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Casualties - 1 - 10 December 1941


1 Dec

GOODLEY, PHILIP ALAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6496 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

1 Dec

KILLICK, JAMES HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6496 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

1 Dec

ROWBOTHAM, WILLIAM DONALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6496 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

1 Dec

SEWELL, NORMAN FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6496 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

1 Dec

MACKEY, FREDERICK ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London

1 Dec

CHADWICK, RICHARD

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Dec

LADEFOGED, ANTHONY FRANCIS NIELSEN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Dec

LONERGAN, HILTON ARTHUR RAAF

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Dec

MORGAN, FRANKLIN LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

1 Dec

SUTCLIFFE, HAROLD

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM718 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Docking during an air test.  He is buried in Mossley Cemetery.

1 Dec

GRANT, EDWIN JOHN FORGAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, R2275 of No 600 Sqn, which ditched after losing an engine during an interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Dec

FLETCHER, JOHN GUTHRIE AFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, R2275 of No 600 Sqn, which ditched after losing an engine during an interception.  His body was washed ashore on 16 Dec 1941 and he was cremated at Plymouth City Crematorium

1 Dec

ERRINGTON, RICHARD ALLAN RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Botha Ia, L6478 of No 4 AOS, which dived into the ground near Newton Stewart in Wigtownshire.  He is buried in Stoneykirk Cemetery.

1 Dec

BOYLE, GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1044 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew in high ground on Exmoor.  He is buried in Ashton-under-Lyne (Hurst) Cemetery.

1 Dec

HOPKINS, REGINALD WILLIAM RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1044 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew in high ground on Exmoor.  He is buried in Barnstaple Cemetery.

1 Dec

MASTERS, RAPHAEL

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1044 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew in high ground on Exmoor.  He is buried in Streatham Park Jewish Cemetery.

1 Dec

BOYES, KATHLEEN WAAF

ACW2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Ulveston.  He is buried in Prestwich (St Margaret) Churchyard Extension

2 Dec

DEARDEN, ARTHUR JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW216 OA-P of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Quiberon Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

FURZEY, WILLIAM ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW216 OA-P of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Quiberon Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

NOBLE, JOHN REGINALD

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW216 OA-P of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Quiberon Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

McGEE, JOHN FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW216 OA-P of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Dec

ASHTON, HAROLD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW221 OA-V of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

FOWLER, LEONARD HOWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW221 OA-V of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

MAYHEW, JOHN COLLINS

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW221 OA-V of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

WALTERS, EDWIN WHYSALL

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW221 OA-V of No 22 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Nantes.  He is buried in Nantes (Pont-du-Cens) Communal Cemetery.

2 Dec

ANNETTS, DENNIS HENRY

AC2

He was serving with No 225 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained, his death was registered in Salisbury  He is buried in Winterslow (All Saints) Churchyard Extension

2 Dec

BOM, A RNNAS

Mariner 2

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9036 of No 320 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vestre Gravlund Dutch Field of Honour, Oslo.

2 Dec

DOLMAN, J D RNNAS

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9036 of No 320 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vestre Gravlund Dutch Field of Honour, Oslo.

2 Dec

LIJN, H W de RNNAS

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9036 of No 320 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vestre Gravlund Dutch Field of Honour, Oslo.

2 Dec

TONGEREN, K Van RNNAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9036 of No 320 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vestre Gravlund Dutch Field of Honour, Oslo.

2 Dec

WALKER, JOSEPH AuxAF

Cpl

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 932 Sqn, his death being registered in Winchester.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Eastney or Highland Road) Cemetery.

2 Dec

THOMAS, ROBERT MORRIS

Plt Off

He was serving with No 1 DU, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

2 Dec

BRIGGS, LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire PR D, R7040 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance of Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Dec

ARNELL, ROBERT

AC2

He was serving with No 21 SAAF Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

2 Dec

GRINDROD, HARRY ROY

Sgt

He was serving with No 52 OTU?, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

2 Dec

GIBSON, GEORGE

Sgt

He was serving aboard HMS Ark Royal, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

2 Dec

POUNDS, DAVID KIBBLEWHITE

AC2

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

2 Dec

CHADBURN, IRIS WAAF

ACW2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bedford.  He is buried in Kirkby-in-Ashfield (South Ward) Cemetery.

2 Dec

DRURY, CHARLES ALFRED

AC2

He died from natural causes in Blackpool.  He is buried in Witham (All Saints) Churchyard.

2 Dec

HEPBURN, JAMES

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, from reticulo endotheliosis.  He is buried in Clackmannan Cemetery.

3 Dec

STRATHDEE, JOHN

Plt Off

He was severely injured whilst flying Audax, K3686 of No 146 Sqn, which crashed into a street in Calcutta on 1 Dec 1941  He died from his injuries two days later and is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

3 Dec

EPPS, SYDNEY JAMES

Sgt

He died after Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is buried in Milltown Malbay Church of Ireland Churchyard.

3 Dec

BENNETT, ALBERT EVERALL

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is buried in Killard Church of Ireland Churchyard.

3 Dec

DONCASTER, ARTHUR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is buried in Killard Church of Ireland Churchyard.

3 Dec

FOX, MAURICE WALTER GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is buried in Milltown Malbay Church of Ireland Churchyard.

3 Dec

LEA, FREDERICK WALTER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is buried in Milltown Malbay Church of Ireland Churchyard.

3 Dec

EMMETT, WILFRED SEFTON RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Dec

JACKSON, ERIC WILLOWS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Dec

MARKER, ERIC GERALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Dec

WALKER, ANDREW PATRICK

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3988 ZM-P of No 201 Sqn, which crashed off County Clare in Ireland whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.   He managed to get into a dinghy but was unable to row ashore and is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Dec

HEAPS, WALTER

AC2

He was possibly killed in a collision involving Beaufighter I, T4703 of No 1 OADU, at Portreath.   He is buried in Charnock Richard (Christ Church) Churchyard.

3 Dec

PACE, THOMAS GILBERT

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AF985 of No 22 MU, which flew into the Solway Firth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

3 Dec

TURECZEK, EDWIN HOWARD

LAC

He was serving with No 262 Wing, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Tel El Kebir War Memorial. Cemetery.

