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Casualties - 1 - 3 February 1942


01-Feb

WINSTANLEY, ROY JAMES  (987381) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9735 'H' of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea during a torpedo practice sortie in Suez Bay.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Feb

DODD, GERARD DOMINIC  (65053) RAFVR - age 41

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9735 'H' of No 38 Sqn, which flew into the sea during a torpedo practice sortie in Suez Bay.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

01-Feb

MARSHALL, GEOFFREY HERBERT  (1380346) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7472 of No 61 Sqn, which was ditched off Brest after being hit by flak and colliding with a balloon cable.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Feb

MACLEAN, STEPHEN JOSEPH  (R/65201) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7472 of No 61 Sqn, which drowned when he became stuck in the escape hatch after the aircraft was ditched off Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

1 Feb

BUTTERWORTH, THOMAS ARTHUR  (856750) AuxAF - age 30

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained 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 the previous night.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

01-Feb

LE QUEUX, PETER LAWRENCE EDWARD  (1181380) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE359 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Lessay in France during a raid on Brest.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

01-Feb

KETTLE, GEOFFREY TAYLOR  (913612) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM604 VX-J of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Aldergrove after hitting trees whilst carrying out unauthorized low flying.  He is buried in Cowes (Northwood) Cemetery.

01-Feb

CAMPBELL, ARCHIBALD DETHRIDGE  (400858) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM604 VX-J of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Aldergrove after hitting trees whilst carrying out unauthorized low flying.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

01-Feb

FRASER, HUGH GAVIN (402051) RAAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM604 VX-J of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Aldergrove after hitting trees whilst carrying out unauthorized low flying.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

01-Feb

FRY, PHILIP ALEXANDER  (920055) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM604 VX-J of No 206 Sqn, which crashed near Aldergrove after hitting trees whilst carrying out unauthorized low flying.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

01-Feb

MORLEY, COLIN ROBERT  (1170683) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

01-Feb

YOUNG, FALKNER COTTON  (404354) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

01-Feb

HORTON, KENNETH  (1260890) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Killead Presbyterian Churchyard.

01-Feb

WALKER, RONALD CHARLES  (751141) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Long Eaton Cemetery.

01-Feb

IRELAND, GEORGE  (622635) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Paisley (Hawkhead) Cemetery.

01-Feb

WATTS, WALLACE HAROLD MACE  (1209099) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM615 of No 220 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Wigston Cemetery.

01-Feb

CLARK, DAVID MARSHALL  (989572) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in died from wounds suffered during a strafing attack on RAF Sumburgh by a Ju 88. of No 404 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Kettins Parish Churchyard.

01-Feb

LEITCH, NORMAN  (1096133) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in died from wounds suffered during a strafing attack on RAF Sumburgh by a Ju 88. of No 404 Sqn, which .  He is buried in Wallsend (Holy Cross) Cemetery.

01-Feb

THOMAS, GEORGE COBLEY  (992454) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 945 Sqn and died from injuries sustained in the Cowlairs East Junction railway accident, two days before.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

01-Feb

CLOTHIER, HARRY ELI  (955781) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in of No 1 SAAF, which .  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

01-Feb

PORTNELL, EDWARD  (1046323) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1212 (ex R9803) of No 41 Air School, which collided with Anson, 3164 of the same unit during a photographic sortie.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

01-Feb

SHENFIELD, JAMES DAVID  (1384353) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1212 (ex R9803) of No 41 Air School, which collided with Anson, 3164 of the same unit during a photographic sortie.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

01-Feb

THACKER, JOHN HERBERT  (952097) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

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 Lothingland.  He is buried in Boston Cemetery.

01-Feb

WILSON, FREDERICK JOHN AFM (47867) RAFVR - age 40

Plt Off

He was serving with the RAFC FTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

01-Feb

CHANTRY, FREDERICK PATRICK  (1359254) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in St Albans.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

02-Feb

DENHAM, JOSEPH  (917523) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

02-Feb

McLARTY, ROBERT STEWART ABBEY  (974591) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

02-Feb

WOODHOUSE, MOSTYN  (60558) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

JONES, ALAN JACKSON  (67108) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

KHAN, MEHDI  (68746) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

MACMILLAN, DAVID  (977390) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

TURNBULL, ROBERT WILLISON  (1006444) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

HOLT, ROBERT  (759005) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sibiril Communal Cemetery.

02-Feb

AMES, EDWARD JOSEPH  (J/15130) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA741 of No 118 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Rhubarb sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Feb

JONES, FREDERICK URIAH COOK  (1029526) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 118 Sqn and died at Fordingbridge, Ringwood Road, Fordingbridge, Hants, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ashton-in-Makerfield (St Thomas) Churchyard.

02-Feb

SCHILD, BEVERLEY W.  (102363) SAAF - age Unknown

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4711 of No 208 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Tmimi following an engine fire.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

02-Feb

WALSH, WILFRED AIDAN  (80208) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4799 of No 237 Sqn, which crashed at Dekheila whilst landing in a dust storm.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

02-Feb

HOWLETT, JAMES  (1353951) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 802 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.

02-Feb

FOGG, ERIC  (1160901) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 510 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

02-Feb

JOYCE, STEPHEN W.  (1302852) 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 Wrexham.  He is buried in Gwersyllt (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

02-Feb

BUTLIN, GEORGE ALFRED  (1297442) RAFVR - age 36

AC1

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Westminster.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

02-Feb

SAUNDERS, NORMAN ALFRED  (909012) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving in the RAF Police and died from injuries sustained when he was knocked over by a lorry as he was walking alongside the footpath on the nearside of the Burton to Lichfield Road.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

02-Feb

ELLIOTT, WILLIAM ERIC  (919864) RAFVR - age 46

Sgt

He was serving at RAF Penrhos at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He probably died in the RAF Hospital at Bridgnorth as his death was registered there.  He is buried in Witley (All Saints) Churchyard.

03-Feb

McCASKILL, KENNETH WILLIAM  (941607) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained 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 on 31 Jan 1942.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

03-Feb

NARRACOTT, ARTHUR LEONARD  (912517) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Brest (Kerfautras) Cemetery.

03-Feb

DRYMAEL, JEAN JULES  (87698) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Feb

BRUNTON, PETER CHARLES LINDSAY  (89774) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK602 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by ground fire during a strafing attack on the Derna road.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

03-Feb

DONALDSON, LESLIE GEORGE RAYMOND  (405241) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, ? of No 3 Del Flt, which crashed near Stoke-on-Trent on a delivery flight from High Ercall to Leconfield.  He is buried in Atcham (St Eata) Churchyard.

03-Feb

GEWERGIS BOYAYA  (1542) IL - age Unknown

Pvt

He was a member of the Iraq Levies but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

03-Feb

UNDERWOOD, PAUL DEREK  (1331732) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-756 of the AFS, Selma, Alabama, which struck a tree at Miller's Ferry, Alabama, whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying during an instrument flying sortie.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

03-Feb

TURNER, DAVID WILLIAM  (1313535) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-756 of the AFS, Selma, Alabama, which struck a tree at Miller's Ferry, Alabama, whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying during an instrument flying sortie.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

03-Feb

WALTERS, FREDERICK TERENCE TENNANT  (1315587) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He died whilst travelling on board the SS Otranto.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Feb

LAMBERT, JOHN RICHARD  (1621649) 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 Scotland?  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

03-Feb

MATHEWS, FRANCIS GEORGE  (357970) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

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

 

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