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Casualties - 28 - 30 April 1942


28-Apr

ANNABLE, ERIC  (614800) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1037 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed whilst trying to land on a frozen lake during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

STOTT, HERBERT HARRY  (1058698) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1037 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed whilst trying to land on a frozen lake during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

SURRIDGE, GORDON HERBERT  (1376704) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7514 LS-B of No 15 Sqn, which was mortally during an attack on the aircraft by a Bf 110 night fighter during a raid to Rostock on 25/26 Apr 1942 and died in Tonder Hospital.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

28-Apr

HENRY, GERARD JOHN PETER  (48086) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

POOLS, MICHAEL REGINALD MARK  (68736) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

HILL, FRANK WILLIAM GOSNELL  (120706) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

RARITY, DONALD EDGAR  (950595) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

WILSTROP, ALLAN  (1054130) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

BOOTH, HUBERT ALLAN  (S/9995) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1020 TL-K of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

RUSSELL, CYRIL FREDERICK  (1259848) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1053 TL-G of No 35 Sqn, which crashed near Trondheim during a raid on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

28-Apr

BANYARD, ALBERT  (645541) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving with No 40 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HOSKINS, JOHN RICHARD  (403587) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM639 of No 59 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Spurn Point after hitting the mast of a wreck being used as a target.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28-Apr

NEARY, HENRY FRANCIS  (798535) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM639 of No 59 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Spurn Point after hitting the mast of a wreck being used as a target.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28-Apr

NORMORE, ERIC STANLEY  (798538) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM639 of No 59 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Spurn Point after hitting the mast of a wreck being used as a target.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

THESIGER, DERMONT VIGORS  (903497) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM639 of No 59 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Spurn Point after hitting the mast of a wreck being used as a target.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

SANDERSON, GEORGE  (627929) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1017 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost over Dunkirk whilst attempting to avoid the flak.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

SIMPSON, GERALD ANTHONY  (655086) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1017 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost over Dunkirk whilst attempting to avoid the flak.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

POTTS, JOHN  (1054128) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1017 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost over Dunkirk whilst attempting to avoid the flak.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

MORRIS, PETER CANT  (1058833) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1017 MP-T of No 76 Sqn, which crashed after control was lost over Dunkirk whilst attempting to avoid the flak.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

BUTTERWORTH, GEORGE WILLIAM  (928917) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9528 of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target of Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

NICOLL, WILLIAM  (979889) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9528 of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target of Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

BARBER, JOHN WALLACE  (1008486) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9528 of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the target of Dunkirk.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

28-Apr

ROBINSON, THOMAS KENNETH  (568717) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7653 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on the outbound leg to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

GARROWAY, JAMES  (984752) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7653 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on the outbound leg to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

EDWARDS, IORWERTH  (1102285) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7653 DY-A of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on the outbound leg to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

GARLAND, WILLIAM CHARLES  (911969) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3639 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

TAYLOR, HARRY  (980446) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3639 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HARRIS, LESLIE GODFREY  (1283645) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3639 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

McCARTHY, FRANCIS ROBERT EDWIN  (1359180) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3639 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

BODDING, CARL OLAF  (108628) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD289 of No 121 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 144.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

GRUNDY, FRANKLIN BURTON  (15126) RCAF - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

WILKINSON, ALFRED  (115993) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

BAILEY, VALDEN LEONARD  (400687) RAAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

SUTTON, RONALD MARCUS  (1250695) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

McGINN, BERNARD JOHN  (1375485) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

MARSH, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1381070) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3700 JN-R of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

MITCHELL, FRANK ALAN  (106363) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

TURNER, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM  (917377) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

POTTS, FREDERICK WILBERFORCE  (1005766) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HUTCHINSON, AUBREY GEORGE  (1180254) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

FUSSELL, PHILLIP GOLDHAM  (1186829) RAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

COWAN, JOHN ROBERT  (1379636) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z3288 JN-H of No 150 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

28-Apr

McFARLANE, JOHN  (J/7428) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was serving with No 185 Sqn at the time of his death, and he died from injuries sustained on his arrival at Luqa in a bombing raid on 9 Apr 1942.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

28-Apr

FLETCHER, JOHN WILLIAM SPENCER  (J/15319) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z2698 'L' of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Grand Harbour, Valetta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

28-Apr

OWEN, GROILYN THOMAS  (1007568) RAFVR - age 38

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV768 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

