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Casualties - 21 - 31 December 1940


Date Name Rank Comments

21 Dec

FORREST-ADAMS, JAMES ERNEST DANIEL

AC2

He is buried in Chipstead (St Margaret) Churchyard.

21 Dec

GRANT, JAMES A.

AC2

He was at home on leave when he was killed when a bomb struck the shelter he was in and is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

21 Dec

GREENWAY, ERIC GEORGE

AC2

He is buried in Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery.

21 Dec

McGRATH, EDMUND JOHN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, BB754 of No 13 EFTS, which stalled and spun into the ground after taking off from Kenley.  He is buried in Maidenhead Cemetery.

21 Dec

PEARCE, LESLIE WILLIAM

AC2

He died in Wellesborough Hospital from epilepsy and is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall.

21 Dec

SHEARMUR, FRANCIS WALTER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7600 of No 8 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Meldrum in Aberdeenshire whilst low flying.  He is buried in Farningham (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

21 Dec

STEVEN, ROBERT MACLAREN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7600 of No 8 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Meldrum in Aberdeenshire whilst low flying.  He is buried or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park

21 Dec

SUMMERELL, SIDNEY WILLIAM

AC2

He was killed whilst sheltering in a public air raid shelter in Harrison Drive, Wallasey during an air raid and is buried in Wallasey (Frankby) Cemetery.

21 Dec

HICKEY, WILLIAM JOSEPH

Sqn Ldr

He was killed after abandoning Gladiator II, N5816 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down in flames during a combat with Italian fighters in operations over Greece, when his parachute caught fire  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21 Dec

RIPLEY, HENRY DEREK

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Gladiator II, N5854 of No 80 Sqn, which were shot down in flames during a combat with Italian fighters in operations over Greece.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

21 Dec

DAVEY, DERRICK JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3154 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed in the Peak District in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Braintree and Bocking (Braintree)) Cemetery.

21 Dec

HUBBARD, MICHAEL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3154 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed in the Peak District in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Knighton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

21 Dec

PERKINS, KENNETH WALSINGHAM BOYD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3154 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed in the Peak District in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Patcham (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.

21 Dec

SMITH, DAVID WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3154 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed in the Peak District in bad weather during a training flight.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

21 Dec

STONE, RAYMOND ALLEN MAWSON DFM

Sgt

He was serving with No 210 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

21 Dec

BRACCHI, RONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7222 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a North Sea patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Dec

DALE, JACK CRANWELL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7222 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a North Sea patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Dec

JENKINS, PETER JOHNSTONE

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hudson I, N7222 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a North Sea patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Dec

WILLIS, RAYMOND WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7222 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a North Sea patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21 Dec

BRIGGS, DENNIS RUSHWORTH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3878 of No 236 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a fighter near Brest. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

21 Dec

HANNAN, GEORGE HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3878 of No 236 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a fighter near Brest. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

21 Dec

MONTAGU, GEORGE WROUGHTON

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, R3878 of No 236 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a fighter near Brest. He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery

22 Dec

FAIRCLOUGH, GEORGE HENRY

AC1

He was killed in an air raid along with his father in the Liverpool area and is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lake) Cemetery.

22 Dec

HANLON, FRANK ALEXANDER

AC2

He was killed in an air raid along with his wife in the Manchester area and is buried in Lymm (Higher Lane) Baptist Chapelyard

22 Dec

JONES, JOHN EDWARD

AC2

He was killed in an air raid in the Liverpool area and is buried in Bebington Cemetery.

22 Dec

KEIR, HENRY GRAY

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid in the Liverpool area and is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery.

22 Dec

MILK, ARCHIBALD PAYNE

Sgt

He was serving at AHQ Aden at the time of his death.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

22 Dec

DOCKER, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Carlisle (Upperby) Cemetery.

22 Dec

GAPP, JAMES FREDERICK (JIMMY)

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

22 Dec

HARRISON, ROBERT NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery.

22 Dec

HOLKER, MAURICE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Deane (St Mary) Churchyard.

22 Dec

NICHOLS, LESLIE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Ashford (Willesborough) Cemetery.

22 Dec

RILEY, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7799 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Eastbourne during a raid to Venice.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery.

