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Casualties - 29 - 31 January 1942


29-Jan

FOX, EDWIN (67666) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L7271 'J' of No 21 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by blast and debris from the leader's bombs whilst attacking buildings near Tripoli.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

29-Jan

TAYLOR, ROBERT EDWIN (100051) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L7271 'J' of No 21 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by blast and debris from the leader's bombs whilst attacking buildings near Tripoli.  He is buried in Tripoli War Cemetery.

29-Jan

GEE, DEREK JOHN RANDOLPH  (89331) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM946 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on delivery flight between Portreath and Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Jan

PITCHER, DAVY JOHN  (625018) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM946 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on delivery flight between Portreath and Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Jan

BOLLE, JOHN ALBERT  (951745) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM946 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on delivery flight between Portreath and Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Jan

REES, GLYN  (1251403) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL263 of No 88 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained in an accident when the aircraft overshot a landing at Long Kesh on return from an army co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Neath (Ynysymaerdy) Cemetery.

29-Jan

WHITE, PETER ERIC GODLONTON  (701305) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Jan

ASHTON, RONALD GEORGE  (72471) RAFVR - age 41

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 108 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

29-Jan

KERR, HARDY CALDWELL  (404249) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA863 of No 118 Sqn, which was lost on a Rhubarb near Caen.  He is buried in Ringwood Cemetery.

29-Jan

CURRIE, JOHN  (1552545) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 226 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in a motor accident at Great Casterton, near Stamford.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

29-Jan

BAILEY, FREDERICK DOUGLAS  (1168446) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 243 Sqn at the time of his death, which probably occurred during a Japanese air raid on Seleter.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

29-Jan

CADDEN, JOHN  (619066) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM946 of No 608 Sqn, which was lost on delivery flight between Portreath and Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Jan

RIDING, KENNETH  (995658) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3907 of No 13 OTU, which dived into the ground  and burst into flames near Stert, Devizes during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground.

29-Jan

RAINES, REGINALD STANLEY  (1262263) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3907 of No 13 OTU, which dived into the ground  and burst into flames near Stert, Devizes during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

29-Jan

RUDDOCK, JOHN  (1379252) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3907 of No 13 OTU, which dived into the ground  and burst into flames near Stert, Devizes during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

29-Jan

MACKIE, ALEXANDER STUART  (109893) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z3571 'J' of No 1435 Flt, which was shot down into sea as it took off from Takali on a night practice flight on 27 Jan 1942  He died from his injuries two days later.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

29-Jan

TURTILL, AUBREY JOHN FRANK  (1268038) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7801 of No 15 OTU, which flew into high ground near Wychford having become lost on a local flying exercise and encountered heavy snow.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

29-Jan

DEVERSON, VICTOR JOHN  (573063) RAF - age 19

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.

29-Jan

JACKSON, PHILLIP JEFFERSON  (990132) 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.

29-Jan

PETTY, ALEXANDER  (108804) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8785 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and crashed near Warboys having been recalled from a navigation exercise due to poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

29-Jan

CHARNOCK, JOHN FREDERICK  (1053553) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8785 of No 17 OTU, which stalled and crashed near Warboys having been recalled from a navigation exercise due to poor weather conditions.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

29-Jan

WHITE, ARTHUR STANLEY  (1313607) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, 1508 (ex N6348) of No 36 SFTS, which crashed on the approach to Penhold.  He is buried in Red Deer Cemetery.

29-Jan

THOMPSON, EDWARD FREEGARD  (617152) RAF - age 24

AC2

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

29-Jan

CHAN KHEY THYE  (786044) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF and was probably died in Japanese captivity.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Jan

BARRETT, GORDON FRANCIS ALBERT  (1338130) RAFVR - age 18

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

29-Jan

BARACLOUGH, DOUGLAS SAMUEL  (1417096) 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 Barnstaple.  He is buried in Bushbury (St Mary) Churchyard.

30-Jan

DIAMANT, ALBERT MARC  (70178) RAFO - age 44

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Leopard Moth, AW156 of No 24 Sqn, which collided with Oxford, N6431 of No 2 SFTS near Faringdon in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Oxford Crematorium.

30-Jan

BURSTON, PHILIP HENRY  (1194415) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N6431 of No 2 SFTS, which collided with Leopard Moth, AW156 of No 24 Sqn near Faringdon in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Dilhorne (All Saints) Churchyard.

30-Jan

CAMPBELL, RONALD FAWCETT  (R/81267) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9109 of No 500 Sqn, which ditched off Lowestoft, but he died of injuries inflicted by the motor boat attempting to rescue the crew.  He is buried in Great Yarmouth (Caister) Cemetery.

30-Jan

GARRETT, ROBERT JAMES CLARKE  (1068606) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9109 of No 500 Sqn, which ditched off Lowestoft, but he died of injuries inflicted by the motor boat attempting to rescue the crew.  He is buried in Dalry Cemetery.

30-Jan

HARROP, JAMES  (1071292) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9109 of No 500 Sqn, which ditched off Lowestoft, he was killed in the crash.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Jan

HART, GRAHAME DAVID  (1152821) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9109 of No 500 Sqn, which ditched off Lowestoft, but he died of injuries inflicted by the motor boat attempting to rescue the crew.  He is buried in Dalry Cemetery.