28-Apr

AVENT, SYDNEY WALTER GEORGE  (1283173) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV768 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HYDE, ALLAN JOHN  (1375119) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV768 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

28-Apr

WHEWAY, HAROLD FRANK VERNON  (925047) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV768 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

NEWMAN, GORDON KENNETH MOYLE  (1181418) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV768 of No 214 Sqn, which came down in the sea during a raid on Kiel.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

WILLIAMS, FERNLEY THOMAS  (1201671) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was serving with No 214 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

28-Apr

BATMAN, RALPH  (1064109) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD249 of No 222 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 144.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

FOLEY, THOMAS GORDON  (J/6292) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, BE565 of No 229 Sqn, which spun into the ground following an engine failure whilst carrying out an air test.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

28-Apr

GAJOSINSKI Jerzy (P.782519) PAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving with No 301 Sqn and died following an operation in the RAF Hospital at Raunceby.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

28-Apr

BORUSIEWICZ Zbigniew (P.1593) PAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD361  of No 317 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 144.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

28-Apr

WHITNEY, GERALD BICKLE  (J/15189) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB917 of No 401 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing neat Whitfield in Kent.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

28-Apr

MAJEAU, RUSSELL JOHN  (J/15242) RCAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM571 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

RICHARD, JOSEPH ALBERT  (J/15772) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM571 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

HANCOCK, RONALD  (R/59685) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM571 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

WHEADON, ALBERT EDWARD GEORGE  (R/80179) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM571 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a night patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

ALDERDICE, WILLIAM YARR  (1056825) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE426 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed in Hamburg during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

28-Apr

HINDLE, THOMAS  (1106167) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE426 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed in Hamburg during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

28-Apr

ROMAS, JAMES ARTHUR EASTERBROOKS  (R/76127) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE426 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed in Hamburg during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

28-Apr

GORDON, RICHARD LAWRENCE  (R/83552) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE426 of No 408 Sqn, which crashed in Hamburg during a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

28-Apr

ASKWITH, RICHARD JOHN  (C/1611) RCAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2240 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Gilze-Rijen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HARDY, GORDON JAMES  (R/77323) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2240 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Gilze-Rijen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

28-Apr

ARSCOTT, CHARLES HENRY  (865254) AuxAF - age 38

AC1

He was serving with No 964 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

28-Apr

SCHOLL-ENGBERTS, LUCAS  (1550000) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 1 EAOS at the time of his death, which occurred at Princess Alice Hospital in Eastbourne from natural causes.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

28-Apr

PARKER, ROBERT STANLEY  (1268863) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5733 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Gibraltar Memorial.

28-Apr

DOWNS, EDWARD BIRLEY  (1198023) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5733 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

CHANCE, IVOR WYNDHAM  (1310019) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5733 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a delivery flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-Apr

WOOD, JAMES EDWARD  (120504) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE347 of No 1435 Flt, which was shot down by flak during an intruder mission in the Gerbini area on the night of 26/27 Apr 1942.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

28-Apr

SEALE, GEORGE EDWARD CARRINGTON  (61271) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

BOTTING, JOHN WILLIAM LLOYD  (61275) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

BUXTON, GEORGE CORNELIUS  (66531) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

SNASHALL, REGINALD BERNARD  (545074) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

SALTER, LEONARD CHARLES  (562313) RAF - age 31

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

BOWMAN, BRIAN WALTER  (580147) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

WILLIAMS, DAVID JOHN  (646456) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

ROBINSON, HAROLD  (517074) RAF - age 27

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE618 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Whitehaven (Hensingham) Cemetery.

28-Apr

CROUCH, HERBERT CHARLES  (41638) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3198 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out practice circuits.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

28-Apr

WILLIAMS, JOHN PATRICK  (R/77403) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3198 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out practice circuits.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

28-Apr

SCHWEITZER, JACOB ADAM  (R/85216) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R3198 of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames near Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out practice circuits.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

28-Apr

WINTHROP, WILLIAM ALAN  (1112888) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV473 of No 25 OTU, which when he failed to abandon the aircraft after a propeller was lost and an engine caught fire.  He is buried in Gateshead (Saltwell) Cemetery.

