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Casualties - 11 - 13 March 1942


11-Mar

SMYTH, DOUGLAS JAMES  (406118) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9799 of No 45 Sqn, which he was killed by ground fire whilst attacking railway bridges near Pyuntaza, but his crew managed to fly the aircraft back to base, where they baled out.  He is buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery.

11-Mar

COLEMAN, LLOYD WATT  (72585) RAFVR - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

11-Mar

SHEA, REGINALD ARTHUR  (567069) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

11-Mar

KOWALSKI, LOUIS  (R/60959) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

11-Mar

GRAHAM, DONALD ARTHUR  (1160000) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He was cremated at  Cambridge Crematorium.

11-Mar

SKELTON, HAROLD  (1001212) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

11-Mar

PILKINGTON, CHARLES LESLIE  (67717) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Offley (St Mary Magdaline) Churchyard.

11-Mar

MILLICHIP, JOHN  (1252034) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9295 OJ-G 'East India III' of No 149 Sqn, which crashed into trees on an overshoot at Mildenhall on its return from a raid on Essen.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery.

11-Mar

RATTRAY, WILLIAM RUSSELL  (41938) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1577 of No 231 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Dungannon in County Tyrone.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

11-Mar

CHAPMAN, LESLIE GEORGE  (967658) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, T1577 of No 231 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Dungannon in County Tyrone.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

11-Mar

DUNN, RODNEY HOWARD  (119131) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4896 of No 252 Sqn, which flew into sea, lost its tail and crashed before regaining height, sinking immediately.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11-Mar

FORDER, JOHN STONARD  (1377520) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4896 of No 252 Sqn, which flew into sea, lost its tail and crashed before regaining height, sinking immediately.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

11-Mar

ATKINSON, WILLIAM JAMES  (J/6131) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE550 of No 1444 Flt, which flew into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

11-Mar

TOWN, JOHN PETER  (955492) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE550 of No 1444 Flt, which flew into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Castleford New Cemetery.

11-Mar

FELLOWS, VICTOR  (1358020) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE550 of No 1444 Flt, which flew into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Darlaston (James Bridge) Cemetery.

11-Mar

COLEMAN, ROYCE NORVAL  (R/80183) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE550 of No 1444 Flt, which flew into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

11-Mar

BROWN, NORMAN FRANCIS TOWNSHEND  (925545) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6628 of No 19 OTU, which was able to get into the dinghy after the aircraft ditched in Findhorn Bay following an engine failure on take-off but he died before being rescued.  He is buried in Chingford Mount Cemetery.

11-Mar

SCOTT, ROBERT THOMAS  (R/85161) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6628 of No 19 OTU, which drowned whilst attempting to swim ashore in Findhorn Bay after his aircraft had ditched and the crew took to the dinghy.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

11-Mar

BULL, Sir STEPHEN JOHN  (87153) RAFVR - age 37

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 266 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

11-Mar

COCKCROFT, ROBERT VERNON  (1216583) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 32 SFTS when he committed suicide.  He is buried in Victoria (Royal Oak) Burial Park.

11-Mar

COLLINS-CAMPBELL, NORMAN  (550417) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6396 of No 4 AOS, which crashed in Luce Bay near No2 Target.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Crematorium.

11-Mar

CRAIG, JAMES  (656514) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6396 of No 4 AOS, which crashed in Luce Bay near No2 Target.  He is buried in Dunnottar Cemetery, Stonehaven.

11-Mar

WESTWATER, JOHN KENNEDY  (1050935) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6396 of No 4 AOS, which crashed in Luce Bay near No2 Target.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

11-Mar

JONES, SEALAND DAVID  (1313257) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6396 of No 4 AOS, which crashed in Luce Bay near No2 Target.  He is buried in Neath (Ynysymaerdy) Cemetery.

11-Mar

GARLICK, ALBERT  (547087) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7722 of No 55 OTU, which crashed after hitting a telegraph pole whilst low flying to the west of the A1.  He is buried in Hylton (Castletown) Cemetery.

11-Mar

WADSWORTH, GEORGE  (1143006) RAF - age 36

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and was killed in an air raid with members of his family?.  He is buried in Hull Crematorium.

