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Casualties - 1 - 10 February 1941


 1 Feb

TULLY, JOHN

AC1

He was serving with No 14 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

 1 Feb

GUEST, RONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I AD725 QR- of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into a dispersal at Hemswell during a snow storm.  He is buried in Harpswell (St Chad) Churchyard.

 1 Feb

HAWTHORNE, JAMES THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P1328 PL- of No 144 Sqn, which crashed at Willingham in Lincolnshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

 1 Feb

THURLBECK, JOHN FORD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P1328 PL- of No 144 Sqn, which crashed at Willingham in Lincolnshire during a snow storm.  He is buried in Southampton (St Mary Extra) Cemetery.

 1 Feb

OAKLEY, RICHARD ARTHUR RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9835 MW-W of No 217 Sqn, which disappeared well off track following an engine failure during a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Phien-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

 1 Feb

CROKER, ARTHUR JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9835 MW-W of No 217 Sqn, which disappeared well off track following an engine failure during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

HAYMAN, ARTHUR GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9835 MW-W of No 217 Sqn, which disappeared well off track following an engine failure during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

ROWLEY, KENNETH GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9835 MW-W of No 217 Sqn, which disappeared well off track following an engine failure during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

BROWNING, WILLIAM SAMUEL RALPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9866 MW-J of No 217 Sqn, which was shot down off the French coast during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

O'BYRNE, THOMAS PATRICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9866 MW-J of No 217 Sqn, which was shot down off the French coast during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

RUTHERFORD, JOHN BELL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9866 MW-J of No 217 Sqn, which was shot down off the French coast during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

WOOD, JOHN ANTHONY DUCKWORTH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9866 MW-J of No 217 Sqn, which was shot down off the French coast during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 1 Feb

DRAPER, SIDNEY CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1577 of No 607 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Middle Monynut after losing a panel in flight.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

 1 Feb

OSBON, ALFRED THOMAS

AC1

He was serving with No 904 Sqn, and was possibly killed in an air raid.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery.

 1 Feb

HALLEY, EVA MARY CONRY WAAF

ACW1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Reading.  He is buried in Padworth (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

 2 Feb

BRADBURY, EDWARD

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2235 of No 11 Sqn, which was lost over the Mediterranean on a transit flight from Abu Sueir to Eleusis  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

CLIFT, RONALD EDWIN GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2235 of No 11 Sqn, which was lost over the Mediterranean on a transit flight from Abu Sueir to Eleusis  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

DATE, GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2235 of No 11 Sqn, which was lost over the Mediterranean on a transit flight from Abu Sueir to Eleusis  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

STRACHAN, DOUGLAS GORDON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2235 of No 11 Sqn, which was lost over the Mediterranean on a transit flight from Abu Sueir to Eleusis  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

CURRIE, ERNEST ROBERT WILLIAM RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV N3570 SR- of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire whilst attacking an Italian road convoy in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

BLIGNAUT, PETER GERHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2240 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire whilst attacking an Italian road convoy in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

RUNDLE, HAROLD REDVERS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2240 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire whilst attacking an Italian road convoy in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

 2 Feb

MICHELMORE, ERIC JOHN CHURSTON

Sqn Ldr

He was on attachment to No 74 Sqn and was killed whilst flying Spitfire II, P7741, which was shot down by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 2 Feb

DE'ATH, ERNEST WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3570 of No 101 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach near Boston.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

 2 Feb

JACOBS, ALAN R.

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3306 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed after stalling on the approach to Kirton-in-Lindsey.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery.

 2 Feb

PETTIT, HENRY WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II Z2308 of No 605 Sqn, which shot down over North Sea  by a Bf 109  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

 2 Feb

ASHLEY, JOHN ARTHUR

LAC

A student pilot, he was killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3776 of No  5 EFTS, which spun into the ground at Meir.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium

 2 Feb

BLUNT, GEOFFREY CHICHELY

Plt Off

An instructor, he was killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3776 of No  5 EFTS, which spun into the ground at Meir.  He is buried in Calverley (St Wilfrid) Churchyard.

 2 Feb

LAING, ALBERT THOMAS RICHARD

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Hollingbourne.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

 2 Feb

SALMON, JIM

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in Wombwell (Hemingfield) Cemetery.

 2 Feb

RENAUT, ALVERY RONALD JAMES

AC2

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

3 Feb

BOCCA, JOHN WILLIAM

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6899 of No 54 Sqn, which crashed near Catterick whilst carrying out a practice dogfight.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (All Saints) Cemetery.

