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Casualties - 2 June 1942


02-Jun

WHITFIELD, JOHN  (954271) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, L9623 ZA-O of No 10 Sqn, which ditched in the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

GARSON, JAMES GORDON BERTIE  (569190) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

EDGELEY, WILLIAM JOHN  (621660) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ANDERSON, ALASTAIR MACDONALD  (789500) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

PERRY, EDWARD WILLIAM  (1252568) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

LAKER, WILLIAM JAMES  (1378670) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

JOYCE, DAVID DUDLEY PLAISTER  (J/4822) RCAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1098 ZA-W of No 10 Sqn, which crashed at Oeding during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

CLOTHIER, HENRY GARFIELD  (404442) RNZAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Rotterdam (Crooswijk) General Cemetery.

02-Jun

GANDERTON, JOHN RAYMOND FRANCIS  (403599) RNZAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

MORRIS, TERENCE ALBERT GEORGE  (915537) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

CLAPHAM, JOHN STANLEY  (935675) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

SIMPSON, JAMES  (1310209) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

MIREAU, ALBERT OVIDE  (R/87341) RCAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1143 EY-F on loan from No 78 Sqn of No 10 Sqn, which crashed into the Haringvllet in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

REDMAN, DOUGLAS GRANT  (42980) RAF - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6186 of No 13 Sqn, which was lost on an operation to Venlo in support of the second '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

TRIMMER, THOMAS FREDERICK  (550766) RAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6186 of No 13 Sqn, which was lost on an operation to Venlo in support of the second '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ENNA, PETER FINI PENTLAND  (923289) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z6186 of No 13 Sqn, which was lost on an operation to Venlo in support of the second '1,000 Bomber' raid.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

COX, STANLEY  (1058314) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6523 of No 18 Sqn, which died from injuries sustained when the aircraft crashed near Eyke in Suffolk during an Army Co-operation exercise on 9 May 1942.  He is buried in Liverpool (Kirkdale) Cemetery.

02-Jun

MERRITHEW, WILBERT JAMES  (R/73228) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, Z3842 of No 32 Sqn, which collided with Boston III, W8257 of No 531 Sqn during a GCI exercise.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

02-Jun

SHACKLETON, WILLIAM CLIFFORD  (101560) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5794 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MILES, GEORGE JOHN ARSCOTT  (900970) RAFVR - age 29

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5794 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GARRATT, REGINALD HENRY HOBSON  (987428) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5794 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

WILSON, FRANK WILLIAM MOLES  (1280264) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5794 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

PATEY, ERNEST ALBERT  (1387395) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Manchester I, R5794 of No 49 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

TOFIELD, GORDON LESLIE  (65555) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

WALSH, SAMUEL PARTINGTON  (104427) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GANDERTON, ROY BUGLAR  (951680) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

TITTERINGTON, JOHN  (1057551) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

PARTRIDGE, LESLIE JAMES  (1164030) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

LARTER, RONALD  (1270204) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5544 of No 61 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ZAVAKOS, FRANK GEORGE  (108645) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM249 of No 71 Sqn, which was lost in the sea on an ASR sortie.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

THOMPSON, JOHN ROBERT  (989028) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1064 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter after suffering an engine failure on the return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

WEST, THOMAS RONALD AUGUSTUS  (1110187) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1064 MP-J of No 76 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter after suffering an engine failure on the return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Heverlee War Cemetery.

02-Jun

McGLEN, RONALD  (571976) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9364 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed into the sea in a flat spin after sustaining flak damage during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

THOMPSON, WILLIAM  (581543) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9364 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed into the sea in a flat spin after sustaining flak damage during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

WEST, DONALD EDWIN  (649043) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9364 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed into the sea in a flat spin after sustaining flak damage during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

LAWSON, JOHN STEPHEN  (J/15200) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9364 of No 78 Sqn, which crashed into the sea in a flat spin after sustaining flak damage during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

LYONS, JOSEPH EDWARD RICHARD  (335281) RAF - age 40

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7698 of No 78 Sqn, which collided with a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

02-Jun

BROOKES, WILFRED  (1069578) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7698 of No 78 Sqn, which collided with a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

02-Jun

STRANG, JAMES  (1378938) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7698 of No 78 Sqn, which collided with a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GLYNN, JAMES ADAM  (411394) RNZAF - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BM977 of No 80 Sqn, which failed to return from a sortie in the Sollum area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

02-Jun

REED, VICTOR JOHN  (122756) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BL811 of No 81 Sqn, which collided with BM463 during an ASR search for a missing Wellington.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

02-Jun

GUILLERMIN, R ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, BM463  of No 81 Sqn, which collided with BL811 during an ASR search for a missing Wellington.   .

