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Casualties - 1 - 4 May 1942


01-May

MALIN, GEORGE  (1433012) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with No 49 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

01-May

PATTON, JOHN RANDOLPH  (J/15106) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD134 of No 401 Sqn, which was shot down into the Channel whilst taking part in Circus 150 against St Omer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-May

NORTH, HAROLD LESLIE DFC (41608) RAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM188 of No 457 Sqn, which was shot down whilst taking part in Circus 150 against St Omer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-May

PEACOCK, ANDREW FRANCIS  (403371) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM251 of No 457 Sqn, which was shot down whilst taking part in Circus 150 against St Omer.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-May

DAILEY, EDWARD HENRY  (1426411) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 457 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Camberwell New Cemetery.

01-May

BUZAN, JACK  (623246) RAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 605 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

01-May

OSBORN, BRUCE MICHAEL  (107996) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 609 Sqn and was killed in a motor accident.  He was cremated at  Reading Crematorium.

01-May

LEYLAND, DORIS  (2088361) WAAF - age 23

ACW2

She was serving with No 914 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  She is buried in Audenshaw (St Stephen) Churchyard.

01-May

STAFFORD, ARTHUR ALBERT HENRY  (1286418) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7206 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the  ground at Gainford in County Durham.  He was cremated at  Camberwell (Honor Oak) Crematorium.

01-May

SKETCHER, JOHN EDWARD  (1116273) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7206 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the  ground at Gainford in County Durham.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

01-May

WALTON, JOHN ERIC  (1061373) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7206 of No 6 (C) OTU, which flew into the  ground at Gainford in County Durham.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

01-May

RUSSELL, REGINALD ERNEST  (1260822) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7206 of No 6 (C) OTU, which died in hospital from injuries sustained when the aircraft flew into the  ground at Gainford in County Durham.  He is buried in Thornaby-on-Tees Cemetery.

01-May

MASTERSON, THOMAS EDWARD  (549891) 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 Fylde.  He was cremated at  Blackpool (Carleton) Crematorium, Poulton-le-Fylde.

01-May

PREECE, WILLIAM  (1011196) RAFVR - age 28?

LAC

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in St Austell.  He is buried in Heath Hayes (St John) Churchyard Extension.

01-May

MEEK, GEOFFREY EDWARD  (1765072) RAFVR - age 19

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 Wharfedale.  He is buried in Sheffield (Abbey Lane) Cemetery.

02-May

WALKER, DENNIS GORDON  (1376733) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM824 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-May

ROSS, DAVID GORDON  (82429) RAFVR - age 37

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL372 of No 65 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Thaxted in Essex, was flying as a passenger, sitting on the lap of Sqn Ldr Gilbert, the incident taking place after a Mess party.  He was cremated at  Cambridge Crematorium.

02-May

GILBERT, HUMPHREY TRENCH DFC (40530) RAFO - age 22

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying Spitfire VB, BL372 of No 65 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Thaxted in Essex.  Sqn Ldr Gilbert was carrying a passenger, Flt Lt Ross and the incident took place after a Mess party.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

02-May

COOK, LAWRENCE HENRY  (1426426) RAFVR - age 36

AC2

He was killed when he walked into the propeller of Havoc, AH496 of No 85 Sqn.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

02-May

DALTON, THOMAS LANCEY  (517214) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Kittyhawk I, AL197 of No 1 METS, which crashed near the Bitter Lake during unauthorised low flying.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-May

BRYCE, ALEXANDER COLLINGWOOD  (580709) RAF - age Unknown

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7399 ZN-X of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Lilholt, Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

02-May

DAVIES, RICHARD GEORGE  (921577) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7399 ZN-X of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Lilholt, Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

02-May

YOUNG, WILLIAM LEWIS JOHNSTON  (1058075) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7399 ZN-X of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Lilholt, Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

02-May

WALE, GRAHAM  (1230768) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7399 ZN-X of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Lilholt, Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

02-May

MACLEAN, HENRY  (1388402) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7399 ZN-X of No 106 Sqn, which crashed near Lilholt, Denmark on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aabenraa Cemetery, Denmark.

