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Casualties - 11 - 20 December 1940


Date Name Rank Comments

11 Dec

GREEN, FRANK WILLIAM

AC2

He is buried in Ketley (St Mary) Churchyard.

11 Dec

ASH, RONALD GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3117 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

11 Dec

ATKINSON, ALFRED STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3117 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

11 Dec

LIDDELL, ERIC BECK SQUIBS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3117 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

11 Dec

McCONNELL, ERIC

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3117 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

11 Dec

DONLON, JAMES FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1897 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Bruges during a raid on enemy airfields.  He is buried in Zedelgem Churchyard.

11 Dec

GIFFORD, VIVIAN CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1897 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Bruges during a raid on enemy airfields.  He is buried in Zedelgem Churchyard.

11 Dec

RICHARDSON, PATRICK RANBY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1897 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed near Bruges during a raid on enemy airfields.  He is buried in Zedelgem Churchyard.

11 Dec

FISHER, ERIC GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV R3672 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oulton on a training flight.  He is buried in Burton-upon-Trent Cemetery.

11 Dec

HOUSTON, JAMES JOSEPH

AC2

He was serving with No 222 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

11 Dec

WATSON, THOMAS HENDERSON

LAC

He was serving with No 231 Sqn, and was accidentally shot.  He is buried in Cadder Cemetery..

11 Dec

McGREGOR, HUGH BIGGANS

Sgt

He was serving with No 610 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Larkhall Cemetery, Dalserf

11 Dec

VAUGHAN, CUTHBERT CYRIL

AC1

He was serving with No 902 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

12 Dec

BALDRY, KENNETH ALDRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the instructor in Tiger Moth II, T5422 of No 10 EFTS, which flew into the sea off the Somerset coast.  He is buried in Burnham Cemetery, Burnham-on-Sea

12 Dec

COLLINS, GILBERT ALAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P2548 of No 55 OTU, which became lost and overturned in a forced landing near Leamington Spa.  He is buried in West End (St James) Church Cemetery

12 Dec

DALTON, FRANK ROY

AC2

He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

FORBES, JAMES GEORGE

AC2

He was serving with No 16 Balloon Centre and was killed in an air raid on Sheffield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

McDONALD, WILLIAM CROSSAN

AC2

He was serving with No 16 Balloon Centre and was killed in an air raid on Sheffield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

PHILLIPS, STANLEY RICHARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K7445 of No 9 SFTS, which crashed at Longbridge in Birmingham after flying into a balloon cable whilst off track.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

12 Dec

CLATWORTHY, EDWARD ROBERT JOHN

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying Master I, T8326 of No 5 SFTS which dived into the ground at Nannerch in Flintshire.

12 Dec

MACKENZIE, RODERICK GEORGE LYALL

LAC

He was killed whilst flying as the instructor in Tiger Moth II, T5422 of No 10 EFTS, which flew into the sea off the Somerset coast.

12 Dec

FRY, VINCENT DENNIS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8465 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against the airfield at Sollum.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12 Dec

LIGGINS, TOM OSBORN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8465 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against the airfield at Sollum.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12 Dec

TRAILL-SMITH, PATRICK CULLIMORE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8465 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against the airfield at Sollum.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

12 Dec

WITTY, BASIL BAXTER

Plt Off

He was mortally wounded whilst flying Wellesley I, K8521 of No 47 Sqn on 7 Dec 1940, which was shot down by fighters over the target (Bure).  He managed to bale out, was captured but died five days later and is buried in Addis Ababa War Cemetery.

12 Dec

MARSTON, KENNETH JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7510 of No 56 Sqn, which collided with P3870 of the same unit near Middle Wallop.  He is buried in Stivichall (or Styvechale) (St James) Churchyard.