22 Dec

FLEWELLING, ROSS LESLIE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P4994 of No 10 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Leeming for a training flight.  He is buried in Leeming (St John The Baptist) Churchyard.

22 Dec

CRUISE, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV , L4896 of No 17 OTU which flew into power cables and crashed near Market Harborough. He is buried in Luton General Cemetery.

22 Dec

DALES, JACK HAVERFIELD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV , L4896 of No 17 OTU which flew into power cables and crashed near Market Harborough. He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

22 Dec

ROMBACH, CHARLES SUTHERLAND

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV , L4896 of No 17 OTU which flew into power cables and crashed near Market Harborough. He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

22 Dec

SQUIRE, LAWRENCE FRANCIS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV , L4896 of No 17 OTU which flew into power cables and crashed near Market Harborough. He is buried in Luton Church Burial Ground

22 Dec

NEWMAN, ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6686 of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on this date. He is buried in or cremated at Islington Cemetery and Crematorium

22 Dec

SOUTHALL, GEORGE

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6686 of No 23 Sqn, which was lost on this date. He is buried in Penn Fields (St Philip) Churchyard.

22 Dec

DRAKE, BASIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9890 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed into the sea with a loud explosion shortly after taking off from Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22 Dec

HENRY, ROY FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9890 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed into the sea with a loud explosion shortly after taking off from Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22 Dec

LITTLE, WILFRED RICHARD JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9890 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed into the sea with a loud explosion shortly after taking off from Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22 Dec

RICHARDSON, JAMES ALAN

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9890 of No 42 Sqn, which crashed into the sea with a loud explosion shortly after taking off from Wick.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22 Dec

RITCHIE, ALFRED HENRY RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2474 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed in France during a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Therouldeville Churchyard.

22 Dec

BROOKER, BERTRAM ALFRED CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8471 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on a raid to Kucove.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

22 Dec

MILES, PETER FENTON

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L8471 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on a raid to Kucove.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

22 Dec

MOIR, FRANCIS GARTLY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8471 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on a raid to Kucove.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

22 Dec

SARGEANT, ALFRED LLEWELLYN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8374 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and fighters on a raid to Kucove.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

22 Dec

HOWES, HAROLD NORMAN DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6679 of No 85 Sqn, which he abandoned over Kent after losing control during a night patrol.  He is buried in Rainham (St Margaret) Churchyard.

22 Dec

BAKER, CHARLES HENRY KCVSA.

AC1

He was serving with No 917 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Stoke (St Michael) Churchyard.

23 Dec

BICKFORD, ALFRED MUSGRAVE POTTER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, N6277 of No 2 SFTS, which flew into the ground at Hopton at dawn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Willand (St Mary) Churchyard

23 Dec

FORDHAM, CHARLES ARTHUR

AC2

He is buried in Luton Church Burial Ground

23 Dec

HOWARTH, ALBERT

AC2

He is buried in Nelson Cemetery.

23 Dec

SCOTT, MAURICE ALLEN

AC2

He is buried in Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery.

23 Dec

TAIT, RICHARD NEVILLE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, V3229 of the RAFC, which crashed at Belton Park on a night take off from Grantham.  He is buried in Boldon (Whitburn) Cemetery.

23 Dec

CARROLL, JOHN ADRIAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village. He is buried in Church Stretton (Cunnery Road) Cemetery.

23 Dec

HAVILAND, DAVID REGINALD FERRERS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village. He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

23 Dec

JONES, WILLIAM LLEWELLYN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village. He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

23 Dec

PENNYMORE, ARTHUR FREDERICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village.  He was cremated at Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium

23 Dec

PETERS, ERROL JAMES RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village. He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

23 Dec

SHEPPARD, BENJAMIN QUINNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N3014 of No 11 OTU, which crashed on its second overshoot into Bassingbourn village. He is buried in Bishop's Hatfield (St Luke) Churchyard.

23 Dec

GOULDING, ALBERT EDWARD

AC2

He was serving with No 35 Sqn, and was killed by enemy action (bombing raid?) in Manchester.  He is buried in Wigan Cemetery.

