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Casualties - 31 May 1942


31-May

LEWIS, JAMES NORMAN  (J/7457) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, BD956 of No 3 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Brabourne in Kent.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

31-May

HODGES, MICHAEL RYLAND  (100638) RAFVR - age 19

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ674 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

NEWBY, THOMAS EDGAR  (759096) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ674 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

STEWART, CHARLES NOEL DOUGLAS  (800061) AuxAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ674 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

JONES, HENRY LEOPOLD  (874526) AuxAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ674 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

HARTNETT, THOMAS JOSEPH  (R/75667) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, BJ674 of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

PEXMAN, KENNETH RICHARD  (1202557) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington III, X3469 of No 9 Sqn, which made a forced landing in Belgium having run out of fuel during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

31-May

MOORE, ANTONY REGINALD  (1375598) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1042 ZA-T of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

WALKER, FRED  (1378434) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1042 ZA-T of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

ENGLISH, MARSHALL FREDERICK  (R/86298) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1042 ZA-T of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

PAYNE, ANTHONY BREMNER  (84921) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

PRAAGST, GEOFFREY CLEMENT  (400761) RAAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

CALLAGHAN, WILLIAM JAMES  (981131) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

WISE, JACK  (1264306) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

SIGLER, BENJAMIN  (1293656) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

BROWN, JAMES  (1378840) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5361 PH-C of No 12 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

31-May

HOLDEN, ROBERT GEORGE KENYON  (403092) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8376 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

WADDELL, ALAN ALBERT  (408133) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8376 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

MASSON, EDWARD SAVAGE  (817211) AuxAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8376 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

BOTTOMLEY, HERBERT  (1360092) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8376 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

SEIFERT, ARNOLD ADOLF  (R/80202) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8376 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

SHEARER, WILLIAM BRUCE  (404994) RAAF - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8643 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

PEGRAM, RONALD DESMOND  (66602) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8374 of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Deelen.  He is buried in Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery.

31-May

RANKIN, THOMAS  (758130) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8374 of No 23 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Deelen.  He is buried in Arnhem (Moscowa) General Cemetery.

31-May

FLOYD, PHILIP NEVIL  (107521) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7290 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

SMITH, JOHN  (1108728) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7290 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

USHER, BENSON  (41637) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BLUETT, PETER FREDERICK BARLOW  (86728) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

UNDERWOOD, JOHN BENNETT  (122398) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

FAWKES, ROBERT GORDON  (637104) RAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

WILLIAMSON, ANTHONY  (1160536) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

PATEY, JOHN DOUGLAS  (J/15251) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

CHARLES, JOHN HAMILTON  (R/59571) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5561 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near the target during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BARRIE, DONALD GLADSTONE  (R/76597) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, ? of No 73 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-May

CALE, ANDREW  (1059121) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1013 of No 78 Sqn, which collided with a Hampden of No 14 OTU during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

31-May

BOLTON, GEORGE  (952598) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1013 of No 78 Sqn, which collided with a Hampden of No 14 OTU during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Gateshead Fell (St John) Churchyard.

31-May

WEBB, ERNEST THOMAS  (1260304) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 78 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

31-May

GARDNER, ANTHONY DE FAYE  (105175) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3670 SR-F of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

HART, RONALD EDWARD  (915974) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3670 SR-F of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

PEARSON, DENIS  (1109414) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3670 SR-F of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

SPOONER, IVAN BERNARD HARRY  (1202111) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3670 SR-F of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

ARNOLD, WILLIAM HARRY  (1280560) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3670 SR-F of No 101 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

ONIONS, WILLIAM  (1054935) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

HALLAM, HORACE RONALD  (1077240) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

LESLIE, ALEXANDER  (1113762) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

SANSOM, BERNARD WILLIAM  (1212654) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

JONES, WILLIAM KERR  (1310250) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

ROGERSON, MICHAEL BRUCE  (1313869) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV452 of No 103 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

CONISBEE, ALBERT ALLAN  (929137) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1234 of No 103 Sqn, which spun into the ground following the lost of the port propeller shortly after take off from Kirmington on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

31-May

FLOWERS, LESLIE WILLIAM  (1264475) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1234 of No 103 Sqn, which spun into the ground following the lost of the port propeller shortly after take off from Kirmington on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brigg Cemetery.

