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Casualties - 20 - 23 May 1942


20-May

TOMKINS, FRED  (1376539) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6073 MG-Y of No 7 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

BOWKER, RONALD ARTHUR  (46894) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

PILLING, HECTOR GARRICK  (65540) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

LEWIS, CLIFFORD  (125315) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

HELLIWELL, WILLIAM  (940014) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

HOIDAS, IRVINE FRANK  (J/5694) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

BRACKEN, WILLIAM HENRY  (R/61780) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

KEARNS, GERALD JOHN PATRICK  (R/65242) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7520 MG-S of No 7 Sqn, which collided with a Bf110 night fighter over Belgium on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

20-May

BAKER, GEORGE HARMAN  (115676) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

HIGHAM, JOHN CORNISH  (570376) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

EVERITT, JACK  (925834) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

RAYNES, DENNIS JOHN  (934062) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

HOWICK, VICTOR CHARLES  (1153454) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

FAIRWEATHER, ROBERT JAMES GODNEY  (1262464) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

CHAPMAN, HENRY ERIC  (1378627) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1057 ZA-X of No 10 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

CALVERT, HAROLD PHILLIP  (903068) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6805 ZA-G of No 10 Sqn, which was shot down on 16/17 Aug 1941 during a raid on Cologne  He became a PoW and escaped in May 1942 but was shot by the civil police in Dresden.  He is buried in Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery.

20-May

FULTON, WILLIAM JOHN  (402177) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

BAIRD, WILLIAM ALAN  (404014) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

BELL, CLIFFORD ALLAN  (1117225) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

HUGHES, JAMES ERNEST  (1183354) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

ANSELL, HARRY EDGAR WREYFORD  (1283858) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery.

20-May

ROBERTS, CARADOC  (1379247) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5458 of No 12 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery.

20-May

Woodhouse, C E ()  - age

Pte

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7523 LS-C of No 15 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained the previous day when the aircraft crashed shortly after take off from Wyton due to engine failure on an air test.   .

20-May

WILSON, GRAHAM SHARP DFM (747916) RAFVR - age 28

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE548 of No 24 Sqn, which dived into sea off Gibraltar.  He is buried in Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery.

20-May

MANTLE, GEORGE THOMAS  (550196) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE548 of No 24 Sqn, which dived into sea off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

SHARP, WILLIAM BERNARD J.  (1280786) RAFVR - age Unknown

WO

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE548 of No 24 Sqn, which dived into sea off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

WRIGHT, AMBROSE EDWARD  (1293312) RAFVR - age 33

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AE548 of No 24 Sqn, which dived into sea off Gibraltar.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

MITCHELL, ALEXANDER MACGREGOR MENNIE  (105146) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7629 of No 29 Sqn, which crashed on landing at West Malling.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

20-May

RUSSELL, LESLIE PLIMMER  (40209) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

MORRIS, EDWARD JAMES  (297975) RAF - age 41

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

HUNTER, FREDERICK D'ORSA  (400504) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

REED, DUDLEY HERMAN  (403987) RNZAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

PROSSER, RICHARD LIONEL  (950585) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

FLINT, FRANCIS EDWIN  (1169620) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1101 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which crashed in the target area on a raid to Mannheim.  He is buried in Durnbach War Cemetery.

20-May

SAMUEL, EDWARD ALBERT  (1383065) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

SALT, ARTHUR DOUGLAS JOHN  (J/6285) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

FLITTON, ROBERT DEANE  (J/6378) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

HAYWORTH, WILLIAM ASHER  (J/7019) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

WINTERS, ARTHUR HENRY  (R/65225) RCAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

HOOD, RONALD WILLIAM  (R/78179) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD626 of No 37 Sqn, which failed to return from a raid against Heraklion airfield.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

20-May

HUTCHISON, ALEXANDER BURNETT  (61975) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BD954 of No 43 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Eshott after stalling as a result of the undercarriage jamming in the down position.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Springbank) Cemetery.

