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Casualties - 14 - 16 March 1942


14-Mar

CONNOR, LES WILLIAM HIGGS  (400526) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down over Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

POWELL, LANCE SYDNEY  (404656) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down over Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

EDEN, JOHN JERRAM  (407496) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 45 Sqn, which was shot down over Mingaladon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

SIMPSON, ANDREW SMITH  (591018) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5597 of No 73 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Gambut at night.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

14-Mar

LEWIS, RICHARD JAMES  (R/56879) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6975 KN-V of No 77 Sqn, which died from injuries when the aircraft crashed near Leeming on its return from a raid to Boulogne on 13 Mar 1942.  He is buried in Leeming (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

14-Mar

FERRIS, CECIL FRANK  (106220) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9389 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on its fifth attempt to land at Croft on its return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

14-Mar

BELL, ROBERT CURRAGH  (655176) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9389 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on its fifth attempt to land at Croft on its return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

14-Mar

GANDER, NOEL THOMAS  (1250546) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9389 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on its fifth attempt to land at Croft on its return from a raid on Boulogne.  He is buried in Hurstpierpoint New Cemetery.

14-Mar

CONNOR, LES WILLIAM HIGGS  (400526) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 84 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

POWELL, LANCE SYDNEY  (404656) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 84 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

EDEN, JOHN JERRAM  (407496) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7899 of No 84 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

14-Mar

WRIGHT, NORMAN  (1107356) RAFVR - age 34

LAC

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sunderland (Mere Knolls) Cemetery.

14-Mar

BROTCHIE, GEORGE FRANCIS  (39708) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, R7192 of No 111 Sqn, which was hit by his No 2 as they took off from Debden and burst into flames.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium.

14-Mar

SIMONSEN, ROBERT EMIL  (R/69710) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK900 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Bir Hakim.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

14-Mar

OSTASZEWSKI Stanslaw Marian (P.0093) PAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8438 SM-B of No 305 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed into the range building on an overshoot at Lindholme after being hit by flak over the target of Cologne.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

14-Mar

RYMKIEWICZ Czeslaw (P.0518) PAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8438 SM-B of No 305 Sqn, which crashed into the range building on an overshoot at Lindholme after being hit by flak over the target of Cologne.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

14-Mar

DRANICKI Mieczyslaw Kazimierz (P.1796) PAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8438 SM-B of No 305 Sqn, which crashed into the range building on an overshoot at Lindholme after being hit by flak over the target of Cologne.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

14-Mar

BALA Eugeniusz   (P.780721) PAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8438 SM-B of No 305 Sqn, which crashed into the range building on an overshoot at Lindholme after being hit by flak over the target of Cologne.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

14-Mar

SASIN Waclaw (P.781342) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8438 SM-B of No 305 Sqn, which crashed into the range building on an overshoot at Lindholme after being hit by flak over the target of Cologne.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

14-Mar

HOLLIES, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1509861) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving with No 2849 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

14-Mar

WILDER, BOTTRELL STANLEY  (413528) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DK875 of No 17 (P) AFU, which crashed shortly after taking off from Watton.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Mar

HIPP Tadeusz Adolf (P.792653) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2958 of No 18 OTU, which crashed into trees and a building shortly after taking-off from Bramcote on a night training flight.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

14-Mar

KOZLOWSKI Wladyslaw Aleksander (P.0925) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2959 of No 18 OTU, which crashed into trees and a building shortly after taking-off from Bramcote on a night training flight.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

14-Mar

STENGIERSKI Jan (P.780066) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2960 of No 18 OTU, which crashed into trees and a building shortly after taking-off from Bramcote on a night training flight.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

14-Mar

JONES, DAVID MORGAN  (63819) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2961 of No 18 OTU, which crashed into trees and a building shortly after taking-off from Bramcote on a night training flight.  He is buried in Cardiff Western Cemetery.

14-Mar

GILBERT, ROY IAN  (1382516) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9750 of No 3 AOS, which crashed in forced landing at Clee St Margaret, 5 miles ENE of Ludlow, Shropshire.  He is buried in Lancing (St James the Less) Churchyard Extension.

14-Mar

GLASSMAN, MORRIS  (640791) RAF - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9750 of No 3 AOS, which crashed in forced landing at Clee St Margaret, 5 miles ENE of Ludlow, Shropshire.  He is buried in Urmston Cemetery.

