collided with K8023 from the same unit during a night formation flight, crashing near Caterham.

20 Apr

Plt Off

JONES, CHARLES EDWARD.

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4136 of No 144 Sqn which crashed at Sunk Island near the mouth of the Humber.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard .

20 Apr

Sgt DINDORF, K He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L5072 of No 7 AOS which dived into the ground near Kenfig Hill in Glamorganshire.

20 Apr

AC1 RICHARDSON, He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L5072 of No 7 AOS which dived into the ground near Kenfig Hill in Glamorganshire.

20 Apr

AC2 ELLIOTT, He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L5072 of No 7 AOS which dived into the ground near Kenfig Hill in Glamorganshire.

20 Apr

Flt Sgt NOYES, F C He had been seriously injured on 22 Oct 1938 whilst flying in Whitley II, K7261 of No 51 Sqn when it crashed on landing at Linton-on-Ouse, resulting in the amputation of a leg.  However, whilst being fitted with an artificial leg at the Princess Mary's Hospital at Halton, he suffered a heart attack

22 Apr

Fg Off

ROTHERHAM, CHARLES AUSTON

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1738 of No 43 Sqn near Chichester, Sussex, when he hit trees whilst landing at Tangmere.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

27 Apr

Fg Off

HOPPER, DAVID RODERICK

He was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of No 208 Sqn at Koubbeh, Egypt.

27 Apr

Sgt

WHITELY, BRIAN OWEN

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, P6675 of No 12 SFTS, which crashed near Harlaxton on a night training flight shortly after take off.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

27 Apr

Fg Off

HUTCHINSON, DEREK LESLIE REA (Capt, Royal Tank Reg)

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 208 Sqn at Koubbeh, Egypt.

28 Apr

Fg Off

BELL, DENYS GREVILLE

He was killed whilst flying Lysander I, L4762 of No 13 Sqn from RAF Odiham when it crashed on take off from the airfield at Denham.

28 Apr

Fg Off

MOORE, MARTIN CEDRIC

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Tororo Cemetery

28 Apr

Fg Off

PETRIE, RONALD ANTHONY GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Lysander I, L4702 of No 2 Sqn when it crashed on landing at Hawkinge.  His crewman, AC2 H A J Stacey was also killed.

28 Apr

AC2

STACEY, HENRY ARTHUR JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander I, L4702 of No 2 Sqn when it crashed on landing at Hawkinge, piloted by Fg Off R A G Petrie, who was also killed.

2 May

Sgt

DONALD, HENRY ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7190 of No 10 Sqn, when it stalled and crashed on take off from Dishforth as a result of the elevator locks being left in place.  A crew member, Sgt E C J Fryer was also killed.

2 May

Sgt

FRYER, ERIC CECIL JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K7190 of No 10 Sqn when it stalled and crashed on take off from Dishforth as a result of the elevator locks being left in place.  The pilot, Sgt H A Donald was also killed.

3 May

Sgt

WRIGHT, CLIFFORD PERCIVAL

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 2 E & RFTS at Filton when he was involved in a mid air collision with another aircraft of the same unit being flown by Michael Anthony Sims, who was seriously injured in the collision.

5 May Flt Lt LEECH, HALIBURTON HUME He died in St Bartholomew's hospital in London from an unknown tropical disease contracted whilst he was serving aboard HMS Hermes on the China station.  He is buried in Eyke Churchyard.

5 May

Plt Off

COOPER, GERALD LOUIS

He was killed whilst flying  Battle, K9469 of No 35 Sqn when it dived into the ground following an engine failure on take off from Cottesmore.   The crew comprising the observer, Act Sgt J F Tompkins and the wireless operator/gunner, AC2 J Sweeney were also killed.

5 May

AC2

SWEENEY, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle, K9469 of No 35 Sqn when it dived into the ground following an engine failure on take off from Cottesmore.   The pilot, Plt Off G L Cooper and the observer, Act Sgt J F Tompkins were also killed.

5 May

Act Sgt

TOMKINS, JOHN FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle, K9469 of No 35 Sqn when it dived into the ground following an engine failure on take off from Cottesmore.   The pilot, Plt Off G L Cooper and the wireless operator/gunner, AC2 J Sweeney were also killed.

7 May

Sgt

HARRIS, GORDON PERCIVAL ALAN

He was killed piloting an aircraft of No 15 ERFTS in an accident at Redhill.

8 May

Flt Cdt

GUILLE, BERNARD ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7377 or K7458 of the RAF College Cranwell when he collided with the other aircraft being flown by Flt Cdt R A G Morgan, who was also killed.  They were carrying out an attack on a drogue at the time of the collision and crashed near Stubton, Lincolnshire.

8 May

Flt Cdt

MORGAN, R A G

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7377 or K7458 of the RAF College Cranwell when he collided with the other aircraft being flown by Flt Cdt B R Guille, who was also killed.  They were carrying out an attack on a drogue at the time of the collision and crashed near Stubton, Lincolnshire.

8 May

Sgt

SMITH, ?

He was killed in a mid-air collision with a civilian aircraft flown by Mr J Flynn and Miss A Tassalli of the Redhill Flying Club.

9 May

Plt Off

LLYOD, MICHAEL TRAVERS

He was killed whilst flying Wallace, K3570 of No 1 Air Armament School when the towing cable caught in the tail of the aircraft bringing it down in the sea over the Theddlethorpe ranges, a search failing to locate his body.  His crewman, AC J Flannery was also killed.

9 May

Fg Off

MAYO, WILLIAM LEE RAFO

A member of the Reserve of Air Force Officers, he was found dead in a hanger at Newcastle Airport, possibly due an electric shock sustained whilst using an electric drill.

9 May

Sgt

RIDDELL, ROBERT NORMAN

He was the pilot of Anson, K6210 of No 220 Sqn aircraft which was involved in a collision with Anson, K6225 of the same squadron over Bircham Common, Riddell and his crew were killed but the occupants of the other aircraft escaped injury

12 May

Fg Off

SPANTON, JOHN FYRLEY

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth, N5487 of No 20 E & RFTS when he was involved in a mid-air collision with another aircraft of the same unit. His crewman, Midshipman (A) Colin Gerard Shaw Hodgkinson and the pilot of the other aircraft Fg Off Froude Ridler Matthews were dangerously injured, whilst Midshipman (A) Arthur Taylor, Matthews's crewman was only slightly injured.

17 May

Act Flt Lt

ELSMIE, GERALD

He was killed in a flying accident at Risalpur

18 May

AC2

JONES, FRANCIS ROY

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Blenheim I, L1439 of No 25 Sqn in an accident at Dartford, being flown by Sgt John Granville Lingard, who was uninjured.

19 May

AC1

JACOBS, ALFRED DENNIS

He was killed whilst flying an unidentified aircraft of No 59 Sqn which was involved in an accident at Penton Mewsey in Hampshire.

19 May

AC1

MENNELL, KENNETH

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

19 May

Plt Off

VAN SOMEREN, NIGEL AVENEL

He was killed whilst flying in an unidentified aircraft of No 59 Sqn, piloted by Plt Off N A Van Someren, which was involved in an accident at Penton Mewsey in Hampshire.

23 May

AC2

BRENTNALL, E B

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Hampden, L4155 of No 7 Sqn when it burst into flames and dived into the ground near Newark.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard .

23 May

Plt Off

LLOYD, GEOFFREY RAFO

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Hampden, L4155 of No 7 Sqn when it burst into flames and dived into the ground near Newark.

23 May

AC1

LUMLEY, R

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Hampden, L4155 of No 7 Sqn when it burst into flames and dived into the ground near Newark.

23 May

Fg Off

McGRAIL, JACK GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Hampden, L4155 of No 7 Sqn when it burst into flames and dived into the ground near Newark.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard .

23 May

Sgt

TRENCHAM, H K

He was killed whilst flying as a crewman in Hampden, L4155 of No 7 Sqn when it burst into flames and dived into the ground near Newark.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard .

27 May

Sgt

PARISH, CLARE NORMAN RAFVR

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K3864 of No 28 E&RFTS when he flew into trees during a turn having just recovered from a dive at Rushton Spencer near Leek in Staffordshire during an unauthorised aerobatic display.

30 May

Sgt

PHILLIPS, R C

He was serving with No 70 Sqn as a pilot/fitter II but was attached to the Habbaniya Communications Flight when he was severely burned whilst landing an unidentified Fairey Gordon.  His two passengers escaped with slight burns, but he died the following day.  Exact date is not known yet.

2 Jun

Plt Off

JAMES, HUGH SALISBURY

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4128 of No 144 Sqn in an accident at Caenby Corner near RAF Hemswell. His crew, Sgt. H Kinloch and AC1 D E Shimmin were also killed.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard.

2 Jun

Sgt

KINLOCH, HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying as a crewmember of Hampden I, L4128  of No 144 Sqn in an accident at Caenby Corner near RAF Hemswell. His other members of the crew, Plt Off H S James (pilot) and AC1 D E Shimmin were also killed.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard.

2 Jun

AC1

SHIMMIN, DONALD ESKBURN

He was killed whilst flying as a crewmember of Hampden I, L4128  of No 144 Sqn in an accident at Caenby Corner near RAF Hemswell. His other members of the crew, Plt Off H S James (pilot) and Sgt H Kinloch were also killed.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard.

5 Jun

Plt Off

BARNES, ALLAN HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland,  L5801 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the Jahore Straits on take off. He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery. 

5 Jun

LAC

COOK, W B

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, L5801 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the Jahore Straits following a control problem on take off.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

5 Jun

AC1

MILLS, G W J

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, L5801 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the Jahore Straits following a control problem on take off.  He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery.

5 Jun

AC1

LEIGHTON, G H

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland,  L5801 of No 230 Sqn, which crashed into the Jahore Straits on take off. He is buried in Kranji Military Cemetery. 

6 Jun

Sgt

FAWCETT, GEORGE HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Hampden, L4107 of No 61 Sqn when it stalled and crashed whilst on the Dunsmuir ranges in Fife shire.  Both the pilot,  Plt Off A G Newton and the other crew member, Sgt G H Fawcett were also killed.

6 Jun

Plt Off

NEWTON, ALNER GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Hampden, L4107 of No 61 Sqn when it stalled and crashed whilst on the Tentsmuir ranges in Fifeshire.  His crew, Sgt G H Fawcett and AC1 R G Thomas were also killed.

6 Jun

AC1

THOMAS, ROBERT GLYNN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Hampden, L4107 of No 61 Sqn when it stalled and crashed whilst on the Tentsmuir ranges in Fifeshire.  Both the pilot,  Plt Off A G Newton and the other crew member, AC1 R G Thomas were also killed.

7 Jun

Sgt

HUGHES, GORDON ALLAN

He died in Woolwich Hospital as the result of injuries received in a flying accident in Essex.

9 Jun

AC1

DRAWSON, FRANK TROUGHTON

He was killed when the armoured car of No 1 ACC in which he was travelling overturned following a burst tyre.   He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

9 Jun

LAC

DYER, HENRY DAVID

He was killed whilst unloading bombs from Hardy, K4068 of No 6 Sqn, when they exploded.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

9 Jun

Plt Off

MACWHINNEY, GERALD ALFRED

He was killed when the armoured car of No 1 ACC in which he was travelling overturned following a burst tyre.   He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

9 Jun

AC1

WHEATON, HENRY GEORGE

He was killed whilst unloading bombs from Hardy, K4068 of No 6 Sqn, when they exploded.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

12 Jun

Plt Off

CHARLTON, PETER PHILIP

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane I of No 56 Sqn (either L1598 or L1611), which was involved in mid-air collision with another aircraft of the same unit being flown by Plt Off Montague Leslie Hulton-Harrop near Epping.  Plt Off Hulton-Harrop was uninjured.

12 Jun

 

MEAD, JOHN THOMAS

Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery  (Blenheim I, L1527 of No 113 Sqn, crashed on landing at Heliopolis with jammed undercarriage?)

15 Jun

Fg Off

ALMOND, CHARLES FREDERICK (RAFO)

He was killed in a flying accident at Ipswich airport and was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

16 Jun

Gp Capt

MOUNSEY, ROLAND JAMES OBE

He died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

20 Jun

Sgt

DAVIS, LEONARD FRANK

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1593 of No 79 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Ditchling Common, East Sussex.

20 Jun

Plt Off

FOSTER, DONALD ALEXANDER JOHN

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained. 

20 Jun

Plt Off

LYTLLE, SIDNEY HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1504 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into trees at night after failing to gain height on take off from Debden.

20 Jun

APO

McGOVERN, ERIC RUSSELL

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 9 FTS in an accident at Long Newnton, near Tetbury.

20 Jun

Sgt

ING, H G

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9249 of No 88 Sqn, when he failed to abandon it following an engine fire near Netherhampton in Wiltshire.

23 Jun

Plt Off

LAMARQUE, ANTHONY D'ORTON

He was seriously injured in a flying accident on 22 Jun at Beckingham near Newark and was admitted to Newark Hospital, where he died of wounds the following day.  He was flying from RAF Digby.

23 Jun

Fg Off

ROWLAND, JOSEPH LEONARD JOHN

He was killed in whilst flying Hawker Hind, L7241 of No 7 E & RFTS, when it stalled and dived into the ground at Desford, the other occupant Fg Off Noel Hill was seriously injured.

25 Jun

Sgt

MORGAN, JOHN ELEVYS

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth, K4287 of No 20 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School when he spun into the ground at Rowhill Woods, Wilmington, Kent whilst carrying out aerobatics.

26 Jun

Fg Off

HEMMINGS, WILLIAM OLIVER CHAMBERS

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1690 of No 1 Sqn, which spun into the ground at night near Goodwood, possibly as a result of losing control after been caught in a searchlight.

26 Jun

Gp Capt

HICKS, WILLIAM CHARLES AFC

He died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

26 Jun

Plt Off

POOLER, NORMAN McPHERSON

He died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

2 Jul

Plt Off

RUSSELL, JOHN SAMUEL ALBERT

He died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

5 Jul

Sqn Ldr

FOSTER, CHARLES EDWARD WILLIAM

He was an Australian and died in service, he is buried in Halton Churchyard.

8 Jul

AC1

BAXTER, JOHN BLYTHE

He was killed whilst flying as the gunner in Audax, K5566 of No 28 Sqn when the rudder cable was cut due to the accidental firing of the rear machine gun.  The pilot Plt Off William Chapman Duncan, who was injured, attempted to make a forced landing near Miranshah but undershot and crashed.

