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Casualties - 25 & 27 June 1942


25-Jun

CARTER, JOHN ALFRED  (571212) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1155 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Leeming and burst into flames on an air test.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery.

25-Jun

DUVALL, STANLEY VALENTINE  (902732) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1155 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Leeming and burst into flames on an air test.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery.

25-Jun

WISEMAN, WILLIAM JOSEPH WALTER  (1375338) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1155 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Leeming and burst into flames on an air test.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery.

25-Jun

STEWART, DONALD ROSS  (R/79018) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1155 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Leeming and burst into flames on an air test.  He is buried in Ripon Cemetery.

25-Jun

MUTTER, JAMES GORDON  (87421) RAFVR - age Unknown

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1155 ZA-U of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Leeming and burst into flames on an air test.  He is buried in Wallasey (St Hilary of Poitiers) Churchyard.

25-Jun

FRIEDL, KAREL  (774383) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was serving with No 14 Sqn and was killed by a bomb fragment during an attack on the airfield by a German intruder.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Jun

REES, PAUL DERRICK  (630169) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV652 'E' of No 40 Sqn, which crashed and caught fire near LG115 after running out of fuel on its return from a raid on Benghazi.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Jun

COLE, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (101528) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9482 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking-off from Middleton St George due to a double engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in or was cremated at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium, Manor Park.

25-Jun

SMITH, HERBERT RALPH  (622361) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9482 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking-off from Middleton St George due to a double engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

25-Jun

RICHARDSON, LAWRENCE DESMOND  (918303) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9482 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking-off from Middleton St George due to a double engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

25-Jun

ASTON, ARTHUR  (1015608) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9482 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking-off from Middleton St George due to a double engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Ecclesfield Cemetery.

25-Jun

BARNETT, CECIL DOUGLAS  (1255348) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9482 MP-D of No 76 Sqn, which dived into the ground shortly after taking-off from Middleton St George due to a double engine failure on an air test.  He is buried in Tottenham Cemetery.

25-Jun

ALMOND, JAMES STEWART  (567429) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

WEARMOUTH, ALAN  (1032518) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

MILLS, WALTER JOHN  (1179483) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

GASSON, ARTHUR CECIL  (1310825) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

CAMERON, JOHN MCDONALD  (1365197) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

FRANCOEUR, WILLIAM CECIAL  (R/77217) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

MEYER, JOHN EMERSON  (R/78978) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7747 MP-G of No 76 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

CAMPBELL, DUNCAN ARCHIE  (R/79591) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN119 of No 80 Sqn, which spun into the ground near Ulge out of a steep turn.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Jun

SOUTHERN, JACK JOFFRE  (533687) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Hamburg Cemetery.

25-Jun

MORGAN, STANLEY EDWARD HERBERT  (124630) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

WILLIAMSON, DOUGLAS GEORGE  (817226) RAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

FRASER, JAMES ALEXANDER  (974156) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

BRETT, ROY HARRY  (1187215) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

ROBINSON, PATRICK JOHN NOBLE  (108240) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9446 DY-F of No 102 Sqn, which was lost in the North Sea on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

25-Jun

FARMER, RAYMOND  (925408) RAFVR - age 18

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR294 of No 130 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Ushant during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

BRENNAN, CYRIL  (404771) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM536 of No 130 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Ushant during a Roadstead.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

ANDREWS, TERRENCE ALLISTER  (908919) RAFVR - age 25

Cpl

He was serving with No 164 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Fayid War Cemetery.

25-Jun

THOMSON, RICHARD RONALD  (402080) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was serving with No 203 Sqn and died from injuries sustained on 22 Jun 1942, when a German explosive sweep cutter exploded on the back of the truck carrying a swimming party back from the beach.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

25-Jun

EDWARDS, JOHN WILLIAM  (961547) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was serving with No 213 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Caserta War Cemetery.

25-Jun

BARKER, HORACE SYDNEY  (646994) RAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Enfield (Hertford Road) Cemetery.

