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Casualties - 11 - 20 April 1941


11 Apr

JONES, HAROLD PETER GRIFFITH

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1829 WV-P of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return form an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Sondre Nissum Churchyard.

11 Apr

HORSHAM, JOHN FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1829 WV-P of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return form an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Apr

WALTON, KENNEDY CHARLES

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1829 WV-P of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return form an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Apr

CROOKS, JOHN AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7905 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down by return fire from a Ju 88 over Athens.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

11 Apr

BRANSON, JOHN PETER LESLIE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1493 BL-P of No 40 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel on its return from a raid on Merignac.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Apr

NEAL, ARTHUR JEFFERSON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8612 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during an attack on German troops near Monastir.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11 Apr

NUTTALL, LESLIE

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8612 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during an attack on German troops near Monastir.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11 Apr

THISTLE, GASTON RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8612 of No 84 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during an attack on German troops near Monastir.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11 Apr

GASKELL, TREVOR ROGER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, X4062 of No 92 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11 Apr

ROGERS, ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 95 Sqn, but the exact details of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

11 Apr

MONTAGUE, JAMES LEONARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He is buried in Beaconsfield Cemetery, Buckinghamshire

11 Apr

NEILL, FREDERICK GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He is buried in Bedale (St Gregory) Churchyard.

11 Apr

WHALLEY, FRANCIS KENNETH BASIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He is buried in Leamington (Whitnash Road) Cemetery.

11 Apr

BATEMAN, JOHN WILLIAM HOBSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard.

11 Apr

BADMAN, BRINLEY FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He is buried in Varteg (Wesley) Methodist Chapelyard

11 Apr

CATTLEY, ALFRED PATRICK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, W5653 of No 221 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Eire on its return from a convoy escort.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

11 Apr

WAGHORN, PETER HARRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z2904 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a Ju 88 attacking Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

11 Apr

KENNETT, PETER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z3036 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a Ju 88 attacking Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

11 Apr

POPLAWSKI, Aleksander

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, P3425 of No 607 Sqn, which ditched near Dunbar in East Lothian following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stamfordham (St Mary) Churchyard.

11 Apr

MORRIS, LLOYD GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4165 of No 1419 Flt, which stalled and crashed at Tangmere having returned early from a special duties sortie following an electrical fault.  He is buried in Middleton-on-the-Wolds Church Cemetery.

11 Apr

COWAN, ALFRED JULIUS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V T4165 of No 1419 Flt, which stalled and crashed at Tangmere having returned early from a special duties sortie following an electrical fault.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

11 Apr

FIRTH, GEORGE ALLAN

AC1

He was seriously injured when Blenheim IV, V5519 of No 17 OTU, crashed onto the flare path at Upwood, on which he was working at the time.  He died later in the RAF Hospital Ely and is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde

11 Apr

FRANCKS, DONALD GEORGE

LAC

He was seriously injured when Blenheim IV, V5519 of No 17 OTU, crashed onto the flare path at Upwood, on which he was working at the time.  He died later in the RAF Hospital Ely and is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire

11 Apr

TRICKETT, LAURENCE FREDERICK ROY

AC1

He was seriously injured when Blenheim IV, V5519 of No 17 OTU, crashed onto the flare path at Upwood, on which he was working at the time.  He died later in the RAF Hospital Ely and is buried in Bushey (St James) Churchyard.

11 Apr

CURTIS, HARRY (HENRY?) JOHN

AC1

He was serving at RAF Stradishall when he died, the exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Warminster (Christ Church) Churchyard.

11 Apr

THOMSON, DEREK STEWART

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Dundee from pleurisy and tuberculosis.  He is buried in Dundee Western Cemetery.

12 Apr

WILLS, WILLIAM CLAUDE

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7560 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot by flak during a reconnaissance of El Adem.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

12 Apr

RAE, EDWARD WATT

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3905 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from ships they were attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Apr

STAPLES, DENIS CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3906 of No 110 Sqn, which was shot down by flak from ships they were attacking.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12 Apr

HENNEBERG, Zdzislaw Karol

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8029 RF-P of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Berck-sur-Mer but although he was seen to get out of the aircraft in the sea, he was not rescued. 

12 Apr

FRENCH, WILLIAM AuxAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 917 Sqn, and died from wounds sustained the previous night during a raid on Coventry.  He is buried in Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery.

12 Apr

MUNDY, AUGUSTUS CHARLES

AC2

He died on active service whilst serving with No 969 Sqn, his death being registered in East Glamorgan.  He is buried in Barry (Merthyr Dyfan)) Burial Ground.

12 Apr

LLOYD, LAWRENCE WALTER HUGH

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2717 of No 33 SFTS, which stalled during an aerobatic sortie and spun into the ground near Firdale, Manitoba  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

12 Apr

BLISS, FREDERICK JOHN

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1201 of No 2 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground in cloud near Little Braithwaite in Cumberland during a radio exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

12 Apr

BRICE, REGINALD EDWIN

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1201 of No 2 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground in cloud near Little Braithwaite in Cumberland during a radio exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

12 Apr

SAWYER, COLWYN WILLIAM REEVES

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1201 of No 2 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground in cloud near Little Braithwaite in Cumberland during a radio exercise.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low

12 Apr

BENNETT, RONALD JAMES

Sqn Ldr

An armament specialist, he was killed by enemy shell fire whilst serving with No 202 Group, in the Tobruk area.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

12 Apr

COARD, DAVID

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6790 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground after colliding with power cables whilst low flying.  He is buried in Great Leighs (St Mary) Churchyard.

12 Apr

SLADE, STANLEY JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6790 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground after colliding with power cables whilst low flying.  He is buried in Greenford (Holy Cross) Churchyard.

12 Apr

DOUGHTY, HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6790 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground after colliding with power cables whilst low flying.  He is buried in Moston (St Mary) Churchyard.

12 Apr

GURBACHAN SINGH

 

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7959 of No 9 SFTS, which flew into ground Corsham, Wiltshire.  He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium

12 Apr

ANDERSON, ALBERT JOHN GORDON RAFO

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at Durban, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained. He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

12 Apr

KING, GEORGE EDWARD

AC1

He was killed in an air raid whilst serving at RAF Filton  He is buried in Barry (Merthyr Dyfan)) Burial Ground

12 Apr

WOOD, PETER DAVID

LAC

He was seriously injured in an air raid whilst serving at RAF Filton and later died in Southmead Hospital.  He is buried in Benington (St Peter) Churchyard.

