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Casualties - 17 - 19 March 1942


17-Mar

GODLY, WILLIAM BERNARD TURLEY  (400175) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2124 'B' of No 14 Sqn, which collided with Z7991 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

GOOD, ROBERT JAMES  (407073) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2124 'B' of No 14 Sqn, which collided with Z7991 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

WINDMILL, JOHN STANLEY  (926510) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2124 'B' of No 14 Sqn, which collided with Z7991 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

SMAIL, THOMAS GILES  (400184) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7991 of No 14 Sqn, which collided with T2124 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

HUMPHRIES, ARNOLD JAMES BIRRELL  (407351) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7991 of No 14 Sqn, which collided with T2124 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

LINLEY, RICHARD GEORGE SHERIDAN  (1162048) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7991 of No 14 Sqn, which collided with T2124 during an anti-shipping patrol.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-Mar

COOK, DEREK ALFRED  (68173) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1226 of No 49 Sqn, which flew in to high ground in fog near Branscombe in Devon on a training flight.  He is buried in Bangor Cemetery.

17-Mar

MANDERS, ROBERT EMMETT  (J/5084) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1226 of No 49 Sqn, which flew in to high ground in fog near Branscombe in Devon on a training flight.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

17-Mar

BROOKER, DOUGLAS  (1454439) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was serving with No 121 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in North Weald Bassett (St Andrew) Churchyard.

17-Mar

NICHOLSON, TOM  (77948) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire RP V, X4907 of No 140 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Singleton in Sussex.  He is buried in Ribby-Wwith-Wrea (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-Mar

CORMACK, IAN MAXWELL  (998452) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AB330 of No 249 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Malta, possibly as a result of blacking out.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

17-Mar

NESBITT, WILLIAM DAVID  (1062124) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 250 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

17-Mar

KRIEGER Tadeusz Adam (P.783252) PAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire Vb, BM140 PK-H of No 315 Sqn, which collided with Spitfire P7307 of No 61 OTU over Hayes, Middlesex.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

17-Mar

MARTEL, MAURICE JOSEPH  (400373) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM776 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

MARSHALL, ALEXANDER JACK  (634086) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM776 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

ROUTLEDGE, JAMES VINCENT  (754073) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM776 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

EVANS, DENNIS GEORGE ALBERT  (917391) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM776 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

CARLING, CHRISTOPHER  (1077502) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3575 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into Ramsey Bay off the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

CANNELL, PETER GEORGE  (1255408) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3575 of No 5 AOS, which crashed into Ramsey Bay off the Isle of Man.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

KRUEGER, WILLIAM OPSAL  (R/91560) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane X, AG114 of No 59 OTU, which crashed into the sea, reason unknown.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

SMITH, WILMOT WINSLOW  (R/84580) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, R4098 of No 59 OTU, which abandoned the aircraft in bad weather but his parachute failed to open.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

17-Mar

BRAYBROOKS, JOHN HOSKEN  (45618) RAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is buried in Brundall (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

17-Mar

DICKERSON, JACK ROBERT  (637558) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

McMULLIN, FRANCIS HUGH  (R/87749) RCAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

KRAPEK, LOUIS JOSEPH  (R/91239) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Mar

COBB, FLOYD BRYSON  (J/5498) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

17-Mar

WALKER, WILLIAM ARCHIBALD  (R/91658) RCAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM804 of No 6 (C) OTU, which turned too tightly during a gunnery exercise with a Lysander.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

17-Mar

LLOYD, DAVID EDWARD  (115061) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7307 of No 61 OTU, which collided with BM140 of No 315 Sqn over Hayes, Middlesex.  He is buried in Wanstead (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-Mar

HUSSEIN HILAYAL  (6192) 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.

17-Mar

FEARNEY, HORACE  (1020244) RAFVR - age Unknown

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

17-Mar

FOSTER, ALEXANDER MACGREGOR  (1554873) RAFVR - age 35

AC1

He was serving in the UK died at 2, Seaview Terrace, Fort William, from a Cornonary Thrombosis.  He is buried in Blairour Cemetery

17-Mar

BINOTH, BASIL  (1173097) 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 Newton.  He is buried in Boreham Wood (All Saints) Churchyard.