23 Dec

CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn, which probably crashed off the Devon coast near Torbay on its return from Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Dec

GOWING-SCOPES, ALISTAIR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn, which probably crashed off the Devon coast near Torbay on its return from Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Dec

JOHNSON, IRWIN GEOFFREY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5098 GE-Q of No 58 Sqn, which returned early from a raid to Boulogne and collided with a Lysander of No 4 Sqn on landing at Linton-on-Ouse with both aircraft bursting into flames.  He is buried in Aston-cum-Aughton Cemetery.

23 Dec

ROWLANDS, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn, which probably crashed off the Devon coast near Torbay on its return from Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Dec

SMITH, STRONACH VIVIAN RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn, which probably crashed off the Devon coast near Torbay on its return from Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Dec

WATSON, KEITH LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4159 GE-J of No 58 Sqn, which probably crashed off the Devon coast near Torbay on its return from Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23 Dec

ASHLEY, NIGEL CLIFFORD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9183 XD-X of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Norwich, probably having returned early from a raid to Ostend.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery.

23 Dec

CLARKE, ALFRED ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9183 XD-X of No 139 Sqn, which crashed near Norwich, probably having returned early from a raid to Ostend.  He is buried in Old Catton (St Margaret) Churchyard.

23 Dec

HOLLAND, LEONARD EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2793 XD-F of No 139 Sqn, which crashed in Essex on its return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham

23 Dec

RODGERS, RONALD MACKINTOSH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2793 XD-F of No 139 Sqn, which crashed in Essex on its return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Brechin Cemetery.

23 Dec

SAXBY, HERBERT EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2793 XD-F of No 139 Sqn, which crashed in Essex on its return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

23 Dec

MADDEN, ROBERT EDWARD

AC2

He was serving with No 925 Sqn, and was possibly injured during an air raid on 21/22 Dec 1940 on Manchester.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23 Dec

HILL, ROBERT BRADBURY

AC2

He was serving with No 967 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Ardrossan Cemetery.

24 Dec

BUCKBARROW, MICHAEL FREDERICK COLLIER

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Maryland I, AR737 of the OADF, which crashed on take-off from Havant in Hampshire.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

24 Dec

BURTON, LESLIE GILBERT

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Maryland I, AR737 of the OADF, which crashed on take-off from Havant in Hampshire.  He is buried in Harborne (St Peter) Churchyard.

24 Dec

HAMILL, JOHN WARREN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3083 of the Service Ferry Pool, which flew into high ground at Rodney Stoke during a ferry flight.  He is buried in Knighton Cemetery.

24 Dec

MEDDINGS, FRANK NEVILLE

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Maryland I, AR737 of the OADF, which crashed on take-off from Havant in Hampshire.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

24 Dec

MILNER, HARRY PARKINSON

AC2

He died in an accident at Ruislip and was cremated at Harrogate Crematorium.

24 Dec

HINITT, CLIFFORD SPENCER

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth II, R4784 of No 26 Sqn, which flew into power cables near Three Bridges Station in Sussex.  He is buried in Rugby (Clifton Road) Cemetery.

24 Dec

ROBERTSON, ROBERT AITKEN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9851 of No 217 Sqn, on a solo flying practice and is thought to have stalled off a climbing turn. He is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery.

24 Dec

TENNANT, HAROLD WRAY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6992 of No 306 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Hopton at dawn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Little Stanmore (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

24 Dec

LING, DEREK JOHN

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst flying Blenheim I, L1467 'W' of No 600, which crashed near Richmond  on 20 Dec 1940.  He is buried in Romsley (St Kenelm) Churchyard.

24 Dec

STUBBINGTON, JOHN HENRY

AC1

He was serving with No 901 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

25 Dec

BAKER, RONALD WILLIAM

AC1

He was serving at RAF Bridgnorth or was a patient in the RAF Hospital there at the time of his death and is buried in Bridgnorth Cemetery.

25 Dec

DAVIES, LLEWELLIN THOMAS MORRIS

LAC

He was serving with No 922 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Trefnant (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

26 Dec

BARR, ROBERT CAMPBELL

Cpl

He is buried in West Kilbride Cemetery.

26 Dec

DAVIES, ALBERT

AC1

He is buried in Warrington Cemetery.

26 Dec

DAWSON, HERBERT

AC1

He is buried in Leysdown (St Clement) Churchyard.

