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Casualties - 7 - 9 April 1942


07-Apr

BRANDT, AUGUSTUS LUDWIG  (402585) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

07-Apr

GOLDER, REGINALD WILLIAM  (407153) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

STEPHENSON, GEORGE  (528944) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

THOMPSON-HORAN, ROBERT  (569528) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

COOPER, FRANCIS WEEKS  (1006147) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

TAYLOR, KENNETH  (1105970) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

OAKLEY, EDWARD RICHARD CYRIL  (1186110) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

HARE, THOMAS WILLIAM  (R/69887) RCAF - age 22

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7448 LS-E of No 15 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

PAXTON, THOMAS GALBRAITH  (1053584) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He died from secondary shock after suffering burns prior to baling out of Hurricane IIB, BM930 of No 30 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters on 5 Apr 1942.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

07-Apr

McLEAN, JAMES  (628111) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

STUART, JOHN LIVINGSTON  (643473) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

PEARSON, GORDON CHRISTOPHER  (1161381) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

WALKER, STANLEY  (1199168) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

MAGRANE, JOHN VINCENT  (1325381) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

TOURVILLE, CHARLES HENRY  (R/56253) RCAF - age 26

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV411 of No 37 Sqn, which crashed and exploded shortly after taking off from LG09 for a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

HAWKINS, KENNETH JOHN  (R/69570) RCAF - age 26

WO II

He died from injuries sustained when Wellington IC, Z9033 of No 37 Sqn, was hit by flak over Benghazi.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

07-Apr

HARTLEY, CLEMENT ALFRED VICTOR  (404585) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT126 EA-Z of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

DAVIS, LESLIE  (741375) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT126 EA-Z of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

GRIFFITHS, MYRDDIN  (915076) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT126 EA-Z of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

WALMSLEY, DONALD PARKER  (1100114) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT126 EA-Z of No 49 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-Apr

LINCOLN, LLOYD JOHN HOLMES  (41341) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

NOBLE, ERIC WILLIAM  (754635) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

WALKER, GEORGE HENRY  (936065) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

LEYSHON, KENNETH  (977837) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

NEWTON, ROBERT EASTWOOD  (1150596) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

KENT, DONAVAN PETER GEORGE  (1250215) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

PATTON, NEVILLE JAMES  (1378828) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7470 of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

DUFTON, VICTOR REGINALD  (920226) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

MAYS, GEORGE HENRY  (963891) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

LAING, DAVID MAXWELL  (1003165) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

HUNTLEY, FRANCIS GEOEFREY  (1165241) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

TAYLOR, LAWRENCE ERNEST  (1181905) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

BLATCHLEY, RONALD BENNET  (1260143) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1205 QT-W of No 142 Sqn, which broke up in the air over Cologne on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-Apr

GOWEN, JAMES RICHARD  (573208) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving with No 252 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.

07-Apr

ALEXANDER, JOHN HANNAFORD  (1281450) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK956 of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Gazala.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

07-Apr

ANSTIE, JOHN CARLYON  (75333) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Seal, K4781 of No 273 Sqn, which collided with a Swordfish as they took off from Kokkilai.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

GRIFFIN, JOHN JAMES  (742304) RAFVR - age 32

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Seal, K4781 of No 273 Sqn, which collided with a Swordfish as they took off from Kokkilai.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

QUINN, THOMAS ANTHONY  (758241) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Seal, K4781 of No 273 Sqn, which collided with a Swordfish as they took off from Kokkilai.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

07-Apr

ROBERTS, TREVOR EMLYN  (400105) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1203 UB-T of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

07-Apr

McILRATH, KENNETH WILLIAM  (400282) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1203 UB-T of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

07-Apr

GAMMIE, COLIN  (402829) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1203 UB-T of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

07-Apr

WINCOTT, ARTHUR HENRY  (1283559) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1203 UB-T of No 455 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

07-Apr

CHAMBERS, WILLIAMS CHARLES  (933670) RAFVR - age 34

LAC

He was serving with No 934 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Newton Abbot Cemetery.

07-Apr

BARCLAY, GEORGE LEDINGHAM  (656972) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8932 of No 5 SFTS, which crashed on take-off at night from Calveley.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.

07-Apr

BROWN, LLOYD NELSON  (R/98142) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ315 of No 52 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Aston Down.  He is buried in Chalfont Tabernacle Graveyard.

07-Apr

SMITH, HUBERT KENNETH  (88714) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master II, AZ315 of No 52 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Aston Down.  He is buried in Swindon (Christ Church) Burial Ground.

07-Apr

MITCHELL, EDWIN JOHN  (913023) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7764 of No 72 OTU, which spun into the ground near Juba following an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Khartoum War Cemetery.

