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Casualties - 14 - 16 May 1942


14-May

FINLAY, COLIN VERNON  (1288189) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR291 'H' of No 185 Sqn, which caught fire after being damaged by a Bf 109 over the sea off Malta  He fell clear of the aircraft but his parachute failed to open and he was dead when found.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

14-May

BOYD, JOHN LIVINGSTONE DFM (404548) RAAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BR349 'C' of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down in an air battle over Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

14-May

FOX, HAROLD JOSEPH  (R/ 78316) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BP878 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down in the sea during an air battle over Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

14-May

DE HAAST, FRED DUCKWORTH  (778743) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard II, AJ638 of No 20 SFTS, which crashed onto Lovedale Farm near Salisbury possibly whilst carrying out unauthorised low flying.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

14-May

MALCOLM, LESLIE LEONARD  (1202886) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

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

14-May

WEAVER, WILLIAM  (391936) RAF - age 41

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 Ashford.  He is buried in Ashford (Willesborough) Cemetery.

14-May

ATKINS, JOHN PATRICK  (1012479) RAFVR - age 30

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was found drowned in Cumberland Basin, Bristol whilst home on leave.  He is buried in Bristol (Canford) Cemetery.

15-May

TILLEY, DENNIS KAYSBROOK  (947381) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 39 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

15-May

FENGER, ALFRED  (774245) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC1

He was serving with No 112 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ramleh Cemetery.

15-May

HANNAM, WILLIAM IAN  (106038) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8067 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

GREENWOOD, ERIC  (987862) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8067 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

ST. AUBIN, ALPHONSE LEON DUDLEY  (J/6230) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN268 of No 261 Sqn, which collided with BN269 over Sedrrinco Bay during a practice dog fight.  He is buried in Trincomalee War Cemetery.

15-May

COOK, GORDON FREDERICK  (J/15315) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

FARLEY, ARTHUR RODOLPHE ROLAND  (J/15335) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

DAUBNER, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (R/58631) RCAF - age 24

WO I

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

CRANE, WILBURT MCLARTY  (R/79675) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

ALGER, GORDON FORBES  (R/60428) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

MACNUTT, GERALD FREDERICK  (R/72754) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

TOOTH, GEORGE ARTHUR  (R/74914) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

KNIGHT, MELVIN  (R/86550) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Hudson V, AM906 or AM525 of No 407 Sqn, which were shot down by enemy fighters during a shipping strike off the Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

HALIBURTON, WILLIAM ALFRED  (J/6403) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM679 of No 407 Sqn, which was blown up by the blast from its own bombs as it made a direct hit on a vessel off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

SKINNER, LLOYD NEWTON  (J/9163) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM679 of No 407 Sqn, which was blown up by the blast from its own bombs as it made a direct hit on a vessel off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

POTTLE, ASTON JAMES WALTER  (R/70741) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM679 of No 407 Sqn, which was blown up by the blast from its own bombs as it made a direct hit on a vessel off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

SCOTT, LEIGHTON OGILVIE  (R/74249) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM679 of No 407 Sqn, which was blown up by the blast from its own bombs as it made a direct hit on a vessel off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

McDONALD, DONALD  (R/73761) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM812 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Terschelling.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

BALDEN, SAMUEL RICHARD  (J/8602) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM812 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Terschelling.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

15-May

DOEHN, NORMAN CLIFFORD  (R/75646) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM812 of No 407 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off Terschelling.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

15-May

DILLON, RAYMOND JAMES  (R/67803) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT224 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Jutland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kirke Vaerlose Churchyard.

15-May

CRESSWELL, CYRIL  (104331) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT224 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Jutland during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

DREYER, RAYMOND WESLEY  (R/70723) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT224 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Jutland during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

15-May

PALMER, WILLIAM DUDLEY  (1105931) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT224 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off Jutland during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard.

15-May

HOBBY, ROLAND TULK  (362930) RAF - age 35

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 301 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Karachi War Cemetery.

15-May

ROWLAND, JAMES HERBERT  (1023532) RAFVR - age 33

AC1

He was serving with No 34 ASP at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Khayat Beach War Cemetery.

15-May

FORD, ARCHIBALD ATHRON  (1237444) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS696 of No 34 SFTS, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery.

15-May

DUNCAN, GEORGE WILLIAM MARTIN  (1315626) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS696 of No 34 SFTS, which flew into high ground whilst flying in cloud on a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Medicine Hat (Hillside) Cemetery.

15-May

WEMYSS-SMITH, JOHN FREDERICK  (116655) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5690 of No 42 OTU, which  flew into high ground Thruxton.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

15-May

CARTHEW, JOHN JAMES  (656587) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP476 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed on the approach to Glyme Farm RLG near Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Dumbarton Cemetery.

15-May

IMESON, RONALD HENRY  (68179) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP476 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed on the approach to Glyme Farm RLG near Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Little Rissington (St Peter) Churchyard.

15-May

FOX, WALTER  (656620) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AP476 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed on the approach to Glyme Farm RLG near Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Penarth Cemetery.

