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Casualties - 1 - 10 January 1941


1 Jan

JONES, JOHN HERBERT RAAF

LAC

He was serving with No 10 Sqn RAAF, and was found drown near Commercial Quay in Plymouth.  He is buried in Hooe (St John) Churchyard Extension

1 Jan

ERSKINE, JOHN HOGG

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3305 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed at Hoylake when a wing hit the ground in a turn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Berwick-upon Tweed Cemetery.

1 Jan

CURRY, JOHN LLEWELLYN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3305 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed at Hoylake when a wing hit the ground in a turn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Bucklesham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Jan

LANGDON, WILLIAM CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3305 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed at Hoylake when a wing hit the ground in a turn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Milford Haven Cemetery.

1 Jan

FENNELL, WILLIAM EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, R3305 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed at Hoylake when a wing hit the ground in a turn in poor visibility.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

1 Jan

BATES, WILLIAM ALBERT

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4204 of No 78 Sqn, which had failed to locate its target and was abandoned near Lindholme.  His body was found in the wreckage and is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

1 Jan

MELLER, WILLIAM ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Birmingham (Warstone Lane) Cemetery.

1 Jan

ALLEN, JOHN BUTTEMER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

1 Jan

FEATHERSTONE, HENRY EDWARD MIDDLETON

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Jan

MERIDEW, GEORGE ALEXANDER

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Jan

KIRALFY, DENNIS MAURICE GERALD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Hindhead (St Alban) Churchyard.

1 Jan

PLOWRIGHT, ROBERT ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Langtoft Cemetery.

1 Jan

MANSELL, ROY MCKENZIE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

1 Jan

GILDER, KENNETH CHARLES GEORGE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9287 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Langham after hitting a barn whilst low flying.  He is buried in Thurrock (Chadwell St Mary) Cemetery.

1 Jan

CAPON, CARDALE FREDERICK ALEXANDER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7186 of No 257 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Coltishall in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

1 Jan

COLE, FRANK WALTER

AC2

THe was serving in the UK and passed away following a series of operations.  He is buried in Diss Cemetery.He was serving in the UK and was killed in an air raid at 5 Talworth Street, Cardiff.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

1 Jan

FISK, GEORGE

Cpl

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Colchester Cemetery.

2 Jan

KINLOCH, JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 106 Sqn, at the time of his death.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

2 Jan

BARRETT, DENNIS CHARLES

Fg Off

He was serving with No 211 Sqn, as officer i/c Stores when he was killed in an car accident whilst returning from a celebration in Athens.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

2 Jan

FLORYANOWICZ, Stefan

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

GACHOWSKI, Ludwik

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

GUZOWSKI, Adam Marian

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

HEJNOWSKI, Jan Karol

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

KULBAKI, Hieronim

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

OLSZYNA, Marian

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2517 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Digby.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

DZIUBINSKI, Tadeusz Kazimierz

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2518 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Wellingore on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

KASIANOWSKI, Gustaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2518 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Wellingore on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

MURAWSKI, Boleslaw Roland

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2518 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Wellingore on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

SADOWSKI, Boleslaw

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2518 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Wellingore on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

SAWICZ, Kazimierz

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2518 of No 301 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder near Wellingore on its return from Bremen.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

2 Jan

SCOTT, ALEC MAXTONE WRIGHT

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II Z2383 of No 605 Sqn, which crashed near Brize Norton after icing up.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

2 Jan

HAWKER, LENOX ATLAS THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7199 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed on take off following an engine failure.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

2 Jan

STOKES, ROCHEFORD CLIVE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Queen Bee, P5743 of the Pilotless Aircraft Unit, which dived into the ground near St Athan  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

2 Jan

COLLARD, ROBERT HENRY

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and was killed in an air raid at 5 Talworth Street, Cardiff.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

2 Jan

RULE, ROBERT ERNEST

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Felling (Heworth) Cemetery.