02-May

MACFARLANE, THOMAS CAMPBELL  (R/74420) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL633 of No 124 Sqn, which failed to return from a convoy patrol over the Thames Estuary.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-May

HOPE, JAMES ERNEST  (107515) RAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV622 of No 215 Sqn, which was ditched off Chittagong on its return from a raid following an engine failure.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

02-May

COAD, JOSEPH WALTER (JOHNNY)  (923542) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV622 of No 215 Sqn, which was ditched off Chittagong on its return from a raid following an engine failure.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

02-May

CROASDELL, GEORGE REUBEN  (1380682) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV622 of No 215 Sqn, which was ditched off Chittagong on its return from a raid following an engine failure.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

02-May

JANEBA, JOSEF  (113884) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL231 of No 312 Sqn, which collided with BL512 near Fairwood Common.  He is buried in Killay (St Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard.

02-May

WHITINGTON, ARTHUR REX  (416028) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AS766 of No 11 (P)AFU, which dived into ground at night Hardwick Grange, Hadnall, Shropshire.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

02-May

BOGGESS, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1063352) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9206 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Billesdon, Leicester on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Birkenhead (Landican) Cemetery.

02-May

MORRISON, HUGH  (404987) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9206 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Billesdon, Leicester on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

02-May

YOUNG, JAMES ROSLYN  (R/87403) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L9206 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Billesdon, Leicester on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in North Luffenham (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

02-May

CARBERY, ALAN MARTIN HOWARD  (785054) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

A member of No 155 Sqn he was killed whilst flying in Hart, K2089 of the ATU India, which rolled and dived into the ground whilst carrying unauthorised low flying during a low level bombing exercise.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

02-May

KAY, ANDREW  (1382812) RAFVR - age 29

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and was drowned when a canoe capsized at Peel, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

02-May

PEARCE, LAMBERT JOHN FREDERICK  (63557) RAF - age 51

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in Westminster Hospital, London SW1 from toxaemia and carcinoma of the oesophagus.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

02-May

COLLINS, JAMES FRANCIS  (1313009) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Saffron Waldron.  He is buried in Farnham Civil Cemetery.

02-May

THOMAS, CYRIL EDWARD  (1229394) RAFVR - age 34

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 Ely.  He is buried in Shrewsbury General Cemetery.

03-May

DEVERSON, ERNEST ALFRED  (561529) RAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 18 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gillingham (Woodlands) Cemetery.

03-May

THOMAS, RICHARD HENRY  (126853) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE360 of No 80 Sqn, which collided with BE712 of the same unit near Gazala.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

03-May

GAMBLE, FREDERICK ARVON  (101459) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7112 of No 116 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Northolt School.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-May

HARPER, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (535820) RAF - age 24

LAC

He was serving with No 173 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

03-May

WILLIAMS, ROBERT EARLE (R/76043) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8390 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on take of from West Malling and was destroyed when the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-May

FALLIS, GEORGE EMERSON  (R/86387) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8390 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on take of from West Malling and was destroyed when the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

03-May

WHITFIELD, HAROLD HERBERT  (112313) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8390 of No 418 Sqn, which crashed on take of from West Malling and was destroyed when the bomb load exploded.  He is buried in Culham (St Paul) Churchyard.

03-May

BIGGS, HORACE WILLIAM  (45371) RAF - age 42

Flt Lt

He was killed when Boston III, W8390 of No 418 Sqn, crashed on take of from West Malling and was destroyed when the bomb load exploded, he was serving in a ground trade.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

03-May

CLAYTON, FRED  (634765) RAF - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 10 (O) AFU, and was originally thought to have been involved in the crash of Henley III, L3401 but it was later ascertained that his fatal wounds were self-inflicted from a gunshot.  He is buried in Hull Western Cemetery.

03-May

HALES, JAMES HERBERT  (1000042) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 292 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

03-May

MACLEOD, RONALD  (1348626) RAFVR - age 32

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary from a ruptured spleen.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

03-May

LOWMAN, ROBERT EDWARD  (545306) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7778 of No 3 EFTS, which crashed at Stanford-in-the-Vale in Berkshire on the approach to land.  He is buried in Hendon Cemetery and Crematorium.

03-May

PATERSON, WILLIAM  (1490945) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in New Monkland Parish Churchyard.

04-May

MANN, JAMES  (1122568) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW364 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Kristiansand Civil Cemetery.

04-May

MACFARLANE, WALTER MCINTOSH  (102066) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW364 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

DALEY, JAMES  (1021805) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW364 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

FREEMAN, WALTER ALFRED  (1262416) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW364 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

POTTAS, CYRIL  (644921) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM530 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

04-May

NEWHOUSE, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (645144) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM530 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

04-May

NICHOLS, KENNETH MARCUS  (1161577) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM530 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

04-May

JONES, JOHN BERNARD  (923880) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM565 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

ROUND, DENNIS EDWARD  (955395) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM565 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial

04-May

 

SUMMER, C L USAAC - age Unknown 2 Lt He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM530 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in ?.

