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Casualties - 25 - 28 January 1942


25-Jan

NOURSE, LESLIE BLAIR  (185582) SAAF - age 26

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9298 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by BF 109s during an escort mission to Marylands.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Jan

JARDINE, LEONARD ARTHUR  (900161) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT129 EA-O of No 49 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Scampton for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Bath (Locksbrook) Cemetery.

25-Jan

STEWART, CHARLES DUNCAN STUART  (922683) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT129 EA-O of No 49 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Scampton for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Sutton Cemetery.

25-Jan

HIBBITT, ALBERT  (1199910) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT129 EA-O of No 49 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Scampton for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Riddings (St James) Churchyard.

25-Jan

NORTHROP, KENNETH EDWARD  (1251246) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT129 EA-O of No 49 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Scampton for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

25-Jan

FISHER, JOHN MICHAEL  (102556) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD545 of No 122 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Rosedale on the North Yorkshire Moors.  He is buried in Stilton Cemetery.

25-Jan

RUSSELL, JOHN KINGSLEY  (62287) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z2827 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-Jan

LINDEMAN, ROSS WELLESLEY  (403141) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1647 of No 153 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Eglinton.  He is buried in Ballyhalbert (St Andrew) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

25-Jan

LOW, ROBERT  (817273) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1647 of No 153 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Eglinton.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

25-Jan

RICHMOND, JACK  (550946) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5899 of No 211 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landed on return from an attack on MT on the Antalat-Agedabia road following an engine failure as a result of flak damage.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Jan

DUGGAN, FREDERICK CHARLES  (J/6373) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3448 of No 222 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Orfordness.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jan

COUTIE, ALAN VINCENT  (400912) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE589 of No 232 Sqn, which was lost in poor weather after taking off from Kallang.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Jan

MARSH, CARL FINNEY  (R/54825) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE641 of No 232 Sqn, which was lost in poor weather after taking off from Seletar.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Jan

MARSDEN, DOUGLAS  (982777) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD782 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from North Luffenham for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Prestwich (St Margaret) Churchyard Extension.

25-Jan

WRIGHT, ALBERT BARCLAY  (990757) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD782 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from North Luffenham for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

25-Jan

DAVIES, HAROLD  (1062332) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD782 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from North Luffenham for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Brymbo (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Jan

DADSON, VICTOR CHARLES  (R/76568) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD782 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from North Luffenham for a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

25-Jan

STRANG, ROBERT HAROLD  (79515) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB788 of No 485 Sqn, which failed to return from a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jan

FARR, LEONARD RAYMOND  (411390) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8191 of No 488 Sqn, which was severely wounded when Buffalo, W8191 was blown into a fuel dump by a bomb exploding close by as it took off from Kallang during an attack by Japanese bombers on Kallang and died three days later.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Jan

BYE, JOHN HENRY  (R/91290) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1803 of No 23 OTU, which he fell from the aircraft when it crashed in an attempted overshoot following a loss of engine power.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

25-Jan

ADAMS, KENNETH DUNCAN  (106212) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9098 of the OADU, which crashed on a beach in Portugal after being hit by fire from a friendly warship having failed to respond to a challenge.  He is buried in Lisbon (St George) British Churchyard.

25-Jan

BERRY, HUGH  (1169266) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9098 of the OADU, which crashed on a beach in Portugal after being hit by fire from a friendly warship having failed to respond to a challenge.  He is buried in Lisbon (St George) British Churchyard.

25-Jan

McBRIDE, THOMAS PATRICK  (1255618) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9098 of the OADU, which crashed on a beach in Portugal after being hit by fire from a friendly warship having failed to respond to a challenge.  He is buried in Lisbon (St George) British Churchyard.

25-Jan

GRAYSTONE, NOEL ARNOLD  (1294230) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9098 of the OADU, which crashed on a beach in Portugal after being hit by fire from a friendly warship having failed to respond to a challenge.  He is buried in Lisbon (St George) British Churchyard.

25-Jan

DENSHAM, WILLIAM NEWCOMBE  (1042674) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 2 MU and died in the RAF Hospital, Halton, cause unknown.  He is buried in Stanley New Cemetery.