31-May

SLOWLY, BRIAN CLIFFORD  (1254845) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1234 of No 103 Sqn, which spun into the ground following the lost of the port propeller shortly after take off from Kirmington on a transit flight.  He is buried in Brighton and Preston Cemetery.

31-May

ROBERTS, GEORGE CHRISTOPHER  (1381479) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1234 of No 103 Sqn, which spun into the ground following the lost of the port propeller shortly after take off from Kirmington on a transit flight.  He is buried in Welwyn Garden City (Hatfield Hyde) Burial Ground.

31-May

KENNARD, WILLIAM DERYCK  (101549) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, W4064 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing having sustained flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

31-May

JOHNSON, ERIC RAYMOND  (108041) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Mosquito IV, W4064 of No 105 Sqn, which crashed whilst making an emergency landing having sustained flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

31-May

MANSER, LESLIE THOMAS VC (66542) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7301 ZN-D of No 106 Sqn, which crashed after being hit by flak during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne  He was awarded the VC for his efforts to allow his crew to successfully abandon the aircraft.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

31-May

BEE, ALAN MOWLEM  (1180257) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7456 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on an airfield at Dusseldorf following an engine failure during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

BAIRD, DOUGLAS WILSON  (1199377) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7456 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on an airfield at Dusseldorf following an engine failure during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

FINCH, EDWARD WILLIAM  (1270882) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7456 ZN-T of No 106 Sqn, which crashed on an airfield at Dusseldorf following an engine failure during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

WITTS, HENRY HERBERT  (905332) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1113 ZP-U of No 109 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

MILLER, DAVID  (1051612) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1113 ZP-U of No 109 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

CURRIE, ROY ALEXANDER  (1071410) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1113 ZP-U of No 109 Sqn, which failed to return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

MITCHELL, STUART STEWART  (41348) RNZAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK999 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from a strafing attack near Derna after his bomb exploded following a direct hit by AA.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-May

REID, ALEXANDER  (647108) RAF - age 22

Cpl

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

31-May

SMITHSON, ALFRED  (1306692) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5645 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

31-May

LEONARD, JOHN  (1365293) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5645 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down whilst carrying out an intruder sortie in support of the first 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

31-May

McLEOD, WILLIAM ARNOTT  (745477) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1614 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

CRAMPTON, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (988755) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1614 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

BOYLE, MALCOLM  (1109750) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1614 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

SPROSTON, HUBERT  (1177725) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1614 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

EDWARDS, EMRYS  (1379351) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1614 KO-R of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

ALLEN, THOMAS WILLCOX  (J/15015) RCAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3645 of No 121 Sqn, which was shot down by flak near Walcheren.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

MITCHELL, SYDNEY HENRY  (1241928) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 122 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

31-May

ASHTON, FRANCIS HENRY JOHN  (112541) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN891 of No 124 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s during an evening Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

MORRIS, MORAN SCOTT  (102052) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL996 of No 133 Sqn, which failed to return from an evening Rodeo.  He is buried in Janval Cemetery, Dieppe.

31-May

FORD, WILLIAM KENNETH  (111238) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, EN892 of No 133 Sqn, which failed to return from an evening Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

SMYTH, JAMES WILLIAM  (142) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1209 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-May

WATSON, GEORGE SAMUEL  (1023590) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1209 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

31-May

MACKEAND, IAN CURRIE  (1341681) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1209 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

McALEAVEY, JOSEPH MORGAN  (J/15435) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1209 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

CHAFFEY, GEORGE HENRY  (J/7473) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1209 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

MORRIS, LEONARD GEORGE  (117321) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6023 of No 143 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the Western Approaches.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

31-May

PARKER, FREDERICK  (1310018) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6023 of No 143 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the Western Approaches.  He is buried in Oban (Pennyfuir) Cemetery.

31-May

MacKAY, ALISTAIR ROBERT  (979566) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6023 of No 143 Sqn, which is presumed to have ditched in the Western Approaches.  He is buried in Sandwick Cemetery, Ross and Cromarty.

31-May

BECK, LEONARD  (1310501) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Manchester (Philips Park) Cemetery.

31-May

SHAW, STANLEY BERNARD  (1375427) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Nunhead (All Saints) Cemetery.

31-May

PEVERILL, ROY GEORGE  (401079) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

31-May

AIRD, KENNETH  (403415) RAAF - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

31-May

MUSTOE, GEORGE LAWSON  (404869) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

31-May

DEAN, JOACHIM CHARLES  (812230) AuxAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3448 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames at Faldingworth on return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Southborough Cemetery.