04-May

 

SMITH , SAMUEL EDWARD  (1379009) RAFVR - age Unknown Sgt He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM530 of No 53 Sqn, which was shot down by flak whilst it was carrying out an attack on an enemy convoy.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

04-May

WILLIAMS, JOHN BEGBY  (1253308) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9451 MP-H of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Ottensen near Buxtehde during a raid on Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

JONES, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (612621) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9451 MP-H of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Ottensen near Buxtehde during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

JACKSON, BERNARD BERNSTEIN  (1014696) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9451 MP-H of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Ottensen near Buxtehde during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

OWENS, HUGH ELLIS  (1105210) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9451 MP-H of No 76 Sqn, which crashed at Ottensen near Buxtehde during a raid on Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

SMITH, ERIC CHARLES  (931910) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

04-May

HEBBLETHWAITE, EDWIN CHARLES LONG (PETER)  (114168) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

04-May

MILLS, FREDERICK ROSS  (567958) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

04-May

EDWARDS, GILBERT MURRAY  (905982) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

SNOW, ALBERT JOHN DRAKE  (41076) RAF - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

04-May

DAVIES, THOMAS PERCY WILLOUGHBY  (1005931) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

04-May

KENNEDY, JOHN ROBERT  (J/15431) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9391 of No 78 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

04-May

HIPWELL, FREDERICK ROBERTS  (182913) RAF - age 42

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

HEDGE, ALFRED WILLIAM  (400588) RAAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

COPELAND, GERALD WARE  (406548) RAAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

HEWITSON, JOHN  (1180812) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

DREW, DENNIS WATERMAN  (1208196) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

LLOYD, JOHN ARCHIBALD  (1256600) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7662 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed on Luneburg Heath on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

04-May

BOND, ROBERT  (632488) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 100 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fawkner Memorial Park Cemetery.

04-May

McARTHUR, DUNCAN HAROLD DFC (36243) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL511 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-May

HUDSON, DOUGLAS  (48167) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL511 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-May

PERKINS, IVAN ROY JAMES  (106235) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL511 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-May

CLIFFORD, DENIS FREDERIC  (402104) RNZAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL511 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Tripoli.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

04-May

GOODER, JAMES FRANK  (939026) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL558 of No 120 Sqn, which flew into high ground whilst in the circuit at Nutts Corner.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

04-May

BROSSMER, ROBERT VINCENT  (106352) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD460 of No 121 Sqn, which shot down by Fw 190s off Le Havre during Circus 153.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

FREIBERG, RALPH WILLIAM  (110340) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8794 of No 121 Sqn, which shot down by Fw 190s off Le Havre during Circus 153.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

MACPHIE, HUGH DOUGLAS  (R/76041) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM319 of No 129 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Le Havre whilst on a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

TUCKER, VICTOR EMMANUEL  (121113) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM421 of No 129 Sqn, which abandoned the aircraft and drowned after being shot down by fighters off Le Havre whilst on a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

WRIGHT, ROBERT ELMER DOUGLAS  (J/15147) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7103 of No 137 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Aylsham in Norfolk.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

04-May

WELCH, THOMAS MENZIES  (106657) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM274 of No 154 Sqn, which shot down by Bf 109s off the Dutch coast during a shipping recce.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

HOLLINS, FREDERICK UNDECIMUS AFC (70317) RAFO - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9084 DQ-N of No 228 Sqn, which stalled and crashed whilst landing at Gasay Island, Loch Boisdale.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

04-May

JONES, RONALD  (67616) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9084 DQ-N of No 228 Sqn, which stalled and crashed whilst landing at Gasay Island, Loch Boisdale.  He is buried in Sefton (St Helen) Churchyard.

04-May

MACQUEEN, NORMAN CARTER DFC (86689) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR226 of No 249 Sqn, which crashed as it attempted to land after being damaged in a fight with a Bf 109.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

04-May

JAMESON, IAN SUTHERLAND  (39791) RAFO - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2779 of No 254 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Lundy following an engine failure whilst escorting a DC-2.  He is buried in Heanton Punchardon (St Augustine) Churchyard.

04-May

BARNES, ARTHUR WALTER  (81383) RAFVR - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2779 of No 254 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Lundy following an engine failure whilst escorting a DC-2.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

04-May

RAYMOND, ROBERT ARTHUR FRENCH  (924105) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R2779 of No 254 Sqn, which crashed into the sea off Lundy following an engine failure whilst escorting a DC-2.  He is buried in Wakes Colne (All Saints) Churchyard.

