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Casualties - 8 - 10 March 1942


08-Mar

POPE, JOHN MURRAY  (86975) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7622 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed on take off from West Malling.  He is buried in Bramshott (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Mar

HERMAN, RONALD MCGREGOR  (407030) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  IC, DV483 'Y' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with Z9038 as they took off on a mine laying sortie to Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

08-Mar

KNIGHT, NORMAN JOHN  (402077) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  IC, DV483 'Y' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with Z9038 as they took off on a mine laying sortie to Sicily.  He is buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery.

08-Mar

WALKER, HENRY NORMAN  (400312) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9038 'H' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with DV483 as they took off on a mine laying sortie to Sicily.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

08-Mar

KOZLOWSKI, STANLEY JOHN  (R/54174) RCAF - age 27

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9038 'H' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with DV483 as they took off on a mine laying sortie to Sicily.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

08-Mar

FOLLOWS, LESLIE NORMAN  (1178923) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE400 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Concarneau Communal Cemetery.

08-Mar

DAVIDSON, ALLAN GODFREY  (61280) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE400 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

SHACKLETON, GORDON  (1101049) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE400 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

EARDLEY, WILLIAM MERVYN ALASTAIR  (1182318) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE400 of No 50 Sqn, which was lost on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

KING, CHARLES LAWLEY  (1212441) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3657 of No 101 Sqn, which fell into the propeller of Wellington III, X3657 when he slipped on ice.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

08-Mar

CROWE, THOMAS ALFRED REGINALD  (527339) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, L1014 of No 53 OTU, which failed to recover from a dive and crashed at Holy Mountain near Abergavenny.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

08-Mar

RUNAGALL, RONALD PERCY DFC (112446) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

STEVENSON, SYDNEY WILLIAM  (952944) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

HICKMAN, HERBERT JOHN  (1289238) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

CHAMBERLAIN, JOHN ALFRED  (1378042) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

HOSEA, RUSSEL LLOYD GEORGE  (J/15033) RCAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

RUNNER, JOSEPH MOORE DFM (J/15172) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3419 KO-T of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

HOWELL, WILLIAM JAMES MICHAEL  (1257320) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9293 of No 213 Sqn, which crashed at El Khanka after hitting a building whilst low flying.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

08-Mar

TOFIELD, CYRIL  (1012769) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW242 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Auchowrie.  He is buried in Failsworth Jewish Cemetery.

08-Mar

HUMPHRYS, LESLIE FRANK  (1189555) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW242 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Auchowrie.  He is buried in Fettercairn Cemetery.

08-Mar

STEPHENS, ROY WALTER GEORGE  (1376366) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW242 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Auchowrie.  He was cremated at  Golders Green Crematorium.

08-Mar

HAYHURST, JACK  (1122493) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW242 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Auchowrie.  He is buried in Rawtenstall Cemetery.

08-Mar

BUTLER, VERNON STANLEY DFC (37465) RAF - age 26

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2209 MQ-G of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into a tree whilst making an emergency landing after the aircraft was damaged by both flak and the blast from its own bombs on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Marissel French National Cemetery.

08-Mar

SAYERS, BASIL MERVYN  (78861) RAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2209 MQ-G of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into a tree whilst making an emergency landing after the aircraft was damaged by both flak and the blast from its own bombs on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Marissel French National Cemetery.

08-Mar

ROBERTSON, WESTON JAMES  (81415)  - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2209 MQ-G of No 226 Sqn, which crashed into a tree whilst making an emergency landing after the aircraft was damaged by both flak and the blast from its own bombs on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Marissel French National Cemetery.

08-Mar

HYAM, STANLEY EDWIN (1205965) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM535 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at night at St Merryn.  He is buried in Burnham-on-Crouch Cemetery.

08-Mar

PARR, WILLIAM WILFRED  (1375471) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM535 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at night at St Merryn.  He is buried in Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground.