12 Apr

GREEN, DENIS JOHN

AC1

He was killed at home with his wife and daughter, probably as the result of an air raid.  He is buried in Bristol (Arnos Vale) Cemetery.

12 Apr

VICKERS, BASIL WILLOUGHBY

Fg Off

He was possibly killed after abandoning Hurricane, P3831 of No 59 OTU, which crashed near Gretna Green.  He is buried in Irthington (St Kentigern) Churchyard.

12 Apr

BOON, ARTHUR REUBEN

AC1

He was killed on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Devon Central.  He is buried in Buckfastleigh (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

12 Apr

McLERNON, WILLIAM ROBERT

AC1

He died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Liverpool West.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

12 Apr

TOOLE, ROBERT

LAC

He was killed on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Sodbury.  He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery.

12 Apr

MORGAN, ROBERT CLIVE

Plt Off

He died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Trowbridge.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

13 Apr

ANDERTON, JAMES MATTHEW

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9247 WV-L of No 18 Sqn, which was probably shot down during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

13 Apr

TAPP, RONALD FREDERICK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9247 WV-L of No 18 Sqn, which was probably shot down during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

13 Apr

ST. JAMES-SMITH, RONALD GODFREY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9247 WV-L of No 18 Sqn, which was probably shot down during an anti-shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Apr

ADAMS, HAROLD WILLIAM SHERWOOD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

BIRTLES, CUTHBERT ALBERT ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

DOWNES, FREDERICK GEORGE CLIFTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

HOLBURN, ANDREW COWAN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

LOWE, JOHN MCAULAY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

MIARA, SAMUAL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington R1033 of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Eleusis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

HOLLAND, ERNEST JOHN DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2897 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Merignac.  He is buried in St Sever-Calvados Communal Cemetery.

13 Apr

HUTCHINSON, RONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2897 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Merignac.  He is buried in St Sever-Calvados Communal Cemetery.

13 Apr

MORISON, RONALD RUTHERFORD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2897 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Merignac.  He is buried in St Sever-Calvados Communal Cemetery.

13 Apr

WESTLEY, JOHN LEO GUY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2897 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Merignac.  He is buried in St Sever-Calvados Communal Cemetery.

13 Apr

WILKINSON, WALTER HUGH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2897 OJ-O of No 149 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Merignac.  He is buried in St Sever-Calvados Communal Cemetery.

13 Apr

CRYER, LESLIE EDWARD DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1434 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters and was ditched in a lake during a raid against Florina.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

BUCHANAN, LINDSAY BASIL DFC

Flt Lt

He was shot down whilst flying Blenheim I, L1434 of No 211 Sqn, which he managed to force land in a lake but is thought to have later died in an Albanian hospital.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

PATTISON, GEORGE DFM

Sgt

He was shot down whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1434 of No 211 Sqn, which the pilot managed to force land in a lake but is thought to have later died in an Albanian hospital.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

WARING, ARTHUR JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1539 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in

13 Apr

BRYCE, ANDREW

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1539 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

COOTE, PATRIC BERNARD

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4819 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

YOUNG, WILLIAM NEILSON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4819 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

HERBERT, RICHARD VIVIAN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4819 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He was the son of Air Commodore Philip Lee William Herbert and is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

O'NEILL, JAMES BENJAMIN THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8449 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

WAINHOUSE, JACK

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8449 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

DAVIES, GERALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8478 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

GEARY, ARTHUR CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8478 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

IRVINE, ANTONY THORNBURN

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8478 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

13 Apr

ARSCOTT, WILFRED

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8664 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

HOGARTH, PETER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8664 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

THOMPSON, CHARLES EDWARD VASEY DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8664 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a raid on Florina.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13 Apr

KITSON, THOMAS ROY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6780 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Squires Gate.  He was cremated at Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde

13 Apr

JOHNSON, ROBERT WILFRED (BOB)

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6780 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Squires Gate.  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

13 Apr

MacEWEN, KENNETH ALEXANDER KESWICK

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6780 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed whilst taking off from Squires Gate.  He is buried in New Abbey Burial Ground.  He was the son of AVM N D K MacEwen.

13 Apr

HYNDERICK DE THEULEGOET, ROBERT GEORGES ROGER

 

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6095 of No 14 SFTS, which crashed on a formation take off from Cranfield.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

13 Apr

DREW, WILLIAM EDWARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

EMERY, JACK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

KENNY, THOMAS BRENDON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial. has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

MITCHELL, CHARLES MCPHERSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial. has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

STEYN, JAMES HENRY DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial. has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

TOMPSETT, HAROLD ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9857 of No 19 OTU, which crashed near the summit of Ben More during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried near the crash site but a Memorial. has been erected at the entrance to Inchnadamph (or Kirton) Old Churchyard.

13 Apr

LAWRENCE, DEREK

LAC

He died whilst traveling aboard the HMT Duchess of York.   He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13 Apr

MASON, ALBERT WILLIAM

AC1

He was serving with No 5 Apprentice Training Wing, when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Hendon.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

13 Apr

REARDON, JOHN MURRAY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, R7461 of No 31 SFTS, which struck a tree and burst into flames at Collins Bay, Ontario as it attempted to land following an engine failure during a dual night circuit exercise.  He is buried in Kingston (St Mary's) Cemetery.

13 Apr

HILLARY, ARTHUR

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Wensleydale.  He is buried in Hornby (St Mary) Churchyard.

14 Apr

BOUGIN, JOHN MONTAGUE CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2784 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Leiden.  He is buried in Oestgeest Protestant Churchyard.

14 Apr

COBB, VICTOR ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2784 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Leiden.  He is buried in Oestgeest Protestant Churchyard.

14 Apr

NEWHOUSE, EDGAR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2784 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed on a raid to Leiden.  He is buried in Oestgeest Protestant Churchyard.

