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Casualties - 1 - 10 May 1941


1 May

BRAYE, IGOR WILLIAM DFC

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6177 of No 139 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Den Helder in Holland on an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 May

HUTCHISON, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6177 of No 139 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Den Helder in Holland on an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 May

PEEK, KENNETH CHARLES

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6177 of No 139 Sqn, which was probably shot down by flak off Den Helder in Holland on an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 May

PHILLIPS, EDGAR RICHARD

Plt Off

He was serving with No 139 Sqn, and took part in an operation on this date, from which he returned, but was possibly wounded during the flight, his death being registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

1 May

SIMMONDS, JOHN

LAC

He was serving with No 230 Sqn, and may have died from injuries sustained during the battle for Crete.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

1 May

ROBERTSON, CHARLES PEARSON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9176 of No 254 Sqn, during a fight with a He 111 over the North Sea, although the aircraft returned safely.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

1 May

SUMMERS, ARTHUR VICTOR

Sgt

He was forced to abandon Hudson I, T9292 UA-P of No 269 Sqn, when bad weather prevented the aircraft breaking through the cloud in bad weather.  He drowned when he came down in the sea off Brora.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

1 May

ADOLPHUS, AUBYN JOHN MATHIE

Plt Off

He was forced to abandon Hudson I, T9292 UA-P of No 269 Sqn, when bad weather prevented the aircraft breaking through the cloud in bad weather.  He drowned when he came down in the sea off Brora.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

1 May

CHILD, NORMAN

Flt Sgt

He was forced to abandon Hudson I, T9292 UA-P of No 269 Sqn, when bad weather prevented the aircraft breaking through the cloud in bad weather.  He probably struck the aircraft on exit and was found dead.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

1 May

SINCLAIR, DAVID

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8134 of No 607 Sqn, which spun into the ground during low level aerobatics at Skitten.  He is buried in Aberdour Cemetery.

1 May

McDONACK, JAMES

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8134 of No 607 Sqn, which spun into the ground during low level aerobatics at Skitten.  He is buried in Hebburn Cemetery.

1 May

McKENZIE, JAMES BURNETT AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Grove) Cemetery.

1 May

WILLIAMS, HENRY MATTHEW

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

1 May

SMITH, REGINALD FRANK SKELTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery.

1 May

SKELHORN, ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Great Sankey (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

1 May

McPHERSON, DOUGLAS JOHN RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

1 May

MAYER, LESLIE FREDERICK CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim, L6786 of No 54 OTU, which crashed short of the airfield at Church Fenton following an engine failure.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

1 May

PARRISH, RONALD

AC2

He was serving with HQ 201 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.

1 May

MAHONEY, WILLIAM ARTHUR

AC1

He was killed or died whilst serving at RAF Takoradi, but the exact details of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Takoradi European Public Cemetery.

1 May

CHEE HOCK HOI

AC2

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

1 May

KNIGHT, HENRY GILBERT BRUCE

Plt Off

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

2 May

OWEN, GEORGE FREDERICK

AC1

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1551 of No 16 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Crowcombe in Somerset in bad visibility whilst on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wombridge (SS Mary and Leonard) Churchyard.

2 May

WATTS, DAVID ROY

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1551 of No 16 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Crowcombe in Somerset in bad visibility whilst on a navigation exercise.  He was cremated at Pontypridd Crematorium

2 May

CONDRY, PETER JAMES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2855 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which caught fire on landing after a 40 Ib bomb (hung-up) was accidentally released.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

2 May

KEEPER, ROBERT JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2855 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which caught fire on landing after a 40 Ib bomb (hung-up) was accidentally released.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

2 May

SCHOFIELD, ROYCE DAWSON RADCLIFFE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2855 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which caught fire on landing after a 40 Ib bomb (hung-up) was accidentally released.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

2 May

THOMAS, HAROLD CHARLES SCOTT

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2855 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which caught fire on landing after a 40 Ib bomb (hung-up) was accidentally released.  He is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

2 May

EGAR, EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD864 of No 44 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

2 May

LEAPER, RONALD JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD864 of No 44 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

2 May

TRIPP, HUGH UPTON HOWARD AuxAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD864 of No 44 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

2 May

JEFF, JOHN ERNEST PHILIP

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD864 of No 44 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

GARN, DOUGLAS GRANT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6461 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

2 May

HUTCHINSON, CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6461 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

2 May

BASHAM, JOHN ANGUS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6461 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

HUGHES, JAMES FINLAY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6461 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

SEDEN, JOHN BENJAMIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6461 of No 77 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

BURNS, MURRAY MCKENZIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K6365 of No 244 Sqn, which crashed after being damaged by its own bomb blast in Iraq.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

2 May

BRAYBROOKS, SIDNEY CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K6365 of No 244 Sqn, which crashed after being damaged by its own bomb blast in Iraq.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

HANNETT, KENNETH FREDERICK

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K6365 of No 244 Sqn, which crashed after being damaged by its own bomb blast in Iraq.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 May

OTTEY, RAYMOND

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z3054 of No 261 Sqn, which crashed, possibly as the result of an oxygen failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

2 May

ARNEY, FREDERICK LYDDON

Plt Off

He was severely injured whilst flying Whitley V, P5070, WL-F of No 612 Sqn, which flew into Scaraben mountain on its return from an anti-submarine patrol the previous day.  He died the following day from his injuries and is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent

2 May

BRUXNER-RANDALL, JULIEN WALTER LOWNDES

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6326 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea off Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Kirk Malew (St Malew) Churchyard Extension

2 May

DEWHURST, VERNON BRAMWELL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6326 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea off Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Kirk Malew (St Malew) Churchyard Extension

2 May

GOODE, PHILIP ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6326 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea off Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery.