12 Dec

FRANKLIN, WILLIAM HENRY DFM and Bar

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6978 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 over Selsey Bill.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

HINE, MERRIK HUBERT ERIC

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6982 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 over Selsey Bill.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

HARTLAND, GEOFFREY WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

MORTON, FREDERICK CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

RALLS, HARRY LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

SCOTT, LAURENCE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

SWAIN, JACK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

WINTERBOTTOM, ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2466 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Dec

BRITTON, ALLAN WALTER NAYLOR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Whirlwind I, P6980 of No 263 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Burnham-on-Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

CAMPBELL, PETER

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Nomad 3521 of No 1 SFTS, Camp Borden, which collided with 3512 (with LAC Bates RCAF).  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

13 Dec

FRANCIS, LIONEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Nomad 3512 of No 1 SFTS, Camp Borden, which collided with 3521 (with W J P Gosling RCAF).  He is buried in Barrie Union Cemetery.

13 Dec

MACAULAY, GEORGE GIBSON

Plt Off

He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

13 Dec

McHUGH, MICHAEL FRANCIS

AC2

He was serving with No 16 BC and was killed in an air raid on Sheffield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

SLOANE, WILLIAM RITCHIE

LAC

He is buried in Carluke Wilton) Cemetery.

13 Dec

BRIGHT, LAWRENCE STANLEY JAMES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9455 of No 248 Sqn which collided with R3625 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

DODD, JOHN DODGSON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L9455 of No 248 Sqn which collided with R3625 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

HAMILTON, JAMES SUTHERLAND

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, R3625 of No 248 Sqn which collided with L9455 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

HOOK, ARCHIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9455 of No 248 Sqn which collided with R3625 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

JULIAN, STANLEY

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3625 of No 248 Sqn which collided with L9455 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

MAY, JAMES HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3625 of No 248 Sqn which collided with L9455 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

MONKS, GRAHAM WILLIAM

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3625 of No 248 Sqn which collided with L9455 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

MOORE, ALFRED EDWARD HAMILTON

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9455 of No 248 Sqn which collided with R3625 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

PETTET, ALEXANDER HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9455 of No 248 Sqn which collided with R3625 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

WALMSLEY, HAROLD WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3625 of No 248 Sqn which collided with L9455 of the same unit and dived into the sea shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Dec

JOUBERT, F J SAAF

Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3976 of No 274 Sqn, failed to return from a ground attack operation near Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

PULLEN, JOAN WAAF

ACW2

She is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

14 Dec

CHANTRY, RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Lysander II, L6877 of No 6 Sqn, which was reported missing on this date.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

DAWES, DENZIEL THOMAS ST HUGH

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, L6877 of No 6 Sqn, which was reported missing on this date.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

HALL, JEAN CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2167 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Zula Bay.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

HOPKINS, BLEDDYN THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, T2167 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Zula Bay.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

MURRAY, ROBERT FRASER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2167 of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Zula Bay.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

CURROR, IAN MUNRO

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4835 of No 17 OTU which crashed into Clee Hill in Shropshire in bad weather.  He was cremated at Cambridge Crematorium

14 Dec

PINCHARD, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4835 of No 17 OTU which crashed into Clee Hill in Shropshire in bad weather. He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

14 Dec

SECKER, ALFRED JAMES VICTOR RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4835 of No 17 OTU which crashed into Clee Hill in Shropshire in bad weather. He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire

14 Dec

CHAPMAN, ERIC PERCY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8790 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid against Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

FOX, BERNARD JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8790 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid against Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

SINGLETON, MILLIN SELBY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L8790 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by fighters on a raid against Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

14 Dec

ALLCOCK, FRANK THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed having abandoned  Whitley V, N1485 of No 78 Sqn, over the Wash on its return from Kiel .  He is buried in Selby Cemetery.

14 Dec

ANGELL, DENNIS

Sgt

He was killed having abandoned  Whitley V, N1485 of No 78 Sqn, over the Wash on its return from Kiel .  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

14 Dec

STEDMAN, MICHAEL LOMAX

Plt Off

He was killed having abandoned  Whitley V, N1485 of No 78 Sqn, over the Wash on its return from Kiel .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14 Dec

STEPHENSON, FRANK MAXWELL

Fg Off

He was serving with No 94 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

15 Dec

ALEXANDER, RONALD CHARLES

AC2

He was serving at Pretoria at the time of his death.  He is buried in Cape Town (He is buried in Plumstead) Cemetery.