14 Apr

LAMB, OWEN EDWARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7766 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy aircraft during an interception over Tobruk.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

14 Apr

SMITH, JAMES DUNCAN

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P2643 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy aircraft during an interception over Tobruk.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

14 Apr

WEBSTER, HERBERT GARTH

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7553 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 during an interception over Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

14 Apr

SANDOM, WILLIAM STEWART

Sgt

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Hampden I, AD758 of No 106 Sqn, which was hit by fire from a flak ship whilst dropping mines in the 'Cinnamon' area  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery.

14 Apr

HILL, STANLEY GODFREY

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 8 April whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5521 of No 139 Sqn, which was damaged by flak during a raid on Ijmuiden and burst into flames on landing at Horsham St Faith..  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

14 Apr

HICKS, ARTHUR ANTHONY

LAC

He was serving with HQ Middle East at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery.

14 Apr

CROFT, JAMES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5830 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Lagos and caught fire.  He is buried in Ikoyi No.2 Cemetery.

14 Apr

McVEA, ALEXANDER MAGOWAN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5830 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Lagos and caught fire.  He is buried in Ikoyi No.2 Cemetery.

14 Apr

WIMHURST, VICTOR SIDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Bombay, L5830 of No 216 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Lagos and caught fire.  He is buried in Ikoyi No.2 Cemetery.

14 Apr

OWEN, JAMES ERNEST RCAF

LAC

He was killed whilst serving with No 402 Sqn, during an enemy air raid on RAF Digby.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

14 Apr

WAINE, RAYMOND WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7190 of No 501 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Frampton-on-Severn.  He is buried in Frampton-on-Severn (St Mary) Churchyard.

14 Apr

FLYNN, JAMES KEVIN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5376 of No 1 PRU, which was shot down by flak and fighters near Flushing.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

14 Apr

HALL, WILLIAM CLIFFORD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5376 of No 1 PRU, which was shot down by flak and fighters near Flushing.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

14 Apr

STEPHENS, ROBERT ARTHUR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5376 of No 1 PRU, which was shot down by flak and fighters near Flushing.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

14 Apr

SHELTON, RONALD DAVID RALPH

AC2

He was serving at AHQ India, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

14 Apr

WINTERBOTTOM, HARRY

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed at the junction of Oldham Road and Queen's Road Manchester when he collided with a bus whilst riding his motor cycle as he was returning from leave.  He is buried in Lees Cemetery.

14 Apr

HUCKS, FREDERICK HARRY JAMES

LAC

He was serving with No 6 SFTS, when he collapsed and died, cause unknown at Stow-on-the-Wold.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

14 Apr

HILL, STANLEY GODFREY

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk

14 Apr

WARNER, FRANCIS ALEX

Flt Lt

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

15 Apr

FRASER, ALLAN HUGH LOVATT RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5863, 'V' of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance to the Halfaya area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

15 Apr

ORMISTON, IAN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5863, 'V' of No 14 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance to the Halfaya area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

15 Apr

FRODSHAM, JOHN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV R3841 WV- of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Apr

HILL, CHRISTOPHER GRANT DFC

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV R3841 WV- of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Apr

McPHEE, CHARLES DUTHRIE

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV R3841 WV- of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Apr

CHETHAM, CHARLES ARTHUR COPELAND

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, P3732 or V7419 of No 33 Sqn, both of which were shot down during a fight with Bf 109s over Larissa.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

15 Apr

MACKIE, JOHN FILTON

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, P3732 or V7419 of No 33 Sqn, both of which were shot down during a fight with Bf 109s over Larissa.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15 Apr

CHILDS, BRIAN AUSTIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4260 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Bourthes Churchyard.

15 Apr

CLIFFORD-READE, ALFRED PEARSALL

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4260 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Bourthes Churchyard.

15 Apr

NORRIS, JAMES ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4260 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Bourthes Churchyard.

15 Apr

SELLEY, ROBERT THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4260 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Bourthes Churchyard.

15 Apr

WILLIAMS, ROBERT JOHN WYNDHAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4260 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Bourthes Churchyard.

15 Apr

EVANS, THOMAS ERIC

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

GILLAM, LEONARD GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

HUMPHRIES, ARTHUR GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

MEYNELL, PETER ROBERT BIRCH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

PATTEN, HENRY WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

PAYNE, REGINALD CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1439 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

15 Apr

JAMES, ARTHUR GRAHAM

Flt Sgt

He was flying Blenheim I, L1539 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a raid to Florina.  He bailed out breaking his ankle in the process however he still managed to reach Larissa, where he was able to obtain a flight back to Athens in a Lysander.  Unfortunately this aircraft was shot down by a Bf 109 and he was killed.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

15 Apr

BROOKES, WILFRID MARK HAMILTON

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 231 Sqn, and was killed in an air raid on Belfast.  He is buried in Sannox Old Churchyard., Kilbride

15 Apr

AYLOTT, LEONARD ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9432 of No 233 Sqn, which flew into Ben Lui at night due faulty navigation.  He is buried in Buckhurst Hill (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

15 Apr

LOWN, FREDERICK VICTOR NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9432 of No 233 Sqn, which flew into Ben Lui at night due faulty navigation.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

15 Apr

GREEN, DOUGLAS ERIC

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9432 of No 233 Sqn, which flew into Ben Lui at night due faulty navigation.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

15 Apr

ROOKS, WILFRED ALAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9432 of No 233 Sqn, which flew into Ben Lui at night due faulty navigation.  He is buried in Tiverton Cemetery.

15 Apr

MOSS, THOMAS WILLIAM CLIVE

LAC

He was serving with No 235 Sqn, and was probably killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters at RAF Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Hammerwich (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

15 Apr

FAULDING, FRED

AC1

He was serving with No 235 Sqn, and was probably killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters at RAF Carew Cheriton.  He is buried in Hartford (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

15 Apr

CRESSY, RONALD HECTOR LAURENCE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8840 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

15 Apr

HILL, ARCHIBALD EDMUND

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8840 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

15 Apr

WEBB, GEORGE JAMES WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8840 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

15 Apr

McADAM, STEWART COUTTS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5953 QY-D of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

15 Apr

FORSYTH, ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5953 QY-D of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Apr

WOOD, HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5953 QY-D of No 254 Sqn, which was shot down by an enemy fighter.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15 Apr

BERGER, Antoni

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1212 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed near Syerston after control was lost on landing in a strong crosswind.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

15 Apr

CHRYSTMAN , Rudolf K

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1212 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed near Syerston after control was lost on landing in a strong crosswind.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

15 Apr

PIETRUSZEWSKI, Wieslaw Leszek

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1212 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed near Syerston after control was lost on landing in a strong crosswind.  He is buried in Newark Cemetery.

