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Casualties - 4 - 6 February 1942


04-Feb

O'GRADY, JAMES  (118202) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7341 of No 21 Sqn, which flew into hills whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

HOUSTON, MATTHEW CUMMING  (1063716) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7341 of No 21 Sqn, which flew into hills whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

FROST, LEONARD JOHN  (1258080) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7341 of No 21 Sqn, which flew into hills whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

SELKIRK, WILLIAM RATTRAY  (37127) RAF - age 25

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9806 'Z' of No 21 Sqn, which the wing tip of which hit the sea and cartwheeled into it whilst on a anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Feb

ASHLEY, FREDERICK CLIFFORD  (67649) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9806 'Z' of No 21 Sqn, which the wing tip of which hit the sea and cartwheeled into it whilst on a anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Feb

SMETHURST, KENNETH JAMES EDWARD  (106538) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9812 'D' of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

LEWIS, VIVIAN THOMAS  (931608) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9812 'D' of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

CLEMENT, DONALD JACK  (104410) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9824 'K' of No 21 Sqn, which flew into hills whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

IBBOTSON, JACK KENDRICK  (402189) RNZAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9824 'K' of No 21 Sqn, which flew into hills whilst on an anti shipping strike in Palermo harbour.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

04-Feb

HUNTER, DOUGLAS STANLEY  (39634) RNZAF - age 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE495 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 43s during a raid on Kluang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

04-Feb

SCRIMGEOUR, DENIS ALLAN  (401783) RNZAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE495 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 43s during a raid on Kluang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

04-Feb

CASEY, HUBERT WILLIAM  (751915) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE495 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 43s during a raid on Kluang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

04-Feb

JONES, ERNEST FRANCIS  (1053798) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE495 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by Ki 43s during a raid on Kluang.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

04-Feb

GRIFFITH, THOMAS PETER LOGAN  (959417) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 82 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

04-Feb

MAIN, BASIL WILLIAM  (109894) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BV167 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Feb

SMITH, JAMES  (560485) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 232 Sqn and he was probably killed during attacks on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-Feb

HULBERT, JOHN GRAHAM KENELM  (66517) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z4003 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Feb

McDOWALL, HUGH JOHN  (1052260) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z4016 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea of Malta by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

04-Feb

HOLMAN, CYRIL RUSSELL  (864902) AuxAF - age 43

Cpl

He was serving with No 934 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

04-Feb

HAY, ARCHIBALD  (1076389) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5965 of No 1 AGS, which overshot on landing at Pembrey and collided with another Blenheim.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

04-Feb

LACY, MAURICE GRAHAM  (1181389) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5965 of No 1 AGS, which overshot on landing at Pembrey and collided with another Blenheim.  He is buried in Mill Hill (St Paul) Churchyard.

04-Feb

COX, HENRY WILFRED SYLVESTER  (645795) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 101 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Feb

KIRTON, ARTHUR PAUL MONS  (1172546) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

A Wireless Operator/Air Gunner he was probably serving with No 21 OTU when he hanged himself in his hut 'because he didn't want to go overseas'.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

04-Feb

HOWSON, WILFRED JOSEPH  (1104350) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7893 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Moreton-in-Marsh after hitting a tree during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Longridge (St Wilfrid) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

04-Feb

WAUGH, HARRY  (107516) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7893 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Moreton-in-Marsh after hitting a tree during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

04-Feb

KIRK, JOSEPH HENRY  (107518) RAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7893 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Moreton-in-Marsh after hitting a tree during a night flying practice.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

04-Feb

NIELSEN, THEODORE LORRAINE  (640037) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving on board HSL 129 and was killed when the vessel was strafed by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

04-Feb

KING, GERALD RAYMOND  (1256284) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving on board HSL 129 and was killed whilst manning the front turret of the vessel during a strafing attack by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

04-Feb

FIELDER, GORDON RHODES  (37764) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, BJ449 of the RAE, which crashed on the approach to Farnborough whilst attempting an emergency landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

04-Feb

AYLING, CLAUDE BERNARD FREDERICK  (776213) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was serving in Rhodesia at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

04-Feb

WATTS, FRANK ERIC  (5099) RAF - age Unknown

Gp Capt

He was the station commander at Tengah and he shot himself after witnessing the morale of his personnel deteriorate during attacks on the station.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-Feb

ANDREWS, MARY GYLES  (2068549) WAAF - age 22

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Penzance.  She is buried in St Ives (Barnoon) Cemetery.

04-Feb

GREATHEAD, REGINALD JAMES  (1397957) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Fylde.  He is buried in Weeton (St Michael) Churchyard.