2 May

GILLESPY, PETER ROEBUCK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K3084 of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down near Falujah whilst attacking Iraqi ground forces during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

EVERIX, VICTOR MONTAGUE

AC1

He was killed whilst flying Audax, K3084 of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down near Falujah whilst attacking Iraqi ground forces during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

WALSH, DENIS HUGH

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, ? of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down in flames by ground fire whilst attacking Iraqi forces during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

ROBERTSON, GEORGE IAN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, ? of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down in flames by ground fire whilst attacking Iraqi forces during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

SKELTON, REGINALD SYDNEY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford, ? of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down in flames by ground fire whilst attacking Iraqi forces during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

CUMMINGS, WILLIAM

Cpl

He was killed by enemy action during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

TUFFIN, KENNETH

LAC

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Magister I, L8158 of No 5 EFTS, which crashed at Groundslaw Farm near Meir.  He is buried in Shaftesbury Borough Cemetery.

2 May

SHEPHERD, PHILIP HENRY

LAC

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

RICHARDS, JOHN DENNIS

LAC

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

2 May

WILLIAMS, EDWARD JOHN

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, V1211 of No 7 BGS, which crashed at Pen-Y-Mynydd Farn, Kenfig, Wales, whilst approaching the drogue dropping zone.  He is buried in Gellygaer (Gwaelodybrithdir) Cemetery.

2 May

NICHOLSON, JOHN ARISTOTLE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7894 of No 5 SFTS, which flew into a tree whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Market Drayton Cemetery.

2 May

PEGG, ROBERT ALBERT

Cpl

He was serving with No 1 MT Company when he died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Darlington.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

2 May

PHILP, FRANK MITCHELL

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6326 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea off Ronaldsway.  He is buried in Clackmannan Cemetery.

2 May

PUKLO, Josef

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Battle, V1211 of No 7 BGS, which crashed at Pen-Y-Mynydd Farn, Kenfig, Wales, whilst approaching the drogue dropping zone.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

3 May

HAVERY, RONALD SEBASTIAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

3 May

McINTYRE, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

3 May

WILSON, KENNETH FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Ilfracombe (Marlborough) Cemetery.

3 May

HIVES, SAMUEL ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

3 May

CRUICKSHANK, RAYMOND ALFRED DFC AND Bar

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery.

3 May

SMITH, GEORGE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He is buried in Sheffield (Burngreave) Cemetery.

3 May

BOWLES, CECIL JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8269 of No 65 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Alwalton in Huntingdonshire after being hit by a Hurricane during a practice attack.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

3 May

BROWN, CHARLES DESMOND

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1825 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Boulogne during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

FARVIS, CECIL HARRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1825 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Boulogne during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

MORGAN, ARTHUR JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1825 SR-Y of No 101 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Boulogne during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

CHELL, JOHN FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2234 SR-H of No 101 Sqn, which was damaged by flak off Boulogne and ditched off Dungerness during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

DEANE, CLARENCE HUBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2234 SR-H of No 101 Sqn, which was damaged by flak off Boulogne and ditched off Dungerness during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

WATKINSON, GEORGE DERRYCK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2234 SR-H of No 101 Sqn, which was damaged by flak off Boulogne and ditched off Dungerness during an anti shipping sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

CARLIN, GEORGE

AC1

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 272 Sqn, his death being registered in Scotland?.  He is buried in Ardmore Roman Catholic Cemetery.

3 May

MALAK, Waclaw Josef

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1214 SM-T of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

3 May

RYSZKIEWICZ, Mieczyslaw Jozef

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1214 SM-T of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

3 May

GUERIN, C P FFAF

Adj

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7163 of No 615 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to ditch in the sea off Anglesey during a convoy patrol. 

3 May

ROSE, PETER GARRATT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR C, R6805 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to the Ruhr.  He is buried in Soumagne Communal Cemetery.

3 May

PANTON, WILLIAM DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR C, X4495 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to the Douain/Cambrai area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 May

STATTON, DONALD ALLEN BENJAMIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6228 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester during solo circuit practice.  He is buried in Llantrisant (Trane) Cemetery.

3 May

HEATHFIELD, ALISTAIR JAMES

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master, T8878 of No 8 SFTS, which crashed near Stonehaven during a large scale army co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis

3 May

MUTCH, JOHN MC

Fg Off (Act Sqn Ldr)

An Education officer, he died in Aultmore Auxiliary Hospital in Moray from malignant vascular hypertension and cardiac and kidney failure. He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

3 May

BUTCHER, GEORGE FREDERICK

AC1

He was serving with No 30 MU and died at a Chester hospital from injuries sustained on the railway at Shotton after he was struck by a train whilst crossing the line.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

3 May

CUMMING, WILLIAM

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in North Kesteven.  He is buried in Forres (Cluny Hill) Cemetery.

4 May

KNIGHT, GEORGE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was flying in Lysander III, T1690 of No 4 Sqn, when he was shot down by Bf109s during an ASR sortie.  He is buried in Coalville (Hugglescote) Cemetery.