15 Apr

ROSS, ALEXANDER RICHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II P7684 of No 610 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie off the Isle of Wight.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

15 Apr

BLAIZE, P M

Sub-Lt (A)

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II Z2695 of No 615 Sqn, which was shot down off Dover. 

15 Apr

WAITE, ALLEN

AC2

He was serving with No 15 EFTS and was accidentally shot on 13 Apr 1941.  He died two days later and is buried in Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr

15 Apr

FFITCH, GORDON EDWARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, L4558 of No 2 SFTS, which flew into a house whilst flying at low level near Dursley in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Eastbourne (Ocklynge) Cemetery.

15 Apr

BEZANT, EDWIN GEORGE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Tiger Moth II, N9317 of No 4 EFTS, which spun into the ground near Faxfleet in East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.

15 Apr

BARTON, DOUGLAS CHARLES PATERSON

AC1

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Ashtead (St Giles) Churchyard.

15 Apr

HARTOP, JOHN WILLIE

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

15 Apr

HERON, ARTHUR DESMOND

LAC

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Drighlington (St Paul) Churchyard.

15 Apr

MILLER, RONALD

AC1

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Ilford (Barkingside) Cemetery.

15 Apr

BAXTER, HARRY

AC1

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

15 Apr

TAYLOR, FREDERICK

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Llantrisant (Penuel) Calvinistic Methodist Burial Ground.

15 Apr

JONES, CHARLES

AC1

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery.

15 Apr

MATHIAS, DONALD JOHN

AC2

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Penllergaer (St David) Churchyard Extension.

15 Apr

WILLIAMS, EDWARD

LAC

He was serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in St Athan (St Tathan) Churchyard.

15 Apr

PRIOR, ALEC FREDERICK

AC2

He was serving at RAF Pembrey but committed suicide whilst on leave in Shrewsbury   He is buried in Pembrey (St Illtyd) Churchyard.

15 Apr

BEEVOR, JOHN W

Cpl

He was serving in South Africa, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier) Cemetery.

15 Apr

DOGGETT, JOHN

AC1

He was probably serving at RAF Carew Cheriton and was probably killed when a bomb dropped by a He 111 hit the station sick quarters.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

15 Apr

BOWEN, ROBERT MICHAEL

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Abingdon.  He is buried in Liverpool (Alllerton) Cemetery.

15 Apr

BAMPTON, ERNEST STEPHEN

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Droxford.  He is buried in Droxford (St Mary and All Saints) Churchyard.

15 Apr

BROWNE, WILLIAM THOMAS

Sgt

He was serving at No 3 School of Technical Training and was killed at 22 Walton Street, Belfast during an air raid along with his mother Annie Browne.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

15 Apr

GREEN, WILLIAM STEPHEN

AC1

He was serving as a ground gunner in the UK and died on active service.  He is buried in Saughall Church of Christ Chapel Cemetery.

16 Apr

JACKSON, NORMAN FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6557 of No 10 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

16 Apr

LYNCH, GERARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6557 of No 10 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

16 Apr

MORANT, NORMAN ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6557 of No 10 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

16 Apr

SALWAY, ROBERT VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6557 of No 10 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

16 Apr

STICKLAND, VICTOR JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6557 of No 10 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

16 Apr

GOVETT, WILLIAM ROY

Sgt

He died on active service whilst serving with No 50 Sqn, his death being registered in Doncaster.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard.

16 Apr

READE, ROBERT COLEBROOKE LEWIN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5518 of No 53 Sqn, which caught fire after hitting a wall during a forced landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Eval Churchyard.

16 Apr

O'CONNELL, JOHN DENNIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5518 of No 53 Sqn, which caught fire after hitting a wall during a forced landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in St Mawgan (Lanherne) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

16 Apr

JOHNSON, WILSON HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6174 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after losing height on take off.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

16 Apr

McFALL, LEO CARTY

AC2

He was serving with No 113 Sqn, and was possibly wounded in an attack on the airfield at Niamata the previous day, later dying from his wounds.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16 Apr

CROSS, STANLEY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T3238 PN-S of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down off the Norwegian coast by a Bf 110.  This was the squadron's first operational sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Apr

LANE, JOHN GRAHAM AuxAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T3238 PN-S of No 252 Sqn, which was shot down off the Norwegian coast by a Bf 110.  This was the squadron's first operational sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Apr

ROBINSON, REGINALD LEE RNZAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 256 Sqn and was killed in an air raid on London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

16 Apr

MIERZWA, Boguslaw

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, P7819 RF-S of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Dungeness.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

16 Apr

WASZKIEWICZ, Mieczyslaw

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, P8039 RF-R of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Dungeness.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

16 Apr

COOK, GEOFFREY ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5881 of No 13 OTU, which crashed into the Irish Sea possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Apr

CROSS, PETER JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5881 of No 13 OTU, which crashed into the Irish Sea possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Apr

KERRIDGE, CYRIL WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5881 of No 13 OTU, which crashed into the Irish Sea possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16 Apr

DAVIDSON, RICHARDSON KINNEAR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6087 of No 14 SFTS, which crashed in a night forced landing at Hemingford Abbots in Huntingdonshire.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

16 Apr

CONGREVE, ROBERT LANCE RNZAF

LAC

He was serving with No 15 OTU and was killed in an air raid on London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

16 Apr

WHITE, DONALD JAMES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6654 of No 4 EFTS, which collided with R4943 in the Howden area  He is buried in Banstead (All Saints) Churchyard.

16 Apr

SHARKEY, THOMAS CHRISTOPHER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, R4943 of No 4 EFTS, which collided with N6654 in the Howden area  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

16 Apr

RAPHAEL, LOUIS

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, K3146 of No 9 SFTS, which crashed after stalling during an instrument flying practice near Maslmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Bristol Jewish Cemetery.

