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Casualties - 16 - 18 February 1942


16-Feb

SWEETING, EUSTACE STANLEY GARRARD  (115548) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, V1013 of No 1 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Tangmere after giving an aerial sight seeing flight to the Mayor of Brighton's secretary who was also killed.  He is buried in Tangmere (St Andrew) Churchyard.

16-Feb

BONNEFIN, JOSEPH MARCEL  (403549) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM873 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

CROLL, JOHN  (952005) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM873 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

PURCELL, JOHN GERALD  (R/58684) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM873 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

BIRCH, SIDNEY  (89601) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM873 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

16-Feb

JENKINS, GORDON RALPH  (44555) RAF - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT124 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

CLOUGH, JAMES THOMAS BARTLE  (106532) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT124 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

WOODROFFE, JOHN ARTHUR  (944244) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT124 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

STEELE, JOHN ANTHONY  (1209183) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT124 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie to the Frisian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

ASHURST, KENNETH  (553270) RAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

JOHNSTON, ANTHONY LIONEL ELY  (580615) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

WEBSTER, PETER HENRY GEORGE  (989483) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

FAIRBROTHER, WENDELL WILBURN  (R/62715) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

PARTRIDGE, FREDERICK STANLEY  (41490) RNZAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

16-Feb

RACKSTRAW, GORDON FREDERICK GEORGE  (1193558) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

16-Feb

PEARCE, ARTHUR GEORGE EDWARD  (1380700) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7433 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off Terschelling during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Terschelling (West-Terschelling) General Cemetery.

16-Feb

HOOPER, EDWIN MORRIS  (105179) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9229 KN-M of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Sherbourne in Warwickshire on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire on one engine.  He is buried in Reigate (Redstone) Cemetery.

16-Feb

ROAN, PETER HARDING  (934278) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9229 KN-M of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Sherbourne in Warwickshire on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

16-Feb

CONNELL, WILLIAM PATERSON  (R/60557) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9229 KN-M of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Sherbourne in Warwickshire on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

16-Feb

GIFFIN, JOHN WINSLOW ALEXANDER  (R/76036) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9229 KN-M of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Sherbourne in Warwickshire on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire on one engine.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

16-Feb

CAMPBELL, COLIN DAVID EVANDER  (798508) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9231 KN-U of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Colerne whilst making an emergency landing on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

16-Feb

KEMP, REGINALD ANDREW  (404494) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9231 KN-U of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Colerne whilst making an emergency landing on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire.  He is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-Feb

MILLAR, GEORGE RONALD  (R/62407) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9231 KN-U of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Colerne whilst making an emergency landing on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire.  He is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-Feb

ANSON, GEORGE ALBERT  (1017913) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9231 KN-U of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Colerne whilst making an emergency landing on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery.

16-Feb

POWELL, WALTER  (936328) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9231 KN-U of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Colerne whilst making an emergency landing on its return from a raid on St-Nazaire.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

16-Feb

ROBERTS, JOHN MORTON  (525683) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6454 UX-Z of No 82 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames near Swaffham during a training flight.  He is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

16-Feb

AMBLER, JOHN MILROY  (1063675) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6454 UX-Z of No 82 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames near Swaffham during a training flight.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

16-Feb

BOTTRILL, KENNETH HULBERT  (106665) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6454 UX-Z of No 82 Sqn, which struck the ground and burst into flames near Swaffham during a training flight.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-Feb

GOSBELL, DONALD JAMES  (400532) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9602 of No 84 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Lahat in Sumatra having been forced to abandon its planned flight to Java owing to bad weather.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

DAVEY, WALTER JAMES  (406208) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9602 of No 84 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Lahat in Sumatra having been forced to abandon its planned flight to Java owing to bad weather.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

GEAPPEN, NOEL SHERRIN (408074) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9602 of No 84 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Lahat in Sumatra having been forced to abandon its planned flight to Java owing to bad weather.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

SUMNER, DAVID HENRY  (528883) RAF - age 30

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9602 of No 84 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Lahat in Sumatra having been forced to abandon its planned flight to Java owing to bad weather.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

ROSS, ANDREW  (565384) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9602 of No 84 Sqn, which flew into a hill near Lahat in Sumatra having been forced to abandon its planned flight to Java owing to bad weather.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

MARTIN, NORMAN  (568268) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 84 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

BOVINGDON, FREDERICK HENRY  (638428) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 84 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

MULHOLLAND, NORMAN GEORGE DFC (34098) RAF - age 34

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV539 of No 458 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 as it neared Malta on a relocation flight to the Middle East.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

