Air of Authority - A History of RAF Organisation


Home Page

Main Menu

Quick Menu

Members' Area

What New?

About this site

Reunions

Help Needed?

Glossary

Bibliography

Sign Guest Book

View Guest Book

Link to Amazon

Online Store

Contact Me


Casualties - 17 - 19 May 1942


17-May

FRASER, ROBIN JACK  (987553) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3276 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

WANOSTROCHT, HUGH NICHOLAS  (1006452) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3276 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

BATES, MATTHEW  (1062580) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3276 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

COLVIN, RAYMOND  (1079649) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3276 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

HOYLE, PETER JOHN LASCELLES  (1281658) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3276 of No 9 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Boulogne.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

COATES, WILLIAM ERNEST  (119744) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW358 or AW375 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed as the result of an engine caught fire on take off from Bu Amud/crashed on take off from Bu Amud.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-May

WESTON, JACK  (921146) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW358 or AW375 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed as the result of an engine caught fire on take off from Bu Amud/crashed on take off from Bu Amud.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-May

CULLEY, GEOFFREY MATTHEW  (1164676) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW358 or AW375 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed as the result of an engine caught fire on take off from Bu Amud/crashed on take off from Bu Amud.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-May

SACKMAN, ALBERTO  (1375726) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in either Beaufort II, AW358 or AW375 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed as the result of an engine caught fire on take off from Bu Amud/crashed on take off from Bu Amud.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

17-May

ARCHER, RODNEY BAINBRIDGE DFC (402148) RAAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW383 'V' of No 42 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out an attack on an enemy cruiser off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

KEELING, DAVID NORTH  (404033) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW383 'V' of No 42 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out an attack on an enemy cruiser off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

HEALEY, JOSEPH TERRENCE  (743079) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW383 'V' of No 42 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out an attack on an enemy cruiser off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

JEFFERIES, GEORGE  (926101) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW383 'V' of No 42 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters whilst carrying out an attack on an enemy cruiser off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

CAIN, BARRY  (1172541) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW373 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

SAUNDERS, JOHN FRANKLIN VICTOR  (47806) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW373 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vanse Churchyard.

17-May

MORRIS, ALAN HUBERT ANDREW  (R/53756) RCAF - age 22

WO I

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW373 of No 42 Sqn, which failed to return from a shipping strike off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Vanse Churchyard.

17-May

NEAL, ERIC DFM (749489) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM881 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

PHILLIP, JAMES  (751714) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM881 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

BUTCHER, JOHN OWEN  (1379953) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM881 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

PAISLEY, JOHN ROBERT  (J/5108) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM881 of No 48 Sqn, which failed to return.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

McLEAN, GRAEME  (108803) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, JM632 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Donna Nook.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-May

HERON, THOMAS SNOWDON (TOT)  (1261351) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, JM632 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Donna Nook.  He is buried in North Cotes (St Nicholas) Churchyard.

17-May

McDONALD, ERNEST  (1112372) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, JM632 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Donna Nook.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

MACDONALD, DONALD CHARLES  (R/69236) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, JM632 of No 59 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Donna Nook.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

RYSDALE, GEOFFREY  (1058516) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM934 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a raid on Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-May

BATES, ERNEST  (1059831) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM934 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a raid on Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-May

BROWN, CYRIL  (1183446) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM934 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a raid on Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-May

CORBETT, ERNEST CLAYTON  (J/6408) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM934 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter during a raid on Akyab.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

17-May

BARAW, JAMES ARTHUR  (113907) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM475 of No 64 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Ramrod 33.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

CLIFFORD, THOMAS ASHALL  (63650) RAF - age 44

Cpl

He was serving with No 77 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

17-May

ESLER, JOHN ACHESON DFC (64903) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery.

17-May

McDEVITT, EDWARD PATRICK  (122551) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

17-May

ACKERMAN, WILLIAM EDWIN  (759094) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

17-May

LINFORD, ROBERT ALEC  (962176) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Haugesund (Rossebo) Var Frelsers Cemetery.