3 Feb

RAMPLEY, HARRY FOOTER

Sgt

He was severely wounded whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3570- of No 101 Sqn, which crashed onto a beach near Boston on 2 Feb 1941, dying from his injuries the following day.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

3 Feb

POPE, GEORGE WILLIAM

AC2

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

3 Feb

VERNHAM, NOEL JOHN

AC2

He was serving in UK and committed suicide by taking poison.  He is buried in Morecambe and Heysham (Torrisholme) Cemetery.

3 Feb

KITCHMAN, JOHN ERIC

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newton.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

4 Feb

STOKER, JOHN RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1968 of No 43 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off the Northumberland coast near Acklington.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

EDWARDS, COLIN PRYCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8538 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 during a raid on a railway line at Barce.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

4 Feb

HOLMANS, HARRY CECIL THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8538 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 during a raid on a railway line at Barce.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

4 Feb

DALY, BERNARD BRIAN ST GEORGE

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1992 PZ-X of No 53 Sqn, which ditched after being damaged by a Bf 109 during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

JONES, JOHN LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1992 PZ-X of No 53 Sqn, which ditched after being damaged by a Bf 109 during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

TRAFFORD, RICHARD HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1992 PZ-X of No 53 Sqn, which ditched after being damaged by a Bf 109 during a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

ASHWIN, GERARD WILLINGTON FORSTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2283 PZ-F of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down off Morlaix during a raid against Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

CLARK, IAN RONALD WENTWORTH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2283 PZ-F of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down off Morlaix during a raid against Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

MORRIS, CHARLES PATRICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2283 PZ-F of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down off Morlaix during a raid against Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

HADNAM, GEORGE THOMAS

Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5765 PZ-A of No 53 Sqn, which crashed on taking off from Thorney Island for a raid on Brest and died from his injuries the same day.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery.

4 Feb

STRUDWICK, EDWIN LLOYD (STRUD)

Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5765 PZ-A of No 53 Sqn, which crashed on taking off from Thorney Island for a raid on Brest and died from his injuries the same day.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrrington) Cemetery.

4 Feb

CUSTERSON, DONALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, TR-D of No 59 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thorney Island and collided with another aircraft on the airfield.  He is buried in Cherry Hinton (St Andrew) Churchyard.

4 Feb

HARKER, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in  of No 59 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thorney Island and collided with another aircraft on the airfield.  He is buried in Seaton Carew (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

4 Feb

COLSON, FREDERICK ARNOLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD750 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening operation to St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

4 Feb

FRANCO, JACK LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD750 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening operation to St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

4 Feb

INNISS, GEORGE HAROLD FREDERICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD750 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening operation to St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

4 Feb

THOMAS, WILLIAM KELMAN BURR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD750 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a Gardening operation to St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

4 Feb

BLACKETT, ANTHONY REX

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson,  T9331 of No 206 Sqn, which failed to return from an EmRo patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

KENNETT, JOHN THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson,  T9331 of No 206 Sqn, which failed to return from an EmRo patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

NOBLE, HUGH WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson,  T9331 of No 206 Sqn, which failed to return from an EmRo patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

SOPPITT, ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson,  T9331 of No 206 Sqn, which failed to return from an EmRo patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

ARBUTHNOTT, JOHN

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7078 of No 229 Sqn, which crashed into the River Mersey on the approach to Speke  He is buried in Carluke (Wilton) Cemetery.

4 Feb

PATTINSON, HARRY MATTHEW

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1332 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Conington in Cambridgeshire when the wing hit the ground in a turn at low level as a result of being forced lower by snow showers.   He is buried in Beltingham (St Cuthbert) New Churchyard.

4 Feb

CUNNINGHAM, ANDREW HANNAY (DREW)

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1332 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Conington in Cambridgeshire when the wing hit the ground in a turn at low level as a result of being forced lower by snow showers.   He is buried in Crail Cemetery.

4 Feb

SMITH, ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1332 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Conington in Cambridgeshire when the wing hit the ground in a turn at low level as a result of being forced lower by snow showers.   He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

4 Feb

CLAYTON, LESLIE ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1332 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Conington in Cambridgeshire when the wing hit the ground in a turn at low level as a result of being forced lower by snow showers.   He is buried in Long Stanton (All Saints) Churchyard.