26 Dec

LE CROISSETTE, PERCY CECIL

Cpl

He is buried in Harwarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

26 Dec

BRADSHAW, ROBERT ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9860 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid against Bordeaux. He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

26 Dec

MIFLIN, WILLIAM BARRINGTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9860 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid against Bordeaux. He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

26 Dec

TILSON, JOHN HERMAN DURHAM

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9860 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid against Bordeaux. He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

26 Dec

WILD, JOSEPH CRESWELL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9860 of No 217 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid against Bordeaux. He is buried in Pornic War Cemetery.

26 Dec

HOLMES, GEORGE HENRY DFM

Plt Off

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1467 of No 600, which crashed near Richmond on 20 Dec 1940 and died six days later.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

27 Dec

JESSETT, ALFRED CHARLES

Cpl

He is buried in Newtown Road Cemetery, Newbury

27 Dec

STEVENS, FREDERICK WALTER

AC1

He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex

27 Dec

SWEENEY, ARTHUR WELLINGTON

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying Mohawk IV, AR673 which was the first of its type to be assembled at Takoradi.   The aircraft dived into the sea shortly after take off, probably due to confusion in the use of the French type throttle.  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery.

27 Dec

HANN, CECIL JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2223 YH-T of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Channel ports.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

27 Dec

SHEPHERD, DAVID GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2223 YH-T of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to the Channel ports.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

27 Dec

FARTHING, ROBERT JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, N1118 of No 22 Sqn which was shot down by flak from the vessel it had just attacked.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

FRANCIS, DENNIS VICTOR WILFRED

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, N1118 of No 22 Sqn which was shot down by flak from the vessel it had just attacked.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

PENNINGTON, EDWARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1118 of No 22 Sqn which was shot down by flak from the vessel it had just attacked.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

UNETT, JOHN WIN DSOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1118 of No 22 Sqn which was shot down by flak from the vessel it had just attacked. He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27 Dec

WRIGHT, JOHN MCEWAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, N2458 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed near Rugby in a forced landing.  He is buried Chevington Cemetery.

27 Dec

AUDSLEY, JOHN SWINBURNE

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

CRAWSHAW, LAWRENCE EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

KENNEDY, THOMAS ALBERT

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

MEGGITT, IVOR HENRY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object, ripping open the hull and flipping it on to its back.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

27 Dec

OGSTON, DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

PERKINS, ALFRED KORTRIGHT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

ROBERTS, CLIFFORD CHARLES IVOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

THOMSON, NOEL EDGAR RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

HOFFEN, JOHN GERARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, N9022 of No 210 Sqn, which landed at Oban but hit a submerged object which ripped open the hull and flipped it on to its back.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

CALLAGHAN, WILLIAM EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9373 of No 220 Sqn, which ran out of fuel and was abandoned but it is thought he came down in the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27 Dec

REES, JACK LAWRENCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9373 of No 220 Sqn, which ran out of fuel and was abandoned but it is thought he came down in the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

DACRE, ARTHUR KENNETH

Sgt

He was serving with No 20 SFTS at the time of his death.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

28 Dec

HOWSE, ARTHUR GORDON

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, N4575 of No 2 SFTS, which crashed at Chipping Warden after hitting power cables on an overshoot.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

28 Dec

MURPHY, OWEN

AC2

He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

28 Dec

STEWART, JOHN ROWLEY MILLER

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 3 SFTS (ITS), RNZAF when he was drowned while swimming at Tangimoana.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, New Zealand

28 Dec

VERNON, THOMAS DESMOND

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1700 of the 55 OTU, which dived into the ground at Saul, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Minchinhampton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

28 Dec

LEARY, DAVID COOPER DFC

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6791 of No 17 Sqn, which crashed at Debach in Suffolk after becoming lost in formation in cloud.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

28 Dec

BAILLON, MARK RODNEY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, N1162 of No 42 Sqn, which disappeared on its return from a mission to torpedo a tanker off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

GOW, JAMES HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1162 of No 42 Sqn, which disappeared on its return from a mission to torpedo a tanker off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

HILL, LAWRENCE STANLEY RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1162 of No 42 Sqn, which disappeared on its return from a mission to torpedo a tanker off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

YOUNG, CHARLES FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1162 of No 42 Sqn, which disappeared on its return from a mission to torpedo a tanker off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

BATTLE, EDWARD HULME

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3141 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Lorient during a raid on the port.  He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

28 Dec

HEMINGWAY, MARCHANT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3141 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Lorient during a raid on the port.  He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

28 Dec

SMITH, GEORGE GRAY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3141 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed near Lorient during a raid on the port.  He is buried in Lanester Communal Cemetery.

