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Casualties - 25 - 28 February 1942


25-Feb

TEW, HAROLD PHILIP  (942546) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5657 of No 14 Sqn, which crashed after being abandoned near Bir Hacheim on its return from an aborted raid on Martuba as a result of flak damage.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

25-Feb

KNOWLES, ERIC WILLIAM  (66572) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9108 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst laying mines off Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Feb

DURIE, ALAN RICHARD BRETT  (755685) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9108 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst laying mines off Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Feb

BEVAN, KENNETH WILLIAM  (968968) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9108 'R' of No 38 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst laying mines off Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Feb

McNAMARA, JOHN CHARLES  (406459) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was serving with No 45 Sqn and was killed in a Japanese attack on Mingaladon airfield.  He is buried in Rangoon War Cemetery.

25-Feb

CANNEY, PETER JOHN CAMPBELL  (36081) RAF - age 27

Wg Cdr

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 buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

25-Feb

ARCHIBALD, CHARLES RONALD  (89072) RAFVR - age 23

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 buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

25-Feb

THORNTON, AUBREY LAWSON  (1057405) 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 buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

25-Feb

KIRKBY, FRANK PORTER  (1306698) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 48 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

25-Feb

WATSON, ALAN BARTON  (404843) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN284 of No 253 Sqn, which flew into the ground at night at Holton-le-Moor near Caister.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

25-Feb

VINCENT, HAROLD NIGEL  (102185) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3023 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Woodbastwick in Norfolk.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-Feb

CLENNELL, GEOFFREY JAMES IAN  (32242) RAFVR - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3023 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Woodbastwick in Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

25-Feb

JABLONSKI Jan (P.0046) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

FUGIEL Franciszek (P.1034) PAF - age 37

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

KOZIEL Andrzej (P.1562) PAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

BUJAK Wincenty (P.782608) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

DROZDZIK Karol Jozef (P.792600) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

DOLATA Edmund (P.792927) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1377 GR-F of No 301 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Feb

HOMAN Jerzy (P.0757) PAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9472 of No 309 Sqn, which crashed at Galloway, Scotland whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Andrew's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Feb

DUNIN Piotr Jerzy (P.1353) PAF - age 40

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9472 of No 309 Sqn, which crashed at Galloway, Scotland whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Dumfries (St Andrew's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Feb

BURKE, JAMES JOSEPH  (41307) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9947 of No 485 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Worth in Surrey.  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

25-Feb

McNEIL, ARNOLD GEORGE  (41484) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9947 of No 485 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Worth in Surrey.  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

25-Feb

DOBBYN, HENRY AUGUSTINE  (391831) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, BG821? of No 605 Sqn, which was shot down into a swamp whilst intercepting a raid on Batavia.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Feb

STONE, NORMAN AFC (90172) AuxAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8777 of No 1 SFTS, which broke up in air near Shrewton.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

25-Feb

HARGRAVE, ARTHUR PETER ROY  (402302) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

HARKINS, ROY GORDON  (403788) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

PARSONS, SIDNEY JOHN REX  (404598) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

VEAL, COLIN GEOFFREY  (406335) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

DYSON, DUDLEY HARNETT  (406351) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

MADGE, RAYMOND CORLETT  (407946) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9682 of No 27 OTU, which was probably lost over the Irish Sea during a night navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

JOHNSON, WILLIAM KEITH  (111543) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4031 of No 61 OTU, which dived into the ground near Worminghall in Buckinghamshire.  He is buried in Caversfield (St Laurence) Churchyard.

25-Feb

URQUHART, DAVID CONNELL  (1100155) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He probably died whilst travelling aboard HMT X3.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Feb

WONG CHUK KONG  (785511) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

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.

25-Feb

CULLER, W F  (785112) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

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

25-Feb

EDMONDSON, ALICE  (2001092) WAAF - age 40

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Aylesbury.  She is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

25-Feb

POWELL, DAVID EYNON  (1417071) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in Townleys Hospital, Bolton, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kingsbridge Cemetery, Glamorganshire.

26-Feb

JEFFRIES, JOHN HAROLD  (569196) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

GLANVILLE, WILLIAM ARTHUR IVOR  (916282) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

DARWIN, CLIFFORD FRANCIS  (944533) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

SIMMONS, EDWARD HOPKIN (1013282) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

WESTLAND, JOHN JOSEPH  (1100628) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

WIELAND, ERNEST VICTOR HALLAM  (1375081) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

BISSETT, JOHN ALEXANDER  (R/67791) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, V9986 ZA-M of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

BAIRSTOW, EDWARD AKEROYD  (64907) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

TUNNINGTON, ERIC  (102614) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

LONG-INNES, GEORGE SELWYN  (402293) RAAF - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

WAKEFIELD, FREDERICK JOHN  (1180917) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

ENNOR, RUPERT VIVIAN PEREIRA  (1199110) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

FOX, GEORGE EDWARD  (1204720) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5440 of No 12 Sqn, which probably came down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

26-Feb

HOWE, JOHN  (574672) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 48 Sqn and died in Forse House Auxiliary Hospital, Latheron, from sub-acute bacterial endocarditis.  Bridgend Cemetery.

