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Casualties - 25 - 27 April 1942


25-Apr

HOLMES, DOUGLAS HOLBROOK  (37502) RAF - age 31

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

LOCK, WALTER  (524132) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

NORTH, JAMES  (620700) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

RICHMOND, WILLIAM BURNS  (749388) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BALLANTYNE, RICHARD  (751937) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

FLANNERY, PHILIP WILLIAM CLEMENT  (1254454) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3226 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

EAST, DAVID JOHN  (1311318) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7514 LS-B of No 15 Sqn, which was by a Bf 110 night fighter during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

25-Apr

McCUTCHAN, JOHN GRANT  (403978) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3406 of No 72 Sqn, which crashed after a fight with enemy fighters near Le Touquet during Circus 137.  He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

25-Apr

BULLEN, HARRY BIRCHAM  (929396) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

MUSGROVE, DENNIS WILLIAM  (1161384) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BLENCOWE, ARTHUR FRANK  (1258441) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

EIVERS, FRANK O'KEARNEY  (1259439) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

HARLE, SIDNEY HAROLD  (1280517) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BRAY, CHARLES LORNE  (R/78203) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV579 PM-Z of No 103 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

RICHARDSON, STANLEY GEORGE  (1355073) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL286 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

NEATHWAY, RONALD EDWARD  (1380022) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, AL286 of No 107 Sqn, which was shot down by flak on a raid to Cherbourg, his body was washed ashore at Bournemouth.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery.

25-Apr

MOONEY, LANDON PLEASANTS  (403063) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD209 of No 118 Sqn, which crashed into the Channel near Bournemouth following a combat with enemy fighters on a Circus operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

CLAXTON, DONALD YOUNG  (J/15129) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL297 of No 118 Sqn, which crashed following a combat with enemy fighters on a Circus operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BACHUREK, SVATOPLUK  (82536) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3332 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 near Berck during Circus 137.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

25-Apr

JOHNSTON, ALEXANDER M.  (1379011) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7588 of No 141 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Rothbury, Northumberland whilst flying in or just below the cloud.  He is buried in Dalnottar Cemetery.

25-Apr

TAIT, LAUCHLAN ROBERT  (656863) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7588 of No 141 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Rothbury, Northumberland whilst flying in or just below the cloud.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Morningside) Cemetery.

25-Apr

PASTERFIELD, WILLIAM ERNEST NEWTON  (106232) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2265 MQ-X of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel during a Circus to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

DARNELL, REGINALD CLIFDEN  (628951) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2265 MQ-X of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel during a Circus to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

MORRIS, JOSEPH  (1102284) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2265 MQ-X of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel during a Circus to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BAIRD, EDMUND RONALD  (1107265) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2265 MQ-X of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel during a Circus to Dunkirk.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

CORFE, DOUGLAS FREDERICK  (810075) AuxAF - age 24

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE708 of No 229 Sqn, which was mortally wounded in combat with Bf 109s and then hit by ground fire (friendly).  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

25-Apr

BROOKS, LUCIEN DAVID  (R/74800) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN182 of No 229 Sqn, which was shot down by four Bf 109s over St Paul's Bay, Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

25-Apr

WHITE, JOHN CLIFFORD  (1527994) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 244 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

25-Apr

WAREHAM, JOHN WILLIAM  (777702) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk, ? of No 260 Sqn, which was shot down during an interception of a raid on Tobruk.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Apr

ZOOCHKAN, WILLIAM  (J/6719) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB978 of No 403 Sqn, which collided with BL708 over the English Channel during a Ramrod sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

MUNN, WILLIAM FORSYTHE  (J/15300) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR368 of No 403 Sqn, which was probably shot down by fighters during a Circus operation.  He is buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery.

25-Apr

POTTER, JACK  (1288649) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P5330 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which crashed on the island of Fyn (Denmark) during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery.