08-Mar

BENSON, SYDNEY WILLIAM  (402499) RAAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM535 of No 233 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at night at St Merryn.  He is buried in St Columb Major Cemetery.

08-Mar

LEES, CHARLES ERNEST  (80263) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7637 of No 266 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Duxford.  He is buried in Whittlesford (SS Mary and Andrew) Churchyard.

08-Mar

AITKEN, DOUGLAS SPENCER  (J/7013) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL661 of No 403 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a Circus operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

McDONELL, RUSSELL  (401135) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL491 of No 457 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Ramsey in the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

08-Mar

LONDON, JACK ADRIAN COLIN (581343) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6342 of No 489 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Worthy Down.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

08-Mar

WILKINSON, FRANCIS HENRY  (1052897) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6342 of No 489 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Worthy Down.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery.

08-Mar

PRIEST, CEDRIC HUBERT OWEN  (405506) RNZAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6342 of No 489 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Worthy Down.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

08-Mar

KROL Tadevsz (P.780585) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1811 of No 10 AGS, which dived into the ground near Barrow in Furness.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.

08-Mar

LAMBERT, CHARLES  (808244) AuxAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1811 of No 10 AOS, which dived into the ground near Barrow in Furness.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery.

08-Mar

HANSON, ALLAN HAROLD  (404584) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4110 of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Saltby with wheels and flaps extended and was flipped over on impact.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

08-Mar

MacPHAIL, JOHN FRANKLIN (R/91524) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4110 of No 14 OTU, which flew into the ground at high speed near Saltby with wheels and flaps extended and was flipped over on impact.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

08-Mar

LE GASSICK, FRANCIS ALBERT  (910221) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 152 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

SANDFORD, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1291870) RAFVR - age 28

AC2

He was serving with No 307 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

LAMB, REGINALD ROBERT  (44974) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6404 of No 36/100 Sqn, which drowned after the aircraft ditched off Java whilst attempting to escape from the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

CALLICK, BASIL BERNARD  (44977) RAF - age 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6404 of No 36/100 Sqn, which drowned after the aircraft ditched off Java whilst attempting to escape from the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

PECK, GEORGE BRYAN WILLIAM  (564350) RAF - age 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Vildebeest III, K6404 of No 36/100 Sqn, which drowned after the aircraft ditched off Java whilst attempting to escape from the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

RENDALL, NORMAN BOYD  (655115) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6363 of No 5 AOS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

RICHARDSON, HARRY VIVIAN SHEPHERD  (1149778) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6363 of No 5 AOS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

FENTON, THOMAS WIGHTON  (1346385) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6363 of No 5 AOS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

NIES, ROBERT EDGAR  (R/60575) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6363 of No 5 AOS, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the Irish Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

LUKE, JOHN ELLIOT  (986429) RAFVR - age 25

AC2

He was serving with No 52 WU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

BALL, FRANK JAMES  (632708) RAF - age 26

Cpl

He was serving with No 575 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

COLLIER, WILLIAM RICHARD  (646821) RAF - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 575 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

CLOSE, GEORGE ALBERT  (971273) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 575 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

WILLS, THOMAS COLIN (402898) RAAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9333 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

BUCKNELL, PHILLIP CROCKER  (403441) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9333 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

HALL, DEREK MAITLAND  (403473) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9333 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

WOOLF, ISAAC SIDNEY  (1375840) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9333 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a night navigation exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Mar

LEWIS, MARCEL WILLIAM  (514834) RAF - age 29

Sgt

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

08-Mar

FREWING, ALEC ROBERT  (522748) RAF - age 25

Sgt

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

08-Mar

ODISHO YOKHANA  (740) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Cpl

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

08-Mar

ASQUITH, JAMES  (1001817) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9038 'H' of No 37 Sqn, which collided with DV483 as they took off on a mine laying sortie to Sicily.  He is buried in Pembroke Military Cemetery.