15 Dec

CLARKE, ERNEST DOWLING

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Master I, N7602 of No 8 SFTS, which flew into high ground at Hill of Fingrey, Kincardineshire    He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.

15 Dec

TREWIN, BERNARD JAMES

AC2

He is buried in or was cremated at Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium

15 Dec

BEATTIE, JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4292 KN-P of No 77 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning to base after suffering an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

CAMPBELL, JOHN ERIK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4292 KN-P of No 77 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning to base after suffering an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

FOX, ALFRED RUSSELL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4292 KN-P of No 77 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning to base after suffering an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

SVENSON, NEIL ANZAC

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4292 KN-P of No 77 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning to base after suffering an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

WILLIAMS, CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4138 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which crashed on the North Yorkshire Moors having returned to base following an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is buried in Topcliffe Church Cemetery.

15 Dec

WILSON, EDWARD FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4292 KN-P of No 77 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea whilst returning to base after suffering an engine failure on its way to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

ALLARDICE, KENNETH GORDON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5012 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

CLEMETT, JOHN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5012 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

DENNIS, WALTER FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5012 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin.  . He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

15 Dec

HANNAH, KENNETH THOMAS

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5012 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

SEDGLEY, ALAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5012 DY-G of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch coast during a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

COGGINS, JOHN MBE, DFC and Bar

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, Z5754 of No 235 Sqn, which dived into the sea on its return from a short escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

PROSSER, PERCY ROLLO

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5754 of No 235 Sqn, which dived into the sea on its return from a short escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Dec

SADLER, NORMAN ALFRED

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5754 of No 235 Sqn, which dived into the sea on its return from a short escort mission. He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16 Dec

COOKE, GEORGE CECIL

AC1

He was serving with No 219 AMES at the time of his death.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

16 Dec

HARRINGTON, FRANK GRAHAM

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N4736 of No 14 SFTS, which flew into high ground near Marston in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Cranfield (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

16 Dec

SKEENS, FREDERICK WILLIAM

AC2

He is buried in Portsmouth (Kingston) Cemetery.

16 Dec

MILLEN, SAMUEL JAMES DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, X4350 of No 1 PRU which failed to return from a mission. He is buried in Treflez Churchyard.

16 Dec

HANCOCK, EDWIN LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, R9015 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Broadwindsor in Dorset.  He is buried in Middlezoy (Holy Cross) Churchyard.

16 Dec

RUST, RICHARD JOHN SLACK DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Lysander III, R9015 of No 16 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Broadwindsor in Dorset.  He is buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery.

16 Dec

ANSTEY, PHILIP JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4226 KN-J of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough on its return from Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

DARBISHIRE, PETER O'NEILL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4226 KN-J of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough on its return from Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

ROSS, REGINALD DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4226 KN-J of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough on its return from Berlin.  He is buried in Hanover War Cemetery.

16 Dec

ROWE, PHILIP

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4226 KN-J of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough on its return from Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

WAKE, KENNETH HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4226 KN-J of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough on its return from Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

CLARKE, HENRY JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2039 of No 101 Sqn, which failed to return from  a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

HEANEY, MICHAEL JOSEPH OLIVER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2039 of No 101 Sqn, which failed to return from  a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

NEED, WALTER EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6953 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Hastings and burst into flames during a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

16 Dec

SKIPWORTH, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6953 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Hastings and burst into flames during a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

16 Dec

STEPHENSON, DONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6953 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed near Hastings and burst into flames during a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

16 Dec

WILLCOX, GEORGE MATHESON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2039 of No 101 Sqn, which failed to return from  a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Dec

MALCOLM, CHARLES

Sgt

A member of No 142 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Battle I, L5368 of No 38 MU, which crashed on landing at Llandow during a training flight.  He is buried in Llanwit Major Cemetery.

