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Casualties - 1 & 3 June 1942


01-Jun

WHITE, DENNIS CHARLES  (128034) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1094 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

01-Jun

KNOX, JOHN  (937646) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, N1094 of No 39 Sqn, which crashed on take off from LG 86.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

01-Jun

STUART-TURNER, KEITH MATSELL  (1295566) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Typhoon IB, R8199 'E' of No 56 Sqn, which was shot down off Dover by Spitfires of No 401 Sqn.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

PARRACK, RALPH EDWARD  (1176118) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL647 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Circus 179.  He is buried in Wenduine Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

GORDON, JOHN ARTHUR GERALD  (36075) RAF - age Unknown

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL939 of No 65 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters during Circus 179.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

TEICHEIRA, GEORGE  (114074) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM386 of No 71 Sqn, which failed to return from Circus 178.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

HAMPSON, ERIC  (1014564) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

HANNAH, HARRY  (1057328) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

MARKHAM, YOUNG JOHN  (1109413) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

ELLIS, REGINALD  (1153272) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

VEAL, JOHN EDWARD  (1175399) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

JONES, OSWALD AUSTIN  (923739) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, AD698 'R' of No 77 Sqn, which flew into cliff in fog on its return from an anti submarine patrol.  He is buried in Willesden New Cemetery.

01-Jun

FOX, JOHN JOSEPH  (41320) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He died from injuries received the previous night whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5645 RT-R of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during the first '1,000 Bomber' raid on Cologne.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

01-Jun

WILLIAMS, LYN COLLIS  (44362) RAF - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3721 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

KING, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (404378) RNZAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3721 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

McKELLAR, JOHN CAMPBELL  (1062986) RAFVR - age 34

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3721 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

STRAIN, JOHN LAWRENCE  (1357040) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3721 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

HEPPLE, THOMAS  (1378983) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3721 KO-F of No 115 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

O'SHEA, THOMAS  (1382776) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Liberator II, AL520 of No 160 Sqn, which was killed when the aircraft was fired on by a convoy.  He is buried in Glenavy Roman Catholic Churchyard.

01-Jun

McNAUGHTON, ANDREW ALBERT  (J/7465) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BP950 of No 185 Sqn, which was shot down by Bf 109s over Malta.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

01-Jun

LIVYNS, GEORGES JOSEPH GUSTAVE  (132421) RAF - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL822 of No 350 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea by a Fw 190 during Circus 178.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

HANSEZ, JOSE LOUIS ARTHUR  (1299901) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3626 of No 350 Sqn, which was shot down into the North Sea during Circus 179.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

CHIRNSIDE, ARTHUR LESLIE  (12302) RAAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

REID, WALLACE DAVID  (22831) RAAF - age 23

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

AITKEN, ROBERT JAMES  (32510) RAAF - age 30

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

LEAVEY, FRANCIS JOSEPH  (402445) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

STEPHEN, CAMPBELL  (402888) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

OSBORNE, OLIVER WILLIS  (402950) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

UNGER, STANLEY ANDREW  (403469) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V8997 of No 459 Sqn, which dived into the ground at LG 40.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

01-Jun

SPONGBERG, WILLIAM MARCEL  (14243) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

SAMS, WALLACE HUGH  (402612) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

FITZGERALD, MAURICE MICHAEL  (403576) RAAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

WALSH, JOHN FRANCIS  (404701) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

MOORE, JOHN BRUCE  (990568) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

LEE, THOMAS  (1310845) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1311 UV-Z of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

01-Jun

DORMAND, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (944581) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3203 of No 12 OTU, which was shot down by flak on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

01-Jun

CROSSLAND, HARRY  (R/85907) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3203 of No 12 OTU, which was shot down by flak on the second '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

01-Jun

TWEEDIE, WILLIAM LANG  (61481) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF891 'N' of No 18 OTU, which came down in the Munchengladbach area during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

01-Jun

NUTT, JAMES ARTHUR  (581294) RAF - age 23

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF891 'N' of No 18 OTU, which came down in the Munchengladbach area during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

01-Jun

BROWN, RICHARD ARNOLD  (978265) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF891 'N' of No 18 OTU, which came down in the Munchengladbach area during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

01-Jun

EUSTACHIEWICZ Kazimierz Marian (P.1701) PAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF891 'N' of No 18 OTU, which came down in the Munchengladbach area during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

01-Jun

STRAIGIS Stanley Walter (P.794805) PAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HF891 'N' of No 18 OTU, which came down in the Munchengladbach area during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

01-Jun

MARVELL, ALBERT  (535222) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery. .