17-May

COLLINS, STANLEY ALAN  (1165295) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

HOARE, STANLEY JAMES  (1196380) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

ANGELO, STANLEY MANSEL  (1291445) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW248 'U' of No 86 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

PATON, ROBERT MCILWRAITH  (1354010) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW248 'U' of No 86 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by Bf 109s.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

PARKIN, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1359482) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

OAKWELL, FREDERICK DAVID LLOYD  (551326) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW248 'U' of No 86 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

BOYLE, WILLIAM COLUMBA  (651585) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

MERCER, ALFRED HENRY  (901656) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

CROZIER, CYRIL JOHNSON  (1061583) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

SMITH, WILLIAM ALAN  (1163877) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW248 'U' of No 86 Sqn, which was shot down off Stavanger by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

FORD, JOHN FRANCIS VINCENT  (1168841) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 86 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Sola Churchyard.

17-May

STABLES, MALCOLM G.  (624120) RAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 111 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Urswick (St Mary) Churchyard.

17-May

FISHER, JOHN REDVERS  (118192) RAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK763 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by flak during a strafing sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-May

BAILLIE, JAMES HENRY  (546301) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kalundborg General Cemetery.

17-May

COLLINS, WILLIAM  (973686) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kalundborg General Cemetery.

17-May

SMITH, ALFRED HENRY  (1281992) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kalundborg General Cemetery.

17-May

COLDWELL, GORDON WILLARD  (J/6799) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kalundborg General Cemetery.

17-May

GENT, REGINALD PHILIP  (108248) RAFVR - age 33

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Kirke Vaerlose Churchyard.

17-May

FROST, ARTHUR JOHN  (106066) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

CURRIE, JOHN  (1060581) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9310 OJ-P of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak into the sea off the Asnaes Peninsula whilst on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

NASH, PETER ALFRED DFC (113759) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP951 of No 249 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 over Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

17-May

DUCE, RONALD ARTHUR  (116378) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIB, AK126 of No 268 Sqn, which dived into the ground after stalling on an overshoot.  He is buried in Upminster (St Laurence) Churchyard.

17-May

KNOTT Witold Jozef (P.781014) PAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, AR250  of No 308 Sqn, which collided with Spitfire, BL534 during a training flight over Redton Farm, Lockington.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

17-May

SZYSZKA Feliks Fryderyk (P.0507) PAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL534  of No 308 Sqn, which collided with Spitfire, AR250 during a training flight over Redton Farm, Lockington.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

17-May

FEJFAR, STANISLAV  (82545) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL973 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Ramrod 33.  He is buried in Pihen-les-Guines Communal Cemetery.

17-May

BORKOVEC, MIROSLAV  (787528) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM360 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Ramrod 33.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

CLELLAND, GORDON  (1112051) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1562 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

McDOWELL, KENNETH LENDON  (R/61678) RCAF - age 28

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1562 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

PIKULA, FRANK  (R/67563) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1562 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

THOMSON, WILLIAM  (R/84167) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1562 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

WEBSTER, WALTER HOPKINS  (R/88208) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1562 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

WILLIS, GWILYM  (1164669) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM114 of No 602 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cap Griz Nez on Ramrod 33.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-May

MAJOR, PETER ANTHONY  (33352) RAF - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM426 of No 602 Sqn, which came down in the sea off Cap Griz Nez on Ramrod 33.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-May

DUGGAN, MAURICE DANIEL  (405578) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L4603 of No 11 (P) AFU, which collided with X7063 of the same unit at Bridleway Gate.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

17-May

ELWELL, ORVILLE NORMAN  (R/106525) RCAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, X7063 of No 11 (P) AFU, which collided with L4603 of the same unit at Bridleway Gate.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

17-May

SWITALSKI Aleksander (P.0869) PAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2806 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in flames on Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

17-May

BACZKIEWICZ Egon (P.1700) PAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2806 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in flames on Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

17-May

KUBERA Wladyslaw (P.781174) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2806 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in flames on Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

17-May

BOGUSIAK Jozef (P.782812) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2806 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in flames on Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

17-May

KALICIECKI Eugeniusz Ludwik (P.784277) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, N2806 of No 18 OTU, which crashed in flames on Hadrian's Wall near Hexham, Northumberland.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

17-May

CUNLIFFE, FRANCES ANN  (420886) WAAF - age 41

Cpl

She was serving at HQ, No 20 Group, Buntingsdale Hall and died from pneumonia.  She is buried in Donnington (St Cuthbert) Churchyard.

