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Casualties - 13 - 15 April 1942


13-Apr

BURN, DENIS RIDDEL  (912226) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3722 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

MILDON, THOMAS RALPH  (912519) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3722 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

WILLIAMS, CARL VINCENT  (999235) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3722 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

DAVIDSON, FREDERICK  (1190622) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3722 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

RILEY-HAWKINS, CYRIL JOHN  (1254402) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3722 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

McKAY, RONALD VICTOR NEAL  (40922) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

HIGGINS, ROBERT HENRY  (404030) RNZAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

COBELL, WALTER  (568554) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

STEER, RONALD DAVID  (931535) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

KINGSTON, HARRY GEORGE  (952527) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

WORLING, JOHN PATTERSON SMITH  (1280312) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

HUMM, HARRY  (1285720) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

Noel, J C RA ()  - age

Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7519 LS-D of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a Gardening sortie.   .

13-Apr

LAWRENCE, GEORGE EDWARD  (1251047) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, ? of No 30 Sqn, which dived into the sea off Colombo during a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

13-Apr

SMITH, JAMES THOMPSON  (1331244) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT196 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fitling near Hull after running out of fuel on return from a raid from Essen.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

13-Apr

MARSHALL, WILLIAM JOHN  (R/75097) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT196 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fitling near Hull after running out of fuel on return from a raid from Essen.  He is buried in Camelon Cemetery.

13-Apr

TAYLOR, HAROLD  (989480) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT196 of No 49 Sqn, which crashed at Fitling near Hull after running out of fuel on return from a raid from Essen.  He is buried in Ringley (St Saviour) Churchyard.

13-Apr

CULMSEE, WILLIAM  (104516) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

LLOYD-JONES, KEITH FRANCIS  (404250) RAAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

WHEELDON, PHILIP LAWRENCE  (569291) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

HOTHERSALL, HARRY ERNEST  (902193) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

MOULE, WALLACE ALFRED RICHARD  (R/54309) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

Hawksworth, R A W ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9487 MP-X of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Gelsenkirchen on a raid to Essen.   .

13-Apr

DAVISON, GORDON HUDSON  (936543) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 83 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Redcar Cemetery.

13-Apr

BARLOW, RONALD WILLIAM  (106537) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

BLAIR, NOEL HENSLEY  (404994) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

RYAN, THOMAS  (621697) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

PHILLIPS, THOMAS JAMES  (977631) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

RAISWELL, KENNETH JOHN  (1151893) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

HOLDER, ALBERT ERNEST (JIM)  (1376202) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3596 KO-B of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the Ijsselmeer during a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

13-Apr

PROTHEROE, WILFRED MORGAN  (44779) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

ELLIOTT, GRAHAM PETER  (104529) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

HARPER, COLIN RAYMOND  (402441) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

MAHAFFY, WILLIAM MATCHETT  (969454) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

SWINBURN, FRANK  (991501) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

CREWS, RALPH HARRY  (1162024) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5525 NP-V of No 158 Sqn, which came down near Duisburg on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

NOBLE, LESLIE  (117021) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8721 of No 172 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Beckland Bay in Devon.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

13-Apr

LE BON, FREDERICK CHARLES  (118026) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8721 of No 172 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Beckland Bay in Devon.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

13-Apr

BLAIR, ERNEST ANTHONY  (401248) RNZAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8721 of No 172 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Beckland Bay in Devon.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

13-Apr

DANIEL, CHARLES TREVOR  (952491) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8721 of No 172 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Beckland Bay in Devon.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

13-Apr

RUSS, HAMAR WILLIAM  (J/5292) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, Z8721 of No 172 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Beckland Bay in Devon.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

13-Apr

MLYNARSKI Edward Jerzy (P.0999) PAF - age 41

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9687 of No 304 Sqn, which came down on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

13-Apr

DAVENPORT, JOHN JOSEPH  (R/62265) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT120 of No 408 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Aylesham Cemetery.

13-Apr

MEECH, WILLIAM IAN (R/62957) RCAF - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT120 of No 408 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Aylesham Cemetery.