25-Apr

HICKS, JOSEPH MELVIN  (R/68516) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P5330 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which crashed on the island of Fyn (Denmark) during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery.

25-Apr

SMITH, JAMES HENRY  (R/77150) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I P5330 PT-J of No 420 Sqn, which crashed on the island of Fyn (Denmark) during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Assens (Fyn) New Cemetery.

25-Apr

URTIS, KAREL  (787447) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB251 of No 501 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Cherbourg during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

WHELDON, ROBERT  (62289) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL974 of No 501 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Cherbourg during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

ROCOVSKI, MIROSLAV  (787490) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3840 of No 501 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Cherbourg during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

PALMER-TOMKINSON, ANTONY  (62286) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3894 of No 501 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Cherbourg during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

BROWN, JOHN GIBB  (60572) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is buried in Cathcart Cemetery.

25-Apr

PEARCE, HARRY CUTHBERT  (60773) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

25-Apr

DENSEM, GEOFFREY MACLENNAN  (41473) RNZAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

FREEMAN, ARTHUR ROLAND  (946208) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

GOODMAN, ROBERT BROWN  (R/78051) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

FOGARTY, JOHN GERARD  (1125337) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6733 'N' of No 502 Sqn, which probably came down in the sea following an engine failure whilst searching for Z6552.  He is buried in Southport (Birkdale) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Apr

PAWSON, KENNETH WILLIAM  (112442) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP973 'P' of No 601 Sqn, which was probably shot down by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

25-Apr

CORNER, HUGH WOLFE AFC, MD, CHB, MRCP (602) RAF - age 43

Gp Capt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM187 of No 602 Sqn, which He abandoned the aircraft over the Channel on Circus 137 but was too low.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

GREEN, PAUL FREDERICK  (1282703) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM228 of No 602 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

INNES, JAMES GORDON  (778572) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD205 of No 609 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 137.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Apr

TELFORD, DONALD MONTGROVE  (655189) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1661 of No 11 OTU, which crashed into the sewage works at Waddington when it undershot a landing there during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Longbenton (Benton) Cemetery.

25-Apr

SNELLING, HENRY JOHN  (109514) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1661 of No 11 OTU, which crashed into the sewage works at Waddington when it undershot a landing there during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Norwich (The Rosary) Cemetery.

25-Apr

PARKE, CHARLES ARTHUR  (R/64434) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1661 of No 11 OTU, which crashed into the sewage works at Waddington when it undershot a landing there during a night cross country flight.  He is buried in Waddington (St Catherine) Churchyard.

25-Apr

FORDHAM, DENIS VICTOR  (110584) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was serving with No 20 OTU and died in hospital from injuries received as a result of walked into the revolving propeller of a Wellington.  He is buried in Beckenham Crematorium and Cemetery.

25-Apr

BAYNHAM, HOWARD  (1190301) RAFVR - age 30

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, 3444 of No 43 AS, which crashed on the approach to Grants Valley ALG after control was lost.  He is buried in Port Alfred (Settlers') Cemetery.

25-Apr

MORRICE, GEORGE HEPBURN  (115394) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P8133 of No 53 OTU, which spun into the ground near Llantwit, Glamorganshire.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

25-Apr

STANLEY, MERVYN JOHN CAMERON  (90035) RAF - age 33

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV347(?) of No Dorval Sqn, which failed to arrive in the UK on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

25-Apr

ZAIA AZIZ  (3685) 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.

25-Apr

WOODMASON, WILLIAM GEORGE JACK DFC (46823) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator III, LV347(?) of No RAFFC Sqn, which failed to arrive in the UK on a ferry flight across the Atlantic.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

26-Apr

WATSON, JOHN WILFRED  (546758) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3451 of No 9 Sqn, which killed when his aircraft was attacked by a night fighter, but the aircraft was able to make it back to Honington.  He is buried in Newton-upon-Ouse (All Saints) Churchyard.