17-May

HIDE, DENNIS CARRINGTON  (740136) RAFVR - age 25

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard, AJ649 of No 31 SFTS, which struck power lines while low flying near the Gananoque relief field.  He is buried in Ottawa Cremation Memorial.

17-May

STEEDMAN, EDWARD BLAKEWAY  (16209) RAF - age 37

Wg Cdr

He had been serving at the RAF Depot and was shot by the Japanese when he ordered his men not to answer an intelligence gathering questionnaire.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

17-May

WILCOCK, STANLEY  (941974) RAFVR - age 30

AC1

He had been serving in the Far East and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Palembang.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

17-May

GAY, KATHLEEN  (447103) WAAF - age 21

ACW1

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Exeter.  She is buried in Falmouth Cemetery, Cornwall.

18-May

CAMERON, ROBERT DYCE  (776154) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Mohawk IV, BJ542 of No 5 Sqn, which crashed into the jungle near Siningruryang, Burma after control was lost whilst flying in clouds on a sortie to Myitkynia.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-May

HALL, JOHN CHARLES  (41693) RAF - age 24

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

BOOTH, NEVILLE GEORGE RICHARDSON  (81661) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

SPRIGGS, ANTHONY  (568054) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

SHARP, FRANK LESLIE  (910003) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

NICHOLSON, ROBERT  (954208) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

BUTTERWORTH, JOHN BERNARD  (1307679) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

MAYCOCK, RONALD  (1384147) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

RYAN, JOHN PATRICK  (J/4758) RCAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7531 LS-F of No 15 Sqn, which crashed  at Galsklint in Denmark after being damaged by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Odense (Assistens) Cemetery.

18-May

NICHOLLS, GEORGE DENIS  (1379692) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE973 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Bir Hacheim.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

18-May

FISHER, JOHN  (103576) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3644 KO-A of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

18-May

RAGAN, ARTHUR WILTON  (931128) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3644 KO-A of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

BUTTERWORTH, FRANCIS NORMAN  (1112329) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3644 KO-A of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

LLOYD, KENNETH ARTHUR  (1256771) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3644 KO-A of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

WAGSTAFF, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1309976) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3644 KO-A of No 115 Sqn, which failed to return from a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

LOCK, GORDON JAMES VICTOR  (573786) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I R9320 OJ-S of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Danish coast  during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

WOOTTON, JAMES MICHAEL  (968034) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I R9320 OJ-S of No 149 Sqn, which was shot down by flak off the Danish coast during a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

BARNFATHER, ELIOT RALPH  (400393) RAAF - age 27

Fg Off

He died from shrapnel wounds sustained whilst flying in Stirling I N6071 HA-G of No 218 Sqn, which he abandoned after the aircraft was hit by flak during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Esbjerg (Fourfelt) Cemetery.

18-May

PENDLEBURY, JAMES RICHARDS  (1012980) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN362 of No 229 Sqn, which cartwheeled into the sea whilst being chased by a Bf 109.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-May

DE MIER, SEBASTIAN BERNARD  (79234) RAFVR - age 32

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8318 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Leeuwarden.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) General Cemetery.

18-May

MILLER, FRANK JULES GEORGE  (529365) RAF - age 26

Cpl

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8318 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Leeuwarden.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) General Cemetery.

18-May

YOUNG, WILLIAM FALCONER  (J/5688) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8318 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Leeuwarden.  He is buried in Dantumadeel (Damwoude) General Cemetery.