25-Jun

BROTHERS, PETER GRENVILLE  (1250057) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

25-Jun

MUGFORD, GILBERT JAMES  (1265929) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

25-Jun

BROWN, EDDIE HESTER  (R/83258) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Haverhill Cemetery.

25-Jun

SHRIMPTON, DOUGLAS EDWARD  (1183690) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Sandown-Shanklin (Shanklin) Cemetery.

25-Jun

CRAIG, WILLIAM NEILSON  (996848) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, DJ973 BU-A of No 214 Sqn, which crashed on the approach to Stradishall following an aborted sortie to St-Nazaire due to engine problems.  He is buried in Wallasey (Rake Lane) Cemetery.

25-Jun

TOMKINS, MAURICE ERNEST  (1169709) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire V, BR382 of No 249 Sqn, which spun in to the ground at Takali when his engine cut as he was trying to land his badly damaged aircraft.  He is buried in Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery.

25-Jun

MAKGILL, JAMES EDWARD  (87739) RAFVR - age 28

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4981 'C' of No 272 Sqn, which crashed and exploded after flying into dunes whilst trying make for the sea following the engine being damaged by flak during a strafing attack on the Mersa Matruh road.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

25-Jun

SUMMERS, GEOFFREY JOHN  (922328) RAFVR - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4981 'C' of No 272 Sqn, which crashed and exploded after flying into dunes whilst trying make for the sea following the engine being damaged by flak during a strafing attack on the Mersa Matruh road.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

25-Jun

ELLIOTT, RICHARD VALENTINE  (403662) RAAF - age 24

Sgt

He was serving with No 460 Sqn and died at Menston from an illness.  He is buried in Leeds (Harehills) Cemetery.

25-Jun

KEMP, RICHARD ARTHUR  (1052932) RAFVR - age 30

Cpl

He had been serving with No 605 Sqn but died in Japanese captivity whilst being held in a camp in Java.  He is buried in Jakarta War Cemetery.

25-Jun

FAGE, RONALD THOMAS  (1286358) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

25-Jun

STANNERS, DAVID THOMSON  (1065713) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Ferwerderadeel (Hallum) Protestant Churchyard.

25-Jun

LEATHER, JAMES STEWART  (655486) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

OLIVER, JOHN MCKELVIE DUNN  (1371746) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

BLOOR, HARRY  (1381609) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

LAKE, GORDON  (518299) RAF - age 37

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington I, DV935 of No 15 OTU, which is presumed to have crashed into the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

DE WALLENS, VICTOR PIERRE  (117448) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A2 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

FRY, FREDERICK GEORGE  (909140) RAFVR - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A3 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

HATCH, JOHN  (1375458) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A4 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

SAMUEL, WILLIAM CHARLES  (121053) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A5 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

TAIT, WILLIAM  (R/69866) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A6 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

WHITE, DERIC JAMES  (1257566) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9982 XG-A7 of No 16 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

WIECZOREK Zygmunt (P.1431) PAF - age 34

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2612 'H' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Holland after being attacked by a night fighter in the target area during the third '1,000 Bomber' raid to Bremen .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

NIEMCZYK Maksymilian (P.1611) PAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2612 'H' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Holland after being attacked by a night fighter in the target area during the third '1,000 Bomber' raid to Bremen .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

WOLSKI Stanislaw (P.782395) PAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2612 'H' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Holland after being attacked by a night fighter in the target area during the third '1,000 Bomber' raid to Bremen .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

ROZDZYNSKI Aleksander (P.792755) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2612 'H' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Holland after being attacked by a night fighter in the target area during the third '1,000 Bomber' raid to Bremen .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

MIKOS Wlodzimierz Jerzy (P.794437) PAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2612 'H' of No 18 OTU, which crashed in Holland after being attacked by a night fighter in the target area during the third '1,000 Bomber' raid to Bremen .  He is buried in Bergen General Cemetery.

