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Casualties - March 1940


Date Name Rank Comments

1 Mar

DEWAR, FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9252 of No 218 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight in France. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

1 Mar

WILTSHIRE, ROBERT FRANCIS JAMES

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, K9252 of No 218 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight in France. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

1 Mar

WHISTLER, HAROLD ALFRED DSO, DFC

Gp Capt

He was returning home on an Imperial Airways Handley Page HP42E "Hannibal"  from India which disappeared without a trace.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

2 Mar

MITCHELL, JOHN STEWART

Plt Off

He was shot down near Metz whilst flying Hurricane I, L1971 of No 1 Sqn and is buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz.

2 Mar

FARROW, ROBERT WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6157 of No 114 Sqn on a training flight and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

2 Mar

SANDERS, ARTHUR WILLIAM BATES

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, N6157 of No 114 Sqn on a training flight and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

2 Mar

FIELD, LEO REGINALD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Brighton (Lewes Road) Borough Cemetery.

2 Mar

HUGHSON, LAURENCE BRUCE

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

2 Mar

MURDOCH, JAMES CHALMERS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Troon Cemetery, Ayrshire

2 Mar

PRIOR, ERNEST HARRY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Waterbeach Cemetery.

2 Mar

SMITH, THOMAS EDGELEY

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Dunbar Cemetery.

2 Mar

WIFFEN, MAURICE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2984 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed following an engine failure shortly after take off and is buried in Braintree and Bocking (Braintree)) Cemetery.

2 Mar

BLACK, ROBERT SHIRRA SPRATT

Sgt

He was killed whilst fling in Hart Trainer, K4997 of No 7 SFTS which dived into the ground at Nassington near Wansford in Huntingdonshire, he is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery.

2 Mar

DOW, DOUGLAS CAMERON

WO

He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

2 Mar

LAW, ALLAN

Fg Off

A Dental Surgeon, he was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8264 of No 1 AACU which dived into the ground at Glenwilly in Galloway, he is buried in Abbotshall Parish Churchyard, Kirkcaldy.

2 Mar

LEADER, LAURENCE HORACE

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, L8264 of No 1 AACU which dived into the ground at Glenwilly in Galloway, he is buried in Bushey (St James) Churchyard.

2 Mar

NOBLSTON, REUBEN MICHAEL

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9879 of No 6 AONS, which flew into a hill near Talgarth in Brecon whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Boddington (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

2 Mar

WALES, JAMES FYFE

Sgt

He was killed whilst fling in Hart Trainer, K4997 of No 7 SFTS which dived into the ground at Nassington near Wansford in Huntingdonshire, he is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery.

3 Mar

CARTER, JOHN NEMOURS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in West Row Baptist Chapelyard.

3 Mar

CORVAN, PETER WILLIAM

AC1

He was killed whilst flying as a W.Op/AG in Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in West Row Baptist Chapelyard

3 Mar

FORSTER, JAMES CRAWFORD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as an air gunner in Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

3 Mar

HART, FRANK

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in Wath-upon-Dearne Cemetery.

3 Mar

SAXON, ARTHUR KENNETH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in West Row Baptist Chapelyard

3 Mar

STEWART, ALEXANDER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3006 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed in Suffolk after being recalled owing to bad weather and is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

3 Mar

SLOCUM, SYDNEY DENNIS

Fg Off

He was serving with No 224 Sqn and   was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7334 of No2 Camouflage Unit which was shot down in error near Gravesend.  He is buried in Micheldever (St Mary) Churchyard.

3 Mar

BUTCHER, JOHN AMBROSE

LAC

He was serving with No 224 Sqn and   was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7334 of No2 Camouflage Unit which was shot down in error near Gravesend.  He is buried in Micheldever (St Mary) Churchyard.

3 Mar

MUTTON, RONALD ARNO

LAC

He was serving with No 224 Sqn and   was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7334 of No2 Camouflage Unit which was shot down in error near Gravesend.  He is buried in Micheldever (St Mary) Churchyard.

3 Mar

NICCOLLS, HENRY LESLIE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L2002 of No 242 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tadcaster at night. He is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John The Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

3 Mar

HANAGHAN, JOHN VICTOR

AC1

He was serving aboard HMS Furious and was killed whilst flying in Swordfish I, P4215 of No 816 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Campbeltown.  He is buried in Campbeltown (Kilerran) Cemetery.