13 Jul

Plt Off

BRYAN-GOWER, DAVID HENRY

He was killed whilst looking for suitable landing areas in Tytain Bay, Hong Kong in Walrus, L2258 of the Station Flt, Kai Tak.  During a practice approach, his wing tip float hit the water during a turn and the aircraft dived into the water and sank.

14 Jul

Fg Off

BARTHOLOMEW, RODNEY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K8010 of No 80 Sqn, when failed to recover from a dive on a ground target during a practice exercise near Wadi Natrun in Egypt.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

17 Jul

Fg Off

LE SUEUR, GEORGE WILLIAM DE VINCHELEZ

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gauntlet II, K7885 of No 102 Maintenance Unit, when an aileron rod broke and his aircraft dived into the ground near Abu Sueir.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Jul

Sgt

SPICER, WILLIAM N

He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

18 Jul

Fg Off

JOBSON, DAVID IVAN

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4046 of No 44 Sqn which dived into the ground out of cloud at Corby in Lincolnshire.

18 Jul

Sgt

HAWES, J A

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4046 of No 44 Sqn which dived into the ground out of cloud at Corby in Lincolnshire.

18 Jul

Sgt

JONES, E W

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4046 of No 44 Sqn which dived into the ground out of cloud at Corby in Lincolnshire.

18 Jul

AC2

ANDREWS, R J

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4046 of No 44 Sqn which dived into the ground out of cloud at Corby in Lincolnshire.

18 Jul

Sgt

MITCHELL, KENNETH

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9888 of No 41 Sqn when he flew into high ground at High Scold Fell in Cumberland in a rainstorm whilst on a navigation exercise.

21 Jul

Plt Off

BAKER, GEORGE BUCHANAN

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K9002 of No 166 when it crashed into trees at Scorborough Rise as it took off from Leconfield in fog.  Two others were also killed in the accident, Plt Off J M Brockbank and Sgt P Mealing.

21 Jul

Plt Off

BARTON, IVOR RUSSELL

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellington, L4290 of No 148 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Milbourne Port near Yeovil, being flown by Fg Off Y P Wilson.  The pilot and other crew member AC1 J A Lower  were also killed.

21 Jul

Plt Off

BROCKBANK, JOSEPH MURRAY

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, K9002 of No 166 when it crashed into trees at Scorborough Rise as it took off from Leconfield in fog.  Two others were also killed in the accident, Plt Off G B Baker and Sgt P Mealing.

21 Jul

Sgt

BULLARD, JACK ARNOLD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8368 of No 23 Sqn which collided with L1448 of the same unit near East Wittering.  He gave his parachute to a school boy passenger, Denis Nahun who survived uninjured.

21 Jul

Plt Off

LEWIS, DAVID CURING (RAFVR)

He was killed in a mid-air collision whilst flying Hind K5418 of the Oxford University Air Sqn, with a civilian aircraft, Gipsy Moth G-ABJZ, from the Bekesbourne Flying Club.

21 Jul

AC1

LOWER, JAMES ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Wellington, L4290 of No 148 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Milbourne Port near Yeovil.  The pilot, Fg Off Y P Wilson and other crew member Plt Off I R Barton  were also killed.

21 Jul

Sgt

MEALING, PHILIP

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K9002 of No 166 when it crashed into trees at Scorborough Rise as it took off from Leconfield in fog.  Two others were also killed in the accident, Plt Off G B Baker and Plt Off J M Brockbank.

21 Jul

Fg Off

WILSON, YORK PLANT

He was killed whilst flying Wellington, L4290 of No 148 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Milbourne Port near Yeovil near Yeovil.  His crew comprising, Plt Off I R Barton and ACI J A Lower  were also killed.

22 Jul

AC1

HENNESSY, GEORGE ALBERT

He died as a result of a Road accident and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

22 Jul

Cpl

SNAITH, THOMAS

He may have been killed when Wellesley, L2671 of No 223 Sqn broke up in the air following recovery from a dive at an air display in Nairobi.  He is buried in Nairobi (Forest Road) Cemetery

25 Jul

Act Sgt

TARRANT, LESLIE GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1465 of No 23 Sqn which collided with Hart, K4977 of No 12 FTS at Longlands Field, Humly near Grantham

25 Jul

Fg Off

WALKER, PERCY DON

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K4977 of No 12 FTS, which collided with Blenheim I, L1465 of No 23 Sqn at Longlands Field, Humly near Grantham.  He managed to abandon the aircraft but did not survive.

25 Jul

APO

WRIGHT, WILLIAM LEONARD

He was killed or died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

25 Jul

Sgt

SHEPHERD, A J

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9412 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into the ground near great Massingham during a night navigation exercise.

25 Jul

Sgt

SHERRIFF, A A

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9412 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into the ground near great Massingham during a night navigation exercise.

25 Jul

AC1

ROBERTS,

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9412 of No 63 Sqn, which flew into the ground near great Massingham during a night navigation exercise.

30 Jul

APO

NORMAN, VIVIAN JOHN

He died in service but the cause as not yet been found.

1 Aug

Fg Off

ALLWOOD, DOUGLAS HENRY KITSON

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, N6297 o No 15 FTS which collided with N6329 of the same unit and is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

1 Aug

Sqn Ldr

DAWES, HENRY MARCUS STEWART

He was serving in the Equipment & Supplies section and died following a short illness.   He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

1 Aug

Cpl

MORRELL, REGINALD CAMERON

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, N6297 o No 15 FTS which collided with N6329 of the same unit and is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

1 Aug

Fg Off

YATES, ERIC WILSON

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, N6297 o No 15 FTS which collided with N6329 of the same unit and is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

3 Aug

Flt Sgt

CLEMENTS, EDWARD SIDNEY

Llantwit Major Cemetery  (Hind, L7239 of No 614 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a forced landing near Cardiff?)

4 Aug

AC2

HENDRY, JAMES

He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

4 Aug

Plt Off

PHILLIPS, PETER

He was killed in a flying accident at Goring-on-Thames whilst flying Magister I, P2495 of No 151 Sqn, when he hit a house at low level. His passenger, Plt Off John Frederick Pettigrew was seriously injured in the accident.

6 Aug

Sgt

WILLIAMS, R J W

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9263 of No 103 Sqn, which collided with K9373 of the same unit near Nottingham.

7 Aug

Sgt

FARROW, HARRY DONALD PERRY

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6180 of No 107 Sqn in an accident at Beachy Head. His crew comprising, Act Sgt A J W Sergeant and AC2 L Phillips were also killed as was a female civilian on board.

7 Aug

AC2

PHILLIPS, LESLIE

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim IV, N6180 of No 107 Sqn, being flown by Sgt H D P Farrow in an accident at Beachy Head. The pilot and the other crew member, Act Sgt A J W Sergeant were also killed as was a female civilian on board.

7 Aug

Act Sgt

SERGEANT, ALFRED JOHN WILLIAMS

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Blenheim IV, N6180 of No 107 Sqn, being flown by Sgt H D P Farrow in an accident at Beachy Head. The pilot and the other crew member, AC2 L Phillips were also killed as was a female civilian on board.

8 Aug

AC1

COOK, PHILIP HENRY

He was killed whilst flying as a crew  member in Whitley, K8970 (BW-L) of No 58 Sqn, piloted by Flt Sgt E J B R Gillespie, when the aircraft flew into trees as it was taking off at night from Linton-on-Ouse. The pilot and three other members of the crew were killed, the other crew members being Sgt D J Wood and AC1 T W Clarkson, whilst the fifth member of the crew, AC1 William McAllen Stewart Harness was only slightly injured.

8 Aug

Flt Sgt

GILLESPIE, EDWARD JAMES BRUCE RUSSELL

He was killed whilst flying Whitley, K8970 (BW-L) of No 58 Sqn when the aircraft flew into trees as it was taking off at night from Linton-on-Ouse. Four of the crew were killed, the others being Sgt D J Wood, AC1 P H Cook and AC1 T W Clarkson, whilst the fifth member of the crew, AC1 William McAllen Stewart Harness was only slightly injured.

8 Aug

AC1

SCOTT, WILLIAM HALLIBURTON

He was killed whilst flying in Singapore III, K4584 of No 203 Sqn when it hit the sea wall whilst taking off from Aboukir. Another crew member was also killed, Sgt L C Steed and AC1 A A Shaw were seriously injured, but he later died from his injuries.  The rest of the crew, who were only slightly injured were Sqn Ldr James Rowland Scarlett-Streatfield, Plt Off. Peter Roland Mathews Williams, Cpl Philip Ingrey, Cpl John Riddell Smith, AC1 William Nixon Arrowsmith and AC1 William Hetherington Ard.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

8 Aug

Sgt

STEED, LEONARD CLUNIE

He was killed whilst flying in Singapore III, K4584 of No 203 Sqn when it hit the sea wall whilst taking off from Aboukir. Another crew member was also killed, AC1 W H Scott and AC1 A A Shaw were seriously injured, but he later died from his injuries.  The rest of the crew, who were only slightly injured were Sqn Ldr James Rowland Scarlett-Streatfield, Plt Off. Peter Roland Mathews Williams, Cpl Philip Ingrey, Cpl John Riddell Smith, AC1 William Nixon Arrowsmith and AC1 William Hetherington Ard.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

9 Aug

Wg Cdr

ANKERS, BURTON DSO, DCM

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1546 of No 39 Sqn at Kutumba, India, when it dived into the ground after he lost control in a storm. Two of the crew, Cpl R S Gilbert and AC1 A R Harris were also killed, whilst AC2 Richard Wallace Bloss and Mr R C R Tapper, were able to abandon the aircraft by parachute.

9 Aug

Plt Off

BOARD, FRANK EDWARD

He was flying Wellington I, L4258 of No 149 Sqn which disappeared without trace and was reported as missing believed killed.

9 Aug

AC1

COLLINS, REGINALD CHARLES BARR

He was flying in Wellington I, L4258 of No 149 Sqn which disappeared without trace and was reported as missing believed killed.

9 Aug

Fg Off

DARLING, THOMAS ADAM

He was flying Wellington I, L4258 of No 149 Sqn which disappeared without trace and was reported as missing believed killed.

9 Aug

Cpl

GILBERT, ROBERT SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1546 of No 39 Sqn, being flown by Wg Cdr B Ankers DSO, DCM at Kutumba, India, when it dived into the ground after control was lost in a storm. The pilot and one of the crew, AC1 A R Harris were also killed, whilst AC2 Richard Wallace Bloss and Mr R C R Tapper, were able to abandon the aircraft by parachute.

9 Aug

AC1

HARRIS, ARTHUR REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1546 of No 39 Sqn, being flown by Wg Cdr B Ankers DSO, DCM at Kutumba, India, when it dived into the ground after control was lost in a storm.  The pilot and one of the crew, Cpl R S Gilbert were also killed, whilst AC2 Richard Wallace Bloss and Mr R C R Tapper, were able to abandon the aircraft by parachute.

9 Aug

Sgt

LINKLEY, ARTHUR

He was flying in Wellington I, L4258 of No 149 Sqn which disappeared without trace and was reported as missing believed killed.

9 Aug

AC1

SADLER, JAMES WILLIAM

He was flying in Wellington I, L4258 of No 149 Sqn which disappeared without trace and was reported as missing believed killed.

10 Aug

AC1

SHAW, ALFRED ALBERT

He was severely injured but he later died from his injuries, whilst flying in Singapore III, K4584 of No 203 Sqn when it hit the sea wall whilst taking off from Aboukir. Another crew member was also killed, Sgt L C Steed.  The rest of the crew, who were only slightly injured were Sqn Ldr James Rowland Scarlett-Streatfield, Plt Off. Peter Roland Mathews Williams, Cpl Philip Ingrey, Cpl John Riddell Smith, AC1 William Nixon Arrowsmith and AC1 William Hetherington Ard.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

11 Aug

Sgt

ALLAN, PETER AITKEN

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle, K9328 of No 218 Sqn, which flew into a pylon during a low flying exercise at Carlton, near Bedford.  The pilot, Fg Off W Kinane was also killed and the wireless operator/air gunner, AC1 I Roberts was seriously injured but died two days later.

11 Aug

Fg Off

BUCHANAN-WOLLASTON, ARTHUR ROBIN

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1662 of No 32 Sqn, which flew into a hill in low cloud at Tatsfield, Surrey.

11 Aug

Fg Off

KINANE, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K9328 of No 218 Sqn, which flew into a pylon during a low flying exercise at Carlton, near Bedford.  The observer, Sgt P A Allan was also killed and the wireless operator/air gunner, AC1 I Roberts was seriously injured but died two days later.

11 Aug

Plt Off

OLDING, HAROLD STEWART

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, ? of No 32 Sqn, which dived into the ground near The Grange, Tatsfield, Surrey.

13 Aug

AC1

LEECH, W E

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

13 Aug

AC1

ROBERTS, IVOR

He was seriously injured whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle, K9328 of No 218 Sqn, which flew into a pylon during a low flying exercise at Carlton, near Bedford on 11 Aug 1939 in the pilot, Fg Off W Kinane and observer, Sgt P A Allan were also killed.  He died of his injured two days later.

17 Aug

Cpl

PRUDHOE, JOHN

He was killed whilst he was flying in Fairey Seal. K3579 of No 2 Air Observer School when his aircraft was in collision with another Seal, K4783  whilst changing formation.  He and his pilot Act Flt Lt James Mail Bodman, who was uninjured, abandoned the aircraft but his parachute failed to open, whilst the other aircraft crashed at Beal near Berwick on Tweed.  The pilot of the other aircraft was Plt Off Patrick Chaloner Lindsay, who was slightly injured and his crew consisted of AC1 William Fletcher and AC1 Alexander Armour, who were uninjured.

19 Aug

AC1

ASH, DAVID GEORGE POETEN

He was killed whilst flying as the second pilot of an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides AC1 Ash;  Act Flt Lt Frederick Ernest Royston King (pilot), Fg Off Arthur Frederick Barber (2nd pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 Walter Joseph Jeckells, AC2 Leslie Samuel Freshwater.

19 Aug

Fg Off

BARBER, ARTHUR FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying as the second pilot of an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides Fg Off Barber; Act Flt Lt Frederick Ernest Royston King (pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 David George Poeten Ash, AC1 Walter Joseph Jeckells, AC2 Leslie Samuel Freshwater.