07-Apr

SHOTBOLT, REGINALD ARTHUR JOHN  (1246403) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in BT13A, 40-884 from Gunter Field, which stalled and crashed following an engine failure during a 'roller' at night when an attempt was made to turn back to the airfield.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-Apr

KYLE, ROBERT MCDONALD  (1562404) RAFVR - age 34

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died at Garrauld Farm, Drymen, Stirlingshire as the result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

07-Apr

RICHENS, ERNEST ALFRED  (967318) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Sleaford.  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery.

07-Apr

GIBSON, ARTHUR THOMAS GOODALL  (1188264) RAFVR - age 25

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 Reading.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery.

08-Apr

JONES, ALAN CHAVE  (41587) RAF - age 24

Sqn Ldr

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

08-Apr

MANN, JOHN RICHARD PENTREATH  (928125) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD604 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh following an engine failure on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

08-Apr

HOLDSWORTH, THOMAS ALFRED  (1051654) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD604 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh following an engine failure on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

08-Apr

FIORINI, ERCOLE CAESAR  (1381392) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD604 'U' of No 38 Sqn, which crashed near Mersa Matruh following an engine failure on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

08-Apr

SHEPHERD, ERNEST  (1304371) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1172 of No 42 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

08-Apr

PUGH, THOMAS  (996774) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1172 of No 42 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

08-Apr

JOHNSON, ARTHUR BASIL  (758069) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1172 of No 42 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

MORRISON, JOHN GRAHAM  (R/74599) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1172 of No 42 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

MORSE, NOEL PERCY  (404397) RNZAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

VOGAN, GEORGE HILLARY  (404577) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

NAYLOR, NORMAN JOSEPH  (916232) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

LINEHAN, JAMES EDWARD  (934056) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

RICHARDS, RONALD GEOFFREY  (1113440) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

LAKEMAN, GRAHAM  (1307040) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3757 of No 57 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

CONARD, FERNAND ALBERT HEGISIPPE  (87689) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL724 of No 64 Sqn, which was shot down by an Fw 190 on a Rodeo to St Omer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

GOODMAN, DONALD  (81400) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

DYER, ROBERT JAMES  (111214) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

DICKINSON, HAROLD  (115687) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

PORTER, DENNIS GERARD  (917597) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

NEARY, JOHN  (1376547) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

RENVOIZE, DOUGLAS JAMES  (86338) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Thundersley (St Peter) Churchyard.

08-Apr

FITCHETT, EDWARD AUGUSTINE  (926804) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5837 OL-R of No 83 Sqn, which ditched in the Channel after being hit by flak on Nickel sortie.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery.

08-Apr

GIHL, GEOFFREY CLARENCE  (959976) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, T9431 of No 206 Sqn, which crashed on take off from Aldergrove.  He is buried in Killead (St Catherine) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

08-Apr

EDWARDS, AUBREY HAROLD  (1180651) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

LEFTLY, NELSON  (R/54052) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

JONES, DEWI EDMUND  (987879) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

DENNIS, JOHN CECIL  (1160749) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

LOCKE, RICHARD PHILIP  (J/5799) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

SANDERSON, JOHN WRIGHT  (R/58359) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8358 LQ-B of No 405 Sqn, which came down in the sea off the Yorkshire coast on its return from a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

YORK, JOHN HALLY  (1037935) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jakarta.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

08-Apr

MURRAY, WILLIAM  (77984) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was serving at No 1 PDC at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in .  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

08-Apr

COLEMAN, ERIC  (1065788) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Blackley (St Andrew) Churchyard.

08-Apr

WILSON, WILLIAM  (1113163) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

08-Apr

GOOD, WALTER FRANK  (1210053) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

08-Apr

FAIRCLOUGH, FREDERICK KEITH  (1311317) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in New Bury (St James) Churchyard.

08-Apr

LEEKE, GEORGE ERNEST  (580297) RAFVR - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Tenbury (or Tenbury Wells) (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

POOK, STANLEY WILLIAM  (903242) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7818 of No 15 OTU, which collided with Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in West End (St James) Church Cemetery.

08-Apr

WARNOCK, JOHN MERVYN  (402231) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1773 of No 22 OTU, which crashed near Faringdon, Berkshire following and engine failure in turbulent weather on a night cross country.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

MORRIS, VERNON LEWIS  (R/73169) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1773 of No 22 OTU, which crashed near Faringdon, Berkshire following and engine failure in turbulent weather on a night cross country.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

WOODLEY, DONALD SCHLUETER  (R/75098) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1773 of No 22 OTU, which crashed near Faringdon, Berkshire following and engine failure in turbulent weather on a night cross country.  He is buried in Black Bourton (or Burton Abbots) (St Mary) Churchyard.