26-Jan

FLEMING, JAMES ALEXANDER  (402454) RNZAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5585 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which was destroyed on take off from Binbrook for a raid on Hannover when a bomb broke loose and exploded.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

COUPE, ARTHUR HENRY  (622802) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5585 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which was destroyed on take off from Binbrook for a raid on Hannover when a bomb broke loose and exploded.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

WALKER, ANTHONY GORDON  (1105816) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5585 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which was destroyed on take off from Binbrook for a raid on Hannover when a bomb broke loose and exploded.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

GODSON, HERBERT ERNEST  (1257938) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5585 PH-D of No 12 Sqn, which was destroyed on take off from Binbrook for a raid on Hannover when a bomb broke loose and exploded.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

WOOD, RAYMOND  (542931) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

KITCHING, TOM APPLETON  (546577) RAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

BISHOP, PETER CONWAY  (568798) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GOMM, JOHN HENRY  (573384) RAF - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GOODWIN, SAMUEL BUSBY  (618214) RAF - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

FOSTER, DOUGLAS MOORE  (619906) RAF - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

CONDLIFFE, ARTHUR  (1104226) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

GRIMES, ERIC HARVEY WILLIAM  (619292) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 35 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

FLEMING, ANDREW MARTIN HEARN  (40965) RNZAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, T9135 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

HENDERSON, JOHN HARTLEY  (400860) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, T9135 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GILL, NEIL STEWART  (408123) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, T9135 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

MARKHAM, RICHARD FREDERICK CYPRIAN  (76479) RAFVR - age 41

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, X9106 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

SEATON, JOHN BINNING  (535269) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, X9106 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

HICKS, HUMPHREY FRANK  (755320) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albacore I, X9106 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

RICHARDSON, GEORGE SYDNEY  (40017) RAFO - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4168 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

LOCKHART, JOSEPH  (401041) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4168 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

HARRIS, BERNARD VERNON  (755290) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4168 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

NODRUM, ERIC CHARLES  (400864) RAAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4599 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

LYALL, ERNEST  (580214) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4599 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

HAGGAN, OWEN  (612057) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K4599 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

ROWELL, WILLIAM  (619635) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6387 of No 36 Sqn, which killed by a fighter during an attack on invasion shipping at Endau, before the aircraft crashed.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

TANNER, THOMAS STEELE  (41503) RNZAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6392 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

HOWISS, GORDON STEWART  (400202) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6392 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

TURNER, ARTHUR EDWIN (406191) RAAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6392 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

26-Jan

HAY, PHILIP CARLISLE  (408105) RAAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest, K4188 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

EWEN, GEORGE  (R/65737) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest, K4188 of No 36 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during an attack on a Japanese convoy landing troops at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GOLDSWORTHY, LEONARD  (912826) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 36 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

NEILL, JOSEPH HEBERT  (631004) RAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving with No 47 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Asmara War Cemetery.

26-Jan

HAMILTON, ROBERT ALFRED  (41328) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9315 MH-V of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

26-Jan

GRUT, HARVEY JENNINGS  (404866) RNZAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9315 MH-V of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

26-Jan

WATERWORTH, ALFRED  (936068) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9315 MH-V of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

26-Jan

STOKELL, CHARLES HENRY  (1055980) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9315 MH-V of No 51 Sqn, which failed to return from a Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

26-Jan

WRIGHT, JOHN FREDERICK  (104511) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9423 MH-S of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

BROWN, HUGH STAINGER  (404527) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9423 MH-S of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

ATWELL, WILLIAM JOHN  (845508) AuxAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9423 MH-S of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

STEAD, NORMAN  (1378264) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9423 MH-S of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

GREY-NOBLE, HENRY  (R/4199) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9423 MH-S of No 51 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

WATERS, WILLIAM THOMAS DE ROUFFIGNAC DFC (62342) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

BROWN, WILLIAM EDWARD HAROLD  (755140) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

SAUNDERS, DERYK VAUGHAN  (914592) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

MASLEN, ARTHUR LEONARD  (918580) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

HOROBIN, GEORGE HENRY  (939826) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

SEWELL, CHRISTOPHER GORDON  (956121) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

