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Casualties - 1 - 4 January 1942


01-Jan

LANCASTER, NORMAN DOUGLAS  (40397) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1414 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

MARTIN, FRANK  (80560) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1414 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

MARTIN, WILLIAM WATSON  (536352) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1414 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

BOWIE, JOHN WALKER COUTTS  (561056) RAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1414 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

HAIGH, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (81335) RAFVR - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8441 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

CROMPTON, ERIC  (401029) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8441 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down during an attack on Japanese motor launches.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

01-Jan

FROGGATT, AUBREY JOHN WALTER  (89057) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2226 of No 211 Sqn, which shot down and crashed in flames after being hit by flak whilst attacking MT near Ajdabiya.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

01-Jan

YOUNG, DOUGLAS ARTHUR  (751662) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2226 of No 211 Sqn, which shot down and crashed in flames after being hit by flak whilst attacking MT near Ajdabiya.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

01-Jan

PRENTICE, JOHN DUNCAN MACKAY  (968116) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2226 of No 211 Sqn, which shot down and crashed in flames after being hit by flak whilst attacking MT near Ajdabiya.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

01-Jan

WOOD, ROBERT CYRIL  (968384) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6148 of No 236 Sqn, which crashed on taking off at night from Redberth.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

01-Jan

BARTLETT, MAURICE LESLIE PERRY (43004) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in was killed in his tent when it caught fire. of No 272 Sqn, which .  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jan

FARMAR, JOHN ANTHONY GOODHAND  (777664) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, R7226 of No 603 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Auchterhouse Hill in Angus.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

01-Jan

ASHCROFT, RONALD  (1071063) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 938 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Salford (Weaste) Cemetery.

01-Jan

PENNELL, EDWARD URIAH  (640601) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 972 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Maala Cemetery.

01-Jan

REILLY, KENNETH WILLIAM  (R/74884) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in was killed in a car accident. of No 22 OTU, which .  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

01-Jan

CARTER, RONALD GRAHAM WHITE  (655269) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7400 of No 55 OTU, which dived into ground Castle Eden, Co Durham.  He is buried in Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery.

01-Jan

WOLF, HIRAM  (R/77476) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N3432 of No 60 OTU, which flew into high ground at Troutbeck in Cumberland.  He is buried in Rainsough Jewish Cemetery.

01-Jan

HARPIN, JAMES FREDERICK  (1004510) RAFVR - age 29

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and was killed in an accident in Oxford.  He is buried in Maltby Burial Ground.

02-Jan

JOHNSON, STANLEY CHARLES  (404504) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AG679 of No 112 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a telephone wire whilst flying at low level at night.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

02-Jan

O'NEILL, BERNARD PETER  (R/69028) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE483 of No 402 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on a shipping recce off Cherbourg.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

02-Jan

Hertzberg, J S () Norway - age

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8722 of No 602 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel on its return from a Rhubarb.

02-Jan

WILKINSON, ARTHUR HAKINGS  (46963) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander, N1225 of No 41 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Tiverton.  He is buried in Leeds (Lawns Wood) Cemetery.

02-Jan

CHODZICKI Jerzy E (P.782675) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tudor I, K3400 of No 2 CFS, which dived into the ground near Pewsey in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

02-Jan

BURDETT, HENRY FREDERICK JAMES  (1204511) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Romsey.  He is buried in Wimborne Minster Cemetery.

03-Jan

PRIOR, ANTHONY NELSON  (62305) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7563 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at West Farleigh.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

03-Jan

PENGELLY, WILLIAM GORDON  (915139) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, X7563 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed on take-off at West Farleigh.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

03-Jan

ANDERSEN, STANLEY WALTER  (45211) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, V5388 of No 34 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against coastal vessels near Penang.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

03-Jan

LOMAX, JAMES GARFIELD  (405289) RNZAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, V5388 of No 34 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against coastal vessels near Penang.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

03-Jan

JAMES, ROY FRANK RICHARD  (564864) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, V5388 of No 34 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against coastal vessels near Penang.  He is buried in Taiping War Cemetery.