4 May

EDWARDS, JOHN ANTHONY

Fg Off

He was flying Lysander III, T1690 of No 4 Sqn, when he was shot down by Bf109s during an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 May

LADLE, DOUGLAS

LAC

He was serving with No 6 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

4 May

BARRATT, ERIC

Sgt

He was injured whilst flying in Stirling I, N6012 MG-D of No 7 Sqn the previous day, which crashed near Oakington on its return from a raid on Hamburg, possibly having been damaged by a night fighter.  He died from his injuries and is buried in Bestwood Park Colliery Cemetery.

4 May

VAN KLAVEREN, WILLIAM EDWARD

Sgt

He was captured whilst flying in Whitley V, T4326 of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down on a raid to Berlin but died in captivity from diphtheria.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

4 May

WOOD, ANTHONY ANDRE

Sgt

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2899 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which was hit by flak over the target during a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

4 May

KLEE, BERNARD PETER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7699 'K' of No 222 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder at night.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery.

4 May

PHILLIPS, KENNETH

AC2

He was serving with No 241 Sqn and was killed accidentally in a shooting incident.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

4 May

VANES, JOHN AuxAF

LAC

He was serving with No 929 Sqn and was killed in a collision between a RAF truck and a bus at Bellstyke Road, Larbert.  He is buried in Chapel-en-le-Frith (St Thomas-A-Becket) Churchyard.

4 May

REYNOLDS, DOUGLAS HEWITSON

LAC

He was serving with No 948 Sqn and was killed in a collision between a RAF truck and a bus at Bellstyke Road, Larbert.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery.

4 May

SMITH, MALCOLM SCHOFIELD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is buried in Mickleover (All Saints) Churchyard.

4 May

LEE, HUBERT WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 May

STRICKLAND, ROBERT JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 May

TAYLOR, RODERICK BARKER RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 May

SALMONS, EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is buried in Charlesworth Independent Chapelyard

4 May

ELLIOTT, WILLIAM GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7304 of No 1 (C) OTU, which stalled on recovery from a shallow dive and crashed into the Solway Firth.  He is buried in Salisbury (Devizes Road) Cemetery.

4 May

MOCHAN, JOHN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1467 RK-Z of No 10 OTU, which crashed into a house in Oxford during night circuit training  He is buried in Bacup (Fairwell) Cemetery.

4 May

SMALL, CHARLES NAIRN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1467 RK-Z of No 10 OTU, which crashed into a house in Oxford during night circuit training  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

4 May

HALLEY, WILLIAM ALEXANDER MUNRO

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1467 RK-Z of No 10 OTU, which crashed into a house in Oxford during night circuit training  He is buried in Edinburgh (Liberton) Cemetery.

4 May

CROUCH, COLIN GLYNN EUSTACE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, N4563 of No 11 SFTS, which crashed on take-off from Shawbury.  He is buried in Woodford (St Mary) Churchyard.

4 May

TOWNEND, ERIC WALKER

AC2

He was serving the UK when he died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Longwood Methodist Burial Ground.

5 May

ENGLISH, ROBERT HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst serving with No 3 Sqn, when he was hit by cannon shells from an enemy intruder whilst he was operating the Chance light.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Andrew's and Jesmond) Cemetery.

5 May

COLE, GEORGE ARTHUR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8758 YH-B of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a training exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

5 May

GLASS, DEREK KEITH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8758 YH-B of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a training exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 May

NORMAN-ARTERTON, HARRY WALTER CROUCH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8758 YH-B of No 21 Sqn, which was lost on a training exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 May

CAMPBELL, DOUGLAS GEORGE

Sgt

He was flying in Wellington IC, T2711 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by ground fire.  He died in Baghdad Hospital from injuries inflicted on him by Arabs and is buried in Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery.

5 May

BLACKWELL, RICHARD SHUTTLEWORTH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

DIXON, NORMAN FRANKLIN RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

HARRAP, LESLIE HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

ROLFE, DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

TURNER, HERBERT OWEN RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

WALKER, BASIL ALEXANDER RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5681 of No 38 Sqn, which crashed at El Qasaba on its return from a raid on Benina.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

5 May

ALLEN, ROY DAWSON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission over Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

MILLS, GARTH OLIVER

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission over Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

TURNER, ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission over Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

SHERIDAN, JOHN BROMLEY RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a reconnaissance mission over Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

CRAWFORTH, BERNARD LAWRENCE TERRANCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVF, Z5742 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 during an anti shipping sweep off Borkum.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

5 May

ROBERTSON, CECIL DAVID

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVF, Z5742 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 during an anti shipping sweep off Borkum.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

5 May

BLACKFORD, WILLIAM KENNETH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IVF, Z5742 of No 235 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 during an anti shipping sweep off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 May

DENNETT, CHARLES TREVOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K6347 of No 244 Sqn, which came down in the sea at night.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

JOPE-SLADE, ROBERT OBE, DFC

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Vincent, K6347 of No 244 Sqn, which came down in the sea at night.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 May

PARROTT, REGINALD JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3866 of No 257 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder whilst landing at Duxford.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

5 May

SMITH, ALFRED LEONARD

AC1

He was killed on active service whilst serving with No 257 Sqn, his death being registered in North Walsham.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery.

5 May

CLEGG, JOHN

Cpl

He was serving with No 921 Sqn, and was killed by small calibre fire from an enemy aircraft which attacked Site 26.  He was cremated at Birkenhead (Landican) Crematorium

5 May

COX, JOHN ROGER TALBOT

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Harvard, 2561 of No 32 SFTS, which spun into the ground 15 miles from Moose Jaw.  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery.