3 Dec

KIMBER, WALTER DAUNT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, L1251 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground in a snow storm at York.  He is buried in Bishop's Stortford Old Cemetery.

3 Dec

FOOT, VERNON MARK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, L1251 of No 54 OTU, which flew into the ground in a snow storm at York.  He is buried in Portsmouth (Milton) Cemetery.

3 Dec

LIPMAN, DANIEL

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in East Ham (Marlow Road) Jewish Cemetery.

3 Dec

GALLIVAN, CHRISTOPHER

AC2

He was serving in the UK and dies from injuries sustained in a collision between his motor cycle and a motor car at Washpool Culvert, on the Winchcombe-Broadway road in Gloucestershire.  He was a dispatch rider and was on convoy escort duty at the time of the accident.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

3 Dec

BOORMAN, ROBERT EDWARD LEWIS

WO

He was possibly serving at RAF Leighton Buzzard and was found shot dead in his quarters with a service revolver nearby.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

3 Dec

BROOMHALL, FRANCIS GEORGE

LAC

He died from multiple injuries sustained when his motor cycle collided with a lorry, being driven by another airman, in thick fog at Swinderby.  He is buried in Solihull Cemetery.

3 Dec

TOPHAM, GEOFFREY

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries sustained in an motor cycle accident near the Parkhouse Colliery, Staffordshire when he overtook a lorry and trailer and collided with an on-coming lorry.  He is buried in Worsley (St Mark) Churchyard.

3 Dec

SMART, ROBERT ARCHIBALD

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 1 Dec 1941 whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1044 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew in high ground on Exmoor.  He is buried in Malden (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

3 Dec

TAIT, ROBERT MEEK

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Whitby.  He was cremated at Edinburgh (Warriston) Crematorium

4 Dec

HARRIS, DOUGLAS STEPHEN JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5991 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim IV, Z9572 of the Free French GB Lorraine as it took off for a raid on enemy MT in the Sidi Rezegh area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

4 Dec

HUTTON, ANTONY WOODS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5991 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim IV, Z9572 of the Free French GB Lorraine as it took off for a raid on enemy MT in the Sidi Rezegh area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

4 Dec

TOLMAN, JAMES HENRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5991 of No 45 Sqn, which collided with Blenheim IV, Z9572 of the Free French GB Lorraine as it took off for a raid on enemy MT in the Sidi Rezegh area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

4 Dec

BURCHER, LESLIE JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7775 of No 107 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters during an attack on shipping at Messina.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

4 Dec

KIDBY, ROBERT GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7775 of No 107 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters during an attack on shipping at Messina.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery, Sicily

4 Dec

HORSFALL, SIDNEY EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR I, W4055 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to Trondheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Dec

TAYLOR, ALISTAIR LENNOX DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito PR I, W4055 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie to Trondheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

4 Dec

BREESE, DONALD

LAC

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 31 PD, but the exact details of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Moncton (Elmwood) Cemetery.  He was the son of AVM C D Breese.

4 Dec

TRANDELL, JOHN HARRY

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a road traffic accident.  He is buried in Guildford Cemetery.

5 Dec

GRIER, THOMAS DFC

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z3237 of No 32 Sqn, which shot down during a Ramrod off Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

FITCH, WAYNE RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE582 of No 32 Sqn, which shot down during a Ramrod off Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

WALKER, JOHN HERBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA723 of No 234 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

CLARKE, FRANK RICHARD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD427 of No 234 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce.  He is buried in Dieppe Canadian War Cemetery, Hautot-sur-Mer

5 Dec

GILMOUR, JAMES ROSS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying a Tomahawk II of No 250 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters on an escort mission.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

5 Dec

GREENHOW, EDMONDSON PETER

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying Tomahawk II, AN347 of No 250 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on an escort mission.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

5 Dec

PUDRYCKI, Otton

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire IIA, P7749 of No 306 Sqn, which crashed during a training flight near Squires Gate.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

5 Dec

FIDO, RONALD JAMES

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM556 RR-E of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak whilst attacking shipping off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

THOMSON, SCOTT TUDHOPE CALDER RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM556 RR-E of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak whilst attacking shipping off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

DRENNAN, GERALD MAXWELL RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM556 RR-E of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak whilst attacking shipping off Borkum.  His twin brother, James Douglas was also killed aboard this aircraft and they are both commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

DRENNAN, JAMES DOUGLAS RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM556 RR-E of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by flak whilst attacking shipping off Borkum.  His twin brother, James Douglas was also killed aboard this aircraft and they are both commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

EDY, ALLEN LAIRD DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7502 of No 457 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Ramsey on the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

5 Dec

CRAVOISIER, J P

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE475 of No 607 Sqn, which shot down during a Ramrod off Le Havre. 

5 Dec

LEWIS, ARTHUR LLOYD RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE548 of No 607 Sqn, which shot down during a Ramrod off Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

GLAISHER, ANTHONY JAMES DOUGLAS

LAC

He was killed or died whilst serving with No 961 Sqn, his death being registered in Thanet.  He was cremated at Charing (Kent County) Crematorium

5 Dec

THOMSON, STUART RAAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, T9072 RB-V of No 10 (RAAF) Sqn, which crashed into the Irish sea after the engine cowling broke away following an engine failure on a transit flight to Pembroke Dock from Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

WEBBER, HENRY JOHN RAAF

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, T9072 RB-V of No 10 (RAAF) Sqn, which crashed into the Irish sea after the engine cowling broke away following an engine failure on a transit flight to Pembroke Dock from Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

REA, WILLIAM SAMUEL DFC

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 4 (C) OTU and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, T9072 RB-V of No 10 (RAAF) Sqn, which crashed into the Irish sea after the engine cowling broke away following an engine failure on a transit flight to Pembroke Dock from Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

VAUGHAN, RICHARD JOHN DFC

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 4 (C) OTU and was killed whilst flying in Sunderland I, T9072 RB-V of No 10 (RAAF) Sqn, which crashed into the Irish sea after the engine cowling broke away following an engine failure on a transit flight to Pembroke Dock from Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

5 Dec

BELOE, CHARLES EDWARD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

JOHNSTON, ARTHUR GERALD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

LOADER, HERBERT SAMUEL

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

MARCUS, DEREK JULIUS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

MATTINGLY, JAMES HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

NESBITT, THOMAS ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

PARROTT, SYDNEY GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

WRIGHT, HARRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9799 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

5 Dec

SAUNDERS, VICTOR HARRY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9823 of No 16 EFTS, which flew into high ground near Ashbourne in Derbyshire.  He is buried in Repton (St Wystan) Churchyard.