30-Jan

JOYCE-CLARKE, JOHN MICHAEL  (66588) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6719 of No 1 AACU, which flew into the sea off Weybourne whilst low flying.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Jan

ROWLANDS, JOHN DOUGLAS BIAS  (403005) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6719 of No 1 AACU, which flew into the sea off Weybourne whilst low flying.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

30-Jan

WIDDICOMBE, FREDERICK CHARLES  (1172943) RAFVR - age 30

AC1

He was serving at No 151 MU at the time of his death, which probably occurred during a Japanese air raid on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

30-Jan

KUJAWA Czeslaw (P.0115) PAF - age 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2848 'G' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in the Yorkshire Dales in a snowstorm whilst on a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

30-Jan

BIEGANSKI Tadeusz Jan (P.1368) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2848 'G' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in the Yorkshire Dales in a snowstorm whilst on a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

30-Jan

POLCZYK Jerzy (P.1615) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2848 'G' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in the Yorkshire Dales in a snowstorm whilst on a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

30-Jan

TOKARZEWSKI Jan Andrzej (P.782024) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2848 'G' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in the Yorkshire Dales in a snowstorm whilst on a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

30-Jan

SADOWSKI Jan (P.792642) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2848 'G' of No 18 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed in the Yorkshire Dales in a snowstorm whilst on a night cross-country exercise.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

30-Jan

ALLEN, RALPH NORMAN DFM (401247) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, N6431 of No 2 SFTS, which collided with Leopard Moth, AW156 of No 24 Sqn near Faringdon in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

30-Jan

RYDER, STANLEY  (571644) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He died from injuries sustained in an incident involving a tractor at No 36 SFTS.  He is buried in Red Deer Cemetery.

30-Jan

PAYNE, ROBERT JAMES  (633064) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was fatally injured in an accident at Dalcross involving an Armadillo armoured car.  He is buried in Petty Parish Churchyard.

30-Jan

BROWN, JOHN ALBERT CAMPBELL  (83331) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor accident near Rugby when his car collided with a lorry, whilst he was overtaking another car at night.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

30-Jan

MYERS, NORMAN  (1506850) RAFVR - age 28

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Gray's Hospital, Elgin, from a fractured skull.  He is buried in Leeds (New Wortley) Cemetery.

31-Jan

MORGAN, HAYES WILLIAM  (1360504) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 36 Sqn, at the time of his death, which probably occurred during a Japanese air raid on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

31-Jan

PAGE, HARRY CHARLES SHAW DFC (41315) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Old Church Cemetery, Isles of Scilly.

31-Jan

ATKINSON, DENYS LOWE  (62694) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

BURROUGH, THOMAS NOEL CHALLONER DFC (84274) RAFVR - age 35

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

BURT, ALAN GLADSTONE  (400408) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

TURNER, HARRY EDWARD  (645043) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

JONES, RONALD SIDNEY  (645045) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

EVANS, THOMAS ALFRED  (913939)  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.   .

31-Jan

DANN, LEONARD WILLIAM  (929868) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7369 of No 61 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on return from a raid on Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

PARSONS, JOHN ROBERT BRUNO  (88472) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5787 QR-M of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed on a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

HOLMES, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1253462) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5787 QR-M of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed on a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

MOWLAM, ARTHUR NORMAN  (516218) RAF - age 27

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT149 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

STRINGER, CLARENCE JAMES  (964647) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT149 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

BLACK, WILLIAM  (985882) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT149 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

LINEGAR, GEORGE JAMES  (1253866) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT149 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

31-Jan

McALISTER, BRUCE ALEXANDER  (40236) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, ? of No 258 Sqn, which shot down during an interception of enemy bombers over Jahore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

31-Jan

PARKER, HUBERT JACK  (106056) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE649 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-Jan

JAGGARD, LESLIE WALTER  (902521) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE649 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-Jan

BONES, JOHN RALPH VIGURS  (1168777) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9308 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground at Great Corby near Carlisle.  He is buried in Winchester (Magdalen Hill) Cemetery.

31-Jan

BURGESS, DOUGLAS McINTOSH  (J/5913) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9308 of No 1 (C) OTU, which flew into the ground at Great Corby near Carlisle.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

31-Jan

BATLEY, ARTHUR RAYMOND  (402120) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4374 of No 1 GRU, which was lost without a trace following an engine failure during a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-Jan

SMITH, ALEXANDER VEITH  (575538) RAF - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4374 of No 1 GRU, which was lost without a trace following an engine failure during a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-Jan

PENHALE, EDMUND RONALD  (903558) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4374 of No 1 GRU, which was lost without a trace following an engine failure during a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-Jan

HOW, HERBERT THOMAS  (905789) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4374 of No 1 GRU, which was lost without a trace following an engine failure during a test flight.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-Jan

LLOYD, SYDNEY JAMES  (1190558) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in an unknown Boston III of No 24 SAAF Sqn, which was lost on this date.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

31-Jan

GRIERSON, ROBERT  (618535) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving on board the HMS Culver at the time of his death, which was sunk by the U-105 south-west of Ireland.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

31-Jan

BACON, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1082679) RAFVR - age 30

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 Islington.  He is buried in Sprowston (SS Mary and Margaret) Churchyard.

31-Jan

KERR, JOHN  (1551785) 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Fauldhouse Cemetery.

 

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