28-Apr

ATKINS, LESLIE CHARLES  (1188676) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 252 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

28-Apr

REMFRY, MAURICE BEN  (402672) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9635 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

CHICK, LAURENCE GUY  (403652) RAAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9635 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

GLAISTER, ALBERT JOHN  (411220) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9635 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

STUKINS, JOHN RICHARD  (911756) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9635 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

DODD, FREDERICK JOSEPH  (1310824) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9635 of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

28-Apr

GREER, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (404476) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8901 'V' of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

28-Apr

JEWELL, WALTER JAMES  (1166707) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8901 'V' of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

28-Apr

DALE, GEORGE ANTHONY  (1285732) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8901 'V' of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

28-Apr

INDER, ERIC CHARLES  (403008) RNZAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8901 'V' of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

28-Apr

MUTTON, WILFRED GEORGE  (403766) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8901 'V' of No 27 OTU, which failed to return from a 'Nickelling' sortie to the Lille area.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

28-Apr

SEARLE, WILLIAM ALFRED  (1378575) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He had been serving in the Far East and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

28-Apr

HARDAKER, HAROLD NORMAN  (1017107) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

28-Apr

BLACKMORE, PERCIVAL FRANCIS  (1034542) RAFVR - age 35

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died at 39 Wells Road, along with his wife and daughter, all victims of the 'Baedecker Blitz.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

28-Apr

FORREST, CHARLES ERNEST  (629866) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IV, AE619 of No 2 SAN, which crashed whilst transporting crews to Cranage from West Freugh.  He is buried in Byley (St John) Churchyard.

28-Apr

CROWE, ROBERT WILLIAM  (618466) RAF - 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 Whitchurch.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery.

28-Apr

WEST, WILLIAM CHARLES ALFRED  (1429783) RAFVR - age 21

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Thanington (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

28-Apr

BRYANT, DEREK ARTHUR  (565225) RAF - age 27

Flt 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 Norwich.  He is buried in Thorpe-next-Norwich (St Andrew) Church Cemetery.

28-Apr

WHITE, ROBERT  (1351788) RAFVR - age 62

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died of heart failure at Chelveston, after a cycle ride.  He is buried in Welshpool (Christ Church) Churchyard.

29-Apr

SAMPSON, GEORGE KELLOCK  (537359) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

SILVER, LESLIE RAYMOND  (1169281) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

STEVENS, KENNETH WILLIAM  (1177167) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

MOUNT, ALFRED WILLIAM  (1181182) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

AYRES, RONALD KEITH  (1181631) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

HARRISON, HAROLD RICHARD  (1325787) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3716 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed  at Hobal in Denmark during a raid on Kiel.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

29-Apr

GORDON, ROBERT GEORGE  (404865) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

HOLMES, ALAN ROBERTSON  (928689) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

HUXLEY, WILLIAM LLOYD  (939428) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

CLIMIE, COLIN BLACK  (1016825) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

SPRAY, NORMAN  (1178776) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

MUNNS, WALTER LAURENCE  (1186623) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8342 PH-Z of No 12 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-Apr

OWEN, RICHARD MIDDLETON  (47175) RAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7436 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on a raid to Langenbrugge.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

29-Apr

COVENTRY, LAWRENCE ANDREW  (109510) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7436 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on a raid to Langenbrugge.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

29-Apr

HUGHES, DOUGLAS LLEWELLYN  (1360303) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7436 of No 18 Sqn, which crashed in Holland on a raid to Langenbrugge.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

29-Apr

EVANS, ARTHUR WILLIAM SMITH  (402989) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7656 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down into a Fjord by flak during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Apr

COLUMBINE, ALFRED BERNARD  (1185189) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7656 TL-P of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down into a Fjord by flak during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-Apr

PARSONS, ARTHUR ERNEST  (110790) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3640 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

HEALD, KENNETH FENTON  (404359) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3640 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

MUNRO, ARTHUR WILLIAM (648623) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3640 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

CLARK, JOHN CALDER  (1166515) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3640 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

ENNIS, ALFRED GEORGE  (1250768) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3640 of No 57 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

DOUGLAS, GEORGE  (1052476) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8766 'Y' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

29-Apr

BUNTING, JAMES FREDERICK  (1113081) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8766 'Y' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

29-Apr

WHITE, ARTHUR CHARLES  (J/5335) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8766 'Y' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

29-Apr

DOYLE, MARTIN LOUIS  (R/68697) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8766 'Y' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

29-Apr

PATON, JOHN  (R/72400) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8766 'Y' of No 70 Sqn, which was shot down by an intruder on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