11-Mar

HART, KENNETH WILLIAM GOODWIN (65451) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was serving in the UK and died in the Warnecliffe Emergency Medical Service Hospital, Sheffield.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

11-Mar

HIRST, LEWIS VERE  (21078) RAF - age 50

Wg Cdr

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 Stafford.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

11-Mar

LEEKE, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1147737) RAFVR - age 36

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 Leicester.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

11-Mar

DAVIES, DORIS  (451607) WAAF - age Unknown

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 Trowbridge (23), Wallasey (27).  She is buried in Tredegar (Cefn Golau) Cemetery.

11-Mar

BELCHER, ARTHUR HENRY  (1449598) RAFVR - age 36

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 Rugby.  He is buried in Wokingham(All Saints) Churchyard.

12-Mar

DYKES, BERNARD JOHN  (963881) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9227 GE-R of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Emden.  He is buried in Ameland (NES) General Cemetery.

12-Mar

JOHNSTONE, IAN ALEXANDER BRUCE  (104532) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9227 GE-R of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Emden.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

12-Mar

SPENCE, CHARLES RONALD  (41371) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9227 GE-R of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

WEBSTER, NORMAN HARRY  (531880) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9227 GE-R of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

WEEKS, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1102282) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9227 GE-R of No 58 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during a raid on Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

McDONALD, MURRAY ALEXANDER  (400352) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

BROWN, JOHN LUKIES  (402534) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

AITCHISON, CAMPBELL EWIN JUSTIN (402974) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

McGIBBON, ROBERT  (998735) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

PARNHAM, JOHN FREDERICK MASSEY  (1254725) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

GODFREY, JOSEPH HENRY  (1378233) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3282 of No 75 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

12-Mar

BABER, THOMAS JAMES DESMOND  (39857) RNZAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

EARLE, JOHN  (401756) RNZAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

PRICE, HENRY JOHN  (404095) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

WOODCOCK, ROY JOFFRE DESMOND  (404985) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

DUNN, LESLIE JOSEPH  (1001633) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

SANDYS, JOHN FREDERICK KELLY  (J/4814) RCAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3585 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

KITCHIN, PETER JAMES ROBERT  (39539) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

CHAMBERLAIN, LLOYD MONTGOMERY  (40914) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

PARTON, WILLIAM JAMES  (41932) RNZAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

CULLEN, HERBERT SIDNEY GEORGE  (926722) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

CLEZY, WILLIAM  (1365054) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

CARTER, TONY KEVIN (1375377) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3588 of No 75 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

OGIER, MICHAEL OWEN  (102584) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9293 KN-D of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

SPALDING, JAMES  (104503) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9293 KN-D of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

PARKER, JAMES MONKMAN  (985473) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9293 KN-D of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

DALE, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (1001426) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9293 KN-D of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

HANRAHAN, EDMOND PATRICK  (1199498) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9293 KN-D of No 77 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

PRATLEY, ARTHUR JAMES  (1069915) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9312 of No 77 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed in the North Sea on a raid to Emden.  He is buried in Edmonton Cemetery, Middlesex.

12-Mar

BAILEY, DERRICK BOURCHIER  (108241) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9312 of No 77 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed in the North Sea on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

REYNOLDS, EDGAR CECIL  (911394) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9312 of No 77 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed in the North Sea on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

GILFOY, JAMES EUGENE  (R/60244) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9312 of No 77 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed in the North Sea on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

MURPHY, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (R/75144) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9312 of No 77 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed in the North Sea on a raid to Emden.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

BELL, GEOFFREY GEORGE  (915140) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 84 when he was captured on 9 Mar 1942 and was later beheaded by the Japanese.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

12-Mar

SMALL, LEONARD EDWARD  (581356) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 84 when he was captured on 9 Mar 1942 and later beheaded by the Japanese at Tilijap.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

12-Mar

ROGERS, PATRICK HERON THOROLD  (107914) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW272 of No 86 Sqn, which he abandoned the aircraft but did not survive.  He is buried in Ramsden (St James) Churchyard.