5 Dec

FLINT, ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L4348 of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames west of Strathy Point during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Braunstone (St Peter) Churchyard.

5 Dec

GOSS, HAROLD SIDNEY DOUGLAS

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L4348 of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames west of Strathy Point during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Watford Cemetery.

5 Dec

KENT, MALCOLM EDWARD RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L4348 of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames west of Strathy Point during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

5 Dec

McCOY, ANTHONY RICHARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L4348 of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames west of Strathy Point during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

5 Dec

WILSON, ALLAN JAMES RNZAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L4348 of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames west of Strathy Point during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

5 Dec

COTTAM, HUBERT WEATHERBY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1118 of No 22 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Whites Run in Southern Rhodesia whilst on a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

5 Dec

FALCONER, IAN LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1118 of No 22 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Whites Run in Southern Rhodesia whilst on a low flying exercise.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

5 Dec

THOMSON, ERNEST CECIL

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AR365 of No 37 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Calgary  following an engine failure on the approach and an attempted overshoot.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

5 Dec

RALEY, DOUGLAS WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6172 of No 51 OTU, which crashed on approach at Steppingley in Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

5 Dec

LENEHAN, JOHN DONALD RCAF

Sgt

He was killed after baling out of Hurricane I, N2662 of No 55 OTU, which when he hit the aerial cable.  The aircraft was abandoned due to a glycol leak.  He is buried in Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery.

5 Dec

FRISBY, EDWARD MURRAY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS, which collided with Wellington, X9799 of No 20 OTU near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Great Glan (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

5 Dec

MAY, DAVID QUAIFE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6968 of No 6 EFTS, which collided with Wellington, X9799 of No 20 OTU near Piddington Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Sywell (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

5 Dec

HUTTON, GORDON WILLIAM RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL251 of No 122 Sqn, which crashed near Thornaby whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Catterick Cemetery.

5 Dec

LEES, ALEXANDER

Sqn Ldr

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Taunton.  He is buried in Pitminster (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

6 Dec

ABBOTT, LEWIS JAMES RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1066 'K' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 night fighter during a raid on Naples.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

6 Dec

ARSENAULT, TOUSSAINT JOSEPH RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1066 'K' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 night fighter during a raid on Naples.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

6 Dec

POOLE, WILLIAM HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1066 'K' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 night fighter during a raid on Naples.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

6 Dec

PYLE, ARTHUR JOHN

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1066 'K' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by a CR 42 night fighter during a raid on Naples.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

6 Dec

ZATONSKI, ALEXANDER ROMAN

Fg Off

He was serving with No 238 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Dec

OLIVE, JOHN EDMUND

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in a Beaufighter of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down on a raid to Timimi.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial. Cemetery.

6 Dec

PORTER, ANTHONY RICHARD

Plt Off

He was serving with No 451 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

6 Dec

FISHER, ALFRED MANDALE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z3499 of No 615 Sqn, which failed to return from a scramble near Angle.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

MAYO, JOHN EDGAR

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9886  of No 6 AONS, which collided with a truck as it took-off.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

6 Dec

BAILEY, ALLAN EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7962 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester as the result of incorrect trim tab settings.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

6 Dec

IVENS, DOUGLAS HICKLING

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7962 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester as the result of incorrect trim tab settings.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

6 Dec

STANLEY, ERIC LIONEL VICTOR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7962 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester as the result of incorrect trim tab settings.  He is buried in Weston (Holy Trinity) Churchyard., Hertfordshire

6 Dec

LANGRISH, VICTOR HORACE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7962 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester as the result of incorrect trim tab settings.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium

6 Dec

THOMPSON, MATTHEW

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4894 of No 17 OTU, which crashed at Ramsey as it was attempting to land in gusty wind conditions.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

6 Dec

BARR, ROBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4894 of No 17 OTU, which crashed at Ramsey as it was attempting to land in gusty wind conditions.  He is buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

6 Dec

WOODWORTH, CHARLES HERMAN RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L4894 of No 17 OTU, which crashed at Ramsey as it was attempting to land in gusty wind conditions.  He is buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

6 Dec

LEE, SAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, P9434 of No 57 OTU, which spun into the ground near Picton, Cheshire.  He is buried in Doncaster Hyde Park Cemetery.

6 Dec

GRZEGORZ, Rudolf

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9886  of No 6 AOS, which collided with a truck as it took-off.  He is buried in Cowley (St Mary) Churchyard.

6 Dec

RYALLS, JOSEPH HENRY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9886  of No 6 AOS, which collided with a truck as it took-off.  He is buried in Sheffield (Intake Village) Cemetery.

6 Dec

JONES, FREDERICK GEORGE

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Llangynwyd (St Cynwyd) Churchyard Extension

6 Dec

NEW, ALLEN EDWIN

AC2

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

6 Dec

CANN, RONALD MACLEAN RCAF

Sgt

He was serving with No 1 Signals School and was killed when he was struck by a train in the marshalling yards at Sleaford, a verdict of suicide being returned by the local coroner  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

7 Dec

McVAY, JOHN DOUGLAS RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3916 of No 3 Sqn, which crashed near Epping on its return from a convoy patrol.  He is buried in Ware New Cemetery.

7 Dec

WELLS, CYRIL LESLIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

7 Dec

ADCOCK, REGINALD

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

CRAWFORD, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

LEIGH, JAMES BENJAMIN RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

RANDALL, JOHN VICTOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

RILEY, JOHN LAWRENCE

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

WILSON, JOHN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7494 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after exploding in the air on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

ANSON, REGINALD KENNETH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

COVEY, WILLIAM WALTER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

HAYNE, WILLIAM KEITH RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

McGARROW, HENRY BRODIE

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

MURDOCH, BERNARD NORRIS RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

TURNER, RAYMOND

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8426 EP-E of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

7 Dec

PATTERSON, RICHARD FULLER RCAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3711 of No 121 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Bredene Churchyard.

