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Casualties - 16 - 18 June 1942


16-Jun

WHITE, DONALD (DON)  (111485) RAFVR - age 30

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9324 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

16-Jun

FENTON, LEONARD CLINTON  (571254) RAF - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9324 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

16-Jun

RAYMENT, THOMAS WATKINS  (1258093) RAFVR - age 28

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, R9324 MG-X of No 7 Sqn, which was shot down by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Avesnes-sur-Helpe Communal Cemetery.

16-Jun

CALLISTER, NORMAN WATLING  (1263246) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying Hurricane IIB, Z5453 of No 33 Sqn, which crashed near Sollum after stalling whilst flying at low altitude.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jun

SHANNON, WILLIAM ALEXANDER  (405328) RNZAF - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7903 of No 60 Sqn, which crashed near the airfield shortly after taking off from Asansol.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

16-Jun

HOSKINS, BERTIE FREDERICK  (1251169) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II BB199 MP-A of No 76 Sqn, which he was mortally injured when the aircraft crashed into trees following an engine fire during an air test.  He is buried in Darlington West Cemetery.

16-Jun

BRADLEY, SIDNEY  (990430) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3472 SR-D of No 101 Sqn, which made an emergency landing in France following an engine failure en-route to Mannheim on 19/20 May 1942  He was drowned whilst attempting to evade capture.  He is buried in Vevey (St Martin's) Cemetery.

16-Jun

MOONEY, JOHN JOSEPH  (J/15024) RCAF - age 21

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire VB, W3841 of No 121 Sqn, which failed to return from a Rhubarb in the Ostend area.  He is buried in Dunkirk Town Cemetery.

16-Jun

HALEY, JAMES FRANKLIN  (R/60003) RCAF - age 25

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III, Z1608 'M' of No 150 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

16-Jun

GLENN, WILLIAM  (118198) RAFVR - age 22

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIB, BG914 of No 208 Sqn, which failed to return from a tactical reconnaissance sortie to the El Adem area.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jun

SIMPSON, ANTHONY REUBEN  (118952) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AL168 'F' of No 250 Sqn, which was hit by flak on a strafing run and collided with the MT he was attacking.  He is buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma.

16-Jun

MAIR, JAMES IRVINE  (R/92048) RCAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5765 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into the ground on the Tentsmuir ranges near Leuchars.  He is buried in Arbroath Eastern Cemetery.

16-Jun

DUNBAR, WILLIAM FREDERICK  (1351752) RAFVR - age 20

AC1

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5765 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into the ground on the Tentsmuir ranges near Leuchars.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

16-Jun

CAMPBELL, DOUGLAS WILLIAM  (R/74710) RCAF - age 23

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, V5765 of No 404 Sqn, which flew into the ground on the Tentsmuir ranges near Leuchars.  He is buried in Dyce Old Churchyard.

16-Jun

IRELAND, ERNEST BENJAMIN  (978215) RAFVR - age 28

LAC

He was serving with No 504 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Swansea (Oystermouth) Cemetery.

16-Jun

WEIR, DAVID GARDNER  (978010) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Tiger Moth II, T6812 of No 15 EFTS, which crashed on take-off from Crosby on Eden.  He is buried in Carlisle (Dalston Road) Cemetery.

16-Jun

ROBINSON, DAVID BARR  (1117295) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Bedlay Cemetery.

16-Jun

SCANSIE, MILAN ROY  (411491) RNZAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

MORRIS, ERNEST WILLIAM  (575984) RAF - age 19

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

LE BLANC, RAYMOND GEORGE  (911916) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

TOMLINSON, JAMES BRIAN  (1001269) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

SMITH, JACK TITTERTON  (1021190) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

BROADBRIDGE, ROLAND PERCIVAL  (1184497) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

JOHNSON, HARRY LAVERNE  (R/70600) RCAF - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Stirling I, N6088 LS-X of No 1651 HCU, which crashed in flames near Retford on a cross country exercise.  He is buried in Finningley (Holy Trinity and St Oswald) Churchyard Extension.

16-Jun

SPICER, FREDERICK  (72523) RAFVR - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BP916 of No 2 PRU, which failed to return from a photo recce sortie to Sidi Barrani.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jun

POTTS, JACK  (618721) RAF - age 22

AC1

He was serving with No 54 RSU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery.

