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Casualties - 1 - 3 April 1942


01-Apr

LARMOUR, GEORGE YORKE  (921394) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T1828 of No 25 Sqn, which collided with Beaufighter, R2056 of No 25 Sqn near Thrapston on Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

01-Apr

NIGHTINGALE, ALAN DALEY  (R/71423) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE706 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down off Gambut.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

01-Apr

MARSHALL, ROY WHITWORTH  (926965) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3779 of No 87 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Dundry in Somerset.  He is buried in Dundry (St Michael) Churchyard Extension.

01-Apr

LOCKWOOD, ARTHUR ERIC  (108167) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL264 of No 107 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting to land at Great Massingham when an engine cut as a result of flak damage received on a Boulogne.  He is buried in Little Massingham (St Andrew) Churchyard.

01-Apr

NEAL, HARRY  (47176) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8387 of No 107 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea after being hit by flak on a raid to Boulogne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

01-Apr

THWAITE, DONALD PARR  (936982) RAFVR - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 107 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained, his death being registered in Dover.  He is buried in Beverley (Queensgate) Cemetery.

01-Apr

MITCHELL, HUGH  (525420) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1052 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

01-Apr

PLATT, RICHARD ARTHUR  (939816) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1052 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

01-Apr

MURPHY, JAMES  (1165663) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1052 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

01-Apr

PERRY, STANLEY  (1174623) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1052 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

01-Apr

PAGE, WALTER DAVID  (R/69723) RCAF - age 24

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1052 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

01-Apr

SHOTTER, ERIC GEORGE WALTER  (930243) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

01-Apr

STEPHENS, VINCENT LESLIE  (1119436) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

01-Apr

NEWMAN, GEORGE ERIC  (1177845) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

ERBY, EDWARD HAMILTON  (1287615) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

BAKER, EDWARD DONALD  (J/5060) RCAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

DAWES, SPENCER SIDNEY  (R/67521) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8842 of No 214 Sqn, which presumed to have been lost over the North Sea on a raid to Hanau.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

BOAL, SAMUEL MCCAUGHEY DFC (37713) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW196 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an attack on shipping in the Skaggerak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

CLARKE, JOHN STANLEY  (953786) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, AW196 of No 217 Sqn, which flew into the sea during an attack on shipping in the Skaggerak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

MACKINNON, JAMES GEORGE  (106643) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8527 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

01-Apr

HOWSAN, MOHEDDEEN ABDUL GHIAS  (404247) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8527 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

01-Apr

ASHUN, WILLIAM PHILIP  (990550) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8527 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

01-Apr

PAGE, RAOUL OMER JOSEPH  (R/55438) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8527 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

01-Apr

HOWE, MARTIN CHARLES  (R/79659) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8527 LQ-L of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

01-Apr

WARREN-WRIGHT, GEOFFREY  (1107499) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8333 of No 418 Sqn, which a member of 111 Sqn?, he may have been killed when this aircraft crashed on the approach to Great Sampford.  He is buried in Roundhay (St John) Churchyard.

01-Apr

LEWIS-HALL, CHARLES LEWIS  (389005) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8333 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Great Sampford.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

01-Apr

OWEN, EDWARD ALBERT  (R/77326) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8333 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Great Sampford.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

01-Apr

BRANDON, MELVYN HAMILTON  (R/91867) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8333 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Great Sampford.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

01-Apr

LUNEY, WILLIAM  (1059215) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE558 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Biggleswade during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

01-Apr

HORTON, GEORGE  (1061727) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE558 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Biggleswade during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in Billingham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

01-Apr

ELLIS, JOHN HOMFRAY  (106978) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE558 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Biggleswade during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

01-Apr

CLARKE, HARRY  (1162625) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE558 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Biggleswade during a night cross country training flight.  He is buried in Potters Bar (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

01-Apr

ELLIOTT, GEORGE HENRY  (945426) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1760 JM-X of No 20 OTU, which was severely injured when the aircraft came down in the sea off Peterhead after losing the port propeller on a nigh t bombing and cross country exercise  He later died from his injuries.  He is buried in Mitford (St Mary Magdaline) Churchyard.