19 Aug

AC2

FRESHWATER, LESLIE SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying as the second pilot of an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides AC2 Freshwater; Act Flt Lt Frederick Ernest Royston King (pilot), Fg Off Arthur Frederick Barber (2nd pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 David George Poeten Ash and AC1 Walter Joseph Jeckells.

19 Aug

LAC

FULCHER, DONALD

He was killed whilst flying as the second pilot of an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides LAC Fulcher; Act Flt Lt Frederick Ernest Royston King (pilot), Fg Off Arthur Frederick Barber (2nd pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 David George Poeten Ash, AC1 Walter Joseph Jeckells, AC2 Leslie Samuel Freshwater.

19 Aug

Plt Off

HARPER, REGINALD WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4192 of No 185 Sqn which crashed after take off from Thornaby.

19 Aug

AC1

JECKELLS, WALTER JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying as the second pilot of an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides AC1 Jeckells; Act Flt Lt Frederick Ernest Royston King (pilot), Fg Off Arthur Frederick Barber (2nd pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 David George Poeten Ash, AC2 Leslie Samuel Freshwater.

19 Aug

AC1

JENNINGS, R

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery

19 Aug

Act Flt Lt

KING, FREDERICK ERNEST ROYSTON

He was killed whilst flying an aircraft of No 209 Sqn, which went missing on this date, an extensive search failing to locate the aircraft or any of the crew, who were, besides Act Flt Lt King; Fg Off Arthur Frederick Barber (2nd pilot), LAC Donald Fulcher, AC1 David George Poeten Ash, AC1 Walter Joseph Jeckells, AC2 Leslie Samuel Freshwater.

21 Aug

Sgt

PEACOCK, DONALD VIVIAN

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9941 of No 72 Sqn, when he dived into a field at Back Lane, Hooton Roberts near Rotherham having stalled following an engine failure whilst on a local flying exercise from RAF Church Fenton.

23 Aug

Flt Sgt

HIGGINS, CECIL ENEDER

He was killed whilst flying Bombay, L5808 from the A & AEE in a flying accident at Martlesham Heath.  His crew comprising, LAC R J Machin and AC1 D Treadwell were also killed.

23 Aug

LAC

MACHIN, REGINALD JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Bombay, L5808 from the A & AEE which was lost in a flying accident at Martlesham Heath.  The pilot, Flt Sgt C E Higgins and the other crew member, AC1 D Treadwell were also killed.

23 Aug

AC

SMITH, P L

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

23 Aug

AC1

TREADWELL, DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member of Bombay, L5808 from the A & AEE which was lost in a flying accident at Martlesham Heath.  The pilot, Flt Sgt C E Higgins and the other crew member, LAC R J Machin were also killed.

26 Aug

AC1

HIBBS, J E

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery

28 Aug

Fg Off

PLANK, HENRY FREDERICK

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained. 

28 Aug

A/Cdre

THOMSON, ARTHUR ASHFORD BENJAMIN

He had been carrying out a test flight in a Wellington of No 115 Sqn and on leaving the aircraft he walked into the propeller later dying from his injuries.

29 Aug

Sgt

PITT, O T V He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

Plt Off

YERBURY, J L He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

Act Sgt

LUMB, G He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

AC1 GEORGE, D I He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

AC1 LEWIS, J S He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

AC1 LITTLE, R W He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4257 of No 149 Sqn which dived into the sea off the Happisburgh light vessel in poor visibility.

29 Aug

Sgt

FREEMAN, A F A

He died in Mildenhall Station Sick Quarters from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington, L4214 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing at Brandon.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

30 Aug

Sgt

GOWER, CYRIL DOUGLAS

He was killed at Grays, in Essex, whilst  flying Spitfire I, K9861 of No 74 Sqn when he stalled trying to avoid a collision.

30 Aug

Plt Off

JAMES, C

He was killed whilst flying (as the instructor?) in Audax, K7505 of No 4 FTS when control was lost during a turn in the circuit and dived into the ground at Rutbah. He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

30 Aug

LAC

LEE, H

He was killed whilst flying (as the student?) in Audax, K7505 of No 4 FTS when control was lost during a turn in the circuit and dived into the ground at Rutbah. He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

30 Aug

Pupil Pilot

GILLINGHAM, ROGER JOHN

He was killed whilst flying as the pupil in Magister I, L8214 of No 19 E & RFTS when it entered a flat spin during a spinning test and crashed near Horley.

30 Aug

Flt Sgt

OWENS, T R W

He was killed whilst flying as the examiner in Magister I, L8214 of No 19 E & RFTS when it entered a flat spin during a spinning test and crashed near Horley.

31 Aug

Fg Off

BELL, ANDREW GEORGE HENRY

He was killed whilst flying (in) Hudson, N7248 of No 224 Sqn lost off Norway.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

31 Aug

Sgt

SAUNDERS, S N

He was killed whilst flying (in) Hudson, N7248 of No 224 Sqn lost off Norway.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

31 Aug

AC1

SCHOFIELD, FRANK

He was killed whilst flying (in) Hudson, N7248 of No 224 Sqn lost off Norway.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery

2 Sep

Plt Off

LEECH, HENRY FIDDES AuxAF

He as killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9985 of No 611 Sqn when he flew into the ground as he emerged from cloud near Wattisham whilst carrying out a navigation exercise.

3 Sep

AC2

BOWYER, FRANK ASTON

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery

3 Sep

Plt Off

CUMMINGS, ELLARD ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Wallace II, K6028 of No 1 AOS, which flew into high ground at Benachir near Aberdeen on a ferry flight whilst flying in poor visibility.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery.

3 Sep

AC1

HART, GEORGE WILLIAM

The circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery

3 Sep

Plt Off

ISAAC, JOHN NOEL LAUGHTON

He was killed flying Blenheim, L1164 of No 600 Sqn, which dived into the ground on approach to Hendon.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

3 Sep

LAC

STEWART, ALEXANDER RONALD RENFREW

He was killed whilst flying Wallace II, K6028 of No 1 AOS, which flew into high ground at Benachir near Aberdeen on a ferry flight whilst flying in poor visibility.  He is buried in He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

3 Sep

AC1

WARREN, PHILIP HERBERT

He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery

4 Sep

Flt Lt

BARTON, WILLIAM FRANK

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6184 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the Admiral Hipper in Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Flt Sgt

BORLEY, IAN EDWARD MAITLAND

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

AC1

BROCKING, GEORGE THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

AC2

DAY, KENNETH GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4275 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

4 Sep

LAC

DORE, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

Fg Off

EMDEN, HENRY LOVELL

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6199 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

AC1

EVANS, RALPH

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6199 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Fg Off

GODFREY, EARL DOUGLAS

He was killed when Hudson I, N7239 of No 233 Sqn stalled after take off from Leuchars and crashed into the River Eden.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

4 Sep

Sgt

GROSSEY, RAYMOND CHARLES

A member of No 42 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6199 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

AC2

HENDERSON, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

Sgt

HOWELLS, OWEN LOBB DUNKIRK

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6189 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Sgt

JARVIS, DONALD EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4275 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Fg Off

LIGHTOLLER, HERBERT BRIAN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6189 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

AC1

LYON, ERNEST WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6189 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.  He was on loan from No 110 Sqn.

4 Sep

Flt Sgt

MILLER, GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

Plt Off

MURPHY, WILLIAM JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6188 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Sgt

OTTY, STANLEY GEORGE MCKENNA

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6199 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Cpl

PARK, GEORGE WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4268 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

AC2

PATEMAN, EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying as W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6188 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.  He was on loan from No 110 Sqn.

4 Sep

Sgt

PRINCE, ALBERT STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6240 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Becklingham War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Cpl

RICKETTS, JAMES LESLIE

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG Blenheim IV, N6184 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the Admiral Hipper in Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Flt Lt

ROBINSON, GUY PERCY

He was killed when Hudson I, N7239 of No 233 Sqn stalled after take off from Leuchars and crashed into the River Eden.  He is buried in Duddon (St Peter) Churchyard

4 Sep

Fg Off

ROSS, JOHN FREDERICK

A pilot from No 48 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying as navigator in Blenheim IV, N6184 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from the Admiral Hipper in Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

LAC

SLADE, GEOFFREY

He was serving with No 2 ACC and died from injuries sustained when his vehicle, Tender A192, detonated a land mine whilst escorting an RAOC breakdown vehicle along the Hebron-Beersheba road.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

4 Sep

AC2

THOMSON, T

He was serving with No 149 Sqn and was killed in a motor cycle accident near Newmarket.  He is buried in Winchburgh Cemetery

4 Sep

Flt Sgt

TURNER, ALBION JOHN

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4275 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

4 Sep

Flt Lt WHITE, GILBERT STANBRIDGE

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire, K5054 of the Royal Aircraft Establishment when he stalled on landing and the aircraft overturned.  This aircraft was the prototype Spitfire and was being used by the RAE for engine tests.

4 Sep

AC1

WALSH, JOHN JOSEPH

He died from natural cause in the Northern Infirmary in Inverness and is buried in Berwick-upon-Tweed Cemetery.

4 Sep

Sgt

WALTON, BERTIE GREVILLE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4275 of No 9 Sqn on a raid against Brunsbuttel and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Sep

Sgt

WARD, LESLIE ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6188 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on raid against Wilhelmshaven and is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

5 Sep

Pupil Pilot

CAVANAGH, JAMES HEALY

He was killed when the car he was travelling in was wrecked in a collision with a lorry on the main London-Bath road.  He is buried in Calne (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

5 Sep

Pupil Pilot

HADLEY, JOHN WHITFORD

He was killed when the car he was travelling in was wrecked in a collision with a lorry on the main London-Bath road.  He is buried in Calne (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

5 Sep

Sgt

HESLOP, ALEXANDER OLIVER

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6183 of No 206 Sqn, which exploded near the Friesian Islands after being hit by return fire from a He 115.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Sep

Plt Off

PLAYFAIR, ANTHONY RICHARD

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4161 of No 7 Sqn, when he lost control in a turn and is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard.  This was Bomber Command's first loss in a training accident in WW2.

5 Sep

LAC

QUILTER, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6183 of No 206 Sqn, which exploded near the Friesian Islands after being hit by return fire from a He 115.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Sep

AC1

SHEFFIELD, GEOFFREY

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6183 of No 206 Sqn, which exploded near the Friesian Islands after being hit by return fire from a He 115.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Sep

Plt Off

HULTON-HARROP, MONTAGU LESLIE

He was shot by Spitfires of No 74 Sqn whilst flying Hurricane I, L1985 of No 56 Sqn and is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard

6 Sep

Plt Off

PATON, DOUGLAS GEORGE BRENCHIN

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9986 of No 66 Sqn, which crashed in the circuit at Duxford during a night flight.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

6 Sep

AC1

WANSTALL, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

7 Sep

LAC

CALPIN, JOHN LAWRENCE

He was a member of the crew of Hudson I, N7247 of No 224 Sqn, dived into the sea near the North Carr Light Vessel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

7 Sep

Fg Off

GREEN, HARRY DALE

He was the pilot of Hudson I, N7247 of No 224 Sqn, dived into the sea near the North Carr Light Vessel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

7 Sep

AC1

RODGER, ARCHIBALD MACRAE

He was a member of the crew of Hudson I, N7247 of No 224 Sqn, dived into the sea near the North Carr Light Vessel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

7 Sep

Plt Off

WHITTINGTON, CEDRIC NICHOLAS

He was the 2nd pilot of Hudson I, N7247 of No 224 Sqn, dived into the sea near the North Carr Light Vessel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

8 Sep

Sgt

BRYDEN, JOHN MARTIN CULLEN

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9965 of No 602 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Abbotsinch during a night take off.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

8 Sep

Plt Off

CLIFFORD-JONES, BRUCE INNES

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4320 of No 9 Sqn when the aircraft hit trees during a training flight on the Berners Heath Ranges.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

8 Sep

AC2

HILSDON, WILLIAM CHARLES

A member of No 215 Sqn, he was on attachment to No 9 Sqn when he was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4320 as a result of  the aircraft hitting trees during a training flight on the Berners Heath Ranges.  He is buried in Cowley (St James) Churchyard

8 Sep

AC1

McGREEVY, HUGH M.

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4320 of No 9 Sqn when the aircraft hit trees during a training flight on the Berners Heath Ranges.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

8 Sep

LAC

PRICE, FREDERICK THOMAS

He was possibly killed whilst flying Oxford II, N6383 of No 13 SFTS, which crashed during a forced landing at Barberton in East Lothian  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

8 Sep

AC1

PURDIE, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4320 of No 9 Sqn when the aircraft hit trees during a training flight on the Berners Heath Ranges.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

8 Sep

Plt Off

ROSOFSKY, HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4320 of No 9 Sqn when the aircraft hit trees during a training flight on the Berners Heath Ranges.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

8 Sep

Plt Off

ST. CLAIR-ERSKINE, The Hon. PETER GEORGE ALEX.

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1631 of No 111 Sqn, which crashed at night on approach to Northolt.  He is buries in Rosslyn (St Matthew) Chapleyard.

9 Sep

Fg Off

BROWNE, JOHN MICHAEL GODFREE

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1954 of No 504 Sqn, which crashed at Metheringham landing ground.  He is buried in Southwell Minster Burial Ground.

9 Sep

Plt Off

DRUMMOND, JOHN JAMES

He was killed when Anson I, L7058 of No 48 Sqn crashed whilst making a forced landing on Cap Gris Nez having run out of fuel whilst on patrol in the southern North Sea.  He is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille

9 Sep

AC1

GRAY, HORACE STEPHEN

He is buried in Blackwood (Libanus) Welsh Baptist Chapleyard

10 Sep

AC1

BUTLER, GEORGE HENRY

He was a flight mechanic and was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P4853 of No 82 Sqn which hit power cables and cartwheeled into the ground on take off from Netheravon.  He is buried in Hounslow Cemetery.

10 Sep

AC2

LOCKWOOD, ROBERT GEORGE

He was serving at RAF Mildenhall but died in the West Suffolk General Hospital in Bury St Edmunds and is buried in Thetford Cemetery.

10 Sep

LAC

PONTEY, RICHARD

He was serving with No 7 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Castleford (Whitwood) Cemetery

10 Sep

Sgt

PRATT, JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, P4853 of No 82 Sqn, which hit power cables and cartwheeled into the ground on take off from Netheravon.  He is buried in Woodchester (Church of the  Annunciation) Churchyard.

