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Casualties - 22 - 24 February 1942


22-Feb

ALEXANDER, GORDON REDVERS MITCHELL  (630576) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9507 of No 16 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane IIC, BE586 of 247 Sqn near Totnes.  He is buried in Benwell (St James) Churchyard.

22-Feb

BOOTH, KENNETH STANLEY  (44813) RAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9507 of No 16 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane IIC BE586 of 247 Sqn near Totnes.  He was cremated at  Plymouth City Crematorium.

22-Feb

BALLARD, PHILIP SIDNEY  (1258728) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE394 VN-M of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Rowntree's Theatre near York when it ran out of fuel on its return to Koblenz.  He is buried in Chartham Cemetery.

22-Feb

THOMPSON, HECTOR FRANCIS  (920520) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE394 VN-M of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Rowntree's Theatre near York when it ran out of fuel on its return to Koblenz.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

22-Feb

LAW, FRANCIS REGINALD  (934284) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE394 VN-M of No 50 Sqn, which crashed into the Rowntree's Theatre near York when it ran out of fuel on its return to Koblenz.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

22-Feb

HOPKINSON, EDWARD VINCENT  (938242) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9657 'C' of No 55 Sqn, which ditched following an engine fire on its return from an attack on the Italian Battle Fleet  He was seen to get into a dinghy but was never found.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Feb

JONES, LAURENCE WILLIAM  (986901) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9657 'C' of No 55 Sqn, which ditched following an engine fire on its return from an attack on the Italian Battle Fleet  He was seen to get into a dinghy but was never found.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Feb

BURGESS, ROWLAND  (990110) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9657 'C' of No 55 Sqn, which ditched following an engine fire on its return from an attack on the Italian Battle Fleet  He was seen to get into a dinghy but was never found.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-Feb

MACGREGOR, JOHN CHARLES DFM (552535) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

RIDDELL, THOMAS RODIE  (979103) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

TAYLOR, ROBERT HAROLD  (999390) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

JORDAN, PETER JAMES  (1076959) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

RAINFORD, JOHN RAWSTHORN DFC and Bar (42436) RAF - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

22-Feb

SMITH, TREVOR HARDY  (106563)  - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

22-Feb

WARREN, ERIC ALFRED  (115300) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7522 OL-N of No 83 Sqn, which crashed into the sea near Sola during a raid on Stravanger.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

22-Feb

McALLISTER, JOHN EASTON  (631875) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1463 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 buried in Derby (Nottingham Road) Cemetery.

22-Feb

BLACKBURN, JOHN ERIC  (1051863) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1463 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 buried in Irlam (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

22-Feb

WORMLEIGHTON, DONALD  (1162813) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1463 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 buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Feb

RAWLINGS, ERIC FRANK  (1306695) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1463 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 buried in Manby (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Feb

CHAFFE, RONALD IVOR  (79529) RAFVR - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z3452 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on his first operational flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Feb

ASHWORTH, FRED  (1059874) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 204 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

RAMSHAW, JOHN EDWARD  (60536) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

NORTON, CHARLES JAMES  (84969) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

BLACKHAM, KENNETH LESLIE  (400269) RAAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

HACKER, CYRIL  (521356) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

CROSS, FREDERICK GEORGE  (568279) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

ATKINSON, CLEMENT HERBERT  (953096) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

HARTLEY, EDWARD JOSEPH  (1051493) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

GARDNER, JOHN EDWARD  (1161983) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

TALBOT, ERNEST  (1310485) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH558 of No 209 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Milford Haven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

MUSGROVE, GERALD EUGENE  (86377) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE586 of No 247 Sqn, which collided with Lysander IIIA, V9507  near Totnes.  He is buried in Wendover (St Mary) Churchyard.