12-Mar

BATEMAN, THOMAS  (995852) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5028 BT-H of No 252 Sqn, which shot down during an attack on a large group of JU52s over the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-Mar

CIBULKA, JOSEF FRANTISEK  (66491) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

KULA, JAROSLAV  (82615) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

FINA, JIRI  (787403) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

SOUKOP, OLDRICH  (787489) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

MEZNIK, ALOIS WELLINGTON  (787866) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

RAISKUP, FRANTISEK  (787876) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1802 KX-P of No 311 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea on a raid to Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

ANDREW, KEITH ALEXANDER  (404823) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5326 UB-V of No 455 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Wigsley following an engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

12-Mar

KING, DOUGLAS STEWART  (1048821) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 460 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

12-Mar

MOLNAR, JOSEPH  (R/89915) RCAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9390 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a daylight bombing raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

HAND, JOHN RIDGES  (776131) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9390 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a daylight bombing raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

JONES, SAINT MICHAEL  (1126499) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9390 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a daylight bombing raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

CHAPLIN, HARRY  (1268063) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9390 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a daylight bombing raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

ROBINSON, PHILIP  (1378765) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9390 of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from a daylight bombing raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

12-Mar

DOBSON, LEONARD  (113417) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6314 of No 3 SGR, which flew into high ground near Port St Mar yon the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Beeston and Stapleford (Stapleford) Cemetery.

12-Mar

HEAP, WILLIAM JAMES SYDNEY J.  (1123746) RAFVR - age 26

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6314 of No 3 SGR, which flew into high ground near Port St Mar yon the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

12-Mar

STOREY, LEONARD CHARLES  (928608) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6314 of No 3 SGR, which flew into high ground near Port St Mar yon the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Cheshunt Burial Ground.

12-Mar

WILLIAMS, JOHN ALBERT  (112721) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6314 of No 3 SGR, which flew into high ground near Port St Mar yon the Isle of Man.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

12-Mar

AARTS, Bernardus Maria RNNAS () RNNAS - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6314 of No 3 SGR, which flew into high ground near Port St Mar yon the Isle of Man.   .

12-Mar

SHAW, EDGAR GRENVILLE  (1188484) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6995 of No 55 OTU, which was involved in a collision with another aircraft  near Wingate in County Durham.  He is buried in Honley Church Burial Ground.

12-Mar

MAGUIRE, WILLIAM  (963796) RAFVR - age 22

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 Plymouth.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

12-Mar

CUTHBERTSON, DOREEN  (2093452) WAAF - age 20

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and died at the Three Counties Hospital, Arlesey, Bedfordshire, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Biggleswade.  She is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

13-Mar

JONES, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (106525) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

SCOTT, LESLIE MCKENZIE  (401291) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

HOWES, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1168632) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

MEAGER, LESLIE RONALD  (1254942) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

HUDD, RICHARD ALFRED  (1376005) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

GIROUX, JOSEPH ANTONIO LUCIEN  (R/54903) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8578 of No 12 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid on Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

SMITH, NEIL SHAW  (967591) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6975 KN-V of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leeming on its return from a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

13-Mar

CORKE, KENNETH CLARENCE EDWARD  (930297) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6975 KN-V of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leeming on its return from a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Leeming (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

13-Mar

CHURCH, JAMES ERNEST  (1376275) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6975 KN-V of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leeming on its return from a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Leeming (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

13-Mar

MOORE, JOHN LYNDON  (R/78024) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6975 KN-V of No 77 Sqn, which crashed near Leeming on its return from a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Leeming (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

13-Mar

HOCKADAY, DENNIS RICHARD  (104531) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9214 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

MACLEOD, ALEXANDER  (1001661) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9214 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

McCOLL, HUGH DAVISON  (1118849) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9214 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

ASH, RICHARD DERRICK  (1171711) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9214 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

BLAND, PETER WINDERMERE  (1250196) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9214 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

DAVIS, LEONARD FRANK ROGERS  (755327) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7423 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmagen on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

13-Mar

FOSTER, PETER HOLLOWELL  (933501) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7423 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmagen on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

13-Mar

ROSE, ERIC  (954204) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7423 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmagen on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

13-Mar

THOMPSON, JOSEPH MICHAEL  (R/51638) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7423 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmagen on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

13-Mar

FEIRN, JOHN ROWLAND  (106564) RAFVR - age 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7423 OL-S of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Nijmagen on a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