11 Sep

Fg Off

GENDERS, DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7074 of No 1 SFTS, which spun in at Oare Hill near Marlborough.  He is buried in Poole (Parkstone) Cemetery.

11 Sep

Flt Lt

REYNOLDS, RICHARD WILLOUGHBY

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1707 of No 79 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Chelsham, Surrey.  He is buried in Cudham (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard, Orpington.

11 Sep

Plt Off

ROSE, ANTHONY ST CROIX

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator, K7987 of No 615 Sqn, which crashed near Bletchingley in Surrey, he was cremated at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Crematorium.

12 Sep

AC2

BROCKWAY, LEONARD THOMAS

He was serving with No 905 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery

12 Sep

Fg Off

MARRIOTT, EDWIN ARTHUR

He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

12 Sep

Flt Lt

MARRIOTT, JOHN PEGRAM

He was possibly killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7105 of No 10 SFTS, which spun into the sea off Pwllheli.  He is buried in Llanengan (St Einion) Churchyard.

12 Sep

Plt Off

WHITEHEAD, ALAN GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7105 of No 10 SFTS, which spun into the sea off Pwllheli.  He is buried in Llanengan (St Einion) Churchyard.

13 Sep

AC2

OAKLEY, ARTHUR ERNEST

He is buried in Durley (Holy Cross) Churchyard

13 Sep

Sgt

SHELLEY, WILLIAM ROBERT THEODORE

He was killed whilst carrying out training circuits in Wellesley I, L2702 of No 47 Sqn and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery

14 Sep

Plt Off

BISHOP, FREDERICK ALAN

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7479 of No 13 FTS when he flew into a hill near East Linton in East Lothian.  He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery.

14 Sep

Plt Off

CHIAZZARI, KEITH BARTRAM

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7479 of No 13 FTS when he flew into a hill near East Linton in East Lothian.  He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery.

14 Sep

Plt Off

COPLEY, JOHN JAMES HAWKE

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9849 of No 41, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Newton (St Margaret) Churchyard.

14 Sep

Cpl

GILL, DOUGLAS HAROLD

He is buried in Bridport Cemetery

14 Sep

Plt Off

USHER, CHARLES EDWARD

He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery

15 Sep

Cpl

HAPPEL, HAMILTON SHORT

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K5207 of No 14 FTS when he stalled and dived into the ground on a night approach at Kinloss.  He is buried in Dailly Cemetery.

16 Sep

AC2

MUIR, JOHN

He was serving with No 945 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery

17 Sep

AC2

BANFIELD, DENNIS SAMUEL

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Flt Sgt

BASHFORD, HENRY EDWARD

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC2

BATH, EDWARD JOHN LESLIE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Flt Sgt

BOSWORTH, CHARLES HOMER

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

BREWERTON, ELIJAH WILLIAM BRIGGS

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC2

BROWN, ALFRED HENRY

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Cpl

BRYANT, GORDON HENRY

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

COLLINS, TOM

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

DIXON, JOHN GEORGE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

DUGE, PAUL EDGAR

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

FERVE, LLOYD PERCIVAL HUNNISETTE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

FISHER, GLYNDWYR VINCENT

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC2

FORD, EDWARD JOHN

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

GIBBINS, SYDNEY JOHN

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Cpl

HINDE, HAROLD

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC2

HOCKEN, HAROLD BARLOW

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

HUDSON, FREDERICK ERNEST

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

17 Sep

LAC

JACOBS, JOHN GEORGE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

JOHNSTON, ROBERT

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

JONES, HUGH WILLIAM

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

KNOTT, ALBERT VICTOR

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

LEE, SYDNEY RUPERT

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

LOVELOCK, CYRIL WILLIAM WALMSLEY

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

McNEIL, ROBERT AYTON

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

MILLWARD, HENRY LINTON

He is buried in Renesse General Cemetery

17 Sep

AC1

MOORE, CYRIL JOHN

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Cpl

NORRISH, GEORGE EDWARD

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

PENMAN, ALFRED

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC2

RUNNEGAR, JAMES JOHN

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

SMITH, GEORGE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

STRIBLING, ALBERT EDWARD

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

SUMNER, SAMUEL ALBERT

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

THOMPSON, GEORGE CLIFFORD

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Cpl

WATFORD, RICHARD CUTHBERT

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

WEBESTER, GRANVILLE EDWARD COOMBE

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

Sgt

WILLIAMS, HERBERT CHARLES VICTOR

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Sep

AC1

WRIGHT, CHASELEY EDWARD THOMAS

He was serving aboard HMS Courageous, when she was sunk by the U-29.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Sep

Plt Off

BOWYER, RICHARD

He was probably killed whilst flying Oxford I, L4571 of No 9 FTS, which dived into a wood near Hullavington.  He is buried in North Baddesley (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

18 Sep

Plt Off

BRANT, GORDON WILLIAM

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

18 Sep

Flt Lt

DAVIES, THOMAS IVOR

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

18 Sep

Cpl

EWENS, RONALD WESLEY

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

18 Sep

AC2

MOSS, JACK

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

18 Sep

AC1

MURPHY, MICHAEL

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

18 Sep

AC2

O'BRIEN, WILLIAM ATTRATA

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Ballon Catholic Churchyard

18 Sep

AC1

SOANES, WILLIAM ARTHUR

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Newton Nottage (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

18 Sep

AC1

SOFFE, FREDERICK JESSE

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

18 Sep

Plt Off

SUTTON, GORDON WILLIAM

He was a member of the crew of Sunderland I, L2165 of No 210 Sqn, which crashed whilst making a precautionary on landing at Milford Haven as a result of fuel shortage on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Pembroke Dock (Llanion) Cemetery

19 Sep

Plt Off

BURRELL, DENNIS SAMUEL MARTIN

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, K6317 of No 269 Sqn, when he was hit by fire from a German flying boat it was about to attack.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.

19 Sep

Sgt

GRIFFITHS, FRANK HUGO

He was killed whilst flying Whitley III, K9001 of No 51 Sqn on a position flight to York when it stalled on take off and crashed near the airfield, the elevator locks had been left in place.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

19 Sep

Plt Off

HULL, JAMES EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9448 of No 207 Sqn which crashed into high ground during a rainstorm and is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard

19 Sep

AC2

MALCOLM, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying as the air gunner in Battle I, K9448 of No 207 Sqn which crashed into high ground during a rainstorm and is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery

19 Sep

Sgt

MULLIN, BERNARD

He was killed whilst flying Whitley III, K9001 of No 51 Sqn on a position flight to York when it stalled on take off and crashed near the airfield, the elevator locks had been left in place.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery

19 Sep

Fg Off

WARREN, JOHN HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator II, N2305 of No 605 Sqn, which collided with N2313 of the same unit over Tangmere.  He was buried in Dunchurch (St Peter) Churchyard.

20 Sep

Plt Off

CALVERT, JAMES LIONEL

He was critically injured when Battle I, L5225 of No 150 Sqn, of which he was the pilot, dived into the ground near the airfield.  He died nine hours later and is now buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

20 Sep

Sgt

EGGINGTON, ALFRED WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, K9245 of No 88 Sqn which was shot down by fighters and is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

20 Sep

Sgt

EVERETT, WILLIAM STANLEY

He was severely injured whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, K9242 of No 88 Sqn which was shot down by fighters. He later died of his wounds and is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

20 Sep

AC1

JOHN, DAVID JOSHUA

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9242 of No 88 Sqn which was shot down by fighters and is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

20 Sep

AC1

MARSH, JOHN LEONARD

He was killed when Battle I, L5225 of No 150 Sqn, of which he was the W.Op/AG, dived into the ground near the airfield and is now buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

20 Sep

Flt Sgt

PAGE, DOUGLAS AUBREY

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9245 of No 88 Sqn which was shot down by fighters and is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

20 Sep

AC1

RADFORD, EDWARD ARTHUR WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9245 of No 88 Sqn which was shot down by fighters and is buried in Choloy War Cemetery

20 Sep

Sgt

WOODMASON, THOMAS BAKER

He was killed when Battle I, L5225 of No 150 Sqn, of which he was the observer, dived into the ground near the airfield and is now buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

21 Sep

Cpl

YATES, NORMAN HANSFORD GREGORY (PAT)

He is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery

22 Sep

Cpl

COYLE, THOMAS JOHN (JACK)

He was serving with No 9 AOS and was killed in a motor car accident and is buried in Frosses Catholic Cemetery.

23 Sep

Sgt

BROWN, HENRY EDWARD

He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery

23 Sep

Plt Off

FOSTER, WILLIAM RONALD

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator, L7618 of No 33 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Mersa Matruh and is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

23 Sep

AC1

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM RODERICK WALTER

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5791 of No 1 SFTS, which crashed following a collision with P5792 during a formation practice.  He is buried in Liskeard (St Martin) Churchyard.

24 Sep

LAC

HAYES, ALBERT BERNARD

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7067 of RAF Grantham, which spun into the ground whilst flying in cloud near Newton, Sleaford.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

24 Sep

Fg Off

PRYDE, WILLIAM SYMINGTON

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7067 of RAF Grantham, which spun into the ground whilst flying in cloud near Newton, Sleaford.  He is buried in Anstruther New Cemetery.

24 Sep

AC1

STEVENS, JOHN HOWARD

He was serving at No 3 SFTS at South Cerney and died in St. Margaret's Hospital, Swindon from injuries sustained in motor cycle accident and is buried in South Cerney (All Hallows) Churchyard.

25 Sep

AC1

DAVIES, ROBERT GEORGE

He was serving with No 144 Sqn and died from injuries received in a car accident near Scunthorpe.  He is buried in Pyle (St James) Churchyard

25 Sep

AC2

HAYWOOD, ERNEST

He was serving with No 919 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery

26 Sep

AC2

COLLINS, BERTRAM PERCIVAL

He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

27 Sep

AC2

BOLER, ALBERT EDWARD

He was serving with No 939 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery

27 Sep

Sgt

GREENSIDES, ALBERT BRYAN

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, N3843 of No 15 EFTS, which dived into the ground at Brockham, near Dorking, Surrey.  He is buried in Withernsea (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

27 Sep

Sgt

MILNE, JAMES ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, N3843 of No 15 EFTS, which dived into the ground at Brockham, near Dorking, Surrey.  He is buried in Hersham (St Peter) Churchyard.

27 Sep

LAC

PAGE, THOMAS JAMES

He was serving with No 4 Sqn and was killed in a motorcycle accident.  He is buried in Le Mans West Cemetery

27 Sep

LAC

PETTS, RITSON FINLAY

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Vildebeest, K6378 of No 100 Sqn, flown by Plt Off D E Ryder, when the aircraft crashed and sank as a result of a wing hitting the water during rear gun practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

27 Sep

Plt Off

RYDER, DENNIS ERIC

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K6378 of No 100 Sqn when the aircraft crashed and sank as a result of a wing hitting the water during rear gun practice.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial as is his crewman, LAC R F Petts, who was also killed.

27 Sep

Pvt

YACUBE PERA

He was serving with the R.A.F. Iraq Levies at the time of his death.  He is buried in Habbaniya Memorial

28 Sep

AC1

BATESON, JOHN

He was lost without trace whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6206 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28 Sep

Wg Cdr

CAMERON, IVAN MCLEOD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6212 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28 Sep

Sgt

CARTER, JOHN LEWIS

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, N4786 of No 14 SFTS, which flew into the ground at Lethen Bridge in Moray.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

28 Sep

Plt Off

ELLIS, JOSEPH BAXTER

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, N4786 of No 15 SFTS, which collided with Harvard, N7086 of the same unit.  He is buried in Newnham Burial Ground.

28 Sep

AC1

FULLERTON, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6212 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28 Sep

Sgt

GUNN, WILLIAM MCKENZIE

He was lost without trace whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6206 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

28 Sep

Sgt

HAMMOND, THOMAS CECIL

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6212 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28 Sep

Plt Off

HILL, DAVID

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, N4786 of No 15 SFTS, which collided with Harvard, N7086 of the same unit.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

28 Sep

Plt Off

ROGERS, JOHN RUPERT

He was killed whilst flying Harvard, N7086 of No 15 SFTS, which collided with Oxford, N4786 of the same unit.  A pilot, he is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

28 Sep

AC2

SANDERS, WILLIAM HARRY

He is buried in Warsop Urban District Council Cemetery

28 Sep

Fg Off

STRACHAN, DONALD ARTHUR

He was lost without trace whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6206 of No 110 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission to Osnabruck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29 Sep

AC1

ANTHONY, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4126 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29 Sep

Fg Off

BECK, NORMAN CROXEN

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29 Sep

AC1

CUMMING, JAMES WHITE

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4121 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Wg Cdr

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4134 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29 Sep

Sgt

HERD, RONALD ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4134 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery

29 Sep

AC2

ISHERWOOD, STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29 Sep

Sgt

KIRKUS, NIGEL MILLER

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4126 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Sgt

POVEY, ALBERT EDWARD CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4134 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

29 Sep

Fg Off

SADLER, JOHN TULLOCH BURRILL

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4121 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Sgt

SPROSTON, PERCY EDMUND BOYCE

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was probably shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29 Sep

Sgt

STEPHENS, WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4121 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Sgt

TURNER, HERBERT HAROLD

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4126 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Plt Off

TURNER, ROGER

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is commemorated on Runnymede Memorial.

29 Sep

Sgt

WILLIAMS, CHARLES GEORGE

An observer, he was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29 Sep

Flt Sgt

WILLIAMS, SIRIOL

A pilot, he was killed whilst flying as the observer in Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29 Sep

AC1

WILSON, ALAN

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4127 of No 144 Sqn which was shot down near Heligoland and is buried in Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery

30 Sep

AC1

BATHGATE, ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Hudson I, N7216 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30 Sep

Sgt

COLE, WILLIAM FREDERICK LESSEY

He was killed when Battle I, N2093 of No 150 Sqn was shot down on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Metzing Communal Cemetery.

30 Sep

Fg Off

CORELLI, FERNALD MICHAEL CLIFFORD

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9387 of No 150 Sqn which was shot down near Saarbrucken and is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

30 Sep

AC1

GAY, KENNETH VEAR

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9387 of No 150 Sqn which was shot down near Saarbrucken and is buried in Clichy Northern Cemetery.

