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Casualties - 27 - 30 May 1942


27-May

SANDS, ALWYN HAROLD  (402064) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN282 of No 73 Sqn, which failed to arrive at Gambut West on a transit flight from El Adem.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-May

DE BONO, NICHOLS  (776819) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving with No 73 Sqn, and was killed in a strafing attack by a Bf 109 on Tobruk.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

27-May

WOODHEAD, ROBERT MARTIN  (J/8156) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM467 of No 81 Sqn, which crashed at Eastwood near Southend.  He is buried in Warmfield (St Peter) Churchyard Extension.

27-May

NEWTON, JOHN  (1113501) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW371 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

HALL, HENRY WILLIAM  (1356409) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW371 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

KNIGHT, JOHN KENNETH  (1379383) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW371 of No 86 Sqn, which failed to return from a reconnaissance sortie off the Norwegian coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

BOWRAN, ROBERT BERNARD  (106138) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Defiant I, AA546 of No 96 Sqn, which dived into the ground on the Old Camp Road ranges in Staffordshire.  He is buried in Cannock Chase War Cemetery.

27-May

WIGINGTON, ROBERT  (78495) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3851 of No 130 Sqn, which flew into the ground near Helston in Cornwall.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

27-May

WETHERAL, JAMES HAMISH  (1365094) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BM921 of No 136 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Sutarhali following an engine failure due to a glycol leak.  He is buried in Chittagong War Cemetery.

27-May

BRENNAN, JOHN ROBERT  (R/72637) RCAF - age 19

Flight Sergeant

He was killed whilst flying in Whirlwind I, P7122 of No 137 Sqn, which flew on a reciprocal course taking it away from the Norfolk coast .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

27-May

ARMSTRONG, COLIN ALFRED GEORGE  (1061246) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3563 of No 222 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea during Rodeo 54.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

ASHTON, STANLEY RANS  (1121869) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was serving with No 108 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

GROVES, ALFRED EDWARD  (616588) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5568 of No 1401 Flt, which was shot down in error by Whirlwinds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

THIMBLEBEE, PERCY HUDSON  (963850) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5568 of No 1401 Flt, which was shot down in error by Whirlwinds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

MARSHALL, WILLIAM STUART  (68148) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5568 of No 1410 Flt, which was shot down in error by Whirlwinds.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-May

O'DONNELL, EDGAR CHARLES  (655939) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1023 of No 5 (C) OTU, which dived into the sea off Maidens.  He is buried in Castle Bromwich (SS Mary and Margaret) Churchyard.

27-May

SKYRME, ERIC  (656663) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, P8249 of No 53 OTU, which collided with K9951 whilst landing at RAF Llandow.  He is buried in Ecclesall (All Saints) Churchyard.

27-May

LUNDHOLM, TERENCE  (116426) RAFVR - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9951 of No 53 OTU, which collided with P8249 whilst landing at RAF Llandow.  He is buried in Llantwit Major Cemetery.

27-May

MUIRHEAD, THOMAS  (1004445) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was serving at Salbani at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

27-May

NEWMAN, PERCY GEORGE  (1218863) RAFVR - age 27

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor accident between a lorry and another motor vehicle on the cliff road at Welton near Lincoln.  He is buried in Harrow (Eastcote Lane) Cemetery.

27-May

HACKER, ALBERT EDWARD  (1228792) 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 Surrey S E.  He is buried in Horndon-on-the-Hill (SS Peter and Paul) Churchyard.

27-May

BURT, HORACE WILLIAM  (281307) RAF - age 42

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor accident between a lorry and another motor vehicle on the cliff road at Welton near Lincoln.  He is buried in Stone Cemetery, Dartford.

27-May

NUGUS, CECIL  (135147) RAF - age 49

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 Northampton.  He is buried in Upavon Cemetery.

27-May

CHESTER, ARTHUR  (1028844) RAFVR - age 36

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and was killed in a motor accident between a lorry and another motor vehicle on the cliff road at Welton near Lincoln.  He is buried in Warmsworth Cemetery.

28-May

LYONS, GORDON HOWARD  (R/80184) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, Z5444 of No 33 Sqn, which he baled out from after being shot down by fighters on an interception near El Adem but did not survive.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

28-May

KRONK, CHARLES THOMAS  (41514) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG875 of No 67 Sqn, which crashed near the gasworks at Alipore after pulling out of a low level inverted flight.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

28-May

DAVIES, DENNIS WILLIAM  (655324) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB152 of No 72 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Biggin Hill.  He is buried in Ebbw Vale (Cwm) Cemetery.

