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Casualties - 22 - 24 April 1942


22-Apr

ARMSTRONG, ROBERT HARVEY  (1123091) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3638 of No 9 Sqn, which is presumed to have been shot down by flak over Holland on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

22-Apr

BARNES, OWEN CICERO CHARLES  (1189038) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3638 of No 9 Sqn, which is presumed to have been shot down by flak over Holland on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

22-Apr

BOUWENS, JOHN THEODORE DFC (37552) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7506 of No 11 Sqn, which flew into a hill at Galkanda in bad weather and was destroyed by fire.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery.

22-Apr

GRIFFITHS, ARTHUR PETER  (937442) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7506 of No 11 Sqn, which flew into a hill at Galkanda in bad weather and was destroyed by fire.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery.

22-Apr

FISHER, DAVID  (973934) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7506 of No 11 Sqn, which flew into a hill at Galkanda in bad weather and was destroyed by fire.  He is buried in Kandy War Cemetery.

22-Apr

SHORE, GEORGE GORDON  (100557) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM542 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

JENKINSON, JAMES MADDRA CLIFFORD  (649520) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM542 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

CAMM, REGINALD HENRY WILLIAM  (900324) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM542 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

GOATLEY, STEPHEN GEORGE  (J/8436) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM542 of No 53 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

DROMGOOLE, SYDNEY HOUSTON  (402171) RNZAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

McMAHON, HENRY THOMAS OWEN  (403019) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

KELLY, REGINALD JOSEPH STEPHEN  (403580) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

MAHOOD, THOMAS STANLEY  (404916) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

WRIGHTSON, CYRIL CHARLES  (411998) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

McLINDEN, JOHN FREDERICK  (611555) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3667 AA-D of No 75 Sqn, which presumed to have crashed into the sea on a raid to Le Havre.  He is buried in Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre.

22-Apr

ORMROD, OLIVER OGLE DFC (110128) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z4011 'B' of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s and friendly AA whilst chasing a Ju 88 over Grand Harbour, Valetta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

22-Apr

FRAMPTON, WILFRED ANTHONY  (103004) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tomahawk I, AH844 of No 239 Sqn, which probably shot down by flak on a tactical reconnaissance to Bruges.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery.

22-Apr

MACGREGOR, ALLAN JAMES  (41920) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE237 EQ-X of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

CORDEROY, EDWIN ARTHUR  (1255811) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE237 EQ-X of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

WILSON, ROBERT EDWIN  (R/67917) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE237 EQ-X of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

DAUGHNEY, JOHN HALIBURTON  (R/77327) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE237 EQ-X of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter off the Dutch Frisian Islands during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

JEMMETT, FRANK JAMES  (116904) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP969 'P' of No 601 Sqn, which was mortally wounded but managed to belly land his aircraft near Rabat, but it caught fire on hitting a stone wall  He was rescued but died later in hospital.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

22-Apr

MURRAY, GORDON  (J/7232) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BP970 of No 603 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Bf 109s whilst pursuing a Ju 88.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Apr

REID, JAMES HOWE  (107250) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

SMITH, JAMES  (618270) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

OLIVER, ROLAND STANTON  (1264816) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

MARTIN, EMERSON HUBERT  (R/62763) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

BRAMLEY, ENNIS FREDERICK  (R/67866) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

KING, ARNOLD WILLIAM CHARLES  (R/71446) RCAF - age 37

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV548 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

SURRIDGE, STEWART O'RORKE MC (76041) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

22-Apr

DRYDEN, ALEXANDER STEVENSON  (110135) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

BEATTY, COLIN JOHN  (407888) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

WESTLE, ANDREW PORTEOUS  (656085) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

MILLER, REGINALD LEWIS  (933259) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

EASTON, ROBERT DFM (980853) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

VINCE, RONALD LIONEL  (1283892) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

BRADLEY, EDWARD PATRICK  (1375680) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

FORDHAM, LESLIE PERCY DOUGLAS  (1383271) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF849 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive in Egypt on a ferry flight from Malta.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

22-Apr

ROGERS, CHARLES MATTHEW THOMAS  (912386) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

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

22-Apr

FARNWORTH, JOSEPH  (1120387) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

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

22-Apr

WISEDALE, WALTER JAMES  (613954) RAF - age 22

Cpl

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

22-Apr

SMITH, JOHN STANLEY  (623012) RAF - age 20

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died at Benbecula, due to cardiac failure and multiple injuries, cause unknown.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill.

22-Apr

BUTLER, GEORGE RAMSDEN  (1485852) 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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Great Lever (St Michael) Churchyard.