01-Apr

CHIVERS, JOHN  (923913) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1760 JM-X of No 20 OTU, which came down in the sea off Peterhead after losing the port propeller on a nigh t bombing and cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

BRADBURY, JOHN LESLIE  (J/250) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1760 JM-X of No 20 OTU, which came down in the sea off Peterhead after losing the port propeller on a nigh t bombing and cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

REID, WILBERT GEORGE  (R/67824) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1760 JM-X of No 20 OTU, which came down in the sea off Peterhead after losing the port propeller on a nigh t bombing and cross country exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Apr

MAINWARING, JOHN THOMAS  (118496) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was serving with No 22 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

01-Apr

CUNNINGHAM, WALTER GEORGE  (370333) RAF - age 36

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 31 EFTS, and was killed in a motor vehicle accident in Canada.  He is buried in Calgary (Burnsland) Cemetery.

01-Apr

GLEW, FRANK  (1219320) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in PT17, 41-8213 of No 4 BFTS, which crashed near Red Rock Airport, Arizona, bursting into flames, cause unknown.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery.

01-Apr

POVEY, FREDERICK ROBERT  (80867) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

e was serving with No 501 AMES, and was killed whilst inspecting a crashed Ju 87 when its bomb exploded following a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

ELLIS, MICHAEL DENNIE  (944388) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 501 AMES, and was killed whilst inspecting a crashed Ju 87 when its bomb exploded following a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

DAVID, RONALD CAMERON  (974066) RAFVR - age 24

Cpl

He was serving with No 501 AMES, and was killed whilst inspecting a crashed Ju 87 when its bomb exploded following a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

PITT, JOSEPH  (991595) RAFVR - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 501 AMES, and was killed whilst inspecting a crashed Ju 87 when its bomb exploded following a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

HOSKIN, STANLEY FRANCIS  (1171811) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

e was serving with No 501 AMES, and was killed whilst inspecting a crashed Ju 87 when its bomb exploded following a raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

OSBORNE, ALBERT MATTHEW GC (1058637) RAFVR - age 35

LAC

He was serving with AHQ Malta, and was killed whilst leading a party trying to extinguish a burning aircraft.  The aircraft exploded, injuring him but he returned to attempting to prevent a pile of torpedoes from exploding in the heat but one went off, killing him.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

WILLS, DENNIS LAWRENCE  (938306) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving at RAF Kalafrana, and was probably killed in an air raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Apr

PITTS-TUCKER, LOVEDAY HILDA  (449646) WAAF - age 22

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and died in Barnstaple after being ill for a number of weeks.  She is buried in Fremington (St Peter) Churchyard.

01-Apr

HOWARD, WILLIAM  (1191636) RAFVR - age 34

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 Great Yarmouth (Gorleston) Cemetery.

01-Apr

SPENCE, ALFRED  (1077610) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed in an accident, further details unknown.  His death was registered in Sheppey.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

01-Apr

MYER, AUGUSTA  (2051671) WAAF - age 25

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and died at RAF Station Hospital, Morecambe, cause unknown.  She is buried in Ossett (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

02-Apr

HARVIE, GUY DE LAVAL  (36112) RAF - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

TOZER, THOMAS HENRY  (76019) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

MARSHALL, RONALD  (400306) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

GREEN, STIRLING LINDFIELD  (404564) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HENDERSON, DAVID  (1356436) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

CURTIS, CLAUDE FRANCIS  (1375137) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3410 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

ELTRINGHAM, GEORGE  (986416) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

ROPER, THOMAS  (991771) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

SHARP, JOHN KAY  (1113588) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

PALMER, JOHN SOUTHEY  (1175892) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

LOGAN, ALAN FREDERICK  (1290876) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

THORPE, WILFRED  (1376043) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3425 of No 57 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanua.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Apr

JONES, STANLEY  (630368) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

RANDALL, BASIL LYNE  (1182222) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

CRUZE, HENRY ERIC  (1187096) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

O'BRIEN, MICHAEL  (1312845) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

GIROUX, GERALD GRANT  (R/62704) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

NEVILL, JOHN OLIVER HUGH  (R/80124) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3607 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Lorsch on a raid to Hanua.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

KNOBLOCH, REGINALD ERIC  (403457) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3748 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Sprendlingen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

LUNDY, HARVEY WILLIAM  (R/66181) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3748 of No 57 Sqn, which came down near Sprendlingen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