08-Apr

SCARFF, JOHN WILLIAM  (R/74880) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1773 of No 22 OTU, which crashed near Faringdon, Berkshire following and engine failure in turbulent weather on a night cross country.  He is buried in Southport (Birkdale) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

08-Apr

LACEY, WILLIAM HAYLETT  (1263271) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Charlton Cemetery, Greenwich.

08-Apr

ELLINGHAM, FREDERICK THOMAS  (1262787) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

08-Apr

GRIFFIN, NEVILLE  (905561) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

08-Apr

LOMAX, WILLIAM McLAFTER  (1076999) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

08-Apr

DOWLING, DESMOND WALTER  (1311793) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

08-Apr

KENNEDY, JACK MATTHEW  (R/68661) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

08-Apr

SMITH, WILLIAM  (1126014) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1597 of No 23 OTU, which crashed in the Brecon Beacons on a cross country exercise, possibly as a result of bad weather in the area at the time.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

08-Apr

SCEALES, LESLIE BRAMAH  (J/8430) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5720 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the ground near Basingstoke, Hampshire.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

08-Apr

STEVENSON, WILLIAM JAMES  (R/74695) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5720 of No 42 OTU, which dived into the ground near Basingstoke, Hampshire.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

08-Apr

LEE, JAMES ROBERT  (112303) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R6686 of No 57 OTU, which collided with Wellington, L7818 of No 15 OTU and crashed near Cold Ashton whilst on a cross country navigation exercise.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

08-Apr

HUNTER, ROBERT WRIGHT  (R/84448) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5871 of No 60 OTU, which dived into the ground near Long Yester in East Lothian.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

08-Apr

MOFFITT, STUART BRUCE  (R/90309) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z5871 of No 60 OTU, which dived into the ground near Long Yester in East Lothian.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

08-Apr

JONES, JOHN CHARLES  (47659) RAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6857 of the Abingdon Station Flt, which crashed on the Somerset/Wiltshire border whilst flying at low level.  He is buried in Newcastle-under-Lyme (St George) Churchyard.

08-Apr

SHEPPARD, REGINALD WILLIAM  (89621) RAFVR - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying Botha I, L6223 of 32 MU, which ditched in Trisilian Bay (Bristol Channel) following an engine failure.  He is buried in Llanmaes (St Cattwg) Churchyard.

08-Apr

GEWERGIS YOUSEPH  (2639) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Pvt

He was a member of the Iraq Levies but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

08-Apr

MITCHELL, IVOR  (1453715) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was probably serving at the Telecommunication Research Establishment and was killed during an attack on the facility by Fw 190s of 10/JG2.  He is buried in Hamworthy (St Michael) Churchyard.

08-Apr

RICHARDSON, WILLIAM ERNEST  (1359731) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was probably serving at the Telecommunication Research Establishment and was killed during an attack on the facility by Fw 190s of 10/JG2.  He is buried in Warmwell (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

09-Apr

NELL, FREDERICK JOHN GORDON  (400120) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3911 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

MacLENNAN, HUGH ALEXANDER  (404107) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3911 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

TRAVERS, ARCHIBALD RICHARD  (408017) RAAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3911 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

DONALD, ALEXANDER WATT  (78989) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7803 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

STEVENSON, NOEL LINDSAY  (407083) RAAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7803 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

BELL, JAMES CHARLES ALFRED  (970852) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7803 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

ADCOCK, CHARLES HENRY  (102252) SAAF - age 23

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7896 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

GRAY, MAXWELL CLIFFORD  (407152) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7896 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

BURGAN, GEOFFREY SHUTTLEWORTH  (407284) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7896 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

PEACE, A () FAA - age

Sub-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7896 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.   .

09-Apr

KNIGHT, FREDERICK GEORGE  (102349) SAAF - age 30

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9574 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

McAULEY, LINDSAY EDWARD  (402093) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9574 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

EVANS, DAVID HUGH  (406203) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9574 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

AULT, KENNETH  (33214) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5992 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

ECKERSLEY, GEORGE KEITH  (404290) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5992 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

WHILES, STANLEY DENNIS  (776023) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5992 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

BONNELL, F W () FAA - age

Sub-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5992 of No 11 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst attacking the Japanese naval force heading to Ceylon.   .