28 Dec

MAGUIRE, JOHN LEON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf, L9043 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thorney Island. He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

28 Dec

STEUART-RICHARDSON, JAMES DOUGLAS DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IVf, L9043 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thorney Island. He is buried in Tonbridge Cemetery.

28 Dec

VOWLES, KENNETH WILLIAM VAUGHAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf, L9043 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thorney Island. He is buried in Downend (Christ Church) Churchyard.

28 Dec

FIELDER, DERRICK JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2097 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Abingdon during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Chislehurst (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28 Dec

HUNT, JAMES DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2097 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Abingdon during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension.

28 Dec

ROONEY, LOUIS JOHN

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2097 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Abingdon during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension.

28 Dec

WHALEN, HENRY BERNARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2097 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Abingdon during a raid on Lorient.  He is buried in Penrith Cemetery.

28 Dec

SHARP, LESLIE MARK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane P3899 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed in the sea shortly after taking off from Squires Gate.  He is buried in Carnmoney Jewish Cemetery.

28 Dec

BEAVERS, WILLIAM ROBERT NOEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2098 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'gardening' sortie off Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2098 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'gardening' sortie off Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

EATON, WILLIAM MOSS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2098 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'gardening' sortie off Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

SIDEBOTHAM, CHARLES EDWARD RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2098 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a 'gardening' sortie off Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

HODGSON, ALBERT WILLIAM

Sgt

He was drowned when Wellington IC, L7849 of No 214 Sqn, ditched in the sea off the Norfolk coast  on its return from a raid on Le Havre.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery.

28 Dec

HUXTABLE, JOHN FRANCIS

Sgt

He was drowned when Wellington IC, L7849 of No 214 Sqn, ditched in the sea off the Norfolk coast  on its return from a raid on Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28 Dec

JENKINS, EDWARD BERTRAM DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was drowned when Wellington IC, L7849 of No 214 Sqn, ditched in the sea off the Norfolk coast  on its return from a raid on Le Havre.  He is buried in Luton Church Burial Ground

29 Dec

ALLEN, VERNON FERGUSON LE FEUVRE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford II, P1071 of the RAFC, which spun in after stalling on take off from Cranwell.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

29 Dec

FOSTER, CHARLES WILLIAM

AC1

He was serving at RAF Paliseadoes in Jamaica and is buried in Kingston (Up Park Camp) Military Cemetery.

29 Dec

GOULBURN, ERIC

AC2

He is buried in Halliwell (St Peter) Churchyard.

29 Dec

GREEN, ALBERT GEORGE

AC1

He is buried in or cremated at  Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

29 Dec

HARDIMAN, THOMAS EDWARD

AC2

He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

29 Dec

HICKS, JOHN MCCALL

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Master I, T8329 of No 8 SFTS, which stalled during a night overshoot at Montrose.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery.

29 Dec

SEWELL, JOHN KENNETH

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth II, T7019 of No 3 EFTS, which was damaged beyond repair in an accident.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

29 Dec

ALLISON, LOUIS HENRY

AC1

He was serving with No 13 Sqn, and was injured in a flying accident involving Tiger Moth, N9234 on 18 December.  However following this accident he contracted pneumonia, from which he died.  He is buried in Middleton-in-Teesdale (St Mary) Churchyard.