5 May

SCOTT, RALPH

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Harvard, 2561 of No 32 SFTS, which spun into the ground 15 miles from Moose Jaw.  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery.

5 May

WATSON, JOHN NEVILLE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, L4575 of No 11 SFTS, which broke up in mid air near Shawbury.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary) Churchyard.

5 May

ROTTER, Wieslaw

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L6918 of No 15 EFTS, which collided with another Magister, L6912 of the same unit over Newbie, Annan.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery

5 May

JONES, JAMES STANLEY

LAC

He was serving with No 20 SFTS?, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

5 May

ARNOLD, VICTOR CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master, T8780 of No 58 OTU, which dived into the ground near Falkirk.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

5 May

ABOOD HABBEN

Private

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

5 May

RUSSELL, JAMES

AC2

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

5 May

OSBORNE, JOHN STEWART

Fg Off

He was probably serving at RAF Bircham Newton, where he died, cause unknown.  He is buried in Ryde Borough Cemetery.

5 May

BURROWS, LESLIE BERTRAM

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 (C) OTU when he died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Carlisle.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

5 May

PULLMAN, WILLIAM JOHN

AC2

He was serving the UK when he died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Chippenham.  He is buried in Empshott (Holy Rood) Churchyard.

6 May

BARRON, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5875 YH-W of No 21 Sqn, which crashed in flames during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

BERRY, NATHANIEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5875 YH-W of No 21 Sqn, which crashed in flames during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

FITZGERALD, KENNETH BRIAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5875 YH-W of No 21 Sqn, which crashed in flames during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

COX, WILLIAM HENRY

Sgt

He was severely burnt when Wellington IC, T2983 of No 37 Sqn, crashed on take-off from Shaibah and burst into flames on 4 May 1941.  He died two days later from his injuries and is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

6 May

PALMER, GERALD TUDOR DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, TR-A of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the  North Sea on an EMRO patrol.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

6 May

DUNLOP, CHARLES ESBITH ARMOUR DFM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, TR-A of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the  North Sea on an EMRO patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

WHITSON, ALFRED DANIEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, TR-A of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the  North Sea on an EMRO patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

HOWARD, JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8364 of No 74 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Roadstead sortie.  He is buried in Marquise Communal Cemetery.

6 May

HILL, ERNEST PHILIP

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T1458 of No 77 Sqn, during a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

GABRIEL, GODFREY CHARLES

AC2

He died from injuries sustained whilst serving with No 85 Sqn, in an accident with a propeller.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Ynysybwl) Cemetery.

6 May

BRAMHALL, JOSEPH DENNIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3600 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an anti shipping patrol.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

6 May

FREESTONE, RONALD ALBERT

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3600 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

STEEL, EDWARD NATION

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3600 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 May

VOTRUBA, BOHUMIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, V6921 of No 312, which he abandoned near Whitehaven.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

6 May

WILSON, WALTER SABLICK AuxAF

Cpl

He was killed on active service whilst serving with No 938 Sqn, his death being registered in Northumberland South.  He is buried in Bilton (or Bilton-in-Holderness) (St Peter) Churchyard.

6 May

IRVINE, WILLIAM

AC1

He was killed whilst serving with No 946 Sqn in an air raid.  He is buried in Glasgow (Cardonald) Cemetery.

6 May

BREMBER, PETER

AC1

He was killed whilst serving with No 946 Sqn in an air raid.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

6 May

ADLARD, THOMAS MERRILL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha, L6265 of No 3 School of General Reconnaissance, which crashed into the sea off Puffin Island.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

6 May

WILLIAMS, MARTIN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9638 of No 3 SFTS, which spun into ground Coulsdon Golf Course, Surrey  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

6 May

MOODY, NORMAN BOUCHER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9638 of No 3 SFTS, which spun into ground Coulsdon Golf Course, Surrey  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

6 May

PRICKETT, ARTHUR EVELEIGH MERVYN

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

6 May

PRINGLE, IAN McGREGOR

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Audax, K3084 of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down by ground fire near Habbaniya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 May

FAIRWEATHER, JAMES SINCLAIR HENRY

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Audax, K3084 of No 4 SFTS, which was shot down by ground fire near Habbaniya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 May

COUCH, ALBERT GEORGE

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

6 May

GIRDWOOD, ERNEST VICTOR

WO

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

6 May

CRIPPS, LESLIE GEORGE

AC1

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

6 May

BEAUMONT, FRANCIS WILLIAM LIONEL COLLINGS

Flt Lt

He was a film director and was possibly serving with HQ No 15 Group and died in Carnegie First Aid Post, probably as a result of injuries sustained in an air raid along with his wife, the actress Mary Lawson.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

6 May

DAVIES, TREVOR SYLVESTER

LAC

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Liverpool.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

6 May

BIBBY, FRANCIS JOSEPH

LAC

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Liverpool  He is buried in Liverpool (Alllerton) Cemetery.

6 May

POOLE, STANLEY

Cpl

He died from injuries sustained when his home at 1 Woodhouse St, Liverpool was hit in an air raid on 3 May 1941.  His father, George Sutton Poole and sister, Muriel Poole, were also killed in the raid.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

6 May

PAUL, DOUGLAS ERNEST RCAF

LAC

He was killed in an air raid on Ipswich.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

6 May

WARREN, RALPH KENNETH

AC1

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Ipswich.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

6 May

HUNNINGTON, FRANK

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in New Forest.  He is buried in Milton (St Mary Magdalene) Churchyard.