16-Feb

ANSTEE, EDWARD  (1007177) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV539 of No 458 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 as it neared Malta on a relocation flight to the Middle East.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

16-Feb

BRAIN, LEONARD ARTHUR DFC (88216) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV539 of No 458 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 as it neared Malta on a relocation flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

WILLS, ARTHUR REGINALD  (402430) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV539 of No 458 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 as it neared Malta on a relocation flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

ANDREWS, JAMES EDWARD  (619953) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV539 of No 458 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88 as it neared Malta on a relocation flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Feb

HAMPSON, WILFRED  (1038004) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed when he walked into the propeller of Hudson, AM608 of No 1 (C) OTU.  He is buried in Stand (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Feb

MOLYNEUX, MARK  (642703) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD591 of No 1 OADU, which force landed near Castelvetrano airfield after being hit by flak on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily.

16-Feb

STEHR, WALTER BRIAN  (41499) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

STRANG, ALAN LESLIE  (400311) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

WREN, WALTER ROBERT  (402433) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

SANDILANDS, JOHN DOUGLAS  (402613) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

O'BRIEN, ALLAN  (404564) RNZAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

FOOTE, CLIFFORD JAMES  (656751) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD635 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into mountains in Algeria on a ferry flight to Malta.  He is buried in Bone War Cemetery, Annaba.

16-Feb

MARCH, ALAN  (930128) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 151  MU and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

ELTON, WALTER JOHN  (921552) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

He was serving with No 151 MU and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

LINCOLN, KENNETH  (533385) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 2 (C) OTU and was a Senior Armament Instructor, being killed by the premature explosion of a 3 Smith Gun at Skipsea Range.  He is buried in Barrowford Cemetery.

16-Feb

CROWTHER, MAURICE  (1218350) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT774 of No 2 SFTS, which overshot landing at night mile North of Brize Norton.  He is buried in Castleford New Cemetery.

16-Feb

ABBOTTS, GEORGE  (1159570) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 306 AMES and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

CHATT, ERIC  (518522) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 307 AMES and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

DATSON, ERIC JOHN  (569643) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 307 AMES and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

MOORE, FRANK ARTHUR  (925396) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving with No 307 AMES and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

SKINNER, ALBERT JACK  (1389009) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N5466 of No 9 EFTS, which collided with K2598 near Ansty.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

16-Feb

POOLE, FREDERICK  (620341) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving at Kalafrana at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have not yet been ascertained.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

16-Feb

BULLOCK, WALTER ALBERT  (512515) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was serving at Kuantan at the time of his death, which probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Feb

LAWRENCE, ERIC JOHN  (919524) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

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

16-Feb

PAUL, NOEL FRANCIS WILLIAM  (203466) RAFVR - age 62

Plt Off

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

16-Feb

WRATTEN, ERNEST CHARLES  (1148411) 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 Wantage.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

16-Feb

LAST, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (1122202) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK died in the RAF Hospital, Kirkham. The cause of death was 'acute cardiac failure following operation under anaesthesia for extraction of teeth'.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

17-Feb

BUCK, LEONARD EDWARD GORDON  (112003) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, V9715 of No 4 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Clifton.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

17-Feb

BUCKINGHAM, ALFRED THOMAS  (1030867) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was killed when he was struck by the propeller of Blenheim, L1202 of No 9 AOS, whilst he was trying to remove the chock.  He is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

17-Feb

DICKSON, CECIL COOPE  (68719) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander I, P1686 of No 28 Sqn, which was destroyed by its own bomb falling from it mounting as it was preparing for take off.  He is buried in Taukkyan Memorial.

17-Feb

SEDGWICK, ERIC BENJAMIN GEORGE  (529889) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander I, P1686 of No 28 Sqn, which was destroyed by its own bomb falling from it mounting as it was preparing for take off.  He is buried in Taukkyan Memorial.

17-Feb

SMITH, DENIS POTTER  (106189) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA319 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Sealand when it flew into the ground.  He is buried in Cardiff (Llanishen) Cemetery.

17-Feb

STEED, MALCOLM GEORGE  (1400753) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA319 of No 96 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Sealand when it flew into the ground.  He is buried in Cwmbran Cemetery.