3 Jan

MACRORY, HARRY IAN AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, XP-X (there is doubt about this serial no.) of No 23 Sqn, which appears to have been shot down by a Wellington it attacked as the result of a mis-identification during an intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

MATHEWS, DAVID WILLIAM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, XP-X (there is doubt about this serial no.) of No 23 Sqn, which appears to have been shot down by a Wellington it attacked as the result of a mis-identification during an intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

BLACKSHAW, COLIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8479 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 on its return from a raid on Gazala.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

3 Jan

GRIFFITHS, PETER JAMES BINGHAM

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8479 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 on its return from a raid on Gazala.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

3 Jan

TADHUNTER, ARTHUR CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8479 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 on its return from a raid on Gazala.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

3 Jan

BEHAN, THOMAS FRASER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4227 DY-R of No 102 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder to the east of Withernsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

COUTTS, DESMOND CHRISTIAN FREDERICK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4227 DY-R of No 102 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder to the east of Withernsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

KENNEDY, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4227 DY-R of No 102 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder to the east of Withernsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

SMITH, KENNETH HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4227 DY-R of No 102 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder to the east of Withernsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

STEPHENSON, NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4227 DY-R of No 102 Sqn, which was probably shot down by an intruder to the east of Withernsea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Jan

SYNNUCK, GILBERT FRANCIS

AC1

He was serving with No 927 Sqn, and was killed during an air raid on Bristol.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

3 Jan

COCKS, DOREEN RITA WAAF

ACW1

She was killed during an air raid on Bristol at 13 Berkeley Square and is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

3 Jan

WILCOCK, JAMES EDWARD

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Chester (John E - 22 ).  He is buried in Bistre (Emmanuel) Churchyard.

4 Jan

COLMAN, CYRIL HENRY ARTHUR

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, XP-X (there is doubt about this serial no.) of No 23 Sqn, which appears to have been shot down by a Wellington it attacked as the result of a mis-identification during an intruder sortie.  His body was washed ashore at Worthing and is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

4 Jan

KELLY, JOHN DESMOND LAMB

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V P5060 of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Bremen  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

SINCLAIR, CHARLES GRINDLAY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V P5060 of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Bremen  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

SWAFFIELD, CHARLES THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V P5060 of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Bremen  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

TREHERN, RICHARD WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V P5060 of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Bremen  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

WRIGHT, ANTHONY DENIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V P5060 of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Bremen  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

GIBBS, PHILIP EVELYN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim IVf, R2773 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst attacking a destroyer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Jan

WALL, HENRY STOWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf, R2773 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst attacking a destroyer.  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

4 Jan

MARTIN, HILBERT GEORGE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf, R2773 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst attacking a destroyer.  He is buried in Canterbury Cemetery, Kent

4 Jan

KEDDIE, JOHN MAITLAND

Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Wellington IA L7783 LN-D of No 99 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Newmarket at the end of a training sortie.  He later died from his injuries in the White Lodge Hospital and is buried in Downham (St Margaret) Churchyard.

4 Jan

DAVIDSON, JOHN PETER ARCHIBALD

Fg Off

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Wellington IA L7783 LN-D of No 99 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Newmarket at the end of a training sortie.  He later died from his injuries in the White Lodge Hospital and is buried in Ightham (St Peter) Churchyard.

4 Jan

HULBERT, JOSEPH CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, N2625 of No 274 Sqn, which failed to return from operations.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

4 Jan

HILL, ANNIE DOROTHY WAAF

ACW1

She was killed during an air raid on Bristol at 13 Berkeley Square and is buried in Havelock Cemetery.

4 Jan

DREW, ETHEL MARY WAAF

ACW1

She was killed during an air raid on Bristol at 13 Berkeley Square and is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery.

4 Jan

MARRINER, JOHN ERIK DALRYMPLE

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Teversham (All Saints) Churchyard.

4 Jan

HYDE, NORMAN

Cpl

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

4 Jan

WORTHINGTON, KENNETH ARTHUR

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying Hurricane I, L1741 of No 56 OTU, which flew into the ground near Downham Market.  He is buried in Liverpool (Toxteth Park) Cemetery.

4 Jan

HAZELDEN, WALTER ALFRED

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 2 (C) OTU and committed suicide at RAF Catfoss.  He is buried in Hornsea Cemetery.

4 Jan

BRANT, ALBERT RONALD

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Warfield (St Michael) Churchyard Extension

5 Jan

LECKRONE, PHILIP HOWARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6636 of No 71 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft during a formation flying practice and crashed.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

5 Jan

LIEBOLD, JINDRICH

AC2

He was serving with No 311 Sqn, and was killed in an air raid on RAF Honington.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard., Suffolk

5 Jan

GOLD, ROBERT DESMOND

AC2

He died whilst serving with No 903 Sqn, his death being registered in Lewisham.  He was cremated at Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium.

5 Jan

BRIDGART, REGINALD ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hampden I, P2114 of No 16 OTU on his first night solo on the type having become lost, crashing near Abingdon.  He was cremated at Oxford Crematorium

5 Jan

JAGGER, RICHARD HUGH

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire K9935 of No 58 OTU, which crashed near Red Row, Northumberland following an air firing practice from RAF Acklington.  He is buried in Tylers Green (St Margaret) Churchyard.