7 Dec

ABRAM, STANLEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

BAILEY, EDWARD ALEXANDER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

BEDELL, PATRICK EDWIN

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

BURNETT, WILLIAM THOMAS DAVID

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

CHAPMAN, ARTHUR HENRY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

EATON, PETER

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

WEBB, WILLIAM EDWARD

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

TRELOAR, COLIN BURNS RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8417 of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down over Northern Malaya by Ki 27s.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

7 Dec

WHITE, BRIAN DOWLEY

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane of No 237 Sqn, which was shot down in flames on a tactical reconnaissance sortie near Sidi Omar.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

7 Dec

BUDGELL, EDWARD ROSSLYN

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9416 of No 269 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Iceland on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

7 Dec

DODDS, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9416 of No 269 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Iceland on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

7 Dec

LEWIS, VERNON SYDNEY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9416 of No 269 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Iceland on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

7 Dec

STEWART, ERIC EDGAR RNZAF

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9416 of No 269 Sqn, which flew into high ground in Iceland on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

7 Dec

HOBBS, JOSEPH BEDO

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane of No 274, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking Ju 87s near El Adem.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

7 Dec

GAIN, JOHN SARTO RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, Z2935 of No 274, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking Ju 87s near El Adem.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

7 Dec

SUTTON, FRANK HOWIE RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane, Z5260 of No 274, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking Ju 87s near El Adem.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

7 Dec

HATCHWELL, JOHN BURKE AuxAF

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR IV, AA792 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from sortie to an unknown target.  He is buried in St Cast Communal Cemetery.

7 Dec

SALMON, FREDERICK ERNEST

LAC

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

7 Dec

DUNCAN, LESLIE KITCHENER RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Oxford II, P1930 of No 2 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Moreton-in-Marsh.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

7 Dec

HUBBARD, JAMES WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1089 of No 21 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees whilst descending in poor visibility near Banbury on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Chartham Cemetery.

7 Dec

TIERNEY, CHRISTOPHER GEORGE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1089 of No 21 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees whilst descending in poor visibility near Banbury on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

7 Dec

WATSON, KENNETH WILFRED

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1089 of No 21 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees whilst descending in poor visibility near Banbury on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

7 Dec

MEDDER, EDWIN STEPHEN JOHN TOYE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1089 of No 21 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees whilst descending in poor visibility near Banbury on a cross country training flight.  He is buried in Whitchurch (St Andrew) Churchyard.

7 Dec

GRIERSON, JOHN ALEXANDER RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8784 of No 21 OTU, which collided with trees and burst into flames as it attempted an emergency landing near Benson in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Benson (or Bensington) (St Helen) Churchyard Extension

7 Dec

TURNER, WILLIAM JOSEPH DFM

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2566 of No 22 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Wellesbourne Mountford as it descended rapidly following a lost of engine power in very poor weather conditions on a training flight.  He is buried in Blackburn Cemetery.

7 Dec

CHANCELLOR, PETER REES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2566 of No 22 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Wellesbourne Mountford as it descended rapidly following a lost of engine power in very poor weather conditions on a training flight.  He is buried in Hastings Cemetery, Sussex

7 Dec

LYNAS, JAMES RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2566 of No 22 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Wellesbourne Mountford as it descended rapidly following a lost of engine power in very poor weather conditions on a training flight.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

7 Dec

ALLEN, JAMES ERIC

Fg Off

He was severely injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2566 of No 22 OTU, which crashed after hitting a tree near Wellesbourne Mountford as it descended rapidly following a lost of engine power in very poor weather conditions on a training flight.  He  died later that day from his injuries and is buried in Worsley (St Mark) Churchyard.

7 Dec

THOMAS, EDMUND BAPTIST

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2181 'R' of No 24 SAAF Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out a reconnaissance sortie  in the El Adem area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

7 Dec

EATON, GEORGE KINGSTON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, X7354 of No 3 Del Flt, which was abandoned near Hardley, Shropshire.  He is buried in Eaton (St Andrew) Old Churchyard.

7 Dec

MOODIE, JOHN ERNEST

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Dominie I, X7354 of No 3 Del Flt, which was abandoned near Hardley, Shropshire.  He was cremated at Birkenhead (Landican) Crematorium.

7 Dec

MURRAY-SMITH, ALEXANDER GEORGE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, W6478 of No 5 OTU, which stalled and dived into the river near RAF Chivenor, two others killed and one injured.  He is buried in St Albans (St Michael) Churchyard.

7 Dec

EYLES, GEORGE LAWRENCE

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6478 of No 5 OTU, which stalled and dived into the river near RAF Chivenor, two others killed and one injured.  He is buried in Barnstaple Cemetery.

7 Dec

PARKES, GEORGE FREDERICK

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6478 of No 5 OTU, which stalled and dived into the river near RAF Chivenor, two others killed and one injured.  He is buried in Northwich Cemetery.

7 Dec

BARBEAU, NORMAN WILLIAM RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire I, X4354 of No 52 OTU, which broke up in the air over Stratton St Margaret in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Minchinhampton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

7 Dec

LAMBERT, PETER DENNIS

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying Spitfire I, R6969 of No 53 OTU, which spun into the ground near Aberthaw Cement Works in Glamorganshire.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

7 Dec

METCALFE, HORACE ALBERT RAAF

Sgt

HHe was killed whilst flying in Spitfire II, P7746 NX-K of No 131, which crashed near The Wrekin in Shropshire in a snowstorm.  He is buried in Atcham (St Eata) Churchyard.

7 Dec

NEWELL, REGINALD LEWIS

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Spitfire I, L1042 of No 57 OTU, which dived into the ground near Picton, Cheshire  He was cremated at Birkenhead (Landican) Crematorium.

7 Dec

BRADSHAW, STANLEY WYARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7126 of No 57 OTU, which flew into a tree and exploded after control was lost in a snowstorm at Chester.  He is buried in Hawarden (St Deiniol) Churchyard.

7 Dec

WICKS, GEORGE EDWARD

LAC

He was serving with No 61 Air School, and drowned accidentally whilst bathing.  He is buried in George Cemetery.