26-Apr

SPALDING, JOHN ROBERT  (404516) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, VT-AMU (DG467) of No 60 Sqn, which crashed into the roof of a building whilst carrying out low level aerobatics.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

26-Apr

TAYLOR, GEORGE LOCKHART  (41375) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8984 'D' of No 70 Sqn, which He was killed by flak whilst attacking shipping in Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Apr

SIMMANS, ALBERT EDWARD  (613714) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

SAINT, ALEXANDER DUNCAN  (798543) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

SMITH, WILLIAM GARDINER  (997321) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

FONE, ALFRED THOMAS  (1004017) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

GRIEVE, JAMES SMALL  (1308989) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

ROLLINSON, IRVINE JOHN  (1311945) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3633 KO-Y of No 115 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Denmark on a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

26-Apr

BANTING, JOHN ALBERT STOKES  (107988) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

BULLOCK, PHILIP HAROLD  (570264) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

BIRD, THOMAS CUNNINGHAM  (1006950) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

MACFARLANE, THOMAS  (1062947) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

BIRD, DAVID HOLLEY  (1181384) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

DETMOLD, PERCY GEORGE  (1281123) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

KELLIE, STUART ALAN BAIN  (1378331) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

MILLICHAMP, HAROLD REUBEN  (J/15307) RCAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7506 HA-K of No 218 Sqn, which crashed near Baden-Baden on a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

26-Apr

ANNESLEY, SYDNEY KENNETH  (406282) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG729 of No 223 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational training exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Apr

HUNT, SYDNEY EUSTACE  (591226) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG729 of No 223 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational training exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Apr

NELSON, JOHN ALAN  (778880) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG729 of No 223 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational training exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Apr

HUNTER, ALBERT MACHEN  (1365111) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG729 of No 223 Sqn, which failed to return from an operational training exercise over the sea.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

26-Apr

SHEPHERD, RONALD  (1486889) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 234 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in York Cemetery, Yorkshire.

26-Apr

LEWIS, WALLACE GEORGE  (404565) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA377 of No 264 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leysdown ranges in Kent.  He is buried in Leysdown (St Clement) Churchyard.

26-Apr

MAIR, WILLIAM  (971422) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA377 of No 264 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Leysdown ranges in Kent.  He is buried in Leysdown (St Clement) Churchyard.

26-Apr

KRAUZ Jozef (P.792022) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He died in Bracebridge Hospital from injuries sustained whilst flying in Defiant l, N1762 of No 288 Sqn, which crashed on an undershoot at Coleby Grange.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

26-Apr

FLISNIK Adam Stefan (P.0778) PAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD304  of No 306 Sqn, which was shot down by a Fw 190 during a Rodeo to Mardyck.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

26-Apr

LIKEN, JOHN RABY  (404395) RNZAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM139 'E' of No 485 Sqn, which died from wounds suffered during an escort mission to Hurribombers having abandoned the aircraft over the Channel.  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

26-Apr

CRIPPS, WALTER EPHRAIM  (J/5806) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR125 'P' of No 601 Sqn, which was wounded in a fight with Bf 109s and baled out but later died in hospital from spinal shock.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

26-Apr

PHILLIPS, WALTER  (540060) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 806 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

26-Apr

HUGHES, W A () ATC - age 18

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Didcot (All Saints) Churchyard.

26-Apr

McALLISTER, CECIL CHARLES  (995846) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

26-Apr

HUGHES, WILLIAM FREDERICK GERRARD  (1272205) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

26-Apr

SMART, WALTER JOHN ALBERT  (1379256) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Harwell Cemetery.

26-Apr

LINDSAY, JOHN SEMPLE  (119793) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

26-Apr

PAYNE, ARTHUR ERNEST  (932935) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Newport (Christchurch) Cemetery.

26-Apr

AYRES, R J () ATC - age 16

Cdt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF855 of No 1443 Flt, which crashed on an overshoot at Harwell and crashed into a field.  He is buried in Wallingford Cemetery.