30 Sep

Plt Off

HABGOOD, GEORGE

He was a member of No 15 Sqn but was killed whilst flying Hind, K5373 of the Oxford UAS, which flew into the ground near Cranwell.  He is buried in Faringdon (All Saints) Churchyard, Berkshire.

30 Sep

Fg Off

HOLLINGTON, JOHN RAYMOND

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7216 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

30 Sep

Sgt

PEARCE, JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as the Hudson I, N7219 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

30 Sep

AC1

PEART, HARRY

He was serving with No 918 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery

30 Sep

Sgt

PITTS, RICHARD SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying as 2nd pilot in Hudson I, N7216 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Klitmoller Churchyard

30 Sep

Plt Off

RALPH, JOE

He was a member of No 15 Sqn but was killed whilst flying Hind, K5373 of No Oxford UAS, which flew into the ground near Cranwell.  He is buried in Abingdon Cemetery.

30 Sep

AC1

ROUT, GRAHAM

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Hudson I, N7216 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

30 Sep

Plt Off

SAUNDERS, JOHN RICHARD

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9484 of No 150 Sqn which was shot down near Saarbrucken and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

30 Sep

AC1

SILL, ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying as the wireless operator in Hudson I, N7219 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

30 Sep

AC1

THOMAS, DONALD LEIGHTON

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9484 of No 150 Sqn which was shot down near Saarbrucken and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

30 Sep

AC1

THOMASON, ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Hudson I, N7219 of No 224 Sqn, which was shot down during a reconnaissance mission to Brunsbuttel/Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery

30 Sep

 

UNKNOWN STUDENT?

He was killed whilst flying in Hawker Hind, K5373 of the Oxford University Air Sqn near Cranwell when he flew into the ground whilst low flying.

1 Oct

AC2

BRITTON, RONALD VICTOR

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG of Blenheim IV, N6231 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost on a reconnaissance mission and id buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

1 Oct

Sgt

BROWN, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as the observer of Blenheim IV, N6231 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost on a reconnaissance mission and id buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

1 Oct

AC2

EADES, EDWARD VICTOR

He was serving with No 18 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Longueau British Cemetery

1 Oct

Plt Off

HANBURY, JOHN CHARLES MACKENZIE

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator I, N2314 of No 615 Sqn, when he flew into ground at Holmwood Common, Surrey.  He is buried in Hylands Park, Writtle.

1 Oct

Fg Off

SOMERVILLE, JAMES ALEXANDER BROWNLIE

A member of the No 603 Sqn Auxiliary Air Force and was killed when Spitfire I, L1059 of No 609 Sqn landed on top of his Spitfire, L1047 as he landed at Grangemouth.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Corstorphine Hill) Cemetery and was the brother of A/Cdre D M Somerville.

2 Oct

Flt Lt

ALLSOP, JOHN WILLIAM

He was lost whilst flying in Whitley IV, K9018 of No 10 Sqn which was lst heard from about 180 miles east of St Abbs Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Oct

AC1

BELL, JOHN ROGERSON

He was lost whilst flying in Whitley IV, K9018 of No 10 Sqn which was lst heard from about 180 miles east of St Abbs Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Oct

LAC

ELLISON, FRED

He was lost whilst flying in Whitley IV, K9018 of No 10 Sqn which was lst heard from about 180 miles east of St Abbs Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Oct

AC1

HILL, ALFRED FRANCIS

He was lost whilst flying in Whitley IV, K9018 of No 10 Sqn which was lst heard from about 180 miles east of St Abbs Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Oct

Plt Off

SALMON, ALAN GORDON

He was lost whilst flying in Whitley IV, K9018 of No 10 Sqn which was lst heard from about 180 miles east of St Abbs Head.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Oct

Plt Off

BARKER, RICHARD ATKINSON

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

4 Oct

AC1

BATES, CYRIL ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

4 Oct

LAC

FORBES, JOHN

He is buried in Keith (Broomhill) Cemetery

4 Oct

Plt Off

HARKER, BRIAN LESLIE GORDON

He was killed flying Anson I, N5096 of No 49 Sqn at Ratcliffe on Trent whilst on a training flight and is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

4 Oct

Sgt

LETCHFORD, H

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

4 Oct

AC1

MAY, FREDERICK HENDERSON

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in  Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St John's Westgate and Elswick) Cemetery

4 Oct

Plt Off

McFARLANE, JOHN WILLIAM CRAWFORD

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

4 Oct

AC2

McGURK, FRANCIS LEO

He was killed flying in Anson I, N5096 of No 49 Sqn at Ratcliffe on Trent whilst on a training flight and is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

4 Oct

Fg Off

PERRY, DESMOND GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7214 of No 224 Sqn, which dived into the ground on its return from the squadron's detached flight, possibly as the result of an unbalanced load.  He is buried in Longparish Cemetery

5 Oct

Cpl

HOPKIN, THOMAS WILLIAM CLEDWIN

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7094 of No 2 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Black Bourton during a night flight.  He buried in Lower Cwmtwrch (Bethania) Calvinistic Methodist Chapleyard

5 Oct

Sgt

VICKERS, JOHN HENRY

He died from injuries sustained on 27 Sep 1939 whilst flying in Battle I, K9271 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed landed near Bitsch after being hit by fire from a Bf 109.  He is buried in Choloy War Cemetery.

5 Oct

Sgt

WITTY, GEORGE GREENLEY

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1776 of No 87, which pun into the ground in the Foret de Nieppe.  He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery Extension.

6 Oct

AC2

KING, ALBERT HENRY SHEDDON

He was serving with No 904 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery

6 Oct

Plt Off

SCOTT, JOHN

He was serving with No 608 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

7 Oct

Sgt

BEER, HAROLD GEORGE MM

He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

7 Oct

Cpl

DREW, JOHN FRANCIS

He was killed when Anson I, N5233 of No 500 Sqn crashed landed at Benenden in Kent following an engine failure in bad weather.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

7 Oct

Fg Off

MABEY, DENNIS GUY

He was killed when Anson I, N5233 of No 500 Sqn crashed landed at Benenden in Kent following an engine failure in bad weather.  He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery

7 Oct

Plt Off

PATERSON, ANDREW MACDONALD

He was killed when Anson I, N5233 of No 500 Sqn crashed landed at Benenden in Kent following an engine failure in bad weather.  He is buried in Detling (St Martin) Churchyard Extension

7 Oct

Sgt

SHERMAN, KENNETH GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Audax I, K7334 of No 9 FTS, which flew into high ground near Uppingam in Rutland.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

8 Oct

Sgt

HARGREAVES, JOHN HORNER

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7181 of the CFS, which crashed on a night take off from Upavon.  He is buried in Grindleton (St Ambrose) Churchyard.

8 Oct

Sgt

MASON, CHARLEY LOVELL WALLACE

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7181 of the CFS, which crashed on a night take off from Upavon.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

9 Oct

AC2

EMERY, WILLIAM JAMES

He was serving with No 7 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Seaton Hirst (St John) Churchyard

9 Oct

Cadet Pilot

HOPKINS, ROBERT INNES

He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard

10 Oct

 

BLADES, BASIL NORMAN

He was killed whilst flying as the wireless operator in Hudson I, N7227 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor visibility on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Wath (St Mary) Churchyard

10 Oct

Plt Off

BROWN, RAYMOND EDWARD STANFORD

He was killed whilst flying in Audax, K7489 of No 12 SFTS when he stalled during a night take off and dived into the ground.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

10 Oct

Sgt

BRYANT, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1219 of No 108 Sqn which was presumed lost in the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10 Oct

Fg Off

CLARK, CHARLES HAMPTON (CHARLIE)

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7227 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor visibility on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

10 Oct

AC2

COCHRANE, W. McK.

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Hudson I, N7227 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor visibility on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in New Monkland (Ryden Mains) Cemetery

10 Oct

Sgt

HEMSLEY, PHILLIP GEOFFREY VEZEY

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1219 of No 108 Sqn which was presumed lost in the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

10 Oct

Plt Off

LOCKLEY, WILLIAM EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying as 2nd pilot in Hudson I, N7227 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in poor visibility on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery

10 Oct

Sgt

MYCROFT, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Hawker Hart, K6482 of No 152 Sqn when it flew into the northern slopes of Cheviot and burst into flames, whilst on a ferry flight from Turnhouse to Acklington.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery.

10 Oct

AC2

SHEARER, JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1219 of No 108 Sqn which was presumed lost in the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

13 Oct

Sgt

HILLIER, ERIC BERNARD

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim, L1138 of No 57 Sqn on a reconnaissance to the Hamm/Hanover area and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

13 Oct

Sgt

LEVITT, WILLIAM ELIJAH

He was killed whilst flying Battle, K7593 of No 1 Air Armament School when he suffered an engine failure whilst carrying out an air firing exercise on the Theddlethorpe ranges which caused him to stall and crash.  He is buried in Cambridge (Histon) Road Cemetery.

13 Oct

AC2

LUMSDEN, ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

13 Oct

Sgt

MARWOOD, GEORGE WALTON

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

13 Oct

AC2

MELVIN, HAROLD STEWART

He was serving with No 604 Sqn but was probably killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9573 of No 1 AAS, which suffered an engine failure whilst carrying out an air firing exercise on the Theddlethorpe ranges and crashed.  Wallsend (Holy Cross) Cemetery.

13 Oct

AC2

MOLLER, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying as the air gunner in Blenheim, L1138 of No 57 Sqn on a reconnaissance to the Hamm/Hanover area and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

13 Oct

AC2

MONTGOMERY, ROBERT ECKFORD

He was killed when two trains collided at Bletchley Railway Station destroying the buffet car.  He is buried in Steatham Park Cemetery.

13 Oct

Plt Off

THOMPSON, KENNETH GEORGE SHELDON

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

13 Oct

AC2

WARRY, JACK

He was serving with No 604 Sqn but was probably killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9573 of No 1 AAS, which suffered an engine failure whilst carrying out an air firing exercise on the Theddlethorpe ranges and crashed.  He is buried in or cremated at East Finchley Cemetery and St Marylebone Crematorium.

14 Oct

AC2

KNIGHTS, LESLIE VICTOR

He was serving with No 615 Sqn but deserted from the Squadron, his body being found at his home in Addington, having committed suicide by gas poisoning around about 2 Oct 1939.  He is buried in Bandon Hill Cemetery.

15 Oct

AC2

FIDDOCK, WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed when Sunderland I, N9030 of No 204 Sqn landed heavily in poor visibility on return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Oct

Fg Off

FORD, DENNIS

He was killed when Sunderland I, N9030 of No 204 Sqn landed heavily in poor visibility on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Hooe (St John) Churchyard Extension.

15 Oct

AC2

HAYWARD, JOHN HENRY

He was killed when Sunderland I, N9030 of No 204 Sqn landed heavily in poor visibility on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Maker (SS. Macra, Mary and Julian) Churchyard.

15 Oct

AC2

WHITFORD, JOSEPH DOUGLAS

He was killed when Sunderland I, N9030 of No 204 Sqn landed heavily in poor visibility on return from a patrol.  He is buried in Maker (SS. Macra, Mary and Julian) Churchyard.

15 Oct

Flt Lt

WILLIAMS, ROLAND

He was killed whilst flying Whitley III, K8947 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return when recalled and was shot down near Frankfurt.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

16 Oct

Plt Off

PEELER, TREVOR ANTHONY

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4876 of No 90 Sqn when it crashed at Upwood and is buried in Huntingdon (Priory Road) Cemetery.

16 Oct

LAC

POWELL, WILLIAM ALBERT JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as the crewman in Vildebeest, K4184 of No 36 Sqn, piloted by Flt Lt T E Shrapnell-Smith, when control of the aircraft was lost during an attempt to avoid another Vildebeest and it dived into ground at Kukup, Jahore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery as his Flt Lt Shrapnell-Smith.

16 Oct

Flt Lt

SHRAPNELL-SMITH, THOMAS EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K4184 of No 36 Sqn, when control of the aircraft was lost during an attempt to avoid another Vildebeest and it dived into ground at Kukup Jahore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.   His crewman, LAC W A J Powell was also killed.

17 Oct

AC2

HARTLEY, WALLACE

He was 'accidentally shot' when a bullet passed through the wall of the hut he was sleeping in and killed him, he is buried in Colne Cemetery .

17 Oct

Sqn Ldr

THRIPP, CYRIL

He was killed aboard the SS Yorkshire which was torpedoed in the Bay of Biscay on its way home from India.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial..

18 Oct

Flt Lt

ALLIN, RICHARD COLLINGDON SYMONS

He was serving at RAF Kai Tak at the time of his death.  He is buried in Hong Kong Cemetery.

18 Oct

Plt Off

ANDERSON, JOHN ROSS

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9398 of No 52 Sqn which collided with Battle, K9399 near Dorchester and is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

18 Oct

AC1

CLARK, JOHN BAKER

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Thurrock (Corringham) Cemetery

18 Oct

AC1

CORRIN, FRANK WATTERSON

He was serving with No 266 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille

18 Oct

Sgt

GAUT, HERBERT JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Sidbury Church Cemetery

18 Oct

Sgt

HARRIS, ALBERT

He was a pilot serving with No 41 Sqn, flying as a passenger in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in South Hinksey (St Laurence) Churchyard.

18 Oct

AC1

JONES, HORACE

He was serving with No 41 Sqn and was flying as a passenger in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Droylsden Cemetery

18 Oct

Cpl

JORDAN, OWEN HENRY JOHN

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7034 of No 2 SFTS, which flew into the ground at Brize Norton as it took off.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

18 Oct

AC1

KEOGH, ROBERT ALLAN WALKER

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9398 of No 52 Sqn which collided with Battle, K9399 near Dorchester and is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery.

18 Oct

Plt Off

LUCKMAN, REGINALD ARTHUR MORTON

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Herne Bay Cemetery

18 Oct

AC1

PATERSON, CHARLES

He was serving with No 41 Sqn and was flying as a passenger in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery

18 Oct

Fg Off

PRESCOTT, EDWARD NEVILLE

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6689 of No 604 Sqn, which crashed whilst on a night anti-aircraft co-operation flight near Croydon. He is buried in Reigate (Redstone) Cemetery.