20-May

REES, PATRICK ELMORE  (70567) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

HARRIS, BERNARD WILLIAM  (1360384) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

WILLIAMS, MALDWYN WYN  (J/7204) RCAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

MITCHELL, WALLACE  (R/100177) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

WATSON, HOWARD CAMERON  (R/70107) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

TAYLOR, LEONARD CLAYTON  (R/75732) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z1141 of No 103 Sqn, which was shot down in the target area on a raid to St-Naziere.  He is buried in Escoublac-la-Baule War Cemetery.

20-May

McGILLIVRAY, THOMAS CAMPBELL  (41858) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

HELLYER, DENIS  (104573) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

VALENTINE, EDWARD FRANCIS  (120171) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

WHELAN, KENNETH VINCENT  (129281) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

STEVENS, CHARLES CORBETT  (946087) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

MATHIESON, DONALD  (R/85609) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3671 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed on the Franco-Belgian border during a raid on Mannheim.  He is buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Ardennes.

20-May

STABB, NICHOLAS JOHN  (67109) RAFVR - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8268 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Soesterberg.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

20-May

DUXFIELD, DENNIS  (J/5902) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8268 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Soesterberg.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

20-May

RICHES, GEORGE MERLYN  (R/88652) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8268 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Soesterberg.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

20-May

HARDING, GEORGE WILLIAM GOLDSON  (1083456) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8281 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Schipol.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

20-May

DUSTEN, ROY GEORGE  (R/68328) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8281 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Schipol.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

20-May

SHANNON, ROBERT PORTER  (R/74962) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8281 of No 418 Sqn, which failed to return from an intruder sortie to Schipol.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

20-May

COMMINS, OLIVER FREDERICK  (1415871) RAFVR - age 33

AC2

He was serving with No 420 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

20-May

HOWARD, FRANK STANLEY  (777674) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was flying Spitfire V, BR344 of No 601 Sqn, and he suffered serious head injuries when his aircraft hit a stone wall and cartwheeled across the airfield at Luqa whilst attempting to land with battle damage on 17 May 1942.  He died three days later from his injuries.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

20-May

WILLIS, HENRY  (85725) RAFVR - age 35

Fg Off

He was serving with No 972 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

20-May

DULSON, ERIC  (1484984) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving with No 2714 Sqn, RAF Regiment at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

20-May

PARR, ROWLAND AFM (78705) RAFVR - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7609 of No 6 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Droitwich.  He was cremated at  Birmingham Municipal Crematorium.

20-May

BRADLEY, WILLIAM ROY  (114212) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Master I, N7609 of No 6 SFTS, which spun into the ground at Droitwich.  He is buried in Southampton (Hollybrook) Cemetery.

20-May

MILLER, ALBERT ANDREW  (R/62889) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, AB129 of the PRU, which failed to return from a PR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

20-May

DORMAN, HUGH  (1347467) RAFVR - age 37

AC1

He was serving in the UK died at 133 Balornock Road (Stobhill Hospital), Glasgow, from chronic adhesive peritonitis.  He is buried in Glasgow (St Peter's) Roman Catholic Cemetery

21-May

FOXALL, ERNEST  (1186011) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He was serving with No 28 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Ranchi War Cemetery.

21-May

VYKOUKAL, KAREL JAN  (81902) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL998 of No 41 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over the Seine Estuary on an anti-shipping patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

21-May

WILCOCK, CHARLES  (46167) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM941 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter off Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

COATES, RAYMOND AUBREY  (60805) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM941 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter off Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

SPRINGMAN, PAUL EYRE  (61227) RAFVR - age 41

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM941 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter off Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

YARR, TERENCE JOHN  (925204) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson III, AM941 of No 62 Sqn, which was shot down by a fighter off Chittagong.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

GODFREY, GEORGE WILLIAMS  (1109641) RAFVR - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 108 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