16 Apr

SHIPWAY-FOWLER, DOUGLAS ST JOHN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hart, K3146 of No 9 SFTS, which crashed after stalling during an instrument flying practice near Maslmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Stanton St Quintin (St Giles) Churchyard Extension

16 Apr

GOLDING, JOHN JAMES RAAF

LAC

He was serving with No 10 Sqn RAAF and was  killed in an air raid on London.   He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

16 Apr

CRUDGE, WILLIAM JOHN

AC2

He was killed whilst serving at RAF Hunmanby Moor, in an accidental explosion.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

16 Apr

McVICAR, KENNETH JAMES RAAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 10 Sqn RAAF and was killed in an air raid on London whilst on leave.   He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

16 Apr

NICE, KENNETH SIDNEY GEORGE

AC1

He was probably killed in an air raid on London.   He is buried in Colchester Cemetery.

16 Apr

JONES, WILLIAM ARTHUR

AC2

He was probably killed in an air raid on London.   He is buried in or was cremated at Hendon Cemetery. and Crematorium

16 Apr

EDEN, FREDERICK COLVIN GEORGE AM

Flt Lt

He was the 6th Baron Auckland and an MP and was killed in an air raid on London which destroyed a number of homes in Westminster.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

16 Apr

SILVERMAN, ANTHONY MYER

AC1

He possibly died from injuries sustained the previous day during an air raid on Belfast.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16 Apr

THORPE, ARTHUR

AC2

He died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newton.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery.

17 Apr

SNEESTON, JAMES EDWARD

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2999 of No 44 Sqn, which came down into the sea on a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

17 Apr

BRUNDISH, ERIC NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2999 of No 44 Sqn, which came down into the sea on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

MULFORD, JOHN WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2999 of No 44 Sqn, which came down into the sea on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

TAYLOR, JOHN MELVILLE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2999 of No 44 Sqn, which came down into the sea on a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

ERDWIN, FREDERICK HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD730 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in Ireland after over flying the UK on its return from Berlin.  He is buried in Blessington (St Mary) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

17 Apr

HILL, JOHN KENNETH

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD730 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in Ireland after over flying the UK on its return from Berlin.  He is buried in Blessington (St Mary) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

17 Apr

LAMB, JOHN THOMPSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD730 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in Ireland after over flying the UK on its return from Berlin.  He is buried in Blessington (St Mary) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

17 Apr

WRIGHT, STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD730 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into high ground in Ireland after over flying the UK on its return from Berlin.  He is buried in Blessington (St Mary) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

17 Apr

BROWNLEE, ARCHIBALD FLEMING

Sgt

He was serving as an air gunner with No 53 Sqn, and was killed whilst on flare path duty when he was struck by an aircraft making an emergency landing.  He is buried in St Eval Churchyard.

17 Apr

SIMONSEN, HORACE DEAN RNZAF

LAC

He was serving with No 75 Sqn and was killed in an air raid on London.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17 Apr

BOWLES, HAROLD DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6585 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

17 Apr

FLINT, LEONARD WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6585 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

17 Apr

GANSLER, CYRIL EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6585 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

17 Apr

GIBSON, DONOVAN

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6585 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

17 Apr

PEARSON, LESLIE EDWARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6585 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

17 Apr

EVERED, LIONEL LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2141 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down off the Brittany coast by Bf 109s during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

GRESTY, KENNETH GASTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2141 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down off the Brittany coast by Bf 109s during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

SARJEANT, IVOR GRIFFITHS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2141 of No 105 Sqn, which was shot down off the Brittany coast by Bf 109s during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

ELLIOTT, VICTOR GODFREY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD761 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down four minutes after take-off by an intruder.  He is buried in Guildford Cemetery.

17 Apr

TYLER, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD761 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down four minutes after take-off by an intruder.  He is buried in High Wycombe Cemetery.

17 Apr

KIRBY, HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD761 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down four minutes after take-off by an intruder.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

17 Apr

ALLNATT, EDWARD ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

CLIFTON, TALBOT CHARLES CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

PEEL, JACK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

PLATT, KENNETH ERNEST

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

WALTERS, HARRY SPENCER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

WOOD, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9248 OJ-G of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17 Apr

KOSULIC, VACLAV

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

KRACMER, FRANTISEK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

KUBICEK, VLADIMIR

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

LIFCIC, RUDOLF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

SIXTA, FRANK

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

STETKA, VACLAV

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, R1599 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Berlin.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

17 Apr

McMURDO, MELVIN ERNEST RCAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 400 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in an air raid on London the previous night.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17 Apr

MILES, ARTHUR REGINALD AuxAF

Cpl

He was serving with No 903 Sqn when he was injured in an air raid on London the previous night, dying later from his injuries.  He is buried in Northfleet Cemetery.

17 Apr

MOSELEY, KENNETH ROBERT

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9682 of No 11 SFTS, which stalled on the approach to Shawbury.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

17 Apr

CLARK, KENNETH LYNCH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2115 of No 16 OTU, which crashed following structural failure during a practice bombing sortie on the Otmoor bombing range.  He is buried in Bubwith (All Saints) Churchyard.

17 Apr

HUBANK, FRANCIS EVERARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2115 of No 16 OTU, which crashed following structural failure during a practice bombing sortie on the Otmoor bombing range.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery.

17 Apr

LODGE, BERNARD JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2115 of No 16 OTU, which crashed following structural failure during a practice bombing sortie on the Otmoor bombing range.  He is buried in Sheffield (St Michael's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

17 Apr

FORSTER, PETER CHARLES THOMAS DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2115 of No 16 OTU, which crashed following structural failure during a practice bombing sortie on the Otmoor bombing range.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

17 Apr

WALKER, WILLIAM WAUGH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2115 of No 16 OTU, which crashed following structural failure during a practice bombing sortie on the Otmoor bombing range.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

17 Apr

RODGER, WILLIAM ROSS

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying either Hurricane I, L1555 or P3785 of No 56 OTU, the first of which crashed in a forced landing at Long Sutton and the second dived into the ground near Holbeach after catching fire in the air.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard.