29-Apr

SHATTOCK, ROBERT MARK  (102302) RAFVR - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

NAISH, THOMAS JAMES  (567168) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

SPRINGHAM, SAMUEL KNAPPER  (614665) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

McDONALD, DAVID HUGH  (655056) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

CAMPBELL, COLIN REYNOLDS  (997954) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

WATSON, ROBERT WALKER  (1172589) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

BROWN, JAMES BERNARD FREDERICK  (J/5693) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7663 of No 78 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Ostend.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

29-Apr

ROBERTSON, HARRY MALCOLM  (R/63605) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was captured when Wellington IC, T2984 LN-B of No 99 Sqn, was shot down on 4 Jul 1941, and died from wounds sustained when he was shot whilst attempting to escape from Stalag Luft III.  He is buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery.

29-Apr

BRANDON, WILLIAM JOHN  (404329) RNZAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

GILLIGAN, DENIS  (546966) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

MARTIN, JOHN RICHARD  (920697) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

BENNETT, HAROLD JAMES  (1014694) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

McHARG, HUGH MONEY  (1060990) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

SCULLY, GEORGE  (1107504) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8500 'B' of No 104 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Martuba in Libya.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-Apr

JONES, ERIC HAMPTON  (1062370) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

WILKES, BERNARD  (1150279) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

REYNOLDS, WALTER FRANK  (1190187) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

MALE, DAVID TAWELFRYN  (1204858) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

HARRIES, JOHN HOWARD  (1258385) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

McGRATH, DENNIS BRIEN  (R/59351) RCAF - age 25

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3593 KO-C of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

DOBSON, LESLIE NOEL WILLIAM  (47287) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z5171 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

PINION, LAWRENCE JASON  (100555) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z5171 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

AGAR, WILFRED  (632884) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z5171 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

IRVINE, MOFFAT MARNOCH  (640269) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z5171 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

SHERRATT, WILLIAM GEORGE  (954445) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z5171 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed near Versailles on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Bievres Communal Churchyard.

29-Apr

JESSETT, JAMES WILLIAM  (1260072) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5508 of No 162 Sqn, which dived into Lake Idcu whilst approaching to land.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

29-Apr

WELLER, WILLIAM HENRY  (747800) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 162 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

29-Apr

WALTON, FREDERICK  (1016741) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 162 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

29-Apr

HANNAH, BERNARD ALEXANDER  (1253529) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 162 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

29-Apr

HYDE, ERNEST LESLIE DFC (37179) RAFO - age 28

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4843 of No 248 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking shore flak batteries in Trondheim harbour.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

29-Apr

PAGET, JACK ERNEST  (941720) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4843 of No 248 Sqn, which was lost whilst attacking shore flak batteries in Trondheim harbour.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

29-Apr

OZYRA Piotr (P.76764) PAF - age 29

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR332  of No 317 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 145.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

29-Apr

McILVEEN, TREVOR HOPETOUN  (402600) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

BOND, RALPH  (402836) RAAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

SHEPHARD, LESLIE MILTON  (402885) RAAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

PERROUX, WILLIAM WALTER  (404661) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

CARPENDER, JOHN FRANCIS  (404868) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

COSGROVE, JOHN PERCIVAL  (408122) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1290 UV-T of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Newmunster on a raid to Kiel.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

29-Apr

PISAREK Marian   (P.1381) PAF - age 30

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM307 of No 1 (Polish) Wing, which was shot down by a Fw 190 but he was trapped by his foot and was unable to abandon the aircraft until the last moment, at which point he was too low for his parachute to deploy fully.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

29-Apr

JOHNSON, PETER JOHN VINCENT  (1165221) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford R6057 of No 14 (P) AFU, which dived into ground near Horsham St Faith.  He is buried in Costessy (or Cossey) (St Edmund) Churchyard.

