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Casualties - 5 - 8 January 1942


05-Jan

BLACKSHAW, JOHN ROBERT  (634256) RAF - age 21

AC1

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.

05-Jan

LEWTHWAITE, JAMES FREDERICK  (403463) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

JAMES, STANLEY HUGO  (1107497) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

LILL, PHILIP FREDERICK  (1203314) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

BRYAN, MAURICE  (1252090) RAFVR - age 21

Sergeant

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

CHALMERS, WILLIAM  (1256369) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

PICK, WILLIAM ROGERS  (R/61039) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9036 of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a raid on the airfield at Castelvetrano.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

05-Jan

COMYNS, WILFRED HUGH  (102139) SAAF - age Unknown

Air Sgt

He was serving with No 223 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

05-Jan

SHIELD, RONALD SPENCER  (404954) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8199 of No 243 Sqn, which collided with W8179 of the same unit and burst into flames as he was taking off from Kallang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

05-Jan

ELLIOTT, PAUL LISTER  (402467) RNZAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W9179 of No 243 Sqn, which collided with W8199 of the same unit and burst into flames as he was landing at Kallang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

05-Jan

GARROW, JAMES DAVID  (404529) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5589 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Strensall following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

05-Jan

GAYFER, JOHN BURTON  (R/18039A) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5589 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Strensall following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

05-Jan

LE FURGEY, OSBORNE BAYFIELD  (R/50333) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5589 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Strensall following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

05-Jan

ROBERTSON, WILLIAM ALAN  (R/59266) RCAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5589 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Strensall following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

05-Jan

WITYCK, PETER  (R/80002) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5589 LQ-F of No 405 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Strensall following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

05-Jan

PARKER, ANTHONY RUSSELL  (250) RAAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 456 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Pwllheli Borough Cemetery.

05-Jan

MARTIN, CHESTER THOMAS  (R/76682) RCAF - age 22

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 on 3 Jan 1942  He died two days later from his injuries  .  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

05-Jan

DAVIES, NORMAN CLIFFORD  (111528) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6023 of No 4 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Faxfleet, Yorkshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Jan

WILLIAMS, ROBIN HARRY  (1380487) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6023 of No 4 EFTS, which flew into the ground near Faxfleet, Yorkshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Jan

LALONDE, JOSEPH BERNARD RENE  (R/74426) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6734 of No 56 OTU, which dived into the ground near Holbeach.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard.

05-Jan

LLOYD, ALFRED THOMAS  (1418101) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was undergoing training at Carlstrom Field, Florida when he was drowned whilst being "dunked" in a swimming pool  This was an accepted ritual to celebrate a cadet going solo, he was thrown in the pool but did not resurface and when recovered artificial respiration was administered unsuccessfully.  He is buried in Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery.

05-Jan

KELLY, SIDNEY WHITEHILL  (534180) RAF - age 25

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Nottingham General Hospital from injuries sustained on 16 Nov 1941 when he collided with a horse whilst riding a motor cycle.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

05-Jan

VAUGHAN, ALFRED ALICK  (1215021) RAFVR - age 21

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 Oxford?.  He is buried in Thurrock (Chadwell St Mary) Cemetery.

06-Jan

MILLS, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1169710) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3388 of No 9 Sqn, which died in Ely Hospital after being fatally injured in a crash at Honington after the aircraft crashed into a tree on its return from Brest on one engine.  He is buried in Harberton (St Andrew) Churchyard.

06-Jan

BRYANT, HARRY DOUGLAS  (R/70448) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5514 PH-S of No 12 Sqn, which was lost when he baled out of the aircraft which was damaged over Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

VOLLER, PETER COLLIN (404270) RAAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

WILD, JACK  (1057895) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

HILL, ERIC  (1151830) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

YOUNG, JOSEPH WALTER  (1170647) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

DRIVER, RAYMOND BERTRAM HAMILTON  (1189757) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

YORKE, WILBERT GEORGE  (R/66080) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5523 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed into the sea off the target, Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

WEST, GEOFFREY LLEWELLYN  (1152156) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD896 EA-M of No 49 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Scampton at the end of a training flight.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

06-Jan

ATKINS, GEORGE THOMAS  (1210043) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD896 EA-M of No 49 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Scampton at the end of a training flight.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

06-Jan

MOUNTSTEPHENS, VICTOR HAIG  (924847) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1096 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Methwold on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

06-Jan

EWINGS, ERIC  (1180645) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1096 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Methwold on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

06-Jan

ROE, LAWRENCE JOSEPH  (1326327) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1096 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Methwold on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Coalville (Whitwick) Cemetery.