13-Apr

WILKIE, GORDON JOHN  (R/65170) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT120 of No 408 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

LANTZ, GEORGE MALCOLM  (R/65194) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT120 of No 408 Sqn, which is presumed to have come down in the North Sea on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

13-Apr

DAVIDSON, GEORGE LESLIE  (404904) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD543 of No 616 Sqn, which flew into the ground from a roll shortly after taking off from Kings Cliffe in Northamptonshire.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

13-Apr

BROADBENT, ARTHUR  (1050128) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4724 of No 2 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Scarborough.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

13-Apr

BRAY, WILLIAM  (1075896) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4724 of No 2 (C) OTU, which flew into high ground near Scarborough.  He is buried in Greetland (St Thomas) Churchyard.

13-Apr

ROBSON, GEORGE EYRE  (J/8968) RCAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was serving with No 2 (O) AFU and was found dead at 55, Sackville Gardens Hove, from suffocation whilst he was sleeping on a sofa which set alight by a burning cigarette.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery.

13-Apr

CANNINGS, FRED CURTIS  (1210767) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1169 of No 35 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Cloan in Saskatchewan after an engine fell from its mounting.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

13-Apr

BOWER, TOM DUNCAN  (1219441) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, T1169 of No 35 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Cloan in Saskatchewan after an engine fell from its mounting.  He is buried in North Battleford Cemetery.

13-Apr

TAYLOR, BRUCE WILSON  (R/90503) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z7150 of No 59 OTU, which collided with Z4103 of the same unit near Kirkbridge, Cumberland.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

13-Apr

CAPEWELL, SAMUEL  (1236711) RAFVR - age 20

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 Thrapston.  He is buried in Bilsthorpe (St Margaret) Churchyard Extension.

13-Apr

FULLMAN-GENTLE, ERIC GEORGE  (1514141) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was probably serving at RAF Macmerry and died at the entrance to the Station's Technical Site from injuries sustained in a road accident.  He is buried in Hammersmith Old Cemetery.

13-Apr

BALDWIN, MARY  (2055725) WAAF - age 26

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Buckrose.  She is buried in Sheffield (Crookes) Cemetery.

13-Apr

SHEVLIN, PATRICIA DORREEN  (2026146) WAAF - age 25

ACW2

She was serving at HQ, No 20 Group, at Buntingsdale Hall at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Shrewsbury.  She is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

13-Apr

DARYCOTT, FRANK  (104628) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Thrapston.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

13-Apr

HORRELL, JACQUES HENRI  (110649) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Thrapston.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

14-Apr

LEE, JOSEPH  (581342) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He severely wounded whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW282 of No 22 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst searching for an enemy convoy off Sicily, later dying from his wounds.  He is buried in Imtarfa Military Cemetery.

14-Apr

HOWROYD, STANLEY ERNEST  (935037) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW282 of No 22 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst searching for an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

14-Apr

WAY, BERTRAM WALTER  (45739) RAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1166 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst attacking an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

DIXON, KEITH MARIUS  (403595) RNZAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1166 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst attacking an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

BACON, THOMAS JOHN  (755229) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort, X8923 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s as he attempted to land on Malta following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

WHITE, FRANK HOWARD  (755539) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort, X8923 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s as he attempted to land on Malta following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

BRYANT, CLIFFORD HENRY  (911395) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort I, N1166 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst attacking an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

NASH, HAROLD JOSEPH REGINALD  (955047) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort, X8923 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s as he attempted to land on Malta following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

FOX, GEORGE STANLEY  (1152586) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort, N1169 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

MILLER, ALEXANDER  (992624) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Beaufort, N1186 of No 39 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Malta whilst attempting to avoid enemy fighters following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily, but was not rescued before succumbing to his injuries.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

14-Apr

PAYNE, NORMAN AUSTIN  (R/56073) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1169 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

BEVERIDGE, ROBERT GRAHAM WEBSTER  (86337) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1169 of No 39 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Malta whilst attempting to avoid enemy fighters following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