22-Feb

GIBSON, FREDERICK REGINALD FRANCIS  (840190) AuxAF - age 49

AC1

He was serving with No 901 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

22-Feb

MURRAY, ALEXANDER DRYBURGH  (1303035) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 2837 Sqn, RAF Regiment died in the Military Hospital, Edinburgh Castle, from acute nephritis.  He is buried in Kirkcaldy (Dysart) Cemetery.

22-Feb

BARNES, RONALD  (1125364) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 1495 (ex G-AFNT) of No 1 AS, which failed to recover from a spin.  He is buried in Johannesburg (Braamfontein) Cemetery.

22-Feb

POTTS, JOHN HEYWOOD  (622342) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5101 of No 19 OTU, which crashed whilst attempted to land after an engine failed on take-off from Forres on an air test.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22-Feb

SUGRUE, WILLIAM DONALD  (J/6030) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5101 of No 19 OTU, which crashed whilst attempted to land after an engine failed on take-off from Forres on an air test.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

22-Feb

VAIL, DERRICK TILTON  (R/79149) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7156 of No 59 OTU, which crashed into the sea off Flimby in Cumberland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Feb

SIM KIM SENG  (785953) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

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

22-Feb

NG FOOK CHEONG  (785555) RAF - age Unknown

AC1

He was a locally recruited member of the RAF and was probably killed in the Japanese invasion of Malaya and Singapore.  He is buried in Kranji War Cemetery

22-Feb

SUEN KAI HUIN (785945) 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.

22-Feb

SCOWCROFT, JACK  (1034262) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

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

23-Feb

NEWCOMB, FREDERICK WILLIAM ROBERT  (61270) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM814 or AM869 of No 48 Sqn, which both failed to return on 24 Feb 1942.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Feb

CULLINGHAM, ROBERT DUDLEY  (921742) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM814 or AM869 of No 48 Sqn, which both failed to return on 24 Feb 1942.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Feb

PURDUE, JOHN EDWARD  (984761) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM814 or AM869 of No 48 Sqn, which both failed to return on 24 Feb 1942.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Feb

STOTTER, ALAN JOHN  (984799) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM814 or AM869 of No 48 Sqn, which both failed to return on 24 Feb 1942.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-Feb

PERKINS, WILLIAM FREDERICK FRANK  (745869) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AE493 of No 62 Sqn, which died from wounds received when his aircraft was attacked by enemy fighters whilst carrying out a shipping strike on 21 Feb 1942.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

23-Feb

GRAY, CECIL MONTROSE  (401436) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

WILLIS, BRIAN ALBERT  (402269) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

COOPER, PATRICK RUSSELL  (649058) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

COULSON, FREDERICK  (1051981) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

BRADBURY, JACK  (1160093) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

HALL, NORMAN STANLEY  (R/60213) RCAF - age 23

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD599 'E' of No 108 Sqn, which was seen to hit the ground and explode whilst attacking Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-Feb

DENT, LAURENCE  (1134235) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 113 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-Feb

WATSON, EDWARD JAMES  (81374) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG876 of No 135 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy escort sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-Feb

ROBINSON, HENRY CYRIL  (1053675) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 216 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

23-Feb

MACNAMARA, THADY BRIAN  (65586) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 242 Sqn and was killed when a bomb dropped by a Bf 109 hit the dispersal hut he was in.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

23-Feb

FOSTER, THOMAS EDWIN (R/61064) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BD980 of No 245 Sqn, which collided with BE516 near Chilbolton.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

23-Feb

DELORME, THOMAS LEOPOLD PHILLIP  (R/86322) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE516 of No 245 Sqn, which collided with BD980 near Chilbolton.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

23-Feb

BOHNISCH, FRANTISEK  (788038) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD391 of No 313 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Shoeburyness.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

23-Feb

EADY, IRWIN JAMES  (R/74421) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, BE479 of No 402 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing near Hurn.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

23-Feb

McBRIDE, KEITH MARTIN (407441) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK613 'K' of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 and crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-Feb

PHILLIPS, WILLIAM JOHN  (840963) AuxAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 902 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Greenwich Cemetery.