26-Apr

PEATHEYJOHNS, BERNARD WILLIAM JOHN  (68158) RAFVR - age 19

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P9555 of No 58 OTU, which crashed after colliding with another aircraft near Airdrie.  He is buried in Lewisham (Hither Green) Cemetery.

26-Apr

ENGLISH, HARRY CHARLES  (101748) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was serving with the A & SD Branch at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Cairo New British Protestant Cemetery.

26-Apr

McEWEN, MURRAY  (932286) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

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

26-Apr

FLOWER, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1010438) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

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

26-Apr

FARNHAM, DAVID REED  (108571) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5147 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was lost during a low flying dual instruction, his body being found on the banks of the Solway Firth at Midtown.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

26-Apr

WHATLEY, WILLIAM DENMAN  (44199) RAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, P5147 of No 1 (C) OTU, which was lost during a low flying dual instruction, his body being found at Almorness on 31 May 1942.  He is buried in Silloth (Causewayhead) Cemetery, Holme Low.

26-Apr

HOWELLS, RONALD DAVIES  (1381390) RAFVR - age 22

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 Ruthin.  He is buried in Aberdare Cemetery, Glamorganshire.

26-Apr

BROWN, FRANK ARTHUR  (1280368) RAFVR - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK and died at 30 Bloomfield Drive, Bath, possibly the victim of the 'Baedecker Blitz' on the previous night.  He is buried in Bath (Haycombe) Cemetery.

26-Apr

WINTER, DORIS SYLVIA  (2005985) WAAF - age 28

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 Sleaford.  She is buried in Morden (St Laurence) Churchyard.

27-Apr

WILKINSON, GEORGE WINSTONE  (110571) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is buried in Kirkeby Churchyard.

27-Apr

DENNY, BERNARD MORELAND  (90993) AuxAF - age 33

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

CRAFT, GEORGE WILLIAM  (526861) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

SAVAGE, TERENCE JAMES  (935745) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

EVANS, LLOYD FRANCIS  (1105938) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

PENMAN, ALAN  (1112514) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

HODGINS, LESLIE NELLIS  (R/82340) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3727 MG-G of No 7 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie to Heligoland.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

BRENER, HENRY  (110788) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, X3477 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crash landed near Wilhelmshaven after being attacked by night fighters on a raid to Lubeck.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Apr

MOORE, ROBERT PAXTON  (1062574) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AW398 of No 23 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an intruder sortie to Dinard.  He is buried in Bayeux War Cemetery.

27-Apr

WILLETTS, VIVIAN ALQUIN  (970524) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AW398 of No 23 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during an intruder sortie to Dinard.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

HASLETT, FREDERICK SPEED  (80143) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB401 of No 65 Sqn, which may have collided with BL442 during a combat during Circus 142.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

27-Apr

GRANTHAM, TOM GORDON  (80281) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL442 of No 65 Sqn, which may have collided with AB401 during a combat during Circus 142.  He is buried in Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery.

27-Apr

BAILEY, ERNEST DERRICK  (116611) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4631 of No 68 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Brompton Cemetery.

27-Apr

HINDLE, JOHN  (988002) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4631 of No 68 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Coltishall.  He is buried in Waddington (St Catherine) Churchyard.