23-Apr

SCHUMM, HENRY ALFRED  (117134) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3358 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid on Cologne .  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

23-Apr

JASPER, JOHN WHITESIDE  (401765) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3759 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sapiston in Suffolk on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

23-Apr

EGLINTON, ERIC EDWIN  (1208948) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3759 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sapiston in Suffolk on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

23-Apr

HUBBERT, JOHN MONTEITH  (R/66086) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3759 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sapiston in Suffolk on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

23-Apr

RAMEY, WARREN THOMAS  (R/67847) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3759 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sapiston in Suffolk on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

23-Apr

SEBERRAS, JOSEPH  (R/69704) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3759 of No 9 Sqn, which crashed at Sapiston in Suffolk on its return from a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Honington (All Saints) Churchyard, Suffolk.

23-Apr

BAIN, GORDON MILES  (107465) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM708 of No 48 Sqn, which stalled on the approach and spun into ground at Tannach Hill, Caithness.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

23-Apr

LUDWELL, KENNETH  (1186960) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Bristol (Avon View) Cemetery.

23-Apr

COATES, DEREK JOSEPH  (1113665) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Dovercourt (All Saints) Churchyard.

23-Apr

BRICKLEBANK, BERNARD  (1359008) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

23-Apr

HANLEY, THOMAS  (1065225) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

23-Apr

TIMBERLAKE, ALBERT EDWARD  (1074278) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Colne Cemetery.

23-Apr

STEWART, STANLEY DESMOND  ((7021)101) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM708 or AM839 of No 48 Sqn.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

23-Apr

MATTHEWS, LEONARD SAMUEL  (1377669) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM839 of No 48 Sqn, which lost height after take-off for patrol and crashed at Hilhead Farm near Wick and burst into flames.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

23-Apr

HARRIS, RICHARD JAMES  (402999) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3487 of No 75 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

23-Apr

NICOL, TRAFFORD MCRAE  (411929) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3487 of No 75 Sqn, which died from wounds received when the aircraft was attacked by a night fighter during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

23-Apr

FOUNTAIN, CEDRIC NIEL  (41981) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X7305 of No 75 Sqn, which was attacked by a night fighter during a raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Feltwell (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

23-Apr

COOK, WILLIAM JAMES  (540952) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Armagh (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Apr

RIETER, WILLEM JOSEPH GERARD PAUL  (1271309) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Brookwood Cemetery.

23-Apr

DAVIDGE, SHIRLEY VINCENT  (1186826) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Cofton Hackett (St Michael) Churchyard.

23-Apr

SQUIRES, ABSON  (545944) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Doncaster (Rose Hill) Cemetery.

23-Apr

HARTLEY, JOHN  (989820) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Holcombe (Emmanuel) Churchyard.

23-Apr

THORBURN, ARCHIBALD JOHN  (960871) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery.

23-Apr

PAUL, JAMIE KITCHENER WENDLE  (1380822) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7473 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Kings Lynn shortly after taking off from Marham on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in St Erith Church Cemetery.

23-Apr

GORMAN, FRANCIS JOHN NOEL  (647105) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was serving with No 274 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

23-Apr

TRAUGUTT, WIEALAU (P.1741)  - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1792 of No 2 AGS, which spun into the ground near Dalcross.  He is buried in Inverness (Tomnahurich) Cemetery.

23-Apr

DALE, ARTHUR  (1357361) RAFVR - age 31

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1792 of No 2 AGS, which spun into the ground near Dalcross.  He is buried in Stockport (Willow Grove) Cemetery.

23-Apr

TOPHAM, ALBERT FREDERICK  (658567) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He died from injuries sustained on 20 April whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 2263 of No 4 Air School, which collided with 2318 on take-off from Klipfontein RLG.  He is buried in Benoni Cemetery.

23-Apr

COWARD, JOSEPH  (1019175) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6008 of No 54 OTU, which died from injuries when the aircraft crashed on a night take-off at Ryther, near York.  He is buried in Hartlepool West View Cemetery.

23-Apr

PUDELKO Jozef Antoni (P.781015) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, V9721 of No 6 AACU, which dived into the ground at Sydenham after engine power was lost on take off.  He is buried in Belfast (Milltown) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

23-Apr

ELCOCK, NORMAN  (1112747) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander III, V9721 of No 6 AACU, which dived into the ground at Sydenham after engine power was lost on take off.  He is buried in Over Congregational Burial Ground.

23-Apr

AHERN, JOHN ARTHUR  (400909) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6245 of No 70 OTU, which flew into high ground near Naiursha in Kenya in bad weather whilst carrying out a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gilgil War Cemetery.

23-Apr

DANIEL, RONALD GILES  (400970) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6245 of No 70 OTU, which flew into high ground near Naiursha in Kenya in bad weather whilst carrying out a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gilgil War Cemetery.