3 Mar

REID, HECTOR JAMES

AC2

He is buried in Witham (All Saints) Churchyard.

3 Mar

WARREN, EDWARD CHARLES

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Oxford I, P1817 of No 3 SFTS, which crashed near Cirencester on a night training flight.  He is buried in South Cerney (All Hallows) Churchyard.

4 Mar

BELL, RUSSELL

Fg Off

A flying instructor at No 5 FTS, he was killed whilst flying Hind, K6758 of No 12 MU, dived into ground on Hoylake Beach, Cheshire.  He is buried in Wavertree (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

4 Mar

LEE, FREDERICK LIONEL

Sgt

He died in service.  He is buried in Mitcham (London Road) Cemetery.

5 Mar

BROUGHTON, LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, N2539 of No 213 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Ingoldisthorpe in Norfolk.  He is buried in King's Cliffe Cemetery.

5 Mar

ROLFE, BASIL RAYNHAM RAFO

Fg Off

He was  a test pilot and was killed whilst flying Botha I, L6129 which dived into the ground on a test flight near Flixborough in Lincolnshire. He is buried in Elloughton (St Mary) Churchyard. Extension

6 Mar

SCOTT, WALTER THOMSON

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1857 of No 46 Sqn, which hit a tree on take off from Digby. He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

6 Mar

LENTON, STEWART WORTHINGTON

Sgt

He was killed when Hurricane I, L1978 of No 85 Sqn crashed. He is buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.

6 Mar

PARFITT, REGINALD ERNEST

AC1

He was serving with No 615 Sqn and drowned after falling into a canal.  He is buried in Douai Communal Cemetery.

6 Mar

DOUGLAS, SHANE

LAC

He is buried in Ardmore Roman Catholic Cemetery.

6 Mar

ELY, GILBERT CHARLES FREDERICK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, L4554 of No 2 SFTS which crashed on the approach to Brize Norton.  He is buried in Elloughton (St Mary) Churchyard Extension.

6 Mar

WILLIAMS, WILLIAM DONALD

Sgt

He was serving with No 74 Wing at the time of his death and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

7 Mar

MAWDSLEY, ALFRED ELLIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, N6165 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which flew into power cables during a training flight and is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lake) Cemetery.

7 Mar

MOTTRAM, STANDISH CECIL

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, N6165 SR-S of No 101 Sqn, which flew into power cables during a training flight and is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

7 Mar

FISK, KENNETH FREDERICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1209 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed on a training flight and is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

7 Mar

RONALD, JAMES

AC1

He was serving with No 950 Sqn, at the time of his death .  He is buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery.

8 Mar

BERRILL, EDWARD REGINALD

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3017 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight to Honington from the Vickers works. He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

8 Mar

JACKSON, ROY

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3017 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight to Honington from the Vickers works. He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

8 Mar

MACKENZIE, LEONARD LEOPOLD JAMES

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3017 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight to Honington from the Vickers works. He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

8 Mar

MACRAE, WILLIAM JOHN DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3017 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight to Honington from the Vickers works. He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

8 Mar

MURPHY, CORNELIUS THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3017 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight to Honington from the Vickers works. He is buried in Cork (St Finbarr's) Cemetery.

8 Mar

REES, BRYNMOR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4475 OA-E of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and spun into the sea during a formation training exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Mar

WOOLLEN, JACK AUGUSTUS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4475 OA-E of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and spun into the sea during a formation training exercise. He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

8 Mar

CLINKARD, DEREK CHARLES GRAY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4111 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Digby. He is buried in Scotter Cemetery.

8 Mar

GLASSON, RONALD PHILIPS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4111 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Digby. He is buried in Vale Road Churchyard. Extension, Clewer.

8 Mar

HOBBS, CHARLES CARLILE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4111 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Digby. He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

8 Mar

WOOD, WINSTON KITCHENER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4111 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Digby. He is buried in Blackpool Cemetery.

8 Mar

COVENEY, JOHN PATRICK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, P1823 of No 3 SFTS which crashed whilst carrying out a night landing at South Cerney. He is buried in South Cerney (All Hallows) Churchyard.

