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Casualties - 11 - 13 May 1942


11-May

URQUHART, JAMES  (534480) RAF - age 28

Cpl

He was serving with No 5 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Gauhati War Cemetery.

11-May

JONES, JACK LUNDIE  (407899) RAAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW366 of No 42 Sqn, which collided with AW310 during a formation turn and having lost its tail dived into the sea off Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

11-May

PAGE, BRIAN FREDERICK JOHNS  (538741) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW366 of No 42 Sqn, which collided with AW310 during a formation turn and having lost its tail dived into the sea off Leuchars.  He is buried in Leuchars Cemetery.

11-May

COUNSELL, STANLEY  (1065513) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW366 of No 42 Sqn, which collided with AW310 during a formation turn and having lost its tail dived into the sea off Leuchars.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

MACDONALD, DOUGLAS  (1118837) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW366 of No 42 Sqn, which collided with AW310 during a formation turn and having lost its tail dived into the sea off Leuchars.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

BAKER, ERIC WALTER KENNETH  (R/77506) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM852 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on a convoy attack off Borkum.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

11-May

MOSS, VICTOR  (69496) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM852 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on a convoy attack off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

COOMBS, STANLEY ALBERT  (755478) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM852 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on a convoy attack off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

DAVIS, LAWRENCE  (1306093) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM852 of No 59 Sqn, which lost on a convoy attack off Borkum.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

SCOULLER, CHANDOS  (402674) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9163 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

11-May

DONAGHY, PATRICK JOSEPH  (6501) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9163 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

KERMODE, KENNETH WILLIAM  (402363) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9163 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

HEGGATON, KNOX WILLIAM  (402924) RAAF - age 31

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9163 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an anti-shipping strike off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

BRENNAN, PATRICK JOSEPH  (1082060) RAFVR - age 21

AC1/2

He was serving with No 62 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

11-May

UGLE, GEORGE WILLIAM COWLEY  (1246315) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 62 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

11-May

BRERETON, CLARENCE  (940048) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He possibly died from injuries/wounds sustained whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9831 of No 113 Sqn, which was hit by AA fire during a low-level attack on the Hopong-Loilem road.  He is buried in Sai Wan War Cemetery.

11-May

HINDS, WILLIAM VICTOR  (745452) RAFVR - age 22

WO

He possibly died from injuries/wounds sustained whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9832 of No 113 Sqn, which was hit by AA fire during a low-level attack on the Hopong-Loilem road.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

11-May

JONES, KENNETH ISLWYN  (1190815) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3602 of No 115 Sqn, which flew into a radio mast whilst trying to establish their position on a training sortie.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery.

11-May

BATCHEN, RONALD TAIT  (1365683) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3602 of No 115 Sqn, which flew into a radio mast whilst trying to establish their position on a training sortie.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery.

11-May

REYNOLDS, JOHN GILBERT  (1376649) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3602 of No 115 Sqn, which flew into a radio mast whilst trying to establish their position on a training sortie.  He is buried in Marham Cemetery.

11-May

HODGSON, RONALD  (1495177) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was serving with No 153 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery.

11-May

BLACK, IVY CRAIG HAINING  (1550173) RAFVR - age 24

AC1

He was serving with No 214 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Mosul War Cemetery.

11-May

GOULDSON, ALAN GEOFFREY  (630609) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF253  of No 286 Sqn, which crashed at Dymonds Farm,  Clyst,  Honiton, Devon near to the aerodrome at RAF Station, Colerne, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Bebington Cemetery.

11-May

PIWKO Mieczyzlaw (P.793644) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF253  of No 286 Sqn, which crashed at Dymonds Farm,  Clyst,  Honiton, Devon near to the aerodrome at RAF Station, Colerne, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

11-May

MACGREGOR, DONALD CAMERON  (R/102776) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, DF253  of No 286 Sqn, which crashed at Dymonds Farm,  Clyst,  Honiton, Devon near to the aerodrome at RAF Station, Colerne, whilst on a training flight.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

11-May

BERNINI, THOMAS  (1100542) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 929 Sqn and died in Gogarburn Emergency Hospital, Edinburgh, from an accidental gunshot wound to the thorax and abdomen.  He is buried in Edinburgh (Warriston) Cemetery.

11-May

MILES, REGINALD FREDERICK  (1375370) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW357 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into the sea near Girvan following an engine failure.  He is buried in Dunure Cemetery.

11-May

WHITEHOUSE, JAMES  (563725) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW357 of No 5 (C) OTU, which flew into the sea near Girvan following an engine failure.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

11-May

LANGDON, ARTHUR JOHN  (1027039) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was serving with No 80 Wing at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fort Pitt Military Cemetery.

11-May

MARKUS GORIEL  (4905) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Pvt

He was a member of the Iraq Levies but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

12-May

KAY, HAROLD  (404377) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6254 of No 34 Sqn, which crashed whilst attempting a forced landing following an engine failure.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

12-May

CRAWFORD, JOHN FREDERICK  (1293096) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL711 of No 132 Sqn, which failed to return from a scramble near Orkney, his body being washed ashore in Belgium.  He is buried in Blankenberge Town Cemetery.

