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Casualties - 19 - 21 February 1942


19-Feb

WHEELER, WILLIAM ROBERT  (400684) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3872 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh in an obscure flying accident whilst transporting airmens' kit to LG123.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Feb

CLEMENTS, HERBERT ALLAN  (404025) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3872 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh in an obscure flying accident whilst transporting airmens' kit to LG121.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Feb

SMALL, JAMES THOMSON  (407594) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3872 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh in an obscure flying accident whilst transporting airmens' kit to LG122.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Feb

COCKCROFT, KENNETH HENRY  (114179) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD323 of No 19 Sqn, which collided with BL682.  He is buried in Harrow (Pinner) New Cemetery.

19-Feb

DEVEREUX, MAURICE VICTOR DENVER DERWENT  (80113) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL682 of No 19 Sqn, which collided with AD323.  He is buried in Bramfield (St Andrew) Churchyard, Hertfordshire.

19-Feb

MAYHEW, PAUL FRANCIS  (74336) RAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5232 of No 79 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Bagington near Coventry.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

19-Feb

WILSON, CRAWFORD CHRISTIE  (1152547) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8319 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed into a wood attempting to return to Great Massingham having aborted a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Fakenham Cemetery.

19-Feb

POOLE, THOMAS FREDERICK PETER  (1281236) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8319 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed into a wood attempting to return to Great Massingham having aborted a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Little Massingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

19-Feb

BRIDGE, SILAS HARRY  (1051134) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8319 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed into a wood attempting to return to Great Massingham having aborted a formation flying practice.  He is buried in Prestwich (St Margaret) Churchyard Extension.

19-Feb

GRILLS, HORACE FRANK  (865014) AuxAF - age 36

Cpl

He was serving with No 964 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kingsbridge Cemetery, Devon.

19-Feb

BEETON, WILLIAM ARTHUR THOMAS  (933107) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7088 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near the Prince Edward's Dam in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

19-Feb

WRIGHT, RONALD ALAN  (1365452) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS512 of No 21 SFTS, which hit a tree on an undershoot at Kumalo.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

19-Feb

WHYTE, REGINALD JAMES  (658004) RAF - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 5155 of No 32 EFTS, which dived into the ground at or near Bowden at high speed, cause unknown.  He is buried in Innisfail Cemetery, Alberta.

19-Feb

WATSON, DESMOND PELHAM  (42922) RAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9607 'W' of No 33 SFTS, which collided with Anson, K8745 during a formation flying practice near Melbourne, Manitoba.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19-Feb

WELLINGS, GEOFFREY CHARLES  (1087357) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9607 'W' of No 33 SFTS, which collided with Anson, K8745 during a formation flying practice near Melbourne, Manitoba.  He is buried in Brandon Cemetery, Manitoba.

19-Feb

STOCKINGS, CHARLES REGINALD TERENCE  (102070) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7088 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near the Prince Edward's Dam in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

19-Feb

PROCTOR, ERNEST  (1510325) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was found with his throat cut in the bathroom of a house in Exchange Street, having committed suicide.  He was cremated at Rochdale Crematorium.

19-Feb

STARKEY, JOHN  (350652) RAF - age 40

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 Scotland?.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

19-Feb

GILL, LESLIE  (962247) RAFVR - age 26

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Blackpool following a short illness.  He is buried in Carlton (Gedling) Cemetery.

19-Feb

LONG, LAWRENCE FREDERICK  (1286084) 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 Colchester.  He is buried in Colchester Cemetery.

20-Feb

DENSHAM, WILLIAM MORTON  (2983) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM925 of No 120 Sqn, which died from injuries received when the aircraft crashed on take off from Nutts Corner the previous day.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery.

20-Feb

KOPA, WALENTY (P.780468) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3820 of No 316 Sqn, which ditched off Fecamp during a Rhubarb sortie but was not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

20-Feb

SCOTT, ERNEST  (992598) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1359 of No 17 OTU, which strayed off course on a low level navigation exercise and crashed in the Birmingham area after having its wing tip sliced off by a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery.

20-Feb

DE LISSER, LOUIS STANHOPE  (1282872) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1359 of No 17 OTU, which strayed off course on a low level navigation exercise and crashed in the Birmingham area after having its wing tip sliced off by a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Sutton Coldfield New Cemetery.

20-Feb

KYLE, WILLIAM THOMAS  (R/71497) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1359 of No 17 OTU, which strayed off course on a low level navigation exercise and crashed in the Birmingham area after having its wing tip sliced off by a barrage balloon cable.  He is buried in Sutton Coldfield New Cemetery.

20-Feb

WONG SAY GOW  (785964) RAF - 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.

20-Feb

CHIA KIM LIANG  (785756) 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.