01-Jun

DALEY, BERNARD JOSEPH  (402438) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

McKENZIE, THOMAS INGLIS  (1114251) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

FALCONER, GEORGE CAMPBELL  (1126920) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

BELTON, THOMAS WILLIAM  (1381239) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

MARTIN, STANLEY SINCLAIR  (J/15225) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9975 of No 20 OTU, which was probably lost in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

01-Jun

THERON, THOMAS ROSS  () SAAF - age 31

Col

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, L8391 of No 72 OTU, which flew into the ground at night shortly after taking-off from Nanyuki.  He is buried in Nanyuki War Cemetery.

01-Jun

ANDERSON, JAMES KEVIN  (1533649) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was possibly serving at RAF Coningsby and was killed when he inadvertently walked into a moving propeller .  His death was registered in Horncastle.  He is buried in Birmingham (Yardley) Cemetery.

01-Jun

LOCK, ERNEST GEORGE  (1302591) RAFVR - age 31

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 Bridgwater.  He is buried in Bridgwater (Quantock Road) Cemetery.

01-Jun

DAVIES, IVOR WYNNE  (1030668) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving in the UK and died suddenly, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Liverpool N.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

01-Jun

BRANNON, JOHN M.  (548467) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving in the UK and died in Raigmore Hospital, Inverness, due to malignant reticulosis.  He is buried in Whitehaven Cemetery.

03-Jun

ENGLISH, GEORGE CORNWALL  (R/86265) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, Z3897 of No 1 Sqn, which spun into the ground at Bersted in Sussex.  He is buried in Chichester Cemetery.

03-Jun

ARCHER, RONALD ALBERT  (917021) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

03-Jun

HARCUS, LESLIE JAMES  (111259) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

HARDING, SYDNEY VICTOR  (566866) RAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

PRECIOUS, SYDNEY WALSTEAD  (569914) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

BROWN, BASIL SYDNEY  (1108965) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

MORGAN, WILFRED FRANK  (1252574) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

SANDERSON, GEORGE FREDERICK  (J/5790) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

ARMSTRONG, RICHARD  (1378839) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, W7500 MG-B of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Vlieland General Cemetery.

03-Jun

DIMMOCK, HAROLD EDGAR  (404819) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8533 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

03-Jun

FERGUSON, ROBINSON  (1005492) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8533 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

03-Jun

CUSHWAY, REGINALD CECIL  (1375218) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8533 PH-V of No 12 Sqn, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

03-Jun

COWLRICK, ANDREW JACK  (39902) RNZAF - age 26

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

WEIR, JOHN DAVIDSON  (47895) RAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

NIXON, GEORGE  (572665) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

MOORCROFT, ALBERT  (970388) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

CRIGHTON, FREDERICK GORDON  (1113251) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

WEBBER, NORMAN FREDERICK  (1154729) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

HAYES, ERIC EDWARDS  (1360381) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N3728 LS-T of No 15 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

03-Jun

REID, DAVID  (906516) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

He was serving with No 43 Sqn and died at 4 Ardgreenan Drive, Belfast, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Belfast (Dundonald) Cemetery.