05-Feb

ROBINSON, ALEXANDER DEY  (817180) RAF - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 249 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

05-Feb

BERESFORD, TRISTRAM EDWARD OLIVER DE  (43099) RAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIB, AK531 of No 260 Sqn, which blew up when it ran into a minefield on an undershoot following an engine failure.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

05-Feb

ROLFE, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1014572) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM687 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed north of the Mull of Galloway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

BOND, JAMES EDWARD  (1205572) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM687 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed north of the Mull of Galloway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

BROWN, WILLIAM SYDNEY  (J/5915) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM687 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed north of the Mull of Galloway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

WATT, JAMES HUGH  (J/6839) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM687 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed north of the Mull of Galloway.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

LINDSAY, DOUGLAS MAXAM  (R/58533) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, W6479 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed near Hartland Point in Devon.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

JOHNSON, HARLOW EUGENE  (R/59779) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, W6479 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed near Hartland Point in Devon.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

PICKERING, WESLEY ALEXANDER  (R/74183) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, W6479 of No 5 (C) OTU, which crashed near Hartland Point in Devon.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

O'RIORDAN, THOMAS PATRICK  (776132) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, W6479 of No 5 OTU, which crashed near Hartland Point in Devon.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Feb

ROWLEY, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1074254) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-745 of the AFS, Selma, Alabama, which struck another aircraft during a formation practice flight.  He abandoned the aircraft but he was too low for his parachute to deploy fully.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

05-Feb

HUGHES, HERBERT  (1422214) RAFVR - age 28

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 Kings Lynn.  He is buried in Rhyl Town Cemetery.

05-Feb

HANSORD, GEOFFREY EDWARD  (550407) RAF - age 22

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 Buchanan, Stirling.  He is buried in Thetford Cemetery.

06-Feb

STEWART, RUSSELL REDWAY  (39946) RNZAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7308 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

MORRIS, DAVID JOHN  (48095) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7308 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

SMARIDGE, RICHARD ERIC  (48111) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7308 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

FLETCHER, RONALD DESMOND  (1053905) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9725 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

06-Feb

HANCOCK, GEORGE  (1381377) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9725 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

06-Feb

CAMERON, GORDON RUSSELL  (403940) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9725 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

WORKMAN, FREDERICK JOHN  (406378) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9812 'D' of No 21 Sqn, which died from injuries received when the aircraft was shot down by flak near Palermo on 4 Feb 1942.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

06-Feb

HALL, RONALD ROLFE  (1381186) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9822 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

06-Feb

ROWLEY, CYRIL JOHN  (68759) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9822 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

GRIEVE, JAMES GAVIN CALDWELL  (101057) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9822 of No 21 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters near Malta on its return from an unsuccessful anti shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-Feb

COX, ALBERT  (567358) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 34 Sqn at the time of his death, which was probably as a result of Japanese attacks on Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

WIGGLESWORTH, JOHN SPENCER  (42930) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Buffalo, W8143 of No 67 Sqn, which crashed into a paddy field following an engine failure on taking-off from Touugoo.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

06-Feb

McNEILLY, WILLIAM ST CLAIR DFC (43462) RAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

MILNE, GEORGE KILDEA TRAYNOR  (100554) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

HUGGETT, ARTHUR GORDON  (403605) RNZAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

PROBERT, GEOFFREY ERNEST  (642647) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

MICKLETHWAITE, CECIL WARD CHANDOS  (990186) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

PHILLIPS, LLOYD LAWSON  (1325179) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1247 QT-K of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Brest.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

SMITH, FRANCIS WILFRED  (41214) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

KITCHIN, HENRY  (60778) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BARTLETT, JOHN PERCIVAL  (64304) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

SMITH, RODNEY WYBEN  (402409) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

JONES, HUGH  (517519) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

SMITH, JOHN FREDERICK CHARLES  (526315) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

JACOBSON, GORDON WALTER ERIC  (552466) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

NUTT, KENNETH CHARLES  (553975) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

MASON, HAROLD STANISLAUS  (580829) RAF - age 21

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

CLARE, NORMAN  (644121) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

HOPKINSON, ERIC  (1120533) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

ROLFE, ARNOLD ALFRED  (1255057) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, W3977 of No 201 Sqn, which failed to return from a strike sortie and came down in the sea off Donegal.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

MENZIES, STEWART KEITH  (400417) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7856 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

GORNALL, GEORGE HERBERT  (402033) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7856 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

STEELE, GEOFFREY MOORE  (407810) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7856 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

BOTT, ALLAN THEODORE  (400823) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9713 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

LAMOND, HENRY JAMES  (404212) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9713 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

LYNAS, JAMES NEVILLE  (406200) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9713 of No 211 Sqn, which was shot down off Sumatra by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

BROWN, EDWARD  (652473) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM692 QX-Z of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a search equipment line patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

ORR, THOMAS EDWARD  (947930) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM692 QX-Z of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a search equipment line patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

HAMILTON, LESLIE  (954446) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM692 QX-Z of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a search equipment line patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