17 Apr

SIEMIENCZUK, T

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, R7073 of No 58 OTU, which collided with X4905 near Falkirk. 

17 Apr

MALKIEWICZ, W

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, X4905 of No 58 OTU, which collided with R7073 near Falkirk. 

17 Apr

HEATON, FRED

AC2

He was possibly injured in an air raid on London the previous night, dying later from his injuries.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

17 Apr

MUIR, WILLIAM

LAC

He was serving with the RIU and was possibly injured in an air raid on London the previous night, dying later from his injuries.  He is buried in Dunfermline Cemetery.

17 Apr

CLIFFORD, SEYMOUR FITZCLARE

Flt Lt

He was possibly injured in an air raid on London the previous night, dying later from his injuries.  He is buried in Linslade (St Mary) Churchyard.

17 Apr

BOTTERILL, ROBERT ERNEST

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but he was possibly based in the Blackpool area and died locally.  He is buried in Blackpool Cemetery.

17 Apr

PARTINGTON, CYRIL

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Lewisham in the 3rd Quarter?  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Redvales

17 Apr

PROCTOR, ROBERT HYDE

LAC

He was serving with No 12 SFTS, when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Grantham.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

17 Apr

LOCK, FRANCIS WALTER

AC2

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

18 Apr

HEAYSMAN, GORDON ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2745 WS-O of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery.

18 Apr

MAVOR, GRANT JOHN RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2745 WS-O of No 9 Sqn, which was lost on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinburg War Cemetery.

18 Apr

BAKER, FRANK WELDON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

GIBB, GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

HURT, HARRY FRANKLIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

JOHNSON, JOHN ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

NIGHTINGARL, JOHN WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

STARK, ROBERT DONALD COWAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2900 WS-L of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the North Sea off Lowestoft on its return from a raid on Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

MONTAGUE-BATES, PATRICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2348 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during an attack on MT near Kozani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

MURPHY, HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2348 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during an attack on MT near Kozani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

BACON, LESLIE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1814 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

BONNETT, ALAN CHESTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1814 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

MARSHALL, HERBERT KITCHENER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1814 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

DUNNING, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5856 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

18 Apr

BRUCE, JAMES HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5856 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

HOPE, PETER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5856 of No 21 Sqn, which shot down by flak during an anti shipping patrol off Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

GRIFFIN, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1331 BL-R of No 40 Sqn, which Berlin  He is buried in Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire

18 Apr

STREET, ERIC JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5438 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on MT between El Adem and Bardia.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

18 Apr

COLLINS, FRANCIS GODFREY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5438 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on MT between El Adem and Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

CROOK, ROBERT HERBERT CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5438 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on MT between El Adem and Bardia.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

CAPEL, STANLEY GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6302 PZ-W of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol near the Ile de Seine.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

THOMAS, EDWARD WALTER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6302 PZ-W of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol near the Ile de Seine.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr TROTMAN , DUDLEY HOWARD Sgt He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6302 PZ-W of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol near the Ile de Seine.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

18 Apr

ALDRIDGE, RICHARD SYDNEY EDWARD DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD732 of No 61 Sqn, which shot down by flak during a raid on Cherbourg.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

18 Apr

DRURY, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD732 of No 61 Sqn, which shot down by flak during a raid on Cherbourg.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

18 Apr

HOLDEN, FREDERICK WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD732 of No 61 Sqn, which shot down by flak during a raid on Cherbourg.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

18 Apr

BOOLS, JOHN STAFFORD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4338 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

18 Apr

BOON, WILLIAM LAWTON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4338 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

18 Apr

CHURCH, PHILIP JOHNSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4338 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

18 Apr

POCOCK, EDGAR IAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4338 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

18 Apr

TWEED, ALFRED FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4338 of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

18 Apr

JONES, HUBERT DOUGLAS

Sqn Ldr

He was shot down whilst flying Blenheim I, L1391 of No 84 Sqn, by a Bf 110 eventually ditching in the Agean.  However, having managed to get into a dinghy he was killed when the dinghy was strafed by enemy fighters.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

18 Apr

KEEN, HARRY

Sgt

He was shot down whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1391 of No 84 Sqn, by a Bf 110 eventually ditching in the Agean.  However, having managed to get into a dinghy he was killed when the dinghy was strafed by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

WEBB, JOHN

Flt Sgt

He was shot down whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1391 of No 84 Sqn, by a Bf 110 eventually ditching in the Agean.  However, having managed to get into a dinghy he was killed when the dinghy was strafed by enemy fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18 Apr

HICKINGBOTHAM, JACK

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3740 OM-L of No 107 Sqn, which crashed in the sea after being hit by fire from an escort vessel during an attack on a shipping convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

ROWLEY, RAYMOND ERIC

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3740 OM-L of No 107 Sqn, which crashed in the sea after being hit by fire from an escort vessel during an attack on a shipping convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

TOWNSEND, DOUGLAS WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3740 OM-L of No 107 Sqn, which crashed in the sea after being hit by fire from an escort vessel during an attack on a shipping convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

HEWITSON, LESLIE BARKER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3873 OM-N of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike having taken off late due to an engine problem.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

MONTGOMERY, HAROLD THOMAS WHITFIELD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3873 OM-N of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike having taken off late due to an engine problem.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

BIRCH, ARTHUR MONTAGUE AUBREY

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3873 OM-N of No 107 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike having taken off late due to an engine problem.  This was his first operation in command of the squadron.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

BROWN, JOHN DFM (627077)

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Blenheim IV, V5517 flown by Flt Sgt Ralston of No 107 Sqn, and died from a compound fracture of the skull sustained when he was hit in the head by enemy fire during an anti-shipping strike off the Norwegian coast  He is buried in Weeton (St Barnabas) Churchyard.

18 Apr

CORNWALL, GEORGE SIMPSON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IC, R2787 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wattisham after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis

18 Apr

WRIGHT, HARVEY WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IC, R2787 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wattisham after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Mickleover (All Saints) Churchyard.

18 Apr

KENDALL, NORMAN ERNEST THOMAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IC, R2787 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from Wattisham after hitting a tree.  He is buried in Southampton (South Stoneham) Cemetery.