16 Dec

CROSS, NORMAN JAMES

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Wolborough (St Mary) Churchyard.

16 Dec

HENDERSON, JAMES IAN

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

16 Dec

LITTLE, HERBERT WILLIAM

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16 Dec

LLOYD, RICHARD SEATON WHITTINGTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16 Dec

MATTHEWS, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

16 Dec

MORTON, NEIL

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Eccleshill Methodist Burial Ground

16 Dec

ROBERTS, DENZIEL SYDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1294 of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Mildenhall when the fabric was stripped from a wing during an air test.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

16 Dec

JANOUSEK, JIRI

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2577 KX-G of No 311 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from East Wretham.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard., Suffolk

16 Dec

KRIVDA, JAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2577 KX-G of No 311 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from East Wretham.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard., Suffolk

16 Dec

TOUL, JAROMIR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2577 KX-G of No 311 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from East Wretham.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard., Suffolk

17 Dec

JOSEPH, HAROLD WALTER HARRIS

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Master I, N7691 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed on take off from Ternhill as a result of icing.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

17 Dec

SHAYES, RONALD ALFRED

Sgt

He was  killed whilst flying Harvard I, P5930 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed at Goromonzi in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

17 Dec

ALBERT, SEBASTIAN

Sgt Chef

He was killed whilst flying Magister I, R1984 of the F-BFTS, which dived into the ground near Odiham from a side-slip.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

17 Dec

SMETHAM, STANLEY JAMES

Wg Cdr

He died from natural causes and was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

17 Dec

SUTCLIFFE, WILLIAM ALFRED

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, P6814 of the CFS, which crashed at Rowde, near Cleeve in Wiltshire due to icing conditions.  He is buried in Lanteglos-by-Fowey (St Wyllow) Churchyard.

17 Dec

THOM, GEORGE DOUGLAS

WO

He died from natural causes and is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

17 Dec

WALKER, BERNARD RAFO (70702)

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, N1108 of No 8 FPP, which crashed at Wiveliscombe in Somerset during a forced landing.  He is buried in Stanton St Quintin (St Giles) Churchyard Extension.

17 Dec

RIMES, EDWIN SAMUEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3063 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed off the Isle of Wight during a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

SCOLTOCK, ANTHONY TERENCE NICHOLAS

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3063 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed off the Isle of Wight during a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

TIEDEMAN, JAMES HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3063 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed off the Isle of Wight during a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

WOOD, ALEXANDER MILNE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3063 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed off the Isle of Wight during a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

CASEY, ARTHUR JOSEPH PATRICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3128 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

COWAN, GEORGE EDWARD DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3128 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

REEVE, EDWIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3128 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

RICHARDSON, HARRNET RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3128 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

BAKER, PETER AVELINE SLANEY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

COULSON, ROBERT

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

HANMER-STRUDWICK, JOHN COTTRELL LEONARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

HOBDAY, HAROLD HERBERT JORDAIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

LACEBY, WILLIAM EDWARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

PAUL, JOHN OGILVIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

WALTON, FRANCIS ADRIAN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Bombay, L5821 of No 216 Sqn, which stalled and crashed on the bombing range at Suez Road. He is buried in Cairo War Memorial Cemetery.

17 Dec

MATTHEWS, DOUGLAS ARCHIBALD GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4463 of No 217 Sqn, which was shot down by flak. He is buried in La Trinite-sur-Mer Communal Cemetery.