16-Jun

DABBS, RONALD ERNEST RONNIE  (1534751) RAFVR - age 21

AC1

He was serving in Base Accounts ME at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Heliopolis War Cemetery.

16-Jun

SAID KUTTI  (10067) Iraq Levies - age Unknown

Pvt

He was a member of the Iraq Levies but the circumstances of his death have not yet been ascertained.  He is commemorated on the Habbaniya Memorial.

16-Jun

SHAW, RICHARD GRIFFITH  (5207) RAF - age 35

Wg Cdr

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8065 of the TDU, which crashed near Gosport following an engine failure on a torpedo test flight.  He is buried in Rowner (St Mary) Churchyard, Gosport.

16-Jun

DAVENPORT, MICHAEL ORME  (82655) RAFVR - age 22

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Beaufighter VIF, X8065 of the TDU, which crashed near Gosport following an engine failure on a torpedo test flight.  He is buried in Rowner (St Mary) Churchyard, Gosport.

16-Jun

ROBIN, MICHAEL GUY  (40019) RAF - age Unknown

Flt Lt

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane, BN560 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down near El Duba.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

16-Jun

CARTER, CONSTANCE ETHEL  (2062459) WAAF - age 20

ACW2

She was serving in the UK at the time of her death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  Her death was registered in Bedford.  She is buried in Cardington (St Mary) Church Cemetery.

17-Jun

WOOLLEY, SAMUEL HERBERT  (1148517) RAFVR - age 31

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

JONES, JOHN RYLAND  (1167646) RAFVR - age 20

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

BROWN, GEORGE WILLIAM  (1187004) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

GAY, REGINALD ERNEST  (1211952) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

GOODE, CECIL FRANCIS  (1378584) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

HAMMOND, ARTHUR EDWARD  (R/68734) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W1117 TL-S of No 35 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Eindhoven (Woensel) General Cemetery.

17-Jun

WOOLLEY, GERALD JOHN  (115583) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN649 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters as it came into land at Gambut at the end of an escort patrol.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

WARD, DEREK HARLAND DFC and Bar (40786) RAF - age 24

Sqn Ldr

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane IIC, BN277 of No 73 Sqn, which was shot down by enemy fighters as it came into land at Gambut at the end of an escort patrol.  He is buried in Halfaya Sollum War Cemetery.

17-Jun

CLIFFORD , THOMAS ASHALL  (63650) RAFVR - age 44

Cpl

He was serving with No 77 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Manchester Southern Cemetery. 

17-Jun

PALMER, HORACE WALTER  (1155384) RAFVR - age 25

LAC

He was serving with No 83 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Tamworth Cemetery.

17-Jun

BARR, CHARLES RAE  (J/15520) RCAF - age 23

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

17-Jun

BROWN, JOHN WILLIAM  (531369) RAF - age 24

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

17-Jun

PERRIAM, RONALD CHARLES  (1155037) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

ROCKS, JOHN GEORGE SMITH  (1160674) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

CONTER, DAVID  (R/76122) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

SMITH, DAVID MACNEIL  (R/76192) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, R9530 DY-J of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

SMITH, HARRY  (625189) RAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

17-Jun

HANLON, DANIEL  (948764) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

17-Jun

JACKSON, ERNEST  (976486) RAFVR - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

17-Jun

PEEBLES, FRANCIS GARFIELD  (R/59671) RCAF - age 22

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

17-Jun

DAVIES, WILLIAM ROBERT  (R/78493) RCAF - age 24

WO II

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Hardenberg Protestant Cemetery.

17-Jun

LLOYD, EDWARD FREDERICK  (106141) RAFVR - age 25

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

DUNCAN, IAN  (986460) RAFVR - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

SUMPTON, JOHN EMMANUEL  (J/15454) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Halifax II, W7651 DY-M of No 102 Sqn, which was shot down over Holland by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

DREW, ROY ARTHUR  (407415) RAAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk IA, AK586 of No 112 Sqn, which failed to return from fighter-bomber sortie.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-Jun

GRUCHY, PHILIP  (122929) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2318 of No 125 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Park Mill, Glamorganshire.  He is buried in Killay (St Hilary of Poictiers) Churchyard.