08-Mar

HEGGIE, LESLIE  (204187) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

COVENTRY, JOHN  (951180) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

08-Mar

FOLLOWS, LESLIE NORMAN  (1178923) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 is buried in Concarneau Communal Cemetery.

08-Mar

REDFEARN, CLARENCE WILLIAM  (1115791) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in the Oldmill Emergency Hospital, Aberdeen, from Pulmonary TB, from which he had been suffering for a year.  He is buried in Hull Northern Cemetery.

08-Mar

BUNN, DONALD VICTOR  (1469685) RAFVR - age 40

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 Norwich.  He was cremated at  Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium.

08-Mar

THOMPSON, CHARLES PETER  (1549133) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving at RAF Shawbury at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Shrewsbury.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

09-Mar

WOODFORD, THOMAS WILLIAM WARWICK  (108010) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3411 of No 9 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

PEACEY, DOUGLAS WILLIAM  (902440) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3411 of No 9 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

BOWERS, WILLIAM HENRY  (977278) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3411 of No 9 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

COOKE, WILLIAM LESLIE  (1199261) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3411 of No 9 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

LOVELL, ROBERT JAMES TRISTEM  (1376533) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3411 of No 9 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

GULLIVER, THOMAS GEORGE HUBERT  (68189) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

WADDINGHAM, CYRIL DOUGLAS DFC (115918) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

WELSH, DEREK SHERGOLD DRURY  (645684) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

HESLOP, JAMES  (845752) AuxAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

STIRLING, EWEN RITCHIE  (997898) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

DOUGHTY, JOSEPH  (1063795) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3641 of No 9 Sqn, which probably came down in the  North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

SINGERTON, ALBERT EDWARD  (647330) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery.

09-Mar

ROGERS, JOHN ANDREW  (1365260) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He is buried in Chopwell (St John) Churchyard.

09-Mar

DIGNAN, TERENCE DE VALERA  (581147) RAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

09-Mar

NICHOLAS, DAVID STANLEY  (534052) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery.

09-Mar

ERRINGTON, THOMAS HUNTER  (1063724) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery.

09-Mar

CARTWRIGHT, JAMES  (1110531) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3643 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames as it returned early from a raid on Essen following severe engine problems.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium.

09-Mar

SCRAGG, REUBEN ACTON  (401413) RNZAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5442 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

MURDO, HENRY MARSHALL  (1060255) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5442 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

SANDERS, PATRICK GIBBINGS  (1380919) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5442 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

CROUCH, KENNETH  (624759) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8409 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

09-Mar

WOOD, ERIC IAN CAMPBELL  (918372) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8409 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

09-Mar

DUDER, MICHAEL SEDGWICK  (1152502) RAFVR - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8409 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

09-Mar

WARREN, GEORGE EDWARD  (1250053) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8409 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

09-Mar

MENSHEK, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (R/68709) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8409 PH-H of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

09-Mar

NICHOLSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (42074) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

DISLEY, RONALD MAX  (101658) RAFVR - age 37

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

RAMPTON, ALBERT JOHN  (108050) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

TUCK, DOUGLAS FRANCIS HOOPER  (569400) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

McCALLUM, DONALD  (1118544) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

BIDGOOD, HARRY WALTER TREVOR  (1255382) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

CARRUTHERS, CARL STUART  (R/54101) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

PHILLIPS, JOHN LEONARD HARTLEY  (R/60210) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

CROSS, WILLIAM ANDREW  (R/74718) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3673 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

09-Mar

BARTHEL, PETER VINCENT  (46708) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

BENNETT, ALFRED THOMAS  (546151) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

MULES, RONALD MORLEY  (647415) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

JOHNSON, CYRIL EDMUND  (1164465) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

JONES, RUSSELL JAMES GIBSON  (1169608) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

GANLY, CONRAD CHARLES WILLIAM  (1174904) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

CARTWRIGHT, GEORGE  (1304031) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9450 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Mablethorpe on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