17 Dec

POSTILL, HENRY ERIC

Sgt

 He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9823 of No 217 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after running out of fuel, but his 'Mae-West' failed to inflate properly and he drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Dec

LESLIE, GEORGE MENNIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, R2096 of No 219, which spun in at Smiths Green Farm on the approach to Debden.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

17 Dec

NIGHTINGALE, FREDERICK GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufighter IF, R2096 of No 219, which spun in at Smiths Green Farm on the approach to Debden.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery

17 Dec

GLEESON, ARTHUR JOHN

Cpl

He was serving with No 952 Sqn and was on board the balloon vessel 'Carry On' in the Thames Estuary when a mine exploded killing all the crewmembers.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

17 Dec

WARD-PURKIS, ERNEST EDWARD

AC1

He was serving with No 952 Sqn and was on board the balloon vessel 'Carry On' in the Thames Estuary when a mine exploded killing all the crewmembers.  He is buried in Sheerness (Isle-of-Sheppey) Cemetery.

17 Dec

WINSBORROW, LESLIE THOMAS

AC1

He was serving with No 952 Sqn and was on board the balloon vessel 'Carry On' in the Thames Estuary when a mine exploded killing all the crewmembers.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

HALLS, ALBERT EDWARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5147 of No 12 SFTS, which crashed into a wood on a night landing at Harlaxton.  He is buried in or was cremated at West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

18 Dec

JONES, THOMAS

AC2

He was serving with No 16 Balloon Centre and was possibly killed during an air raid on Sheffield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

KNIPE, BARBARA ETHEL LOUISE WAAF

ACW2

She is buried in Rollestone (St Andrew) Churchyard.

18 Dec

PEBODY, JACK ETHELBERT AFC

Flt Lt

He was killed aboard the SS Napier Star which was torpedoed and sunk to the west of Ireland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Dec

BELLERBY, JOHN REGINALD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Lysander II, R9063 of No 13 Sqn, which flew into trees on an undershoot at Hooton Park.  He is buried in Kinver (St Peter) Churchyard Extension.

18 Dec

HART, RALPH GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4516 of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and crashed shortly after take off and was destroyed when the mine it was carrying exploded. He is buried in North Coates (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18 Dec

HOW, DENNIS GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4516 of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and crashed shortly after take off and was destroyed when the mine it was carrying exploded. He is buried in North Coates (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18 Dec

PEACHEY, LEONARD JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4516 of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and crashed shortly after take off and was destroyed when the mine it was carrying exploded. He is buried in North Coates (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18 Dec

RENAI, PAUL VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4516 of No 22 Sqn, which stalled and crashed shortly after take off and was destroyed when the mine it was carrying exploded. He is buried in North Coates (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

18 Dec

PAGET, STEVEN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8462 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against Valona.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

18 Dec

SIGSWORTH, GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8462 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against Valona.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

18 Dec

TUBBERDY, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8462 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid against Valona. He is buried in Tirana Park Memorial Cemetery.

18 Dec

BOAST, WILLIAM EDWIN HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1333 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Newmarket for a raid on Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Rochester (St Margaret's) Cemetery.

18 Dec

BOWDEN, RUPERT JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1333 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Newmarket for a raid on Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

18 Dec

OGILVIE, GLENCAIRN SHOLTO

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1333 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Newmarket for a raid on Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Aldringham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

18 Dec

PRITCHARD, ARTHUR PATNELL RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1333 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Newmarket for a raid on Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

18 Dec

ALESBURY, LESLIE JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, R1997 of No 268 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Dullington in Cambridgeshire in bad visibility.  He is buried in Rhondda (Penrhys) Cemetery.

18 Dec

GOODE, ARTHUR REX

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, R1997 of No 268 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Newmarket for a raid on Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

18 Dec

GREIG, ALEXANDER

AC1

He was serving with No 938 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

19 Dec

BLATCHFORD, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9943 of No 3 OTU, which crashed on take off at night from Chivenor after failing to set his altimeter correctly.  He is buried in Bedford Cemetery, Beds.

19 Dec

DOWDESWELL, HARCOURT EDWARD

AC2

He is buried in Old Shoreham Cemetery.