18 Apr

APPLEBY, MICHAEL BARTON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3837 RT-T of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

ELSMIE, GEORGE REGINALD ALEXANDER DFC

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3837 RT-T of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

JENNINGS, CLIFFORD DFM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3837 RT-T of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

MANN, RONALD ROY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5494 RT-F of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

18 Apr

MYERS, THOMAS HERBERT

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5494 RT-F of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

WILLIAMS, REGINALD ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5494 RT-F of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

DU PLESSIS, STEPHEN ARNOLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5650 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

PROUDLOCK, MICHAEL SEYMOUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5650 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

ROBINS, AUGUSTINE STUART QUALLETT

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5650 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 110s during a attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18 Apr

EARNSHAW, DENIS

AC1

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 214 Sqn, his death being registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

18 Apr

READY, JOSEPH DOUGALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6050 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire on take off from Detling following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Cherry Hinton (St Andrew) Churchyard.

18 Apr

JONES, HAROLD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6050 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire on take off from Detling following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Honington (St Wilfred) Churchyard.

18 Apr

SHEPHERDSON, ALAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6050 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire on take off from Detling following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

18 Apr

JOHNSTON, JOHN ALEXANDER HOPE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6050 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire on take off from Detling following an engine failure during a training sortie.  He was cremated at Charing (Kent County) Crematorium

18 Apr

BOLER, HERBERT HENRY RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4302 of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed during a night circuit practice flight.  He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

18 Apr

FULFORD, FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4302 of No 11 OTU, which stalled and crashed during a night circuit practice flight.  He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

18 Apr

COUPER, THOMAS MACKINTOSH RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9300 of No 12 OTU, which stalled and crashed when engine power was lost during an overshoot on a night circuit practice flight.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension

18 Apr

McLEAN, DONALD RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9300 of No 12 OTU, which stalled and crashed when engine power was lost during an overshoot on a night circuit practice flight.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension

18 Apr

HUGHES, ARTHUR WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2820 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into a hanger at Lossiemouth when visibility deteriorated during night circuits.  He is buried in Brafferton (St Augustine) Churchyard.

18 Apr

HOBDEN, FREDERICK SIMPSON RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2820 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into a hanger at Lossiemouth when visibility deteriorated during night circuits.  He is buried in Maresfield Church Cemetery.

18 Apr

TAYLOR, FRED

LAC

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Master I, N7823 of No 5 SFTS, which flew into the ground whilst in the circuit at Sealand.  He is buried in Breightmet (St James) Churchyard.

18 Apr

PROCTOR, JACK

Flt Sgt

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Master I, N7823 of No 5 SFTS, which flew into the ground whilst in the circuit at Sealand.  He is buried in Stoke (St Michael) Churchyard.

18 Apr

ENDSOR, GORDON MARSHALL

AC1

He was serving with No 6 AACU, when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bucklow.  He is buried in Cheadle and Gatley Cemetery.

19 Apr

WELD, ROWLAND EDMOND

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane of No 6 Sqn, which was possibly shot down over Gazala.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

19 Apr

CHURCHES, EDWARD WALTER GILLIES RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire IIA, P7381 of No 74 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst on patrol over the Channel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

FASS, LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3806 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thornaby as a result of which the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery.

19 Apr

BEARDSLEY, BRUCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3806 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thornaby as a result of which the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in or was cremated at West Norwood Cemetery. and Crematorium

19 Apr

SYMES, LIONEL JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3806 of No 114 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Thornaby as a result of which the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

19 Apr

TANN, HORACE ARTHUR

Further infomation

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is buried in Cruit Island Catholic Cemetery.

19 Apr

TIZZARD, ALFRED

Further infomation

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is buried in Kilmurvy (Knockanaman) Graveyard, Innishmore Aran Islands

19 Apr

BALCH, WALTER HENRY

Further infomation

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

BOND, CLIFFORD

Further infomation

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

BREESE, HENRY FRANCIS DEMPSTER

Further infomation

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

DILNUTT, LESLIE STEWART DFM

Further infomation

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

McRAE, ALEXANDER VAUGHAN

Further infomation

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

NORTON, HERBERT VERNON

Further infomation

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

WOODWARD, JAMES FRANK

Further infomation

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH532 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19 Apr

NIZYNSKI, Jerzy

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, N2337 of No 55 OTU, which collided with V7059 of the same unit.  He is buried in Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery.

19 Apr

RANSON, JEFFERY BOHUN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1248 of No 25 OTU, which crashed in Sheffield after colliding with a barrage balloon cable during an instrument flying practice.   He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

19 Apr

CAMP, JOHN ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2924 of No 33 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Carberry, Manitoba at a shallow angle during an instrument flying practice.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19 Apr

GILES, JOSEPH HORACE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2924 of No 33 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Carberry, Manitoba at a shallow angle during an instrument flying practice.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19 Apr

GAGE, RONALD THOMAS

LAC

He was serving at Lahore, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

19 Apr

GREEN, WILLIAM THOMAS

LAC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Oxford I, V3219 of the RAFC, which crashed on a night overshoot near Ancaster, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

19 Apr

TOVEY, KENNETH JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 11 OTU and was probably killed during an air raid on London.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

19 Apr

GOY, ROBERT

AC2

He died from wounds or injuries, probably sustained during an air raid on London.  He is buried in Ilford (Barkingside) Cemetery.

19 Apr

MERISON, CHARLES

AC2

He was probably killed during an air raid on London.   He is buried in Manor Park Cemetery.

19 Apr

HEYES, WILLIAM

AC1

He was home on leave when he was fatally injured by a Leeds Corporation bus at Middleton.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

19 Apr

GOODWIN, GEOFFREY ALFRED

AC2

He was serving as a Flight Mechanic in the UK and died as a result of enemy action.  He is buried in Loughton Burial Ground.