4 Feb

JACHNA, L

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

KWIATKOWSKI, H R

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

MINKIEWICZ, A

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

ORYNEK, J P

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

PETRKOWSKI, Z J

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

WOJCIECHOWSKI, S J

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable. 

4 Feb

HILL, VICTOR CLARENCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Hounslow Cemetery.

4 Feb

GOSDEN, WALTER LIONEL RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

4 Feb

ABBOTT, BERNARD THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Sonning (St Andrew) Churchyard.

4 Feb

WARBURTON, DAVID

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1298 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Cheshire on a cross-country navigation exercise when it collided with a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in West Knoyle Churchyard.

4 Feb

CRAIGMILE, HARRY GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1005 of No 20 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Lossiemouth after control was lost in a turn following a night cross country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery.

4 Feb

CLAUSEN, BASIL IVAN RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1005 of No 20 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Lossiemouth after control was lost in a turn following a night cross country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

4 Feb

OATES, ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1005 of No 20 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Lossiemouth after control was lost in a turn following a night cross country and bombing practice.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

4 Feb

GIBSON, ANDREW HAMILTON CLARK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1005 of No 20 OTU, which crashed in the circuit at Lossiemouth after control was lost in a turn following a night cross country and bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

BLENCOE, JOHN KENNETH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1367 of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Lossiemouth on a cross country and bombing practice exercise.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery.

4 Feb

SUMMERSGILL, STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1367 of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Lossiemouth on a cross country and bombing practice exercise.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

4 Feb

MORRIS, EDWARD GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1367 of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Lossiemouth on a cross country and bombing practice exercise.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

4 Feb

WALKER, DANIEL MUNRO RNZAF

Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1367 of No 20 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off from Lossiemouth on a cross country and bombing practice exercise and died from his injuries the same day.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

4 Feb

THWAYTES, HARRY

AC2

He was serving with No 251 AMES, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

4 Feb

HUNTER, THOMAS SEYMOUR HENLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

LITTLE, GEOFFREY JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

PLAYER, ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

PRINGLE, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

ROWELL, NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

TODD, ARTHUR LANDON THOMAS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1385 of No 3 Group Trg Flt, which failed to arrive at Luqa on a ferry flight from Stradishall.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Feb

BIRKUTT, GERALD

Cpl

He was serving with HQ 202 Group, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

4 Feb

SHAW, FRANK GORDON PERCY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, P1081 of the CFS, which stalled and spun into the ground whilst attempting to stretch a glide on an undershoot  He is buried in Henley-on-Thames Cemetery.

4 Feb

BENNETT, HECTOR ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, P1081 of the CFS, which stalled and spun into the ground whilst attempting to stretch a glide on an undershoot  He was cremated at Bristol (Arnos Vale) Crematorium.

4 Feb

ORBELL, ERIC SYDNEY

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Chorley Wood (Christ Church) Churchyard.

4 Feb

ROWE, NORMAN EDWARD

Cpl

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Ely.  He is buried in Greenstead (St Andrew) Churchyard.

4 Feb

BELLRINGER, LESLIE HUBERT

LAC

He was seriously burned, possibly whilst flying in Anson, N4939 of No 1 AONS, which flew into high ground near Goat Fell on the Isle of Arran.  He died in Ayr County Hospital from 'extensive burns and shock' and is buried in Taunton (St Mary's) Cemetery.

4 Feb

COPPINS, ALBERT EDWARD

LAC

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

4 Feb

VARLEY, JOHN YATES

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Tunstall (St John the Baptist) Churchyard., Lancashire

4 Feb

SHARP, PETER

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Stafford Military Hospital following a serious illness.  He is buried in North Hykeham (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.

5 Feb

WHEELER, PAUL IVAN

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Lysander II, L6881 of No 6, which flew into high ground near Daba in a sand storm.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 Feb

WALTON, HARRY

LAC

He was possibly injured whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2115 of No 14 Sqn, which was damaged by Hurricanes and made a forced landing at Teklezan the previous day.  He died the following day and is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

5 Feb

JONES, ROWLAND CLIFFORD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I P3123 of No 56 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 3.  He is buried in Wimille Communal Cemetery.

5 Feb

ORCHARD, HAROLD CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II P7733 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during Circus 3.  He is buried in Neufchatel-Hardelot (Neufchatel) New Communal Cemetery.