29-Apr

NICHOLLS, WILLIAM JOHN  (407726) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1303 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground at Gunby near Grantham after control was lost during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

29-Apr

STEWART, JOHN MCWILLIAM  (777897) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1303 of No 14 OTU, which dived into the ground at Gunby near Grantham after control was lost during a single engine flying practice.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

29-Apr

SMITH, JAMES EDWARD  (1027280) RAFVR - age 18

AC1

He was serving with No 205 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

29-Apr

BLAKELEY, STANLEY ROBINSON  (976797) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

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

29-Apr

BROUWER, HAMISH PETER  (108154) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was serving with No 7? at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

29-Apr

OTTEY, LEONARD  (43207) RAF - age 35

Flt Lt

He was serving at Clifton? and possibly died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a raid on York.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

29-Apr

COOK, RONALD JOHN  (1280357) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving at Clifton? and possibly died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a raid on York.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

29-Apr

IEVERS, EYRE OSBOURNE  (81827) RAFVR - age 38

Fg Off

He was serving at Clifton? and possibly died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a raid on York.  He is buried in Kirkby Wharfe (St John the Baptist) Churchyard Extension.

29-Apr

SHUFFLEBOTHAM, CHARLES WILLIAM  (1035506) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving at Clifton? and possibly died in hospital as a result of injuries sustained in a raid on York.  He is buried in Sutton Coldfield Cemetery.

29-Apr

HOLMES, HAROLD  (1451453) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving at Clifton? and was possibly killed in a raid on York.  He is buried invaliding (St John) Churchyard.

29-Apr

HAWCROFT, BERNARD  (1035660) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving at Clifton? and was possibly killed in a raid on York.  He is buried in Barnsley Cemetery.

29-Apr

BARRETT, FRANK WILLIAM GOUGE  (1358728) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving at Clifton? and was possibly killed in a raid on York.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

29-Apr

PALFREYMAN, FRANK  (1480521) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving at Clifton? and was possibly killed in a raid on York.  He is buried in Heanor Cemetery.

29-Apr

CORNELL, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1187705) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving at Clifton? and was possibly killed in a raid on York.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

29-Apr

BAKER, RICHARD AUBREY  (J/6146) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Hudson III, AM942 of No 62 Sqn, which was hit by ground as it approached Port Blair.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

29-Apr

HARVEY, KENNETH FOREMAN  (106581) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

A member of No 62 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE574 of the GR Flt, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Apr

GRAHAM, ERNEST  (1356099) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

A member of No 62 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE574 of the GR Flt, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Apr

ARTHURS, JOHN WILLIAM  (J/6148) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

A member of No 62 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE574 of the GR Flt, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Apr

MacLEOD, LLOYD GEORGE  (J/6287) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

A member of No 62 Sqn, he was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE574 of the GR Flt, which failed to return from a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

29-Apr

RIDER, RONALD GEORGE  (1384428) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, N7053 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near Bromley, Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-Apr

HOLT, KENNETH WILLIAM COLLIS  (1313761) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 4196 of No 15 EFTS, which crashed from a spin following a stall caused by a gust of wind and turbulence.  He is buried in Claresholm Cemetery.

29-Apr

BRICE, CECIL JOHN  (1561181) RAFVR - age 34

AC?

He was serving in the UK and died in The Infirmary, Kilmarnock, from lung cancer anda secondary carcinoma of the brain.  He is buried in Kilmarnock Cemetery.

29-Apr

FAIRWEATHER, JAMES ROBERT HENRY  (1316928) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

A U/T pilot, he was serving in the UK and drowned while bathing from Torre Abbey Sands after getting into difficulties.  He is buried in Newport (St Paul's) Cemetery.

30-Apr

SMITH, JAMES BENNETT DFM (938162) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in Hawick (Wellogate Cemetery.

30-Apr

RAMSAY, IAIN  (69642) RAFVR - age 35

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in Kilnaughton Old Churchyard, Isle of Islay.

30-Apr

LEWIS, JAMES  (976547) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

30-Apr

WILTON, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (81283) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

30-Apr

EDWARDS, KENNETH WYKEHAM  (82911) RAFVR - age 33

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

30-Apr

STRIPP, ALAN JAMES DFM (569426) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Flamingo, R2764 of No 24 Sqn, which crashed at Great Ouseburn in Yorkshire following an engine failure whilst transporting Soviet Army officers on a tour of inspection.  He is buried in Reigate (Redstone) Cemetery.

30-Apr

WILLIAMS, DAVID ALEXANDER  (403206) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7516 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie near Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

30-Apr

SCOTT, CECIL JOHN  (1379715) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7516 of No 50 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie near Sylt.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

30-Apr

DANIOLO, G (Sgt-Chef)  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD210 of No 118 Sqn, which was shot down over the Channel by a Bf 109 on Circus 146.   .

