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Casualties - 17 - 20 January 1942


17-Jan

MAHLER, JOHN NOEL DFC (37452) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He was cremated at  Cambridge Crematorium.

17-Jan

LOW, ALAN JOHN  (106522) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

17-Jan

WADDELL, JAMES DOUGLAS  (108046) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

17-Jan

TAYLOR, RONALD WILKINS DFM (402263) RAAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

17-Jan

MANKELOW, WALTER JAMES  (901548) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

LLOYD, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (916338) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is buried in Thurrock (Grays) New Cemetery.

17-Jan

BLACKLAW, EDWARD  (967185) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis.

17-Jan

McCARLEY, JAMES  (1355118) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7467 of No 7 Sqn, which was hit by Hurricane I, V6865 of No 56 OTU as it carried out an unauthorised practice attack during a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

CARPENTER, GORDON JOHN  (1295462) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 27 Sqn, at the time of his death, which was possibly due to a Japanese air raid on Kallang?.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

17-Jan

ELLIS, GEORGE THOMAS  (149838) RAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

BOWRING, BERTIE  (535325) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

ISAACS, FREDERICK RALPH  (926326) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

MAYES, JOHN  (1254004) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

SULLIVAN, WILLIAM JOHN  (1281970) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

THOM, JAMES THOMAS  (1375508) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9301 MH-N of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

COOK, LESLIE ERNEST  (62700) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE491 of No 59 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a ferry flight from Gibraltar to Malta en-route to the Far East.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

ARGENT, ALEXANDER CHARLES  (65518) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE491 of No 59 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a ferry flight from Gibraltar to Malta en-route to the Far East.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

COLLINS, RICHARD  (625932) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE491 of No 59 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a ferry flight from Gibraltar to Malta en-route to the Far East.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

LUNAN, HERBERT GORDON  (631284) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE491 of No 59 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a ferry flight from Gibraltar to Malta en-route to the Far East.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

MONRO, JOSEPH  (1006964) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE491 of No 59 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a ferry flight from Gibraltar to Malta en-route to the Far East.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

EDWARDS, FRANK FREDERICK  (391096) RNZAF - age 26

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina, Z2151 FV-Y of No 205 Sqn, which was killed when his aircraft was attacked at its moorings at Seletar.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

17-Jan

ARCH, JOSEPH HENRY  (751857) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina, Z2151 FV-Y of No 205 Sqn, which was killed when his aircraft was attacked at its moorings at Seletar.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-Jan

OTTER, FRANK  (776377) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He was serving with No 237 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nyeri War Cemetery.

17-Jan

BROZ, JAROMIR  (61917) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2971 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which crashed in Holland, possibly as the result of flak damage on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

17-Jan

SVOBODA, JINDRICH  (787165) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2971 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which crashed in Holland, possibly as the result of flak damage on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

17-Jan

MASEK, RUDOLF  (787865) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2971 KX-J of No 311 Sqn, which crashed in Holland, possibly as the result of flak damage on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Tilburg (Gilzerbaan) General Cemetery.

17-Jan

MONSEREZ, ARTHUR JOSEPH  (R/61119) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD258 of No 403 Sqn, which dived into the ground near North Weald.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

17-Jan

KEDDY, WALTER BERNARD DFC (39535) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8329 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea following an engine failure on a raid on Bremen.  He is buried in Hull Crematorium.

17-Jan

GURR, GORDON FREDERICK  (568534) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8329 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea following an engine failure on a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

GALE, PAUL ARTHUR  (1166976) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8329 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea following an engine failure on a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

MASSE, GEORGE JOSEPH  (R/56128) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8329 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea following an engine failure on a raid on Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

JEWELL, WILFRED JOHN  (740510) RAFVR - age 34

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Botha, L6213 of No 10 AOS, which failed to return from a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

MARCH, JOHN WEELEY  (1377698) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Botha, L6213 of No 10 AOS, which failed to return from a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

PRUSEK Mieczyslaw Marian Kajetan (P.1196) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha, L6213 of No 10 AOS, which failed to return from a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

17-Jan

GRUSZECKI Stanislaw (P.1468) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha, L6213 of No 10 AOS, which failed to return from a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

17-Jan

HUSTON, JOHN CLARKE  (89837) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1340 of No 12 OTU, which stalled and flew into a tree following an engine failure whilst carrying out circuit practice at Chipping Warden.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Jan

ROGERS, KENNETH STANLEY  (411939) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1340 of No 12 OTU, which stalled and flew into a tree following an engine failure whilst carrying out circuit practice at Chipping Warden.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Jan

WILSON, ARTHUR ROY  (411963) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1340 of No 12 OTU, which stalled and flew into a tree following an engine failure whilst carrying out circuit practice at Chipping Warden.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Jan