31-May

PEEL, RONALD  (1053426) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV715 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Vorden in Holland on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Vorden General Cemetery.

31-May

MALIN, PETER GORDON ARTHUR  (1180129) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV715 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Vorden in Holland on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Vorden General Cemetery.

31-May

HOLMES, JAMES HERBERT  (1181184) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV715 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Vorden in Holland on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Vorden General Cemetery.

31-May

CATLEY, RAYMOND  (1305765) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV715 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Vorden in Holland on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Vorden General Cemetery.

31-May

COOKE, LEONARD FRANK  (R/70432) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV715 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed at Vorden in Holland on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Vorden General Cemetery.

31-May

BAIN, JOHN DOUGLAS NORMAN  (J/6027) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

31-May

CORMACK, WILLIAM THOMAS  (R/81453) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

31-May

EVANS, EMRYS  (119172) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

31-May

NEWTON, LESLIE  (124001) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

31-May

NORMINGTON, DEREK HARRY  (920538) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

31-May

BRUNTON, ANDREW TURNBULL  (1056497) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3598 of No 156 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

31-May

SKIPWITH, GREY D'ESTOTVILLE TOWNSEND  (82194) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5392 NP-L of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on the outskirts of Duisburg during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

SCHOFIELD, ALFRED  (1166182) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5392 NP-L of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on the outskirts of Duisburg during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

WALLER, WILLIAM LEONARD  (1379352) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5392 NP-L of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on the outskirts of Duisburg during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

O'BRIEN, RALPH CONNORS  (J/15750) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5392 NP-L of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on the outskirts of Duisburg during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

REASON, WILSON ALBERT  (J/7203) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5392 NP-L of No 158 Sqn, which crashed on the outskirts of Duisburg during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

HARKNESS, DONALD JOSEPH  (41694) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8577 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

31-May

LOVETT, BERNARD JAMES  (45715) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8577 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

31-May

EDGAR, ALEXANDER ROBERTSON  (45985) RAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8577 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

31-May

RADCLIFFE, HUBERT ALAN  (122312) RAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8577 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

31-May

MERCER, HILL  (1063548) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8577 NP-T of No 158 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

31-May

DIMOND, SYDNEY STEPHEN  (112742) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 213 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

DENT, HARRY  (109483) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

DAVIES, WILLIAM  (109519) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

MUIR, CLARENCE HENRY  (400481) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

CRUISE, RICHARD SWEET  (523187) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

BUNNING, GEOFFREY CHARLES  (932988) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

McGRATH, PATRICK GERALD  (1081837) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

MUNDAY, JOHN HENRY  (1375601) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7534 BU-E of No 214 Sqn, which crashed near Monchengladbach during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

31-May

DAVIS, ARTHUR WILFRID  (125321) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7502 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Huppenbroich after sustaining flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BORROWDALE, JOSEPH LEWTHWAITE  (1151361) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7502 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Huppenbroich after sustaining flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

ALLEN, THOMAS HAROLD  (1355784) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7502 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Huppenbroich after sustaining flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

ENGLAND, KENNETH WILLIAM GEORGE  (1375251) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7502 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Huppenbroich after sustaining flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

GUNTRIP, RONALD JOSEPH  (1378901) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7502 HA-N of No 218 Sqn, which crashed at Huppenbroich after sustaining flak damage on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

WHITE, EDWIN JAMES  (647117) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 218 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BLACKWELL, CHARLES ALBERT  (933271) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Sunderland III, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban the previous day.  He is buried in Merton (St Mary) Churchyard.

31-May

HINDLE, THOMAS  (120026) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK836 of No 260 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-May

VEYSEY, CLARENCE PERLEY  (R/63051) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK943 of No 260 Sqn, which made a forced landing in a mine field after being damaged in air combat.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

31-May

ISMAY, WILFRED HERBERT  (J/6816) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG970 of No 274 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on an offensive sweep.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

31-May

GREEN, DONALD GEORGE  (1310801) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD371 of No 297 Sqn, which crashed on Porton Down whilst practicing an overshoot at night.  He is buried in Kettering (London Road) Cemetery.

