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Casualties - 4 - 6 April 1942


04-Apr

LANGLEY, REGINALD  (67617) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV419 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off Salmis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

JACKSON, GORDON  (643397) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV419 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off Salmis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

GIDDINGS, RICHARD GORDON  (1169619) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV419 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off Salmis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

FOSTER, PETER ALTON  (1232290) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV419 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off Salmis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

POCOCK, HENRY FREDERICK  (1376124) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV419 'J' of No 38 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping sweep off Salmis.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-Apr

WATSON, TOM  (995862) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL935 of No 72 Sqn, which was lost on Circus 119.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

CROSBIE, JAMES AITKEN  (101493) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained on 28 Mar 1942 whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK858 of No 94 Sqn, which crash landed after being shot down by a Bf 109 during a bomber escort sortie.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

04-Apr

BUSH, RICHARD EDWARD  (102555) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, of No 129 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter on an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

PARSONS, WILLIAM JOHN  (964217) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He possibly died from injuries sustained on 2 Apr 1942 whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV640 of No 215 Sqn, which undershot a landing at Panagarh following an engine failure during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

04-Apr

DASZEWSKI Jan Kazimierz Michal (P.1503) PAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD455  of No 303 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during Circus 119.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-Apr

BAMBUSEK, JAN  (787715) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 311 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

04-Apr

MUSZEL Jan Eugeniosz (P.0534) PAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8606 of No 316 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea by an Fw 190 during Circus 119.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-Apr

FETHERSTON, WILLIAM HUGH  (J/4530) RCAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8162 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Pocklington.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

04-Apr

McCORMACK, JOHN  (J/4881) RCAF - age 21

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, L8162 of No 405 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Pocklington.  He is buried in Barmby-on-the-Moor (St Catherine) Churchyard.

04-Apr

HENZELL, JOHN  (641447) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ155 QL-A of No 413 Sqn, which he was wounded in an attack by Japanese fighters but drowned when he was unable to get out of the aircraft when it sank after making a forced landing on the sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-Apr

COLAROSSI, LUCIEN ANGELO  (812318) AuxAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ155 QL-A of No 413 Sqn, which he was wounded in an attack by Japanese fighters but drowned when he was unable to get out of the aircraft when it sank after making a forced landing on the sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-Apr

DAVIDSON, IAN NICHOLSON  (972081) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AJ155 QL-A of No 413 Sqn, which he was killed by a Japanese fighter which strafed him and the other survivors as they swam away from the aircraft after making a forced landing on the sea.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-Apr

BURGESS, ARTHUR BOLWELL  (402726) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB994 of No 457 Sqn, which was lost on Circus 119.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

CHANDLER, EDWARD FRED  (402543) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM231 of No 485 Sqn, which was lost on Circus 119.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

FOX, THOMAS TRISTRAM  (411392) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8724 of No 485 Sqn, which was lost on Circus 119.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

04-Apr

THOMAS, DAVID STANDING  (904947) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL789 of No 501 Sqn, which became lost in cloud and failed to return from a scramble.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

04-Apr

COPAS, VERNON GREGORY HANRAHAN  (404855) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1125 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L6795 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

04-Apr

EDMONDS, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1207461) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1125 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L6795 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

04-Apr

PEART, GEORGE EDWARD  (946448) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L1125 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L6795 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is buried in Spennymoor Cemetery.

04-Apr

MAIR, JOHN DUNBAR  (116701) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L6795 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L1125 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is buried in Hull Crematorium.

04-Apr

WARREN, FREDERICK ERNEST SYDNEY  (403100) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L6795 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L1125 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

BRAUN, WILLIAM THOMAS  (R/61110) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L6795 of No 2 (C) OTU, which collided with L1125 near Skipsea and crashed into the sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-Apr

ROBERTSON, JOHN CHARLES  (778824) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ715 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near the landing grounds at Pendennis.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

04-Apr

ROOT, CYRIL JOHN  (1332755) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ715 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed near the landing grounds at Pendennis.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

04-Apr

ALLAN, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1479547) RAFVR - age 35

AC2

He was serving in the 61 MU and died of a strangulated hernia in the RAF Hospital at Wilmslow having been transferred from SSQ at Handforth.  He is buried in Barrow-in-Furness Cemetery.

04-Apr

STORER, CYRIL  (1576965) RAFVR - age 20

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 Amounderness.  He is buried in Chilvers Coton (All Saints) Churchyard.

04-Apr

WEBSTER, JAMES  (1550246) 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 Durham S E.  He is buried in Sedgefield New Cemetery.

05-Apr

BROWNE, ALLAN JOHN  (400516) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5447 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down in flames by a 'Zero' over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

OVENS, LOUIS ANTHONY DFM (590927) RAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BM910 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down into a reservoir near Kandy during combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

GEFFENE, DONALD  (64861) RAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BE352 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down near Ratmalana during combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

CASWELL, GARTH ELLIOT  (404109) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BG795 RS-N of No 30 Sqn, which crashed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

HELBOCK, HARLEY JOSEPH  (R/67277) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z2893 FT-L of No 43 Sqn, which crashed near Belford in Northumberland following a high speed stall.  He is buried in Chevington Cemetery.