SOUTHERN, ALBERT  (631521) RAF - age 23

Cpl

He was serving with No 37 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

09-Mar

FRYER, BASIL ODELL  (88670) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9099 'C' of No 38 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Fort Maddelena.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Mar

LISTER, JOHN DEREK NORTON  (100552) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9099 'C' of No 38 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Fort Maddelena.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

09-Mar

MILNE, COLIN STUART  (R/87685) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, AM877 of No 53 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking off from Donna Nook at night.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

09-Mar

LIVINGSTONE, IAN FREDERICK  (61282) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

FROST, CHRISTOPHER RONALD DFM (114266) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

STONE, JOSEPH HOWARD  (931488) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

09-Mar

BILTCLIFFE, WILLIAM DURHAM  (901690) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

GRUNWELL, STANLEY  (1326330) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

RAY, HAROLD REGINALD  (1376053) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

HARRIS, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (J/5082) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7426 OL-D of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

COOPER, ROBERT WARD  (60121) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5779 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

BROAD, CHARLES  (749326) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5779 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

CROSS, MICHAEL JOHN CARLTON  (913609) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5779 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

MOWAT, JAMES THOMSON HEGGIE  (1057893) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5779 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

DALBY, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1310838) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5779 OL-G of No 83 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Smilde (Hoogersmilde) General Cemetery.

09-Mar

NORTHWOOD, WILLIAM SAMUEL  (948273) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in was probably shot by the Japanese whilst searching for supplies at Tjilatjap docks. of No 84 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Mar

LUIN, CYRIL WILLIAM  (115078) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

BROWN, STANLEY JAMES  (747994) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

CALDERHEAD, LESLIE WILBUR  (992777) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

FENWICK, MAURICE WILLIAM  (998502) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

LAWRENCE, RONALD FRANK  (1376060) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

PARRY, CLWYD  (1379067) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3656 SR-L of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

ELLIOTT, PHILIP THORNTON  (404618) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AG700 'B' of No 112 Sqn, which crashed near Bardia during an operational flight.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

09-Mar

MACKENZIE, RODERICK WILLIAM PARKE  (61029) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL332 of No 118 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing on the Dover-Canterbury road.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

09-Mar

DE-SHANE, CHARLES WILBERT  (J/15148) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7036 of No 137 Sqn, which spun into the ground near North Walsham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

09-Mar

NICHOLLS, JOHN PAUL VIPOND  (40560) RAF - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

WILKINSON, GEORGE  (103045) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

SUCKLING, OSWALD WILLIAM  (404567) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

DRISCOLL, DANIEL  (968778) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

CRABB, PETER HENRY  (1175836) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

FORRESTER, CHARLES OLIVER  (1375456) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV447 of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

09-Mar

KELLEY, LAWRENCE HENRY  (917145) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA403 of No 151 Sqn, which was lost on a convoy patrol off Skegness.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

PHILLOTT, ALBERT HENRY  (1379505) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant II, AA403 of No 151 Sqn, which was lost on a convoy patrol off Skegness.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

SHARLEY, CYRIL GEORGE  (1167816) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in was probably shot by the Japanese whilst searching for supplies at Tjilatjap docks. of No 211 Sqn, which .  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Mar

BLAKEY, ALEXANDER DOUGLAS  (R/78705) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL538 of No 401 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Brooklands in Kent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

09-Mar

CRAMER, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (R/76815) RCAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 401 Sqn and was killed when he was struck by a bus near the WAAF quarters.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

09-Mar

BALL, RICHARD  (1166456) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD842 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from North Luffenham on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Calow Congregational Chapelyard.

09-Mar

MORRIS, WILLIAM DOUGLAS  (751295) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD842 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from North Luffenham on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

09-Mar

MacKINNON, FERNAND FAGAN  (R/68538) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD842 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take-off from North Luffenham on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

09-Mar

HAMILTON, MALCOLM WALLACE  (404726) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA849 of No 452 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on Circus 113.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

O'CONNOR, JOHN DESMOND  (997604) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3382 of No 602 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on Circus 113.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

DAKERS, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (J/8173) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3957 of No 15 (P) AFU, which  collided with V3912 at Leconfield.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

09-Mar

MEDLEY, HAROLD  (113468) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV576 of No 15 OTU, which crashed after a wing hit a tree at Aldworth near Reading.  He is buried in Burnley Cemetery.