20 Apr

STARRETT, HENRY JOHN

Flt Lt

He was severely burned whilst flying Hurricane I, V7860 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down in combat with Bf 109s over Larissa.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

20 Apr

HOLMAN, FRANK STREET

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7860 of No 33 Sqn, which made a belly landing after being hit by enemy fire but he hit a tree and broke his neck.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

20 Apr

PATTLE, MARMADUKE THOMAS ST JOHN DFC and Bar

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, AS988 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s, coming down in the sea off Eleusis.  At the time he was possibly the RAF's highest scoring fighter pilot.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20 Apr

CUTHBERT, GEORGE

Sgt

He was serving with No 35 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20 Apr

COLEBROOK, CHRISTOPHER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7383 of No 54 Sqn, which was shot down off Clacton by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

RAWLINGS, DENNIS ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2383 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down whilst strafing Derna airfield with 20mm cannons.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20 Apr

HUXSTEP, PATRICK SOUTHEE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2383 of No 55 Sqn, which was shot down whilst strafing Derna airfield with 20mm cannons.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

20 Apr

STILL, JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7748 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Tanagra.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20 Apr

WOODS, WILLIAM JOSEPH DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V7852 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 and crashed into Eleusis Bay.  He is buried in Phaleron War Cemetery.

20 Apr

GUDGEON, THOMAS WALLACE

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in a Gladiator of No 94 Sqn, which came down in the sea  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20 Apr

PAUL, JOHN GRAHAM

AC2

He was serving with No 110 Sqn and died from a fractured skull and broken neck at home, his death being registered in Bridge of Weir, Renfrew  He is buried in Kilbarchan Cemetery.

20 Apr

AKRILL, PERCY GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9345 QX-G of No 224 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leuchars after circling for 15 minutes after take off probably as a result of engine problems.  He is buried in Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery.

20 Apr

HART, VICTOR DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9345 QX-G of No 224 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leuchars after circling for 15 minutes after take off probably as a result of engine problems.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

20 Apr

EARDLEY, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9345 QX-G of No 224 Sqn, which crashed onto the airfield at Leuchars after circling for 15 minutes after take off probably as a result of engine problems.  He is buried in Middleton (St Mary) Churchyard.

20 Apr

EDMOND, NORMAN DOUGLAS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z2632 of No 242 Sqn, which collided with Z2887 whilst taking evasive action over Channel.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

20 Apr

LANG, HUGH IAN RAFO

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z2634 of No 242 Sqn, which collided with Z2887 whilst taking evasive action over Channel.  He is buried in West Dean (All Saints) Churchyard.

20 Apr

TREACY, WILFRED PATRICK FRANCIS DSO

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z2887 of No 242 Sqn, which collided with Z2632 whilst taking evasive action over Channel.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

20 Apr

MORRIS, HYAN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2135 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

VINEY, DOUGLAS HAIG

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2135 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

WILLIAMS, MICHAEL DAVID JEENS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2135 of No 254 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

HOWE, BERNARD

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying Whirlwind I, P6992 of No 263, which dived into the ground after the control cables were burnt through following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

20 Apr

PROCYK, Edward

 

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K7015 of No 271 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the control cables were burnt through following an engine fire in the air. 

20 Apr

MOORE, KENNETH ROBERT

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K7015 of No 271 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the control cables were burnt through following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

20 Apr

BEEVERS, KENNETH

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K7015 of No 271 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the control cables were burnt through following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

20 Apr

ROBBINS, KENNETH

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Harrow, K7015 of No 271 Sqn, which dived into the ground after the control cables were burnt through following an engine fire in the air.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

20 Apr

PAVLOVIC, Matej

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire IIA, P7859 RF-V of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down over Le Touquet.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

20 Apr

HAMILL, JAMES HANLEY RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5796 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

20 Apr

CLARE, BASIL FREDERIC

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5796 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

LIDDIARD, LEO STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5796 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off Flamborough Head in poor weather.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20 Apr

SAMPSON, PETER WILLIAM

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master N7490 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed at Tarporley after hitting a fence whilst low flying.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

20 Apr

YELLOWLEES, ROBERT PRIMROSE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master N7490 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed at Tarporley after hitting a fence whilst low flying.  He was cremated at Stoke-on-Trent Crematorium

20 Apr

VANDERBOS, GABTON JEAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master T8824 of No 5 SFTS, which flew into the ground at night whilst in the circuit at Sealand  He is buried in The Maidenhead Register

20 Apr

DINDORF, Karol

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, L5072 of No 7 BGS, which dived into the ground near Kenfig in Glamorgan.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

20 Apr

ELLIOTT, HERBERT

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, L5072 of No 7 BGS, which dived into the ground near Kenfig in Glamorgan.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

20 Apr

RICHARDSON, HEARL

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, L5072 of No 7 BGS, which dived into the ground near Kenfig in Glamorgan.  He is buried in Doncaster Hyde Park Cemetery.

20 Apr

BURT, RONALD DOUGLAS

LAC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying as a student in Tiger Moth II, N6607 of No 9 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire.  He is buried in Knighton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

20 Apr

BURKE, RICHARD GEORGE AFC, RAFO

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying as the instructor in Tiger Moth II, N6607 of No 9 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Napton-on-the-Hill, Warwickshire.  He is buried in Ansty (St James) Churchyard.

20 Apr

SCHOLES, JAMES

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying as the student in Tiger Moth II, R5194 of No 9 EFTS, which broke up in air at Harborough Magna, Warwickshire.  He is buried in Ansty (St James) Churchyard.

20 Apr

McCARTHY, DENIS NORMAN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying as the instructor in Tiger Moth II, R5194 of No 9 EFTS, which broke up in air at Harborough Magna, Warwickshire.  He is buried in Ansty (St James) Churchyard.

20 Apr

ESSERY, JAMES MERVYN

AC1

He was serving with HQ RAF Middle East, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

20 Apr

CAMPBELL, JOHN JAMES DFC (43184)

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3437 of No 2 CFS, which crashed on take-off at night from Fulbeck.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

20 Apr

HILL, STANLEY OWEN

Cpl

He was possibly injured in an air raid on London, the previous night and later died at Queen Mary's Hospital, Roehampton.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

20 Apr

SNOWDON-GAMBLE, CHARLES FREDERICK

Sqn Ldr

He died on active serviced, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Formby.  He was cremated at Liverpool (Anfield) Crematorium.

20 Apr

HANLON, LESLIE

AC1

He was serving with No 20 OTU and died suddenly in Gray's Hospital, Elgin from Lobar pneumonia and pulmonary embolism.  He is buried in Liverpool (Alllerton) Cemetery.

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