8 Mar

CULPIN, HENRY RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, P1823 of No 3 SFTS which crashed whilst carrying out a night landing at South Cerney. He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

8 Mar

TOBIN, ALFRED EDWARD RAYMOND

AC2

He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

9 Mar

ADAMSON, WILLIAM BOYD

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Lysander II, L6852 of No 4 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Lille-Ronchin.  He is buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres.

9 Mar

JAMES, LEONARD CHARLES

Cpl

He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

9 Mar

TELFORD, ARTHUR STANLEY

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N5099, which crashed on approach at Elsfield in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Durham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

11 Mar

LOMAX, ERNEST HARRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L2123 of No 3 Sqn, when he spun into the ground during a practice attack. He is buried in Edgeware (St Margaret) Churchyard.

11 Mar

BROADHURST, ERIC

AC1

He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

11 Mar

LAWRENCE, GEORGE ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Swordfish I, K8371 of No 812 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Hal Far.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

12 Mar

HERMELS, ALPHONSE ROGER

Sgt

He suffered severe back injuries whilst flying Blenheim IV, L8845 of No 35 Sqn, when he collided with L1396 of 90 Sqn on Upwood airfield.  He died later that day from his injuries and is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

12 Mar

BURKE, HARRY SQUIRE

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9824 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed on a training exercise and is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

12 Mar

HARTLEY, JOHN DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9824 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed on a training exercise and is buried is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

12 Mar

HEWETT, ERIC IVER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N9824 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed on a training exercise and is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

12 Mar

MANATON, ALBERT CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N9824 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed on a training exercise and is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill.

12 Mar

MULLINEUX, ALEC

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9824 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed on a training exercise and is buried in Walkden (St Paul) Churchyard.

12 Mar

BISHOP, LLOYD GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, N2364 of No 73 Sqn, which dived into ground near St Privat Moselle, he is buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz

12 Mar

HUNTER, HARRY BLAKEWAY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8960 of No 166 Sqn, which stalled at Abingdon and crashed into the Officers' Mess. He is buried in Abingdon Cemetery.

12 Mar

JOHNSON, PETER RICHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Whitley III, K8960 of No 166 Sqn, which stalled at Abingdon and crashed into the Officers' Mess. He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

12 Mar

VAUX, RICHARD BOWYER

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley III, K8960 of No 166 Sqn, which stalled at Abingdon and crashed into the Officers' Mess. He is buried in Astley (St Mary) Churchyard.  He is buried in Warwickshire

13 Mar

SKIDMORE, ARTHUR JAMES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, P2375 of No 219 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Bolton-on-Swale.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

13 Mar

WARDMAN, ARTHUR STEWART

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, P2375 of No 219 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Bolton-on-Swale.  He was cremated at Darlington Crematorium.

14 Mar

PRICE, NORMAN JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, P4926 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast and is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles.

14 Mar

STANLEY, ROY JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer of Blenheim IV, P4926 of No 139 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the French coast an is buried in Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles

14 Mar

ATKINSON, JAMES LAWRENCE

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7212 QX-H of No 224 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure during a dual instruction flight. He is buried in Hampstead Cemetery.

14 Mar

GREENBERG, ALBERT AARON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7212 QX-H of No 224 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure during a dual instruction flight. He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

14 Mar

DADSON, DONALD SEYMOUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, P5784 of No 6 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Woodstock shortly after taking off at night.  He is buried in Great Rissington (St John The Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

15 Mar

WEST, ROBERT ELI

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Magister I, P6358 of No 54, which crashed after hitting a tree whilst flying at low level near Upminster in Essex.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery.

15 Mar

ADAM, WILLIAM WARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L9249 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Orny and is buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz.

15 Mar

MANTLE, FREDERICK JOHN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, L9249 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Orny and is buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz.

16 Mar

GILLINGS, JOHN WILLIAM

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9385 of No 20 MU, which crashed at Overton, Hampshire, out of control whilst flying in cloud on a Ferry flight to No 203 Sqn. He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

16 Mar

MORGAN, EDWARD VINCENT

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9385 of No 20 MU, which crashed at Overton, Hampshire, out of control whilst flying in cloud on a Ferry flight to No 203 Sqn. He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

16 Mar

PIZZEY, ERIC WILLIAM

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9385 of No 20 MU, which crashed at Overton, Hampshire, out of control whilst flying in cloud on a Ferry flight to No 203 Sqn. He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

16 Mar

SWIRE-GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM JOHN

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L9385 of No 20 MU, which crashed at Overton, Hampshire, out of control whilst flying in cloud on a Ferry flight to No 203 Sqn. He is buried in Penzance Cemetery.