14-Apr

SEDDON, ROBERT BARON  (89833) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1186 of No 39 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Malta whilst attempting to avoid enemy fighters following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily, but was not rescued before succumbing to his injuries.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

14-Apr

KEEGAN, THOMAS BERNARD  (986282) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, N1186 of No 39 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Malta whilst attempting to avoid enemy fighters following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily, but was not rescued before succumbing to his injuries.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

14-Apr

BEE, DEREK ALAN RAIKES  (89073) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, X8923 of No 39 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s as he attempted to land on Malta following an attack on an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

ARKELL, DANIEL RICHARD  (83985) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM730 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed on landing at night.  He was cremated at  Cheltenham Crematorium.

14-Apr

WALE, KENNETH FRANCIS  (915428) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM730 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed on landing at night.  He is buried in Hove New Cemetery.

14-Apr

SCULL, ALBERT EDGAR  (114052) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM730 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed on landing at night.  He is buried in Keighley (Haworth) Cemetery.

14-Apr

WESTON, COLIN  (405164) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM730 of No 48 Sqn, which crashed on landing at night.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

14-Apr

MORRIS, JOHN KIRKPATRICK  (404251) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

14-Apr

LIVESEY, JOHN  (1122012) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Lower Darwen (St James) Churchyard.

14-Apr

O'CONNELLEY, KENNETH  (946944) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

14-Apr

SUTTON, KENNETH HAROLD  (918861) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Ogmore and Garw (Pontycymmer) Cemetery.

14-Apr

ROSS, HENRY NOEL  (90393) AuxAF - age 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He was cremated at  Pontypridd Crematorium.

14-Apr

TREHEARN, PHILIP LEONARD NEWELL  (947664) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Rhyl Town Cemetery.

14-Apr

GRIMOLDBY, NOEL  (575319) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Scunthorpe (Brumby and Frodingham) Cemetery.

14-Apr

WILLIAMS, HARRY MALCOLM  (66508) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9488 of No 102 Sqn, which spun into the ground and burst into flames near Ripon on an air test.  He is buried in Smeeth (St Mary) Churchyard.

14-Apr

ROURKE, JOSEPH  (1119672) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 113 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

14-Apr

NATION, RONALD EDWARD GEORGE  (925007) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT110 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Bognor Regis on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

14-Apr

HUTCHISON, JAMES AITKEN  (951362) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT110 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Bognor Regis on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in North Berwick Cemetery.

14-Apr

MANNING, DENNIS  (1112428) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT110 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Bognor Regis on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Stoak (or Stoke) (St Laurence) Churchyard.

14-Apr

CULMER, STANLEY WILSON CHARLES  (1283606) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT110 of No 144 Sqn, which crashed near Bognor Regis on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in West Wickham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

14-Apr

BOWKER, MILES BRUNETTE  (80386) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7902 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

HAYES, HAROLD JOHN  (400518) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7902 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

PARSONS, CHARLES JAMES SILAS  (408089) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7902 of No 203 Sqn, which failed to return from a search for an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

SOMERVILLE, ERIC NEVILLE  (402069) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH298 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down off Malta by fighters on return from shadowing an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

ROGERS, HERBERT  (404042) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH298 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down off Malta by fighters on return from shadowing an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

HALBERT, JAMES BRUCE  (406006) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH298 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down off Malta by fighters on return from shadowing an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

GORDON, NORMAN  (755901) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Maryland II, AH298 of No 203 Sqn, which was shot down off Malta by fighters on return from shadowing an enemy convoy off Sicily.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

14-Apr

LLOYD, KENNETH  (111992) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

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 Thornton Garden of Rest.