15-May

SEALS, MAX  (1454937) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was travelling or serving aboard HMT Avangi, but the circumstances of his death have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

GRUCHY, ALBERT  (798608) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1615 WS-H of No 9 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea  during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Svino Churchyard.

16-May

SMITH, ALBERT IVAN  (402221) RNZAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3482 AA-J of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Sylt during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-May

FRASER, MYLES FREDERICK GORDON  (403437) RNZAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3482 AA-J of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Sylt during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-May

WHITING, NORMAN EDWARD  (404107) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3482 AA-J of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Sylt during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-May

SHAW, STANLEY ALFRED GEORGE  (1166184) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3482 AA-J of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Sylt during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-May

NICHOLS, JOHN OWEN HENRY  (1257377) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3482 AA-J of No 75 Sqn, which came down in the North Sea off Sylt during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

16-May

LACEY, DAVID BRENDAN  (120869) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2337 of No 125 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after taking off from Colerne.  He is buried in Colerne (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-May

FRENCH, TIMOTHY JAMES CARLILE  (553198) RAF - age 19

Cpl

He was serving with No 126 Sqn was killed during an attack on Takali by Macchis and Bf 109s.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

16-May

SUSSEMS, DONALD GEORGE  (570324) RAF - age Unknown

Cpl

He was serving with No 126 Sqn was killed during an attack on Takali by Macchis and Bf 109s.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

16-May

KEDDIE, WALLACE ARTHUR ROBERT  (87669) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

FRANKLIN, FRANK BENJAMIN  (102109) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

HARMER, BRIAN HEREWARD  (103494) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

LAMBERT, PETER HERBERT NEILL  (112756) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

LONSDALE, WILLIAM  (539147) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

SHORT, BERNARD FRANK  (552944) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

HORTON, ERIC CHARLES  (569784) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

HALL, DAVID EDWARD  (625274) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

MITCHELL, LESLIE  (1001917) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

HENDERSON, ROBERT  (1309248) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Catalina I, AH535 of No 210 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

HOWSON, RALPH KING  (C/8093) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-May

CREEDEN, JAMES WALDRON DFM (J/15353) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-May

KIPPEN, ANGUS LLOYD  (J/7208) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-May

EASTON, JAMES ALBERT  (R/52841) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-May

PARKS, DOUGLAS EMANUEL  (R/65255) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

16-May

POWELL, JOHN HENRY ROBERT  (R/60385) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM906 of No 407 Sqn, which crashed into a gun pit on landing following a double engine failure as a result of flak damage during an anti-shipping mission.  He is buried in New Hunstanton Cemetery.

16-May

MILLERD, WILLIAM FRANCIS  (R/58166) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD803 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down off the Danish coast by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Aarhus West Cemetery.

16-May

SMITH, ALBERT ALEXANDER  (R/73007) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD803 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down off the Danish coast by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

16-May

SMITH, NORMAN WILLIAM  (1305085) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AD803 EQ-L of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down off the Danish coast by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Tranebjaerg Churchyard.

16-May

METHERALL, WILLIAM JEFFREY  (400151) RAAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Kittyhawk I, AK604 of No 450 Sqn, which collided with AK697 of the same unit during a patrol in the Gazala area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

16-May

RICHARDSON, ALAN  (1103775) RAFVR - age 27

LAC

He was serving with No 602 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Lamesley (St Andrew) Churchyard.

16-May

RUSSELL, WILLIAM COXON  (404059) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BM978 of No 1 METS, which flew into the ground whilst carrying out a slow roll El Ballah, Egypt.  He is buried in Moascar War Cemetery.

16-May

PARR, WILLIAM HENRY  (116479) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2120 of No 16 OTU, which spun into the ground near Saxilby  during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-May

McKEE, KENNETH GILBERT  (R/68423) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2120 of No 16 OTU, which spun into the ground near Saxilby  during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-May

MACNAB, DAVID CHARLES  (R/83189) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P2120 of No 16 OTU, which spun into the ground near Saxilby  during a night navigation exercise.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

16-May

BOWEN, HUGH BLAKISTON  (1283063) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6266 of No 2 Signals School, which spun into ground near Calne, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Worthing (Durrington) Cemetery.

16-May

CROSIER, EDWARD RUTHERFORD  (405472) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Proctor I, P6266 of No 2 Signals School, which spun into ground near Calne, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Yatesbury (All Saints) Churchyard.

16-May

PRATT, DONALD FREDERICK  (1280872) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 302 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

16-May

BUSHELL, KENNETH  (R/92018) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7675 of No 58 OTU, which dived into the ground at Thornhill in Stirlingshire.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

16-May

WEAVER, THOMAS  (860303) AuxAF - age 37

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 Coventry (39).  He is buried in Bristol (Greenbank) Cemetery.

16-May

GOLDIE, DAVID  (1001245) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was killed in an accident whilst n manoeuvres in an Armadillo vehicle.  His death was registered in Northumberland Central.  He is buried in Stirling (Snowdon) Cemetery.

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