04-May

LEWALD-JEZIERSKI Norbert Andrzej Waldeman (P.76824) PAF - age 45

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1183 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

04-May

NOWICKI Boguslaw (P.781399) PAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1183 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Hamburg.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

04-May

WOLSKI Waclaw (P.0526) PAF - age 42

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1183 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

ERDT Jozef (P.780726) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1183 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

SAMULSKI Zygmunt (P.782441) PAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1183 BH-J of No 300 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a night fighter on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

BARZDO Stanislaw (P.0079) PAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

JANKOWSKI Antoni (P.0484) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

NOWOTARSKI Mieczyslaw (P.782245) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

WIERASZKA Wladyslaw (P.783363) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

ZAGORSKI Tadeusz (P.792058) PAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

GROSS Stanislaw (P.793004) PAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8406 SM-G of No 305 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Hamburg.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

04-May

BOURGEOIS, P Q ()  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3947 of No 340 Sqn, which shot down by fighters off Le Havre during Circus 153.   .

04-May

RUSSELL, DAVID MALYON  (403553) RNZAF - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM196 of No 485 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a Rodeo to Boulogne.  He is buried in Whyteleafe (St Luke) Churchyard.

04-May

PETERS, RONALD  (539546) RAF - age 22

Cpl

He was serving with No 1 SAAF at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

04-May

GOFF, ALLAN BARNES  (R/97509) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AT739 of No 15 (P)AFU, which flew into the ground at Bigby Top, Barnetby, Lincolnshire.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

04-May

GORDON, ROBERT  (43329) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He had been serving at No 152 MU and was executed by the Japanese after attempting to escape from a camp at Malang in Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-May

KUCHTA Jozef (P.793936) PAF - age 31

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T7743 of No 25 (P) SFTS, which crashed at Kneesall, Nottinghamshire, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Hucknall Cemetery.

04-May

BRYDEN, RICHARD ARTHUR  (119712) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V7466 of No 55 OTU, which crashed in forced landing Cocklicks, Cummertrees, Dumfries.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

04-May

BROWN, DOUGLAS MacGILLVARY  (112288) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4239 of No 57 OTU, which flew into Mount Snowdon whilst flying in cloud.  He is buried in Tubney (St Laurence) Churchyard.

04-May

WRIGHT, PETER REGINALD  (655986) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W9003 of No 61 OTU, which broke up in the air near Oswestry in Shropshire.  He is buried in Fulford Cemetery.

04-May

PENSA, ANTHONY  (J/9461) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master III, W9003 of No 61 OTU, which broke up in the air near Oswestry in Shropshire.  He is buried in Oswestry General Cemetery.

04-May

WHITTLE, CHARLES AUSTIN  (759360) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, V9516 of No 8 AACU, which flew into high ground at night near Old Sarum.  He is buried in Barry (Merthyr Dyfan) Burial Ground.

04-May

WESTWOOD, JOHN JOSEPH  (120167) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lysander II, V9516 of No 8 AACU, which flew into high ground at night near Old Sarum.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

04-May

CHEESEWRIGHT, ALBERT GEORGE FREDERICK  (65030) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He had been serving at RAF Kallang and was executed by the Japanese after attempting to escape from a camp at Malang in Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-May

POLAND, DENNIS ALBERT  (1116610) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He had been serving at the Far East and was executed by the Japanese after attempting to escape from a camp at Malang in Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

04-May

LANGLEY, ERIC AMBROSE  (1055142) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, L7035 of No 2 AGS, which ditched in the Moray Firth following an engine failure, he drowned when he failed to inflate his 'Mae-West'.  He is buried in Alford Cemetery.

04-May

ROBINSON, CHRISTOPHER RICHARDSON  (1345204) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving at No 1 EANS and was killed when the Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne, in which it was located was attacked by Bf109s of 10/JG2.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

04-May

STRETTON, EVELYN  (439937) WAAF - age 31

ACW2

She was serving at No 1 EANS and was killed when the Cavendish Hotel, Eastbourne, in which it was located was attacked by Bf109s of 10/JG3.  She is buried in Crewe Cemetery.

04-May

KNIGHT, GEORGE  (1295979) 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 Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

04-May

RIMMER, GORDON MARK  (1354572) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

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

04-May

HARDING, JEAN  (2093503) WAAF - age 18

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 Sunderland.  She is buried in Sunderland (Bishopwearmouth) Cemetery.

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