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Casualties - 7 - 9 February 1942


07-Feb

MORRIS, PETER SECKINGTON  (132417) RAFVR - age 18

Fg Off

He was serving with No 6 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

07-Feb

STABLES, JOHN  (759155) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE306 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

SMITH, REGINALD NEWBALD  (778353) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE306 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

BOCOCK, ARNOLD GEOFFREY  (1354324) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE306 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

CARROLL, CHARLES EDWARD  (R/65245) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE306 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

THOMPSON, ROY FURNIVALL  (778361) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD824 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Ameland (NES) General Cemetery.

07-Feb

ROWELL, ROBERT  (1061453) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD824 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

DUCE, CYRIL CUBITT  (1154270) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD824 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

BOW, LAMBERT PHILIP  (1167727) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD824 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

THOMPSON, RONALD NORMAN  (999498) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD824 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

07-Feb

KINGSTON, WILLIAM JOHN WESLEY  (70366) RAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE392 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

TOBIN, JOSEPH ARTHUR  (931607) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE392 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

FULTON, ANDREW  (989159) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE392 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

DE COURCY, ROBERT CECIL WILLIAM  (1255048) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE392 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

GIBSON, ALFRED  (1360225) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE392 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

07-Feb

LINTON, KENNETH  (41037) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9659 of No 211 Sqn, which died from wounds received when his aircraft was attacked by fighters whilst landing at P1 the previous day.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Feb

LLEWELLIN, ARTHUR JOHN ALEXANDER  (39998) RAF - age Unknown Sqn Ldr He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5482 of No 232 Sqn, which crashed into the sea after striking the mast of a junk as a result of being unable  to climb due to attempting to take off in fine pitch.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Feb

WOOD, NORMAN WALTER ROSS  (402178) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN220 of No 247 Sqn, which crashed at Predannock whilst executing a climbing roll at low level.  He is buried in Landewednack (St Winwallow) Churchyard.

07-Feb

GREENWOOD, STANLEY WHEATLEY  (400345) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, V1116 'H' of No 256 Sqn, which crashed into the sea whilst low flying.  He is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

07-Feb

OLNEY, WILLIAM JOHN PATERSON  (112509) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, V1116 'H' of No 256 Sqn, which crashed into the sea whilst low flying.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Feb

GLYNN, KENNETH ARTHUR  (1174909) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 258 Sqn, which was shot down over Palembang by Japanese fighters.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

07-Feb

HOADLEY, FREDERICK HERBERT WILLIAM  (921695) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4838 'F' of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT at Barce.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

07-Feb

ROSS, JOHN SELBY  (967916) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably  killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4838 'F' of No 272 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on MT at Barce.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

07-Feb

KELLY, JOHN THOMAS WATTERSON  (62670) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

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.

07-Feb

WALKER, DAVID FRANK  (72415) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Lt

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.

07-Feb

BLOWER, LEONARD GEORGE  (657849) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-741 of No 1 BFTS, which collided with 41-736 of the same unit during a formation practice sortie.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

07-Feb

BERRY, RAYMOND ALAN  (1332118) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6, 41-736 of No 1 BFTS, which collided with 41-741 of the same unit during a formation practice sortie.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

07-Feb

HANCOCK, DAVID BALDIE  (932006) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8770 of No 1 SFTS, which flew into Worcester Beacon at Malvern.  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery.

07-Feb

STOBIE, PETER MACKENZIE  (120685) RAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5817 of No 42 OTU, which flew into the ground near Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

07-Feb

BENNETT, ALLAN  (1121309) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5817 of No 42 OTU, which flew into the ground near Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

07-Feb

JACK, THOMAS  (981501) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5817 of No 42 OTU, which flew into the ground near Marlborough, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery.

07-Feb

McLENNAN, CLARENCE COLVILLE  (405021) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9935 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

07-Feb

BLACKWOOD, GEORGE ALEXANDER  (1121730) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9935 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

07-Feb

BATTRAM, NORMAN  (1123506) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9935 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

07-Feb

MELDRUM, VICTOR  (1071846) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L9935 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Chivenor.  He is buried in Sunderland (Ryhope Road) Cemetery.

07-Feb

MILNE, WILLIAM  (104495) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP475 of No 6 SFTS, which crashed at Heythrop in Oxfordshire during a night take-off.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium.