7 Dec

MARTIN, VERNON DUMARESQ BOWDEN RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Master I, T8404 of No 9 SFTS, which crashed on a night take-off from Hullavington.  He is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery.

7 Dec

LEWIS, HERBERT JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Master I, T8404 of No 9 SFTS, which crashed on a night take-off from Hullavington.  He is buried in Rhondda (Treorchy) Cemetery.

7 Dec

BIRCH, EDNA RUTH WAAF

ACW2

She was serving with No 9 SFTS and died from injuries sustained when she was thrown from an Army lorry as it skidded into a ditch as it transported a group of airmen and women back to Hullavington from a dance.  She is buried in Birmingham (Quinton) Cemetery, Warley.

7 Dec

REID, JAMES RAS

Cpl

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

7 Dec

MacALPINE, DONALD MACMASTER

Sgt

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Brackley.  He is buried in Glassary (Achinabreac) Burial Ground

7 Dec

REID, ALEXANDER STRACHAN

AC2

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

7 Dec

OGBORN, RAYMOND JOHN

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Cockett (St Peter) Churchyard.

8 Dec

ALLAN, WILLIAM BRIAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7613 'B' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with Z9719 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

BARCLAY, JAMES ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7613 'B' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with Z9719 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

LEE, HAROLD BENJAMIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7613 'B' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with Z9719 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

CUMING, WILLIAM JOHN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9719 'Z' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with V5465 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

PILLEY, JOHN HERBERT DFM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9719 'Z' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with V5465 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

TOLLETT, RALPH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9719 'Z' of No 18 Sqn, which collided with V5465 of the same unit during a raid on Catania.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

RHODES, RONALD MCKENZIE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6669 of No 27 Sqn, which was destroyed by a bomb exploding as it attempted to take off from Sungei Patani during a Japanese attack on the airfield  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

WILLOWS, MICHAEL RANSFORD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Blenheim I, L6669 of No 27 Sqn, which was destroyed by a bomb exploding as it attempted to take off from Sungei Patani during a Japanese attack on the airfield  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

FINN, HUGH

LAC

He was serving with No 27 Sqn and was killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Sungei Patani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

SQUIRES, WILLIAM

AC2

He was serving with No 27 Sqn and was killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Sungei Patani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

STEPHENS, WILLIAM KENNETH

AC2

He was serving with No 27 Sqn and was killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Sungei Patani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

WOOD, JOSEPH MILTON

AC1

He was serving with No 27 Sqn and was killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Sungei Patani.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

HARDISTY, THOMAS HOLLAS

Sgt

He was severely injured whilst flying in Hampden I, AD805 EA-R of No 49 Sqn on 9 Sep 1941, which crash landed near Lincoln after running low on fuel on its return from a raid to Kassel.  He died on this date and is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

8 Dec

WESTROPP-BENNETT, GEORGE PATRICK

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L4829 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a Japanese convoy and crashed don a beach in Thailand.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

WEBB, RONALD ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Blenheim IV, L4829 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a Japanese convoy.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

CLARKE, THOMAS LEWIS

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Blenheim IV, L4913 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a Japanese convoy.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

LOGAN , WHITMORE ALEXANDER BAILEY Plt Off He was killed whilst flying in either Blenheim IV, L4913 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a Japanese convoy.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

PYLE, ROBERT JOSEPH HENRY

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Blenheim IV, L4829 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an attack on a Japanese convoy.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

COOKE, KENNETH CROSSLEY

Fg Off

He was serving with No 62 Sqn and was probably killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Alor Star whilst the squadron was refuelling.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

HEADLAND, ALFRED JOHN

LAC

He was serving with No 62 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

ROWE, NORMAN FRANCIS

Sgt

He was serving with No 62 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

THOMPSON, CHARLES LEONARD ALEX

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA749 of No 72 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

ENRIGHT, EDWIN GEORGE RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA864 of No 72 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

HUBBARD, FREDERICK CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5876 UX-J of No 82 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

8 Dec

JOHNSTON, ROBERT RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5876 UX-J of No 82 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

8 Dec

WILSON, THOMAS MCSKIMMING

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5876 UX-J of No 82 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

8 Dec

LLOYD, VICTOR LAWRENCE

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8958 of No 99 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Waterbeach after an engine caught fire.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

8 Dec

BARNES, GEOFFREY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD791 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

8 Dec

CALCUTT, FRANK KERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD791 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

8 Dec

HIRONS, RICHARD ERIC

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD791 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

8 Dec

LAWRENCE, ARTHUR HENRY RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD791 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Aachen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

8 Dec

ROBINSON, THOMAS KENNETH RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB805 of No 222 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

8 Dec

EDNIE, ANDREW GORDON

LAC

He was serving with No 237 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 Dec

HEYWORTH, JAMES

AC1

He was serving with No 237 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 Dec

MELDRUM, ANDREW RALPH

LAC

He was serving with No 237 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 Dec

SMITH, JOHN (776409)

Cpl

He was serving with No 237 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

8 Dec

WINDSOR, CHARLES MERVYN

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, R2398 'A' of No 255 Sqn, which crashed as it landed on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

8 Dec

LANGDON, GORDON PERCIVAL FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter II, R2398 'A' of No 255 Sqn, which crashed as it landed on its return from a patrol.  He is buried in Littleham (SS Margaret and Andrew) Churchyard.

8 Dec

TRACEY, OWEN VINCENT DFC

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BD885 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down in combat with enemy fighters near El Adem in Libya.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

8 Dec BARKLAY , HAROLD EDWARD Sgt He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, P3101 of No 289 Sqn, which ditched into the Firth of Forth following an engine failure during an AA co-operation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

SNIECHOWSKI, Wilhelm

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD468 of No 310 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off on a night training flight.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

8 Dec

GROSZEWSKI, Bernard

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL323 of No 315 Sqn, which was abandoned over the Channel following an engine fire.  His body was later washed ashore and he is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

8 Dec

POPELEY, ALEC CHARLES

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2404 of No 406 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Acklington.  He is buried in Peterborough (Eastfield) Cemetery.