29 Dec

EDWARDS, KENNETH WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4868 of No 17 OTU which crashed after control was lost at night near Upwood. He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

29 Dec

REYNOLDS, VERNON SINCLAIR RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IV, L4868 of No 17 OTU which crashed after control was lost at night near Upwood. He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

29 Dec

BYGRAVE, GRAHAM EDGAR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7104  of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a fighter during a reconnaissance mission.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29 Dec

CARD, HARRY DUNCAN

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, K7104  of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a fighter during a reconnaissance mission.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29 Dec

PEASE, FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7104  of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a fighter during a reconnaissance mission.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

29 Dec

BEATTIE, JOHN STAINTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

HEWER, REGINALD THOMAS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

SALMON, PETER GORDON HEDLEY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

SHELDRICK, BERTIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

YARD, CLIFFORD ERNEST RICH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

YARWOOD, REGINALD WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2465 KO-O of No 115 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Hamm.  He is buried in the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

29 Dec

SMITH, WYNFORD ORMONDE LEONI

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P6978 of No 263 Sqn, which collided with P6975 of the same unit over Dartmoor.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

29 Dec

VINE, DONALD MARTIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P6975 of No 263 Sqn, which collided with P6978 of the same unit over Dartmoor.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

29 Dec

KRYNSKI, S

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1035 of No 300 Sqn, which crashed near Swinderby on its return from a raid on Antwerp. 

29 Dec

WEGRZYN, H

Sgt

He was seriously wounded whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1035 of No 300 Sqn, which crashed near Swinderby on its return from a raid on Antwerp and later died from his wounds. 

30 Dec

DE COURCY, JOHN ARTHUR GERALD MC

Gp Capt

He is buried in Barton (St Peter) Churchyard.

30 Dec

GOULDING, FREDERICK

Sgt

He was serving with No 30 Sqn, and died from injuries received whilst flying in a Blenheim IF during an attack on an Italian Cant Z 506B.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

30 Dec

GRANT, ALEXANDER MCGILVARY

Sgt

He died from injuries or wounds sustained on 27 Dec 1940 whilst flying in Hampden, X3119 of the 83 Sqn, during a raid to Lorient.   He is buried in Hove New Cemetery.

30 Dec

LYON, CHARLES ERNEST

LAC

He was serving with No 616 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Barnsley (Ardsley) Cemetery.

31 Dec

DAVIES, LESLIE ROBERT

AC1

He is buried in King's Lynn Cemetery.

31 Dec

DOCHERTY, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Master I, T8442 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed at Market Drayton after stalling and diving into the ground.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery.

31 Dec

FENSOME, JOHN STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2980 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into Loch Ness after it was abandoned during a training flight following an engine failure and his parachute failed to open correctly.  He is buried in Biscot (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.  The aircraft was recovered and is being restored at the Brooklands Aviation Museum.

31 Dec

LEE, MAURICE ALEXANDER WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire, P7497 of No 421 Flt, which crashed at Biggin Hill whilst trying to land in atrocious weather conditions.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

31 Dec

STOCKTON, DONALD ARTHUR

Sgt

An instructor, he was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth, K4272 of No 14 EFTS, which crashed at Hockley Heath landing ground. His pupil a FAA airman was also killed  He was cremated at Birmingham Municipal Crematorium

31 Dec

BROWN, JOHN EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3897 of No 114 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Gilze Rijen airfield in Holland.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

31 Dec

COATES, JACK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3897 of No 114 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Gilze Rijen airfield in Holland.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

31 Dec

YOUNG, LESLIE ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3897 of No 114 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Gilze Rijen airfield in Holland.  He is buried in Bergen-op-Zoom War Cemetery.

31 Dec

BEAMAN, ROBERT CARLETON DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2328 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31 Dec

ROBSON, HENRY DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2328 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31 Dec

TRIGWELL, DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2328 of No 139 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31 Dec

BENNETT, SIDNEY LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L1540 of No 211 Sqn when he was they were shot down by fighters near Valona.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31 Dec

FRANCE, LESLIE RONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the W.Op/AG in Blenheim I, L1540 of No 211 Sqn when he was they were shot down by fighters near Valona.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31 Dec

TUNSTALL, WILLIAM HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying as the observer in Blenheim I, L1540 of No 211 Sqn when he was they were shot down by fighters near Valona.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

31 Dec

BUSHELL, GORDON DOWNS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3267 of No 213 Sqn, which crashed at Risby Park, Beverley during a snow storm after control was lost.  He is buried in Bletchley Cemetery.

31 Dec

WEBBER, BERNARD CLARE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire II, P7550 of No 603 Sqn, which crashed at Grantshouse in Berwickshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery.

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