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Casualties - 24 - 26 May 1942


24-May

WOOD, ALAN TYSON  (785063) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, AR676 of No 5 Sqn, which was lost over the jungle.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-May

CAMPBELL, CHRISTOPHER GORDON  (1001167) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Mohawk IV, AR676 of No 5 Sqn, which was lost over the jungle.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

24-May

WILLIS, ALBERT EDWARD  (1257268) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5638 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near East Linford in Renfrewshire following an engine failure during take off from Abbotsinch.  He is buried in Heston (St Leonard) Churchyard.

24-May

TILLEY, COLIN  (1106850) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5638 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near East Linford in Renfrewshire following an engine failure during take off from Abbotsinch.  He is buried in Hull Crematorium.

24-May

FOWLER, JOHN ANTHONY LAMOND  (39186) RAF - age 25

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5638 of No 21 Sqn, which crashed near East Linford in Renfrewshire following an engine failure during take off from Abbotsinch.  He is buried in Paisley (Woodside) Crematorium.

24-May

MERRITT, ARNOLD RICHARD  (1290036) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5554 'Q' of No 104 Sqn, which hit a wall on an undershoot at Luqa.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

24-May

MARDER, ARTHUR  (591731) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BN223 of No 128 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Freetown whilst low flying.  He is buried in Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery.

24-May

PANKHURST, CHARLES ARTHUR  (1260384) RAFVR - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5617 of No 207 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tavistock in very poor visibility on a training exercise.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

24-May

MELLISH, RICHARD LEWIS  (R/81078) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5617 of No 207 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tavistock in very poor visibility on a training exercise.  He is buried in Buckland Monachorum Cemetery.

24-May

SMITH, LEONARD MERVYN  (629603) RAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5617 of No 207 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tavistock in very poor visibility on a training exercise.  He is buried in Newent Cemetery.

24-May

PATERSON, ANDREW PICKEN  (1378976) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5617 of No 207 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Tavistock in very poor visibility on a training exercise.  He is buried in Rugby (Whinfield) Cemetery.

24-May

FELDMAN, ZELIG  (774465) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 272 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Kantara War Memorial Cemetery.

24-May

PRINCE, GILBERT JAMES  (R/65372) RCAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 407 Sqn and was killed at Thorney Island in an accident whilst cleaning the guns of an aircraft.  He is buried in Great Bircham (St Mary) Churchyard.

24-May

ROLLASON, RICHARD WILLIAM  (403018) RAAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM794 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Haverigg (St Luke) Churchyard, Millom.

24-May

LAURIE, ROBERT MCGREGOR  (401130) RAAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM794 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-May

IRVINE, FREDERICK JACK  (401380) RAAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM794 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-May

KING, GEORGE THOMAS  (R/90192) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM794 of No 1 (C) OTU, which crashed into the sea during a navigation exercise.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

24-May

MOORE, ERIC CHARLES PATRICK  (1381635) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1218 of No 1 AGS, which dived into ground 3 miles E of Pembrey.  He is buried in Abney Park Cemetery.

24-May

RAMSDALE, KENNETH  (1071466) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1218 of No 1 AGS, which dived into ground 3 miles E of Pembrey.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Linthorpe) Cemetery.

24-May

HENRY, HAROLD GEORGE  (1262652) RAFVR - age 31

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1218 of No 1 AGS, which dived into ground 3 miles E of Pembrey.  He is buried in Pembrey (St Illtyd) Churchyard.

24-May

LAYTON, GEORGE ALFRED  (1376316) RAFVR - age 24

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, L1218 of No 1 AGS, which dived into ground 3 miles E of Pembrey.  He is buried in Pembrey (St Illtyd) Churchyard.

24-May

ALLWOOD, KENNETH JAMES  (1325072) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3599 of No 13 OTU, which crashed after control was lost in a rain storm over Wiltshire during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Melksham Church Cemetery.

24-May

HEAP, WILBERT DUDLEY  (1283560) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3599 of No 13 OTU, which crashed after control was lost in a rain storm over Wiltshire during a navigation exercise.  He is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

24-May

COOTE, MICHAEL ANDEAN  (42804) RAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Chatham (Maidstone Road) Cemetery.