6 May

LUCEY, ERNEST JOHN MONTAGUE

Sgt

He was serving aboard HMS Furious but the exact details of his death have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Elm (St Mary) Churchyard.

6 May

FEDAK, Jozef

Sgt

He was serving with Napier Ltd as a mechanic, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained. 

7 May

BARKER, ROBERT BRAMSTON

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3741 WV-X of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in flames after carrying out an attack on a cargo ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HUGHES, VERNON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3741 WV-X of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in flames after carrying out an attack on a cargo ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

MEANWELL, NORMAN HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3741 WV-X of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in flames after carrying out an attack on a cargo ship.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

RYALL, BROWNE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, R2280 of No 29 Sqn, when he abandoned the aircraft after it was damaged in a fight with a Ju 88 and was not found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HUGHES, SAMUEL LEON GEOFFREY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2615 'S' of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi on the night of 4/5 May 1941.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

7 May

LANE, HUGH WILLIAM EDWARD

Plt Off

He was severely injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2855 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which caught fire on landing after a 40 Ib bomb (hung-up) was accidentally released on 2 May 1941.  He later died from his injuries and is buried in Ismailia War Memorial. Cemetery.

7 May

HALL, HAROLD KENNETH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8178 of No 54 Sqn, which was probably shot down over the Channel during a Roadstead sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

ROBINSON, DOUGLAS WILLIAM

Sgt

He was serving with a detachment of No 70 Sqn, at Shaibah and died from wounds sustained during the 'Battle of Habbaniya', possibly whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2828 on 2 May.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

7 May

PAGE, CLIFFORD FREDERICK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3169 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber after colliding with a balloon cable on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

7 May

MEE, ALEXANDER COUTTS RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3169 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber after colliding with a balloon cable on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

7 May

NOLA, DAVID LEO RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3169 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber after colliding with a balloon cable on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

7 May

HALL, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3169 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber after colliding with a balloon cable on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

7 May

RUSSELL, WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3169 of No 75 Sqn, which crashed into the Humber after colliding with a balloon cable on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in West Bromwich Cemetery.

7 May

McDONALD, ROBERT HALDANE

Fg Off

He was serving with No 112 Sqn, when he was badly burned in an air combat over Greece on 9 Mar 1941, he had been making a good recovery but unexpectedly died from his injuries.  He is buried in Cairo War Memorial. Cemetery.

7 May

COTTAM, HENRY ATKIN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

ELWELL, JOSEPH LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

FULLER, KENNETH BERNARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HESK, JOHN STERLING

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HIRST, HUGH HAROLD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HOCKNEY, DENIS WILLIAM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

HOLMES, LESLIE ROY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is buried in Newport (St Woolos) Cemetery.

7 May

PEEBLES, WILLIAM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

THOMAS, PETER CECIL

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

WILSON, HENRY ERNEST

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH536 of No 240 Sqn, which crashed and sank on landing on Lough Erne at night.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

JENNINGS, HENRY HORACE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, V7365 of No 261 Sqn, which collided with V7548 of the same unit during a patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

7 May

HAMPEL, Leon

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is buried in Eastbourne (Langney) Cemetery.

7 May

ZOLNOWSKI, Wladyslaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is buried in Newark-Upon-Trent Cemetery.

7 May

SOBIERALSKI, Feliks

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is buried in Noordwijk General Cemetery.

7 May

BIALEK, Stanislaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

7 May

DUCHNICKI, Stanislaw Feliks

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

7 May

SYM, Antoni

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1443 of No 304 Sqn, which crashed in sea on a raid to le Harve.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

7 May

CLAXTON, JACK LIONEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire IIA, P7817 of No 611 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 off Deal during a Roadstead sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

MATTHEWS, JOHN CLIVE

AC1

He died from wounds or injuries sustained as a result of enemy action whilst serving with No 938 Sqn, his death being registered in Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

7 May

HESKETH, HENRY AuxAF

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in the Smithdown Road Hospital, Liverpool.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

LIVINGS, RONALD CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5758 of No 1 CACU, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst carrying out a spotting sortie for guns off Cap Gris Nez.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

7 May

SCOTT, CYRIL VALENTINE ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5758 of No 1 CACU, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst carrying out a spotting sortie for guns off Cap Gris Nez.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery. and Crematorium

7 May

HICKS, ALASTAIR DAVID SEACOME

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5758 of No 1 CACU, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst carrying out a spotting sortie for guns off Cap Gris Nez.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

MACDONALD, JOHN MURDO MCLEOD

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5758 of No 1 CACU, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst carrying out a spotting sortie for guns off Cap Gris Nez.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 May

WILLIS, SYDNEY RALPH

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3186 of No 21 SFTS, which collided with V3160 of the same unit over the Miasi bombing range  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

7 May

MACE, ERNEST WILLIAM

LAC

He was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

7 May

SKINNER, GEORGE EDMUND

Cpl

He was serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

7 May

SMITH, JOHN (541366)

LAC

He was serving at the Aircraft Depot, Iraq and was probably killed during the 'Battle of Habbaniya'.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

7 May

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM JAMES

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5687 of the OADF, which ditched shortly after taking off from Gibraltar following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