23-Apr

PETERS, NORMAN GEORGE  (404597) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6245 of No 70 OTU, which flew into high ground near Naiursha in Kenya in bad weather whilst carrying out a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Gilgil War Cemetery.

23-Apr

PIMBLETT, PETER  (104568) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9254 of the GR Flt, which crashed on a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

23-Apr

RICE, WILLIAM B.  (106353) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9254 of the GR Flt, which crashed on a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

23-Apr

COOPER, CLIFFORD  (626888) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9254 of the GR Flt, which crashed on a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

23-Apr

WILLIAMS, RICHARD JAMES  (1169039) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9254 of the GR Flt, which crashed on a reconnaissance mission to Rangoon.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

23-Apr

MORIARTY, ALEC  (577254) RAF - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving at Kalafrana at the time of his death and was probably killed in an air raid on Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

23-Apr

MUDGE, STANLEY VICTOR  (546874) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Ashby de la Zouce/Cirencester.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

23-Apr

ROPER, BOBBIE CLARENCE  (646652) RAF - age 21

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in East Dereham.  He is buried in City of Westminster (Paddington) Cemetery, Mill Hill.

23-Apr

BRYAN-BROWN, ARTHUR GUY  (1393234) RAFVR - age 19

AC?

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 St Albans.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans.

23-Apr

BENJAMIN, ISRAEL PERACH  (1403891) RAFVR - age 34

AC?

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Norwich.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

24-Apr

MACHACEK, VLASTIMIL  (788131) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE573 of No 1 Sqn, which was lost on an Intruder mission to Bretigny.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

FRAHM, ROBERT PLIMPTON  (113982) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB375 of No 72 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on Circus 132.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

24-Apr

REILLY, ROBERT PATRICK GOODWIN  (798458) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM125 of No 72 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on Circus 132.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

JOHNSON, ALLAN WILSON  (400118) RAAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9363 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Grevenkrug near Bordesholm on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

24-Apr

WILDE, REGINALD  (1051977) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9363 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Grevenkrug near Bordesholm on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

24-Apr

WHITAKER, ARTHUR  (1105947) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9363 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Grevenkrug near Bordesholm on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

24-Apr

WHITHAM, BRYAN  (1175416) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9363 KN-H of No 77 Sqn, which crashed at Grevenkrug near Bordesholm on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

24-Apr

DENNIS, RONALD VICTOR GEORGE  (751783) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3701 SR-X of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Konigshugel near Rendsburg on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Apr

NISBETT, KENNETH  (1251529) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3701 SR-X of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Konigshugel near Rendsburg on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Apr

GOULDEN, ERIC  (1330116) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3701 SR-X of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Konigshugel near Rendsburg on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

24-Apr

DAUNCEY, PHILLIP BRUCE  (1262963) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3701 SR-X of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Konigshugel near Rendsburg on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

NORTHCOTT, HARRY ARTHUR JAMES  (1381750) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3701 SR-X of No 101 Sqn, which crashed at Konigshugel near Rendsburg on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

STOFFER, HARRY MURDOCH  (80217) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7463 of No 106 Sqn, which was abandoned on a raid to Rostock after an engine overheated and burst into flames.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

24-Apr

AITKEN, JOHN SETON  (580933) RAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9831 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against an enemy column at Lashio.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-Apr

McKENNY, PATRICK  (1014114) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5458 RT-O of No 114 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Leeuwarden airfield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

McINTYRE, JAMES  (1061697) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5458 RT-O of No 114 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Leeuwarden airfield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

LEWIS, JOSEPH  (1108878) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5458 RT-O of No 114 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Leeuwarden airfield.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

HARDY, ROBERT EDWARD  (J/4258) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL462 of No 122 Sqn, which was  shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 132 and captured but died from injuries.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

MILLER, ROBERT  (36143) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL813 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 132.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

MACDONELL, EDWARD NOEL  (J/15053) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3436 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 132.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

BARBER, CHARLES BERTRAM  (47734) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR G, X4784 of No 140 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Winchelsea in Sussex.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

24-Apr

CHARRON, ARTHUR ERNEST  (R/54061) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 148 Sqn at the time of his death and was killed whilst off-duty in an air raid on Valetta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

24-Apr

BALINSON, ALEXANDER B.  (R/64389) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 148 Sqn at the time of his death and was killed whilst off-duty in an air raid on Valetta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

24-Apr

KING, DOUGLAS CLARENCE  (1162476) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

MARCH, EDWARD HENRY  (1183970) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

TULL, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1283886) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

KEHOE, JAMES BERNARD  (1289922) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

BUCKLEY, MAURICE WILLIAM  (1380001) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB483 'Q' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over Acate on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

HARPER, RODERICK MACMILLAN  (402442) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

HOSKING, THOMAS PELLEW  (926519) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

KING, GEORGE HENRY  (933276) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

WEAR, ERIC FREDERICK  (999231) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

PERRIN, RAYMOND TUCKER  (1167487) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

POWELL, HERBERT CHARLES  (1378440) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV573 'O' of No 148 Sqn, which was shot down over the target on a raid to Comiso.  He is buried in Catania War Cemetery.