18 Oct

LAC

ROBERTS, ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6689 of No 604 Sqn, which crashed whilst on a night anti-aircraft co-operation flight near Croydon.  He is buried in Little Stanmore (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

18 Oct

Sgt

VINCENT, ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8996 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Catterick.  He is buried in Sunderland (Southwick) Cemetery

19 Oct

Plt Off

BOREHAM, JOSEPH WENDELL

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5055 of the School of Air Navigation, which ran out of fuel and ditched near Selsey Bill at night, he managed to get out of the aircraft into the dinghy but went back to find a paddle at which point the aircraft was swamped by a large wave.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Oct

AC2

FRENCH, MICHAEL GEORGE

He was serving with No 74 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard

19 Oct

Sgt

LAMB, DENNIS CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1213 of No 108 Sqn in a night take off accident at Bicester and is buried in Cherry Hinton (St Andrew) Churchyard.

20 Oct

Plt Off

HAIGH, JOHN GUY LEONARD

He was killed whilst flying Master I, N7415 of No 5 SFTS spun in at Burton Meadows in Cheshire and he is buried in Pott Shrigley (St Christopher) Churchyard.

20 Oct

Flt Lt

LOCKER, WILLIAM ARNOLD LINDREA

He was killed whilst flying Master I, N7415 of No 5 SFTS spun in at Burton Meadows in Cheshire and is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

21 Oct

Cpl

CARBERY, JOHN

He is buried in Mancheter Southern Cemetery

21 Oct

 

UNKNOWN

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K6145 of No 263 Sqn when he hit the River Severn whilst low flying near Lydney in Gloucestershire.

24 Oct

Sgt

BIGGER, REGINALD AUSTIN

He was killed whilst flying Whitley V, N1358 of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without trace on its return from a 'Nickel' raid on Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24 Oct

Sgt

BURRELL, GEORGE JONATHAN

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1358 of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without trace on its return from a 'Nickel' raid on Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24 Oct

LAC

HYLAND, ALBERT CHARLES

He is buried in or cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

24 Oct

Flt Lt

LEWIS, REGINALD COPE

He was serving with No 918 Sqn and died in the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

24 Oct

AC1

MACDONALD, ALEXANDER BERNARD BOGLE

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1358 of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without trace on its return from a 'Nickel' raid on Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24 Oct

AC1

TOPHAM, JAMES ALFRED

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1358 of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without trace on its return from a 'Nickel' raid on Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24 Oct

Plt Off

WALKER, PHILIP EDWIN WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Whitley V, N1358 of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without trace on its return from a 'Nickel' raid on Hamburg and Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26 Oct

Cpl

EVANS, BASIL FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, N4592 of No 13 SFTS which dived into the ground at Lammerlaw in East Lothian. He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery

26 Oct

Cpl

THORPE, CHARLES MAURICE

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, N4592 of No 13 SFTS which dived into the ground at Lammerlaw in East Lothian. He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery

27 Oct

Plt Off

BAIRD, ARTHUR DENIS

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5204 of No 608 Sqn on a convoy escort when they were shot down by a Hurricane.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Oct

Flt Lt

GARNETT, GEOFFREY WHITLEY

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5204 of No 608 Sqn on a convoy escort when they were shot down by a Hurricane.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Oct

Cpl

WILSON, RICHARD ANDREW

He was killed whilst flying as the air gunner in Anson I, N5204 of No 608 Sqn on a convoy escort when they were shot down by a Hurricane. His body was recovered by HMS Stock and is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Oxbridge Lane) Cemetery

28 Oct

AC2

FRENCH, ERIC PERCY

48 Sqn. He is buried in  East Grinstead (Mount Noddy) Cemetery

29 Oct

AC2

CONNOR, BERNARD

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, K9472 of No 35 Sqn, which flew into a cliff when landing at Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

29 Oct

Cpl

FISHER, CONRAD FRANCIS WILLIAM

He is buried in Chigwell (St Mary the Less) Churchyard

29 Oct

Fg Off

GLOVER, ALAN OTHO

He was killed whilst flying Gloster Gladiator, K7997 of No 607 Sqn when he spun into the ground near Acklington having stalled the aircraft during aerobatics practice.  He is buried in Frodsham (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

29 Oct

AC1

LOOKER, EWART WYNNE

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9472 of No 35 Sqn, which flew into a cliff when landing at Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Prestatyn (Coed Bell) Cemetery

29 Oct

Plt Off

RHIND, GEOFFREY ARTHUR CYRIL

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9472 of No 35 Sqn, which flew into a cliff when landing at Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Abingdon Cemetery

30 Oct

Sgt

BRYANT, CYRIL ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4288 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4363, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Billingborough (St Andrew) Churchyard.

30 Oct

AC1

BURROWS, JOHN STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim I, L6694 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

Plt Off

CAMERON, COLIN CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4363 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4288, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

30 Oct

Fg Off

CHANDLER, JOHN FRANK

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4363 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4288, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

30 Oct

AC2

CHAPMAN, WALTER JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4363 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4288, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Dagenham (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

30 Oct

Sgt

CRELLIN, EWART HARRISON

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L6694 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

Sgt

CREW, KENNETH BURTON

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1415 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

AC2

DICKS, LEONARD GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4363 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4288, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Swansea (Cwmgelly) Cemetery

30 Oct

Flt Lt

DILNOT, ALAN ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6694 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

Fg Off

ELLIOT, DENIS FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1415 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

AC1

GARRICK, JOHN ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim I, L1415 of 18 Sqn on a reconnaissance mission and is buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery.

30 Oct

AC1

GEE, THOMAS

He was killed when he was struck by Oxford N4563 of No 11 SFTS on the flare path at Shawbury and is buried in Sefton (St Helen) Churchyard.

30 Oct

AC1

GRANT, EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4288 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4363, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

30 Oct

LAC

HAWKINS, STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4288 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4363, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

30 Oct

App

KENDALL, EDWARD ARTHUR

He is buried in Goole Cemetery

30 Oct

Sqn Ldr

LAMB, LENNOX STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4288 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4363, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

30 Oct

Plt Off

McCRACKEN, WILLIAM GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6234 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Gross Berssen on a reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30 Oct

Sgt

MITCHELL, STANLEY ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6234 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Gross Berssen on a reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30 Oct

AC1

REED, FREDERICK

Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

30 Oct

AC1

SMITH, ROBERT BOALER

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6234 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Gross Berssen on a reconnaissance mission.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30 Oct

Cpl

STEVENSON, ERNEST

Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery

30 Oct

Fg Off

TORKINGTON-LEECH, PETER EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4288 of No 9 Sqn, which collided with L4363, another Wellington of the same squadron over Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk

31 Oct

LAC

BANKS, JAMES RODGERS

He was serving with No 611 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

31 Oct

AC2

BROGDEN, ERNEST WILLIAM

He is buried in Oxford (Botley) Cemetery

31 Oct

AC1

BURGE, JOSEPH FRANK

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Hampden I, L4096 of No 50 Sqn which crashed shortly after take off from Waddington on a night training flight.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

31 Oct

Plt Off

CODY, JAMES DOAN

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5177 of No 108 Sqn, which collided with Anson, N5158 of the same squadron. He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

31 Oct

Sgt

CORDLE, RALPH SUNEI WALLACE

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4096 of No 50 Sqn which crashed shortly after take off from Waddington on a night training flight.  He is buried in Yoxford Cemetery.

31 Oct

Plt Off

COX, ROBERT ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5177 of No 108 Sqn, which collided with Anson, N5158 of the same squadron. He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

31 Oct

Fg Off

GREEN, DENNIS RICHARD DALE

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5158 of No 108 Sqn, which collided with Anson, N5177 of the same squadron. He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

31 Oct

AC2

HUTT, WILLIAM WALTER

He is buried in Chelmsford (Writtle Road) Cemetery

31 Oct

AC2

PENTENY, LEONARD JAMES

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Hampden I, L4096 of No 50 Sqn which crashed shortly after take off from Waddington on a night training flight.  He is buried in Waddington (St Michael) Churchyard

1 Nov

Plt Off

ALLINSON, ERIC WILFRED

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N6434 of No 15 SFTS, which spun in near Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

1 Nov

Flt Sgt

MOORE, FRANCIS JOHN BROOKS

He is buried in Padstow Cemetery.

1 Nov

Sqn Ldr

AYLMER, MICHAEL ARTHUR

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7182 of the CFS, which flew into the ground near Marlborough on a night flight.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

1 Nov

Fg Off

RAYSON, EDWARD KNOWLES

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7182 of the CFS, which flew into the ground near Marlborough on a night flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

2 Nov

Sgt

SILLENCE, HAROLD GORDON

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1649 of No 3, which crashed on the approach.  He is buried in Twyford (St Mary) Churchyard, Winchester.

3 Nov

Plt Off

BARWELL, GEORGE FRANCIS ASTLEY

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, P2274 of No 63 Sqn, which crashed into trees on high ground as he emerged from cloud near Reading.  He is buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

3 Nov

LAC

BOWMAN, GEORGE WILLIAM

He was killed when Stranraer I, K7294 of No 209 Sqn crashed on take off on a training mission from Falmouth.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery

3 Nov

AC1

COLBRIDGE, STEPHEN COLIN

He was killed when Stranraer I, K7294 of No 209 Sqn crashed on take off on a training mission from Falmouth.  He is buried in Great Burstead (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard

3 Nov

Cpl

KANE, DENIS DERMOT

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

3 Nov

AC1

LEWIS, JOHN CANNING

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

3 Nov

Sgt

PAGE, THOMAS EDWARD

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

3 Nov

LAC

SAFFIN, ARTHUR JAMES

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

3 Nov

Flt Lt

SINCLAIR, JOHN MACLACHLAN HARVEY

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

3 Nov

AC1

WILSON, CORNELIUS

He failed to return from a mission to Norway in London II, K9686 of No 240 Sqn.  His body was found and is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery

5 Nov

AC1

BAILEY, JOHN CLARENCE

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Beccles Cemetery

5 Nov

AC2

DYE, WILLIAM HENRY

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery

5 Nov

LAC

GEORGE, DAVID

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Marham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

5 Nov

AC2

HARDMAN, ALAN

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Lytham (St John the Divine) Churchyard

5 Nov

AC2

McQUADE, AUBREY NEVILLE

He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery

5 Nov

AC2

NEWMAN, GEORGE HENRY CHARLES

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in or was cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

5 Nov

Sgt

SUMMERS, EDWARD THOMAS AFM

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Marham (Holy Trinity) Churchyard

5 Nov

AC1

WATSON, WILLIAM

He killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4239 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst practicing steep turns at low level near Swaffham.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery

6 Nov

Sgt

ADCOCK, RICHARD WATKIN

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4547 of No 2 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Black Bourton in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Totteridge (St Andrew) New Churchyard.

6 Nov

Plt Off

DAVIDSON, ROBERT PATRICK SHENE

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4547 of No 2 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Black Bourton in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Christchurch Cemetery.

6 Nov

Plt Off

LINGWOOD, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4345 of No 214 Sqn, which stalled during an overshoot at Methwold.  He is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

6 Nov

AC1

MATTHEWS, ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, L4345 of No 214 Sqn, which stalled during an overshoot at Methwold.  He is buried in Maesteg Cemetery

6 Nov

Plt Off

MORTON, ALEXANDER DONALD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1145 of No 57 Sqn which was involved in a reconnaissance of the Siegfried Line.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

6 Nov

Fg Off

OVERALL, HORACE ERNEST HERBERT

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, K9846 of No 41 Sqn, which telephone wires during a night take off and is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

6 Nov

AC2

RUSE, JOHN

He was serving with No 926 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

6 Nov

Plt Off

SHAW, WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Vildebeest, K4182 of No 36 Sqn when he stalled and spun into the Singapore Straits.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

6 Nov

Plt Off

SMITH, MICHAEL EDGAR RUSSELL

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, N1310 of the School of Army Co-operation, which crashed on take off at night from Old Sarum.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

6 Nov

Sgt

STORR, GEOFFREY

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1145 of No 57 Sqn which was involved in a reconnaissance of the Siegfried Line.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

6 Nov

AC1

TWINNING, FREDERICK ALBERT

He was killed whilst flying as the air gunner in Blenheim I, L1145 of No 57 Sqn which was involved in a reconnaissance of the Siegfried Line.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery

7 Nov

Plt Off

CAMPBELL, JAMES CAMPBELL

He was killed whilst flying Hart Special K4439 of No 1 FPP, which flew into high ground at Ewelme Park, near Benson.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension.

7 Nov

Plt Off

COATES, GEORGE HUGH HAMILTON

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, P1845 of No 11 SFTS when it flew into high ground on the Wrekin in bad weather.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.

7 Nov

AC1

EMERY, ERIC JOHN

He was serving with No 226 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille

7 Nov

Sgt

HARRISON, RONALD LESLIE

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, K9238 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed at Stow on the Wold near Cheltenham.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery

7 Nov

AC1

LINAKER, FREDERICK DOUGLAS

He was serving with No 208 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery

7 Nov

Plt Off

ROBERTSON, DONALD KERR

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9238 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed at Stow on the Wold near Cheltenham.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

7 Nov

AC2

SANKEY, WILLIAM

He was serving with No 2 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension

7 Nov

AC2

WILKES, FRANCIS JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, K9238 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed at Stow on the Wold near Cheltenham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

8 Nov

Plt Off

BEERE, IAN St John

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley II, K7225 of No 97 Sqn which undershot on a night landing at Abingdon, hitting a house at St Helens Without.  He is buried in Drayton (St Peter) Churchyard.

8 Nov

Plt Off

CARTER, DESMOND CHARLES REID

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8731 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Church Fenton and is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

8 Nov

Sgt

COLE, ERIC JAMES

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9886 of No 54 Sqn, which crashed near Basildon in Essex.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

8 Nov

AC2

DUFF, ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley II, K7225 of No 97 Sqn which undershot on a night landing at Abingdon, hitting a house at St Helens Without.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

8 Nov

Flt Lt

EYRES, KENNETH NORMAN MASTERS

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, P4848 of the Special Duties Flight, Perth which flew into high ground near Kirbyshire in Wales.  He is buried in Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery.