21-May

YARNELL, STANLEY GORDON JAMES  (109034) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB465 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed in the Kabaw Valley in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

BREWER, JOHN EDWARD DARRELL  (113271) RAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB465 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed in the Kabaw Valley in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

CLEGG, RONALD FRANK  (926648) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB465 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed in the Kabaw Valley in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

KERRY, RONALD VIVIAN  (927053) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB465 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed in the Kabaw Valley in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

HINGOTT, DONALD FRANCIS  (1203701) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB465 of No 215 Sqn, which crashed in the Kabaw Valley in Burma.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

21-May

BOWERS, FREDERICK JOHN  (1439112) RAFVR - age 27

AC1/2

He was serving with No 292 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

21-May

HANLEY, REGINALD KERIN  (1059834) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8589 of No 1 OADU, which ditched in the sea off Sicily after running out of fuel on a delivery flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

21-May

BULLOCK, JAMES  (701670) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

He possibly died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF889 of No 108 MU, which stalled as it took off from Kilo 8.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

21-May

ELLIS, FRED  (935016) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Wellington VIII, HF889 of No 108 MU, which stalled as it took off from Kilo 8.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

21-May

KEENAN, NORMAN CLEMENTS  (934645) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG207 of No 14 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night near Egmanton in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Belfast City Cemetery.

21-May

CAMPBELL, THOMAS HENDERSON  (R/103921) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BG207 of No 14 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night near Egmanton in Nottinghamshire.  He is buried in Tuxford Cemetery.

21-May

ADAMS, BRIAN FRANK  (1310953) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V4168 of No 15 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground on Read's Island in the  Humber Estuary.  He was cremated at Stockport Crematorium.

21-May

SHAW, EDMUND VERNER  (748518) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5259 of No 21 OTU, which flew into power cables near Chipping Norton whilst carry out a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

21-May

BROCKLEBANK, ERNEST  (656934) RAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N5259 of No 21 OTU, which flew into power cables near Chipping Norton whilst carry out a low level navigation exercise.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

21-May

ANDERSON, JAMES  (1083374) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1142 of No 21 OTU, which stalled and crashed on an overshoot following a heavy landing at Edgehill.  He is buried in Blackpool (Carleton) Cemetery.

21-May

WORLEY, THOMAS ALFRED  (407659) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1142 of No 21 OTU, which stalled and crashed on an overshoot following a heavy landing at Edgehill.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

21-May

SWALES, HERBERT  (1138904) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1142 of No 21 OTU, which stalled and crashed on an overshoot following a heavy landing at Edgehill.  He is buried in Roundhay (St John) Churchyard.

21-May

WILSHER, GEORGE HERBERT  (741926) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1142 of No 21 OTU, which stalled and crashed on an overshoot following a heavy landing at Edgehill.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

21-May

ROBERTS, RAMBLER DAVID  (407833) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV841 of No 25 OTU, which spun into high ground near Crook in County Durham, possibly as a result of an engine fire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

21-May

GROOM, RAE  (408144) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV841 of No 25 OTU, which spun into high ground near Crook in County Durham, possibly as a result of an engine fire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

21-May

ROBERTS, ANGUS FREDERICK  (R/74926) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV841 of No 25 OTU, which spun into high ground near Crook in County Durham, possibly as a result of an engine fire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

21-May

BOATES, ROBERT MELBOURNE  (R/76229) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV841 of No 25 OTU, which spun into high ground near Crook in County Durham, possibly as a result of an engine fire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

21-May

REEVES, WILLIAM NEIL  (R/86394) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV841 of No 25 OTU, which spun into high ground near Crook in County Durham, possibly as a result of an engine fire.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

21-May

BADHAM, IVOR GEORGE  (1279531) RAFVR - age 24

AC2

He was serving with No 36 OTU at the time of his death, which was the result of a diabetic coma while in the Middleton Hospital.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

21-May

MARK, JAMES FRENCH  (1343537) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIA, P7781 of No 53 OTU, which was carrying out a normal flying exercise.  He is buried in Glasgow (Eastwood) Cemetery.