23-Feb

DURSTON, ERIC JOHN  (42051) RAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 1 PRU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

23-Feb

WHITE, JOHN DUNCAN DRUMMOND  (R/85735) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, AX565 of No 2 (O) AFU, which crashed on take-off from Millom.  He is buried in Comrie Cemetery.

23-Feb

BROWNE, ESMOND ELLIOTT  (1188027) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6211 of No 3 Radio School, which crashed on an overshoot onto Turnberry beach, Ayrshire.  He is buried in Wokingham (St Paul) Churchyard.

23-Feb

BRIGHT, ERNEST WILLIAM  (412651) RNZAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9884 of No 41 OTU, which Dived into the ground near Wincanton in Somerset.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

23-Feb

WEST, DAVID GEORGE  (412772) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9884 of No 41 OTU, which Dived into the ground near Wincanton in Somerset.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

23-Feb

CALTON, DOUGLAS LESLIE  (1054303) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with BPO Malta and was possibly killed during an air raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

23-Feb

HAMILTON-HUNTER, BERTRAM PATRICK  (966800) RAFVR - age 24

AC2

He was serving at Dechief when he drowned whilst swimming in the Vaal river.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-Feb

FROST, CHARLES ARTHUR  (1255738) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with the Sea Rescue Flight at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

23-Feb

WILLIS, ALFRED JAMES  (509297) RAF - age 35

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 Romford.  He is buried in Chigwell Row (All Saints) Churchyard.

23-Feb

RANSOME, IRENE ELIZABETH  (428028) WAAF - age 23

LACW

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 Melton Mowbrey.  She is buried in Drax (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

23-Feb

RUTHERFORD, ALEXANDER PROFIT  (1027426) RAFVR - age 53?

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 Barnstaple?.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

23-Feb

BANGAY, PERCY NORMAN  (1442293) RAFVR - age 20

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

23-Feb

WHICHELLO, GERALD LLOYD SPENCER  (1332684) RAFVR - age 30

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 Surrey North East.  He is buried in Surbiton Cemetery.

24-Feb

SWANN, ROBERT KEITH  (407142) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9729 'A' of No 14 Sqn, which crash landed after being shot down by Bf 109s on a relocation flight.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

24-Feb

RAY, DAVID ARNOLD  (402540) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM563 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed onto an ice floe and burst into flames after hitting the mast of a ship during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

DAVIES, KEITH SELWYN  (J/6846) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM563 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed onto an ice floe and burst into flames after hitting the mast of a ship during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

FAIRBAIRN, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (J/8609) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM563 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed onto an ice floe and burst into flames after hitting the mast of a ship during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

COX, HERBERT LIONEL  (48058) RAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Envoy, N9108 (ex G-AFJE) of No 60 Sqn, which was destroyed by a bomb blast as it took off from Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Feb

GILL, CHARLES SYDNEY  (566013) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Envoy, N9108 (ex G-AFJE) of No 60 Sqn, which was destroyed by a bomb blast as it took off from Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Feb

MERCER, JOSEPH  (987916) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 62 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Feb

TEARNAN, ALLAN ARTHUR  (996312) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 62 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Feb

ROSCOE, GEOFFREY LAWRENCE  (42900) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3776 of No 87 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Northleach in Gloucestershire.  He was cremated at Stoke-on-Trent Crematorium.

24-Feb

FRANKS, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (952126) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

McKENNA, JOHN  (985152) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

EVANS, KENNETH EVAN JOHN  (1018216) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

RICHARDSON, RALPH HANDEL  (1184740) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

BARKWAY, DONALD  (1192885) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

BOWER, CYRIL NORMAN  (1203654) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5422 'E' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Berka landing ground.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

BLAKE, ALBERT WILLIAM  (932614) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4323 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Heligoland Bight during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Feb

McLEOD, STANLEY RONALD  (1006997) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4323 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Heligoland Bight during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Feb