14-Mar

LOGAN, DAVID EDWIN (112283) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P9494 of No 57 OTU, which collided with Spitfire X4270 near Hawarden.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

14-Mar

DICKIE, DONALD ALAN  (928473) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1195 (ex N9720) of No 66 AS, which collided with Anson, 1196 of the same unit whilst in formation.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

14-Mar

HILL, DOUGLAS ALEXANDER  (934279) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1196 (ex K6311) of No 66 AS, which collided with Anson, 1195 of the same unit whilst in formation.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

14-Mar

GREENACRE, REGINALD FREDERICK  (1171285) RAF - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, 1196 (ex K6311) of No 66 AS, which collided with Anson, 1195 of the same unit whilst in formation.  He is buried in Cape Town (Maitland) Cemetery.

14-Mar

HOLMAN, JAMES WALTER  (1381832) RAFVR - age 32

AC2

He was travelling aboard HMT Muncaster Castle, which was sunk off Monrovia by the U-68.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Mar

MATHER, CLIFFORD  (1502722) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was travelling aboard HMT Muncaster Castle, which was sunk off Monrovia by the U-69.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Mar

PERKINS, BERTRAM EDWARD  (1273669) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was travelling aboard HMT Muncaster Castle, which was sunk off Monrovia by the U-70.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Mar

WARD, PERCIVAL ERNEST  (1193761) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was travelling aboard HMT Muncaster Castle, which was sunk off Monrovia by the U-73.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Mar

HELLARD, WILFRED WILLIAM BETTESWORTH  (75174) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Deben.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

14-Mar

CASEY, JOHN  (966720) 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 Ormskirk?.  He is buried in Golborne (All Saints) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

14-Mar

BOOTH, LESLIE  (103493) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley, X6960 of No 3 (C) OTU, when he went forward to obtain a drift and on returning from the nose stepped on the escape hatch and fell through.  He is buried in Ironville Church Cemetery.

14-Mar

SIVITER, KENNETH  (1243653) RAFVR - age 27

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 Swindon.  He is buried in Rowley Regis Cemetery.

14-Mar

ROBERTS, JOHN  (977369) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 East Dereham/Wayland?.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

14-Mar

ATTFIELD, CLIFFORD LESLIE  (1397776) 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 Surrey Mid East.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

14-Mar

SHAW, DONALD WILLIAM JOHN  (1474780) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Lewisham.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

15-Mar

MARRE, REX JOSEPH  (403355) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane IIB, Z3222 of No 3 Sqn, which crashed at Swingfield during a searchlight co-operation exercise.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

15-Mar

WHITE, SYDNEY WALTER  (404191) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7968 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed on take off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

15-Mar

WATT, NOEL ALEXANDER  (404223) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7968 of No 11 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on take off as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

15-Mar

DAVIES, JOHN IVOR EVANS  (952765) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9389 of No 78 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on its fifth attempt to land at Croft on its return from a raid on Boulogne.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

15-Mar

ROCHFORT, MICHAEL D'OYLY  (R/80874) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK807 of No 94 Sqn, which crashed in an inverted spin during a practice dogfight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

15-Mar

SQUIRES, STANLEY RAYMOND  (610185) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 203 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

15-Mar

ROUT, SYDNEY JAMES  (116353) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1017 'C' of No 217 Sqn, which came down in the sea.  He is buried in King's Lynn Cemetery.

15-Mar

FOULKES, LESLIE REGINALD  (1100664) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1017 'C' of No 217 Sqn, which came down in the sea.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

15-Mar

HARVEY, ALEXANDER GEORGE  (1325317) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1017 'C' of No 217 Sqn, which came down in the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Mar

LEAVER, ALFRED JOHN  (1169627) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1017 'C' of No 217 Sqn, which came down in the sea.  He is buried in Wigston Cemetery.

15-Mar

CLARKE, ERIC HUGH PAUL  (34038) RAF - age 30

Wg Cdr

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9128 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sweep off Brittany.  He was cremated at Plymouth City Crematorium.

15-Mar

HILES, ARTHUR HERBERT  (85008) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9128 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sweep off Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Mar

DEWAR, DAVID WALLACE  (977834) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9128 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sweep off Brittany.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Mar

HOLLAND, BASIL LEONARD ALFRED FRANCIS  (104337) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9128 of No 233 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sweep off Brittany.  He is buried in Seaford Cemetery.

15-Mar

HOGG, JAMES EDWARD  (61241) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL668 of No 234 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Bodmin.  He is buried in Ringwood Cemetery.