30-Apr

BEDWELL, HORACE KEMPTON  (404165) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8525 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Ostend.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

WAKEFORD, HERBERT REGINALD FRANK  (650367) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8525 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Ostend.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

FREEAR, DOUGLAS RONALD  (1059256) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8525 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Ostend.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

SAUNDERS, JOHN EDWIN TRAVERS  (1263253) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8525 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Ostend.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

LEFEBVRE, GORDON RANDOLPH  (R/62661) RCAF - age 35

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8525 NP-H of No 158 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Ostend.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

STEYN, COLIN CHARLES PETER  (103671) SAAF - age Unknown

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB807 of No 222 Sqn, which was lost over the Channel on Circus 147.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

ASHLEY, WILLIAM DRACAS  (967106) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9391 of No 269 Sqn, which ditched during a patrol but was destroyed when the depth charges exploded before rescue could be affected.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

30-Apr

BOYCE, DALLAS  (1023450) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9391 of No 269 Sqn, which ditched during a patrol but was destroyed when the depth charges exploded before rescue could be affected.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

30-Apr

SMITH, ROBERT DAVIDSON  (1325126) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9391 of No 269 Sqn, which ditched during a patrol but was destroyed when the depth charges exploded before rescue could be affected.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

30-Apr

LEE, ARTHUR HORACE  (1375422) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9391 of No 269 Sqn, which ditched during a patrol but was destroyed when the depth charges exploded before rescue could be affected.  He is buried in Reykjavik (Fossvogur) Cemetery.

30-Apr

POWIERZA Andrzej   (P.1355) PAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was serving in No 309 Sqn when he was posted missing whilst aboard H.M.S. 'Edinburgh' in Murmansk, Russia.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

30-Apr

WAILLER, MARC CHARLES (30204)  - age

Sgt-Chef

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL827 of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down near Cayeuc on Circus 147.   .

30-Apr

HOLDSWORTH, RICHARD WILLIAM GILBERT  (74352) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was serving with No 502 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Oxford (Wolvercote) Cemetery.

30-Apr

GIBBS, HAROLD THEAKSTON MM (560149) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 830 Sqn and was killed whilst manning a gun post at Hal Far during a Bf 109 strafing attack against the airfield.  His MM was awarded posthumously for his previous success and bravery.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

30-Apr

KIRKHAM, STEPHEN GEORGE  (1180125) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving with No 976 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

30-Apr

PAWLOWSKI Nikolas () PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in an unknown aircraft in India during a training flight.  He is buried in Kirkee War Cemetery.

30-Apr

WHITMAN, GEORGE HENRY  (1378967) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5791 of No 1 Sec ADU, which crashed into a lorry as it took off from Helwan.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

30-Apr

BOALER, ERIC  (1211640) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 15 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

LONGHURST, ALFRED  (1262258) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 15 OTU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-Apr

RUMSBY, ALFRED CHARLES  (910028) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 255 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Nicosia War Cemetery.

30-Apr

CULLINANE, EDMUND  (1020562) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7288 of No 6 (C) OTU, which ditched off Hartlepool.  He is buried in Rhondda (Trealaw) Cemetery.

30-Apr

LEWANDOWSKI Edward (P.783109) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, P1731 of No 6 AACU, which collided with a barrage balloon at Down in Ulster.  He is buried in Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

30-Apr

BEASLEY, ERNEST JOHN  (103012) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was serving with the ADU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Madras War Cemetery, Chennai.

30-Apr

LIVINGSTONE, ARCHIBALD DUNCAN  (33514) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW271 of the CCDU, which spun into the ground near Ballykelly.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Apr

CHADWICK, STANLEY FREDERICK  (916276) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW271 of the CCDU, which spun into the ground near Ballykelly.  He is buried in Tamlaght Finlagan Church of Ireland Churchyard.

30-Apr

FIGGINS, RAYMOND JOHN  (1219498) RAFVR - age 19

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 Bandon Hill Cemetery.

30-Apr

ELLISON, SAMUEL  (1134073) RAFVR - age 33

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 Uxbridge.  He is buried in Bootle Cemetery.

30-Apr

ROUGHAN, CORNELIUS GERARD  (581108) RAF - age 28

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 Anglesey W.  He is buried in Ennis (Drumcliff) Cemetery.

30-Apr

CLAYTON, ROY  (974601) RAFVR - age 23

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 Ince.  He is buried in Southport (Duke Street) Cemetery.

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