27-Apr

FLYNN, JOHN  (61956) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM206 of No 71 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 142.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

MACKID, JOHN GOODSIR  (14042) RAF - age 28

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

UNDERWOOD, RONALD BENJAMIN  (104507) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

TREE, THOMAS NEVILLE  (104537) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

BENNETT, FREDERICK  (615915) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

DAY, RAYMOND  (628069) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

McDERMOTT, ERIC  (990443) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

MARSHALL, WILLIAM KEAY FALCONER  (1375102) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, L7572 OF-L of No 97 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Norway during an attack on the Tirpitz.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

27-Apr

CLUBB, OSWALD LINDSAY  (1256362) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL417 of No 111 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 142.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

KOTHERA, ZDENEK  (788125) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, ? of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 141.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

27-Apr

LARCHER, MARIE JOSEPH ROBERT  (120862) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3758 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 142.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

WICKER, WALTER CHARLES  (R/74415) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM264 of No 133 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s during Circus 142.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

27-Apr

HOLMAN, ALFRED JAMES VICTOR  (569420) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Apr

JOHNSTON, CLIFTON HARTMAN  (798523) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Apr

POPE, ARTHUR  (1112416) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Apr

BUDD, PHIL CLIVE  (J/6158) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Apr

THOMSON, JAMES HANDISIDE  (J/9862) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Apr

BAKER, GILBERT  (935848) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

BURNLEY, JOHN DOUGLAS  (995977) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

JORDAN, HERBERT FREDERICK  (1252615) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7512 OJ-A of No 149 Sqn, which probably came down in the Baltic during a raid to Rostock.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

POTTER, ROYAL  (1446712) RAFVR - age 27

AC2

He was serving with No 150 Sqn at the time of his death, and may have been killed in the same incident as his mother and father, wife and two children.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

27-Apr

LANE, GEORGE RICHARD  (60103) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BE673 of No 174 Sqn, which flew into the sea off Gravelines after being hit by flak on Circus 142.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

HANDFORD, DONALD  (1183372) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, Z2249 MQ-D of No 226 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near the target, Ostend.  He is buried in Oostende New Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

TRICKEY, EDMUND ALBERT  (1377333) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK724 of No 260 Sqn, which crashed on take-off from Gasr-el-Arid following an engine failure.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Apr

KOWALSKI Edward (P.0131) PAF - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1088  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

PIECZYNSKI Zdzislaw  (P.780342) PAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1088  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

GARBACZ Wincenty (P.781505) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1088  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

FERENC Stefan (P.792687) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1088  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

27-Apr

SZCZUKOWSKI Ryszard Zygmunt (P.76788) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1088  of No 304 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium during a raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

27-Apr

ROHACEK, RUDOLF  (81910) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD553 of No 312 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Axbridge Station in Somerset.  He is buried in Killay (St Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard.

27-Apr

HAUCHEMAILLE, M ()  - age

S/Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL786 'M' of No 340 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during Circus 142.   .

27-Apr

DUVAL, HENRY PERCY (HARRY)  (63092) RAF - age 30

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AA834 of No 403 Sqn, which collided with BM123 during an evening Rodeo near Le Touquet.  He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

27-Apr

WALKER, ARTHUR  (R/84047) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL799 of No 416 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames near Dyce having spun in from 30,000ft  He may have suffered an oxygen failure.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

27-Apr

PARBERY, MARSHALL EDMUND  (402750) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM159 of No 457 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters during a sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Apr

BRANTON, LEONARD  (539199) RAF - age 26

Sergeant

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR IV, R7029 of No 1 PRU, which dived into the ground at Cookley Green in Oxfordshire.  He is buried in Basingstoke (Worting Road) Cemetery.

27-Apr

BOLAM, VICTOR GEORGE  (1311845) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, R4220 of No 56 OTU, which dived into the ground at Clushford Toll in Fife.  He is buried in Plymouth (Efford) Cemetery.

27-Apr

HULL, JAMES GEORGE  (1553127) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

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

27-Apr

ROBERTS, DOROTHY FLORENCE MONICA  (2052724) WAAF - age 42

ACW1

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 Trowbridge.  She is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

27-Apr

GOLDSBROUGH, NORA  (2052156) WAAF - age 30

ACW1

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 Holderness.  She is buried in Haltemprice (Hessle) Cemetery.

27-Apr

ATKIN, NORMAN  (1090192) RAFVR - age 36

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the RAF Hospital, Ely, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery.

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