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Casualties - 5 - 7 May 1942


05-May

NICHOLS, ALBERT MERVYN  (406256) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7640 of No 11 Sqn, which crashed into the sea whilst carrying out a recce of Ceylon.  He is buried in Colombo (Kanatte) General Cemetery.

05-May

HERSEY, ALAN GEORGE  (109016) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8495 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-May

RICHARDSON, NORMAN WORSLEY  (404522) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8495 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-May

MACGREGOR-KING, THOMAS FREER  (407178) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8495 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-May

WEBB, EDWARD FREDERICK  (644998) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8495 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-May

ODY, HERBERT JOHN  (921915) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8495 of No 12 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

05-May

JENKIN, THOMAS EDGAR  (1380129) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL640 of No 41 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during a Rodeo near Desvres.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

McGAVIN, GEORGE MCCULLOCH  (1305505) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9816 of No 103 Sqn, which crashed through a fence and burst into flames on landing short at Elsham Wolds on a training sortie.  He is buried in Mauchline Cemetery.

05-May

ARROWSMITH, JOHN RAYMOND ST GEORGE  (931603) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8833 PM-L of No 103 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a raid to Nantes.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

HARRISON, WALTER GORDON  (1066469) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8833 PM-L of No 103 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a raid to Nantes.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

ABBAS, PHILIP ROBERT  (1199343) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8833 PM-L of No 103 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a raid to Nantes.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

McLEAN, GEORGE ARTHUR  (R/69782) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8833 PM-L of No 103 Sqn, which ditched in the sea on a raid to Nantes.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

RIBOUT, ROLLAND ALBERT JOFFRE  (R/82043) RCAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM269 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Lille during Circus 157.  He is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension.

05-May

DE HEMPTINNE, BAUDOVIN MARIE GHISLAIN  (82516) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM321 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Lille during Circus 157.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

05-May

JONES, STACEY DOUGLAS  (1163585) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM404 of No 122 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s near Lille during Circus 157.  He is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension.

05-May

LEWEN, RALPH HYMAN  (777682) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT188 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a night operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

BIRCHNALL, RICHARD FLETCHER  (1109496) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT188 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a night operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

LONG, JAMES ANDREW  (R/78109) RCAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT188 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a night operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

WEBB, HENRY MARSHALL  (1180865) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT188 of No 144 Sqn, which failed to return from a night operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

CHEETHAM, ARNOLD FOSTER  (103550) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

SMITH, BASIL ERNEST  (569626) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

CARRILINE, VICTOR  (630417) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

JAGO, FRANCIS DEREK  (742695) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

SHAW, JAMES ARTHUR  (968972) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

POMEROY, FREDERICK BERTRAM  (1152526) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

MOODIE, KENNETH WILLIAM BYRON  (J/1211) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6124 OJ-R of No 149 Sqn, which crashed at Aguilcourt on a raid against Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

05-May

HESLOP, STANLEY HARRY  (1375238) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

05-May

STEWART, ROBERT WATSON  (1060247) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

KENNERLEY, WILLIAM GORDON  (1060557) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

WRIGHTING, PERCY WALTER  (1313271) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

KIRBY, ERLYN EVERARD  (R/76971) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

05-May

BELL, RONALD SAMPLE  (1056285) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3407 JN-A of No 150 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Texel (Den Burg) Cemetery.

05-May

CHARLES, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1072411) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was serving with No 203 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

05-May

HEAP, JOSEPH OGDEN  (46921) RAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

SHERWOOD, THOMAS RANDALL  (569100) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

WHEELER, KENNETH  (923992) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

GREGG, WILLIAM HUMPHREYS  (994457) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

MAYER, LEONARD ASPINALL  (1051991) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

WHYTE, THOMAS  (1108923) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

LENNOCK, ROWLAND  (1378346) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6070 HA-A of No 218 Sqn, which crashed in Frankfurt during a raid to Pizen.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

05-May

BRENT, TREVOR MONTAGUE  (776117) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM575 of No 233 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Tarifa in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

05-May

VERNON, ARTHUR RAYMOND  (1187654) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM575 of No 233 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Tarifa in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

05-May

GEORGE, ROBERT JOHN  (1308311) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM575 of No 233 Sqn, which ditched in the sea off Tarifa in Spanish Morocco.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

05-May

SEABORNE, PHILIP DORRIEN  (526010) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3244 of No 242 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Gifford in East Lothian.  He is buried in Nuneaton (Oaston Road) Cemetery.

05-May

PAVLIK, KAREL  (787431) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM261 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during Circus 157.  He is buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension.

05-May

HALWARD, JAMES FREDERICK (JIM)  (R/80540) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1187 PT-X of No 420 Sqn, which was mortally wounded by a Bf 110  when it was attacked on its return from a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

05-May

DANIELS, GEORGE EMANUEL  (R/71640) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, W2631 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed at Cavendish Dock, Barrow after colliding with a balloon cable.  He was cremated at Aberdeen Crematorium.