PATERSON, WILLIAM JOHN  (404936) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1565 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

ROBERTS, ROBERT CECIL  (1053676) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1565 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

MILLER, FRANCIS HENRY  (1205877) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1565 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

BUSSELL, ARTHUR ALLEN  (R/54303) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1565 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

FRASER, WILLIAM MANN  (R/64633) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1565 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

KELHAM, JOHN FRANCIS  (61499) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE335 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

02-Apr

CROWTHER, PETER KEMPTHORNE  (88249) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE427 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a raid on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

02-Apr

McCARTHY, WINSTON FRANCIS  (J/15144) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BP844 of No 126 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 whilst intercepting a raid on Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

02-Apr

CASSAM, ARTHUR HENRY  (1250185) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD959 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down near Lastrup on a raid on a target in North-East Germany.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

02-Apr

DAVIES, JOHN OSBORN  (1257750) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD959 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down near Lastrup on a raid on a target in North-East Germany.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

02-Apr

ROBERTSON, GEORGE MURRAY  (R/70737) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD959 of No 144 Sqn, which was shot down near Lastrup on a raid on a target in North-East Germany.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

02-Apr

POWELL, RALPH HUBERT  (45440) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9814 JN-O of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Villacoublay on a raid against Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

02-Apr

SYKES, JAMES WILLIAM DULEY  (364767) RAF - age 33

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9814 JN-O of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Villacoublay on a raid against Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

02-Apr

SHEPHERD, BERNARD  (922210) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9814 JN-O of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Villacoublay on a raid against Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

02-Apr

BARTON, ALBERT HENRY DICKEBUSCH  (1359903) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9814 JN-O of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Villacoublay on a raid against Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

02-Apr

WEBB, ERIC BINGHAM  (16212) RAF - age 37

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9814 JN-O of No 150 Sqn, which crashed near Villacoublay on a raid against Poissy.  He is buried in Les Gonards Cemetery, Versailles.

02-Apr

DOWNS, HENRY  (616823) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

REES, ARTHUR EDWIN  (934390) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

BURTWELL, SYDNEY  (1172870) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

TIBBATTS, KENNETH HORACE  (1256777) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

DUNN, JOHN CLIFFORD  (1310826) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

WOOD, PETER  (1310876) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1789 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Maxdorf on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

BAKER, JOSEPH HAROLD ANDREWS  (69491) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

TINGLE, HOWARD GRANTLEY MC, RA (88507) Army - age

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HAMILTON, DONALD ALBERT STANLEY  (403547) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

FLANAGAN, TOM  (651415) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

TREVILLIAN, RONALD ANTHONY JOHN  (755032) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

VINT, ALEXANDER ROBERT  (915640) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9979 of No 214 Sqn, which crashed at Bad Siedlung on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

WHEATON, VERNON PHILIP WALROND  (933154) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

FERGUSON, ANTHONY ALEXANDER  (1110578) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

CHILVERS, HARRY  (1112050) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

RAMSBOTTOM, NORMAN  (1115867) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

GEORGE, DENNIS OWEN  (1164451) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

WEST, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/76959) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1156 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the Rhine at Ludwigshafen on a raid to Hanau.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HENDERSON, JAMES MCKENZIE  (109515) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

DIXON, ERIC  (934409) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

STEVENS, ERNEST KEITH  (939982) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

RICHARDS, ALBERT GEORGE  (1162948) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

ALBRIGHTON, EDWARD THOMAS  (1204242) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

BEST, THOMAS  (J/7030) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8805 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HAYES, RONALD WILLIAM STANLEY  (69424) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

EAGLETON, IRVINE LEONARD  (923470) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

JACKSON, GEORGE WILLIAM  (930818) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

KITNEY, RALPH  (931029) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

NASH, JOHN  (1378097) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

HICKEY, NORMAN GEORGE  (R/75890) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8979 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Hanau.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Apr

CARTWRIGHT, HAROLD  (903072) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in a Hurricane (possibly Z4579 'E') of No 238 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Apr

MORLEY, ALEC STEPHEN  (120032) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during a convoy escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Apr

WOODBURN, CALDER FENTON  (400301) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5325 UB-B of No 455 Sqn, which probably lost over the North Sea on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