KENT, STANLEY ARTHUR  (1182493) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4323 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Heligoland Bight during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Feb

ANDERSON, REGINALD STEPHEN  (1280773) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P4323 of No 106 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the Heligoland Bight during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Feb

STIRRUP, ARTHUR  (908245) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

MOFFAT, WILLIAM BROWN  (1055938) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

BROWN, HUBERT  (1101972) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

HOOK, RONALD CHARLES  (1101974) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

ACASTER, JOHN ALFRED  (1378212) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

SINCLAIR, LESLIE ROBERT  (R/69824) RCAF - age 38

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD606 'K' of No 108 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Martuba airfield.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

24-Feb

SMITH, CLIFFORD FRANK  (1461021) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 133 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lakenham (St John the Baptist and All Saints) Churchyard.

24-Feb

ANDERSON, GEOFFREY HAMILTON  (402214) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT194 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lemvig Cemetery.

24-Feb

EKLUND, KARL HUGO  (404887) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT194 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

THOMAS, PETER ANTHONY  (755868) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT194 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

DOBSON, JAMES ROBERT  (950135) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT194 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

BARNETT, GEORGE ANDREW  (778270) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2969 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

DUNDAS, LORD BRUCE THOMAS  (938236) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2969 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

CROFT, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (1001839) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2969 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

WILSON, SYDNEY BELL  (1375244) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, X2969 of No 144 Sqn, which was lost without a trace whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

BODIE, CRELIN ARTHUR WALFORD DFC (42790) RAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8077 of No 152 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Eglinton.  He is buried in Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

24-Feb

TEDFORD, DONALD ALLEN  (67588) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BG771 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Feb

O'CONNOR, FRANCIS CHARLES  (R/74963) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8335 of No 418 Sqn, which Flew into the ground at night near Royston in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

24-Feb

KREUT, ARTHUR  (R/74984) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8335 of No 418 Sqn, which Flew into the ground at night near Royston in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

24-Feb

SMITH, BERNARD CHARLES  (1293165) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8335 of No 418 Sqn, which Flew into the ground at night near Royston in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Selsey (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

24-Feb

MOORE, JOHN WILLIAM  (901990) RAFVR - age 34

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8335 of No 418 Sqn, which Flew into the ground at night near Royston in Hertfordshire.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

24-Feb

ROSTERN, JACK  (1068192) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM834 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed off Cahore Point, Wexford, Ireland.  He is buried in Arklow Cemetery.

24-Feb

BEARD, ALEXANDER SHERLOCK  (1378465) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM834 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed off Cahore Point, Wexford, Ireland.  He is buried in Arklow Cemetery.

24-Feb

RYLATT, ALASTAIR RITCHIE BURRETT  (928519) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM834 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed off Cahore Point, Wexford, Ireland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

McGARVA, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (1365081) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM834 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed off Cahore Point, Wexford, Ireland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Feb

SHEPPARD, WILLIAM TYNDALL  (407731) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Botha I, L6211 of No 3 RS, which crashed on an overshoot Turnberry beach, Ayrshire the previous day and died from his injuries.  He is buried in Monkton and Prestwick Cemetery

24-Feb

CALVERT, THOMAS LOWES  (100300) RAFVR - age 42

WO

He was serving with No 31 Air School at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

24-Feb

MACKENZIE, IAN  (R/78548) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4036 of No 52 OTU, which flew into the ground at Cambridge in Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Eye (or Aignish Burial Ground) Cemetery.

24-Feb

COLE, ALEXANDER NELSON  (37005) RAF - age 29

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8623 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground at East Fortune.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

24-Feb

MOORE, SYDNEY  (624046) RAF - age 21

LAC

He had been serving at Tengah at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Feb

FROST, JOHN GILBERT  (1390854) RAFVR - age 21

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

24-Feb

GAVIN, EDWARD  (1517700) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in bed at his sister's house in Lambeth Street, Blackburn, whilst on leave, from cardiac syncope following pneumonia.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

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