06-Jan

SIMMONS, ROBERT LOUIS NATHANIEL  (1378726) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1096 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Methwold on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

06-Jan

RICHARDSON, DOUGLAS ROY  (R/78229) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1096 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Methwold on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

06-Jan

BIGMORE, THOMAS HERBERT  (48085) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, V5379 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Singapore on the night of 12/13 Dec 1941.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

06-Jan

HOLLINGWORTH, ALEXANDER  (404246) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9289 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Barnsley have returned early from a raid on Brest following an engine failure.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

06-Jan

BUCHANAN, ALEXANDER GIBSON  (R/58102) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9289 of No 102 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Barnsley have returned early from a raid on Brest following an engine failure.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

06-Jan

ROSS, JACK KENNETH (79163) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8393 of No 134 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol off Islay Island.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

VOY, ERIC ALASTAIR  (1258671) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He possibly died from injuries whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW283 of No 217 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Manston.  He is buried in Charing (Kent County) Crematorium.

06-Jan

CARMICHAEL, DAVID NORRIS  (403040) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1182 FU-G of No 458 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor shortly after taking off for a raid on Brest due to ice on the wings.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

06-Jan

MacDONALD, EDWARD JOHN NORMAN  (404346) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1182 FU-G of No 458 Sqn, which crashed near Holme-on-Spalding-Moor shortly after taking off for a raid on Brest due to ice on the wings.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

06-Jan

WAITE, MAYNARD MILLER  (R/64723) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA923 of No 616 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol off Mablethorpe.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Jan

CASTLING, JOHN GRAHAM  (41875) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1498 of No 19 OTU, which flew into a mountain near Inverness whilst descending to land at Kinloss at the end of a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

06-Jan

IRVINE, JOHN GEORGE  (41987) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1498 of No 19 OTU, which flew into a mountain near Inverness whilst descending to land at Kinloss at the end of a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

06-Jan

GREEN, CYRIL WRIGHT  (751257) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1498 of No 19 OTU, which flew into a mountain near Inverness whilst descending to land at Kinloss at the end of a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Northampton (Billing Road) Cemetery.

06-Jan

GEORGE, CECIL SPENCER (915708) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, N1498 of No 19 OTU, which flew into a mountain near Inverness whilst descending to land at Kinloss at the end of a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

06-Jan

WOLSTENHOLME, HERBERT  (545778) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery.

06-Jan

MATTHEWS, ALBERT DAVID  (615644) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Yeovil Cemetery.

06-Jan

BROWNE, ANTHONY JOHN  (643058) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

06-Jan

MINIKEN, FREDERICK THOMAS  (903047) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Clacton Cemetery.

06-Jan

WILLIAMS, JOHN PHILPIN (983072) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Uzmaston (St Ismael) Churchyard.

06-Jan

MENZIES, THOMAS  (1037647) RAFVR - age 38

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

06-Jan

CORNES, GERALD GEOFFREY  (1169609) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

06-Jan

BUTCHER, REGINALD ALFRED  (1200354) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7863 'B' of No 3 Grp Trg Flt, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Newmarket on a gunnery detail following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dover (St Mary's) New Cemetery.

06-Jan

CROWHURST, ROBERT FREDERICK JAMES  (1383688) RAFVR - age 17

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, 2724 of No 32 SFTS, which crashed after being struck by another aircraft during a formation change.  He is buried in Moose Jaw (Rosedale) Cemetery.

06-Jan

BUSHELL, PHILIP EDWARD  (1313133) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He died from injuries sustained on 24 December 1941 whilst flying in Oxford I, AS523 of No 36 SFTS Sqn, which crashed into trees whilst attempting a forced landing near Red Deer.  He is buried in Red Deer Cemetery.