5 Jan

DAVIES, GILBERT HOWARD

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bingham.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

6 Jan

CHAMBERLAIN, THOMAS HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P4322 EA-N of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sidmouth on a Gardening operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Jan

PRICE, GORDON ERNEST DFM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P4322 EA-N of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sidmouth on a Gardening operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Jan

SMALL, CYRIL ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P4322 EA-N of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sidmouth on a Gardening operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Jan

WINNING, WILLIAM BURTON CECIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P4322 EA-N of No 49 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sidmouth on a Gardening operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Jan

DELANEY, LUKE SYLVESTRE (DUKE)

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8536 of No 211 Sqn, which was damaged over the target and crashed whilst attempting a forced landing having reached the Greek/Albanian border  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Jan

McCORD, THOMAS ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8536 of No 211 Sqn, which was damaged over the target and crashed whilst attempting a forced landing having reached the Greek/Albanian border  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Jan

POLLARD, VYNOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8536 of No 211 Sqn, which was damaged over the target and crashed whilst attempting a forced landing having reached the Greek/Albanian border  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Jan

WRIGHT, FRANK BURNET

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, N1254 of No 239 Sqn, which crashed near Newbury as the result of icing.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium

6 Jan

LINTOTT, WILLIAM DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Lysander II, N1254 of No 239 Sqn, which crashed near Newbury as the result of icing.  He is buried in Alton Cemetery.

6 Jan

FORTESCUE, HENRY ERIC

Cpl

He was serving with No 952 Sqn and probably drowned whilst working on a waterborne unit on the Thames Estuary at Sheerness.  He is buried in Horsham (Hills) Cemetery.

6 Jan

COYTE, WILLIAM ALFRED

AC1

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 952 Sqn, his death being registered in Sheppey.  He is buried in Manor Park Cemetery.

6 Jan

DARLER, WILLIAM THOMAS

Plt Off

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 952 Sqn, his death being registered in Sheppey.  He is buried in Rayleigh Cemetery.

6 Jan

HALLIDAY, EDWARD GEOFFREY

LAC

He was serving with No 952 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Jan

PLUCKROSE, JOHN ALFRED

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the Jubilee Hospital, Woodford, Essex from injuries sustained when an aerial mine hit the house he was in at Matson, Woodford Green.  He is buried in Chigwell (St Mary the Less) Churchyard.

6 Jan

STATHAM, DOUGLAS

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Hereford.  He is buried in Vowchurch (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

6 Jan

GREEN, WILLIAM HENRY

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Oldham.  He is buried in Portslade Cemetery.

7 Jan

DIBBLE, JOHN MILLAR

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Audax I, K4846 of No 20 Sqn, which was hit by ground fire during a message pickup near Razmak.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

7 Jan

JAN, GEORGE REGINALD NEIL HAY

Flt Lt

He was wounded and abandoned Audax I, K4846 of No 20 Sqn, which was hit by ground fire during a message pickup near Razmak but his parachute failed to open fully and was killed.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

7 Jan

CLEGG, WILLIAM EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9293 of No 38 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Tobruk but crashed in the sea whilst attempting to land at Fuka airfield.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

7 Jan

WILCOCK, PETER FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington P9293 of No 38 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Tobruk but crashed in the sea whilst attempting to land at Fuka airfield.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

7 Jan

DUNTON, EDWARD JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington P9293 of No 38 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Tobruk but crashed in the sea whilst attempting to land at Fuka airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

7 Jan

MAWBY, NORMAN WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington P9293 of No 38 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Tobruk but crashed in the sea whilst attempting to land at Fuka airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

7 Jan

ROBSON, THOMAS PARKIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington P9293 of No 38 Sqn, which was hit by flak over Tobruk but crashed in the sea whilst attempting to land at Fuka airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

7 Jan

MIDDLEBROOK, THOMAS

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lerwick I, L7262 WQ-Q of No 209 Sqn, when he was trapped in the aircraft after it crashed on take off from Stranraer.  He is buried in Wednesbury Cemetery.