09-Mar

FLEMMING, DENNIS ALBERT  (1212046) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV576 of No 15 OTU, which crashed after a wing hit a tree at Aldworth near Reading.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery.

09-Mar

GARDINER, JAMES VICTOR  (656465) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV576 of No 15 OTU, which crashed after a wing hit a tree at Aldworth near Reading.  He is buried in Kirkhill Cemetery.

09-Mar

CLIPSON, ARTHUR LASCELLES  (1314119) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8774 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the ground whilst banking in the circuit at Edgehill and burst into flames.  He is buried in East Sheen Cemetery.

09-Mar

TRENCH, RICHARD CHENEVIX  (106547) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8774 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the ground whilst banking in the circuit at Edgehill and burst into flames.  He is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery.

09-Mar

FOSSEY, RONALD  (1217369) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8774 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the ground whilst banking in the circuit at Edgehill and burst into flames.  He is buried in Hull Eastern Cemetery.

09-Mar

FITZJOHN, THOMAS MERRYWEATHER  (1152646) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8774 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the ground whilst banking in the circuit at Edgehill and burst into flames.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

09-Mar

MILLINGTON, ERNEST  (1125315) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8774 of No 21 OTU, which crashed into the ground whilst banking in the circuit at Edgehill and burst into flames.  He is buried in Pinxton (St Helen) Churchyard.

09-Mar

GRANT, JAMES STANLEY  (648025) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 235 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

09-Mar

GILL, FREDERICK CHARLES  (112373) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5083 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

THOMPSON, ARTHUR ALAN  (401199) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5083 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

ANGER, FRANCIS HAROLD EMMANUEL  (R/67247) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5083 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

GALLOWAY, JOSEPH ALFRED BEATTIE GABRIEL  (R/69154) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5083 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

MOSEY, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/78246) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5083 of No 3 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation training exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Mar

AVIS, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (548367) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, W9236 of No 55 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Usworth.  He is buried in Barking (Rippleside) Cemetery.

09-Mar

BRERETON, GEOFFREY  (518589) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3739 of No 56 OTU, which dived into ground Walpole St Andrews, Norfolk.  He is buried in Malpas Cemetery.

09-Mar

DOLMAN, HORACE EDWARD  (403506) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4199 of No 56 OTU, which dived into the ground at Alburgh near Harleston in Suffolk.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

09-Mar

FOSTER, WILLIAM ALFRED RANDALE  (1157032) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

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

09-Mar

McSWAN, ROBERT  (1343751) RAFVR - age 26

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 Townhead, Glasgow.  He is buried in Cambuslang (Westburn) Cemetery.

09-Mar

MERCER, GEORGE  (1094791) RAFVR - age 36

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died at 45 Bowhouse Road, Alloa, due to coal gas poisoning.  He is buried in Clackmannan Cemetery.

09-Mar

HENDERSON, GEOFFREY WILLIAM  (1724322) 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 Fylde.  He is buried in Frindsbury (All Saints) Churchyard.

09-Mar

WILSON, T  (1340081) 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Glasgow Eastern Necropolis.

09-Mar

RANDALL, MALCOLM ERIC  (576459) RAF - age 17

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 Eton.  He is buried in Slough (Stoke Road) Cemetery.

10-Mar

BLOOMFIELD, ALBERT GEORGE  (751847) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

10-Mar

HOPKINS, STANLEY ASHWORTH  (751947) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

10-Mar

ANDREWS, WILLIAM HENRY THOMSON  (64905) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT174 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

DUNNE, JAMES BERNARD  (106041) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT174 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

GAULD, ALBERT ALEXANDER  (982054) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT174 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

DREW, SYDNEY TREVOR  (1180018) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT174 EA-E of No 49 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

FENTON, GRAEME HOLT  (401378) RNZAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL785 of No 54 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a lorry during a practice attack on a convoy along the Wick-Thurso road.  He is buried in Olrig New Cemetery.