03-Jan

THOMAS, RAYMOND BOWEN  (113370) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

FROUDE, BAXTER  (798514) RAFVR - age 39

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

SMITH, ARTHUR RONALD WILLIAM  (1252992) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

SHATTOCK, AUBREY HAROLD  (1356710) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

COPPING, ALBERT JOHN  (1380366) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

03-Jan

COLPITTS, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/64727) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1519 LN-Q of No 99 Sqn, which crashed off Portland Bill into the sea on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

HOWARD, DONALD ARTHUR (102537) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT123 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

McKENZIE, KENNETH (636348) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT123 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

GARDNER, ALBERT HARRY  (1375226) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT123 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

FRASER, ALEXANDER JAMES  (J/3271) RCAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT123 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jan

IDDESON, JAMES STERLING  (32766) SAAF - age 22

2 Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4765 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down near Agedabia during a tactical reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Jan

LESNIAK Albin (P.783818) PAF - age 26

Cpl

He was killed whilst serving as a driver with No 308 Sqn, when the truck he was travelling in back to Woodvale was in collision with a double decker bus.  He is buried in Baginton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

03-Jan

GAWLIK Pawel Ludwik (P.793885) PAF - age 42

LAC

He was killed whilst serving as a driver with No 308 Sqn, when the truck he was travelling in back to Woodvale was in collision with a double decker bus.  He is buried in Baginton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

03-Jan

HILL, NORMAN ARTHUR  (644673) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 308 Sqn and was killed the truck he was travelling in back to Woodvale was in collision with a double decker bus.  He is buried in Oundle Cemetery.

03-Jan

LUDWIG, CHARLES  (100090) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5328 UB-Q of No 455 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Haddenham near Aylesbury on its return from a raid on a Rochelle.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

03-Jan

WILLOX, JOHN LENNOX SIESEL  (400110) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5328 UB-Q of No 455 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Haddenham near Aylesbury on its return from a raid on a Rochelle.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

03-Jan

STANSFIELD, JOSEPH ROSS  (1005937) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5328 UB-Q of No 455 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Haddenham near Aylesbury on its return from a raid on a Rochelle.  He is buried in Calverley (St Wilfrid) Churchyard.

03-Jan

Christie, R G  ()  - age

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5328 UB-Q of No 455 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Haddenham near Aylesbury on its return from a raid on a Rochelle.   .

03-Jan

CHRISTIE, ALEC MACNAUGHTON  (404579) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was serving with No 455 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

03-Jan

ALTHANS, HAROLD CHARLES JOHN  (920008) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was serving with No 974 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

03-Jan

KINGSHOTT, MELVILLE JOHN  (400278) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6959 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground near Shrewsbury after failed to recover from a dive out of cloud.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

03-Jan

MASSON, ROBERT MACAULEY  (1058546) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6959 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground near Shrewsbury after failed to recover from a dive out of cloud.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

03-Jan

JOWETT, WILFRED  (1058855) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, P6959 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground near Shrewsbury after failed to recover from a dive out of cloud.  He is buried in Bradford (Thornton) Cemetery.

03-Jan

TREACY, HAROLD ROBERT STUART  (778068) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, P6834 of No 21 SFTS, which spun into the ground after the tail was damaged by a perspex panel breaking loose during flight.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

03-Jan

BIGGLESTONE, GEORGE MILBURN  (754732) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9640 of No 22 OTU, which crashed into a river bank on landing at Wellesbourne Mountford on its return from a night flying exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

03-Jan

McLENNAN, HILBERT ALEXANDER  (R/62633) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9640 of No 22 OTU, which crashed into a river bank on landing at Wellesbourne Mountford on its return from a night flying exercise following an engine failure.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

03-Jan

HAY, ROBERT PETRIE  (45428) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2953 of No 23 OTU, which crashed into a wooded area in poor weather during a night circuit practice exercise.  He is buried in Huntly Cemetery.

03-Jan

CONNELL, BERNARD BRADLEY  (403041) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2953 of No 23 OTU, which crashed into a wooded area in poor weather during a night circuit practice exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

03-Jan

MURPHY, RODGER BEDE  (403143) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2953 of No 23 OTU, which crashed into a wooded area in poor weather during a night circuit practice exercise.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

03-Jan

JONES, HUBERT KILWA  (1186654) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2953 of No 23 OTU, which crashed into a wooded area in poor weather during a night circuit practice exercise.  He is buried in Llanidloes (Dolhafren) Cemetery.