7 Jan

EVANS, WILLIAM GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lerwick I, L7262 WQ-Q of No 209 Sqn, which when he was trapped in the aircraft after it crashed on take off from Stranraer.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium

7 Jan

JOHNSON, WILLIAM HENRY HARPER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Jan

RICHARDSON, CHARLES ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Jan

RUTHERFORD, PHILLIP

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Jan

SPRIGGS, NORMAN

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Jan

ANDREWS, CYRIL MAURICE

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Thames Ditton (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

7 Jan

WILLIAMSON, KENNETH

AC2

He was killed when he walked into a revolving propeller, the inquest being told that he seemed to be drawn into the blades by a 'fatal fascination'.  He is buried in Forsbrook (St Peter) Additional Churchyard.

7 Jan

GALBRAITH, RODERICK MACLEAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Jan

DEYES, CHARLES MATTHEW

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6126 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was ditched in the sea off Workington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Jan

PEART, PETER ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

8 Jan

CAIN, RONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

8 Jan

ROBERTS, ARCHIBALD SINCLAIR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

8 Jan

GRISWOLD, WILLIAM EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Magherafelt First Presbyterian Churchyard.

8 Jan

TIMMINS, TOM ERIC

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Tenterden (St Mildred's) Cemetery.

8 Jan

WALKER, CHARLES NORMAN

Plt Off

He was on the strength of No 38 Sqn but was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2956 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Great Wrattling probably as the result of becoming iced up in cloud.  He is buried in Sale Cemetery.

8 Jan

QUEMBY, ANTHONY RONALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9379 ZS-K of No 233 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Aldergrove on a convoy escort patrol.  He is buried in Isleworth Cemetery.

8 Jan

JOSEPH, DONALD ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9379 ZS-K of No 233 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Aldergrove on a convoy escort patrol.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

8 Jan

STONE, SYDNEY CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9379 ZS-K of No 233 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Aldergrove on a convoy escort patrol.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

8 Jan

HADDON, GEOFFREY ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson II, T9379 ZS-K of No 233 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Aldergrove on a convoy escort patrol.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

8 Jan

KELLETT, HAROLD

AC2

He was possibly killed when he was hit by Blenheim IV R3695 of No 2 (C) OTU, which was landing at Driffield in the rain  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

8 Jan

GLADWELL, JOHN MERVYN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Mohawk IV, AR651 of No 8 FPP, which crashed in a forced landing at Court Farm, Quedgeley, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Kington Langley (St Peter) Churchyard.

8 Jan

LLOYD, WILLIAM GEORGE

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Andover.  He is buried in Llanelli (Box) Cemetery.

9 Jan

JACKSON, HAROLD VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5370 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed into the Channel near Selsey Bill on the return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Jan

ASTLE, ARTHUR WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4203 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Mook War Cemetery.

9 Jan

BURLEY, STANLEY HUDSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4203 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Mook War Cemetery.

9 Jan

NORMAN, LAWRENCE DUDLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4203 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Mook War Cemetery.

9 Jan

SMITH, CHARLES ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4203 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Mook War Cemetery.

9 Jan

TARRANT, VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4203 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Mook War Cemetery.

9 Jan

DUNN, JAMES HENDERSON WHITFIELD

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K2934 of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the North Singapore Straits after catching fire, possibly as the result of a Very pistol being discharged in the aircraft.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

9 Jan

POWELL, ROBERT

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K2934 of No 100 Sqn, which dived into the North Singapore Straits after catching fire, possibly as the result of a Very pistol being discharged in the aircraft.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

9 Jan

HARRISON, ALFRED EDWARD

Sgt

He was severely wounded whilst serving with No 139 Sqn and later died from his wounds.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

9 Jan

MORTON, FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1123 of No 263 Sqn, which dived into the ground after catching fire near Exeter.  He is buried in Boldmere (St Michael) Churchyard.

9 Jan

GANDURSKI, W

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3401 of No 307 Sqn, which was lost in the sea off the Welsh coast. 

9 Jan

JODA, A

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3401 of No 307 Sqn, which was lost in the sea off the Welsh coast. 

9 Jan

BOURTON, SIDNEY JACK HOLYFIELD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, R6400 of the RAFC which crashed in a forced landing at Upper Tean in Staffordshire.  He was cremated at Cheltenham Crematorium.

9 Jan

DE'ATH, ALWYN

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Biggleswade.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

9 Jan

CROWLE, CLIFFORD AUSTEN

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bucklow.  He was cremated at Plymouth City Crematorium

9 Jan

CARTWRIGHT, BERNARD

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Rochford.  He is buried in Southend-on-Sea (Sutton Road) Cemetery.

9 Jan

PRICE, HUBERT GRAHAM

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Cwmavon (St Michael) Churchyard.