16 Mar

BLOMFIELD, RICHARD GRAHAM

Wg Cdr

He committed suicide after being found guilty of theft by a court martial and is buried in Aldershot Military Cemetery.

17 Mar

ADDIE, PETER AUBREY FORRESTER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4063 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed in The Cheviots having possibly been given incorrect bearings from Waddington and is buried in Oundle Cemetery.

17 Mar

AYRES, VIVIAN HOWARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4063 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed in The Cheviots having possibly been given incorrect bearings from Waddington and is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

17 Mar

ROWLING, GEORGE ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4063 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed in The Cheviots having possibly been given incorrect bearings from Waddington and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Mar

WALLACE, ALLAN VINCENT

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4063 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed in The Cheviots having possibly been given incorrect bearings from Waddington and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Mar

DUFF, ROBERT CAMPBELL

Sgt

He is buried in Barnhill Cemetery.

18 Mar

WADE, JAMES CARLTON

LAC

He is buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.

19 Mar

BASKERVILLE, JOHN EDWARD

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Whitley V, N1405 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in the North Sea near Sylt. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.  This was the first loss of an RAF aircraft on a planned attack against a German land target.

19 Mar

CLOSE, LESLIE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a W.Op/AG in Whitley V, N1405 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in the North Sea near Sylt. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.  This was the first loss of an RAF aircraft on a planned attack against a German land target.

19 Mar

FENNELL, EMERY ORVILLE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Whitley V, N1405 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in the North Sea near Sylt. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.  This was the first loss of an RAF aircraft on a planned attack against a German land target.

19 Mar

NEWTON, WILLIAM GEORGE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a W.Op/AG in Whitley V, N1405 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in the North Sea near Sylt. He is buried in Kirkeby Churchyard.  This was the first loss of an RAF aircraft on a planned attack against a German land target.

19 Mar

SHEPPERSON, BERTRAM DAVID

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1405 of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed in the North Sea near Sylt.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.  This was the first loss of an RAF aircraft on a planned attack against a German land target.

19 Mar

FANSHAWE, BASIL VERNEY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N2987 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight from the Vickers factory to Marham. He is buried in Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery.

19 Mar

ROSE, GEORGE THOMAS

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2987 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight from the Vickers factory to Marham. He is buried in Deal Cemetery.

19 Mar

THOMSON, GORDON IAN RAFO

Plt Off

He was flying Spitfire I, L1026 0f No 603 Sqn when he flew into high ground at Slains near Aberdeen in bad weather. He is buried in Bognor Regis Cemetery.

19 Mar

BOYD, RONALD DOUGLAS

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 920 Sqn, at the time of his death .  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Beds.

19 Mar

HUMPHREYS, ROBERT CHARLES THOMAS

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the WOp in Swordfish, K8426 of the Torpedo Training Unit, when he was thrown from the aircraft when it was caught in a severe down draught at 1,800 ft near Tewksbury. He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

20 Mar

LYNCH, DESMOND HUGH

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2987 of No 115 Sqn, which crashed on a ferry flight from the Vickers factory to Marham. He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

20 Mar

BULLARD-DAVIES, ROYSTON HENRY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4137 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed when control was lost on a night training flight and is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard.

20 Mar

DOUGHTY, DENNIS GORDON

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as a W.Op/AG in Hampden I, L4137 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed when control was lost on a night training flight and is buried in Seaton Valley (Earsdon) Cemetery.

20 Mar

WOODWARD, ALAN HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Hampden I, L4137 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed when control was lost on a night training flight and is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

20 Mar

MOORE, GORDON

AC2

He is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery.

20 Mar

SCOTT, WILLIAM CREIGHTON

Plt Off

Having been injured or wounded he died during the operation to repair his ruptured spleen at Montrose Infirmary and is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

21 Mar

DUMBRECK, OLIVER WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1427 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst flying in fog on a ferry flight and is buried in Kirkcaldy (Dysart) Cemetery.