09-Apr

MORPHETT, JACK HEATHCOTE  (67046) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

HUTCHINSON, GEOFFREY DOUGLAS  (402188) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

SALTER, ALBERT HENRY  (647009) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

WILLIAMS, REGINALD STANLEY  (923926) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

FISK, GEORGE CHARLES  (R/66159) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

GELLATLY, CHARLES DEWITT  (R/69897) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7427 OL-Q of No 83 Sqn, which crashed near Cloppenburg on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

CROYDON, HAROLD LESLIE  (402229) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8511 NP-Z of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

09-Apr

STALEY, ROY  (959164) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8511 NP-Z of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

09-Apr

BRATT, ERIC CLEMENT  (1001423) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8511 NP-Z of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

09-Apr

WISHER, JOHN HENRY  (1376449) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8511 NP-Z of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

09-Apr

CORNTHWAITE, JAMES WILLIAM  (1379128) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8511 NP-Z of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

09-Apr

WALTON, JOHN WILFRED  (1177563) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG690 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down by Japanese fighters during a combat off Ceylon.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

09-Apr

PEARCE, WILLIAM ERNEST  (402825) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5533 of No 261 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea during combat with Japanese aircraft off Ceylon.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

09-Apr

THOMAS, RAE DFC (40444) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

BOURNE, RODERICK KENNETH  (100541) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

BOURKE, PATRICK  (645247) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

GURNEY, CECIL CHARLES  (747910) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

HOUSLEY, DEREK LAXTON  (915310) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

MOXHAM, JOHN DENZIL MARCUS  (938960) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

HERVEY, ROBERT GIBSON  (J/4699) RCAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

HOOPER, JOHN KENNETH  (R/91031) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Catalina I, W8421 QL-Y of No 413 Sqn, which was shot down by 'Zeros' shortly after spotting the Japanese fleet heading to Ceylon.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

HOWARD, ERNEST RICHARD  (J/15150) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3467 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which killed after abandoning the aircraft which suffered fires in both engines during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

09-Apr

TAYLOR, RONALD ALFRED  (919955) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 990 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

09-Apr

ARNOLD, CHARLES ERIC  (1008286) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was serving with No 990 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

09-Apr

GIBSON, JOHN ASBRIDGE  (1261437) RAFVR - age 36

AC1

He was serving with No 990 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

09-Apr

METFORD, CHRISTOPHER JOSEPH SEYMOUR  (41445) RAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK826 of No 107 MU, which crashed and overturned on landing at Wadi Natrun.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

09-Apr

HARDY, KEITH LOCKHART  (R/72509) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE524 of No 1444 Flt, which crashed on take off from Luqa on a ferry flight to the Middle East.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

09-Apr

SALMOND, JAMES SHERRIFFS  (656132) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AH476 of No 1451 Flt, which crashed on GCI practice, Bury Green, near Hunsdon.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

09-Apr

RUDGARD, PAUL MICHAEL  (103596) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AH476 of No 1451 Flt, which crashed on GCI practice, Bury Green, near Hunsdon.  He is buried in Faversham Borough Cemetery.

09-Apr

JENKINS, RICHARD MOWBRAY  (129669) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2859 JM-W of No 20 OTU, which critically injured on 6 Apr 1942 when the aircraft crashed into trees near one of the dispersal sites at Lossiemouth following an engine failure on take off, he died three days later.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

09-Apr

BECK, HARRY JAMES  (656311) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L8674 of No 54 OTU, which dived into ground at night near Driffield.  He is buried in Chislehurst Cemetery.

09-Apr

SIMPSON, GEORGE LESLIE  (1096431) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-16128 from Dothan, Alabama, which crashed into woods about 10 miles from Troy, Alabama during a solo night formation sortie.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

09-Apr

WRIGHT, HAROLD  (548779) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving aboard HMS Hermes, which was sunk by Japanese bombers off Ceylon (Sri Lanka).  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

09-Apr

PITMAN, WALTER CHARLES  (363232) RAF - age 36

WO

He was serving aboard HMS Hermes, which was sunk by Japanese bombers off Ceylon (Sri Lanka).  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

09-Apr

GREGG, ARTHUR MALCOLM  (44524) RAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Fulmer, X8769 'X' of the Staff Flt, China Bay, which crashed into dense jungle as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Colombo (Liveramentu) Cemetery.

09-Apr

MASS, AUBREY () FAA - age

Sub-Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Fulmer, X8769 'X' of the Staff Flt, China Bay, which crashed into dense jungle as the result of an engine failure.   .

09-Apr

JACKSON, JACK  (191382) RAF - age 41

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 Aldershot.  He is buried in Aldershot Civil Cemetery.

09-Apr

PARKER, ALFRED MORGAN BEM (362121) RAF - age 37

WO

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 Redruth.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

09-Apr

SAMPSON, VIOLET PATIENCE  (2014770) WAAF - age 31

ACW2

She was serving in the UK and died suddenly in St. Hugh's Military College Hospital, Oxford, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Portsmouth (Eastney or Highland Road) Cemetery.

09-Apr

DAVIES, FREDERICK ISAAC  (1253759) RAFVR - age 31

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 Caerleon.  He is buried in Ystrad Mynach (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

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