9 Jan

COLEMAN, GEORGE WILLIAM THOMAS

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

9 Jan

MIMMACK, STANLEY CRESSWELL

Plt Off

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Uxbridge.  He was cremated at Brighton (Woodvale) Borough Crematorium

10 Jan

SOFFE, HAROLD GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4270 MH-M of No 51 Sqn, which crashed at Dishforth on its return from a raid on Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

10 Jan

SHAW, GERALD FREDERICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4270 MH-M of No 51 Sqn, which crashed at Dishforth on its return from a raid on Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Chiswick New Cemetery.

10 Jan

HYSLOP, WILLIAM MORGAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4270 MH-M of No 51 Sqn, which crashed at Dishforth on its return from a raid on Gelsenkirchen.  He is buried in Dishforth Cemetery.

10 Jan

COOK, KENNETH CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf T2217 TR-F of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into St George's Channel on its return from a raid on Brest after running out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Jan

SMITH, DOUGLAS BOBBIE CLARE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf T2217 TR-F of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into St George's Channel on its return from a raid on Brest after running out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Jan

SMITH, PHILIP EDWARD NOEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVf T2217 TR-F of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into St George's Channel on its return from a raid on Brest after running out of fuel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Jan

FREESE, LAURENCE ERIC

Sgt

He was severely injured whilst flying Spitfire II P7561 of No 74 Sqn, which made a crashed landing at Detling after running out of fuel and later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery.

10 Jan

RITCHIE, MATTHEW ROY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2550 AA-L of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stapleford an an air test to Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Biggar (The Crofts) Cemetery.

10 Jan

OLIVE, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2550 AA-L of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stapleford an an air test to Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Elton (All Saints) Churchyard., Lancs.

10 Jan

ELLIOTT, RICHARD BOOTH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2550 AA-L of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stapleford an an air test to Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10 Jan

McNAMARA, BRIAN PATRICK RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2550 AA-L of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stapleford an an air test to Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10 Jan

RYAN, ALEXANDER JAMES RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC T2550 AA-L of No 75 Sqn, which crashed near Stapleford an an air test to Bassingbourn.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

10 Jan

STEVENS, ARTHUR JEFFREY

Cpl

He was serving with No 86 Sqn, at the time of his death, the exact circumstances of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Gosport.  He is buried in Isleworth Cemetery.

10 Jan

BRUCE, ERIC GORDON

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3522 of No 213 Sqn, which flew into high ground on Calbergh Moor, Yorkshire in cloud.  He is buried in West Acklam (St Mary) Churchyard.

10 Jan GANDURSKI, Wiktor Zbigniew Sgt He was killed whilst flying in Defiant, N3401 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return when recalled by Speke Control and eventually made a forced landing on a beach at Barmouth, North Wales.  The beach was under water and the Defiant turned over, both crew who were trapped inside being drowned.  He is buried
10 Jan JODA, Antoni Sgt He was killed whilst flying in Defiant, N3401 of No 307 Sqn, which failed to return when recalled by Speke Control and eventually made a forced landing on a beach at Barmouth, North Wales.  The beach was under water and the Defiant turned over, both crew who were trapped inside being drowned.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

10 Jan

HOUGH, EDWIN

Cpl

He was serving with No 802 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

GODDARD, CLIFFORD JAMES ZACHARIAH

LAC

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

HYSLOP, CYRIL DARE SWAN

Sgt

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

LEACH, ARTHUR CHARLES

Sgt

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

ROBINSON, FRED

Cpl

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

TYSON, HAROLD

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

VIGNAUX, VINCENT RONALD

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 806 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

HARLEY, FREDERICK ALBERT

Cpl

He was serving with No 815 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

LONGMORE, JAMES HENRY

LAC

He was serving with No 815 Sqn, aboard HMS Illustrious, which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

HARRIS, JOHN WILFRID

Fg Off

A member of No 203 Sqn he was attached to HMS Illustrious at the time of his death.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

BEHAN, WILLIAM JOHN THOMAS

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

ELLERINGTON, CHARLES

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

JARVIS, RONALD EDWARD

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

MORRIS, NORMAN LEONARD

LAC

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

WILBY, JOHN FREDERICK

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

WILLAN, JOHN BERNARD

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Illustrious which was sunk by an air attack in the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 Jan

ASTON, HAROLD WITHALL TD

Plt Off

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Iwerne Minster (St Mary) Churchyard.

10 Jan

HOLMES, RICHARD ERIC JAMES MC

Flt Lt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Wirral.  He is buried in Hoylake (Grange) Cemetery.

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