05-May

PERKINS, WILLIAM JOHN  (1377579) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, W2631 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed at Cavendish Dock, Barrow after colliding with a balloon cable.  He is buried in Croydon (Mitcham Road) Cemetery.

05-May

NEIL, KENNETH JOHN  (1383277) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, W2631 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed at Cavendish Dock, Barrow after colliding with a balloon cable.  He is buried in Islington Cemetery and Crematorium.

05-May

OSBORNE, SIDNEY HAROLD VICTOR  (1206548) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, W2631 of No 1 (O) AFU, which crashed at Cavendish Dock, Barrow after colliding with a balloon cable.  He is buried in Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery.

05-May

HEYWOOD, KENNETH WALTER  (120542) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9729 of No 2 FIS, which flew into ground at Dubton Farm, Marykirk, Angus-shire.  He is buried in Bideford Public Cemetery.

05-May

BARNFIELD, LESLIE ARTHUR  (1312071) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, T9729 of No 2 FIS, which flew into ground Dubton Farm, Marykirk, Angus-shire.  He is buried in Cheltenham Cemetery.

05-May

OSTERSTOCK, WILLIAM  (116767) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF228 of No 2 FIS, which crashed on take off from Montrose.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

05-May

BLUE, DONALD ARCHIBALD  (R/54195) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1086 DG-Q of No 20 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

05-May

CRAVEN, ALEC HENRY  (655397) RAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1086 DG-Q of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

05-May

OSTEN, MAX MARTIN  (J/6359) RCAF - age 34

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1086 DG-Q of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

05-May

BLAKE, LEONARD HERBERT  (R/75090) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1086 DG-Q of No 22 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wellesbourne Mountford whilst carrying out a night flying practice.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

05-May

WILSON, JAMES HERBERT  (411489) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Henley I, L3435 of No C' Flt, AACU, which crashed into the sea shortly after taking off from Towyn.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

05-May

JOYCE, HAROLD EDGAR  (1488503) RAFVR - age 38

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 Sheffield.  He is buried in Sheffield (City Road) Cemetery.

06-May

CORDELL, HAROLD HENRY  (1243314) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AH942 of No 2 Sqn, which he was standing on Havoc, BT465 when it was struck by the Tomahawk, which undershot on landing at Sawbridgeworth.  He is buried in Hatfield Road Cemetery, St Albans.

06-May

WOOTLEY, ROBERT LEONARD  (107929) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

GAHAN, GEOFFREY RUSSELL  (400174) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

LEWIS, JEFFREY  (404384) RNZAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

HIGGINS, ANTHONY JOHN  (567990) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

MARKLAND, GEOFFREY SHERWOOD  (1069580) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

EDWARDS, JOHN ARTHUR  (1253057) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

LUSH, ARTHUR SYLWOOD  (1306388) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3710 MG-M of No 7 Sqn, which was lost over France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

06-May

PALMER, HENRY PERCIVAL  (47001) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6382 of No 18 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Eindhoven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

ANDREWS, EWART JOHN  (1190685) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6382 of No 18 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Eindhoven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

LINDSELL, WILLIAM ERNEST  (1269884) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6382 of No 18 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on an Intruder sortie to Eindhoven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

ANDERSON, BASIL WILFRED  (920897) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 47 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

06-May

ADA, ALAN FLETCHER  (403297) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 58 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

STOBIE, THOMAS CRAIG  (1174907) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9426 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

SAVAGE, KEITH EDWARD  (1198507) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9426 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

MOORE, JOHN  (1252152) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9426 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

BARFIELD, ERIC WILLIAM  (1376341) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9426 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

SCHOFIELD, MURRAY ALFRED  (R/76039) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9426 of No 58 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

LELAND, PATRICK HENRY FRANCIS WILLIAM  (403965) RNZAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3466 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Laon in France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Laon (St Just) Communal Cemetery.

06-May

PATERSON, NATHANIEL  (36261) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3466 KO-N of No 115 Sqn, which crashed near Laon in France on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

ELAND, JACK  (1005773) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 219 Sqn and killed when he stepped backwards (or fell) into the propeller of Beaufighter, X7557 whilst he was fixing the chock under the starboard wheel He is buried in Clitheroe Cemetery.