17-Feb

SARLES, LLOYD NORWOOD  (J/8826) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM612 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

POTTER, JAMES WALTER DFM (44783) RAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 233 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

CULF, BERNARD FREDERICK  (755843) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 233 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

HARRISON, PETER  (942528) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 233 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

GOULDING, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (R/58347) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM567 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at North Coates.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Feb

FLAGG, WILLIAM JOHN THOMAS  (R/66363) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM567 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at North Coates.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Feb

HARRIS, JOHN CLARKE  (R/77587) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM567 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at North Coates.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Feb

WHALE, RAYMOND GEORGE EDWARD  (R/83609) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM567 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing at North Coates.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Feb

McKEE, ALBERT  (1123750) RAFVR - age 30

AC2

He was serving with No 450 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

17-Feb

DUTTON, FREDERICK  (1006728) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Chester (Overleigh) Cemetery.

17-Feb

TRESIDDER, ROBERT LITCHFIELD  (402894) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

17-Feb

WARE, JAMES HENRY  (402897) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

17-Feb

ASHPLANT, WILLIAM LEONARD  (1170676) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

17-Feb

DICKESON, CYRIL RAYMOND  (1292128) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

17-Feb

DAVIES, CYRIL CARADOE  (1052270) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1327 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into a house near Huddersfield on the final leg of a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Llandrillo-yn-Rhos (St Trillo) Churchyard.

17-Feb

THORNTON, DENNIS THOMAS  (755781) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE647 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed on the beach at Brancaster at night.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

17-Feb

GILES, ANTHONY BARRINGTON  (1250651) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE647 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed on the beach at Brancaster at night.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Feb

TONKS, BILLIE ALBERT  (751799) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE647 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed on the beach at Brancaster at night.  He is buried in Harrow (Harrow Weald) Cemetery.

17-Feb

STOTE, PHILLIP GEORGE  (114958) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AE647 of No 500 Sqn, which crashed on the beach at Brancaster at night.  He is buried in St Albans (St Stephen) Churchyard.

17-Feb

POLLOCK, PHILIP ROWLAND  (400290) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM663 of No 500 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea off Cromer but no trace was found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

BRADY, JOHN BERNARD  (402635) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM663 of No 500 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea off Cromer but no trace was found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

HEWITT, DAVID  (751261) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM663 of No 500 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea off Cromer but no trace was found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

WEBB, GEORGE FRANCIS  (812243) AuxAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM663 of No 500 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea off Cromer but no trace was found.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

DENTON, JAMES WILLIAM  (867030) AuxAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 937 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

17-Feb

McINTYRE, GEORGE  (1360577) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV458 of No 1 OADU, which crashed landed in a lake near Bizerte after being damaged by fighters on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is buried in Massicault War Cemetery.

17-Feb

MORTON, WHYANT WILLIAM  (655055) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV458 of No 1 OADU, which crashed landed in a lake near Bizerte after being damaged by fighters on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Feb

,  (P.794092)  - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor, P6314  of No 1? RS, which crashed at Cranwell, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

17-Feb

PEARSON, GEORGE  (1040477) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor, P6314  of No 1? RS, which crashed at Cranwell, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Kendal (Parkside) Cemetery.

17-Feb

SHAW, WILLIAM RUSSEL  (1434392) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor, P6314  of No 1? RS, which crashed at Cranwell, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Kersal (St Paul) Churchyard.

17-Feb

GEORGE, HYLTON CARLYLE  (401265) RNZAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2710 of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Steeple Morden on a night training exercise.  He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

17-Feb

HAMLIN, PERCY JOHN HAVELOCK  (437013) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2710 of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Steeple Morden on a night training exercise.  He is buried in Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth Cemetery.

17-Feb

LIVINGSTONE, ALEXANDER  (1365877) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2710 of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Steeple Morden on a night training exercise.  He is buried in Bathgate Cemetery.

17-Feb

CUNNINGHAM, ISAAC HENRY  (1072712) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2710 of No 11 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after take-off from Steeple Morden on a night training exercise.  He is buried in Clonallan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

17-Feb

GREGORY, LEONARD WALTER CHARLES  (110559) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5961 of No 42 OTU, which crashed on take-off at night 2 miles E of Thruxton.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

17-Feb

ARNOLD, NATHANIEL  (745549) RAFVR - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8571 of No 5 SFTS, which dived into the ground at  Chetwynd Heath in Shropshire.  He is buried in Nottingham Southern Cemetery.

17-Feb

FOSTER-BARHAM, THOMAS (126992) RAFVR - age 25

Lt (Black Watch)

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8571 of No 5 SFTS, which dived into the ground at  Chetwynd Heath in Shropshire.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern Cemetery.