DODDS, JAMES ANGUS  (966370) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE602 or V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

MATSON, FRANCIS CEDRIC RICHMOND  (116990) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9224 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

ECKERSLEY, JOSEPH ALBAN  (998677) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5769 UX-F of No 82 Sqn, which flew into trees as it took off from Bodney on a night training flight.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

CHEADLE, ALFRED RONALD  (1016810) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5769 UX-F of No 82 Sqn, which flew into trees as it took off from Bodney on a night training flight.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

26-Jan

FORBES, GILBERT STRACHAN  (44049) RAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest, K2922 of No 100 Sqn, which damaged by flak during a shipping attack and force landed on the Endau/Mersing road, he was captured and murdered.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GRANT, JOHN  (744970) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest, K2922 of No 100 Sqn, which damaged by flak during a shipping attack and force landed on the Endau/Mersing road, he was captured and murdered.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

ROWLAND, IAN TERENCE BYATHAN  (33284) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6379 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

BORRAS, CYRIL JOHN SAMUEL  (561982) RAF - age 32

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6379 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

GIBSON, JOHN FORSTER  (759001) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6379 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

PROVEN, MAURICE BERT  (401050) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6386 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

LEE, DAVID BRUCE SMAILL  (401769) RNZAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6386 of No 100 Sqn, which he was killed when the aircraft was attacked by fighters whilst carrying out a strike against a Japanese convoy.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

TILLOTT, JOHN DORRELL  (39400) RAF - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6390 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

MORRISON, JOHN EDWIN (45944) RAF - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6390 of No 100 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking invasion shipping at Endau.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-Jan

WILSON, JOSEPH GREENWOOD  (547737) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9283 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

HAZLEDINE, JOHN TOKER CLOUGH  (903565) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9283 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

WHITE, JOHN DOUGLAS  (1111871) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9283 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

MAY, PETER  (1163935) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9283 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

CRAIG, ROBERT KENNETH  (R/53847) RCAF - age 42

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9283 of No 102 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

CARR, JOHN HARRISON  (1058666) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD765 of No 144 Sqn, which was thrown from the aircraft when it crashed on take off from North Luffenham on a training flight.  He is buried in Darfield Cemetery.

26-Jan

KOSINSKI Bronislaw Kazimierz (P.0298) PAF - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, AA747  of No 302 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

26-Jan

BEDNARSKI Zdzislaw (P.0505) PAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, W3844  of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

26-Jan

BERRY, JOSEPH  (1060920) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Jan

BLAIKIE, JOHN SMITH  (R/76129) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 1 ADU, which spun into the ground whilst attempting a landing.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

26-Jan

HERBERT, PHILIP WYNNE  (82676) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 PRU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Theale (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

26-Jan

O'CONNELL, EDWARD  (402468) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1186 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Pinchbeck, Spalding during a night high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

26-Jan

LYNCH, WALTER HUGH  (402526) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1186 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Pinchbeck, Spalding during a night high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

26-Jan

WHITE, SYDNEY STANLEY  (404742) RAAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1186 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Pinchbeck, Spalding during a night high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

26-Jan

MAROK, JOSEPH MITCHELL  (J/6801) RCAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1186 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Pinchbeck, Spalding during a night high level bombing practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

26-Jan

HOBBS, LYNN FREDERICK  (117146) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AW395 of No 1454 Flt, which spun into the ground near Box, Wiltshire, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in North Mymms (St Mary) Churchyard Extension.

26-Jan

GASAK Stanislaw (P.1264) PAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AW395 of No 1454 Flt, which spun into the ground near Box, Wiltshire, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

26-Jan

ARMANOWSKI Jozef (P.781321) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AW395 of No 1454 Flt, which spun into the ground near Box, Wiltshire, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

26-Jan

ANDERSON, WILLIAM  (509519) RAF - age 33

Sgt

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.

26-Jan

HOPE, JOHN FORSTER  (991646) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

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.