06-May

LEES, ROBERT JOHN  (1063820) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BN181 of No 229 Sqn, which failed to return from an interception off Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

06-May

WYSZKOWSKI Stanislaw (P.780978) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister l, N3980  of No 302 Sqn, which crashed near Wareham whilst low flying.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

06-May

RADKOWSKI Tadeusz (P.793647) PAF - age 34

Sgt

He was serving on admin duties and was killed whilst flying in Magister l, N3980 of No 302 Sqn, which crashed near Wareham whilst low flying.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

06-May

DOMANSKI Witold (P.0741) PAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL375 of No 303 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained after being shot down by flak and captured near St Omer during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

06-May

CUSHING, GORDON PINDER  (R/77227) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL980 of No 411 Sqn, which he abandoned at too low an altitude following a glycol leak.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

BROPHY, ALLAN CHARLES VINCENT  (R/54171) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3717 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

06-May

McDOUGALL, VERNON ESTEY  (R/73006) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3717 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

06-May

ROBERTS, LLOYD JOHN OSBORNE  (R/74225) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3717 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

06-May

VALKENIER, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (R/78640) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3717 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

06-May

MURRAY, JOSEPH GEORGE  (R/8163A) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3717 VR-C of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim on a raid to Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

06-May

WALL, FREDERICK  (119822) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hotspur II, BT637 of No 1 GTS, which spun into the ground from 150 ft near Thame as it attempted to land.  He is buried in Halton (St Michael) Churchyard.

06-May

CRAWFORD, THOMAS ALVIN  (R/87315) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8755 of No 13 OTU, which was probably lost over the North Sea on a 12 aircraft formation navigation exercise.  He is buried in Ameland (NES) General Cemetery.

06-May

McKENZIE, DONALD JOHN  (404388) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8755 of No 13 OTU, which was probably lost over the North Sea on a 12 aircraft formation navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

WARD, WESLEY NEWELL  (905163) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8755 of No 13 OTU, which was probably lost over the North Sea on a 12 aircraft formation navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

BROWN, THOMAS LLOYD  (R/70880) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD826  of No 16 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wootton, Bedfordshire on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

06-May

O'BRIEN, DONALD KEMPTON  (R/76409) RCAF - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD826  of No 16 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wootton, Bedfordshire on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

06-May

HANCOCK, JOHN PATRICK  (R/76975) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD826  of No 16 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wootton, Bedfordshire on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

06-May

MAXWELL, ARNOLD GRANT  (R/95390) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD826  of No 16 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames at Wootton, Bedfordshire on a night cross country exercise.  He is buried in Kempston Cemetery.

06-May

McBEAN, ANGUS  (1014015) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, K7091 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed at Hempholme.  He is buried in Durham (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

06-May

RUSSELL, JAMES  (525328) RAF - age 32

Sgt

He was serving with No 22 EFTS at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Cambridge.  He is buried in Innerleithen Cemetery.

06-May

CASE, KENNETH  (11780) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6633 of No 22 EFTS, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing at Coton, Cambridgeshire.  He was cremated at Manchester Crematorium.

06-May

DUNCOMBE, ROBERT BENJAMIN  (638074) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6141 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea 12 miles west of Squires Gate.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

ALLEN, HARRY  (947225) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6141 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea 12 miles west of Squires Gate.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

LINDSAY, DAVID DONALD  (1127143) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6141 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea 12 miles west of Squires Gate.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

HARDY, GAYTHORNE  (1384060) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, L6141 of No 3 SGR, which crashed into the sea 12 miles west of Squires Gate.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

CLITHEROE, ARTHUR  (1062448) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson I, T9274 of No 6 (C) OTU, which ditched in the North Sea off Hartlepool following an engine fire.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

06-May

BARTLETT, FRANK EDMOND  (1447346) RAFVR - age 28

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, T8852 of No AAEE, which dived into the ground after the wing broke off in a dive during a test flight.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

06-May

OSBORNE, REGINALD JAMES  (1318861) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving in Canada and was killed in a motor vehicle accident.  He is buried in Vancouver (Mountain View) Cemetery.

06-May

HOLMES, GEOFFREY  (657613) RAF - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 41-21282 of No Cochran Field, which crashed at Byron, Georgia; 2nd Lt John B Hoffman died in the same accident.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-May

BONNAR, KENNETH WHYTE  (39059) RAFO - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1050 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

07-May

HINDLE, JOHN NORMAN  (620185) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1050 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

07-May

HOOD, NORMAN HENRY  (976069) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1050 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

07-May

FIRTH, JOHN ALEXANDER GEORGE  (986458) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1050 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

07-May

STANWORTH, JOSEPH THOMAS  (1021906) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1050 TL-F of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Neufchateau Communal Cemetery.

07-May

ADAMS, WILFRED BERTIE  (1381515) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was serving with No 78 Sqn and was severely injured in a motor traffic accident dying in York Military Hospital.  He is buried in Hayes (St Mary) Churchyard, Hayes and Harlington.

07-May

RUSHTON, ALAN  (1053538) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 78 Sqn and was severely injured in a motor traffic accident dying in York Military Hospital.  He is buried in Ryton Cemetery.