8 Dec

PRIOR, RALPH GEOFFREY

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L5964 of No 16 EFTS, which spun into the ground at Walton-on-Trent when the wing broke away as it pulled out of dive.  He is buried in Chigwell (St Mary the Less) Churchyard.

8 Dec

COURT, DONALD ALEXANDER RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA840 of No 411 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Ramrod.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

COLEMAN, JOHN RONALD RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD264 of No 411 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Ramrod.  He is buried in Phien-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

8 Dec

EMERY, JOHN MARSH RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB966 of No 452 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during an ASR Escort.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

FAWKES, STEPHEN GUYE HAWKSWORTH

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8603 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down over Le Touquet during a Circus.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

RILEY, IRVIN

LAC

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial. Cemetery.

8 Dec

HEMMING, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7370 of No 1404 Met Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

WATSON, LEONARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7370 of No 1404 Met Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

BESS, ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7370 of No 1404 Met Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

HAMON, ROBERT ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7370 of No 1404 Met Flt, which failed to return from a meteorological sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

McALLISTER, EDWARD

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6017 of No 3 SFTS, which crashed on an overshoot at night at Bibury.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground

8 Dec

CUTHBERT, ALLAN DAVID RCAF

WO

He was severely injuries whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9625 of No 22 OTU on 7 Dec 1941, which   He died the following day and is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

8 Dec

HEARN, AUSTIN CHARLES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying Oxford I, AR848 of No 23 SFTS, which crashed into a tree on an undershoot at Heany following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

8 Dec

SHEWARD, RONALD JOHN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7918 of No 28 EFTS, which collided with T7455 at Coven near Brewood  He is buried in Birmingham (Handsworth) Cemetery.

8 Dec

SEXTON, KENNETH PATRICK

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7455 of No 28 EFTS, which collided with T7918 at Coven near Brewood  He is buried in Ilford (Barkingside) Cemetery.

8 Dec

MARTIN, CHARLES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1570 of No 60 OTU, which is presumed to have come down in the Firth of Forth.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

KYDD, IAN MURRAY

Plt Off

He was killed in an airscrew accident involving Anson I, 1207 (ex N9892) of No 61 Air School, which crashed at George.  He is buried in George (York Street) Presbyterian Cemetery.

8 Dec

NOAKES, SAMUEL HENRY

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Burwash Weald (St Philip) Churchyard.

8 Dec

HASSALL, FRANCIS GORDON

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Eccleston (St Mary) Old Churchyard.

8 Dec

SPRY, REGINALD

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Ford Park Cemetery. (Formerly Plymouth Old Cemetery.) (Pennycomequick)

8 Dec

YEA, LESLIE WILLIAM

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Hound (St Mary) Churchyard Extension

8 Dec

WALTON, FELIX WILLIAM

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Leiston Cemetery.

8 Dec

BAKER, GEORGE GLANVILLE

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Narberth Cemetery.

8 Dec

CLEMO, THOMAS CHARLES REGINALD

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Newquay (Fairpark) Cemetery.

8 Dec

CRAVEN, ARTHUR

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

8 Dec

HILL, FRANCIS DONALD

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

8 Dec

MUSGROVE, KENNETH LEONARD

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

8 Dec

ARNOLD, LEONARD ALFRED

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery.

8 Dec

EVANS, DESMOND LESLIE JAMES

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery.

8 Dec

KEMPSON, JOSEPH

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Widnes Cemetery.

8 Dec

BARRAH, THOMAS JOHN

AC2

He was serving at Alor Star and was probably killed and was probably killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Alor Star whilst No 62 squadron was refuelling.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

HETHERINGTON, JOHN GOFTON

Cpl

He was serving at Alor Star and was probably killed and was probably killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Alor Star whilst No 62 squadron was refuelling.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

WILSON, WILLIAM MEIKLEM

LAC

He was serving at Alor Star and was probably killed and was probably killed during a Japanese attack on the airfield at Alor Star whilst No 62 squadron was refuelling.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

SHORES, GEORGE CYRIL

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Seletar and was probably killed in a Japanese attack on the base.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

8 Dec

TAYLOR, WILLIAM GEORGE

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Seletar and was probably killed in a Japanese attack on the base.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

8 Dec

HILL, JOSEPH HUBERT

LAC

He was possibly serving at RAF Sungei Patani and was probably killed in a Japanese attack on the airfield, which destroyed the SHQ building.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

8 Dec

BARTON, WALTER FREDERICK

LAC

He was serving at RAF Sungei Patani and was probably killed in a Japanese attack on the airfield, which destroyed the SHQ building.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

8 Dec

TRESSAM, THOMAS EDWARD RCAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant, N1570 of No 60 OTU, which is presumed to have come down in the Firth of Forth during a training sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

8 Dec

BEYNON, TREVOR GEORGE

AC2

He was possibly killed in an air raid on Newcastle and Whitley Bay.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

8 Dec

COSTIGAN, JOHN

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Walton-le-Dale (St Patrick) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

9 Dec

HUGHES-HUGHES, WILLIAM AUGUSTUS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW203 OA-A of No 22 Sqn, which failed to arrive at St Eval after radioing that it was returning early from a Rover patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

JENKINS, CHARLES LINDSAY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW203 OA-A of No 22 Sqn, which failed to arrive at St Eval after radioing that it was returning early from a Rover patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

KIPPS, FRANCIS GAYLOR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW203 OA-A of No 22 Sqn, which failed to arrive at St Eval after radioing that it was returning early from a Rover patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

DICKSON, THOMAS STEWART

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW203 OA-A of No 22 Sqn, which failed to arrive at St Eval after radioing that it was returning early from a Rover patrol.  His body was washed ashore and he is buried in Glasgow (Lambhill) Cemetery.

9 Dec

HOLDER, RALPH ELLARD RCAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7580 of No 25 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Wittering.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

9 Dec

WADDINGTON, GEORGE GUY

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7580 of No 25 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Wittering.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

9 Dec

KING, ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9868 AW-S of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Kristiansand.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

NASH, JACK (777886)

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9868 AW-S of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Kristiansand.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

NATION, WILLIAM ARTHUR

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9868 AW-S of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Kristiansand.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

DEVENISH-MEARES, RUSSELL RAAF

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying Beaufort I, L9868 AW-S of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Kristiansand.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

GUEST, JACK

AC2

He was serving with No 50 Sqn, at the time of his death which was a result of being knocked down by car in the blackout near Swinderby the previous night.  He is buried in Rawmarsh (Haugh Road) Cemetery.