24-May

CAPP, JOHN  (1394911) RAFVR - age 19

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Erith (Brook Street) Cemetery.

24-May

BOYCE, WILLIAM GILCHRIST  (1559614) RAFVR - age 19

AC14

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Glasgow Western Necropolis.

24-May

HOLDEN, ROBERT SAMUEL  (1133022) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

24-May

HUGHES, ALFRED WILLIAM  (1178083) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Newmarket Cemetery.

24-May

BOYLE, JOHN GEORGE YPRES  (631184) RAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Swansea (Cwmgelly) Cemetery.

24-May

ADDERLY, ALBERT DFM (544454) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.  He is buried in Wellington General Cemetery, Shropshire.

24-May

LONG, B V () ATC - age Unknown

Cdt Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2802 of No 1483 Flt, which spun into the ground near Bury St Edmunds following failure of the wing's main spar.

24-May

HAINES, SYDNEY GEORGE  (1120344) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BF939 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night at Cirencester Park.  He is buried in Cirencester Cemetery.

24-May

SMITH, THOMAS (1539038) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, BF939 of No 3 (P) AFU, which flew into the ground at night at Cirencester Park.  He is buried in Sunderland (Southwick) Cemetery.

24-May

SHEDDEN, NEIL  (1067663) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in Hairmyres Hospital, from pulmonary TB.  He is buried in Glasgow (Riddrie Park) Cemetery.

24-May

BRANDON, GEORGE HENRY  (526381) RAF - age 40

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 Doncaster.  He is buried in Leicester (Gilroes) Cemetery.

24-May

SMITH, GEORGE HENRY  (1337331) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Surrey Mid E (19).  He is buried in Morden Cemetery.

24-May

MONTGOMERY, NEIL MORRISON  (622499) RAF - age 21

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 Eastleigh.  He is buried in Nairobi War Cemetery.

24-May

HARTLEY, JOHN CECIL  (1484663) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was drowned  when the boat he was in developed a leak and sank at Brampton, Cumberland.  He is buried in Staindrop Cemetery..

25-May

COMFORT, ALEXANDER CHARLES  (122925) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN413 of No 80 Sqn, which was lost whilst escorting a Kittyhawk of No 40 Sqn SAAF on a tactical reconnaissance sortie to Tmini.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-May

JANKIEWICZ Jerzy (P.83698) PAF - age 28

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AD233 'F' of No 222 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Dunkirk during Rodeo 51.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-May

RYAN, JOHN HUGH ALLEN  (R/72085) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BD951 of No 247 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Exeter.  He is buried in Exeter Higher Cemetery.

25-May

WINDSOR, GERARD PATRICK  (404286) RAAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was serving with No 248 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-May

GWYNN, DOUGLAS ERIC  (902176) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 248 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-May

GRANT GOVAN, GEORGE  (40821) RAFO - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, N1561 of No 277 Sqn, which crashed on an overshoot at Croydon.  He is buried in Ipswich Cemetery.

25-May

FAUNT, FRANCIS WILLIAM GRAHAM  (J/8944) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIA, AH889 of No 400 Sqn, which dived into the ground near TunbridgeWells.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

25-May

CALDWELL, WALTER ALEXANDER  (405229) RNZAF - age 19

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR354 of No 601 Sqn, which was shot down over Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

25-May

COTTRELL, GORDON  (850240) AuxAF - age 29

AC1

He was serving with No 914 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Birmingham (Brandwood End) Cemetery.

25-May

LAWSON, ROBERT  (546938) RAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 15 WU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

25-May

HOUGH, JAMES ERIC  (994140) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD625 of No 22 OTU, which was hit by DV480 of the same unit whilst waiting to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon.  He is buried in Macclesfield Cemetery.

25-May

PASCOE, VYVYAN ROESSLER  (404671) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD625 of No 22 OTU, which was hit by DV480 of the same unit whilst waiting to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

WILLIAMS, JOHN SYDDALL  (404977) RNZAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD625 of No 22 OTU, which was hit by DV480 of the same unit whilst waiting to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

WILKINSON, MERVYN  (405532) RNZAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD625 of No 22 OTU, which was hit by DV480 of the same unit whilst waiting to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

CALLAGHAN, DOUGLASS  (412313) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, AD625 of No 22 OTU, which was hit by DV480 of the same unit whilst waiting to take-off from Stratford-upon-Avon.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

WHITWORTH, CHARLES ROBERT  (1202832) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV480 of No 22 OTU, which hit AD625 of the same unit as it was landing at Stratford-upon-Avon in a severe cross wind.  He is buried in Shepshed Cemetery.