18-May

WISNIEWSKI Andrzej (P.1222) PAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV783 of No 18 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Thurleigh on a transit flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-May

SKORA Aleksander Kazimierz (P.1671) PAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV783 of No 18 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Thurleigh on a transit flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-May

KLIMCZYK Jan (P.1601) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV783 of No 18 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Thurleigh on a transit flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-May

KOZLOWSKI Zdzislaw (P.794276) PAF - age 17

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV783 of No 18 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Thurleigh on a transit flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-May

KEMPSKI Wojciech Jerzy (P.794280) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV783 of No 18 OTU, which crashed and burst into flames shortly after taking off from Thurleigh on a transit flight.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

18-May

ROYAL, JACK DOUGLAS  (82951) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, P2516 XL-C of No 20 OTU, which was taking off from Lossiemouth on a blind flying demonstration but swung off the runway into an excavator and exploded  The driver of the excavator was also mortally wounded.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

18-May

HAMILTON, EDWARD ROBERT  (R/92180) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, P2516 XL-C of No 20 OTU, which was taking off from Lossiemouth on a blind flying demonstration but swung off the runway into an excavator and exploded  The driver of the excavator was also mortally wounded.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

18-May

THORNTON, GEORGE WALKER  (1378888) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IA, P2516 XL-C of No 20 OTU, which was taking off from Lossiemouth on a blind flying demonstration but swung off the runway into an excavator and exploded  The driver of the excavator was also mortally wounded.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

18-May

HAMMOND, LESLIE  (624820) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7343 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

BOARDMAN, HAROLD  (979996) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7343 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

FLINT, CYRIL  (1065337) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7343 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

UNSWORTH, HARRY  (1113118) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson I, N7343 of No 6 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a training flight over the North Sea.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-May

KENNEDY, JAMES BROWN  (1556699) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 833 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

18-May

DAWSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY RODGERS  (68858) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

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

18-May

CHARTERS, ROBERT WILLIAM  (118381) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort, AW376 of the OADU, which ditched in the sea off the Libyan coast following an engine failure on a transit flight from Malta to Egypt.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

18-May

HAYCOCK, JOSEPH WILLIAM  (547789) RAF - age 21

LAC

He was serving in the Far East at the time of his death, but circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

18-May

HAINES, FRANK  (998976) RAFVR - age 30

Cpl

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

18-May

MILES, ROBERT JOHN  (1029783) RAFVR - age 29

AC1

He was serving at RAF Leuchars, where he died from multiple injuries 'sustained whilst on active service'.  He is buried in Epsom Cemetery.

18-May

COLLINGS, LESLIE JAMES  (847675) AuxAF - age 28

Cpl

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Wirral.  He is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard.

18-May

DOWNING, WILFRID BERNARD  (1284229) RAFVR - age 32

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 Trowbridge.  He is buried in Melksham Church Cemetery.

19-May

DOUGLASS, ALBERT  (1172873) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Arnold Cemetery.

19-May

CASH, NOEL  (1058309) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Broughton Cemetery, Denbighshire.

19-May

SHARP, REGINALD JAMES  (615021) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Carshalton (All Saints) Churchyard.

19-May

EDMONDS, HAROLD VINCENT  (905875) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

19-May

LEWIS, DAVID WINSTON  (526313) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Llanfabon Cemetery.

19-May

EDWARDS, THOMAS ARTHUR  (1429094) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in North Sheen Cemetery.

19-May

PAYNE, NORMAN FRANK  (747828) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

19-May

VALTERS, RONALD WALTER  (102574) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7658 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which crashed  in France after the wrong engine was feathered following flak damage and an attack by a night fighter on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Aiglemont Communal Cemetery.

19-May

HUNT, WILLIAM RICHARD  (520376) RAF - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7658 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which crashed  in France after the wrong engine was feathered following flak damage and an attack by a night fighter on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Aiglemont Communal Cemetery.