06-Jan

JOHNSON, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (535077) RAF - age 24

Cpl

He was serving at Colaba/Bombay at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

06-Jan

WILTSHIRE, SAMUEL DERRY  (364366) RAF - age Unknown

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 St Austell.  He is buried in St Merryn Churchyard.

06-Jan

BAILEY, GEORGE HENRY  (973033) 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 Caerlean.  He is buried in Risca Old Cemetery.

06-Jan

HUMPHREY, FORREST JOSEPH  (1131958) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

06-Jan

DENTON, ALAN  (1238106) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

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 Chippenham.  He is buried in Spridlington (St Hilary) Churchyard.

06-Jan

WILKINSON, ANN MARSDEN  (2026041) WAAF - age Unknown

ACW2

Her unit and the circumstances of her death have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Belmont Cemetery.

07-Jan

BAKER, SYDNEY ROBERT  (616021) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7652 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol between Malta and Cape Bon.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Jan

PHILLIPS, DEREK HOWARD  (922248) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7652 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol between Malta and Cape Bon.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Jan

HILLMAN, ROBERT  (1281915) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7652 of No 18 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping patrol between Malta and Cape Bon.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

07-Jan

HARRIES, MERLIN THOMAS  (41288) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

ANDERTON, WILLIAM  (68163) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

07-Jan

HUNTER, DOUGLAS CHISHOLM  (68178) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

BOURNER, ALBERT EDWARD JAMES  (89074) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

KINNELL, ROBERT BIRD  (634857) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

07-Jan

TRINDER, THOMAS HOBBS  (751247) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE652 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Bergen.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery.

07-Jan

WHATLEY, REGINALD NORMAN  (751364) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

RUST, RUFUS  (759262) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

McMANUS, WALTER BARTHOLOMEW  (J/5469) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7823 of No 504 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Lurgan in County Down.  He is buried in Ballycranbeg (Mount St Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

07-Jan

BAMFORD, GEORGE  (938538) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 153 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

07-Jan

HENLEY, DORRIEN CLIFFORD  (533711) RAF - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 25 AS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Johannesburg (Brixton) Cemetery.

07-Jan

CAMPBELL, PETER DUNCAN  (1388191) RAFVR - age 18

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in PT17, 40-1857 of No 4 BFTS, which crashed near Scottsdale  but the cause was undetermined.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery.

07-Jan

ZEROVNICKY, JAN  (102528) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7469 of No 56 OTU, which was involved in a collision over Walpole St Peter in Norfolk.  He is buried in Sutton Bridge (St Matthew) Churchyard.

07-Jan

JOSE, JOSEPH  (1066897) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9562 of No 9 AOS, which flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

07-Jan

SCURREY, DOUGLAS CHARLES  (1292769) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9562 of No 9 AOS, which flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Ilford Cemetery.

07-Jan

HAWKINS, WILLIAM KENNETH (1099682) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9562 of No 9 AOS, which flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Ilford Cemetery.

07-Jan

GOODWIN, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1532409) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9562 of No 9 AOS, which flew into ground Tal y Mignedd Mountain, Caernarvonshire.  He is buried in Manchester (Gorton) Cemetery.

07-Jan

FULLBROOK, WILLIAM  (903164) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed when a bomb made a direct hit on an air shelter at RAF Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jan

MALTBY, GEORGE ERNEST  (947113) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed when a bomb made a direct hit on an air shelter at RAF Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jan

RYAN, JEREMIAH ALOYSIUS  (1008738) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed when a bomb made a direct hit on an air shelter at RAF Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jan

HORN, GEORGE ROBERT  (1169517) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed when a bomb made a direct hit on an air shelter at RAF Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jan

WATSON, WILLIAM  (1213575) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Luqa and was probably killed when a bomb made a direct hit on an air shelter at RAF Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

07-Jan

BARLASS, KENNETH  (1067047) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-16127  from the Advanced Training School, Dothan, Alabama, which came down in Lake Tholocco, near Ozark, Alabama.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-Jan

TINDLEY, HARRY WALLACE  (400546) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9040 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath shortly after taking off from St Eval for Gibraltar.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

07-Jan

JENNINGS, LESLIE  (922924) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9040 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath shortly after taking off from St Eval for Gibraltar.  He is buried in Shaw Cemetery, Newbury.