31-May

GALAZKA Jan (P.781554) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL677  of No 302 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters on a Roadstead sortie.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

31-May

SANKEY, GEORGE EDMUND  (119523) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

McLEAN, ANDREW FRASER  (404616) RNZAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

ACTON, NORMAN  (810144) AuxAF - age 39

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

WELSH, GERALD ARTHUR  (R/62398) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

WADMAN, LEONARD ALFRED  (R/76357) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

PICKETT, WARREN BRYAN  (R/98484) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7707 'K' of No 405 Sqn, which was lost without trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

THOMPSON, ERIC TEULON  (404069) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK789 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down near El Aden by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

31-May

FERRER, ROBERT LESLIE WILLIAM  (111557) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9874 of No 12 OTU, which crashed into the North on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

LUCKI, ALBIN  (J/8342) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9874 of No 12 OTU, which crashed into the North on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

McKENZIE, JOHN DRAPER  (R/62807) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington, X9874 of No 12 OTU, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed into the North on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

31-May

CARR, EDWARD  (1371472) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 122 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

31-May

CAMERON, WILFRED LAWRIE  (1403) RCAF - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4173 GL-T2 of No 14 OTU, which crashed on attempting to land at Horsham St Faith on one engine when the second engine failed.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

31-May

SHERIDAN, JOHN EDWARD  (403114) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L4173 GL-T2 of No 14 OTU, which crashed on attempting to land at Horsham St Faith on one engine when the second engine failed.  He is buried in Norwich Cemetery, Norfolk.

31-May

WOOLNOUGH, VICTOR ERNEST  (48586) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2116 GL-L2 of No 14 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Diepenveen General Cemetery.

31-May

GORTON, WILLIAM HOWARTH  (115163) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2116 GL-L2 of No 14 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Diepenveen General Cemetery.

31-May

FALK, FREDERICK HAROLD  (798559) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2116 GL-L2 of No 14 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Diepenveen General Cemetery.

31-May

KNOWLING, JOHN HENRY  (122586) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5321 GL-P3 of No 14 OTU, which collided with a Halifax of No 78 and crashed near March on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

31-May

HOLMES, CECIL  (581425) RAF - age 30

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5321 GL-P3 of No 14 OTU, which collided with a Halifax of No 78 and crashed near March on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

31-May

LITTLE, HARVEY STRONG  (117861) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P5321 GL-P3 of No 14 OTU, which collided with a Halifax of No 78 and crashed near March on its return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Wetheral Cemetery.

31-May

GREEN, STANLEY MAURICE  (550338) RAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1791 of No 15 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

31-May

LYONS, THOMAS LEO  (624994) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1791 of No 15 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

31-May

McCORMACK, JAMES  (645923) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1791 of No 15 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

31-May

MANLEY, KENNETH JAMES ARTHUR  (951350) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax I, L9605 GV-Y of No 1652 CU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

31-May

BLAKE, HAROLD ROGER  (401164) RNZAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV701 'P' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

WANBON, JULIAN ROBERT  (902718) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV701 'P' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

MACLEAN, DONALD STEWART  (J/4767) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV701 'P' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

CRESWELL, RALPH NELSON ADAMS  (R/59557) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV701 'P' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

GRATTAN, NOEL  (R/92093) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV701 'P' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

TALLIS, DUDLEY ARTHUR RONALD  (48958) RAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1235 'O' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

CALDWELL, WILLIAM FRAZER  (121509) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1235 'O' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

EDWARDS, DENIS HENRY  (405515) RNZAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1235 'O' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

MATTHEWS, CYRIL JAMES  (1160730) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1235 'O' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BARCLAY, PHILIP GRIMSHAW  (R/80160) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1235 'O' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

HAMMAN, ALWYN CRAMPTON  (42501) RAF - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1714 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

NEESOM, ERNEST  (581522) RAF - age 28

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1714 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

HAWKINS, WILLIAM STEPHEN  (751184)  - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1714 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

HARRISON, RONALD RICHARD  (R/73765) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1714 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

31-May

BROODBANK, RONALD ARTHUR  (405256) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2851 'F3' of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

31-May

JOHNSON, WILLIAM ROSS CAMPBELL  (R/86418) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2851 'F3' of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

31-May

BOLTON, GEORGE FREDERICK  (401412) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2851 'F3' of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

DONN-PATTERSON, JAMES  (403132) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2851 'F3' of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