15-Mar

HANNAFORD, JACK COULSON  (402536) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4878 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Mar

ROBINSON, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (1304032) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4878 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an offensive patrol off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Mar

BRZEZINSKI Jozef (P.1466) PAF - age 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, BL805  of No 317 Sqn, which crashed in a forced landing having run low on fuel and failed to find it's airfield in poor visibility on its return from an escort sortie.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

15-Mar

HARRISON, CLARE  (101080) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6807 of No 612 Sqn, which swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

HACKETT, JAMES HENRY  (109053) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6807 of No 612 Sqn, which swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

TURNER, JOHN GERARD  (745913) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

HHe was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6807 of No 612 Sqn, which swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

ALLAN, JAMES WATSON FRASER  (817078) AuxAF - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 612 Sqn and was probably killed when Whitley V, Z6807 swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

McCLAY, GLYNNLY HERBERT FREDERICK  (932199) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6807 of No 612 Sqn, which swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

COLLINS, LAWRENCE STEELE  (978790) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6807 of No 612 Sqn, which swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

RYAN, FRANCIS  (1341600) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving with No 612 Sqn and was probably killed when Whitley V, Z6807 swung on take off from Reykjavik following an engine failure and crashed into a building.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

15-Mar

WYATT, JULIUS LEE  (R/83471) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB641 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AP465 over Grantham.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

15-Mar

OLVER, DEREK REGINALD  (101091) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AB641 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AP465 over Grantham.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

15-Mar

JOUAULT, RICHARD JOHN DFC (40920) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP465 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AB461 over Grantham.  He is buried in Grantham Cemetery.

15-Mar

STRAVER, WILLEM B. ()  - age

1 Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP465 of No 12 SFTS, which collided with AB461 over Grantham.   .

15-Mar

FORBES, JOHN WILLIAM SEIVWRIGHT  (37394) RAF - age 26

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR C, X4503 of No 1401 Flt, which was shot down near Lopik in Holland during a Met recce.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

15-Mar

MACKENZIE, ANGUS STEWART ROBERTSON  (80210) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in either Spitfire VB, AD296 or AD395 of No 16 FPP, which both flew into high ground at High Lochenbreck in Dumfries.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

15-Mar

DREWCOCK, WILLIAM HENRY ARTHUR  (551711) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 262 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

15-Mar

WAUGH, RONALD  (1035973) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AS221 of No 35 SFTS, which dived into the frozen Jackfish Lake near Meota, Saskatchewan, cause unknown.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

15-Mar

WICKHAM, BASIL DEREK  (1333329) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AS221 of No 35 SFTS, which dived into the frozen Jackfish Lake near Meota, Saskatchewan, cause unknown.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

15-Mar

PICKERING, JOHN HARCOURT  (80821) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P9500 of No 53 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing at Cowbridge in Glamorgan after colliding with AR240.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

15-Mar

DECLOEDT, JEAN VERDON MARIE AIME  (87087) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was serving with the Belgian Section at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

15-Mar

SHIMON MATLOB  (2094) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Pvt

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.

15-Mar

TRACEY, IVY THERESE  (895505) WAAF - age Unknown

LACW

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Bridgend.  She is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

15-Mar

LUCAS, LEONARD  (1426894) 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 Newcastle upon Tyne.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

15-Mar

UNWIN, CYNTHIA LEONORE  (3332) WAAF - age 21

SO

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 Chelsea.  She is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

15-Mar

LEAVESLEY, STANLEY  (1065959) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was serving at Valetta at the time of his death, which was probably occurred in an air raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

16-Mar

HUNTER, HAROLD ERIC  (402060) RNZAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3599 of No 57 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newcastle, County Down whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

ELLIOTT, JOHN WILLIAM  (J/5318) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3599 of No 57 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newcastle, County Down whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

MAGEE, HUGH LARMOUR  (81690) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3599 of No 57 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newcastle, County Down whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Carrickfergus (Victoria) Cemetery.

16-Mar

BLAKISTON-HOUSTON, BARBARA KATHLEEN  (1696) WAAF - age 24

SO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3599 of No 57 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newcastle, County Down whilst on a training flight.  She is buried in Loughinisland (St John) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

16-Mar

TAYLOR, WILLIAM SWORDY  (1381318) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3599 of No 57 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Newcastle, County Down whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

16-Mar

BUCHANAN, GEORGE  (1060536) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Abbey Cemetery, Thorn.

16-Mar

BARRETT, FRANCIS CHARLES DFC (77959) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

WILLIAMS, LINDSAY ROSS  (402429) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

SLOMAN, HERBERT WILLIAM THORNLEY  (402677) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

KING, GEORGE FREDERICK  (J/15525) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

GOODENOUGH, CARLTON STOKES  (R/62738) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

16-Mar

JORDAN, LESLIE GEORGE  (905148) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He was cremated at  Brighton (Downs) Crematorium.

16-Mar

WELLS, RICHARD JOHN  (39918) RAF - age 28

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Diss Cemetery.

16-Mar

BROWNLIE, ANDREW MCMILLAN SMITH  (546659) RAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

16-Mar

TOLSON, JOHN PEILE  (67640) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Harpenden (Westfield) Cemetery.