05-Apr

LEACH, HAROLD DAVID TAMSETT  (40926) RAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

GRAHAM, JAMES RAMSAY  (44127) RAF - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

DODD, WILLIAM CECIL FRISCOURT  (525263) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

DANIELLS, ALEXANDER THOMAS EDWARD  (566129) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

WALKER, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (568505) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

LEWIS, IDRIS  (616394) RAF - age 35

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

ALLEN, ERNEST ARTHUR  (751374) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

ABBOTT, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (J/3265) RCAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, Z2144 FV-R of No 205 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' on a reconnaissance flight to find the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

McFADDEN, AUBREY  (42510) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z5665 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed into the sea during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

05-Apr

LOCKHART, JAMES  (74708) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BD701 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

TREMLETT, EDWARD MAURICE THOMAS  (10109) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, Z4227 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

THAIN, RAYMOND NORMAN RAY  (1291218) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z5385 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

NEILL, ROBERT NASON  (404255) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, Z7711 of No 258 Sqn, which crashed during a combat with Japanese aircraft over Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-Apr

DEAN, SAMUEL DOUGLAS  (R/58523) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM684 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during an anti-shipping strike off the Danish coast.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

05-Apr

MURPHY, LEO GEORGE  (R/65297) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM684 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during an anti-shipping strike off the Danish coast.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

05-Apr

HAMILTON, ARTHUR KENNETH  (R/76616) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM684 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during an anti-shipping strike off the Danish coast.  He is buried in Frederikshavn Cemetery.

05-Apr

LA FRENIERE, JOSEPH FREDERIC PAUL HENRY  (R/68681) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM684 of No 407 Sqn, which was shot down during an anti-shipping strike off the Danish coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-Apr

MACPHERSON, GORDON DOUGLAS  (403484) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK732'A' of No 450 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst on patrol over Gambut.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

05-Apr

EVATT, JOHN WARD  (403582) RAAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK895 'K' of No 450 Sqn, which spun into the ground whilst on patrol over Gambut.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

05-Apr

TURNBULL, JOHN  (955113) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 201 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

05-Apr

JEFFERY, BASIL  (R/86347) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3869 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into ground near Lechlade, Gloucestershire.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

05-Apr

BROWN, DOUGLAS MacGILLVARY  (112288) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4239 of No 57 OTU, which flew into Llyn Bowydd Mountain near Blaenau Ffestioniog.  He is buried in Tubney (St Laurence) Churchyard.

05-Apr

SMITH, EDMUND PATRICK  (403591) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW298 of the OADU, which crashed on landing on a delivery flight from Gibraltar.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

05-Apr

HAWKINS, JOHN DOUGLAS  (926333) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW298 of the OADU, which crashed on landing on a delivery flight from Gibraltar.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

05-Apr

THOMAS, KENNETH LEFTWICH  (985597) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW298 of the OADU, which crashed on landing on a delivery flight from Gibraltar.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

05-Apr

McKEE, HUGH PERCIVAL  (J/5103) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW298 of the OADU, which crashed on landing on a delivery flight from Gibraltar.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

05-Apr

MALONE, THOMAS JENNENS  (1488972) RAFVR - age 39

AC2

He was serving in the UK and whilst attempting to assist two WRNS, entered a minefield on a beach.  He was seriously injured and died before help arrived.  His death was registered in Spilsby.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

05-Apr

CUNNINGHAM, JAMES LAWTON  (1546051) RAFVR - age 38

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed when he was thrown from a lorry chassis on which he was travelling when it swerved in the road.  His death was registered in Darlington.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (St Nicholas) Cemetery.

05-Apr

WADSWORTH, WILLIAM SLEIGH  (11208) RAF - age 56

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died in Winwick Hospital from injuries sustained after falling from a fast moving train near Sandbach, Cheshire.  He is buried in Prestwich (St Margaret) Churchyard Extension.

06-Apr

BROOKE, PAUL RIGBY SINCLAIR  (103547) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

NAYLOR, ARTHUR  (631267) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

MADDOCK, CYRIL VICTOR  (923044) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

COLLINS, EDWARD FRANK  (1180436) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

COLEMAN, PHILIP JOHN  (1254284) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

JACQUES, RONALD  (1265209) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3415 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sechtem near Bonn on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

WADDELL, JAMES  (985888) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT156 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

06-Apr

BROWN, ROBERT WILLIAM BURDON  (1006781) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT156 EA-C of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

06-Apr

HARDY, JAMES  (1165162) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT216 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed at Thorpe-on-the-Hill near Lincoln shortly after taking off for a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

06-Apr

SKELTON, GERALD COLIN STEWART  (1158660) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT216 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed at Thorpe-on-the-Hill near Lincoln shortly after taking off for a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Nottingham Northern Cemetery.