26-Feb

BOLTON, ALEXANDER  (1381267) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8803 'K' of No 70 Sqn, which was ditched off Sidi Barrani following an engine failure on a raid to Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Feb

WHITE, VICTOR FREDERIC  (532269) RAFVR - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 138 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

26-Feb

BROWN, CHARLES HAROLD LATSHAW  (R/64344) RCAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

26-Feb

HACKNEY, CHARLES  (R/72081) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

26-Feb

ROBB, REGINALD FRANCIS  (R/72335) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

26-Feb

MORGAN, NORMAN ANTHONY  (742728) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.  He is buried in Gloucester Old Cemetery.

26-Feb

BENNETT, THOMAS HERBERT  (R/58098) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.  He is buried in Shepshed Cemetery.

26-Feb

WINTERTON, KEITH  (933433)  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8536 NP-S of No 158 Sqn, which was caught in the blast of its jettisoned bombs as it took off from Pocklington on a raid to Kiel following an engine fire.   .

26-Feb

REDFERN, JACK  (1117298) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD816 of No 234 Sqn, which collided with another aircraft of the same unit on return from a Roadstead sortie.  He is buried in Middleton Junction (St Gabriel) Churchyard.

26-Feb

WALDEN, GORDON FITZGERALD  (402117) RNZAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T3995 'U' of No 256 Sqn, which crashed on a night approach to Squires Gate.  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

26-Feb

JOYCE, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (404376) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, T3995 'U' of No 256 Sqn, which crashed on a night approach to Squires Gate.  He is buried in Lytham St Anne's (Park) Cemetery.

26-Feb

ZEROMSKI Stanislaw J (P.1636) PAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

GORZENSKI Mieczyslaw (P.0070) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

GOLCZEWSKI Aleksander Roman (P.0458) PAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

GIDASZEWSKI Walerian Feliks (P.1798) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

ORZECHOWSKI Jan (P.76681) PAF - age 36

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

CEGLOWSKI Edward (P.784624) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5423 SM-R of No 305 Sqn, which was shot down by flak and crashed near Tonder in Denmark on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Feb

TURGEON, PAUL JOSEPH  (R/51000) RCAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving with No 401 Sqn and died from injuries sustained when he was hit by an Army lorry at RAF Biggin Hill.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

26-Feb

ROBSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (68798) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

DYSON, JOHN HENRY  (402569) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

MACALLISTER, GORDON DALE  (C/169) RCAF - age 29

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

PIERS, WILLIAM STAPLETON  (R/56087) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

PHILLIPS, EDMUND CECIL  (R/60734) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

ROBSON, MELVIN PETER FREDERICK  (R/65815) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5516 LQ-D of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-Feb

JAMIESON, ROBERT  (1057449) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 950 Sqn died from injuries in the Royal Naval Sick Quarters, North Ness, sustained in a motor accident.  He is buried in Lyness Royal Naval Cemetery.

26-Feb

McLEOD, WILLIAM DAVID ANGUS  (391363) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7546 of No 1401 Flt, which dived into the ground on emerging from cloud at East Wretham.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

26-Feb

ODGERS, ALLAN HOWARD  (407727) RAAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was serving with No 23 OTU and was killed when he walked into the rotating propeller of Wellington IC, R1342.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

26-Feb

GODFREY, WILLIAM ALLEN  (406392) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9785 of No 27 OTU, which was severely injured when the aircraft was crashed landed following an engine failure, bursting into flames and he later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Fradley (St Stephen's) Churchyard.

26-Feb

NEAGLE, THOMAS (TOMMY)  (630250) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3345 (ex AS632) of No 47 AS, which crashed in mountains in bad weather near Somerset East.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

26-Feb

HAYLETT, ALFRED EDWARD  (1385280) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3345 (ex AS632) of No 47 AS, which crashed in mountains in bad weather near Somerset East.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

26-Feb

FRASER, IAIN ALASDAIR  (1552701) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3345 (ex AS632) of No 47 AS, which crashed in mountains in bad weather near Somerset East.  He is buried in Queenstown Cemetery, Eastern Cape.