25-Jun

KUSEK Franciszek (P.0675) PAF - age 33

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2717 'C' of No 18 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Jun

JASKIEWICZ Jozef Emil Franciszek (P.782281) PAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2717 'C' of No 18 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Jun

LECH-PIEROZYNSKI Juliusz Brunon Herbert (P.784000) PAF - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, T2717 'C' of No 18 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Polish Air Force Memorial, Northolt.

25-Jun

DOWNTON, JOHN EDWIN LAWRENCE  (R/85450) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4789 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed into Catwick Quarry on the approach to Catfoss.  He is buried in Brandesburton (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Jun

BENT, ERNEST  (1053350) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter I, T4789 of No 2 (C) OTU, which crashed into Catwick Quarry on the approach to Catfoss.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

25-Jun

LEECE, FRANK  (48917) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3968 of No 2 FIS, which broke up in the air near Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

25-Jun

ALLEN, HAROLD LEWIS  (656988) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3968 of No 2 FIS, which broke up in the air near Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire.  He is buried in Redcar Cemetery.

25-Jun

McMANUS, IAN FRANK  (404056) RAAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3179 'U' of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

SIMPKIN, JAMES GEORGE  (580847) RAF - age 21

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3179 'U' of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

CROSS, FRANK  (639771) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3179 'U' of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

POULTON, NORMAN FRANK  (1214222) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3179 'U' of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

O'QUINN, ARTHUR  (1356185) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X3179 'U' of No 21 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

GARDNER, WILLIAM HAWKSWORTH  (R/67982) RCAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9980 'K' of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

YANKOSKI, ANTHONY  (R/80041) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9980 'K' of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

TORKELSON, DONALD LEROY  (R/80180) RCAF - age 21

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9980 'K' of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

MILLARD, DONALD ALBERT  (R/90451) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9980 'K' of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

HADLEY, JAMES CALDWELL  (R/97845) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, X9980 'K' of No 22 OTU, which was lost without a trace on the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

25-Jun

SIM, FRANCIS WILLIAM  (1117538) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7891 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Oxford after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the controls on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Greenford Park Cemetery.

25-Jun

MORRISON, LLOYD GEORGE  (J/9634) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7891 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Oxford after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the controls on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Haddenham (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Jun

MacDONALD, CHARLES GEORGE  (R/76973) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7891 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Oxford after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the controls on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Haddenham (St Mary) Churchyard.

25-Jun

CHANT, CYRIL DINHAM  (73124) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7891 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Oxford after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the controls on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Minehead Cemetery.

25-Jun

SMITH, ARTHUR WALTER  (88729) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, L7891 of No 23 OTU, which crashed near Oxford after the dinghy broke loose and fouled the controls on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Streatham Park Cemetery.

25-Jun

BEDFORD, ERNEST LIONEL  (121557) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9441 of No 24 OTU, which crashed at Geversdorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

25-Jun

LAPHAM, WILLIAM GEORGE WEBB  (121560) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9441 of No 24 OTU, which crashed at Geversdorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

25-Jun

OWEN, ALBERT EDWARD  (1031730) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9441 of No 24 OTU, which crashed at Geversdorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

25-Jun

PRESTON, JOHN ALLAN  (J/9150) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9441 of No 24 OTU, which crashed at Geversdorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

25-Jun

ROBINSON, CECIL RAYMOND  (R/85447) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z9441 of No 24 OTU, which crashed at Geversdorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Bremen.  He is buried in Becklingen War Cemetery.

25-Jun

BLICK, CLAUDE WYNTER ARTHUR  (411732) RAAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, 4117 of No 36 OTU/5 AOS, which spun into the ground near Greenwood, Nova Scotia whilst practicing single engine landings.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

25-Jun

HOPKINSON, JACK NETTLETON  (1216355) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hudson, 4117 of No 36 OTU/5 AOS, which spun into the ground near Greenwood, Nova Scotia whilst practicing single engine landings.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

25-Jun

MITCHELL, ALAN SAMUEL  (1577257) RAFVR - age Unknown

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7084 of No 5 AOS, which collided with Z6191 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Cowley (SS Mary and John) Churchyard.