7 May

HEPPLE, RALPH

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5687 of the OADF, which ditched shortly after taking off from Gibraltar following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

7 May

RICHARDS, JOHN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5687 of the OADF, which ditched shortly after taking off from Gibraltar following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

7 May

PATTERSON, HENRY PITNEY AuxAF

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Liverpool.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

7 May

WHITEHEAD, GEORGE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was serving with No 5 Group when he died from wounds or injuries, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Lincoln.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

7 May

STEVENS, CHARLES LESLIE

AC2

He was serving the UK when he died on active service, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newton, Devon.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

8 May

MONTGOMERIE, JOHN BARCLAY

AC1

He was serving with No 25 Sqn and was possibly killed during an air raid on Wittering.  He is buried in Billingshurst (St Mary) Churchyard.

8 May

KAWCZYNSKI, OLECH ANTONI

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z2324 of No 32 Sqn, which crashed into the sea of Pembrey.  He is buried in Pembrey (St.Illtyd) Churchyard.

8 May

COX, CHARLES CEDRIC

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 May

CREED, JACK LESTER GEORGE

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH285 of No 39 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 May

BOWLER, RAYMOND

AC2

He was serving with No 46 Sqn and was killed while on leave, when a bomb struck his house.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery

8 May

CHRISTIAN, ARNOLD LOUIS

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5828 GB-R of No 105 Sqn, which was lost off Norway  during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 May

HANCOCK, HAROLD FREDERICK

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5828 GB-R of No 105 Sqn, which was lost off Norway  during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 May

WADE, GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5828 GB-R of No 105 Sqn, which was lost off Norway  during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 May

DRUMMOND, FREDERICK AGNEW VANCE M. RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6619 of No 111 Sqn, which collided with another Spitfire at Marycutter near Aberdeen.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

8 May

PENNOCK, FRANK LESLIE

Cpl

He was serving with No 113 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

8 May

FULFORD, JOHN MICHAEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

HARRIS, LEONARD FRANK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

HART, JOHN LEWIS AuxAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

HEYWOOD, WRAY WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

READ, PETER VERRALL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

SAVAGE, FREDERICK HENRY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1374 JN-G of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Nantes during a raid on St Nazaire.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

8 May

KINEL, Zygmunt Jan

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane IIB, Z3095 'N' of No 302 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a patrol.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

8 May

PORT, STANLEY

AC1

He was serving with No 942 Sqn and was killed at Island Pier during an enemy raid on Hull.  He is buried in Upton St Leonards (St Leonard) Churchyard.

8 May

PATEMAN, JOHN WILLIAM HENRY

AC1

He was fatally injured whilst serving at Site 51/13, Bedminster with No 951 Sqn and died later in hospital.  He is buried in Compton Greenfield (All Saints) Churchyard.

8 May

BRATTAN, HAROLD

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying an Oxford of No 4 SFTS, by ground fire, but his air gunner was able to take control and fly the aircraft back to Habbaniya.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

8 May

SQUIRE, KENNETH HILSON

Flt Sgt

He was serving at RAF Manston, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 May

PERKINS, JOHN ROBERT

Sgt

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Stirling I, N6019 of No 7 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Oakington.  He is buried in Oxford (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

8 May

RENNARDSON, KENNETH

AC1

He was probably serving in Hull when he was killed in an enemy raid on the city.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

8 May

GOULD, WILLIAM LESSELS

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was travelling home on leave to Scotland by train when he disappeared, his body was found by the side of the line at Southwaite, six miles south of Carlisle.  He is buried in Torryburn Cemetery.

8 May

JACKSON, HARRY

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on RAF Wittering.  He is buried in Barnsley Cemetery.

8 May

FERNYHOUGH, ARTHUR THOMAS REGINALD

AC1

He was possibly killed in an air raid on RAF Wittering.  He is buried in Capenhurst (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

8 May

WAREHAM, WILLIAM JACK

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on RAF Wittering.  He is buried in Frimley (St Peter) Churchyard.

8 May

JORDAN, MARK

Cpl

He was serving with No 56 OTU when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in East Elloe.  He is buried in Bridlington Cemetery.

8 May

TAVERNER, FRANK

LAC

He was possibly killed in an air raid on RAF Wittering.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

9 May

LANGEBEAR, RICHARD

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6379 of No 18 Sqn, which went down in flames after attacking a vessel during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

NEWBERY, ALEC KENNETH

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6379 of No 18 Sqn, which went down in flames after attacking a vessel during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

STONE, JACK RICHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6379 of No 18 Sqn, which went down in flames after attacking a vessel during an anti shipping operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

FINNEY, DOUGLAS GEORGE

Sgt

He was severely injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2983 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Shaibah and burst into flames on 4 May 1941.  He died from his injuries and is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

9 May

CLOSE, GERALD CHARLES NEIL GC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1874 TR-Y of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

9 May

RICHARDS, GORDON WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1874 TR-Y of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

9 May

ROBERTS, FREDERICK GEORGE

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1874 TR-Y of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

9 May

BAILEY, HERBERT ERIC

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4147 EY-D of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Leer in Germany during a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

EMMETT, PETER WILLIAM REYNOLDS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4147 EY-D of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Leer in Germany during a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

LEWIS, PETER JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4147 EY-D of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Leer in Germany during a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

THORPE, LAWRENCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4147 EY-D of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Leer in Germany during a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