26-Feb

SHEPPARD, KENNETH ROY POPE  (1352389) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 51 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

26-Feb

BRIERLEY, DORA ELSIE  (454219) WAAF - age 31

ACW2

She was serving at RAF Harrogate when she died suddenly.  She is buried in Forthampton (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-Feb

SHANDLEY, JAMES GERARD  (950923) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc, BB900 of No 23 Sqn, which crashed off Margate.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

DICKINSON, FRANK  (1023359) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM908 of No 48 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Aberdeen on its return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

JOYCE, JAMES  (1121868) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM908 of No 48 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Aberdeen on its return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

TYRREL, SIDNEY ARTHUR  (1258592) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM908 of No 48 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Aberdeen on its return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

LEONARD, PERCY JOHN WALTER  (1375407) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM908 of No 48 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Aberdeen on its return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

STRINGFELLOW, ARTHUR  (533293) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed when Wellington IC, Z9023 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which exploded whilst a bomb was being loaded onto the aircraft at LG104.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Feb

MALPASS, GEORGE  (567978) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed when Wellington IC, Z9023 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which exploded whilst a bomb was being loaded onto the aircraft at LG104.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Feb

McCLEAN, ROBERT REID  (627576) RAF - age 28

LAC

He was killed when Wellington IC, Z9023 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which exploded whilst a bomb was being loaded onto the aircraft at LG104.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Feb

HOPEWELL, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (959465) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed when Wellington IC, Z9023 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which exploded whilst a bomb was being loaded onto the aircraft at LG104.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Feb

JARVIS, SAM  (1107100) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was killed when Wellington IC, Z9023 'X' of No 70 Sqn, which exploded whilst a bomb was being loaded onto the aircraft at LG104.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Feb

IRVING, DONALD ATHERTON  (402359) RAAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6943 KN-A of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

STRACHAN, PETER WILLIAM LINDSEY  (580467) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6943 KN-A of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

PRICE, JOHN LEWIS STANLEY  (930432) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6943 KN-A of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

UNSWORTH, DONALD  (1057891) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6943 KN-A of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

BLACKMORE, HUBERT WADDY  (1195088) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6943 KN-A of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

McCARTHY, MORRIS DONALD DARWIN (403976) RNZAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9148 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Feb

HIBELL, BERT GORDON  (404029) RNZAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9148 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Feb

LANCASTER, ROLAND WILFRED  (611985) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9148 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Feb

SHILAN, JOHN MEREDITH FARLEY  (946428) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9148 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Feb

HARRINGTON, ARTHUR ROBERT  (1264074) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9148 KN-L of No 77 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Feb

PARKIN, LESLIE HUGH WILLIAM DFC (37982) RAF - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9280 KN-K of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Dantumadee (Driesum) Protestant Churchyard.

27-Feb

AYTON, EDMUND SIDNEY  (547973) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9280 KN-K of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Dantumadee (Driesum) Protestant Churchyard.

27-Feb

SANDLIN, DOUGLAS JOHN  (655186) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9280 KN-K of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Dantumadee (Driesum) Protestant Churchyard.

27-Feb

WHITTAM, WILFRED  (993807) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9280 KN-K of No 77 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid on Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Dantumadee (Driesum) Protestant Churchyard.

27-Feb

JACKSON, EARL MORSE  (R/75046) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK959 of No 112 Sqn, which was destroyed in a strafing attack by Bf 109s on Gambut Main.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial

27-Feb

EVES, JOHN ARTHUR  (929118) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4178 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster after running out of fuel on its return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

27-Feb

GRAY, JOHN BALFOUR  (R/58225) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4178 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster after running out of fuel on its return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

27-Feb

BLAND, REGINALD ALFRED  (1379420) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4178 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster after running out of fuel on its return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Portslade Cemetery.

27-Feb

ASPEY, HAROLD EDWARD  (45094) RAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4178 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Doncaster after running out of fuel on its return from a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

27-Feb

WILSON, JOHN PRIMROSE  (1108051) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ? of No 222 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb in the Calais area.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

27-Feb

ROSS, JAMES MELVILLE  (107459) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 223 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

27-Feb

GRAY, EDWARD JAMES  (404629) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Kittyhawk I, AK609 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s over Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

27-Feb

TALLENTIRE, JOHN GILBERT  (1109766) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5319 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Bourton-on-the-Water following an engine failure.  He is buried in Etherley (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

27-Feb

CONNEL, JOSEPH WALTER R.  (R/64825) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5319 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Bourton-on-the-Water following an engine failure.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

27-Feb

TWIDALE, KENNETH  (1061154) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5319 of No 16 OTU, which crashed near Bourton-on-the-Water following an engine failure.  He is buried in West Butterwick (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-Feb

CARLETON, HUGH BASIL  (105140) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG841 of No 1 (O) AFU, which is believed to have come down in the sea south of the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.l.