21-May

AUBRY, E. FFAF (30756) RAFVR - age 36

Cpl-Chef

He was flying in Botha I, W5081 of No 8 AGS, and died in Fort George Military Hospital from injuries sustained when the aircraft dived into the ground at Dalcross.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

21-May

GOURNAC, E. FFAF (30764) RAFVR - age Unknown

Cpl

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, W5081 of No 8 AGS, which dived into the ground at Dalcross.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

21-May

TELFER, IAN  (1059804) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, W5081 of No 8 AGS, which dived into the ground at Dalcross.  He is buried in Hartlepool (Stranton) Cemetery.

21-May

HUTT, LESLIE  (1216327) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, W5081 of No 8 AGS, which dived into the ground at Dalcross.  He is buried in Northampton (Kingsthorpe) Cemetery.

21-May

ANGELL, ALAN FRANCIS FREDERICK  (1404495) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was serving with No 832 AMES at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

21-May

OVERTON, PATRICK GEOFFREY MARSHALL  (1388720) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-1096 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Atmore, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

MADDICK, JAMES EDWARD  (1346325) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-1109 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Atmore, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

PEATTI, DAVID STANLEY  (1097360) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-817 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Atmore, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

RANDALL, RONALD EDWARD  (1216212) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 40-894 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Atmore, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

LOWE, ARTHUR VERNON  (1425914) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13, 41-11263 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Evergreen, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

PEACHELL, MICHAEL ERNEST  (986914) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT-13A, 41-21586 from Gunter Field, which crashed near Atmore, Alabama after being caught in bad weather on a cross country.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

LEAR, VICTOR WILLIAM  (1313749) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13, 41-0649 from Gunter Field, which crashed after being caught in bad weather on a cross country during a formation training exercise.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

21-May

DEWHURST, JAMES SIDNEY MM (1100752) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving at Hal Far and was killed in a strafing attack on Hal Far.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

21-May

KING, WILLIAM LESLIE  (624199) RAF - age 23

AC1

He was serving at Luqa and was killed in a strafing attack on Hal Far.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

21-May

RUSHTON, HERBERT  (1097621) RAFVR - age 36

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Glasgow Western Infirmary from a cerebral haemorrhage.  He is buried in Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery.

21-May

MAUNDER, RICHARD HENRY  (48170) RAF - age 27

Plt Off

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

21-May

FAIRGRIEVE, ERIC PULFORD  (1138057) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death and died of a diabetic coma while in the Middleton Hospital.  He is buried in Weyburn (Hillcrest) Cemetery.

21-May

BYRNE, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1448992) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He probably died in the RAF Hospital at Cosford as his death was registered in Wenlock.  He is buried in Hornchurch Cemetery.

21-May

BARBER, HARRY  (1034452) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving in the UK but travelled to Skegness, where he committed suicide by drowning, having been ill and suffering from depression.  He is buried in Kingsway New Cemetery.

21-May

GARDNER, GEORGE ARTHUR  (1217386) 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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Weyburn (Hillcrest) Cemetery.

22-May

MASON, SYDNEY RICHARD  (1182670) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, BB484 'X' of No 38 Sqn, which died in the desert after abandoning the aircraft, which was damaged in a mine laying operation over Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-May

TRUNLEY, LEWIS  (403610) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was serving with No 64 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Hawkinge Cemetery.

22-May

BEAVEN, JAMES WILFRED  (403566) RNZAF - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1566 of No 75 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek during a training sortie.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

22-May

SMEATON, WILFRED HUBERT  (405331) RNZAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1566 of No 75 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek during a training sortie.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

22-May

MACKAY, ANDREW DONALD  (411919) RNZAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1566 of No 75 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek during a training sortie.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

22-May

BODE, JOHN WILLIAM  (1185743) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1566 of No 75 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek during a training sortie.  He is buried in Buxton Cemetery.