EVANS, HENRY IRVING VOCE  (985939) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM692 QX-Z of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a search equipment line patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BLIGHT, JOHN  (1067832) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM692 QX-Z of No 224 Sqn, which failed to return from a search equipment line patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

KLECKNER, CARDELL  (J/5055) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 258 Sqn, which was shot down whilst attacking Japanese aircraft strafing his airfield?  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

DAWSON-SCOTT, KEITH DESMOND  (102149) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in killed during a ground strafing attack by Japanese aircraft. of No 258 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

CRAWFORD, HECTOR HUGH  (39904) RNZAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4875 'H' of No 272 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst carrying out a strafing attack neat Barce.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

06-Feb

VEIT Wojciech (P.1630) PAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1282 BH-F of No 300 Sqn, which crashed near Exeter airfield whilst was making an emergency landing having been seriously damaged on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

06-Feb

NICZEWSKI Stefan (P.784833) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1282 BH-F of No 300 Sqn, which crashed near Exeter airfield whilst was making an emergency landing having been seriously damaged on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

06-Feb

BIALY Czeslaw (P.792267) PAF - age 41

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1282 BH-F of No 300 Sqn, which crashed near Exeter airfield whilst was making an emergency landing having been seriously damaged on a raid to Brest.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

06-Feb

SADURSKI Zygmunt (P.784033) PAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, P1610 of No 300 Sqn, which He attempted to abandon the aircraft on return from a raid to Brest but killed when he hit a propeller The aircraft was returned safely and his body was found at Cossington.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

06-Feb

BLAND, ERIC  (1051834) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE308 UB-L of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a night fighter whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BILLINGTON, ROBERT ANTHONY  (1169761) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE308 UB-L of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a night fighter whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BROWN, BERNARD EDWARD  (1281447) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE308 UB-L of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a night fighter whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

PICKERSGILL, DAVID MICHAEL  (1356057) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE308 UB-L of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by a night fighter whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BIRTWHISTLE, THOMAS  (808338) AuxAF - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM876 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Feb

BENNETT, DOUGLAS LEONARD  (650477) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM876 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

06-Feb

SMITH, WILLIAM EVERARD  (1112639) RAFVR - age 26?

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L6809 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Hinton-in-the-Hedges after hitting a tree shortly after take-off on a solo flying detail.  He is buried in Chorley (St Gregory) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

06-Feb

MARSHALL, ROBERT  (989009) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7893 of No 21 OTU, which seriously injured when the aircraft crashed near Moreton-in-Marsh after hitting a tree  during a night flying practice two days earlier and died from his injuries.  He is buried in Southport (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

06-Feb

TAYLOR, WILLIAM EDWARD GEORGE (BILLY)  (R/80890) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Hillsborough (St Malachi) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

06-Feb

TYNE, DONALD HOYLAND  (990574) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which severely injured when the aircraft crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges  He later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Kilnwick Percy Churchyard, Nunburnholme.

06-Feb

GORMAN, WILLIAM  (908675) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Feb

JAECKELS, ARTHUR EDWARD  (931904) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Feb

ANDERSON, RICHARD FRANK  (R/83108) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

06-Feb

TALBOT, RICHARD KENNETH RANDOLPH  (927586) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1047 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Edgehill whilst attempting to land on one engine after the port propeller and reduction gear had been lost whilst undertaking a practice bombing exercise over the Radway ranges.  He is buried in Windsor Cemetery, Berkshire.

06-Feb

CHILTON, ERIC GEORGE  (1170562) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was serving with No 307 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

06-Feb

HEAVISIDES, WILLIAM LEONARD  (802520) AuxAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4499 of No 5 (C) OTU, which died from injured received when the aircraft crashed on take-off from Chivenor the previous day.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.

06-Feb

SPENCER-SCHRADER, ROBERT FRANK  (81647) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4499 of No 5 (C) OTU, which died from injured received when the aircraft crashed on take-off from Chivenor the previous day.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

06-Feb

CASSIDY, BERNARD HUGH  (R/78841) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4932 of No 52 OTU, which collided with R7206 over Aston Down.  He is buried in Woodchester (Church of The Annunciation) Churchyard.

06-Feb

CAMPBELL, WILLIAM ANDREW  (R/95868) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3463 of No 59 OTU, which flew into high ground near Langholm in Dumfries.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

06-Feb

COX, JOHN HERBERT ARTHUR  (748658) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He died in the All Saints Emergency Hospital, Bromsgrove from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9625 of No 22 OTU, which flew into Loxley Hill near Wellesbourne Mountford during an overshoot on 7 December 1941.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

06-Feb

WALTERS, CHARLES ALEXANDER  (309719) RAF - 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 Totnes?.  He is buried in Teighmouth Cemetery.

06-Feb

REFFELL, ANTHONY HUGH DENISON  (101010) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB714 of No 1 OTU, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Lockerbie in bad weather.  He is buried in Wyrardisbury (or Wraysbury) (St Andrew) Churchyard.

 

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