02-Jun

BILLING, KELVIN CHOLWILL  (404526) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amsterdam New Eastern Cemetery.

02-Jun

BUSBY, FRANK RUMSEY  (121911) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

DODSWORTH, JOSEPH DICK  (551849) RAF - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

SMITH, LEONARD FREDERICK  (655493) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

HALL, WILLIAM ANDERSON  (702828) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

ROSS-HOFF, STANLEY JACK  (902896) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

BAINES, CLIFFORD  (1006976) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5564 OL-P of No 83 Sqn, which was lost over the North Sea during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

GODDARD, JOHN LESLIE  (629564) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

McMECHAN, ALAN GEORGE JULIAN  (925439) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GOODWIN, EDMUND BROWNE  (954732) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

DAVIES, HAROLD LEWIS  (1163584) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

SMITH, ERNEST GEORGE  (1381724) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

KEOUGH, WILLIAM JOSEPH  (J/6175) RCAF - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

COONE, ERNEST HERBERT  (R/61123) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5571 OF-A of No 97 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

CARTER, THOMAS MAUGHAN  (101529) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ROWLINSON, CEDRIC REGINALD  (569972) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

TEESDALE-SMITH, JAMES BARCROFT  (902613) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GRIEVE, DREACUS CALLUM  (987750) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

SELWYN, GUY MAURICE  (1169891) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

NEWELL, EDMUND GEORGE  (1378361) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9529 DY-H of No 102 Sqn, which crashed near Dusseldorf during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

BAKE, ALFRED GEORGE  (48692) RAF - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

WORSWICK, JOHN ALLAN  (116145) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

HODGSON, THOMAS ERNEST  (524685) RAF - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ROBSON, GEORGE  (562271) RAF - age 31

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

LAMBERT, WILLIAM LEWIS  (906679) RAFVR - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

BROWN, JOHN DOWNIE  (981758) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

HART, ROBERT ISAAC  (1312986) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Lancaster I, R5844 of No 106 Sqn, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

INGLIS, RONALD GEORGE  (104574) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3620 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MEAKIN, HENRY  (1359228) RAFVR - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3620 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Jun

L'HIRONDELLE, B ()  - age

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3620 RT-A of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Rheinberg War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MITCHELL, JOHN LEONARD  (655257) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6337 RT-D of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

02-Jun

FUSSEY, LEONARD ARTHUR  (995951) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6337 RT-D of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

02-Jun

McINTOSH, RONALD MUIRHEAD  (1108758) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V6337 RT-D of No 114 Sqn, which was shot down during an intruder sortie I support of the second 1,000 Bomber raid.  He is buried in Rockanje (Zeeweg) General Cemetery.

02-Jun

BLACKWOOD, FRANCIS JOHN BEM (46821) RAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR F, X4502 of No 140 Sqn, which failed to return from a PR sortie to Cherbourg.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

PARKES, CRANMER KENNETH  (45326) RAF - age 22

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire PR VII, AR234 of No 140 Sqn, which missing from a tactical recce to St Valery/Le Havre.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

McDONALD, DONALD PATRICK  (J/6711) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1410 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames having turned back from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen with faulty engines.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

02-Jun

COX, ROBERT LEITH  (R/72605) RCAF - age 25

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1410 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames having turned back from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen with faulty engines.  He is buried in Grimsby (Scartho Road) Cemetery.

02-Jun

SLEEMAN, THOMAS  (1054129) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1410 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames having turned back from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen with faulty engines.  He is buried in Hetton Cemetery.

02-Jun

STANLEY, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1280974) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1410 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames having turned back from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen with faulty engines.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

SMITH, AUSTIN  (1108685) RAFVR - age 33

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1410 QT-Z of No 142 Sqn, which crashed and burst into flames having turned back from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen with faulty engines.  He is buried in Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery.