28-May

STONE, HENRY JOHN  (1375330) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW345 of No 86 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Thrumster in Caithness.  He is buried in Mortlake Cemetery.

28-May

WHITE, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1253366) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW345 of No 86 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Thrumster in Caithness.  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

28-May

DALY, MAURICE JOSEPH  (404173) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW345 of No 86 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Thrumster in Caithness.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

28-May

DUNN, RONALD  (742622) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort II, AW345 of No 86 Sqn, which flew into the ground at Thrumster in Caithness.  He is buried in Wick Cemetery.

28-May

DICKINSON, ERIC  (64920) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK829 of No 112 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a ground strafing sortie.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

28-May

ALLGOOD, EDWIN ARTHUR  (746784) RAFVR - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM924 of No 120 Sqn, which killed when the aircraft was shot down by fighters off the Lofotewn Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-May

SMITH, BRIAN FRANK  (759210) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator I, AM924 of No 120 Sqn, which killed when the aircraft was shot down by fighters off the Lofotewn Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

28-May

OVENSTONE, HAROLD DAVID  (1258429) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK877 of No 250 Sqn, which was shot down on an escort mission to Acroma.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

28-May

ALLEN, DONALD GEORGE  (R/93436) RCAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, ? of No 416 Sqn, which crashed north-east of Aberdeen.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

28-May

CRAIG, JAMES  (1342764) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13A, 41-1215 from 1 BFTS, which crashed after striking a beacon tower whilst 'beating up' the landing ground at Wills Park.  He is buried in Terrell (Oakland) Memorial Park.

28-May

McDOWELL, JOHN INGRAM  (1076263) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Ballyroney Presbyterian Churchyard.

28-May

THOMAS, CLIFFORD JAMES  (1332256) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Mountain Ash (Maesyrarian) Cemetery.

28-May

WILLIAMS, HERBERT NOEL  (405089) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

28-May

GRAHAM, GEORGE DOUGLAS  (1059997) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

28-May

GRANT, WILLIAM JOHN PETER  (R/79042) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

28-May

DAVIS, HENRY LAWRENCE  (R/85807) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX433 of No 1443 Flt, which flew into high ground at Mynydd Moel whilst flying in cloud on cross country exercise.  He is buried in Tywyn Cemetery.

28-May

McCLENNAN, BRUCE WALLACE  (R/85669) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8852 of No 20 OTU, which crashed into trees near the airfield at Elgin whilst trying to land in extremely poor weather on return from a night cross country.  He is buried in Lossiemouth Burial Ground.

28-May

NEWTON, THOMAS ARTHUR AFM (46505) RAF - age 36

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5805 of No 22 SFTS, which stalled into a flat spin near Mount Senali from which recovery was impossible.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

28-May

MASON, SCOT LEEMING  (700712) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Harvard I, P5805 of No 22 SFTS, which stalled into a flat spin near Mount Senali from which recovery was impossible.  He is buried in Gweru Cemetery.

28-May

BOUCHARD, FREDERICK HENRY  (914682) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth, 5955 of No 33 EFTS, which crashed during a forced landing.  He is buried in Caron Municipal Cemetery.

28-May

LUNT, FREDERICK  (1530587) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He had been serving at ABDAIR and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Jakarta in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

28-May

ROGERS, FRANK  (1390032) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

HHe was killed whilst flying in BT13, 41-1047 from Gunter Field, which dived into the ground before recovery could be affected after stalling whilst carrying out aerobatics.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

28-May

WALKER, DEIRDRE JOAN VERONICA  (442236) WAAF - age Unknown

ACW1

Her unit and the circumstances of her death have yet to be ascertained.  She is commemorated on the  Runnymede Memorial.

28-May

FLORENCE, STEPHEN SMITH  (1558175) RAFVR - age 40

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 Carlisle.  He was cremated at  Aberdeen Crematorium.

28-May

DOWNS, FREDERICK  (85815) RAF - age 39

Flt Lt

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 N Cotswold.  He is buried in Bradford (Thornton) Cemetery.

28-May

BENT, ROBERT JOHN  (1120670) RAFVR - 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 Knaresborough.  He is buried in Brilley (St Mary) Churchyard.