21 Mar

HULTON, HENRY STEPHEN PENTON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1427 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed into a hill whilst flying in fog on a ferry flight and is buried in St Brelade Churchyard., Jersey

21 Mar

EDWARDS, RAYMOND CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Mentor I, L4395 of No 24 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Burbage Wood near Hinckley.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery.

21 Mar

PHILLIPS, HORACE

Sgt

He was killed flying Blenheim I, L1117 of No 219 Sqn, when it crashed at Kirbymoorside and is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

21 Mar

PROSSER, FRANK

AC1

He was killed flying as the air gunner in Blenheim I, L1117 of No 219 Sqn, when it crashed at Kirbymoorside and is buried in Garndiffaith (St John's) Burial Ground

21 Mar

JEFFERY, RONALD LEE RAFO

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7060 of No 10 SFTS, which collided with Anson, N5039 of the same unit near Ternhill and is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery.

21 Mar

KIRKPATRICK, JOHN GEORGE STIRLING

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Harvard I, N7060 of No 10 SFTS, which collided with Anson, N5039 of the same unit near Ternhill and is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

21 Mar

TOWSE, EDWIN ARTHUR

LAC

He is buried in Itchingfield (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

22 Mar

SPARROW, THOMAS JOHN

Sgt

He is buried in Hatfield Broad Oak (St Mary) Churchyard.

22 Mar

WHEATLEY, CLAUDE MERVYN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire PR C, N3069 of the Special Survey Flight, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Kleve. He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

23 Mar

BOWLER, LANCELOT GORDON

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, N2531 of No 32 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Felixstowe after control was lost in cloud.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Mar

COTTERELL, MAURICE CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4873 of No 90 Sqn, which is presumed to have crashed after control was lost in cloud.  ?

23 Mar

HARBOUR, RONALD JESSE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, L4873 of No 90 Sqn, which is presumed to have crashed after control was lost in cloud. He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary) Churchyard.

23 Mar

WINTERTON, KENNETH CHARLES

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, L4873 of No 90 Sqn, which is presumed to have crashed after control was lost in cloud. He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary) Churchyard.

23 Mar

GREEN, LESLIE ARTHUR

Sgt

He is buried in Teddington Cemetery.

24 Mar

WILSON, DOUGLAS WARREN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, P2515 LF-H of No 37 Sqn, which crashed during a 'Nickel' operation and is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

24 Mar

GRAEME, NIGEL STUART

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator I, K8000 of No 607 Sqn, which collided with K8030 of the same unit near their base in France.  He is buried in Douai Communal Cemetery.

24 Mar

RADCLIFFE, HARRY PETER JOSEPH

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator I, K8030 of No 607 Sqn, which collided with K8000 of the same unit near their base in France.  He is buried in Douai Communal Cemetery.

25 Mar

AZIZ HASAB

Cpl

He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial

25 Mar

CROSS, GEORGE SIDNEY

AC2

He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

26 Mar

CROSS, RAYMOND WILFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4102 of No 44 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26 Mar

HAMMAN, ANTHONY CREIGHTON

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4102 of No 44 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26 Mar

JONES, ALBERT RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4102 of No 44 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26 Mar

WILLIAMS, STEPHEN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, L4102 of No 44 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26 Mar

FINDLAY, DUNCAN CAMERON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, P2256 of No 103 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26 Mar

HINTON, IAN PERCIVAL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, P2256 of No 103 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26 Mar

SHARPE, JOHN ALEXANDER

AC2

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, P2256 of No 103 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26 Mar

EDGAR, ALLAN MATHESON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, L4980 of No 105 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26 Mar

JONES, ALEXANDER EGERTON

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying as the W.OP/AG in Battle I, L4980 of No 105 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

26 Mar

PETTIT, HUGH EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Battle I, L4980 of No 105 Sqn and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

27 Mar

BRIERLEY, PETER DARRELL WALTER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1212 of No 25 Sqn, which crash landed at North Weald.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

27 Mar

CATMORE, GEORGE EDWARD

Cpl

He was serving with No 57 Sqn, at the time of his death .  He is buried in Rennes Eastern Communal Cemetery.