25-May

HERBERT, RONALD ERNEST  (411721) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV480 of No 22 OTU, which hit AD625 of the same unit as it was landing at Stratford-upon-Avon in a severe cross wind.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

COOK, ROBERT DOUGLAS  (R/62860) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV480 of No 22 OTU, which hit AD625 of the same unit as it was landing at Stratford-upon-Avon in a severe cross wind.  He is buried in Stratford-on-Avon Cemetery.

25-May

GIBBY, JOHN LLEWELLYN  (812346) AuxAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV480 of No 22 OTU, which hit AD625 of the same unit as it was landing at Stratford-upon-Avon in a severe cross wind.  He is buried in Tunbridge Wells Cemetery.

25-May

EMMS, GRAHAM LANGLEY  (930367) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1151 'L' of No 25 OTU, which having attempted to land downwind crashed as it attempted to go around again at Bircotes during dual instruction.  He is buried in King's Lynn Cemetery.

25-May

COLES, RONALD ALFRED  (751410) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1151 'L' of No 25 OTU, which having attempted to land downwind crashed as it attempted to go around again at Bircotes during dual instruction.  He is buried in Stivichall (or Styvechale) (St James) Churchyard.

25-May

WOOD, STANLEY LE VESCONTE DFC (89608) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1151 'L' of No 25 OTU, which having attempted to land downwind crashed as it attempted to go around again at Bircotes during dual instruction.  He is buried in Woodchurch (Holy Cross) Churchyard, Birkenhead.

25-May

SUTCLIFFE, FRANK  (947630) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

He was serving with No 51 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-May

HILL, JOHN ANDREW  (115324) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6090 of No 54 OTU, which dived into ground Greenburn, West Lothian.  He is buried in Haddington (St Martin's) New Burial Ground.

25-May

HARRISON, ALFRED EDWIN  (1384501) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6090 of No 54 OTU, which dived into ground Greenburn, West Lothian.  He is buried in Middlesbrough (Acklam) Cemetery.

25-May

WILLIAMS, BERNARD  (656537) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He died from injuries sustained whilst flying in Oxford I, T1264 of No 6 (P) AFU, which crashed on an overshoot at Chipping Norton.  He is buried in Leeds Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-May

BESSANT, GEORGE HAROLD  (1140917) RAFVR - age 21

AC1/2

He was in Draft 3942 but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained .  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

25-May

HOLDEN, JOHN THOMAS  (990096) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was possibly a patient aboard the hospital ship HMHS Amsterdam at the time of his death .  He is buried in Suez War Memorial Cemetery.

25-May

KENDAL, JOHN BEDFORD  (83268) RAFVR - age 21

Fg Off

He was flying Hurricane I, Z4873 of the MSFU and died from injuries received as a result of abandoning his aircraft which dived into the sea after engaging a Ju 88 attacking the convoy.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-May

FORD, A E  (1467741) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving in South Africa at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Durban (Stellawood) Cemetery.

25-May

MILLER, NORMAN EDMUND  (1716964) RAFVR - age 18

AC2

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Blackpool.  He is buried in New Southgate Cemetery.

25-May

WELLS, SIDNEY FRANK  (1611443) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

He was serving in the UK and died in the Military Hospital, Shenley, Elstree, Middlesex, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in West Ham Cemetery

26-May

BEAUMONT, RONALD  (102127) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He probably died from injuries sustained the previous day whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BD774 of No 73 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation.  He is buried in Benghazi War Cemetery.

26-May

BELLAMY, JOHN HENRY  (1180375) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was serving with No 104 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

26-May

WILLIS, WILLIAM RICHARD  (1212906) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7573 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Moneyneagh, County Antrim.  He is buried in Ballycranbeg (Mount St Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard.

26-May

WILLS, STANLEY DONALD  (400746) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7573 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Moneyneagh, County Antrim.  He is buried in Ballyhalbert (St Andrew) Church of Ireland Churchyard.