5 Feb

TOWGOOD, ROBERT ADDISON

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4833, U of No 84 Sqn, which crashed on landing following an engine failure on its return from a raid on MT along the Valone-Tepelen Road.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

5 Feb

HESTER, RUPERT BENNETT

Cpl

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 253 Sqn, his death being registered in Holderness.  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

5 Feb

SADLER, HERBERT SAMUEL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire II X4547 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during Circus 3.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Feb

JENKINS, OWEN MICHAEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I V6980 of No 615 Sqn, which was shot down over Calais during Circus 3.  He is buried in Bellebrune Churchyard.

5 Feb

CZTERNASTEK, Stanislaw

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7598 of No 615 Sqn, which collided with V6618 of the same unit over Dover. 

5 Feb

PITTAM, GERALD HERBERT

Plt Off

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 965 Sqn, his death being registered in Neath.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

5 Feb

LEWIS, RAYMOND GRANT

Fg Off

He was shot down whilst flying Hurricane I P3920 of No 1 (RCAF) Sqn, managed to bale out over Channel but was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Feb

PARNELL, GEORGE WYNDHAM

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master N7822 of No 8 SFTS, which crashed during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Kingswood (Whitfield Tabernacle) Burial Ground

5 Feb

PHILLIPS, LIONEL HENRY

Sgt

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

5 Feb

MABBOTT, ROBIN

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

5 Feb

ROSS, PETER

AC2

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

5 Feb

CADMAN, JOHN

AC1

He died from injuries in Monkwearmouth and Southwick Hospital, Sunderland sustained after being severely injured on 3 May when his motor cycle was in collision with a lorry at Seaburn.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

6 Feb

DAY, RICHARD GEORGE CHARLES

Plt Off

He was drowned whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1393 of No 84 Sqn, which ditched in the Gulf of Corinth in bad weather on its return from a raid on Tepelene.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

6 Feb

HOLLIST, ANTHONY JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1393 of No 84 Sqn, which ditched in the Gulf of Corinth in bad weather on its return from a raid on Tepelene.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Feb

CYMBORSKI, Jan Adam

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1014 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Syeston on a training sortie.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

6 Feb

JONCZYK, Jozef

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1014 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Syeston on a training sortie.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

6 Feb

TOFIN, Stanislaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1014 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Syeston on a training sortie.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

6 Feb

LICHOTA, Wojciech

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1014 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Syeston on a training sortie.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

6 Feb

HUNTER, ALASTAIR STUART

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying Beaufighter I, R2054 of No 604 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Middle Wallop at night.  He is buried in Hatfield Peverel (St Andrew) Churchyard.

6 Feb

GENNEY, TERENCE

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, R2054 of No 604 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Middle Wallop at night.  He is buried in Grainsby (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

6 Feb

BAILEY, ARTHUR JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3188 of No 21 SFTS, which crashed after flying into a tree 30 miles from Bulawayo whilst low flying  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

6 Feb

McBRIDE, DENNIS

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3188 of No 21 SFTS, which crashed after flying into a tree 30 miles from Bulawayo whilst low flying  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

6 Feb

HINDMARCH, ALAN ARNOLD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9765 of No 6 SFTS, which flew into the ground at Newbottle, Northamptonshire during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

6 Feb

JONES, JOHN ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9765 of No 6 SFTS, which flew into the ground at Newbottle, Northamptonshire during a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Pentrevoelas Churchyard.

6 Feb

LAWRENCE, JOHN GEORGE

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newbury.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

7 Feb

BLOFIELD, EDWIN ELLIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7759 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Adi Ugri Road.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

7 Feb

DAVIES, JOHN HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K7759 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Adi Ugri Road.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

7 Feb

BAINBRIDGE, ERNEST JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K8525 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Adi Ugri Road.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

7 Feb

PAINE, ARTHUR HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellesley I, K8525 of No 47 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of the Adi Ugri Road.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

7 Feb

BOOTH, GLENDON BULMAR

Sgt

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 85 Sqn, his death being registered in Surrey Mid E.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

7 Feb

WATLING, WILLIAM CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire, R6924 of No 92 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Deal, whilst carrying a weather flight in poor visibility.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

7 Feb

STOWE, GARTH CLARKE DIXON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hardy I, K4314 of No 237 Sqn, which was shot down on a tactical recce mission by CR42s near Cheren.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

7 Feb

TAYLOR, JOHN WILLIAM JAMES

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hardy I, K4314 of No 237 Sqn, which was shot down on a tactical recce mission by CR42s near Cheren.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

7 Feb

VOCETKA, FRANTISEK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6234 of No 1 Signals School, which spun into the ground on the approach to Cranwell.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

7 Feb

HUGHES, DEREK WINGETT

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6234 of No 1 Signals School, which spun into the ground on the approach to Cranwell.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.