10-Mar

MONIN, DOUGLAS CONSTANTINE  (977222) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 60 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Mar

O'BLENES, HAROLD ALBERT  (J/15122) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB242 of No 131 Sqn, which flew into the Officers' Mess at Llanbedr.  He is buried in Portmadoc Public Cemetery.

10-Mar

JELINEK, VACLAV  (61918) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9125 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Stradishall on an SOE sortie.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

10-Mar

JANEK, JAN  (787577) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9125 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Stradishall on an SOE sortie.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

10-Mar

FORNUSEK, LADISLAV  (787826) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9125 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Stradishall on an SOE sortie.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

10-Mar

ROMANOFF, BORIS  (39150) RAF - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9125 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Stradishall on an SOE sortie.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

10-Mar

POLITZER, MAXMILIAN  (787688) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9125 NF-K of No 138 Sqn, which crashed shortly after taking-off from Stradishall on an SOE sortie.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

10-Mar

BAILEY, LLOYD WILSON  (404614) RAAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

JORDAN, THOMAS EDWARD  (568237) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

DAINES, GWYN BARRINGTON  (614202) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

SHERRIFF, TERENCE JOSEPH  (904509) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

WILLIAMS, GVVYN RUSSELL  (917337) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

HUNT, RICHARD WILLIAM  (1173925) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

SMART, SHUTHI NAPOLEON N. L. B.  (1282785) RAFVR - age 39

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6126 OJ-U of No 149 Sqn, which crashed near Kleve during a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

DUFF, GEORGE GORDON  (89378) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5431 NP-W of No 158 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing at Driffield on its return to Essen.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

10-Mar

CORNWELL, COLIN ALBERT  (402731) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5431 NP-W of No 158 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing at Driffield on its return to Essen.  He is buried in Driffield Cemetery.

10-Mar

EVANS, HARRY JAMES  (1051922) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5431 NP-W of No 158 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing at Driffield on its return to Essen.  He is buried in Maghull (St Andrew) Churchyard.

10-Mar

CALDWELL, LESLIE JAMES  (1166513) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5431 NP-W of No 158 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing at Driffield on its return to Essen.  He is buried in Tansley (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

10-Mar

CLARKE, DOUGLAS ALBERT EDWARD  (115725) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5431 NP-W of No 158 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames on landing at Driffield on its return to Essen.  He is buried in Woodgrange Park Cemetery, East Ham.

10-Mar

MAYALL, JOHN MILBURN  (400150) RAAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5140 'C' of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

10-Mar

JONES, ROBERT JOHN  (1091292) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving with No 225 Sqn and died from injuries in a military hospital (Birkenhead area), sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

10-Mar

MURRAY, KENRIC NEWTON LATHROP  (400152) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AB343 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Malta, the first Spitfire to be lost over the island.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

10-Mar

DURBRIDGE, ROBERT KEEP  (404453) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

LONERGAN, ROBERT NEVILLE  (404550) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

WRIGHT, WILLIAM  (1164158) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

TILLEY, GEORGE ALBERT  (1378541) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

BRODDY, JAMES MORLEY  (R/64409) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

GARNETT, FRANCIS CAMPBELL  (R/78261) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8428 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

10-Mar

GANDY, ORRELL  (103553) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT192 UB-R of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

WRIGHT, LEWIS ALFRED  (401800) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT192 UB-R of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

SKINNER, GARFIELD LLOYD  (407461) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT192 UB-R of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

JENNINGS, ERIC MAYNARD  (1171218) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT192 UB-R of No 455 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

10-Mar

COLLIER, HERBERT EDWIN (100597) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 1981 of No 21 Air School, which collided with 3546 of the same unit at Tayfield ALG.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery.