16-Mar

GIBBONS, HENRY JAMES  (948393) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery.

16-Mar

MOREY, PAUL HERRICK  (917067) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Shirley (St John) Churchyard.

16-Mar

BROOKS, WALTER PAUL  (931402) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Putney Vale) Cemetery and Crematorium.

16-Mar

INGRAM, CHARLES JOSEPH  (916998) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL577 of No 108 Sqn, which crashed into high ground on the approach to Aldergrove after being diverted on a flight from Gibraltar to the UK.  He is buried in West Ham Cemetery.

16-Mar

BROWN, HUGH CARD  (103467) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4353 of No 133 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Mablethorpe in haze.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Mar

GRANT, GEORGE  (1744) RCAF - age 33

Cpl

He was serving with No 406 at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lincoln (Newport) Cemetery.

16-Mar

LEWIS, WILLIAM JOHN  (115728) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, V1183 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed following a high speed stall whilst carrying out unauthorised low level flying during an air test.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

16-Mar

CONSTANT, ION BRANCOVAN  (115407) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, V1183 of No 410 Sqn, which crashed following a high speed stall whilst carrying out unauthorised low level flying during an air test.  He is buried in Esher (Cobham) Cemetery.

16-Mar

EDINGTON, ALLAN STEWART  (778549) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8749 of No 610 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Scarborough.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-Mar

FLETCHER, DENNIS JOHN ALSEN  (78780) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was serving with No 1 EFTS (I) at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

16-Mar

HIESLER, FRANCIS JAMES  (404402) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD988 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Oakham from about 400 ft.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

16-Mar

STEVENSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (405028) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD988 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Oakham from about 400 ft.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

16-Mar

DOLD, DEREK OWEN LEACH  (778571) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD988 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Oakham from about 400 ft.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

16-Mar

ROYLE, NORMAN STANLEY DFC (79535) RAFVR - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD988 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground near Oakham from about 400 ft.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

16-Mar

HOLMES, ANDRE  (41172) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, DK865 of No 17 (P) AFU, which crashed near Watton having entered and recovered from two stalls shortly after take-off.  He is buried in Watton (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-Mar

PHILLIPS, BRIAN  (402837) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was flying in Lysander III, R9120 of No 19 OTU, and was severely burned when the aircraft was force landed on the beach at Findhorn Bay after the propeller came off during a ground-to-air firing exercise  The aircraft hit an anti-invasion block and burst into flames, he died some hours later.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

16-Mar

COOGAN, THOMAS EDWARD DFM (534642) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, R9120 of No 19 OTU, which force landed on the beach at Findhorn Bay after the propeller came off during a ground-to-air firing exercise  The aircraft hit an anti-invasion block and burst into flames.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

16-Mar

LEVY, DAVID JOSHUA  (948031) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4863 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Leven, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Blackley Jewish Cemetery.

16-Mar

LEACH, RONALD WILFRED  (R/85052) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4863 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Leven, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-Mar

McNAUGHTON, WILLIAM SMITH  (147829) RAF - age 49

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4863 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near Leven, East Yorkshire.  He is buried in Holme-upon-Spalding Moor (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-Mar

ARMSTRONG, RONALD WILLIAM  (77799) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He had been serving with No 250 AMES but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Bangla.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

16-Mar

BROOME, STEWART  (785083) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ946 of No 39 SFTS, which crashed near Swift Current.  He is buried in Swift Current (Mount Pleasant) Cemetery.

16-Mar

STEENSON, STANLEY WILLIAM  (R/92119) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, AR212 of No 57 OTU, which collided with X4605 near Chester.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

16-Mar

TYRRELL, HOWARD ARTHUR  (67098) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, X4911 of No 58 OTU, which dived into the Firth of Forth.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

16-Mar

PEIRCE, CHARLES JOHN MORRIS  (535039) RAF - age 27

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 Hendon.  He is buried in Bushey (St James) Churchyard.

16-Mar

BAKER, HAROLD STANLEY  (931171) RAF - age 38

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at North Wales Sanatorium, Denbigh.  He is buried in Cardiff (Cathays) Cemetery.

16-Mar

McARDLE, PAUL ANTHONY  (1034137) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6558 of No 11 SFTS, which flew into high ground near Church Stretton during a navigation exercise in bad weather.  He is buried in Great Crosby (SS Peter and Paul) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

16-Mar

GARDNER, JAMES  (1106766) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6558 of No 11 SFTS, which flew into high ground near Church Stretton during a navigation exercise in bad weather.  He is buried in Scoonie Cemetery.

16-Mar

MAIR, THOMAS  (1552058) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in Ayr County Hospital, from injuries sustained in an accident, whilst home on leave.  He is buried in St Ninians (Bannockburn) Parish Burial Ground.

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