26-Jan

CORDINGLY, LOUIS RICARD ()  - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9863 of No 57 OTU, which collided with X4164 of the same unit near Sealand, he managed to bale out but was too low for his parachute to open safely.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

26-Jan

SUWALSKI, Roman (P.76757)  - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4164 of No 57 OTU, which collided with K9863 of the same unit near Sealand.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

26-Jan

CLARK, JOHN LESLIE  (515712) RAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lockheed 10A, 7841 of No 124 Sqn RCAF of No 8 Repair Depot, which crashed near MacGregor, Manitoba in a snow storm on a return flight to Winnipeg.  He is buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery.

26-Jan

HOLLAND, HAROLD W  (903638) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lockheed 10A, 7841 of No 124 Sqn RCAF of No 8 Repair Depot, which crashed near MacGregor, Manitoba in a snow storm on a return flight to Winnipeg.  He is buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery.

26-Jan

LANE, ARTHUR REGINALD READ  (1259509) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lockheed 10A, 7841 of No 124 Sqn RCAF of No 8 Repair Depot, which crashed near MacGregor, Manitoba in a snow storm on a return flight to Winnipeg.  He is buried in Winnipeg (Brookside) Cemetery.

26-Jan

MORRIS, VICTOR FRANK  (647926) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly injured in a raid on Hal Far the previous day, later dying from his injuries.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

26-Jan

GARDINER, JOHN GEORGE STRATFORD  (106116) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He died after six days in a dinghy having been flying in Wellington II, Z8504 of the OADU, which ditched in the sea on 20 Feb 1942 en-route from Portreath to Gibraltar on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Mostaganem Civil Cemetery.

26-Jan

WATSON, REGINALD  (1022077) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3558 of No 12 SFTS, which crashed at Walcot near Wittering.  He is buried in Blackpool Cemetery.

26-Jan

MILEY, FREDERICK JAMES  (1056802) RAFVR - age 28

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 Northern Ireland?.  He is buried in Bangor Cemetery.

27-Jan

RUSK, MAURICE PATRICK  (1062426) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL408 of No 222 Sqn, which crashed near Thornwood in Essex.  He is buried in Drumbeg (St Patrick) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

27-Jan

CHRISTIAN, CHARLES DAVID GORDON  (970186) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE590 of No 232 Sqn, which dived into a rubber plantation at high speed whilst attempting to intercept a reconnaissance aircraft.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

27-Jan

LATHAM, RICHARD JOHN  (1250700) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N6163 of No 51 OTU, which flew into high ground at King's Wood, near Ampthill, Bedfordshire.  He is buried in Amberley (St Michael) Churchyard.

27-Jan

HASLAM, RAYMOND  (1497498) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in PT17, 41-8617 of No 6 BFTS, which spun into a ploughed field near Ponca City, Oklahoma whilst attempting to land.  He is buried in Ponca City (Independent Order of Foresters) Cemetery.

27-Jan

JONES, VICTOR EDWIN COLLETT  (1414113) RAFVR - 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 Epping.  He is buried in Chippenham (London Road) Cemetery.

28-Jan

DOMAN, RONALD FRANK  (1376019) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5678 of No 17 Sqn, which dived into the ground on the approach to Habbaniya.  He is buried in Habbaniya War Cemetery.

28-Jan

WILLIAMS, DAVID LLEWELYN  (106848) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9305 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by AA fire from trawlers off Harwich on a raid to Rotterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

WILLIAMS, ALAN NEAL  (402427) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9305 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by AA fire from trawlers off Harwich on a raid to Rotterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

DOBSON, RONALD WELBURN  (536899) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9305 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by AA fire from trawlers off Harwich on a raid to Rotterdam.  He is buried in Fenwick (St John) Churchyard.

28-Jan

CURNICK, DENIS  (777661) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9305 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by AA fire from trawlers off Harwich on a raid to Rotterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

CAMPBELL, DOUGLAS REID  (R/61803) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9305 of No 78 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by AA fire from trawlers off Harwich on a raid to Rotterdam.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

SNELLING, EDWARD JOHN  (1162390) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT121 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a house in Den Helder following an engine failure on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

28-Jan

DUNGEY, STANLEY ALBERT  (1167924) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT121 ZN-A of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a house in Den Helder following an engine failure on a raid to Munster.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

28-Jan

SELFE, ROBERT VINCENT  (101559) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT122 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a wood in Holland on a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Lichtenvoorde General Cemetery.