07-Feb

GLADMAN, HAROLD NORMAN  (1382362) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP475 of No 6 SFTS, which crashed at Heythrop in Oxfordshire during a night take-off.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

07-Feb

ROBBINS, RONALD GEORGE  (1312700) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT-6A, 41-385 of Montgomery AAFB, Alabama, which spun in 3 miles W of Dale Mabry.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-Feb

CROSS, GERALD CHARLES GEORGE  (575657) RAF - age 18

AC2

He was travelling aboard the SS Empire Sun at the time of his death, which .  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

07-Feb

SHERWOOD, JACK  (1060464) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the Vehicle Repair Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

08-Feb

TATE, ERICK WILLIAM  (39426) RAF - age 30

Flt Lt

He was died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Lysander II, N1274 of No 28 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing after running out of fuel whilst carrying Lt Gen Sir Thomas Hutton to a meeting with Chiang Kai-Shek at Lashio on 2 Feb 1942.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

08-Feb

KROGSBOL, GUNNAR  (80093) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE654 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

LEE, CHARLES  (645148) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE654 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

KNIGHT, JOHN JAMES  (751045) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE654 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

BOUCHER, ARTHUR FRED  (1310779) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE654 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

AUCOTT, THOMAS SHENTON  (539594) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 53 Sqn at the time of his death, which occurred in hospital.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

08-Feb

SCOTT, THOMAS LIDDLE  (1023057) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving with No 62 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.

08-Feb

MATTHEWS, JOSEPH HENRY GABRIEL  (R/54296) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD568 of No 74 Sqn, which failed to return from a scramble over the Firth of Clyde.  He is buried in Stranraer (Glebe) Cemetery.

08-Feb

KEITH, JOHN RAINSFORD  (R/76075) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BD941 of No 87 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at night at Clapton-in-Gordano in Somerset.  He is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

08-Feb

FLETCHER, JOHN DENYS  (61460) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3132 of No 91 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping recce between Cap Griz Nez and Ostend.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

08-Feb

HOARE, BRIAN PATRICK  (404365) RNZAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK585 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during a bomber escort mission to Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-Feb

ELWELL, GUY WILTON  (1160921) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK593 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a bomber escort mission to Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

08-Feb

DONKIN, ALEXANDER TAIT  (1055285) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK652 GA-D of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by fighter during a bomber escort mission to Derna.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

08-Feb

HACKFORTH, SAMUEL NICHOLAS  (119105) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BE219 of No 136 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ki-27 and he crashed into trees on the edge of the airfield.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Feb

BROWN, LEONARD NEWALL  (925924) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 248 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

08-Feb

VAN DE WALLE DE GHELCKE, PAUL ANTOINE  (1299912) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 248 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

OGILVIE, JAMES MANSON  (C/1207) RCAF - age 20

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, R4952 of No 400 Sqn, which  collided with Tomahawk, AH747 of the same unit near Odiham.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

MORRIS, DOUGLAS GRANVILLE  (C/1190) RCAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk I, AH747 of No 400 Sqn, which  collided Tiger Moth, R4952 of the same unit near Odiham.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

PALMER, NORMAN NELSON  (748710) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AM617, 'A' of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rover patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

HODSON, LESLIE JAMES  (751286) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AM617, 'A' of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rover patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

COBB, ARTHUR KENNETH  (1184403) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AM617, 'A' of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rover patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

McCULLOCH, JOHN RYAN  (J/4324) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AM617, 'A' of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rover patrol off the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Feb

POUND, DENNIS CROWNINSHIELD  (918720) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM677 or AM845 of No 500 Sqn, which both crashed at Docking.  He is buried in East Budleigh (All Saints) Churchyard.

08-Feb

HOLLINGSWORTH, WILLIAM  (45688) RAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM677 or AM845 of No 500 Sqn, which both crashed at Docking.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Feb

HAGELL, STANLEY GORDON  (759359) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM677 or AM845 of No 500 Sqn, which both crashed at Docking.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

08-Feb

DOWNES, HENRY LYNDON  (632177) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM677 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed at Docking.  He is buried in Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery.

08-Feb

DAVIES, SAUNDERS CHRISTMAS  (1257049) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was serving with No 113 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

08-Feb

GAMBLE, THOMAS REGINALD  (1051312) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Billesdon Cemetery.