7 Feb

PURDY, THOMAS GORDON

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6234 of No 1 Signals School, which spun into the ground on the approach to Cranwell.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery.

7 Feb

JAMES, HARRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1149 of No 16 OTU, which collided on take off from Upper Heyford with another Hampden, P1302  that was landing.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

7 Feb

FENTON, RICHARD ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1302 of No 16 OTU, which was landing at Upper Heyford when it was hit by P1149 which was taking off.  He is buried in Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery.

7 Feb

MOXHAM, SWAIN DFC

Fg Off

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Hampden I, P1302 of No 16 OTU, which was landing at Upper Heyford when it was hit by P1149 which was taking off.  However he died later that day and is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

7 Feb

BARING-GOULD, BENJAMIN GORDON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, T7160 of No 2 EFTS, which crashed into the River Severn after hitting power cables.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery.

7 Feb

DOLEZAL, FRANTISEK

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Magister I, P2448 of the SFP, which crashed after stalling on take-off from Kemble  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

7 Feb

FIALA, OLDRICH

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Magister I, P2448 of the SFP, which crashed after stalling on take-off from Kemble  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

8 Feb

CROOKS, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He is buried in Barnstaple Cemetery.

8 Feb

BOYLE, NEIL COLIN (JIM)

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He is buried in Cotgrave (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

8 Feb

CARTER, EDWARD FREDERICK (TED)

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He is buried in Cotgrave (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

8 Feb

BATTY, JAMES JOHN CASTLEMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He is buried in Garston (St Michael) Churchyard.

8 Feb

TOMLINSON, ROBERT TOD DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He is buried in Mount Jerome Cemetery.

8 Feb

ATKINSON, ROBERT

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

8 Feb

LAWRENCE, PHILLIP CUTLIFFE

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5365 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Tollerton during a training sortie.  He was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium

8 Feb

RENNIKER, PETER EDWARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1818 of No 14 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Asmara.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

8 Feb

ROY, FREDERICK GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1818 of No 14 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Asmara.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

8 Feb

SCORROR, THOMAS HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1818 of No 14 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Asmara.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

8 Feb

TURNEY, HENRY COLIN PARIS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1818 of No 14 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Asmara.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

8 Feb

ELLIS, ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 42 Sqn from a bullet wound sustained during action with an enemy aircraft over the North Sea.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

8 Feb

WILLIS, RONALD FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, R2074 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed near Slindon after the pilot reported the aircraft being full of smoke.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

8 Feb

LE DONG, TERRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, R2074 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed near Slindon after the pilot reported the aircraft being full of smoke.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

8 Feb

HEAD, GEOFFREY MONS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, R2074 of No 219 Sqn, which crashed near Slindon after the pilot reported the aircraft being full of smoke.  He was cremated at Woking (St John's) Crematorium

8 Feb

POULTON, GEORGE WALLACE

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6754 of Hurricane P8810 of No 232 Sqn, which collided with each other near Buckie in Banffshire.  He is buried in Carlton-in-Lindrick (St John) Churchyard.

8 Feb

BURNET, ADAM WILSON

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6754 of Hurricane P8810 of No 232 Sqn, which collided with each other near Buckie in Banffshire  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground

8 Feb

CRYDERMAN, LAWRENCE ELWOOD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6823 of No 242 Sqn, which was ditched following a combat with a Do 17.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

GRAHAM, KENNETH ALFRED GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Whirlwind I, P6969 'V' of No 263 Sqn, which crashed after being involved in a combat with an Ar 196.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

BAKER, ROBERT WILSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5128 UA-H of No 269 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by a German fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

COTTINGHAM, EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5128 UA-H of No 269 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by a German fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

McNABB, HUGH DENIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5128 UA-H of No 269 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by a German fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

TINGEY, ERIC ALAN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5128 UA-H of No 269 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by a German fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Feb

HOLMES, WILLIAM TATHAM

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Gladiator, N5545 of No 759 Sqn, which which crashed at Lour House Farm, near Forfar.  He is buried in Arbroath Western Cemetery.