8 Nov

Sgt

MITCHELL, REX

He was killed when Hudson I, N7290 of No 220 Sqn, stalled on approach and crashed into a street in Middlesborough.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery

8 Nov

Plt Off

ROBERTSON, DOUGLAS HAIG

He was killed when Hudson I, N7290 of No 220 Sqn, stalled on approach and crashed into a street in Middlesborough.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery

8 Nov

Plt Off

RYAN, AUGUSTINE HAROLD JERVIS

He was killed when Hudson I, N7290 of No 220 Sqn, stalled on approach and crashed into a street in Middlesborough.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery

8 Nov

Sgt

STRONG, ARNOLD VERNON

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley II, K7225 of No 97 Sqn which undershot on a night landing at Abingdon, hitting a house at St Helens Without.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

8 Nov

AC1

WADE, ALBERT

He was killed when Hudson I, N7290 of No 220 Sqn, stalled on approach and crashed into a street in Middlesborough.  He is buried in Burley-in-Wharfedale (St Mary) Church Cemetery

9 Nov

AC1

HOLMES, PHILIP GEOFFREY

He was serving with No 23 Sqn when he died on active service and is buried in Chebsey (All Saints) Churchyard.

9 Nov

Sgt

LACEY, HENRY

He died on active service and is buried in Fakenham Cemetery.

9 Nov

Plt Off

MITCHELL, GEOFFREY BULLER

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1907 of No 3, which was lost over the Channel.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

9 Nov

Plt Off

MORRIS, STEPHEN BALLARD

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7104 of No 10 SFTS, which spun into the ground near Evesham whilst carrying out an unauthorised aerobatic display for relatives.  He is buried in Kingston (St James) Churchyard.

10 Nov

Plt Off

CROMPTON, ERNEST EWART

A pilot, he is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard

10 Nov

AC2

REEVE, GEORGE FREDERICK

He died in the station sick quarters at RAF Montrose from a Coronary Thrombosis and is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

11 Nov

AC2

BARKER, DAVID WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6145 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6150 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

Sqn Ldr

BEGG, JAMES ALDO BARTLETT

He was killed whilst flying Whitley V, N1364 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed in France on its return from a 'Nickel' operation against Frankfurt and is buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney,

11 Nov

Sgt

DOODEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6150 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6145 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

AC1

JOHNSON, GILBERT JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6150 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6145 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

AC1

LAYBOURNE, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Whitley V, N1364 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed in France on its return from a 'Nickel' operation against Frankfurt and is buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney

11 Nov

Plt Off

MARTYR, BOYD ALAN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6145 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6150 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

Flt Lt

MILLS, RONALD EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6150 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6145 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

Sgt

TAYLOR, GERALD HAROLD BOUTALL

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6145 of No 114 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim, N6150 of the same squadron near Heligoland and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Nov

AC1

TAYLOR, HARRY

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Whitley V, N1364 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed in France on its return from a 'Nickel' operation against Frankfurt and is buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney

11 Nov

Sgt

THOMAS, CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Whitley V, N1364 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed in France on its return from a 'Nickel' operation against Frankfurt and is buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney

11 Nov

Sgt

WALSH, RICHARD

He was killed whilst flying as 2nd pilot in Whitley V, N1364 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed in France on its return from a 'Nickel' operation against Frankfurt and is buried in Charmes Military Cemetery, Essegney

12 Nov

Plt Off

BAKER, STEPHEN GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, P6350 of No 219 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Tunstall near Catterick.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery

12 Nov

LAC

LOVEGROVE, GEOFFREY GEORGE JAMES

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8731 of No 64 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Church Fenton on 8 Nov 1939 and is buried in Wakefield Cemetery.

12 Nov

LAC

PEARS, ARTHUR CECIL ERIC

He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery

13 Nov

Sgt

ALLEN, JEFFREY WILLIAM

He is buried in West Bridgeford (South Wilford) Cemetery

13 Nov

Flt Lt

HAMMOND, WILSON IRWIN

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7043 of No 1 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Netheravon, his pupil (RN) was also killed.  He is buried in Netheravon (All Saints) Churchyard.

13 Nov

Flt Lt

JAGO, ERNEST HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Fury II, K8244 of No 1 AAS, which dived into the ground on Theddlethorpe ranges.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

13 Nov

Sgt

PIKE, RICHARD CECIL LUSCOMBE

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9356 of No 218 Sqn, which crashed during dive-bombing practice and is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille.

13 Nov

AC1

RICHARDSON, VIVIAN WILLIAM LIDDLE

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9356 of No 218 Sqn, which crashed during dive-bombing practice and is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille.

13 Nov

Sgt

THORNE, VICTOR BRUNSDEN

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6198 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed near Wattisham on a low flying exercise and is buried in Hitcham (All Saints) Churchyard

13 Nov

Plt Off

THYNNE, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, K9356 of No 218 Sqn, which crashed during dive-bombing practice and is buried in Terlincthum British Cemetery, Wimille.

14 Nov

Plt Off

BRETT, GEORGE ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying a Gloster Gladiator (K7900 or K7915) of No 80 Sqn when they collided with each other.  The pilot of K7900 abandoned the aircraft but he got caught in the tail, whilst K7915 caught fire and crashed.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

14 Nov

Sgt

GOLDEN, JOHN BRYAN

He was killed whilst flying Skua I, L2972 of No 1 Ferry Pilot Pool which spun in at Sealand after attempting to avoid another aircraft.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

14 Nov

Plt Off

LAMB, KENNETH GORDON

He was killed whilst flying a Gloster Gladiator (K7900 or K7915) of No 80 Sqn when they collided with each other.  The pilot of K7900 abandoned the aircraft but he got caught in the tail, whilst K7915 caught fire and crashed.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery.

14 Nov

Plt Off

ROSS, WILLIAM RONALD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim, L1286 of No 145 Sqn, which crashed near Harwell after control was lost in cloud.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

15 Nov

Sgt

BARWICK, PERCY JOHN WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth II, N9327 of No 5 Coastal Patrol Flt, which made an emergency landing in the sea off Tenby in Pembrokeshire.  He is buried in Snettisham (St Mary) Churchyard.

15 Nov

Flt Sgt

BOWDEN, FREDERICK SAMUEL

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1246 of No 57 Sqn which crashed into the River Siene after taking off from Orly.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery

15 Nov

Plt Off

DRUMMOND, HUGH KENDRICK ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I. L1127 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed on approach to Tangmere.  He is Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard

15 Nov

Plt Off

DUGDALE, MARTIN VICTOR

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I. L1127 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed on approach to Tangmere.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery

15 Nov

Sgt

FARMER, STANLEY JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1246 of No 57 Sqn which crashed into the River Siene after taking off from Orly.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery

15 Nov

AC2

LEES, RONALD GEORGE

He was serving with No 941 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery

15 Nov

Plt Off

MONROE-HINDS, JOHN AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I. L1127 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed on approach to Tangmere.  He is Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire

15 Nov

Cpl

MOORES, FRANCIS JAMES WILSON

He was killed when a 20lb practice bomb fell from Blenheim IV, N6226 of No 139 Sqn and exploded underneath the aircraft.  He is buried in Sheerness (Isle-of-Sheppey) Cemetery.

15 Nov

LAC

PARTLOW, IVOR ROBERT WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying as the air gunner in Blenheim I, L1246 of No 57 Sqn which crashed into the River Siene after taking off from Orly.  He is buried in Villeneuve-St. Georges Old Communal Cemetery

15 Nov

Plt Off

SKINNER, HAROLD WILLIAM CHETWYND

He was the Chief Test Pilot for Phillips & Powis Aircraft Ltd at Woodley near Reading but died in his bath at home from a cerebral haemorrhage.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium.

16 Nov

Plt Off

HARVEY JACOBS, KENNETH CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1275 of No 108 Sqn on a night training flight at Ludgershall, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard

16 Nov

AC2

ROLFE, STANLEY CLIFTON ST SWITHIN

He was serving with No 912 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Kenninghall (St Mary) Churchyard

16 Nov

Fg Off

VICKERS, ALBERT ANTHON AuxAF

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6685 of No 600 Sqn which crashed on take off from Hornchurch and is buried in Daviot Parish Churchyard.

18 Nov

LAC

CURTICE, ALBERT EDWARD

He is buried in Kensington (Hanwell) Cemetery

18 Nov

Plt Off

HOWELL, MERVYN OSMOND

He was flying Blenheim I, L6647 of No 8 Sqn, which aborted its mission against rebel tribesmen due to engine trouble. They force landed before reaching their base and were captured and shot by the tribesmen.  He his buried in Maala Cemetery

18 Nov

AC2

McCLEERY, ARTHUR

He is buried in Carnmoney Cemetery

18 Nov

Plt Off

MELVILLE TOWNSEND, RICHARD JOHN

He was flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L6647 of No 8 Sqn, which aborted its mission against rebel tribesmen due to engine trouble. They force landed before reaching their base and were captured and shot by the tribesmen.  He his buried in Maala Cemetery

18 Nov

Sgt

PARR, JOHN WILLIAM REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7077 of No 10 SFTS, which crashed whilst attempting an emergency landing at Montgomery Llangurig in Wales.  He is buried in Steatham Park Cemetery.

18 Nov

AC1

SMITH, ALAN USHERWOOD

He was flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim I, L6647 of No 8 Sqn, which aborted its mission against rebel tribesmen due to engine trouble. They force landed before reaching their base and were captured and shot by the tribesmen.  He his buried in Maala Cemetery

19 Nov

Plt Off

KELLER, HUBERT JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7284 of No 220 Sqn which crashed into the North Sea whilst undertaking gunnery practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19 Nov

Sgt

LINTON, KENNETH JOSEPH

He was killed whilst flying in Gladiator I, K7950 of No 12 Group Pool, which dived into the ground at Little Rissington.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery.

19 Nov

AC2

LLOYD, ROBERT WATSON AuxAF

He is buried in Crayford (St Paulinas) Churchyard

19 Nov

Flt Lt

MACONOCHIE, KENNETH

He was killed whilst flying Harrow, K6939 of No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, when he took off from Penrhos with the controls locked resulting in the aircraft diving into the ground.  He is buried in Camerton (St Peter) Churchyard, Somerset

19 Nov

Plt Off

PATERSON, DOUGLAS ROY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Harrow, K6939 of No 9 Bombing and Gunnery School, when he took off from Penrhos with the controls locked resulting in the aircraft diving into the ground.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

19 Nov

Plt Off

ROBERTSON, JOHN WHYTE CRICHTON

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7284 of No 220 Sqn which crashed into the North Sea whilst undertaking gunnery practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

19 Nov

AC1

WAGNER, CYRIL WIELAND

He is buried in Henlow (St Mary) Churchyard

20 Nov

Sgt

NICHOLSON, ARTHUR G

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, L4538 (G-AFFM) of British Airways, which crashed near Gosport after colliding with a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Kingsland (St Michael) Churchyard.

21 Nov

Plt Off

MASTERSON, HENRY NOEL

A pilot, he was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5871 of No 12 Gp Pool which spun in at Oakridge in Gloucestershire and is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

23 Nov

Cpl

HENDERSON, ARCHIBALD MCDONALD

A member of No 50 Sqn, he was killed Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, crashed into the hanger at Waddington in which they working on landing and is buried in Waddington (St Michael) Churchyard

23 Nov

Plt Off

HUME, OLIVER CARLISLE

He was flying Blenheim I, L1129 of No 57 Sqn, which hit a tent whilst low flying.  He was able to get the aircraft to climb allowing his crew to abandoned it near Rosieres but he killed when it stalled and crashed, he is buried in Le Quesnel Communal Cemetery Extension.

23 Nov

Cpl

KEATING, THOMAS ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into a hanger at Waddington on landing and is buried in  Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

23 Nov

LAC

KELLY, WALTER GERALD

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into a hanger at Waddington on landing and is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

23 Nov

LAC

LANDING, GEORGE THOMAS

He died at Harmston in Lincolnshire and is buried in Mancheter Southern Cemetery.

23 Nov

AC1

McGARVIE, LESLIE

A member of No 50 Sqn, he was killed Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, crashed into the hanger at Waddington in which they working on landing and is buried in Prestwich (St Mary) Churchyard

23 Nov

AC2

TALBOT, FRANK LESLIE

A member of No 50 Sqn, he was killed Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, crashed into the hanger at Waddington in which they working on landing and is buried in Blackburn Cemetery

23 Nov

AC1

TAYLOR, STANLEY

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into a hanger at Waddington on landing and is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard

23 Nov

Sqn Ldr

WATT, PERCY. McGREGOR

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4034 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into a hanger at Waddington on landing and is buried in Nettlesham (All Saints) New Churchyard.

24 Nov

Flt Lt

DEACON, AIRD ARTHUR

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5256 of No 9 AOS, which collided with L5255 near Penrhos shortly after take off.  He is buried in Wallasey (Frankby) Cemetery.

24 Nov

Plt Off

HAMILTON, KEITH PERCIVAL

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5255 of No 9 AOS, which collided with L5256 near Penrhos shortly after take off and is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

24 Nov

AC1

KING, THOMAS DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5255 of No 9 AOS, which collided with L5256 near Penrhos shortly after take off.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

24 Nov

AC2

SHEPHERD, FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5255 of No 9 AOS, which collided with L5256 near Penrhos shortly after take of.  He is buried in Romiley (St Chad) Churchyard.

24 Nov

LAC

SIDDONS, THOMAS DOUGLAS

A U/T Observer he was killed whilst flying Battle, L5255 of No 9 Air Observer School, which crashed following a collision with L5256 near Penrhos and is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

24 Nov

LAC

STIRLING, ROLAND ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5256 of No 9 AOS, which collided with L5255 near Penrhos shortly after take off.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

25 Nov

Plt Off

DUNHAM-TREBLE, RONALD

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7134 of No 6 SFTS, which crashed at Charwelton near Daventry in a forced landing.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

25 Nov

Fg Off

GRAHAM, BRYAN

A member of No 65 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying Gladiator, K8012 of the Station Flt, RAF Northolt which, spun and broke up in the air over Hadley Common, Middlesex.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

25 Nov

LAC

LAWSON, A

He was killed whilst flying as a crew member in Swordfish, L2774 of 810 Sqn when it collided with Swordfish P4009 in cloud over the South Atlantic.  Also killed were Lt A A Pardoe RN and L/A E H Shayler RN. He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25 Nov

AC2

WESTGARTH, EDWARD WILLIAM LITTLEFAIR

He was killed when he fell out of Vildebeest, K8080 of No 42 Sqn near Docking, he is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

26 Nov

Sgt

SKELTON, KENNETH OLFORD

He died from injuries sustained when he was knocked down by a car and is buried in Barton-on-Humber New Cemetery.