GLENTON-WRIGHT, MICHAEL LOTHERINGTON  (404913) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2851 'F3' of No 23 OTU, which crashed in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

AUGUST, DOUGLAS CLAUDE  (113904) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV707 'D' of No 26 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

31-May

THOMPSON, JOHN  (524716) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV707 'D' of No 26 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

31-May

BARKER, FREDERICK FRANK  (613921) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV707 'D' of No 26 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

31-May

FORD, EDWIN JOHN  (906254) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV707 'D' of No 26 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

31-May

CAMLIN, BRIAN BUCHANAN  (531455) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV709 'F' of No 26 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Soham on its return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

31-May

DIXON, JOHN JAMES  (1059540) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV709 'F' of No 26 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Soham on its return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Beck Row (St John) Churchyard.

31-May

WHITE, ARTHUR CYRIL  (111523) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV740 EU-O of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-May

VINCENT, DAVID STANLEY BONNER  (978029) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV740 EU-O of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-May

FLETCHER, DENNIS HOWARD  (1252492) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV740 EU-O of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-May

SMITH, HECTOR LESLIE  (1264073) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV740 EU-O of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

31-May

WHITING, WILLIAM ROBERT HUMPHREY  (88680) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5704 'S' of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

HALL, JAMES MILTON  (404073) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5704 'S' of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

YOUNG, ALLEN NORMAN  (404629) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5704 'S' of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

WILLIAMS, RICHARD CHARLES  (1238471) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5704 'S' of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

GARRICK, JOHN HARTAS GEORGE  (1253003) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5704 'S' of No 26 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

31-May

CARTER, JOHN PHILIP  (126578) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

WELCH, ARNOLD GREGORY  (400763) RAAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

ASH, MAURICE SAMUEL  (534824) RAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

BLOCK, DAVID  (903489) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

RAMSEY, JOHN COOK  (944122) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

YEATES, LAWRENCE JOHN  (1057877) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

HAYNES, GEORGE CHARLES  (1280307) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7429 of No 49 CF, which was lost without a trace on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

LADDAMS, DENNIS ROY  (1282364) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9279 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

STRATFORD, GIBSON RITCHIE  (J/7685) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9279 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

31-May

YOUNG, EDWIN ALBERT  (R/91847) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9279 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is buried in Spangereid Churchyard.

31-May

GREGORY, ARTHUR FRANCIS  (1193500) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9279 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a navigation exercise over the North Sea.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

31-May

MASLARCZYK Zbigniew (P.781297) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Master, N7553 of No 6 AACU, which crashed on lnding at Ringway whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Blackpool (Layton) Cemetery.

31-May

PEIRSON, WILLIAM  (590485) RAF - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Master, N7553 of No 6 AACU, which crashed on lnding at Ringway whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Redcar Cemetery.

31-May

BATTEN, HECTOR AUSTIN CHARLES  (61948) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2894 of the CGS, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

31-May

JOHNSON, DAVID MALCOLM  (103511) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2894 of the CGS, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

31-May

CONNOR, JOSIAH ROBERT  (621339) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2894 of the CGS, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

31-May

JAMBOR, OLDRICH  (787441) RAFVR - age 29

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2894 of the CGS, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

31-May

McLEAN, JOHN MCKENZIE  (968453) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, N2894 of the CGS, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Apeldoorn (Ugchelen-Heidehof) General Cemetery.

31-May

GILL, NORMAN  (1477047) RAFVR - age ?

AC1

He was serving in the UK and was killed by WO Stanley Redver Baker on the Gainsborough-Market Rasen road, near Calnby Corner, who was driving a service's vehicle under the influence of Alcohol.  He is buried in Bircle (or Birtle) (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

31-May

WARBURTON, PHILIP ARTHUR GEORGE  (1402462) RAFVR - age 36

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 Weston.  He is buried in Butleigh (St Leonard) Churchyard.

31-May

RICHARDS, ALFRED HAYDON  (943139) RAFVR - age 52

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Witney.  He is buried in Hanborough (or Hanborough) (Christ Church) Churchyard.

31-May

TAYLOR, ENOCK  (411320) RAF - age 44

Flt Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Bromley.  He is buried in Orpington (St Mary Cray) Cemetery.

31-May

BROADHURST, DONALD  (1311690) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He died from wounds sustained whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV709 'F' of No 26 OTU, which crashed in a forced landing near Soham on its return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Wilmslow Cemetery.

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