9 Dec

DOBSON, JOSEPH ADLINGTON BALLANTYNE

Flt Lt

He survived the crash of Blenheim, V5589 of No 60 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 27s during an attack on Japanese forces in Malaya, but was captured and beheaded.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

9 Dec

FOWLER, ERNEST FREDERICK WILLIAM

Sgt

He was captured when Blenheim, V5589 of No 60 Sqn, was shot down by Ki 27s during an attack on Japanese forces in Malaya but was shot by his captors.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

9 Dec

SMITH, GEORGE ROBERT

Flt Sgt

He was captured when Blenheim, V5589 of No 60 Sqn, was shot down by Ki 27s during an attack on Japanese forces in Malaya but was shot by his captors.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

9 Dec

SCARF, ARTHUR STEWART KING VC

Sqn Ldr

He was severely wounded whilst flying Blenheim, L1134 'F' of No 62 Sqn, which was damaged by fighters during an attack on Singora airfield. He managed to belly land the aircraft at Alor Star and was treated but died on the way to the operating theatre.  After the war he was awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

9 Dec

WILLIS, JOHN LEWIS FRANCIS

Flt Sgt

He was fatally wounded whilst serving with No 62 Sqn, when the airfield at Butterworth was attacked by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

9 Dec

MacVEAN, COLIN ALEXANDER

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a squadron sweep in the El Adem area.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

9 Dec

COKE, The Hon. DAVID ARTHUR

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying a Hurricane of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a squadron sweep in the El Adem area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

9 Dec

WALLIS, FREDERICK RICHARD RNZAF

Flt Sgt

He was severely injured whilst flying Beaufighter IF, T4784 of No 89 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Tripoli on 6 Dec 1941.  He died three days later from his injuries and is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

9 Dec

CARTER, HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW190 MW-K of No 217 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak whilst attacking a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

CHADAWAY, JOHN ALFRED

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW190 MW-K of No 217 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak whilst attacking a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

FOSTER, JOHN ANSLEY RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW190 MW-K of No 217 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak whilst attacking a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

LEE, MARK

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW190 MW-K of No 217 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak whilst attacking a convoy off the Dutch coast.  His body was washed ashore later and he is buried in Ameland (Nes) General Cemetery.

9 Dec

ASHCROFT, DOUGLAS JOHN

Sgt

He was serving with No 252 Sqn, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

9 Dec

BARBER, FREDERICK GEORGE

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, 1814 (P6492) of No 1 B & GS, which collided with 1604 of the same unit near Fisherville during a gunnery exercise.  He is buried in Guelph (Woodlawn) Cemetery.

9 Dec

SARGENT, JOHN MICHAEL HEWLETT

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire N3117 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a low level sortie to Berck.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

9 Dec

AGNEW, ROBERT KEITH

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP467 of No 12 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Harlaxton.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

9 Dec

FISHER, OSBORNE KIRKTON RAAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1168 of No 14 OTU, which crashed near the airfield after control was lost whilst carrying out night circuit training.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

9 Dec

THORNTON, KENNETH FREDERICK RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1168 of No 14 OTU, which crashed near the airfield after control was lost whilst carrying out night circuit training.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension

9 Dec

SQUIRRELL, KENNETH WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC R1769 of No 15 OTU, which stalled and crashed at Mount Farm whilst overshooting during a nigh flying practice.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

9 Dec

CANN, JOHN CHARLES

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1249 of No 15 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Avening, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Chieveley (St Mary) Churchyard.

9 Dec

DYCE, EDWARD JOHN

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3375 of No 2 AGS, which dived into the sea out of a turn into Findorn Bay.  He is buried in Rathven (Hilhead) Cemetery.

9 Dec

KULIK, Jozef

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3375  of No 2 AGS, which dived into the sea out of a turn into Findorn Bay.  He is buried in Petty Parish Churchyard.

9 Dec

DARWEN, LOUIS REGINALD

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2918 of No 30 MU, which flew into the ground near Kilmarnock.  He is buried in Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery.

9 Dec

HINDE, REGINALD WILLIAM

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8578 of No 5 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Cheswardine, Shropshire.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

9 Dec

FRANCIS, NOEL INGLIS CHALMERS

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8578 of No 5 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Cheswardine, Shropshire.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

9 Dec

WELLS, LOUIS

LAC

He was serving at Gunter Field, when he was killed in a car accident between La Belle and Alva.  He lost control whilst overtaking another car and was thrown out, sustaining a fractured skull and broken jaw.  He is buried in Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery.

9 Dec

ZURAWSKI, Antoni

Flt Sgt

He was seriously injured whilst flying Hurricane IIB, BD932  of Takoradi, which crashed on the approach to Maiduguri following an engine fire on 7 Dec 1941.  He died two days later and is buried in Maiduguri Cemetery.

10 Dec

HAMILTON, JOHN JACKSON

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitney Straight, BD145 of No 24 Sqn, which spun into the ground after losing its propeller.  He is buried in Highmore (St Paul) Churchyard.

10 Dec

WILLIAMS, SIDNEY CHARLES

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Whitney Straight, BD145 of No 24 Sqn, which spun into the ground after losing its propeller.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent

10 Dec

MILLAR, JOHN CHRISTIE

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6402 of No 36 Sqn, which collided with K4169 of the same unit as they took-off at night from Seletar.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

10 Dec

MORRIS, SIDNEY WALTER

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6402 of No 36 Sqn, which collided with K4169 of the same unit as they took-off at night from Seletar.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

10 Dec

WITNEY, GRAHAMS FELIX

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6402 of No 36 Sqn, which collided with K4169 of the same unit as they took-off at night from Seletar.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

10 Dec

DAVIES, DAVID JOHN

AC2

He was serving with No 68 Sqn, and was killed when he fell into a revolving propeller whilst removing the chocks from a Beaufighter.  He is buried in Merthyr Tydfil (Pant) Cemetery.