27-Feb

McCRACKEN, GREIG  (401076) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG841 of No 1 (O) AFU, which is believed to have come down in the sea south of the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

LOWE, ALAN CRAIG  (401349) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG841 of No 1 (O) AFU, which is believed to have come down in the sea south of the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

ROBINSON, RALPH  (1121619) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, DG841 of No 1 (O) AFU, which is believed to have come down in the sea south of the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

DEFFONTAINE, CHRISTIAN GEORGES AUGUSTE J.  (87682) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was serving with No 44 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

NICHOLLS, NEPHI  (922700) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 44 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

SWAN, BENJAMIN GORDON  (559205) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was serving with No 512 AMES and was probably killed during the evacuation of Singapore.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

27-Feb

BROWN, RAESIDE HARLEY  (1354775) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

27-Feb

WALDER, RICHARD GEORGE  (45752) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

JOB, MARTIN SHIPLEY  (60554) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

ILETT, ERIC EDWARD  (742870) RAFVR - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

GEORGE, ROWLAND OWEN  (747973) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

CRUMP, TOM  (1304353) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, Z8702 of the CCDU, which lost whilst on patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Feb

STOFFELL, FREDERICK WILLIAM FRED  (1234687) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

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

27-Feb

SIVEWRIGHT, GEORGE DCM (342598) RAF - age 53

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Invergordon? and was drowned, the full details of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death is registered at Rosskeen.  He is buried in Rosskeen Parish Churchyard Extensions (or Burial Ground).

27-Feb

TRANTER, HARRY  (1541372) RAFVR - age 18

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 Birmingham.  He is buried in Cradley Heath (St Luke) Churchyard.

27-Feb

PICKERING, HENRY  (1115333) RAFVR - age 25

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 Nuneaton.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

28-Feb

WOODHAM, HENRY WILLIAM  (402449) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3355 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following a double engine failure during an air test.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28-Feb

POWNALL, WILFRED  (1043753) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3355 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following a double engine failure during an air test.  He is buried in Glossop Cemetery.

28-Feb

HOWES, KENNETH JOHN  (912524) RAFVR - age 27

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3355 AA-Y of No 75 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to make an emergency landing following a double engine failure during an air test.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery.

28-Feb

CASTON, THOMAS W (J/15105) RCAF - age 21?

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1368 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed at Shalbourne in Wiltshire following an engine failure during a test flight from Boscombe Down.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

28-Feb

FISHER, JOHN COBEAN  (J/15136) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1368 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed at Shalbourne in Wiltshire following an engine failure during a test flight from Boscombe Down.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

28-Feb

MULLINS, DAVID LEWIS  (552232) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Albemarle I, P1368 of No 110 Sqn, which crashed at Shalbourne in Wiltshire following an engine failure during a test flight from Boscombe Down.  He is buried in Llangynwyd (St Cynwyd) Churchyard Extension.

28-Feb

DEARDS, REGINALD ERIC  (977221) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He is listed as serving with No 112 Sqn at the time of his death, so he was probably a POW in Germany.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

28-Feb

DAVIES, ALBERT ALEXANDER  (915069) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He was serving with No 243 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

28-Feb

McGEVOR, FREDERICK PETER JAMES DFM (70424) RAF - age 39

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2333 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an evening interception.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Feb

BARKER, LEONARD SAMUEL  (1178664) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2333 of No 255 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during an evening interception.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

28-Feb

DOBRUT-DOBRUCKI Taduusz (P.1596) PAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire , AB363  of No 316 Sqn, which abandoned the aircraft but was not rescued during a Ramrod to the Ostend area.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

28-Feb

GORSKI Jozef Jakub (P.0693) PAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, AD330  of No 316 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Ramrod to the Ostend area.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

28-Feb

CLARKE, GERALD FRANCIS  (R/71424) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, X4666 of No 401 Sqn, which failed to return from a Ramrod to the Ostend area.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Feb

MURCHIE, ROBERT MCCONNELL  (J/5132) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, T3015 of No 409 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at North Thoresby in Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Scopwick Church Burial Ground.

28-Feb

VINCENT, JOHN NOEL  (41380) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

COOKSON, HENRY  (105151) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

CLARK, RONALD HENRY CHARLES  (404335) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

REID, STEWART WALTER  (404945) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

THORPE, EDWARD  (1359705) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

PIERPOINT, THOMAS  (1382547) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9097 of No 1 OADU, which crashed in Tunisia, off course, on a delivery flight from Gibraltar to Malta.  He is buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery.

28-Feb

BUTT, GRAHAM  (798690) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving with No 1 WS Montreal at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Montreal (Mount Royal) Cemetery.

28-Feb

JACOBS, ROBERT HENRY  (116506) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in a Hurricane PR of No 2 PRU, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-Feb

CALDERWOOD, ALEXANDER  (117618) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

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.

28-Feb

BENNIER, FRANK HAROLD  (1052169) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC7

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

28-Feb

FIELD, ERNEST WALTER (ERN)  (1319490) RAFVR - age 27

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 Cambridge.  He is buried in Hoddesdon Cemetery.

28-Feb

KIRK, HENRY  (1009369) RAFVR - age 27

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

 

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