02-Jun

LOGAN, JAMES ALLAN  (J/5996) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IC, T4899 of No 236 Sqn, which spun into the ground on the approach to Portreath.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

02-Jun

VINCENT, LEONARD BERTRAM  (640223) RAF - age Unknown

LAC

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9093 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a building on the approach to Abbassia following an engine failure.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GRADWELL, WILLIAM SILL  (978111) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hudson III, V9093 of No 267 Sqn, which crashed after hitting a building on the approach to Abbassia following an engine failure.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MORIARTY, PATRICK DENIS  (66484) RAF - age 20

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, ? of No 274 Sqn, which was  shot down in flames whilst carrying out a strafing run.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

02-Jun

HIRSZBANDT Robert Juliusz (P.1399) PAF - age 42

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery.

02-Jun

WIELICZKO Kazimierz Zygmont (P.0341) PAF - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jun

SEDZIMIR Bronislaw Wladyslaw (P.780511) PAF - age 35

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jun

ZAWISTOWSKI Jozef (P.793168) PAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jun

ULICKI Jozef (P.794201) PAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jun

SZELA, Zbigniew (P.0007) PAF - age 27 Fg Off He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, Z8583 SM-Z of No 305 Sqn, which crashed in an attempted forced landing near East Dereham on return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Newark-upon-Trent Cemetery.

02-Jun

HALAMASEK, EVZEN  (787669) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR397 of No 313 Sqn, which was shot down by fighters off Calais during Circus 182.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

DARLING, EDWARD VIVIAN  (65979) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, AR389 'D' of No 403 Sqn, which was shot down by Fw 190s off Calais during a Rodeo.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

02-Jun

TURNBULL, JAMES LUTHER  (569548) RAF - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GERTY, FREDERICK ARTHUR GEORGE  (J/15170) RCAF - age 29

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

BALTZER, ROSS LLOYD  (J/15343) RCAF - age 26

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

FORTIN, JOSEPH MARCEL WENCELAS  (R/2510) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

REID, STANLEIGH LOWRY  (R/53909) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

THOMPSON, JOHN ALBERT  (R/57930) RCAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

JACKSON, LEONARD DOUGLAS  (R/73034) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7713 LQ-T of No 405 Sqn, which crashed near Krefeld during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

SANDLAND, CYRIL IAN ANDREW  (104477) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT191 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down into the Ijsselmeer by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

02-Jun

WOMAR, FREDERICK JOHN ERNEST  (550298) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT191 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down into the Ijsselmeer by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

02-Jun

MARLAND, ALFRED  (1101605) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT191 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down into the Ijsselmeer by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Amersfoot (Oud Leusden) General Cemetery.

02-Jun

CHARLTON, WILLIAM FREDERICK DIXON  (103549) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, AT191 EQ-A of No 408 Sqn, which was shot down into the Ijsselmeer by a night fighter during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Harderwijk General Cemetery.

02-Jun

BEINKE, DUDLEY RAYMOND  (406136) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1344 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into the River Schelde during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

02-Jun

WATKINS, THOMAS LINCOLN  (407308) RAAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IV, Z1344 UV-W of No 460 Sqn, which crashed into the River Schelde during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Flushing (Vlissingen) Northern Cemetery.

02-Jun

FENNELL, GORDON RICHARD  (902039) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III (Turbinlite), W8257 of No 531 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane II, Z3842 of No 32 Sqn during a GCI exercise.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

02-Jun

McMANEMY, ANTHONY FRANCIS  (67661) RAFVR - age 22

Fg Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Boston III (Turbinlite), W8257 of No 531 Sqn, which collided with Hurricane II, Z3842 of No 32 Sqn during a GCI exercise.  He is buried in Sevenoaks (Greatness Park) Cemetery.

02-Jun

TOMLINSON, DENNIS BRENDON GEOFFREY  (37989) RAF - age 26

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6581 'P' of No 10 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Jun

LITTLE, JOHN OSMOND  (115807) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6581 'P' of No 10 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Jun

ROWE, ROWLAND RICHARD HENRY  (116026) RAFVR - age 31

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6581 'P' of No 10 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Jun

O'SULLIVAN, JOHN DENNIS  (1330346) RAFVR - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6581 'P' of No 10 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Jun

McDONALD, JAMES EDWARD  (R/92286) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, Z6581 'P' of No 10 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Gendringen Roman Catholic Cemetery.