22-May

HAYTON, CYRIL  (1113610) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1566 of No 75 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Leek during a training sortie.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (Byker and Heaton) Cemetery.

22-May

GUNDRY, KENNETH CRADOCK  (81371) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK787 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Martuba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-May

WILLIAMS, ARTHUR LLOYD (401019) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK717 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 near Ras el Tin.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

22-May

HEMINGWAY, JOHN  (119372) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, BE511 of No 245 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Salisbury, Wiltshire.  He is buried in Over Wallop (St Peter) Churchyard.

22-May

BARTON, HAROLD ERNEST  (1384013) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM524 of No 602 Sqn, which dived into the ground at West Firle in Sussex.  He is buried in Kingston-upon-Thames Cemetery.

22-May

BAYLIS, ANTHONY  (655073) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5043 'B' of No 19 OTU, which crashed on the approach to Lossiemouth whilst attempting to land with engine trouble on 18 May 1942  He died four days later from his injuries.  He is buried in Alcester Burial Ground.

22-May

MAY, FAULKNER MICHAEL VINE  (16182) RAF - age 37

Gp Capt

He was the OC, No 242 Wing and was flying in Liberator, AL511 of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during a raid on Tripoli on 3/4 May 1942, captured he died from wounds or injuries sustained.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

22-May

LAWS, STANLEY JOHN  (1186751) RAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9565 of No 3 AOS, which crashed after flying into power cables near Edgehill.  He is buried in Leamington (Whitnash Road) Cemetery.

22-May

ARDLEY, GODFREY WILLIAM  (120726) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9565 of No 3 AOS, which crashed after flying into power cables near Edgehill.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

22-May

HARRIS, CHARLES ARTHUR  (J/7089) RCAF - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9565 of No 3 AOS, which crashed after flying into power cables near Edgehill.  He is buried in Moreton-in-Marsh New Cemetery.

22-May

COHEN, AUBREY HUBERT  (1167936) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Anson I, N9565 of No 3 AOS, which crashed after flying into power cables near Edgehill.  He was cremated at Southampton Crematorium.

22-May

RUTHERFORD, CHARLES DOBSON  (106124) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, W6555 of No 3 SFTS, which collided over South Cerney with Oxford R6321 of the same unit.  He is buried in Newcastle-upon-Tyne (West Road) Crematorium.

22-May

GREGORY, EDWARD FRANCIS  (112484) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, R6321 of No 3 SFTS, which collided over South Cerney with Oxford W6555 of the same unit.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery.

22-May

COSHAM, BRIAN CHESTER  (111551) RAFVR - age 20

Plt Off

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Birmingham (Lodge Hill) Cemetery.

22-May

THOMAS, MEIRION  (1213831) RAFVR - age 17

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 St Austell (27).  He is buried in Harlech (Rehoboth) Scottish Baptist Cemetery.

23-May

WADE, DESMOND PERCY  (40962) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BM923 of No 33 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s whilst on a convoy patrol.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-May

STAMMERS, LESLIE WILLIAM  (748264) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 33 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

23-May

SCOTT, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/60429) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BE707 'B' of No 80 Sqn, which failed to return from an escort mission to Tmimi.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

23-May

HOWARD, JOHN JAMES VICTOR  (R/1828) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BM974 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s over El Adem.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-May

GRIGG, COLIN DAVIES  (406382) RAAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9620 of No 113 Sqn, which disappeared in stormy weather on a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-May

PEARSE, ERIC FRANCIS KENNEDY  (406490) RAAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9620 of No 113 Sqn, which disappeared in stormy weather on a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-May

GERMEIN, JOSEPH FRANCIS  (407362) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z9620 of No 113 Sqn, which disappeared in stormy weather on a training flight.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