WALLIS-STOLZLE, RONALD WALTER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, T4147 EY-D of No 78 Sqn, which crashed near Leer in Germany during a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

BLATCHFORD, ROBERT CHARLES HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3062 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down near Mablethorpe by an intruder on its return from a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

FRANCIS, HARRY WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3062 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down near Mablethorpe by an intruder on its return from a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

GILL, FREDERICK KENNETT

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3062 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down near Mablethorpe by an intruder on its return from a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

HUDSON, GORDON DAVID GERALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3062 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down near Mablethorpe by an intruder on its return from a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

BENNETTS, GEOFFREY ANDREWS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

HARDING, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

JACKSON, PHILIP HOWARD

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

MERCER, LEWIS HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

SMITH, IAN OGG MACKENZIE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

TALBOT, GERARD JOSEPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5400 of No 99 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Berlin.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

DAUNCEY, WILLIAM GEORGE HUGH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1506 OJ-D of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off Heligoland during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

KEATES, JOHN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1506 OJ-D of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off Heligoland during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

MARTIN, DAVID

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1506 OJ-D of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off Heligoland during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

BURCH, CYRIL ROBERTSON

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1506 OJ-D of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off Heligoland during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

CARLIN, SYDNEY MC, DFC, DCM

Fg Off

He was killed whilst serving with No 151 Sqn, during an air raid on RAF Wittering.  He was cremated at Hull Crematorium

9 May

OULTRAM, IVOR BERNARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2072 'M' of No 203 Sqn, which was probably brought down by ground fire during an attack on Mosul airfield.  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

9 May

HOLT, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

PATON, CYRIL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

TAIT, KENNEDY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

WILSON, ARNOT FLAWS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

EDDISON, FRANK LESLIE HERBERT DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

KIRKCALDIE, NORMAN MERVYN KEBBELL RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1226 BU-L of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Den Helder during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom War Cemetery.

9 May

BROWELL, WILLIAM HERBERT

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

9 May

BENNETT, ROBERT JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

DEAN, ALAN WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

McGREGOR, WILLIAM JAMES STEPHEN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

ROBERTSON, MAXWELL GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

SMITH, JOHN LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3208 of No 214 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 May

LIPECKI, Antoni

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

BRZOZOWSKI, Wladyslaw Franciszek

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

9 May

BOJAKOWSKI, Tadeusz

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

DUDEK, Ignacy Walenty

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

GOLEBIOWSKI, Konstanty

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

REWKOWSKI, Stanislaw

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, R1227 GR-M of No 301 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

GEAR, STANLEY ROBERT DFM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1473 of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

GRAHAM, WILLIAM MONTEITH

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1473 of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

HAMILTON, WILLIAM CLARK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1473 of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

LYNES, GAVIN JOHN DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1473 of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

WEBB, FRANK STANLEY WILLIAM

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1473 of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

KARCZ, Ludwik

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Amersfoort (Old Leusden) General Cemetery.

9 May

DORMAN, Jan Piotr

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

9 May

GWOZDZ, Zdzislaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

9 May

SIKORSKI, Henryk Franciszek

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

9 May

PISARSKI, Stanislaw

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

SOCHARSKI, Maciej Worcieh

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1322 SM-F of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over the Ijsselmeer on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt

9 May

MERCER, ROBERT TURNER DEIGHTON

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire IIA, P7305 of No 609 Sqn, which he force landed on a beach at St Margaret's Bay and hit mine.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

9 May

KING, LESLIE

Cpl

He was serving with No 906 Sqn, and died from injuries sustained when a bomb exploded near his site.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

9 May

THOMAS, FRANCIS JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 913 Sqn and died from injuries sustained when the motor-cycle on which he was travelling in Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, collided head-on with a motor-van.  He is buried in Bells Hill Burial Ground.

9 May

THORNE, ALBERT ERNEST JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7200 of No 55 OTU, which spun into ground near Usworth following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bath (St Michael's) Cemetery.

9 May

DORMAN, JAMES

AC1

He was died in the Royal Infirmary from Lysol poisoning suicide.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

9 May

BLUNN, ROWLAND JAMES SCOTT

AC2

He was killed whilst serving at RAF Waddington as the result of a bombing raid on the station.  He is buried in Peebles Cemetery.

9 May

DEARDEN, ARNOLD DELDAY

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving at RAF Waddington as the result of a bombing raid on the station.  He is buried in Scarborough (Manor Road) Cemetery.

9 May

VIGAR, JOSEPH RAYMOND

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst serving at RAF Waddington as the result of a bombing raid on the station.  He is buried in Smallfield (Ebenezer) Baptist Chapelyard.

9 May

HARRIS, REUBEN JOHN

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustaining whilst serving at RAF Waddington as the result of a bombing raid on the station.  He is buried in Stoke (St Michael) Churchyard.

9 May

LUCAS, DENIS BRIAN

AC2

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

9 May

BAMBER, HARRY JOHN

Flt Lt

He was serving at RAF Cranwell and died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Rauceby, cause unknown.  He is buried in Hayes and Harlington (Cherry Lane) Cemetery.

9 May

DAVEY, RENFORD PERCY

Fg Off

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying Oxford II, W6636 of No 14 SFTS, which was hit by fire from an enemy intruder and crashed near Sibson.  He is buried in Great Shelford Cemetery.