08-Feb

DONALDSON, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/78064) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

LLEWELLYN, FRANK  (R/81065) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

SMITH, WALTER GRAHAM  (R/86146) RCAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

SMITH, ARCHIBALD  (1183165) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Lenton (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

08-Feb

HOLMES, ROWLAND GEOFFREY  (1154264) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Stourbridge Cemetery.

08-Feb

HATCH, ERIC GEOFFREY  (1061710) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9954 of No 12 OTU, which crashed shortly after take off on a transit flight.  He is buried in Wrexham Cemetery.

08-Feb

CROSSLEY, JOE  (1358624) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2608 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Eastleach Turville after hitting an obstruction at low level whilst carrying out  beacon homing practice.  He is buried in Brighouse Cemetery.

08-Feb

WARD, DOUGLAS FREDERICK JAMES  (1360009) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2608 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Eastleach Turville after hitting an obstruction at low level whilst carrying out  beacon homing practice.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Feb

PRINGLE, JOSEPH  (1359922) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2608 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Eastleach Turville after hitting an obstruction at low level whilst carrying out  beacon homing practice.  He is buried in Gladsmuir Parish Churchyard.

08-Feb

GRIFFITHS, WILLIAM HERBERT  (1354014) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2608 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Eastleach Turville after hitting an obstruction at low level whilst carrying out  beacon homing practice.  He is buried in Radcliffe Cemetery.

08-Feb

APPLEY, SAMUEL  (536308) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2608 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Eastleach Turville after hitting an obstruction at low level whilst carrying out  beacon homing practice.  He is buried in South Anston (St James) Churchyard.

08-Feb

HARDIE, JAMES GRAHAM  (655306) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2714 DD-C of No 22 OTU, which flew into Burn Tod Gill near Cockermouth having become lost on a navigation exercise following the failure of their wireless equipment.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery.

08-Feb

MIZEN, LESLIE GEORGE JOHN  (1288036) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2714 DD-C of No 22 OTU, which flew into Burn Tod Gill near Cockermouth having become lost on a navigation exercise following the failure of their wireless equipment.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard.

08-Feb

RICHARDSON, DENIS JOHN  (J/6134) RCAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2714 DD-C of No 22 OTU, which flew into Burn Tod Gill near Cockermouth having become lost on a navigation exercise following the failure of their wireless equipment.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

08-Feb

BECHARD, LOUIS JOSEPH RAYMOND  (R/55401) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2714 DD-C of No 22 OTU, which flew into Burn Tod Gill near Cockermouth having become lost on a navigation exercise following the failure of their wireless equipment.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

08-Feb

JENNER, EDWARD GEORGE  (R/78631) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2714 DD-C of No 22 OTU, which flew into Burn Tod Gill near Cockermouth having become lost on a navigation exercise following the failure of their wireless equipment.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

08-Feb

WRIGHT, WILL LAWRENCE BROCKIE  (1344822) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6747 of No 29 EFTS, which collided with T7233 of the same unit near Clyffe Pypard.  He is buried in Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery.

08-Feb

POLLARD, ROY EDWARD CHARLES  (656063) RAF - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7233 of No 29 EFTS, which collided with T6747 of the same unit near Clyffe Pypard.  He is buried in Richmond Cemetery, Surrey.

08-Feb

WRIGHT, JEAN DIBBY  (2002675) WAAF - age 17

ACW2

She was serving with No 5 Group and died at Newark General Hospital of tuberculous meningitis.  She was cremated at Nottingham Crematorium.

08-Feb

PIERCE, JACK RANDOLPH  (R/78852) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7135 of No 52 OTU, which crashed into the River Severn near Chepstow whilst low flying.  He is buried in Chalfont Tabernacle Graveyard.

08-Feb

LAWRIE, ANDREW  (403607) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1705 of No 60 OTU, which crashed at North Berwick in East Lothian whilst attempting to land in a damaged condition.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

08-Feb

LAWRENCE, THOMAS  (1259147) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1705 of No 60 OTU, which crashed at North Berwick in East Lothian whilst attempting to land in a damaged condition.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

08-Feb

READ, DONALD FREDERICK  (46952) RAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1761 of No 7 AGS, which crashed on the approach to Stormy Down.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

08-Feb

RICHARDSON, CECIL JOHN  (1431781) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 2707 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sittingbourne Cemetery.