26-May

EDWARDS, GORDON CHARLES  (777621) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IF, X7573 of No 153 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Moneyneagh, County Antrim.  He is buried in Harbledown (St Michael) Churchyard.

26-May

DESOURDY, VINCENT GEORGE  (J/6400) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5133 of No 235 Sqn, which lost off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-May

LEE, GEOFFREY ERIC  (922541) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VI, T5133 of No 235 Sqn, which lost off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

26-May

RUSSELL, EDWIN ALBERT  (R/78150) RCAF - age 26

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL130 of No 250 Sqn, which spun into the ground shortly after take off from Gambut.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

26-May

FOSTER, PHILIP HERBERT  (87408) RAFVR - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z6245 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a operational sortie.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

26-May

JAMIESON, JOHN MURRAY  (R/58352) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim, Z6245 of No 404 Sqn, which failed to return from a operational sortie.  He is buried in Egersund Cemetery.

26-May

WARE, LEICESTER BOND  (404007) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VI, BR172 of No 616 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Dunholme after the wings broke off during a practice interception.  He is buried in Scampton (St John the Baptist) Churchyard.

26-May

MITCHELL, TONY EDWARD  (1284520) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Henley I, L3441 of No 1 AACU, which spun into ground near Aberporth.  He is buried in Enfield (Lavender Hill) Cemetery.

26-May

McLEAN, CHARLES  (1222279) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Henley I, L3441 of No 1 AACU, which spun into ground near Aberporth.  He is buried in Hamilton West Cemetery.

26-May

DODDS, RICHARD  (1096473) RAFVR - age 29

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 commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

26-May

CHADWICK, GEORGE KENNETH  (111553) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5092 ZV-A of No 19 OTU, which crashed over the bombing range at Innes Links following the explosion of a photoflash.  He is buried in Kinloss Abbey Burial Ground.

26-May

CRANE, PETER  (1067232) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5092 ZV-A of No 19 OTU, which crashed over the bombing range at Innes Links following the explosion of a photoflash.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

26-May

KINSEY, EDMUND GEORGE  (1072967) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5092 ZV-A of No 19 OTU, which crashed over the bombing range at Innes Links following the explosion of a photoflash.  He is buried in Moston (St Joseph's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

26-May

GREEN, JOSEPH  (1129517) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5092 ZV-A of No 19 OTU, which crashed over the bombing range at Innes Links following the explosion of a photoflash.  He is buried in Stanley New Cemetery.

26-May

WHITEHEAD, CHRISTOPHER DEREK AINLEY  (969071) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, P5092 ZV-A of No 19 OTU, which crashed over the bombing range at Innes Links following the explosion of a photoflash.  He is buried in Worcester (Astwood) Cemetery.

26-May

ZIELINSKI Jerzy Stanislaw (P.782403) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, R1822 of No 3 ADU, which dived into the ground on a flight from High Ercall.  He is buried in Leconfield (St Catherine) Churchyard.

26-May

CARDEN, GORDON EDWARD  (1292442) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Master I, N7884 of No 59 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wreay, Carlisle.  He is buried in Addlestone Burial Ground.

26-May

WAY, HERBERT HENRY  (R/98787) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Master I, N7884 of No 59 OTU, which flew into the ground near Wreay, Carlisle.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

26-May

CRANSTON, JOSEPH  (1066612) RAFVR - age 28

AC1

He had been serving at Toungoo at the time of his death, which was probably in Japanese captivity.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

26-May

EDMUNDS, JOHN HENRY  (1277726) RAFVR - age 33

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 Caerleon.  He is buried in Abercarn Cemetery.

26-May

KIRK, NORMAN FRANK  (649679) RAF - age 23

LAC

He was possibly serving at RAF Castle Camps and died from injuries sustained when Mosquito II, DD604 of No 157 Sqn skidded into a bus after its undercarriage collapsed on an overshoot.  He is buried in East Rudham Cemetery.

26-May

GRIFFITHS, JOHN  (987282) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, L6011 of No 5 AOS, which crashed near Hellaby, Rotherham.  He is buried in Spennymoor (Tudhoe) Cemetery.

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