ADDY, JOHN CEDRIC DFM (748538) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5030 of No 27 OTU, which flew into Snaefell on the Isle of Man during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

17-Jan

McMANAMAN, EDWARD CARROLL  (R/56323) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5030 of No 27 OTU, which flew into Snaefell on the Isle of Man during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

17-Jan

ROGERSON, JOSEPH HENRY  (400211) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

17-Jan

WEBB, EVAN FREDERICK  (402767) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

17-Jan

WILLIAMS, FREDERICK ERNEST  (404772) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

17-Jan

WOOLNOUGH, JACK STEPHEN RICHARDS  (408003) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

17-Jan

WELCH, MALCOLM HUNTER  (926914) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Birmingham (Quinton) Cemetery, Warley.

17-Jan

BEETON, WILFRED ROY  (1359941) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Old Fletton Cemetery.

17-Jan

SAVAGE, ARTHUR WILSON  (1378823) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9706 of No 27 OTU, which crashed into a wood near Kings Bromley whilst returning from a night bombing practice in poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Gosforth (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Jan

McNEILLY, DAVID  (626055) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ263 of No 8 SFTS, which flew into high ground Tillentich Hill, near Torphins, Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery.

17-Jan

GRIFFITH, EDWIN THOMAS  (934540) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ263 of No 8 SFTS, which flew into high ground Tillentich Hill, near Torphins, Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

17-Jan

ELLIOT, CHARLES EVANS  (72745) RAFVR - age 33

Sqn Ldr

He was serving at Kuantan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

17-Jan

COLLINSON, CYRIL REGINALD  (1063010) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9030 of the OADU, which flew into a hill near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

BEARCROFT, EDWARD MICHAEL FRASER  (1164973) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9030 of the OADU, which flew into a hill near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

BARRETT, EDGAR JOHN  (1181160) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9030 of the OADU, which flew into a hill near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

FRY, ANDREW JOHN NOBLE  (1257693) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9030 of the OADU, which flew into a hill near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

EVENETT, GEOFFREY DAVID  (1269551) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9030 of the OADU, which flew into a hill near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

17-Jan

BRADY, JAMES MAXWELL  (400502) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9043 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

BROWN, JOHN RAEBURN  (400693) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9043 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

HEHIR, JAMES HASSETT  (405075) RAAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9043 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

SCOTT, MILES WILLIAM  (987500) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9043 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

BROWNE, JOSEPH ERNEST  (1378107) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9043 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea near Bone whilst flying from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jan

GRACEY, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (31143) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He died from natural cause at Lossiemouth.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

17-Jan

BROWNE, DEREK MALCOLM  (107991) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

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 Ely.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

17-Jan

ROBINS, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1326775) RAFVR - age 48

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 Northallerton.  He is buried in Topcliffe Church Cemetery.

17-Jan

JOHNSTON, HERBERT RONALD  (1338245) RAFVR - age 19

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

17-Jan

CULLEY, ALBERT  (1528892) RAFVR - age 37

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 Newbury.  He is buried in Kintbury (Christ Church) Churchyard.

17-Jan

STEVENS, JAMES FRANK HAYDEN  () RAF - age 50?

Fg Off

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 Gosport.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

PICKETT, ASTLEY CLEVELAND  (45434) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

CLIFFORD, DANIEL JOSEPH  (401753) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

KENNEDY, RONALD JOHN  (749424) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

MELLINGS, ROBERT CHARLES  (1356712) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

HILL, JAMES BENONA HARVEY  (R/62261) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

GLOVER, ROBERT BELL  (R/68696) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1330 QT-B of No 142 Sqn, which crashed in the North Sea off Bridlington on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jan

BEET, CYRIL HARDWICK  (68166) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4833 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol possibly being shot down by return fire from a Ju 88.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Jan

GARDNER, JACK VICTOR  (921455) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4833 of No 252 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol possibly being shot down by return fire from a Ju 88.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

18-Jan

COX, ERNEST WILKIN (41881) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8141 of No 488 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Jan

IBBS, WILLIAM LEWIS  (1331173) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-553 of No 1 BFTS, which crashed whilst attempting a precautionary landing 30 miles from Terrell, having become lost during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

18-Jan

WOULDES, NOEL FRANCIS  (402234) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9126 of the OADU, which crashed on the approach to Luqa on the second leg of a ferry flight to the Far East.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

18-Jan

HANKINS, PERCY  (910438) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9126 of the OADU, which crashed on the approach to Luqa on the second leg of a ferry flight to the Far East.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

18-Jan

STORY, ALAN WILLIAM  (1253997) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9126 of the OADU, which crashed on the approach to Luqa on the second leg of a ferry flight to the Far East.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

18-Jan

HUTCHINSON, HERBERT WILLIAM  (1350885) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with at Tengah at the time of his death, which was probably due to a Japanese attack on Tengah.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

18-Jan

ALLEN, RUPERT RUBEN WATT  (73064) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

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 Hendon.  He is buried in Great Stanmore (St John) Churchyard.