20-Feb

DREXLER, HARRY  (1287260) RAFVR - age 25

AC2

He was serving in South Africa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

20-Feb

FRAME, JOHN BAKER  (1338213) RAFVR - age 19

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 Fulham.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

21-Feb

BONN, PETER MICHAEL  (61494) RAFVR - age 19

Fg Off

He was flying in Hudson III, AE493 of No 62 Sqn, and died from wounds received when his aircraft was attacked by enemy fighters whilst carrying out a shipping strike.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

21-Feb

HIRST, REGINALD FRANK WILLIAM  (776076) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4414 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to the Cologne-Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

WRIGHT, NORMAN DUKE  (981770) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4414 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to the Cologne-Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

DENTON, FRANK HENRY  (1166013) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4414 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to the Cologne-Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

BISHOP, PETER DEREK  (1203303) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4414 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to the Cologne-Koblenz area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

CROCKETT, IVOR DOUGLAS  (1400474) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 136 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan Memorial.

21-Feb

PARKIN, FRED  (1531382) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 136 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Taukkyan Memorial.

21-Feb

GREEN, JOHN BRYAN  (45424) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

McKEAN, HAROLD GREGORY  (400353) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

COURTNEY, JAMES GEEN  (404092) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

FISKE, EDWARD LLOYD  (927796) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

EVANS, THOMAS GEORGE  (947420) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

JOBLING, GEORGE CHARLTON  (1054474) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9830 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Routh near Beverley whilst descending through cloud on its return from an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

GRAHAM, JAMES  (1303620) RAFVR - age 38

LAC

He was serving with No 150 Sqn and died at 133 Balornock Road, Glasgow, (Stobhill Hospital), from Mediastinal Neoplasm.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

21-Feb

STEWART, DAVID MCLELLAN  (400545) RAAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, ? of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike to Kilidjati.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-Feb

BURRAGE, JOHN ALLAN  (400643) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, ? of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike to Kilidjati.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-Feb

McDONALD, MALCOLM DALTON  (404298) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, ? of No 211 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike to Kilidjati.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-Feb

HAWKINS, CHRISTOPHER ALEXANDER  (43957) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk, AH794 of No 268 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing after being damaged in error by Spitfires.  He is buried in Holybourne (Holy Rood) Churchyard.

21-Feb

OLIVER, JAMES HENRY  (R/64236) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5433 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out on Grunay Island in the Outer Skerries.  He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

21-Feb

BROWN, CHARLES DOUGLAS GRANT  (R/67587) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5433 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out on Grunay Island in the Outer Skerries.  He is buried in Lerwick New Cemetery.

21-Feb

COY, THOMAS WILLIAM  (992775) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5433 of No 404 Sqn, which crashed and burnt out on Grunay Island in the Outer Skerries.  He is buried in Neston Cemetery.

21-Feb

DALY, ARTHUR TIMOTHY  (115408) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT181 UB-V of No 455 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

DAVEY, JOHN JAMES  (400751) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT181 UB-V of No 455 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

SCOTT, COLIN ROBERT  (407990) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT181 UB-V of No 455 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

MOODY, JOHN RICHARD  (1193594) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT181 UB-V of No 455 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

CROZIER, ROBERT  (401641) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM697 'K' of No 500 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

PITKIN, ROY LIVINGSTONE  (776091) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM697 'K' of No 500 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

ORGAR, FREDERICK DOUGLAS  (957398) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM697 'K' of No 500 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

BROADFIELD, CLARENCE LESLIE  (1164579) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM697 'K' of No 500 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a mission off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

OAKLEY, ERNEST GRAHAM  (904174) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

ROWLEY, ROY  (926656) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

HADLEY, HENRY CHARLES  (1061456) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

MONK, PETER FRANK  (1181413) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

FAHMY, ERIC MILNE CHALMERS  (1365560) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-Feb

WORWOOD, JOHN ROBERT  (402558) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8952 of No 1 OADU, which was possibly shot down by a Bf 110 on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is buried in Salerno War Cemetery.

21-Feb

ROBERTSON, GEORGE CRAWFORD  (1109416) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2968 of No 16 OTU, which crashed on its fourth attempt to land at Upper Heyford at the end of a local night flying exercise.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

21-Feb

ALLEN, DONALD GEORGE  (R/78183) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2968 of No 16 OTU, which crashed on its fourth attempt to land at Upper Heyford at the end of a local night flying exercise.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

21-Feb

BLYTH, CHARLES ERNEST JOHN  (933810) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 5 SAAF Sqn, at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

21-Feb

McASKILL, COLIN DOUGLAS  (407505) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7777 of No 70 OTU, which cart-wheeled into the ground after hitting a tree at low level near Menengal in Kenya.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery.

21-Feb

HUTCHISON, DAVID GRAHAM  (1051937) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7777 of No 70 OTU, which cart-wheeled into the ground after hitting a tree at low level near Menengal in Kenya.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery.

21-Feb

RIDGEWELL, CHARLES GEORGE  (1377531) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7777 of No 70 OTU, which cart-wheeled into the ground after hitting a tree at low level near Menengal in Kenya.  He is buried in Nakuru North Cemetery.

21-Feb

COUPLAND, ROBERT KNYVETT  (18163) RAFVR - age 42

Flt Lt

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 Tavistock.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

21-Feb

BUSTARD, JOHN  (1057964) RAFVR - age 19

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Lambeg Church of Ireland Churchyard.

 

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