19 Dec

BROUGHTON, GORDON STANLEY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Hart, K8628 of No 5 Sqn when he stalled  at low level during a navigation exercise and hit the ground at Amritgar. He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

19 Dec

JONES, EDWIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6612 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into trees whilst low flying near Leadenham in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.

19 Dec

STOKOE, SYDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6612 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into trees whilst low flying near Leadenham in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Heworth (St Mary) Churchyard.

19 Dec

WATKINS, IORWERTH WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6612 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into trees whilst low flying near Leadenham in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Woodfieldside (Jerusalem) Chapelyard

19 Dec

WILSDON, ALBERT ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6612 of No 29 Sqn, which flew into trees whilst low flying near Leadenham in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

19 Dec

COOPER, SAMUEL GEORGE

Plt Off

He died from wounds or injuries sustained whilst flying in Gladiator II, N5785 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by a SM 79 near Tepelene in Greece.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

19 Dec

DICKINS, CHARLES JOHN SCOTT

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2803 of No 99 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel near Thorney Island on its return from a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

20 Dec

BROOKES, CHARLES STANLEY JAMES

AC1

He was probably killed during an air raid on RAF Hooton Park and is buried Smethwick (Uplands) Cemetery.

20 Dec

COLEMAN, PHILIP BASIL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst serving at No 57 OTU, in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

20 Dec

DODWELL, IAN FRANCIS

AC2

He was probably killed during an air raid on RAF Hooton Park and is buried in Guildford (He is buried in Stoke) Old Cemetery.

20 Dec

GRACEY, HERBERT

AC1

He is buried in Dromore (St Colman) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

20 Dec

HOOKER, HAROLD EDWIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Master I, N7965 of No 57 OTU, which came down in the sea off Hoylake during an attempted forced landing on the beach.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

20 Dec

MOORE, RICHARD ERNEST (DICK)

AC2

He was probably killed during an air raid on RAF Hooton Park and was cremated at Mortlake Crematorium.

20 Dec

SPURGIN, JOHN CHARLES DEWING

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, V3215 of the RAFC, which crashed into trees during circuit practice.  He is buried in Little Brickhill (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

20 Dec

COOPER, FREDERICK EDGAR HOWARD

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2981 of No 61 Sqn, which exploded over the Theddlethorpe ranges during a training flight to test an Imp mine.  He is buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard.

20 Dec

EVANS, SIDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2981 of No 61 Sqn, which exploded over the Theddlethorpe ranges during a training flight to test an Imp mine.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery.

20 Dec

WARD, EDWARD NOEL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2981 of No 61 Sqn, which exploded over the Theddlethorpe ranges during a training flight to test an Imp mine.  He is buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard.

20 Dec

FRITH, VICTOR THOMAS HARRY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, T2059 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20 Dec

LYLE, GEORGE HARTLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2059 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20 Dec

McKIM, EDWARD MONTAGUE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2059 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

20 Dec

DOBBIE, KENNETH JAMES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7333 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Bircham Newton. He is buried in Cadder Cemetery.

20 Dec

ELLERINGTON, GEORGE RAYMOND

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7333 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Bircham Newton. He is buried in Lund (All Saints) Churchyard.

20 Dec

RIDDELL, NORMAN GREY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7333 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Bircham Newton. He is buried in Amble West Cemetery.

20 Dec

WARD, RICHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7333 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Bircham Newton. He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

20 Dec

MILLIGAN, PETER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4474 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Lorient. He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

20 Dec

PLANT, WILLIAM SIDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4474 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Lorient. He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

20 Dec

TIPLADY, CHARLES MAURICE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4474 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Lorient. He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

20 Dec

WEBB, NELSON HENRY DFM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L4474 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Lorient. He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

20 Dec

WILSON, THOMAS NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1467 'W' of No 600 Sqn, which crashed near Richmond.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

20 Dec

GOWERS, ALBERT PENMAN

Cpl

He was serving with No 907 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Aldenham (St John The Baptist) Churchyard.

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