19-May

STICKNEY, SIDNEY RICHARD  (655741) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7658 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which crashed  in France after the wrong engine was feathered following flak damage and an attack by a night fighter on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Aiglemont Communal Cemetery.

19-May

KENNEDY, GORDON  (R/69561) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II W7658 TL-H of No 35 Sqn, which crashed  in France after the wrong engine was feathered following flak damage and an attack by a night fighter on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Aiglemont Communal Cemetery.

19-May

WARREN, RALPH ERNEST  (404899) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7418 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost off the coast of Pembroke whilst undertaking a cross-country training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

GILL, KENNETH JOHN  (938995) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7418 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost off the coast of Pembroke whilst undertaking a cross-country training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

CHAPMAN, FRANK  (1056809) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7418 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost off the coast of Pembroke whilst undertaking a cross-country training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

McHARDY, ALEXANDER JOSEPH  (1367218) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7418 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost off the coast of Pembroke whilst undertaking a cross-country training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

POST, RALPH AINSWORTH  (R/86124) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, L7418 of No 106 Sqn, which was lost off the coast of Pembroke whilst undertaking a cross-country training flight.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

DAVEY, JOHN VERNON  (R/74906) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK994 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down on a strafing sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

19-May

FLORANCE, DAVID RAY  (J/15193) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, ? of No 133 Sqn, which lost on a Rodeo to Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

PEWITT, ROBERT LEWIS  (100528) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VC, BL988 of No 133 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Beachy Head on a Rodeo to Le Havre.  He is commemorated in The Maidenhead Register.

19-May

KING, WALTER  (1202544) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 146 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

19-May

WOODFORD, LAWRENCE ISAAC  (1459726) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He was serving with No 150 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Eltham Cemetery, London.

19-May

BABINGTON, HENRY CHRISTOPHER  (89636) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mosquito II, DD601 of No 157 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Castle Camps.  He is buried in Saffron Walden Cemetery.

19-May

WORTHINGTON, HUGH ARTHUR  (535943) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

STEPHENSON, JOHN HENRY  (653773) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

PARKER, ROBERT PETER MELTON  (655328) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

WARD, PETER HALLAM  (755983) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

GOODRUM, WILLIAM HERIOT  (905933) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

McDONAGH, THOMAS  (964668) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

COGGIN, STANLEY ALFRED  (1182229) RAFVR - age 32

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

HANISH, FREDERICK NELSON  (1375359) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ977 HA-F of No 218 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid of Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

19-May

CROCKER, HENRY BERT  (407941) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD512 of No 610 Sqn, which collided with BL267 of the same unit.  He is buried in Scottow Cemetery.

19-May

SIMPSON, JOSEPH  (844669) AuxAF - age 41

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hector I, K9747 of No 102 GOTU, which undershot landing Kidlington.  He is buried in Wallsend (Holy Cross) Cemetery.

19-May

HOPKINS, ALFRED GEORGE  (351387) RAF - age 42

WO

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.

19-May

RUTHERFORD, BERNARD RINIAN ROY  (406540) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, L9647 of No 15 (P) AFU, which collided with Oxford, R6358 whilst in formation and dived into ground near Driffield.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

19-May

LEWINGTON, JOHN HENRY  (1206228) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

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

19-May

WHITTAKER, LESLIE JAMES  (534551) RAF - age 35

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 Darlington.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

19-May

GUTHRIE, STUART JAMES BUCHANAN  (1236429) RAFVR - age 41

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 Bridgend.  He is buried in Llanmaes (St Cattwg) Churchyard.

19-May

ROBINSON, FREDA MARJORIE ANNETTE  (2022625) WAAF - age 19

ACW1

She was serving in the 61 MU and died in the RAF Hospital at Wilmslow from acute appendicitis.  She is buried in Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery.

Back to Casualties Index Casualties Index                       [Top of Page]                    Casualties 20 May 1942 Casualties 20 May 1942

This page was last updated on 05/11/17

         [Top of Page]