07-Jan

RENSHAW, ARTHUR THOMPSON RENE  (943630) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9040 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath shortly after taking off from St Eval for Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

GRIFFITHS, ALAN JOHN  (1069574) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9040 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath shortly after taking off from St Eval for Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

GOULD, MYLES DAVID  (1377262) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9040 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea off Portreath shortly after taking off from St Eval for Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Jan

ELLIOTT, HARRY EDGAR CHARLES  (89785) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW335 of the TDU, which  crashed on take-off Gosport, Hampshire.  He is buried in Gosport (Ann's Hill) Cemetery.

07-Jan

ANDREWS, ST CLAIR RODERICK JAMES  (1188825) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW335 of the TDU, which  crashed on take-off Gosport, Hampshire.  He is buried in Torquay Cemetery and Extension.

07-Jan

VICKERS, HARRY HOWDEN  (348468) RAF - age 38

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 York.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

07-Jan

PALMER, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1142371) 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

07-Jan

TOWNROW, ALBERT GEORGE  (1190150) RAFVR - age 25

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 Gloucester Rural.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery.

08-Jan

GOLDSMITH, SIDD  (552202) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE539 of No 59 Sqn, which lost in transit between Malta and Egypt en-route to Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jan

WILLIAMS, DOUGLAS JACK  (553724) RAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE539 of No 59 Sqn, which lost in transit between Malta and Egypt en-route to Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jan

STOTT, THOMAS ALEXANDER  (938915) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE539 of No 59 Sqn, which lost in transit between Malta and Egypt en-route to Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jan

JONES, ROBERT SALISBURY  (1013197) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE539 of No 59 Sqn, which lost in transit between Malta and Egypt en-route to Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Jan

GILLILAND, JACK DEWBERRY  (106510) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3240 of No 121 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Tuddenham in Suffolk.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Jan

WILLIAMS, GERARD CHARLES  (922512) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM698 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

BURN, THOMAS FREDERICK  (935427) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM698 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

MOBBERLEY, BRYAN ARTHUR  (944128) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM698 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

NOSELEY, GEOFFREY GEORGE  (959396) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM698 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

UPTON, EDWARD  (1184116) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM698 of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

GREGORY, STANLEY LESLIE  (1238538) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with No 404 and died as the result of walking into a propeller.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.

08-Jan

WOOLER, HERBERT BASIL  (103600) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3037 of No 406 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Stobbswood Colliery in Northumberland.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery.

08-Jan

WILLIAMS, TREVOR  (620942) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3037 of No 406 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Stobbswood Colliery in Northumberland.  He is buried in Llandilo (Bethel) Calvinistic Methodist Chapelyard.

08-Jan

WILSON, HUBERT ARTHUR  (1326571) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 825 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hillingdon and Uxbridge Cemetery.

08-Jan

KEIGHLEY, JOHN  (992219) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 201 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

08-Jan

ROBINSON, ALEXANDER WARD  (1213206) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ789 of No 34 SFTS, which crashed eight miles away from the airfield during a dual training flight.  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery.

08-Jan

JEPSON, BERNARD  (1025672) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8677 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the sea off Scarborough during an air firing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Jan

HIGGS, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1160303) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8677 of No 54 OTU, which dived into the sea off Scarborough during an air firing practice.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

08-Jan

KALARUS Stefan (P.1600) PAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9604 of No 6 AACU, which crashed on the Golf Links at Roseneigr, Anglesey, after colliding with Spitfire.  He is buried in Llangadwaladr (St Cadwaladr) Churchyard.

08-Jan

THOMSON, KENNETH NEIL  (1343685) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13A, 41-1429 from Cochran Field, which crashed when it stalled as it turned onto 'Finals' during its approach to the airfield, 2nd Lt Dalton R Hardy (USAAF) was also killed in the accident.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

08-Jan

PHILLIPS, EDWARD GEORGE  (350516) RAF - 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 Weston.  He is buried in Burnham Cemetery, Burnham-on-Sea.

08-Jan

RELPH, ISABELLA  (446947) WAAF - age 18

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Manchester.  She is buried in Peel (St Paul) Churchyard.

 

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