25-Jun

SNELSON, ALBERT ERNEST  (1439634) RAFVR - age 36

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6191 of No 5 AOS, which collided with K7094 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

25-Jun

PAWLOWSKI Zbigniew (P.780952) PAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6191 of No 5 AOS, which collided with K7094 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Jurby (St Patrick) Churchyard.

25-Jun

SKELLY, FRANCIS PATRICK  (1394666) RAFVR - age 30

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6191 of No 5 AOS, which collided with K7094 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Brighton (Bear Road) Borough Cemetery.

25-Jun

KILIAN, BERTRAM FREDERICK  (904078) RAFVR - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7084 of No 5 AOS, which collided with Z6191 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Broxbourne (St Augustine) Churchyard.

25-Jun

JONES, ERIC RUPERT MILLER  (1575833) RAFVR - age 19

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim I, K7084 of No 5 AOS, which collided with Z6191 of the same unit at Knockaloe, Isle of Man.  He is buried in Leigh Church Cemetery, Bransford.

25-Jun

ALCOCK, SYDNEY  (39979) RNZAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane I, N2666 of No 55 OTU, which crashed after hitting trees at Easton in Cumberland at the end of training flight.  He is buried in Annan Cemetery.

25-Jun

BURGIN, HARRY  (1029395) RAFVR - age 32

AC1

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

25-Jun

POTTER, HENRY  (1015507) RAFVR - age 31

Cpl

He was serving at BSD Helwan at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

25-Jun

HYLAND, KENNETH ARTHUR  (1545648) RAFVR - age 19

AC2

He was serving with S/T Unit at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

25-Jun

STIFF, LLOYD GEORGE  (R/80725) RCAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving in the Far East and probably died in Japanese captivity.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

25-Jun

DAVIES, ELWYN ARNOLD  (1089133) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

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

25-Jun

HEAP, RONALD  (941211) RAFVR - age 26

LAC

He was possibly killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, DE166 of 1 AACU, which spun into the ground near Stiffkey in Norfolk.  He is buried in Inghamite Church, Wheatley Carr.

27-Jun

GUNN, STANLEY HEARNE  (412680) RNZAF - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

HALSTEAD, PETER THORNTON  (655345) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

MORGAN, HENRY JAMES  (749043) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

THOMPSON, HOWARD FRASER  (R/68407) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

GREGORY, STANLEY  (R/68426) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

KILEEN, ORVILLE MARTIN  (R/74058) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9028 'V' of No 40 Sqn, which was shot down near Halfaya by a night fighter.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

27-Jun

BERG, MAURICE LLOYD  (404048) RNZAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9102 'A' of No 70 Sqn, which was abandoned after being attacked by a fighter whilst searching for targets of opportunity in the Daba area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

CLAYTON, FRED VIGARS  (1110715) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z9102 'A' of No 70 Sqn, which was abandoned after being attacked by a fighter whilst searching for targets of opportunity in the Daba area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

WARBURTON, MICHAEL EDWARD  (903892) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, ES981 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88  during a raid on Sidi Barrani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

STREET, PAUL KENNETH JOHN  (922868) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, ES981 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88  during a raid on Sidi Barrani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

HUNTER, GEORGE ALBERT KITCHENER  (1117208) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, ES981 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88  during a raid on Sidi Barrani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

LISTER, LEONARD ALBERT  (1381489) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, ES981 'A' of No 108 Sqn, which was shot down by a Ju 88  during a raid on Sidi Barrani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

OSBORNE, DEREK OSCAR  (64303) RAFVR - age 20

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

COBDEN, GERALD  (984803) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

DYE, LESLIE RICHARD  (1283349) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

ADAMS, DESIRE ERNEST CHARLES  (1377699) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

JAMES, IESTYN  (1381676) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, X3309 JN-N of No 150 Sqn, which was lost without a trace on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

SEDGWICK, GERALD TOLLEMACHE  (103699V) SAAF - age 23

Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIA, Z5412 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