28-May

GIANNASI, FREDERICK GEORGE  (1507184) 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 Brackley.  He is buried in Liverpool (Yew Tree) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

29-May

IMESON, DONALD CLIFTON  (R/67534) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM784 of No 59 Sqn, which was shot down on patrol over the Baltic.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

29-May

HANN, JOHN ALBERT EDWARD  (1310460) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM784 of No 59 Sqn, which was shot down on patrol over the Baltic.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

29-May

WILKINSON, WALTER JOHN  (1360733) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM784 of No 59 Sqn, which was shot down on patrol over the Baltic.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

SCHAFER, LEONARD VICTOR  (778716) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM784 of No 59 Sqn, which was shot down on patrol over the Baltic.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29-May

PARKER, BRADY OSCAR  (C/2647) RCAF - age 24

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AB150 of No 72 Sqn, which abandoned the aircraft after being shot down by fighters over the Channel but not rescued.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

PEARSON, PHILIP  (119010) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BM991 of No 80 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s on a sweep in the El Adem-Acroma-Bir Hacheim area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-May

CHAMPION, PHILIP ARTHUR  (913929) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 102 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

ROSS, KENNETH JAMES  (545687) RAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8366 'T' of No 104 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed on the approach to Luqa and burst into flames on return from a raid to Catania on one engine.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

29-May

ROBERTS, ELWYN KYFFIN  (915495) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8366 'T' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Luqa and burst into flames on return from a raid to Catania on one engine.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

29-May

McCOLL, ANDREW  (1061860) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8366 'T' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Luqa and burst into flames on return from a raid to Catania on one engine.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

29-May

DAVIS, GEORGE ROBERT COXWORTH  (R/78498) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8366 'T' of No 104 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Luqa and burst into flames on return from a raid to Catania on one engine.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

29-May

LEWIS, ELFED  (526016) RAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

JAMES, ROBERT STUART SEYMOUR  (581456) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

HUGHES, JOHN ROBE  (968043) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

ISAACS, THOMAS JOSEPH  (535453) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery.

29-May

KELLY, ? ()  - age

 

He was killed whilst flying in Sunderland II, T9089 of No 228 Sqn, which crashed on landing at Oban.   .

29-May

WALKER, SYDNEY  (1056064) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4919 of No 236 Sqn, which was attacked in error by a Spitfire of No 610 Sqn and crashed landed near Lowestoft.  He is buried in Runcorn Cemetery.

29-May

GODLEWSKI Sylwester Jerzy (P.76749) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, P8725 of No 302 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Fairmile near Henley-on-Thames.  He is buried in Northwood Cemetery.

29-May

FORD, HERBERT NORMAN  (R/59645) RCAF - age 22

LAC

He was serving as a driver with No 400 Sqn and died in Hurstwood Park Hospital, Haywards Heath from wounds sustained three days earlier whilst 'fooling with gun and shot himself'.  Brookwood Military Cemetery.

29-May

RACE, CHARLES FRANKLIN  (J/4749) RCAF - age 21

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM650 of No 407 Sqn, which died after being rescued from injuries sustained after his aircraft was hit by flak and exploded whilst carrying out an anti-shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

ROBINSON, ROBERT MOSES DORRIEN  (J/5487) RCAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM650 of No 407 Sqn, which died after being rescued from injuries sustained after his aircraft was hit by flak and exploded whilst carrying out an anti-shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

McCARTHY, WILLIAM PATRICK  (R/77583) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM650 of No 407 Sqn, which died after being rescued from injuries sustained after his aircraft was hit by flak and exploded whilst carrying out an anti-shipping sweep off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29-May

SARGENT, DAVID HERBERT  (J/5670) RCAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT236 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down over the sea near Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

EDWARDS, MEDWYN  (J/7790) RCAF - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT236 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down over the sea near Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

McWILLIAMS, JOHN ASHTON  (R/67152) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT236 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down over the sea near Wilhelmshaven.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

29-May

CONWAY, ARNOLD FRANCIS  (R/68413) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT236 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down over the sea near Wilhelmshaven.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

29-May

DEAN, JOHN NICHOLSON  (402936) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK973 of No 450 Sqn, which was lost over Acroma.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

29-May

DEVLIN, HENRY WILLIAM  (401108) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK213 of No 250 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s near Acroma.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

29-May

SHAW, RAYMOND  (402139) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK998 'O' of No 450 Sqn, which was lost over Acroma.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

29-May

PACKER, THOMAS EDWIN  (407453) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL163 of No 450 Sqn, which shot down near Tobruk.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

29-May

LEAVER, GEORGE JAMES EDWARD  (107296) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was serving with No 978 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery.