17-Feb

YOST, JOHN WATSON  (R/84219) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z7052 of No 55 OTU, which crashed near Horncastle whilst flying in a snow storm.  He is buried in Coningsby Cemetery.

17-Feb

BRADLEY, CHARLES  (650917) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Ipoh at the time of his death, which probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery.

17-Feb

ELLIS, JAMES WILLIAM  (642037) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was serving at the R/T and probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-Feb

OSWIECIMSKI Leon (P.794092) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6314  of  Szkoly Lacnosci, which crashed at East Camp, Cranwell.  He is buried in Cranwell (St Andrew) Churchyard.

17-Feb

PRUCE, WILLIAM FRANK  (1263647) 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 Surrey S E.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

17-Feb

McRAE, GEORGE WILLIAM  (986400) RAFVR - age 22

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 Stratford.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

18-Feb

DRISCOLL, HENRY ALBERT  (910222) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW279 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from St Eval.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

18-Feb

PETTMAN, ALBERT WILFRED  (1258277) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW279 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from St Eval.  He is buried in Birchington (All Saints) Churchyard, Margate.

18-Feb

JENNINGS, CYRIL THOMAS  (1013760) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW279 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from St Eval.  He is buried in Douglas Cemetery (Isle of Man).

18-Feb

LITTLE, CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER  (1061247) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW279 of No 86 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from St Eval.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery.

18-Feb

DAGG, CHARLES CANADA KIRBY AFC (1459273) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 102 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, however, he had been an officer until 1941 when he resigned his commission.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

18-Feb

FULLER, PHILIP GEORGE  (113337) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM925 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Gaywood (St Faith) Churchyard.

18-Feb

WELFORD, PAGE  (570472) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM925 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Hinderwell Cemetery.

18-Feb

MIDDLETON, ALBERT ALFRED  (641514) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM925 of No 120 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

18-Feb

LUCAS, JOHN ROBERT  (R/78281) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T3914 of No 153 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Ballyquintin Point in County Down.  He is buried in Ballyhalbert (St Andrew) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

18-Feb

DEANE, CECIL THOMAS  (904963) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T3914 of No 153 Sqn, which spun into the sea off Ballyquintin Point in County Down.  He was cremated at  Mortlake Crematorium.

18-Feb

FENNEY, REGINALD  (971030) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 254 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hoylake (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

18-Feb

FAIRBRASS, KENNETH JONATHAN  (1252182) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was serving in the Far East and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Feb

ADAMS, JAMES RICHARD BRANSTON  (932367) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD915 PT-F of No 420 Sqn, which was hit by flak and ditched during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is buried in Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery.

18-Feb

BAKER, HORACE  (1169503) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD915 PT-F of No 420 Sqn, which was hit by flak and ditched during a Gardening sortie off the Frisian Islands.  He is buried in Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery.

18-Feb

TAGGART, CHARLES  (1062951) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AM625 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Silloth, Cumberland.  He is buried in Irvine (Knadgerhill) Cemetery.

18-Feb

GREEN, JACK FRANCIS  (1112439) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AM625 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Silloth, Cumberland.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

18-Feb

THOMAS, DAVID  (916123) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AM625 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Silloth, Cumberland.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

18-Feb

GODFREY, THOMAS ROBINETTE  (J/6171) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, AM625 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed on take-off from Silloth, Cumberland.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

18-Feb

VASS, WILLIAM KENNETH  (1307084) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving at 151? MU and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Feb

GLOSSOP, ARTHUR  (1059597) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1550 of No 2 AGS, which flew into ground Culloden Moor, Inverness.  He is buried in Brimington Cemetery.

18-Feb

WEST, MATTHEW ALFRED  (532101) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1550 of No 2 AGS, which flew into ground Culloden Moor, Inverness.  He is buried in Durham (St Oswald's) Burial Ground.

18-Feb

ADLAM, DENNIS HAROLD  (641183) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in either Harvard I, N7163 of No 20 SFTS, which collided with P5969 over the Prince Edward Dam in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

18-Feb

JOHNSON, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1295156) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in died of natural causes of No 37 SFTS, which .  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

18-Feb

MERCER, SHIRLEY  (633677) RAF - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving at Kellang at the time of his death, which probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Feb

CHUA KENG CHIN (786205) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF and was probably killed in the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Feb

MOUNSEY, ALEXANDER  (901189) RAFVR - age 38

WO

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

18-Feb

CHEVERTON, OLIVER FRANK  (346502) RAF - age 40

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 Fylde.  He is buried in Carisbrooke Cemetery.

 

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