08-Feb

WARE, WALTER  (526651) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He died of Pulmonary Tuberculosis in the RAF Hospital at Cosford.  He is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

08-Feb

PRESTON, WILLIAM DUFTON  (1121223) RAFVR - age 27

AC2

He was serving in the UK died at Westmoreland Sanatorium, Meathop, Westmoreland.  He is buried in Bampton (St Patrick) Church Cemetery.

08-Feb

HAWTHORNE, WILLIAM  (1475072) RAFVR - age 37

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries sustained in a car accident.  His death was registered in Southport and he is buried in Failsworth Cemetery.

08-Feb

WATTS, JAMES STANLEY  (1380222) 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

08-Feb

JOYNER, ALBERT JOHN  (1405169) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the 16 MU and died from pancreatic cancer in the RAF Hospital at Cosford.  He is buried in Risca (Danygraig) Cemetery.

08-Feb

SALVAGE, MARGARET  (422109) WAAF - age 18

Sgt

Her unit and the circumstances of her death have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Risca Old Cemetery.

09-Feb

MULLANEY, DUNCAN FORRESTER  (1303666) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 17 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

09-Feb

DAVIES, KENNETH GEORGE CHARLES  (44522) RAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7896 of No 208 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 after carrying out a strafing attack on Martuba airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Feb

MOODIE, WILLIAM ADAMSON  (404923) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE158 of No 232 Sqn, which dived into the ground whilst attacking Japanese aircraft strafing British ground troops.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Feb

LEY, JOSEPH JEAN FRANCOIS  (87704) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T3248 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Feb

MACKAY, JOHN ALEXANDER MACDONALD  (980955) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T3248 of No 235 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Feb

CAMERON, JAMES GORDON  (995198) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4751 of No 235 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Sumburgh.  He is buried in Knockando Parish Churchyard.

09-Feb

DENLEY, RICHARD CHARLES  (402646) RAAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4751 of No 235 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Sumburgh.  He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

09-Feb

LORD, JAMES RENNIE  (980329) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4751 of No 235 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Sumburgh.  He is buried in Oldham (Chadderton) Cemetery.

09-Feb

STUART, JAMES ROBERT ALEXANDER  (64928) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z5326 'F' of No 249 Sqn, which dived into the ground and burst into flames at Takali during an air test.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

09-Feb

JOHNSTON, TERENCE HARVEY  (745251) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z4991 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near El Adem.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

09-Feb

SADOWSKI Jerzy Piotr (P.0737) PAF - age 35

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth , T6764  of No 309 Sqn, which was lost in sea near Toward Point in the Firth of Clyde.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

09-Feb

CANNON, EDWARD DENNIS  (403424) RNZAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was flying in Spitfire IIB, P8576 of No 504 Sqn, and died from exposure in the Irish Sea after abandoning the aircraft following a glycol leak during an ASR search.  He is buried in Stoneykirk Cemetery.

09-Feb

HOLLOWAY, JOSEPH CHARLES  (1202601) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving with No 956 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery.

09-Feb

SADLER, JOSEPH  (1226745) RAFVR - age 29

AC2

He was serving with No 250? at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Feb

DUCKER, CECIL HERBERT  (1251277) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 40 ASP at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

09-Feb

PRICE, REGINALD ARTHUR  (1385172) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-823 from Gunter Field, which crashed about 6 miles east of the airfield.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

09-Feb

BROWN, WILLIAM EDGAR  (1073368) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving at Mingaladon at the time of his death, which probably occurred during attacks on Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Feb

WADKINSON, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1231786) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13A, 41-9773 of Gunter Field, which crashed about 12 miles South-East of Gunter.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

09-Feb

TURNER, VALENTINE  (1154551) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, which was possibly due to an air raid on the station.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

09-Feb

TAPPING, ALFRED THOMAS  (1261303) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

He was serving at Takali at the time of his death, which was possibly due to an air raid on the station.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

09-Feb

BRYAN, JAMES EDMUND  (1514700) RAFVR - age 19

AC3

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 Liverpool (West Derby) Cemetery.

09-Feb

SNEDDON, JOHN  (1559889) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving at RAF Kirkham at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in New Monkland Cemetery.

09-Feb

STOCKWELL, ALBERT  (527968) RAF - age 25

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 Epping.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

 

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