9 May

GATES, THOMAS RUSSELL

AC1

He was serving with No 14 SFTS and was killed when he hit a lorry whilst negotiating a 'S' bend on Cranfield Road, Marston, Bedfordshire, whilst riding his motor cycle too fast.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

9 May

HOWARD, GORDON LIONEL

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Hull.  He is buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

9 May

FARLEY, WILLIAM CHARLES

Wg Cdr

He was serving in the UK and was killed as the result of enemy action in the Nottingham area.  He is buried in Burwash (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

9 May

JACKSON, THOMAS EDWARD

Cpl

He was serving the UK when he died from wounds or injuries, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Wandsworth.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

10 May

TILLEN, DONALD ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1017 of No 42 Sqn, which was hit by flak during an attack on a Norwegian airfield, the aircraft eventually made a belly landing at RAF North Coates  He is buried in Basingstoke (Worting Road) Cemetery.

10 May

BROWNE, HENRY GALLAUGHER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5106 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland during a raid to Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

10 May

JACKSON, ARTHUR

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5106 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland during a raid to Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

10 May

KIPLING, BERNARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5106 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland during a raid to Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

10 May

MYERS, PETER

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5106 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland during a raid to Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

10 May

SELBY, GEORGE ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5106 MH-D of No 51 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland during a raid to Ludwigshafen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

10 May

BUCKLEY, EDWARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5514 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

DAVIES, ROBERT

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5515 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

DUFFY, JAMES DOWLING

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5516 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

NICOLSON, RALPH HOLDEN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5517 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

RHODES, HENRY DFM

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5518 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

VAN BREDA, JOHN LENDRUM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5519 of No 55 Sqn, which collided with a Magister and another Blenheim whilst landing in bad visibility, broke up and burst into flames.  He is buried in Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial. Cemetery.

10 May

ANDERSON, JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Wellington IC, R1379 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

10 May

JEFFERIES, JAMES FARRAR

Sgt

He was serving as a WAG with No 144 Sqn and died from a fractured skull sustained when his car suffered a puncture on the Honiton to Exmouth road at Prickly Pear Cross, West Hill, Ottery St Mary.  He was travelling home on leave from Lincoln and his car was sent across the road, hit a hedge and overturned.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

10 May

ADAMS, GEORGE REDVERS NEWTON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

KEYMER, JOHN GILBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

MENAGE, THOMAS NATHAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

OCKENDEN, FREDERICK CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

PUGH, THOMAS CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

SUTHERLAND, LEWIS GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1512 OJ-H of No 149 Sqn, which was lost without trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

CRUTTENDEN, ERIC CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9174 'D' of No 203 Sqn, which was brought down by ground fire during a raid on Fort Rutbah in Iraq.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

10 May

WHITE, LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9174 'D' of No 203 Sqn, which was brought down by ground fire during a raid on Fort Rutbah in Iraq.  He is buried in Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery.

10 May

GETHIN, JOHN PERCY DEVAYNES DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was severely burned whilst flying Blenheim IV, L9174 'D' of No 203 Sqn, which was brought down by ground fire during a raid on Fort Rutbah in Iraq.  He was rescued by another Blenheim but died later that day in hospital and is buried in Ramleh War Cemetery.

10 May

TRANTER, JOHN HENRY

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, T3239 'B' of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Sfax War Cemetery.

10 May

LOWE, JOHN JOSEPH

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter, T3239 'B' of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

10 May

CAREN, HENRY VICTOR

LAC

He was serving with No 913 Sqn and died from injuries sustained the previous day, when the motor-cycle on which he was travelling in Stratford Road, Hockley Heath, collided head-on with a motor-van.  He is buried in Halesworth New Cemetery.

10 May

MILLS, PETER ALAN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR D, P9552 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to Stettin and Swinemunde.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 May

SMEATON, BRUCE WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1494 of No 54 OTU, which crashed in a night forced landing near Castleford and burnt out.  He is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension

10 May

LYON, ARTHUR

AC2

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

10 May

HAY, ERNEST BERTRAM

AC1

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

10 May

WEDDLE, GEORGE AuxAF

Cpl

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Gloucester Rural.  He is buried in Billingham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

10 May

FARMER, GEORGE ROBERT

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Gloucester Rural.  He is buried in Tetbury (St Saviour) Churchyard.

10 May

GROOM, THOMAS JOSEPH

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air on RAF Portreath.  He is buried in or was cremated at  Islington Cemetery. and Crematorium

10 May

BEDDOE, LEONARD

AC2

He died from injuries sustained in a road accident in Bolton Street, Blackpool when his motor cycle was in collision with an AFS vehicle.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery.

10 May

DEVINE, WILLIAM JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 17 Balloon Centre when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Hull.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Kentigern's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

10 May

HOWELL, ALFRED AuxAF

AC1

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Romford?.  He is buried in Hornchurch (Upminster) Cemetery.

10 May

STOATE, WILLIAM HENRY

AC2

He was serving in the UK (probably under training in Scarborough) and died from injuries sustained earlier in the day during in an air raid on the town.  He is buried in Bradford (Undercliffe) Cemetery.

10 May

LOCHNER, CONRAD BERTIE MC

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with HQ, No 54 Group when he died, the exact details of which have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Newton Abbott.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

10 May

NECK, ARTHUR WINSOR

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was probably killed in an air raid on London.  He was cremated at Croydon (Mitcham Road) Crematorium.

10 May

PRIOR, ERIC ARTHUR

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Worcester.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery.

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