MALONEY, JOHN EDWARD  (402376) RAAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5325 UB-B of No 455 Sqn, which probably lost over the North Sea on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

ROWLEY, HORACE EDWARD  (402611) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5325 UB-B of No 455 Sqn, which probably lost over the North Sea on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

YOUNG, HARRY NEVILLE  (402629) RAAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5325 UB-B of No 455 Sqn, which probably lost over the North Sea on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

CARTER, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1071494) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM659 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol due to a navigation error and fuel shortage.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

DAVEY, CLARENCE WILLIAM EDWARD  (1126447) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM659 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol due to a navigation error and fuel shortage.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

BRENNAN, GERARD VINCENT  (1153740) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM659 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol due to a navigation error and fuel shortage.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

OWEN, DAVID ALFRED THOMAS  (1162799) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM659 MK-A of No 500 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-submarine patrol due to a navigation error and fuel shortage.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

GIRAS, GEORGE CONSTANTINE  (106050) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6032 of No 614 Sqn, which crashed into the Moray Firth during an operational patrol.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Apr

FINDLEY, JOHN PHILIP NOONAN  (109073) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6032 of No 614 Sqn, which crashed into the Moray Firth during an operational patrol.  He is buried in Kensal Green (St Mary's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Apr

HUGGETT, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1254316) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6032 of No 614 Sqn, which crashed into the Moray Firth during an operational patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Apr

KENISTON, ROBERT LEROY  (J/8976) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7190 of No 101 GOTU, which flew into the ground at Islip in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Kidlington Burial Ground.

02-Apr

EDWARDS, RALPH THEODORE  (R/84371) RCAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7190 of No 101 GOTU, which flew into the ground at Islip in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Kidlington Burial Ground.

02-Apr

NEILL, BERRY ARTHUR  (404088) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 20 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

02-Apr

MOGGACH, ALEXANDER SCOTT  (1059394) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1168 JM-G of No 20 OTU, which flew into high ground near Sinsharnie in Aberdeenshire whilst returning to Lossiemouth after completing a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Banff Cemetery, Banffshire.

02-Apr

COATES, RAYMOND JAMES  (655734) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1168 JM-G of No 20 OTU, which flew into high ground near Sinsharnie in Aberdeenshire whilst returning to Lossiemouth after completing a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Cinderford (St John) Churchyard.

02-Apr

HUNTER, EDWARD  (1006782) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1168 JM-G of No 20 OTU, which flew into high ground near Sinsharnie in Aberdeenshire whilst returning to Lossiemouth after completing a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Glasgow (Sandymount) Cemetery.

02-Apr

CANT, GEORGE  (1063357) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1168 JM-G of No 20 OTU, which flew into high ground near Sinsharnie in Aberdeenshire whilst returning to Lossiemouth after completing a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Medomsley (St Mary Magdalane) Churchyard.

02-Apr

JEFFERY, DAVID HAMILTON  (85659) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1168 JM-G of No 20 OTU, which flew into high ground near Sinsharnie in Aberdeenshire whilst returning to Lossiemouth after completing a night flying exercise.  He is buried in Sanderstead (All Saints) Churchyard Extension.

02-Apr

McGUNNIGLE, ARTHUR  (980253) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 27 SFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

02-Apr

PATTERSON, HANNAH  (3259) WAAF - age 28

ASO

She was serving at RAF Dishforth and died, cause currently unknown, in the County Hospital, York.  She is buried in Blyth (Cowpen) Cemetery.

02-Apr

THORNTON, DORIS ETHEL  (454920) WAAF - age 23

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 Uxbridge.  She is buried in Chatham (Palmerston Road) Cemetery.

02-Apr

GREEN, STANLEY  (1537292) RAFVR - age 21

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 Saffron Walden.  He is buried in Easteood Cemetery.

02-Apr

MOODIE, WILLIAM DONALD  (1561157) RAFVR - age 37

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

02-Apr

MULLETT, WALTER RONALD  (1104557) RAFVR - age 29

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 Ely.  He is buried in Hinckley Cemetery.

02-Apr

JONES, NORMAN JOHN  (44848) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

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 Hereford.  He is buried in Sheerness (Isle-of-Sheppey) Cemetery.