27 Mar

NICHOLS, DAVID WILLIAM GIBB

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L8747 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a reconnaissance to Hornum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Mar

ROBERTS, JACK BRIAN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim IV, L8747 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a reconnaissance to Hornum. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27 Mar

STILES, GEORGE HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim IV, L8747 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a reconnaissance to Hornum. He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27 Mar

BALSTON, JAMES PETER HENRY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6249 of the School of General Reconnaissance, which crashed into the Channel whilst circling a launch.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Mar

FENNELL, JOHN ERIC GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6249 of the School of General Reconnaissance, which crashed into the Channel whilst circling a launch.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Mar

HALLIDAY, JOHN VISGER

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6249 of the School of General Reconnaissance, which crashed into the Channel whilst circling a launch.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Mar

LILBURN, EWEN CAMPBELL

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, K6249 of the School of General Reconnaissance, which crashed into the Channel whilst circling a launch.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Mar

MILLER, JAMES EMERSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1357 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by Dutch fighters.  He is thought to have fallen from the aircraft before the crash and is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

28 Mar

NORMAN, GRAHAM LOUIS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Whitley V, N1351 of No 77 Sqn, whilst was shot down by flak on a reconnaissance mission to the Rhur and is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28 Mar

GRIFFITS, JAMES OLLIFF

Plt Off

He was  killed whilst flying Magister I, L5953 of No 222 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Fowlmere. He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

28 Mar

CRANE, DONALD ALFRED

Fg Off

He died on active service and his death his registered in Newton, he is buried in Padgate (Christ Church) Churchyard.

28 Mar

GEDDES, RICHARD INGRAM

AC1

He is buried in Macduff (Myrus) Cemetery.

29 Mar

LOCK, JOHN HENRY FRAMPTON

LAC

He was serving with No 26 Sqn, at the time of his death .  He is buried in Fouquieres Churchyard. Extension

29 Mar

OBOLENSKY, H.H. PRINCE ALEXANDER

Plt Off

He died from head injuries sustained when Hurricane I. L1946 of No 504 Sqn taxied into a ditch.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

29 Mar

PERRY, JAMES GARLAND

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P2570? of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down near Epiny and is buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz.

29 Mar

MILSOM, DARRELL EDWARD DAVID

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator N5898 of No 263 Sqn, which collided with N5690 of the same unit near Thornbury.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

29 Mar

NETTLETON, PATRICK JOHN MURIEL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flyingGladiator N5690 of No 263 Sqn, which collided with N5898 of the same unit near Thornbury.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

30 Mar

BRETT, WILLIAM JAMES

Flt Lt

He is buried in Hendon Cemetery.

30 Mar

HARRIS, HUBERT JAMES LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Anson I, N9545 of No 1 FPP, which dived into the ground at Machen, Monmouthshire.  He is buried in Michaelston-Y-Vedw (Tirzah) Baptist Churchyard.

30 Mar

McARTHUR, JOSEPH

Flt Sgt

He is buried in Hove New Cemetery.

30 Mar

SCOTT-KERR, ROBERT HUGHES INNES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth, G-AESO of No 10 EFTS, which dived vertically into the ground two miles NE Avebury.  He is buried in Yatesbury (All Saints) Churchyard.

31 Mar

TEMPLEMAN, PHILIP FRANCIS

Fg Off

He was severely burned whilst flying Wellington IA, P2515 LF-H of No 37 Sqn, which crashed during a 'Nickel' operation on 24 Mar 1940, dying from his injuries and  is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

31 Mar

COUGHTREY, FRANK

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, P2250 of No 105 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost during a night training flight. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

31 Mar

MACE, CECIL RAYMOND

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Battle I, P2250 of No 105 Sqn, which spun into the ground after control was lost during a night training flight. He is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

31 Mar

DEVOTO, DAVID

Fg Off

He was killed flying Battle I, P2244 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight in France and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

31 Mar

TAYLOR, WILLIAM FRASER

AC1

He was killed flying as the W.Op/AG in Battle I, P2244 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight in France and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

31 Mar

WALL, CLIFFORD

Sgt

He was killed flying as the observer in Battle I, P2244 of No 150 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight in France and is buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

31 Mar

SIMS, RONALD ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Oxford II, N4840 of No 11 SFTS, which hit trees whilst approaching to land at Shawbury.  His buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery.

 

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