02-Jun

STANLEY, JAMES FREDERICK  (49057) RAF - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV767 UP-J of No 11 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

KENNEDY, TOM LUMLEY  (550870) RAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV767 UP-J of No 11 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

RAILTON, KENNETH  (581030) RAF - age 22

WO

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV767 UP-J of No 11 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

JAMES, WILLIAM EDWARD  (1285913) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV767 UP-J of No 11 OTU, which failed to return from the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.

02-Jun

WEIR, ALEXANDER ALLAN  (405369) RAAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Hampden I, P1293 of No 14 OTU, which he was severely wounds by incendiaries dropped by an aircraft above during a raid on Essen in 1 June and died from his wounds the next day.  He is buried in Cottesmore (St Nicholas) Churchyard Extension.

02-Jun

O'BRIEN, CHARLES  (45486) RAF - age 23

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV763 XG-H2 of No 16 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

02-Jun

ROBINSON, RONALD JAMES  (110612) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV763 XG-H2 of No 16 OTU, which was probably shot down by a night fighter over Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

02-Jun

STEPHENS, ERNEST VICTOR  (406413) RAAF - age 26

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5618 'W' of No 21 OTU, which came down in France during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

02-Jun

BURT, REX THEODORE  (407601) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5618 'W' of No 21 OTU, which came down in France during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

02-Jun

RICHARDS, WILLIAM MORTIMER  (J/15450) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5618 'W' of No 21 OTU, which came down in France during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

02-Jun

ALBRIGHT, FREDERICK BRUCE  (R/76714) RCAF - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, W5618 'W' of No 21 OTU, which came down in France during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery.

02-Jun

MAWDESLEY, WILLIAM JAMES  (401073) RAAF - age 30

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1266 'G2' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

02-Jun

KILLBY, KENNETH NORMAN  (1150769) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1266 'G2' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MURRAY, GERALD WEYMAN  (J 8623) RCAF - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1266 'G2' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

02-Jun

NORRIE, THOMAS LLOYD JOSEPH  (R/72641) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1266 'G2' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

02-Jun

SCRIMES, FRANK JOHN BARNES  (R/85408) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, R1266 'G2' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Uden War Cemetery.

02-Jun

MINCHIN, REGINALD ALFRED  (48226) RAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8867 'L' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

EWART, WILLIAM JOHN  (89380) RAFVR - age 25

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8867 'L' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

SCRIVEN, REGINALD  (115802) RAFVR - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8867 'L' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

GASCOYNE, GEORGE DFM (123294) RAFVR - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8867 'L' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

STUART, DAVID ROBERT  (751717) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, Z8867 'L' of No 23 OTU, which came down in Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

REID, GEORGE THOMSON  (778673) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, DV434 'F2' of No 25 OTU, which was shot down by a night fighter over Holland during the '1,000 Bomber' raid on Essen.  He is buried in Jonkerbos War Cemetery.

02-Jun

EDYE, BRUCE HENRY  (403570) RAAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX375 'X' of No 26 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

02-Jun

HORNER, GEOFFREY  (1113335) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX375 'X' of No 26 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

02-Jun

EDMONDS, KENNETH  (1288523) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX375 'X' of No 26 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

02-Jun

DERRY, RICHARD IRONMONGER  (R/56151) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX375 'X' of No 26 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

02-Jun

UTMAN, KEITH BARKLEY  (R/82046) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington IC, HX375 'X' of No 26 OTU, which came down in Belgium during the '1,000 Bomber' raid against Essen.  He is buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery.

02-Jun

BUCKINGHAM, DONALD WILLIAM ARTHUR  (846296) AuxAF - age 36

LAC

He was serving with No 908/9 Sqn, at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in West Ham Cemetery.

02-Jun

HARRISON, HAROLD  (1064142) RAFVR - age 31

AC2

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

02-Jun

LEWIS, IVOR JOHN  (1432017) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was possibly serving at RAF Harrowbeer and was found dead on the road at the foot of the steep hill at Denham Bridge having sustained a fractured skull sustained after coming off a bicycle on his return from a dance at Bere Alston.  His death was registered in Tavistock.  He is buried in Reading (Henley Road) Cemetery.

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