10-Mar

SCOTT, GEORGE RICHARD  (65541) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, 3546 (ex AT582) of No 21 Air School, which collided with 1981 of the same unit at Tayfield ALG.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery.

10-Mar

HEAD, ERNEST JOHN  (913473) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 221 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

10-Mar

DAVIES, WILLIAM BRETT  (1079127) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, AR851 of No 21 EFTS, which was struck by T1276 of the same unit severing the tail unit, causing it to crash near Kumalo.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

10-Mar

LEIGHTON, ARTHUR  (518664) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, T1276 of No 23 EFTS?, which struck the tail of AR851 of the same unit, with its wing causing it to crash near Kumalo.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

10-Mar

HANSON, GEORGE ALFRED  (1113388) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Oxford I, T1276 of No 23 SFTS, which struck the tail of AR851 of the same unit, with its wing causing it to crash near Kumalo.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

10-Mar

STEVENS, RALPH ARNOLD  (1197657) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AR972 of No 36 SFTS, which collided with AS674 as they were landing at Innisfail RLG.  He is buried in Red Deer Cemetery.

10-Mar

PULFORD, CONWAY WALTER HEATH CB, OBE, AFC () RAF - age 50

AVM

Appointed AOC, RAF Far East he was not in good health, a situation which would soon prove detrimental. With the support of his C-in-C, ACM Sir Robert Brooke-Popham he set about building up the defences and preparing for a possible Japanese invasion of Malaya.  However, at this time, the Far East was low on the priority list and their repeated requests for modern re-enforcements went unheeded.  The Japanese attacked on 8th  December 1941 and very quickly progressed down the Malayan Peninsula.  Due to the lack of senior officers, his three senior staff officer where soon having to man the Operations  Room, leaving him to deal with all the policy and administration matters.  At this point AVM P C Maltby arrived and undertook duties as his deputy.  As the situation worsened and it became obvious that the invaders would not be stopped attempts were made to evacuate as many personnel as possible.  Pulford was authorised to evacuate himself on 5 February 1942 but having opted to remain with the army commander it was another ten days  before he and his naval counterpart, Rear Admiral Spooner, where eventually amongst the last to leave.  Unfortunately their motor boat was hit and forced to run aground on a malaria ridden island in the Juju group.  The survivors managed to hold out for two months before being forced to surrender to the Japanese, but the Air Vice Marshal and Rear Admiral where not amongst them, both having died of exhaustion and malaria shortly before.  Although reported missing in 1942, the situation in the Far East was such at the time that knowledge of Pulford's death did not become known until after the Japanese surrender in 1945. He was posthumously mentioned in despatches for his service in the Far East. 

10-Mar

FREAKES, HUBERT DAINTON  (73709) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8995 of the FTU, which spun into the ground at Honeybourne.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery.

10-Mar

BAARTZ, JOHN EDWARD  (404325) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8995 of the FTU, which spun into the ground at Honeybourne.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery.

10-Mar

DALE, THOMAS FRANCIS  (1310440) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8995 of the FTU, which spun into the ground at Honeybourne.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery.

10-Mar

WATSON, ERNEST  (990724) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8995 of the FTU, which spun into the ground at Honeybourne.  He is buried in Selby Cemetery.

10-Mar

RICKETT, WILLIAM HENRY  (1381092) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving at Takoradi at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Oshogbo Cemetery.

10-Mar

STEPHENS, ARTHUR HAROLD  (326662) RAF - age 40

WO

He was serving in the Far East but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

10-Mar

FOSTER, GEORGE  (1045910) RAFVR - age 29

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 Bucklow.  He is buried in Beeston and Stapleford (Beeston) Cemetery.

10-Mar SMITH, CRICHTON ALEXANDER  (1368806) RAFVR - age Unknown Sgt He was serving with No 61 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Brentford.  He is buried in Blairgowrie Cemetery.

 

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