14-Apr

SIMMONDS, PETER HUGH SWAYNE  (81020) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was serving with No 237 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

14-Apr

JANKOWSKI Edward (P.0714) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA919  of No 306 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 123.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

14-Apr

WCZELIK Antoni (P.1419) PAF - age 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD182  of No 306 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on Circus 123.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

14-Apr

HAVLIK, OLDRICH  (787521) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1098 KX-U of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

14-Apr

TALAB, JOSEF  (787892) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1098 KX-U of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

14-Apr

VARJAN, PAUEL  (787901) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1098 KX-U of No 311 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

14-Apr

OLSZEWSKI Edward (P.780959) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR329 'R' of No 317 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters on Circus 123.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

14-Apr

WOOD, CYRIL PATRICK JOSEPH  (69442) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM146 of No 403 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters on an evening sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

ROBERTSON, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (1006965) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

BARBOUR, FRANK DOUGLAS  (22050A) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

LANGLOIS, LOUIS MARIE  (R/55403) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

DARLEY, HENRY FRANCIS STAIN  (R/56446) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

NORRIS, JAMES ROYDEN  (R/69125) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

McMILLAN, ALEXANDER  (R/76601) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3484 VR-O of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on  raid to Dortmund.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

14-Apr

JOHNSON, KEITH ALAN  (1150168) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT219 PT-C of No 420 Sqn, which crashed at North Hykeham shortly after taking off from Waddington for a raid on Dortmund as a result of a double engine failure.  He is buried in Fordham (SS Peter and Mary Magdaline) Churchyard Extension.

14-Apr

MURRAY, WILLIAM JAMES  (J/5991) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT219 PT-C of No 420 Sqn, which crashed at North Hykeham shortly after taking off from Waddington for a raid on Dortmund as a result of a double engine failure.  He is buried in Waddington (St Catherine) Churchyard.

14-Apr

McCARTHY, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (J/6361) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT219 PT-C of No 420 Sqn, which crashed at North Hykeham shortly after taking off from Waddington for a raid on Dortmund as a result of a double engine failure.  He is buried in Waddington (St Catherine) Churchyard.

14-Apr

BIRCH, KENNETH ALAN  (1056358) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT219 PT-C of No 420 Sqn, which crashed at North Hykeham shortly after taking off from Waddington for a raid on Dortmund as a result of a double engine failure.  He is buried in Yardley Wood (Christ Church) Churchyard.

14-Apr

GOODSHIP, LAWRENCE FRANK  (916678) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 608 Sqn and died at RAF Wick from Traumatic Asphyxia.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery..

14-Apr

SMITH, MELVIN HARRY  (R/98066) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford, AB662 of No 14 (P) AFU, which flew into high ground at New Mill near Huddersfield (solo).  He is buried in Ollerton Cemetery.

14-Apr

WALKER, JACK LAWTON  (401727) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 14 OTU at the time of his death, which was from an illness in Leicestershire.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

14-Apr

KEIGHLEY, COLIN GEORGE COLTHAM  (1333962) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Bexley (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

MAHADY, THOMAS  (1371443) RAFVR - age 27

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He was cremated at  Dundee Crematorium.

14-Apr

HOWELL, ALFRED THOMAS  (1380271) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

14-Apr

COX, DAVID REID  (R/65319) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Harrogate (Stonefall) Cemetery.

14-Apr

GURNEY, JAMES EDWARD  (527385) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Lidlington (St Margaret) Churchyard.

14-Apr

GOODWIN, FREDERICK STANLEY  (1499120) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Liverpool (Allerton) Cemetery.

14-Apr

MARKS, GILBERT  (1169564) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Monkton Wyld (St Andrew) Churchyard.

14-Apr

JOSHUA, FREDERICK JOHN  (87041) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

14-Apr

SPENCER, ERNEST JAMES  (903905) RAFVR - age 36

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9576 GV-E of No 1652 HCU, which crashed near Wetherby whilst carrying out a practice exercise on two engines.  He is buried in Rochester (St Margaret's) Cemetery.

14-Apr

MILLAR, JOHN MARTIN SMITH  (1126135) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Dumbarton Cemetery.

14-Apr

YDE, TREVOR VICTOR  (41626) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

BLOOR, RICHARD  (111785) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

LINDSAY, GRAHAM DOUGLAS  (1078148) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

BENNETT, LIONEL LESLIE  (1330697) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

SHEFFLER, LEW WALLACE  (R/83056) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1065 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Wollerton in Shropshire after a propeller was lost on  a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Stoke-upon-Tern (St Peter) Church Cemetery.