06-Apr

SEELY KING, RONALD  (89084) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT216 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed at Thorpe-on-the-Hill near Lincoln shortly after taking off for a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

06-Apr

QUINCEY, GILBERT LEWIS  (924568) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT216 of No 50 Sqn, which crashed at Thorpe-on-the-Hill near Lincoln shortly after taking off for a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Woolwich Cemetery.

06-Apr

HAILSTONE, ROY WILLIAM  (1236500) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

SAWREY-COOKSON, REGINALD  (39574) RAF - age 27

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

BUDGE, WILLIAM FINLAY  (41977) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

EMERY, RONALD HARRY  (922974) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

STOCK, DONALD PERCIVAL  (1157823) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

HAINSWORTH, EDWIN  (1360695) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

MITCHELL, GEORGE ERIC  (J/15022) RCAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3489 of No 75 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

06-Apr

GREENARD, JOHN DANIEL  (613984) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 80 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

MALLAM, GODFREY  (1270510) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was serving with No 80 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

SHELFORD, DOUGLAS FREDERIC OMMANNEY  (72011) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK861 of No 94 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 on return from an escort mission to Derna.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Apr

KITTSON, SANTOS HERBERT  (1382190) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE565 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Saxthorpe in Norfolk after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-Apr

WILSON, LEON JOHN  (1293337) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE565 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Saxthorpe in Norfolk after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Chailey (St Peter) Churchyard.

06-Apr

HEPPELL, GEORGE ROBERT DFM (118422) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE565 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Saxthorpe in Norfolk after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Cemetery.

06-Apr

ATTWOOD, JAMES HENRY  (566321) RAF - age 25

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE565 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Saxthorpe in Norfolk after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

06-Apr

GODDEN, JAMES GEORGE  (1176451) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 221 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

WAKEHAM, ERIC REGINALD  (909803) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 235 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

ASSMAN Ludwik Karol (P.1538) PAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

OSADZINSKI Alfred (P.1570) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

ZIEMIANSKI Kazimierz (P.1586) PAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

NATKANSKI Zygmunt (P.76775) PAF - age 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

BABRAJ Zdzislaw (P.780935) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

GRAJNERT Dominik Marian (P.783452) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9764  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter near Geetbetz, Belgium on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

06-Apr

FOLEY, JAMES DONALD ALEXANDER  (J/15244) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM696 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Apr

LOWRY, HERMAN MERVYN  (J/6847) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM696 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Apr

McCANN, DANIEL ALLISTER  (R/54041) RCAF - age 22

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM696 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Apr

LECKIE, NORMAN ABRAHAM  (R/79805) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM696 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping sortie off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-Apr

VOKURKA, RUDOLF  (787584) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

GRIMM, RUDOLF  (787831) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

STANOVSKY, JAN  (787880) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

HORINEK, JINDRICH  (787929) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

KEDA, ALDIS  (788087) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

STEFEK, JAN  (1000023) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, P9299 of No 1429 Flt, which crashed into rising ground whilst flying in a valley near Llanymawddwy on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in East Wretham (St Elthelbert) Churchyard.

06-Apr

GOODALL, ROBERT ARTHUR  (963314) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 151 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

06-Apr

DANN, FRANK ARTHUR  (995945) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1299 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spun near RAF Locking during a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery.

06-Apr

STALKER, HAROLD GEORGE  (1310029) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1299 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spun near RAF Locking during a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

06-Apr

WILSON, WILLIAM BRUCE MILNE  (R/67312) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1299 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spun near RAF Locking during a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery.

06-Apr

McKEITH, ALLAN BARNBY  (R/81410) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1299 of No 16 OTU, which crashed in a flat spun near RAF Locking during a practice bombing sortie.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery.

06-Apr

SMITH, DENIS HERBERT VINCENT  (70631) RAFO - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I T4705 of No 2 PRU, which was shot down by a fighter of JG27 south of Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Apr

FISHER, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (800615) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I T4705 of No 2 PRU, which was shot down by a fighter of JG27 south of Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

06-Apr

MOORE, JAMES RUSSEL  (J/7065) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2859 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which critically injured with a fractured skull when the aircraft crashed into trees near one of the dispersal sites at Lossiemouth following an engine failure on take off, he died three hours later.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

06-Apr

LEES, DOUGLAS  (1119621) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2859 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which crashed into trees near one of the dispersal sites at Lossiemouth following an engine failure on take off.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

06-Apr

SCOTT, BENJAMIN THOMAS  (39130) RAF - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was serving with No 235 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

MASSEY, FRANK  (47582) RAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was serving with No 235 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

06-Apr

BLOOR, ALBERT EDWARD  (946180) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5826 of No 20 SFTS, which dived into the ground near Salisbury.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

06-Apr

TOMPKINS, THOMAS HENRY  (1508491) RAFVR - age 39

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 Upper Agbrigg.  He is buried in Marsden (St Bartholomew) Churchyard.

06-Apr

McELHUTTON, WILLIAM  (949976) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE565 of No 1428 Flt, which crashed near Saxthorpe in Norfolk after hitting a tree whilst low flying.  He is buried in Neilston Cemetery.

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