12-May

CRIPPS, REGINALD AUGUSTUS  (748137) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5028 BT-H of No 252 Sqn, which shot down during an attack on a large group of Ju52s over the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-May

BATEMAN, THOMAS (995852) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T5028 BT-H of No 252 Sqn, which shot down during an attack on a large group of Ju52s over the Mediterranean.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

12-May

GRAYSMARK, CHARLES EDWARD  (1267255) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR196 of No 601 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s off Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

12-May

MITCHELL, HERBERT ROBERT  (391843) RNZAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR127 of No 603 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea and although badly wounded managed to get into his dinghy but had died by the time help arrived.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

12-May

THACKHAM, JAMES THOMAS  (745768) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1135 of No 23 SFTS, which broke up in the air near Khami Dam in Southern Rhodesia after the skin came off the wing.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

12-May

FRANKLIN, BERNARD MARTIN  (1336987) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1135 of No 23 SFTS, which broke up in the air near Khami Dam in Southern Rhodesia after the skin came off the wing.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

12-May

JOSLIN, GEORGE RUFUS  (1386470) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, T1135 of No 23 SFTS, which broke up in the air near Khami Dam in Southern Rhodesia after the skin came off the wing.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

12-May

GWYTHER-JONES, FRANK  (77653) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was serving in South Africa at the time of his death, but the cause of death is not known.  He is buried in Kimberley (West End) Cemetery.

12-May

LUXON, ROBERT CHARLES  (1199803) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

His unit and the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

12-May

REYNOLDS, SIDNEY JOHN  (1446859) RAFVR - age 39

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died from injuries, fracture to the base of the skull, on the way to hospital after missing his footing on the stairs of 83, Murray Street, Montrose and falling 16 feet to the bottom whilst visiting the address.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

13-May

CUNNINGHAM, RAYMOND LESLIE  (755113) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7519 of No 50 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Thurlby in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Coventry (London Road) Cemetery.

13-May

HARRISON, LESLIE  (1142647) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7519 of No 50 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Thurlby in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Sherburn (St Mary) Churchyard.

13-May

STEVENS, WILLIAM STANLEY  (931022) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7519 of No 50 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Thurlby in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

13-May

BLAKE, PETER JAMES WIDDELL  (1165296) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7519 of No 50 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Thurlby in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in Thurlby (St Germain) Churchyard.

13-May

BARTLETT, ALAN  (120996) RAFVR - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7519 of No 50 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Thurlby in Lincolnshire during a training sortie.  He is buried in West Norwood Cemetery and Crematorium.

13-May

O'DONNELL, ANTHONY FRANCIS  (107497) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

MORTIMORE, STANLEY HAROLD  (405307) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

LANG, SIDNEY  (972722) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

COWARD, RICHARD ALFRED  (1058535) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

SCOTT, ADAM  (1058801) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

HAZELTON, RAITH JOHN CABLE  (1307711) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8574 'L' of No 104 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid on Benghazi harbour.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

13-May

SIMPSON, HAROLD AUBREY  (1120510) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was serving with No 296 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

13-May

WHITE, JOHN  (1123856) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5384 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground at Thorney near Peterborough after completing a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Bury Cemetery, Huntingdonshire.

13-May

CORR, RODNEY ERNEST  (118634) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5384 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground at Thorney near Peterborough after completing a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

13-May

ZAVADOWSKY, HARRY GEORGE  (J/8781) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5384 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground at Thorney near Peterborough after completing a practice bombing exercise.  He is buried in Ramsey Cemetery.

13-May

KNIGHT, JOHN MAXWELL  (400807) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, P3406 of No 59 OTU, which collided with Hurricane V6954 near Cummertrees, Dumfries.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

13-May

GRAHAM, ALAN GEDDES  (1126949) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, V6954 of No 59 OTU, which collided with Hurricane P3406 near Cummertrees, Dumfries.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

13-May

GOWER, EDWIN LEWIS AFC () AuxAF - age 50

Gp Capt

He was the OC, RAF Stanmore and died after an operation at the Royal Masonic Hospital (Stamford).  He is buried in Shirley (St John) Churchyard.

13-May

JEFFORD, WILLIAM FREDERICK ALEC  (1422615) RAFVR - age 18

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 Stroud.  He is buried in Lyme Regis Cemetery.

13-May

HARVEY, EDITH ALICE  (2065012) WAAF - age 47

ACW1

She was serving in the UK and died three months after accidentally being given a dose of caustic soda in mistake for liquid paraffin in a SSQ near Bristol.  Her death was registered in Bristol.  She is buried in Street Cemetery.

13-May

GARDNER, ALFRED GEORGE  (1288288) RAFVR - age 29

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 Stroud.  He is buried in Walthamstow (Queen's Road) Cemetery.

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