07-May

BATTY, HARRY WILLAN  (986627) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3591 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which abandoned on a raid to Stuttgart but was killed as a result of an insecurely attached parachute.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

07-May

SWORD, JOHN ARTHUR  (84698) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3591 KO-K of No 115 Sqn, which abandoned on a raid to Stuttgart but was killed as a result of an insecurely attached parachute.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

07-May

WILLIAMS, FRANCIS HOWARD (FRANK) DFC (101488) RAFVR - age 29

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3969 of No 152 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Bellerena near Lough Foyle in County Londonderry.  He is buried in Faughanvale (St Canice) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

07-May

BOLTON, FRANK ALAN  (103545) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4775 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing in Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

GREENFIELD, ARTHUR HERBERT  (1000317) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4775 of No 235 Sqn, which crashed in a force landing in Western Desert.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

GILBERT, COLIN LESLIE  (39458) RAFO - age Unknown

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1254 UV-L of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

07-May

SHEARER, JOHN ROBERT  (400335) RAAF - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1254 UV-L of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

07-May

MURPHY, REGINALD HENRY  (404705) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1254 UV-L of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

07-May

DIXON, CHRISTOPHER NORMAN  (1169818) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1254 UV-L of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

07-May

FOGG, KENNETH ANDREW  (R/56267) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1254 UV-L of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Mannheim during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

07-May

CORSER, HENRY GRAHAM RONALDSON  (404718) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1388 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which he was killed when he abandoned the aircraft over Gravelines following heavy flak activity.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

07-May

KENNEDY, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (402362) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1413 UV-X of No 460 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 110 over France during a raid on Stuttgart.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

07-May

PERRY, HAROLD ERNEST  (1216130) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2824 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Banbury whilst carrying out night circuits at Edgehill.  He is buried in Bletchley Cemetery.

07-May

JOHNSON, JAMES ALEXANDER  (1331397) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2824 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Banbury whilst carrying out night circuits at Edgehill.  He is buried in Fulham Palace Road Cemetery.

07-May

MARILLIER, HUGH MAXWELL  (778671) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2824 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Banbury whilst carrying out night circuits at Edgehill.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

07-May

COWELL, LEWIS WETHEY  (1375898) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2824 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Banbury whilst carrying out night circuits at Edgehill.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

07-May

WALKER, ROBERT HETHERINGTON  (1061701) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2824 of No 21 OTU, which crashed near Banbury whilst carrying out night circuits at Edgehill.  He is buried in South Shields (Harton) Cemetery.

07-May

CARTER, VICTOR GEORGE  (1203179) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8861 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a night bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

WOOD, JEROME GORDON  (1269576) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8861 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a night bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

WILLIAMS, HARRY ROBINSON  (R/56348) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8861 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a night bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

HOWARD, WILLIAM ROSS  (R/70896) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8861 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a night bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

GLINZ, DONALD FREDERICK  (R/71415) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8861 of No 22 OTU, which failed to return from a night bombing practice.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

07-May

HENDERSON, VALENTINE STEWART  (401573) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

FISHER, LESLIE FRANK  (778784) RAFVR - age 36

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

PALIN, PETER JAMES ARNOLD HUKE  (J/7338) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

SADLER, JOHN MURRAY  (R/62910) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

MESHEAU, GEORGE LAWSON MACINTOSH  (R/73304) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

CHARBONNEAU, JOSEPH MILTON LORRAINE  (R/82859) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1053 of No 23 OTU, which dived into the ground between Pershore and Defford on a night bombing practice following loss of a propeller and reduction gear.  He is buried in Pershore Cemetery.

07-May

JAMES, FELIX CHARLES  (1231160) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, 951 (ex P6501) of No 41 AS, which spun into the ground near East London.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

07-May

MIDDLEMASS, THOMAS WINTON  (1346197) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Battle I, 951 (ex P6501) of No 41 AS, which spun into the ground near East London.  He is buried in East London (East Bank) Cemetery.

07-May

WOLFE, VODRA TERRELL  (R/83292) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3116 of No 59 OTU, which dived into the ground at Penton in Cumberland.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

07-May

BUTLER, GEORGE HENRY ANTHONY  (132076) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-1098 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Gunter Field during a night training sortie, possibly after undertaking unauthorised 'dog-fighting' with another aircraft.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-May

McDONALD, OSWALD HENDRIE  (1342109) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-855 from Gunter Field, which  crashed at Gunter Field when he flew into trees taking off in the wrong direction following refuelling.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

07-May

HATHAWAY, ALBERT BERTIE  (1437229) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

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

07-May

LEVAY, FREDERICK RIDDELL  (1034615) RAFVR - age 19

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 Wantage.  He is buried in Salford (Weaste) Cemetery.

07-May

STERN, LAURENCE  (1440612) RAFVR - age 20

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 Aylesbury.  He is buried in Willesden Jewish Cemetery.

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