28 Nov

Sgt

MOSS, THOMAS ROBERT

Attached from No 75 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5084 of No 148 Sqn which crashed on Exmoor during a night cross country flight and is buried in Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery

28 Nov

AC2

OVERALL, FREDERICK CHALLENGER

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5084 of No 148 Sqn which crashed on Exmoor during a night cross country flight and is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

28 Nov

Fg Off

STOREY, THOMAS WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5084 of No 148 Sqn which crashed on Exmoor during a night cross country flight and is buried in Bishopswood (All Saints) Churchyard

28 Nov

Sgt

TALBOT, GERALD ROLAND CECIL

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5084 of No 148 Sqn which crashed on Exmoor during a night cross country flight and is buried in Harwell Cemetery

28 Nov

AC1

WHITTAKER, ARTHUR JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5084 of No 148 Sqn which crashed on Exmoor during a night cross country flight and is buried in  Ipswich Cemetery

28 Nov

Plt Off

WILLIAMS, THOMAS ROSS

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L5279 of No 207 Sqn, which crashed on a night take off from Cranfield and is buried in Cranfield (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

29 Nov

Sgt

BANKS, ALFRED GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, P1807 of No 5 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Tetbury in Gloucestershire after stalling in poor visibility.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

29 Nov

AC2

FRANCE, BENJAMIN

A member of No 229 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1452 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed near Gainsborough and is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

29 Nov

LAC

OLIVER, VERNON HENRY  AuxAF

He was killed flying in Blenheim I, L6601 of No 604 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Epping in Essex and is buried in Bramshott (St Mary) Churchyard.

29 Nov

ACW2

ROCKINGHAM, YVONNE

She is buried in Wimbish (All Saints) Churchyard

29 Nov

Cpl

FRANCIS, CHARLES JAMES

He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

29 Nov

Flt Lt

WALKER, PERCY DON

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1452 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed near Gainsborough and is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

29 Nov

Fg Off

WHEELER, PHILIP CLIFTON

He was killed flying Blenheim I, L6601 of No 604 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Epping in Essex and is buried in Bramshott (St Mary) Churchyard.

30 Nov

Sqn Ldr

CLARK, CECIL CHRISTIAN

He was killed whilst flying Skua, L2981 of No 2 AACU which stalled in the circuit at Gosport and spun in at Fareham Creek.  He is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery.

30 Nov

Sqn Ldr

HOPE, NIGEL

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4203 of No 185 Sqn, when the pilot lost control in poor weather and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard

30 Nov

Plt Off

MUSGRAVE, JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4203 of No 185 Sqn, when he lost control in poor weather and is buried in Chesham Bois Burial Ground.

30 Nov

AC2

O'REGAN, DANIEL JOHN

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4203 of No 185 Sqn, when the pilot lost control in poor weather and is buried in Leytonstone (St. Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

30 Nov

Sgt

THOM, LINDSAY

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4203 of No 185 Sqn, when the pilot lost control in poor weather and is buried in New Kilpatrick (or Hillfoot) Cemetery

1 Dec

AC2

BUCKLAND, JAMES CROMPTON

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5073 of No 63 Sqn which was lost without a trace on a navigation flight over the Atlantic and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

Plt Off

CAMERON, ANGUS

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5073 of No 63 Sqn which was lost without a trace on a navigation flight over the Atlantic and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

Plt Off

COVENTRY, CHARLES ROBEY

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5073 of No 63 Sqn which was lost without a trace on a navigation flight over the Atlantic and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

AC2

DALE, LEONARD

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8691 of No 141 which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

1 Dec

Sgt

GIBSON, ALVIN GORDON

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5073 of No 63 Sqn which was lost without a trace on a navigation flight over the Atlantic and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

AC2

GORMLAY, HUGH OLIVER WILSON

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5073 of No 63 Sqn which was lost without a trace on a navigation flight over the Atlantic and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

AC2

HUNT, JOHN COOPER

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8691 of No 141 which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Hyde Borough Cemetery.

1 Dec

Plt Off

WILLIAMS, RICHARD MICHAEL

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8691 of No 141 which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

1 Dec

Plt Off

YELLAND, HORACE GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8691 of No 141 which dived into the ground near Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

2 Dec

ACW2

BRADWELL, GLADYS WENDY

She was serving with No 941 Sqn, at the time of his death.  She is buried in Loxley United Reformed Chapleyard

3 Dec

Act Cpl

FLETCHER, PERCY

He was drowned in the Humber Estuary whilst serving with No 942 Sqn and was cremated at Hull Crematorium.

5 Dec

LAC

WILLACY, VICTOR THOMAS

He is buried in Longridge (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

6 Dec

LAC

BAGLEY, JOHN CHARLES

He was killed when his aircraft, Anson I, K6189 of No 206 Sqn collided with a Bf 110 in which it was in combat and crashed into the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

Cpl

COCKAYNE, HAROLD JOHN

He was killed when his aircraft, Anson I, K6189 of No 206 Sqn collided with a Bf 110 in which it was in combat and crashed into the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

Plt Off

GRIMES, JOHN HENRY

He was killed when his aircraft, Anson I, K6189 of No 206 Sqn collided with a Bf 110 in which it was in combat and crashed into the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

Sgt

MACMILLAN, VICTOR DONALD

He was killed when his aircraft, Anson I, K6189 of No 206 Sqn collided with a Bf 110 in which it was in combat and crashed into the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

Flt Lt

SKINNER, MALCOLM PHILLIPS

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying Lysander I, L4763 of No 13 Sqn, which hit trees after stalling near Mons-en-Chaussee and is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

6 Dec

LAC

WHITEHEAD, EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander I, L4763 of No 13 Sqn, which hit trees after stalling near Mons-en-Chaussee and is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

6 Dec

AC2

WILSON, HERBERT

He was serving with No 7 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery

7 Dec

Cpl

PRICE, CHARLES EDWARD

He was serving with No 16 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Rhymney Cemetery

8 Dec

ACW2

CHAMBERS, MADGE WILSON WAAF

She is buried in Weston-super-Mare Cemetery

9 Dec

AC2

BULL, LESLIE REGINALD

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9467 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed in poor visibility near Stow on the Wold and is buried in Great Rissington (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

9 Dec

AC2

GINDER, RAYMOND ERIC

He was serving with No 16 Sqn, and died in Tidworth Military Hospital.  He is buried in Stratford-sub-Castle (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

9 Dec

Sgt

HINSON, FREDERICK

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9467 of No 98 Sqn, which crashed in poor visibility near Stow on the Wold and is buried in Brentwood (Woodman Road) Cemetery

9 Dec

AC2

HODGE, THOMAS

He was serving with No 947 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Carmunnock Cemetery

10 Dec

LAC

LE GASSICK, HENRY JOHN

He was died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Anson I, N5231 of No 500 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Detling.  He is buried in Chatham (Palmerston Road) Cemetery.

11 Dec

Sgt

NEWBIGGING, SIDNEY HALLAS

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, P1800 of No 2 SFTS which crashed at Burford in Oxfordshire after stalling and flying into the ground whilst descending in cloud.  He was cremated at Glasgow Crematorium.

11 Dec

Flt Sgt

PACKER, WILLIAM HENRY

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6740 of No 29 Sqn which crashed at Great Chesterfield Park near Saffron Walden, he is buried in Enfield Highway (St James) Churchyard.

11 Dec

Plt Off

STEVENS, CHARLES DOUGLAS

He was killed whilst making his first solo in a Hampden, in this case, P1267 of No 76 Sqn, when he crashed in poor visibility and is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.

12 Dec

Plt Off

FORTNUM, MICHAEL

He was killed whilst flying in Walrus I, K8556 of No 754 Sqn FAA, which crashed after colliding with a barrage balloon over Lance's Hill, Southampton.  He is buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery..

12 Dec

Plt Off

FRASER, PATRICK CONSTABLE

A member of No 92 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Avro Tutor, K3309 which crashed near Sidlesham, Sussex when a wing hit the ground whilst low flying and is buried in Arbroath Western Cemetery. 

12 Dec

Plt Off

MAILER, MAXTONE ERIC GIBSON

A member of No 92 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Avro Tutor, K3309 which crashed near Sidlesham, Sussex when a wing hit the ground whilst low flying and is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire. 

13 Dec

Sqn Ldr

BINGHAM, SAMUEL

He was possibly serving as a staff officer at HQ RAF Middle East at the time of his death.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery

13 Dec

Plt Off

COLMER, WILLIAM LEONARD

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, R2699 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Methwold and is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

13 Dec

Sgt

McCLUGGAGE, EDWARD

He was possibly killed whilst flying Magister I, R1816 of No 236 Sqn, which spun in at Clopton, Suffolk from a stall turn.  He is buried in Larne (McGarel) Cemetery.

13 Dec

LAC

NAYLOR, ERNEST JOHN

He was serving with No 149 Sqn and died from injuries in hospital following a car accident on Epping New Road, whilst returning from a special leave.  He was cremated at Reading Crematorium.

13 Dec

Plt Off

RUSSELL-FORBES, REX ALAN

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, R2699 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Methwold and is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

13 Dec

LAC

SMITH, WARREN ALEXANDER

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7423 of the RAFC, which flew in to the ground after taking off from Cranwell having failed to gain height.  He was cremated at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

13 Dec

LAC

WARRINER, JOHN THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying Wellington I, R2699 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Methwold and is buried in Bolton Percy (All Saints) Churchyard

14 Dec

Sgt

ALLON, ROSS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

ANTELL, WILLIAM FISHWICK

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

ATKINS, WILLIAM JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

LAC

BEAUMONT, HOWARD ERIC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

BORAM, BRIAN THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

BRACE, RICHARD HENRY JAMES

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

CALDWELL, CHARLES DENIS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

LAC

CARR, ROBERT TAYLOR

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Fg Off

COOPER, JOHN ARKELL HARDING

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Cpl

CORRY, EDWARD

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Cpl

DODDS, THOMAS DODDRIDGE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Flt Sgt

DOWNEY, WILLIAM HOWARTH

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

AC1

ENTWISTLE, RONALD

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2957 of No 99 Sqn, which was damaged by fighters over Wangerooge and crashed near Newmarket racecourse on its return.  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery.

14 Dec

LAC

FORSYTH, ROBERT

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

GOODWIN, FREDERIC GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Flt Sgt

HEALEY, JAMES ERNEST KIRBY

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Flt Lt

HETHERINGTON, EUGENE JOHN

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2957 of No 99 Sqn, which was damaged by fighters over Wangerooge and crashed near Newmarket racecourse on its return.  He is buried in West Row Baptist Chapleyard.

14 Dec

AC1

HEYWOOD, ROLF

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

LAC

HODGE, DAVID GRAHAM

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

AC1

HOOKER, FREDERICK GEORGE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

AC2

HOULDSWORTH, HUGHIE

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2986 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down by anti-aircraft fire from the ships they were attacking near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

HULME, HARVEY

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Cpl

HUNTER, THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

AC2

JOHNSON, FRANK JAMES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

JONES, THOMAS EDWIN

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Plt Off

LEWIS, NORMAN LEONARD

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

MARTIN, GORDON ERNEST FRANCIS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

MORGAN, ELVIES BOWEN

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2911 of No 99 Sqn, which was involved in a collision with N2870 of the same squadron near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

AC2

POUNTAIN, WILFRED HENRY

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2886 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Cpl

SHARP, ANDREW

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2957 of No 99 Sqn, which was damaged by fighters over Wangerooge and crashed near Newmarket racecourse on its return.  He is buried in Ballingry Cemetery

14 Dec

Fg Off

TREWBY, JOHN PRESTON

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Sgt

WALLER, FRANK ERNEST

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, N3031 of 66 Sqn, which crash landed at Wilbraham in Cambridgeshire and is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery

14 Dec

AC1

WATSON, CHARLES

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2870 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge and then collided with N2911 of the same squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

Cpl

WHITEHOUSE, HENRY DAVID

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2956 of No 99 Sqn, which was shot down near Wangerooge.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

AC2

GIDDINGS, EDWARD JAMES

He is buried in Havant and Waterloo (Havant) Cemetery

15 Dec

Plt Off

ROSS, PETER

He was possibly killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7010 of No 14 SFTS when he crashed at Burghead after overshooting at Kinloss.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

16 Dec

AC2

BARRETT, WILFRED

He died in the Princess Mary's RAF Hospital at Halton and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

16 Dec

AC2

EDWARDS, ROY HENRY

He was serving with No 52 Sqn, at the time of his death.  52 Sqn. He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey

16 Dec

Sgt

SAGE, GEORGE ROBERT WILLIAM

He is buried in Stoke (SS. Peter and Paul) Churchyard

16 Dec

AC2

SHINTON, HERBERT JAMES

He was serving with No 913 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery

16 Dec

LAC

SMITH, IVOR JAMES TRAVERS

He was serving with No 149 Sqn and died in hospital following an accident in which he was knocked off his bicycle.  He is buried in West Row Baptist Chapleyard

16 Dec

Plt Off

TIPPLE, HAROLD GRAHAM

He was killed after abandoning Battle I, N2159 of No 264 Sqn, too late over Hintlesham, following an engine failure.  He is buried in Hintlesham (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18 Dec

Fg Off

ALLISON, DOUGLAS BELLAMY

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2941 of No 9 Sqn, which is assumed to have been shot down by fighters on a raid against Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Flt Lt

APPLEBY, THOMAS GAUFREY WEARMOUTH

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2904 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed in the sea near Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Fg Off

ATKINSON, JOHN EDGAR

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2872 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Fg Off

BAILEY, DONALD CHARLES EPHRAIM

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2941 of No 9 Sqn, which is assumed to have been shot down by fighters on a raid against Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Sgt

BARRINGTON-TAYLOR, MAURICE WILLIAM

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2889 of No 37 Sqn, which broke up in the air and crashed near Borkum Island and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

LAC

BARSTOW, JOHN ARUNDEL

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2904 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed in the sea near Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Cpl

BLACK, REGINALD THOMAS

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2941 of No 9 Sqn, which is assumed to have been shot down by fighters on a raid against Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Plt Off

BOURNE, ALISTAIR HUGH RICHMOND

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2939 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against Wilhelmshaven and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

Fg Off

BRIDEN, MICHAEL FRANKLIN

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA of No 149 Sqn which was damaged by fighters and ditched in the North Sea and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.