29-May

STOKES, RICHARD WILLIAM  (42027) RAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, AR876 of No 23 SFTS, which collided with BG361 during a night take off from Heany.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery.

29-May

WRAY, JOHN KENNETH  (1451028) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford II, BG361 of No 23 SFTS, which collided with AR876 during a night take off from Heany.  He is buried in Bulawayo (Athlone) Cemetery

29-May

VIRGO, GEORGE WILLIAM  (959023) RAFVR - age 29

Cpl

He was serving with No 3 R & R at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tobruk War Cemetery.

29-May

STILLWELL, STANLEY HOWARD  (1268426) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1026 of No 32 OTU, which crashed into the sea on take-off for an air firing exercise, possibly as the result of an engine failure.  He is buried in Ottawa Cremation Memorial.

29-May

GATEHOUSE, DAVID GEORGE  (126964) RAF Ferry Command - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson IIIA, FH463 of No 44 Grp, which crashed in the sea on a ferry flight.  He is buried in Ottawa Memorial.

29-May

PARROTT, JOSEPH THOMAS  (118152) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire I, K9975 of No 57 OTU, which dived into the ground near Sealand.  He is buried in Hawarden Cemetery.

29-May

GOODALL, REGINALD MORRIS  (108859) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Harvard I, P5863 of No 20 SFTS, which collided with N7001 of the same unit near the Twentydales Estate, Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-May

GRAY, JOHN ROBERT HENRY  (1332951) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in either Harvard I, P5863 of No 20 SFTS, which collided with N7001 of the same unit near the Twentydales Estate, Salisbury in Southern Rhodesia.  He is buried in Harare (Pioneer) Cemetery.

29-May

BENNETT, CLARENCE ANTHONY  (1452606) RAFVR - age 35

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 Swindon.  He is buried in Abercarn Cemetery.

29-May

TURNER, HILDA MADELINE MAUREEN  (2022376) WAAF - age 18

ACW1

She was serving at RAF Dishforth at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Knaresborough.  She is buried in Morden (St Laurence) Churchyard.

29-May

HOLLINGDRAKE, HENRY  (77472) RAFVR - age 36

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, N6858 of No 10 EFTS, which was struck by Tiger Moth, T7045.  He is buried in Stoke Orchard (St James the Great) Churchyard.

29-May

PERREMAN, CHARLES W  (1286213) 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.  His death was registered in Colchester.  He is buried in Tiptree United Reformed Church.

30-May

DRAPER, ALFRED SEGAR  (1057464) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8598 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which exploded in the air and crashed near Swaffham on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Aughton (St Michael) Churchyard.

30-May

MOODIE, DONALD MALCOLM  (R/54098) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8598 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which exploded in the air and crashed near Swaffham on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

30-May

HOOLEY, HAROLD  (1030463) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8598 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which exploded in the air and crashed near Swaffham on a raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr.

30-May

EVERATT, GEORGE HAMILTON  (655036) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8598 PH-B of No 12 Sqn, which exploded in the air and crashed near Swaffham on a raid to Cologne.  He was cremated at  Norwich and Norfolk Crematorium.

30-May

CUNDY, ROBERT MICHAEL  (45590) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3616  of No 13 Sqn, which  was lost during intruder operations in support of the third '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.

30-May

STEVENSON, ROBERT DRUMMOND  (1051631) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3616  of No 13 Sqn, which  was lost during intruder operations in support of the third '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

30-May

BENNETT, JOHN CHARLES  (1284385) RAFVR - age 27

Sergeant

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, N3616  of No 13 Sqn, which  was lost during intruder operations in support of the third '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

DOYLE, FRANCIS KINGSLEY  (61287) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

MORRIS, FREDERICK ARTHUR  (535527) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

DOUGHTY, HARRY  (977761) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

McSPARRON, ERNEST WILLIAM  (1073860) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

SOPER, THOMAS WALTER  (1263238) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM EDMUND  (1305524) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

BOND, WILLIAM GEORGE  (1381416) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

KENNEDY, FREDERICK JAMES  (J/3762) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7515 LS-Q of No 15 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a Gardening sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

NIVEN, ROBERT HENRY DFC (37627) RAF - age 28

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM842 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation off the Fresian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

REILLY, JAMES JOSEPH  (J/6970) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM842 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation off the Fresian Islands.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

RICHARDS, DOUGLAS JOHN  (403624) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM842 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation off the Fresian Islands.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

30-May

HOWARTH, JOHN  (553931) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson V, AM842 of No 59 Sqn, which failed to return from an operation off the Fresian Islands.  He is buried in Schiermonnikoog (Vredenhof) Cemetery.