28-Jan

HODGKINSON, DUNCAN EDWARD  (955322) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT122 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a wood in Holland on a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Lichtenvoorde General Cemetery.

28-Jan

HARDING, SIDNEY GEORGE  (1251250) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT122 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a wood in Holland on a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Lichtenvoorde General Cemetery.

28-Jan

JACOBSON, JOSEPH ALFRED  (R/56201) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT122 of No 106 Sqn, which crashed into a wood in Holland on a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Lichtenvoorde General Cemetery.

28-Jan

DICKERSON, ALFRED JAMES  (930296) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4398 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return fro a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28-Jan

ANYAN, JOHN RICHARD  (1259839) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4398 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return fro a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28-Jan

YOUNG, ROBERT MCKAY  (1306078) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4398 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return fro a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28-Jan

SPORNY Antoni (P.784804) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4398 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return fro a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

28-Jan

BAKER, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (963611) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3058 of No 106 Sqn, which died from exposure after ditching in the North Sea on return from a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Deptford (Grove Park) Cemetery.

28-Jan

BIDDLECOMBE, ROBERT WILLIAM ANTONY  (1169946) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3058 of No 106 Sqn, which died from exposure after ditching in the North Sea on return from a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

28-Jan

PATRICK, ALEXANDER GRANTON  (R/60348) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X3058 of No 106 Sqn, which died from exposure after ditching in the North Sea on return from a raid on Munster.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

28-Jan

CHURCH, GEORGE NORMAN  (402438) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5726 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which shot down by flak near Schipol during an Intruder sortie.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

28-Jan

BIRD, KENNETH MAURICE  (1281394) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5726 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which shot down by flak near Schipol during an Intruder sortie.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

28-Jan

PETERS, THOMAS ARCHIE  (1281527) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5726 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which shot down by flak near Schipol during an Intruder sortie.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

28-Jan

WEEKS, DENNIS OWENS  (46768) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Bentley Common (St Paul) Churchyard.

28-Jan

BENHAM, JACK ELKAN DAVID  (90447) AuxAF - age 41

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

BAXTER, GEORGE EDWARD ALBERT  (513278) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

SMITH, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (543358) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is buried in Alcester Burial Ground.

28-Jan

GOLD, DAVID  (1001635) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

JONES, EMRYS EVAN  (1151000) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6728 of No 138 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a SOE sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

IRWIN, CHRISTOPHER JOHN  (924231) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

MILTON, PETER GRAY  (997221) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

TRUSCOTT, FRANK GODFREY  (1168521) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

ROBINSON, GEORGE MARSH  (1169566) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

WEBSTER, GEORGE HAMILTON  (J/5471) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

TAIT, FRANCIS ALEXANDER  (R/70913) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9890 of No 214 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Munster.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Jan

ELLIS, RONALD  (575584) RAF - age 18

AC1

He was serving with No 272 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

28-Jan

AMER, ARTHUR GEORGE  (1261525) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving with No 272 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

28-Jan

DITCH, ARTHUR SAMUEL  (1377428) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was serving with No 604 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Seaford Cemetery.

28-Jan

ASTLEY, BRUCE  (403422) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L5928 of No 15 EFTS, which flew into the ground at Castletown House, Rockliffe, Cumberland.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

28-Jan

RICE, CLIVE WILLIAM PRYER  (402251) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1157 of No 21 OTU, which collided with Wellington, R1165 of the same unit whilst carrying out a night bombing practice over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

28-Jan

VEARNCOMBE, REGINALD HOWARD  (R/78273) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9935 of No 22 OTU, which crashed near Wellesbourne Mountford and burst into flames following an engine failure.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

28-Jan

WESTWOOD, JOHN WESTLY  (1193970) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7598 of No 61 OTU, which broke up in the air near Leatherhead in Surrey.  He is buried in Hagley Cemetery.

28-Jan

RAPER, JOHN GEORGE  (1613015) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK when he collapsed and died whilst walking in the street, apparently as the result of acute influenza.  His death was registered in Spilsby.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

 

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