03-Jun

CUMMOCK, VINCENT PATRICK  (41574) RNZAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9787 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

ROSE, HERBERT PERCY  (122095) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9787 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

ANDREWS, HAROLD CLIFFORD  (909841) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9787 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

SHARP, DOUGLAS MALCOLM  (1190493) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9787 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

HAYLOCK, BASIL THEODORE  (1330217) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9787 of No 57 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

GLASSBROOK, GERALD  (649748) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

TARRAN, JOHN LAUSON  (941653) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

SIMONS, WILLIAM  (1063602) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

HANSON, FREDERICK JOHN LAWRENCE  (1270444) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

SEIBOLD, ELWOOD RAYMOND  (J/5794) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

ARMSTRONG, ALBERT WINSTON  (R/62668) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5562 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Rees in Germany during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

03-Jun

LINCOLN, STANLEY HOLMES  (41342) RNZAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

CLARK, RALPH EDWARD  (102988) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

McKELVIE, ALASTAIR MACNAB  (971310) RAFVR - age 34

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

PATCHETT, EDWARD ERNEST  (1053543) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

BESWICK, OLIVER PERCY  (1162656) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

HARTLEY, NORMAN RHODES  (935693) RAFVR - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5613 QR-B of No 61 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

McMILLAN, ROBERT  (525227) RAF - age 29

LAC

He was serving with No 70 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Pietermaritzburg (Fort Napier) Cemetery.

03-Jun

WALLER, MAURICE STANLEY JACK  (1166873) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Havoc II, AH514 of No 85 Sqn, which was shot down into the sea off Foulness, possibly by a friendly night fighter.  He is buried in Lowestoft (Beccles Road) Cemetery.

03-Jun

CROWTHER, WILLIAM LONGSTER  (809173) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

ARNETT, STANLEY  (953171) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

BOOTH, FRED  (971036) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

JENKINS, GEORGE FRANCIS  (1312853) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

MARKS, GEORGE HENRY HERBERT  (R/56238) RCAF - age 29

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

HOLMES, FRANK ALEX  (R/61031) RCAF - age 25

WO I

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

BODDY, DAVID  (1378930) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9491 DY-N of No 102 Sqn, which crashed into the North Sea off Ipswich during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Stockton-on-Tees (Durham Road) Cemetery.

03-Jun

CHADWICK, ERNEST  (1006926) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV786 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

JOHNSON, LEONARD  (1029425) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV786 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

CUDWORTH, THOMAS  (1063702) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV786 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

KEHOE, THOMAS JAMES  (1112884) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV786 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

POWELL, PATRICK DAVID  (1177614) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV786 of No 156 Sqn, which crashed in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Brussels Town Cemetery.

03-Jun

KIWACZ Rajmund (P.78-875) PAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

03-Jun

PRASCHILL Stefan Leopold Alojzy (P.0788) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium.

03-Jun

GLOWACKI Wincenty (P.1553) PAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium.

03-Jun

HALASTRA Jan (P.1661) PAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium.

03-Jun

ZELIGOWSKI Waclaw (P.781872) PAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium.

03-Jun

ZALEWSKI Jaroslaw (P.784574) PAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, R1615 GR-G of No 301 Sqn, which was shot down by flak over Belgium outbound on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Polish Field of Honour Cemetery, Lommel, Belgium.

03-Jun

McKENZIE, ORVILLE WILBERT  (R/80200) RCAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT154 EQ-B of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

03-Jun

RONSON, EWART GLADSTONE  (1325076) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT154 EQ-B of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Lemsterland (Lemmer) General Cemetery.

03-Jun

TAYLOR, KENNETH HENRY  (J/7076) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT154 EQ-B of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Medemblik General Cemetery.

03-Jun

EDWARDS, PETER LESLIE  (106565) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT154 EQ-B of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

LAING, GERARD JOSEPH  (981143) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE260 PT-O of No 420 Sqn, which was lost off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery.

03-Jun

GETHING, JAMES STEELE  (999003) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE260 PT-O of No 420 Sqn, which was lost off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery.

03-Jun

HARRISON, ERNEST  (1090941) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AE260 PT-O of No 420 Sqn, which was lost off Lorient during a Gardening sortie.  He is buried in Guidel Communal Cemetery.