27-Jun

GIDNEY, NIGEL ARTHUR  (41014) RAF - age 23

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG771 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

SWANN, ROY ANGUS  (115345) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG771 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

GODDARD, ROBERT SHIRLEY CLIFTON  (610648) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG771 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

LUCAS, IVAN THEODORE  (778909) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG771 of No 223 Sqn, which was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

DAVIS, IAN HERBERT GORDON  (400917) RAAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG782 of No 223 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

MANTLE, FRANK GORDON  (406078) RAAF - age 30

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Baltimore II, AG782 of No 223 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft was shot down shortly after taking off from LG 116 on a relocation flight.  He is buried in El Alamein War Cemetery.

27-Jun

WHITE, ALLEN RENE  (R/50426) RCAF - age 31

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN231 of No 247 Sqn, which crashed after running out of fuel having become lost on an intruder sortie to Morleix.  He is buried in St Brieuc Western Communal Cemetery.

27-Jun

KLEISDORFF, MURRAY RALPH  (407695) RAAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is buried in Harlingen General Cemetery.

27-Jun

DANBY, ALAN  (1065468) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

SMITH, ERIC OMAR  (1169531) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

ANSELL, RONALD FRANK  (1213401) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

FIELD, WILLIAM EWART NIXON  (R/56351) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

AILEY, JOHN DREW  (R/68523) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

FITZGERALD, ROWAN CHARLES  (R/69615) RCAF - age 20

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1175 LQ-Q of No 405 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter into the North Sea off the Dutch coast on a raid to Bremen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

NEIL, ROSS MCAUSLAN  (R/75145) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down off the Frisian Islands during an anti-shipping sweep.  He is buried in Kiel War Cemetery.

27-Jun

HASLEDEN, HENRY FRANCIS  (R/78247) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down off the Frisian Islands during an anti-shipping sweep.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

LATIMER, LAWRENCE HUGH  (R/67067) RCAF - age 19

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down off the Frisian Islands during an anti-shipping sweep.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Jun

McCALLUM, JAMES  (R/77265) RCAF - age 22

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1153 of No 415 Sqn, which was shot down off the Frisian Islands during an anti-shipping sweep.  He is buried in Sage War Cemetery.

27-Jun

GLASSCOCK, SETH SHILOH  (R/82945) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL893 of No 416 Sqn, which crashed as a result of a combat with Bf 109s off St Catherine's Point.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

MURRAY, WILLIAM WALLACE  (J/3703) RCAF - age 27

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM449 of No 416 Sqn, which crashed as a result of a combat with Bf 109s off St Catherine's Point.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

27-Jun

CLARK, ALFRED GRAHAM (BILL)  (414251) RNZAF - age 32

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Tomahawk IIB, AK159 of No 41 OTU, when he was hit whilst waiting to take off by Mustang I, AG396 which swung as it took off.  He is buried in Salisbury (London Road) Cemetery.

27-Jun

WRIGHT, GEORGE JAMIESON  (1062608) RAFVR - age 20

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Aberdeen (Allenvale) Cemetery.

27-Jun

REID, ROBERT JOHN  (1344181) RAFVR - age 19

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 Sleaford.  He is buried in Dalziel (Airbles) Cemetery.

27-Jun

WALKER, WILLIAM ROBSON  (1106703) RAFVR - age 28

Cpl

He was serving in the UK and died in Rugby Hospital from injuries sustained during a fire-fighting display, demonstrating the extinguishing of a German incendiary bomb, when he was struck by shrapnel.
.  He is buried in Salford (Agecroft) Cemetery.

27-Jun

RIDLEY, CLAUDE ALWARD DSO, MC (3036) RAF - age 45

Wg Cdr

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 Westminster.  He is buried in Stow Maries (SS Mary and Margaret) Churchyard.

27-Jun

KERR, COSMO  (1054659) RAFVR - age 27

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 Scotland?.  He is buried in Vale of Leven (or Bonhill) Cemetery.

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