18-Jan

KENNEY, LEONARD  (509585) RAF - age 35

WO

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries sustained in a car accident on 13 January at Kneesall.  His death was registered in Newark.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.  The was being driven by Flt Sgt Gordon Reid who died on 14 January.

18-Jan

NERUSH, CHARLES JOSEPH OLIVER  (651209) RAF - age 20

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Harpenden (Westfield) Cemetery.

18-Jan

JONES, SAMUEL  (1500060) RAFVR - age 49

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 Hinckley.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

19-Jan

AITCHISON, ROBERT SMILES  (687) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Sidlesham (St Mary) Churchyard.

19-Jan

CRESWELL, PHILIP HENRY  (40618) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

19-Jan

TARBITTEN, HARRY LIONEL DFC (114962) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

19-Jan

AMPHLETT, JOHN  (910498) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

19-Jan

TELLING, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (916899) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

19-Jan

GREENWOOD, THOMAS FREDERICK  (1052205) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Morecombe and Heysham (Hale Carr) Cemetery.

19-Jan

BANKS, THOMAS GEORGE  (1359899) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3370 WS-D of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Thetford following a structural failure of the starboard wing on training flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

19-Jan

PARSONS, ALFRED CHARLES RINGSLEY  (402576) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington II, W5491 of No 104 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Driffield due to an incorrect flap setting on a training flight on 9 Jan 1942.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

19-Jan

GOOLDEN, HARRY  (84948) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

IRVINE, SINCLAIR  (549930) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

PITCHER, ALAN OSCAR  (610192) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

ROWE, LESLIE ALBERT  (755285) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

HENOWY, EUGEN  (1161444) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

BREAKSPEAR, ALBERT ROLAND  (1176410) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

SCHELL, LYLE GEORGE  (J/5077) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2148  of No 240 Sqn, which flew into high ground in the Shetlands.  He is buried in Hamnavoe Churchyard.

19-Jan

SMALL, JOHN HENRY ALBERT  (648295) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with at 249 at the time of his death and he was probably killed when the air raid shelter he was in took a direct hit.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

19-Jan

GREENACRE, HAROLD ALBERT WILLIAM  (910484) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with at 249 at the time of his death and he was probably killed when the air raid shelter he was in took a direct hit.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

19-Jan

SVENDSEN, LOUIS HENRY  (900616) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2475 of No 409 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jan

MURRAY, ALEXANDER IAN  (R/69654) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2475 of No 409 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Potterhanworth in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

19-Jan

McANENY, KENNETH JACK  (411421) RNZAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8171 of No 488 Sqn, which was shot down by Zeros during an offensive sweep against Muar.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Jan

DODGE, GEORGE WILLIAM JAMES  (1331421) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Oxford I, T1046 of No 15 SFTS, which crashed on overshoot at night 1 mile S of Kidlington on 17 Jan 1941.  He is buried in Hitchin Cemetery.

19-Jan

THOMSON, JAMES WILLIAMSON DFC (40667) RNZAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

DICKSON, BEAUMONT CHURCHILL  (404634) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

MILLIKEN, ROY ALISTAIR  (404637) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

RILEY, JOHN BERNARD  (995062) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

KELLEY, HARRY JOSEPH  (R/76125) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

JACKSON, ROBERT JAMES  (R/83904) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

19-Jan

PARSONS, HENRY WREFORD  (407802) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, AN170 of No 21/453 Sqn, which was shot down Ki 43 nears Batu Pahat.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

19-Jan

GIMBERT, GEORGE ALFRED  (947125) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 32 OTU at the time of his death, which was from natural causes.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park.

19-Jan

HINES, ROY REGINALD  (3417) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7385 of No 59 OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Tanfield Station in bad weather.  He is buried in Dagenham (Chadwell Heath) Cemetery.

19-Jan

SNELL, EDWARD ERNEST CHARLES  (636843) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was travelling aboard the SS Lady Hawkins at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-62 or 66 whilst sailing from Halifax to Bermuda.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Jan

SIM, JAMES  (1014574) RAF - age 28

LAC

He was serving with at Takali at the time of his death, which was probably due to a direct hit on the air raid shelter in which he was sheltering.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

19-Jan

ANDERSON, JAMES BETT  (979654) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He died of TB in a hospital at Larbert, Falkirk, Stirlingshire.  He is buried in Lecropt Churchyard.

19-Jan

GREENBANK, WILLIAM MORPHET  (1029811) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire.  He is buried in Windermere (St Mary's) Cemetery.