17-Jun

WHYTE, FRANCIS  (1175879) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufighter IIF, R2318 of No 125 Sqn, which broke up in the air near Park Mill, Glamorganshire.  He is buried in Liverpool (Ford) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

17-Jun

THOMAS, DEREK ARTHUR LESLIE  (1382782) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3823 of No 234 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Portreath.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Jun

STOKES, WALTER PETER WOODWARD  (117011) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Magister I, N3823 of No 234 Sqn, which dived into the ground near Portreath.  He is buried in Illogan (St Illogan) Churchyard.

17-Jun

MATT, CLEVELAND CHARLES  (110341) RAFVR - age 28

Plt Off

He was probably killed whilst flying in Hurricane II, BE501 of No 245 Sqn, which crashed near Fullerton in Hampshire.  He is buried in Brookwood Military Cemetery.

17-Jun

LEBLANC, CHARLES EMILE  (R/76272) RCAF - age 20

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3359 VR-N of No 419 Sqn, which crashed near Antwerp following engine trouble and sustaining flak damage on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Adegem Canadian War Cemetery.

17-Jun

DONNISON, FREDERICK RITCHIE  (J/15419) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3723 VR-H of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom Canadian War Cemetery.

17-Jun

MACDONALD, HARRY ALEXANDER  (R/76219) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3723 VR-H of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Bergen op Zoom War Cemetery.

17-Jun

HARRIS, ARNOLD HARVEY  (J/15584) RCAF - age 20

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3723 VR-H of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is buried in Noorddijk General Cemetery.

17-Jun

COSTIGAN, NORMAN EDWARD  (R/61096) RCAF - age 29

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3723 VR-H of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

HUNTER, JOHN THOMPSON  (R/69856) RCAF - age 24

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington III X3723 VR-H of No 419 Sqn, which was shot down off the Dutch coast by a night fighter on a raid to Essen.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

17-Jun

GLANCY, ALEXANDER NOEL  (400221) RAAF - age 23

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Kittyhawk I, AK934 of No 450 Sqn, which was shot down by a Bf 109 during an escort mission to No 3 Sqn RAAF.  He is commemorated on the Alamein Memorial.

17-Jun

O'NEILL, WILLIAM  (1511067) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was serving with No 119 MU at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Basra War Cemetery.

17-Jun

O'NEILL, ROBERT TRAVERS  (119900) RAFVR - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, R3611 of No 17 OTU, which dived into the ground from 50ft at Alconbury following an engine failure on take-off.  He is buried in Bradford (Thornton) Cemetery.

17-Jun

RUSHTON, WILLIAM THOMAS  (1164371) RAFVR - age 26

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He was cremated at  Birmingham (Perry Bar) Crematorium.

17-Jun

ALCOCK, ARTHUR FRANKLIN  (R/101979) RCAF - age 22

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in Evesham Cemetery.

17-Jun

HIBBEN, GILBERT EDWIN  (1384209) RAFVR - age 27

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in Kensington (Gunnersbury) Cemetery.

17-Jun

TAYLOR, EDWARD MANICE  (1170001) RAFVR - age 32

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in Leytonstone (St Patrick's) Roman Catholic Cemetery.

17-Jun

MURRAY, JOHN  (1238107) RAFVR - age Unknown

AC2

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in Liverpool (Anfield) Cemetery.

17-Jun

ROWLINSON, LEONARD  (119475) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in Nottingham General Cemetery.

17-Jun

FOOT, HENRY GEORGE  (1407785) RAFVR - age 20

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in Whitley V, BD358 of No 24 OTU, which stalled, crashed and burst into flames on the approach to Honeybourne at the end of an over navigation exercise.  He is buried in West Ashton (St John) Churchyard.

17-Jun

EATON, CHARLES DEAN JUNIOR  (1319397) RAFVR - age 32

LAC

He was killed whilst flying in AT6A, 41-425 of the AFS, Maxwell Field, which crashed out of cloud during a night training sortie.  He is buried in Montgomery (Oakwood) Cemetery Annexe.

17-Jun

TEAGUE, DOUGLAS  (1307625) 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 Bodmin.  He is buried in Bodmin Cemetery.

17-Jun

SMYTHE, GEORGE CLINTON  (115770) RAFVR - age 19

Plt Off

He was serving in the UK and was killed when his car overturned at Goose Green Farm, near Maidstone, whilst he was attempting to overtake another vehicle on a bend.  He is buried in Maidstone Cemetery, Kent.

17-Jun

McGUIRE, THOMAS  (1166150) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was serving in the UK at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  His death was registered in Knaresborough.  He is buried in Stoke-on-Trent (Burslem) Cemetery.