8 Feb

KALAT, Kazimierz Cpl He was killed whilst training with No 2 SFTS, when he was involved in a road traffic accident at Evesham Road, Whitney, Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Black Bourton (Or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

8 Feb

FEENEY, BERNARD

AC1

He died in a hospital in the Barnstaple area, having collapsed after an operation.  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

8 Feb

PEARSON, THOMAS RICHARD

AC2

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

9 Feb

BOURNE, CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9832 AW-Y of No 42 Sqn, which was ditched off Wick when fuel starvation caused the port engine to stop and height could not be maintained.  A search by a lifeboat found the pilot but the other three crew members are assumed to have drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Feb

CROCOMBE, SIDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9832 AW-Y of No 42 Sqn, which was ditched off Wick when fuel starvation caused the port engine to stop and height could not be maintained.  A search by a lifeboat found the pilot but the other three crew members are assumed to have drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Feb

GRIFFIN, WILLIAM ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9832 AW-Y of No 42 Sqn, which was ditched off Wick when fuel starvation caused the port engine to stop and height could not be maintained.  A search by a lifeboat found the pilot but the other three crew members are assumed to have drowned.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Feb

ORBISON, EDWIN EZELL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6983 of No 71 Sqn, which spun into the ground having become disorientated in cloud.  He abandoned the aircraft but did not survive and is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

9 Feb

DOE, STANLEY ALLEN VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 220 Sqn, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Clacton Cemetery.

9 Feb

COATS, JAMES JOHN EXLEY

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5956 WR-V of No 248 Sqn, which crashed on a reconnaissance operation to Kristiansand.  He is buried in Mandal Churchyard.

9 Feb

DOUGLAS, ANGUS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5956 WR-V of No 248 Sqn, which crashed on a reconnaissance operation to Kristiansand.  He is buried in Mandal Churchyard.

9 Feb

WARREN, DOUGLAS ALBERT PALMER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5956 WR-V of No 248 Sqn, which crashed on a reconnaissance operation to Kristiansand.  He is buried in Mandal Churchyard.

9 Feb

BURNELL-PHILLIPS, PETER ANTHONY DFM

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying Hurricane I, W9189 of No 607 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Haddington in East Lothian.  He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery.

10 Feb

HEDLEY, CHARLES HOWE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, V7594 of No 46 Sqn, which failed to return from a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Feb

FRUTIGER, WALTER ERIC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4405 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in Norfolk on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Bells Hill Burial Ground

10 Feb

HILL, JOHN EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4405 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in Norfolk on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Crowle Cemetery.

10 Feb

GAPP, ROBERT ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4405 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in Norfolk on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in or was cremated at  West Norwood Cemetery. and Crematorium

10 Feb

CHANIN, ROBERT ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4405 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed in Norfolk on its return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery.

10 Feb

HARTAS, PETER McDONELL

Fg Off

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 91 Sqn, his death being registered in Elham.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

10 Feb

CRAIG, JAMES WILLIAM BARRIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3528 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a operation on Trondheim.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

10 Feb

MACKENZIE, KENNETH IAN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3528 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a operation on Trondheim.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

10 Feb

TWINN, HERBERT JOHN

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3528 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a operation on Trondheim.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

10 Feb

LAWSON, RICHARD CHESTER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6630 of No 601 Sqn, which crashed into the sea on its return from a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Feb

LUNOE, ERIC

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, L4778 of No 1 SAC, which flew into telegraph wires whilst carrying out a dummy attack on a train near Salisbury.  He was cremated at South London Crematorium, Mitcham

10 Feb

BASSETT, TREVOR NORMAN RNZAF

Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying in Lysander II, L4778 of No 1 SAC, which flew into telegraph wires whilst carrying out a dummy attack on a train near Salisbury.  He died later the same day and is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

10 Feb

KERR, PHILIP WALTER

Plt Off

He was serving at RAF Shallufa, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 Feb

JACKSON, GEORGE FREDERICK

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Birmingham.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

10 Feb

TURNER, FREDERICK KEITH

Plt Off

He possibly died of a heart attack whilst on leave and his death is registered in Leominster.  He is buried in Sandown-Shanklin (Shanklin) Cemetery.

10 Feb

GAJEWSKI, Antoni Jozef Sgt He was serving with Centrum Wyszkolenia Ziemnego, when he died in hospital, cause unknown.  He is buried in Three Counties Hospital Cemetery, Stotfold, Arlesey, Bedfordshire.

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