19-Jan

KILBURN, MICHAEL HENRY JOHN  (1380631) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1646 of No 20 OTU, which failed to return from a cross country training flight and was found near Braemar in Aberdeenshire. He is buried in Farnham (Green Lane) Cemetery.

19-Jan

BAKER, AMOS WILLIAM  (1455545) RAFVR - age 19

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 Pwllheli.  He is buried in Mepal (St Mary) Churchyard.

20-Jan

RUTHERFORD, WILLIAM  (942274) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8370 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

20-Jan

FOWLER, EDMUND JOHN ROBERTS  (1211175) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8370 of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

20-Jan

HARVEY, ALEXANDER MUIR  (88232) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT148 EA-S of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Noorddijk General Cemetery.

20-Jan

GRAY, WILLIAM ARTHUR BILL  (963946) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT148 EA-S of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Noorddijk General Cemetery.

20-Jan

HALLAM, JOHN WILLIAM  (1160116) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT148 EA-S of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Noorddijk General Cemetery.

20-Jan

KNAPMAN, RICHARD MANNERING  (1255391) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT148 EA-S of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Noorddijk General Cemetery.

20-Jan

BREWER, PAUL MIDDLETON  (402565) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8229 of No 67 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 27s as it was taking off from Moulmein having refuelled on its return from a reconnaissance mission to Raheng.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

FINN, JOHN GILBERT  (404859) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8240 of No 67 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 27s as it was taking off from Moulmein having refuelled on its return from a reconnaissance mission to Raheng.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

CURTIS, COLIN HUBERT  (107980) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

HANCOX, ALAN HERBERT  (1256776) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

DUNN, FRANCIS ERNEST  (1284969) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

SPACKMAN, ARTHUR SIDNEY  (1326356) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

CHAPMAN, PETER LEWIS  (1376923) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

MANTLE, HERBERT WILLIAM  (1388195) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1110 of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

PARSLOW, KENNETH ARCHIBALD  (111998) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Ameland (NES) General Cemetery.

20-Jan

KERRISK, ALBERT WILLIAMS  (401499) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

SHARP, GWLADGWYN JOHN  (542001) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

O'BRIEN, MICHAEL THOMAS  (650852) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

SWINGLER, EDWARD SEXTUS  (1180160) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

20-Jan

SCOTT, JOHN GRANT  (J/4112) RCAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1207 QT-U of No 142 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down off the Frisian Islands on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

MARCHBANKS, ALPHONSO CALVIN (100523) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG848 of No 232 Sqn, which was shot down whilst intercepting a raid on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

LANDELS, LESLIE NINLAN  (84695) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BM906 of No 232 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ki 43 whilst intercepting a raid on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

ELLIS, WILLIAM RUPERT  (100669) RAFVR - age 38

Plt Off

He was serving with No 944 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dunham Massey Church Burial Ground.

20-Jan

ARNOLD, CECIL WILLIAM  (516938) RAF - age 26

Cpl

He was serving with No 151 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

HETHERINGTON, WILLIAM MURPHY  (1266649) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 151 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

20-Jan

COCKLIN, ALBERT GEORGE  (1384045) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 151 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

DISNEY, LESLIE WALTER  (1375807) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

He was serving with No 9 A/C Depot Brooklyn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

20-Jan

HOPKIN, EDGAR  (1381675) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-259 of the AFS Dothan, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Verbena, Alabama after running out of fuel during a night navigation training flight.  He is buried in New Castle (Castle View) Burial Park.

20-Jan

CROSSKEY, ROGER BENSLEY  (1315702) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, ? of the 6 BFTS Clewiston, which stalled from 60 ft up as he attempted to land in fog.  He failed to swithch off his landing lights and was probaly dazzled by the 'glare back'.  He is buried in Arcadia (Oak Ridge) Cemetery.

20-Jan

MUHAMMAD TAHIR BIN WAHAB  (785665) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF and was probably killed in the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

20-Jan

CONNELLY, EDWARD  (965779) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD602 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea after taking off from Gibraltar on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

NUTTALL, ALLEN JOHN  (989219) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD602 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea after taking off from Gibraltar on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

PARK, JOHN TREVOR  (1265396) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD602 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea after taking off from Gibraltar on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

SLEE, NORMAN CLAIR  (1359968) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD602 of the OADU, which crashed into the sea after taking off from Gibraltar on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

BERGSON, JULIUS  (106531) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8504 of the OADU, which ditched in the sea en-route from Portreath to Gibraltar on a delivery flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-Jan

WOOD, LESLIE MBE (80659) RAFVR - age 48

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N9251 of No 105 Sqn, which flew into ground near the airfield.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

20-Jan

KINNEAR, ALFRED BOLTON  (1312884) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-755 which flew into trees near Craig Field, Selma, Alabama as it took off.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

 

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