17-Mar

BLACKETT, HENRY  (547839) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Durham N W.  He is buried in Crook and Willington (Willington) Cemetery.

18-Mar

JOHNSON, FRANCIS EDWARD  (580492) RAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9104 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Shallufa during a fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Mar

JOSS, JAMES CHARLES  (777679) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9104 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Shallufa during a fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Mar

ROBB, ROBERT JOHN JOHNSTON  (968056) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9104 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Shallufa during a fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Mar

GARVIN, HARRY WINTERKNIGHT  (R/54498) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9104 of No 40 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Shallufa during a fuel consumption test.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

18-Mar

HEPBURN, ALEXANDER LAIRD  (1499715) RAFVR - age 40

AC2

He was serving with No 48 Sqn and died from injuries in the Forse House Auxiliary Hospital, Latheron, sustained four days earlier when he fell from a motor lorry on the airfield at Wick.  Ayr Cemetery, Ayrshire.

18-Mar

LE POULENNEC, R A ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7999 of No 66 Sqn, which was lost near Condette on a Rhubarb.   .

18-Mar

PARKER, GRAHAM BURFORD  (400599) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH294 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from a mission.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

ANDERSON, WILLIAM EDWARD  (402196) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH294 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from a mission.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

GRIMLEY, ROBERT KEITH  (402275) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH294 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from a mission.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

DELEHAUNT, ARTHUR GEORGE JAMES  (770799) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland, AH294 of No 69 Sqn, which was shot down on its return from a mission.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

THORNTON, WILLIAM AUSTIN (400161) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Beaufort I, W6474 of No 86 Sqn, which was lost on a transit flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Mar

BRIGSTOCKE, ANDREW LAWRENCE  (977612) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6474 of No 86 Sqn, which was lost on a transit flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Mar

BOHLING, CYRIL NORMAN BYRON  (1161242) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6474 of No 86 Sqn, which was lost on a transit flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Mar

BRINKWORTH, ERNEST PETER  (J/3276) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, W6474 of No 86 Sqn, which was lost on a transit flight to the Middle East.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Mar

MULLOY, GEORGE FRANK ROBERT  (1375617) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5213 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

FOX, HAROLD MITCHELL  (113981) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AB334 'J' of No 249 Sqn, which he abandoned after been attacked by four Bf 109s off Malta, but he was not found.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-Mar

ZAUF, MILOSLAV  (787496) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA869 of No 313 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when he hit a truck on take-off from Portreath n a scramble.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

18-Mar

MANDERS, FRANK  (920032) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was serving with No 911 Sqn and was found drowned in Powell's Pool, Sutton Coldfield, a verdict of suicide being returned.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

18-Mar

JOHNSON, ELEANOR  (891600) WAAF - age 22

Sgt

She was serving with No 940 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Cavendish Cemetery.

18-Mar

CLARK, WILLIAM RICHARD  (110592) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hotspur III, BT553 of No 101 GOTU, which overshot a night landing at Kidlington and crashed into Hurricane, BD768.  He is buried in North Wingfield (St Lawrence) Churchyard.

18-Mar

RIEDY, ROBERT HARVEY  (R/66334) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, N7332 of No 5 FPP, which was hit by Wellington, L4265 of No 15 OTU after it swung on take-off.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Mar

WILEY, CHARLES GORDON  (R/78721) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, L4265 of No 15 OTU, which swung on take-off from Mount Farm and was unable to be corrected, crashing into Hudson, N7332 of No 5 FPP.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

18-Mar

TATE, GEORGE MANNERS  (1000442) RAFVR - age 31

AC1

He was serving with No 151 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Mar

WILLIAMS, CLIFFORD  (642623) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 2 PRU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

18-Mar

BROWNE, DOUGLAS JACK  (88436) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was injured whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9627 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Defford after the wing struck a hedge whilst banking, he was taken to Worcester Royal Infirmary where he died of a cerebral haemorrhage.  He is buried in Aylesbury Cemetery.