03-Apr

LUNDEN, Baron RENE HENRI THEOPHILE  (87708) RAFVR - age 40

Plt Off

He was injured whilst flying in Boston, ? of No 23 Sqn, when the aircraft hit a gun emplacement on landing at Ford after an intruder sortie and later died from his injuries.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

03-Apr

MOON, RICHARD WARWICK MARTIN  (106647) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK942 of No 94 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Bamba Bay.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

03-Apr

MYRING, NORMAN ERNEST  (107995) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

03-Apr

VALDER, CLAUDE WILLIAM  (621311) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

03-Apr

COOPER, HECTOR THOMAS MOORE  (R/80234) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Lorient (Kerentrech) Communal Cemetery.

03-Apr

DIXON, JOHN HARLEY  (996657) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Apr

WEAVER, JOHN SAUNDERS  (1063594) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Apr

ROBERTS, IOAN HENRI  (1064638) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3709 SR-J of No 101 Sqn, which presumed to have come down in the sea whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Apr

WHEDON, SAMUELL FISK  (101462) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was fatally injured whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8438 of No 133 Sqn, which he abandoned following a collision with P8595 of the same unit near Epworth, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Kirton-in-Lindsey Burial Ground.

03-Apr

HOWELL, ALEXANDER EDWIN  (401275) RNZAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5086 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a sweep to Gazala.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

03-Apr

PUZYNA Stanislaw (P.0265) PAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2449  of No 307 Sqn, which Took off on a Night Patrol One engine cut out after take off, the aircraft lost height and hit trees before crashing and bursting into flames Both crew were killed in the crash at Kenton, near Exminster, Devon, five minutes after they had left their base.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

03-Apr

BUKOWIECKI Grzegorz Jerzy (P.76676) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2449  of No 307 Sqn, which Took off on a Night Patrol One engine cut out after take off, the aircraft lost height and hit trees before crashing and bursting into flames Both crew were killed in the crash at Kenton, near Exminster, Devon, five minutes after they had left their base.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

03-Apr

LOVE, ARTHUR JACK  (85274) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8351 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an Intruder sortie on Poix airfield.  He is buried in Montdidier French National Cemetery.

03-Apr

BUNTING, MALCOLM  (544647) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8351 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an Intruder sortie on Poix airfield.  He is buried in Montdidier French National Cemetery.

03-Apr

TILBY, HARRY ERNEST DEMMAR  (978862) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8351 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an Intruder sortie on Poix airfield.  He is buried in Montdidier French National Cemetery.

The photo above shows the graves of the crew of W8351 in Montdidier French National Cemetery. (click to enlarge)

(photo courtesy of Edward Paul, nephew of Flt Sgt Tilbey)

03-Apr

JONES, MERVYN ANTHONY  (748630) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AA797 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Trondheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Apr

SKINNER, WALTER ANTHONY  (1182426) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5346 of No 16 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst carrying out a low level bombing practice on the Ot Moor ranges.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

03-Apr

PIGGOTT, JACK EDWARD  (J/8168) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5346 of No 16 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst carrying out a low level bombing practice on the Ot Moor ranges.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

03-Apr

ANDERSON, JOHN FRASER  (J/8616) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5346 of No 16 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst carrying out a low level bombing practice on the Ot Moor ranges.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

03-Apr

GREGORY, RICHARD ST JULIEN  (R/74809) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5346 of No 16 OTU, which flew into the ground whilst carrying out a low level bombing practice on the Ot Moor ranges.  He is buried in Middleton Stoney (All Saints) Churchyard.

03-Apr

KYLE, JOHN  (1003629) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving at RAF Atcham and was killed in a car crash near his base.  He is buried in Atcham (St Eata) Churchyard.

03-Apr

NIEMAN, HAROLD LEONARD BRUCE  (1427012) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Breandrum Cemetery.

03-Apr

CLIFFE, FRANCIS ALBERT HARRY  (551436) RAF - age 22

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 Wortley.  He is buried in Brookthorpe (St Swithin) Churchyard.

03-Apr

UNDERWOOD, RUSSELL EDWIN  (843175) RAFVR - age 40

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 Surrey S E.  He is buried in Horley (St Bartholomew) New Churchyard.

03-Apr

RYLATT, JOHN HENRY  (770258) RAFVR - age 50

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 Cleveland.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery.

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