03-Jan

MARSHALL, JOHN HAROLD  (1310853) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2953 of No 23 OTU, which crashed into a wooded area in poor weather during a night circuit practice exercise.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

03-Jan

GMITER-GMITREWICZ Michal (P.792035) PAF - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9699  of No 3 SFTS, which crashed at Shorncote, South Coney, on a training flight.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

03-Jan

TOMLINSON, JOHN ROBERT  (656503) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, L1695 of No 5 SFTS, which flew into ground after hitting power cables whilst carrying out unauthorised aerobatics, near Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

03-Jan

SHAW, PHILIP NEVILLE  (405330) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P9491 of No 53 OTU, which crashed into high ground near Ton Pentre.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

03-Jan

VERNEY, EDGAR BURNELL  (349802) RAF - age 53

Cpl

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed during an air raid on Luqa whilst involved in filling bomb craters from a previous raid.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

03-Jan

GRANARD, JOHN  (1053026) RAFVR - age 34

Cpl

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed during an air raid on Luqa whilst involved in filling bomb craters from a previous raid.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

03-Jan

CRADDUCK, STANLEY WALTER  (754585) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Oxford.  He is buried in South Ealing Cemetery.

03-Jan

WATTS, CLAUDE  (1258515) RAFVR - age 39

LAC

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a road accident near Mildenhall, his death being registered in Newmarket.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

03-Jan

HALL, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1358194) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Dartford.  He is buried in City of London and Tower Hamlets Cemetery.

04-Jan

SCOTT, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (J/5225) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4418 of No 30 Sqn, which failed to return from an evening patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

EVANS, ABRAHAM ELTON  (539692) RAF - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 37 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

04-Jan

QUEENEN, JOHN JAMES  (906570) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 37 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

04-Jan

SAUNDERS, FREDERICK JAMES WILLIAM  (J/4426) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6520 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down on a raid to Tobruk on 2 Jan 1942.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

04-Jan

HEAD, COLIN WILFRED  (400586) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7588 'H' of No 45 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Heliopolis on a ferry flight from Helwen to Gambut.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Jan

SHAW, JOHN CECIL  (742749) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was shot down on 6 Dec 1940 whilst flying in Hampden I, P4404 of No 49 Sqn, during a raid on airfields in Northern France, but was killed whilst trying to escape from Stalag Luft I at Barth.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

04-Jan

CHANING-PEARCE, PAUL  (927024) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7689 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

ROBBINS, JOHN JAMES HENRY  (931136) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7689 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

BEIRNES, DONALD WOOD  (R/61113) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7689 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

GUY, ALBERT LEWIS  (1375394) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9676 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

MANDER, REUBEN MATTHEW  (1375514) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9676 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

McNALLY, WILLIAM CARLISLE  (R/56297) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9676 of No 82 Sqn, which failed to arrive in Malta on a ferry flight from Egypt, possibly shot down by fighters.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Jan

HORSHAM, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1312233) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN187 of No 87 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Brockworth whilst attempting to avoid a collision with Oxford, W6551 of No 3 SFTS.  He is buried in Paignton Cemetery.

04-Jan

CROCKER, ALBERT THOMAS  (1259818) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK582 of No 112 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Msus following an engine failure.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

04-Jan

BAKER, ALLENBY LESLIE  (403159) RAAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB195 of No 452 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Beachy Head during a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

REYNOLDS, VERNON ELMER  (R/79679) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE422 of No 607 Sqn, which crashed near Shoreham after control was lost in cloud.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Jan

EDINGTON, MORRIS  (979311) RAFVR - age 40

LAC

He was serving with No 976 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

04-Jan

ROSS, ALFRED WILLIAM STANNING  (800679) AuxAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 117? Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

04-Jan

HEWLETT, DOUGLAS VIVIAN  (740036) RAFVR - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6551 of No 3 SFTS, which collided with Hurricane, BN187 of No 97 Sqn near Brockworth, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

04-Jan

COWEN, GEOFFREY BRIAN  (776058) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6551 of No 3 SFTS, which collided with Hurricane, BN187 of No 97 Sqn near Brockworth, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

04-Jan

McMILLAN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (403008) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1799 of No 60 OTU, which he abandoned near Pathhead, Midlothian but did not survive.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

04-Jan

JONES, TREVOR HARTLEY  (1311958) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1799 of No 60 OTU, which he abandoned near Pathhead, Midlothian but did not survive.  He is buried in Highcliffe (St Mark) Churchyard.

04-Jan

COMER, MARTIN JOHN  (510725) RAF - age 33

Sgt

He was travelling aboard the SS Duchess of Richmond at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

 

 

 

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