KULHANEK, JAROSLAV  (86624) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL758 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on Circus 114.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

13-Mar

GREVATT, JAMES JACK JOSEPH  (402456) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN864 of No 239 Sqn, which flew into the Quantock Hills near Taunton whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

13-Mar

WHITE, GORDON  (632876) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 249 Sqn and was possibly killed in an air raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

13-Mar

PERKOWSKI Prot Jacek (P.0113) PAF - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

ZAKRZEWSKI Stefan (P.0852) PAF - age 31

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington  IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

KORZON Zbigniew   (P.780475) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

KOSIOR Edmund Stanislaw (P.781829) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

SIUDA Eugeniusz (P.782659) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

ZIAJSKI Mieczyslaw (P.784774) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1257 GR-J 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.

13-Mar

MACKAY, WILLIAM LESLIE  (J/7642) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT247 of No 415 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

HATFIELD, HAROLD REED  (R/63017) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT247 of No 415 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

HEBERT, JOSEPH ROY  (J/5672) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT247 of No 415 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

13-Mar

MURTHA, ARTHUR TRAVERS  (R/73763) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT247 of No 415 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol.  He is buried in West Thorney (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

13-Mar

HART, IAN ERIC  (400413) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

COONEY, PATRICK JOHN DENIS  (403951) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

TURNOCK, JOHN SIVYER  (404688) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

WINTER, GEORGE NORMAN  (989226) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

WOODWARD, JACK  (1359686) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

PASCOE, WILLIAM ALLAN  (1380051) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1251 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Nieuport in Belgium on a raid to Dunkirk.  He is buried in St Joris Communal Cemetery.

13-Mar

PARKER, REGINALD ALFRED STEWART  (411440) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, Z2906 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Mixbury whilst practicing circuits at Croughton.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

13-Mar

KEELE, GORDON FREDERICK  (J/6393) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, Z2906 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Mixbury whilst practicing circuits at Croughton.  He is buried in Upper Heyford Cemetery.

13-Mar

JOHNSON, ERIC  (1062598) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3538 of No 17 OTU, which crashed near Thorpe Arch, Wetherby after hitting power cables during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Hill Cliffe Baptist Cemetery.

13-Mar

CURLET, WILLIAM  (610946) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3538 of No 17 OTU, which crashed near Thorpe Arch, Wetherby after hitting power cables during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kilbirnie Burial Ground.

13-Mar

McCOLL, JOHN DOUGLAS LAMB  (116737) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3538 of No 17 OTU, which crashed near Thorpe Arch, Wetherby after hitting power cables during a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

13-Mar

EVANS, EDMUND CHENEY  (R/69166) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5051 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off the coast of East Lothian.  He is buried in Dirleton Cemetery.

13-Mar

MARTIN, LIONEL JEANS  (406185) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5051 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off the coast of East Lothian.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

WALKER, DOUGLAS  (1165033) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5051 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off the coast of East Lothian.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

BELL, ROBERT ALFRED  (1195764) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5051 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off the coast of East Lothian.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

GORHAM, JAMES RIST  (J/5992) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5051 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea off the coast of East Lothian.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Mar

SMITH, JAMES MCDONALD MCLACHLAN  (656925) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AP460 of the RAFC, which crashed on an overshoot at Fulbeck.  He is buried in Cambusnethan Cemetery.

13-Mar

KIRBY, DOUGLAS FRANK SIDNEY  (711063) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5950 of No 20 SFTS, which dived into the ground at Rock Farm, Norton in Southern Rhodesia during a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

13-Mar

PATERSON, ROBERT RUSSELL  (1368486) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was travelling aboard the SS Empire Star at the time of his death, which was attacked and damaged by Japanese bomber in the Durian Strait during the evacuation of Singapore on 12 Feb 1942.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

13-Mar

WHEATLEY, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1252055) RAFVR - age 26

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Watford?.  He is buried in Deptford (Grove Park) Cemetery.

13-Mar

PASK, HORACE (1621780) RAFVR - age 39

AC2

He was serving in the UK died in a military hospital as the result of an accident.  His death was registered in Bridgend.  He is buried in Pendlebury (St John) Churchyard.

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