30-May

ANDERSON, JOHN DALRYMPLE  (68813) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BOWACK, NORMAN HAMILTON  (107922) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BROWN, WILLIAM  (532296) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

MINER, DOUGLAS ALBERT  (965937) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

NICOL, JAMES  (966488) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

MARSHALL, THOMAS ROBERT  (1113585) RAFVR - age 33

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

CORKER, MAURICE STANLEY DOUGLAS  (1270316) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1065 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by flak in the target area on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BOND, JAMES ALFRED  (1207446) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving with No 97 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Thurrock (Stanford-le-Hope) Cemetery.

30-May

BURNEY, HENRY GEORGE  (402343) RAAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK772 'Y' of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from ground strafing sortie to the Bir Hacheim area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

30-May

CULNANE, TERENCE JOHN  (748326) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He died from injuries sustained on 28 May 1942 whilst flying in Liberator I, AM924 of No 120 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off the Lofotewn Islands on 28 May 1942 and managed to evacuate the aircraft when it ditched but he died in the dinghy.  He is buried in Narvik New Cemetery.

30-May

CANDLER, PETER THORNE  (77270) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1208 QT-S of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30-May

GREGORY, WALTER EWART  (115239) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1208 QT-S of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30-May

MALLON, LAWRENCE WILLIAM  (1029624) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1208 QT-S of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30-May

THORNTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM  (1181849) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1208 QT-S of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30-May

LOWDEN, NOEL ALEXANDER  (1330594) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1208 QT-S of No 142 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea on the first '1,000 Bomber' raid to Cologne.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

30-May

HEATH, PETER GEORGE ROLAND  (37174) RAF - age 26

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

DALTON, PERCY ARTHUR  (84882) RAFVR - age 35

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

MAITLAND, WILFRED RONALD  (111680) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BROWN, FREDERICK GEORGE  (944101) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

SCOTT, DONALD KEITH NEWTON  (1002306) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

THOMSON, WILFRED GEORGE  (1380318) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III. X3706 GT-C of No 156 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

JONES, ARTHUR WYN IDWAL  (102593) RAFVR - age 24

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BROWN, STANLEY  (104401) RAFVR - age 29

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

ARMSTRONG, FREDERICK  (571552) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

DAVIS, JOHN WILLIAM  (642788) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

MURRAY, THOMAS EDWARD  (979137) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

SLATFORD, FREDERICK HERBERT  (1183344) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

YOUNG, RONALD JOHN CRAIG  (1257537) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

KNEESHAW, JOHN  (1378284) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7535 HA-C of No 218 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

KEETON, HERBERT SIDNEY  (114307) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8038 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

30-May

HAMILTON, DAVID ALLAN  (65549) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8038 of No 236 Sqn, which failed to return from an attack on a convoy off the Dutch coast.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

30-May

CARPENTER, HERBERT COLIN  (45323) RAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Mustang I, AG439 of No 239 Sqn, which dived into the ground at Boxley Wood near Maidstone.  He is buried in Abinger (St James) Churchyard.

30-May

DEVLIN, LEWIS JAMES  (R/70988) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK704 of No 250 Sqn, which failed to return from ground strafing sortie to the Bir Hacheim area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

30-May

WEST, ALLAN FRANCIS  (940419) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

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

30-May

HENNING, DOUGLAS  (917785) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was serving with No 405 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

KELLOW, WILLIAM LAVERSON FIELD  (923177) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3715 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

CAVAGHAN, ERIC GRAHAM  (J/6167) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3715 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

FORBES, JOHN GORDON  (R/62650) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3715 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

WHITLEY, ROBERT WIDDOP  (R/67591) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3715 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