18-Jun

POWER, JOHN GERALD  (J/7334) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Wellington II, W5381 of No 12 Sqn, which flew into high ground near Market Rasen in poor weather conditions during an air test.  He is buried in Binbrook (St Mary) Churchyard.

18-Jun

SCOTT, ROBERT ERIC  (759136) RAFVR - age Unknown

Sgt

He was serving with No 84 Sqn at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Moro River Canadian War Cemetery.

18-Jun

BEAUCHAMP, LEONARD ANTHONY LASSETER  (401266) RAAF - age 25

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7892 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Myitkina.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Jun

KEVAN, HAROLD JAMES  (406040) RAAF - age 27

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7892 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Myitkina.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Jun

HARPER, CLIFTON WATT DFC (42221,) RAF - age 27

Sqn Ldr

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, Z7892 of No 113 Sqn, which failed to return from a mission to Myitkina.  He is commemorated on the Singapore Memorial.

18-Jun

BOOTH, ERIC  (115858) RAFVR - age Unknown

Plt Off

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

18-Jun

NEALE, PETER ERNEST  (1255937) RAFVR - age 21

Flt Sgt

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

18-Jun

DOWNING, FRANK CHACE  (J/8350) RCAF - age 27

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8340 of No 418 Sqn, which lost on an intruder sortie to Lille airfield.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

18-Jun

FOSTER, PERRY CLINTON  (J/9760) RCAF - age 24

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8340 of No 418 Sqn, which lost on an intruder sortie to Lille airfield.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

18-Jun

POTTER, HARRY ARCHIBALD  (R/65316) RCAF - age 21

Flt Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Boston III, W8340 of No 418 Sqn, which lost on an intruder sortie to Lille airfield.  He is buried in Calais Canadian War Cemetery.

18-Jun

BRATT, WILFRED JOHN  (967299) RAFVR - age 28

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA445 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jun

SMITH, WILLIAM BRIMELOW  (1113712) RAFVR - age 21

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA445 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jun

COOK, JOSEPH EDWARD  (1207545) RAFVR - age 25

Sgt

He was killed whilst flying in Blenheim IV, BA445 of No 1 OADU, which failed to arrive at Gibraltar on a ferry flight from Portreath.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jun

DARLOW, JACK WILFRED  (1441482) RAFVR - age 21

AC2

He was serving with No 221 Grp at the time of his death, the circumstances of which have yet to be ascertained.  He is buried in Delhi War Cemetery.

18-Jun

BOTCHER, ALBERT JOHN  (1258409) RAFVR - age 22

AC2

He was serving with No 36 OTU and died in the Middleton Hospital of a strangulated hernia of the small intestine with complications.  He is buried in Middleton Holy Trinity Old Cemetery.

18-Jun

FIDGIN, HOWARD ROY  (1382134) RAFVR - age 30

Sgt

He was probably killed whilst flying in Beaufort I, L4515 of No 5 (C) OTU, which failed to return from a local flight from Turnberry.  He is commemorated on the Runnymede Memorial.

18-Jun

BUTLER, WILLIAM MANLEY  (J/10151) RCAF - age 21

Plt Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IIB, P8644 of No 58 OTU, which broke up in the air near Bogside, Clackmannanshire.  He is buried in Grangemouth (Grandsable) Cemetery.

18-Jun

JARRED, COLIN ROBERT  (67102) RAFVR - age 27

Fg Off

He was killed whilst flying in Spitfire IV, BR643 of Supermarine, which crashed on a test flight.  He is buried in East Dereham Cemetery.

18-Jun

SALAMAN, ADAM HERBERT BASIL CLEMENT  (116751) RAFVR - age 26

Plt Off

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 Andover.  He is buried in Andover Cemetery.

18-Jun

PEARSON, NORMAN WILLIAM  (1414796) RAFVR - age 20

AC2

He was serving in the UK and was killed whilst cycling on a tandem with another airman when they were hit by a car as they came out of a side road on to the main Tamworth road at Lichfield.  He is buried in Erdington (St Barnabas) Churchyard.

18-Jun

TIPLER, CHARLES WALTER  (1358613) RAFVR - age 35

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 Leicester.  He is buried in Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery.

18-Jun

CHURCH, THOMAS  (336376) RAF - age 44

WO

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 Wycombe.  He is buried in Penn (Holy Trinity) Churchyard.

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