10 Dec

BASEVI, BERNARD ATHELSTAN

Sgt

He died before rescue after Hampden I, AE191 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, was ditched in the North Sea on 8 Dec 1941 on its return from a raid on Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Dec

JACOBS, DEREK

Plt Off

He died before rescue after Hampden I, AE191 OL-Z of No 83 Sqn, was ditched in the North Sea on 8 Dec 1941 on its return from a raid on Aachen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10 Dec

CLARK, DAVID

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM926 OH-F of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Alva on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

10 Dec

BARTELL, DOUGLAS JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM926 OH-F of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Alva on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

10 Dec

MAGSON, ROLAND WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM926 OH-F of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Alva on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Pickering Cemetery.

10 Dec

RAE, JAMES WOOD

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM926 OH-F of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Alva on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner.  He is buried in St Andrew's Western Cemetery.

10 Dec

DEAR, ROBERT HENRY

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM926 OH-F of No 120 Sqn, which crashed into high ground near Alva on a transit flight from Dyce to Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Upper Clatford (All Saints) Churchyard.

10 Dec

FREEMAN, HYMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

MADDOX, NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

MARSLAND, JAMES

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

McLEOD, RICHARD MALCOLM DOUGLAS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

NEWMAN, CHARLES EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

SKINNER, DEREK LAHEE DFC

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8333 'M' of No 148 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT in the Derna and Gazala area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

HOWLAND, ALFRED EDWARD

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in an aircraft of No 220 Sqn as the result of a gunshot wound to the chest during action over the North Sea.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

10 Dec

STATHER, ALBERT

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5801 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground and burst into flames whilst flying in cloud near Glenville on a transit flight from Aldergrove to Dyce.  He is buried in Fleetwood Borough Cemetery.

10 Dec

BERNARD-SMITH, GEORGE CHRISTOPHER BERNARD RAFO

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5801 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground and burst into flames whilst flying in cloud near Glenville on a transit flight from Aldergrove to Dyce.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.

10 Dec

HARRIS, WILLIAM CECIL FRANCIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5801 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground and burst into flames whilst flying in cloud near Glenville on a transit flight from Aldergrove to Dyce.  He is buried in Montrose (Sleepyhillock) Cemetery.

10 Dec

SINCLAIR, THOMAS KEITH

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5801 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground and burst into flames whilst flying in cloud near Glenville on a transit flight from Aldergrove to Dyce.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground

10 Dec

LOVELL, ALFRED

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5801 QY-P of No 254 Sqn, which flew into high ground and burst into flames whilst flying in cloud near Glenville on a transit flight from Aldergrove to Dyce.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem) Cemetery.

10 Dec

DUNN, WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9383 of No 13 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine failure on take-off from Bicester on a training flight.  He is buried in Bishop Auckland Cemetery.

10 Dec

SCHRADER, GEORGE HOWARD RCAF

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9383 of No 13 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine failure on take-off from Bicester on a training flight.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

10 Dec

STEADMAN, ALFRED WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9383 of No 13 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames following an engine failure on take-off from Bicester on a training flight.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

10 Dec

SUMMERELL, RONALD COLSTON

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4630 of No 14 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Potterne, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Nailsea (Holy Trinity) New Churchyard.

10 Dec

FUDGE, GORDON DYSON

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9100 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Goring after hitting a haystack following an engine failure.  He is buried in Bournemouth (Wimborne Road) Cemetery.

10 Dec

SCOTT, NORMAN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9100 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Goring after hitting a haystack following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dundee (Balgay) Cemetery.

10 Dec

HAMBURGER, SAMUEL GEORGE ARTHUR

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9100 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Goring after hitting a haystack following an engine failure.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

10 Dec

COOKE, JOHN CHARLES

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9100 of No 15 OTU, which crashed near Goring after hitting a haystack following an engine failure.  He is buried in Worsborough Dale (St Thomas) Churchyard.

10 Dec

BOWERMAN, ROGER EDMUND LEWIS

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2170 of No 24 SAAF Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 en-route to attack targets in the Bir Sachem area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

10 Dec

ROSS, DAVID COLIN MARTIN

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2170 of No 24 SAAF Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 en-route to attack targets in the Bir Sachem area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

HANDLEY, JACK

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2191 of No 24 SAAF Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 en-route to attack targets in the Bir Sachem area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

10 Dec

HUNTER, ARCHIBALD WILLIAM JAMES RAAF

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9643 of No 3 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Cirencester, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

10 Dec

McCARTHY, HENRY JOSEPH

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, AT457 of No 37 SFTS, which crashed during a night circuit training sortie.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

10 Dec

WICKS, ALEXANDER GEORGE RNZAF

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane I, W9342 of No 59 OTU, which flew into high ground near Aspatria, Cumberland.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

10 Dec

DYMITROWICZ-MENDEL, Jan

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Dragon, AW172 (ex G-ACKU) of No 7 AACU, which crashed in a forced landing at Wantage following an engine failure.  He is buried in Watchfield Military Cemetery.

10 Dec

JONES, ROBERT NORMAN

AC2

He was probably killed whilst flying in Dragon, AW172 (ex G-ACKU) of No 7 AACU, which crashed in a forced landing at Wantage following an engine failure.  He is buried in Wombourne (St Benedict) Churchyard.

10 Dec

JACK, ARTHUR WILLIAM

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4630 of No 14 SFTS, which flew into the ground near Potterne, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Lyneham (St Michael) Churchyard.

10 Dec

GREENE, PETER

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-566 of Maxwell Field, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Gainesville Airport, Alabama.   He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery. Annexe

10 Dec

HOLDEN, STANLEY

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-566 of Maxwell Field, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Gainesville Airport, Alabama.   He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery. Annexe

10 Dec

SHEPHERD, JOHN WILLIAM

WO

He was serving with the ME Comm Flt, at the time of his death but the exact circumstances have not been ascertained.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma

10 Dec

NORTHY, SIDNEY WILLIAM

AC2

The exact details of his death have not been ascertained but his death was registered in Ampthill.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

10 Dec

GORNALL, EDWARD ERNEST RICHARD

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries sustained when the lorry he was in collided with a civilian lorry on the Lutterworth Road, near Willey.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

 

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