CRAWFORD, ORVILLE EVERETT  (R/68063) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3715 VR-G of No 419 Sqn, which crashed into the suburbs of Paris on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BUCKLAND, GRAHAM GEORGE  (400642) RAAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK704 of No 450 Sqn, which was killed after baling out over the Bir Hacheim area.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

30-May

NURSEY, IAN ARTHUR  (402389) RAAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL200 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down near Gambut by Bf 109s.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

30-May

MURPHY, WILLIAM MARTIN  (404353) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1388 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BOURKE, THOMAS HARRISON  (407192) RAAF - age 29

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1388 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

BALLEINE, BERNARD GEORGE PAYN  (407280) RAAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1388 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

DAVIS, RICHARD PATERSON  (407285) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1388 UV-J of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Viroflay New Communal Cemetery.

30-May

JONES, RUSSEL ALLEN PERA  (402967) RAAF - age 26

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1391 UV-R of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

HOUGHTON, GEORGE  (1166960) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1391 UV-R of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

MELLOWES, KENNETH REGINALD  (1167148) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1391 UV-R of No 460 Sqn, which crashed near Dreux on a raid to Gennevilliers.  He is buried in Dreux Communal Cemetery.

30-May

DANIELS, JOHN GORDON  (1312337) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX390 of No 1 OADU, which ditched off Lisbon en-route to Gibraltar on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Oporto (St James) British Churchyard.

30-May

THOMPSON, MATTHEW HALL  (1320384) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX390 of No 1 OADU, which ditched off Lisbon en-route to Gibraltar on a delivery flight.  He is buried in Oporto (St James) British Churchyard.

30-May

CHUTE, CLINTON MELVILLE  (R/85421) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Havoc I, AH452 of No 1451 Flt, which crashed on approach Gilston near Hunsdon.  He is buried in Ware New Cemetery.

30-May

BOX, DENIS GRANT  (404884) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9307 'H' of No 1502 Flt, which was shot down by a night fighter on it's return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

30-May

ORMAN, WILLIAM HARDING  (926978) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9307 'H' of No 1502 Flt, which was shot down by a night fighter on it's return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

30-May

GODBEHERE, JAMES HERBERT  (R/77436) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9307 'H' of No 1502 Flt, which was shot down by a night fighter on it's return from the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

30-May

DOYLE, BRIAN  (580430) RAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in a Wellington of No 16 OTU, from which he baled out when the aircraft got into a spin and was lost in the sea  The pilot managed to recover and land the aircraft safely.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

COOK, TOM  (944083) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in a Wellington of No 16 OTU, from which he baled out when the aircraft got into a spin and was lost in the sea  The pilot managed to recover and land the aircraft safely.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

BAIRD, DAVID MONROE  (R/76305) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in a Wellington of No 16 OTU, from which he baled out when the aircraft got into a spin and was lost in the sea  The pilot managed to recover and land the aircraft safely.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

30-May

ARMSTRONG, ROBERT ALFRED  (R/53363) RCAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV843 'Q' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

30-May

TAIT, LEONARD JAMES  (82967) RAFVR - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV843 'Q' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-May

FULLERTON, WILLIAM ARTHUR  (103507) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV843 'Q' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-May

SANDERS, RONALD MALCOLM  (904378) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV843 'Q' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-May

NAPIER, JOHN KENNETH  (974768) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV843 'Q' of No 22 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid against Cologne.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

30-May

CLACK, EDWARD ANDREW  (1335894) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Botha I, W5088 of No 48 MU, as a result of being downed after becoming trapped when the aircraft crashed near Llanddwynn Island.  He is buried in Patcham (All Saints) Churchyard.

30-May

EDEN, JAMES  (1021398) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK627 of the ADU, as a result of stalled and dived into the ground on the approach to LG100.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

30-May

PRICE, HORACE PHILIP  (621469) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was serving in the UK and supposedly died in Hounslow Hospital, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained but his death was registered in Biggleswade.  He is buried in/or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

30-May

CROSBIE, VINCENT  (1067147) RAFVR - age 30

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 Buckrose.  He is buried in Oxon Churchyard, Shrewsbury.

30-May

WILLIAMS, LESLIE FREDERICK  (1281889) RAFVR - age Unknown

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 Lambeth (Leslie E - 29).  He is buried in Wandsworth (Streatham) Cemetery.

30-May

COPELAND, JOHN GEORGE  (1782028) 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 Weston.  He is buried in Weston-Super-Mare Cemetery.

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