14-Apr

McDONALD, JOHN  (976281) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 233 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

14-Apr

SMITH, RUSSELL CHARLES  (R/79670) RCAF - age 21

WO I

He had been serving with No 266 Wing at the time of his death, and was executed by the Japanese for attempting to escape by stealing an aircraft from Batavia airport.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

14-Apr

WAKELIN, PERCY FREDERICK  (78457) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5539 of the AAEE, which crashed near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

14-Apr

HARRIS, JACK DONALD DFC (37320) RAF - age 24

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5539 of the AAEE, which crashed near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Cheam (St Dunstan) Churchyard.

14-Apr

WILSON, NORMAN GLADSWOOD  (77694) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5539 of the AAEE, which crashed near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

14-Apr

JONES, KENNETH JOHN  (550677) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5539 of the AAEE, which crashed near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  He is buried in Newdigate (St Peter) Churchyard.

14-Apr

SALTER, PETER STANLEY AFC (33041) RAF - age 30

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5539 of the AAEE, which crashed near Malmesbury in Wiltshire.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

14-Apr

TURNER, WILLIAM  (1477863) RAFVR - age 36

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, L9833 of the TTU, which removing chock from wheel, slipped back into the propeller and was killed.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

15-Apr

HUGHES, RICHARD PRYCE  (J/4825) RCAF - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9492 ZA-G of No 10 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing near Hindhead in Surrey having run out of fuel on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Wybunbury (St Chad) Churchyard Extension.

15-Apr

BROWN, HORACE STANLEY  (1167452) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD931 EA-X of No 49 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

WEBBE, LESLIE WILLIAM  (1255058) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD931 EA-X of No 49 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

BATCHELOR, GORDON HERBERT  (86343) RAFVR - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VA, R7269 of No 54 Sqn, which was shot down and captured on 9 Jul 1941 during a Circus operation  He died from a bone disease in Oflag VIB.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

15-Apr

BROWNE, WILLIAM ALEXANDER COULSON  (987759) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT157 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

GLEDHILL, JACK  (1058280) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT157 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

MARDON, CEDRIC HALL  (114450) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV593 JN- of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Bergh (Kilder) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

15-Apr

DOWNIE, ANDREW  (109923) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8490 NP-N of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

BARKER, KENNETH WILLIAM  (800585) AuxAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8490 NP-N of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

WINKLE, PETER FITZPATRICK VANE  (931850) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8490 NP-N of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

STRANG, THOMAS  (958284) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8490 NP-N of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

HALL, JEAN JAQUES GABRIEL  (1162262) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8490 NP-N of No 158 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

COX, SAMUEL  (869313) AuxAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

MASON, ERIC  (1167277) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

HALLIDAY, ROBERT BALFOUR  (J/6652) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

LAWRENCE, REGINALD MARCUS  (R/60620) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

GATES, BILLY ORIN  (R/74829) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

JACQUES, DOUGLAS HAROLD MORTON  (R/76606) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1148 of No 214 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

15-Apr

Mathillon, P ()  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL478 of No 222 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s on a Circus to Calais.   .

15-Apr

MILEHAM, DENYS EDGAR  (77678) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD987 of No 234 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109 on Circus C-1 to Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Apr

SIMON, MICHAEL LEMUEL  (111539) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3967 of No 234 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109 on Circus C-1 to Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-Apr

DEACON, VICTOR GEORGE  (1180028) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, BE214 of No 247 Sqn, which crashed on a night approach to Exeter.  He is buried in Bournemouth North Cemetery.

15-Apr

RZEMYK Mieczyslaw (P.1575) PAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1379 GR-J of No 301 Sqn, which Shot down off Belgian coast.  He is buried in Miiddelkerke Communal Cemetery.

15-Apr

ZAMOYSKI Zdzislaw Franciszek (P.76830) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1379 GR-J of No 301 Sqn, which Shot down off Belgian coast.  He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.