23-May

DRIVER, GEORGE ALFRED  (1216865) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving with No 215 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

23-May

BANGLEY, LEONARD WILLIAM  (67032) RAFVR - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG708 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

MUIR, DAVID LAIRD  (80357) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG708 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

BACK, LESLIE JOSEPH RONALD  (121432) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG708 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

COTTON, REGINALD ERNEST RICHARD  (746965) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG708 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

STEWART, KEVIN ELLSMORE  (400571) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG717 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

TAYLOR, WILLIAM JACK  (407700) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG717 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

DOWNING, CLIFFORD ALBERT  (616763) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG717 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

HORSFIELD, HUGH CHRISTOPHER  (1178821) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore I, AG717 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a raid to Derna.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

23-May

SOUTHERN, RONALD FRED  (1002392) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 238 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

23-May

HUNTER BLAIR, DAVID GASPARD  (112767) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD540 of No 242 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Carsphairn in Kirkcudbrightshire.  He is buried in Blairquhan Private Burial Ground, Straiton.

23-May

WINTERBEECK, ETIENNE EMILE LOUIS  (87680) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL476 of No 350 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Calais during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-May

THOMAS, LLOYD GEORGE DENNIS  (J/15219) RCAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6181 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Belhelvie near Aberdeen.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

23-May

MORROW, EDGAR JAMES  (R/78377) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6181 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Belhelvie near Aberdeen.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

23-May

WHITE, WILLIAM OSWALD  (1109871) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6181 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into high ground at Belhelvie near Aberdeen.  He is buried in East Murton, Cold Hesledon and Dalton-le-Dale Burial Ground.

23-May

CALLAGHAN, G B  (102302) SAAF - age Unknown

Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM620 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

23-May

DAVIE, ARTHUR COLLINS  (1109695) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM620 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Bergen (Mollendal) Church Cemetery.

23-May

COLLEY, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (942426) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM620 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

23-May

CAMERON, WILLIAM MUIR  (1120633) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM620 of No 608 Sqn, which failed to return from a patrol off the Norwegian coast.  He is buried in Trondheim (Stavne) Cemetery.

23-May

DOHERTY, EDWARD CHARLES HIBBS  (413823) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, P1862 of No 11 (P) AFU, which dived into the ground and burst into flames on the approach to Wheaton Aston.  He is buried in Shawbury (St Mary the Virgin) Churchyard.

23-May

KENNEY, RONALD HUGH  (575986) RAF - age 18

AC1

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.

23-May

BRANNAM, FRANK  (44675) RAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, V3323 of No 23 SFTS, which crashed near Heany on a night training flight,  Sgt C J Stewart RAAF was also killed.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

23-May

CARRUTHERS, DONALD PERRY  (R/100418) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, X4588 of No 53 OTU, which flew into Gwaun Nant-Ddu near Marthyr Tydfil in bad weather.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

23-May

CONSTABARIS, JAMES  (C/1087) RCAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH233 of RAF Ferry Command, which went missing on a ferry flight from Dorval and was found in County Donegal In Ireland.  He is buried in Irvinestown Church of Ireland Churchyard.

23-May

DYER, KENNETH BUSBRIDGE  (123986) RAF Ferry Command - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH233 of RAF Ferry Command, which went missing on a ferry flight from Dorval and was found in County Donegal In Ireland.  He is commemorated on the Ottawa Memorial.

23-May

STRANGE, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1429778) RAFVR - age 38

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

23-May

COLEMAN, GEOFFREY EVERARD  (114181) RAFVR - age 41

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK and died at Westminster Hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He was cremated at Enfield Crematorium.

23-May

LIVESEY, JOHN ROBERT  (1478277) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was serving as a despatch rider and was killed when he was struck by Blenheim, Z6257 of No 54 OTU as it took off.  He is buried in Marton (St Paul) Church Burial Ground.

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