03-Jun

BRODIE, HUGH ROWELL  (400524) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1249 UV-K of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

LEVITUS, SOLOMON  (402910) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1249 UV-K of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

GAITER, JAMES ALBERT  (405020) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1249 UV-K of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

TOWNSEND, TOM GORDON PRENTIS  (1051659) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1249 UV-K of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

READ, ROBERT GEORGE DUNLOP  (R/69516) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1249 UV-K of No 460 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

WALDON, RONALD FREDERICK  (400894) RAAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1394 UV-Q of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

03-Jun

KEENE, JOHN WALTER  (402742) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1394 UV-Q of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

03-Jun

KENDALL, WILLIAM  (1309012) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1394 UV-Q of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

03-Jun

BIGLANDS, REGINALD JOHN  (407282) RAAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1394 UV-Q of No 460 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

03-Jun

BLAKE, GEORGE VICTOR  (1260954) RAFVR - age 21

LAC

According to the CWGC he was serving with No 505 Sqn at the time of his death, but this unit designation was a shadow designation and was never active.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

03-Jun

MOORE, PETER JOHN  (112401) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BR191 of No 616 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Le Touquet during Circus 184.  He is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery.

03-Jun

McPHERSON, JOSEPH CAMPBELL  (R/85460) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire, R7037 of No 1 PRU, which failed to return from a PR sortie.  He is buried in Cherbourg Old Communal Cemetery.

03-Jun

WHEELER, ALBERT  (656880) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, T2397 of No 13 OTU, which crashed near Bicester shortly after take-off following a double engine failure.  He is buried in Huddersfield (Edgerton) Cemetery.

03-Jun

BELL, DAVID JOHN DFC (87412) RAFVR - age 30

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS904 of No 14 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Greetham, Oakham.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

03-Jun

HILL, FRANCIS ALFRED  (155322) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS904 of No 14 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Greetham, Oakham.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

03-Jun

PRICE, RICHARD DENNIS  (612719) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS904 of No 14 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Greetham, Oakham.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

03-Jun

WILKINSON, JOHN ARTHUR  (1429514) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Oxford I, AS904 of No 14 OTU, which crashed in a flat spin near Greetham, Oakham.  He is buried in Leicester (Saffron Hill) Cemetery.

03-Jun

COBB, TIMOTHY FRANCIS (TIM)  (902815) RAFVR - age 22

LAC

He was serving with No 2 Armoured Car Company at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

03-Jun

EVANS, DAVID EMLYN  (655240) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6188 of No 42 OTU, which crashed on take-off from Thruxton.  He is buried in Coedgwilym Cemetery.

03-Jun

GIRLING, HORACE LOUIS  (1153238) RAFVR - age 23

LAC

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

03-Jun

WAKELY, ARTHUR WILLIAM  (1317075) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in BT13A, 41-1541 from Cochran Field, which spun into the ground near Harris Field, cause unknown.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

03-Jun

MACPHERSON, HUGH DOUGLAS KINGSLEY  (R/76677) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR308 from HMS Eagle, which was shot down by Bf 109s during the ferry flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Jun

BEAUMONT, THOMAS FRANCIS  (516439) RAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR313 from HMS Eagle, which was shot down by Bf 109s during the ferry flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Jun

MENARY, JAMES HOWARD  (62689) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR322 from HMS Eagle, which was shot down by Bf 109s during the ferry flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Jun

ROULEAU, DAVID FRANCIS  (J/15348) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR358 from HMS Eagle, which was shot down by Bf 109s during the ferry flight to Malta.  He is commemorated on the Malta Memorial.

03-Jun

RYAN, CECIL DENIS  (354239) RAF - age 40

WO

He was serving in the Far East and died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp at Bandung in Java.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

03-Jun

DELL, GEORGE FREDERICK  (1290218) RAFVR - age 34

AC1

He was serving at RAF Leuchars and died there after a short illness, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Dawlish Cemetery.

03-Jun

FAIRCLOUGH, SIDNEY JAMES  (1102528) RAFVR - age 26

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 Helens.  He is buried in St Helens Cemetery.

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