15-Apr

TRUSZKOWSKI Janusz Piotr (P.781549) PAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1379 GR-J of No 301 Sqn, which Shot down off Belgian coast.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

15-Apr

NIEWIADOMSKI Stanislaw (P.781661) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1379 GR-J of No 301 Sqn, which Shot down off Belgian coast.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

15-Apr

SZNIDEL Stefan (P.0612) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8586 SM-A of No 305 Sqn, which died of injuries at RAF Lindholme sustained after the aircraft crash landed at Wroot, Lincolnshire after running out of fuel on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

15-Apr

PASICH Kazimierz (P.784835) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8586 SM-A of No 305 Sqn, which died of injuries at RAF Lindholme sustained after the aircraft crash landed at Wroot, Lincolnshire after running out of fuel on return from a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

15-Apr

JONES, MALCOLM DAVID  (1006968) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5427 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which crashed at Bruhl near Cologne during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

MACFARLANE, DONALD MALCOLM  (1108340) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5427 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which crashed at Bruhl near Cologne during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

HARVEY, ALAN GODFREY  (1375987) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5427 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which crashed at Bruhl near Cologne during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

TYLER, WILLIAM STONE  (J/15855) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5427 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which crashed at Bruhl near Cologne during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

CORMACK, JOHN  (R/59294) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5427 LQ-N of No 405 Sqn, which crashed at Bruhl near Cologne during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

JOHNSTONE, JOHN  (998695) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT141 of No 408 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

BOISVERT, JOSEPH  (R/69737) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT141 of No 408 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

HAGEL, FRANCIS ELDON  (R/71111) RCAF - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT141 of No 408 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

McCLINTOCK, ARCHIBALD  (R/80175) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT141 of No 408 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Dortmund.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

15-Apr

JOHNSON, BRADLEY WINSHIP  (748081) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT128 PT-G of No 420 Sqn, which was lost near Neuss on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

SHIPTON, JOSEPH PRESTON  (922788) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT128 PT-G of No 420 Sqn, which was lost near Neuss on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

McHARDY, JOHN CHARLES DONALD  (1053447) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT128 PT-G of No 420 Sqn, which was lost near Neuss on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

VOSPER, HENRY ERNEST  (1056269) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT128 PT-G of No 420 Sqn, which was lost near Neuss on a raid to Dortmund.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

15-Apr

LOW, HOWARD PILMORE  (R/74966) RCAF - age 24

WO I

He had been serving with No 607 Sqn and was executed by the Japanese for attempting to escape by stealing an aircraft from Batavia airport.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

15-Apr

COWAN, JOHN CONNELL  (1349530) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 2712 Sqn, RAF Regiment in Northern Ireland and died from a gunshot wound following the accidental discharge of a rifle.  He is buried in Arngask New Cemetery.

15-Apr

BAKER, HERBERT  (70036) RAFO - age 32

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W8725 of No 16 (P) SFTS, which dived into the ground near Clifton, Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Ruddington (St Peter) Churchyard.

15-Apr

HARTLEY, HAROLD EDWARD  (944034) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-177 of No 4 BFTS, which crashed about midnight while landing from a routine night flight Falcon Field.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery.

15-Apr

PAYNE, JACK  (1315063) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-177 of No 4 BFTS, which crashed about midnight while landing from a routine night flight Falcon Field.  He is buried in Mesa City Cemetery.

15-Apr

HOCKNULL, DAVID  (1119809) RAFVR - age 25

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9793 of No 7 AGS, which crashed after hitting power cables near Port Talbot.  He is buried in Glasgow (Craigton) Cemetery.

15-Apr

BLUCZYNSKI Witold (P.782721) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander IIIA, V9793 of No 7 AGS, which crashed after hitting power cables near Port Talbot.  He is buried in Porthcawl Cemetery.

15-Apr

TAYLOR, EDMUND RAY  (J/7419) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, V6843 of the MSFU, which collided with Tiger Moth II, T7298 over the Dee Estuary and crashed.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

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