18-Mar

BALFOUR, DAVID JOHN SHEPHERD  (1060382) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5052 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed on approach Cranwell, Lincolnshire, hit college roof in fog, and fell into lecture room.  He is buried in Dundee Eastern Necropolis.

18-Mar

STRACHAN, JAMES McNEE  (108826) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5052 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed on approach Cranwell, Lincolnshire, hit college roof in fog, and fell into lecture room.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

18-Mar

RANDALL, ROWLAND JOHN  (1264486) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5052 of No 3 (C) OTU, which crashed on approach Cranwell, Lincolnshire, hit college roof in fog, and fell into lecture room.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

18-Mar

SANDERS, GEORGE ALLAN PAUL  (R/91798) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1629 of No 60 OTU, which flew into the ground at Athelstaneford in East Lothian.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

18-Mar

ALEXANDER, ADAM RONALD  (1018217) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AN261 of No 71 OTU, which spun into the ground near Gordon's Tree.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

18-Mar

BURNS, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (747886) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 72 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

18-Mar

TOMLINSON, ROBERT DUNCAN CAMPBELL  (905231) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire, R7035 of No 1 PRU, which was lost in the Minches area of North-west Scotland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Mar

ROGERSON, HAROLD  (1150771) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4937 of the OADU, which flew into high ground at St Columb in Cornwall.  He is buried in Harrow Weald (All Saints) Churchyard.

18-Mar

LE MERE, ROLAND WALTER  (R/78480) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4937 of the OADU, which flew into high ground at St Columb in Cornwall.  He is buried in Newquay (Fairpark) Cemetery.

18-Mar

LATTA, JOHN FERRIOR  (1347834) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13A, 41-10820 of the Cochran Field, which was struck by another aircraft from behind as they were on final approach to land at night.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

18-Mar

ROBERTS, JOHN JAMES  (1505939) RAFVR - age 36

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died in the Emergency Hospital, Turnberry, due to a subarachnoid haemorrhage.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

19-Mar

STEPHENS, WILFRED BERTRAND  (113267) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained on 16 Mar 1942 whilst flying in Liberator, 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 City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill.

19-Mar

FORD, EDWARD MAYS  (754884) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4890 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping reconnaissance off Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Mar

ANDERSON, ERIC REGINALD HAROLD  (1054882) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4890 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping reconnaissance off Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Mar

SMITH, ANTHONY JAMES  (798450) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6394 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Cape Bon, possibly as a result of engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-Mar

WOOD, FREDERICK MACINTOSH  (965775) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6394 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Cape Bon, possibly as a result of engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Mar

ROBINSON, JOHN WHITFIELD  (1101594) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6394 of No 1 OADU, which crashed into the sea off Cape Bon, possibly as a result of engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-Mar

KING, CHARLES  (1355605) RAFVR - age 38

LAC

He was serving at RAF Westhampnett when he was killed when he was struck by a vehicle as he walking back to the station in the blackout.  He is buried in Brighton (Exxtra-Mural) Borough Cemetery.

19-Mar

PHILPOTT, MARGARET IRENE (PEGGY)  (2076153) WAAF - age 20

ACW1

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 Llanlelly.  She is buried in Five Roads (Horeb) New Cemetery.

19-Mar

WILLIAMS, ADRIAN MORGAN  (1201833) RAFVR - age 26

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 Barnet.  He is buried in Welwyn Garden City (Hatfield Hyde) Burial Ground.

19-Mar

MATTHEWS, ALBERT  (1210442) RAFVR - age 29

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 Bodmin.  He is buried in Whitchurch (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

19-Mar

DZIALOWSKI Stanislaw (P.793604) PAF - age 41

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, which occurred in the RAF Sanatorium at Perth.  He is buried in Perth (Wellshill) Cemetery.

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