24-Apr

LERWILL, NORMAN CURTIS  (108541) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Pollington (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

24-Apr

JAMES, ALAN FREDERICK  (J/7214) RCAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Pollington (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

24-Apr

MacLEOD, NORMAN KENNETH  (R/64474) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Pollington (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

24-Apr

CHASTON, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1181834) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Rochester (St Margaret's) Cemetery.

24-Apr

THOROGOOD, HERBERT JOHN  (1375386) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Romford Cemetery.

24-Apr

JORDAN, GEORGE HERBERT  (1311122) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3305 JN-X of No 150 Sqn, which crashed almost immediately after taking off from Snaith on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Southgate Cemetery.

24-Apr

HOLE, WILLIAM RICHMOND  (70859) RAFO - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6014 of No 203 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Bf 110 during a patrol off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Apr

LEITCH, THOMAS GEORGE  (405014) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6014 of No 203 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Bf 110 during a patrol off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Apr

RICKARD, DOUGLAS OWEN  (751098) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6014 of No 203 Sqn, which was probably shot down by a Bf 110 during a patrol off Crete.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Apr

WATKINS, VIVIAN EUGENE  (64868) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL831 of No 234 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 132.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

24-Apr

SVENDSEN, AXEL ANDERS  (110596) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL924 of No 234 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 132.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

TREGEAR, FRANK WEBSTER  (402893) RAAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK966 of No 260 Sqn, which flew into the explosion of bombs dropped ahead of him during a strafing attack on enemy MT.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

24-Apr

ALLEN, NEVILLE NEIL  (80112) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon I, R7654 of No 266 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Stamford.  He is buried in Wittering (All Saints) Churchyard.

24-Apr

WOJCIK Stanislaw Marian (P.0043) PAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

KWAK Tadeusz Jan (P.0608) PAF - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

ZIELENIEWSKI Stanislaw (P.0831) PAF - age 40

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

DZIEKZBICKI Lech Stanislaw (P.1717) PAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

WOZNIAK Lucjan Jan Stanislaw (P.780835) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

JANKOWSKI Wladyslaw (P.782335) PAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9829  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down into the River Ems by a night fighter on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

24-Apr

BRAZDA, PROKOP  (787673) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM357 'H' of No 313 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Colchester after being damaged in a fight with Fw 190s during Circus 132.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

24-Apr

McMAHON, JOHN FRANKLIN  (R/79941) RCAF - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 408 Sqn at the time of his death, which was from natural cause in the General Hospital at Newark.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

24-Apr

SMITH, ARTHUR PHILIP LODINGTON  (J/15121) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3900 of No 412 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Boxworth near Cambridge.  He is buried in Cambridge City Cemetery.

24-Apr

LONSDALE, GERALD GORDON  (60555) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

HARRIS, VICTOR DONALD JAMES  (649002) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

SMITH, SYDNEY ALFRED  (755334)  - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

ROGERSON, JOSEPH AUSTIN  (950598) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

FOSTER, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1282077) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

SMITH, JAMES ALFRED  (R/78674) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6552 'Z' of No 502 Sqn, which ditched in the sea following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-Apr

MICHALEK, VILEM  (787596) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, R7522 of No 2 Signals School Sqn, which spun into ground Highway Farm, near Calne, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Yatesbury (All Saints) Churchyard.

24-Apr

McFALL, ALLEN HEDLEY  (992139) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, R7124 of No 53 OTU, which crashed near Newnham, Gloucestershire whilst low flying.  He is buried in Hereford Cemetery.

24-Apr

GREEN, JOHN  (1538763) RAFVR - age 37

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 Andreas, IoM.  He is buried in Andreas (St Andrew) Churchyard.

24-Apr

WILDE, DENIS LEO  (1383568) RAFVR - age 24

AC2

He was serving in the UK died at 176 Sussex Gardens, Paddington, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kensal Green (All Souls') Cemetery.

24-Apr

FOOTER, JACK  (1172992) RAFVR - age 22

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was found dead in the road having suffered a heart attack following internal complications.  At the time he had been walking to post a letter to his wife, his death was registered in Gloucester City.  He is buried in Ryde Borough Cemetery.

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